Most widely held works by Peter Pagnamenta
Sword and blossom a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
"This true story is drawn from the more than 800 letters a British officer and his Japanese lover exchanged over four decades. Arthur Hart-Synnot, a third-generation British officer, was sent to Japan in 1904 to learn the language of Britain's newest ally. Masa Suzuki, a beautiful Japanese woman scorned because of an early divorce, worked at the Tokyo Officers' Club. The two fell immediately in love and conceived a son before Arthur was whisked away by the military during WWI. Though Arthur would only see Masa little, he supported his Japanese family and kept alive the hope that he and Masa could live together blissfully."
All our working lives by Peter Pagnamenta ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Falling blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
People's century ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
A socio-political history of the 20th century described by some of the people who lived through the events which archival film illustrates.
On the line, 1924 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
When Henry Ford's Model T rolls onto the scene in 1908, it is inconceivable that it will ever be anything more than a plaything for the wealthy. But mass production and later, Ford's moving assembly line, allowed manufactureres to produce goods at affordable prices that made them accessible to a new mass market. This film follows the acceleration of mass production, from the days of master craftsmen to the pressures and benefits of assembly-line work to the growing strength of "people power" as labor and management struggle to divide the fruits of increased productivity.
Freedom now, 1947 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In 1947, 160 years of British rule came to an end as India became the world's largest democracy, inspiring the fight for freedom on another continent. This film talks with the people who witnessed and participated in the struggle for independence in India and Africa. While Mohandas Gandhi showed the world how the masses could successfully defy their imperial masters, his example spurred others on: European empires in Africa and Asia began to crumble, and in short order, Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, Mozambique, and dozens more would win their freedom.
Total war, 1939 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The Second World War was the first modern conflict in which millions more civilians died than soldiers. In this film, eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan and the United States tell the story of the civilians who suffered and died. Residents of Plymouth, Tokyo, and Hamburg remember the air raids; Russian peasants recall the siege of Leningrad; Japanese soldiers and Korean slave-laborers describe the brutality of war in Asia.
Skin Deep, 1960 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Skin deep combines rare archival film footage, thought-provoking interviews and first-person accounts to offer a vivid picture of the struggle for racial equality in both America and South Africa.
Half the people, 1970 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
By the late 1960's, women challenged every facet of male dominance in American society, uniting for the goal of equal rights. This episode relates how women broke down barriers to govern nations, lead corporations and confront the abortion issue.
Lost peace, 1919 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
After the First World War a whole generation was traumatized by the horror war and vowed that war would be a thing of the past. This film revists the popular hopes and experiences in the years following World War I--and the looming threat of a new nationalism. Despite Woodrow Wilson's promise of a "people's peace", defeated nations were resentful and unreconciled. As fascism and militarism spread, worldwide pacifist movements fought an increasingly unsuccessful rearguard action to preserve the dream of peace.
Breadline, 1929 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
The 1920s found Americans enjoying the fruits of a new prosperity in a post-war boom. Then, in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed; banks failed and industry withered. From Europe and the United States to Latin America and Asia, the Great Depression shattered economies and communities worldwide. In this film the people who were there remember the blow as workers from the United States, Chile, Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia recall the hungry 1930s.
Killing fields, 1914 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
In August 1914, the people of Europe were swept into the first of the wars that would make this century the bloodiest ever. Seventy million soldiers from more than twenty countries marched off to do their duty. In this film soldiers from all sides give a personal account of the trenches and the tactics--and the terrible nature and scale of the slaughter that shattered the old world order. In the end, four empires collapsed and nine million gave their lives. Some became pacificts while others sought retribution and many found themselves fighting another war only two decades later.
Brave new world, 1945 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Just over fifty years ago, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe and rejoiced at the defeat of Nazi Germany but their optimism was short lived. This film tracks the building tensions between these two superpowers, from the post-war world of the late 1940s through the early 1960s, as the hope for peace swiftly disintegrated into a "cold" war. Here eyewitnesses recall the meeting on the Elbe, the impact of Stalin, Churchill and Khrushchev, propaganda wars between the two nations, the Berlin blockade, the Hungarian uprising and the installation of the Berlin Wall.
