Dark Days

Author: Gary Cornell
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ISBN: 9781517586263
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True stories of crime and disaster that occurred in East Liverpool, Ohio and the surrounding area.

Galveston s the Elissa

Author: Kurt D. Voss
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738578552
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For nearly three decades, the 1877 sailing ship Elissa has been widely recognized as one of the finest maritime preservation projects in the world. Unlike some tall ships of today, the Elissa is not a replica but a survivor. Over her century-long commercial history, she carried cargoes to ports around the world for a succession of owners. Her working life as a freighter came to an end in Piraeus, Greece, where she was rescued from the salvage yard by a variety of ship preservationists who refused to let her die. The story of Elissa's discovery and restoration by the Galveston Historical Foundation is nothing short of miraculous.

Around Bakersville

Author: Bruce Koran
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738587646
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Mountains, streams, and strong families are the characteristics of Bakersville and the small towns that surround it in northern Mitchell County. For much of human history, people lived in small, rural trade centers where they knew everyone and helped each other, and families were the most important part of life. Bakersville was no exception. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and such places have faded from view. There may be an empty store, post office, or school, but there is little else in evidence of the vitality and lives of earlier citizens. Kona, Clarissa, Hawk, Tipton Hill, Buladean, Ledger, Bandana, and others had few economic opportunities left. Tobacco farming dissolved, factories moved abroad, mines closed, and most of the World War II generation and its descendants left for the military, college, and greener pastures. With smaller populations, all those public places were consolidated with others. It is those who settled and remained that are honored here.

Visualising Slavery

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781384290
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The purpose of this book is to excavate and recover a wealth of under-examined artworks and research materials directly to interrogate, debate and analyse the tangled skeins undergirding visual representations of transatlantic slavery across the Black diaspora. Living and working on both sides of the Atlantic, as these scholars, curators and practitioners demonstrate, African diasporic artists adopt radical and revisionist practices by which to confront the difficult aesthetic and political realities surrounding the social and cultural legacies let alone national and mythical memories of Transatlantic Slavery and the international Slave Trade. Adopting a comparative perspective, this book investigates the diverse body of works produced by black artists as these contributors come to grips with the ways in which their neglected and repeatedly unexamined similarities and differences bear witness to the existence of an African diasporic visual arts tradition. As in-depth investigations into the diverse resistance strategies at work within these artists' vast bodies of work testify, theirs is an ongoing fight for the right to art for art's sake as they challenge mainstream tendencies towards examining their works solely for their sociological and political dimensions. This book adopts a cross- cultural perspective to draw together artists, curators, academics, and public researchers in order to provide an interdisciplinary examination into the eclectic and experimental oeuvre produced by black artists working within the United States, the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. The overall aim of this book is to re-examine complex yet under-researched theoretical paradigms vis-à-vis the patterns of influence and cross-cultural exchange across both America and a black diasporic visual arts tradition, a vastly neglected field of study.

Walking Through the Storm

Author: Kenneth J Kendra
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ISBN: 9780692829561
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All across America, fans of Liverpool Football Club gather at their favorite watering holes for a few hours each weekend to witness the mighty Reds play in the English Premier League and other competitions. Sometimes these matches kick off well before any sane person would be awake, yet their passion for the club is unrivaled. During the 2015-16 season, Kenneth J. Kendra traversed the country visiting various pubs to watch Liverpool matches live with their supporters, exploring the reasons each chooses to support the Reds while documenting the various emotions from the day's match as well as the ups and downs of the season. The title "Walking Through The Storm" is a reference from the Liverpool anthem whose opening lyrics remind fans to hold your head up high as you walk through a storm. In this case the storm is a metaphor for the tempestuous and turbulent emotions a supporter experiences through an entire season as a fan of Liverpool Football Club. Find out why these fans never walk alone, through the stormy "ups" and "downs" of the season, holding their heads up high searching for that golden sky of Liverpool glory. *** Includes a special appendix listing all known North American pubs which host Liverpool supporters clubs (both official and unofficial) on match day!

Receiving Erin s Children

Author: James Matthew Gallman
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807848456
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Between 1845 and 1855, 2 million Irish men and women fled their famine-ravaged homeland, many to settle in large British and American cities that were already wrestling with a complex array of urban problems. In this innovative work of comparative urban h

An Epic Swindle

Author: Brian Reade
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623655366
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An Epic Swindle is the inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being re-possessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. It is the tale of a civil war that dragged Britain's most successful football club to its knees, through the High Court and almost into administration. Players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher tell of their anger at the broken promises, as well as their pain at watching loyal fans in open revolt. Manager, chief executive, board members, leading fans and journalists reveal the turmoil at a revered sporting institution run by two men at war with each other, who trampled Liverpool's cherished traditions into the gutter. No story sums up the naked greed at the heart of modern football quite like Hicks' and Gillett's attempt to turn a buck at Liverpool. No-one has had as much access to the truth, or tells it with as much passion, wit and insight as Brian Reade. An Epic Swindle is the riveting story of how close one of the great football clubs came to financial implosion.

The Beatles in Liverpool

Author: Spencer Leigh
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ISBN: 9781783057566
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A companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, this is the first definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world's most influential rock 'n' roll band.Features exclusive interviews with Pete Best (Beatles drummer), Cynthia Lennon (John Lennon's first wife), Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son), as well as fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family.Includes numerous anecdotes about the Beatles, many of them told here for the first time as well as fresh stories about their time in the Cavern. Contains a map of the city centre and outlying areas.Includes many photographs - some from Spencer Leigh's own collection - many previously unseen and specially commissioned photographs of items of memorabilia.

The Leaving Of Liverpool

Author: Maureen Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409132293
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Two sisters; one heartbreaking mistake; a lifetime apart It is a cold February night in 1925 when two teenage sisters - Mollie and Annemarie - escape from their home in a tiny Irish village. Their beloved mother has died and the girls have suffered shocking abuse at the hands of their father. They head to Liverpool where they will board a ship to New York. But the smallest, cruellest twist of fate conspires to separate the girls just as the boat is about to sail, leaving Mollie stranded in Liverpool and Annemarie at the mercy of strangers in America. The subsequent paths of their lives could not be more different. Annemarie discovers her future and her fortune, while Mollie, devastated by guilt and grief at the loss of her sister, eventually carves out a new life in Liverpool. Then the Second World War looms - with surprising consequences for the two sisters...