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Parker, John 1938 August 5-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 336 publications in 8 languages and 8,097 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Military history 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: DA580, B
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Most widely held works about John Parker
 
Most widely held works by John Parker
King of fools by John Parker( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and French and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking look at the king who abandoned the English throne for the woman he loved, this biography of the Duke of Windsor reveals a potentially dangerous man tied to Nazis and organized crime
Sean Connery by John Parker( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of British actor Sean Connery discussing his private life as well as acting career
R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacher by John Parker( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a full and frank biography of a mathematician recognized as one of the principal figures in the 20th Century progression of the American school of point set topology. He was equally well known as creator of The Moore Method (no textbooks, no lectures, no conferring) in which there is a current and growing revival of interest and modified application under inquiry-based learning projects in both the United States and UK. Parker draws on oral history, with first-person recollections from many leading figures in the American mathematics community of the last half-century. The story embraces some of the most famous and influential mathematical names in America and Europe from the late 1900s in what is undoubtedly a lively account of this controversial figure, once described as Mr. Chips with Attitude, who was third in the American Men of Science lists at a time when Einstein was sixth. He was the first American to become a Visiting Lecturer for the American Mathematical Society, held numerous editorial appointments for the Society, was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, published 68 papers and a book which is still referred to seventy years later and which has been the subject of literally hundreds of papers by other mathematicians around the globe. A professional genealogy forms a fascinating sub-text to the book. It describes three of Moore's students who followed him as president of the American Mathematical Society, three others who became vice-presidents, and another who served as secretary of the AMS for many years. Five served as president of the Mathematical Association of America, and three like Moore himself became members of the National Academy of Sciences while most of the rest became highly respected and well published mathematicians and teachers in top flight American universities. Given that the presidencies run for two years, his former students were at the helm of one or other of the two major mathematical organizations in the US for a third of the second half of the 20th Century
Warren Beatty : the last great lover of Hollywood by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Beatty is a true movie star. He is famous for being famous. His love affairs have brought him as much publicity as his movies. His romantic liaisons span three decades from Joan Collins to Madonna to Annette Bening - who co-starred in Bugsy and finally coaxed Beatty into marriage and fatherhood. That is the conventional image of Beatty, the playboy, the sexual athlete. But behind this public persona is a man of dark and intriguing qualities whose private life shields many secrets. Beatty has created his own image, one that overshadows any of his movie roles. Professionally he has been a reluctant star, making only twenty-nine films so far, compared with Jack Nicholson's forty-nine in an identical period. He became a multi-millionaire before he was thirty as the producer of Bonnie and Clyde, and has never since had to accept work that didn't appeal to him
The Gurkhas : the inside story of the world's most feared soldiers by John Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has travelled in Nepal and met many Gurkhas to investigate the background to their traditional service to Britain and the threat that this is now under. He recounts famous battles when they collected VC's and earned admiration
Five for Hollywood by John Parker( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Golden Age of Hollywood was over and the 1950s dawned, the door stood open for a fresh generation of stars. Five young actors became sensations: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, Montgomery Clift and James Dean. In their different ways each epitomized the mood and ambitions of the youth of their day. Sexy, rebellious, alluring, they emerged as idols of their generation, and through their work and mutual friendship, they became intimately bound up with one another. But their lives were ultimately torn apart--in many ways by the system that created them--and only one of them, Elizabeth Taylor, lived into old age. This extensively researched book follows the dreams, struggles, achievements and anguish of these influential and perennially popular stars, during an era that witnessed the disintegration of the studio system, the advent of television, the nightmare of McCarthyism and the realism of postwar America.--From publisher description
Michael Douglas : acting on instinct by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of his father Kirk's overpowering fame, Michael Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognised in his own right as an award-winning actor and producer. But fame has taken its toll on Michael's personal life. His struggles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency and the break-up of his first marriage show another side to Michael's success. In 2010, his troubled past came back to haunt him when Cameron, his eldest son, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found happiness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones meant a second shot at fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65. This is the compelling and remarkable story of a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces
Prince Philip : a critical biography by John Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis : the secret files by John Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the FBI files on Elvis Presley
The world encyclopedia of submarines by John Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference guide to the history of submarines, featuring historic and modern photographs of over 140 submarines, each with specification boxes; and includes quotes from military leaders
Inside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest army by John Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arise Sir Sean Connery by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Connery has more box<U+2013>office clout today than he did four decades ago as the young James Bond, but the man himself remains a mystery. John Parker's biography sheds new light on the life and career of this intensely private star
The queen : the new biography by John Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Philip : his secret life by John Parker( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of darkness : witchcraft, black magic and satanism today by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commandos : the inside story of Britain's most elite fighting force by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formed in 1940, using volunteers from all three armed services, the Commandos were Britain's first special-forces regiment. In this book, the major events in the 60-year history of British Commando forces are dramatically recalled in their own words
Polanski by John Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the enfant terrible of the film industry
The princess royal by John Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Niro by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paras : the inside story of Britain's toughest regiment by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since their foundation during the Second World War, the Parachute Regiment has acquired a formidable reputation as tough, fearless soldiers. 'The Red Devils' have played a key role in many of the battles of the past sixty years - the capture of Sicily, the D-Day landing, the heroic but doomed attempt to capture the bridge at Arnhem. In the savage wars of 'peace' since the Second World War, the Paras have seen action all over the world - from Cyprus, Palestine, Egypt, Borneo and the Falklands to Bosnia. For his authoritative book, John Parker has gathered together the testimony of numerous vete
 
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R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacher
Alternative Names
Pake, Yuehan 1938 August 5-

Parker, John 1938 Aug. 5-

Паркер, Джон 1938.g. 5. aug.-

パーカー, J

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R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacherWarren Beatty : the last great lover of HollywoodThe Gurkhas : the inside story of the world's most feared soldiersMichael Douglas : acting on instinctThe world encyclopedia of submarinesInside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest armyArise Sir Sean ConneryCommandos : the inside story of Britain's most elite fighting force