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Harpenden Childhood Remembered

Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9780752486871
Genre : History
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John Cooper vividly recalls the dark days of the Second World War - air raids, rationing, Home Guard manoeuvres, prisoners of war on the doorstep and the excitement of VE Day - and the long, carefree days of post-war childhood that followed, when the pace of life was much gentler than today. The author recalls local shops, now long gone, such as Harriden's grocery store and Mr Lines the blacksmith, as well as Harpenden's two cinemas, in one of which he was briefly employed as a projectionist. Memories of the glittering Festival of Britain and Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation celebrations, together with a nostalgic journey back to Harpenden, round off this trip down memory lane, which will surely appeal to anyone interested in the history of Hertfordshire within living memory

Harpenden The Postcard Collection

Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9781445659190
Genre : Photography
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Beautiful postcards capture old Harpenden in all its glory.

Harpenden A Village In Wartime

Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9781445689067
Genre : History
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Harpenden: A Village in Wartime is a tribute to the wartime record of the people of the city of Chester in the two World Wars.

Harpenden History Tour

Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9781445693576
Genre : Photography
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A guided tour of the historic town of Harpenden, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.

Watford History Tour

Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9781445657783
Genre : Photography
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A guided tour of this historic town of Watford, showing how the areas you know and love have transformed over the centuries.

Labour History Review

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ISBN : NWU:35556017243643
Genre : Great Britain
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A Scandalous Man

Author : Gavin Esler
ISBN : UOM:39015077682931
Genre : Political corruption
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"A Scandalous Man is a compulsive story about the adrenalin of power, a novel that gives you the inside story of political life and the truth behind a real scandal." "Robin Burnett was one of the coming men of the government. Charismatic and hard-working, his easy charm disguised his ambition. His belief in action endeared him to his American counterparts. The deals they did together, out of sight of the media and the electorate, were pragmatic and propelled them to high office but their costs, their effects in the future, would be explosive." "When the scandal finally broke - twenty-four hour hungry media can be hard to avoid - it cost Robin Burnett his job, of course, but a very heavy price was paid by his family too, already estranged by the relentless demands of a remorseless drive to succeed." "Gavin Esler's novel gives a powerful sense of the headiness felt when the top job is within your grasp. But most of all this is a story that explains the real scandal behind tomorrow's headlines and why so many may have come to lose trust in the politicians' promises."--BOOK JACKET.

The Autobiography Of The Working Class

Author : John Burnett
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117231139
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ocean Devil

Author : James MacManus
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131729290
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A young Oxford graduate who was caught up in the Japanese invasion of China in 1937 and the Chinese Civil war, George Hogg led a group of Chinese children hundreds of miles across 15,000-foot mountains to safety—only to die tragically in early 1945. James MacManus was working as a reporter in Shanghai in 1980s when he heard talk of a statue being up in the remote town of Shandon on the Mongolian border in memory of an Englishman called George Hogg. This book is the result of his investigations, and the basis for a feature film. One westerner who lived in China throughout the Cultural Revolution described Hogg as "an outstanding young Englishman who fell in love with foreign people and devoted his life to their betterment. What he did made him deeply and widely loved." MacManus has been back to China to interview the surviving old boys of Hogg's school. Hogg's reputation is kept alive by their loyalty to this day. The dramatic trajectory of Hogg's life took him within a few months from a privileged existence at Oxford to life on the run from Japanese secret police in China.

The Local Historian

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132686853
Genre : Great Britain
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