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Barry, John M. 1947-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 11,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Fiction  Western films  Epic films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: RC150.4, 614.51809041
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Most widely held works about John M Barry
 
Most widely held works by John M Barry
The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history by John M Barry( Book )

56 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1918, the coldest the American Midwest had ever endured, history's most lethal influenza virus was born. Over the next year it flourished, killing as many as 100 million people. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages killed in a century. There were many echoes of the Middle Ages in 1918: victims turned blue-black and priests in some of the world's most modern cities drove horse-drawn carts down the streets, calling upon people to bring out their dead." "But 1918 was not the Middle Ages, and the story of this epidemic is not simply one of death, suffering, and terror; it is the story of one war imposed upon the background of another. For the first time in history, science collided with epidemic disease, and great scientists - pioneers who defined modern American medicine - pitted themselves against a pestilence. The politicians and military commanders of World War I, focusing upon a different type of enemy, ignored warnings from these scientists and so fostered conditions that helped the virus kill. The strain of these two wars put society itself under almost unimaginable pressure. Even as scientists began to make progress, the larger society around them began to crack." "Yet ultimately this is a story of triumph amidst tragedy, illuminating human courage as well as science. In particular, this courage led a tenacious investigator directly to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the twentieth century - a discovery that has spawned many Nobel prizes and even now is shaping our future."--Jacket
Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America by John M Barry( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising Tide begins in the nineteenth century, when the first serious attempts to control the river began. The story focuses on engineers James Eads and Andrew Humphreys, who hated each other. Out of the collision of their personalities and their theories came a compromise river policy that would lead to the disaster of the 1927 flood yet would also allow the cultivation of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta and create wealth and aristocracy, as well as a whole culture. In the end, the flood had indeed changed the face of America, leading to the most comprehensive legislation the government had ever enacted, touching the entire Mississippi valley from Pennsylvania to Montana. In its aftermath was laid the foundation for the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty by John M Barry( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acclaimed historian and "New York Times"-bestselling author offers a revelatory look at how Roger Williams shaped the nature of religion, political power, and individual rights in America
The transformed cell : unlocking the mysteries of cancer by Steven A Rosenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great moments of scientific discovery all too often occur in the far reaches of the laboratory, hidden from the public eye. Rarely do readers have an opportunity to comprehend the exhilaration and sense of awe scientists feel as they finally make a breakthrough in understanding the complex web of nature. The Transformed Cell changes all that. Dr. Steven Rosenberg, one of the world's leading surgeons, provides an extraordinary glimpse inside the workings of the
The ambition and the power by John M Barry( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: The fall of Jim Wright: a true story of Washington
The great influenza [the epic story of the deadliest plague in history] by John M Barry( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ultimate tale of triumph amid tragedy, this book depicts the 1918 influenza epidemic which killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. "This crisis provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon."
Power plays : politics, football, and other blood sports by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry, a former Washington journalist and college football coach, compares the abuse of power in politics and sports
Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul [church, state, and the birth of liberty] by John M Barry( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry explores the development of the fundamental ideas of church and state through the story of Roger Williams. The first to link religious freedom to individual liberty, Williams helped shape the balance of religion and politics seen in America today
Rising tide by John M Barry( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America and laid the groundwork for the New Deal
Opportunities in journalism careers by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformed cell [unlocking the mysteries of cancer] by Steven A Rosenberg( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great influenza : the epic story of the 1918 pandemic by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, which took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines its causes, its impact on early twentieth-century society, and the lasting implications of the crisis
The epic story of the deadliest plague in history by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. This work brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggests ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic
The creation of the American soul : Roger Williams, church and state, and the birth of liberty by John M Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nautical research journal, index of volumes 1-40 by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White paper on novel H1N1 by John M Barry( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper is an historical and policy primer for one to prepare for a severe flu pandemic - which is virtually guaranteed to happen at some time in the future. The paper provides actionable knowledge, gleaned from past flu pandemics and from recent science, to reduce the chance of you and your loved ones from contracting the flu. The paper discusses both the new novel H1N1 flu virus and the more lethal H5 N1 ("bird flu") virus. In discussing the future of H1N1, the author says, "Three of the preceding four pandemics, 1889, 1918, and 1957, show clear evidence of some fairly intense but sporadic initial local outbreaks scattered around the world. The novel H1N1 virus seems thus far to be following the pattern of those three pandemics, and it seems highly likely that it will return in full flower." The author projects that a full fledged global pandemic could cut global GDP by up to 4 to 6 percent, and that companies must now prepare for supply chain disruptions, even if only the milder H1N1 becomes the prevalent flu. An individual's behavioral changes with social distancing and hygienic steps can dramatically reduce the chance of contracting the flu."--Http://esd.mit.edu/WPS
Xi bao zhuan xing by Steven A Rosenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America by John M Barry( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin discusses New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deputy director of Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Ivor van Heerden discusses what Hurricane Katrina means for future disasters and the rise in disaster-related poverty. Republican Senator Arlen Specter discusses the upcoming nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court
Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision
 
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Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed AmericaThe transformed cell : unlocking the mysteries of cancerThe great influenza [the epic story of the deadliest plague in history]Power plays : politics, football, and other blood sportsRising tideThe great influenza : the epic story of the 1918 pandemicThe epic story of the deadliest plague in historyThe great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America