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Baker, Kenneth 1934-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 3,533 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  History  Biographies  Poetry  War poetry  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Animated films  Animated television programs  Song texts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: DA506.A2, 821.008
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Baker
The Faber book of English history in verse( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George III : a life in caricature by Kenneth Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George III enjoyed one of the longest reigns (1760-1820) in English history, but his reputation fluctuated throughout the 60 years, and its ups and downs were charted by some of the great caricaturists. This book offers a fascinating vision of how the English saw their king
The Faber book of war poetry by Kenneth Baker( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike other collections, this book of war poetry takes a catholic view and doesn't confine itself to one particular period. Kenneth Baker has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism
On the burning of books by Kenneth Baker( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning of a book is recognizably powerful action--a fiery rejection of an ideology or a declaration of a text's moral offense. But, since the invention of the printing press in the sixteenth century, the act of burning a book has become mostly symbolic--very rarely can a book's content be expunged from the written record. In this illustrated book, Kenneth Baker offers a history of the practice of book burning, often by desperate regimes, dictators, and religious fanatics eager to suppress revolutionaries, warn dissenters, or rally the faithful. In On the Burning of Books, Baker explores famous moments throughout history when books have been burnt for political, religious, or personal reasons. Included among his investigations are stories from ancient China to the Nazis, from George Orwell's Animal Farm to Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, from Chairman Mao to the Spanish destruction of the Aztec civilization. Baker describes Samuel Pepys burning an erotic novel, and the personal fires of Lord Byron's memoirs, Dickens's letters, Hardy's poems, and Philip Larkin's diaries. Alongside these many examples are chapters on accidental book burning--and even lucky escapes
Unauthorized versions : poems and their parodies( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14-18 : a new vision for secondary education by Kenneth Baker( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a 5-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as an opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education
I have no gun but I can spit : an anthology of satirical and abusive verse( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington's war in caricature and print by Kenneth Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the path to Washington's war is documented by British caricatures of politicians and generals, for the most part favourable to the Colonists. Washington, the hero, is spared, although there are surprising and dark elements to the American victory illustrated in the book
The Faber book of landscape poetry( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is a celebration of the landscape of both Britain and Ireland, and of the poetry this has inspired throughout seven centuries
The Faber book of conservatism( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the essence of conservative principles, ideas and attitudes, this book includes speeches and writings as well as poems by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Kipling, Yeats, Eliot and Auden, with passages from Dickens, Trollope, Galsworthy, Conrad and Evelyn Waugh
George IV : a life in caricature by Kenneth Baker( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George IV was larger than life. A gambler and a drunkard, he married a widow older than himself, illegally and in secret, dabbled in the politics of opposition and amassed fantastic levels of debt. His legitimate union with Caroline of Brunswick ended in an acrimonious and lengthy divorce; all the while mistress followed mistress, each one seemingly fatter and greedier than the last. He was a gift to cartoonists, but had the misforturne to live during the golden age of their art. The merciless lampoons of Gillray and the Cruikshanks, drawn mainly from Kenneth Baker's unique collection, make many of today's cartoons seem almost respectful." "Kenneth Baker draws on a lifetime's experience of high politics to scrutinize the changing figure of George, setting his extraordinary life in the context of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and the Peterloo Massacre. Taking into acount all the major figures of the day - including Wellingtion, Pitt and Fox - Kenneth Baker provides an understanding of a colourful period of history and of its most colourful character."--Jacket
The kings and queens : an irreverent cartoon history of the British monarchy by Kenneth Baker( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were the British Kings and Queens really like? How did their private lives contrast with their public image? Today, with the Royal Family under the unrelenting, predatory gaze of the modern media, we believe we know all the answers. History, however, is full of surprises and provides a richer and more varied tale of the monarchs. With masterful characterizations of all the modern Kings and Queens, Kenneth Baker has adopted an especially revealing focus for his new survey: the scrutiny of a galaxy of talented caricaturists." "Along the way, in an entertaining romp, there are early glimpses of the monarchical bottom as Pitt interrupts George III and his Queen in their privy; George IV is revealed as the Prince of Pleasure, sacrificing everything - family, wife, scores of mistresses, the love of his people, happiness, health and (in the end) life itself - to its pursuit; Edward VII, as Prince of Wales, is up to his neck in scandal, while his grandson, Edward VIII, loses his crown in one of the great love stories of the Twentieth Century." "Yet we see, too, how an inexperienced Queen Victoria learned the business of monarchy and survived republican attacks on 'the widow at Windsor' to become loved and respected as a symbol of British greatness. Today, as a visible sign of how the British found a better way of doing things than the absolute monarchies of other countries, the second Elizabeth, despite many vicissitudes, commands a respect that, after all, provides a surprisingly positive climax to an irreverent story."--BOOK JACKET
The prime ministers : an irreverent political history in cartoons by Kenneth Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London lines : the places and faces of London in poetry and song : an anthology( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching for tomorrow's technologies by Kenneth Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A children's English history in verse( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of England from Boadicea to the present through verse, this anthology contains work by many of the greatest English poets and is divided into historical periods. Each section includes background information on the period and a running narrative to set the poetry in context. For junior and senior high students
Science policy : the way ahead by Kenneth Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The responsible individual by Kenneth Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New jobs from new technology by Kenneth Baker( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On assassinations by Kenneth Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revealing look at the history of assassinations, Kenneth Baker examines over a hundred political and religious murders or attempted murders, ranging from Julius Caesar to President Kennedy to Osama bin Laden. 0Assassins hope to change the world, but rarely succeed: Baker concludes that the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914 was the only one that changed the history of the world. Other assassinations, whether of monarchs, politicians, dissidents, clerics, journalists or others at best give only a glancing blow at history. The author concludes that, in Macbeth's words, an assassination `is a poisoned chalice.' 0Kenneth Baker also reveals that since 1945 there have been fewer individual assassins working alone; now assassinations are more likely to be carried out by political and religious terrorists, or by the security services of certain states to eliminate dissidents. Not only Russia and Israel, but the USA, the UK and others have resorted to targeted killings when they consider their security is under threat. On Assassinations shows how we have moved from the era of individual assassinations, through to terror groups' murders and now onto state-sponsored targeted killings
 
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George III : a life in caricature
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George III : a life in caricatureThe Faber book of war poetryUnauthorized versions : poems and their parodiesGeorge Washington's war in caricature and printThe Faber book of landscape poetryGeorge IV : a life in caricatureA children's English history in verse
Alternative Names
Baker, Kenneth 1934- Baron

Baker, Kenneth, Baron, 1934-

Baker, Kenneth Wilfred 1934-

Baker, Kenneth Wilfried, 1934-

Baker of Dorking 1934- Baron

Baker of Dorking, Baron, 1934-

Baron Baker of Dorking 1934-

Kenneth Baker

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Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking britischer Politiker

Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking British politician

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Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking polític britànic

Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking politicien britannique

Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking político británico

Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking politikan britanik

Kenneth Baker, Barwn Baker o Dorking

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ケネス・ベイカー (ドーキングのベイカー男爵)

ベイカー, ケネス

多尔金的贝克男爵肯尼思·贝克

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English (144)