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Dreamers and Schemers - How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global... Dreamers and Schemers - How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis (Paperback)
Barry Siegel
R523 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How one man brought the Olympics to Los Angeles, fueling the city's urban transformation. Dreamers and Schemers chronicles how Los Angeles's pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city's transformation from a seedy frontier village to a world-famous metropolis. Leading that pursuit was the "Prince of Realtors," William May (Billy) Garland, a prominent figure in early Los Angeles. In important respects, the story of Billy Garland is the story of Los Angeles. After arriving in Southern California in 1890, he and his allies drove much of the city's historic expansion in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Then, from 1920 to 1932, he directed the city's bid for the 1932 Olympic Games. Garland's quest to host the Olympics provides an unusually revealing window onto a particular time, place, and way of life. Reconstructing the narrative from Garland's visionary notion to its consequential aftermath, Barry Siegel shows how one man's grit and imagination made California history.

The History of the Olympic Games - Faster, Higher, Stronger (Hardcover, Revised & Updated): International Olympic Committee The History of the Olympic Games - Faster, Higher, Stronger (Hardcover, Revised & Updated)
International Olympic Committee 1
R425 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Published in association with the International Olympic Committee, The History of the Olympic Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger brings to life, through more than 225 photographs, the glorious history of the Olympic Summer Games. Illustrating the values that unite the world through sport every four years, beginning in 776 BC in ancient Greece, through to its revival in 1896 and the subsequent editions, this exceptional volume, revised, updated and in an exciting new format, charts the event's absorbing and exemplary history and a wealth of world sporting achievement.

A book of dreams, the International Olympic Committee has graciously allowed items of rare historical documents from their exclusive archive to be photographed, allowing readers to get closer to the world's greatest sporting spectacle than ever before.

Written with the full co-operation of the International Olympic Committee.

The FREEMASONS: RITUALS * CODES * SIGNS * SYMBOLS - Unlocking the 1000-year old mysteries of the Brotherhood (Hardcover):... The FREEMASONS: RITUALS * CODES * SIGNS * SYMBOLS - Unlocking the 1000-year old mysteries of the Brotherhood (Hardcover)
Jeremy Harwood
R250 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R27 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Freemasonry is part of a long tradition of Western mysticism, steeped in an enduring and eclectic mixture of historical fact and legend. Much of the ritual and symbolism prevalent in Freemasonry has developed over many centuries and relies heavily on notions inherited from the customs and practices of medieval stonemasons. In this absorbing book, the history and legends of the Freemasons - from links with the Knights Templar, their explorations into alchemy and the hermetic tradition, through the age of Enlightenment and the founding fathers of the USA, to the Victorians and up to the present day - are discussed alongside the mystical symbolism of the Square and the Compass, the Five-pointed Star, the All-seeing Eye, and the Sun and the Moon. Illustrated throughout, this intriguing account will appeal to anyone interested in this 'secret' Brotherhood.

Overturning Brown - The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement (Hardcover): Steve Suitts Overturning Brown - The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement (Hardcover)
Steve Suitts
R526 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Making of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 - A Memoir by David Goodall (Paperback): Frank Sheridan The Making of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 - A Memoir by David Goodall (Paperback)
Frank Sheridan
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Ancient Greek Athletics - Primary Sources in Translation (Hardcover): Charles H. Stocking, Susan A Stephens Ancient Greek Athletics - Primary Sources in Translation (Hardcover)
Charles H. Stocking, Susan A Stephens
R2,457 Discovery Miles 24 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Ancient Greek Athletics offers the most comprehensive collection to date of primary sources in translation for the study of ancient Greek athletics. Because Greek athletics was such an essential feature of both Greek and Roman culture, there is an especially strong need for proper treatment and understanding of the texts and other media used to reconstruct practices and ideologies of ancient athletics. The sources in this collection are arranged chronologically from the Archaic Period to the Roman Imperial Era, with an extensive appendix discussing key themes and topics. The organization and in-depth presentation of textual sources is designed to help students, scholars, and general readers fully appreciate the broader social and cultural significance of ancient Greek athletics as it developed in different historical time periods throughout antiquity.

