The Bellamy Saga

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448210720

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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First published in 1976, this fictional biography is the intimate and detailed portrait of the celebrated Bellamy family of the TV show Upstairs, Downstairs. No family in the past century - excepting perhaps the Forsytes - has been so dramatically exposed to public stare as the Bellamys of Eaton Place. Drawing from the diaries of Richard Bellamy, the personal letters of Lady Majorie, the Southwold Papers in the British Museum, as well as his own friendship with James Bellamy and his conversations with Mrs. Elizabeth (Bellamy) Wallace shortly before her recent death in New York City, John Pearson has written a sensitive and finely detailed portrait of this patrician English family. The Bellamys could not have anticipated the extraordinary interest that their lives have generated in Europe and America through the award-winning television series Upstairs, Downstairs. Here, Mr. Pearson chronicles the Bellamys' complex, stormy, and passionate lives during the years between 1884 and 1929, when they reigned at 165 Eaton Place. An exciting and intriguing narrative in its own right, The Bellamy Saga is also a tribute to the surviving relatives and friends who consented - although some of them did so reluctantly - to relinquish much of the privacy they cherish. John Pearson is also the author of All the Money in the World (previously titled Painfully Rich), now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott film and starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plumber (nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor).

Mirror to America

The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin

Author: John Hope Franklin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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John Hope Franklin lived through America's most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, notably in his 3.5-million-copy bestseller, From Slavery to Freedom. Born in 1915, he, like every other African American, could not help but participate: he was evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, threatened—once with lynching—and consistently subjected to racism's denigration of his humanity. Yet he managed to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard; become the first black historian to assume a full professorship at a white institution, Brooklyn College; and be appointed chair of the University of Chicago's history department and, later, John B. Duke Professor at Duke University. He has reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught and become one of the world's most celebrated historians, garnering over 130 honorary degrees. But Franklin's participation was much more fundamental than that. From his effort in 1934 to hand President Franklin Roosevelt a petition calling for action in response to the Cordie Cheek lynching, to his 1997 appointment by President Clinton to head the President's Initiative on Race, and continuing to the present, Franklin has influenced with determination and dignity the nation's racial conscience. Whether aiding Thurgood Marshall's preparation for arguing Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, marching to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, or testifying against Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, Franklin has pushed the national conversation on race toward humanity and equality, a life long effort that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1995. Intimate, at times revelatory, Mirror to America chronicles Franklin's life and this nation's racial transformation in the twentieth century, and is a powerful reminder of the extent to which the problem of America remains the problem of color.

World Historical Fiction

An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573560665

Category: Fiction

Page: 719

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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Highlands-A-Go-Go

Finding Virginia-Highland

Author: DM Paule

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440180583

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood: depending on who you talk to, it’s a historic suburb; or, a stylish entertainment district; or, a left-wing, political powerhouse; or a state-of-mind. It’s also where Donovan Ford, an über-hip New York columnist who’s unmotivated, under-employed and suddenly un-married, finds himself riding out his existential crisis. After years of writing about all that’s trendy and new, he’s begun to wonder what he has missed in life. That’s until his octogenarian Aunt DeLaine loads him into her biodiesel Rolls-Royce with a thermos of Manhattans. Over the course of a year, she takes him on a ride of discovery, introducing him to local customs, southern flora, and society fauna (aka, Atlanta's Grande Dames) ...not to mention himself.

Biggles

The Authorized Biography

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448207762

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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For over fifty years James Biggles Worth, D.S.O., D.F.C., M.C., has flown the skies. The mythical ace to end all flying aces, the fearless pilot of everything from Sop with Camels to the earliest jets, he emerged with glory from devilish scrapes all over the world. Yet until now Biggles has often been seen as a storybook caricature. A dashed fine chap, certainly, but not the extraordinary man he really was. Here, for the first time, is an insight into the 'real' man who made these adventures possible. In Biggles, his fictional biography, first published in 1978, John Pearson has unravelled the missing strands in Biggles' life; delving vigorously into subjects that were once taboo. Why did Biggles never marry? What was the truth about his tragic first love? And what were Biggles' real regrets and frustrations as he tried to come to terms with a rapidly developing world in peacetime? The truth - so long hidden behind a stiff upper lip and an equally stiff pink gin in the Officers' Mess - is at last revealed.

