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Brian, Denis

Overview
Works: 45 works in 179 publications in 8 languages and 10,088 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Interviews  History  Military history  Case studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QC16.E5, B
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Most widely held works about Denis Brian
 
Most widely held works by Denis Brian
Einstein : a life by Denis Brian( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His name is synonymous with genius. His work helped shape the twentieth century and point the way toward the next. In the more than forty years since his death, Albert Einstein has continued to intrigue and inspire new generations. Now, in the first full-scale biography of Einstein to be published in some twenty years, acclaimed author Denis Brian probes the private, public, and scientific personas of the enigmatic man behind the legend." "For two decades, Denis Brian pored over the Einstein archives and conducted extensive interviews with the scientist's friends and associates. In the process, he discovered a wealth of absorbing new information, much of it previously withheld by those closest to Einstein - including Helen Dukas, his personal secretary, and Otto Nathan, the executor of Einstein's estate. What emerges in Brian's brilliantly drawn life of Einstein is a down-to-earth and always compelling figure." "Exploring this staggering legacy in conversation with many of Einstein's contemporaries, Denis Brian penetrates the veil of formulas, theories, and experiments to expand our understanding of their meaning. With incisive, intimate detail, he recreates the world in which Einstein worked, in solitude and with others, revered by his assistants and enjoying warm relationships with other physicists." "Also included in Brian's comprehensive portrait are the FBI's investigation of Einstein's alleged communist connections, as well as his efforts on behalf of Europe's Jews during Hitler's rise to power, and his ardent support of the formation of the state of Israel."--Jacket
The true gen : an intimate portrait of Ernest Hemingway by those who knew him by Denis Brian( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Curies : a biography of the most controversial family in science by Denis Brian( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Curie family, revealing the scandals, drama, controversy, and tragedy that surrounding the world's most gifted scientific family
Pulitzer : a life by Denis Brian( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Joseph Pulitzer from Hungarian emigrant and Union soldier to the top of American journalism
Genius talk : conversations with Nobel scientists and other luminaries by Denis Brian( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique work draws on the greatest minds of our time - Linus Pauling, Richard Feynman, Hans Bethe, George Wald, Paul Dirac, Arno Penzias, Ashley Montagu, Theodor Reik, Hans Selye, and Roger Sperry, among many others - in the pursuit of discovering their distinct views on life, the mind, and the cosmos. Denis Brian, the celebrated biographer of Ernest Hemingway, interviewed this stellar cast of Nobel Prize winners and other luminaries in science, psychology, and neuroscience, asking them about their lives, their accomplishments, and their hopes for science in the future. He, moreover, gives them the opportunity to apply their keen imaginations and treasure trove of insights to matters outside the boundaries of the purely scientific - their beliefs in God, the supernatural, and even the possibility of life elsewhere - with truly stunning results
Tallulah, darling : a biography of Tallulah Bankhead by Denis Brian( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing Sing : the inside story of a notorious prison by Denis Brian( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 14, 1825, one hundred mute, dispirited convict-laborers disembarked from steamers at Mount Pleasant, New York. They had been transported in chains nearly three hundred miles from Auburn Prison in upstate New York for the purpose of constructing a new maximum-security prison near a village on the Hudson called Sing Sing. Wielding pick axes and shovels, they worked under brutal supervision for five years, building the grim structure out of the rock underfoot, rusty scrap iron, and granite from a local quarry. Overseeing their slave labor was the sadistic Elam Lynds, formerly the warden in Auburn and soon to be the first master of Sing Sing. For most of the 19th century Sing Sing was a bastion of inhumane treatment, where guards made every effort to break the spirit of inmates by a fanatic rule of silence enforced by shockingly brutal punishments and tortures-floggings with metal-tipped whips, the Chinese water cure, the Cage, the Crucifix, the Ball and Chain, and more. In 1891, Sing Sing witnessed its first electrocution, which was reportedly a terrible fiasco. This was followed by 613 additional electrocutions of both men and women. In addition, we learn that electricity genius Thomas Edison was a great proponent of this method. Based on extensive research with original sources, Brian's narrative covers every period of the prison's checkered history, from the awful conditions of the 19th century to the relative improvements of the 20th century to today. In 1916, a dramatic turnaround occurred, when one of criminology's most progressive wardens, Lewis Lawes, took over. In command for twenty-one years, Lawes-who believed in reforming prisoners, not just punishing them-brought almost miraculous changes for the better. During the 20th century Sing Sing held such infamous prisoners as members of Murder Incorporated, the Lonely Hearts Killers, Albert "the cannibal" Fish, Lucky Luciano, Louis Lepke, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Brian recounts their stories and throws in "cameos" by such diverse visiting luminaries as Harry Houdini, Arthur Conan Doyle, Johnny Cash, John Cheever, and Mother Theresa. At the same time, it was the scene of daring, ingenious escapes, the first blood donations by prisoners, and inmates volunteering to be injected with syphilis in the interest of medical science. Brian's story ends with a glimpse of Sing Sing today, based on first-hand visits, and interviews with the present warden, prison psychologists, doctors, and chaplains
The enchanted voyager : the life of J.B. Rhine, an authorized biography by Denis Brian( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeane Dixon : the witnesses by Denis Brian( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0385112432 LCCN 7521212
Murderers and other friendly people: the public and private worlds of interviewers by Denis Brian( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpected Einstein : the real man behind the icon by Denis Brian( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone, Ashley Montagu, Bertrand Russell, Martin Buber, and David Ben-Gurion, to name just a few."--Jacket
The seven lives of Colonel Patterson : how an Irish lion hunter led the Jewish Legion to victory by Denis Brian( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first full-length biography of British Colonel John Henry Patterson (1867-1947) describes the man as a blend of seven identities: Irish-born soldier, lion hunter, bridge builder, East African game warden, author, man-about-town, and Zionist. As information on Patterson's childhood is scarce, the biography begins with his assignment in East Africa and goes up to his later years working for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Brian is the author of other biographies and books
The elected and the chosen : why American presidents have supported Jews and Israel : from George Washington to Barack Obama by Denis Brian( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why american presidents have supported jews and israel
Fair game : what biographers don't tell you by Denis Brian( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the truthfulness and reliability of a variety of modern biographers, including Truman Capote, Kitty Kelley, Charles Higham, Bob Woodward, and Joe McGinniss, and argues that tape recorders, the Freedom of Information Act, and computers do not guarantee accurate biographies
The love-minded by Denis Brian( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of genius : conversations with Nobel scientists and other luminaries by Denis Brian( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faces of Hemingway : intimate portraits of Ernest Hemingway by those who knew him by Denis Brian( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein : sein Leben by Denis Brian( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. Einsteins Berner Zeit (S. 66-117)
Murderers die by Denis Brian( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EL clan Curie by Denis Brian( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish translation of "The Curies". Follows five generations of the Sklodowska-Curie-Joliot family. Brian's book illuminates 100 years of scientific history in its political and social contexts through the lives of this remarkable family
 
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Einstein : a life
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Denis Brian Indian librarian

Denis Brian writer

브라이언, 데니스

ブライアン, デニス

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The Curies : a biography of the most controversial family in sciencePulitzer : a lifeGenius talk : conversations with Nobel scientists and other luminariesSing Sing : the inside story of a notorious prisonThe unexpected Einstein : the real man behind the iconThe seven lives of Colonel Patterson : how an Irish lion hunter led the Jewish Legion to victoryThe voice of genius : conversations with Nobel scientists and other luminariesEinstein : sein Leben