War Journalism and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century

Author: Angela V. John
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857717832
Release Date: 2006-03-31
Genre: History

Called "the King of Correspondents" Henry W. Nevinson (1856 - 1941) captured the political zeitgeist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in his journalism and his commentaries on key world events. The British journalist and war correspondent covered conflicts across Europe and Africa and wrote about the United States during a time of upheaval on the brink of the modern age. He observed the Siege of Ladysmith, the 1905 revolution in Russia, wars in Greece and South Africa and the tragedy at Gallipoli, shaping the understanding of world affairs at the time. Nevinson campaigned for social justice in Central Africa and India and was the first to report sympathetically on Germany's devastation after the First World War. In the 1920s he visited Palestine and Iraq and accompanied Ramsay Macdonald on the first visit of a British Prime Minister to an American President. Although courting the establishment, Nevinson cultivated controversy as a rebel. Yet he remained a highly respected journalist whose vivid reportage of events and witty portraits of political and artistic figures of the time made him an acute observer who wrote exquisite prose._x000D_ _x000D_ Based on Nevinson’s compelling diaries covering nearly 50 years, Angela John’s powerful prose captures, for the first time, the story of this important and groundbreaking figure. Nevinson’s life sheds new light on the construction of the world order in the last century, at the same time helping us to understand more clearly the changing role of the war correspondent in a media-dominant age. His observations on the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the United States illuminate many of the conflicts which resonate in today's uncertain world.

The News from Ireland

Author: Maurice Walsh
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781848856738
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: History

The Anglo-Irish war of 1919-1921 finally broke apart the constitution of the United Kingdom, drawing a line under 120 years of turbulent history since the Act of Union. In the Republic of Ireland it is referred to as the War of Independence and celebrated as the heroic struggle which forged an independent Irish state; in Britain it is retrospectively regarded as the beginning of the end of Imperial rule. But how was the revolution perceived at the time? How was it reported in the media and with what purpose? And how did coverage vary between Britain, Ireland and the United States? The News From Ireland examines the development of the Anglo-Irish war and the shifts in the reporting of events by British and American correspondents as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures. It includes revealing insights into the propaganda war and the ways in which both sides tried to interest journalists in their cause. Maurice Walsh also emphasizes the power of public opinion to influence the British government and analyses the effect this had on the course of the revolution. The News from Ireland offers a penetrating and persuasive assessment of the Irish revolution itself and the role of the press and journalism in that phase of world history. This important book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Irish history and how our understanding of history generally is shaped by the media.

150 Jahre Mabinogion deutsch walisische Kulturbeziehungen

Author: Bernhard Maier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110951646
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: History

The volume contains a series of papers delivered at the University of Bonn on the occasion of an international symposium entitled »150 Years of the Mabinogion: German-Welsh Cultural Relations«, which took place there on 26--29 May 1999. Of the 20 articles, some concentrate on those medieval Welsh narratives known since Lady Charlotte Guest's translation (completed 1849) as the »Mabinogion«, while others address the history of German-Welsh relations as reflected in literature, art and music on the one hand and the scholarly study of Celtic literature on the other.

A Dilemma of English Modernism

Author: Michael J. K. Walsh
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 0874139422
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

This anthology presents a series of new and important studies on an artist whose work is re-emerging to take its rightful place among the established icons of English modernism in the first half of the twentieth century. It is both timely, and in keeping with current scholarly re-reading of the era in general, through recent publications, conferences, and several key exhibitions. Some of the essays present a first history of the artist and his work within the literary and sociocultural context of contemporary London, Paris, Milan, and New York. The remaining essays emphasize a re-evaluative positioning of C. R. W. Nevinson's work within a modernist framework in literature and art in the first half of the twentieth century in northwest Europe.

Letters from Ladysmith

Author: Edward Spiers
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 9781848325944
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: History

Edward Spiers, a leading authority on the Victorian British army, presents here a select edition of letters from the siege of Ladysmith (1899–1900) that have not been seen since their original publication in metropolitan and provincial newspapers. The 250 letters were published in different British newspapers and provide crucial insights into contemporary perceptions of the battles that preceded the siege, the onset of the siege itself, and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town. Subsequent efforts to defend Ladysmith – and to march to its relief – became the great dramatic saga of the early phase of the Anglo–Boer War, providing the context for a series of dramatic battles that embarrassed the Empire and destroyed established reputations. Much has been written about the failings of the British commanders but it is clear that in no other theatre in the war were the practical difficulties so real – or the stakes so high. These letters reflect vividly the feelings of junior officers and other ranks as they struggled to cope with the demands of modern warfare, These eyewitness testimonies provide first-hand commentary upon the events in Natal that shattered the pre-war confidence in Britain.

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Author: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862218
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.

Twentieth Century Higher Pack

Author: Chris Andrews
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748772773
Release Date: 2003-06-02
Genre: History

Aspects of History covers the core areas of the Key Stage Curriculum, with separate packs dedicated to higher and lower abilities. These resources comprise of a comprehensive resource book and 20 full colour A4 flashcards.

Race News

Author: Fred Carroll
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252050091
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Once distinct, the commercial and alternative black press began to crossover with one another in the 1920s. The porous press culture that emerged shifted the political and economic motivations shaping African American journalism. It also sparked disputes over radical politics that altered news coverage of some of the most momentous events in African American history. Starting in the 1920s, Fred Carroll traces how mainstream journalists incorporated coverage of the alternative press's supposedly marginal politics of anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, and black separatism into their publications. He follows the narrative into the 1950s, when an alternative press re-emerged as commercial publishers curbed progressive journalism in the face of Cold War repression. Yet, as Carroll shows, journalists achieved significant editorial independence, and continued to do so as national newspapers modernized into the 1960s. Alternative writers' politics seeped into commercial papers via journalists who wrote for both presses and through professional friendships that ignored political boundaries. Compelling and incisive, Race News reports the dramatic history of how black press culture evolved in the twentieth century.

Moments in Hell

Author: Richard Harding Davis
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781843312635
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A war correspondent's breathtaking account of early twentieth-century wars, including the Greek-Turkish War (1897) and the Spanish-American War (1898). These events have fallen into relative obscurity, following the two World Wars, yet remain important forces shaping modern politics. Moments in Hell reveals the conflicting loyalties of the war correspondent, caught between political ideologies and personal suffering, and provides an enlightening background to recent conflicts. Harding Davis was a dashingly fashionable figure in turn-of-the-century New York, and cited as the inspiration for the 'Gibson man' fitting the adventurous image of the journalist popular in film and literature. While his accounts highlight the brutality and inhumanity of war, they are riveting pieces of reportage. Harding Davis makes it clear that these moments in hell can make heroes and villains of us all.

Hanging a Rebel

Author: Michael J. K. Walsh
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
ISBN: UOM:39015077659988
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Previous accounts remember Nevinson as a Futurist and war painter, but in recent years academic interest has grown in his role in the inter-war period and the Second World War. ...Painter, social commentator, novelist and society host, Nevinson can now be remembered as a prominent and distinguished artist of his generation. ... This book gives the reader a wider understanding of the changing cultural landscape of Britain between 1889 and 1946..."--P. [4] of cover.


Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406631719
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: History

Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor