Four British Folkways in America
Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
The Origins of the English Imagination
Author: Peter Ackroyd
With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth-century. Considering what is most English about artists as diverse as Chaucer, William Hogarth, Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf, Ackroyd identifies a host of sometimes contradictory elements: pragmatism and whimsy, blood and gore, a passion for the past, a delight in eccentricity, and much more. A brilliant, engaging and often surprising narrative, Albion reveals the manifold nature of English genius. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands
Author: Michael B. Barrett
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In October 1917, an invasion force of some 25,000 German soldiers, accompanied by a flotilla of 10 dreadnoughts, 350 other vessels, a half-dozen zeppelins, and 80 aircraft, attacked the Baltic islands of Dago, Osel, and Moon at the head of the Gulf of Riga. It proved to be the most successful amphibious operation of World War I. The three islands fell, the Gulf was opened to German warships and was now a threat to Russian naval bases in the Gulf of Finland, and 20,000 Russians were captured. The invasion proved to be the last major operation in the East. Although the invasion had achieved its objectives and placed the Germans in an excellent position for the resumption of warfare in the spring, within three weeks of the operation, the Bolsheviks took power in Russia (November 7, 1917) and Albion faded into obscurity as the war in the East came to a slow end.
Author: Peter Doherty
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
' ''Poet, young and busy, seeks cheap spacious rooms somewhere. Excellent references available . . .'' so reads a self-penned ad, a very early entry from Pete Doherty's journals. From the early books a fascinating and very entertaining picture emerges of the young poet, broke in London, serving popcorn at the Prince Charles Cinema, ruminating on Britpop, listening to Scott Walker, but dreaming of creating a band infused with 'the spirit of Albion'. The later books reflect Pete's rise to fame, his changing world, and are full of artwork, photographs, notes and thoughts. It is intimate, honest stuff, very readable and very funny in places; pretty dark in others. All in all it's the work of a serious artist, a complete antidote to most things written about Doherty. These twenty-odd books - edited and condensed into one volume - are filled with poems, drawings, personal reflections, lyrics and collages, and is a powerfully compelling collection.
Author: Avis A. Townsend
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Albion highlights a historic community in the Lake Ontairo region of western New York State. With vintage photographs and fascinating detail, the book records Courthouse Square, early salt roads and quarries, splendid cobblestone houses, the Erie Canal passing through town, famous resident George Pullman, Rich's Corners, two correctional facilities, and the outstanding garden-style Mount Albion Cemetery.
Author: Sam Byers
Publisher: Faber & Faber
In Edmundsbury, a small town in east England, fear and loathing are on the rise. It is the near future; Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real. Grass-roots right-wing political party 'England Always' are fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being manipulatively cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure. Just as social tensions appear to reach crisis point, masked men begin a series of 'disruptions', threatening to make internet histories public, asking the townspeople 'what don't you want to share?'
Author: Alan Moore,Leah Moore,John Reppion,Shane Oakley
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
Category: Comic strip characters
For decades, children all across the British Isles thrilled to the comic-strip exploits of their favourite heroes - The Spider, The Steel Claw, Captain Hurricane and more. But the comics, and their heroes, disappeared...Now Danny, a young student, and Penny, who claims to be the daughter of a forgotten hero, are investigating the disappearances. Meanwhile, in an isolated castle, a group of jailers watch over criminals with peculiar pasts and bizarre names and abilities. Is it all real? Are Danny and Penny delusional? Who has all the answers? From the mind of British comics legend Alan Moore, and featuring a brand new introduction by Neil Gaiman, comes the return of the heroes that made Britain great!
The Sword of Albion
Author: John Sugden
Publisher: Random House
Undoubtedly the most comprehensive and intimate biography of Nelson ever written, The Sword of Albion encompasses the high dramas of the Battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Sugden brilliantly interweaves graphic accounts of Nelson's famous victories at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar with his lesser-known yet equally gripping campaigns to liberate the Italian states from French domination and his role in the blockade of Malta, often snatching remarkable triumphs from crippling reverses. But behind his military prowess was a man riven with paradoxes and schisms at the very heart of his personal life. Nelson emerges as a strong-minded but vulnerable human being in constant need of affection and reassurance, whose relations with superiors, colleagues and friends were intense and stormy. We meet the fighting admiral in search of ultimate military victory, and the glory-hunter skillfully manipulating his public ℑ the national hero and patron of merit, and the indigent commoner trying to secure his position in a society dominated by wealth, property and l∧ the family man, and the adulterer who scandalized society by his passion for the mercurial Lady Hamilton -- yet whose ambition for domestic tranquility was destroyed by his untimely death at Trafalgar. The triumphant and the tragic lend an epic yet human quality to the life of Nelson, fully exploited here in a richly detailed narrative that teems with a glittering array of sailors and civilians, heroes and villains, husbands, wives and lovers.
