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Navy Gun Crew is a firsthand look at a unit assigned to a merchant marine ship in the Atlantic during World War 2. The book examines the crew's training, dockside duties, life at sea, encounters with submarines and aircraft, and a severe Atlantic storm. It provides insight into a little-known ...
Navy Gun Crew
Navy Gun Crew is a firsthand look at a unit assigned to a merchant marine ship in the Atlantic during World War 2. The book examines the crew's training, dockside duties, life at sea, encounters with submarines and aircraft, and a severe Atlantic storm. It provides insight into a little-known yet vital part of the wartime effort to keep supplies flowing from the United States to Great Britain.
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25.190000 USD

Navy Gun Crew

by Lt. John F. Childs
Hardback
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'Windows on Life' is a compilation of thought-provoking and philosophical narrations that highlight our collective human journey. These topical and poignant insights touch the spirit in us all. Charmiene's journalistic and truth seeking observations make for stimulating and meaningful reading. The author's interest in science, quantum energy and astro-physics has ...
Windows on Life
'Windows on Life' is a compilation of thought-provoking and philosophical narrations that highlight our collective human journey. These topical and poignant insights touch the spirit in us all. Charmiene's journalistic and truth seeking observations make for stimulating and meaningful reading. The author's interest in science, quantum energy and astro-physics has inspired thoughts and questions about the world we live in; A world and ourselves, that we attempt to fully understand. Charmiene's personal reflections and profound challenges, add to the richness of this thoughtful book, as she delves with curiosity into our human psyche.
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18.800000 USD

Windows on Life

by Charmiene Maxwell-Batten
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I was special needs teacher for 30 years then swapped to the far less sane profession of high altitude mountain guide, I worked all over the World but mostly in the Himalaya.I survived the Boxing Day tsunami by the skin of my teeth but fell in love with Thailand and ...
Never a Dull Moment
I was special needs teacher for 30 years then swapped to the far less sane profession of high altitude mountain guide, I worked all over the World but mostly in the Himalaya.I survived the Boxing Day tsunami by the skin of my teeth but fell in love with Thailand and now live there. I also spent a lot of time on my own in the Australian desert.
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16.770000 USD

Never a Dull Moment

by Steve Findlay
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Glenie b is a Punk Rock DJ who started djing at the age of 13 in clubs around upper New York State. He eventually moved to north-central Pennsylvania starting a very successful mobile DJ business that lead him to be a local radio celebrity and music programmer on various stations ...
OFF THE AIR: Collector's Edition
Glenie b is a Punk Rock DJ who started djing at the age of 13 in clubs around upper New York State. He eventually moved to north-central Pennsylvania starting a very successful mobile DJ business that lead him to be a local radio celebrity and music programmer on various stations through the years. Now, 30 years later you can hear him on NCPA's only All 80's Station Totally Awesome 80's Q1069, 1059 Qwik Rock out of State College and his music programming on Key West, Florida's Own Party Station 1057. This is his story of The Rock n Roll life style he lead from back stage antics to DJ tips, tricks, groupies, sex, lovers, personal tragedies and triumphs.
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17.850000 USD

OFF THE AIR: Collector's Edition

by gLenie b
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This book describes the astonishing achievements of John Angus Mackay - a man whose intelligence, humanity, political nous, people skills, wit, steely resolve and courage, were such that, what lesser beings regarded as impossible, he made possible. Through his efforts in concert with a small group of others, a thousand ...
Gaelic Guerrilla: John Angus Mackay - How He Won the Gaelic Television and Much Much More
This book describes the astonishing achievements of John Angus Mackay - a man whose intelligence, humanity, political nous, people skills, wit, steely resolve and courage, were such that, what lesser beings regarded as impossible, he made possible. Through his efforts in concert with a small group of others, a thousand year process of 'ethnic cleansing' of the Gaelic language and culture was challenged and new means created to rebuild that which the powers-that-be had long sought to destroy. These efforts were so successful that now, the Scottish Gaelic language and culture has turned the corner and the number of young Gaelic speakers is increasing. How this was achieved, against a sustained barrage of negativity, is described, but perhaps his most obvious achievement is his long, dogged and forensically focused campaign, against huge establishment resistance, to win a Gaelic television channel. That channel now provides a fascinating range of programming at times attracting viewership figures well in excess of the total number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland. But that is only part of the story. John Angus was also a gifted teacher, pivotal in developing community co-operatives in his native Lewis, in paving the way for the creation of the Crofters' Union and leading the development of the Gaelic Comunn na Gaidhlig, Bord na Gaidhlig, An Lanntair multi-arts venue, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and as its chairman, in turning round NHS Western Isles from crisis into a model small health board.
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27.88 USD

