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The Genesis of Modern British Town Planning, a Study in Economic and Social History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

By: Ashorth, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972

study of this subject. Includes a long section on the creation of new model villages and towns from New Lanark to Letchworth. ex-lib -borrowed twice - usual library indicators - book in great order throughout View more info

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Ugly the True Story of a Loveless Childhood

By: Briscoe, Constance

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006

This book is an account of a child's memories of how she was abused, humiliated and rejected. This is a powerful book. The very beauty of biographies is that they are somebody's own version of what happened to them and how they lived it or fought it. There's no third person commenting on it or describing it from an emotionally detached point of view. View more info

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A History of English Costume

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen, 1961

Book has previous owner's plastic wrap (tape marks now on the 1st & last pp) 224pp with numerous line artwork. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text amongst the reference art & historical notes. Tightly bound. View more info

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A Wealth of Wisdom: Legendary African American Elders Speak

By: Camille Cosby, Renee Poussaint

Price: $18.00

Publisher: USA, Atria, 2004

The editors collected these stories as part of the (US) National Visionary Leadership Project - The wisdom of our elders is our most valuable resource. In A Wealth of Wisdom, a collection of stories, experiences, and observations of more than fifty African Americans, ages seventy and over, extraordinary men and women explain how we as a nation got to where we are. With accounts by everyone from Maya Angelou and Ray Charles to Robert Guillaume and Coretta Scott King, thes... View more info

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Modern Times, Modern Places

By: Conrad, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf, 1999

The world changed faster during the twentieth century than ever before. Science and technology set the pace. With a uniquely clear perspective Peter Conrad provides on a phase of history that has nearly passed we are much better prepared to confront the new millennium. 752 crisply presented pp & approx 900g packed for post. All in great order. review >>>> . . .this accomplished and very thorough round-up of our century's most important cultural trends is perfect for the ... View more info

Whistle Blowers

By: Dempster Quentin

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Sydney, ABC Books, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

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By: Dirie Waris with Corinna Milborn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Virago, Great Britain, 2005

Edition: 1st Thus

Desert Children tells how the author and journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of Female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe. They estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls have undergone or are at risk of FGM. View more info

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Collapse How Societies Choose to Fail Or Succeed

By: Jared Diamond

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Penguin (Allen Lane), 2005

name on 1st p > GBks review > "Essential reading ... Collapse [shows] that resilient societies are nimble ones, capable of long-term planning and of abandoning deeply entrenched but ultimately destructive core values and beliefs." "There are hopeful messages in Collapse. With Diamond's help, maybe we'll learn to see our problems a little more clearly before we chop down that last palm tree." "Extraordinarily panoramic ...Diamond's complex historical... View more info

IMAGES OF NURSES Perspectives from History, Art and Literature

By: Jones Anne Hudson Edited By

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988

Edition: First Edition

"Images of Nurses" brings together the work of an impressive group of scholars including Natalie Boymel Kampen, the first art historian to examine systematically the images of nurses in the history of art: Barbara Melosh who writes about nurses in history and literature: Darlene Clark Hine, historian of black women in nursing and Leslie Fielder, the first major literary critic to write about images of nurses in fiction and popular culture." Several contrib... View more info

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BOY TALK How You Can Help Your Son Express His Emotions

By: Polce-Lynch Mary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., New Harbinger Publications, 2002

Edition: First Edition

Boy Talk is a must read for anyone involved in the complex world of today's boys and young men. It provides concrete, easy-to-follow instructions for raising emotionally competent boys within a culture that conspires to turn them into unfeeling machines. An excellent guide for parents and other adults who want to help boys learn how to navigate an interpersonally difficult world. View more info

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One Hand Clapping

By: Rafe Martin, Manuela Soares

Price: $38.00

Publisher: USA, Rizzoli, 1995

ex-lib - 1stpage (that presumably held the lib pocket) has been removed, but rest of the book is in harmony with being a new book, dj has plastic protector on - 46 pages - No preview A collection of traditional tales used for teaching the basic principles of Zen Buddhism, including "The Tigers and the Strawberry," "The Zen Master and the Samurai," and "A Silver Cat". Martin and Soares have selected 18 anecdotes from the lives and writings of the ... View more info

THE RACE FOR RICHES; The Human Cost of Wealth

By: Seabrook Jeremy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Marshall Pickering, UK, 1988

Edition: First Edition

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The Hitler Emigres: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism

By: Snowman, Daniel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus, 2002

The Hitler Emigres (466 crisp pp, 800g for post) investigates how Nazism changed Britain's social structure. Emigrés from Nazi Europe still inhabit London's Swiss Cottage; in this refugee heartland, they are known as the beret and borscht brigade. As well as an informative and painstaking history, The Hitler Emigrés shows British history is no longer an island saga of warring Saxon tribes and Romans. This modern nation was formed, in part, by a persecuted minority from... View more info

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Even the Daylight Appeared Dark “A Journey through Life, the Military, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”

By: Wadsworth, Matthew

Price: $39.00

Publisher: USA, AuthorHouse, 2011

author info > Following a suicide attempt Matthew had to find answers to what made him get to the point of utter despair, he found some of them, and it gave him enough strength to continue, until his next tour of duty, Helmand, Afghanistan. On returning home his dreams were a constant reminder of his time away, his dreams were soon to spill over into daytime and everyday things started to remind him of events in Afghanistan. review > The book takes you on a painful journ... View more info