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Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer whose books on history and military history are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees-in history. His work has mostrar mais appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out, and the Guardian. mostrar menos
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(eng) Jon E. Lewis is a pseudonym of John Lewis-Stempel.

Do NOT combine this page with that of John E. Lewis.


Obras por John Lewis-Stempel

Where Poppies Blow (2015) 96 exemplares
England: the Autobiography (2005) — Editor — 91 exemplares
True World War I Stories (2001) — Editor — 83 exemplares
The Secret Life of the Owl (2017) 82 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Battles (1995) — Editor — 81 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Native Americans (2004) — Editor — 67 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Adventures on the Edge (2001) — Editor — 67 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of War Correspondents (1866) — Editor — 50 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Eye-Witness History (1998) — Editor — 45 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II (2002) — Editor — 44 exemplares
The Glorious Life of the Oak (2018) 42 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Egypt (2003) — Editor — 42 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Endurance and Adventure (2000) — Editor — 40 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Battles (1999) — Editor — 39 exemplares
World War II: The Autobiography (2009) 38 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Private Lives (1999) — Editor — 37 exemplares
A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends (2012) — Editor — 34 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Soldiers at War (2001) — Editor — 33 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Everest (2003) — Editor — 31 exemplares
The SAS Combat Handbook (2002) 31 exemplares
The Private Life of the Hare (2019) 30 exemplares
Cult TV: The Comedies (1998) 29 exemplares
Ancient Rome: The Autobiography (2010) 29 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots (2002) — Editor — 29 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Heroes (2002) — Editor — 26 exemplares
The Wood in Winter (2016) 25 exemplares
The Wild Life of the Fox (2020) 22 exemplares
True Stories from the SAS and Elite Forces (1995) — Editor — 22 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Western (1991) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys (2007) — Editor — 21 exemplares
Cult TV: The Detectives (1999) 20 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Elite Forces (2001) — Editor — 19 exemplares
Giant Book of Native Americans (2005) 18 exemplares
The New Rights of Man (2003) 18 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys (2012) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Fatherhood (2001) 18 exemplares
La Vie: A year in rural France (2023) 15 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: WWI (2003) — Editor — 15 exemplares
The Giant Book Of War Stories (1995) — Editor — 15 exemplares
The Giant Book of Battles (2006) — Editor — 14 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SAS and Special Forces (2002) — Editor — 14 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Wild Journeys (2005) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Spitfire: The Autobiography (2010) 13 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of How It Happened in Britain (2001) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Birth of Freedom (2006) 13 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern War Stories (1993) — Editor — 13 exemplares
The Ultimate TV Guide (1997) 12 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Special Forces (2004) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Jim Morrison (1996) 9 exemplares
The Wildlife Garden (2014) 8 exemplares
Voices From the Napoleonic Wars (2016) 8 exemplares
Bruce Lee (1996) 6 exemplares
Eyewitness the 20th Century (1994) 6 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Covert Ops (2014) 5 exemplares
The Soaring Life of the Lark (2021) 5 exemplares
Survivor: The Autobiography (2011) 4 exemplares
True War Stories (2004) 4 exemplares
Mel Gibson (1997) 3 exemplares
Prywatne zycie laki (2017) 2 exemplares
The Glorious Life of the Oak (2018) 2 exemplares
Means to a Kill (1994) 2 exemplares
Field Sanitation 1 exemplar
Fractures 1 exemplar
Vehicle Camouflage 1 exemplar
Interrogation 1 exemplar
Raids And Ambushes 1 exemplar
River Raiding 1 exemplar
Submarine Landing 1 exemplar
Airborne Landings 1 exemplar
Ending A Hijack 1 exemplar
Personal Survival 1 exemplar
Tackling Burns 1 exemplar
Aids 1 exemplar
Chest Wounds 1 exemplar
Mines 1 exemplar
Treating Shock 1 exemplar
Escape 1 exemplar
The Four B's 1 exemplar
Booby Traps 1 exemplar
Tracking 1 exemplar
Navigation 1 exemplar
Desert Storm 1 exemplar
Rome (2012) 1 exemplar
Prywatne życie łąki (2021) 1 exemplar
Rome: The Autobiography (2012) 1 exemplar
Szarak za miedza (2021) 1 exemplar
Water 1 exemplar
Cover-ups 1 exemplar
Spears 1 exemplar
River Crossing 1 exemplar
Ropework 1 exemplar
Urban Evasion 1 exemplar
Combat Tracking 1 exemplar
Shelter 1 exemplar
Making A Fire 1 exemplar
Food 1 exemplar
Seashore Food 1 exemplar
Arrows 1 exemplar
Fish 1 exemplar
Meat; Trapping 1 exemplar
Medicinal Plants 1 exemplar
Bows 1 exemplar
Jungle Evasion 1 exemplar
Israeli Bubblegum 1 exemplar
Free Electricity 1 exemplar
General Motors 1 exemplar
Global Warming 1 exemplar
Gulf War Syndrome 1 exemplar
Haarp 1 exemplar
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Heinrich Himmler 1 exemplar
Hurricane Katrina 1 exemplar
Irs 1 exemplar
Jack The Ripper 1 exemplar
Foo Fighters 1 exemplar
Michael Jackson 1 exemplar
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John F. Kennedy 1 exemplar
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Nazca Lines 1 exemplar
Fidel Castro 1 exemplar
Apple 1 exemplar
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Julian Assange 1 exemplar
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Bible Code 1 exemplar
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Black Death 1 exemplar
Cagoule 1 exemplar
Cattle Mutilations 1 exemplar
Ebola 1 exemplar
Le Cercle 1 exemplar
Cern 1 exemplar
Chupacabra 1 exemplar
Cloudbuster 1 exemplar
Club Of The Isles 1 exemplar
Kurt Cobain 1 exemplar
Codex Alimentarius 1 exemplar
Committee Of 300 1 exemplar
Can 1 exemplar
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Mayan Calendar 1 exemplar
Nazi Gold 1 exemplar
Harold Wilson 1 exemplar
The Thule Society 1 exemplar
Turin Shroud 1 exemplar
Unit 731 1 exemplar
Uss Cole 1 exemplar
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Plum Island 1 exemplar
New World Order 1 exemplar
9/11 1 exemplar
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Barack Obama 1 exemplar
October Surprise 1 exemplar
The Octopus 1 exemplar
Odessa/the Org 1 exemplar
The Paladin Group 1 exemplar
Peak Oil 1 exemplar
Pope John Paul II 1 exemplar
Stolen Elections 1 exemplar
Princess Diana 1 exemplar
Project Coast 1 exemplar
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lewis-Stempel, John
Outros nomes
Lewis, Jon E.
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Herefordshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Herefordshire, England, UK
Prémios e menções honrosas
Wainwright Prize for Meadowland
Wainwright Prize for Where Poppies Blow
BSME Magazine Columnist of the Year
Nota de desambiguação
Jon E. Lewis is a pseudonym of John Lewis-Stempel.

Do NOT combine this page with that of John E. Lewis.



A useful guide to edible wild plants in Britain, but this demands the enthusiasm and tenacity of a hobby as much as a wish to eat sustainably. Blackberries and wild garlic are easy, but the rest demand a bit of dedication.
sfj2 | May 16, 2024 |
Charming book design; I especially enjoyed the illustrations, which include a map. The annotated bibliography, “A Meadowland Library,” complete with suggested soundtrack, perfectly concludes the book. The design might be a little too much of a good thing, seeming as it does to promise a sort of bucolic, idealized nature, such that I found myself flinching at the dispassionate descriptions of nature’s violence. Chapter 7, July, is five star glorious.
gtross | 10 outras críticas | Apr 25, 2024 |
I thought I was pretty clued up about the social history of World War I, but this book was a revelation. It described the war, and life in the trenches and beyond from the point of view of the young subalterns who, in leading their men at the Front, had a life expectancy once there of six weeks. These young men, some no older than 17, had been equipped by their education in public schools to be team players, leaders, and military men through their membership of the OTC. They rose to the occasion, leading men often old enough to be their fathers, commanding their respect and even love. Some of these man became officers in their turn, because the public school men, frankly, were mainly all killed. Marlborough School, for example, lost 400 men in the Great War.

This absorbing book describes day to day routines, life in the trenches and away from the front line, sharing letters and memoirs painting a vivid picture of fear, or boredom, of patriotism, of respect by the young men for their troops who had been brought up in such different circumstances, and of the men's for their young officers in this most dreadful of wars. Read it.
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Margaret09 | 1 outra crítica | Apr 15, 2024 |
It's only January, but I may have already read my non-fiction Book of the Year.

Lewis-Stempel combines his interest both in the countryside and in the Great War in this account of the role of the natural world in the conflict. It's already quite widely known that the presence of birds in the soldiers' lives brought solace and interest to a routine where boredom, hellish discomfort and sheer terror co-existed, but here we have an account of the rich interest and affection that birds provoked.

Then there were plants - the emblematic poppy of course, but wild flowers of every kind soothed the soul. And I certainly had no idea that soldiers sent home for seeds to produce prize-winning gardens alongside their wretched trenches, or that soldiers from France to Gallipoli grew vegetables to supplement their rations.

Lewis-Stempel describes the fierce bond between men and the animals who worked alongside them - the official horses, dogs and canaries (yes, they soothed the wounded as they were transported in ambulances), often in appalling circumstances. He talks about the unofficial animals who made life easier - the rat-catching cats, the caged birds, the ferrets.

Then he talks about the wildlife that made life even more hellish - the rats, lice, flies and mosquitoes - which in many cases brought about as much suffering as battle wounds.

He describes how war changed the face of the countryside both in France, and perhaps more surprisingly in England, and explains the birth of the war cemeteries.

This story is told not just in Stempel-Lewis' own terse yet lyrical prose, but in the letters, poems and diaries of the men themselves. Each chapter is interspersed by a section of poems, or of supporting facts and figures.

I won't forget this book. It brought World War I more vividly to life than almost anything else I have previously read.
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Margaret09 | 1 outra crítica | Apr 15, 2024 |



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