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The A-Z of Horsham delves into the history of this West Sussex market town. It highlights well-known town landmarks, famous (and infamous) residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts and hidden gems of Horsham. The town's most significant landmarks and buildings include the Old ...
A-Z of Horsham: Places-People-History
The A-Z of Horsham delves into the history of this West Sussex market town. It highlights well-known town landmarks, famous (and infamous) residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts and hidden gems of Horsham. The town's most significant landmarks and buildings include the Old Town Hall (scene of the Acid Bath Murder trials in 1949), the lonely tower of St Mark's Church and Christ's Hospital School, but Horsham's story also includes tales of criminal, military, political, social and ancient history. Famous names associated with the town include Barnes Wallis, Catherine Howard, test pilot Neville Duke and Percy Bysshe Shelley, but this book also unveils a darker underbelly to its history, including the time the town flirted with Mosley and his Blackshirts, why several residents were interned by the British government in the Second World War, how the population struggled against the plague and how Horsham was once the capital of political corruption. This fascinating A-Z tour of Horsham's history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this West Sussex town.
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A-Z of Horsham: Places-People-History

by Eddy Greenfield
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Throughout Maryland, one finds abandoned curiosities in forests and meadows, as well as many hiding in plain sight in urban centers. This collection of Maryland abandonments includes more than a dozen stories. The Lonaconing Silk Mill is a preserved 1957 time capsule, while the National Park Seminary at Forest Glen ...
Abandoned Maryland: Lost Legacies
Throughout Maryland, one finds abandoned curiosities in forests and meadows, as well as many hiding in plain sight in urban centers. This collection of Maryland abandonments includes more than a dozen stories. The Lonaconing Silk Mill is a preserved 1957 time capsule, while the National Park Seminary at Forest Glen seems plucked from Grimms' Fairy Tales. Once the lifeblood of a Baltimore neighborhood, the Old Town Mall resembles a set from The Walking Dead, and a few miles away, a shuttered ceramics plant is a reminder of a time when manufacturing was king. Mallows Bay's largest shipwreck in the Western Hemisphere is now a haven for nature, and Baltimore's N.S. Savannah continues to be a billboard for the late Atoms for Peace program. Additional stories about a seminary, the Maryland House of Correction, Fort Washington, Henryton Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a plastics manufacturer, Seneca Quarry, a sanitarium, and a historic coastal cemetery in the Chesapeake Bay region complete the Maryland tale. Discover these forlorn Maryland sites and weave together the threads of history left behind. Step into another world and view images out of the ordinary, and far removed from daily life experiences.
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26.240000 USD

Abandoned Maryland: Lost Legacies

by Cindy Vasko
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Once a small fishing hamlet, the origins of modern Bognor Regis lie in the attempt by Sir Richard Hotham to develop this part of the south coast as a fashionable resort in the late eighteenth century. Hotham's original profession is given in the name of the town's JD Wetherspoon outlet, ...
Bognor Regis Pubs
Once a small fishing hamlet, the origins of modern Bognor Regis lie in the attempt by Sir Richard Hotham to develop this part of the south coast as a fashionable resort in the late eighteenth century. Hotham's original profession is given in the name of the town's JD Wetherspoon outlet, the Hatter's Inn, while the pub originally called the Railway Tavern has recently been renamed the Hothampton Arms in memory of Hotham's preferred name for his resort. The oldest pub still trading in the town is the William Hardwicke, which was built by 1817 as the New Inn. Bognor expanded with the arrival of the railway in 1864, which led to the building of new pubs such as the Terminus and the development of those already existing such as the Alexander Tavern. David Muggleton takes us on a walking tour of this seaside town's finest pubs, taking in the ex-Berkeley Arms, now home to the town museum; the Claremont Inn, whose interwar interior makes it a CAMRA heritage pub of some regional importance; and the Punch & Judy, originally the Orlando, but recently renamed as a reminder of the Tony Hancock film The Punch & Judy Man, filmed partly on location in the town. Well researched and beautifully illustrated, Bognor Regis Pubs provides something for everyone, whether they have lived in this venerable old seaside resort all their lives or are visiting this part of the West Sussex coast for the first time.
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Bognor Regis Pubs

