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MacNeil, Robert 1931-

Works: 433 works in 971 publications in 4 languages and 27,653 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Military history  Personal narratives  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Host, Speaker, Interviewer, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Commentator, Reporter
Classifications: PE2808, 420.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert MacNeil
The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

103 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series by Robert MacNeil( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the origins, history, and current state of American spoken and written language, looking at the linguistic traditions in diverse regions of the country and assessing the influence of e-mail and other factors
The Story of English by Robert MacNeil( Visual )

61 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Burden of desire by Robert MacNeil( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three inhabitants of Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I struggling with their emotions and the wreckage of war
The voyage by Robert MacNeil( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jet-age romance of a Canadian ambassador and a South American airline stewardess. Although married, he manages to keep the affair secret from wife and government. In her case, her work enables her to continue seeing him, regardless of which country he is in. By the author of Burden of Desire
The Way we were : 1963, the year Kennedy was shot( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

420 photographs with accompanying text recapture the fads, fashions, foods, and people of America in 1963
Do you speak American?( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes
Breaking news : a novel by Robert MacNeil( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging TV anchorman of the old school--accurate, reliable and ethical--struggles to hold his job before the advance of younger, actor-like types for whom TV news is simply show business
The people machine; the influence of television on American politics by Robert MacNeil( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation homecoming writing the wartime experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the searing firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words--fiction, verse, letters, essays, and personal journals. Combining interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms this remarkable collection of writing into a deep examination of life on the front lines, while providing depth and context through conversations with great American writers from previous wars. The stories recounted are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. These writings are brought to life through readings, music, and artwork, and evoke the universal emotions of war with a haunting poignancy
America at a crossroads( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about the diversity of Muslims in America and the Muslim-American experience today
America at a crossroads. inside Indonesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism
America at a crossroads. the other war a production of WETA Washington, D.C. ; producer, Edward Gray( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversial new policies adopted by the United States government following 9/11 to help prevent terrorism at home
America at a crossroads. in defense of freedom( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the debate over the war in Iraq reaching a fever pitch, this program follows one of the advocates for the war against Saddam Hussein. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neo-conservative case for an assertive American foreign policy
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the true motives underlying the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist organization that preaches peaceful co-existence with the West while offering inspiration and sustenance to terrorist organizations
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow along on the journey of Irshad Manji, a Muslim dissident, as she tries to help restore humanity and reason to Islam
Europe's 9/11( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries
Gangs of Iraq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a hard look at the four-year effort by America and its allies to train Iraq's new army and police forces and make them capable of bringing security to the country. Follows U.S. advisory teams working with Iraqi forces during two months in the fall of 2006. Shows the obstacles faced by these U.S. soldiers and the challenges of ending the violence, torture, and murder on the Iraqi streets. Examines the history and events that led to the current sectarian crisis, why the Iraqi elections didn't curb escalating Shia-Sunni sectarianism, and how top Iraqi officials have downplayed or denied the growing sectarian militia forces
America at a crossroads( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the response of the U.S. military in the war on terror by chronicling the service of army reservists called for an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan. The stress of extended deployment is borne not only by the soldiers but also by their families
The Story of English( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the influence of Scottish and Irish Gaelic on the English language. Discusses the English spoken in the Appalachian region of the U.S
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Alternative Names
Mac Neil, Robert.

Mac Neil, Robert 1931-

MacNeil, Robert Breckenridge Ware 1931-

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McNeil, Robert 1931-

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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television seriesThe Story of EnglishBurden of desireThe voyageBreaking news : a novelOperation homecoming writing the wartime experienceLooking for my country : finding myself in America