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Railway Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105215955548
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Edwardian Detective 1901 15

Author : Professor Joseph A Kestner
ISBN : 9781351815277
Genre : Social Science
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This title was first published in 1999 & examines the range of detective literature produced between 1901 and 1915 in Britain, during the reign of Edward VII and the early reign of George V. The book assesses the literature as cultural history, with a focus on issues such as legal reform, marital reform, surveillance, Germanophobia, masculinity/femininity, the "best-seller", the arms race, international diplomacy and the concept of "popular" literature. The work also addresses specific issues related to the relationship of law to literature, such as: the law in literature; the law as literature, the role of literature in surveillance and policing; the interpretation of legal issues by literature; the degree to which literature describes and interprets law; the description of legal processes in detective literature; and the connections between detective literature and cultural practices and transitions.
Category: Social Science

Murder On The Tracks Stories Of Mayhem And Murder On The Railways

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781447480594
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories concerning the strange and terrible events that can occur within the anonymous, shifting environment of a moving train. Including stories by such masterful writers as Freeman Wills Crofts and Francis Lynde.
Category: Fiction

Blood On The Tracks

Author : David Brandon
ISBN : 9780752462295
Genre : Transportation
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Blood on the Tracks provides a murky and intriguing account of criminal activity on Britain’s railways, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century right up to the present day. Covering all varieties of crime, from the opportunistic such as fare evasion and robberies, through the more inventive including murders, suicide on the line and railway staff ‘cooking the books’, to more recent terrorist attacks, the changing nature of criminal activity on the railways can be traced through time. This fascinating book also covers the appearance of railway crime in film and literature, including the work of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as the advent of the railways indeed provided a new range of locations in which to set deceitful deeds – waiting rooms, carriages and tunnels to name just a few.
Category: Transportation

Railway Times

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ISBN : UOM:39015089267937
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Edwardian Devon 1900 1914

Author : David Parker
ISBN : 9780750969239
Genre : History
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A century ago, Britain was locked in a devastating worldwide conflict that would change every aspect of society. This book explores life in Devon between 1900 and 1914, offering a revealing glimpse of a world now long-vanished before war broke out. Devon was no backwater; its railways and shipping were busy bringing tourists in and sending vast quantities of produce out. It was, though, a county of contrasts and change. Farming had reinvented itself after the late Victorian depression, but villages were in decline; churches and chapels were full but religion bitterly divided communities; the wealthy enjoyed extravagant lifestyles on great estates but their authority was under attack. Devon’s upper-, middle- and lower-class schools perfectly reflected the Edwardian social hierarchy, but as the county’s elections revealed, society was being torn asunder by bitter controversies over exactly who should have the vote, rule the country, and control the Empire. It was a worrying time overseas too: Great Britain’s supremacy was increasingly challenged, and the warships in Devon’s harbours and army manoeuvres on the moors drew many comments as the storm clouds began to gather over Europe. Using mainly contemporary sources, this engaging book examines the attitudes and experiences of people across all social classes in this tumultuous era.
Category: History

The Branch Lines Of Devon

Author : Colin G. Maggs
ISBN : 9781445625607
Genre : History
File Size : 60.46 MB
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The second of two lavishly illustrated titles from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Devon’s branch lines.
Category: History