The Copper Stick

Author: Richard Mayne

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178462280X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 4832


Writer, international civil servant, broadcaster and critic, Richard Mayne wrote The Copper Stick as a record for his children. His family has published these memoirs to share this story of a remarkable life. A tale of growing up in 1930s London, of being billeted during the war and educated at St Pauls and Cambridge, The Copper Stick charts a brief spell in Egypt with the army and his career with Jean Monnet, the founding father of the European Union. His lifelong passion for the EU illuminate the tales of his many roles helping lead it, and his days as a journalist, broadcaster and critic. Full of wonderful anecdotes, vivid detail and many colourful characters, this is also the story of a much loved, missed and admired family man.

Behind the Copper Fence

A Lifetime on Timpani

Author: Thomas N. Akins

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622873688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

View: 1743


For 26 years I had the best seat in the house - often in the center of the stage, frequently in the spotlight, always in the clear view of conductors and the audience and constantly amid the passions that come with making good music. This is the story of how I got that seat, of many of the highs and a few of the lows that come with sitting there and of some of the wonderful people who shared my journey. Here are the details behind the creation of William Kraft's Timpani Concerto Number One, the mystery of being honored with a titled chair, the fun of playing on the ISO's softball team and the benefits of studying timpani with Freddie, Eddie and Dan. Carnegie Hall became a special place, conductors from Richard Lert to Henry Mancini earned my respect, and I had an insider's view of the major leagues of orchestral music. Away from music, I led another life as a sportscaster, broadcasting games and interviewing many of America's finest athletes. A little of that slips into these pages, too. There was never a dull moment Behind The Copper Fence. keywords: Music, Percussion, Timpani, Memoir, Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke, CCM, Auditions, William Kraft

The Emperor's New Mathematics

Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Author: Catherine Jami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601402

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 6909


Jami explores how the emperor Kangxi solidified the Qing dynasty in seventeenth-century China through the appropriation of the 'Western learning', and especially the mathematics, of Jesuit missionaries. This book details not only the history of mathematical ideas, but also their political and cultural impact.

Miss McAllister's Ghost

Author: Elizabeth Fensham

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702241830

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5335


'You can't imagine how strange it is to realize that there is no one left living who knew you,' said Miss McAllister. 'It makes you wonder if you really are alive.' 'We know you,' I replied. When Cassandra and her brothers climb the garden wall hoping to spot the ghost in the old hollow-eyed house, they have no idea what awaits within. At first violently, then seductively, they are drawn into a world long-lost, a world preserved by a woman whose memories have kept her trapped in time and place. But do the children really know the ghostly old lady as well as they think they do, or is there something even more bizarre living under her roof--a ghost of her own? From the author of the CBCA winner Helicopter Man comes a story of unexpected surprises. It is a story which asks us to re-examine what we think we know of ugliness and beauty.

Locomotive Engineman's Manual

Author: W. P. James


ISBN: 0981652689


Page: 473

View: 6375


Originally printed in 1919, The Engineman's Manual was intended to be used in the instruction of locomotive engineers, firemen, and railroad mechanics. It features dozens of chapters concerning every aspect of the steam locomotive power plant and control systems, including the air brakes. This high quality reprint includes all of the original text ¿ nearly 500 pages worth ¿ in an easy-to-read 8.5x11 format. It's a must-have for any fan, of the age of steam!

Conditions in the Copper Mines of Michigan

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Mines and Mining, House of Representatives, Sixty-third Congress, Second Session Pursuant to H. Res. 387

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Mines and Mining

Publisher: N.A


Category: Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914

Page: N.A

View: 8380




Author: Judy Corbalis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190525

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8814


This is a novel of small-town life. In Castletown, New Zealand, the stifling culture of 'the correct way to behave' crushes the unorthodox like a dead hand. Needless to say, just under the surface there is a tumult of rebellion. Which of the inhabitants of Castletown will escape, find self-expression, fulfill their dreams? Who is tormented by guilty secrets beneath a blanket of respectability? Who is murdering red-haired girls? The narrative is driven by the stories of three families: the snobbish, long-established lawyers; the eccentric impoverished aristocrats; and the Maoris who live outside the town. Each family is dominated by a stern patriarch, and once a week the patriarchs meet to play three-handed chess. Their children and grandchildren, meanwhile, begin to recognize that this structured, ordered world is rotten at its core ...

A Small Boy in the Sixties

Author: George Sturt,Arnold Bennett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107633028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 9842


This 1927 volume provides a memoir of the early experiences of writer George Sturt in and around Farnham, Surrey.

A Country Childhood

Author: Leone Lillian Healy

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 0646500082

Category: Country life

Page: 307

View: 3004


"My life in rural NSW last century, and comparisons with life to-day."--Provided by publisher.