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Langton, James

Works: 87 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 2,777 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Miscellanea  Allegories  Novels  Religious fiction  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Actor
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Publications about James Langton
Publications by James Langton
Most widely held works about James Langton
Most widely held works by James Langton
The art detective : [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures] by Philip Mould( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Antiques Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunities
The man who broke into Auschwitz : [a true story of World War II] by Denis Avey( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( file )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
Behind the palace doors : [five centuries of sex, adventure, vice, treachery, and folly from royal Britain] by Michael Farquhar( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouses, bedeviled by ambitious children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. Some sacrificed everything for love, while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade.Behind the Palace Doors features stories covering every monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II; debunks historical myths; serves up surprising anecdotes; and covers four family trees spanning every royal house, from the Tudors to the Windsors. From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to Queen Victoria's surprisingly daring taste in sculpture, Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain's monarchs, highlighting the unique mix of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascination
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
McCrum explores why English has become dominant in the modern world, and, more significantly, how English is manipulated, reconceived, and negotiated by different cultures--and why
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans by Brian M Fagan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges---including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins. Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.--Publisher website
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( file )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Voodoo histories : the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A probing look at the conspiracy theories that operate on the sidelines of history and the reasons they continue to play such a seditious role
The brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 libraries worldwide
After a series of fires and break-ins at the Cathedral of Turin, a team of investigators try to solve the crimes. They believe that someone is trying to steal the burial shroud of Jesus
The Republic by Plato( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"What is at stake is far from insignificant: it is how one should live one's life."Plato's The Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: What is goodness? What is reality? What is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the roles of both women and men as "guardians" of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by "philosopher kings."
The map of time by Félix J Palma( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A skeptical H.G. Wells investigates time-travel mysteries including an aristocrat's love affair with a murdered prostitute from the past, a Victorian woman's escape to the future, and a plot to murder celebrated authors to steal their written works
High financier : [the lives and time of Siegmund Warburg] by Niall Ferguson( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Siegmund Warburg, who, despite his family's long-established bank being subsumed by the Nazis, went on to become an architect of European financial integration and a central figure in the world of high finance
Can intervention work? by Rory Stewart( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus distill their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of 'nation building.' As they delve into the massive, military-driven efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, the expansion of the EU, and the bloodless 'color' revolutions in the former Soviet states, they reveal consequences for international relations, human rights, understanding of state building
Two treatises of government by John Locke( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A radical doctrine at the time of its publication, Locke's theories provided a philosophical basis for many of the principles behind the American Revolution. More than 300 years after the publication of the "Two treatises of government," Locke's ideas continue to spark debate. A must-listen for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political ideology
Alexander the Great's art of strategy : [the timeless leadership lessons of history's greatest empire builder] by Partha Sarathi Bose( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Gives fresh insight to Alexander the Great's leadership and legacy. Shows how you can use the secrets of his success to conquer today's challenges, as successful executives, politicians and generals have
Rush to glory : formula 1 racing's greatest rivalry by Tom Rubython( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Tom Rubython describes, in riveting detail, the greatest duel in Formula One; the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt
The lost angel by Javier Sierra( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
In approximately seventy-two hours, a little known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world, and a central aspect of their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Fabor, an undercover American scientist. His only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez, a woman born with a rare psychic gift. Julia must find the courage to evade religious extremists and clandestine government agencies to save her husband
The siege : 68 hours inside the Taj Hotel by Cathy Scott-Clark( file )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Describes what took place during the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai when terrorists assailed the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and how the combined efforts of courageous staff and guests helped keep the death toll down
Your pedigree chum by James Langton( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
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