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Langton, James

Overview
Works: 93 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 2,857 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Miscellanea  Biography  Religious fiction  Novels  Allegories  Poetry  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Actor
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Most widely held works about James Langton
 
Most widely held works by James Langton
The art detective : [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures] by Philip Mould( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Antiques Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunities
The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II] by Denis Avey( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
Behind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain] by Michael Farquhar( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans by Brian M Fagan( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges---including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins. Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.--Publisher website
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Voodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A probing look at the conspiracy theories that operate on the sidelines of history and the reasons they continue to play such a seditious role
The divine comedy : inferno by Dante Alighieri( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, "Inferno" describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, Dante must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all-for it is only by encountering Satan himself, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin. This version of the classic poem is the translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poem's first American translator
The Republic by Plato( Recording )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this monumental work of moral and political philosophy, Plato sought to answer some of the world's most formidable questions: What does it mean to be good? What enables us to distinguish between right and wrong? How should human virtues be translated into a just society? Perhaps the greatest single treatise written on political philosophy, The Republic has strongly influenced Western thought concerning questions of justice, rule, obedience, and the good life. This work is also undoubtedly the best introduction to Plato's philosophy in general. Not only does it contain his ideas on the state and man, but also his famous theory of forms, his theory of knowledge, and his views on the role of music and poetry in society
The brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a series of fires and break-ins at the Cathedral of Turin, a team of investigators try to solve the crimes. They believe that someone is trying to steal the burial shroud of Jesus
The map of time by Félix J Palma( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skeptical H.G. Wells investigates time-travel mysteries including an aristocrat's love affair with a murdered prostitute from the past, a Victorian woman's escape to the future, and a plot to murder celebrated authors to steal their written works
Mick Jagger by Philip Norman( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mick Jagger biography that explores the keen and calculating intelligence that has kept the Stones on their plinth as "the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" for half a century
Can intervention work? by Rory Stewart( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus distill their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of "nation building." As they delve into the massive, military-driven efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, the expansion of the EU, and the bloodless "color" revolutions in the former Soviet states, they reveal each effort's consequences for international relations, human rights, and our understanding of state building
Two treatises of government by John Locke( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radical doctrine at the time of its publication, Locke's theories provided a philosophical basis for many of the principles behind the American Revolution. More than 300 years after the publication of the "Two treatises of government," Locke's ideas continue to spark debate. A must-listen for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political ideology
The map of the sky by Félix J Palma( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a New York socialite challenges her millionaire suitor to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," three fantastical adventures in time travel and mystery ensue
Alexander the Great's art of strategy : [the timeless leadership lessons of history's greatest empire builder] by Partha Sarathi Bose( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives fresh insight to Alexander the Great's leadership and legacy. Shows how you can use the secrets of his success to conquer today's challenges, as successful executives, politicians and generals have
Rush to glory : formula 1 racing's greatest rivalry by Tom Rubython( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Rubython describes, in riveting detail, the greatest duel in Formula One; the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt
The lost angel by Javier Sierra( Recording )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world, and a central aspect of their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Fabor, an undercover American scientist. His only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez, a woman born with a rare psychic gift. Julia must find the courage to evade religious extremists and clandestine government agencies to save her husband
The siege : 68 hours inside the Taj Hotel by Cathy Scott-Clark( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests-including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang-prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism
 
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The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II]
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The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II]Siddhartha : an Indian taleBehind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain]Globish : [how the English language became the world's language]Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humansI.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can payVoodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern historyThe divine comedy : inferno
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English (161)