Helen Keller - A Life in American History (Hardcover): Meredith Eliassen Helen Keller - A Life in American History (Hardcover)
Meredith Eliassen
R1,553 Discovery Miles 15 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides new and exciting interpretations of Helen Keller's unparalleled life as "the most famous American woman in the world" during her lifetime, celebrating the 141st anniversary of her birth. Helen Keller: A Life in American History explores Keller's life, career as a lobbyist, and experiences as a deaf-blind woman within the context of her relationship with teacher-guardian-promoter Anne Sullivan Macy and overarching social history. The book tells the dual story of a pair struggling with respective disabilities and financial hardship and the oppressive societal expectations set for women during Keller's lifetime. This narrative is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Helen Keller's role in the development of support services specifically related to the deaf-blind, as delineated as different from the blind. Readers will learn about Keller's challenges and choices as well as how her public image often eclipsed her personal desires to live independently. Keller's deaf-blindness and hard-earned but limited speech did not define her as a human being as she explored the world of ideas and wove those ideas into her writing, lobbying for funds for the American Federation for the Blind and working with disabled activists and supporters to bring about practical help during times of tremendous societal change. Presents well-researched, factual material in an easy-to-understand writing style about a complex, iconic American woman, Helen Keller, who inspired generations of people worldwide because of her lifelong quest for knowledge and her ability to communicate ideas despite being deaf-blind Humanizes and demonstrates the diversity of the deaf-blind community, which has historically been the smallest minority in the United States at less than one percent of the population Positions Keller in the panorama of American history, economics, politics, and popular culture, challenging the existing narrative created by her teacher-guardian-promoter Anne Sullivan Macy Re-envisions Keller within the world of ideas where she experienced and expressed individuality through dialogs constructed from her writings and the work of those who informed her thinking Includes 10 images that provide an intimate look into Keller's personal and public life

Gardens at the Frontier - New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes (Paperback): James Beattie Gardens at the Frontier - New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes (Paperback)
James Beattie
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Gardens at the Frontier addresses broad issues of interest to architectural historians, environmental historians, garden writers, geographers, and other scholars. It uses different disciplinary perspectives to explore garden history's thematic, geographical, and methodological frontiers through a focus on gardens as sites of cultural contact. The contributors address the extent to which gardens inhibit or further cultural contact; the cultural translation of garden concepts, practices and plants from one place to another; the role of non-written sources in cultural transfer; and which disciplines study gardens and designed landscapes, and how and why their approaches vary. Chapters cover a range of designed landscapes and locations, periods and approaches: medieval Japanese roji (tea gardens); a seventeenth-century garden of southern China; post-war Australian 'natural gardens'; iconic twentieth-century American modernist gardens; 'international' willow-pattern design; geology and designed landscapes; gnomes; and landscape authorship of a public garden. Each chapter examines transfers of cultural ideas and their physical denouement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

The Undisputed Champions of Europe - How the Gods of Football Became European Royalty (Hardcover): Steven Scragg The Undisputed Champions of Europe - How the Gods of Football Became European Royalty (Hardcover)
Steven Scragg
R444 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Undisputed Champions of Europe is a trilogy-ending homage to the golden era of the European Cup. A place where the gods of the game battled for the biggest prize in club football; a place where the likes of Di Stefano, Eusebio, Best, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Dalglish, Gullit and so many others became legends, as they skated across thin ice to glory, in the colours of clubs that are now considered European royalty. An entirely different beast than the Champions League, it was a competition where you had to win your domestic league title to gain entry. With no safety net of group stages, one bad night of football was enough to send you back to square one. In contrast to today's Champions League winners - whose status as Europe's best team is regularly disputed - the winners of the European Cup truly were the undisputed kings of Europe. These are the stories and glories of football's highest achievers.

The Best of Manchester United (Paperback, Revised edition): Graham Betts The Best of Manchester United (Paperback, Revised edition)
Graham Betts 1
R238 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover): J Michael Desmond The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover)
J Michael Desmond
R1,440 Discovery Miles 14 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The core of the LSU campus is an example of what we can do when we set our sights high. It stands out today as one of the most successful and inspiring examples in the state, one meant by its architect to become an intuitive course in architecture for the students, spreading the influence of its ideals and inspirations across the highlands and lowlands of Louisiana. from The Architecture of LSU When viewed from the technical vantage point of an architect, the discerning eye of an artist, or sociocultural perspective of a historian, the remarkable buildings of Louisiana State University reveal not only a legacy that goes back to the Renaissance, but also a primer of architectural principles that guided the creation of one of the most distinctive academic environments in the United States. Author, professor, and architect J. Michael Desmond traces the university s development from its origins in Pineville, Louisiana, before the Civil War, through its two downtown Baton Rouge locations, to its move to the Williams Gartness Plantation south of the city in the 1920s. The layout of the present campus began with the picturesque vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The German-born architect Theodore Link developed and reinterpreted the Olmsted campus plan, producing designs for fourteen of the nineteen core campus buildings. After his untimely death in 1923, the New Orleans firm of Wogan & Bernard completed the buildings in Link s masterplan, which in their formal symmetry and fine classical details reflect the influence of sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Explosive growth during the 1930s and the impact of the automobile demanded an expansion beyond the campus core. The firm of Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth took over as campus architects in 1932, and Baton Rouge landscaper Steele Burden oversaw the live oak plantings for which the LSU campus is now renowned. The essential structure of the campus and its landscape was in place by the time the United States entered World War II. The Architecture of LSU includes a wealth of photographs, plans, drawings, and maps that underscore the contributions of key historical figures and the genealogies of the campus s architecture and planning. By meticulously tracing the origins and evolution of LSU s architectural core and exploring the wider scope of American college campus design, Desmond shows the far-reaching rewards of public environments that integrate natural and constructed elements to meet both practical and aesthetic goals.

