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Wright, Patrick

Overview
Works: 28 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 4,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Caricatures and cartoons  Charts, diagrams, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: UG446.5, 358.1809
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Most widely held works by Patrick Wright
Tank : the progress of a monstrous war machine by Patrick Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the war machine that has dominated military theory and practice throughout the twentieth century explores the tank as a cultural and social object, revealing how the tank became the symbol of technological futurism and inevitable progress, as well as of totalitarian oppression
Iron curtain : from stage to Cold War by Patrick Wright( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iron curtain was never just a frontier--it was a psychological state, and it did not simply disappear with the Berlin Wall. In this culture history, Patrick Wright illuminates the life and legacy of this powerful metaphor.--From publisher description
On living in an old country : the national past in contemporary Britain by Patrick Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hulk of Henry VIII's flagship is raised from the seabed in an operation that captures the mind of the nation. The leader of the Labour party wears an informal coat at the Cenotaph and provokes a national scandal. An elderly lady whose ancient house is scheduled for demolition dismantles it, piece by piece, and moves it across the country ..." "On Living in an Old Country probes such apparently fleeting and disconnected events in order to reveal how history lives on, not just in the specialist knowledge of historians, archaeologists and curators, but as a tangible presence permeating everyday life and shaping our sense of identity. It investigates the rise of 'heritage' as expressed in literature, advertising, and political rhetoric as well as in popular television dramas, conservation campaigns, and urban development schemes. It explores the relations between the idea of an imperilled national identity and the transformation of British society introduced by Margaret Thatcher." "This is the book that put 'heritage' on the map, opening one of the defining cultural and political debates of our time, and showing why conservation is a subject of such broad significance in contemporary Britain. This new edition includes an extensive new preface and interview material reflecting on the ongoing debate about the heritage industry which the book helped to kick-start."--Jacket
Stanley Spencer by Stanley Spencer( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition held at Tate Gallery, Britain March 22 - June 24 2001
Passport to Peking : a very British mission to Mao's China by Patrick Wright( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovers the story of British politicians, scientists, and artists who were invited to China by Chou En-lai in 1954. Traces their journey across the USSR and Mongolia, captures their arguments and impressions, and assesses their role in diplomatic relations
The village that died for England : the strange story of Tyneham by Patrick Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through ruins : the last days of London by Patrick Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years. -- Back cover
Robinson in space by Patrick Keiller( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning film "Robinson in Space" is a satirical record of a journey made by a fictional character called Robinson through the increasingly unknown landscapes of present-day England. This book juxtaposes the narrative and over 200 images from the film
Recording Britain : a pictorial domesday of pre-war Britain by David Mellor( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river : the Thames in our time by Patrick Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through ruins : a keyhole portrait of British postwar life and culture by Patrick Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The junior wall chart of history by Christos Kondeatis( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the world by Christos Kondeatis( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walkies by Patrick Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the rails by Patrick Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 uses for a John Major by Patrick Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worthless pursuits by Patrick Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not inconsiderable : being the life and times of John Major by Patrick Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and efficiency by Patrick Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two mothers-in-laws by Patrick Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tank : the progress of a monstrous war machine
Alternative Names
Patrick Wright British historian

Wright, Patrick 1951-

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Iron curtain : from stage to Cold WarOn living in an old country : the national past in contemporary BritainStanley SpencerPassport to Peking : a very British mission to Mao's ChinaThe village that died for England : the strange story of TynehamA journey through ruins : the last days of LondonRobinson in spaceThe river : the Thames in our time