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Carlin, John 1956-

Works: 48 works in 248 publications in 15 languages and 10,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Pictorial works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, pre
Classifications: DT1949.M35, 791.4372
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Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
50 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,876 libraries worldwide
On 24 June 1995, at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela stepped onto a rugby pitch and, in front of an audience of millions worldwide, a new era for South Africa began. This book tells the extraordinary story of how that moment became possible, tracing Mandela's history from Robben Island to Ellis Park
Rafa by Rafael Nadal( Book )
41 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
With candor, heart, and intelligence, Rafael Nadal takes readers on his life's dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight along the way of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. In this memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, Nadal, one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. From the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where he was coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four, to becoming the youngest professional tennis player ever to win all four Grand Slam titles, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of being an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining an unfailingly gracious, relentlessly hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.--From publisher description
Playing the enemy Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( file )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
In 1985, Nelson Mandela, then in prison for 23 years, set about winning over the fiercest proponents of apartheid, from his jailers to the head of South Africa's military. First he earned his freedom and then he won the presidency in the nation's first free election in 1994. But he knew that South Africa was still dangerously divided. If he couldn't unite his country in a visceral, emotional way--and fast--it would collapse into chaos. He would need all the charisma and strategic acumen he had honed during half a century of activism, and he'd need a cause all South Africans could share. Mandela picked one of the more farfetched causes imaginable--the national rugby team, the Springboks, who would host the sport's World Cup in 1995. Author Carlin, former South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent, offers a portrait of the greatest statesman of our time in action.--From publisher description
Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: Use the national rugby team, the Springboks--long an embodiment of white supremacist rule--to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together in a hard-won, enduring bond
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait by John Carlin( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Draws on conversations with Mandela and interviews with those closest to him to provide an account of the challenges the statesman faced and the triumphs he achieved during South Africa's post-apartheid years
White angels : Beckham, Real Madrid & the new football by John Carlin( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 313 libraries worldwide
"The world over, no sportsman - and maybe no other individual - provokes more fascination, argument and interest than the Londoner with the film-star looks, David Beckham. No sports team exudes more glamour, has won more competitions or possesses a more dazzling collection of superstars than Real Madrid. The fusion of the two has gripped the attention of millions and changed the face of the world's favourite sport, making a clear divide between the Old Football and the New. White Angels is the insider's look at what happened to make the historic deal. John Carlin has had unprecedented access to the Real Madrid team, travelling with them to matches and conducting extensive interviews with the players and its charismatic and driven chairman Florentino Pérez. White Angels describes how Beckham's transfer took place, and the machinations and intrigue behind it. It details Beckham's first year at Real, and how he fared on the field alongside such global stars as Figo, Zidane, Carlos, Raúl and Ronaldo."
Invictus by Clint Eastwood( visu )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Zuid-Afrika, 1995. De onlangs tot president gekozen Nelson Mandela gebruikt het wereldkampioenschap rugby om het land te verenigen achter het nationale team
Knowing Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"Knowing Mandela focuses on the years from 1990 to 1995, when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs ; it was the time when the full flower of his genius as a political leader was most vividly on display. Carlin spent those years reporting on Mandela's feats, trials and tribulations and was one of the few foreign journalists in South Africa to cover both his release from prison and his accession to the presidency four years later." -- Dust jacket
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"Ending Reeva's life, and in the same instant annihilating his own, had condemned him in the end to the shadow existence he had fought so hard to avoid -- inspiring compassion in some, derision in many more, and ripping forever from his grasp all that he had strived so hard to win."--Back cover
The 16th man ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"During the apartheid era, South African teams had been banned from international competition, and its exclusion from rugby was an especially severe blow to the white population. Blacks, on the other hand, saw the national Springbok team & its colors as symbols of oppression and cheered against their home team. With the 1995 Rugby World Cup set to take place in South Africa, Mandela recognized an opportunity with the Springboks to achieve national unity through sport."--Container
La sonrisa de Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Entre el 11 de febrero de 1990 y el 10 de mayo de 1994, Nelson Mandela pasó de ser el prisionero político más famoso del mundo a presidente de su país. Fueron cuatro años acelerados y fascinantes que dieron la talla humana y política de un líder excepcional. John Carlin, observador privilegiado de esa etapa, traza un emocionante retrato de Mandela en el que demuestra que se puede ser un gran líder político sin dejar de ser una gran persona, y que la reconciliación y la convivencia son no sólo deseables, sino posibles incluso en las circunstancias más difíciles
Invictus by John Carlin( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Upon his ascension to the South African presidency, Nelson Mandela faced a country bitterly divided by decades of colonialism and racial politics. In an attempt to reunite his people, Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, held in his country for the first time, as a vehicle for reconciliation. This incredible true story chronicles the South African rugby team's incredible journey through the competition
The trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Die hard ultimate collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Live free or die hard: New York detective John McClane delivers old-school justice to a new breed of terrorists when a massive computer attack on the U.S. infrastructure threatens to shut down the entire country over Independence Day weekend
The waiting game by Txema Salvans( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"Gathering a series of photographs taken by Txema Salvans (born 1971) over the course of six years, The Waiting Game documents the exercise of prostitution along the highways of Spain's Mediterranean coast. Disguised as a surveyor, Salvans photographed prostitution with an emphasis on the decidedly unerotic quality of its actual environs: the intersections, roundabouts, dead-end streets and shoulders of the road. The photographs in this book present the solitary figure of the waiting woman as a stereotypical image of objectified sexuality, in a landscape that is both striking and tragic. Exploring the varied and often surprising gamut of human longings and behaviors, Salvans achieves a balance of sociological dissection and naturalistic narration, and presents the image of the prostitute as an almost impersonal component of a larger mechanism."--Publisher's description
Invictus : son peuple espérait un leader, il leur a offert un champion by John Carlin( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Oscar Pistorius : het ware verhaal van de Blade Runner by John Carlin( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Die hard 4.0 by Len Wiseman( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Agent John McClane neemt het dit keer op tegen een groep hackers, die een poging doen om het computersysteem en de technische structuur Van de Verenigde Staten te saboteren
Le sourire de Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A personal tribute to the great Nelson Mandela, one of the iconic figures of our time, written by the acclaimed South Africa correspondent and author of the international bestseller Playing the Enemy (filmed as Invictus) who has been reporting on Mandela since the 1990s
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Carlin, John
カーリン, ジョン
English (140)
Spanish (25)
French (19)
Chinese (5)
German (4)
Italian (4)
Dutch (4)
Polish (3)
Slovenian (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Turkish (1)
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