A Cornish Childhood

Autobiography of a Cornishman

Author: A. L. Rowse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850221241

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 282

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Author: Jack Dunsmoor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483428540


Page: 610

View: 9570

OK2BG is narrative nonfiction, a Memoir about a guy who wants to be a Mentor preferably to a teenager, so they can have a decent & meaningful conversation about stuff & preferably with a kid at-risk, or just otherwise lost, in order to help both the teenager as well as the determined subject of this story realize their unique potential & find or reinforce their place in the world. Overall, a chronicle about the author’s attempt over several years to understand the question of ‘why do I want to be a Mentor’ which eventually helps him become a more insightful person. Subsequently in September, 2010 after a plague of teen suicides, Jack turns his attention to researching gay biographies into optimistically appropriate groups of books for gay kids at-risk, from bullying. After 5 years Jack has categorized 2,000+ books in the form of Memoirs, Biographies & Autobiographies written by or about 1,000+ allegedly gay men. The primary message in OK2BG is to read & reassess before you run asunder!

The Last of the Celts

Author: Marcus Tanner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115352

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 4525

Award-winning author Tanner has journeyed throughout the Celtic world--from the wilds of Northwest Scotland to the Isle of Man, and from Boston to Cape Breton--seeking the Celtic past and what remains of authentic culture.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series


Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1514

View: 8486

Includes Part 1A: Books, Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals and Part 2: Periodicals. (Part 2: Periodicals incorporates Part 2, Volume 41, 1946, New Series)

Twentieth-Century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Author: Bob Moore,Henk van Nierop

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847883265

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6583

From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of a 'mass' society. Grand social processes, such as urbanization, industrialization and democratization, blurred the previous sharp distinctions that had divided society. This massive transformation is central to our understanding of modern society. Comparing the British and Dutch experience of mass society in the twentieth century, this book considers five major areas: politics, welfare, media, leisure and youth culture. In each section, two well-known specialists - one from each country - examine the conditions behind the rise of a mass society, and show how these conditions were distinctively British or Dutch. Drawing on history, cultural studies and sociology, the authors bring new insight into the development of modern European society.

A.L. Rowse and Cornwall

A Paradoxical Patriot

Author: Philip Payton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 9713

Winner of the Adult Non-Fiction section of the Holyer an GofAwards 2006, and Overall Winner of the Holyer an Gof Trophy, this gripping biographical study explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall. Rowse’s books, A Cornish Childhood and Tudor Cornwall, remain in strong demand, essential reading for the general reader and historian alike, and for all those who know and love Cornwall. By shedding new light on this complex character, Payton invites a greater understanding of the broader issues of Cornish identity as well as assessing Rowse’s highly original contribution to the writing of British and Cornish history.

The Life Story of an Otter (Classic Reprint)

Author: J. C. Tregarthen

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780484096881

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 5149

Excerpt from The Life Story of an Otter On the way to its quarters it will linger to fish or hunt, and the remains of eel, salmon, pike, rabbit, moorhen or wild-duck mark the scene of the midnight feast. But no matter how much it may leave uneaten the otter never returns to a kill, and so escapes the traps with which gamekeeper or water-bailiff is sure to ring the ground about it. Unlike its congener the polecat, the otter does not hoard food; unless the caches of frogs occasionally found in marshes are its work, and not that of the heron as is generally supposed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Use of History

Author: A. L. Rowse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317266331

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 7218

This book, originally published in 1963, discusses the place of history in education and general culture, methods of teaching and how to tackle reading. It deals with problems that are among the most pressing intellectual issues of the twentieth century as well as being a practical handbook, on how to read history.

The Diaries of A. L. Rowse

Author: A. L. Rowse

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571272983

Category: Historians

Page: 480

View: 5133

A historian, poet and autobiographer, A. L. Rowse (1903–1997) moved through the worlds of academia, politics and publishing; those he encountered upon the way came in for witty and vitriolic diatribes in his journals. On their first publication in 2003 these diaries were already widely anticipated – Rowse himself had suggested in his lifetime that there would be much to scandalise and entertain in them, and they didn’t disappoint this prediction. Winston Churchill, G. M. Trevelyan, T. S. Eliot and John Betjeman are among the famous characters who came under his gaze, and whose conversations and opinions of one another he recorded.Compiled and edited by Richard Ollard, the diaries stretch from the 1920s – when Rowse first left his native Cornwall to study at Cambridge – to the 1960s, a fascinating and personal study of the most turbulent decades in recent history.