Robert Lewis - Author

About the Author

Robert Lewis is from the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons. THE LAST LLANELLI TRAIN, his first novel, was nominated for the 2006 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction; SWANSEA TERMINAL and BANK OF THE BLACK SHEEP completed the critically acclaimed series. DARK ACTORS is his first non-fiction book. It deals with a subject that has haunted him for a decade.

Featured books by Robert Lewis

Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly

Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

One July afternoon in 2003, in a quiet part of Oxfordshire, a scientist went out for a walk and never came back. Dr David Kelly had been all over the news in the preceding days; as an investigator on the team which went into Iraq to check whether they had weapons of mass destruction, he had been accused of anonymously briefing a BBC reporter that the government's case for the Iraq War had been deliberately falsified. When the news came through that his body had been found in woods near his country home, for the briefest of moments, a stunned Britain held its breath and wondered if this was what it had come to. Our intelligence services were already collaborating in the torture of British citizens for reasons of national security. Had they committed murder too? Tony Blair himself was for once without answer. At a press conference in Japan a reporter stood up and asked him if he had blood on his hands. The Prime Minister stood there blinking behind his mask until he walked, shocked, from the podium. But Britain kept calm and carried on. Normal service was resumed, and the world began spinning again. David Kelly, we were told, had committed suicide for personal reasons that had nothing to do with Downing Street or the Iraq War. But not all could believe that. For those that couldn't, they too lost a part of themselves that afternoon. Conspiracy theorists, eccentrics, obsessives, lunatics, paranoids, fantasists, zealots: they had been awarded all these sobriquets and more. Yet it was easy enough to see, lurking behind the cracks and gaps in the government's account, the hulk of a great and deliberate dishonesty. Simply to read about what transpired in Longworth, Oxfordshire on the 17th July 2003 made it impossible to believe otherwise.

Other books by Robert Lewis

Railways Around Hereford

Railways Around Hereford

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Railways Around Hereford features photographs taken by author Robert Lewis and a number of other railway enthusiasts, covering a period of around fifty years. The end of steam is featured, as well as up to date images of the current scene around Hereford. These images feature a large variety of locomotives and workings that have been recorded by local enthusiasts over the years. As well as changes in locomotives and stock, the changing nature of freight traffic in the area is also recorded here. It also features areas and lines that have now sadly been closed, including the Bulmer's Railway Centre and the Barton line and yard. With a wealth of previously unpublished images, this nostalgic look back on the railways in and around Hereford will appeal to any enthusiast who has taken a snap, recorded a number or simply caught a train at Hereford.

Effective Nonprofit Management Essential Lessons for Executive Directors

Effective Nonprofit Management Essential Lessons for Executive Directors

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2018

In his new book, Lewis presents simple, straightforward, and hard-hitting thoughts and suggestions that have been tested in the field. Effective Nonprofit Management helps you navigate today's rough leadership waters, explains how to take the reins of leadership, educate your board members, initiate long-range planning, and get the most out of your staff. Effective Nonprofit Management, is part of Aspen's Nonprofit Management Series. Written in an engaging, conversational style, this book offers productive and informative ideas and advice.

The Story of Australia

The Story of Australia

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2017

Calculating Property Relations

Calculating Property Relations

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2016

Combining theories of calculation and property relations and using an array of archival sources, this book focuses on the building and decommissioning of state- owned defense factories in World War II-era Chicago. Robert Lewis's rich trove of material-drawn from research on more than six hundred federally funded wartime industrial sites in metropolitan Chicago-supports three major conclu- sions. First, the relationship of the key institutions of the military-industrial complex was refashioned by their calculative actions on industrial property. The imperatives of war forced the federal state and the military to become involved in industrial matters in an entirely new manner. Second, federal and military investment in defence factories had an enormous e ect on the industrial geography of metropolitan Chicago. The channeling of huge lumps of industrial capital into sprawling plants on the urban fringe had a decisive impact on the metropolitan geographies of manufacturing. Third, the success of industrial mobilisation was made possible through the multiscale relations of national and locational interaction. National policy could only be realised by the placing of these relations at the local level. Throughout, Lewis shows how the interests of developers, factory engineers, corporate executives, politicians, unions, and the working class were intimately bound up with industrial space. Offering a local perspective on a city permanently shaped by national events, this book provides a richer understanding of the dynamics of wartime mobilization, the calculative actions of political and business leaders, the social relations of property, the working of state-industry relations, and the making of industrial space.