Author: Kenneth Patchen
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement.
Adventures in the Christed Initiation in the Buddha Body
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
FICTION Take a visionary walk through the cosmos right here on the Earth What if you woke up one morning and realized you are the cosmos, all the heavenly realms and gods, and a refl ection of God Himself/Herself? Th at you and the Earth have the same structures of consciousness, are made virtually the same? Walking in Albion is an amusing, passionate fi rst-person answer to that. It chronicles interactions with the Earth through its sacred sites in a style full of jokes and visions, whinges and epiphanies. Leviton reports life on the path of the Christed Grail Knight in search of a cosmic spirit called Albion, the cosmos in a giant human form, the soul of the planet. Albion is a picture map of Creation, full of lights and palaces and the memories of humanity on Earth since the beginning. Join Leviton in an odyssey of meditation and visionary experience from sites in Norway, France, England, and Scotland to America, Mexico, and Tahiti. Oh yes, he travels with plenty of sidekicks, jokers, and wellwishers, especially angels. Want a freshly conceived meditative-spiritual experience that includes the Earth as a prime recipient of your contacts and changes? Walking in Albion is an unusual and original approach to the Mysteries of human and Earth, a fresh, bold way of regarding the authentic Christ, not as dogma but experience yoursin the theater of the Earth. Plus guidelines to relate eff ectively with the geomantic landscape, and have fun and insight doing it, as you contribute to the Earths well-being starting today and begin
Author: Frank Passic
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The Albion Malleable Iron Company was the major influence in bringing hundreds of workers from eastern and southern Europe, and from southern U.S. states to Albion, Michigan, in the early 20th century. These workers established their families and lived their lives in this industrial town, which grew to become a true "melting pot" of ethnic diversity in the 20th century. Albion in the 20th Century features more than 225 photographs from the personal collection of Albion historian Frank Passic, which chronologically show the changes in the community. The book focuses on everyday workers (including union officials and factory workers) and ball teams-plus "famous" people such as wildlife artist Lynn Bogue Hunt and writer-photographer Gwen Dew. Notable events chronicled include the capture of the Purple Gang car, the 1994 NCAA Division III Albion College Britons national football championship, and the Cardboard Classic sled race.
A popular history of LSD in Britain (Revised Edition with a new foreword by Dr. Sue Blackmore)
Author: Andy Roberts
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Contrary to popular belief, LSD is much more connected to Britain than it is to the USA. This engaging book looks at the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the present day. It provides a hidden history of a controversial drug and how it permeated British culture. The author explores LSD’s use by the medical profession in treating a variety of psychological and mental problems. At the same time, The Ministry of Defence believed they were on the brink of harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which would enable wars to be won without loss of life. But LSD’s popularity rose with its use among the British counterculture, from the 1950s beatniks through to the late 80s acid house parties. At its height, when it was legal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of significant individuals (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, journalists) as well as ordinary people for good and bad. This book is the first to explore LSD’s amazing influence on British culture and society.
Author: Cecelia Peters
Publisher: Author House
Carrying on from where she left of with ‘The Muse’, Cecelia Peters’ eagerly awaited collection ‘The Rage in Albion’ ventures once more into the real, taking readers to another place with splendid fantasy, stark observations and uncompromising reality. With the title poem ‘The Rage in Albion’ Peters pens eloquently her observations of the curious and enigmatic “homeless man under the bridge”, whose placards have become his voice, so far read in over 20 countries, this is Peters’ most famous rhyme to date. Thrillingly dark and evocative, she uplifts the reader giving a feeling of awe and enchantment, then gradually back down to reality with graceful melancholy. Peters introduces new characters to intrigue, such as the well publicised, ‘The Woman Who Cried’, and a tribute to Paul Sweeney, the London Hackney Carriage Driver, ‘The Driving Seat of Knowledge’, together with the un-noticing ‘Janet,’ the much maligned ‘Lizzie’ and the inimitable ‘Cool Breeze’. Similarly, with ‘The Guide’ Peters takes readers to her most secret place. Part story and part rhyme ‘The Guide’ shows a side of the Poet rarely seen, guiding you through each stage of her recurring dream, and spiritual encounter. Enchanting and thought provoking, ‘The Rage in Albion’ combines the real with the surreal. Once again a fitting tribute to the ‘Bardess of Langley’ whose fearless approach has become her trademark.
The Top 100 Matches
Author: Tony Matthews
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The finest moments of West Bromwich Albion FC.