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McCrum, Robert

Overview
Works: 158 works in 739 publications in 11 languages and 15,226 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Recipient, Author of screenplay, Correspondent
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
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The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

147 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,491 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 )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,569 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
Wodehouse : a life by Robert McCrum( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of English comic novelist P.G. Wodehouse, discussing his family and childhood, his move to the United States, his internment by the Germans during World War II and his controversial broadcasts from Berlin, his marriage, and his achievements as an author
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 379 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
In the secret state by Robert McCrum( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
The fabulous Englishman by Robert McCrum( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainland by Robert McCrum( Book )

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

A loss of heart by Robert McCrum( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 224 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 215 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
Jubilee by Robert McCrum( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 209 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
The story of English( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 7 explains how British colonialism helped spread English across the globe. Program 8 centers on the Irish influence on the English language beginning in the 17th century
The story of English( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 143 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Shakespeare's use of the language and the spread of English to America's Thirteen Colonies. It also explores the expansion of English vocabulary through Latin, Greek and Italian sources
The story of English( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the evolution of American English from the revolutionary war through the roaring twenties. Explains that as the American frontier expanded westward, frontiersmen and women, riverboaters, gold miners, and others enlarged and enriched the traditional vocabulary, as did the great emigrations of the nineteenth century
The story of English( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the influence of Irish Gaelic on the English language in Ireland and describes how these linguistic differences produce the cultural and political differences with England
The brontosaurus birthday cake by Robert McCrum( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby's brontosaurus birthday cake turns into a real creature and begins to grow, both problems and joys begin
The psychological moment by Robert McCrum( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-speaking world( Visual )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 87 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 Guid Scots tongue( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs in one volume. The first follows the English language across the ocean to the New World. The second reveals the influence of Scottish in Great Britain as well as America
 
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Globish : how the English language became the world's language
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Globish : how the English language became the world's languageWodehouse : a lifeThe Story of EnglishSuspicionIn the secret stateThe fabulous EnglishmanGlobish : [how the English language became the world's language]JubileeThe psychological moment
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