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The Darlington Transport Company

The Darlington Transport Company

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2018

The Darlington Transport Company came about as the result of deregulation, eventually becoming the subject of the infamous Darlington Bus War. The fleet was unusual prior to deregulation, and acquisitions after this only added to the variety. Many differing vehicles, from luxury coaches to DP-style coaches, double-deckers and various minibuses, were added to the fleet. In the last couple of years, vehicles were also hired in to supplement the fleet. As an enthusiast and former driver for the company, John Carter was able to capture the variety of vehicles that formed part of their fleet. Published here for the first time, these rare photographs feature the buses both in and around the town and in garages, depots and further afield.

Gullible's Travels Confessions of an International Towel Thief from the Presenter of BBC's Holiday programme and ITV's Wish You Were Here

Gullible's Travels Confessions of an International Towel Thief from the Presenter of BBC's Holiday programme and ITV's Wish You Were Here

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2016

This new book from popular TV personality and journalist John Carter, presenter of ITV's Wish You Were Here.? from 1987 to 1997 and the BBC's Holiday from 1969 to 1987, lifts the lid on the stories that never made it to screen or press, sometimes because they had no bearing on the article or destination report he was compiling, but often because they could not be told for fear of the consequences, from behind-the-scenes mishaps to hilarious encounters with famous names. Having travelled the world for over half a century on behalf of newspapers and magazines, radio and television programmes - and, occasionally, just for the fun of it - John Carter has a vast store of tales to tell. Now he has put a selection of those stories down on paper. Of necessity, names have occasionally had to be changed not only to protect the innocent, but to save the blushes of the guilty. As well as those and other true stories, this book is laced with 'factions': tales that are based on real incidents and encounters - on cruise ships, as it happens - but which have been 'tweaked' to provide the neat ending that real life usually neglects. Though, as this collection proves, real life is far more unlikely than the strangest of fiction. During my work on television, people would often say they liked what I did because I seemed to be genuinely enjoying myself, he says. The most frequent comment was that they hoped to get as much from their holiday as I did. Which is why I have finally set down my own rather unbelievable experiences. Whether evading Italian film companies in Yugoslavia - and accidentally encountering Sophia Loren - getting thrown out of a royal reception in Morocco or being press-ganged into acting as a tour guide on his very first trip to the USA, John Carter has enjoyed his travels and revels in the unexpected situations that he has faced along the way.

Warriors on Horseback The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey

Warriors on Horseback The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Winner of the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan literary prize, awarded to the author of the best book on any aspect of thoroughbred horse racing. A remarkable and riveting insight into the lives of jockeys. Jockeys who earn a living race riding on racehorses are a incredible group. They are fiercely competitive on the racecourse but enjoy a tribal kinship in the weighing room. The minimum requirements for long-term success are courage, skill, athleticism and an intuitive understanding of how to `get a tune' out of a horse. This book celebrates these warriors on horseback, both the old and the new, highlighting the headline performers for jump racing and flat racing in the last five centuries - male and female and from around the globe - as well as taking the reader on a behind-the-scenes look at the lifestyle of professional jockeys in the 21st century.The book takes a tour of Aintree's weighing room, tracks a day in the life of a Derby-winning jockey and investigates the twin challenges faced by jockeys: inevitable injuries and 24/7 weight management. The book also looks back at historical events where jockeys have made the headlines, including: the scandal of jockey Sam Chifney, Lord Bunbury and the Prince of Wales; Captain Becher and his attempt to negotiate Aintree's formidable fences during the Grand National's inaugural running; Fred Archer, who committed suicide in the mists of mental and physical misery; Red Pollard's partnership with the great American horse, Seabiscuit; Bob Champion, who recovered from cancer to win the Grand National, and Frankie Dettori's magnificent seven wins in one day at Ascot. Dettori is just one of the more recent jockeys featured; others include Lester Piggott, Bill Shoemaker, Scobie Breasley, Julie Krone, John Francome and Tony McCoy. The book features quotes and insights from eminent jockeys and racing insiders, people who know the profession and the sport; and is illustrated with captivating images from the world of horseracing. Foreword by Bob Champion MBE, former jump jockey and Grand National winner.

Victorian Fiction An Exhibition of Original Editions at 7 Albemarle Street, London. January to February 1947

Victorian Fiction An Exhibition of Original Editions at 7 Albemarle Street, London. January to February 1947

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2015

The National Book League was a precursor to the current Booktrust, and was set up in 1924 by the Society of Bookmen in order to promote reading, particularly among the young. To that end, the NBL issued Reader's Guides on a variety of subjects, each written by an author with expertise in that field and containing an annotated bibliography of recommended titles on the area. Originally published in 1947, this volume is devoted to Victorian fiction, covering a broad range of genres and subject matter. Illustrative figures and an index of authors are included.

Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels

Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2015

DON'T TAKE ANY WOODEN NICKELS is a book which gives the reader a different look and perspective of the controversial Vietnam War. John Richard Carter served in the United States Army for 21 years and served two tours of duty in Vietnam and one in Korea. Read the personal letters shared by a father to his son in the turmoil that was the Vietnam War and witness how even though there were thousands of miles between the two of them and no internet at that time to communicate, how they stayed in contact with each other. Keeping each other grounded and continuing to flourish a distance relationship, Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels provides a new outlook how the Vietnam War affected an average Midwest family.

