Stori Sydyn Cymru Howard Marks

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Cymru Howard Marks

Author : Howard a Gibbard Marks, Alun
ISBN : 9781784610265
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Teitl yn y gyfres o gyfrolau byr a chyflym Stori Sydyn. Ganed Howard Marks ym Mynydd Cynffig ond doedd fawr o gariad ganddo at Gymru na'r Gymraeg. Ac yn sicr, pan gafodd ei garcharu yn yr Unol Daleithiau, ac yntau'n brif smyglwr cyffuriau'r byd, doedd Cymru ddim yn rhy awyddus i'w arddel yntau chwaith. Ond mae ei berthynas a gwlad ei febyd wedi newid ers iddo gael ei ryddhau.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mr Nice

Author : Howard Marks
ISBN : 9781407066301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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21ST ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IRVINE WELSH He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him. During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons of marijuana, and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was arrested and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana. He was released in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. Told with humour, charm and candour, Mr Nice is his own extraordinary story. 'The story of a remarkable life, lived by the very brilliant and exceptionally wonderful Mr Nice' Irvine Welsh 'Frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal' GQ 'A man who makes Peter Pan look like a geriatric' Loaded 'A folk legend' Daily Mail
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Merciless Place The Lost Story Of Britain S Convict Disaster In Africa

Author : Emma Christopher
ISBN : 9780191623523
Genre : History
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This is a story lost to history for over two hundred years; a dirty secret of failure, fatal misjudgement and desperate measures which the British Empire chose to forget almost as soon as it was over. In the wake of its most crushing defeat, the America War of Independence, the British Government began shipping its criminals to West Africa. Some were transported aboard ships going to pick up their other human cargo: African slaves. When they arrived at their destination, soldiers and even convicts were forced to work in the region's slave-trading forts guarding the human merchandise. In a few short years the scheme brought death, wholesale desertions, mutiny, piracy and even murder. Some of the most egregious crimes were not committed by the exported criminals but by those sent out to guard them. Acts of wanton desperation added to rash transgressions as those whom society had already thrown out realised that they had nothing left to lose. As jail and prison hulks overflowed, and as every other alternative settlement proved unsuitable, the British Government gambled and decided to send its criminals as far away as possible, to the great south land sighted years before by Captain James Cook. Out of the embers of the African debacle came the modern nation of Australia. The extraordinary tale is now being told for the first time - how a small band of good-for-nothing members of the British Empire spanned the world from America, to Africa, and on to Australia, profoundly if utterly unwittingly changing history.
Category: History

John Winston Howard

Author : Peter Van Onselen
ISBN : 9780522855227
Genre : Australia
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A portrait of one of Australia's longest-serving prime ministers, this biography goes behind the public image to find neither the strong-willed man of principle his supporters like to imagine nor the cunning opportunist painted by his foes. The discussion covers Howard's suburban middle-class upbringing and his success at implementing his polices, concluding that although the image of the ordinary bloke has helped his enduring popularity, heandmdash;like George Bushandmdash;possesses a number of uncommon strengths that have made him one of the most formidable leaders in Australian political history.
Category: Australia

Culture Warriors

Author : Brenda L. Croft
ISBN : UOM:39015066897409
Genre : Art
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This book contains several variations of indigenous words and contains and describes aboriginal arts and artists.
Category: Art

British Film Catalogue

Author : Denis Gifford
ISBN : 9781317740636
Genre : Political Science
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : OSU:32435024899072
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Author : New South Wales Free Public Library, Sydney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027886683
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The Academy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010166275
Genre : English literature
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Australian Painting 1788 2000

Author : Bernard Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015055117553
Genre : Art
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This is the fourth edition of the classic text first published in 1962. It discusses the achievements of all Australia's leading artists and a great many lesser-known ones. It is written for those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject and will be valuable to students, teachers, and the general reader. All facets of Australian painting are generously illustrated.
Category: Art