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Riordan, James 1936-2012

Works: 307 works in 877 publications in 7 languages and 32,677 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Folklore  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works  Biography  Pictorial works  Legends  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Actor
Classifications: GV706.35, 306.483094
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European cultures of sport examining the nations and regions by Arnd Krüger( file )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
Sport occupies a key position in the cultural profile of a nation. This study forms a comparative guide to sport across Europe, in terms of its relative political and social status, its development, and the ways in which it has contributed to national achievement. Covering sport in ten major European states, each native contributor to the study presents: a brief historical background: major sports successes, Olympic positions, sporting traditions, organisation of sport: its structure and financing, elite sport: how talent is spotted, nurtured and remunerated, sports academies, national q
Sport and international politics by Pierre Arnaud( file )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,800 libraries worldwide
Examines the shaping of sports by both the fascist and communist institutions of Europe during the interwar period. It shows how sports were used as an instrument of propaganda and psychological pressure by major political and sporting nations
The international politics of sport in the twentieth century by James Riordan( file )
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,783 libraries worldwide
Tracing important developments in sport and international politics through the century, this book looks in particular at the Olympic movement, the rise of communism, the impact of the church, the rise of women, and the rise of black athletes
Sport and physical education in China by J Riordan( file )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the PE and sporting experiences of Chinese citizens both in historical and contemporary society will find this book essential reading
Tales of King Arthur by James Riordan( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Portuguese and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Twelve of the best-known tales of King Arthur and his knights, retold from Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and other medieval sources
The twelve labors of Hercules by James Riordan( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Hercules, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, renowned for his great strength, performs twelve dangerous tasks to atone for an attack on his wife and children
Sport under communism : the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, the G.D.R., China, Cuba ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Sport in Soviet society : development of sport and physical education in Russia and the USSR by James Riordan( Book )
18 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
The role and development of sport in Soviet society received little contemporary attention, in the West or in Russia. Although it was widely banned after the Russian Revolution, and viewed as a tool developed by the bourgeoisie for the training of body and mind during the rise of capitalism, the USSR was among the world's sporting powers. This 1977 book examines the evolution of sport in Russia from its early association with health and hygiene, through a period of functional association with labour and defence, to its post-war importance as a means of enhancing the prestige of Soviet communism abroad. The historical role of Soviet sport is followed from the considerable part that sport played during the period of rapid industrialisation, through its strange fate during the years of mass repression, to its emergence as a major institution after the Second World War.--From publisher's description
The woman in the moon and other tales of forgotten heroines by James Riordan( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
A collection of traditional tales from around the world each of whose main character is female
A book of Narnians : the Lion, the Witch, and the others by James Riordan( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Introduces, in text and illustrations, the various characters that inhabit the world of Narnia and sets them in the context of the Narnia stories. Also includes an outline of Narnian history
Russian gypsy tales by E Drut︠s︡( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Tales from the Arabian nights by James Riordan( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Nine of the tales told by Shaharazad to enchant the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
My g-r-r-r-reat uncle tiger by James Riordan( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 577 libraries worldwide
When Marmaduke the cat sees a picture of a tiger, he decides they must be related and sets off with his cat friends to find his great uncle tiger at the zoo
Soviet sport background to the Olympics by James Riordan( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Sportaktivität, Sportgeschichte, UdSSR
Soviet youth culture ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Favorite stories of the ballet by James Riordan( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of seven stories that have been the basis of famous ballets with notes on the origins of each story and on the music composed for them. Includes "Petrushka," "Swan Lake, " "Cinderella, " "Giselle, " "The Nutcracker, " "Stone Flower, " and "Sleeping Beauty."
An illustrated treasury of myths and legends by James Riordan( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
An international collection of twenty-five tales of courage, daring, and romance, featuring heroes such as Robin Hood, El Cid, Perseus, and Volund
King Arthur by James Riordan( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a boy destined to be king who unites his troubled people
The sniper by James Riordan( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Faroese and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Stalingrad snipers were a legend in their time. Based on true events, we follow a teenage sniper recruited in 1942 to seek out and shoot German officers
Russian folk-tales by James Riordan( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
A retelling of ten classic folk tales from Russia
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Alternative Names
Riōdan, Jeimuzu 1936-2012
Riordan, Dž.
Riordan, Džejms.
Riordan, James
Riordan, James William 1936-2012
Riordan, Jim.
Riordan, Jim 1936-
Riordan, Jim 1936-2012
リアダン, ジム
リオーダン, ジェイムズ
リオーダン, ジェームス
English (206)
Japanese (4)
Catalan (4)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Irish (1)
Faroese (1)
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