Gaelic Guerrilla: John Angus Mackay - How He Won the Gaelic Television and Much Much More

by Roy Pedersen
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The Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo cemented his reputation as a great general and much subsequent writing on his career has taken an uncritical, sometime chauvinistic view of his talents. Little has been published that fully pins down the reality of Wellington's leadership, clearly identifying his ...
Wellington's Command: A Reappraisal of His Generalship in the Peninsula and at Waterloo
The Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo cemented his reputation as a great general and much subsequent writing on his career has taken an uncritical, sometime chauvinistic view of his talents. Little has been published that fully pins down the reality of Wellington's leadership, clearly identifying his weaknesses as well as his strengths. George E. Jaycock, in this perceptive and thought-provoking reassessment, does not aim to undermine Wellington's achievements, but to provide a more nuanced perspective. He clarifies some simple but fundamental truths regarding his leadership and his performance as a commander. Through an in-depth study of his actions over the war years of 1808 to 1815 the author reassesses Wellington's effectiveness as a commander, the competence of his subordinates and the qualities of the troops he led. His study gives a fascinating insight into Wellington's career and abilities. It will be absorbing reading for military historians and for readers with a special interest in the Napoleonic period.
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46.49 USD

Wellington's Command: A Reappraisal of His Generalship in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

by George E Jaycock
Hardback
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Celia Wells always felt like an outsider. Her unconventional early life was shaped by her Communist Party parents, she grew up as `town' not `gown' in Oxford, surrounded by books but living in a council house. She has uncovered an intriguing backstory with a bigamous grandmother, a convicted forger cousin ...
A Woman in Law
Celia Wells always felt like an outsider. Her unconventional early life was shaped by her Communist Party parents, she grew up as `town' not `gown' in Oxford, surrounded by books but living in a council house. She has uncovered an intriguing backstory with a bigamous grandmother, a convicted forger cousin transported to Australia in the 1840s, and the rise and fall of landed gentry. The author describes her parents' bohemian friends and their coded language and uses their original wartime correspondence to produce a picture of a fascinating heritage which ran against the grain and shaped an inquiring mind. A Woman in Law shows how the post-war political landscape provided opportunities for women yet failed to shift many entrenched advantages of gender and class. Tracing the rocky path to becoming Cardiff University's first female law professor, the author shows how her distinctive academic research led to different approaches to teaching criminal law as well as contributing to key reforms described in the book. As she asserts, `I wanted to write about my rather confused political and cultural background, and to relate it to my professional and personal life, to my academic writing, to my relationships, and my beliefs, my experiences of suicide and addiction in my close family.'
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37.11 USD

A Woman in Law

by Celia Wells
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When a country experiences a civil war, media reports are mainly brought to the attention of the outside world by those who can only report on the surface impressions obtained during a short visit or from the comfort of a studio thousands of miles away. My experiences, living and working ...
Together in Biafra
When a country experiences a civil war, media reports are mainly brought to the attention of the outside world by those who can only report on the surface impressions obtained during a short visit or from the comfort of a studio thousands of miles away. My experiences, living and working at the grass roots level, during and after the crisis in Nigeria in the 1960s has a different perspective. As a young Scotswoman married to a Nigerian from the breakaway republic of Biafra we lived as refugees with our young family, forced to leave our home seven times in the 30 months of the civil war as the war raged around us. Cut off from the outside world, in a situation the British High Commissioner in Nigeria had predicted at the onset, would be over in two weeks, we lived a life full of experiences which gave me a `qualification in survival' no university could have imparted. Without electricity, gas, petrol or phones, and often without money, medicine or safe drinking water we learned to appreciate the basic necessities of life. I was 18 years old, living in Dunfermline, Scotland when the man I was to marry asked me for a dance at the Kinema Ballroom. Two years later my career plan to qualify as a nurse was over and I was married to Len Ofoegbu, with a baby daughter and we were on our way to a new and very different life. Our first home was in the capital, Lagos, and was a big culture shock to Len and I. The newly independent West African country was already experiencing political and civil unrest, leading to violence, massacres, coups, and the inability of the central government to control the situation. Hundreds of thousands of Easterners who had settled throughout the whole of the country now `went home' as they had become the targets of slaughtering mobs. The secession of the Eastern Region, calling itself Biafra, followed and a David and Goliath bitter conflict ensued. The word `kwashiorkor' and pictures of starving children and adults appeared in the Western press for the first time. I was one of around a dozen, mainly British, foreign wives of Biafrans who remained with their husband throughout the civil war. I worked voluntarily with relief agencies in feeding centres, clinics, an orphanage and, after Biafra surrendered in January 1970, in a children's hospital in return for food for my growing family. In May 1970 we moved back to live in Lagos where we went through more crises as a family. I became an early member of Nigerwives, an organisation for foreign wives and partners of Nigerians which became like an extended family as we gave mutual support and strove to resolve anomalies in Nigerian laws which put unnecessary restrictions affecting our particular circumstances. By the 1980s I accepted that my husband and I had grown so far apart that I could no longer remain with him. My legal reason to remain in Nigeria was `to accompany him' and he could withdraw his immigration responsibility for me at any time. I needed a security which he could not give me and I left him and Nigeria to begin a new life and career in Britain in 1985. I was advised when I completed the original manuscript in the 1970s not have it published as Nigeria was extremely sensitive about any account which was sympathetic to the Biafran side of the civil war. In 1986 a much shorter version of Together in Biafra, titled Blow The Fire, telling the story up to 1970 was printed by Tana Press in Nigeria. I retain the copyright. It was published under my married name Leslie Jean Ofoegbu. It has been cited in academic papers. An example is A Lingering Nightmare: Achebe, Ofoegbu and Adichie on Biafra, Francoise Ugochukwu 2011.
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27.88 USD

