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Bragg, Melvyn 1939-

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Richard Burton : a life by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the actor describing his childhood, personal life, career, and public achievements
Jesus Christ superstar by Norman Jewison( Visual )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts in song, images, and music, the story of the last week of Christ's life, his betrayal and crucifixion as seen from the point of view of Judas
The adventure of English : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member 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 )

47 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member 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
The book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011 by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the four-hundred-year history of the King James Bible and examines the impact it has had on societies over the centuries
On giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member 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)
Crossing the lines : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member 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
Speak for England : an oral history of England from 1900-1975, based on interviews with inhabitants of Wigton, Cumberland by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

61 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member 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
The hired man by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son of war by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After returning from the campaign in Burma, Sam Richardson was determined to leave his small hometown of Wigton for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months later, he has settled for a job in Wigton's paper factory, and believes he has put both his aspirations and his memories of the war behind him. His wife, Ellen, knows better, realizing how close their marriage has come to disaster. Caught between them, their young son Joe strives to fulfill their conflicting expectations for him, as he faces the challenges of childhood and adolescence and confronts his own demons."--Jacket
The sword and the miracle : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member 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
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Kes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Laurence Olivier by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of stage and film actor Laurence Olivier, first published in the United States in 1985
The Maid of Buttermere by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the historical crime case of John Hatfield, convicted of fraud and hanged in England in 1803
A time to dance : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member 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
Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother." --Publisher description
The seventh seal = Det sjunde inseglet by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2020 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seventh Seal is probably Bergman's best-known work and the film that most clearly bears the director's unmistakeable signature. The opening scene sets the tone: a stony beach under a leaden sky, the knight alone with his thoughts, then the approach of black-clad Death, whom the knight invites to play a game of chess. Bergman's medieval allegory of faith and doubt is dark with the horrors of witch-burnings and the plague. But it is also shot through with bright flashes of peace and joy, symbolised in the milk and wild strawberries offered to the knight by an innocent family of actors. In his compelling appreciation, Melvyn Bragg describes his own first encounter as a student with this extraordinary film, and how it revealed to him another cinema, quite different from the Hollywood he had grown up with. He recounts too his later meeting with Bergman himself, and how the marks of the director's powerful personality are everywhere in this troubling and inspiring masterpiece
Vision : 50 years of British creativity by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vision explores the many factors that have contributed to the special character of British art and design over five decades: the creative ferment of the art schools, where students are tutored by practising artists rather than academic art teachers; the inspiration of music, fashion and the ever-shifting profile of the international art world. It reveals the impact of political and social developments on the arts throughout the period, from the blend of optimism and anxiety of postwar Britain to the radicalism of the late 1960s, feminism, and the triumph of consumerism in the Thatcher years; from the social engineering of public architecture and state support for the arts to the populism of postmodernism."--Jacket
 
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Jesus Christ superstarThe adventure of English : the biography of a languageThe soldier's return : a novelThe book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011On giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNACrossing the lines : a novelSpeak for England : an oral history of England from 1900-1975, based on interviews with inhabitants of Wigton, CumberlandAndy Warhol
Alternative Names
Brāġ, Mīlfīn 1939-

Bragg, Melvyn

Bragg, Melwin 1939-

Brėgg, M. 1939-

Brėgg, Melvin 1939-

Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg britischer Autor, Drehbuchautor, Fernseh- und Rundfunkmoderator und Life Peer

Melvyn Bragg Brits journalist

Melvyn Bragg écrivain britannique

Брагг, Мэлвин 1939-

Брэгг, М 1939-

Брэгг Мелвин

Брэгг, Мелвин 1939-

Мелвін Брегг

בראג, מלווין

בראג, מלווין 1939-

ברג, מלוין

מלווין בראג סופר בריטי

ميلفين براج

ميلفين براغ

멜빈 브래그

브래그, 멜빈 1939-

ブラッグ, メルヴィン

メルヴィン・ブラッグ

梅爾文・布萊格

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