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Bragg, Melvyn 1939-

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Richard Burton : a life by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 2,400 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the actor describing his childhood, personal life, career, and public achievements
Jesus Christ superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber( visu )
35 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,788 libraries worldwide
Rock opera musical version of the last days of Jesus Christ
The adventure of English : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,704 libraries worldwide
A history of the English language traces its evolution from a Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern form, noting the influence of such groups and individuals as early Anglo-Saxon tribes, Alfred the Great, and William Shakespeare
The soldier's return : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
36 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
Scarred by memories of World War II, soldier Sam Richardson returns home in 1946 and strives to manage changes in his family, which includes a young son who barely remembers him and a wife with a new sense of independence from her wartime job
A son of war by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
"After returning from the campaign in Burma, Sam Richardson was determined to leave his small hometown of Wigton for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months later, he has settled for a job in Wigton's paper factory, and believes he has put both his aspirations and his memories of the war behind him. His wife, Ellen, knows better, realizing how close their marriage has come to disaster. Caught between them, their young son Joe strives to fulfill their conflicting expectations for him, as he faces the challenges of childhood and adolescence and confronts his own demons."--BOOK JACKET
Crossing the lines : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
A series of people find their fates intertwined, from a teenager's seduction by the outside world, to his romance with a girl whose life is precariously balanced, to the struggles of his middle-aged parents
The book of books : the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611-2011 by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Traces the four-hundred-year history of the King James Bible and examines the impact it has had on societies over the centuries
On giants' shoulders : great scientists and their discoveries : from Archimedes to DNA by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
Some of the greatest minds of science are profiled in a series of engaging portraits. On Giants' Shoulders Explore the greatest minds in the history of science with some of the top scientific thinkers of today. Archimedes Galileo Galilei Sir Isaac Newton Antoine Lavoisier Michael Faraday Charles Darwin Jules Henri Poincar Sigmund Freud Marie Curie Albert Einstein Francis Crick James Watson The story of science is the greatest adventure of the human mind over the last 2,500 years, as scientists have progressively advanced humankind's understanding and control of the universe. Yet for many, the scientific theories that underpin the modern world can be hard to grasp. On Giants' Shoulders elucidates the milestones in the history of science, focusing on twelve individuals and their extraordinary breakthroughs. From a layman's perspective, acclaimed journalist and author Melvyn Bragg discusses the life, work, and legacy of these remarkable people with leading scientists and historians in each field, including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Oliver Sacks, John Gribbin, and Paul Davies. Ranging from the foundation of hydrostatics in the third century B.C. to the discovery of DNA's structure in our own time, this is an accessible, thought-provoking, and fascinating account of the seminal discoveries of the past and their originators. The book also illuminates the issues with which scientists are wrestling today, poised on their forerunners' shoulders to carry scientific inquiry into the next millennium. "This is an enchanting book, because it is a book produced by a clever man listening intently ... Science is not, in truth, a daunting alien territory. But characteristically it seems to want to tell us the answers dogmatically, before we are sure what questions we would like to ask. On Giants' Shoulders asks just those kind of questions."--Lisa Jardine, The Times (London) "Nobody in the media has worked harder than Melvyn Bragg to promote science as a culture and scientists as creators. In a sea of indifference to the educational and cultural nature of science, he seems to be the only person with perception."--Professor Sir Harry Kroto The Sunday Times (London)
Andy Warhol by Kim Evans( visu )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Born Andy Warhola in a bleak Pittsburgh slum, Andy Warhol, called an American Iconographer, became a pop icon himself before his death in 1987. Warhol began his career as a commercial artist, and moved on to producing music and film, and publishing. This documentary includes stock footage, film clips, interviews (both archival and contemporary), and is clearly a homage to the man and his work. Warhol was a man of many concepts and an examination of his work is essential for an understanding of the principles that changed the face of art in the 20th century
The sword and the miracle : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
A 7th century Irish priestess is torn between love for the warring British prince Pedric and her duty to spread the word of God. She chooses God and is immortalized as Saint Begga
The hired man by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
30 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Jackson Pollock by Kim Evans( visu )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage of Jackson Pollock's life and work with reminiscences from his contemporaries, and explores the truth and legends surrounding this controversial painter
A time to dance : a novel by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
A fifty-four-year-old bank manager, struggling against the confines of his over-controlled world, and an eighteen-year-old woman, seeking to heal wounds from a troubled past, find unlikely love together
The adventure of English : 500AD to 2000 : the biography of a language by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
42 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Det engelske sprogs historie, fra starten som en germansk dialekt og til det i dag tales og forstås af det meste af verdens befolkning. Også afsnit om amerikansk, australsk, indisk og vest-indisk engelsk
Toni Morrison ( visu )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
The Maid of Buttermere by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Scandal and romance in the Lake District in 1802
Laurence Olivier by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall( visu )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
This film portrait, made shortly before the death of Chagall in 1985, takes the viewer on a journey through time and place on the trail of this enigmatic artist. Eventually to become the grand old man of French painting, Chagall began life in a Jewish ghetto in Russia. He escaped the restrictions of his background and moved to Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with artists such as Matisse, Leger and Dufy. There he began to create the floating surrealistic style which has remained his hallmark
Josh Lawton by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
25 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 libraries worldwide
A place in England by Melvyn Bragg( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brāġ, Mīlfīn 1939-
Bragg, Melvyn
Brėgg, Melvin 1939-
Брэгг, Мелвин 1939-
בראג, מלווין 1939-
ブラッグ, メルヴィン
Languages
English (406)
German (18)
Spanish (7)
French (4)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (2)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
Finnish (1)
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