A Natural Life

Author: David Bellamy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446457591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir is packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. He depicts wonderfully a childhood of discovery and adventure growing up in Carshalton during the second world war. Despite rationing and evacuation, these were happy days of tremendous freedom spent roaming the wonderland of the surrounding countryside searching for bugs, beetles and bits of old shrapnel which young Bellamy and his brother would smuggle home to their father's shed for their firework-making sessions. His growing love of nature is interwoven with loving, often hilarious, portraits of the various characters he meets along the way. From his days as a student in fifties London to his trial by fire lectureship at Durham University with a young wife and ever-growing family to support, Bellamy reveals his many great loves from sports cars to ballet. He also writes of his more serious concerns, with his reputation for being outspoken and undeterred in the face of big enterprises and corporations revealed in his battles and campaigns.

Jolly Green Giant

Author: David Bellamy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448108659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir will be packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. It is the story of how a city boy, brought up in the middle of London, went for a trip into the countryside one day, an event which was to transform his life by setting in motion the amazing love of nature which would make famous this larger-than-life character. In his infectious style he illumines on, amongst other things, the fact that his father, the manager of a branch of Boots, had to grease his hair straight - because in those days managers of Boots weren't allowed to have curly hair! Then there was the time he and his brother discovered an exploded bomb, kept in the garden shed - and then accidentally blew off the front of the house with it. He reveals his secret passion is ballet dancing - and how his mother only found out about it when she saw him on stage at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon. His career as an academic, then author, broadcaster, consultant and television personality, spans 35 years and his main passion - campaigning for the environment - have led to many adventures including his being twice imprisoned in the Third World.

Chicopee

Author: Michele Plourde-Barker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738590066

Category: History

Page: 128

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Introduced in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the town's incorporation, Chicopee traces the history of this Western Massachusetts community from its first settlement in the 1660s to the growth spurt of the post-World War II era. Much of the community's early built environment changed during Chicopee's transformation from town to city, and this fascinating new book reveals the lost elements of the landscape. From covered bridges over the Chicopee and Connecticut Rivers to early farms, readers will see much that has disappeared from Chicopee over time. The 200 vintage images displayed in this volume depict lost schools and churches, local businesses, shops, and factories, as well as the factory workers, entrepreneurs, farmers, recent immigrants, and other townspeople who populated these institutions. Longtime residents will find that the book conjures up many memories, and newer ones will see Chicopee as they've never seen it before.

The Last Days of Cleveland

And More True Tales of Crime and Disaster from Cleveland's Past

Author: John Stark Bellamy

Publisher: Gray & Company

ISBN: 1598510673

Category: History

Page: 254

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#6 in this Cleveland crime and disaster series includes 15 stories. Sometimes gruesome, often surprising, these tales are meticulously researched and delivered in a literate and entertaining style. Meet a daring Jazz Age stick-up man, a murderous grandmother, an ageless fire chief addicted to profanity, and other unforgettable characters.

They Died Crawling

And Other Tales of Cleveland Woe

Author: John Stark Bellamy, II

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 1886228035

Category: History

Page: 253

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The foulest crimes and worst in Cleveland history are recounted in these 15 incredible-but-true tales. Each no-holds-barred account into one of this city's most notorious moments, from the 1916 waterworks collapse to the Cleveland Clinic fire to the sensational Sam Sheppard murder trial. These gripping narratives deliver high drama and dark comedy, heroes and villains, obsession, courage, treachery, deceit, fear, and guilt -- all from the streets of Cleveland.

Sara and Eleanor

The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt

Author: Jan Pottker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, FDR's mother Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself. Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.

Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England

Crime, Government and Society, c.1066–c.1600

Author: Dr John C Appleby,Dr Paul Dalton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480488

Category: History

Page: 196

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With some notable exceptions, the subject of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship, and encourage further study of the subject, by presenting a series of new studies, based on original research, that address significant features of outlawry and criminality over an extensive period of time. The volume casts important light on, and raises provocative questions about, the definition, ambiguity, variety, causes, function, adaptability, impact and representation of outlawry during this period. It also helps to illuminate social and governmental attitudes and responses to outlawry and criminality, which involved the interests of both church and state. From different perspectives, the contributions to the volume address the complex relationships between outlaws, the societies in which they lived, the law and secular and ecclesiastical authorities, and, in doing so, reveal much about the strengths and limitations of the developing state in England. In terms of its breadth and the compelling interest of its subject matter, the volume will appeal to a wide audience of social, legal, political and cultural historians.

