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Bailey, John 1944 December 15-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 89 publications in 2 languages and 2,409 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F379.N553, B
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Most widely held works about John Bailey
 
Most widely held works by John Bailey
The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans by John Bailey( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. Historian John Bailey, reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river workers, immigrants, and slaves. The trial offers an eye into the laws and customs surrounding slavery, immigration, and racial mixing, pitting a humble community of German immigrants against a hardened capitalist, as respected for his wealth and power as he is feared and distrusted, and his attorney, one of the brashest and most flamboyant lawyers of his time
Mr Stuart's track : the forgotten life of Australia's greatest explorer by John Bailey( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McDouall Stuart set out to discover the Australian continent in May 1858. It was to be the first of six, he became the first European to cross Australia from south to north and return. He was a loner and had ill health and battled alcoholism but he pushed himself to the limits of endurance
Into the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt by John Bailey( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Leichhardt is undoubtedly Australia's most fascinating early explorer. Born and educated in Prussia in the early 19th century, Leichhardt felt shackled by the narrow expectations of his family and the highly regimented society of his birth. He was a polymath, a man fascinated by the natural world and everything in it and he longed for adventure and exploration. Australia was then almost completely unknown and unexplored apart from the colonies clustered on its coastline - the interior of the continent a vast and mysterious blank. It was a country and a time ripe for amateur naturalists and explorers, and Leichhardt took up the challenge. His expeditions were to begin in triumph, then dwindle into acrimony, despair and misery before finally ending in disappearance, death and one of the great enduring mysteries of the 19th century. John Bailey, acclaimed author of Mr Stuart's Track, has written a masterful biography of this strange, brilliant, difficult, driven and tormented man. Alive with the period, the details of early exploration, the experience of the harsh Australian landscape and the quirks of personality and character that both made Leichhardt such a success and then eventually destroyed him, Into the Unknown offers a true insight into this most intriguing of men
The white divers of Broome : the true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1912 Broome was as much Asian as Australian. The town thrived on the hugely profitable, but extremely dangerous, pearl shell industry. It was a frontier town where racial tensions simmered. This is a gripping narrative that echoes with many of the same fears and hopes as society today
The wire classroom by John Bailey( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New Guinea, this is a frank, funny, satirical, yet serious novel. It is centered on an innocent young Australian schoolteacher who, in the remote village of Wendi, finds himself confronted by such appalling characters such as Peanuts O'Neil, Mucker, Bendix van Kram, and the formidable Mrs Weston, the inspector from Education. The story of his decline and fall comes to a crisis, when Cromwell Jonathon, the indigenous assistant teacher at the school, becomes a leader of a strike on one of the nearby plantations
The lost German slave girl by John Bailey( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans."--Original title page
The moon baby by John Bailey( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of the slave Sally Miller and her fight for freedom by John Bailey( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her
Crimen E Impunidad by John Bailey( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Integral y de amplio alcance: se trata de una reflexión meditada, accesible y reveladora sobre los principales problemas delincuenciales que enfrenta México en la actualidad."-PETER ANDREAS, Universidad de BrownEste libro es un aporte decisivo para el análisis del crimen y la impunidad como motores de la política mexicana contemporánea. A partir de un minucioso estudio, John Bailey nos adentra en las trampas de la seguridad que han llevado al país a padecer una grave crisis de violencia. El objetivo final consiste en trazar diversas rutas de escape a la dinámica de la delincuencia y la corrupción y apuntar hacia una auténtica "gobernanza democrática"
The white divers of Broome : the true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1912 Broome was as much Asian as Australian. The town thrived on the hugely profitable, and extremely dangerous pearl-shell industry, using Asian labour that was cheap to hire and easy to replace. It was a frontier town, where racial tensions simmered uneasily between whites, Asians and Aborigines. In that year, twelve British Royal Navy-trained divers and their tenders were sent to Broome to take part in the White Experiment. Their task was to master the perilous art of pearl-shell diving and overcome the Asian stranglehold on the pearling industry, proving once and for all the supremacy of the white man over the coloured. Urging them on was a Commonwealth Government deep in the grip of the White Australia policy and anxious to rid the country of the last remaining Asian 'taint'. This is an extraordinary true story of this experiment and its fatal aftermath
Mossymere by John Bailey( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Joe returns to Mossymere, an estate where as a student twenty years ago he was a summer worker, he is irresistibly drawn to the haunting beauty and childlike innocence of Swallow, a village girl. Commissioned to write and take photographs for a book on wildlife, Joe finds that his obsession for Swallow and the mysterious atmosphere of Mossymere take over his life. Who is Swallow and where does she fit into that summer of twenty years ago? The story goes back a generation to Maggie, a fellow estate worker and Joe's first and never forgotten love, who was married to the mysterious Lengthsman. Maggie's past is then revealed as the book moves back another generation to the Keeper, his childbride and the Lengthsman. In the final chapters the past and present are fused and the story moves to a violent and fateful conclusion. Mossymere is a bitter-sweet story of three generations caught up in a web of intrigue and forbidden love."--Page 2 of cover
Mr Stuart's track : he forgotten life of Australia's greatest explorer by John Bailey( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 14 May 1858, an expedition of discovery led by John McDouall Stuart departed from a copper mine located on the very edge of the known world in the North Flinders Ranges. It was to be the first of six expeditions mounted by Stuart. Stuart was to be the first European to cross Australia from south to north and return again. Yet his hero's homecoming was shortlived. Mr Stuart's Track is a fascinating study of a loner, an explorer of no fixed abode, who battled alcoholism and ill health to push himself to the limits of endurance. John Bailey has brilliantly re-created the life and journeys of Australia's greatest, and least understood, explorer
Jefferson's second father by John Bailey( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He was my ancient master, my earliest and best friend; and to him I am indebted for first impressions which have had the most salutary influence on the course of my life." -Thomas Jefferson on George Wythe, 1806 This is the story of George Wythe, a man determined, steadfast and courageous, described by Benjamin Rush as possessing "dove-like simplicity and gentleness of manner." From his humble beginnings as a circuit lawyer in Virginia, Wythe was a prominent opponent of slavery and was instrumental in the creation of the constitution. His distinguished career saw him appointed the first professor of law in the United States. Wythe witnessed most of the great events leading to America's independence and formation as a nation and was a signatory to the Declaration of Independence. And then, in 1806, Wythe was murdered
Gloop : the gloomy bunyip by Colin Thiele( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk song( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's greatest inland explorer by John Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs by Doris F Lardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Bazza the bandicoot by John Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe by Lily Tomlin( Visual )

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

Lily Tomlin takes on many different social issues and characters in her satire of New Age rhetoric
 
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The lost German slave girl : the extraordinary true story of Sally Miller and her fight for freedom in old New Orleans
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Mr Stuart's track : the forgotten life of Australia's greatest explorerInto the unknown : the tormented life and expeditions of Ludwig LeichhardtThe white divers of Broome : the true story of a fatal experimentThe lost German slave girlMr Stuart's track : he forgotten life of Australia's greatest explorer
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Bailey, John 1944 Dec. 15-

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