A Cornish Childhood

Autobiography of a Cornishman

Author: A. L. Rowse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850221241

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 282

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OK2BG

Author: Jack Dunsmoor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483428540

Category:

Page: 610

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OK2BG is narrative nonfiction, a Memoir about a guy who wants to be a Mentor preferably to a teenager, so they can have a decent & meaningful conversation about stuff & preferably with a kid at-risk, or just otherwise lost, in order to help both the teenager as well as the determined subject of this story realize their unique potential & find or reinforce their place in the world. Overall, a chronicle about the author’s attempt over several years to understand the question of ‘why do I want to be a Mentor’ which eventually helps him become a more insightful person. Subsequently in September, 2010 after a plague of teen suicides, Jack turns his attention to researching gay biographies into optimistically appropriate groups of books for gay kids at-risk, from bullying. After 5 years Jack has categorized 2,000+ books in the form of Memoirs, Biographies & Autobiographies written by or about 1,000+ allegedly gay men. The primary message in OK2BG is to read & reassess before you run asunder!
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Twentieth-Century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Author: Bob Moore,Henk van Nierop

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847883265

Category: History

Page: 224

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From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of a 'mass' society. Grand social processes, such as urbanization, industrialization and democratization, blurred the previous sharp distinctions that had divided society. This massive transformation is central to our understanding of modern society. Comparing the British and Dutch experience of mass society in the twentieth century, this book considers five major areas: politics, welfare, media, leisure and youth culture. In each section, two well-known specialists - one from each country - examine the conditions behind the rise of a mass society, and show how these conditions were distinctively British or Dutch. Drawing on history, cultural studies and sociology, the authors bring new insight into the development of modern European society.
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A Man of Contradictions

A Life of A. L. Rowse

Author: Richard Ollard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571302866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A. L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions. In this clear-sighted and absorbing biography, Richard Ollard examines the many sides of Rowse's Protean personality to reveal a man who, whatever he was responding to - public affairs, the arts, natural beauty or events in his personal life - did so with tremendous energy and passion. 'An urbane study of the celebrated historian.' Antonia Fraser, Daily Mail 'Strikes a perfect balance between the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse.' Bevis Hillier, Spectator 'Excellent.' Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS
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A Cornishman Abroad

Author: Alfred Leslie Rowse

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 9994

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This book reveals, from the author's journals, his search for the culture wanting among his own peolpe. The accents are on poetry and music; history and politics were yet to come. His pilgrimage led him to France and Germany and to his friendship with Adam von Trott. The chapter on T.S. Eliot, based on his letters, reflect the literary life of the time.
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