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Carlin, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 301 publications in 15 languages and 11,481 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DT1949.M35, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Carlin
Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,662 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 far-fetched 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
Rafa by Rafael Nadal( Book )
40 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,493 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 950 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
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 772 libraries worldwide
This is the sensational insider story of Oscar Pistorius, by the acclaimed author of Invictus. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will rivet the world's attention in a way no other case has since another famous sportsman, O. J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex wife in 1994. John Carlin brings his own extensive knowledge of South Africa and access to Pistorius himself, as well as to his friends and family, after the death of Reeva Steenkamp to tell the story of the rise and fall of a classically tragic hero. It is the most remarkable sports story ever told - about a man whose legs were amputated at the age of eleven months and ended up running in the Olympic Games - and it is a story too about crime and punishment, love and death that follows Pistorius' trail from South Africa to London, to the United States, to Iceland, to Italy and has at its heart a richly varied and compelling set of characters, among them the beautiful victim, two brilliant rival lawyers and the fascinatingly complex figure of Oscar Pistorius himself
Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 580 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
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait by John Carlin( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 563 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
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 422 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
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
This film biography of Mandela tells the story of his life trough interviews with intimates, from his most trusted associates to his jailers on Robben Island, the prison where he was held for 27 years. This film offers an insider's account of his extraordinary will to lead and of the great risk and personal sacrifice he endured to achieve democracy and equality for the people of his nation
Knowing Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 276 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."--Jacket
Invictus by Clint Eastwood( visu )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 248 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
White angels : Beckham, Real Madrid & the new football by John Carlin( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A look at soccer superstar David Beckham, the Real Madrid team he joined in 2003, and at how this combination has forever changed the face of the world's most popular sport
The 16th man ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 139 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
The trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
This is the sensational insider story of Oscar Pistorius, by the acclaimed author of Invictus. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will rivet the world's attention in a way no other case has since another famous sportsman, O. J. Simpson, was tried for the murder of his ex wife in 1994. John Carlin brings his own extensive knowledge of South Africa and access to Pistorius himself, as well as to his friends and family, after the death of Reeva Steenkamp to tell the story of the rise and fall of a classically tragic hero. It is the most remarkable sports story ever told - about a man whose legs were amputated at the age of eleven months and ended up running in the Olympic Games - and it is a story too about crime and punishment, love and death that follows Pistorius' trail from South Africa to London, to the United States, to Iceland, to Italy and has at its heart a richly varied and compelling set of characters, among them the beautiful victim, two brilliant rival lawyers and the fascinatingly complex figure of Oscar Pistorius himself
La sonrisa de Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 117 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
Nelson Mandela en de wedstrijd die een volk verenigde by John Carlin( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Zuid-Afrikaanse politicus Nelson Mandela over de periode 1985-1995
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and gold medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trialOscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 London Olympics. A hero in his native South Africa, the "Blade Runner," as he is known for his futuristic prosthetic legs, became a global icon of resilience and determination.But less than a year later, Pistorius rocked the world once again when he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed bathroom door in the early hours of February14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, contending that he had acted in a blind panic, imagining an intruder had broken in. But as the investigation moved to trial-during which the prosecution sought to prove that he killed her in a rage after an argument-a picture emerged of a traumatized individual fascinated with guns and assailed, behind the heroic facade, by anguish and self-doubt.Acclaimed journalist John Carlin follows the trials of this fallen champion, detailing his fraught upbringing, his almost superhuman rise to athletic glory, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Steenkamp's death. At the center of Pistorius' story is South Africa-a young democracy stained by a history of racial disparity and levels of criminal violence that are among the highest in the world.Thoughtful and probing, Chase Your Shadow offers a piercing look at this intriguing modern tragedy, bringing to life a complex figure and the troubled land that shaped him
Invictus by John Carlin( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 59 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
Da bu dao de yong zhe by John Carlin( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 49 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
Die hard : ultimate collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 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
El factor humano Nelson Mandela y el partido que salvó a una nación by John Carlin( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 43 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
 
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Alternative Names
Carlin, John
Ioannes Carlin
John Carlin britisk manusforfattar
John Carlin britisk manusforfatter
John Carlin britisk manuskriptforfatter
John Carlin Brits scenarioschrijver
John Carlin brittisk manusförfattare
John Carlin giornalista inglese
Джон Карлин
جان کارلین فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی
칼린, 존 1956-
カーリン, ジョン
Languages
English (153)
Spanish (29)
French (21)
Italian (6)
German (5)
Chinese (5)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (4)
Catalan (3)
Turkish (2)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Hungarian (1)
Czech (1)
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