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Adge - King of the Wurzels By John Hudson
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ADGE CUTLER died on his way home from a gig in 1974, at a time when a major TV breakthrough was within his grasp but before his group the Wurzels reached the top of the charts. In 2012 the Wurzels... More > continue to pack venues all over the West Country and beyond, with Adge’s band-mates Tommy Banner and Pete Budd still flourishing – but what of the man who set the whole Scrumpy and Western scene under way? This, the long-overdue first Adge Cutler biography, brings him vividly back to life, not only in his eight crazy Wurzels years but from early days in his beloved Nailsea to the lively camaraderie of Portishead B power station’s labourers, the thriving Bristol jazz and folk scenes of the Fifties and Sixties and his spell as Acker Bilk’s ‘worst roadie in the world’. All played their part in moulding his unique talent. JOHN HUDSON is the author, compiler or editor of more than thirty books of social history, regional interest and biography.< Less
RESCUE THE AFRICAN CHILD By DR.. ALHASAN SISAWO CEESAY, MD
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Of all children the African child is one faced with more than they can chew. The inept ruling politicians never empower the African child in NATION building. Pillars of education i.e. schools and... More > universities, good healthcare services,never exist nor are implemented. African history cannot be kind to current leaders who since independence, provided no infrastructure. Rather they wallow in gold, diamond and or lucrative oil industry. The leaders careless if their people go to bed hungry. They only buy more and more weapon to kill their own in other to stay in power. The resources are used for personal gains by buying castles in Bordeaux, France and building villas bed mates. These leaders siphon money to foreign lands. This heinous act leaves the African child growing without the proper social pillars of help from government. The African leaders most now turn into a new leave to provide affirmative leadership as well respect the wish of the governed. I write to raise funds for building Njawara hospital.< Less
We Need to Talk About Liberty By Gary J. Hall
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It might not seem like it, but human liberty is today in most peril where it was once most protected - the western world. This is potentially disastrous for humanity because liberty is the foundation... More > of all human progress. Everything we value as human beings comes from it. If the most important scientific discovery in human history - that society manages itself better than any centralised Authority ever has or could - is buried alive under a tonne of statist thinking, then the astounding prosperity and progress achieved since the industrial revolution could be undone. These selected writings by Gary J. Hall cover social, political, legal, cultural and educational issues from the perspective of individual liberty. They are radical in the original sense of ones that go to the root of the problem. Speaking not down to his fellow man but across to his brothers, Gary J. Hall invites you to swallow the red pill and see the ugly truth, but also the beautiful reality and potential. Hope lies only in liberty.< Less
ASCENSION LIGHTWORKERS GUIDE By Theresa Janette Morris
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Ascension Lightworkers Guide is prepared for those who are Lightworkers. This is a Guide prepared by the Founder Theresa Janette Thurmond Morris for all those who desire to know more about the... More > Ascension way of life and the history of what we believe and teach as the Ascension Center Teachers. We are all sharing our personal interest in the Social Network of the Alliance with the Ascension Center Hawaii, Ascension Center USA, ET Spirit.Org, TJMorris.Org. and other who express a desire to learn what we are taught among the Alien ET Community of Contactees. We share in a community of Mystics, Oracles, Psychics, Sages, Seers, Spiritual Guides, Shaman Healers, Reiki Healers, Ayurveda, and all that express the interest in the Life Wisdom of the Ancient Mystery Schools and what we believe is today's divine revelation in prophecy of today's direct revelations from those we call the Higher Beings and ET Supreme High Council. We share past, present, and future training in Astral Projection.< Less
Working the Fields at Thirteen: A Memoir By Jack Shields
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Jack Shields and his family caught a Greyhound bus and took Route 66 all the way to California in 1944—and they didn’t look back. They arrived at a government-run farm labor camp where... More > their loved ones were staying. At the camp, for as little as five dollars a month, you could rent a clean place to live that had electricity and running water. There were even community bathrooms. Once there, Shields and his older brother went right to work, first landing jobs at an alfalfa field and then moving on to whatever field work they could find. Since they did not have transportation, it was not always easy, but they consistently found a way to put money into their pockets. Shields started the eighth grade in 1944, and by then attitudes toward Okie children had changed, because with World War II, there were plenty of jobs and few workers. Step back in time and get a snapshot of the social history and culture of rural California in the 1940s as Shields looks back at Working the Fields at Thirteen.< Less
The Politics of Betrayal By Ashley Lavelle