by David Muggleton
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This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest major cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Birmingham's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Archive, a unique collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans ...
Historic England: Birmingham: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England
This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest major cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Birmingham's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Archive, a unique collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans and documents covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history. Pictures date from the earliest days of photography to the present and cover subjects from Bronze Age burials and medieval churches to cinemas and seaside resorts. Birmingham has long been an important centre in the West Midlands but during the Industrial Revolution it grew to become England's second city. The myriad of manufacturing businesses in Birmingham created a dynamic local economy and the city prospered. Although the town was heavily bombed in the Second World War and its infrastructure was badly damaged, the city was redeveloped post-war, with many areas being rebuilt from scratch. Birmingham continued to be regenerated in subsequent decades and today it is a powerful commercial city of international importance.
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Historic England: Birmingham: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

by Andrew Homer
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The `A-side' of Cheltenham's history as a fashionable Regency spa and subsequent reinvention as a town of colleges, churches and festivals is well documented, but what about its `flip-side'? Much of the town's fascinating history has either been overlooked or lies hidden below the surface. Well-known local author David Elder ...
Secret Cheltenham
The `A-side' of Cheltenham's history as a fashionable Regency spa and subsequent reinvention as a town of colleges, churches and festivals is well documented, but what about its `flip-side'? Much of the town's fascinating history has either been overlooked or lies hidden below the surface. Well-known local author David Elder delves into Cheltenham's lost, forgotten and hidden histories, unearthing fascinating facts and recounting some remarkable stories. Learn, for example, about some of Cheltenham's minor celebrities and local characters - from the man who sold his wife for little more than 18 pence to the concert pianist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Franz Liszt, while not forgetting the person who led to the `discovery' of Jeeves not long before perishing at the Battle of the Somme. Secret Cheltenham reveals the lesser-known aspects of this remarkable town.
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Secret Cheltenham

by David Elder
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Rochester in Kent has long been a strategically important town, guarding the lowest crossing of the River Medway. The diocese of Rochester dates back to the early seventh century and the Normans built both an imposing castle and a cathedral in the town following the Conquest. In later years Charles ...
Secret Rochester
Rochester in Kent has long been a strategically important town, guarding the lowest crossing of the River Medway. The diocese of Rochester dates back to the early seventh century and the Normans built both an imposing castle and a cathedral in the town following the Conquest. In later years Charles Dickens lived in Rochester and based many of his novels on the area, and the town was also home to Short Brothers' aircraft manufacturing company, where it built its famous flying boats and seaplanes. Secret Rochester explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of Rochester through the centuries. Among these were a highly profitable scam operated by the monks of the cathedral, a very successful spy ring operating on behalf of the German kaiser, the secret hideout of James II and a secret new aircraft developed at the airport during the Second World War. With tales of remarkable characters and unusual events, and fully illustrated throughout, it will appeal to all those with an interest in this town in Kent.
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Secret Rochester

by Philip MacDougall
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Norfolk's military heritage dates back to the earliest times, from Iron Age forts, Iceni strongholds and Boudica's rebellion against Roman occupation to its front-line role with coastal defences and numerous airbases during the Second World War. The Romans left their mark with fortifications, garrisons and shore forts. The county was ...
Norfolk's Military Heritage
Norfolk's military heritage dates back to the earliest times, from Iron Age forts, Iceni strongholds and Boudica's rebellion against Roman occupation to its front-line role with coastal defences and numerous airbases during the Second World War. The Romans left their mark with fortifications, garrisons and shore forts. The county was shaped by Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions and the Normans, whose castles still stand dominant in the county. Norfolk was the scene of uprisings and rebellions, including the Peasants' Revolt, Kett's Rebellion and Civil War conflicts. The men of the county led and filled the ranks of the local volunteers, militias and yeomanry during the Napoleonic Wars and was famed for its great maritime commander of the day - Admiral Lord Nelson. The county played a vital part in both world wars, not least suffering direct attacks by German battleships, Zeppelin air raids during the First World War and becoming a target during the Baedeker Blitz in 1942. The Royal Norfolk Regiment has a proud history, serving with distinction wherever they fought - from the Peninsular War to South Africa, through two world wars and beyond. Award-winning historian Neil R. Storey is a born-and-bred Norfolk man. He has published on military and social history themes for thirty years and knows and loves his county well. Norfolk's Military Heritage will interest anyone keen to know more about the county's remarkable military history.
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Norfolk's Military Heritage

