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Drazin, Charles 1960-

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Works: 37 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 3,896 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Biography  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6056.O85, B
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Publications about Charles Drazin
Publications by Charles Drazin
Most widely held works about Charles Drazin
 
Most widely held works by Charles Drazin
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
French cinema by Charles Drazin( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 libraries worldwide
A history of the French cinema
In search of the Third man by Charles Drazin( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on both contemporary documents and accounts of the people involved, In Search of The Third Man explores the many myths that over the years have grown around this extraordinary film, and seeks to unravel the facts from the fiction."--Jacket
The finest years : British cinema of the 1940s by Charles Drazin( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
In 'The Finest Years', Charles Drazin considers a crucial period in British cinema and offers insights into the film makers' characters, circumstances and aspirations
The man who outshone the Sun King : a life of gleaming opulence and wretched reversal in the reign of Louis XIV by Charles Drazin( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Late in 1664, the musketeer D'Artagnan rode beside a carriage as it left Paris, carrying his friend Nicolas Fouquet to life imprisonment in a cell next door to the Man in the Iron Mask. From a glorious zenith as Louis XIV's first minister and Cardinal Mazarin's protg and eventual protector; builder of the stunningly opulent chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte; and patron of the arts and lover of beautiful women, Fouquet had suffered a wretched decline. The story of the rise and fall of Nicolas Fouquet is both compelling and unforgettable. Charles Drazin's beautifully written and vivid account brings to life Fouquet's remarkable gains in fortune, influence, and power, as well as the lavish and hazardous world of the royal court in seventeenth-century France
Korda : Britain's only movie mogul by Charles Drazin( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
"Sir Alexander Korda was one of the world's most important and charismatic movie moguls. In Britain, with films like Rembrandt, The Thief of Bagdad, The Four Feathers and The Third Man, he made movies that in their scale, glamour and sophistication equalled and often surpassed Hollywood. He worked closely with such legends as Samuel Goldwyn, David Selznick and Louis B. Mayer, and guided to stardom screen icons that included Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Charles Laughton. But for colour and incident none of these great showbusiness lives came even close to matching his own." "Born in 1893 into a remote farming village on Hungary's Great Plain, he was by the end of the First World War running the country's largest film studio, but lost everything in the revolution and counter-revolution that followed. Forced into exile, he set out on an odyssey of the world's movie capitals that took in a decadent and hyperinflationary Berlin, a Hollywood nervously grappling with the talkies, and Paris, where, with Marcel Pagnol, he made Marius, one of the first great sound classics of French cinema." "Settling in London with chameleon ease in the early 1930s, he quickly carved for himself a place at the heart of British culture and society. But behind the public facade of flamboyant film impresario, he played a hidden role that has never been previously documented as one of Britain's most important intelligence agents. A staunch ally of anti-appeasers Winston Churchill and Sir Robert Vansittart, he used his company London Films as a front for the ultra-secret 'Z' organization, and later played a key role in Britain's vital propaganda battle to bring the United States into the Second World War." "Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, including the reminiscences and diaries of people who knew Korda, Charles Drazin's biography goes behind the myths to reveal the many sides of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing figures."--BOOK JACKET
Charles Drazin on Blue velvet by Charles Drazin( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The man who outshone the Sun King : the rise and fall of Nicolas Foucquet by Charles Drazin( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Sometime late in 1664, the musketeer D'Artagnan rode beside a heavily armoured carriage as it rumbled slowly southwards from Paris, carrying his friend Nicolas Foucquet to internal exile and life imprisonment in the fortress of Pignerol. There he would be incarcerated in a cell next door to the Man in the Iron Mask. From a glittering zenith as the King's first minister, builder of the breathtaking chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, collector of books, patron of the arts and lover of beautiful women, Foucquet had fallen like Icarus. Charged with embezzlement, he was convicted and sentenced to banishment until the King intervened to increase his sentence to life imprisonment. Charles Drazin's account brings to life the rich and hazardous world in which Foucquet lived. As a child Nicolas learned from his devout mother how to mix herbal remedies for the patients at the Hotel-Dieu and from his father, a creature of Cardinal Richelieu, he learned the demands of political life. Drazin tells of the young man's first adventures as a tax-collector, caught up in revolt in the Dauphine, of his loyal service to Cardinal Mazarin and of his financial wizardry, which somehow kept France's finances together. Foucquet's cunning, charisma and charm enchant and beguile as they reveal the seeds of his destruction
The Faber book of French cinema by Charles Drazin( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
In this book, the author explores the rich film culture and history of the country that first established the cinema as the most important mass medium of the twentieth century
Boo hoo : $135 million, 18 months : a dot.com story from concept to catastrophe by Ernst Malmsten( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Swedish and held by 92 libraries worldwide
The story of how an international model and former poetry critic from Sweden dreamed up an ambitious and glamorous Internet start-up; how they convinced the world's biggest fashion houses and Wall Street to invest $135 million in their plan; and how they burned through it all in just over a year
Boo hoo : a dot-com story from concept to catastrophe by Ernst Malmsten( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Journals by John Fowles( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Mapping the past : a search for five brothers at the edge of empire by Charles Drazin( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Charles Drazin knew little about his mother's father only that he had been a military surveyor who mapped great swathes of the British Empire. But when his mother was told that she was dying, it prompted recollections of her early life that she had never confided before: of the village in the west of Ireland where she had grown up, and of her father, whose death changed the life of an eight-year-old girl for ever. Soon afterwards her own death left her son to go through alone the relics of her life. They included a box of old photographs, a battered suitcase stamped with the initials of the grandfather he had never known, and the service records of Patricks brothers, who, like him, had all enlisted in the Royal Engineers as the nineteenth century became the twentieth. So began an extraordinary journey of discovery that took him from the age of Queen Victoria to the battlefields of the Western Front. Mapping the Past is the story of five brothers who, mapping the world, lived up to the Royal Engineers motto of Everywhere. It is the story of Ireland, and of the Empire from which it broke away. It is the story of conflict, war and its aftermath. And, most of all, it is the story of memory, endlessly carrying the past, for better or worse, into our present and future. It is an imaginative, intimate and powerful work of history, by a writer of rare power
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The journals by John Fowles( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The second in a multi-volume series of journals and diary excerpts picks up in 1966, after the author had achieved international acclaim for The Collector and The Magus, as he examines the rewards and struggles of his literary career, his ambivalent attitude toward his growing fame, his disenchantment with a materialistic society, and marital tensions
Korda : Britain's movie mogul by Charles Drazin( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
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The journals by John Fowles( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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