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Secret Underground London

Author : Nick Catford
ISBN : 0956440576
Genre : London (England)
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Much has been written about the mysterious underground world that lies beneath the streets of London but few have ever had the opportunity to see so many aspects of it first-hand and make a detailed photographic record of all that they have seen. This is one of the two factors that make this book so different from all the others that have come before it. The second factor is the meticulous research that has gone into ensuring that the history and background narrative to each of the locations described and illustrated are both concise and accurate.

Hidden London

Author : David Bownes
ISBN : 9780300245790
Genre : Architecture
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An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories Hidden London is a lavishly illustrated history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces. It provides the first narrative of a previously secret and barely understood aspect of London's history. Behind locked doors and lost entrances lies a secret world of abandoned stations, redundant passageways, empty elevator shafts, and cavernous ventilation ducts. The Tube is an ever-expanding network that has left in its wake hidden places and spaces. Hidden London opens up the lost worlds of London's Underground and offers a fascinating analysis of why Underground spaces--including the deep-level shelter at Clapham South, the closed Aldwych station, the lost tunnels of Euston--have fallen into disuse and how they have been repurposed. With access to previously unseen archives, architectural drawings, and images, the authors create an authoritative account of London's hidden Underground story. This surprising and at times myth-breaking narrative interweaves spectacular, newly commissioned photography of disused stations and Underground structures today.

The Secret Lore Of London

Author : Nigel Pennick
ISBN : 9781473620285
Genre : History
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With a foreword by Iain Sinclair. London is an ancient city, whose foundation dates back literally thousands of years into the legendary prehistory of these islands. Not surprisingly it has accumulated a large number of stories, both historic and mythical, during this period, many of which, though faithfully recorded at the time, have lain almost forgotten in dusty libraries throughout the city. The Secret Lore of London is a guide to the legends, including a discussion of their importance as part of the oral tradition of Britain, combining Prehistoric, Celtic, Arthurian, Roman, Saxon and Norman levels - each of which has contributed to the many-layered life of the city. The first part contains a unique selection of essays (some printed here for the first time) by experts in their fields, each of whom possesses a unique interest in the legends of these islands, and who have written widely on associated themes. The second part of the book will consist of a Gazetteer of the sites mentioned which are still in existence, together with various other sites of associated interest, compiled by the Editor, the contributors, and members of the London Earth Mysteries Group. This part will be fully updated and extended to include many more sites. The result is a wide ranging and wholly fascinating book, with wide sales application possible. A series of appendixes will include William Stukley's extraordinary document The Brill, which relates to the ancient prehistoric sites around the area of present day St. Pancras, and excerpts from some of the best known 19th and early 20th century works on Legendary London by Lewis Spence and Harold Bayley Contributors to the book are: Nigel Pennick John Matthews Caroline Wise Caitlín Matthews Carol Clancy R.J. Stewart Bernard Nesfield-Cookson Gareth Knight Robert Stephenson Geraldine Beskin Chesca Potter William Stukeley Lewis Spence Harold Bayley Alan V. Insole Ross Nichols

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers

Author : Nick McCamley
ISBN : 9781844155088
Genre : History
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"Nuclear Bunkers" tells the previously undisclosed story of the secret defence structures built by the West during the Cold War years. The book describes in fascinating detail a vast umbrella of radar stations that spanned the North American continent and the north Atlantic from the Aleutian islands through Canada to the North Yorkshire moors, all centred upon an enormous secret control centre buried hundreds of feet below Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. This is complemented in the United Kingdom with a chain of secret radars codenamed 'Rotor' built in the early 1950's, and eight huge, inland sector control centres, built over 100' underground at enormous cost. The book reveals the various bunkers built for the U.S Administration, including the Raven Rock alternate war headquarters (the Pentagon's wartime hideout), the Greenbrier bunker for the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Mount Weather central government headquarters amongst others. Developments in Canada, including the Ottawa 'Diefenbunker' and the regional government bunkers are also studied. In the UK there were the London bunkers and the Regional War rooms built in the 1950's to protect against the Soviet threat, and their replacement in 1958 by much more hardened, underground Regional Seats of Government in the provinces, and the unique Central Government War Headquarters at Corsham. Also included in the UK coverage is the UK Warning and Monitoring Organisation with its underground bunkers and observation posts, as well as the little known bunkers built by the various local authorities and by the public utilities. Finally the book examines the provision, (or more accurately, lack of provision), of shelter space for the general population, comparing the situation in the USA and the UK with some other European countries and with the Soviet Union.

