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Marnham, Patrick

Overview
Works: 48 works in 302 publications in 5 languages and 8,688 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND259.R5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Patrick Marnham
 
Most widely held works by Patrick Marnham
Dreaming with his eyes open : a life of Diego Rivera by Patrick Marnham( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Mexican artist Diego Rivera and discusses the artists who influenced him, his involvement in Communism, his family life, and other related topics
The man who wasn't Maigret : a portrait of Georges Simenon by Patrick Marnham( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse schrijver (1903-1989)
Resistance and betrayal : the death and life of the greatest hero of the French Resistance by Patrick Marnham( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not long after 2:00 P.M. on June 21, 1943, eight men met in secret at a doctor's house in Lyon. They represented the warring factions of the French Resistance and had been summoned by General de Gaulle's new envoy, a man most of them knew simply as "Max."" "Minutes after the last man entered the house, the Gestapo broke in, led by Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon." The fate awaiting Barbie's prisoners was torture, deportation, and death. "Max" was tortured sadistically but never broke: he took his many secrets to his grave. In that moment, the legend of Jean Moulin was born." "Who betrayed Jean Moulin? And who was this enigmatic hero, a man as skilled in deception as he was in acts of heroism? After the war, his ashes were transferred to the Pantheon - France's highest honor - where his memory is revered alongside that of Voltaire and Victor Hugo. But Moulin's story is full of unanswered questions: the truth of his life is far more complicated than the legend conveniently manufactured by de Gaulle." "Resistance and Betrayal tells for the first time in English the epic story of France's greatest war hero, a Schindler-like character of ambiguous motivation. Resistance and Betrayal brings to life the dark and duplicitous world of the French Resistance and offers a startling conclusion to one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Second World War."--Jacket
Lourdes : a modern pilgrimage by Patrick Marnham( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trail of havoc : in the steps of Lord Lucan by Patrick Marnham( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic invasion : notes on contemporary Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic invasion : dispatches from contemporary Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book on independent Africa today the author shows how outsiders - British, Russian, American, French and Chinese, have repeatedly tried to alter a land they do not understand. The relief workers, scientists, businessmen, tourists and conservationists all roam through Africa wreaking havoc as they go, attempting to mould the continent into their numerous images and ideals. "Fanastic Invasion" is the story of these invaders and the continent beneath, a candid narrative available neither in tourist guide nor in academic studies
So far from God : a journey to Central America by Patrick Marnham( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey from Spain to Central America, and the people and predicaments encountered on the way
The death of Jean Moulin : biography of a ghost by Patrick Marnham( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Marnham set out originally to write 'an uncontroversial biography of a very brave man' but the research he began more than a decade ago uncovered a far more fascinating and ambivalent figure. It took Marnham from the Provencal village where Jean Moulin spent his childhood, through the scenes of his career and his bohemian life as an artist in Montparnasse, right up to the doctor's room in Caluire where he was sitting when Klaus Barbie's Gestapo burst through the door and where, in 1985, Marnham interviewed the doctor himself. Marnham's biographical detection discloses a plot within a plot and summarizes the evidence as to who actually killed Jean Moulin. He also describes how an heroic legend was manufactured to take the place of an heroic life."--BOOK JACKET
The Private eye story : the first 21 years by Patrick Marnham( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The terrifying first use of nuclear weapons over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was the most controversial act of warfare in history, dramatically ending the Second World War but ushering in the age of mass destruction. Yet it was also the climax of a story that extends beyond Japan and Washington: the culmination of decades of scientific achievement and centuries of colonial exploitation. [This] is the account of a journey that turned into a quest to discover how humanity reaches this point. Marnham travels from the opulent nineteenth-century palaces of King Leopold II of Belgium, built with riches plundered from the Congo, to the lethally derelict nuclear reactor of modern-day Kinshasa. He follows the shipment of Congolese uranium to the deserts of New Mexico for the Manhattan Project's secret test detonation. And he uncovers the legacies of Robert Oppenheimer and Aby Warburg, two 'mad geniuses' who confronted the devastating force of twentieth-century in very different ways."
Soñar con los ojos abiertos : una vida de Diego Rivera by Patrick Marnham( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and the Académie française : dispatches from Paris by Patrick Marnham( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army of the night : the life and death of Jean Moulin, legend of the French Resistance by Patrick Marnham( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Katmandu by Patrick Marnham( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Kathmandu is the part-factual, part-fictional account of Patrick Marnham's own pilgrimage from Turkey to Nepal in 1968. He travelled over three thousand miles, passing through Ankara to Ararat, Tehran and Mashad, Herat, Kandahar and Kabul, Peshawar, Lahore and Varanasi ... before finally reaching Kathmandu. His journey is a kaleidoscopic blend of tortuous train journeys and lethal truck drives; wild deserts, mountains and isolated villages. His nights were often spent sleeping by the roadside and his days searching for the next ride. Along the way, he met a colourful and eclectic cast of characters
Night thoughts : the Spectator bedside book( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispatches from Africa by Patrick Marnham( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway by Anthony Burgess( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway was arguably the most influential writer of the 20th century, the Nobel Prize-winning author of such classics as 'For whom the bell tolls', 'The sun also rises' and 'A farewell to arms', and a man who lived his life with as much passion and intensity as many of the characters in his novels. With exceptional insight, Anthony Burgess traces Hemingway's singular life: from complacent childhood to the horrors of the First and Second World Wars to the glamour of Paris in the '20s; from Civil War Spain to the excitements of African safari and, finally, the sombre last years in Cuba. Burgess's vivid portrait is unflinching yet full of empathy - essential reading for all Hemingway fans
Road to Katmandu; traveled by a bunch of zombies--like us by Patrick Marnham( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dreaming with his eyes open : a life of Diego Rivera
Alternative Names
Marnham, Patrick

Patrick Marnham avocat, journaliste, écrivain

Patrick Marnham British writer

マーンハム, パトリック

Languages
English (184)

French (12)

Spanish (8)

Italian (6)

Dutch (3)

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The man who wasn't Maigret : a portrait of Georges SimenonResistance and betrayal : the death and life of the greatest hero of the French ResistanceLourdes : a modern pilgrimageFantastic invasion : dispatches from contemporary AfricaSo far from God : a journey to Central AmericaThe death of Jean Moulin : biography of a ghostSoñar con los ojos abiertos : una vida de Diego RiveraRoad to KatmanduErnest Hemingway