39 books — 7 voters
Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community. It incorporates cultural and social aspects of history. Historic plaques are one form of documentation of significant occurrences in the past and oral histories are another. Local history is often documented by local historical societies or groups that form to preserve a local historic building or other historic site. Many works of local history are compiled by amateur historians working independently or archivists employed by various organizations. An important aspect of l ...more
Walking the History of England (nonfiction)
58 books — 10 voters
Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum Reading List
10 books — 1 voter
4 books — 1 voter
4 books — 1 voter
Books set in and around Greater Manchester England
20 books — 1 voter
“ For years, walking round London, I had been aware of the actual land, lying concealed but not entirely changed or destroyed, beneath the surface of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century city. It has been said that 'God made the country and man made the town', but that is not true: the town is simply disguised countryside. Main roads, some older than history itself, still bend to avoid long-dried marshes, or veer off at an angle where the wall of a manor house once stood. Hills and valleys still ...more ”
“ Nothing truly beautiful without its element of strangeness, nothing whole without its own incongruity, these (Jacksonville-area pioneer house) ruins sand up from the earth in sacred conjunction. These ruins conjoin the earth and the manmade, moving from one to the other and back again. The Browards built their house out of shell and limestone, and limestone forms naturally from the shells and skeletons of miniscule sea creatures over great periods of time. The Browards shaped the earth upright t ...more ”
[close] Monthly book club at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve in Corpus Christi, TX.
8 members, last active 3 years ago
Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share th…more
[close] Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share the history books they've been reading and review. We want to hear everything!
5 members, last active 9 months ago
Welcome to the Aspiring Historians goodreads! This is a community of interest for history studen…more
[close] Welcome to the Aspiring Historians goodreads! This is a community of interest for history students and aspiring historians to network, share common interests, and advance the study of history. We're so glad to have you!
1 member, last active 4 months ago
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