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The city of Coventry [electronic resource] : a twentieth century icon / Adrian Smith.

By: Smith, Adrian, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006Description: 1 online resource (204 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781429480260 (electronic bk.); 1429480262 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Coventry (England) -- History -- 20th century | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: City of Coventry.DDC classification: 942.498082 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Surrealism, sky blues, and specials AKA -- Cars, cricket, and Alf Smith : the place of works-based sports and social clubs in the life of mid-century Coventry -- "Temporary gentleman" : my father and World War II -- Sent to Coventry : reassessing Humphrey Jennings's Heart of Britain (1941) -- The Coventry factor : Philip Larkin and John Hewitt -- An oval ball and a broken city : Coventry, its people, and its rugby team, part 1 -- An oval ball and a broken city : Coventry, its people, and its rugby team, part 2, 1995-98 -- "Back, Moody, Kronfeld? we don't need those lads at Treize Tigers" : sport, counterfactual history, and the twin codes -- Remembering the Blitz : Coventry and Southampton over sixty years on.
Summary: The image of Coventry in flames was one of the most haunting of the Second World War. Yet the excitement and optimism of the 1950s and 1960s were succeeded by a quarter century of urban blight and economic slump. The collapse of manufacturing industry - machine tools, aeroplanes, cars - left a proud community adrift and demoralised. Today a revitalised twenty-first century city, Coventry has embraced the new millennium and evolved from bleak post-industrial desert to vibrant cultural oasis, in the process rediscovering a sense of purpose and a vision for the future. "The City of Coventry &
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Includes index.

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Surrealism, sky blues, and specials AKA -- Cars, cricket, and Alf Smith : the place of works-based sports and social clubs in the life of mid-century Coventry -- "Temporary gentleman" : my father and World War II -- Sent to Coventry : reassessing Humphrey Jennings's Heart of Britain (1941) -- The Coventry factor : Philip Larkin and John Hewitt -- An oval ball and a broken city : Coventry, its people, and its rugby team, part 1 -- An oval ball and a broken city : Coventry, its people, and its rugby team, part 2, 1995-98 -- "Back, Moody, Kronfeld? we don't need those lads at Treize Tigers" : sport, counterfactual history, and the twin codes -- Remembering the Blitz : Coventry and Southampton over sixty years on.

The image of Coventry in flames was one of the most haunting of the Second World War. Yet the excitement and optimism of the 1950s and 1960s were succeeded by a quarter century of urban blight and economic slump. The collapse of manufacturing industry - machine tools, aeroplanes, cars - left a proud community adrift and demoralised. Today a revitalised twenty-first century city, Coventry has embraced the new millennium and evolved from bleak post-industrial desert to vibrant cultural oasis, in the process rediscovering a sense of purpose and a vision for the future. "The City of Coventry &

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