Calculating Property Relations

Calculating Property Relations

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2016

Combining theories of calculation and property relations and using an array of archival sources, this book focuses on the building and decommissioning of state- owned defense factories in World War II-era Chicago. Robert Lewis's rich trove of material-drawn from research on more than six hundred federally funded wartime industrial sites in metropolitan Chicago-supports three major conclu- sions. First, the relationship of the key institutions of the military-industrial complex was refashioned by their calculative actions on industrial property. The imperatives of war forced the federal state and the military to become involved in industrial matters in an entirely new manner. Second, federal and military investment in defence factories had an enormous e ect on the industrial geography of metropolitan Chicago. The channeling of huge lumps of industrial capital into sprawling plants on the urban fringe had a decisive impact on the metropolitan geographies of manufacturing. Third, the success of industrial mobilisation was made possible through the multiscale relations of national and locational interaction. National policy could only be realised by the placing of these relations at the local level. Throughout, Lewis shows how the interests of developers, factory engineers, corporate executives, politicians, unions, and the working class were intimately bound up with industrial space. Offering a local perspective on a city permanently shaped by national events, this book provides a richer understanding of the dynamics of wartime mobilization, the calculative actions of political and business leaders, the social relations of property, the working of state-industry relations, and the making of industrial space.

Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly

Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

One July afternoon in 2003, in a quiet part of Oxfordshire, a scientist went out for a walk and never came back. Dr David Kelly had been all over the news in the preceding days; as an investigator on the team which went into Iraq to check whether they had weapons of mass destruction, he had been accused of anonymously briefing a BBC reporter that the government's case for the Iraq War had been deliberately falsified. When the news came through that his body had been found in woods near his country home, for the briefest of moments, a stunned Britain held its breath and wondered if this was what it had come to. Our intelligence services were already collaborating in the torture of British citizens for reasons of national security. Had they committed murder too? Tony Blair himself was for once without answer. At a press conference in Japan a reporter stood up and asked him if he had blood on his hands. The Prime Minister stood there blinking behind his mask until he walked, shocked, from the podium. But Britain kept calm and carried on. Normal service was resumed, and the world began spinning again. David Kelly, we were told, had committed suicide for personal reasons that had nothing to do with Downing Street or the Iraq War. But not all could believe that. For those that couldn't, they too lost a part of themselves that afternoon. Conspiracy theorists, eccentrics, obsessives, lunatics, paranoids, fantasists, zealots: they had been awarded all these sobriquets and more. Yet it was easy enough to see, lurking behind the cracks and gaps in the government's account, the hulk of a great and deliberate dishonesty. Simply to read about what transpired in Longworth, Oxfordshire on the 17th July 2003 made it impossible to believe otherwise.

Adventures in Misty Meadows Stories with a Difference

Adventures in Misty Meadows Stories with a Difference

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2014

I.T. in Retailing Application of Information Technology and Corporate Models in Retailing

I.T. in Retailing Application of Information Technology and Corporate Models in Retailing

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2012

Retailing today is one of the largest, most buoyant and most competitive market sectors. The large, medium and small retailers, providers of systems are the major players in this market. The exploitation of information technology and the use of quantitative corporate models are emerging as key factors in determining the strength and effectiveness of marketing plans and support logistics. Many major retailers have developed considerable in-house expertise in this area and many hard- ware manufacturers and systems houses have created special divisions to provide turn-key installations, products and services in order to exploit these opportunities. However, in the research leading up to the seminar on which this book is based, a number of important gaps in retailer useage of systems were noted. While many retailers, including the large multiples, had very sophisticated electronic point of sales devices, the information that was available was not being used to plan effective marketing and selling strategies, nor yet to plan for growth. In the medium and smaller companies there was still concern whether electronic point of sales were cost effective for them or whether being without such aids put them at a grave disadvantage vis-a-vis their larger competitors.

