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History of Multicultural Education Volume 4 - Policy and Policy Initiatives (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education Volume 4 - Policy and Policy Initiatives (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,805 Discovery Miles 38 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

History of Multicultural Education Volume 2 - Foundations and Stratifications (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education Volume 2 - Foundations and Stratifications (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,819 Discovery Miles 38 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

Silver Seasons - The Story of the Rochester Red Wings (Paperback, 1st ed): Jim Mandelaro, Scott Pitoniak Silver Seasons - The Story of the Rochester Red Wings (Paperback, 1st ed)
Jim Mandelaro, Scott Pitoniak; Foreword by Joe Altobelli
R428 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the story of a town's love affair with its team and the colorful characters who have worn the Rochester flannels over the years.

Dust Bowl Girls (Paperback): Lydia Reeder Dust Bowl Girls (Paperback)
Lydia Reeder
R364 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend." --Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women's team. In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals' intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women's sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.

Lucrezia Borgia - Secondo Documenti E Carteggi Del Tempo (Italian, Paperback): Ferdinand Gregorovius Lucrezia Borgia - Secondo Documenti E Carteggi Del Tempo (Italian, Paperback)
Ferdinand Gregorovius
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Beyond SW19 - World Class Tennis in England since the 1880s (Hardcover): Kevin Jefferys Beyond SW19 - World Class Tennis in England since the 1880s (Hardcover)
Kevin Jefferys
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wimbledon has long stood at the pinnacle of British and world tennis. But, as Kevin Jefferys shows in this ground-breaking new study, Britain has a rich history of international standard play beyond SW19, in top-level tournaments and Davis Cup competitions at iconic venues such as Queen's Club, Eastbourne and Edgbaston. The book traces the fluctuating fortunes of a dozen or so tournaments that have brought the world's finest players to English shores during the 140-year history of lawn tennis. Taking a tour around different regions of the country, the author sheds fresh light on the best-known events and on largely forgotten but once high-profile tournaments held in Bristol, Torquay and Scarborough. Both a record and a celebration of England's tennis heritage, the book is packed with stories about memorable players and matches, full results for singles finals and anecdotes about quirky or controversial incidents, ranging from the courtside fire that halted a tournament final to the anti-apartheid protests that disrupted a Davis Cup tie.

The Book of Eels - Their Lives, Secrets and Myths (Paperback, New Ed): Tom Fort The Book of Eels - Their Lives, Secrets and Myths (Paperback, New Ed)
Tom Fort
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Beginning life in the Sargasso Sea, the eel travels across the ocean, lives for twenty or so years, and then is driven by some instinct back across the ocean to spawn and die. And the next generation starts the story again. No one knows why the eels return, or how the orphaned elvers learn their way back. One man discovered, after many adventures, the breeding ground of all eels ? and he is the hero of this book.

Eels were being caught and consumed 5000 years before the birth of Christ ? Aristotle and Pliny wrote about them; Romans regarded them as a peerless delicacy; Egyptians accorded them semi-sacred status; English kings died of overeating them. There are many strange practices among eel fishers all over the world, and many great fortunes based upon the eel harvest.

The Book of Eels, a combination of social comment, biography and natural history, is also a fascinating and witty account of Tom Fort?s obsession with the eel, his journeying to discover the eel in all its habitats, and the people he meets in his pursuit.

Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 25, 2006 (Paperback, 2006 Ed.): Roger L. Geiger Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 25, 2006 (Paperback, 2006 Ed.)
Roger L. Geiger
R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Volume Twenty-Five of "Perspectives on the History of Higher Education," the silver anniversary edition, offers three fresh contributions to the understanding of American higher education in the nineteenth century and three historical perspectives on topics of contemporary concern.
The divergent paths of antebellum colleges in the North and South have long been recognized. Stephen Tomlinson and Kevin Windham discuss Alva Woods, who moved from Calvinist New England to preside over the new University of Alabama. Woods personified the commitment to evangelical Protestantism and rigid student discipline that prevailed in northern colleges of that era, but in Tuscaloosa confronted the sons of planters, raised to respect mainly independence, power, and the Southern code of honor. Adam Nelson considers geology, a crucially important science in early America that existed on the periphery of higher education but eventually exerted pressure for intellectual modernization. He portrays the small community of scientific pioneers who sought the latest scientific knowledge from Europe, surveyed the mineral wealth of American states, and advocated for science in the college curriculum.
Beginning in the 1930s, the National Research Council waged an organized campaign to encourage academic patenting and centralize it within one organization. Jane Robbins explains the crosscurrents of interests that plagued and eventually scuttled that effort, but that set the stage for the contemporary practice of university patenting. Robert Hampel examines how, for more than four decades, students at Yale University took a major responsibility for learning into their own hands by publishing a "Critique" of courses. He analyzes these documents to determine if their aims were to identify easy or challenging offerings, and finds that this effort produced highly responsible articles. A review essay by Doris Malkmus sheds new light on the experience of co-eds in post-bellum universities and normal schools, while one by Nancy Diamond discusses the university presidency, and deftly shows that examining presidential lives can offer telling perspective on the evolution of the university.
"Roger L. Geiger" is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. He has edited the Perspectives on the History of Higher Education Annual since 1993.

Grasp - The Science Transforming How We Learn (Paperback): Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto Grasp - The Science Transforming How We Learn (Paperback)
Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As the head of Open Learning at MIT, Sanjay Sarma has a daunting job description: to fling open the doors of the MIT experience for the benefit of the wider world. But if you're going to undertake such an ambitious project, you must first ask: How exactly does learning work? What conditions are most conducive? Are our traditional classroom methods - lecture, homework, test, repeat - actually effective? And if not, which techniques are? Grasp takes readers across multiple frontiers, from fundamental neuroscience to cognitive psychology and beyond, as it explores the future of learning. For instance: * Scientists are studying the role of forgetting, exposing it not as a simple failure of memory but a critical weapon in our learning arsenal * New developments in neuroimaging are helping us understand how reading works in the brain. It's become possible to identify children who might benefit from specialised dyslexia interventions - before they learn to read * Many schools have begun converting to flipped classrooms, in which you watch a lesson at home, then do your 'homework' in class Along the way, Sarma debunks long-held views such as the noxious idea of 'learning styles,' while equipping readers with a set of practical tools for absorbing and retaining information across a lifetime of learning. He presents a vision for learning that's more inclusive and democratic - revealing a world bursting with powerful learners, just waiting for the chance they deserve. Drawing from the author's experience as an educator and the work of researchers and educational innovators at MIT and beyond, Grasp offers scientific and practical insight, promising not just to inform and entertain readers but to open their minds.

God, Country, Notre Dame - The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh (Hardcover, New): Theodore M Hesburgh God, Country, Notre Dame - The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh (Hardcover, New)
Theodore M Hesburgh
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

I have traveled far and wide, far beyond the simple parish I envisioned as a young man. My obligation of service has led me into diverse yet interrelated roles: college teacher, theologian, president of a great university, counselor to four popes and six presidents. Excuse the list, but once called to public service, I have held fourteen presidential appointments over the years, dealing with the social issues of our times, including civil rights, peaceful uses of atomic energy, campus unrest, amnesty for Vietnam offenders, Third World development, and immigration reform. But deep beneath it all, wherever I have been, whatever I have done, I have always and everywhere considered myself essentially a priest. -from the Preface

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.

Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition): Madeleine Albright Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition)
Madeleine Albright 1
R444 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R105 (24%) 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, is 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.

Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany (Hardcover): Jennifer Spinks Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany (Hardcover)
Jennifer Spinks
R3,182 Discovery Miles 31 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presents an exmination of printed representations of monstrous births in German-speaking Europe from the end of the fifteenth century and through the sixteenth century, beginning with a seminal series of broadsheets from the late 1490s by humanist Sebastian Brant, and including prints by Albrecht Durer and Hans Burgkmair.

Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 24, 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Roger L. Geiger Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 24, 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Roger L. Geiger
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The early twentieth century witnessed the rise of middle-class mass periodicals that, while offering readers congenial material, also conveyed new depictions of manliness, liberal education, and the image of business leaders. "Should Your Boy Go to College?" asked one magazine story; and for over two decades these middle-class magazines answered, in numerous permutations, with a collective "yes " In the course of interpreting these themes they reshaped the vision of a college education, and created the ideal of a college-educated businessman.
Volume 24 of the "Perspectives on the History of Higher Education: 2005" provides historical studies touching on contemporary concerns--gender, high-ability students, academic freedom, and, in the case of the Barnes Foundation, the authority of donor intent. Daniel Clark discusses the nuanced changes that occurred to the image of college at the turn of the century. Michael David Cohen offers an important corrective to stereotypes about gender relations in nineteenth-century coeducational colleges. Jane Robbins traces how the young National Research Council embraced the cause of how to identify and encourage superior students as a vehicle for incorporating wartime advances in psychological testing. Susan R. Richardson considers the long Texas tradition of political interference in university affairs. Finally, Edward Epstein and Marybeth Gasman shed historical light on the recent controversy surrounding the Barnes Foundation.
The volume also contains brief descriptions of twenty recent doctoral dissertations in the history of higher education. This serial publication will be of interest to historians, sociologists, and of course, educational policymakers.
"Roger L. Geiger" is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. He has edited the "History of Higher Education Annual" since 1993. His two volumes "Research and Relevant Knowledge" and "To Advance Knowledge" (both published by Transaction) cover the history of universities in the United States during the twentieth century.