Together in Biafra

by Leslie Jean Mitchell
Hardback
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Georgia 2001. Your mission, Jo, should you choose to accept it, is to find out what young Georgians want, said the man from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or words to that effect. We're keen to know what will happen when President Shevardnadze moves on. Jo Seaman went to the ...
Roses Down the Barrel of a Gun: Georgia: Love and Revolution
Georgia 2001. Your mission, Jo, should you choose to accept it, is to find out what young Georgians want, said the man from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or words to that effect. We're keen to know what will happen when President Shevardnadze moves on. Jo Seaman went to the South Caucasus as director of the British Council in Georgia at a time of political uncertainty and turmoil. In attempting to fulfill her mission of cultural diplomacy she rubs shoulders with ballerinas and border guards, ambassadors and activists, ministers and musicians, despots and dodgy officials. Jo's intimate descriptions of a culture only relatively recently emerged from the shadow of the Iron Curtain are underpinned with a genuine warmth and compassion for the Georgian people. A consummate diplomat, Jo needs all her skills as she ventures out into the fraught and often amusing sphere of international relations, and is drawn into the heady events of the Rose Revolution. And life at home is far from uneventful...
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22.30 USD

Roses Down the Barrel of a Gun: Georgia: Love and Revolution

by Jo Seaman
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In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make. Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge. This book tells of The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf's navigation of new social and romantic journeys, ...
Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest
In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make. Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge. This book tells of The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf's navigation of new social and romantic journeys, all within the context of his priestly vocation in the Episcopal Church. Covering from 1968 to 2018, Karpf recounts his vivid memories, life-changing dreams and resonant reflections on living a life of faith in a socially and politically tumultuous period of history. His narratives are crafted as poetic meditations on enduring values and meaning, which can remind any reader that we are neither abandoned nor alone, and that forgiveness is a fulfilling way of living in a world of contradictions.
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20.990000 USD

Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest

by Ted Karpf
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Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than Nathan Harrison. His is a story with prominent themes of overcoming staggering obstacles, forging something-from-nothing, and evincing gritty perseverance. In a lifetime of hard-won progress, Harrison survived the horrors of slavery in the ...
Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer: Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend
Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than Nathan Harrison. His is a story with prominent themes of overcoming staggering obstacles, forging something-from-nothing, and evincing gritty perseverance. In a lifetime of hard-won progress, Harrison survived the horrors of slavery in the Antebellum South, endured the mania of the California Gold Rush, and prospered in the rugged chaos of the Wild West. This book uses spectacular recent discoveries from the Nathan Harrison cabin site to offer new insights and perspectives into this most American biography.
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26.200000 USD

Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer: Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend

by Seth Mallios
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The medieval era is often associated with dynastic struggles, gruesome wars and the formidable influence of the Church. But what about the everyday experience of the royal subjects and common people? Here, alongside the coronations, diplomatic dealings and key battles, can be found the fabric of medieval life as it ...
A Year in the Life of Medieval England
The medieval era is often associated with dynastic struggles, gruesome wars and the formidable influence of the Church. But what about the everyday experience of the royal subjects and common people? Here, alongside the coronations, diplomatic dealings and key battles, can be found the fabric of medieval life as it was really lived, in its folk songs, recipes and local gossip. With a diverse range of entries - one for each day of the year - historian Toni Mount provides an almanac for lovers of all things medieval. A detailed picture is gathered from original sources such as chronicles, manor court rolls, coroners' rolls and the records of city councils. We learn not only of the royals and nobles of official history but also the quarrels of a miscellany of characters, including William and Christopher of York, Nalle Kittewritte who stole her neighbours' washing, and Margery from Hereford who was murdered by an Oxford student. The world in which they laboured, loved and lived is vividly reimagined, one day at a time.
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20.44 USD

A Year in the Life of Medieval England

by Toni Mount
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Autobiographical work by and about Bob Darby, a lifelong human rights activist. Darby came of age as a privileged Caucasian in the segregated South during the civil rights conflict at home and during the Vietnam War. When Darby graduated from Emory University and enrolled at Harvard and Tufts, he found ...
First Person Crazy
Autobiographical work by and about Bob Darby, a lifelong human rights activist. Darby came of age as a privileged Caucasian in the segregated South during the civil rights conflict at home and during the Vietnam War. When Darby graduated from Emory University and enrolled at Harvard and Tufts, he found many who shared his dedication to the anti-war movement. Few of Darby's friends realized that he was also fighting a very personal war. The sensitive and gifted young man's manic depression sometimes led to wild exuberance and other times to suicidal attempts to end his own life. He became a man with empathy for downtrodden people through serving as a civil rights advocate, peace activist, and the founder of Food Not Bombs in Atlanta, Georgia. His writings make the reader feel the excitement and frustration of his adventures and passion for social justice and his quest for normalcy. Parts of these chapters also appear in his book Betrayal and Conviction published in February of 2019.
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9.190000 USD

First Person Crazy

by Robert Wood Darby
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Just A Shot Away:69 Revisited is veteran author-journalist Kris Needs' highly-personal account of 1969 as he experienced it happening; from starting the year as a wide-eyed 14-year-old Rolling Stones/Hendrix nut and turning 15 the day Brian Jones died to becoming part of the UK's longest-running club and befriending its hottest ...
Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited
Just A Shot Away:69 Revisited is veteran author-journalist Kris Needs' highly-personal account of 1969 as he experienced it happening; from starting the year as a wide-eyed 14-year-old Rolling Stones/Hendrix nut and turning 15 the day Brian Jones died to becoming part of the UK's longest-running club and befriending its hottest new band. There have been endless books that take a well-researched look at that tumultuous year but few that actually live it in real time. Rather than recycle hoary cliches about Manson and Altamont snuffing the 60s after Woodstock's brief optimism, or any ludicrous rivalry between the Beatles and Stones, Kris remembers the gigs, bands and records that bombarded his own young radar and helped shape his future life as a music writer, DJ and, briefly fan club secretary. With John Peel a lifeline, 1969 was pivotal for Kris, including the births of the legendary Friars Aylesbury rock club, for which he designed the membership card and flyers, Pete Frame's Zigzag magazine, which he later wrote for before becoming editor, and Mott The Hoople, who he befriended after they played his school dance and ended up running their fan club. As a member of the Jimi Hendrix fan club, he witnessed the guitarist in concert, plunging himself in black music and becoming fascinated with the Black Power movement. As a lifelong Stones fan, he saw them early and ended up hanging out with Keith Richards in later years. There was never time to care about the death of a decade in which he was coming alive, let alone any loss of innocence when he couldn't lose his fast enough. With Foreword by his mentor Pete Frame, Kris's 45 year career as a music writer impacts on the narrative time machine fashion, including sessions with Keith Richards, Captain Beefheart, George Clinton and Marianne Faithfull, epic conversations with Ian Hunter, the Doors, the Magic Band, the Fugs, Traffic, Silver Apples, Last Poets, voice of Woodstock Chip Monck and many more. Obviously, the book gains perspectives and knowledge from 50 years reading, writing, listening, investigating and living a life the teenage Needs (or anyone else, for that matter!) could never have imagined, some of those leading characters becoming lifelong friends. The book also carries a sad back story as, while Kris was writing it, his beloved partner Helen, who he fell in love with at a Mott The Hoople reunion gig in 2013, succumbed to cancer, his grief inevitably tangible and casting a tragic shadow over the story. Helen's death instilled a greater appreciation of life when it was just getting under way, along with the romantic notion that none of his many experiences can ever compare to finding his true soul mate. Helen's death resulted in Kris moving back to the family home with his 93-year-old mum; now writing in the same bedroom where he experienced 1969 as it unfolded, and still getting told to turn down his Rolling Stones records! Once Kris finished writing the book, it was twice as long as the average music tome so will now come in two volumes, each covering half that year.
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29.74 USD

Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited

by Kris Needs
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This book explains from a neutral point of view, by the perspective of the Christian philosopher, professor and editor Milco Baute (who is neither a Democrat nor a Republican), the reasons why God and the citizens in most of the nation's states chose to Donald Trump as president. A personal ...
Why Donald Trump?
This book explains from a neutral point of view, by the perspective of the Christian philosopher, professor and editor Milco Baute (who is neither a Democrat nor a Republican), the reasons why God and the citizens in most of the nation's states chose to Donald Trump as president. A personal investigation and through the opinions of many people of the two parties, registered independent, minor parties and unaffiliated to a specific party. Ten fundamental reasons why a man like Trump without experience as a politician, entrepreneur, ex-democrat and public celebrity, with his arrogant and despotic character, comes by God's will and election of the voters, to be the president of the the most powerful nation in the world. Written a year after being elected president of the United States of America.
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15.750000 USD

Why Donald Trump?

by Milco Baute
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Maureen Waters began writing about the Bronx in the spirit of dinnseachas, Irish place lore, as a means of recuperating from the accidental death of her son, whose story frames her own. Finding her way through the disorienting 1960s, after a girlhood tutored by nuns and inspired by the Holy ...
Crossing Highbridge: A Memoir of Irish America
Maureen Waters began writing about the Bronx in the spirit of dinnseachas, Irish place lore, as a means of recuperating from the accidental death of her son, whose story frames her own. Finding her way through the disorienting 1960s, after a girlhood tutored by nuns and inspired by the Holy Ghost, she set out on a kind of spiritual journey to recover what was valuable and life-sustaining in the Irish Catholic experience left behind. Writing her memoir meant coming to terms with the powerful matriarchal voices that inspired both affection and immobilizing guilt. Ultimately, Crossing Highbridge is a tribute to her father, for whom storytelling was an art of healing.
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15.700000 USD

Crossing Highbridge: A Memoir of Irish America

by Maureen Waters
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Gentle, wise, unpretentious, but above all inspiring' THE TIMES 'Remarkable . . . If your jaw doesn't drop at least three times every chapter, you've not been paying proper attention' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A candid, witty and stylish memoir' MIRANDA SEYMOUR, FINANCIAL TIMES 'A startling, rare, beguiling ...
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Gentle, wise, unpretentious, but above all inspiring' THE TIMES 'Remarkable . . . If your jaw doesn't drop at least three times every chapter, you've not been paying proper attention' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A candid, witty and stylish memoir' MIRANDA SEYMOUR, FINANCIAL TIMES 'A startling, rare, beguiling insight into a lost world of royalty and celebrity with as many tears as there are titles' DAILY EXPRESS 'Astounding memoir' INDIA KNIGHT 'I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world.' RUPERT EVERETT 'Lady Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humour, courage and preternatural poise, she at last tells the story of her uniquely fascinating life.' TINA BROWN 'It's a total hoot - I can't put it down' JANET STREET-PORTER, DAILY MAIL 'Marvellous book . . . one's eyes were on stalks' JAN MOIR, DAILY MAIL 'Anne Glenconner has written a remarkable memoir - containing, at last, a genuine portrait of Princess Margaret from one who knew her well. But this book is poignant too, and through the pages shine her courage and good-humoured acceptance of her demons and tragedies.' HUGO VICKERS ~ The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates. From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations. She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret. But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident. Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life. She will appear as a character in the new series of The Crown this autumn.
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37.19 USD

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

by Anne Glenconner
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David Gahr (1922 2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot cover art for Bruce Springsteen s second album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Gahr s earliest photographs of the musician showcase a youthful Springsteen, not even aged twenty-three, in Asbury Park, New ...
Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born To Run, to Born In The USA
David Gahr (1922 2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot cover art for Bruce Springsteen s second album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Gahr s earliest photographs of the musician showcase a youthful Springsteen, not even aged twenty-three, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on the eve of a career breakthrough. Gahr befriended the rising star, and over a span of approximately ten years he photographed Springsteen, both on- and offstage. Rare captures include Springsteen recording music, performing at the cramped venue Bottom Line weeks before the release of his seminal 1975 album Born to Run, and playing to legions of fans during his Born in the USA tour. Bruce Springsteen 1973 1986 is an unprecedented look back at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their path to becoming rock legends.
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18.880000 USD

Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born To Run, to Born In The USA

by Chris Murray, David Gahr
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I think in pictures. Poems help me with this. They are like buoys in the sea. I swim to them, from one to the other. In between, without them, I am lost. They are the handholds where something masses together in the infinite expanse. -Anselm Kiefer The only visual artist ...
Anselm Kiefer in Conversation with Klaus Dermutz
I think in pictures. Poems help me with this. They are like buoys in the sea. I swim to them, from one to the other. In between, without them, I am lost. They are the handholds where something masses together in the infinite expanse. -Anselm Kiefer The only visual artist to have won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Anselm Kiefer is a profoundly literary painter. In the ten conversations with the writer and theologian Klaus Dermutz collected here, Kiefer returns to the essential elements of his art, his aesthetics, and his creative processes. Kiefer describes how the central materials of his art-lead, sand, water, fire, ashes, plants, clothing, oil paint, watercolor, and ink-influence the act of creation. No less decisive are his intellectual and artistic touchstones: the sixteenth-century Jewish mystic Isaac Luria, the German Romantic poet Novalis, Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan, Martin Heidegger, Marcel Proust, Adalbert Stifter, the operas of Richard Wagner, the Catholic liturgy, and the innovative theater director and artist Tadeusz Kantor. Kiefer and Dermutz discuss all of these influential thinkers, as well as Kiefer's own status as a controversial figure. His relentless examination of German history, the themes of guilt, suffering, communal memory, and the seductions of destruction have earned him equal amounts of criticism and praise. The conversations in this book offer a rare insight into the mind of a gifted creator, appealing to artists, critics, art historians, cultural journalists, and anyone interested in the visual arts and the literature and history of the twentieth century.
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46.49 USD

Anselm Kiefer in Conversation with Klaus Dermutz

by Klaus Dermutz, Anselm Kiefer
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In A Jewish Jesuit in the Eastern Mediterranean, Robert Clines retraces the conversion and missionary career of Giovanni Battista Eliano, the only Jewish-born member of the Society of Jesus. He highlights the lived experience of conversion, and how converts dealt with others' skepticism of their motives. Clines uses primary sources, ...
A Jewish Jesuit in the Eastern Mediterranean: Early Modern Conversion, Mission, and the Construction of Identity
In A Jewish Jesuit in the Eastern Mediterranean, Robert Clines retraces the conversion and missionary career of Giovanni Battista Eliano, the only Jewish-born member of the Society of Jesus. He highlights the lived experience of conversion, and how converts dealt with others' skepticism of their motives. Clines uses primary sources, including Eliano's personal letters, missionary reports, and autobiography, together with scholarship on conversion in the early modern Mediterranean world to illustrate how false and sincere conversion often mirrored each other in outward performance. Devout converts were not readily taken at face value and needed to prove themselves in the moment and over the course of their lifetimes. Consequently, Eliano's story underscores that the mystical, introspective nature of religious belief and the formulation of new spiritual selves came into direct confrontation with the ways in which converts needed to present themselves to others in an age of political and religious turmoil.
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139.47 USD

A Jewish Jesuit in the Eastern Mediterranean: Early Modern Conversion, Mission, and the Construction of Identity

by Robert John Clines
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In 1857 the Gunzburgs arrived in Paris from Russia with their large family, a retinue of business staff and extensive domestic help: personal assistants, secretaries, tutors, wet-nurses and nannies, coachmen, ladies' companions, valets and maids, and even a kosher cook. For the Gunzburgs were practising Jews who observed every religious ...
The Gunzburgs: A Family Biography
In 1857 the Gunzburgs arrived in Paris from Russia with their large family, a retinue of business staff and extensive domestic help: personal assistants, secretaries, tutors, wet-nurses and nannies, coachmen, ladies' companions, valets and maids, and even a kosher cook. For the Gunzburgs were practising Jews who observed every religious law whilst also launching themselves into Parisian high society. Napoleon III was on a mission to modernise France and the Gunzburgs were quick to avail themselves of opportunities that were opening up - particularly in banking. The family fortunes prospered through hard work, foresight and marriage. Soon the family was playing a leading role in the Jewish communities of both Russia and France, alongside their contemporaries or relatives the Ephrussis, the Rothschilds, the Brodskys, the Camondos and the Sassoons. The family lived through the tumultuous events of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, and when family tragedy struck later, they returned the family base to Russia. They witnessed the Russian pogroms and revolution of 1905. Their sons fought in the armies of three countries in the First World War, only to go into exile as revolution gripped Russia in 1917-18. The outbreak of the Second World War saw some of the family once again on the road as refugees. Lorraine de Meaux discovers lost archives, letters and pictures, as she brings together distant family members in her story of the Gunzburgs.
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46.49 USD