Biss zum Abendrot (Bella und Edward 3)

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646929936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 624

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Bellas Leben ist in Gefahr. Ein offensichtlich blutrünstiger Vampir sinnt auf Rache. Und seine Spuren führen zu Bella. Aber damit nicht genug: Nachdem sie wieder mit Edward zusammen ist, muss sie sich zwischen ihrer Liebe zu ihm und ihrer Freundschaft mit Jacob entscheiden – doch damit könnte sie den uralten Kampf zwischen Vampiren und Werwölfen neu entfachen ... Dies ist Band 3 der international erfolgreichen »Biss«-Saga. Alle Bände auf einen Blick: Biss zum Morgengrauen Biss zur Mittagsstunde Biss zum Abendrot Biss zum Ende der Nacht Biss zum ersten Sonnenstrahl– Das kurze zweite Leben der Bree Tanner

Die 100 - Tag 21

Roman

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364118486X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Seit Jahrhunderten hat kein Mensch mehr einen Fuß auf die Erde gesetzt – bis jetzt 100 jugendliche Straftäter wurden aus dem Weltraum entsandt, um die Erde nach einer Nuklearkatastrophe erneut zu besiedeln. Eine völlig entvölkerte Erde – das dachten sie. Falsch gedacht. Komplett überraschend wird das Camp der Jugendlichen von Erdgeborenen überfallen - ein Kampf auf Leben und Tod beginnt. Wells versucht, die Überlebenden in Sicherheit zu bringen, muss aber gegen Anfeindungen aus der eigenen Gruppe kämpfen. Bellamy ist währenddessen auf der verzweifelten Suche nach seiner Schwester Octavia, die spurlos verschwunden ist. Die mutige Clarke, die in ihren Gefühlen zwischen ihm und Wells schwankt, hilft ihm dabei - und stößt auf ein grässliches Geheimnis. Gleichzeitig droht auf den Raumschiffen der Sauerstoff auszugehen. Das Überleben der Menschen hängt am seidenen Faden.

Women Behaving Badly

True Tales of Cleveland's Most Ferocious Female Killers: an Anthology

Author: John Stark Bellamy, II

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 1598510002

Category: True Crime

Page: 255

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Women who murder . . . why are they so much more fascinating than their male counterparts? For evidence, dip into any of the sixteen strange-but-true tales collected in this anthology by Cleveland’s leading historical crime writer. You’ll meet: • Ill-fated Catherine Manz, the “Bad Cinderella” who poisoned her step-sister in revenge for years of mistreatment, then made her getaway wearing her victim’s most fetching outfit, a red dress and an enormous feathered hat . . . • Velma West, the big-city girl who scandalized rural Lake County in the 1920s with her “unnatural passions”—and ended her marriage-made-in-hell with a swift hammer’s blow to the skull of her dull husband, Eddie . . . • Eva Kaber, “Lakewood’s Lady Borgia,” who, along with her mother and daughter, conspired to dispose of an inconvenient husband with arsenic and knife-wielding hired killers . . . • Martha Wise, Medina’s not-so-merry widow, who poisoned a dozen relatives—including her husband, mother, and brother—because she enjoyed going to funerals . . . And a cast of other, equally fascinating women who behaved very, very badly. This is wickedly entertaining reading!

Die 100 - Heimkehr

Roman

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641189861

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Der Kampf um die Freiheit 100 Jugendliche wurden aus dem Weltraum entsandt, um die Erde neu zu besiedeln. Womit sie nicht gerechnet hatten: Auf dem blauen Planeten gibt es immer noch Menschen - Menschen, die die Neuankömmlinge um jeden Preis vertreiben wollen. Nun spitzt sich die Situation noch einmal dramatisch zu: Auf der Raumstation geht die Luft aus, und eine kampfbereite Truppe rund um den zwielichtigen Vizekanzler Rhodes landet auf der Erde. Die 100 geraten endgültig zwischen alle Fronten, von überall droht Gefahr. Und nur gemeinsam werden die Jugendlichen die Freiheit, die sie auf der Erde gefunden haben, verteidigen können.

Belgium and Holland

Including the Grand-duchy of Luxembourg : Handbook for Travellers

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Belgium

Page: 489

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