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Did You See Us? - Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School (Paperback): Andrew Woolford Did You See Us? - Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School (Paperback)
Andrew Woolford; Survivors of the Assiniboia Indian Residential School
R521 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Assiniboia school is unique within Canada's Indian Residential School system. It was the first residential high school in Manitoba and one of the only residential schools in Canada to be located in a large urban setting. Operating between 1958 and 1973 in a period when the residential school system was in decline, it produced several future leaders, artists, educators, knowledge keepers, and other notable figures. It was in many ways an experiment within the broader destructive framework of Canadian residential schools.Stitching together memories of arrival at, day-to-day life within, and departure from the school with a socio-historical reconstruction of the school and its position in both Winnipeg and the larger residential school system, Did You See Us? offers a glimpse of Assiniboia that is not available in the archival records. It connects readers with a specific residential school and illustrates that residential schools were often complex spaces where forced assimilation and Indigenous resilience co-existed. These recollections of Assiniboia at times diverge, but together exhibit Survivor resilience and the strength of the relationships that bond them to this day. The volume captures the troubled history of residential schools. At the same time, it invites the reader to join in a reunion of sorts, entered into through memories and images of students, staff, and neighbours. It is a gathering of diverse knowledges juxtaposed to communicate the complexity of the residential school experience.

The Track in the Forest - The Creation of a Legendary 1968 Us Olympic Team (Hardcover): The Track in the Forest - The Creation of a Legendary 1968 Us Olympic Team (Hardcover)
R574 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R100 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover): Olivette Otele African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover)
Olivette Otele
R615 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Meharry Medical College (Paperback): Sandra Martin Parham Meharry Medical College (Paperback)
Sandra Martin Parham
R436 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
NBA Legends - Discover Basketball's All-Time Greats (Hardcover): Dan Peel NBA Legends - Discover Basketball's All-Time Greats (Hardcover)
Dan Peel
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The word legend is thrown around all too easily these days, but there can be no doubt that the NBA players featured in this book are the very best to have ever graced a basketball court. They are true legends of the game. Spanning the decades and covering all the league's most iconic eras, this book uncovers the fascinating stories and incredible accomplishments of the greatest basketball players. From the game's first superstars, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Jerry West, to the modern-day greats of the late Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Garnett. There are also in-depth features on Lakers legends Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal, as well as Celtics great Larry Bird, while it also explores 23 reasons why Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time. It's not just about great players, though. Without great coaches there would be no great players, legendary teams, or memorable matchups. That's why this book also runs down the 10 most successful and influential coaches from NBA history, looks back at the 10 greatest championship-winning teams, and relives 10 of the best ever games. It also includes a review of the 50 most iconic NBA players of all time.

Planting the World - Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Hardcover): Jordan Goodman Planting the World - Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Hardcover)
Jordan Goodman
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Based on meticulous research in original sources ... Goodman illustrates vividly how adept [Banks] was ... Shining a light on individuals whose achievements are relatively uncelebrated' Jenny Uglow, New York Review of Books A bold new history of how botany and global plant collecting - centred at Kew Gardens and driven by Joseph Banks - transformed the earth. Botany was the darling and the powerhouse of the eighteenth century. As European ships ventured across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, discovery bloomed. Bounties of new plants were brought back, and their arrival meant much more than improved flowerbeds - it offered a new scientific frontier that would transform Europe's industry, medicine, eating and drinking habits, and even fashion. Joseph Banks was the dynamo for this momentous change. As botanist for James Cook's great voyage to the South Pacific on the Endeavour, Banks collected plants on a vast scale, armed with the vision - as a child of the Enlightenment - that to travel physically was to advance intellectually. His thinking was as intrepid as Cook's seafaring: he commissioned radically influential and physically daring expeditions such as those of Francis Masson to the Cape Colony, George Staunton to China, George Caley to Australia, William Bligh to Tahiti and Jamaica, among many others. Jordan Goodman's epic history follows these high seas adventurers and their influence in Europe, as well as taking us back to the early years of Kew Gardens, which Banks developed devotedly across the course of his life, transforming it into one of the world's largest and most diverse botanical gardens. In a rip-roaring global expedition, based on original sources in many languages, Goodman gives a momentous history of how the discoveries made by Banks and his collectors advanced scientific understanding around the world.

