Volunteers outside the USA: Alan St. Hill Brock died in 1956. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/pyrotechnics-the-history-and-art-of-firework-making-by-alan-st-hill-brock/Captain St. Hill Brock presents here, in Part I, a brief history of pyrotechnics from origins in the East through the present. Part II delves more into a description of the fireworks themselves, their manufacture, some modern uses, and a tribute to his brother, Wing-Commander Frank Arthur Brock, R.N.A.S., killed at Zeebrugge April 23rd, 1918. From the author's introduction: “My object has not been to write a text-book on firework-making, but rather to trace the art from earliest times, and to give a description of the development and process of manufacture. . . . My excuse for adding another volume to the literature of the art is that I am of the eighth generation of a family of pyrotechnists, whose work, I venture to claim, has not been without its effect.” (Summary by Larry Wilson)
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Keywords that describe the book: military history, rockets, shells, crystal palace, fireworks, pryrothechny, pyrotechnics, roman candle, saxon and lance, london pleasure gardens, frank arthur brock
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