WorldCat Identities

Faith, Nicholas 1933-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 297 publications in 5 languages and 6,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HE1021, 332.109494
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Faith
Blaze : the forensics of fire by Nicholas Faith( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Focusing on the most destructive fires of modern times, Nicholas Faith details the work of these investigators as they piece together causes of ignition, observe how fire spreads and smoke flows, and attempt to understand the behavior of those unlucky souls caught in the most fearsome infernos. Their work can convict arsonists or form the bases of legislation-making buildings safer for all of us. Including information about the cataclysmic conflagrations at the MGM Grand and Our Lady of the Angels School, Blaze features first hand testimonies from people whose lives have been scarred by their encounters with fire. Nicholas Faith examines the fire-fighters who risk their lives tackling the blazes, and the investigators, safety engineers, and forensic scientists who scour gutted rubble heaps in the hope of understanding mankind's most complicated ally-and its most dangerous foe.' From publisher's description
Safety in numbers : the mysterious world of Swiss banking by Nicholas Faith( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infiltrators: the European business invasion of America by Nicholas Faith( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world the railways made by Nicholas Faith( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1825, when the first passenger service linked Stockton and Darlington to the outbreak of World War I, Nicholas Faith's book presents a compelling journey through the first century of rail, introducing visionaries, engineers, surveyors, speculators, financiers and navvies - the heroes and the rogues of the mechanical revolution that turned the world upside down
The Bronfmans : the rise and fall of the house of Seagram by Nicholas Faith( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bronfman family story is an improbable saga of larger-than-life personalities and bitter rivalries. "Mr. Sam," the man who made drinking whiskey respectable in the United States, built Seagram into the first worldwide liquor empire in the 1950s and 1960s. After Sam's death in 1971, his oldest son Edgar masterminded a major coup when he translated a small investment in oil made by his father into a 25% stake in the mighty DuPont company. But in the 1990s, Edgar allowed his second son, Edgar Jr., to indulge his ambition to become a media tycoon. He reinvested the DuPont stake in Universal, the film and theme-park empire, then bought Polygram Records. But at the same time, he remained in charge of the liquor business, which started to fall apart. Then came the final disaster, when the increasingly divided family sold out to the empire builder of the French conglomerate Vivendi.--From publisher description
Wankel : the curious story behind the revolutionary rotary engine by Nicholas Faith( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sold : the rise and fall of the House of Sotheby by Nicholas Faith( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winemasters by Nicholas Faith( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black box : the air-crash detectives : why air safety is no accident by Nicholas Faith( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a comprehensive investigation into the causes of modern air disasters and discusses methods used by air-crash detectives in order to determine if the accident was due to pilot error, weather, maintenance, or mechanical failure. From the early tragedies of the Comet and the DC10 to the modern-day horror of the Concorde catastrophe in Paris and the mysterious loss of an Air France Airbus over the Atlantic, Faith painstakingly recreates the accidents, explains what went wrong and discusses how they can be prevented from recurring. It's a gripping, fascinating and chilling book
Cognac by Nicholas Faith( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognac is the third edition of Nicholas Faith's classic study of the world's finest brandy. Written in an authoritative but readable manner by cognac expert Nicholas Faith, this eagerly anticipated third edition of the world's most comprehensive guide to cognac unravels its history and explains how it is made and matured, providing an incomparable insight into this much-loved spirit. There is also a fully updated directory of the top cognacs, including the author's tasting notes. This unrivalled companion for every brandy enthusiast reveals the mysteries of cognac's unique qualities and gives
The story of champagne by Nicholas Faith( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic ships : romance and reality by Nicholas Faith( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic trains by Nicholas Faith( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic trucks by Nicholas Faith( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorial: David J. Thompson
Sold : the revolution in the art market by Nicholas Faith( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Engelse veilingmeester Peter Cecil Wilson (1913-1984)
Locomotion : the railway revolution by Nicholas Faith( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Château Margaux by Nicholas Faith( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wankel engine : the story of the revolutionary rotary engine by Nicholas Faith( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayday by Nicholas Faith( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derail : why trains crash by Nicholas Faith( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Faith, Nicholas

フェイス, ニコラス

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The Bronfmans : the rise and fall of the house of SeagramBlack box : the air-crash detectives : why air safety is no accidentCognacClassic ships : romance and realityClassic trainsLocomotion : the railway revolutionChâteau MargauxMaydayDerail : why trains crash