Regional Tramways - the North West of England, Post 1945


Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Regional Tramways
ISBN: 9781473862074
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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This is the third in the 'Regional Tramways' series that covers the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. Focusing on North-West England, the book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 1860s, when one of the pioneering horse trams that predated the Tramways Act of 1870 operated in Birkenhead (the first tramway to operate in the British Isles), through to the closures of the last traditional tramways (Stockport and Liverpool) in 1951 and 1957. It also looks at one great survivor the tramway in Blackpool that, fully modernized, continues to operate in the twenty-first century. Concentrating on the systems that survived into 1945 Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Darwen, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, SHMD and Stockport the book provides a comprehensive narrative, detailing the history of these operations from 1945 onwards, with full fleet lists, maps and details of route openings and closures. The story is supported by almost 200 illustrations, both colour and black and white, many of which have never been published before, that portray the trams that operated in these towns and cities, and the routes on which they operated. Bringing the story up to date, the book also examines the one second-generation tramway built in the region Manchester Metrolink as well as informing readers where it is still possible to see surviving first-generation trams from the region in preservation.

Regional Tramways - Yorkshire and North East of England


Author: Peter Waller
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473823846
Category: Transportation
Page: 112
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This is the second of a new series of books that will cover the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. Focusing on Yorkshire and the North-East England, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 1860s, when one of the pioneering horse trams that predated the Tramways Act of 1870 operated for a brief period in Darlington, through to the closures of the last traditional tramways - Leeds and Sheffield - in 1959 and 1960, respectively. Concentrating on the systems that survived into 1945 - Bradford, Gateshead, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Shields and Sunderland - the book provides a comprehensive narrative, detailing the history of these operations from 1945 onwards, with full fleet lists, maps and details of route openings and closures. The story is supported by some 200 illustrations, both color and black and white, many of which have never been published before, that portray the trams that operated in these towns and cities and the routes on which they operated. Bringing the story up-to-date, the book also examines the two second-generation tramways built in the region - the Tyne & Wear Metro and Sheffield Supertram - as well as informing readers where it is still possible to see surviving first-generation trams from the region in preservation.

The Industrial Archaeology of North-west England


Author: Owen Ashmore
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719008207
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 241
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The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe


Author: T. Kamusella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230583474
Category: History
Page: 1140
View: 9654
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This work focuses on the ideological intertwining between Czech, Magyar, Polish and Slovak, and the corresponding nationalisms steeped in these languages. The analysis is set against the earlier political and ideological history of these languages, and the panorama of the emergence and political uses of other languages of the region.

The Nationalisation of British Transport

The Early History of the British Transport Commission, 1948–53
Author: Michael R. Bonavia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349087939
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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A Bibliography of British History, 1914-1989


Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198224969
Category: History
Page: 918
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Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

Urban and Regional Planning


Author: Peter Hall,Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135126186X
Category: Architecture
Page: 400
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This is the sixth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives a historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning throughout the entire 20th and first part of the 21st centuries. The extensively revised edition incorporates the most important developments in recent times: debates on economic rebalancing and national infrastructure including high speed rail, energy, millennium projects, Celtic devolution, European influence, impact of London on nation. A new chapter "Planning for cities and city regions 1990-2017": includes new material on housing, localism, neighbourhood planning, privatisation, city modernism, reform, Devo and city deals and metro mayors. Urban and Regional Planning will be invaluable to undergraduate as well as postgraduate Planning students. It will prove useful in a variety of built environment areas such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Real Estate where planning is taught.

Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History

Second supplement, 12957-19605
Author: N.A
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: 647
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For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.

Transport World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric railroads
Page: N.A
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The World's Carriers and Carrying Trades' Review

A Record of the Carrying Trades of the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
View: 8972
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Museums and Galleries Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Museums
Page: N.A
View: 4284
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The Railway Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
View: 6746
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Lewiston


Author: Suzanne Simon Dietz,Amy Lynn Freiermuth
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738573120
Category: History
Page: 95
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Lewiston, New York, a village and town on the mighty Niagara River, was destroyed during the War of 1812. Rebuilding began in the embers from that war, and the ongoing transformation has created a popular tourist destination for music, theater, festivals, and more.

Chamber's encyclopaedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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La gente del Abismo


Author: Jack London
Publisher: Ediciones GATOPARDO SLU
ISBN: 8417109099
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 290
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En 1902, Jack London llegó a Londres con la intención de escribir un reportaje sobre el East End, la zona este de la ciudad, donde se hizo pasar por un vagabundo, con el fin de poder penetrar en el Abismo, tal como él lo llamaba. Su curiosidad le llevó a visitar los slums, los llamados barrios pobres de la ciudad, en donde se hacinaban cientos de personas en condiciones infrahumanas, mientras que las clases acomodadas se beneficiaban de la política colonial que el Imperio llevaba a cabo en sus colonias. London descubrió la extrema pobreza, la proliferación de los sin techo que dormían en los bancos de los parques, la desesperación de los desempleados y de los enfermos sin asistencia que vivían en la más absoluta miseria.