by Neil R. Storey
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In this stunning, full-colour book, John Kinross explores the fascinating history behind the smaller, lesser-known churches of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and the Welsh borders. Areas characterised by their rural beauty and agricultural charm, it is no surprise that they are home to such extraordinary relics. From the tiny church of ...
Churches of the Marches
In this stunning, full-colour book, John Kinross explores the fascinating history behind the smaller, lesser-known churches of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and the Welsh borders. Areas characterised by their rural beauty and agricultural charm, it is no surprise that they are home to such extraordinary relics. From the tiny church of St David, Rhulen, in Radnorshire to the even smaller church of Hope Bagot, St John, with its nearby well and wild flowers, each site tells a different tale. Beautifully illustrated and extremely informative, Churches of the Marches is a must-read that pinpoints the ecclesiastical treasures of our Marches.
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Churches of the Marches

by John Kinross
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Gloucestershire is a large county, rich in food and drink heritage. Famous for Double Gloucester cheese and the cheese rolling event, Old Spot pigs, cider and the birthplace of prominent tea merchant Thomas Twining, Gloucestershire's culinary history is both colourful and diverse. Nutcrack Sunday and Puppy Dog Pie (don't worry, ...
Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink
Gloucestershire is a large county, rich in food and drink heritage. Famous for Double Gloucester cheese and the cheese rolling event, Old Spot pigs, cider and the birthplace of prominent tea merchant Thomas Twining, Gloucestershire's culinary history is both colourful and diverse. Nutcrack Sunday and Puppy Dog Pie (don't worry, it hasn't always been made from cute canines), ancient markets and progressive agriculturists represent just a few of the many interesting stories that contribute to this county's food and drink narrative. In this book Emma Kay looks at the regional fare and dishes that have characterised Gloucestershire over the years, as well as its food and drink markets and famous producers and cooks. Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink will appeal to all those who are interested in the history of Gloucestershire and its food and drink heritage.
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Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink

by Emma Kay
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Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains ...
Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time
Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be captured and shared. Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time, a continuation of the first title, explores this haunting narrative through its display of photos by abandoned building photographer Jay Farrell. Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home.
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26.240000 USD

Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time

by Jay Farrell
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The city of Sheffield has long had a worldwide reputation as `Steel City', the home of steel products of every description from cutlery to special steels for the nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace industries. But this city of more than half a million people contains much more than the evidence of ...
A-Z of Sheffield: Places-People-History
The city of Sheffield has long had a worldwide reputation as `Steel City', the home of steel products of every description from cutlery to special steels for the nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace industries. But this city of more than half a million people contains much more than the evidence of its industrial past and present. From the Lower Don valley in the east, the city extends into the hills and up the river valleys that stretch from the Pennine hills and moors and in this largely post-industrial age it has gained the reputation of being Britain's greenest city with woodlands, moorlands, parks, gardens and other open spaces that are the envy of other urban areas. It is a city studded with remarkable evidence of its past stretching into the prehistoric period. Well-known local authors Melvyn and Joan Jones take the reader on a fascinating alphabetical tour of Sheffield: its places, its people and its history. Illustrated with 100 photographs, it should be of lasting interest to long-established residents and to relative newcomers alike.
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A-Z of Sheffield: Places-People-History