A Thousand Small Sanities - The Moral Adventure of Liberalism (Paperback): Adam Gopnik A Thousand Small Sanities - The Moral Adventure of Liberalism (Paperback)
Adam Gopnik
R357 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Colonial Heritage and Urban Transformation in the Global South - Excavating the Ruins of Cape Town's Rebirth (Hardcover,... Colonial Heritage and Urban Transformation in the Global South - Excavating the Ruins of Cape Town's Rebirth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Christian Ernsten
R3,186 Discovery Miles 31 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book traces and analyses the role of heritage in the urban transformation of the city of Cape Town. By looking at discourses of heritage and urban design, the book shows how Cape Town positions itself as an emerging global city in the context of a series of global events. The book points at how a heritage focus on the themes of post-colonial and post-apartheid reconciliation, restitution and memory in the city shifts to a focus on creativity, design and the arts. Thereby showing how traumatic remnants of colonialism and apartheid are reframed as "design challenges". Furthermore, it argues that the idea of a transformed society is projected into a future time and the chaotic present everyday life is left to its own devices. Against this backdrop, the book lays out the opportunities for epistemological reset and decolonial reflection on the city's deep histories, its embedded injustices and traumas that surfaced.

Cocaine + Surfing - A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair (Paperback): Chas Smith Cocaine + Surfing - A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair (Paperback)
Chas Smith; Introduction by 'Matt Warshaw
R372 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction One of Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament's Top 10 of 2018 It's no surprise that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws--tanned boys refusing to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. But in the 1980s, as surf brands morphed into multibillion-dollar companies, the derelict portrait began to harm business. The external surf image became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton, beacons of health, vitality, bravery, and clean-living. Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame: cocaine. The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion. It is a forbidden love, and few, if any, outside the surf world know about this particular rhapsody. Drug use is kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of its psychosis rears its head from time to time in the form of overdoses, bar fights, surf contests, murders, and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing draws back the curtain on a hopped-up, sometimes-sexy, sometimes-deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders.

From the Mountaintop - An archive history of Batley RLFC (Paperback): John Roe From the Mountaintop - An archive history of Batley RLFC (Paperback)
John Roe
R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Die Familie Buchholz (Paperback): Julius Stinde Die Familie Buchholz (Paperback)
Julius Stinde; Edited by G.H. Clarke
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1914, as part of the Cambridge Modern German Series, this book presents a selection from the text of Julias Stinde's 1884 work, Die Familie Buchholz, in the original German. Exercises aimed at schoolchildren and a German-English vocabulary are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German literature and the history of education.

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality - A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States... Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality - A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States (Hardcover, 8th New edition)
Joel Spring
R3,829 Discovery Miles 38 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Joel Spring's history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization-the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.S., including Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, Chinese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Hawaiians. In 7 concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the U.S. looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of "equality" that have existed from colonial America to the present. Providing a broader perspective for understanding the denial of cultural and linguistic rights in the United States, issues of language, culture, and deculturalization are placed in a global context. The major change in the 8th Edition is a new chapter, "Global Corporate Culture and Separate But Equal," describing how current efforts at deculturalization involve replacing family and personal cultures with a corporate culture to increase worker efficiency. Substantive updates and revisions are made throughout all other chapters

Dark Academia - How Universities Die (Paperback): Peter Fleming Dark Academia - How Universities Die (Paperback)
Peter Fleming
R384 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R30 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Fleming's books are sparklingly sardonic and hilariously angry' - Guardian 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.

How to Fix Modern Football (Paperback): Chris Sutton How to Fix Modern Football (Paperback)
Chris Sutton
R243 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

***** Shortlisted for Sports Entertainment Book of the Year in the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2021 'A manifesto to cure modern football's cornucopia of ills.' - i paper 'A brilliant book.' - Ian Wright With diving players, abusive fans, feckless agents and the dreaded VAR, football has taken a wrong turn. Now, Chris Sutton, the nation's most forthright football pundit, takes an un?ltered look at 25 aspects of the modern game that need to be changed right away - and offers practical and, at times, controversial solutions. From the standard of referees to the lunacy of the managerial merry-go-round, from shameful racist abuse to exploitative ticket prices and the shocking treatments of ex-players with dementia, How to Fix Modern Football leaves no stone unturned in. As a former top-level player, Chris knows the game inside out. Now observing from the commentator's perch, his perspective is shot through with passion, humour and occasionally a little anger. Sutton is a man on a mission, determined to get under the skin of the game he loves and to call out exactly what's going wrong.