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Originally published in 1948, this book contains the text of the Sandars Lectures in Bibliography for the previous year. Carter reflects upon the evolution and method of book collecting from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1940s, and meditates on what it means to be a book collector, the changing definition of that term, and recent developments in collecting styles. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in bibliophilism or the history of book collecting.

Last Judgement

Last Judgement

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/07/2014

Last Judgement is a rip-roaring conspiracy thriller debut from John Carter. In a hidden chamber off the coast of Nova Scotia an ancient tablet has been unearthed. Under layers of dirt is a series of symbols that will lead to one of the greatest treasures the world has ever known. For over 650 years it had remained undiscovered. Angela Derby, the woman behind the discovery, enlists the help of ex-army Captain, Jack Shepherd and together they decipher the runes and begin a journey across the world. But they are not the only ones seeking the treasure and their quest soon becomes a race to stay alive. Last Judgement is a page-turning adventure thriller from debut novelist John Carter, which will take you on a breathless ride all over the globe to the very heart of an ancient mystery. This is the perfect read for fans of Dan Brown, Chris Kuzneski and Charles Brokaw. John Carter is a historian living in the US. This is his first novel.

Virology Principles and Applications

Virology Principles and Applications

Author: John Carter, Venetia Saunders Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2013

The second edition of Virology is an accessible introduction designed to enable students to understand the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics. The aim of this book is to help the reader appreciate the relevance of virology in the modern world, including the fields of vaccines, anti-viral drugs and cancer. There is also a chapter on prions. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the many developments in virology and offers deeper insights into the subject. Newly-discovered viruses are discussed and there is an additional chapter on the influenza virus.

Virology Principles and Applications

Virology Principles and Applications

Author: John Carter, Venetia Saunders Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2013

The second edition of Virology is an accessible introduction designed to enable students to understand the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics. The aim of this book is to help the reader appreciate the relevance of virology in the modern world, including the fields of vaccines, anti-viral drugs and cancer. There is also a chapter on prions. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the many developments in virology and offers deeper insights into the subject. Newly-discovered viruses are discussed and there is an additional chapter on the influenza virus.

Melancholy Star Depression

Melancholy Star Depression

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2009

Newmarket A Year at the Home of Horseracing

Newmarket A Year at the Home of Horseracing

Author: John Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2008

Sex And Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons

Sex And Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

Infinity's Edge

Infinity's Edge

Author: John Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2004

Infinity's Edge

Infinity's Edge

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2004

Anti-capitalist Britain

Anti-capitalist Britain

Author: John Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Anti-capitalist Britain

Anti-capitalist Britain

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Database Design and Programming with Access, SQL, Visual Basic and ASP

Database Design and Programming with Access, SQL, Visual Basic and ASP

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2002

The book explains all stages of database development, starting with a comprehensive database application systems development life cycle model, which clearly defines the areas of focus required for any new database developer. Database design using entity modelling and normalization are described in a clear and comprehensible manner. Covering inplementation in Access, SQL, Access forms, macros, modules and report writer, the text also addresses Visual Basic database programming using Data Control, DAO, ADO and Access modules. The second edition contains a new set of chapters on Active Server Pages with HTML and VBScript. The new material explains how to get your database onto the Internet and the benefits offered by web-based database applications. ASP is put into context with a discussion of web terminology and client and server side scripting in VBScript. Client-side scripting examples in Javascript are also included. HTML and ASP are given separate chapters, with an array of examples, screen shots and detailed code descriptions.

Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare

Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare

Author: John Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/1998

Postmodern ideas have been vastly influential in the social sciences and beyond. However, their impact on the study of social policy has been minimal. Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare analyses the potential for a postmodern or cultural turn in welfare as it treats postmodernity as an evolving canon -from the seminal works of Baudrillard, Foucault and Lyotard, through to recent theories of the 'risk society'. Already disorientated by globalisation, new technologies and the years of new right ascendancy, welfare faces a significant challenge in the postmodern. It suggests that, rather than universality and state provision, the new social policy will be consumerised and fragmented -a welfare state of ambivalence. With contributions from authors coming from a variety of fields offering very different perspectives on postmodernity and welfare Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare also keeps social policy's intellectual inheritance in view. By exploring ways in which theorisations of postmodernity might improve understanding of welfare issues in the 1990s and assessing the relevance of theories of diversity and difference to mainstream and critical social policy traditions, this book will be and essential text for all students of social policy, social administration, social work and sociology.

Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare

Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare

Author: John Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1998

Postmodern ideas have been vastly influential in the social sciences and beyond. However, their impact on the study of social policy has been minimal. Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare analyses the potential for a postmodern or cultural turn in welfare as it treats postmodernity as an evolving canon -from the seminal works of Baudrillard, Foucault and Lyotard, through to recent theories of the 'risk society'. Already disorientated by globalisation, new technologies and the years of new right ascendancy, welfare faces a significant challenge in the postmodern. It suggests that, rather than universality and state provision, the new social policy will be consumerised and fragmented -a welfare state of ambivalence. With contributions from authors coming from a variety of fields offering very different perspectives on postmodernity and welfare Postmodernity and the Fragmentation of Welfare also keeps social policy's intellectual inheritance in view. By exploring ways in which theorisations of postmodernity might improve understanding of welfare issues in the 1990s and assessing the relevance of theories of diversity and difference to mainstream and critical social policy traditions, this book will be and essential text for all students of social policy, social administration, social work and sociology.

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