This is the story of two days of debate in the House of Commons in May 1940, and what came after in consequence.
It is the story of Mr Speaker. It is the story, also, of the Chief Whip, attempting... More > to discharge his duty as the stars in their courses fought against him. It is the story as well of the Government Front Bench, of the Prime Minister and the First Lord; and of the backbenchers, wise and foolish, of all parties and of none, who defended or rebelled against the Government or sought to bring it down in Opposition.
Yet it remains above all the story of the House of Commons. It is the story of how, in a time of apparent terrible efficiency in the dictatorships of Europe, the muddled procedures and privileges of the House vindicated themselves, and of how, even in grave peril, no Government can carry on save with
THE CONFIDENCE OF THE HOUSE.< Less
Growing Up in the 1940s includes 50 illustrated short stories, sprung from the pages of the author's diaries. Most of the stories take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and incorporate historical... More > facts and sociological commentary on such subjects as baseball, cigarettes, coal furnaces, garbage, Girl Scouts, holidays, ice boxes, love, medicine, milkmen, movies, politics, radio, religion, transportation, and World War II.< Less
Growing up in the 1940s includes 50 short stories, sprung from the pages of the author's diaries. Most of the stories take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and incorporate historical facts and... More > sociological commentary on such subjects as baseball, cigarettes, coal furnaces, garbage, Girl Scouts, holidays, ice boxes, love, medicine, milkmen, movies, politics, radio religion, transportation, and World War II< Less
A mysterious stranger from the past has come back to haunt Dr. Rufus Steele. In 1940, Dr. Rufus Steele loves his life in Friendsville, Maryland. This small farming community, with its tight-knit... More > group of friends and neighbors has become a safe haven for the doctor with a troubled past. Dr. Rufus Steele spends his days taking care of the citizens of Friendsville, and often joins his neighbors in their efforts to save young Jim Murphy and his friends from their boyhood antics. But evil has arrived in Friendsville. A dark stranger has come to town, hiding in the shadows, and spooking the citizens. Dr. Rufus Steele must finally face his past head on. But, he is not alone. His new friends and neighbors will join together and help him put the past to rest. Second book in the Rufus Steele Adventure Series. Popular with middle grades to adult readers.< Less