Master race, 1933 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
With a unique blend of nationalism, militarism, and racial theory, Adolf Hitler taught the German people to believe that they were the "master race". Stirred by the Fuhrer's rousing rhetoric during mass rallies, millions were swept along with the promise of national socialism. In this film Germans talk candidly about the initial allure of Nazism and German Jews recall their persecution and internment in concentration camps as Hitler's master race pursued its destiny--and descended to the greatest depths of barbarism.
People power, 1989 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
In 1991, the Communist Party lost control of the Soviet Union, the culmination of a process that started in 1980 in the Polish shipyards when millions joined Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement which signaled the beginning of the end for Soviet-style communism. Here eyewitnesses tell the story of how the Communist system collapsed as they remember the extraordinary weeks that preceded and followed the fall of the Berlin Wall; Poland's fight for solidarity; Czechoslovakia's "Velvet Revolution;" the struggle for power in the Soviet Union and more.
People's century, 1900-1999. Picture power, 1963 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"Picture power reveals how the small screen became hugely influential -- a fact quickly realized by gvoernments, politicians, businessmen, entertainers and terrorists. Television exposed triumphs and tragedies and through sitcoms, news, sports and more, it helped shape our collective experience"--Container.
Red flag, 1917 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
When Lenin's Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in 1917, they did so in the name of a new ideology. Millions were drawn by its promise. In this film the people who were there--from members of the Red Guard to party activists to students--explain how Communism appealed to their deepest hopes and dreams. Through them, we hear how Communist leadership, under Vladimir Lenin and later, Joseph Stalin, compromised the proletarian ideal--and how hope eventually gave way to despair.
1948, boomtime ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
After World War II, the USA enjoyed unparalleled prosperity while Europe and much of the rest of the world suffered from devastation, lack of food and other necessities, and unemployment. The American Marshall Plan assisted Europe greatly in its recovery from the war and helped Europeans learn the 'American way' of doing things. Europeans began changing their economies, and became consumers as well as producers. This prosperity lasted until 1973, when the certainty of cheap oil and a world dominated by the West was over.
1900, age of hope ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The dawn of the twentieth century was forged in hope and optimism. Interviewees from Europe, Asia and the United States (boasting an average age of 102), recount the part they played in the century's early history. Whether fighting on the barricades of the failed Russian Revolution of 1905, campaigning for votes for women, recalling the Paris Exposition of 1900, remembering President McKinley's assassination, or witnessing the sinking of the Titanic, all remember the changes they lived through and the clash of forces and ideas before World War I.
Sword and blossom [a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
"This true story is drawn from the more than 800 letters a British officer and his Japanese lover exchanged over four decades. Arthur Hart-Synnot, a third-generation British officer, was sent to Japan in 1904 to learn the language of Britain's newest ally. Masa Suzuki, a beautiful Japanese woman scorned because of an early divorce, worked at the Tokyo Officers' Club. The two fell immediately in love and conceived a son before Arthur was whisked away by the military during WWI. Though Arthur would only see Masa little, he supported his Japanese family and kept alive the hope that he and Masa could live together blissfully."--Container.
Africa Armed Forces--Officers Audiobooks Automobile industry workers Automobile industry workers--Labor unions Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989) Biography British Occupation of India (1765-1947) Cold War (1945-1989) Communism Consumers Consumption (Economics) Economic history Europe Films for the hearing impaired Ford Motor Company Germans Germany Great Britain Great Britain.--Army Hart-Synnot, Arthur Henry Seton,--1870-1942 History History, Modern Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 India Industrial efficiency Industries International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Interracial dating Interviews Japan Love Mass production National socialism Personal narratives Personal narratives--American Personal narratives--Russian Political science Propaganda, American Relations with women Roosevelt, Franklin D.--1882-1945 Social history Soviet Union Stalin, Joseph,--1879-1953 Suzuki, Masako,--1878-1965 United States War--Causes Working class World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)