by Melvyn and Joan Jones
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A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London's most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through ...
Great Pubs of London: Pocket Edition
A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London's most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions--from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as on the wagon and one for the road to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the Bucket of Blood, and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a great rambling queer old place. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. This fascinating book is a must-have for anyone with a love for these London institutions and its new, easy-to-carry format makes it perfect for taking on a historic pub crawl.
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Great Pubs of London: Pocket Edition

by George Dailey
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Sunderland enjoys a good hark back. Mackems (Sunderland natives) take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge - pointing out what used to be where and why. Author Marie Gardiner uncovers some of the hidden history behind this remarkable city by the sea, shedding light on some of its fascinating and ...
Secret Sunderland
Sunderland enjoys a good hark back. Mackems (Sunderland natives) take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge - pointing out what used to be where and why. Author Marie Gardiner uncovers some of the hidden history behind this remarkable city by the sea, shedding light on some of its fascinating and enigmatic stories, people and places. Stand a few inches taller with pride as we encounter past heroes like lifesaver Joseph `Stormy Petrel' Hodgson, and Jack Crawford, who reached dizzying heights in the midst of battle. Learn how Sunderland's football club came into existence, how we almost lost our beloved Sunderland Empire Theatre and why there's a concrete boat stuck to the bed of the River Wear. As we negotiate the twists and turns of Sunderland's history, we take an occasional dark path, where we uncover mass graves, a serial murderer, and discover how a terrible tragedy had national consequences. Secret Sunderland reveals all this and more, and will appeal to locals and visitors alike.
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Secret Sunderland

by Marie Gardiner
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Close to the Chiltern Hills lies the Bedfordshire market town of Leighton Buzzard. Dominating the town is the 190-foot spire of the thirteenth-century All Saints' Church, which has been described as `the cathedral of South Bedfordshire'. The area's main industry has been sand quarrying, and the coming of the Grand ...
Leighton Buzzard in 50 Buildings
Close to the Chiltern Hills lies the Bedfordshire market town of Leighton Buzzard. Dominating the town is the 190-foot spire of the thirteenth-century All Saints' Church, which has been described as `the cathedral of South Bedfordshire'. The area's main industry has been sand quarrying, and the coming of the Grand Union Canal and railway in the early 1800s established the town further and led to an increase in its population, industry and commerce. This growth has continued across the decades as Leighton Buzzard's proximity and direct transport links to London have placed it in prime commuter territory. Today, Leighton Buzzard is linked to the town of Linslade by a bridge over the River Ouzel. The two communities were unified as a civil parish in 1965 and are commonly referred to as Leighton-Linslade. Looking back through the centuries, there is evidence that people have been living in and around the area since Saxon times. In the Domesday Book Leighton Buzzard was called Lestone and there was reference to its market which still takes place to this day. In this book author Paul Rabbitts explores fifty of the town's most interesting, important and intriguing buildings and structures, from inns to churches and schools to houses. The town boasts many old buildings, each with their own story to tell that, together, make up the fascinating history of Leighton Buzzard.
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Leighton Buzzard in 50 Buildings

by Paul Rabbitts
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The history of the south Wales city of Swansea stretches back to the establishment of a Viking trading post at the mouth of the River Tawe, and the settlement was granted a charter following the Norman Conquest. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town grew rapidly through the development ...
Secret Swansea
The history of the south Wales city of Swansea stretches back to the establishment of a Viking trading post at the mouth of the River Tawe, and the settlement was granted a charter following the Norman Conquest. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town grew rapidly through the development of coal mining and copper smelting in the area and is today the second largest city in Wales. In this book local author Lisa Tippings reveals the hidden history of Swansea, from its medieval and industrial past to the present day. From stories of intrigue and murder, shipwrecks off the coast, the Victorian asylum, the many places of worship and drinking establishments, to its literary and artistic connections, not least Dylan Thomas, its role in the women's suffrage movement and its industrial heritage in which pottery played an important role alongside copper production, Swansea has a rich and varied past. Secret Swansea explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of the city through the centuries. With tales of remarkable people and unusual events and fully illustrated throughout, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this city in south Wales.
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25.58 USD

