Pandaemonium by Humphrey Jennings
The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers

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...this is nothing less than a one-volume history of modern Britain. It is extraordinary how Jennings managed to turn a concatenation of accounts, from names both famous and obscure, into something that has such power.
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This collection of writings is about the Industrial Revolution. The extracts are taken from diaries, letters, scientific reports and literature. Each piece sheds light on those that come before and after, as it measures how the human imagination experienced the Industrial Revolution.
 

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Humphrey Jennings was educated in Cambridge at school and at Pembroke College, where he read English. He joined the GPO Film Unit in 1934. In 1936 he, Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge founded Mass Observation, and in the same year he exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibition. He is best known for the documentary films he made during the war. He died in 1950.
 
Published October 4, 2012 by Icon Books Ltd. 419 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on Oct 19 2012

...this is nothing less than a one-volume history of modern Britain. It is extraordinary how Jennings managed to turn a concatenation of accounts, from names both famous and obscure, into something that has such power.

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