Secret City of Southend

Secret City of Southend

Author: Ian Yearsley

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781398111554

Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 670

Secret City of Southend explores the lesser-known history of the town of Southend through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.

Secret City

Secret City

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781838690328

Category: Travel

Page: 788

View: 189

This book is your essential guide to getting to know the most interesting, rewarding and hip areas to stay in 50 cities around the world. Dive deep into an exciting new destination and discover the best little-known sights and things to do, plus the coolest places to eat, drink and shop to create unforgettable trips.

'Race', Culture and the Right to the City

'Race', Culture and the Right to the City

Author: Gareth Millington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230353862

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 822

Adopting a perspective inspired by Henri Lefebvre, this book considers the spread of multiculture from the central city to the periphery and considers the role that 'race' continues to play in structuring the metropolis, taking London, New York and Paris as examples.

Secret Casualties of World War Two

Secret Casualties of World War Two

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526743251

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 740

The London Blitz and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are iconic myths for Britain and America. Few in either nation realise, however, that these artfully constructed narratives of heroic resistance to aerial bombardment both conceal appalling massacres of their own citizens. In Britain, thousands of civilians were killed when the army shelled London and other cities in an effort to prevent those living there from fleeing the German bombs. At Pearl Harbor, American warships fired their heavy guns at the city of Honolulu, with devastating results. In this book, Simon Webb reveals one of the last secrets of the Second World War; the casualties which ‘friendly fire’ from heavy artillery inflicted upon British and American civilians. In the case of the British, these deaths were part of a quite deliberate policy which was devised to ensure that those living in big cities remained there, despite the dangers of enemy bombing. There were times during the German bombing of London when more people were being killed by British shells than were dying as a result of enemy bombs. Although this book traces the history of bombing and anti-aircraft guns from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, through to the First World War, its chief concern is with the events of the Second World War; particularly the Blitz. Nobody reading this book will ever view Pearl Harbor or the Blitz in quite the same way again.

The City

The City

Author: James A. Clapp

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412850704

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

View: 658

The City is the best, funniest, saddest, and most thought-provoking compilation ever assembled on the urban scene. James A. Clapp has arranged more than three thousand quotations—epigrams, epithets, verses, proverbs, scriptural references, witticisms, lyrics, literary references, and historical observations—on urban life from antiquity until the present. These quotes are drawn from the written and spoken words of more than one thousand writers throughout history. This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. Clapp’s text is striking for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas. This second edition includes four hundred new entries, updated birth dates and occupations of quoted authors, and an expanded and updated introduction and preface. Clapp also added new introduction pages for each section containing pictures and unique quotations. The indexes have also been expanded to include more subjects and cities. The scope of this book is international, including entries on most major and many minor cities of the world. It is noteworthy for its pleasures as well as its insights.

Alpha City

Alpha City

Author: Rowland Atkinson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788737982

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 962

How London was bought and sold by the Super-Rich, and what it means for the rest of us Who owns London? Today, the city is the epicentre of the world’s financial markets, an elite cultural hub, and a place to hide one’s wealth. In Alpha City, Rowland Atkinson tells the story of eager developers, sovereign wealth, and grasping politicians, all of which paved the way for the plutocratic colonisation of the cityscape. Atkinson moves through the gated communities and the mega-houses of the urban elite, charting how the rich live and their influence on the disturbing rise in evictions and displacements from the city. The book, fully updated, also looks at the capital’s prospects in the aftermath of Brexit and the pandemic, showing how the super-rich may capitalise on the crisis, increasing inequality and hardship.

Secret Southend

Secret Southend

Author: Ian Yearsley

Publisher: Secret

ISBN: 1398111546


Page: 96

View: 695

Secret Southend explores the lesser-known history of the town of Southend through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.

