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Pagnamenta, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Pagnamenta
Prairie fever : British aristocrats in the American West, 1830-1890 by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member 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
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of an extraordinary love affair. In 1904, British Army officer Arthur Hart-Synnot was sent to Japan to learn the language. Arthur met Masa Suzuki at the Officers' Club and was immediately smitten. Masa had grown up among shopkeepers and craftsmen in working-class of Tokyo. She had left school at age fourteen to work and was a dutiful Japanese daughter. But her feelings for Arthur were so powerful that she was willing to risk her family's disapproval to be with him. This book follows their attempts to make a life together and chronicles the racial prejudice and social snobbery they encountered. Separated for years at a time, they stayed in touch through long, deeply affectionate letters. The authors use this treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters to tell a story of enduring love and great loss.--From publisher description
All our working lives by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the beautiful, true story of a tragic love affair. When Arthur Hart-Synnot, a disciplined, conservative British army officer met Masa Suzuki, a bright, beautiful Japanese girl, whilst on a military posting to Japan, the pair fell deeply and hopelessly in love. Masa was more than a 'temporary wife' like most of the other officer's Japanese girlfriends. Arthur described her as 'the supreme woman in the world'. When he was recalled to England, then sent to Burma, and then to India, their relationship struggled on, in the face of opposition from her family, from the massive gap between their cultures, from the military and from the huge distances between them
Breadline, 1929 by BBC( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member 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. Workers from the United States, Chile, Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia recall the hungry 1930s
Skin Deep, 1960( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member 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
Red flag, 1917( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Vladimir 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 Red Flag, 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 Lenin and later, Joseph Stalin, compromised the proletarian ideal - and how hope eventually gave way to despair. The people remember: the storming of the Winter Palace, Lenin, Bolsheviks, civil war, literacy campaigns, Lenin's death, Soviets' "five-year plan", collectivization, kulaks, "show" trials, Stalin's purges
Freedom now, 1947( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947, 160 years of British rule would come to an end as India assumed the mantle of the world's largest democracy, inspiring the fight for freedom. While 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. Highlights people who witnessed and participated in the struggle for independence in India and the African colonies
Lost peace, 1919( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the First World War a whole generation was traumatized by the horror 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
People power, 1989( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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. Eyewitnesses tell the story of how the communist system that dominated post-war Eastern Europe collapsed as they remember the extraordinary weeks that preceded and followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, Poland's fight for solidarity, the struggle for power in the Soviet Union, and more
Killing fields, 1914( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-air recording of television program broadcast on October 9, 1997 made by : Bundoora, Vic. : La Trobe University, The Borchardt Library
Master race, 1933 by BBC( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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
1979, God fights back( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the growing power of religious fundamentalism in various parts of the world, including the fall of the Shah of Iran and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran and other Islamic countries, as well as the Christian right in the United States
Brave new world, 1945( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tracks the growing tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, from the post-war world of the late 1940s through the early 1960s, as the hope for peace swiftly disintegrated into a "cold" war
Great escape, 1927( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the mid-1920s, millions were already confirmed moviegoers. Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love, courage, and how to dress, while governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and enthralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures
On the line, 1924( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member 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 very wealthy. But mass production and later, Ford's moving assembly line, allowed manufacturers to produce goods at affordable prices that made them accessible to a new mass market. On the Line follows the acceleration of mass production [focusing on the automobile industry], 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. [Includes interviews with workers, managers etc.] The people remember: Henry Ford, the Model T, mass production, Italy's Fiat, United Auto Workers, labor movement, wages
People's century( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member 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
Total war, 1939( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The Civil Rights Movement. Vietnam. Man's first steps on the moon. All became through television, the shared experiences of humankind thanks to the immediacy of the small screen
Sporting fever, 1930( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows boxing, baseball, soccer, and more, as sports transition from a modest pastime to a fiercely competitive - and commercial - business to a potent expression of national pride and politics. Troughout, sports fans the world over remember the drama, the thrill, the exhilaration - and patriotism - their favorite athletes and sports teams aroused
 
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