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Life of Thomas Cooper By Thomas Cooper
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Thomas Cooper 1805-1892 Poet, newspaper reporter and editor, Chartist and Methodist. Born in Leicester. Thomas Cooper’s story takes in his early education, his mother’s work as a dyer... More > and cardboard box maker following his father’s death and the perilous state, they, in common with virtually all working class families experienced during the early and mid-nineteenth century. He relates his conversion to Methodism and later to political reform and Chartism. He provides a first-hand and vivid account of the 1842 General Strike as it began to unfold amongst the coal miners of Staffordshire. This dispute became more commonly known as the Plug Plot Riots – although there were few Riots and no Plot! A lucid and interesting read portraying industrial life as it was experienced by both the supposedly “great and the good” and the labouring poor, as well as exposing Cooper’s own undoubted strengths and weaknesses. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Not Just a Walk In the Park: A Sixty-Five-Year-Old Man’s Twelve-Hundred-Mile Trek from Tampa to the Bronx By Richard John Albero
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For author Richard John Albero, this story starts with the tragedy of 9/11 when his nephew lost his life in that attack. In Not Just a Walk in the Park, Albero offers a first-person account of his... More > 1,200-mile solo walk from Tampa, Florida, to the Bronx, New York, in honor of his nephew, Gary. In this memoir, Albero, who was sixty-five and retired at the time of his trek, narrates the stories of his three-month odyssey from home plate at Steinbrenner Field, the New York Yankees’ spring training home in Tampa, to stepping on home plate at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. That journey reflects both uncle and nephew’s shared pinstripe heritage as dedicated Yankees fans. As a memorial to Gary, Albero dedicated each mile to past and present New York Yankees players, raising $56,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Hilarious at times, harrowing at others, and always gripping, Not Just a Walk in the Park offers insights into personal courage, love of country, and the meaning of family.< Less
Almost Always Fatal (Surviving Cancer With a Sense of Humor) By Charles Walton
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Can a cancer survivor's story be entertaining, even funny? One might expect "informative", "interesting", or "inspiring", and this book is all three, but Charles... More > Walton's writing style and honest, down-to-earth sense of humor, make his account of his battle with a deadly form of cancer a truly fun read. In 2004 Walton was diagnosed with cancer while self-employed with no health insurance. He and wife Kathy lost their business, their home, and even their dog over the ensuing two-year period which he covers in these pages. He says, "It sounds like a country song, doesn't it? Did I mention that I lost my pick-up truck too? The point is though: None of that stuff (except, of course, our dog) matters. Kathy and I live in a one-bedroom apartment and drive a 17-yr.-old car now, but we live better than ever before, taking nothing for granted."< Less
The Pigeon House Large Print Editon By Larry Kelly
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With the end of his life approaching, an old man has only one regret. He has not been able to tell the full story of his childhood. The memories were painful. They had been buried for decades. But he... More > could not reach the end of his life without the truth being told. ‘The Pigeon House’ is a moving story of a boy’s triumph against the odds. It recounts his struggle with poverty, neglect, exploitation, disease and abuse. Through this vivid account, we meet his drunk and abusive mother, his remote father, the sadistic teacher, the uncaring doctor, the exploitative priest and the abusing nun. A conspiracy of silence within a Catholic institution sustains the regime of abuse. One brave figure tries to confront it – only to be banished. After that, it is a battle between abusive authority and a young boy’s inner will to survive. The painful truth of what happened in the Pigeon House, and how one boy overcame it, brings compelling reaffirmation of the triumph of the human will.< Less
Ever your own, Johnnie, North Africa, 1942-43 By Nick Kemp
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‘Ever your own, Johnnie, North Africa, 1942-43’ is a sequel to ‘Ever your own, Johnnie, Britain, 1938-42’ and recounts the day-to-day life of R.S.M. John Kemp of the 76th... More > Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, through retrospective accounts and letters written to his wife. It covers the period in his military service from landing in Algiers as part of ‘Operation Torch’, the Allied Forces’ invasion of Vichy French North Africa, until his departure for Sicily under ‘Operation Husky’. The book vividly describes experiences of working in a foreign country under wartime conditions, and of the frequent advances to defeat the German and Italian Armies in North Africa. Many of the letters are written to entertain and amuse his wife at home, and to hide the realities of the war that he was experiencing. The book, however, contains notes and commentary to give context to his writing and the campaign as it unfolded as his regiment moved east to Bizerte, and the preparations for the invasion of Sicily.< Less