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In this provocative treatise, author Joe Khamisi catalogues the events that took place during one of Kenya's most important periods in history. This period began in 2002, when Daniel Arap Moi stepped... More > down after twenty-four years as president of Kenya. Khamisi reviews events up to the time when the country exploded in violence in 2007 and the subsequent formation of the Grand Coalition Government between President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Amolo Odinga the following year. Khamisi explores the leadership betrayals that he believes are responsible for the political, social, and economic rot that are pervasive in Kenya. He recounts how he helped a presidential poll loser in the 2007 elections, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, capture the coveted role of vice president. He also presents an in-depth analysis of Senator Barack Obama's visit to Kenya in 2006, as well as his own personal experiences with Barack's late father, who he describes as a person who chain-smoked contentedly, drank copiously, and partied spiritedly.< Less
Memories of a £10 Pom: an autobiography of Bill Mutton By W.J. Mutton
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Bill Mutton was born in Dalton, England in 1927. His early childhood was a simple one, filled with happy memories. Later, the depression and World War II brought with it periods of drama, sacrifice... More > and tragedy. As a young man, Bill made the decision to emigrate to Australia where he joined the Royal Australian Navy. When he was de-commissioned, his career as a Steam Engine Driver took him to many parts of Australia, from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia to where he finally settled in Biloela, Queensland where he worked at the Callide Power Station. From the 1960’s until the late 1980’s he was heavily involved with the Queensland Labor Party and the Union movement and is still very passionate about politics today. It is a snapshot of both life in England up until 1950 and Australia’s recent political and social history. He is a man of candour and old-fashioned values and this story encapsulates his life, thoughts and experiences over 80 years.< Less
The Good Life: My Inflated AutoBiography By Ronald G Corwin
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This is the story of Ronald G. Corwin's journey from his childhood home located a few houses from the city dump in Waterloo, Iowa--riding the waves of the the most expansive era in the nation's... More > history. Included are humorous accounts of his early frustrating work experiences, his rocky athletic career and other experiences in high school; his run for student body president at the State University of Northern Iowa; his life in Japan while in the U.S. army; and his stint on skid row while in graduate school at the University of Minnesota. He discusses his children and many other facets of his personal life--including houses he lived in, his cars, his dogs. And he describes his long career at Ohio State University and the books he published there. The book ends with reflections on how his life was shaped by the historical era, by higher education in the 1960s and 1970s, his social context, his friends and neighbors, and his wife Bonnie whom he met in the 7th grade. He concludes with his philosophy of life.< Less
A Study of James G. Tunny, 1820 - 1887 By Julian Bukits
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Despite there being much documented facts about James G. Tunny’s life, what little that has been collated relates only to his photographic career. But, beyond the realm of his studio,... More > Tunny’s domestic affairs and political life also make intriguing reading. Married, and widowed three times, Tunny fathered eleven children. His choice of names for three of his offspring clearly indicates his political inclination. He had a reputation for being a staunch radical, aligned to Edinburgh’s Advanced Liberals, committed to bringing about social reforms for the working class. Drawing on research sources such as national archives, contemporary newspaper reports, photographic journals and the Internet, I have pieced together the photographic career of Tunny, setting it in the context of his domestic life, political interests, and the history of early photography. The more facts I uncovered about Tunny, the more intrigued I became about why such a prominent man would have been disregarded so quickly after his death.< Less
Working the Fields At Thirteen: A Memoir By Jack Shields
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Jack Shields and his family caught a Greyhound bus and took Route 66 all the way to California in 1944—and they didn’t look back. They arrived at a government-run farm labor camp where... More > their loved ones were staying. At the camp, for as little as five dollars a month, you could rent a clean place to live that had electricity and running water. There were even community bathrooms. Once there, Shields and his older brother went right to work, first landing jobs at an alfalfa field and then moving on to whatever field work they could find. Since they did not have transportation, it was not always easy, but they consistently found a way to put money into their pockets. Shields started the eighth grade in 1944, and by then attitudes toward Okie children had changed, because with World War II, there were plenty of jobs and few workers. Step back in time and get a snapshot of the social history and culture of rural California in the 1940s as Shields looks back at Working the Fields at Thirteen.< Less

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