More Heroes, Villains & Victims of Hull and the East Riding
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This is a collection of extraordinary and at times jaw-dropping stories all based either in Hull or on the happenings of Hull's citizens. It includes the full text of the book "Dark Winter", the story of the Hull fishing disasters of 1968. In his second volume looking at the lives of people who became heroes, villains and victims of the times in which they lived, Stuart Russell records stories of people who history, and time, forgot. There are the men who fought the worst that the Arctic weather could throw at them, entombed in their whaling ship for several months, the heroic Hull sailor who lost both feet in a desperate attempt to live when marooned in Newfoundland, the killer who lived quietly in a terrace house in Hull and River Humber's 'pirate island'. Read about the campaigning journalist who exposed Hull's dens of vice, the killer whose lies led another man to the gallows and how a fake gun protected the city of Hull from zeppelin attack. There are stories of the famous, the seamstress who became one of the country's most respected dress designers, the actress who took Hollywood by storm and became its highest paid star, and the people of Hull who faced the might of the Luftwaffe with fortitude and courage. "More Heroes, Villains and Victims of Hull and the East Riding" is an enthralling look into how ordinary people led extraordinary lives. It is a well researched, yet entertaining insight into the area's past.
- Category: True Crime
- Published: Oct 25, 2011
- Publisher: JMD Media
- Seller: JMD Media
- Print Length: 192 Pages
- Language: English