Postguerra. Una historia de Europa desde 1945


Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430615636
Category: History
Page: 920
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Una obra definitiva y magistral de una etapa determinante de la historia de Europa. En 1945 Europa se encontraba en sus momentos más bajos. Gran parte del continente estaba devastado por la guerra, los asesinatos en masa, los bombardeos y el caos. Amplias zonas de Europa del Este empezaban a caer bajo control soviético para cambiar un despotismo por otro. En la actualidad, la Unión Soviética ya no existe y las democracias europeas llegan hasta la frontera de Rusia. Postguerra narra la rica y compleja historia del camino que hemos recorrido desde entonces hasta ahora, una historia que avanza bajo la sombra permanente de la guerra: la recuperación europea de la ruina, el declive y la caída del comunismo soviético, el auge del Mercado Común y la Unión Europea, el fin de los imperios europeos, la relación difícil y cambiante del Viejo Continente con la memoria de la guerra y con las dos grandes potencias que la flanquean:Rusia y Estados Unidos. Judt presenta la historia de la industria automovilística alemana y [a la luz de] la británica, relata lo que ocurrió en París en 1968 y los sucesos de Praga e Italia del mismo año, analiza la dictadura fascista de Franco, así como la de Salazar en Portugal y la de Ceausescu en Rumanía. Como un conjunto, Judt narra de forma clara y concisa la distinta evolución de cada parte del continente, así como el contraste entre las experiencias de la Europa occidental y la oriental. Por el camino, conocemos la guerra civil griega, la socialdemocracia escandinava, las tensiones de la Bélgica plurilingüe, y los conflictos del País Vasco e Irlanda del Norte. Pero sobre todo ésta es una historia de individuos, así como de pueblos: Churchill y Mitterand, el general Franco y el general Jaruzelski, Silvio Berlusconi y Stalin. Además, Postguerra tiene historias sociales y culturales que contar: el cine francés y el checo, el auge de la nevera y eldeclive del intelectual público, la inmigración y los Gastarbeiter, el existencialismo y el punk, Monty Python y la arquitectura brutalista... Postguerra llega hasta la Guerra de Irak y la elección de Benedicto XVI, y así da sentido a la identidad y a la historia reciente de Europa, a la Europa que es y ha sido, en un libro que sólo puede recibir el calificativo de obra maestra. La crítica ha dicho: «Ésta es la mejor historia que tenemos sobre la Europa de postguerra.» Publishers Weekly «Un libro con el ritmo de una novela de suspense y la magnitud de una enciclopedia. Un logro impresionante.» The New York Review of Books «Un libro espléndido al que ninguna reseña puede hacer justicia.» The Spectator «Postguerra es un libro sobresaliente. Su excelencia fue, sin duda, difícil de lograr. El estilo es vívido, la cobertura es virtualmente sobrehumana, pero sobre todo el libro es brillante.» The New Yorker «Casi cada página evoca a los lectores mayores de 40 años lo que alguna vez sintieron, esperaron, en lo que participaron o de lo que huyeron. Judt ha escrito la biografía de un continente de mediana edad que, tras un pasado desagradable, intenta asentarse y salir adelante.» London Review of Books

París, 1919

Seis meses que cambiaron el mundo
Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Tusquets Editores S.A.
ISBN: 8490664471
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Entre enero y julio de 1919, tras el final de la primera guerra mundial, dirigentes del mundo entero llegaron a París para organizar una paz duradera. En esa Conferencia de Paz, los «tres grandes» –el presidente estadounidense Woodrow Wilson, más los primeros ministros de Inglaterra y Francia, David Lloyd George y Georges Clemenceau– se enfrentaban a una tarea gigantesca: poner en pie una Europa en ruinas, obtener de Alemania unas gravosas reparaciones de guerra, detener el avance de la reciente Revolución rusa y gestionar el inestable equilibrio de poderes tras la desaparición de los viejos imperios. No menos fascinantes son los «secundarios» de esta obra: personajes como Lawrence de Arabia, Winston Churchill o Ho Chi Minh, que años después desempeñaron un papel decisivo en la historia del siglo XX.

The Times London History Atlas


Author: Hugh D. Clout
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atlases, British
Page: 191
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