The Masters - Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia (Paperback, New edition): Curt Sampson The Masters - Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia (Paperback, New edition)
Curt Sampson
R338 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R52 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum façade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story--including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus--has never been told. Until now.
        
The Masters is an amazing slice of history, taking us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. It is a look at how the new South coexists with the old South: the relationships between blacks and whites, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor--with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament. The Masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other.

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931 - The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues (Paperback): Michael E. Lomax Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931 - The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues (Paperback)
Michael E. Lomax
R736 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R124 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the companion volume to Black Baseball Entrepreneurs,1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary, Lomax's new book continues to chronicle the history of black baseball in the United States. The first volume traced the development of baseball from an exercise in community building among African Americans in the pre-Civil War era into a commercialized amusement and a rare and lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurship within the black community. In this book, Lomax takes a closer look at the marketing and promotion of the Negro Leagues by black baseball magnates. He explores how race influenced black baseball's institutional development and how it shaped the business relationship with white clubs and managers. Lomax explains how the decisions that black baseball magnates made to insulate themselves from outside influences may have distorted their perceptions and ultimately led to the Negro Leagues' demise. The collapse of the Negro Leagues by 1931 was, Lomax argues, ""a dream deferred in the overall African American pursuit for freedom and self-determination.

We Are Jews Again - Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union (Paperback): Yuli Kosharovsky We Are Jews Again - Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union (Paperback)
Yuli Kosharovsky; Edited by Ann Komaromi; Translated by Stefani Hoffman
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kosharovsky's authoritative four-volume history of the Jewish movement in the Soviet Union is now available in a condensed and edited volume that makes this compelling insider's account of Soviet Jewish activism after Stalin available to a wider audience. Originally published in Russian from 2008 to 2012, ""We Are Jews Again"" chronicles the struggles of Jews who wanted nothing more than the freedom to learn Hebrew, the ability to provide a Jewish education for their children, and the right to immigrate to Israel. Through dozens of interviews with former refuseniks and famous activists, Kosharovsky provides a vivid and intimate view of the Jewish movement and a detailed account of the persecution many faced from Soviet authorities.

African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover): Olivette Otele African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover)
Olivette Otele
R615 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R101 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The True History of Chocolate (Paperback, Third edition): Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe The True History of Chocolate (Paperback, Third edition)
Sophie D. Coe, Michael D. Coe
R305 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R89 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Chocolate - 'the food of the Gods' - has had a long and eventful history. Its story is expertly told here by the doyen of Maya studies, Michael Coe, and his late wife, Sophie. The book begins 3,000 years ago in the Mexican jungles and goes on to draw on aspects of archaeology, botany and socio-economics. Used as currency and traded by the Aztecs, chocolate arrived in Europe via the conquistadors, and was soon a favourite drink with aristocrats. By the 19th century and industrialization, chocolate became a food for the masses - until its revival in our own time as a luxury item. Chocolate has also been giving up some of its secrets to modern neuroscientists, who have been investigating how flavour perception is mediated by the human brain. And, finally, the book closes with two contemporary accounts of how chocolate manufacturers have (or have not) been dealing with the ethical side of the industry.

Social History Journal, Issue 21 - Red Lives (Paperback): Kevin Morgan Social History Journal, Issue 21 - Red Lives (Paperback)
Kevin Morgan
R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presented here is an overview of the recent scholarship on the sub- and counter-culture aspects of the Communist movement. The articles cover Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Finland, spanning the entire history of Communism, from the 1920s to the 1980s. Such issues as ethnic organizations, cadre formation, the Communist scouts movement, party families, and Communist fiction are explored. Themes discussed include gender, ethnicity, generation, local milieu, and the role of intellectuals.

