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Powell, Michael

Overview
Works: 33 works in 83 publications in 5 languages and 1,501 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Comedy films  Humor  Life skills guides  Handbooks and manuals  Miscellanea  History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Director
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Powell
The guide for guys : an extremely useful manual for old boys and young men by Michael Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone are the days when guys got by on a firm handshake and a high tolerance for whiskey. In an age when men are practicing yoga and getting manicures, but are still expected to open jars and change flat tires, it's no wonder they feel like they've lost their bearings. Well, here's the compass that will lead them in the right direction! The Guide for Guys walks men through all the things they should--but too often, don't--know. For example, when attacked in the wild, should you play dead, fight back, or run? What is the proper etiquette when hosting a barbecue? Is there a surefire way to impress your boss? From changing directions on the dance floor to wielding a circular saw, from a burly man's man to a borderline metrosexual, this amusingly illustrated guide is the go-to book for every guy!
The superhero handbook by Michael Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents advice on unlocking the superhuman within by creating an alter ego, hiring a sidekick, choosing a superhero lair, finding an evil nemesis, and saving the world over lunch
Back in the day : 101 things everyone used to know how to do by Michael Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of advice on doing some of the many things everyone used to do and few do anymore. Includes practical skills, such as making soap or chopping down a tree, along with a few less commonplace activities, such as building a pyramid or besieging a castle
101 things you should know how to do by Michael Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shouldn't life come with an instruction manual? Now it does. Here's a how-to guide to 101 things that everyone should know--but many of us don't! The tips range from the domestic, such as how to unclog a backed-up sink and chop an onion without tears, to the outdoorsy, such as how to pitch a tent and build a blazing campfire. Readers will learn how to get a barber-quality shave at home, avoid or treat a hangover, iron and fold clothes properly, give a memorable toast, and avoid jet lag. And it's all written in a straightforward style that backs solid information with illustrations and diagrams that can help anyone grasp the concepts easily.--Publisher
Acting techniques : an introduction for aspiring actors by Michael Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are you considering a career as an actor, or thinking of applying for drama school? Acting Techniques provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the skills that are taught at drama school as well as offering insight into the acting profession itself
Curious events in history by Michael Powell( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are forty of the most curious events in world history. Though they span the centuries and circle the globe, they share one common trait: all were too peculiar to make it into the standard history books. Read these fascinating accounts and learn about:The craze for consuming powdered mummy to cure all ailmentsThe medieval courtroom advocate who pled the case of plaintiff ratsThe U.S. President who was shot by an assassin but killed by his doctors' earnest efforts to treat himIf you thought you knew all you needed to know about history, this book will show you some truly curious gaps in your knowledge
Stuff you should have learned at school by Michael Powell( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering fifty basic curriculum points in seven disciplines fundamental to culture literacy (English, mathematics, science, history, geography, the classics and music)
Mind Games by Michael Powell( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Thai and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The human brain is an incredibly powerful organ. Its abilities are still only vaguely understood--and few people have come close to tapping even the tiniest fraction of its full potential. Yet with that fraction they have accomplished incredible deeds. This fascinating book reveals the secrets of those masters of the mind. With step-by-step instructions for performing 50 mental feats ranging from the merely impressive (deceive a lie detector, decipher body language, win a game of chess) to the stunning (master pain, think like a genius, hypnotize yourself and others), the miraculous (bend spoons, read minds, cure illness), and the scarcely believable (travel outside your body, foretell the future, walk on fire), Mind Games is a complete practical guide to exploring--and building--your own mental powers. Some of the activities in these pages have firm foundations in science; others, based on the accounts of those who claim to have accomplished them, require a certain leap of faith. Only you can judge what is truly possible as you exercise your brain, harness its enormous power, and train it to perform truly amazing acts of will!"--Page [3-4] of cover
Woodward of Mahinda : cultural and religious themes in the life of Frank Lee Woodward by Michael Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body tricks : stupid human party gags by Michael Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand paths to patience by Michael Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of a mystic : F.L. Woodward, a buddhist scholar in Ceylon and Tasmania by Michael Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Green's Chatsworth cookery book : a celebration of estate produce throughout the year by Rachel Green( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoe kun je leven met een vrouw... en toch voetbal kijken by Michael Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The life and death of Colonel Blimp by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plena Segunda Guerra Mundial, un anciano militar británico rememora su larga y excitante vida. Su larga amistad con un colega alemán o su desobediencia a las ordenanzas para ayudar a una bella compatriota en apuros sólo son dos episodios de una experiencia personal inolvidable
Rhetoric, history, and public education : why the No Child Left Behind Act cannot succeed on its name alone by Michael Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dog's journal by Michael Powell( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of Colonel Blimp( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war, this story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler. DVD
Games on Thrones 100 Dinge, die du auf dem Porzellanthron tun kannst by Michael Powell( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting computer jobs abroad by Michael Powell( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The guide for guys : an extremely useful manual for old boys and young men
Alternative Names

controlled identityPowell, Mike

Bok, Lee.

Tobin, Rob.

Languages
English (56)

Thai (5)

German (4)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The superhero handbookBack in the day : 101 things everyone used to know how to do101 things you should know how to doActing techniques : an introduction for aspiring actorsCurious events in historyBody tricks : stupid human party gagsA thousand paths to patienceThe life and death of Colonel BlimpRhetoric, history, and public education : why the No Child Left Behind Act cannot succeed on its name alone