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Lewis, Norman

Works: 79 works in 607 publications in 11 languages and 11,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Diaries  Fiction  Travel writing  Personal narratives‡vEnglish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6062.E948, 940.548141
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A dragon apparent; travels in Indo-China by Norman Lewis( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travelling through Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War. He creates a portrait of traditional societies struggling to retain their integrity in the embrace of the West. He meets emperors and slaves, brutal plantation owners and sympathetic French officers trapped by the economic imperatives of the colonial experiment. From tribal animists to Viet-Minh guerillas, he witnesses this heart-breaking struggle over and over, leaving a vital portrait of a society on the brink of catastrophic change."--BOOK JACKET
Golden earth; travels in Burma by Norman Lewis( Book )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite communist incursions and tribal insurrection, Norman Lewis describes a land of breathtaking natural beauty peopled by the gentle Burmese. This is a country where Buddhist belief spares even the rats, where the Director of Prisons quotes Chaucer and where three-day theatrical shows are staged to celebrate a monk taking orders. Hitching lifts with the army and travelling merchants, Lewis is treated to hospitality wherever he stops in this war-torn land, and reveals a country where 'the condition of the soul replaces that of the stock market as a topic for polite conversation'
The honoured society : the Sicilian Mafia observed by Norman Lewis( Book )

47 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the scarcely credible story of the anarchy which followed the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943, when the 'men of respect' of the Mafia got their grips on aristocrats, politicians, policemen, doctors, tradesmen, peasants, and even monks. Don Calo, the last of the traditional capo-mafias; 'Lucky' Luciano, the American gangster repatriated; Giuliano, the young bandit 'King of Montelepre', who ended by massacring peasants with machine-guns; the depraved and murderous monks of Mazzarino; these and an ugly gallery of other characters crowd the pages of Norman Lewis' vigorous account and vividly evoke the crushing squalor and misery of Sicily"--Back cover
A goddess in the stones : travels in India by Norman Lewis( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating portrait of the eclectic tribes of India and the remote regions that they inhabit In the 1990s, the fifty-four million members of India's tribal colonies accounted for seven percent of the country's total population--yet very little about them was recorded. Norman Lewis depicts India's jungles as being endangered by?progress,? and his sense of urgency in recording what he can about the country's distinct tribes results in a compelling and engaging narrative. From the poetic Muria people whose diet includes monkeys, red ants, and crocodiles, to the tranquil mountain tribes who may be related to the Australian Aborigines, to the naked Mundas people who may shoot, with bow and arrow, anyone who laughs in their direction, Lewis chronicles the unique characteristics of the many tribes that find their way of life increasingly threatened by the encroachment of modernity
The Sicilian specialist by Norman Lewis( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1943. Marco Riccione a 17 ans quand il tombe dans les rets de la mafia. Il est conforme au meilleur modèle local, et devient un tueur méthodique, jusqu'au jour où ses employeurs doivent s'assurer de son silence. N. Lewis, qui assista aux premières loges à la négociation du pacte entre les Alliés et la Mafia évoque ici les rapports qui liaient (et lient encore) la C.I.A. à la Mafia
The missionaries by Norman Lewis( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om missionærernes rolle overfor indianske folkeslag i Mellemamerika, Sydamerika og Stillehavsøerne
Flight from a dark equator by Norman Lewis( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Slovenian and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Howel was sent to South America by the aid organization SUCCOUR to evaluate their efforts and bring home Liz Sayers, one of their workers who has been getting unacceptably involved in local politics. In the mist of all this are aspiring guerrillas who aim to get the local Indians on the side of the revolution, along with the C.I.A. involvement
A small war made to order by Norman Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disenchanted British journalist, hired to spy out a suitable site for an American invasion of Cuba, finds that he has taken on more than he bargained for
Voices of the old sea by Norman Lewis( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een arm Spaans vissersdorp valt in handen van een projectontwikkelaar met alle gevolgen vandien
The contracting state by Ian Harden( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the role of contract in local government services, the NHS reforms and the "Next Steps" agencies in central government. He argues that there are two aspects to this issue: party political objectives and constitutional values, or in other words, ideology versus individual rights
A single pilgrim, a novel by Norman Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man enjoys work for lumber company in Siam and refuses to return to neurotic wife in London
Every man's brother by Norman Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish adventure by Norman Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To run across the sea by Norman Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author visits a Pacific island on which the principal relaxation is feeding the sharks, almost acquires treasure in the Bolivian Andes, comes upon a cluster of forgotten pyramids in the desert of the Sudan and journeys undaunted to the remote sierras of Spain
Sand and sea in Arabia by Norman Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naples '44 by Norman Lewis( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a documentary narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch: This memoir of the Italian city after Nazi occupation?sings like poetry? (ThePlain Dealer). As a young man with a gift for linguistics, Norman Lewis was assigned to the British Intelligence Corps' Field Security Service, tasked with reforming civil services, dealing with local leaders, and keeping the peace in places World War II had devastated. After a near-disastrous Allied landing at Salerno, Italy, Lewis was stationed in the newly liberated city of Naples. But bringing the city back to life was unlike anything he had been prepared for. Much of the populace was far from grateful, stealing anything they could, not only from each other but also from those sent to help them. Local vendettas and endless feuds made discerning friend from Nazi collaborator practically impossible, and turned attempts at meting out justice into a farce. And as the deprivations grew ever harsher, a proud and vibrant people were forced to survive on a diet of prostitution, corruption, and a desperate belief in miracles, cures, and saviors. But even through the darkness and chaos, Lewis evokes the essential dignity of the Neapolitan people, their traditions of civility, courage, and generosity of spirit, and the indefatigable pride that kept them fighting for life during the greatest calamity in human history. And with his detached British wit, Lewis finds the absurdity in almost any situation. A masterpiece of a memoir, Naples '44 is the heartbreaking, humorous, and starkly human account of the true cost of war as seen through the eyes of a young, untested man who would never again look at his world the same way
The changing sky : travels of a novelist by Norman Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die ehrenwerte Gesellschaft : die Geschichte der Mafia by Norman Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Nuit du Dragon - voyages en Indochine by Norman Lewis( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce voyage se situe en 1949, au moment où l'Indochine française se libère de la tutelle coloniale pour constituer trois pays indépendants: Laos, Cambodge, Viêt-nam
An empire of the East : travels in Indonesia by Norman Lewis( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The honoured society : the Sicilian Mafia observed
Alternative Names
Lewis, Norman

Lewis, Norman 1908-

Lewis, Norman D. 1908-2003

Lʹi︠u︡is, Norman

Lʹjuis, N. 1908-2003

Lʹjuis, Norman 1908-2003

Lūiss, Normans 1908-2003

Luiss, Normens 1908-2003

Norman Lewis britischer Schriftsteller

Norman Lewis Brits schrijver (1908-2003)

Norman Lewis écrivain britannique

Norman Lewis scrittore britannico

Льюис, Н. 1908-2003

Льюис, Норман

Льюис, Норман 1908-2003

نورمن لوئیس نویسنده بریتانیایی

ルイス, ノーマン

English (404)

Spanish (30)

French (23)

German (21)

Dutch (12)

Italian (10)

Catalan (4)

Polish (4)

Chinese (2)

Danish (1)

Slovenian (1)

Golden earth; travels in BurmaThe honoured society : the Sicilian Mafia observedA goddess in the stones : travels in IndiaThe missionariesVoices of the old seaNaples '44An empire of the East : travels in Indonesia