Secret Swansea

by Lisa Tippings
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Glasgow was once the `second city of the Empire', producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. It was also a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches; a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade; a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. ...
A-Z of Glasgow: Places-People-History
Glasgow was once the `second city of the Empire', producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. It was also a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches; a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade; a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. It is that variety of talent, and the melting pot of immigrants and other Scots sucked into the city at its peak, that saw the phenomenal growth in wealth and culture which has left the city with a legacy of fine Victorian architecture, and it is its post-war decline that has seen a legacy of remote council estates. Glasgow has risen again, and is today a successful post-industrial city, thanks in no small part to the hugely influential `Glasgow's Miles Better' campaign of the 1980s. Since then, it has demonstrated an ability to look at the past and preserve the best of the old, while producing some of the most startling modern architecture outside of London. Well-known Glasgow author and historian Michael Meighan takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, the A-Z of Glasgow will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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A-Z of Glasgow: Places-People-History

by Michael Meighan
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Manchester can boast an unparalleled heritage. The `Second City of the Empire' gave the world technological innovation as well as manufacturing strength. Its wealth came from textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and ...
A-Z of Manchester: Places-People-History
Manchester can boast an unparalleled heritage. The `Second City of the Empire' gave the world technological innovation as well as manufacturing strength. Its wealth came from textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and Manchester was for a time the most productive centre of cotton processing in the world, earning it the sobriquet `Cottonopolis'. The city's population grew at an astonishing rate in the early nineteenth century as people flocked there for work from other parts of the UK. The firms that made machines for the cotton trade diversified into general manufacture, the chemical industry expanded into other areas, financial service industries began to flourish and its transport and distribution infrastructure expanded. The boom ended as dramatically as it has begun with the death of the textile industry and waning of the city's role as a major inland port. By the end of the twentieth century, however, industrial decline and mass unemployment had given way to inner-city regeneration and by the turn of the century Manchester had rediscovered its swagger and successfully transformed itself into a thriving post-industrial centre of arts, culture and commerce. Well-known local authors and historians Jean and John Bradburn take the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Manchester will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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A-Z of Manchester: Places-People-History

by Jean & John Bradburn
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In 1970, the prominent entomologist Ed Ross and his wife Sandy were on a legitimate scientific expedition, focused on achieving a significant scientific result, i.e., to find and identify a special insect, an embiid. Over a period of years, in the course of Ed's research, the couple had already visited ...
Afghanistan at Peace
In 1970, the prominent entomologist Ed Ross and his wife Sandy were on a legitimate scientific expedition, focused on achieving a significant scientific result, i.e., to find and identify a special insect, an embiid. Over a period of years, in the course of Ed's research, the couple had already visited very remote and exotic locales all over the world, including places many people have never heard of. They had seen people living nearly stone-age lives, witnessed primitive rites, thrice camped their way across Africa, and Ed never set foot in a hotel during his yearlong entomological survey of India. But none of this could have prepared them for Afghanistan. As world-traveled as they were, they found themselves completely surprised and enthralled by this unique, ancient, and enduring culture.
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52.500000 USD

