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Portillo, Michael 1953-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 907 library holdings
Genres: History  Travelogues (Television programs)  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Interviews  Pictorial works  Historical television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Host, Narrator, Speaker, osp, Author of introduction
Classifications: HG930.5, 914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Portillo
Democratic values and the currency : a lecture given to the Institute of Economic Affairs at Church House, Westminster, on Wednesday 14 January 1998 by Michael Portillo( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to kill a human being( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. Is a humane and painless execution method possible, and if so, would death penalty proponents support its use? Or is pain the whole idea? Examining what many see as the cruelty of current procedures, this program searches for a viable alternative. Experts in the death business--retired executioners, toxicologists, biomechanics specialists, and others--explain disturbing flaws in the use of electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, and the gas chamber. Whether or not physicians should take part in executions is also discussed. The film presents a low-cost killing method that would induce euphoria--but this horrifies a prominent death penalty lobbyist because offenders wouldn't suffer
The truth about violence( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British journalist Michael Portillo investigates the psychology of violence - how is it that humans commit violent acts against one another? He visits Mexico to try traditional boxing, is forced to stay awake to look after twin babies, and watches as deadly electric shocks are administered to volunteers
A vision for the 1990s by Michael Portillo( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great continental railway journeys( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem, Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words
The economics of John Smith by Michael Portillo( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, education, education by Michael Portillo( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue horizon by Michael Portillo( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost of Toryism past : the spirit of Conservatism future by Michael Portillo( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity. a history( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and global impact of one of the world's largest religions
Great War railwaymen : Britain's railway company workers at war 1914-1918 by Jeremy Higgins( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railways were intrinsic to fighting the First World War, whether at home or abroad. On the Western Front and beyond trains ferried men and supplies to and from the front on a staggering scale, ensuring that the war machine functioned without pause. Back in Britain, the railway network shipped millions of tonnes of war material from the factories to the ports, becoming the lifeblood of the war effort. Great War Railwaymen details this incredible achievement, exploring not only the vast infrastructure, but also those who operated it. Despite the importance of the railways, many of those involved in the industry went off to fight in the mud and trenches, on the world's oceans, or in the skies above war torn Europe. Between them, they were awarded 2500 Military medals, 44 Distinguished Conduct Medals, 27 Military Crosses and 6 Victoria Crosses. This is their story. Meticulously researched and lovingly produced, Jeremy Higgins narrates the fascinating stories of over a thousand of
Top of the class( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Top of the Class, John Wilson meets leading figures in their fields and takes them back to the places and people they left behind. In this episode from the third series, Michael Portillo back to his former school in Harrow
Mayfair by Gemma Levine( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayfair captures perfectly the glamour, style, wealth and history of this unique area in superb photographs which reveal not only the familiar grandeut but also the unexpected treasures of Mayfair's past and present
Beyond New Labour : the 1998 Swinton Lecture by Michael Portillo( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great continental railway journeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first two series of the BBC documentary following Michael Portillo as he travels around Europe taking as his guide the 1913 pamphlet 'Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide'. Produced by cartographer George Bradshaw, the pamphlet documents a number of European railway journeys and the various towns and hamlets along the way. With an eye to local cultures and traditions and the role each journey and the trains themselves played in the development of European history, Portillo revisits the locations described in the journal and reflects on the changes a century has wrought. Series 1 episodes are: 'London to Monte Carlo', 'Hungary to Austria', 'Berlin to the Rhein', 'Switzerland' and 'Amsterdam to Northern France'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Madrid to Gibraltar', 'Turin to Venice', 'Dresden to Kiel', 'Copenhagen to Oslo', 'Prague to Munich' and 'Bordeaux'
Great British railway journeys( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway guidebook. He follows the route of the Great Eastern Line which ventures from the edge of England to the centre of the country's financial captial, London. Then he travels west from Oxford through the Malvern Hills and into Wales. His final journey takes him across the Irish sea to discover the rich railway history of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from Dublin to Londonderry
Great British railway journeys : by Michael Portillo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Minister of State for Transport Michael Portillo takes to the tracks in the second series of Great british Railway Journeys. Passionate about trains, Portillo embarks on five epic railway journeys each split into five legs, traveling the length and breadth of the UK
European Security, NATO and 'Hard Defence'( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper argues that this is not the time for NATO to go convert itself into an organisation mainly capable of peacekeeping operations. It highlights the importance to be prepared for high intensity conflict and to take account of potential crisis points across the world. Against this background, it recalls that Britain will oppose anything that weakens NATO: the proper European attitude should be to reinforce its involvement by building the European identity within NATO, and developing the ability of European nations to contribute more to the Alliance. Finally, the analysis deals with the issues that regard NATO enlargement.--SCAD summary
Railways of The Great War by Colette Hooper( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railways precipitated the Great War: they were the means by which war was waged, they defined how war was fought on the ground, they changed the character of warfare, they determined the length of the war and, ultimately, they bore witness to its end. To coincide with the BBC's World War One centenary schedule, BBC Two will be airing a major new five-part series that will use the railways as a new lens through which to view the social and human consequences of this profound historical event. Part of the esteemed Great British Railway Journeys brand, the programme will tell the story of the world's first war on the rails. This illustrated companion to the series will explore the numerous ways in which our tracks helped to shape the course of the conflict. From being used to mobilise the British Expeditionary Force at the start of the war, to transporting grieving relatives to the battlefields on which their loved ones had fought, their importance in our country's military history should not be underestimated
Great American railroad journeys : historical companion to the BBC series by Michael Portillo( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American Railway Journeys will see the famous brand of social history cum travelogue venture in the New World. First Great Britain, then Old Europe were discovered by Michael Portillo across several seasons of fascinating TV, all with the help of train fanatic George Bradshaw, and the wonderful guide books he wrote over a century ago. Michael now undertakes an epic trip from New York and Boston on the American East coast right down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, and then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico, and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. Truly a colourful and exciting enterprise with vignettes of revealing social history concerning America's rich tapestry of peoples who have built a life in this vast new world. The new series (8x1-hour) airs in the summer of 2016. This book is the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo undertakes across North America and capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour that journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming
 
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Democratic values and the currency : a lecture given to the Institute of Economic Affairs at Church House, Westminster, on Wednesday 14 January 1998
Alternative Names
Michael Portillo britischer Politiker und Journalist

Michael Portillo British politician turned television personality

Michael Portillo britisk politikar

Michael Portillo britisk politiker

Michael Portillo Brits politicus

Michael Portillo brittisk politiker

Michael Portillo homme politique britannique

Portillo, Denzil Xavier Michael 1953-

Майкл Портилло британский тележурналист

Майкл Портільо

Мајкл Портилио

Мајкл Портило

РУС русские

マイケル・ポルティーリョ

邁克·波蒂略

迈克尔·波蒂略

Languages
English (83)

Covers
Mayfair