Secret Commissions

Author : Stephen Donovan
ISBN : 9781551113302
Genre : Literary Collections
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Lurid, controversial, and vulnerable to accusations of titillation or rabble-rousing, the works of Victorian investigative journalism collected here nonetheless brought unseen suffering into the light of day. Even today their exposure has the power to shock. As one investigator promised, “The Report of our Secret Commission will be read to-day with a shuddering horror that will thrill throughout the world.” Secret Commissions brings together nineteen key documents of Victorian investigative journalism. Their authors range from well-known writers such as Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew, and W.T. Stead to now-forgotten names such as Hugh Shimmin, Elizabeth Banks, and Olive Malvery. Collectively, they show how unsparing descriptions of social injustice became regular features of English journalism long before the advent of American-style “muckraking.” The reports address topics as varied as child abuse, animal cruelty, juvenile prostitution, sweat-shops, slums, gypsies, abortion, infanticide, and other controversial social issues. The collection features detailed chapter introductions, original illustrations, a historical overview of investigative reporting in the nineteenth-century press, and suggestions for further reading.

Salem Secret Underground

Author : Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
ISBN : 9780986261039
Genre : History
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In 1801 Elias Hasket Derby Jr. leaves his two year retirement. His father, the country’s first millionaire, has left him a money pit that many would consider one of the nations first American Castles. The expense to keep up this mansion and his leisurely life style has forced Elias back into action. He will take command of the local militia to fill in the ponds in the Common as part of an elaborate plot. The plot would entail the beautification of this neighborhood and entice a series of merchants and ship captains to build a series of two grand brick mansions set apart at fixed distances around the new park. All attached to a series of smuggling tunnels that would lead from the wharf, to their stores, and the banks. An elaborate scheme filled with Masons,pirates, a Secretary of the Navy, Senators, Representatives, a Supreme Court Justice, Presidents, and a touch of murder! Dig into the tunnels of Salem and find the underbelly of our nation!

Secret Underground Cities

Author : Nicholas J. McCamley
ISBN : UOM:39015047737484
Genre : History
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History of the vast underground arsenals, factories and bunkers built by the British government during WWII and the new uses found for them.

Secret London

Author : Andrew Duncan
ISBN : IND:30000107538161
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In more than 20 miles of original walks, a distinguished historian uncovers London's best-kept secrets. From ancient waterways and the vast network of tunnels that weave their way beneath the city's streets to easily missed courtyards and gardenseach walk is full of surprises. Full-color photos.

The Agatha Oddly Casebook Collection The Secret Key Murder At The Museum And The Silver Serpent

Author : Lena Jones
ISBN : 9780008389468
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Agatha’s been a detective for as long as she can remember. But can she crack the case in these three mysteries: The Secret Key, Murder at the Museum and The Silver Serpent?

Fodor S London 2014

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780770432201
Genre : Travel
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The crowds keep coming to England's capital as much to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and raging after-hours scene as to enjoy great art, palace-hopping, and royal ceremonies. Capturing it all, the new London 2014 Gold Guide ebook edition has comprehensive coverage of sights, dining, lodging, and attractions. EXPANDED COVERAGE: With its state-of-the-art hotels, glittering new restaurants, and multi-million-pound makeovers of museums, swinging-again London now outranks its neighbors as Europe's most future-forward spot. This new edition covers the latest hot spots and insider favorites, including a roundup of museums and a tour of the East End. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews of each neighborhood's highlights make planning simple, as do features on top attractions, best bets for hotels and restaurants, free things to do, and family favorites. There's also practical advice for getting around, and a pullout On-the-Go city map shows the Underground and includes key attractions, nearby dining, and great walks. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's London 2014 ebook offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their London stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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