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Dolan, Brian 1970-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 2,617 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: NK4210.W4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Dolan
Ladies of the Grand Tour : British women in pursuit of enlightenment and adventure in eighteenth-century Europe by Brian Dolan( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on journals, letters, and diaries, the author presents a portrait of the life and times of eighteenth-century women who broke the constraints of a male-dominated society and embarked on an odyssey of self-discovery
Wedgwood : the first tycoon by Brian Dolan( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wedgwood has been one of the most recognizable brand names in the world for more than two hundred years--the epitome of quality and luxury--and is also the Enlightenment's most remarkable success story. Born into a poor family of potters, Josiah Wedgwood amassed a fortune that would today make him a billionaire, and created a multinational corporate empire. He combined rationality with bold experimentation, revolutionizing the business model of his time with a series of innovations: organizing skilled labor in one of the world's earliest factories; encouraging employee loyalty by offering long-term contracts that included health insurance and pension plans; and changing the very notion of shopping by utilizing showrooms and traveling salesmen
Exploring European frontiers : British travellers in the Age of Enlightenment by Brian Dolan( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines a range of British travellers' perceptions of Europe and charts their quests to explore and contrast far-flung European frontiers - to Lapland, to the eastern provinces of the Russian empire, the Levant. Using a wide range of eighteenth-century travel accounts, Dolan demonstrates how these narratives were often informed by and designed to address contemporary historical and scientific assessments of the status of modern European civilisation."--Jacket
Inventing entertainment : the player piano and the origins of an American musical industry by Brian Dolan( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brian Dolan's social and cultural history of the music business in relation to the history of the player piano is a critical chapter in the story of contemporary life. The player piano made the American music industry-and American music itself-modern. For years, Tin Pan Alley composers and performers labored over scores for quick ditties destined for the vaudeville circuit or librettos destined for the Broadway stage. But, the introduction of the player piano in the early 1900s, transformed Tin Pan Alley's guild of composers, performers, and theater owners into a music industry." "The player piano, with its perforated music rolls that told the pianos what key to strike, changed musical performance because it made a musical piece standard, repeatable, and easy rather than something laboriously learned. It also created a national audience because the music that was played in New Orleans or Kansas City could also be played in New York or Missoula, as new music (ragtime) and dance (fox-trot) styles crisscrossed the continent along with the player piano's music rolls. By the 1920s, only automobile sales exceeded the amount generated by player pianos and their music rolls. Consigned today to the realm of collectors and technological arcane, the player piano was a moving force in American music and American life."--Jacket
Malthus, medicine & morality : Malthusianism after 1798( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Wedgwood : entrepreneur to the enlightenment by Brian Dolan( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Industrial icon, Enlightenment pioneer, scientist and artist - Josiah Wedgwood's remarkable life reflected the revolutionary age in which he lived. In this intimate biography, Brian Dolan explores how a young man from a North Staffordshire family of failing porters overcame childhood smallpox and disability to become the wealthiest and most famous potter of all time." "Born in 1730 in a 'dirty spot of Earth' in the Midlands, Josiah, like many boys his age with poor prospects, could have ended up in the workhouse, or in the alehouses. But this remarkable man showed astonishing determination, talent and a desire for self-improvement from an early age. Vases and wares literally filled his dreams. Through his scientific experiments and business ventures, aided by his wife, Sally, and his dear friend and business partner, Thomas Bentley, he aimed to become 'potter to the Universe'. He created exquisite items, and made pottery into a science and an art." "He established Etruria, his factory and village near Stoke-on-Trent, where his revolutionary basalt and jasperware was developed, and where he was known by his workers as 'Owd Woodenleg'."--BOOK JACKET
The healing art of writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and science, 1660-1834( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wedgwood by Brian Dolan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and science, 1660-1834( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneur to the Enlightenment by Brian Dolan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an examination of the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood, potter to the Queen, and an Enlightenment pioneer. Brian Dolan combines the remarkable story of Wedgwood with the story of the 18th-century world of industry, fashion and connoisseurship. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2004
Literature and science, 1660-1834( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At work in the world : proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health : from the international conference that took place in San Francisco, CA, USA, June 19-22, 2010 by International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Prevention( Book )

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

The healing art of writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prize plot : a comedy in one act by Brian Dolan( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanitas : readings in the development of the medical humanities( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing matters the values of English education in the earth sciences, 1790-1830 by Brian Dolan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science unbound : geography, space & discipline( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Malthus, medicine, & morality ['malthusianism' after 1798]( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Dolan, Brian Ph. D.

Dolan, Brian (Professor of medical humanities)

Languages
English (89)

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Wedgwood : the first tycoonExploring European frontiers : British travellers in the Age of EnlightenmentInventing entertainment : the player piano and the origins of an American musical industryJosiah Wedgwood : entrepreneur to the enlightenmentThe healing art of writingWedgwoodEntrepreneur to the EnlightenmentThe healing art of writing