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Shindler, Colin 1949-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 181 publications in 5 languages and 5,458 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's films  Television mini-series  Biography  Historical television programs  Fantasy television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Originator, Editor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Colin Shindler
 
Most widely held works by Colin Shindler
Hollywood in crisis : cinema and American society, 1929-1939 by Colin Shindler( )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Hollywood goes to war : films and American society, 1939-1952 by Colin Shindler( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian's view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and their industry were shaped by and responded to the strong political and social stimuli of wartime America. The author examines the recurring question of whether the movies were a reflection of the society in which they were produced, or whether by virtue of their undeniable propaganda power th
A little princess by Wonder Works( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When wealthy Sara Crewe's father dies, she must learn to adjust to a life of poverty, serving the people who once worked for her
Wish me luck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of World War II, France is occupied and all of England is in peril. Col. James "Cad" Cadogan will use any means necessary to get the intelligence he needs, even sending civilians to work undercover behind enemy lines. Based on the real-life stories of women recruited by Britain's Special Operations Executive, this suspenseful drama series follows wife and mother Liz Grainger and half-Jewish factory girl Matty Firman from training in England through the terror of their daily lives in Nazi-occupied France."--Container
The worst witch by Jill Murphy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People disappear into thin air or turn into pigs by mistake ... and it's usually down to one person, the worst witch in the school - Mildred Hubble
National service : from Aldershot to Aden : tales from the conscripts, 1946-62 by Colin Shindler( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of the Second World War, over two million men were conscripted to serve in Britain's armed services. Some were sent abroad and watched their friends die in combat. Others remained in barracks and painted coal white. But despite delivering such varied experiences, National Service helped to shape the outlook of an entire generation of young British males. To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of National Service, Historian Dr Colin Shindler has interviewed a wide range of ex-conscripts, from all backgrounds, across all ranks, and spanning the entire fourteen years that peacetime conscription lasted, and captured their memories in this engrossing book. From them, we experience the tension of a postwar Berlin surrounded by Russians, the exotic heat and colour of Tripoli in 1948, the brief but intense flashpoint of the Suez Crisis, and the fear of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. But we also hear about the other end of the scale, the conscripts who didn't make it outside the confines of their barracks, or in one case, beyond his home town. Through these conversations we learn as much about the changing attitudes of servicemen as war became more of a distant memory as we do about the varied nature of their experiences. We see, too, the changing face of British society across these pivotal years, which span everything from the coronation of Elizabeth II, to the birth of rock 'n' roll, to the beginning of the end of the Empire. The stories within these pages are fascinating. And they deserve to be told before they are lost forever."--Back cover
The chronicles of Narnia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of the Dawn Treader: When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia itself!
First love, second chance by Colin Shindler( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tom returned to California 18 years ago, breaking Julia's heart, Mike picked up the pieces. But a family tragedy has broken their marriage apart and while Mike takes refuge on the golf course, Julia dreams of her lost lover. But when chance offers another meeting, should she take it?
National service : from the call-up to combat : the complete history of 'the army game' by Colin Shindler( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating account of life as a national serviceman between 1950 and 1963, based on the author's interviews with between 15-30 servicemen. Each chapter will focus on 1-2 interviewees who were called up in a specific year, and the intention is to find people from a broad range of backgrounds and regions who all came through one base. Through these voices, we'll find out what life as a conscript was like, and how soldiers' attitudes changed as the war became more of a distant memory