Afghanistan at Peace

by Edward S Ross Phd, Sandra Miller Ross Phd
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The historic county of Lancashire holds many delights, from the vast seascapes and long sandy beaches of its west coast to the unspoiled beauty of the Forest of Bowland and the dramatic limestone pavements around Silverdale. Lancashire also boasts more than its fair share of heritage and history, from the ...
50 Gems of Lancashire: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places
The historic county of Lancashire holds many delights, from the vast seascapes and long sandy beaches of its west coast to the unspoiled beauty of the Forest of Bowland and the dramatic limestone pavements around Silverdale. Lancashire also boasts more than its fair share of heritage and history, from the infamous Pendle Witch Trials to the many textile mills that drove the Industrial Revolution, as well as ancient castles, houses and religious buildings that tell fascinating tales of the county's rich and varied past. 50 Gems of Lancashire is overflowing with lovely photographs and interesting facts to draw you closer to the places you already know and love and to tempt you to discover new gems of your own.
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50 Gems of Lancashire: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

by Robert Nicholls
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Despite its remote location, surrounded by the high ground of the North York Moors, Whitby has featured significantly in history throughout the years. One of the earliest records of Whitby is from AD 656, when Oswy, a Christian king of Northumbria, founded the first abbey there. In AD 664, the ...
Whitby at Work: People and Industries Through the Years
Despite its remote location, surrounded by the high ground of the North York Moors, Whitby has featured significantly in history throughout the years. One of the earliest records of Whitby is from AD 656, when Oswy, a Christian king of Northumbria, founded the first abbey there. In AD 664, the town was the setting for the famous Synod of Whitby. It was the town's coastal location that would ensure its success as it grew to become a major fishing port and an important base for the whaling industry. The town's jet jewellery industry flourished in the second half of the nineteenth century after Queen Victoria made the famous black gemstone fashionable as a mourning accessory. Whitby has been a popular tourist destination ever since the Victorian period and today continues as a major attraction, helped in no small part by its associations with Dracula and the hugely popular Goth Weekend, when people come from far and wide to pay homage. Whitby at Work explores the life of this picturesque Yorkshire coastal town and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day, in a fascinating series of photographs and and informative text.
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Whitby at Work: People and Industries Through the Years

by Paul Chrystal
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In 1880, San Diego was a sleepy, dusty, western border town of about 2,500 souls. Today, it is a modern, world-class city with a greater metropolitan area population of more than three million residents (five million if the Mexican border city of Tijuana is included), a diverse economy, and tourist ...
Abandoned San Diego
In 1880, San Diego was a sleepy, dusty, western border town of about 2,500 souls. Today, it is a modern, world-class city with a greater metropolitan area population of more than three million residents (five million if the Mexican border city of Tijuana is included), a diverse economy, and tourist attractions that draw an estimated thirty-five million visitors each year. Its history was written by a fascinating group of friars, explorers, miners, entrepreneurs, educators, and inventors. In a thriving modern city like San Diego, little stays the same for long. Today's skyline would be virtually unrecognizable to a time traveler from the 1950s, but when you explore a little, you find fascinating vestiges of the San Diego of our great grandparents tucked away. Abandoned San Diego is a trip back in time, visiting nineteen sites that are in some level of deterioration, but still offer a glimpse into a different period in San Diego's past. Along the way, we will take a richly illustrated journey to old mines, fading towns, burned out ruins, and pioneer cemeteries, among other fascinating places.
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25.190000 USD

Abandoned San Diego

by Jessica D. Johnson
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Author and historian David Paul brings us a selection of strange and mythical tales from across Yorkshire, from the Wolds, Dales and Moors to its lesser-known rural landscape, from the coast to its towns, villages and cities, including a whole range of places, events and people that are seldom mentioned ...
Illustrated Tales of Yorkshire
Author and historian David Paul brings us a selection of strange and mythical tales from across Yorkshire, from the Wolds, Dales and Moors to its lesser-known rural landscape, from the coast to its towns, villages and cities, including a whole range of places, events and people that are seldom mentioned in standard histories or guides. Interesting remains, strange happenings, hoaxes, witchcraft and incredible legends are all featured in Illustrated Tales of Yorkshire. Included is an unusual mix of the curious, the quaint and the mysterious, where even those who know this northern county well will find something new and surprising.
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Illustrated Tales of Yorkshire

