The Train Passes Through It - A Collective History of Linthicum Heights - Softcover Edition
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Chariots of Firefighters
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Since the beginning, firemen have been competing with each other for the honor of being first to a fire. In New York State, firematic contests between "drill teams" of volunteer... More > firefighters have reached a level of competition that is unique in the entire world; there is nowhere else in terms of speed. technique or sophistication that even comes close. Chariots of Firefighters chronicles the growth of these contests, from foot races and fistfights between neighboring fire companies in New York City to the formation of the New York State Volunteer Firemen's Parade and Drill Team Captain’s Association and the over 350 teams from over 260 fire districts that make up its 200-year history. From simple hand-pumping duels to modern-day drills of speed and refined technique, the story of how these competitions evolved – through wars, riots and celebrations, public scorn and praise of cheering throngs – is one that anyone with any interest in the fire service – or sports in general – will want to read.< Less
A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES - the history of Britain as told through its pub signs
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Many a good yarn is spun across a bar and there can be few more interesting than the legend, lore and, often, downright lies behind the names of Britain’s pubs. Every town has a Rose &... More > Crown and Rising Sun but how did these names originate? Who were the Wicked Lady, the Marquis of Granby and the Green Man? And what on earth is a Crooked Billet? A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES takes an in depth look at hundreds of Britain's most popular signs, telling the religious, royal or scandalous stories behind them. Over 100 illustrations,dozens of links to related websites, chapters on the origins of pubs, old drinking measures and pub trades, make this e-book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in British or brewing history. And why not follow the Book About Blog for regular updates on pub sign history by clicking here NOW FEATURING ON TV - SEE THE Book About BLOG ABOVE FOR FURTHER DETAILS< Less
An Overview of Karate-dó
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This is the HARDCOVER Version. This is the first English translation of Genwa Nakasone's 1938 Karate-do Taikan. It is one of the most comprehensive books published during the golden age of... More > Karate-do. The book contains chapters of a veritable who's who of Karate-do luminaries including: Shiroma Shimpan, Hanashiro Chomo, Mabuni Kenwa, Otsuka Hironori, and Taira Shinken. The book is richly illustrated and goes into detail about Karate-do history, philosophy, techniques and kata.< Less
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