The Gunzburgs: A Family Biography

by Lorraine de Meaux
Hardback
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Ronnie is snooker's most written and talked about player, and its greatest showman. His supreme talent and style have made him the People's Champion and, as one commentator put it, 'the question is not how much does Ronnie O'Sullivan need snooker, but how much does snooker need Ronnie O'Sullivan?' A ...
Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie is snooker's most written and talked about player, and its greatest showman. His supreme talent and style have made him the People's Champion and, as one commentator put it, 'the question is not how much does Ronnie O'Sullivan need snooker, but how much does snooker need Ronnie O'Sullivan?' A honest and candid account of his extraordinary life, Ronnie tells of the infant who was introduced to legendary snooker clubs at an impossibly early age; of the boy who frightened off the bookies aged just 12; of the teenager whose life was decimated when his father and mentor was sent to prison for life; and of the man dubbed the 'genius' of the modern game who regularly threatened to quit the sport to pursue other interests at the grand old age of 28. 'A fine autobiography ... compelling' - Independent 'O'Sullivan is as frank about his spell in the Priory clinic as he is about his father's murder conviction. His accounts of snooker tournaments and sketches of the sport's personalities will fascinate fans, but even snooker haters will be rooting for Ronnie in the game of life' - OK!
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18.57 USD

Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan

by Ronnie O'Sullivan
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MG was a home-grown concept that became an international success, bringing the small market town of Abingdon onto the global map. MG - Made in Abingdon recounts the inside story of the famous factory, recognising that the most important aspect of MG's success was its team - the tea-boys and ...
MG, Made in Abingdon: Echoes from the shopfloor
MG was a home-grown concept that became an international success, bringing the small market town of Abingdon onto the global map. MG - Made in Abingdon recounts the inside story of the famous factory, recognising that the most important aspect of MG's success was its team - the tea-boys and girls, the shop floor workers, the engineers and racers, the apprentices and management. From memories of the production line to recollections of racing incidents, the untold story of MG from the men and women who worked in the Abingdon factory is revealed for the first time in a book that is both nostalgic and historically important.
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29.74 USD

MG, Made in Abingdon: Echoes from the shopfloor

by Bob Frampton
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Alexander von Humboldt was the most celebrated modern chronicler of North and South America and the Caribbean, and this translation of his essay on New Spain--the first modern regional economic and political geography--covers his travels across today's Mexico in 1803-04. The work canvases both natural-scientific and cultural-scientific objects alike, combining ...
Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain, Volume 1: A Critical Edition
Alexander von Humboldt was the most celebrated modern chronicler of North and South America and the Caribbean, and this translation of his essay on New Spain--the first modern regional economic and political geography--covers his travels across today's Mexico in 1803-04. The work canvases both natural-scientific and cultural-scientific objects alike, combining the results of fieldwork with archival research and expert testimony. To show how people, plants, animals, goods, and ideas moved across the globe, Humboldt wrote in a variety of styles, bending and reshaping familiar writerly conventions to keep readers attentive to new inputs. Above all, he wanted his readers to keep an open mind when confronted with cultural and other differences in the Americas. Fueled by his comparative global perspective on politics, economics, and science, he used his writing to support Latin American independence and condemn slavery and other forms of colonial exploitation. It is these voluminous and innovative writings on the New World that made Humboldt the undisputed father of modern geography, early American studies, transatlantic cultural history, and environmental studies. This two-volume critical edition--the third installment in the Alexander von Humboldt in English series--is based on the full text, including all footnotes, tables, and maps, of the second, revised French edition of Essai politique sur le royaume de de Nouvelle Espagne from 1825-27, which has never been translated into English before. Extensive annotations and full-color atlases are available on the series website.
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68.250000 USD

Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain, Volume 1: A Critical Edition

by Alexander von Humboldt
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Marc K. Griffin is 'The BulletBall Guy' known by millions across the globe as a meme for 'never ever giving up' even in the face of failure. His faith in God has led him on a journey to discover the meaning of life, love, adventure, happiness, and endless dreams. Without ...
Endless Dreams ( The Bulletball Guy )
Marc K. Griffin is 'The BulletBall Guy' known by millions across the globe as a meme for 'never ever giving up' even in the face of failure. His faith in God has led him on a journey to discover the meaning of life, love, adventure, happiness, and endless dreams. Without Dreams; we reach nothing Without Love; we feel nothing Without God; we are nothing
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19.940000 USD