Dark Academia - Despair in the Neoliberal University (Paperback): Peter Fleming Dark Academia - Despair in the Neoliberal University (Paperback)
Peter Fleming
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is a strong link between the neoliberalisation of higher education over the last 20 years and the psychological hell now endured by its staff and students. While academia was once thought of as the best job in the world - one that fosters autonomy, craft, intrinsic job satisfaction and vocational zeal - you would be hard-pressed to find a lecturer who believes that now. Peter Fleming delves into this new metrics-obsessed, overly hierarchical world to bring out the hidden underbelly of the neoliberal university. He examines commercialisation, mental illness and self-harm, the rise of managerialism, students as consumers and evaluators, and the competitive individualism which casts a dark sheen of alienation over departments. Arguing that time has almost run out to reverse this decline, this book shows how academics and students need to act now if they are to begin to fix this broken system.

Splash! - 10,000 Years of Swimming (Hardcover, Main): Howard Means Splash! - 10,000 Years of Swimming (Hardcover, Main)
Howard Means 1
R453 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'This fascinating history of how, where and why humans swim...is perfect reading for those missing a splash-about during the lockdown.' Guardian From the first recorded dip into what's now the driest spot on earth to the recreational swimmers in your local pool, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all. Splash! dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages (at least in Europe), and then re-emerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at the modern Olympic Games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, revealing how its history spans religion, fashion, architecture, public health, colonialism, segregation, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory and much, much more. As refreshing as jumping into a pool on a hot summer's day, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind's swimming history with an irrepressible enthusiasm that will make you crave your next dip.

The Hunt for Mount Everest (Paperback): Craig Storti The Hunt for Mount Everest (Paperback)
Craig Storti
R419 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R62 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mt. Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain. It's a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters-George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper-and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell. A story that traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire (especially British India and the Raj), the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War, and the phenomenal Survey of India - it is far bigger than simply the tallest mountain in the world. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners-and almost certainly the first human beings-to set foot on Mt. Everest and thereby claimed the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration. With 2021 bringing the 100th anniversary of that year, most Everest chronicles have dealt with the climbing history of the mountain, with all that happened after 1921. The Hunt for Mt. Everest is the seldom-told story of all that happened before.

Stranger in the Shogun's City - A Japanese Woman and Her World (Hardcover): Amy Stanley Stranger in the Shogun's City - A Japanese Woman and Her World (Hardcover)
Amy Stanley
R591 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chapel of Princeton University (Hardcover): Richard Stillwell The Chapel of Princeton University (Hardcover)
Richard Stillwell; Foreword by Alison Boden
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The classic guide to one of America's architectural treasures-now with magnificent new color photos and a foreword by Princeton's dean of religious life Like the medieval English cathedrals that inspired it, the Princeton University Chapel is an architectural achievement designed to evoke wonder, awe, and reflection. Richard Stillwell's The Chapel of Princeton University is the essential illustrated guide to this magnificent architectural and cultural landmark. Now with new color photos throughout, The Chapel of Princeton University traces the history of the chapel and describes its architecture, sculpture, woodwork, and furnishings. Stillwell knew the building from its planning stages through its construction, dedication, and long use. In this book, he offers unique insights into the vision of architect Ralph Adams Cram and the artistry of Charles J. Connick, who designed the chapel's breathtaking cycle of stained-glass windows. Stillwell's thoroughly researched account of the glorious stone, wood, and glasswork gives readers and visitors an opportunity to enjoy the chapel as both an aesthetically beautiful structure and a moving religious statement. Stillwell reveals how the building's composition is meant to provide spiritual access to as many seekers as possible and instill in them an extraordinary message of hope. Featuring a foreword by Alison Boden, Princeton's dean of religious life, The Chapel of Princeton University is a guided tour of an inspiring structure that has served as the spiritual home to one of America's leading universities.