Not Just a Walk in the Park: A Sixty-Five-Year-Old Man’s Twelve-Hundred-Mile Trek from Tampa to the Bronx By Richard John Albero
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For author Richard John Albero, this story starts with the tragedy of 9/11 when his nephew lost his life in that attack. In Not Just a Walk in the Park, Albero offers a first-person account of his... More > 1,200-mile solo walk from Tampa, Florida, to the Bronx, New York, in honor of his nephew, Gary. In this memoir, Albero, who was sixty-five and retired at the time of his trek, narrates the stories of his three-month odyssey from home plate at Steinbrenner Field, the New York Yankees’ spring training home in Tampa, to stepping on home plate at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. That journey reflects both uncle and nephew’s shared pinstripe heritage as dedicated Yankees fans. As a memorial to Gary, Albero dedicated each mile to past and present New York Yankees players, raising $56,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Hilarious at times, harrowing at others, and always gripping, Not Just a Walk in the Park offers insights into personal courage, love of country, and the meaning of family.< Less
Not Just a Walk in the Park: A Sixty-Five-Year-Old Man’s Twelve-Hundred-Mile Trek from Tampa to the Bronx By Richard John Albero
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For author Richard John Albero, this story starts with the tragedy of 9/11 when his nephew lost his life in that attack. In Not Just a Walk in the Park, Albero offers a first-person account of his... More > 1,200-mile solo walk from Tampa, Florida, to the Bronx, New York, in honor of his nephew, Gary. In this memoir, Albero, who was sixty-five and retired at the time of his trek, narrates the stories of his three-month odyssey from home plate at Steinbrenner Field, the New York Yankees’ spring training home in Tampa, to stepping on home plate at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. That journey reflects both uncle and nephew’s shared pinstripe heritage as dedicated Yankees fans. As a memorial to Gary, Albero dedicated each mile to past and present New York Yankees players, raising $56,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Hilarious at times, harrowing at others, and always gripping, Not Just a Walk in the Park offers insights into personal courage, love of country, and the meaning of family.< Less
Roughing It By Mark Twain
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Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book... More > Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in Innocents Abroad. Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey west. Twain consulted his brother's diary to refresh his memory and borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the novel. Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer.< Less
Johnson's Lives of the Poets : Addison, Savage, and Swift, Volume I (Illustrated) By Samuel Johnson
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“Johnson's "Lives of the Poets" were written to serve as Introductions to a trade edition of the works of poets whom the booksellers selected for republication. Sometimes, therefore,... More > they dealt briefly with men in whom the public at large has long ceased to be interested. Richard Savage would be of this number if Johnson's account of his life had not secured for him lasting remembrance. Johnson's Life of Savage in this volume has not less interest than the Lives of Addison and Swift, between which it is set, although Savage himself has no right at all to be remembered in such company. Johnson published this piece of biography when his age was thirty-five; his other lives of poets appeared when that age was about doubled. He was very poor when the Life of Savage was written for Cave. Soon after its publication, we are told, Mr. Harte dined with Cave, and incidentally praised it. Meeting him again soon afterwards Cave said to Mr. Harte, "You made a man very happy t'other day."< Less
Johnson's Lives of the Poets : Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others, Volume II (Illustrated) By Samuel Johnson
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“Johnson's "Lives of the Poets" were written to serve as Introductions to a trade edition of the works of poets whom the booksellers selected for republication. Sometimes, therefore,... More > they dealt briefly with men in whom the public at large has long ceased to be interested. Richard Savage would be of this number if Johnson's account of his life had not secured for him lasting remembrance. Johnson's Life of Savage in this volume has not less interest than the Lives of Addison and Swift, between which it is set, although Savage himself has no right at all to be remembered in such company. Johnson published this piece of biography when his age was thirty-five; his other lives of poets appeared when that age was about doubled. He was very poor when the Life of Savage was written for Cave. Soon after its publication, we are told, Mr. Harte dined with Cave, and incidentally praised it. Meeting him again soon afterwards Cave said to Mr. Harte, "You made a man very happy t'other day."< Less

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