The Changing face of Colonial Education in Africa - Education, Science and Development (Paperback): Peter Kallaway The Changing face of Colonial Education in Africa - Education, Science and Development (Paperback)
Peter Kallaway
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Changing Landscape of Colonial Education in Africa offers a detailed and nuanced perspective of colonial history, based on fifteen years of research, that throws fresh light on the complexities of African history and the colonial world of the first half of the twentieth century. It provides an analytical background to history of education in the colonial context by balancing contributions by missionary agencies, colonial government, humanitarian agencies, and scientific experts. The book offers a foundation for the analysis of modern educational policy for the post-colonial state. It attempts to move beyond cliches about colonial education to an understanding of the complexities of how educational policy was developed in different places at different times while giving credence to arguments which see schooling as a form of social control in the colonial environment. The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and policy makers looking to better understand colonial education and contextualise modern developments related to the decolonising African education. It is intended to provide an essential background for policy makers by demonstrating the significance of a historical perspective for an understanding of contemporary educational challenges in Africa and elsewhere.

The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions - Professing Hate (Paperback): Sarah Gendron The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions - Professing Hate (Paperback)
Sarah Gendron
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate is a study of the ways in which various extremist groups have appropriated education for social manipulation in order to gain political power, and, in some cases, to incite violence. It is a detailed exploration of case studies representing both a wide range of situational differences (time, place, and political orientation) and experiential similarities. To examine a broad scope of circumstances, this book explores various types of rule (from National Socialism to communism to capitalism) from around the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America) and spans time periods from the mid-twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. With the purpose of allowing these diverse situations to dialogue with one another, this study explores each country in its own right as well as in relation to others, ultimately demonstrating the extent to which they influenced one another.

Recent Education from Local Sources (Paperback): Malcolm Seaborne Recent Education from Local Sources (Paperback)
Malcolm Seaborne
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1967, this book was intended to be of value to students of Education in two ways. Firstly, all such students were expected to know in broad outline the story of the development of our national education system in the previous 150 years. This book shows how these national events affected a number of schools in a particular locality. Their history was preserved in their physical structure, all too solid and long-lasting in many cases to be easily adapted to changing needs of the time; it was preserved also in minutes and log-books and other records that happen to survive. The second value of this book was that quite often students were asked to use these local records to re-create the story of a history of a school or group of schools. It was felt that we needed many more of these local investigations as a basis for a fuller and more vivid representation of this national development, and students' accounts, if done with proper care, could make a useful contribution. Mr Seaborne's book is a model and example of how this may have been done.

The Random History of Football - Accomplished Sweepers & Tricky Wingers (Hardcover): Aubrey Day, Justyn Barnes The Random History of Football - Accomplished Sweepers & Tricky Wingers (Hardcover)
Aubrey Day, Justyn Barnes; Illustrated by Tony Husband
R211 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R59 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the story of football as it's never been told before. A cock-eyed compilation of match reports, correspondence, and reminiscences from pundits, commentators, players, officials and spectators who weren't there but should have been. The nutmegs, the tantrums, the penalty shoot-outs that have provided the ubiquitous topic of male conversation for generations, are entertainingly evoked. If The Random History of Football boasted the stories were in bite-sized chunks, Luis Suarez would buy every copy!

The 1928 Bunion Derby - A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City (Paperback): James R. Powell The 1928 Bunion Derby - A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City (Paperback)
James R. Powell
R868 R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 Save R134 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The historic 1928 ""Bunion Derby"" was a cross-country footrace from Los Angeles to New York City. In a supreme test of human endurance and fortitude, runners pounded the pavement for 84 straight days, covering more than 3,400 miles. Starting in Los Angeles, the competitors tracked the path of old Route 66 to Chicago. From there they followed a twisting 1,000-mile trail to New York City. That journey is the subject of this book. While previous books and articles have been written about the race, most have concentrated on the promoter, C. C. ""Cash and Carry"" Pyle, his runners, or the Route 66 portion of the race. In The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City, author James R. Powell takes a more robust approach - including a turn-by-turn driving guide from Chicago to New York with historical background on the route and the racers. Powell not only portrays the runners and the intensity of such a race, but also explains important events that transpired in the years leading up to the Bunion Derby. His historical tour describes surviving sites along the route and offers stories reminiscent of American life in the late 1920s. More than 200 illustrations - including period photographs, postcard images, and maps - enliven the story of this landmark race. The 1928 Bunion Derby is highlighted by tales of the torturous path runners followed to reach each overnight stop. And reports from period newspapers add color and a sense of the moment to the historic images and stories, both harrowing and heartwarming. A glimpse back in time, with a look at the places along that historic route today and a description of how to get there, The 1928 Bunion Derby has something for everyone - from historians to runners and from road warriors to armchair travelers.

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