Endless Dreams ( The Bulletball Guy )

by Marc K. Griffin
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THIS BOOK IS THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE . FROM A STRANGE LITTLE GIRL WHO COULD NOT COMMUNICATE OR UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT OTHERS TOOK FOR GRANTED, TO A MIXED UP INNOCENT MOTHER. ThIS STORY TAKES THE READER THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES, MADNESS AND THE FINAL CHANGE THAT ALTERED MY LIFE ...
It's In The Book
THIS BOOK IS THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE . FROM A STRANGE LITTLE GIRL WHO COULD NOT COMMUNICATE OR UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT OTHERS TOOK FOR GRANTED, TO A MIXED UP INNOCENT MOTHER. ThIS STORY TAKES THE READER THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES, MADNESS AND THE FINAL CHANGE THAT ALTERED MY LIFE COMPLETELY.
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26.070000 USD

It's In The Book

by Grace Lee
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My interest in WW1 history came about late in life. My great uncle John Arthur Veysey from Abercarn signed up along with thousands of other men from the valleys to 'do his bit' for King and Country. Going to France in November 1914, with the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment he ...
THE FALLEN OF RISCA PARISH IN WW1
My interest in WW1 history came about late in life. My great uncle John Arthur Veysey from Abercarn signed up along with thousands of other men from the valleys to 'do his bit' for King and Country. Going to France in November 1914, with the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment he was killed on February 2nd 1915. He has a headstone in his resting place at the Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Belgium. It was after visiting his grave I became interested in the men and women from Risca. I found a lot of graves and memorials listing quite a few names but there isn't one central point where all these people are recorded. What started off as an idea to show a list of names at exhibitions in the local library has turned into the production of this book. At long last there is a place where all these soldiers, sailors, airmen, cooks, nurses and everyone else that make up our forces can finally be recognised for their sacrifices.
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19.910000 USD

THE FALLEN OF RISCA PARISH IN WW1

by Steve Veysey
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Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the island and its continuing success, has always been ...
A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck
Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the island and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Here are tales of coal puffers and livestock transportation on steamers and small boats, extraordinary chance meetings and adventures that eventually led him to finding his wife Jenny, on the island of Soay. It's a book about the small hard-grafting community of 30 souls on this fertile island of just 1500 acres.
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18.57 USD

A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck

by Polly Pullar
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Collector of sexual folklore. Cataloger of erotica. Tireless social critic. Gershon Legman's singular, disreputable resume made him a counter-cultural touchstone during his forty-year exile in France. Despite his obscurity today, Legman's prescient work and passion for the prurient laid the groundwork for our contemporary study of the forbidden.Susan G. Davis ...
Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman
Collector of sexual folklore. Cataloger of erotica. Tireless social critic. Gershon Legman's singular, disreputable resume made him a counter-cultural touchstone during his forty-year exile in France. Despite his obscurity today, Legman's prescient work and passion for the prurient laid the groundwork for our contemporary study of the forbidden.Susan G. Davis follows the life and times of the figure driven to share what he found in civilization's secret libraries. Self-taught and fiercely unaffiliated, Legman collected the risque on street corners and in theaters and dug it out of little-known archives. If the sexual humor he uncovered often used laughter to disguise hostility and fear, he still believed it indispensable to the human experience. Davis reveals Legman in all his prickly, provocative complexity as an outrageous nonconformist thundering at a wrong-headed world while reveling in conflict, violating laws and boundaries with equal abandon, and pursuing love and improbable adventures. Through it all, he maintained a kaleidoscopic network of friends, fellow intellectuals, celebrity admirers, and like-minded obsessives.
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169.23 USD

Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

by Susan Davis
Hardback
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Things go haywire when a church girl marries the enemy. From abortion to utter betrayal, Angel goes through two marriages before she finds her place in God. Divorce is painful, with prolonged fights, hurts, and deception that make life seem unbearable. Be assured that God has not abandoned you. This ...
When the Vow Breaks
Things go haywire when a church girl marries the enemy. From abortion to utter betrayal, Angel goes through two marriages before she finds her place in God. Divorce is painful, with prolonged fights, hurts, and deception that make life seem unbearable. Be assured that God has not abandoned you. This book is written to ensure that you survive this distress and become the healed, whole, supportive, and successful woman that God intended you to be.
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20.990000 USD

When the Vow Breaks

by Dr. Angela Hackworth-Wilson
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