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Fox, Margalit

Overview
Works: 16 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 4,071 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews  Nonfiction films  True crime stories  Independent films  History  Case studies  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Margalit Fox
The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history--the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze Age
Talking hands : what sign language reveals about the mind by Margalit Fox( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, and offers insight into the relationship between language and the human mind
Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer by Margalit Fox( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no American book that tells this remarkable story--in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step-by-step inside Conan Doyle's investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time--a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias. In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater--an immigrant Jewish cardsharp--who, despite his innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison. Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom. Margalit Fox, a celebrated longtime writer for The New York Times, has "a nose for interesting facts, the ability to construct a taut narrative arc, and a Dickens-level gift for concisely conveying personality" (Kathryn Schulz, New York). In Conan Doyle for the Defense, she immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in the history of forensics, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method"--
Obit. : an inside look at life on the New York Times obituaries desk( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States' foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper's Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling the recently decesaed, OBIT. is ultimately a celebration of life that conveys the central role journalism plays in capturing and reporting vital pieces of our history
The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece's Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe's earliest written records. For half a century, the meaning of the inscriptions, and even the language in which they were written, would remain a mystery
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer by Margalit Fox( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history."--Publisher's description
Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer by Margalit Fox( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no American book that tells this remarkable story--in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step-by-step inside Conan Doyle's investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time--a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias. In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater--an immigrant Jewish cardsharp--who, despite his obvious innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison. Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom
The quest to crack an ancient code and the uncovering of a lost civilisation by Margalit Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories. But this story is missing a crucial piece. Two men have dominated Linear B in popular history: Arthur Evans and Michael Ventris. But there was a third figure: Alice Kober, without whose painstaking work, recorded on pieces of paper clipped from hymn-sheets and magazines and stored in cigarette boxes in her Brooklyn loft, Linear B might still remain a mystery. Drawing on Kober's own papers, Margalit Fox provides the final piece of the enigma
Linguistic reanalysis and oral transmission by Margalit Fox( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winifred Bennett, 71, is dead : proposed Jefferson DNA tests by Margalit Fox( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An obituary of Winifred Bennett, who is remembered as the first person to suggest that DNA testing might resolve whether Thomas Jefferson had fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings
Riddle of the labyrinth - the quest to crack an ancient code and the uncove by Margalit Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Margalit Fox: The riddle of the labyrinth : the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An award-winning journalist originally trained as a linguist, Margalit Fox is a senior writer at the New York Times. When archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flourished on Crete, he discovered a cache of clay tablets written in 1450 B.C. Fox's new book The Riddle of the Labyrinth blends history, linguistics, and cryptology, in telling the story of the 50-year quest to decipher the mysterious ancient script known as Linear B found on these tablets. She is also the author of Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind, the story of a remote Bedouin village with an unusually high incidence of deafness where relative isolation enabled the creation of an indigenous sign language
Heal like an Egyptian by Margalit Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taĭna labirinta : kak byla prochitana zabytai︠a︡ pisʹmennostʹ by Margalit Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lee Israel, a writer proudes of her literary forgeries, dies at 75 by Margalit Fox( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maragalit Fox: Talking hands : what sign language reveals about the mind by Margalit Fox( )

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

Margalit Fox, a New York Times journalist trained as a linguist, accompanied a team of researchers to a remote Bedouin village in Israel, where a remarkable sign language arose that is used by deaf and hearing villagers alike. Talking Hands transports readers to an exotic place to illuminate a family of languages largely overlooked by science, while providing an extraordinary window into how all human language works inside the mind. An American Sign Language interpreter will be present for the entire event
 
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