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Barry, John M. 1947-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 12,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Western films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Television news programs  Action and adventure films  Epic films 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: RC150.4, 614.51809041
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Most widely held works by John M Barry
The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history by John M Barry( Book )

50 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1918, the coldest the American Midwest had ever endured, history's most lethal influenza virus was born. Over the next year it flourished, killing as many as 100 million people. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages killed in a century. There were many echoes of the Middle Ages in 1918: victims turned blue-black and priests in some of the world's most modern cities drove horse-drawn carts down the streets, calling upon people to bring out their dead." "But 1918 was not the Middle Ages, and the story of this epidemic is not simply one of death, suffering, and terror; it is the story of one war imposed upon the background of another. For the first time in history, science collided with epidemic disease, and great scientists - pioneers who defined modern American medicine - pitted themselves against a pestilence. The politicians and military commanders of World War I, focusing upon a different type of enemy, ignored warnings from these scientists and so fostered conditions that helped the virus kill. The strain of these two wars put society itself under almost unimaginable pressure. Even as scientists began to make progress, the larger society around them began to crack." "Yet ultimately this is a story of triumph amidst tragedy, illuminating human courage as well as science. In particular, this courage led a tenacious investigator directly to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the twentieth century - a discovery that has spawned many Nobel prizes and even now is shaping our future."--Jacket
Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America by John M Barry( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising Tide begins in the nineteenth century, when the first serious attempts to control the river began. The story focuses on engineers James Eads and Andrew Humphreys, who hated each other. Out of the collision of their personalities and their theories came a compromise river policy that would lead to the disaster of the 1927 flood yet would also allow the cultivation of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta and create wealth and aristocracy, as well as a whole culture. In the end, the flood had indeed changed the face of America, leading to the most comprehensive legislation the government had ever enacted, touching the entire Mississippi valley from Pennsylvania to Montana. In its aftermath was laid the foundation for the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty by John M Barry( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed historian and "New York Times"--Bestselling author offers a revelatory look at how Roger Williams shaped the nature of religion, political power, and individual rights in America
The transformed cell : unlocking the mysteries of cancer by Steven A Rosenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting for this powerful human drama is the National Cancer Institute, where Dr. Rosenberg became chief of surgery at the age of thirty-four. In easy-to-understand language, he takes the reader inside one of the most important medical institutions in the world - and inside the laboratory - as he leads a team of dedicated investigators. Dr. Rosenberg describes the heartbreaks along the way, as well as the first successes in 1985, when he viewed a patient's X ray and saw evidence of tumor shrinkage
The ambition and the power by John M Barry( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a true story of Washington, a dramatically intimate and revealing portrait of the House of Representatives--and a Speaker relentless in his pursuit of exercise of power; the rise and fall of Jim Wright. --from book description, Amazon.com
The great influenza : [the epic story of the deadliest plague in history] by John M Barry( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ultimate tale of triumph amid tragedy, this book depicts the 1918 influenza epidemic which killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. "This crisis provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon."
Power plays : politics, football, and other blood sports by John M Barry( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry, a former Washington journalist and college football coach, compares the abuse of power in politics and sports
Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : [church, state, and the birth of liberty] by John M Barry( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry explores the development of the fundamental ideas of church and state through the story of Roger Williams. The first to link religious freedom to individual liberty, Williams helped shape the balance of religion and politics seen in America today
Rising tide by John M Barry( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America and laid the groundwork for the New Deal
Opportunities in journalism careers by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin discusses New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deputy director of Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Ivor van Heerden discusses what Hurricane Katrina means for future disasters and the rise in disaster-related poverty. Republican Senator Arlen Specter discusses the upcoming nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court
The transformed cell : [unlocking the mysteries of cancer] by Steven A Rosenberg( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Rossenberg provides a glimpse inside the workings of the scientific process. His quest began in 1968 when he encountered a patient whose cancer had mysteriously disappeared. Could the body itself have mounted a massive immune response to the cancer? He set out to see if immunotherapy, and later gene therapy, could succeed where surgery, chemotherapy and radiation had failed
Da liu gan : zhi ming de wen yi shi by John M Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great influenza : the epic story of the 1918 pandemic by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, which took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines its causes, its impact on early twentieth-century society, and the lasting implications of the crisis
Opportunities in newspaper careers by John M Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of the deadliest plague in history by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. This work brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggests ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic
The creation of the American soul : Roger Williams, church and state, and the birth of liberty by John M Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a Sioux tribe is his only neighbor
Da liu gan by John M Barry( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zong heng jiao cuo di ji shu le you shi yi lai zui ju hui mie xing de liu gan gu shi,Yi ji 20 shi ji ke xue yu yi xue fa zhan de li shi
The Creation of the American Soul by John M Barry( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Williams was the first to describe individual liberty in modern terms – a huge influence on men such as Oliver Cromwell, John Milton and John Locke. His story has a backdrop of intellectual, political, religious and social upheaval, which led to the writing of the King James Bible, the civil war, revolution, and the beheading of the king of England. Influenced by the great jurist Edward Coke and his mortal enemy, Francis Bacon, Williams developed concepts of individual rights and limits on state power as well as an understanding of the world through evidence, rather than belief or predis
 
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Alternative Names
Barry, J. M.

Barry, John 1947-

BArry, John Michael

John M. Barry American historian

John M. Barry Amerikaans historicus

בארי, ג'ון מ 1947-

ברי, ג'ון מ.

バリー, J. M.

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Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed AmericaThe transformed cell : unlocking the mysteries of cancerThe great influenza : [the epic story of the deadliest plague in history]Power plays : politics, football, and other blood sportsRising tideThe great influenza : the epic story of the 1918 pandemicThe epic story of the deadliest plague in history