WorldCat Identities

Macnair, Miles

Overview
Works: 7 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 99 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT788.H778, 941.082092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Miles Macnair
Lady Lucy Houston DBE : Aviation Champion and Mother of the Spitfire by Miles Macnair( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life-story of Lady Lucy Houston DBE must surely be one of the most romantic and dramatic epics of the last one hundred and fifty years, yet nowadays she is a 'woman unknown'. She had a beautiful face, a graceful figure and a sharp intelligence, and over the years she would exploit her charismatic charm, first as a teenager to entice a wealthy lover, and subsequently to lead three husbands to the altar. She was an ardent and productive campaigner for women's rights, conducting outstanding works of charity during the Great War, such as providing a convalescent home for nurses returning from the front line. In recognition of these endeavours, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1917. After the death of her third husband, a known misogynist, 'under mysterious circumstances', she was temporarily certified mad, but his Will was to make her the richest woman in England. During the rest of her eventful and eccentric lifetime, she spent her fortune on a vast number of charitable causes, whilst waging a feisty political campaign against weak British politicians of all parties. But her greatest legacy arose from her steadfast support for the Royal Air Force, whose finances were being crippled. She funded the 1931 Schneider Trophy Race as well as the Houston Everest Expedition of 1933. This funding had a crucial bearing on the development of the Merlin engine and the Spitfire aircraft, essentially kick starting the chain of events that would ultimately end in allied victory during the Battle of Britain
William James (1771-1837) : the man who discovered George Stephenson by Miles Macnair( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness to war by Ruth Macnair( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indigo & opium by Miles Macnair( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Lucy Houston DBE : aviation pioneer and mother of the spitfire by Miles Macnair( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life-story of Lady Lucy Houston DBE must surely be one of the most romantic and dramatic epics of the last 150 years, yet nowadays she is a "woman unknown". She had a beautiful face, a graceful figure and a sharp intelligence, and over the years she would exploit her charismatic charm, first as a teenager to entice a wealthy lover, and subsequently to lead three husbands to the altar. She was an ardent and productive campaigner for women's rights, conducting outstanding works of charity during the Great War, such as providing a convalescent home for nurses returning from the front line. In recognition of these endeavours, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1917. After the death of her third husband, a known misogynist, "under mysterious circumstances", she was temporarily certified mad, but his Will was to make her the richest woman in England
Lady Lucy Houston DBE by Miles Macnair( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emile Bachelet (1863-1946) The Showman and the Flying Train : the rail plane by Miles Macnair( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.75 (from 0.66 for Lady Lucy ... to 1.00 for Emile Bach ...)

William James (1771-1837) : the man who discovered George Stephenson
Alternative Names
Macnair, John Miles

Macnair, John Miles 1937-

Languages
English (13)

Covers
Witness to war