by David Paul
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Southampton has been a major port on the Hampshire coast since the medieval period, and the development of the docks in the nineteenth century saw the town (it became a city in 1964) expand massively. Thornycroft established a shipbuilding yard for the Royal Navy in 1904 and the town's strategic ...
Secret Southampton
Southampton has been a major port on the Hampshire coast since the medieval period, and the development of the docks in the nineteenth century saw the town (it became a city in 1964) expand massively. Thornycroft established a shipbuilding yard for the Royal Navy in 1904 and the town's strategic importance led to it being a target for aerial bombardment in the Second World War, in which 70 per cent of the buildings in the centre were badly damaged or destroyed. Rebuilt after the war, Southampton is now a thriving, populous metropolitan area. In this book author Martin Brisland reveals the hidden history of Southampton, from the grisly locations of the Old Admiralty Gallows and other public executions at the Bargate to the medieval wine vaults beneath the streets that were used as air-raid shelters during the Second World War. Many notable characters have been associated with the city, including Benny Hill; Jane Austen; General Rosas, who helped create modern Argentina; and Admiral Jellicoe. As well as being the port of embarkation for the Titanic, the Pilgrim Fathers' Mayflower sailed from Southampton. All this and more features in Secret Southampton as the author explores the little-known history of the city.
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Secret Southampton

by Martin Brisland
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Maidstone, the county town of Kent, has a colourful history shaped by battles, royalty, revolts, witches, mad priests, industrialists, brewers and Victorian benefactors. Situated between Dover and London and located on the River Medway, the town on a main route for pilgrimages was once a bustling centre for local and ...
Secret Maidstone
Maidstone, the county town of Kent, has a colourful history shaped by battles, royalty, revolts, witches, mad priests, industrialists, brewers and Victorian benefactors. Situated between Dover and London and located on the River Medway, the town on a main route for pilgrimages was once a bustling centre for local and national trade. Despite many changes throughout the centuries, the ambience of old Maidstone can still be experienced. Its history is unusual and intriguing and has everything from dinosaurs and megalithic structures to Cold War bunkers, Egyptian mummies, supernatural occurrences, tales of killer hail, gruesome executions and a prison that has seen many executions and riots and housed some of Britain's most notorious villains. Secret Maidstone explores the lesser-known episodes and people in the history of the town through the centuries. With tales of remarkable characters, tucked-away buildings and unusual events, this fully illustrated book will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of Kent's county town.
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Secret Maidstone

by Dean Hollands
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Intimately linked as twin hubs of the Elizabethan entertainment industry north and south of the Thames, Blackfriars' and Southwark's shared history emerged from opposing forces and ancient geographic personalities. First settled by the Romans, and surviving numerous invasions and conflagrations, the `Town of Southwark' enjoyed independent self-government until granted to ...
Secret Southwark and Blackfriars
Intimately linked as twin hubs of the Elizabethan entertainment industry north and south of the Thames, Blackfriars' and Southwark's shared history emerged from opposing forces and ancient geographic personalities. First settled by the Romans, and surviving numerous invasions and conflagrations, the `Town of Southwark' enjoyed independent self-government until granted to the City of London by King Edward III in 1327, to empower the extradition of felons taking sanctuary south of the river, while Bankside fell under the less restrictive jurisdiction of the Bishop of Winchester, making it a magnet for pleasure seekers. By contrast, the piecemeal selling and leasing of medieval Blackfriars Priory following the Dissolution of the Monasteries led to one wing's transformation into an indoor theatre opposite the open-air Globe, with both closed in 1642 at the outbreak of Civil War. In Secret Southwark and Blackfriars author Kristina Bedford explores pleasure, politics and much more, rediscovering a past that bubbles under the present-day cityscape.
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Secret Southwark and Blackfriars

