krainaksiazek norwood a history 20042854

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Lawn Road Flats - 2843905979

145,27 zł


Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Isokon building, Lawn Road Flats, in Belsize Park on Hampstead's lower slopes, is a remarkable building. The first modernist building in Britain to use reinforced concrete in domestic architecture, its construction demanded new building techniques. But the building was as remarkable for those who took up residence there as for the application of revolutionary building techniques. There were 32 Flats in all, and they became a haunt of some of the most prominent Soviet agents working against Britain in the 1930s and 40s, among them Arnold Deutsch, the controller of the group of Cambridge spies who came to be known as the "Magnificent Five" after the Western movie The Magnificent Seven; the photographer Edith Tudor-Hart; and Melita Norwood, the longest-serving Soviet spy in British espionage history. However, it wasn't only spies who were attracted to the Lawn Road Flats, the Bauhaus exiles Walter Gropius, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Breuer; the pre-historian V. Gordon Childe; and the poet (and Bletchley Park intelligence officer) Charles Brasch all made their way there. A number of British artists, sculptors and writers were also drawn to the Flats, among them the sculptor and painter Henry Moore; the novelist Nicholas Monsarrat; and the crime writer Agatha Christie, who wrote her only spy novel N or M? in the Flats. The Isokon building boasted its own restaurant and dining club, where many of the Flats' most famous residents rubbed shoulders with some of the most dangerous communist spies ever to operate in Britain. Agatha Christie often said that she invented her characters from what she observed going on around her. With the Kuczynskis - probably the most successful family of spies in the history of espionage - in residence, she would have had plenty of material. DAVID BURKE is a historian of intelligence and international relations and author of The Spy Who Came In From the Co-op: Melita Norwood and the Ending of Cold War Espionage (The Boydell Press, 2009).


Magnificent Seven - 2826766980

75,29 zł

Magnificent Seven Amberley Publishing Local

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A ring of spectacular cemeteries, developed at the edges of London in the decade from 1832, have long been referred to as The Magnificent Seven. At the time, they set a new aesthetic for the burial of the dead, and remain rich in social history and beauty to this day. It was entrepreneurs, rather than the religious authorities, who responded to the squalor of the City's brimming churchyards by fi nancing seemly, hygienic concepts of burial in the rural outskirts, now embraced by inner London. The Seven became showcases for neoclassical and neo-Gothic architecture, matched by splendid - sometimes eccentric - memorials recording Victorian society, and the sweep of London's history to the present day. From grand Kensal Green in the west to modest Tower Hamlets in the east; from heady Highgate to charming Norwood and Nunhead; and from the military influences of Brompton to the Non-conformist woodland of Abney Park - a host of characters and stories are visited in this distinctive coverage of the subject.


African American rock musicians - 2849851276

165,38 zł

African American rock musicians Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 175. Chapters: Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Ice-T, Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, Eddie Hazel, George Clinton, Living Colour, Larry Graham, Slash, Bad Brains, Bernie Worrell, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, Lenny Kravitz, Donna Summer, Fats Domino, 24-7 Spyz, Ben Harper, Sly Stone, Body Count, Fishbone, D.H. Peligro, Tom Morello, Jada Pinkett Smith, Pharrell Williams, Billy Preston, Automatic Man, Arthur Lee, Santigold, Clarence Clemons, Buddy Miles, Darius Rucker, TV on the Radio, Nona Hendryx, André 3000, Derrick Green, R. L. Burnside, Black Merda, Pat Smear, Basehead, Doug Pinnick, Randy Jackson, Joe Daniels, Ronnie Spector, Vernon Reid, Elgin James, Jai Johanny Johanson, Betty Davis, Doug Wimbish, Danielia Cotton, Billy Cox, William DuVall, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Tony MacAlpine, Black Death, Follow for Now, God Forbid, Chuck Mosley, H.R., Eric Gales, Ben Kenney, Gabrial McNair, Lajon Witherspoon, Ernie Isley, Wicked Wisdom, Angelo Moore, Whole Wheat Bread, Tosin Abasi, Rocky George, A Band Called Pain, Johnny Echols, Sterling Campbell, Corey Glover, Traa Daniels, John Norwood Fisher, Earl Greyhound, Kathy Foster, DeWayne McKnight, Leon Hendrix, Ronnie Lee Cunningham, Terrance Hobbs, Dean Pleasants, Dr. Know, Mike Smith, Ernie C, Sound Barrier, Lisa Kekaula, D-Roc the Executioner, Ron Brunner, Jr., Simi Sernaker, Pure Hell, Muzz Skillings, Chris Kilmore, Michael Jerome, Apollo Heights, Freddie Stone, Darryl Jenifer, Victor Ray Wilson, Earl Hudson. Excerpt: James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in musical history, and one of the most influential musicians of his era across a range of genres. After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. Hendrix, as well as his friend Eric Clapton, popularized use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock which he often used to deliver an exaggerated pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, Hendrix also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. He was one of the first to experiment with stereophonic phasing effects for rock recording. Hendrix was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix (who was then known as 'Maurice James') began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965. In 1966, Hendrix stated, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice." Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards in his lifetime, and has been posthumously awarded many more, including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name o


Care And Conflict - 2840434244

299,99 zł

Care And Conflict

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Social services & welfare, criminology>Social welfare & social servicesKsiążki O...

Offers A Study Of One Residential Child Institution Within The Broader British Context, Tracing The Development Of The Institution And Changing Concepts Of Childcare Over The Years. This Title Tells The Story Of Norwood Is Told Chronologically, Beginning With Its Origins In The Early Nineteenth Century And Its Growth Before The First World War.


The Spy Who Came In From The Co - Op - 2842815787

84,99 zł

The Spy Who Came In From The Co - Op

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Politics & government>International relations>Espionage & secret servicesKsią...

A Story Of Wartime Intelligence, Super-power Relations And Spies And Their Handlers - Seen Through The Experience Of Melita Norwood.


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