The Wainwright Letters

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Alfred Wainwright, the legendary fell walker and author of the incomparable and unique Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells was also a fluent, eloquent and diligent correspondent. Writing to old friends and to the many new ones gained through his books, and to his love, and later second wife, Betty, his letters display a much warmer, more sensitive and emotional character than his gruff popular image would suggest. Hunter Davies, Wainwright's biographer, has here collected a selection of letters that range from his early years in Blackburn to his established position as Borough Treasurer in Kendal, and cover all aspects of his professional and personal life, as well as the voluminous correspondence that was a consequence of writing and publishing the Pictorial Guides. The latter vividly illuminate many aspects of that turbulent but ultimately triumphant process, while the former present a picture of a dedicated public servant whose personal life had been deeply unhappy until late in life he found unexpected but transcendent love and happiness. In turn business-like and comic, wonderfully well informed and remarkably innocent, deeply moving and yet tough-minded, the letters present a vivid and unforgettable picture of one of the great but eccentric creative geniuses of the twentieth century.

Hearing on section 612 of Public Law 94-431 and Public Law 95-82, base closures and realinements, before the Military Installations and Facilities Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, September 26, 1977

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Installations and Facilities

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Category: Military bases

Page: 66

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Hearings on Improprieties of U.S. Army Recruiting Practices Before the Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, July 30, September 26, 1977

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations

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Category: Electronic books

Page: 152

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Federal Supplement

Cases Argued and Determined in the District Courts of the United States and the Court of Claims, with Key Number Annotations

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Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the Skyscraper

Author: Donald Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Architecture

Page: 92

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This profusely illustrated work offers abundant insights into the early development of the skyscraper and the influence of two master builders who played key roles in its evolution. Rare photos, floor plans, and renderings document such influential structures as Sullivan's Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Wright's Larkin building in Buffalo and many others.

Works

Author: George Berkeley

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Category: Philosophy

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