by Kristina Bedford
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The historic city of Chester in Cheshire, in the north-west of England, experienced tragedies and hardships during the two World Wars. In the First World War many young men called up to fight in the conflict lost their lives, leaving communities bereft. On the Home Front, food shortages and the ...
Chester at War
The historic city of Chester in Cheshire, in the north-west of England, experienced tragedies and hardships during the two World Wars. In the First World War many young men called up to fight in the conflict lost their lives, leaving communities bereft. On the Home Front, food shortages and the demands of wartime work in manufacturing and other vital wartime industries changed life for all. In the Second World War the city of Chester was a direct target for aerial bombing raids, destroying many homes and familiar buildings with a significant loss of life. Communities learned to deal with rationing, air raids and large numbers of evacuees. Both wars had a devastating effect on local communities, but both were also a time of courage and fortitude in an effort to continue with everyday life. In this book, historian Mike Royden has captured the tribulations of the times in words and pictures, telling the stories of many local men, women and children during these trying periods. Chester at War pays tribute to the people of this city who served, died and lived through the two World Wars, and how they managed to endure in the face of the horrors of conflict.
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Chester at War

by Mike Royden
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American Prisoner of War Camps in Northern California describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the population of Northern California, as well as the impact of the people of Northern California on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of ...
American Prisoner of War Camps in Northern California
American Prisoner of War Camps in Northern California describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the population of Northern California, as well as the impact of the people of Northern California on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs in this region is illustrated, along with the details of camp locations in Northern California and the deaths and burials that occurred among them. Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story.
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American Prisoner of War Camps in Northern California

by Kathy Kirkpatrick
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Fifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today's modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these ...
The Changing Face of Manchester (2nd Edition)
Fifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today's modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images. Providing an important record of social history through fascinating photographs, you are given an insight into the city of Manchester like no other. This book offers a unique chance to look back in time to the late 19th and early 20th centuries and compare these images with their 21st century counterparts. In some images we barely see a change between the old and new streets and buildings, whereas others show full modernisation, with fast roads and contemporary buildings in place of the old. Featuring fascinating stories by author Clive Hardy to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history, and in years to come you will be able to look back and remember those days of old with fond memories.
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The Changing Face of Manchester (2nd Edition)

by Clive Hardy
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The West Midlands city of Wolverhampton has a fascinating history. Originally a medieval market town, it grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution through the new coal-mining and manufacturing industries because of its mineral resources, particularly iron, coal and limestone. With the decline of these industries in the late twentieth century, ...
Wolverhampton Through Time
The West Midlands city of Wolverhampton has a fascinating history. Originally a medieval market town, it grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution through the new coal-mining and manufacturing industries because of its mineral resources, particularly iron, coal and limestone. With the decline of these industries in the late twentieth century, Wolverhampton has had to change yet again, but in spite of the many changes that have occurred here the city has retained its identity. This fascinating selection of old and new images of Wolverhampton will be essential reading for all those who know this part of the West Midlands.
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Wolverhampton Through Time

by Alec Brew
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The county of Somerset can trace its origins back to Anglo-Saxon England, when it was a distinct part of the kingdom of Wessex, although the history of its peoples stretches back much further. Much of the county is agricultural and its wealth in the Middle Ages is seen today in ...
50 Gems of Somerset: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places
The county of Somerset can trace its origins back to Anglo-Saxon England, when it was a distinct part of the kingdom of Wessex, although the history of its peoples stretches back much further. Much of the county is agricultural and its wealth in the Middle Ages is seen today in Wells Cathedral, churches and the remains of abbeys. The north-east of the county was also a coal-mining area and Bridgwater became an important port in the Industrial Revolution. Today the county is as well known for the annual Glastonbury Festival as it is for its many tourist attractions. In 50 Gems of Somerset, author Andrew Powell-Thomas explores the many places and their history that make this part of the south-west of England so special. It includes Roman remains, castles, magnificent houses and churches, and historic towns, as well as present-day festivals and events. There is also a living heritage of military, transport and industry and natural attractions that include moors, hills, coastline, parks and many other treasures. Alongside the justly famous sites such as Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole the author includes many lesser-known gems that are equally deserving of attention.
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50 Gems of Somerset: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

by Andrew Powell-Thomas
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