Most widely held works about Frank McCourt
Most widely held works by Frank McCourt
Angela's ashes : a memoir by Frank McCourt ( Book )
423 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 5,913 libraries worldwide
"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood". So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy, exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling, does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.
Tis : a memoir by Frank McCourt ( Book )
244 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 4,807 libraries worldwide
"'Tis is the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports." "When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach - and to write - that Frank finds his place in the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Teacher man : a memoir by Frank McCourt ( Book )
182 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 4,448 libraries worldwide
In this tribute to teachers everywhere. McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments, singalongs and field trips. As he struggles to find his way in the classroom, he spends his evenings drinking with writers and dreaming of one day putting his own story to paper. The book shows McCourt developing his ability to tell a great story as he works to gain the attention and respect of unruly or indifferent adolescents. His rocky marriage, his failed attempt to get a Ph.D. at Trinity College, Dublin, and his repeated firings due to his propensity to talk back to his superiors ironically lead him to New York's most prestigious school, Stuyvesant High School, where he finally finds a place and a voice.--From publisher description.
Angela and the baby Jesus by Frank McCourt ( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,577 libraries worldwide
At Christmastime, six-year-old Angela takes the baby Jesus from the cold church manger to her warm house in Limerick, Ireland. Based on a childhood story told by the author's mother.
Brotherhood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Offers a photographic tribute to the New York City Fire Department and the firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Angela's ashes ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.
The elements of style by William Strunk ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Hailed for its directness and clever insight, this unorthodox textbook was born from a professor's love for the written word and perfected years later by one of his students--famed author E.B. White. Ever since its first publication in 1959, writers have turned to this book for its wise and accessible advice.
Historic pubs of Dublin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Author Frank McCourt discusses the long history of pubs and explores some of the legendary drinking establishments as well as the beautiful sights of Dublin. Visits nearby attractions like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grafton Street, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Brewery and more.
Dubliners by James Joyce ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
The fifteen stories that roam over a human landscape that stretches from the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies.
Patrick ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the life of St. Patrick and his conversion of Ireland. Recreates scenes from Patrick's life using actors in period dress.
Ireland ever by Jill Freedman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Joyce to the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Explores the global phenomenon known as "Bloomsday" celebrated every year on June 16th, the day that James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" takes place. Extensive biographical footage and commentary follows Joyce from his early life in Dublin to his later years of self-exile with his wife, Nora Barnacle in Paris and Switzerland. This film includes interviews with actors, writers, and scholars, who examine the wildly varied celebrations during the 100-year anniversary of this amazing tradition. Joyceans around the world open a book, raise a pint, and dress in costume in homage to their fictional heroes.
Reading rockets launching young readers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
A series of five television programs that look at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read, feature practical advice for parents, highlight the best research-based reading strategies, and interweave the personal stories of children learning to read.
The McCourts of New York ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
This sequel to The McCourts of Limerick follows the four McCourt brothers after their arrival in New York from the slums of Limerick.
Life (part 2). Episode 11, Don't look back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, poet Nikki Giovanni, and comedy writer Larry Gelbart in an inspirational conversation about getting older.
Angela's Ashes / Frank McCourt by Frank McCourt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The Irish gala ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Irish and Irish-American music are showcased.
Die Asche meiner Mutter : irische Erinnerungen by Frank McCourt ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Autobiografisch relaas waarin een gepensioneerde Amerikaanse onderwijzer zijn jeugd in het Ierse Limerick in de jaren '30 en '40 beschrijft vanuit het perspectief van het kind dat hij was.
就是這裡了 by Frank McCourt ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Unabh. Forts. von "Die Asche meiner Mutter". - Der 19-jährige Ire Frank kehrt aus seiner Heimat nach New York zurück. Er begegnet ungewöhnlichen Menschen und erlebt die skurrilsten Geschichten. Allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz versucht er, sein Leben im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten zu meistern.
The Irish-- and how they got that way by Frank McCourt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Angela's ashes (McCourt, Frank) Audiobooks Audiobooks Bars (Drinking establishments) Biographical films Biography Children Christmas stories Christmas stories Crèches (Nativity scenes) Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama English language--Rhetoric English language--Style Families Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Fire fighters Fire stations High school teachers History Interviews Ireland Ireland--Dublin Ireland--Limerick (City) Irish Irish Americans Juvenile works Large type books Manners and customs McCourt, Frank McCourt family New York (N.Y.).--Fire Dept New York (State)--New York Nonfiction television programs Pictorial works Poor--Social conditions Report writing Rescue work September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Social history Talking books Teachers Travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Mac Court, Frank 1930-2009
MacCourt, Frank 1930-2009
Mc Court, Frank 1930-2009
McCourt, Francis 1930-2009
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