Celeste Parrish and Educational Reform in the Progressive-Era South (Hardcover): Rebecca S Montgomery Celeste Parrish and Educational Reform in the Progressive-Era South (Hardcover)
Rebecca S Montgomery
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Celeste Parrish and Educational Reform in the Progressive-Era South follows a Civil War orphan's transformation from a Southside Virginia public school teacher to a nationally known progressive educator and feminist. In this vital intellectual biography, Rebecca S. Montgomery places feminism and gender at the center of her analysis and offers a new look at the postbellum movement for southern educational reform through the life of Celeste Parrish. Because Parrish's life coincided with critical years in the destruction and reconstruction of the southern social order, her biography provides unique opportunities to explore the rise of reactionary racism and sexism in the workplace and educational system. As with many women of the last Civil War generation, Parrish's drive to acquire a college education and professional career pitted her against male opponents of coeducation and female intellectual opportunities. When coupled with women's lack of formal political power, this resistance to gender equality discouraged progress and lowered the quality of public education throughout the South. The marginalization of women within the reform movement, headed by the Conference for Education in the South, further limited female contributions to regional change. Yet, because men allowed female participation in grassroots organization, the southern movement provided an alternate source of influence and power for women. It also restricted the impact of their social activism to mainly female networks, however, which received less public acknowledgement than the reform work conducted by men. By exploring the consequences of gender discrimination for both educational reform and the influence of southern progressivism, Rebecca S. Montgomery contributes a nuanced understanding of how interlocking hierarchies of power structured opportunity and influenced the shape of reform in the U.S. South.

Breck - My Life in Football (Paperback): John Breckin, Les Payne Breck - My Life in Football (Paperback)
John Breckin, Les Payne
R324 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

To some, he is Mr Rotherham United. To Millers fans, he's a club legend. To everyone, simply - 'Breck'. From toddler fan to Life President, John Breckin's association with the club tops 50 years - starting as an apprentice professional at only 14. Third on the club's appearances list, no one knows The Millers better. His time with Ronnie Moore is fondly regarded as a special era in Rotherham United's modern history. In "BRECK: My Life in Football" his fund of tales and anecdotes provide intriguing insight and info into players, managers, transfers and lots more. Who was the household name throttling him and which two teammates rescued him? What he said to Elton John that got a favour from the Superstar. Sir Alex Ferguson's whispered advice. What did Chris Swailes say in the tunnel to the opposition? How he might have joined Sheffield Wednesday. Which local manager arranged a clandestine meeting in a darkened car park to try and sign him. The chairman seeking to pick the team; what was Ken Booth like and the ruse pulled on him? The player who loved a punch up, and the Millers fan who got Guy Branston sent off. Why he left three times and how he wished he'd linked up with Ronnie Moore one more time. Plus the hardest journey of his life. The abuse from his own supporters and the mental health issues that arose. Breck shows his serious side in two personal, emotional chapters sure to resonate with so many people who will identify with his pain. Typically, it's all in a great cause with profits to Rotherham Hospice, a place close to John's heart. Any Millers supporter throughout John Breckin's time will find something to enjoy and, hopefully, enlighten and amuse as well.

Psychology of Yoga and Meditation - Lectures Delivered at ETH Zurich, Volume 6: 1938-1940 (Hardcover): C. G. Jung Psychology of Yoga and Meditation - Lectures Delivered at ETH Zurich, Volume 6: 1938-1940 (Hardcover)
C. G. Jung; Translated by John Peck, Heather McCartney; Edited by Martin Liebscher
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Jung's lectures on the psychology of Eastern spirituality-now available for the first time Between 1933 and 1941, C. G. Jung delivered a series of public lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Intended for a general audience, these lectures addressed a broad range of topics, from dream analysis to the psychology of alchemy. Here for the first time are Jung's illuminating lectures on the psychology of yoga and meditation, delivered between 1938 and 1940. In these lectures, Jung discusses the psychological technique of active imagination, seeking to find parallels with the meditative practices of different yogic and Buddhist traditions. He draws on three texts to introduce his audience to Eastern meditation: Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the Amitayur-dhyana-sutra from Chinese Pure Land Buddhism, and the Shri-chakra-sambhara Tantra, a scripture related to tantric yoga. The lectures offer a unique opportunity to encounter Jung as he shares his ideas with the general public, providing a rare window on the application of his comparative method while also shedding light on his personal history and psychological development. Featuring an incisive introduction by Martin Liebscher as well as explanations of Jungian concepts and psychological terminology, Psychology of Yoga and Meditation provides invaluable insights into the evolution of Jung's thought and a vital key to understanding his later work.

