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Batten, Jack

Overview
Works: 88 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 4,070 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Popular works  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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The war to end all wars : the story of World War I by Jack Batten( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, concise history of World War I
The complete jogger by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating his own experiences as a jogger, the author describes jogging clothing, warm-up exercise, postures, and techniques and points to the ways in which jogging contributes to physical well-being
Silent in an evil time : the brave war of Edith Cavell by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts British citizen Edith Cavell's efforts to save one thousand soldiers during World War I as part of an underground organization that helped soldiers trapped behind German lines find freedom
The man who ran faster than everyone : the story of Tom Longboat by Jack Batten( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world's best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won the Boston Marathon and ran in the 1908 Olympic Marathon. Longboat was one of the best-known people of his day, and certainly the most prominent member of the Six Nations. Throughout his career he had to race against opponents, as well as rumors of illegal running activities. Nevertheless, he maintained his dignity, and his achievements still inspire people who understand the great pleasure of running, and running fast. From the Trade Paperback edition
Heather McKay's Complete book of squash by Heather McKay( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Peterson : the man and his jazz by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the story of a black kid from a Montreal ghetto who reaches acclaim in the great music halls of the world. It offers a look at the life and accomplishments of Oscar Peterson, one of the most celebrated players on the jazz scene
Mind over murder : DNA and other forensic adventures by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honest Ed's story: the crazy rags to riches story of Ed Mirvish by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada moves westward : 1880/1890 by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judges by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinette, the dean of Canadian lawyers by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeper of the flame by Jack Batten( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hip-hop star hires criminal lawyer Crang to save him from a messy blackmail. In the course of performing the rescue, Crang gets embroiled with a gang running a porn operation. These guys play rough, and after someone dies a violent death, Crang has a murder to solve before he can tidy up his hip-hop client's reputation
Quest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2001( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On trial by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booking in : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mason Davis is a Toronto antiquarian book dealer, internationally respected in the business. One night, someone blows the safe in his office and makes off with the contents, which include reputed first editions of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and Emma. Davis, who was still in the process of verifying the stolen books, doesn't even know whether they were the real thing or clever forgeries. But rather than summon the cops to investigate the theft, he turns to his pal Crang, the nervy criminal lawyer, hoping he can retrieve the books before their owner gets wind of the crime. The owner who, by the way, happens to be the richest woman in Canada and a tough cookie who can ruin Davis's career. Crang gets on the hunt, learning much about the trade in musty books and the lucrative business it makes for forgers. Just as he seems to be getting close to answers, a shocking development makes things much more complicated - and much more dangerous."--
Crang plays the ace by Jack Batten( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang is a criminal lawyer who usually deals with street punks, two bit robbers, and small time scam artist. So when Matthew Wansborough, wealthy financier comes to Crang with the problem that his $300,000 investment in Ace Disposal Services is too profitable, Crang is confused
Straight no chaser : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang, a criminal lawyer, tries to recover a saxophone for a jazz musician he admires. His good deed drags him into murder and drug dealing. Set against the background of the Festival of Festivals in Toronto. Some strong language
Blood count : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when gay communities were hidden worlds, Crang needs to root out a killer and do his best to right a grave wrong. At the height of the AIDS crisis in the early nineties, Crang is enlisted by Alex Corcoran, a close friend who has just lost his lover to the disease, to find the man who infected him. Crang, concerned Corcoran might follow up on his threat to murder the man, tries to find the man to prevent Corcoran from getting himself in trouble. However, when Corcoran himself is killed, Crang owes it to his friends to find their killers. The case, which explores the gay scene in Toronto at a time when LGBT culture was still very much a hidden world and open persecution was commonplace, ends up involving a cabinet minister afraid of being exposed. A clever political mystery, Blood Count is also an emotional and moving story of a couple whose lives are devastated by AIDS and a community damaged by the prejudices of the world around them."--
Take five : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang is forced to chase down a marijuana growing client who skipped town without paying the very large fee owed him. Along the way Crang encounters a major Toronto mob boss and an ugly case of murder
 
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The war to end all wars : the story of World War I
Alternative Names
Batten, Jack

Batten, Jack Hubert 1932-

Languages
English (131)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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Silent in an evil time : the brave war of Edith CavellThe man who ran faster than everyone : the story of Tom LongboatMind over murder : DNA and other forensic adventuresQuest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2001