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Pagnamenta, Peter

Works: 191 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 6,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Documentary films  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vRussian  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Editor, Restager
Classifications: CT788.H325, 941.081092
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Publications about Peter Pagnamenta
Publications by Peter Pagnamenta
Most widely held works by Peter Pagnamenta
Prairie fever : British aristocrats in the American West, 1830-1890 by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 730 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( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 665 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 446 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
Falling 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 251 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
All our working lives by Peter Pagnamenta( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Freedom now, 1947 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 200 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
Brave new world, 1945 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 189 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
Skin Deep, 1960 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 188 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
Great escape ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 187 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 the 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 entralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures
On the line, 1924 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 184 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
Age of hope, 1900 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 180 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
People's century ( visu )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 174 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
1939, total war ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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
Breadline, 1929 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 171 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
Lost peace, 1919 ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 164 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
Red flag, 1917 ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 164 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
Master race, 1933 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 159 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
1914, killing fields ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 153 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. 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 pacifists while others sought retribution and many found themselves fighting another war only two decades later
God fights back, 1979 ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Sporting fever, 1930 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 141 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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