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Bragg, Melvyn 1939-

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Richard Burton : a life by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

59 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,649 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,031 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
Jesus Christ superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock opera musical version of the last days of Jesus Christ
The soldier's return : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,442 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 )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,127 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 )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 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 )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 981 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
The sword and the miracle : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 973 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
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 846 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
Speak for England : an oral history of England from 1900-1975, based on interviews with inhabitants of Wigton, Cumberland by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hired man by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure of English : 500AD to 2000 : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English Language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. Along the way its colorful story takes in a host of characters and locations, from the early tribes, Alfred the Great's stubborn resistance to the Danes, and through its early literary masterpieces such as Beowulf and the bawdy Geoffrey Chaucer; Henry VIII's battles with the church over bootleg bibles; a 'coarse' playwright named William Shakespeare; the songs of the Creole slaves and the worlds of Davy Crockett; street slang and Dr. Johnson's dictionary; the role of English in India and its adoption in the United States of America which returned the language with full interest."--Jacket
A son of war by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 615 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
A time to dance : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 580 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
The Maid of Buttermere by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the historical crime case of John Hatfield, convicted of fraud and hanged in England in 1803
Playing Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does this world-renowned troupe make classic plays accessible to modern audiences, without compromising the text's integrity? How do actors search Shakespeare's verse for hidden clues to their characters' motivations? How do they balance intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh? The answers come from Barton and 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar® winners Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Iris), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List), and Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India); Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings); Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation); and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)."--Publisher's website
Laurence Olivier by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of stage and film actor Laurence Olivier, first published in the United States in 1985
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 536 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
A son of war by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at American painter Jackson Pollock, a leading figure in the abstract expressionist movement
 
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Brāġ, Mīlfīn 1939-

Bragg, Melvyn

Brėgg, M. 1939-

Brėgg, Melvin 1939-

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

Melvyn Bragg Brits journalist

Брэгг, М 1939-

Брэгг, Мелвин

Брэгг, Мелвин 1939-

בראג, מלווין

בראג, מלווין 1939-

ברג, מלוין

מלווין בראג סופר בריטי

브래그, 멜빈 1939-

ブラッグ, メルヴィン

メルヴィン・ブラッグ

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The adventure of English : the biography of a languageJesus Christ superstarThe 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 novelThe sword and the miracle : a novelAndy Warhol