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The Making of a Computer Scientist
Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and his highly educated wife, Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world's first computer programmer and has become an icon for women in technology. But how did a young wom...
Sayings of Vladimir Lenin
"Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement".
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR, was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a zealous orator and prolific writer, he used...
An Illustrated Life
Wilfred Owen is the poet of pity, the voice of the soldier maimed, blinded, traumatised and killed, not just in the Great War, but in all wars since, so resonant has his message become. Although he saw only five of his poems published in his lifetime...
Self-Portrait as a Young Man
These are the memoirs of a cultural icon. Here, told for the first time, is the story of the formative years of Sir Roy Strong, "a young man from nowhere who went somewhere".
For nearly half a century, Roy Strong has been at the forefront of the ar...
Curious World of Dickens
Published to mark the 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth, this book celebrates the greatest of English novelists by illustrating some of his abiding preoccupations. Prompted by quotations from the novels and other writings, each themed chapter expl...
Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster
With complete transcripts of the distress messages, "Titanic Calling" vividly brings to life the voices of the individuals in this drama, retelling the legendary story as it was first heard.
The narrative begins with warnings of ice, including sever...
Peter Mundy, Merchant Adventurer
Peter Mundy was a seventeenth-century merchant trader who spent most of his life travelling the world. Even by the standards of his own day, his journeys to Istanbul, India, China, Danzig (Gdansk), Russia, and the Arctic were remarkable. His account...
Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family
Few families enjoy such a remarkable reputation for their contribution to the literature and intellectual life of Britain as the Godwins and the Shelleys. Yet this reputation was shaped in a subtle way by the selective release of literary manuscripts...
Englishwoman in California
The Letters of Catherine Hubback, 1871-1876
A niece of Jane Austen and a novelist herself, Catherine Hubback was fifty-two years old when she left England for America. She travelled to California on the Transcontinental Railroad and settled in Oakland, on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay...
John Fuller and the Sycamore Press
A Bibliographic History
Established in 1968, John Fuller's Sycamore Press published some of the most influential and critically acclaimed writers of the past half-century. In addition to publishing established authors, such as W. H. Auden, Philip Larkin, and Peter Porter, t...