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Korea 1950-53 - Recounting REME Involvement By Peter Gripton & John Dutton
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In due course an official history of the Korean war was produced, dealing with the campaign in general, and the British Commonwealth Forces in particular, covering every aspect of the fighting and... More > political background. This book has been compiled to fill that gap. Many books have been published on the Korean campaign but none to my knowledge mentioning the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. It was the first war waged by the United Nations to curb aggression and uphold the free way of life. It was the first occasion in which an integrated Division – composed of units and individuals from many Commonwealth countries – served successfully together. It was perhaps unique in the variety of engineering problems that emerged as the campaign progressed. Therefore, this book will have an appeal throughout the British Commonwealth, and in particular to all members of the REME even if the units that they served with are not specifically mentioned.< Less
From the Thermodynamics of Life to Experimental Ecology: Sergei Vinogradskii and the Cycle of Life, 1850-1950 By Lloyd Ackert
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A scientific biography of Sergei Winogradsky (1856-1953), the Russian microbiologist who discovered the first autotrophic microorganisms and proposed the idea of chemosynthesis. Informed by the idea... More > of the "cycle of life" he promoted an ecological approach to soil microbiology.< Less
A Child's Eyes: Growing Up Poor and Black in the 1940's and 1950's By Robert Gest III
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A short book about the first 13 or so years of the author's life as he grew up in the segregated Deep South in the 1940's and 1950's. Some of the stories jump forward to later periods of his life,... More > however, this is done so the narrative can be more meaningful. In any case, he relates short stories about many of the experiences that served to form his character; indeed his life.< Less
A Child's Eyes: Growing Up Poor and Black in the 1940's and 1950's By Robert Gest III
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A short book about the first 13 or so years of the author's life as he grew up in the segregated Deep South in the 1940's and 1950's. Some of the stories jump forward to later periods of his life,... More > however, this is done so the narrative can be more meaningful. In any case, he relates short stories about many of the experiences that served to form his character; indeed his life.< Less
The heydays for the Independent Probation Officer in England and Wales. 1950’s – 1970’s By Geoff Kenure
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By reference to his early working life as a probation officer in England the author argues that the timespan covered was a period when those in that role were essentially operating as independent... More > professionals. He uses examples from his early experience to explain the ethos, training and practice of probation officers of the day. The work is intended to provide a snapshot of the work of a probation officer in what he calls those heydays. Whilst it may be of interest to those seeking to research or understand the role of the probation officer in that period it is written to be of interest to the general reader Geoff was a probation officer for 34 years. Subsequently he worked for 12 years as an advocacy coach and part time university lecturer and for 9 years was a hospital manager hearing appeals by people detained under the Mental Health Act.< Less
The Ultimate Cruise USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) 1944 - 1969 Volume II 1950 - 1959 By Frank Jablonski
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A "log of life" for the 4,258 officers and men who served aboard a U. S. Navy destroyer during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; shooting, chipping paint, eating Spam, and going on liberty! Volume... More > 2 of 3.< Less
In Light of Fires and Foggy Mornings: Stories from a Small Town in the 1950s That Are Absolutely, Positively True. Sort of. By Fred Whissel
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This very readable book will get you all fired up about small-town life in the 1950s! Flaunting a Dave Barry brand of humor, dozens of period photos, 50 unique drawings, 31 stand-alone stories, and... More > often a literary level of writing, it rides the reader on a metaphorical Whizzer motorbike journey through life, from days of innocence through forsaken virtue. Along the way, village fires are both personal tragedies and popular roadside attractions. Actual events and historical personages mist over like foggy mornings. How much of each account is fact, how much is fiction? The author asks the reader to decide--and offers help with two different beginnings and endings! Everything in this book is, of course, absolutely, positively true. Sort of.< Less
Who’s the Bloke In the Black?:1950s Teesside Nostalgia and the Further Adventures of Derek, Dennis and Micky By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the small village of Norton, a suburb of the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County... More > Durham. In this nostalgic sequel to the author’s first book, Teesside Tales, Derek’s family and acquaintances, as well as childhood adventures with friends, are captured in these short stories, whilst documenting historical, geographical and social change. As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are sheltered from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries giving almost full employment. During Derek’s childhood, the biggest employer in the area was the Billingham ICI chemical works which loomed over the town, creating air pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies!< Less
Who’s the bloke in the black?:1950s Teesside nostalgia and the further adventures of Derek, Dennis and Micky By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the small village of Norton, a suburb of the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County... More > Durham. In this nostalgic sequel to the author’s first book, Teesside Tales, Derek’s family and acquaintances, as well as childhood adventures with friends, are captured in these short stories, whilst documenting historical, geographical and social change. As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are sheltered from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries giving almost full employment. During Derek’s childhood, the biggest employer in the area was the Billingham ICI chemical works which loomed over the town, creating air pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies!< Less
Warlords, Communists, U.S. Generals & Politicians -- An Inside View of China As Seen In 1950 By Jinsen Li
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With Chinese-American relationships of such great importance for the future of the world, this book can help us understand where we are today through its story of the past. The author grew up in a... More > ruling family in Yunnan, the Chinese province next to Vietnam, and came to America to study. His family had close relationships with political and military leaders of China and America. When he left China, Yunnanese leaders were hoping to be independent from the Communists and to have American support to be an independent country. The book tells of everyday life there as well as giving a real inside view of the tumult in China in the 1940’s and America’s reaction to it.< Less

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