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Carlin, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 286 publications in 15 languages and 11,334 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Police films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Author of screenplay, 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 )
52 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,800 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 )
39 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,491 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 971 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
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait by John Carlin( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 941 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
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 735 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"-- Page 4 of cover
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 683 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
Invictus : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 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
White angels : Beckham, Real Madrid & the new football by John Carlin( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 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 )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 234 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
The 16th man ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 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 )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 70 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 61 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
Die hard collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Die hard with a vengeance: McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian, McClane careens wildly from one end of town to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genium and a heroic cop in this thrill-a-minute adventure that grabs you and doesn't let go!
Da bu dao de yong zhe by John Carlin( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 41 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 trials of Oscar Pistorius : the trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
In 'Chase Your Shadow', journalist and author John Carlin tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius's tragic journey from sporting icon to accused murderer. Carlin paints a portrait of a complex personality, a man whose life story reveals extremes of courage and insecurity, ambition and vulnerability, generosity and dangerous hot-headedness. Not since the O.J. Simpson case has the world been more riveted by a champion's heroic rise and calamitous fall
The waiting game by Txema Salvans( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 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
Der Sieg des Nelson Mandela by John Carlin( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Pistorius : la sombra de la verdad by John Carlin( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied runners at the 2012 London Olympics. 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 February 14, 2013. Charged with murder, he claimed self-defense, contending that he had acted in a blind panic, imagining an intruder had broken in. Carlin follows the trials of this fallen champion, detailing his fraught upbringing against the story of 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
Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation by John Carlin( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. This book shows how a sport, once the preserve of South Africa's Afrikaans-speaking minority, came to unify the new rainbow nation
 
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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 (149)
Spanish (31)
French (25)
Catalan (5)
German (4)
Chinese (4)
Italian (4)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (3)
Polish (3)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Hungarian (1)
Czech (1)
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