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Andrew Wilson - Author

About the Author

Andrew Wilson is the author of Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best biography. He has written for most of Britain's national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. He lives in London.

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Featured books by Andrew Wilson

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. Shadow of the Titanic tells the extraordinary stories of some of those who survived. Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, in effect a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, SHADOW OF THE TITANIC will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of a cross-section of passengers who escaped the sinking ship.

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Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. 

Other books by Andrew Wilson

Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales

Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2003

One of the joys of the Welsh narrow gauge is its sheer variety and apparent antiquity. While many of the railways were designed from the outset as miniature mainlines, others were constructed on a shoestring. If the railways had anything in common, however, it was their individuality and uniqueness. Those concerns operating in the 1960s were very different organisations to the railways of the 1920s and 30s. The Festiniog and Talyllyn had avoided being absorbed by the Great Western or LMS in 1923 and had gone their own ways, while the Corris, Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool & Llanfair had all come under the umbrella of Swindon. The Snowdon Mountain Railway, the Fairbourne, Glyn Valley and Great Orme Tramway were left to plough their individual furrows in an increasingly road-orientated society. Thanks to the preservation societies, which have revived the fortunes of many of the railways joining forces in 1970 under the banner of 'The Great Little Trains of Wales'. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, Andrew Wilson takes the reader on a nostalgic journey through North Wales, revisiting the rich diversity and charm of the Welsh narrow gauge railways and showing how they have changed in the last half century.

The Festiniog Railway

The Festiniog Railway

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

The Festiniog Railway can trace its history back to 1829 and it was constructed to serve the slate quarries in the area. It was built to the gauge of 2ft as this was the track width used in the quarries. Originally powered by gravity and horses, by 1863 steam had come to the line. In 1869 the first Fairlie-designed double locomotive appeared. The railway was built to serve the slate trade but by the First World War trade had declined due to a number of factors. Passenger traffic was by then the mainstay of trade and the summer tourists kept the line in profit. But the Second World War was to see the closure of the line. It lay after the war, neglected and vandalised, until 1950 when steps were made towards preservation. By 1954 that had become a reality and the wonderland of Wales was back up and running. Today it is one of the best known of Wales' narrow gauge railways.

Hellifield and Its Railways

Hellifield and Its Railways

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

This isa photographic history of this Yorkshire village and the impact the railway had on its development. With the building of the main line to Carlisle, its importance as a railway center grew with two engine sheds, yards, and an increase in traffic. The heyday and decline are all recorded in the photographs and detailed captions.

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2001

In Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management. Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury is research-based. It develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury. The book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners who deal with the management of musculoskeletal pain as part of their day to day practice.Presents a complete system of patient management that treats the injury, the patient with the injury, and the patient's environment. Examines the interface between ergonomics and manual therapy The book emphasises understanding the cause of the injury and how these create the symptom picture Addresses a major clinical problem area (chronic low back pain), which has high costs for the health systems and for employers Provides a long-term solution to the demands on the time of practitioners by encouraging them to look beyond the presenting patient to the factors in their lifestyle which have created the problem Topical - the problem of chronic back pain has become a major national crisis Relevant to a broad spectrum of practitioners.

The NHS IT Project

The NHS IT Project

Author: Andrew Wilson, Martin T. Williams, Mike Pringle, Sean Brennan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

The emphasis on primary care in health service development requires both academics and professionals involved in research to apply the highest standards in qualitative and quantitative methodology. This book provides accurate and up to date information in an easy to follow and clear way. Guidance is given on appropriate methods specialist advice and where to find it. All chapters include exercises to relate the reader's own experiences and review understanding. Primary Care Research series is aimed at developing the knowledge expertise and skills of all practitioners in primary care. Each book is based on contributions from experts in their field and is supported by practical facts personal insight support and advice. They enable all primary care practitioners to realise the potential of exploring information used in everyday working practice. Other books in the Primary Care Research series: Saks: Developing Research in Primary Care Mathers: Statistical Anaylsis in Primary Care

Managing the Patient with Type II Diabetes

Managing the Patient with Type II Diabetes

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/1997

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/1996

The complex interrelationship between Russia and Ukraine is arguably the most important single factor in determining the future politics of the Eurasian region. In this book Andrew Wilson examines the phenomenon of Ukrainian nationalism and its influence on the politics of independent Ukraine, arguing that historical, ethnic and linguistic factors limit the appeal of narrow ethno-nationalism, even to many ethnic Ukrainians. Nevertheless, ethno-nationalism has a strong emotive appeal to a minority, who may therefore undermine Ukraine's attempts to construct an open civic state. Ukraine is therefore a fascinating test case for alternative nation-building strategies in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/1996

The complex interrelationship between Russia and Ukraine is arguably the most important single factor in determining the future politics of the Eurasian region. In this book Andrew Wilson examines the phenomenon of Ukrainian nationalism and its influence on the politics of independent Ukraine, arguing that historical, ethnic and linguistic factors limit the appeal of narrow ethno-nationalism, even to many ethnic Ukrainians. Nevertheless, ethno-nationalism has a strong emotive appeal to a minority, who may therefore undermine Ukraine's attempts to construct an open civic state. Ukraine is therefore a fascinating test case for alternative nation-building strategies in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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