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Parker, Tony 1923-1996

Overview
Works: 39 works in 315 publications in 3 languages and 7,421 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Case studies  Personal narratives  Drama  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Other, Editor
Classifications: HV9646, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tony Parker
 
Most widely held works by Tony Parker
The frying-pan: a prison and its prisoners by Tony Parker( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studs Terkel : a life in words by Tony Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studs Terkel: A Life in Words is the story of a broadcasting and writing phenomenon and represents the remarkable result of a sequence of meetings between the two supreme masters of the tape-recorded interview, America's Studs Terkel and Britain's Tony Parker. For forty years, Studs Terkel's daily radio talk show, based in Chicago, has won him national recognition. His best-selling books, including Hard Times, Working, and his Pulitzer Prize-winner "The Good War," are classics of oral history and have brought him international fame. In this meeting of the maestros, Tony Parker recounts Terkel's life story using Terkel's own method, that of the tape-recorded interview. Through a kaleidoscope of voices - from John Kenneth Galbraith, Mike Royko, and Calvin Trillin to Terkel's office assistant, his family, friends, and the people with whom he's worked - the master interviewer gradually emerges. But the soul of the book is found in Parker's extended interviews with Terkel himself. This is the first biography with which Terkel has cooperated, and in a series of fascinating conversations we come to know not only the highlights of his life but also the personality of the man who can discover the essence of people's lives in their answers to his questions
Bird, Kansas by Tony Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parker, Britain's expert interviewer, finds a classic mid-American town in Bird, Kansas, surrounded by cornfields and prairie, with a population of just under 2,000
May the Lord in His mercy be kind to Belfast by Tony Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Parker reports on five months of interviews in Belfast where what matters most is religious origin and affiliation
The violence of our lives : interviews with American murderers by Tony Parker( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through interviews with men and women convicted of killing by near-accident, during acts of passion, or in contract hits, Parker reveals their stories, their motives, their thoughts: none claims innocence; some show remorse. Parker collects their conversations and, by subtle arrangement, achieves an extraordinary narrative tension. Among those who talked with him were a man who spent three years on Death Row awaiting execution and another who was strapped in the electric chair before being reprieved; a pastor of a revivalist church in the Deep South who became a born-again fundamentalist in prison; a former prostitute who murdered her pimp and set fire to his body; a lawyer and former addict who shot her live-in drug dealer boyfriend; a personnel manager now out of prison on parole after serving seventeen years for a street-brawl stabbing; and many others - men and women, black and white, some of whom are regarded as so dangerous and violent that they are incarcerated in maximum-security prisons with no chance of ever being released. Finally, there are interviews with relatives of people who were murdered - scarred forever, like the offenders, by the violence of our lives." "From each interview there emerges a story so individual, vivid, and skillfully rendered that it challenges any assumptions about the causes of crime and the justification of punishment."--BOOK JACKET
In no man's land: some unmarried mothers by Tony Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life after life : interviews with twelve murderers by Tony Parker( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown citizen by Tony Parker( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian voices by Tony Parker( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of his convictions by Robert Allerton( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Providence : a housing estate and some of its inhabitants by Tony Parker( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a period of eighteen months in the early 1980s, Tony Parker interviewed the residents of a housing estate in South London. He succeeded in getting a wide assortment of personalities to talk freely - a vagrant, two policemen, an oft-convicted fence and mother of five, a pro-flogging magistrate, a local doctor and a 75-year-old widower, who spent an hour or two a week in bed with any of a dozen women he had met at church. The interviews are continuously surprising, and prove that extraordinary stories, insight and articulacy are to be found in the most ordinary of places. Tony Parker record
Lighthouse by Tony Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What was it that led a man to make lighthouse keeping his life's occupation - to select a monotonous, lonely job, which took him away from his family for months at a time, leaving him in a cramped, narrow tower with two other men not of his own choosing? Lighthouse keepers and their families opened their souls to Tony Parker, Britain’s foremost oral historian and her most expert interviewer. With this revelatory portrait of a small community, living on the margins, he has given us an exceptional insight into both human nature and the British character."--Publisher description
People of the streets by Tony Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in crime; five revealing cases by Tony Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden world of sex offenders by Tony Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Hill : a mining community by Tony Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier, soldier by Tony Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twisting lane: some sex offenders by Tony Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal conversations : an anthology of the work of Tony Parker by Tony Parker( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Criminal Conversations is an anthology of the work of Tony Parker who has been the most outstanding interviewer of criminals since the Second World War. His work spans the 1960s to the 1990s and he speaks intimately to all kinds of offenders - inadequates, professional criminals, sex offenders, frauds and false pretence merchants."--BOOK JACKET
The violence of our lives : interviews with life-sentence prisoners in America by Tony Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Criminal conversations : an anthology of the work of Tony Parker
Alternative Names
Parker, Tony 1923-

Tony Parker British historian

파커, 토니

パーカー, トニー

Languages
English (225)

Japanese (8)

German (6)

Covers
May the Lord in His mercy be kind to BelfastLife after life : interviews with twelve murderersThe people of Providence : a housing estate and some of its inhabitantsLighthouseCriminal conversations : an anthology of the work of Tony ParkerThe violence of our lives : interviews with life-sentence prisoners in America