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Booth, Martin

Overview
Works: 173 works in 705 publications in 15 languages and 17,222 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Adapter, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: PR6052.O63, 823.914
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Opium : a history by Martin Booth( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history and often unexplored cultural impact of a narcotic whose use has spanned centuries and forms, from smoking dens in the 1800s to the heroin of today
Cannabis : a history by Martin Booth( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Martin Booth crafts a tale of medical advance, religious enlightenment, political subterfuge, and human rights, of law enforcement and custom officers, cunning smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, musicians, and happy-go-lucky hippies and potheads." "Booth chronicles the fascinating and often mystifying process through which cannabis, a relatively harmless substance, became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the devastating effect such legislation has on the global economy. Above all, he demonstrates how the case for decriminalization remains one of the twenty-first century's hottest topics."--Jacket
A very private gentleman by Martin Booth( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signor Farfalla leads an inconspicuous life in a southern Italian town painting rare butterflies and socializing with his friends, but when two women unexpectedly turn up, he is forced to face a dark secret from his past
The industry of souls by Martin Booth( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his release from a gulag in the Soviet Union, a British businessman becomes a teacher in the village of a fellow prisoner who died. Twenty years later he is discovered by his own--the embassy is sending a car. But are they still his own? For Alexander Bayliss, 80, a dilemma. By the author of Hiroshima Joe
Doctor Illuminatus by Martin Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pip and her twin brother, Tim, awaken an alchemist's son from a centuries-long slumber when their family moves to an old English country estate, and he enlists them in the fight against an evil alchemist who seeks to create a homunculus
War dog : a novel by Martin Booth( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her owner is arrested while poaching, Jet is requisitioned by the British Army and sees duty on the beach at Dunkirk, searching for survivors of Germany's bombing raids on English cities, and in Italy at the end of the war
The dragon syndicates : the global phenomenon of the triads by Martin Booth( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history of the Triad societies traces their evolution over more than two thousand years from obscure parochial Chinese brotherhoods to the global organization that is now, according to U.N. sources, the greatest potential criminal threat the world has ever known."--Jacket
Hiroshima Joe by Martin Booth( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by Hirohito's soldiers at the fall of Hong Kong and transferred to a Japanese slave camp outside Hiroshima, Captain Joe Sandingham was present when the bomb was dropped. Now a shell of a man, he lives in a cheap Hong Kong hotel, scrounging for food and the occasional bar girl. The locals call him "Hiroshima Joe" with a mixture of pity and contempt. But Joehaunted by the sounds and voices of his past, debilitated by illness, and shattered by his wartime ordealis a man whose compassion and will to survive define a clear-eyed and unexpected heroism
The doctor and the detective : a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Martin Booth( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, discussing his creation of the literary detective Sherlock Holmes, and exploring other aspects of the author's life, including his childhood, his training as a doctor, his many outdoor adventures, and his social crusades
Soul stealer by Martin Booth( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pip and her twin brother, Tim, join forces again with Sebastian, the alchemist's son they awakened from a centuries-long slumber, to fight against an evil magician who learns people's deepest secrets in order to control their souls. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
British poetry 1964 to 1984 : driving through the barricades by Martin Booth( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands of silence by Martin Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Story of the young Alec Marquand, who in the summer of 1914 has just graduated from college with a degree in archaeology. He has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Stone Age brochs that lie on his property."--Jacket
The American by Martin Booth( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla--Mr. Butterfly--for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous mornings spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafes, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman's life: Clara, the young student who moonlights in the town bordello, and another woman, who arrives with one hundred thousand dollars and a commission--but not for a painting of butterflies. With this assignment returns the dark fear that has dogged Signor Farfalla's mysterious life. Almost instantly, he senses a deadly circle closing in on him, one which he may or may not elude
The triads : the growing global threat from the Chinese criminal societies by Martin Booth( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of Samarkand by Martin Booth( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spionroman fra tiden lige før 2. verdenskrig i Mellemøsten
Panther by Martin Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenagers discover a panther family living in the English countryside and determine to protect the wild animals
Doctor Illuminatus by Martin Booth( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pip and her twin brother, Tim, awaken an alchemist's son from a centuries-long slumber when their family moves to an old English country estate, and he enlists them in the fight against an evil alchemist who seeks to create a homunculus
The Book of cats( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor, the detective and Arthur Conan Doyle : a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle by Martin Booth( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been said that if Arthur Conan Doyle had never written or done anything else of note but create Sherlock Holmes he would still be famous today, but that without his celebrated detective he might well have been forgotten. Such a circumstance would have been an unjust fate, for Conan Doyle's own life was as exciting and fascinating as that of any ripping yarn hero. Born into an illustrious Roman Catholic family, he suffered a difficult, poverty-stricken childhood with an alcoholic father. After training as a doctor, he abandoned medicine to pursue a literary career which brought him great wealth: he was the first block-buster popular novelist. No adventure or opportunity passed Arthur Conan Doyle by: he took a voyage on an Arctic whaler, was an all-round sportsman and inveterate traveler, popularized skiing in Switzerland, served as a doctor in the Boer War, twice stood as a prospective member of Parliament, advocated divorce law reform, invented safety aids in the Great War and famously championed against injustice. A man of enormous self-confidence, he had the courage of his convictions, knew where his duty lay and was never afraid to become embroiled in controversy: in later life, he conducted an exhaustive crusade to spread the doctrines of spiritualism, for which he was widely ridiculed and in the pursuit of which he spent a large portion of his fortune. He was also dictatorial, doggedly stubborn, rejected all criticism and would never admit he was wrong about anything. Arthur Conan Doyle was, in short, an enigma. - Jacket flap
The jade pavilion by Martin Booth( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Opium : a history
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Cannabis : a historyA very private gentlemanThe industry of soulsDoctor IlluminatusWar dog : a novelThe dragon syndicates : the global phenomenon of the triadsHiroshima JoeThe doctor and the detective : a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alternative Names
Booth, M.

Booth, M. 1944-2004

Martin Booth britisk skribent

Martin Booth Brits schrijver (1944-2004)

Martin Booth brittisk författare

مارتن بوث

부스, M. 1944-2004

부스, 마틴 1944-2004

ブース, マーティン

マーティン・ブース

馬丁·布斯

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