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McSmith, Andy

Overview
Works: 13 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 1,311 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK268.3, 700.92247
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andy McSmith
Fear and the muse kept watch : the Russian masters--from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein--under Stalin by Andy McSmith( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can great art be produced in a police state? Josif Stalin ran one of the most oppressive regimes in world history. Nevertheless, Stalinist Russia produced an outpouring of artistic works of immense power--from the poems of Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam to the opera Peter and the Wolf, the film Alexander Nevsky, and the novels The Master and Margarita and Doctor Zhivago. More than a dozen great artists were visible enough for Stalin to take an interest in them--which meant he chose whether they were to live in luxury and be publicly honored or to be sent to the Lubyanka for torture and execution. Journalist and novelist Andy McSmith brings together the stories of these artists--including Isaac Babel, Boris Pasternak, Dmitri Shostakovich, and many others--revealing how they pursued their art often at great personal risk. It was a world in which the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, whose bright yellow tunic was considered a threat to public order under the tsars, struggled to make the communist authorities see the value of avant garde art; Babel publicly thanked the regime for allowing him the privilege of not writing; and Shostakovich's career veered wildly between public disgrace and wealth and acclaim. An extraordinary work of historical recovery, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch is also a bold exploration of the triumph of art during terrible times"--
Faces of Labour : the inside story by Andy McSmith( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Labour Party is poised to take over the reins of Britain's government at the next election. In this engaging book, which mixes original research and personal observation in equal parts, the Observer's political columnist Andy McSmith brings an expert eye to bear on the opposition's path to Number 10. The result is a fast-paced, gripping account of Labour's journey from a left dominated party, committed to the ideals of 19th century socialism, to the social democratic 'New Labour' of today. McSmith focuses on key individuals in the party whose careers cast a complex story into sharp relief. His choice of subjects is deliberately eclectic. It includes portraits of politicians like Peter Mandelson, Clare Short, David Blunkett, John Prescott and Tony Blair, who will play a leading role in any Labour government. But it also looks at those further away from the centre of power, who nonetheless contributed to Labour's political culture - people like ex-leader Neil Kinnock, Ted Grant, guru of the Militant Tendency, and the late Jim Murray, a Tyneside shop steward who, by a combination of pure chance and the power of the block vote, once held the future of Labour in his hands
No such thing as society : [a history of Britain in the 1980s] by Andy McSmith( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Falklands war and the miners' strike to Bobby Sands and the Guildford Four, from Diana and the New Romantics to Live Aid and the 'big bang', from the Rubik's cube to the ZX Spectrum, this account uncovers the truth behind the decade that changed Britain forever
John Smith : playing the long game by Andy McSmith( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Clarke : a political biography by Andy McSmith( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent in the house by Andy McSmith( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Smith : a life, 1938-1994 by Andy McSmith( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One bummer news day by Andy McSmith( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Britain in the 1980s by Andy McSmith( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Falklands war and the miners' strike to Bobby Sands and the Guildford Four, from Diana and the New Romantics to Live Aid and the 'big bang', from the Rubik's cube to the ZX Spectrum, this title uncovers the truth behind a decade that changed Britain forever
The massacre that haunts Slovenia : News from Slovenia by Andy McSmith( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and the Muse Kept Watch : The Russian Masters#x97;from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein#x97;Under Stalin by Andy McSmith( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Smith : a life, 1939-1994 by Andy McSmith( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anthony Beeton : civil servant caught in media spotlight during Ulter peace talks by Andy McSmith( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Faces of Labour : the inside story
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No such thing as society : [a history of Britain in the 1980s]Innocent in the houseJohn Smith : a life, 1938-1994A history of Britain in the 1980s
Alternative Names
Andy McSmith British journalist

Andy McSmith Brits journalist

Andy McSmith English journalist

Andy McSmith giornalista britannico

Andy McSmith periodista britànic

Andy McSmith periodista británico

Andy McSmith periodista británicu

McSmith, Andy

Languages
English (63)