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  “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
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History is a Greek word
which means ‘investigation’.
 
  Loaghtan Books has made something
of a specialism of publishing books about history. Our very first
publication was A Brief History
of the Isle of Man
, now in a revised edition. Quite a number of our
other books also involve the
island’s history.
 
  We’re not exclusively Manx publishers however, and we have a small but significant collection of books covering aspects of history of the UK, Austria and North America.  
  Some of our books show an almost
staggering lack of knowledge of
things we now take for granted.
In Invading America, 1943, for
example, none of the British
soldiers visiting the US know
what Coca Cola is.
 
  On the other hand, things you think
might have changed, hopefully for
the better, have not. A Cog in the
Wheel
is one woman’s attempt, after
the Second World War to deal with
the huge movement of refugees in
Europe, and the red tape which
hampers her. Not much has changed.
 
  It’s amazing what changes, but can be almost equally amazing what stays the same. The only then and now book we’ve published (to date),
The Manx Electric Railway; past & present demonstrates that change is not always predictable.
 
  Have a look through our history collection; we hope you find something you like.  
     
     
 

History
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Peel: past & present
Written by Ray Stanfield

Old photographs supplied by Ray Stanfield with matching modern photographs by George Hobbs.
Captions by Sara Goodwins.
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Cross Purposes
An introduction to mediaeval
Manx crosses

Written by Sara Goodwins
An introduction to the carved
stone crosses, why and how
they were raised, what they
show and purpose they served.
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Port Erin: past & present
Old photographs supplied by Ray Stanfield with matching modern photographs by George Hobbs. Captions by Sara Goodwins.
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A Manx A-B-C-Dery
An Alphabetical Tour of the
Isle of Man

Written by Sara Goodwins
Twenty-six attractions to visit,
one for each letter of the
alphabet.

The number 1-10 get a look
in too…
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A Brief History
of the Isle of Man
Second edition (revised)
Written by Sara Goodwins
Introduction to the history
of this magica island.
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Manx Electric Railway
Past & Present
Written by George Hobbs
Photographs showing changes
along the MER line over
the last half century.
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A Young Manx History
Written by Sara Goodwins
A children's history of the
Isle of Man.
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By Whing to
Port Soderick
Written by George Hobbs
The story of the Manx Marine
Drive and its tramway.
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Three Legs Good
The story behind the
Manx Triskelion

Written by Sara Goodwins
The story behind the
Manx triskelion.
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Things to do
with Vikings
Written by Sara Goodwins
A brief social and cultural
history ofthe Vikings explaining
how they lived.
Includes Viking activities to try.
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Stops Along the
Manx Electric Railway
Written by George Hobbs
A photographic survey ~
illustrating every stop along
the line from Douglas to
Ramsey. Showing the surroundings,
the trams and giving
background information about
the stop itself.
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Tim's Wars
Written by Timothy Elliott
and Robin Gregory
The psychology of war and
peace through one man's eyes.

*Purchasers will also receive
a free copy of the article
"Surviving Gommecourt,"
written by one of the
co-authors, plus a detailed index.
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A Cog in the Wheel
Written by Adelaide Lubbock,
edited by Sara Goodwins
WW2 diary giving details about
life in Austria as the allies try
to deal with displaced persons
and each other.

Refreshingly blunt!
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Invading America, 1943
Written by Clifford Cole,
edited by Sara Goodwins
WW2 memoirs of how a British
Anti-Aircraft Battery
demonstrated their gunnery
in the US.
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Dear Ray
Edited and with additional
material by Sara Goodwins
WW2 letters to an RA Gunner,
plus background information.
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