From Ship's Cook to Baronet

Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935

Author: David Jenkins

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 070832424X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and ship's cook, he made a fortune in the shipping industry at the zenith of the Welsh coal trade.

Blue Star Line

Author: Ian Collard

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445645661

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 7928

The Blue Star Line was founded by brothers William and Edmund Vestey in 1911 to ship meat in refrigerated vessels from Australia, New Zealand and South America to the UK. Expanding into passenger services as well as refrigerated and general cargo, the line launched services to South America via Portugal and the Canary Islands in the 1920s. Possibly the most famous of the Blue Star Line vessels was the ill-fated Arandora Star, torpedoed by a U-boat off the coast of County Donegal in June 1940 while carrying German and Italian prisoners and internees to camps in Canada, although many other Blue Star Line vessels served in the First and Second World Wars. In this book, noted maritime author Ian Collard provides a comprehensive illustrated history of the ships of the Blue Star Line from the company's foundation to the twenty-first century.

Lost Sounds

The Story of Coast Fog Signals

Author: Alan Renton

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781870325837

Category: Transportation

Page: 209

View: 1580

Lost Sounds visits a number of lighthouses at different times over the last 130 years to reveal the philanthropic, scientific and romantic story of the fog signal - how it came about, how the machinery worked and, for the mariner and the keeper, what it sounded like! The development of fog signals complemented the expansion of lighthouse construction worldwide from the last quarter of the 19th century and represented the attempt to provide a vital navigation aid to mariners when the beam of light from the lighthouse lens was obscured by fog. Lost Sounds reveals the practical development of sound signals from the early percussion instruments to the later succession of compressed-air sirens and diaphones through to the last remaining electric emitters. But it is much more than that - it is a record of another part of maritime history.

The Dawn Watch

Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Author: Maya Jasanoff

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143111043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4358

"Enlightening, compassionate, superb" --John Le Carré A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 One of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017 A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad's destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization. As an immigrant from Poland to England, and in travels from Malaya to Congo to the Caribbean, Conrad navigated an interconnected world, and captured it in a literary oeuvre of extraordinary depth. His life story delivers a history of globalization from the inside out, and reflects powerfully on the aspirations and challenges of the modern world. Joseph Conrad was born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, to Polish parents in the Russian Empire. At sixteen he left the landlocked heart of Europe to become a sailor, and for the next twenty years travelled the world's oceans before settling permanently in England as an author. He saw the surging, competitive "new imperialism" that planted a flag in almost every populated part of the globe. He got a close look, too, at the places "beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines," and the hypocrisy of the west's most cherished ideals. In a compelling blend of history, biography, and travelogue, Maya Jasanoff follows Conrad's routes and the stories of his four greatest works--The Secret Agent, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo. Genre-bending, intellectually thrilling, and deeply humane, The Dawn Watch embarks on a spell-binding expedition into the dark heart of Conrad's world--and through it to our own.


Septimus Heap Book 5 (Rejacketed)

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408814897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1056

The Magykal bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design across the series. Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny.


Septimus Heap Book 3 (Rejacketed)

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408814919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8503

The Magykal bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design across the series. Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny.


Septimus Heap

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408830892

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9944

Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. Magyk is his destiny. The evil necromancer DomDaniel has been disposed of, but something Darke is stirring. A Shadow pursues ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand around, following her every move, growing stronger every day. Septimus senses something sinister is afoot, but before he can act, Jenna is snatched - taken by the most unlikely kidnapper. Septimus must rescue his sister but does not, at first, realise the power of the forces at work behind her disappearance.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 4396


Fyre: Septimus Heap Book 7

Collectors' Edition

Author: Angie Sage

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408837722

Category: Apprentices

Page: 702

View: 7343

The seventh and final breathtaking instalment in the internationally bestselling series. Prepare for battle - and find out how it all ends!

Curious George's Big Adventures

Author: R. P. Anderson,Margret Rey,H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618634491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 7990

Kids can read about Curious George's movie adventure, in a storybook that includes six activity pages and stickers. Original. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Just One More Story

Author: Jennifer Brutschy,Cat Bowman Smith

Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780439317672

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6542

Austin and his parents travel around the country in their trailer performing with their band, and every night Austin's father tells him one bedtime story, until the night they stay in a two-story house instead of their trailer.

Curious George Takes a Job

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844285082

Category: Children's stories

Page: 47

View: 4521

One day George escapes from the zoo. He rides on top of a bus, he gets busy in a kitchen and takes a job washing windows. Then he sees some men painting... and of course George is very curious. And that's when the trouble begins

Building a Miniature Navy Board Model

Author: Philip Reed

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848321864

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7949

This latest step-by-step volume from Phil Reed tackles what, for many, are regarded as the ultimate expression of the ship model maker's art, the Navy Board model. These beautiful early eighteenth-century works of art are well represented in the major maritime museums both here and in the States as well as in private collections and here the author deals with the construction of a miniature 1/192 scale model of the Royal George of 1715, in which all the conventions of Navy Board framing and planking are demonstrated .??He takes us through every stage of the work with the aid of nearly 400 photographs, each one accompanied by detailed text. Methods of hull and deck framing, internal and external planking, the construction of the complex stern with its array of galleries doors and windows, are all covered; the rendering of the multitude of decorative carvings on the figurehead, stern and broadside is also demonstrated. ??At the end of the book there is a short section showing his model of Syren, which demonstrates how the techniques used to frame Royal George could be adapted for ships of a later date, using single and double frames closer to full-size practice.

Happiness Digest

Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828009140

Category: Christian life

Page: 61

View: 5740


I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh)

Author: Norman L. Geisler,Frank Turek

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433517035

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 4793

To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.

Thirty Years from Home; Or A Voice from the Main Deck

Being the Experience of Samuel Leech, who was for Six Years in the British and American Navies; was Captured in the British Frigate Macedonian; Afterwards Entered the American Navy, and was Taken in the United States Brig Syren, by the British Ship Medway

Author: Samuel Leech

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 305

View: 6341


Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A


Category: British

Page: 784

View: 6719