Sugar - Micheal Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBA (Hardcover): Charley Rosen Sugar - Micheal Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBA (Hardcover)
Charley Rosen
R508 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The 1980s were arguably the NBA's best decade, giving rise to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan. They were among the game's greatest players who brought pro basketball out of its 1970s funk and made it faster, more fluid, and more exciting. Off the court the game was changing rapidly too, with the draft lottery, shoe commercials, and a style driven largely by excess. One player who personified the eighties excess is Micheal Ray Richardson. During his eight-year career in the NBA (1978-86), he was a four-time All-Star, twice named to the All-Defense team, and the first player to lead the league in both assists and steals. He was also a heavy cocaine user who went on days-long binges but continued to be signed by teams that hoped he'd get straight. Eventually he was the first and only player to be permanently disqualified from the NBA for repeat drug use. Tracking the rise, fall, and eventual redemption of Richardson throughout his playing days and subsequent coaching career, Charley Rosen describes the life-defining pitfalls Richardson and other players faced and considers key themes such as off-court and on-court racism, anti-Semitism, womanizing, allegations of point-shaving within the league, and drug and alcohol abuse by star players. By constructing his various lines of narration around the polarizing figure of Richardson-equal parts basketball savant, drug addict, and pariah-Rosen illuminates some of the more unseemly aspects of the NBA during this period, going behind the scenes to provide an account of what the league's darker side was like during its celebrated golden age.

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
R402 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R54 (13%) 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 Doctors Blackwell - How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Hardcover): Janice P Nimura The Doctors Blackwell - How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Hardcover)
Janice P Nimura
R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies, and enduring partnership, Janice P. Nimura presents a story of trial and triumph. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary, but their convictions did not always align with the emergence of women's rights-or with each other. From Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine. As Elizabeth herself predicted, "a hundred years hence, women will not be what they are now."

The Story of Charlotte Mason, 1842-1923 (Paperback): Essex Cholmondeley The Story of Charlotte Mason, 1842-1923 (Paperback)
Essex Cholmondeley
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), orphaned and poor at the age of sixteen, nonetheless developed into an inspiring and original educational reformer of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, a period of great intellectual vitality and cultural change. Enabled through the help of friends and colleagues she founded the Parents' National Educational Union (PNEU) in 1887 and established the 'The House of Education', the Teacher Training College for women in Ambleside in 1892. The clarity and coherence of her applied philosophy of education established the foundation for a simple, stimulating and deeply satisfying enjoyment of learning for children of all ages in countless homes and schools in Britain and the world. In her biography, Essex Cholmondeley draws on her own experiences of Mason's teaching, as well as her extensive literary output, to unfold her life and work. Whilst she and Elsie Kitching lacked full details of Mason's family history, a warm and lively personality emerges, able to inspire other people with her own splendid vision.

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
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 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)

The Crash of TWA Flight 260 (Paperback): The Crash of TWA Flight 260 (Paperback)
R476 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R69 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At 7:05 am on February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260 took off from the Albuquerque airport for a short flight to Santa Fe. The plane's approved air route was a dog-leg running north-northwest from Albuquerque, then east-northeast into Santa Fe to avoid flying over the Sandia Mountains. At 7:08 am the Ground Service Help at the airport saw Flight 260 about half a mile north of the airport terminal headed directly toward Sandia Ridge, almost entirely obscured by storm clouds. An Air Force Colonel standing in front of his home a mile and half northeast of the airport saw Flight 260 pass overhead and observed that if the plane was eastbound, it was too low; if it was northbound, it was off course. At 7:12 am the plane's terrain-warning bell sounded its alarm. Instinctively looking out the window, both pilots suddenly saw the sheer west face of the Sandias just beyond the right wingtip. It was an appalling shock considering they should have been ten miles further west. Reacting instantly, they rolled the plain steeply to the left and pulled its nose up. When the heading indicator indicated a westerly heading, they started to level the wings. It was their final act. Hidden by the storm, another cliff-side lay directly ahead. When they struck it, they were still in a left bank, nose high. Charles Williams, one of the first men on the scene of this horrific crash, has spent a lifetime unraveling the enigmas of TWA Flight 260's final flight. It is a tale of days, minutes, and seconds spread out over the span of half a century and a dramatic mystery cast upon a beautiful and treacherous mountain. In the end, Williams helps solve some of the controversies surrounding the crash, including the Civil Aeronautics Board's over-swift determination that the pilots were at fault.

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