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A Mad Medley Of Milligan

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 9780753507797
Genre : English wit and humor
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"This collection of poems, cartoons and stories is Spike Milligan at his very best. It ranges from nonsense rhymes about donkeys, elephants and Indian bankers to weirdly wonderful cartoons and a three-part story- Adolf Hitler, Dictator and Clown. illigan's poems were among his best-loved work and this final collection of poetry is a must for all his fans."
Category: English wit and humor

Milligan S Meaning Of Life

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 9780670920785
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With his lightning-quick wit, unbridled creativity and his ear for the absurd, Milligan revolutionised British comedy, leaving a legacy of influence that stretches from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the work of self-confessed acolytes such as Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry today. Throughout his life, Milligan wrote prolifically - scripts, poetry, fiction, as well as several volumes of memoir, in which he took an entirely idiosyncratic approach to the truth. In this ground-breaking work, Norma Farnes, his long-time manager, companion, counsellor and confidante, gathers together the loose threads, reads between the lines and draws on the full breadth of his writing to present his life in his own words: an autobiography - of sorts. From his childhood in India, through his early career as a jazz musician and sketch-show entertainer, his spells in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Artillery, to that fateful first broadcast of The Goon Show and beyond into the annals of comedy history, this is the autobiography Milligan never wrote.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Classic Adventures According To Spike Milligan

Author : Spike Milligan
ISBN : 0753508419
Genre : Adventure stories, English
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'Spike Milligan wrote the book on today's sense of humour' 'But why keep me in the dark, Holmes?' 'It saves electicity, Watson.' 'What is a black spot? Is it an accident?' 'He gave a groan and he was alive! He spoke as he sat up, 'Have you got a fag, mate?' Welcome to the world of the classic adventure story, hilariously retold by legendary comic Spike Milligan. Relive Robin Hood, in which Little John becomes Big Dick and the Merry Men are joined by Groucho Marx. give yourself the willies with Frankenstein, whose monster comes to life craving a cigarette. join Sherlock Holmes for The Hound Of Baskervilles, where Guinness and Newcastle Brown are taken intravenously and a woman cries in the night. Thrill to Black Beauty as told by the horse himself. And the hunt for buried treasure with Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins and ... Groucho Marx in Treasure Island. Spike Milligan, the much-loved entertainer, broadcaster and writer, was widely regarded as the most influential British comedian since the Second World War. On his death in 2002, he was remembered as an 'irreverent and hysterical presence' by Prince Charles. Fellow comedian and writer Stephen Fry described Milligan's writing as 'abosutely immortal'.
Category: Adventure stories, English

People Of Today

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105024915329
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Dictionary Of International Biography

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025139879
Genre : Biography
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A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.
Category: Biography

The Impeachers

Author : Brenda Wineapple
ISBN : 9780812998375
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Publishers Weekly “This absorbing and important book recounts the titanic struggle over the implications of the Civil War amid the impeachment of a defiant and temperamentally erratic American president.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became “the Accidental President,” it was a dangerous time in America. Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited: when and how the secessionist South should regain full status, whether former Confederates should be punished, and when and whether black men should be given the vote. Devastated by war and resorting to violence, many white Southerners hoped to restore a pre–Civil War society, if without slavery, and the pugnacious Andrew Johnson seemed to share their goals. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson ignored Congress, pardoned rebel leaders, promoted white supremacy, opposed civil rights, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. It fell to Congress to stop the American president who acted like a king. With profound insights and making use of extensive research, Brenda Wineapple dramatically evokes this pivotal period in American history, when the country was rocked by the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president. And she brings to vivid life the extraordinary characters who brought that impeachment forward: the willful Johnson and his retinue of advocates—including complicated men like Secretary of State William Seward—as well as the equally complicated visionaries committed to justice and equality for all, like Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, and Ulysses S. Grant. Theirs was a last-ditch, patriotic, and Constitutional effort to render the goals of the Civil War into reality and to make the Union free, fair, and whole. Praise for The Impeachers “In this superbly lyrical work, Brenda Wineapple has plugged a glaring hole in our historical memory through her vivid and sweeping portrayal of President Andrew Johnson’s 1868 impeachment. She serves up not simply food for thought but a veritable feast of observations on that most trying decision for a democracy: whether to oust a sitting president. Teeming with fiery passions and unforgettable characters, The Impeachers will be devoured by contemporary readers seeking enlightenment on this issue. . . . A landmark study.”—Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Grant
Category: Biography & Autobiography

University City And State

Author : Michael S. Moss
ISBN : UOM:39015053375302
Genre : Architecture
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With the proceeds of the sale of its original city-centre site to a railway company, the University of Glasgow moved to a magnificent neo-gothic new building at Gilmorehill in 1870. The history of the University in this new location then developed in conjunction with the evolution of the City of Glasgow, the Second City of the Empire, until both suffered the privations of two world wars and the long dislocation of the local economy from the 1920s. After the Second World War, the State ever more powerfully shaped the fortunes of the University, which expanded considerably in size. The current strong links with industry and the economy through research, innovation and technology transfer emphasise the continuing importance of the University's economic, cultural and social role within the life of the City.
Category: Architecture