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A Pageant of British Steam

Author : Geoff Swaine
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A Pageant of British Steam is a book honouring the position to which Britains Heritage Steam Railways has now arrived.Preservation has become the word for the achievements of the thousands of volunteers who have given up a mass of time to advance the saving of this section of Britains history. Most of these people are the likely descendants of our Industrial Revolution where the skills have never been forgotten.The book shows in fine color photography the wonderful selection of locomotives and rolling stock running on our preserved lines all across the country. Text highlights the historical background of railway history from the earliest times right through to the end of steam in the nineteen sixties.Geoff Swaine has emerged to be a leader in this field of photography, be it lineside or heritage working steam. His style is one of his own, where the subject leaps from the page, usually bathed in fine sunlight with blue sky above.Informative captions accompany every picture not only targeting the novice or newcomer to the subject, but the experienced rail enthusiast will also be pleased to learn a thing or two.This book strongly features the historical background as well as catching some of the people who now revel in dressing the part to prove their love of this enthralling and popular subject.

Portrait of Steam

Author : Eric Treacy
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A wonderful tribute to all those who have loved the steam engine by railway photographer Eric Treacy.

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

Author : Geoff Swaine
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This book covers in pictures, the history and development of London's main terminal stations, looking at the stations through the lens of photographers from Victorian and Edwardian times through to the modern era. The main terminal stations in London have changed greatly in the last 150 years, this volume seeks through pictures to capture the spirit of those changes, showing the often interesting and colorful history of these great and often beautiful structures, that are an important part of our railway heritage.

First Things in Acadia The Birthplace of a Continent

Author : John William Regan
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"First Things in Acadia, "The Birthplace of a Continent"" by John William Regan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

British Film Catalogue

Author : Denis Gifford
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

British Steam Railways

Author : Oswald Stevens Nock
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Video Sourcebook

Author : Thomson Gale
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Tonic to the Nation Making English Music in the Festival of Britain

Author : Nathaniel G. Lew
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Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the 1951 Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the Festival, and explores how these long-overlooked components of the Festival helped define English music in the post-war period. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, Lew looks closely at the work of the newly chartered Arts Council of Great Britain, for whom the Festival of Britain provided the first chance to assert its authority over British culture. The Arts Council devised many musical programs for the Festival, including commissions of new concert works, a vast London Season of almost 200 concerts highlighting seven centuries of English musical creativity, and several schemes to commission and perform new operas. These projects were not merely directed at bringing audiences to hear new and old national music, but to share broader goals of framing the national repertory, negotiating between the conflicting demands of conservative and progressive tastes, and using music to forge new national definitions in a changed post-war world.

The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s

Author : L. Napper
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This book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s. It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade.

The Last Years of British Railways Steam

Author : Oswald Stevens Nock
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