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Recollections And Reflections

Author : Joseph John Thomson
ISBN : 9781108037921
Genre : Science
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Manchester-born Sir Joseph John Thomson (1858-1940), discoverer of the electron, was one of the most important Cambridge physicists of the later nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. Succeeding Lord Rayleigh as Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, he directed the research interests of the laboratory, and eight of his students, including Rutherford, went on to win Nobel Prizes, as Thomson himself did in 1906. He was knighted in 1908, received the Order of Merit in 1912, and became Master of Trinity College in 1918. He also served as President of the Royal Society from 1915 from 1920 and was a government advisor on scientific research during World War I. This autobiography, published in 1936, covers all aspects of his career - his student days in Manchester, arrival in Cambridge, and growing international reputation. It gives a fascinating picture of Cambridge life and science at a dynamic period of development.

The Recollections And Reflections Of J R Planch

Author : J. R. Planché
ISBN : 9781108038836
Genre : Drama
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Published in 1872, this two-volume autobiography by the British playwright J. R. Planché (1796-1880) tells the story of his long and varied life in the theatre. Planché wrote, adapted or collaborated on 176 plays over the course of his career, covering a wide range of theatrical genres including comedy, opera, extravaganza and pantomime. He also became an acknowledged expert on stage costume, and argued the importance of historically accurate costumes in productions of Shakespeare's plays. Engagingly written, these volumes contain fascinating anecdotes on the famous theatrical and musical figures of the time, including Charles Kemble, Eliza Vestris and Carl Maria von Weber. Volume 2 traces the continued development of Planché's career, covering his productions at the Olympic, Drury Lane, Covent Garden and Haymarket theatres. The work confirms Planché's permanent place in the history of theatre practice, and provides an intriguing glimpse into the Regency and early Victorian London stage.

Recollections And Reflections Personal And Political

Author : John Nicholls
ISBN : NYPL:33433066658141
Genre : Great Britain
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Some Recollections And Reflections

Author : Palitha Manchanayake
ISBN : 9559905112
Genre : Engineers
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Memories Of Mizoram

Author : Gwen Rees Roberts
ISBN : 190331416X
Genre : Missionaries
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Darn Good Lessons

Author : Myron Hesse
ISBN : 1432701673
Genre : Fiction
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It's tough being a flower! This is one of the "darn good lessons" Myron Hesse learned in the second grade production of Cinderella in Flowerland. Mr. Hesse maintains that every experience provides at least two lessons. He shares with the reader his insight to some of the experiences of the past as viewed from his senior citizen status.

Unfinished Innings

Author : Madhav Godbole
ISBN : 8125008837
Genre : Civil service
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The author s seeking premature retirement eighteen months before the due date in March 1993 as the Union Home Secretary, was widely reported and extensively debated in the media. In his memoirs Mr Godbole narrates the events that prompted his decision to resign from government service. The author interestingly accompanies the reader behind the scenes, to the world of Indian bureaucracy and realpolitik.

Reflections Recollections And A Little Bit Of Nonsense

Author : Tali Voron
ISBN : 9781312226319
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Voyage Through The Twentieth Century

Author : Klemens Von Klemperer
ISBN : 1845455843
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The account of the author's life, spent between Europe and America, is at the same time an account of his generation, one that came of age between the two World Wars. Recalling not only circumstances of his own situation but that of his friends, the author shows how this generation faced a reality that seemed fragmented, and in their shared thirst for knowledge and commitment to ideas they searched for cohesiveness among the glittering, holistic ideologies and movements of the twenties and thirties. The author's scholarly work on the German Resistance to Hitler revealed to him those who maintained dignity and courage in times of peril and despair, which became for him a life's pursuit. This work is unique in its thorough inclusion of the postwar decades and its perspective from a historian eager to rescue the "other" Germany-the Germany of the righteous rather than the Holocaust murderers.

Southern Cultures

Author : Harry L. Watson
ISBN : 9781469609072
Genre : History
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In the Winter 2013 issue of Southern Cultures: How did we get here? Lebanese in Mississippi, Puerto Ricans in Orlando, Californians at Black Mountain, Tennesseans in Texas, and a bust of a South Carolinian that ended up in the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Winter 2013 issue tells the stories of southerners far from home, making new homes where they land. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

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