Down Amongst the Black Gang

The World and Workplace of RMS Titanic's Stokers
Author: Richard P. de Kerbrech
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750954884
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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One of the first works to look inside the powerhouse of Titanic-era ships—the manpower that generated the horsepower, including a list of the ship's "black gang" and their fatesDown in the fiery belly of the luxury liners of the Titanic era, a world away from the first-class dining rooms and sedate tours of the deck, toiled the "black gang." Their work was grueling and hot, and this book introduces the reader to the dimly lit world and workplace of Titanic's stokers. It begins with a journey around some of the major elements of machinery that one might encounter in the giant ships' engine and boiler rooms, sure to sat those with technical minds, yet in an accessible style that will aid the lay reader's understanding. The human side of working for the Titanic and her contemporaries is also involved in an exploration of stokers' duties, environment, and conditions: what it was like to be one of the "black gang."

Flesh and Blood

A History of My Family in Seven Maladies
Author: Stephen McGann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471160807
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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His family survived famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1850s. His ancestors settled in poverty-rife Victorian Liverpool, working to survive and thrive. Some of them became soldiers serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. One would be the last man to step off the SS Titanic as it sank beneath the icy waves. He would testify at the inquest. This is their story. Stephen McGann is Doctor Turner in the BBC hit-drama series Call the Midwife. Flesh and Blood is the story of the McGann family as told through seven maladies – diseases, wounds or ailments that have afflicted Stephen’s relatives over the last century and a half, and which have helped mould him into what he now perceives himself to be. It’s the story of how health, or the lack of it, fuels our collective will and informs our personal narrative. Health is the motivational antagonist in the drama of our life story - circumscribing the extent of our actions, the quality of our character and the breadth of our ambition. Our maladies are the scribes that write the restless and mutating genome of our self-identity. Flesh and Blood combines McGann’s passion for genealogy with an academic interest in the social dimensions of medicine – and fuses these with a lifelong exploration of drama as a way to understand what motivates human beings to do the things they do. He looks back at scenes from his own life that were moulded by medical malady, and traces the crooked roots of each affliction through the lives of his ancestors, whose grim maladies punctuate the public documents or military records of his family tree. In this way he asks a simple, searching question: how have these maladies helped to shape the story of the person he is today?

Jenkinson's smaller practical guide to the Isle of Wight


Author: Henry Irwin Jenkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 199
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Jenkinson's practical guide to the Isle of Wight


Author: Henry Irwin Jenkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Bonnot Gang


Author: Richard Parry
Publisher: Rebel Press
ISBN: 9780946061044
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 189
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This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and the inventors of the motorized get-away. It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism - the theory that theft is liberating. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the first world war, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the inevitable - and tragic - consequences. A gripping historical thriller, Parry narrates their lives and background - a Paris of riots, strikes and savage repression. A stronghold of foreign exiles and home-grown revolutionaries. Victor Serge and 'l'anarchie' the individualist weekly. Their robberies, daring and violent, would give them a lasting notoriety in France. Their deaths, as spectacular as their lives, would make them a legend amongst revolutionaries the world over. Not only that, but they were all vegetarians, who drank only water!

High Kings To Seakings


Author: Anthony Holten
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291704248
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 422
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In the changing world of 1960's Ireland, a young man named Anthony Holten answered a newspaper advertisement and soon found himself in a totally alien environment upon the high seas. From the even tenor of a mechanic's life in Dublin, he was catapulted into the hustle and bustle of shipboard life - where a new world enfolded him amidst the clamorous machinery spaces of steamships plying between many far-flung destinations. The writer recounts his experiences as a developing marine engineer and his impressions as a raw landlubber learning a mariner's life in a story that takes the reader on a worldwide journey that begins in rural Ireland: from his early experiences in the ports of Europe to the cold hostile Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea; across the western oceans to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean; and then from the USA to the searing heat of the Persian Gulf via Capetown and ever onwards to the Far East.

Dick Flybynight and the Black Gang


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 100
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Black Hogan Strikes Again


Author: Peter Renwick
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605430803
Category:
Page: 176
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The Cold of May Day Monday

An Approach to Irish Literary History
Author: Robert Anthony Welch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 316
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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

Jenkinson's Smaller Practical Guide to the Isle of Wight ...


Author: Henry Irwin Jenkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Isle of Wight (England)
Page: 199
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F.K.O


Author: S.M. Frendo
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304756106
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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This is not just a proper analysis of the Marxist sentiments that have been popularly going around the internet lately, it is also about humanity and morality and what ideas and sentiments are actually to the detriment of our species, and the distinction between them and the ones that are actually of great benefit. And in a nutshell: About how materialism is the decay of society, and how masochism is the struggle of humanity.

The Great Book of Fire


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1599718308
Category:
Page: N.A
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President Down


Author: Terence Strong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849830037
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Former intelligence officer and one-time instructor at the British Army School of Sniping, Phil Mason is struggling to make ends meet as a private investigator when he's contacted by his former M15 liaison officer. The overstretched security service needs all the help it can get hunting down members of al-Qaeda terror cells in the UK - and Mason needs the cash. But in the murky intelligence world of smoke and mirrors, nothing is what it seems. As a routine surveillance operation escalates into a full-blown international crisis, Mason must come to terms with the unthinkable: there must be a traitor within Britain's security forces. Entering a desperate race against time to identify and avert a major terrorist threat, Mason must hastily re-hone his old counter-sniper skills as he returns to the business he swore he had left behind forever. The killing game.

The Cutty Sark Story


Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784627321
Category: History
Page: 100
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The object of this ebook is to create a more vivid impression of an historic event which took place in May 1916 off the South African coast.

The Words I Spoke


Author: Alan Hines
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490753605
Category: Poetry
Page: 150
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The Words I Spoke is poetry in its entirety. This book puts you in the mind of someone on stage pouring out their heart in the form of poetry. It consist of past, present, and futuristic events; grahic details of reality formality, and even facticious thoughts that crosses my mind from time to time. Find me on Facebook: Alan Hines Email: [email protected]

Jenkinson's practical guide to the Isle of Wight


Author: Henry Irwin Jenkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Isle of Wight (England)
Page: 233
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The Surveillant’s Old Tin Trunk

Life, Love and Death on Devil’s Island
Author: Peter Jaggs
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633232697
Category: True Crime
Page: 280
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Some years ago an old tin trunk and its contents were given to the author of this book by an old lady approaching her ninetieth year. She was the only daughter of a guard who had been deployed to work in French Guiana (Devil’s Island) during the early days of the twentieth century. The rusting old box was full of the diaries, sketches, papers and personal effects of a young man and his wife, who were based in one of the most notorious jungle work camps in the penal colony and whose duty it was to attempt to control some of France’s worst transported criminals. The author studied and researched the contents of the trunk and with the help of countless conversations with the fascinating old lady, the extraordinary story that came out of the Surveillant’s old tin trunk can now be retold. The book is a powerful, compelling and haunting depiction of family and convict life in the overseas prison colonies of France. It is a tale of love, hatred, deception and vengance that pendulums between the romantic and the horrific without missing a beat. Illustrated with contemporary photographs, paintings and sketches that are historically immensly significant, The Surveillant’s Old Tin Trunk provides an unparalleled insight into the troubled life of a young family man stationed in what has always been known as perhaps the most infamous and brutal penal colony ever to have existed.

The cruise of the Midge. By the author of 'Tom Cringle's log'.


Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Once a Week


Author: Eneas Sweetland Dallas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Boy's Own Annual


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's periodicals
Page: N.A
View: 9755
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