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Carlin, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 182 publications in 8 languages and 6,937 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Interviewer, Author of screenplay, Collaborator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DT1949.M35, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Carlin
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a cause all South Africans could share. Mandela picked one of the more far-fetched causes imaginable--the national rugby team, the Springboks, who would host the sport's World Cup in 1995. Author Carlin, former South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent, offers a portrait of the greatest statesman of our time in action.--From publisher description
Rafa by Rafael Nadal ( Book )
28 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With candor, heart, and intelligence, Rafael Nadal takes readers on his life's dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight along the way of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. In this memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, Nadal, one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. From the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where he was coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four, to becoming the youngest professional tennis player ever to win all four Grand Slam titles, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of being an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining an unfailingly gracious, relentlessly hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.--From publisher description
Playing the enemy Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin ( )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a cause all South Africans could share. Mandela picked one of the more farfetched causes imaginable--the national rugby team, the Springboks, who would host the sport's World Cup in 1995. Author Carlin, former South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent, offers a portrait of the greatest statesman of our time in action.--From publisher description
Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: Use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together in a hard-won, enduring bond
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman
White angels : Beckham, Real Madrid & the new football by John Carlin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait by John Carlin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on conversations with Mandela and interviews with those closest to him to provide an account of the challenges the statesman faced and the triumphs he achieved during South Africa's post-apartheid years
Invictus by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nelson Mandela fut emprisonné 27 ans en raison de sa lutte héroïque contre l'apartheid. Une fois élu président d'Afrique du Sud, loin de chercher à se venger, il pardonne à ses oppresseurs et trouve l'espoir d'une unité nationale en dehors des sentiers battus : sur le terrain de rugby. Clint Eastwood dirige ce film édifiant sur une équipe et un peuple portés vers les plus hauts sommets. Dans le rôle qui lui a valu une nomination aux Oscar, Morgan Freeman interprète Nelson Mandela demandant au capitaine de l'équipe nationale de rugby de réaliser l'impossible : remporter la Coupe du Monde. Une équipe, une nation : le langage universel du sport ne s'est jamais exprimé aussi brillamment que dans Invictus."
The 16th man ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the apartheid era, South African teams had been banned from international competition, and its exclusion from rugby was an especially severe blow to the white population. Blacks, on the other hand, saw the national Springbok team & its colors as symbols of oppression and cheered against their home team. With the 1995 Rugby World Cup set to take place in South Africa, Mandela recognized an opportunity with the Springboks to achieve national unity through sport."--Container
Rafa : mi historia by Rafael Nadal ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With nine Grand Slam victories at this writing, 25-year-old Rafael Nadal doesn't have to wait for the end of his career to be acclaimed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In what has been called a golden age of the sport, this mild-mannered Spaniard has excelled even when competing with the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Rafa: My Story presents Nadal's astonishing stories through his own eyes. This autobiography, which Nadal wrote himself, provides our most revealing insights yet about a superlative athlete known for his modesty and reticence. Rafael Nadal reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success
Nelson Mandela en de wedstrijd die een volk verenigde by John Carlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Zuid-Afrikaanse politicus Nelson Mandela over de periode 1985-1995
Invictus by John Carlin ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon his ascension to the South African presidency, Nelson Mandela faced a country bitterly divided by decades of colonialism and racial politics. In an attempt to reunite his people, Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, held in his country for the first time, as a vehicle for reconciliation. This incredible true story chronicles the South African rugby team's incredible journey through the competition
Knowing Mandela by John Carlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Knowing Mandela focuses on the years from 1990 to 1995, when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs ; it was the time when the full flower of his genius as a political leader was most vividly on display. Carlin spent those years reporting on Mandela's feats, trials and tribulations and was one of the few foreign journalists in South Africa to cover both his release from prison and his accession to the presidency four years later." -- Dust jacket
White angels by John Carlin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sonrisa de Mandela by John Carlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entre el 11 de febrero de 1990 y el 10 de mayo de 1994, Nelson Mandela pasó de ser el prisionero político más famoso del mundo a presidente de su país. Fueron cuatro años acelerados y fascinantes que dieron la talla humana y política de un líder excepcional. John Carlin, observador privilegiado de esa etapa, traza un emocionante retrato de Mandela en el que demuestra que se puede ser un gran líder político sin dejar de ser una gran persona, y que la reconciliación y la convivencia son no sólo deseables, sino posibles incluso en las circunstancias más difíciles
El factor humano Nelson Mandela y el partido que salvó a una nación by John Carlin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playing the Enemy Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invictus : son peuple espérait un leader, il leur a offert un champion by John Carlin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Da bu dao de yong zhe by Kalin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: Use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together in a hard-won, enduring bond
Rafa : mein Weg an die Spitze by Rafael Nadal ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Carlin
Carlin, John
カーリン, ジョン
Languages
English (98)
French (14)
Spanish (12)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
Polish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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