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  • Glasgow

    The Autobiography

    by Alan Taylor ...
    The story of a Scottish city as seen by its residents and visitors: “It’s a fine treasure-house—and even Glaswegians may learn something new from it.” —ScotsmanThis is the story of the fabled former Second City of the British Empire, from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium. Arranged ... Read more

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  • Glasgow: The Autobiography

    The Autobiography

    Edited by Alan Taylor ...
    Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the tumult of the Industrial Revolution to the third millennium.Including extracts from an astonishing array of contributors from Daniel Defoe, Dorothy Wordsworth and Dr Johnson to Evelyn Waugh and Dirk Bogarde, it also ... Read more

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    A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London has streets full of stories and buildings steeped in history. * The biggest and most beloved names in English literature have all been here, and you can still see or ... Read more

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  • Great Glasgow Stories

    by John Burrowes ...
    Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. The city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events of the past century, from major triumphs to cataclysmic calamities, and the best of these anecdotes are compiled here to form this unique collection.Amongst the notable events revisited are the launching of the Queen Mary, which captivated the ... Read more

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  • Eleven Minutes Late

    A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain

    by Matthew Engel ...
    Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them.For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, ... Read more

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  • Scotland

    An Autobiography

    “A spirited collection of witnessing from all the periods of Scottish history”—in the words of Cromwell to Conan Doyle, poets to nurses to warriors (The New York Review of Books).This is a vivid, wide-ranging account of Scotland’s history, composed of numerous stories and observations by those who experienced it firsthand through the centuries.Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, ... Read more

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  • Alan Clark: A Life in his Own Words

    by Alan Clark ...
    Some of the most talked about books of recent years, Alan Clark's diaries provide a witty and irreverant insider's account of political life in Britain. Now in one volume.'From the moment the first scabrous and brilliant volume was published, people wanted more. Now they have it and they will not be disappointed... These diaries are not wonderful simply because they show a politician unafraid to ... Read more

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  • River of Fire

    The Clydebank Blitz

    by John Macleod ...
    “An unflinching record of Scotland’s greatest human disaster in modern history”—the Luftwaffe air raids on the industrial town of Clydebank during WWII (The Herald).Vibrating with endeavors for Britain’s effort against the might of Nazi Germany, Clydebank was—in hindsight—an obvious target for the attentions of the Luftwaffe. When, on the evening of 13 March 1941, the authorities first detected ... Read more

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  • Our Glasgow

    Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain

    by Piers Dudgeon ...
    This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of Glasgow spans most of the last century - a time of economic downturn and eventual renewal, in which the many communities making up the city experienced upheavals that tore some apart and brought others closer together. It tells of the beating heart ... Read more

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  • Engel's England

    Thirty-nine counties, one capital and one man

    by Matthew Engel ...
    England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity.He finds the well-dressers of Derbyshire and the pyromaniacs of ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Capital

    Melbourne When It Was the Capital City of Australia 1901-28

    by Kristin Otto ...
    An original and intriguing history of Melbourne at the tumultuous start of the twentieth century, illustrated throughout with contemporary drawings and photos.In 1901 Melbourne was a small city. Then the founders of the Australian Commonwealth decided it was the best place to house the new Federal Parliament while they awaited the completion of the capital in Canberra. And as the world hurtled ... Read more

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  • Scotland: Her Story

    The Nation’s History by the Women Who Lived It

    Edited by Rosemary Goring ...
    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, it encompasses women from all stations of class and fame and notoriety, offering a ... Read more

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