Life in a Railway Factory

Author: Alfred Williams
Publisher: London : Duckworth
ISBN: UOM:39015021127413
Release Date: 1920
Genre: Railroad equipment industry

A man who for 23 years worked in the railway factory at Swindon writes about life as a hotter and stamper. An idealist with his feet on the ground, the author had some reputation as a poet while still at work and was unable to publish this account until illness drove him to leave the factory because the truth would cost him his job. He is appreciative of man's generosity and sense of fair play, his skill and strength, but scornful of his inhumanity and ruthlessness.

Life Along the South Manchurian Railway

Author: Takeo Itō
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 087332465X
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

Head of the Shanghai Office (2): The Inside Story of Shanghai During the War -- 7. The SMR Incident: The Assault on Science -- Point of Departure -- The Second Series of Arrests -- Arrested for Suspicion of a Scientific Approach -- 8. Defeat and the Dissolution of the Enlarged SMR: Structure Destroyed but Personnel Remain -- Defeat -- Final Scene of the Enlarged SMR -- 9. Conclusion: A Statement of Introspection -- Postscript -- Addendum to the New Edition -- Index

The West Country

Author: John Payne
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781908493507
Release Date: 2011-11-10
Genre: Travel

The English West Country is a land of exceptional landscapes: many miles of wild, unspoilt coastline and vast expanses of wild moorland; great cities such as Exeter, Plymouth, Bath and Bristol; and market towns, villages and hamlets. Farming, mining, quarrying, fishing and trade are the traditional industries of the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. On one level, the West Country is the most English of all English regions, home of clotted cream, thatch, church spires, folksong, hobby horses and Cecil Sharp. Yet the area was trading with Mediterranean Europe before the Romans. For many years Bristol was the centre of the slave trade, and many of its great mansions were built on the proceeds of slavery. Great swathes of land in Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon are still used by the military and are off-bounds to visitors. And within the West Country is the special case of Celtic Cornwall, and the even more remote Isles of Scilly. People lived in the West Country long before Britain, or England, were invented. From the great stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire to the menhirs of Cornwall, and the wealth of prehistoric remains on the Isles of Scilly, this has always been an inhabited landscape, crafted by men and women working closely with nature and natural forces. John Payne explores this culturally rich and varied region, revealing many facets of its distinctive and much-loved identity.

It s a Don s Life

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847652461
Release Date: 2010-08-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -- ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.

The Folk Handbook

Author: John Morrish
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781476854007
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Music

(Book). by David Atkinson, Vic Gammon, Rikky Rooksby, Mark Brend, John Morrish, Martin Carthy, and Nigel Williamson. Words & melodies for 80+ traditional songs, plus detailed explorations of their history & meaning and their value to writers & performers. With audio tracks of 20 songs recorded in the field.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Author: Joseph Melling
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754608743
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing the Modern Workplace is a collection of interdisciplinary essays tackling issues of private and public management and its effects on productivity and workplace relations in modern Britain. It challenges received views on the politics of post-war labour, and brings fresh insights into the study of both private and public sector workplaces.

Life During the Industrial Revolution

Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 9781406270532
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Great Britain

This series introduces significant periods of British history from a child's viewpoint. It explains general features of each period, but focuses on what life was like for children, including where they lived, what they learned at school and where they worked. The text is supported by primary source material, including paintings, artefacts, and quotes. A final section explains how we use historical evidence to reconstruct the past.

Life Before Man

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446496848
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Fiction

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably towards the same climax.