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French, Patrick 1966-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 5,190 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Educational films  Internet videos  Personal narratives  Reviews  Documentary films  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, B
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Most widely held works about Patrick French
 
Most widely held works by Patrick French
The world is what it is : the authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authorized study of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul examines his difficult early life as a child of Indian parents in colonial Trinidad, his Oxford education, the depression that marked his life in England, his complex personal life and romantic relationships, and his pursuit of becoming a great writer
India : a portrait by Patrick French( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship. Even more remarkably, he shows how, despite the ancient and persistent traditions of caste, as well as a mind-boggling number of ethnicities and languages, India has nevertheless managed to cohere, evolving into the world's largest democracy, largely fulfilling Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of a secular liberal order.--From publisher description
Liberty or death : India's journey to independence and division by Patrick French( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 14th August 1947, Britain's 300-year-old Indian Empire collapsed. This text examines this event, analyzing the rise of India's freedom movement, the disastrous mistakes made by politicians, and the interplay between figures such as Churchill, Mountbatten and Ghandi
Younghusband : the last great imperial adventurer by Patrick French( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Francis Younghusband was the last of the great imperialists and a dashing adventurer. In 1903 he single-handedly turned a small diplomatic mission into a full-scale military invasion of the last unexplored country on earth, Tibet. Yet he subsequently became an outlandish mystical philosopher and an Indian nationalist. Admired by Bertrand Russell, Lord Curzon, H.G. Wells and John Buchan, Younghusband held the world record for the 300-yard dash, was The Times correspondent during the siege of Chitral, became the first European since Marco Polo to find a new overland route from China to India, and organized the early assaults on Mount Everest."--Jacket
V.S. Naipaul : the authorized biography by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOTES FROM THE DREAM HOUSE : a selection of film reviews 1963-2013 by Philip French( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly half a century Philip French's writing on cinema has been essential reading for film-goers, cinephiles and anyone who enjoys witty, intelligent engagement with the big screen. His vast knowledge of the medium is matched only by his love for it. 'Notes from the Dream House' collects some of the best of Philip French's film writing from 1963-2013. Ranging across half of the history of the cinema, these pieces cover every kind of film: westerns, musicals, comedies and gangster films, art movies and blockbusters, the hits, the misses, the good, the bad and the ugly
Naar Tibet by Patrick French( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de geschiedenis van Tibet, de strijd van de Tibetanen om te overleven, het belang van de godsdienst en de bezetting van China en de gevolgen hiervan
India : een persoonlijke biografie van 1,2 miljard mensen by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schets van de Indiase samenleving, cultuur, politiek en economie
V.S. Naipaul : een biografie by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse schrijver (1932- )
India : a portrait by Patrick French( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monumental biography of the subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul. Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this dazzlingly panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship (here are stories like that of C.K. Ranganathan, who trudged the streets of Cuddalore in the 1980s selling sample packets of shampoo and now employs more than one thousand people)
Tibet, Tibet : une histoire personnelle d'un pays perdu by Patrick French( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mêlant à la fois les souvenirs personnels, l'histoire, la politique et la géographie, ce récit de voyage entraîne le lecteur sur les routes du Tibet, de Lhassa au nord de l'Inde où vivent le gouvernement tibétain et le dalaï-lama en exil
Xi zang zhui zong : zhui xun yang he si ben tan xian chuan qi by Fo lan qi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oltre le porte della città proibita by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last great imperial adventurer by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibet's Hidden Kingdom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1865, British authorities enlisted Nain Singh Rawat---an Indian pundit, or explorer---to map the mountain passes of Tibet. Forty years later, Singh's work helped a British army officer named Francis Younghusband lead a military expedition to the city of Lhasa, bringing an end to Tibet's isolation and forcing the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty upon the country. This documentary recounts those decades of adventure and the resulting cultural clashes that transpired on the rooftop of the world. It combines archival images and materials with modern color footage of a land that still inspired mystery and a yearning for high-stakes exploration. Interviews with historians and experts on Tibet are included"--Container
The life of Henry Norman by Patrick French( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French brothers' wild & crazy film quiz book by Karl French( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibet, Tibet : a personal history of a lost land by Patrick French( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the history and current predicament of Tibet describes the fall of its culture to the forces of Mao after centuries of survival, the impact of the Dalai Lama's role, and its prospects in light of current capabilities
Xi zang zhui zong by Fa lan qu( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The world is what it is : the authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul
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India : a portraitLiberty or death : India's journey to independence and divisionYounghusband : the last great imperial adventurerV.S. Naipaul : the authorized biographyThe last great imperial adventurerTibet, Tibet : a personal history of a lost landTibet, Tibet : dreams and memories of a lost land
Alternative Names
French, Patrick

Patrick French britischer Historiker und Literaturwissenschaftler

Patrick French Brits auteur

Patrick French écrivain britannique

Patrick French historiador británico

پاتریک فرنچ نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

パトリック・フレンチ

Languages
English (144)

Chinese (8)

Dutch (6)

Italian (2)

French (2)