Fascism - A Warning (Paperback, Edition): Madeleine Albright Fascism - A Warning (Paperback, Edition)
Madeleine Albright 1
R306 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R101 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The #1 NYT BESTSELLER A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world, written by one of America's most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. "There is priceless wisdom on every page." Kirkus Starred review A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, 'is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.' The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions of innocent people dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright, draws on her own experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption. Fascism, as Albright shows, not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to international peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological and cultural factors are weakening the political centre and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written with wisdom by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

Through the Arch - An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus (Paperback, New): Larry B. Dendy Through the Arch - An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus (Paperback, New)
Larry B. Dendy; Foreword by F.N. Boney
R568 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R99 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through the Arch captures UGA's colorful past, dynamic present, and promising future in a novel way: by surveying its buildings, structures, and spaces. These physical features are the university's most visible--and some of its most valuable--resources. Yet they are largely overlooked, or treated only passingly, in histories and standard publications about UGA.
Through text and photographs, this book places buildings and spaces in the context of UGA's development over more than 225 years. After opening with a brief historical overview of the university, the book profiles over 140 buildings, landmarks, and spaces, their history, appearance, and past and current usage, as well as their namesake, beginning with the oldest structures on North Campus and progressing to the newest facilities on South and East Campus and the emerging Northwest Quadrant. Many profiles are supplemented with sidebars relating traditions, lore, facts, or alumni recollections associated with buildings and spaces.
More than just landmarks or static elements of infrastructure, buildings and spaces embody the university's values, cultural heritage, and educational purpose. These facilities--many more than a century old--are where students learn, explore, and grow and where faculty teach, research, and create. They harbor the university's history and traditions, protect its treasures, and hold memories for alumni. The repository for books, documents, artifacts, and tools that contain and convey much of the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of human existence, these structures are the legacy of generations. And they are tangible symbols of UGA's commitment to improve our world through education.
Guide includes113 color photos throughout19 black-and-white historical photosOver 140 profiles of buildings, landmarks, and spacesSupplemental sidebars with traditions, lore, facts, and alumni anecdotes6 maps

The Queen - The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth (Paperback): Josh Levin The Queen - The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth (Paperback)
Josh Levin
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R397 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Card Night - Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them (Hardcover): Will Roya Card Night - Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them (Hardcover)
Will Roya
R399 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classic card games, including rules and strategies. Featuring step-by-step, illustrated instructions, and two indexes that organize each game by difficulty and number of players needed, Card Night includes directions for playing all the most popular card games, including Hearts and Bridge, Rummy and Go Fish. In addition to providing the rules of standard game play, Card Night also details the fascinating stories and peculiarities behind some of the world's most famous card decks, some of which were used as currency, tools for propaganda, and even as a means for sending coded messages. Offering one game for each week of the year, Card Night is the go-to companion for weekly game nights, long car rides, and rainy days spent at home. Wow your friends and family with your game playing prowess and keep them entertained with fascinating details from playing card history.

The Cambridge History of Communism (Paperback): Norman Naimark, Silvio Pons, Sophie Quinn-Judge The Cambridge History of Communism (Paperback)
Norman Naimark, Silvio Pons, Sophie Quinn-Judge
R906 R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Save R165 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The second volume of The Cambridge History of Communism explores the rise of Communist states and movements after World War II. Leading experts analyze archival sources from formerly Communist states to re-examine the limits to Moscow's control of its satellites; the de-Stalinization of 1956; Communist reform movements; the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance; the growth of Communism in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and the effects of the Sino-Soviet split on world Communism. Chapters explore the cultures of Communism in the United States, Western Europe and China, and the conflicts engendered by nationalism and the continued need for support from Moscow. With the danger of a new Cold War developing between former and current Communist states and the West, this account of the roots, development and dissolution of the socialist bloc is essential reading.

Masada - From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Paperback): Jodi Magness Masada - From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Paperback)
Jodi Magness
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The dramatic story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire, as revealed by the archaeology of its famous site Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children-the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple-reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. Incorporating the latest findings, Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there-and what it has come to mean since. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today.

This is Your Everest - The Lions, The Springboks and the Epic Tour of 1997 (Hardcover): Tom English, Peter Burns This is Your Everest - The Lions, The Springboks and the Epic Tour of 1997 (Hardcover)
Tom English, Peter Burns
R483 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R39 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Maple Leaf Moments (Paperback): Bob Duff Maple Leaf Moments (Paperback)
Bob Duff
R335 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fun collection of the one hundred most memorable, unlikely, unheardof, and scandalous stories in the first century of the Toronto Maple Leafs' history. Written by one of hockey's greatest encyclopedic anecodotalists, Bob Duff's new book is essential reading for every Maple Leaf fan, and hockey fans in general.