Garbo and Gilbert in love : Hollywood's first great celebrity couple by Colin Shindler( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1926 John Gilbert was the greatest male film star in the world. Millions of women were in love with him. But once he met his new co-star, a young Swedish actress still struggling to speak English, on the set of Flesh and the Devil, there would only ever be one true love in his life. Her name was Greta Garbo. Many expected sparks to fly between the two contrasting characters - the icy, homesick Garbo with a need for privacy and the publicity-hungry Gilbert. Instead, there was an explosion of passion as, in front of the cast and crew, Garbo and Gilbert fell madly in love. Gilbert spent vast fortunes on making his Hollywood mansion suitable for her, building a waterfall and log cabin in his grounds to remind her of her home country. When she accepted his proposal of marriage, it was to be the biggest wedding in Tinseltown's short history. But Garbo left him at the altar, and when sound revolutionized the movie business, their careers began to diverge. She went on to become one of the most famous screen legends of all time, while Gilbert fell out with the vengeful head of MGM Louis B. Mayer and into the bottom of the bottle. Could their love survive? Garbo and Gilbert in Love is one of Hollywood's great untold love stories. Set in the era of jazz and Prohibition, this tale of a celebrity couple caught in the full glare of the media spotlight and unable to escape is as relevant today as it was then
Fathers, sons and football by Colin Shindler( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reveals the two faces of football - the triumphs on the field and media hype as well as the sackings, personal betrayals, and the fickle fans. It also tells of two Englands - the rural south and the industrial north, the England of Stanley Matthews and the England of David Beckham. Above all, it goes behind the scenes, into the sitting rooms and kitchens, in a way never seen before. For this is a football story where the women - Dulcie, Tina and Rachel - get equal billing, where domestic disasters count just as much as humiliating defeats on the pitch."--BOOK JACKET
High on a cliff by Colin Shindler( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph has never been the same man since his young wife was killed in an accident 12 years ago. The only thing that has kept him sane is his son, Danny. But when Helen Cooper, Ralph's new American boss arrives, the equilibrium of all their lives is thrown into disarray
Four lions by Colin Shindler( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the changing landscape of postwar England through the careers of four iconic England football captains: Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Gary Lineker and David Beckham. Between Wright, who fought in World War II, and Beckham, whose battles against Germany were played out on the football field, huge shifts in English society were mirrored by seismic changes to the national game as television transformed the way in which it is financed and consumed. In England, more than any other nation, the man with the captain's armband has symbolic significance: he embodies the nation. And these four lions embody half a century of change: Wright smoked a pipe and had a side parting; Moore, hero of '66, exuded the cool of his era but never found a role beyond football; the savvy, telegenic Lineker hung up his boots to become the face of BBC football; while in the tattooed body of Beckham can be read the impact of commercialisation, corporate sponsorship and the cult of celebrity
The worst of friends : Malcolm Allison, Joe Mercer and Manchester City by Colin Shindler( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National service by Colin Shindler( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating account of life as a national serviceman between 1950 and 1963, based on the author's interviews with between 15-30 servicemen. Each chapter will focus on 1-2 interviewees who were called up in a specific year, and the intention is to find people from a broad range of backgrounds and regions who all came through one base. Through these voices, we'll find out what life as a conscript was like, and how soldiers' attitudes changed as the war became more of a distant memory
Wish me luck( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz is an Englishwoman who is recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities, it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the resistance forces in occupied France. She and other agents will be trained and deployed by Col. James Cadogan who needs the vital information gathered on German activities passed along to the intelligence network in London
George Best and 21 others by Colin Shindler( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'George Best and 21 Others' is a 'where are they now' for 1960s footballers, though most of them aren't as famous as George
Buster by David Green( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963
Wish me luck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz is an Englishwoman who is recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities, it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the resistance forces in occupied France. She and other agents will be trained and deployed by Col. James Cadogan who needs the vital information gathered on German activities passed along to the intelligence network in London
First love second chance by Colin Shindler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen years ago, Tom Johnston returned to California from Oxford and broke Julia's heart. Mike Ramsey picked up the pieces, but a family tragedy has left their marriage slowly disintegrating.
 
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Hollywood in crisis : cinema and American society, 1929-1939
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The worst witchFirst love, second chanceGarbo and Gilbert in love : Hollywood's first great celebrity coupleFathers, sons and footballHigh on a cliffThe worst of friends : Malcolm Allison, Joe Mercer and Manchester CityGeorge Best and 21 others
Alternative Names
Shindler, Colin

Shindler, Colin, Ph. D.

Languages
English (142)

German (3)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

French (1)