Raising a Modern-Day Knight

Raising a Modern-Day Knight

Author: Robert Lewis Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2011

What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight.The medieval custom of knighthood offers a unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals, and ceremonies-with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct, and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age.In much the same way, Raising a Modern-Day Knight will show how you, too, can confidently guide your son to the kind of authentic, biblical manhood that can change out world. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in the mind of a knight-in-training, this resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man.

An Indian Necklace A Story of the Present Day

An Indian Necklace A Story of the Present Day

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

Chicago Made Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Chicago Made Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2009

From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped Chicago's character and laid the groundwork for its transformation into a sprawling metropolis. Approaching Chicago's story as a reflection of America's industrial history between the Civil War and World War II, Chicago Made explores not only the well-documented workings of centrally located city factories but also the overlooked suburbanization of manufacturing and its profound effect on the metropolitan landscape.Robert Lewis documents how manufacturers, attracted to greenfield sites on the city's outskirts, began to build factory districts there with the help of an intricate network of railroad owners, real estate developers, financiers, and wholesalers. These immense networks of social ties, organizational memberships, and financial relationships were ultimately more consequential, Lewis demonstrates, than any individual achievement. Beyond simply giving Chicago businesses competitive advantages, they transformed the economic geography of the region. Tracing these transformations across seventy-five years, Chicago Made establishes a broad new foundation for our understanding of urban industrial America.

Culture Shift Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out

Culture Shift Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out

Author: Robert Lewis, Wayne Cordeiro, Warren Bird Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2004

Culture Shift, written for church leaders, ministers, pastors, ministry teams, and lay leaders, leads you through the process of identifying your church's distinctive culture, gives you practical tools to change it from the inside-out, and provides steps to keep your new culture aligned with your church's mission. Real transformation is not about working harder at what you're already doing or even copying another church's approach but about changing church culture at a foundational level.

Manufacturing Suburbs Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe

Manufacturing Suburbs Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2004

Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history of working-class suburbs by examining the development of industrial suburbs in the United States and Canada between 1850 and 1950. The contributors demonstrate that these suburbs developed in large part because of the location of manufacturing beyond city limits and the subsequent building of housing for the workers who labored within those factories.Through case studies of industrial suburbanization and industrial suburbs in several metropolitan areas (Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal), Manufacturing Suburbs sheds light on a key phenomenon of metropolitan development before the Second World War. Robert Lewis is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Manufacturing Montreal: The Making of an Industrial Landscape, 1850 to 1930 and co-editor of Urban History Review .

The Makoshika Murders

The Makoshika Murders

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2003

An Attorney's Guide to the Collection of Bad Debts

An Attorney's Guide to the Collection of Bad Debts

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2003

The Church of Irresistible Influence Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community

The Church of Irresistible Influence Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community

Author: Robert Lewis, Rob Wilkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2002

A city set on a hill, inescapably visible. A lit lamp brilliantly illuminating the darkest room. With compelling metaphors, Jesus described the church and its impact on the world. And indeed, filled with the Holy Spirit, the early church demonstrated a spiritual energy and depth that transformed the surrounding culture. Don't let your church settle for less! Using bridges as a metaphor for irresistible influence --or i2, as he calls it--Robert Lewis shows how your church can become a strong, well-traveled link between heaven and earth in your community. In this engaging and uplifting book, Lewis tells the stories and shares the experiences and lessons of Fellowship Bible Church to show * what it will take to reconnect your church with your community * the how-to's of incarnational bridge building * true stories of i2 in action * how to expand the i2 effort through new partnerships and adventures * requirements of the church in the 21st century Discover how the power of incarnational bridge-building can impact your church and your community at the annual Church of Irresistible Influence conference. For information, contact Fellowship Associates: www.fellowshipassociates.com; phone (501) 975-5050.

Advice to the Players

Advice to the Players

Author: Robert Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/1990

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