Glasgow

Author: Elizabeth Williamson,Anne Riches,Malcolm Higgs

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780140710694

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 701

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A gazetteer, guiding the reader to the notable developments and buildings of every kind throughout the city centre and all of Glasgow's suburbs. Introductory essays shed a broader light on the city's development and its architecture.
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Glasgow: 1830 to 1912

Author: W. Hamish Fraser,Irene Maver

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719036927

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 532

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Covering the period of political reform at the beginning of the 1830s to the great expansion of the city's boundaries in 1912, it examines the adjustments which had to be made to cope with some of the fastest urban growth in Europe. Particular attention is paid to the people, institutions and power structures as Glasgow's intricate class profile is unravelled and the pivotal role of politics and government is fully explored.
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Glasgow: Beginnings to 1830

Author: Thomas Martin Devine

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719036910

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 435

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The first volume in a three-part history of Scotland's largest city explores the development of Glasgow from the medieval period, through the expansion of the early modern port and town, as far as the 18th century and the start of the industrial revolution. The authors place Glasgow in its national and international context. They examine the impact of the Atlantic trades, the physical development of the town, the government of the city, and the first stirrings of radicalism among the urban elite and working class. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Glasgow

Author: Caroline Macafee

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027247110

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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The Glasgow 'toonheid vernacular' is certainly the most vital and widespread – if least prestigious – form of present-day Scots. No comprehensive description has existed so far, Macauley's sociolinguistic research having barely scratched the surface. Caroline Macafee's long introduction to the emergence and present distribution of the variety is not only a memorable feat in itself, it is also closely related to the 73 texts, which include a substantial portion of natural speech and an impressive array of naturalistic and stereotyped language as used in poetry, drama and literary prose.
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Glasgow and Its Clubs

Or, Glimpses of the Condition, Manners, Characters, & Oddities of the City, During the Past & Present Centuries

Author: John Strang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clubs

Page: 599

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Glasgow

A City Guide for Long Weekenders

Author: James Suttcliffe

Publisher: The Butler Publishing Group

ISBN: 1450577296

Category: Travel

Page: 49

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Glasgow

Author: Irene Maver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853312243

Category: History

Page: 306

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Gore Vidal, known for such best-sellers as The City and the Pillar, Burr, Lincoln, and Myra Breckinridge, is a household name. The controversial Vidal ran for Congress in 1960, and set sparks flying with his public debates challenging William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer. Although one of America's most admired and prolific writers, Vidal has been steadfastly ignored or impugned by many critics. This is partly owing to the vast scope of his writings, which include more than twenty novels, half a dozen plays, dozens of screenplays, countless essays and book reviews, political commentary, and short stories; how do the critics approach such a writer? There has also been backlash against Vidal, whose radical polemics and undisguised contempt for those whom he has called "the hacks and hicks of academe" have hardly endeared him to the critical establishment. Gore Vidal: Writer Against the Grain is the first collection of critical essays to approach this important American writer in an attempt to rectify the unwarranted underestimation of his work. Jay Parini has drawn from the best of previously published criticism and commissioned fresh articles by leading contemporary critics to construct a comprehensive portrait of Vidal's multifaceted and memorable career. Writers as diverse as Harold Bloom, Stephen Spender, Catharine R. Stimpson, Richard Poirier, and Italo Calvino examine Vidal's work in their own highly individual ways, and each finds a different Vidal to celebrate, chide, recollect, or view close up. Also included is a recent interview with Parini in which Vidal discusses his career and his troubled relationship with the reviewers.The Vidal that finally emerges from these essays is a writer of undeniable weight and importance. As readers will agree, Gore Vidal: Writer Against the Grain establishes his rightful role as one of the premier novelists and leading critical observers of this century.
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Who's who in Glasgow in 1909

A Biographical Dictionary of Nearly Five Hundred Living Glasgow Citizens an of Notable Citizens who Have Died Since 1st January, 1907

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 227

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Glasgow delineated

in its institutions, manufactures, and commerce: with a map of the city, and thirty-nine engravings of its principal public buildings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 252

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Glasgow

Tales of the City

Author: John Burrowes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 178057343X

Category: History

Page: 256

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Not only has Glasgow produced some incredible personalities, it has also been witness to some of the greatest happenings of our times. These outstanding people and epoch-making events are featured in Glasgow: Tales of the City. As a result of painstaking research, some startling new facts have emerged about the life and times of some of the city's most interesting characters. The many individuals documented in this book include the world's greatest pilot, whose many flying feats are still held in great awe today and unlikely ever to be repeated. He was hailed as a hero in America, they gave a him a ticker-tape reception in New York and Hollywood begged him to be a star. More recently, Glasgow was popularised by a TV programme about the city's tough police officer Taggart. The role of the Glasgow detective made Mark McManus one of Scotland's first international TV stars, and Mark's own life story makes equally compelling reading. Before Billy Connolly, Glasgow's greatest-ever comedian was Lex McLean. He smashed all the box-office records in a Glasgow theatre and became a legend in his own lifetime. His story has never before been told in such detail. This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating studies of Scotland's largest city ever published.
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