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Bragg, Melvyn 1939-

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Most widely held works by Melvyn Bragg
Richard Burton : a life by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock opera musical version of the last days of Jesus Christ
The adventure of English : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,507 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 )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 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
On giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 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)
A son of war by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,094 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 book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011 by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,061 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
The sword and the miracle : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,006 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
Crossing the lines : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 900 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
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( Visual )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
The hired man by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 677 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
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( Visual )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member 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
A time to dance : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 597 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 )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on the historical crime case of John Hatfield, convicted of fraud and hanged in England in 1803
Laurence Olivier by Melvyn Bragg( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 562 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
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 532 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
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The adventure of English : the biography of a language
Alternative Names
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-

בראג, מלווין, סופר בריטי

브래그, 멜빈 1939-

ブラッグ, メルヴィン


Jesus Christ superstarThe adventure of English : the biography of a languageThe soldier's return : a novelOn giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNAA son of warThe book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011The sword and the miracle : a novelCrossing the lines : a novel