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  • Author:
    Sir Denis Forman
  • ISBN:
    0349105073
  • ISBN13:
    978-0349105079
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  • Publisher:
    Abacus (November 25, 1993)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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Sir Denis Forman was born in 1917 at Cragielands in Dumfries, and was educated at Loretto and Cambridge

Sir Denis Forman was born in 1917 at Cragielands in Dumfries, and was educated at Loretto and Cambridge. He worked in the arts for many years, culminating in the appointment to Chairman and Managing Director of Granada Television, and then the directorship of the Royal Opera House. To Reason Why" is not only a warm, sometimes funny, character-driven, battle-filled nail biter of a war story and sequel to "My Life So Far," it's also-perhaps even mostly- a tribute to the author's late Battle School mentor and colleague in arms, Lionel Wigram, "the bravest and most brilliant soldier it was my lot to encounter throughout World.

Sir Denis Forman was the British Director (1949–1954) and later Chair (1971–1973) of The British Film Institute. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Forman had a distinguished military career during the war before moving into the film and television industry. He was Director (1949-1954) and later Chair (1971-1973) of The British Film Institute. He was Chairman and Managing Director of Grana Sir Denis Forman was the British Director (1949–1954) and later Chair (1971–1973) of The British Film Institute.

Sir Denis Forman was born in 1917 at Cragielands in Dumfries, and was educated at Loretto and Cambridge. Country of Publication.

Denis Forman insisted from infancy on reasoning why. At the beginning of this book he has stopped doing so. But history comes crashing down on what promised to be tremendously enjoyable way of life, and World War Two begins.

Sir John Denis Forman OBE (13 October 1917 – 24 February 2013) was a Scottish executive in the British television industry long associated with the ITV contractor Granada.

Sir John Denis Forman OBE (13 October 1917 – 24 February 2013) was a Scottish executive in the British television industry long associated with the ITV contractor Granada, and with various charitable and governmental bodies in the arts. Forman was born in 1917 in Cragielands, near Moffat, in Dumfries, to the Rev Adam Forman, an Episcopalian vicar and country gentleman who later became a Presbyterian minister. The family lived in a house built in the Palladian style and were devout.

To Reason Why. by Sir Denis Forman

To Reason Why. by Sir Denis Forman. ISBN 9781844157921 (978-1-84415-792-1) Softcover, Pen and Sword Military, 2008. Find signed collectible books: 'To Reason Why'. To Reason Why: ISBN 9781844157921 (978-1-84415-792-1) Softcover, Pen and Sword Military, 2008. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

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Denis Forman was closely involved in the Battle School movement that transformed the British Army’s infantry training during the . Just before the war started Denis Forman graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1939

Denis Forman was closely involved in the Battle School movement that transformed the British Army’s infantry training during the second world war. He then went on to serve alongside Lionel Wigram (the primary proponent and intellectual leader of the Battle School movement) in Italy. Just before the war started Denis Forman graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1939. He was certain that there was going to be a war but didn’t want to commit himself to the Army until it started, so he took a short-term post with a shipping agency to avoid being sent to the Far East to make his fortune (which is where he was being directed by his elders). Denis is soon joining his regiment, and, in circumstances of high comedy, he reverts with a vengeance to asking awkward questions.


Nilarius
"The war was like a leaden weight, slowly but surely pressing down on the froth and folly of our lives, sometimes making them seem like a dance of death. It was coming, it was horrible and it was going to take me, and a million others, into its maw."

One of my favorite '90s movies is "My Life So Far," now available in the 8-Movie British Classic Collection and based on Sir Denis Forman's memoir of his Scottish childhood, originally published as Son of Adam later retitled My Life So Far and available here under both titles. Much as I loved the movie, I loved the book even more. But it was re-watching that 1999 movie recently that got me wondering what had happened to that smart, funny, delightful little boy.

Eventually, it turns out, he would become a major figure in the world of British film ("The Jewel in the Crown") and television ("Coronation Street") and then deputy chairman of the Royal Opera House. He'd also write a book about opera, appear in a YouTube video talking about Mozart with Murray Perahia. And reach the age of 95...so far.

But before all that came Cambridge, then service in Italy in World War II as a Major in the 6th Royal West Kents--a story he would wait some 50 years to write about. "To Reason Why" is not only a warm, sometimes funny, character-driven, battle-filled nail biter of a war story and sequel to "My Life So Far," it's also--perhaps even mostly-- a tribute to the author's late Battle School mentor and colleague in arms, Lionel Wigram, "the bravest and most brilliant soldier it was my lot to encounter throughout World War II," someone he wants you to know and, now that I've read it, so do I.
Molotok
"The war was like a leaden weight, slowly but surely pressing down on the froth and folly of our lives, sometimes making them seem like a dance of death. It was coming, it was horrible and it was going to take me, and a million others, into its maw."

One of my favorite '90s movies is "My Life So Far," now available in the British Cinema Collection: 8 Acclaimed Films and based on Sir Denis Forman's memoir of his Scottish childhood, originally published as Son of Adam, later retitled My Life So Far and available here under both titles. Much as I loved the movie, I loved the book even more. But it was re-watching that 1999 movie recently that got me wondering what had happened to that smart, funny, delightful little boy.

Eventually, it turns out, he would become a major figure in the world of British film ("The Jewel in the Crown") and television ("Coronation Street") and then deputy chairman of the Royal Opera House. He'd also write a book about opera, appear in a YouTube video talking about Mozart with Murray Perahia. And reach the age of 95...so far.

But before all that came Cambridge, then service in Italy in World War II as a Major in the 6th Royal West Kents--a story he would wait some 50 years to write about. "To Reason Why" is not only a warm, sometimes funny, character-driven, battle-filled nail biter of a war story and sequel to "My Life So Far," it's also--perhaps even mostly-- a tribute to the author's late Battle School mentor and colleague in arms, Lionel Wigram, "the bravest and most brilliant soldier it was my lot to encounter throughout World War II," someone he wants you to know and, now that I've read it, so do I.

Note: This is a duplicate of the review I wrote for this book which I bought from Amazon under its other cover.