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The Halls of Decadence By John Doherty
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Looking after one hundred and sixty young students in an urban university Halls of Residence is not easy. Especially if you are the only responsible adult in attendance from midnight to morning.... More > Ex-paratrooper David has to be ready for anything: drunks, stalkers, rats, heidbangers and prostitutes as well as the triumphs, trials and tribulations of young people from all religions and cultures, many away from home for the first time.   A humorous, often moving, fictionalised memoir of one man’s attempt to tackle a difficult and dangerous mission and how he and his student charges gained an education in the process.   A book from the University of Life that everyone can relate to especially students, ex students, and those who care for them.< Less
The Halls of Decadence By John Doherty
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Looking after one hundred and sixty young students in an urban university Halls of Residence is not easy. Especially if you are the only responsible adult in attendance from midnight to morning.... More > Ex-paratrooper David has to be ready for anything: drunks, stalkers, rats, heidbangers and prostitutes as well as the triumphs, trials and tribulations of young people from all religions and cultures, many away from home for the first time.   A humorous, often moving, fictionalised memoir of one man’s attempt to tackle a difficult and dangerous mission and how he and his student charges gained an education in the process.   A book from the University of Life that everyone can relate to especially students, ex students, and those who care for them.< Less
Canadians in the American Civil War: Five Letters by Edward P. Doherty By Ken Scheffler, Edward P. Doherty
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After Lincoln's assassination in 1865, Edward P. Doherty led the cavalry detachment that hunter down John Wilkes Booth. Doherty, however, has served since the earliest days of the war. Previously a... More > resident of (and born in?) Canada, he had moved to New York city shortly before the outbreak of war. He joined the 71st New York Militia. During these early days he wrote several letters that were published in a Canadian newspaper. This file consists of those five letters, and is, I believe, the first time they have been reprinted since 1861.< Less
A Memoir of Robert Blincoe By John Brown
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This little book, the biography of a pauper boy taken from the Saint Pancras workhouse in London to labour as an unpaid indentured apprentice for fourteen years in the textile-industry played a... More > remarkable role in the historic fight to end child labour and for the implementation of the Ten Hours Bill. Its publication also had an important impact on Victorian literature, for it provided the inspiration which led the novelist, Frances Trollope to write Michael Armstrong - the Factory Boy, and Charles Dickens to author one of his best known novels, namely Oliver Twist. An incredible and thought-provoking read from start to finish, providing an insight into the life of all too-many children during the years of the Industrial Revolution.< Less
A Memoir of Robert Blincoe By John Brown
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This little book, the biography of a pauper boy taken from the Saint Pancras workhouse in London to labour as an unpaid indentured apprentice for fourteen years in the textile-industry played a... More > remarkable role in the historic fight to end child labour and for the implementation of the Ten Hours Bill. Its publication also had an important impact on Victorian literature, for it provided the inspiration which led the novelist, Frances Trollope to write Michael Armstrong - the Factory Boy, and Charles Dickens to author one of his best known novels, namely Oliver Twist. An incredible and thought-provoking read from start to finish, providing an insight into the life of all too-many children during the years of the Industrial Revolution. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys. PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY IN MANCHESTER'S TWIN CITY OF SALFORD.< Less
Dirty Politics - Famine Times - A Trilogy of Blasphemies By Malc Cowle
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Cotton was no longer King and Manchester’s mills remained idle. The Etherow-O’Donnell and Akroyd families find themselves battling against a new enemy – a lack of work and... More > widespread starvation. Famine stalked the land as the forces of the Confederacy and the Union battled it out in a war between Americans – brother against brother – father against son. The outcome of the Civil War would determine the future of the U.S. – whether democracy and liberty would triumph, or a new Confederate States of America emerge – a separate country with a government based on chattel-slavery and despotism. Just as Americans found themselves divided, so too did the antagonistic classes in the cotton-manufacturing region of England. Once again the author skilfully weaves his weft of fiction into the warp of historical reality. An exciting read from start to finish. PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY IN MANCHESTER'S TWIN CITY OF SALFORD.< Less
Dirty Politics - Famine Times - A Trilogy of Blasphemies By Malc Cowle
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At a time when Cotton was no longer King and the mills remained idle, the Etherow-O’Donnell and Akroyd families, together with their friends, find themselves battling against a new enemy... More > – a lack of work and widespread starvation. Famine stalked the land in the North West of England, as the forces of the Confederacy and the Union battled it out in a war between Americans – brother against brother – sister against sister. The outcome of the Civil War would determine the future of the United States – whether democracy and liberty would triumph, or a new Confederate States of America emerge – a separate country with a distinct form of government based on chattel-slavery and despotism. Just as Americans found themselves divided, so too did the antagonistic classes in the cotton-manufacturing region of England. Once again the author skilfully weaves his weft of fiction into the warp of historical reality. An exciting read from start to finish.< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys.< Less
Medieval Mysteries Role Playing Game (Hardcover) By Simon Washbourne
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The Brother Cadfael novels of Ellis Peters, created a massive following of readers and spawned a whole new genre that was to become the biggest growing genre in new fiction. The Medieval Mysteries... More > RPG is designed to emulate the medieval detectives like Crowner John, Hugh Corbett and Owen Archer, found in the works of Bernard Knight, Paul Doherty and Candace Robb. It uses the same simplified version of the WoTC OGL system found in the popular Go Fer Yer Gun! rpg. It features nine character classes, including the Apothecary, Crowner and Scholar, a new simplified skill system, a grittier combat system where hit die stop at 4th level as well as rules for wound infection, details about crime and punishment and a sample adventure. The Medieval Mysteries rpg contains all you need to go sleuthing in England in the Middle Ages.< Less