The Foghorn's Lament - The Disappearing Music of the Coast (Hardcover): Jennifer Lucy Allan The Foghorn's Lament - The Disappearing Music of the Coast (Hardcover)
Jennifer Lucy Allan
R444 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'A truly unusual and strangely revealing lens through which to view music and history and the dark life of the sea' Brian Eno 'As memorable, pleasurable and irrational as all the highest quests' John Higgs 'A perfect example of the power and beauty of industrial music' Cosey Fanni Tutti What does the foghorn sound like? It sounds huge. It rattles. It rattles you. It is a booming, lonely sound echoing into the vastness of the sea. When Jennifer Lucy Allan hears the foghorn's colossal bellow for the first time, it marks the beginning of an obsession and a journey deep into the history of a sound that has carved out the identity and the landscape of coastlines around the world, from Scotland to San Francisco. Within its sound is a maritime history of shipwrecks and lighthouse keepers, the story and science of our industrial past, and urban myths relaying tales of foghorns in speaker stacks, blasting out for coastal raves. An odyssey told through the people who battled the sea and the sound, who lived with it and loathed it, and one woman's intrepid voyage through the howling loneliness of nature.

An Inky Business - A History of Newspapers from the English Civil Wars to the American Civil War (Hardcover): Matthew J Shaw An Inky Business - A History of Newspapers from the English Civil Wars to the American Civil War (Hardcover)
Matthew J Shaw
R421 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

An Inky Business is a book about the making and printing of news. It is a history of ink, paper, printing press and type, and of those who made and read newspapers in Britain, continental Europe and America from the British Civil Wars to the Battle of Gettysburg in the United States nearly 200 years later. But it is also an account of what news was and how the idea of news became central to public life. Newspapers ranged from purveyors of high seriousness to carriers of scurrilous gossip. Our current obsession with 'fake news', the worrying revelations or hints about how money, power and technology shapes and controls the press and flows of what is believed to be genuine information, has dark early-modern echoes.

London, Reign Over Me - How England's Capital Built Classic Rock (Paperback): Stephen Tow London, Reign Over Me - How England's Capital Built Classic Rock (Paperback)
Stephen Tow; Foreword by Bill Bruford
R395 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R81 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

It all started in London. More than fifty years ago, a generation of teens created something that would change the face of music forever. London, Reign Over Me immerses us in the backroom clubs, basement record shops, and late-night faint radio signals of 1960s Britain, where young hopefuls like Peter Frampton, Dave Davies, and Mick Jagger built off American blues and jazz to form a whole new sound. Author Stephen Tow weaves together original interviews with over ninety musicians and movers-and-shakers of the time to uncover the uniquely British story of classic rock's birth. Capturing the stark contrast of bursting artistic energy with the blitzkrieg landscape leftover from World War II, London, Reign Over Me reveals why classic rock 'n' roll could only have been born in London. A new sound from a new generation, this music helped spark the most important cultural transformation of the twentieth century. Key interviews include: * Jon Anderson (Yes) * Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) * Rod Argent (The Zombies) * Chris Barber (Chris Barber Jazz Band) * Joe Boyd (Producer/manager) * Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown) * David Cousins (The Strawbs) * Dave Davies (The Kinks) * Spencer Davis (Spencer Davis Group) * Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention) * Ramblin' Jack Elliott (Solo folk/blues artist) * Peter Frampton (Humble Pie, solo artist) * Roger Glover (Deep Purple) * Steve Howe (Yes) * Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Band; Monty Python) * Kenney Jones (The Small Faces; The Who) * Greg Lake (King Crimson; Emerson, Lake & Palmer) * Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann) * Terry Marshall (Marshall Amplification) * Dave Mason (Traffic) * Phil May (The Pretty Things) * John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers) * Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) * Ian McLagan (The Small Faces) * Jacqui McShee (The Pentangle) * Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) * Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster; Emerson, Lake & Palmer) * Jan Roberts (Eel Pie Island Documentary Project) * Paul Rodgers (Free) * Peggy Seeger (Solo folk artist) * Hylda Sims (Club owner) * Keith Skues (DJ: Radio Caroline, Radio London, Radio One) * Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac) * John Steel (The Animals) * Al Stewart (Solo folk artist) * Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things) * Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) * Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention) * Rick Wakeman (The Strawbs, Yes) * Barrie Wentzell (Photographer: Melody Maker)

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