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Greenock in the 1960's By Joe Gurney
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A look back at Greenock in the 1960's - a period of great change in the town. Fully illustrated throughout, Joe brings the decade to life, highlighting the major events of the decade.
Memories of the 1960s By Hal Studholme
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A collection of stories, anecdotes, philosophy, humour and historical pieces that depict, to the best of my memory, a time that was very special in my life.
Highlights of the 1960s By Jim Anscomb
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This book is a follow on from Jim Anscomb's autobiography of some of his early life up towards the end of the 1950s. It's looking at the highlights of what happened to him during the 1960s. This... More > period includes graduating from University, an epic trip to California, going to work and a sad plane crash in the English Channel. It also includes his first meeting with his wife Margaret.< Less
LONDON'S MOUNTED POLICE 1960 TO 2000 By Andy Petter
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In these memoirs, Andy Petter recalls his life in the Metropolitan Police over 35 years the bulk of which was spent in London's Mounted Branch. This account details the author's early life in the... More > tranquil valleys of the South Downs through a hilarious account of his National Service with the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and his early almost Dickensian years on the beat in London's east end. His later account of progress through the mounted branch at virtually every area in London details a remarkable career where political upheaval and terrorism brought him into contact with tragedy and chaos. For the equestrian, there are hilarious accounts of cussed horses with mean streaks that should never have been on the streets to gentle lovable characters that gave lifelong service to a force that sometimes forgot their loyalty. Perhaps it's these anecdotes that give the book its flavour of policing on horseback.< Less
Memory Pictures : 1958-1960 By Robert C. Bell
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Robert Bell is a memory photographer. As he goes about the business of growing up, he stores in his memory snapshots of the moments that appear to him to be significant images in his life. The... More > setting for each picture is developed for the reader through the narration of closely observed details - and Robert's world is brought into sharp focus. This double album collection zooms in on the years 1958-1960.< Less
America of the 1930’s to 1960’s By Charles Neuf The Time Traveler
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The whole Idea of these Short Stories is to provide the reader with something that will generate the thought process. This is not all the writers’ stories and thoughts; it is thoughts and... More > research of other Americans; asking the same question “Where Did the America of the 1900’s, Go? Who will be telling you the stories? Charlie, a Time Traveler of 85 yrs,& an Investigator of 40 years, as well as a traveler of many occupations before becoming a State Police Detective of 17 yrs. then a Private Detective of 25 yrs. Charlie the Writer, was born in the early 1930’s and has many memories of the 1900’s he shares with you, the reader, in the now, 2000’s. It will be a travel in time and space, telling the reader what life was like as he was traveling through time and space, “As he recalled” These stories are about “Your” America that got side tracked and lost its way, as to why we are here in America. Then; There will be research, mostly by others.< Less
My Life. My Family. The 1920s to the 1960s. By Norah Moody
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Norah came from an educated background, lost her Mum early, gained a Step Mother whom she didn't much like & married “beneath her”. In the war she defied her father to join the... More > Women’s Army & marry Arthur, an older man who spent too much money at the pub. Once married, she moved every 12 months due to Arthur's jobs with an expanding family & their dogs. Homes without running water, a bathroom or electricity, serving the privileged gentry of her husband's employers. They ran their own pub with three young children, the birth of another & a miscarriage, leaving the business with big stories & bigger debts. Always scrimping but putting others before herself, she eventually settled down to enjoy her family & hobbies. She began write her “memoirs”. Decade by decade. A regular, happy person, a friend, a wife & a great Mum. It gives a fascinating, honest, cheerful & nostalgic insight to the times living in Britain - for her family, friends and those who might find themselves wishing they had known Norah.< Less
In Pectore Robur: The Life and Works of Sir Harold Gillies 1882 – 1960 By Richard Petty
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Widely acknowledged as the father of plastic surgery, Sir Harold Gillies was years ahead of his time. Born in New Zealand in 1882, Harold Gillies came to England to study medicine at Cambridge and... More > then at Barts in London. The horrific facial injuries suffered by soldiers in the trenches during the First World War inspired Gillies to research historic methods of reconstructing damaged tissues. He taught his newly developed techniques to the first generation of plastic surgeons. During peace time he struggled long and hard to establish aesthetic surgery as a respected discipline. Despite early opprobrium from the medical establishment he went on to enjoy enormous professional success. This account of Sir Harold Gillies' life includes an overview of his published works and the historic sources of his inspirations.< Less
America in the Early 1960s - a love story By Derrick Widmer
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America in the early 1960s was a country in transition - an atmosphere of racial tension and Cold War paranoia contrasted with a vitality and optimism for the future. It was in this environment that... More > a young Swiss law student found himself in Chicago. Derrick J. Widmer, attorney-at-law, studied law at the University of Berne and broadened his studies in 1962-3 with programs at the Universities of Chicago and Mexico. His first-hand account of living and studying in the land of opportunity - a place so distant from the post-War deprivations of Europe - is a personal history of living and loving the American way.< Less
A Diary of the Underdogs: Jazz in the 1960's in San Francisco By Don Alberts
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Historical documentation and perspective on Jazz music, the social and political environment of the period of the 1960's in San Francisco through local area musicians stories and interviews. ... More > "When you played with a certain group of players you belonged. Every protocol applied. You could not be late regardless of the situation, whether for money or for rehearsal or even a jam session. The problems of one were known by all. Within that circle great musicians found shelter among those who understood the life."< Less

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