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Parker, John 1938 August 5-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 376 publications in 8 languages and 7,564 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Fiction  Military history 
Roles: Author, Composer
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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 719 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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 513 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 )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He has been one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. With the assistance of frank reminiscences from friends, colleagues, and associates, best-selling author John Parker has written a riveting and richly colorful portrait of a compelling, enigmatic star
Five for Hollywood by John Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 287 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 )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 266 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 Gurkhas : the inside story of the world's most feared soldiers by John Parker( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 262 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
The Paras : the inside story of Britain's toughest regiment by John Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 259 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
Prince Philip : a critical biography by John Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 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
Elvis : the secret files by John Parker( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Dutch and held by 214 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 200 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
Prince Philip : his secret life by John Parker( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arise Sir Sean Connery by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 190 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
Inside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest army by John Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 187 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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen : the new biography by John Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polanski by John Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 170 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 164 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
De Niro by John Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 Gurkhas : the inside story of the world's most feared soldiersThe Paras : the inside story of Britain's toughest regimentThe world encyclopedia of submarinesArise Sir Sean ConneryInside the Foreign Legion : the sensational story of the world's toughest army
Alternative Names
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

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