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Langton, James

Overview
Works: 122 works in 299 publications in 1 language and 4,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Miscellanea  Novels  Poetry  Religious fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Composer, Actor
Classifications: PS3606.I526, 813.6
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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 )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 280 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 )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 254 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
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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 )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming, and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the House of Windsor of the twenty-first century
A burial at sea a mystery by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
In March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck
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 181 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 )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 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
Voodoo histories the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history by David Aaronovitch( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 143 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 )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 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
A stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Returning from a continental honeymoon with his wife, Lady Jane Grey, newly elected MP Charles Lenox is asked by his colleague, Ludovic Starling, to investigate the murder of his footman who was bludgeoned to death with a brick. Lenox gradually realizes that what seem to be the facts of the case may have been manipulated, and that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death
A death in the small hours by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in the expectation of a few calm weeks. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events
The virtues of war [a novel of Alexander the Great] by Steven Pressfield( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A novel of the life of the legendary warrior
An old betrayal by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protege's client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession
A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late
The divine comedy inferno by Dante Alighieri( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The classic story of a man who endures the torment of Hell and Purgatory in his quest to reach Paradise
The Republic by Platón( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
In this monumental work of moral and political philosophy, Plato sought to answer some of the world's most formidable questions: What does it mean to be good? What enables us to distinguish between right and wrong? How should human virtues be translated into a just society? Perhaps the greatest single treatise written on political philosophy, The Republic has strongly influenced Western thought concerning questions of justice, rule, obedience, and the good life. This work is also undoubtedly the best introduction to Plato's philosophy in general. Not only does it contain his ideas on the state and man, but also his famous theory of forms, his theory of knowledge, and his views on the role of music and poetry in society
17 carnations : the royals, the Nazis, and the biggest cover-up in history by Andrew Morton( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A meticulously researched historical tour de force in the style of the bestselling In the Garden of Beasts Historian Andrew Morton's 17 Carnations combines his considerable research background with his proven talent for addictive and readable narrative, giving us a true story steeped in intrigue, suspense, and historical drama. 17 Carnations tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, and his wife Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Joachim von Ribbentrop embroiled the duke in a German plot to use him as a puppet king during their takeover of the British Empire. Although we know that the war ended with Hitler's defeat, Edward's story was far from over. The duke's collaboration with Hitler had resulted in piles of correspondence between them. This damning correspondence, now hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers, could forever tarnish the reputation of the royal family. 17 Carnations reveals, for the first time in history, the story of the cover-up of those letters, starting with a daring heist?by order of Churchill and the king themselves?to bring the letters back safely to England and out of American hands. Morton's unique experience and training make him the perfect person to tell this story as it's never been told before, fusing history and entertainment to create a vivid, atmospheric chronicle of the Windsors' darkest secrets. The shadowy connection between the House of Windsor, the German aristocracy, and Hitler has hovered on the edge of public consciousness for decades, but no royal biography or historical chronicle has been able to tell the full story?until now. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and the personal correspondence of Churchill, Truman, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations is a dazzling historical drama full of adventure, intrigue, and startling revelations by a master of the genre
The map of time by Félix J Palma( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 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
 
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