Oxford Examined

Oxford Examined

Author: Richard O. Smith

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909930483

Category: Humor

Page: 268

View: 319

Repeatedly jamming his fork of curiosity into the live toaster of opportunity, comedian Richard O. Smith captures the experience of living in Oxford in probably the funniest book written about the Dreaming Spires. Collected here are 70 of his best Oxford Examined columns from the award-winning Oxford Times magazine Oxfordshire Limited Edition including several previously unpublished stories. In these unflinchingly truthful columns he meets celebrities (Kate Middleton, Dara O'Briain, the one who plays Phoebe in Friends and a predictably grumpy Alan Sugar), visits the 11th dimension with an Oxford University maths protégée, gatecrashes Encaenia, flirts with a Roman slave girl from 79AD, is ejected from the Oxford Union by burly security, witnesses a comeuppance for a pack of arrogant students, conducts a walking tour for Britain's scariest hen party, moves a library (which transpires to be harder work than moving a mountain), sees Britain's most pretentious theatre production, participates in the UK's national bell ringing championships (yes, that is a thing), allows Oxford University psychologists to experiment on him, rescues four escaped horses in a busy Oxford street (thankfully it wasn't the apocalypse), becomes a crime-fighting superhero, is hospitalised in a serious bike accident, gets chased by a furious revenge-fixated woman dressed as a Friesian cow, strides out of his house one morning and disappears down a giant sink hole, mentors two stand-up comedy virgins, commits a devastating social faux pas and pledges to never use a split infinitive or sentence this long again. 'Right from the introductory preamble, this is pure comedy genius. I dare anybody to read it and not start sniggering out loud. Warning: this may attract odd looks if you are on a bus or anywhere else in public.' --Oxford Times 'Bring together an outstanding comic writer and a city of unlikely people and you'll find the perfect love-match. The wittiest, zaniest, and most truthful guide to a city you'll read: armchair travel has never been so good. Or so funny.' --Susie Dent 'The funniest book ever about Oxford. Pure comedy genius. I read Oxford Examined and laughed so much.' --Gill Oliver, Oxford Mail

Curse of the Venturer

Curse of the Venturer

Author: Sadie Swift

Publisher: Sadie Swift


Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 316

After escaping from a therianthrope-filled village high in the Snowdonia mountains, Sir Percival, Glenys, and I are in Rhyl, the Brighton of the North Wales coast. For the first time I can remember my bright pink hair is not a topic of conversation as Rhyl’s inhabitants, both male and female, are undergoing a fad of sporting brightly coloured hair of their own. But underneath the sensuous skies and romantic gaslight of the town strange things are happening – people are disappearing and reappearing in daguerreotype images with a horrified look upon their faces. Unfortunately this means my application to join the Rhyl Ladies Library – one of the many Associations within the town - is put on hold until I solve this most inexplicable mystery. With the help from the mysterious Esmerelda, and the delightful Penelope, I must survive strange and deadly places to discover the link between hair colour and the disappearances before the Men of the Cog arrive, or I shall never be allowed to join the Rhyl Ladies Library!



Author: Geoff Harvey

Publisher: Aesculus Press Ltd

ISBN: 190432813X

Category: Soccer

Page: 214

View: 472

Rivals is both the ultimate directory of football derbies and a collection of the stats that 'really matter' for the English League Clubs. Forget the dry and oft-quoted football facts, 'Rivals' arms the reader with a completely new set of fan-based stats. Find out which club has the highest 'nutter rating' (arrests per 1,000 attendance), or the worst 'Your ground's too big for you' ranking! Which club offers their supporters the worst 'Fans' value-for-money' (admission price as a ratio of 5 year league position!) There are many intriguing, often funny, stories behind the web of little publicised, though frequently intense, rivalries between clubs and fans. With many contributions from supporters, the book examines the extraordinary cult of British Football Derbies, looking at the inter-town and regional biases, stereotypes, and opinions that fans have about their footballing rivals. At 240pp, Rivals is a light-hearted collection of statistics, fans' testimony and boundless trivia. The book uncovers the amusing, bizarre, and sometimes alarming portraits of the intensity of fans' feelings, and the way in which they perceive other teams, towns and cities. It has a clear format pulling together diverse facts. Attractively designed with information given under headings allowing the reader to compare various facts on a club-to-club basis, the text can be read from cover to cover or dipped into.