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Magnificent Monarchs

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1999)

This book contains statistics, comparisons, and figures from the world we live in, and covers subjects ranging from sport via television and toys. Facts about kings and queens, princes and princesses are the feature of this book.

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Man's Search For Meaning

Author: Victor Frankl

Publisher: Rider (2004)

A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

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Medieval Minds

Authors: Jamie Byrom, Christine Counsell, MIchael Riley

Part of a series: Think through history

Publisher: Longman (1997)

By focussing on social, political and spiritual lives of medieval people, this book explores the major features of Britain's medieval past and helps pupils to understand medieval minds.

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Minds And Machines

Authors: Jamie Byrom, Christine Counsell, Michael Gorman, MIchael Riley, Andrew Wrenn

Part of a series: Think through history

Publisher: Longman (2006)

British History 1750-1900 Builds thorough understanding and enjoyment of History through enquiry. Think Through History provides an enthralling enquiry-based approach for 11-14 year olds built around key historical issues and characters.

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Modern Minds: The Twentieth-century World

Authors: Jamie Byrom, Christine Counsell, Michael Gorman, MIchael Riley, Derek Peaple

Part of a series: Think through history

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited (2008)

This book helps pupils to understand the minds of people living through years of great change. It explores the social, political and cultural experiences of people in the twentieth century. -A creative combination of outline and depth is at the heart of this book. Overviews are integrated into in-depth studies to develop historical understanding and to ensure thorough coverage of the National Curriculum. -Each section is structured as an enquiry, built around a key question of historical significance. A clear pattern of steps builds towards a final activity. -Many of the enquiries lead to a piece of extended writing. Students select, sort and classify information and learn to connect the key issues. -The book takes a story-based approach. Historical characters illuminate the thinking of people in the past and bring it to life. -The clear structure of each enquiry builds confidence and knowledge through repetition and reinforcement. -Students of all abilites are helped at every step.

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Murder Without Conviction

Author: John Dickson

Publisher: Sphere Books Limited (1988)

The Kray twins were a fomidable criminal partnership. Shrewd, quick-witted, ruthless, they possessed a charisma that was at once glamorous and deadly. Celebrities, film stars, con-men and killers were attracted to their curious mix of charm and violence, and their reign of terror on the mean streets of London's East End continues to exert a compulsive fascination. Now, John Dickson, a close and trusted henchman of the Krays for many years, tells the inside story of their notorious gangland underworld. He describes the murders of George Cornell, Jack 'the hat' McVitie and 'Mad Axeman' Frank Mitchell; the extortion, protection and gambling rackets; the mafia connections; entertaining the famous in the flashier West End nightspots; the increasingly erratic and senselessly violent behaviour of the twins and their final dramatic arrest at a time when they had built up so fearsome a reputation the they thought themselves invincible.

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Natural Born Heroes

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Profile Books (2015)

When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters - starving, aging, outnumbered -tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

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Neil Armstrong And The Moon Landings

Author: Izzi Howell

Part of a series: Why Do We Remember?

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2017)

Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.

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Nero And The Burning Of Rome

Authors: Michael Grant, Tacitus

Publisher: Penguin (1995)

Nero and the Burning of Rome The machinations of a ruthless emperor Chariot-racer and poet, performer and reveller, Nero dominated Rome during his erratic and divisive reign. He was the murderer of, among many others, his own mother, brother and wife, but the plot to kill him, supported by Roman officers and philosophers alike, foundered in yet more bloodshed, including the death of Seneca. Tacitus’ lively account of the politics and figures of the time, and of the fire that consumed much of Rome in AD 64, is taken from The Annals of Imperial Rome, published in Penguin Classics.

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Nurse On Call

Author: Edith Cotterill

Publisher: Ebury Press (1986)

'Never had I seen so many fleas! Startled by the daylight, they leapt in all directions, particularly mine. Quickly I peeled off her stockings and threw them on the fire, but by now the fleas had invaded her combinations. As for the fur coat, I shuddered to think ...' Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs. Although hospital life did have its compensations - it was there during World War 2 an injured sailor who became her husband. After the birth of their two daughters, Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse. Whether she was ridding ageing spinsters of fleas or dishing out penicillin and enemas, Edith approached even the most wayward of patients with humour, compassion and warmth.

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