Covering Bristol's formative years, this is the story of people and events surrounding the rise of this city between two states - the town Joseph R Anderson, its founder, wanted to call 'Paradise'. The author has endeavoured to "tell it like it was" without fear or favour, showing no undue regard for long cherished but undocumented historical traditions that have grown up over the years. On these pages, you will meet a cross section of Bristol's ancestry, ranging from the noble and well-known to the humble and obscure. Containing a myriad of facts that will be of wide local interest, the narrative offers more than a little insight into the human condition as it existed during the last century. Enhanced with numerous old photographs, this carefully researched and well-written volume is destined to be the standard reference on Bristol for years to come.