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When the Sky Falls (DVD)
Gerard Flynn, Ruaidhri Conroy, Joan Allen, Peter Postlethwaite, Liam Cunningham, …
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Fictionalized account of the events which lead to the 1996 murder
of journalist Veronica Guerin. Sinead Hamilton (Joan Allen) is a
reporter employed by the Irish Sunday Globe. In the course of her
work she becomes interested in the possibility of exposing the
corruption which allows Dublin's drug lords to lead the lives of
respectable businessmen, and of working towards a reform of
Ireland's notoriously ineffective criminal laws. But her
investigations earn her some enemies in high places, and Sinead
soon receives threats to her own well-being.
Cold War thriller adapted by Frederick Forsyth from his own
bestseller. When Soviet spy Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) is
charged with bringing about the demise of NATO, he decides his best
bet is to detonate an American nuclear bomb at a British air base.
The only man who can stand in his way is veteran counter-espionage
expert John Preston (Michael Caine), but he must fight the
opposition of his bosses before they agree to take the threat
Cultures of decolonisation combines studies of visual, literary and
material cultures in order to explore the complexities of the 'end
of empire' as a process. Where other accounts focus on high
politics and constitutional reform, this volume reveals the diverse
ways in which cultures contributed to wider political, economic and
social change. This book demonstrates the transnational character
of decolonisation, thereby illustrating the value of comparison -
between different cultural forms and diverse places - in
understanding the nature of this wide-reaching geopolitical change.
Individual chapters focus on architecture, theatre, museums,
heritage sites, fine art and interior design, alongside
institutions such as artists' groups, language agencies and the
Royal Mint, across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. Offering
a range of disciplinary perspectives, these contributions provide
revealing case studies for those researching decolonisation across
the humanities and social sciences.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the
emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest
beginnings in the British Isles, through its ascendancy in
Victorian times, to its ultimate collapse in the mid-20th century.
It examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and
Africa, and the enormous changes brought by Britain's settlement of
Australasia. Coverage of major events - the colonization of
Ireland, the American Revolution, the South African wars - is
complemented by discussion of themes such as Imperial exploitation
and trade, hunting for plants and animals, the Imperial exhibitions
and the importance of British naval power. Also assessed are the
impact of the Empire on different areas of the world and the legacy
it has bestowed. Richly illustrated with photographs and
full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted
one-volume introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire.
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