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John Wilson - Author

About the Author

John Wilson has been a collector since a young boy, starting with stamps, coins and trade cards. He later came across illuminated addresses and was so struck by their beauty and artwork that he decided to acquire some. Over the last thirty years, he has built up the collection in this book and widened his interests into calligraphy, manuscripts and art, including creating his own art works.

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John Wilson's Fishing Tips

John Wilson's Fishing Tips

Author: John Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2021

Politics and Leisure

Politics and Leisure

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

First published in 1988. This book provides a lucid and exceptionally well-informed account at the controversial relationship between politics and leisure. The author combines historical and sociological material to show the ways in which 'leisure' has often been a fiercely disputed battleground. Free time and free space have always posed a threat to political authorities, while providing room for experimentation and expression for the citizenry. This has led to extensive attempts at leisure regulation; John Wilson examines the purposes and effectiveness of such regulation in the fields of games sexuality, the mass media, and gambling. He is able to draw on evidence of leisure planning and policy from a wide variety of political regimes, from communist and socialist through social democrat to liberal, conservative, and fascist. The importance of the relationship between political forces and leisure, in subjects as disparate as the future of the Olympic games and the future of full employment, has rarely been so evident. John Wilson has provided an excellent guide to its intricacies.

The city of the plague, and other poems

The city of the plague, and other poems

Author: John Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2020

The city of the plague, and other poems

The city of the plague, and other poems

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2020

Firefighters during the Troubles

Firefighters during the Troubles

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

Before the outbreak of the Troubles, a typical firefighter's year might have included call-outs to chimney fires, the occasional house fire or road accident, and - even more rarely - a large factory or hay shed fire. While a firefighting career was always inherently exciting and risky, for most firefighters moments of high drama were anything but a daily occurrence. Then everything changed, and Northern Ireland's firefighters spent almost every day of the next thirty years racing to the scenes of atrocities, running towards the gravest danger. In this powerful book, men and women who served in the fire service during the Troubles tell their own stories in their own words - the events that have never left them, the victims they have never forgotten, the extraordinary bond between colleagues, the emotional burden and fallout from the job. The stories cover a uniquely challenging period for firefighters - full of exhilaration, fear, bravery and sorrow. What comes across is a universal desire to honour the uniform, to be brave when the need for courage is acute, and to be determined to cover your mate's back - no matter what.

Church and State in American History

Church and State in American History

Author: John Wilson, Donald Drakeman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2019

Church and State in American History illuminates the complex relationships among the political and religious authority structures of American society, and illustrates why church-state issues have remained controversial since our nation's founding. It has been in classroom use for over 50 years. John Wilson and Donald Drakeman explore the notion of America as One Nation Under God by examining the ongoing debate over the relationship of church and state in the United States. Prayers and religious symbols in schools and other public spaces, school vouchers and tax support for faith-based social initiatives continue to be controversial, as are arguments among advocates of pro-choice and pro-life positions. The updated 4th edition includes selections from colonial charters, Supreme Court decisions, and federal legislation, along with contemporary commentary and incisive interpretations by modern scholars. Figures as divergent as John Winthrop, Anne Hutchinson, James Madison, John F. Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor speak from these pages, as do Robert Bellah, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The continuing public and scholarly interest in this field, as well as a significant evolution in the Supreme Court's church-state jurisprudence, renders this timely re-edition as essential reading for students of law, American History, Religion, and Politics.

Church and State in American History

Church and State in American History

Author: John Wilson, Donald Drakeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Church and State in American History illuminates the complex relationships among the political and religious authority structures of American society, and illustrates why church-state issues have remained controversial since our nation's founding. It has been in classroom use for over 50 years. John Wilson and Donald Drakeman explore the notion of America as One Nation Under God by examining the ongoing debate over the relationship of church and state in the United States. Prayers and religious symbols in schools and other public spaces, school vouchers and tax support for faith-based social initiatives continue to be controversial, as are arguments among advocates of pro-choice and pro-life positions. The updated 4th edition includes selections from colonial charters, Supreme Court decisions, and federal legislation, along with contemporary commentary and incisive interpretations by modern scholars. Figures as divergent as John Winthrop, Anne Hutchinson, James Madison, John F. Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor speak from these pages, as do Robert Bellah, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The continuing public and scholarly interest in this field, as well as a significant evolution in the Supreme Court's church-state jurisprudence, renders this timely re-edition as essential reading for students of law, American History, Religion, and Politics.

Education and the Concept of Mental Health

Education and the Concept of Mental Health

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

The concept of 'normality' or mental health is a difficult one to define, but educators and social psychologists must have a clear definition of it in order to proceed with practical work. In this stimulating and informative book, originally published in 1968, Mr Wilson discusses the idea of mental health, both as a general concept and specifically as it affects the teacher as educator. He deals with the problems of learning and the 'difficult' child, not confining his suggestions within the boundaries of curricular teaching but exploring the wider aspect of moral education.

Politics and Leisure

Politics and Leisure

Author: John Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2019

First published in 1988. This book provides a lucid and exceptionally well-informed account at the controversial relationship between politics and leisure. The author combines historical and sociological material to show the ways in which 'leisure' has often been a fiercely disputed battleground. Free time and free space have always posed a threat to political authorities, while providing room for experimentation and expression for the citizenry. This has led to extensive attempts at leisure regulation; John Wilson examines the purposes and effectiveness of such regulation in the fields of games sexuality, the mass media, and gambling. He is able to draw on evidence of leisure planning and policy from a wide variety of political regimes, from communist and socialist through social democrat to liberal, conservative, and fascist. The importance of the relationship between political forces and leisure, in subjects as disparate as the future of the Olympic games and the future of full employment, has rarely been so evident. John Wilson has provided an excellent guide to its intricacies.

Dare to Obey

Dare to Obey

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

The Foresters, by the Author of Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life

The Foresters, by the Author of Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2018

History of Switzerland

History of Switzerland

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2018

History of Switzerland

History of Switzerland

Author: John Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2018

Our Israelitish Origin

Our Israelitish Origin

Author: John Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Our Israelitish Origin

Our Israelitish Origin

Author: John Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

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