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Parker, John 1938 August 5-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 414 publications in 9 languages and 7,188 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Fiction  Military history 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator
Classifications: DA580, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 682 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1973, British actor Sean Connery announced a permanent cessation to discussing his private life in the press. As an actor, he has inscribed upon modern popular history a character who has influenced the male personality, then his admiring public wants to know more about his life, his style, his idiosyncrasies, his personality-- as well as his acting career
R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacher by John Parker( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 383 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 )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 289 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
Five for Hollywood by John Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 275 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 )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 253 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 and an enormous hunger for work have taken an exceptionally heavy toll on Michael's personal life. ... 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."--Front flap
The Paras : the inside story of Britain's toughest regiment by John Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formed at the personal insistence of Winston Churchill after the Nazi Blitzkrieg of Western Europe, the Parachute Regiment quickly acquired a formidable reputation as tough, fearless soldiers; it was the Germans themselves who christened then the 'Red Devils'. More than 10,000 men of the Parachute Regiment took part in some of the most desperate actions of the Second World War. In the 'savage wars of peace' following 1934, the Paras have never been out of action
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 232 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
De Niro by John Parker( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his breath-taking breakthrough performance in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets in 1973 he forged an enormously fruitful collaboration - including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas - that, alongside his roles in the likes of The Godfather Part Two, The Deer Hunter and Once Upon a Time in America, reads like a list of the top Hollywood films of the last 30 years. As a 'method' actor De Niro lives and breathes his roles to bring his unique intensity and brooding menace to the screen; be it feasting on pasta to gain 60lbs for Raging Bull or learning to play the saxophone for New York, New York, nothing is beyond him in his pursuit for perfection. But he's certainly not above sending himself up, particularly in recent years, in films such as Analyse This and Meet the Parents, where he has honed a previously unheralded talent for comedy acting. De Niro cuts an enigmatic figure off screen, where he is notoriously reluctant to discuss his life, though his relationships with supermodels such as Toukie Smith and his current wife Grace Hightower have often made the news. His forays into the director's chair as well as setting up his own production company, TriBeCa Productions, have seen him more willing to discuss his work, and his political views are clear. He is an active supporter of the Democrat Party, lending his support to Barrack Obama, and has pledged to revitalise the TriBeCa region of New York following the September 11 attacks. Throughout a career that has seen him date Naomi Campbell, live in a mental hospital (for his role in Awakening), work as a taxi driver, beat prostate cancer and even meet the Fockers, he's always been at the top of his game
Prince Philip : a critical biography by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in his seventies, Prince Philip has enjoyed a life full of contrasts and contradictions. Thrust into a nomadic existence when his family was banished from Greece, he was handed around relatives until his maternal uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, became a guiding force. Married to the Queen of England, Prince Philip has no specific role, yet perhaps he has done more than any other to re-shape the face of the British monarchy
Prince Philip : his secret life by John Parker( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis : the secret files by John Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the FBI files on Elvis Presley
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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polanski by John Parker( Book )

10 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
Inside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest army by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de geschiedenis van de Franse vreemdelingenlegioen
The world encyclopedia of submarines by John Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 175 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
Arise Sir Sean Connery by John Parker( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 167 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The princess royal by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and Russian and held by 156 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
 
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R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacher
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R.L. Moore : mathematician and teacherWarren Beatty : the last great lover of HollywoodMichael Douglas : acting on instinctThe Paras : the inside story of Britain's toughest regimentThe Gurkhas : the inside story of the world's most feared soldiersDe NiroInside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest armyThe world encyclopedia of submarines
Alternative Names
John Parker historian, born 1938

Pake, Yuehan 1938 August 5-

Parker, John.

Parker, John 1938 Aug. 5-

Parker, John, Sakka

Parker, John, サッカ

Паркер, Джон 1938.g. 5. aug.-

パーカー, J

パーカー, ジョン

Languages
English (187)

German (5)

Polish (4)

French (3)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)