A Journey Through Ruins

A Journey Through Ruins
The Last Days of London

by Patrick Wright

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2009-02-26
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 0199541949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London, with a cast of characters that includes council tenants in tower blocks, middle-class gentrifiers, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Cutting through the teeming surface of London, itinvestigates a number of wider themes: the rise and dramatic fall of council housing, the coming of privatization, the changing memory of the Second World War. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very bestaccounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years.

A Journey Through Ruins

A Journey Through Ruins
The Last Days of London

by Patrick Wright

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2009-02-26
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9780191580086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Cutting through the teeming surface of London, it investigates a number of wider themes: the rise and dramatic fall of council housing, the coming of privatization, the changing memory of the Second World War, once used to justify post-war urban development and reform but now seen as a sacrifice betrayed. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years.

A Journey Through Ruins

A Journey Through Ruins
A Keyhole Portrait of British Postwar Life and Culture

by Patrick Wright

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years. This reissue includes a new introduction revisiting the book's East End starting point in Dalston Lane, four additional chapters, and an insert of photographs taken in and around Dalston in the year of the book's first appearance.

In Ruins

In Ruins
A Journey Through History, Art, and Literature

by Christopher Woodward

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-05-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307531988
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces of Sicily, Cuba, and Zanzibar to the rubble of the London Blitz. With an exquisite sense of romantic melancholy, we encounter the teenage Byron in the moldering Newstead Abbey, Flaubert watching the buzzards on the pyramids, Henry James in the Colosseum, and Freud at Pompeii. We travel the Appian Way with Dickens and behold the Baths of Caracalla with Shelley. An exhilarating tour, at once elegant and stimulating, In Ruins casts an exalting spell as it explores the bewitching power of architectural remains and their persistent hold on the imagination.

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825 (with Notes Upon Ceylon)

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825 (with Notes Upon Ceylon)
An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826 and Letters Written in India

by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1873
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcultta to Bombay, 1824-1825

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcultta to Bombay, 1824-1825
With Notes Upon Ceylon

by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bambay, 1824-1825; (With Notes Upon Ceylon,) an Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bambay, 1824-1825; (With Notes Upon Ceylon,) an Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India
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by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcultta to Bombay...

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcultta to Bombay...
1824-1825

by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1829
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India
From Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825, (with Notes Upon Ceylon,) an Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India

by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1828
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Journey Through Albania

A Journey Through Albania
And Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, During the Years 1809 and 1810

by John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1813
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Journey Through Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, During the Years 1809 and 1810

A Journey Through Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, During the Years 1809 and 1810
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by John Cam Hobhouse Baron Hobhouse

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1817
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, Etc

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, Etc
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by Reginald Heber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1828
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amazeing Ruins

Amazeing Ruins
Journey Through Lost Civilizations

by Dion Hamill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781892069993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unravel the mysteries of lost civilisations in this maze book. Some of the mazes are created by a series of intricate paths, using hieroglyphs, cracks in stones or interwoven vines, while others take pathways through ancient cities.

A Journey through My Life

A Journey through My Life
with many insights and hopes

by Dietrich Schaefer

  • Publisher : tredition
  • Release : 2015-06-30
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 3732349691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this autobiography, Dietrich Schaefer presents his life in two parts, both of which were closely connected to the Seven Seas and international seafaring. Beginning with the character-building escape from East Prussia during his childhood, then the difficult times as a refugee in post-war Germany, he uses humor and many scintillating tales to illustrate his career in the German shipping trade — from cabin boy to captain. He provides the reader with enthusiastic accounts of his travels throughout the world, to all continents and 118 countries. Tirelessly, he constantly tried to make contact with people to find out what they think and how they feel. His numerous excursions provide the reader with interesting facts about countries, the people, and their history. In this way he combines historical background and current day politics from the past six decades. In 1979, his time had finally arrived and he accomplished his often imagined dream of starting his own company. His astounding level of creativity as well as willingness of taking risks, which oftentimes resembled daring exploits, repeatedly resulted in his company finding itself on the edge of an abyss. It took a while until the company eventually became profitable, as well as incurring many debts along the way that had to be repaid. Much later, Dietrich Schaefer was inspired by a new business idea, which resulted in his company gaining international recognition within a few years. Ever since then, the company has been and still is a driving force in the shipping industry. Dietrich Schaefer’s autobiography is much more than just an account of his life and his excursions will force readers to think. Perhaps it is difficult to imagine, but maybe one day there will be a world where no more wars are fought. It could have happened: A fiction where a bullet killed Adolf Hitler.

A Journey Through the Chinese Empire

A Journey Through the Chinese Empire
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by Evariste Régis Huc

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Storia: A Journey Through Life and Places

Storia: A Journey Through Life and Places
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by Alberto Rizzotti

  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2021-04-14
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 1636610323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Storia: A Journey Through Life and Places By: Alberto Rizzotti Thirty years in the making, Storia is much more than a simple memoir. Author Alberto Rizzotti’s intention is to represent a lifetime of experiences in the context of his emotions. From birth to semi-retirement, he has much to share with regard to adventure, mischief, and achievements, but it’s his open door into his thinking and his most personal feelings that make this book stand out. Rizzotti has struggled with exposing himself to such a degree, opening up to the most intimate of disclosures, but ultimately, he wanted to be true, especially to himself. The writing of Storia is undoubtedly the most effective way for him to do just that, to state emphatically, Like it or not, this is who I am.

Narrative of a Journey Through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852

Narrative of a Journey Through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852
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by Charles William Meredith van de Velde

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Journey Through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia

A Journey Through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia
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by Augustus Henry Mounsey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Ride Through Islam

A Ride Through Islam
Being a Journey Through Persia and Afghanistan to India Viâ Meshed, Herat, and Kandahar

by Hippisley Cunliffe Marsh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twixt Greek and Turk; Or, Jottings During a Journey Through Thessaly, Macedonia, and Epirus in the Autumn of 1880

Twixt Greek and Turk; Or, Jottings During a Journey Through Thessaly, Macedonia, and Epirus in the Autumn of 1880
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by Sir Valentine Chirol

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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