WorldCat Identities

Clarke, Donald 1940-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 254 publications in 2 languages and 10,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  History  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Honoree
Classifications: ML420.H58, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Clarke
The Penguin encyclopedia of popular music by Donald Clarke( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Abba to ZZ Top via Oasis, James Brown and Frank Sinatra, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music has been revised and updated to include a range of new, contemporary entries from the Britpop scene to world music. Featuring songwriters, musicians, record labels and musical styles, it is a mine of information on today's music the world over."--BOOK JACKET
Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American jazz singer whose life was changed by drug abuse and alcoholism
All or nothing at all : a life of Frank Sinatra by Donald Clarke( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinatra has been reviled for his public bad temper as much as he is loved for his music. But the man we meet in these pages is Sinatra the artist and performer, the master interpreter of the best American songs. He began as a young man with no apparent talent, and went on to accomplish what most people can only dream of. While the Big Band era was going strong he became its first major pop singer. He was the biggest name in radio when the country was united by the airwaves. He convinced Gene Kelly to teach him how to dance and became the star of MGM musicals. His love affair with Ava Gardner was conducted on the front pages, shocking the public, but no apologies were made
The Encyclopedia of how it works from abacus to zoom lens by Donald Clarke( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of popular music by Donald Clarke( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of how it's made by Donald Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of how it's built( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes methods of production as well as tools and materials
Energy( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various aspects of energy, its sources and its uses
The encyclopedia of inventions by Donald Clarke( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of transportation by Rand McNally and Company( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aircraft & airports by Donald Clarke( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How it works : the illustrated encyclopedia of science and technology( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains in twenty-two illustrated volumes the workings of alphabetically-arranged inventions, scientific principles, and manufacturing processes
Billie Holiday : wishing on the moon by Donald Clarke( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, "Now, finally, we have a definitive biography," said Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer (whose) portrait embraces every facet of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate elegance and amazing strength."" "Donald Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970's - interviews with those who knew Lady Day from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore through the early days of success in New York and into the years of fame, right up to her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four. Clarke uses these interviews to separate fact from fiction, creating what Newsday called "a thoroughly riveting account of Holiday and her milieu.""--Jacket
3i : fifty years investing in industry by R Coopey( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3i (Investors in Industry) is Britain's leading venture capital company and has played a significant role in post-war investment banking and industrial development. The book traces its history and presents an inside-view of the workings of this institution
Ships & docks by Donald Clarke( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than jazz legend Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. This biography sets the record straight. Donald Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s with those who knew Lady Day in all stages of her short, tragic life--from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore, through the early days of success in New York and the years of fame, to her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four. This biography separates fact from fiction to reveal the true Billie Holiday
Anatomy of the automobile by Donald Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West to Eden : Texans in Hollywood by Donald Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New illustrated science and invention encyclopedia : how it works( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical encyclopedia covering all aspects of science, the physical world, mechanics, and engineering
The How it works encyclopaedia of how it's built by Donald Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Penguin encyclopedia of popular music
Alternative Names
Clarke, Donald 1940-

Donald Clarke American music critic

Donald Clarke Amerikaans journalist

클라크, 도널드 1940-

クラーク, ドナルド

Languages
English (153)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Wishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie HolidayAll or nothing at all : a life of Frank SinatraThe rise and fall of popular musicBillie Holiday : wishing on the moonWishing on the moon : the life and times of Billie Holiday