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Jay, Mike 1959 December 14-

Overview
Works: 225 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 2,762 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: RC464.M379, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mike Jay
The Air Loom gang : the strange and true story of James Tilly Matthews and his visionary madness by Mike Jay( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"London, the 1790s. Europe is in turmoil, and mysterious forces seem to be edging England into a disastrous war with France. Not quite at the center of the political maelstrom is James Tilly Matthews, a Welsh tea merchant and antiwar activist who holds covert meetings with the leaders of both countries. But Matthews also believes his mind is being controlled by a gang of revolutionary terrorists and their diabolical secret machine: the Air Loom." "The only person aware of the Air Loom's existence, Matthews is promptly declared mad and exiled to Bedlam, the world's most notorious madhouse, where he is held against his will for the rest of his life. At Bedlam his "delusions" are celebrated as the most complex and bizarre ever recorded. He remains one of the most famous cases in psychiatric history - the first man to believe his mind was being controlled by a machine. The truth of his case, however, was even stranger than his doctors realized: many of the incredible political episodes in which he claimed to have been involved were entirely real."--BOOK JACKET
The atmosphere of heaven : the unnatural experiments of Dr. Beddoes and his sons of genius by Mike Jay( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This riveting book is the first to tell the story of Dr. Beddoes and the brilliant circle who surrounded him: Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, who supported his ideas; James Watt, who designed and built his laboratory; Thomas Wedgwood, who funded it; and the dazzling young chemistry assistant, Humphry Davy, who identified nitrous oxide and tested it on himself, with spectacular results. Medical historian Mike Jay charts the chaotic rise and fall of the institution in this fast-paced account, and reveals its crucial influence on modern drug culture, attitudes toward objective and subjective knowledge, the development of anesthetic surgery, and the birth of the Romantic movement
The unfortunate Colonel Despard by Mike Jay( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High society : the central role of mind-altering drugs in history, science and culture by Mike Jay( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals"--Provided by publisher
1900 : a fin-de-siècle reader ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artificial paradises : a drugs reader ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High society : mind-altering drugs in history and culture by Mike Jay( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High Society explores the spectrum of drug use across the globe and throughout history, from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals
Emperors of dreams : drugs in the nineteenth century by Mike Jay( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of drugs and how in the space of 100 years they went from being legal to bbecoming illegal
Medical London : city of diseases, city of cures by Richard Barnett( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From psychopaths to homeopaths, from bodysnatchers to Bohemians, this set covers the roles played by diseases, treatments and cures in London's sprawling history. Includes a book of essays, 6 individual walking tour maps, and a gazetteer
High Society : eine Kulturgeschichte der Drogen by Mike Jay( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jede Gesellschaft hat ihre Drogen. Dabei ist das Angebot so vielfältig wie die Kulturen dieser Welt: von "Alltagsdrogen" wie Kaffee, Tee, Kakao und Alkohol bis zu hierzulande illegalen Drogen wie Kokain oder Ecstasy. Konsumiert wird rund um den Globus: In den Nachtklubs von Thailand wird ya'aba geraucht, Haschisch in den Tempeln im Himalaya, und Tabak fast überall. Auf indonesischen Märkten wird Betel gekauft und gekaut, in den Anden genießt man Kokablätter, in den Wüsten von Rajasthan Opiumpillen, und in den australischen Slums betäuben sich die Aborigines mit Benzoldämpfen. Mike Jay erkundet das ganze Spektrum bewusstseinsverändernder Substanzen und verfolgt deren geschichtliche Entwicklung. Der renommierte Kulturhistoriker zeichnet ein lebendiges Porträt der höchst unterschiedlichen Rollen, die Drogen als Arznei, als rituelles Stimulans, als Statussymbol oder begehrte Handelsware spielen. Er verfolgt ihre Geschichte von den botanischen Forschungen der antiken Welt über die oft riskanten Selbstversuche früher Wissenschaftler bis zum gegenwärtigen Krieg gegen Drogen. Dabei zeigt er auch, auf welche Weise der internationale Handel mit Substanzen wie Tabak, Tee und Opium die moderne Welt geprägt und verändert hat
A visionary madness : the case of James Tilly Matthews and the influencing machine by Mike Jay( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Jarman Bristol Rovers Local Hero by Mike Jay( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Jarman, a Bristolian, had a fascinating fourteen season career with Bristol Rovers from 1959 until 1973. A highly talented winger he made over 500 appearances for his home town club, scoring over a century of goals. He was a real crowd pleaser who could brighten up any match with his extraordinary skills. Between 1961 and 1971 Jarman was also a professional cricketer for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. After leaving Rovers in 1973 he had a season at Newport County before being tempted to America to play for New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League
Blue tide : the search for soma by Mike Jay( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pirates in profile : Bristol Rovers players who's who 1920-94 by Mike Jay( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bristol Rovers Football Club ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Rose ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First, the Iranian scholar Azar Nafisi of Johns Hopkins University discusses exile from her nation and teaching Western literature in Tehran after the revolution. Then, professor Harold Bloom of Yale University talks about Shakespeare's Hamlet. Last, Matilda Cuomo, former New York first lady, talks about her mentoring program and new book, The person who changed my life"--Container
The influencing machine : James Tilly Matthews and the air loom by Mike Jay( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoff Bradford : Bristol Rovers legend by Ian Haddrell( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A season to remember : Bristol Rovers' promotion season 1973/74 by Ian Haddrell( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An hour remembrance of American playwright Arthur Miller, respected American playwright and essayist. Miller was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include awards-winning plays such as "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman," and "The Crucible." Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was married to Marilyn Monroe. This video collects selected excerpts from several interviews by Charlie Rose of Arthur Miller
 
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Jay, Mike 1959 Dec. 14-
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English (79)
German (4)
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