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Batten, Jack

Overview
Works: 84 works in 233 publications in 3 languages and 3,832 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  History  Biographies  Popular works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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The war to end all wars : the story of World War I by Jack Batten( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, concise history of World War I
The complete jogger by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating his own experiences as a jogger, the author describes jogging clothing, warm-up exercise, postures, and techniques and points to the ways in which jogging contributes to physical well-being
Silent in an evil time : the brave war of Edith Cavell by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts British citizen Edith Cavell's efforts to save one thousand soldiers during World War I as part of an underground organization that helped soldiers trapped behind German lines find freedom
The man who ran faster than everyone : the story of Tom Longboat by Jack Batten( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world's best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won the Boston Marathon and ran in the 1908 Olympic Marathon. Longboat was one of the best-known people of his day, and certainly the most prominent member of the Six Nations. Throughout his career he had to race against opponents, as well as rumors of illegal running activities. Nevertheless, he maintained his dignity, and his achievements still inspire people who understand the great pleasure of running, and running fast
Heather McKay's Complete book of squash by Heather McKay( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Peterson : the man and his jazz by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the story of a black kid from a Montreal ghetto who reached accliam in the great music halls of the world
Mind over murder : DNA and other forensic adventures by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honest Ed's story: the crazy rags to riches story of Ed Mirvish by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada moves westward : 1880/1890 by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judges by Jack Batten( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinette, the dean of Canadian lawyers by Jack Batten( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeper of the flame by Jack Batten( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hip-hop star hires criminal lawyer Crang to save him from a messy blackmail. In the course of performing the rescue, Crang gets embroiled with a gang running a porn operation. These guys play rough, and after someone dies a violent death, Crang has a murder to solve before he can tidy up his hip-hop client reputation. --Publisher
Quest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2001( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On trial by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang plays the ace by Jack Batten( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayhem, Murder and Mystery...Crang is on the case. Mystery and comedy mix in this entertaining novel, written with the in-depth knowledge of the legal scene and the easygoing style that have made bestsellers of Batten's previous books
Straight no chaser : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang, a criminal lawyer, tries to recover a saxophone for a jazz musician he admires. His good deed drags him into murder and drug dealing. Set against the background of the Festival of Festivals in Toronto. Some strong language
Blood count : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when gay communities were hidden worlds, Crang needs to root out a killer and do his best to right a grave wrong. At the height of the AIDS crisis in the early nineties, Crang is enlisted by Alex Corcoran, a close friend who has just lost his lover to the disease, to find the man who infected him. Crang, concerned Corcoran might follow up on his threat to murder the man, tries to find the man to prevent Corcoran from getting himself in trouble. However, when Corcoran himself is killed, Crang owes it to his friends to find their killers. The case, which explores the gay scene in Toronto at a time when LGBT culture was still very much a hidden world and open persecution was commonplace, ends up involving a cabinet minister afraid of being exposed. A clever political mystery, Blood Count is also an emotional and moving story of a couple whose lives are devastated by AIDS and a community damaged by the prejudices of the world around them."--
Take five : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crang is forced to chase down a marijuana growing client who skipped town without paying the very large fee owed him. Along the way Crang encounters a major Toronto mob boss and an ugly case of murder
Riviera blues : a Crang mystery by Jack Batten( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRIME & MYSTERY. Like all the criminal messes Crang has ever found himself caught up in, this one begins in perfect innocence. As Crang is leaving for a holiday on the French Riviera with his movie-critic girlfriend, Annie, his rich-as-Croesus former father-in-law appears to ask if he'd mind checking up on an errant family member who is said to be hanging out in Monaco. Crang says he'll do the favour, a decision that drops him into a series of ever-tighter spots on the Cote d'Azur. Crang and Annie enjoy the Riviera's pleasures, but lurking in the background, gathering menace, is a piece of elaborate fraud and murder. Crang has no choice except to solve all the riddles, nail the murderer and, if he's adroit enough, eventually tip the scales of justice in the good guys' favour
 
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The war to end all wars : the story of World War I
Alternative Names
Batten, Jack

Batten, Jack Hubert 1932-

Languages
English (125)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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Silent in an evil time : the brave war of Edith CavellThe man who ran faster than everyone : the story of Tom LongboatMind over murder : DNA and other forensic adventuresQuest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2001