Bragg, Melvyn 1939-
Most widely held works about Melvyn Bragg
Most widely held works by Melvyn Bragg
Richard Burton : a life by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
34 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 9 languages and held by 2,571 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the actor describing his childhood, personal life, career, and public achievements.
The adventure of English : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
A history of the English language traces its evolution from a Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern form, noting the influence of such groups and individuals as early Anglo-Saxon tribes, Alfred the Great, and William Shakespeare.
The soldier's return : a novel by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Scarred by memories of World War II, soldier Sam Richardson returns home in 1946 and strives to manage changes in his family, which includes a young son who barely remembers him and a wife with a new sense of independence from her wartime job.
A son of war by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
"The upheavals of the Second World War reverberated in the peace that followed, and many found a return to the old life more difficult than they had anticipated. Like Sam Richardson, who was determined to break free of the constraints of his background and leave Cumbria for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months on, he has settled for a job in Wigton's paper factory, and believes he has put both his aspirations and his memories of fighting in Burma behind him. His wife, Ellen, begins to know better, realising how close to the brink their marriage had come. Between them their young son Joe strives to fulfil their conflicting expectations for him, as he meets the hurdles of childhood and adolescence and confronts his own demons." "A Son of War portrays a family forever altered by an experience subsequent generations can scarcely imagine, yet whose individual hopes, compromises and quiet triumphs form the fabric of everyday, universal life."--BOOK JACKET.
The sword and the miracle : a novel by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
A 7th century Irish priestess is torn between love for the warring British prince Pedric and her duty to spread the word of God. She chooses God and is immortalized as Saint Begga.
On giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
Some of the greatest minds of science are profiled in a series of engaging portraits. On Giants' Shoulders Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of the top scientific thinkers of today. Archimedes Galileo Galilei Sir Isaac Newton Antoine Lavoisier Michael Faraday Charles Darwin Jules Henri Poincar Sigmund Freud Marie Curie Albert Einstein Francis Crick James Watson The story of science is the greatest adventure of the human mind over the last 2,500 years, as scientists have progressively advanced humankind's understanding and control of the universe. Yet for many, the scientific theories that underpin the modern world can be hard to grasp. On Giants' Shoulders elucidates the milestones in the history of science, focusing on twelve individuals and their extraordinary breakthroughs. From a layman's perspective, acclaimed journalist and author Melvyn Bragg discusses the life, work, and legacy of these remarkable people with leading scientists and historians in each field, including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Oliver Sacks, John Gribbin, and Paul Davies. Ranging from the foundation of hydrostatics in the third century B.C. to the discovery of DNA's structure in our own time, this is an accessible, thought-provoking, and fascinating account of the seminal discoveries of the past and their originators. The book also illuminates the issues with which scientists are wrestling today, poised on their forerunners' shoulders to carry scientific inquiry into the next millennium. "This is an enchanting book, because it is a book produced by a clever man listening intently ... Science is not, in truth, a daunting alien territory. But characteristically it seems to want to tell us the answers dogmatically, before we are sure what questions we would like to ask. On Giants' Shoulders asks just those kind of questions." -Lisa Jardine, The Times (London) "Nobody in the media has worked harder than Melvyn Bragg to promote science as a culture and scientists as creators. In a sea of indifference to the educational and cultural nature of science, he seems to be the only person with perception." -Professor Sir Harry Kroto The Sunday Times (London).
Jesus Christ superstar ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
Rock opera musical version of the last days of Christ.
Crossing the lines by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
A series of people find their fates intertwined, from a teenager's seduction by the outside world, to his romance with a girl whose life is precariously balanced, to the struggles of his middle-aged parents.
Andy Warhol ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
A profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 examines a career that spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television.
Toni Morrison ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved.
Jackson Pollock ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter.
The hired man by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Set in Cumberland and covering the period from 1889 to the early twenties, this is the powerful saga of John Talentire, first farm labourer and then coal miner, and his wife Emily. John's stuggle to break free from the humiliating status of a 'hired man' is the theme of this novel, hailed as a classic of its kind.
A time to dance by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
A fifty-four-year-old bank manager, struggling against the confines of his over-controlled world, and an eighteen-year-old woman, seeking to heal wounds from a troubled past, find unlikely love together.
Laurence Olivier by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 libraries worldwide
The maid of Buttermere by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Een louche Engelsman geeft zich rond 1800 uit voor een respectabel parlementslid en hoopt zo aan geld te komen.
Marc Chagall ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 551 libraries worldwide
This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985, takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark.
A place in England by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Josh Lawton by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
22 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 489 libraries worldwide
The silken net by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
A look at the relationship between a retiring book lover and the vigorous man she loves.
The adventure of English : 500AD to 2000 : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Abstract expressionism Actors Art, American Artists Arts, American Bega,--Saint,--d. 698? Beloved (Morrison, Toni) Bildungsromans Biography Burton, Richard,--1925-1984 Christian fiction Christian women saints Church history Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary television programs Drama England England--Cumberland England--Cumbria England--Lake District England--Wigton English language English literature Fiction France Great Britain History Interviews Jesus Christ Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Men Monastic and religious life of women Morrison, Toni Nonfiction television programs Olivier, Laurence,--1907-1989 Painters Pollock, Jackson,--1912-1956 Science Scientists Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Teenage boys Theater United States Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Warhol, Andy,--1928-1987 Women World War (1939-1945) Young men
Bragg, Melvyn 1939
Brėgg, Melvin 1939-
Брэгг, Мелвин, 1939-
בראג, מלווין, 1939-בראג, מלווין
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