WorldCat Identities

Overton, Mark

Overview
Works: 5 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 532 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD1478.G7, 333.3355630942
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Most widely held works by Mark Overton
Jack Winters' gridiron chums by Mark Overton( )

10 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A shrill whistle sounded over the field where almost two dozen sturdily built boys in their middle 'teens, clad in an astonishing array of old and new football togs, had been struggling furiously. Instantly the commotion ceased as if by magic at this intimation from the coach, who also acted in practice as referee and umpire combined, that the ball was to be considered "dead."--Excerpt
Farming to halves : the hidden history of sharefarming in England from medieval to modern times by Elizabeth Griffiths( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farming to halves is the English version of sharefarming, a system of letting land common in Europe and the New World, but thought not to have existed in England. Indeed Arthur Young claimed it was the point of difference between English and French agriculture, which explained the success of the former and failure of the latter. However, Young was mistaken: forms of sharefarming existed in all periods, at every level of society and across the length and breadth of the country. This discovery entirely alters our perceptions of English rural communities, the development of English agriculture and the relationships between landlords and tenants, and farmers in general. Sharefarming English style differed from that in Europe because it remained largely informal and rarely appears in documents. Even when it does appear, historians, misled by Arthur Young perhaps, have failed to recognize its significance. In this way, a stratum of farming life and activity has been lost. This book recovers that hidden history with far reaching and unexpected implications for our understanding of English rural life both in the past and present
Jack Winters' campmates by Mark Overton( )

7 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Winters' baseball team; or, The rivals of the diamond by Mark Overton( )

4 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Winters' ice-boat wonder by Mark Overton( Book )

3 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Farming to halves : the hidden history of sharefarming in England from medieval to modern times
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Farming to halves : the hidden history of sharefarming in England from medieval to modern times
Languages
English (33)