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The Ace Cafe Then And Now

Author : Winston G. Ramsey
ISBN : 1870067436
Genre : Motorcycling
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During the 1960s swarms of motorcyclists roamed along London's North Circular Road in nightly burn ups. Their pit stop was the Ace Cafe at Stonebridge Park. This is their story as told by the boys who raced and the policemen who chased, woven against a background of contemporary reports.
Category: Motorcycling

Images Of England Through Popular Music

Author : K. Gildart
ISBN : 9781137384256
Genre : History
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Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.
Category: History

Reading Seattle

Author : Peter Donahue
ISBN : 9780295805559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chronicles Of Nightmarch

Author : Duncan Stearn
ISBN : 9786169082545
Genre : Travel
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This compilation of the columns of Nightmarch covers its beginnings in the Pattaya Mail newspaper in June 2000 and goes all the way through to its conclusion in the Pattaya One newspaper in September 2011. Almost unwittingly it provides an interesting social history of the growth of the nightlife scene in Pattaya in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This volume also includes items that were cut out of the published versions because they were deemed to strong for the censors. They reappear here because in most cases the items were nowhere near as controversial as the editors thought at the time. Compilations of newspaper columns very often fail to have the impact on those readers who recall reading the pieces in the original. This is simply because the material for a newspaper column is rarely written with posterity or the future in mind. Its impact is meant to be felt in the present. Even so, there will be many who have lived in Pattaya or been regular visitors to the city over the time frame of the Nightmarch column who will no doubt have their memories jogged of the times they spent trawling the bars. For others, who might not have ever been to Pattaya, the pieces will provide an essential introduction to the jigsaw that makes up its unique nightlife.
Category: Travel

By Any Means

Author : Charley Boorman
ISBN : 9780748111053
Genre : Travel
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Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - LONG WAY DOWN - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the LONG WAY ROUND. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his bestselling book RACE TO DAKAR. Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - BY ANY MEANS. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike! Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.
Category: Travel

Theatre West Four So Far As I Can Remember

Author : John Anthony Nicholls
ISBN : 9781782220985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"It was the best of times, it was the best of times," to paraphrase Dickens' famous line. That was the experience of the few youthful hopefuls who founded an amazing tradition all those years ago. It was the experience too of the many who happened upon or sought out Theatre West Four and joined up to become faithful supporters and contributors. It became - for most of them - the centre of their social activity and natural supplier of entertainment; the highlight of each week. Too strong a statement? Read Tony Nicholl's wonderful discourse on the life and times of TW4 and discover more.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cycle World

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ISBN : UOM:39015058754022
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling


Author : V. Vale
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025878377
Genre : Music
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"Swing!" is the first book to tell the history of the new swing movement sweeping the country. "Remarkably exhaustive, " ("New York Times"). Details bands, clothes, hairstyles, dancing, vintage cars, top 100 records, A-Z of swing bands--it's a "bible" for swing enthusiasts. "Definitive."--"Washington Post." 365 photos.
Category: Music

The Big Aiiieeeee

Author : Jeffery Paul Chan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003793812
Genre : Fiction
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Includes prose, poetry, songs, excerpts from novels and plays
Category: Fiction