Conradi, Peter J. 1945-
Most widely held works about Peter J Conradi
Most widely held works by Peter J Conradi
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters,' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book,' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--BOOK JACKET.
The King's speech by Mark Logue ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.
John Fowles by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
In this comprehensive study of John Fowles' work, the author relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction.
Existentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
The king's speech [how one man saved the British monarchy by Mark Logue ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Albert, Duke of York began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. The amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, 'Bertie' was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI.
Iris Murdoch : the saint and the artist by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Hitler's piano player : the rise and fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl, confidant of Hitler, ally of FDR by Peter Conradi ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
"He was a man who enjoyed the confidences of both the Fuhrer and FDR, a man with the world's most unique perspective on the cataclysmic events of the early twentieth century. Ernst Hanfstaengl (known to all as Putzi) was haughty court jester, soothing pianist, and savvy foreign press chief for Hitler during the Nazi leader's ascendancy and later played a lead role in Roosevelt's top-secret project to use black propaganda against the Third Reich. Filled with revelations about Hitler's personal life and descriptions of American psychological warfare, Hitler's Piano Player tells the story of a man torn apart by the most antagonistic of loyalties." "An urbane Harvard-educated German, Putzi was living in Germany in 1922 when he first heard Adolf Hitler speak in a Munich beer hall. Introducing himself after the speech, Putzi began one of the strangest relationships in twentieth-century politics." "As he tried to ingratiate Hitler with Munich high-society and polish his image in the eyes of the world, Putzi also helped finance Mein Kampf, claimed to have devised the chant of "Sieg Heil," tried desperately to get Hitler to meet with Winston Churchill, and attempted to fix Hitler up with the American ambassador's daughter. But he fell out of the future Fuhrer's graces, barely escaped Germany with his life, and fled to Britain, where he was interned and then transferred to Canada and finally to America. Once there, he worked with his old acquaintance from New York's Harvard Club, Franklin Roosevelt. The star of Roosevelt's "S-Project", Putzi provided the White House with biographical information on hundreds of leading Nazis, analyses of Hitler's speeches, and a sixty-eight-page psychological portrait of Hitler describing his education, diet, and his sex life." "Through newly declassified documents, interviews with surviving members of the Hanfstaengl family, and original writings by Putzi, historian and author Peter Conradi has crafted the story of history's missing link between Hitler and FDR."--BOOK JACKET.
The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter Conradi ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Biografi om den engelske forfatter, der døde 1999.
Angus Wilson by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Going Buddhist : panic and emptiness, the Buddha and me by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Reuse in electronic design : from information modelling to intellectual properties by Peter Conradi ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The red ripper by Peter Conradi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Hitler's piano player : the rise and fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl by Peter Conradi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Iris : the life of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of the philosopher and novelist, from her student days at Oxford, through her marriage to John Bayley, to Murdoch's influence on literary England, from 1940 to the present day.
The Red Ripper : inside the mind of Russia's most brutal serial killer by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Für ein soziales Bodenrecht; Notwendigkeiten und Möglichkeiten by Peter Conradi ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Art criticism Audiobooks Audiobooks Australia Biography Buddhism Buddhist converts Conradi, Peter J.,--1945- Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries Didactic fiction, English Dostoyevsky, Fyodor,--1821-1881 Electronic circuit design Elizabeth,--Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain,--1900-2002 England Existentialism Fowles, John,--1926-2005 Friendship George--VI,--King of Great Britain,--1895-1952 Great Britain Hanfstaengl, Ernst,--1887-1975 History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Humor Integrated circuits--Design and construction--Automation Kings and rulers Literature Mentally ill offenders Murderers Murdoch, Iris Mysticism Nazis Novelists, English Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, British Records and correspondence Religion Russia (Federation)--Rostovskai︠a︡ oblastʹ Serial murders Sex crimes Social aspects Speech disorders--Patients Speech therapists Speech therapy Wilson, Angus Women and literature Women novelists, English World War (1939-1945)
Conradi, Peter, 1945-
Conradi, Peter J.