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McCrum, Robert

Overview
Works: 146 works in 695 publications in 10 languages and 15,392 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Author of introduction, Composer, Correspondent, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
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The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

139 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Globish : how the English language became the world's language by Robert McCrum( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert McCrum, coauthor of the best-selling book and television series The Story of English, shows how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world's lingua franca --From vendor description
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Suspicion by Robert McCrum( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of adultery and murder in England. It begins when a man who defected to East Germany in his youth returns to England with his German wife and moves in with his brother. The brother falls for the wife and an affair gets underway. Trouble begins when an East German arrives, the man the wife really loves
The fabulous Englishman by Robert McCrum( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the secret state by Robert McCrum( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Jubilee by Robert McCrum( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plot to topple a liberal British government, narrated by Sam Gilchrist, a former U.S. presidential speech writer turned investigative journalist in England. The novel looks at the machinations of power, including disinformation and character assassination. By the author of Mainland
Mainland by Robert McCrum( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loss of heart by Robert McCrum( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vroegtijdig uitgebluste intellectueel van goede huize verdiept zich na de onverwachte dood van zijn broer in een minder fraai stuk familiegeschiedenis waardoor hij ook zichzelf beter leert kennen
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world
The Mother tongue( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the speech of a few Germanic tribes blended with that of Viking and Norman invaders to become the English language. Examines the importance of Chaucer to the development of an English literature
The Story of English( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the evolution of American English, MacNeil focuses on the contribution of frontiersmen, river-boaters, gold miners, 19th century emigrants, and others who enriched traditional vocabulary
The Story of English( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what the future holds for the English language
The brontosaurus birthday cake by Robert McCrum( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby's brontosaurus birthday cake turns into a real creature and begins to grow, both problems and joys begin
An English-speaking world( Visual )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the development of the English language, and how it became the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business, and popular culture for many nations
The world is a banana by Robert McCrum( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and his friend Harriet try to solve the mystery surrounding his scientist father's disappearance
My year off by Robert McCrum( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. "To all concerned, this book is meant to send a ghostly signal across the dark universe of ill-health that says 'you are not alone.'"--Robert McCrum On July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum, 42, married only ten weeks, suffered a paralyzing stroke. Overnight, his life shifted irrevocably. But this admired novelist and former editorial director of the London publishing house Faber and Faber decided to chronicle what became a remarkable journey "into that mysterious, unexplored territory, the neighbourly world of the unwell," as well as a deeply moving love story
My year off by Robert McCrum( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert McCrum, forty-two, newly married and at the top of his profession in British publishing, woke up to find himself totally paralysed on his left side. He had suffered a massive stroke. In the weeks to come he would have to face the reality that his life had changed irrevocably. Robert embarked on a journey of discovery, both about himself and about the illness that had so dramatically affected his everyday life
Every third thought : on life, death and the endgame by Robert McCrum( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third ThoughtEvery Third Thought is an enthralling exploration of what it means to approach the 'end game', and begin to recognize, perhaps reluctantly, that we are not immortal. Deeply personal and yet always universal, this is a book for anyone who finds themselves preoccupied by matters of life and death. It is both guide and companion
<> by Robert McCrum( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Globish : how the English language became the world's language
Alternative Names
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McCrum, Robert

Маккрам, Роберт

מקרם, רוברט. אור, רותי ונעם

매크럼, 로버트

맥크룸, 로버트

マクラム, ロバート

Languages
English (389)

German (9)

Dutch (5)

Danish (3)

Chinese (3)

Japanese (2)

Hebrew (2)

Czech (2)

French (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Globish : how the English language became the world's languageThe Story of EnglishSuspicionThe fabulous EnglishmanIn the secret stateJubileeGlobish : [how the English language became the world's language]The Story of EnglishMy year off