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Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved Its Heritage Paperback – 2 Sep 2014

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (2 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300205244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300205244
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'In this beatifully illustrated book, English Heritage's Chief Executive explains how Britain amassed a collection of over 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites and opened hem to the public in the first half of the twentieth century ... this book is a well overdue celebration of a great national achievement.' --Jad Adams, BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

'State ownership makes conservation political and Thurley knows his cannot help but be a political book.' --Rosemary Hill, Sunday Telegraph

'He [Thurley] tells a vivid story of how the country successfully established a vast open-air museum.' --Apollo Magazine

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Simon Thurley is the Chief Executive of English Heritage. He was formerly the Director of the Museum of London, and the Curator of Historic Royal Palaces.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Country Publications on 26 July 2013
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A wide-ranging and well-researched (if occasionally over-detailed) account of how and why the British state has, since 1900, acquired a huge collection of more than 800 historic buildings, monuments and historic sites. The governments of the time were intent on protecting the nation's built heritage ("Heritage is the rock out of which the nation's children will be hewn", said the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin), and its activities were mirrored by the establishment of dozens of voluntary bodies such as the Council for the Protection of Rural England, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and the National Trust (which eventually became the official body for the continued collection of the nation's heritage). "The system in place now is not perfect [and] may not be sustainable," concludes the author Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, "but up until now, at least, it has done a stunning job."
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roy Shepard on 14 July 2013
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A very fine non-fiction book written by the head of English Heritage, Simon Thurley. Well researched, wellwritten.I would recommend this volume to any one interested in Britains historical heritage.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicky Young on 28 July 2014
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I sent this book to my brother as a present, but he says it is excellent and he is enjoying it.
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. Hudson on 21 Jun. 2013
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There are some interesting facts in this book and it's good at describing the processes of preserving and altering our heritage. There is a mass of detail on the minutiae of heritage administration and sometimes the book is as boring as the title implies; I would have hated to do the background research. But it's definitely worth a read.
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