The National Rifle Association Its Tramways and the L & S W R : Targets and Tramways
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The National Rifle Association Its Tramways and the L & S W R : Targets and Tramways

The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in the mid-nineteenth century and was granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria in 1890. It was created for the encouragement of the Rifle Corps of the newly formed Volunteer Movement and the promotion of rifle shooting throughout Great Britan. .This would be accomplished by establishing a great Annual National Meeting, where marksmen could compete for valuable prizes ...

Facing Toward the Dawn : The Italian Anarchists of New London
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Facing Toward the Dawn : The Italian Anarchists of New London

“This book is the product of some wonderful and groundbreaking historical detective work, and it succeeds in combining two seemingly incongruent genres of history: the local/neighborhood study and the history of transnational migration and radicalism. The result is one of the best and most detailed histories of a single anarchist community written to date. In addition, it makes new and important contributions to the history and backg...

Southern Maunsell 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 and V)
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Southern Maunsell 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 and V)

This book is one of the Pen & Sword Locomotive Portfolio series and covers the rebuilding by Richard Maunsell of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway ‘D’ and ‘E’ 4-4-0s as ‘D1’ and ‘E1’ locomotives with higher pressure boilers and long-travel valve events following the Churchward principles. The book also covers the SE&CR ‘L’ class designed by Maunsell’s predecessor, Harry Wainwright, with modifications made by Maunsell ju...

Gallantry in Action : Airmen Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Two Bars 1918-1955
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Gallantry in Action : Airmen Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Two Bars 1918-1955

When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantry medals to distinguish itself from the Army and the Royal Navy. Thus the new Distinguished Flying Cross came into being. Not that this new award (along with the Distinguished Flying Medal for noncommissioned personnel) came into immediate use, but as 1918 progressed, awards t...

Excavating Pilgrimage: Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World
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Excavating Pilgrimage: Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World

This volume sheds new light on the significance and meaning of material culture for the study of pilgrimage in the ancient world, focusing in particular on Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. It thus discusses how archaeological evidence can be used to advance our understanding of ancient pilgrimage and ritual experience. The volume brings together a group of scholars who explore some of the rich ar...

Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers
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Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers

I just bought the "Egypt Visual Sourcebook" with CD Rom included, written by Jim Hewitt. As a ex-art teacher, I would recommend this book to EVERY High School and College in the US. It was made for Artists, Architects, and Designers. Jim Hewitt is a Hollywood Art Director, and this book is ready made for that. BUT it is FULL of beautiful Color Photos of the Architecture of Egypt that can be used a visual reference for Art Classes OR ...

Metmen in Wartime: Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945
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Metmen in Wartime: Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945

Everybody's talking about the weather... Metmen in Wartime is a detailed account of the meteorological services in practice inada during World War II. Why were forecasts so crucial during the war? For anti-submarine warfare and convoy protection operations from bases along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. But Metmen is also a thorough examination of the men behind the forecasts: the nearly 400 science graduates who became "metmen" an...

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013 (Lentz's Performing Arts Obituaries)
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Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013

"A one-stop resource summarizing the deaths of all major individuals in the fields of television, film cartoons, theater music and popular literature throughout the world. Each obituary is well written and concise...a great resource...recommended"--Choice; "an absolute must...indispensible...recommended"--Examiner.com; "indispensable reference sources for obit information"--Classic Images; "a solid reference work that deserves inclus...