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Langton, James

Works: 88 works in 243 publications in 1 language and 2,778 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 )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 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 )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 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 247 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 )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 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 )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McCrum explores why English has become dominant in the modern world, and, more significantly, how English is manipulated, reconceived, and negotiated by different cultures--and why
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 170 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 152 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 151 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 classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
The Republic by Platón( Recording )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life."Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: What is goodness? What is reality? What is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both women and men as "guardians" of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by "philosopher kings."
The brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catastrophic fire at the Turin cathedral, where the Holy Shroud is kept, and discovery of a dead man without a tongue set off an investigation by the elite Italian Art Crimes Department that leads back to the mysterious origins of the relic
The map of time by Félix J Palma( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 93 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supreme achiever to whom his colossal achievements seem to mean nothing ... A supreme extrovert who prefers discretion ... A supreme egotist who dislikes talking about himself ... Philip Norman has long towered above other rock biographers with his definitive studies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon-legends whom the world thought it knew, but who came to life as never before through the meticulousness of Norman's research, the sweep of his cultural knowledge, and the brilliance of his writing. Now Norman turns to a rock icon who is the most notorious yet enigmatic of them all. Throughout five decades of fronting the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger has been seen as the ultimate arrogant, narcissistic superstar, whose sexual appetite and cavalier treatment of women rival Casanova's and whose supposed reckless drug use touched off the most famous scandal in rock history. Now a grandfather nearing seventy and a British knight of the realm, he still creates excitement at the mere mention of his name; still remains the model for every young rock singer who ever takes the stage. Norman shows Jagger to be a character far more complex than the cold archseducer of myth: human, vulnerable, often impressive, sometimes endearing. Here at last is the real story of how the Stones' brilliant first manager, Andrew Oldham, transformed a shy economics student named Mike Jagger into a modern Antichrist ... of Jagger's vicious show trial and imprisonment on minuscule drug charges in 1967 ... his remarkable feat at the Stones' Hyde Park concert in making a quarter of a million people keep quiet and listen to poetry ... his unpublicized heroic role at the Altamont festival that brought the sunny sixties to a horrific end ... the cavalcade of beautiful women from Chrissie Shrimpton to Jerry Hall, whom he has bedded but not always dominated ... the enduring but ever-fraught partnership with his "Glimmer Twin," Keith Richards. While playful about some aspects of Sir Mick, Norman gives him long overdue credit as a songwriter, whose "Sympathy for the Devil" is one of the few truly epic pop singles, and as a harmonica player fit to rank among the great blues masters who inspired the Stones before money became their raison d'etre. Mick Jagger, above all, 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 71 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 consequences for international relations, human rights, 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
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 40 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 34 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
Your pedigree chum by James Langton( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II]
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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