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John Gardner - Author

About the Author

After Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner was the next writer to be asked by Glidrose (now IFPL) to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films GoldenEye and Licence to Kill, from 1981 to 1996.


Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. 'Probably the biggest mistake I ever made,' he says. 'I confused the desire to please my father with a vocation which I soon found I did not have.'


 In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them best-sellers (his Maestro was a New York Times Book of the Year). Sadly John Gardner died on Friday 3rd August 2007. John was a highly respected and admired member of the Bond family and he will be greatly missed.

Featured books by John Gardner

Other books by John Gardner

Rethinking the Clinical Gaze Patient-centred Innovation in Paediatric Neurology

Rethinking the Clinical Gaze Patient-centred Innovation in Paediatric Neurology

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

This book draws on medical sociology and science and technology studies to develop a novel conceptual framework for understanding innovation processes, using the case study of deep brain stimulation in paediatric neurology. It addresses key questions, including: How are promising and potentially disruptive new health technologies integrated into busy resource-constrained clinical contexts? What activities are involved in establishing a new clinical service? How do social and cultural forces shape these services, and importantly, how are understandings of `health' and `illness' reconfigured in the process? The book explores how the ideals of patient-centred medicine influence innovation in the clinic, and it introduces the concept of patient-centred proto-platforms. It argues that patient-centred innovation can constitute an expansion of medical power, as the clinical gaze is directed not only towards the body but also towards the patient as a social being. This will be an innovative and insightful read for academics and advanced students, as well as health service researchers with an interest in technology adoption processes.

James Bond 25: Der Mann von Barbarossa

James Bond 25: Der Mann von Barbarossa

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 18/01/2018

James Bond wird von seinem alten Erzfeind, dem KGB, beauftragt, eine bis dato unbekannte Terroristengruppe aufzuhalten. Diese Gruppe fordert die Verurteilung eines angeblichen Nazi-Kriegsverbrechers und scheut sich dabei nicht, uber Leichen zu gehen. Zusammen mit einem internationalen Agententeam versucht Bond, die wahren Motive der Gruppe herauszufinden. Doch als ihm die Wahrheit dmmert, ist es fast schon zu spt ...

The Public Understanding of Assessment

The Public Understanding of Assessment

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2018

Assessment of educational achievement, whether by traditional examinations or by teachers in schools, attracts considerable public interest, particularly when it is associated with `high stakes' outcomes such as university entry or selection for employment. When the individual's results do not chime with their or their teachers' expectations, doubts creep in about the process of assessment that has arrived at this result. However, educational assessment is made up of many layers of complexity, which are not always clear to the general public, including teachers, students, and parents, and which are not easily understood outside of the expert assessment community. These layers may be organized in highly co-dependent relationships that include reliability, validity, human judgment, and errors, and the uses and interpretations of the various types of assessment. No-one could reasonably argue that the principles and complexities of educational assessment should be core learning in public education, but there is a growing realization that trust in the UK assessment system is under some threat as the media and others sensationalize or politicize any problems that arise each year. This book offers the first comprehensive overview of how the general public is considered to perceive and understand a wide variety of aspects of educational assessment, and how this understanding may be improved. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.

Rethinking the Clinical Gaze Patient-centred Innovation in Paediatric Neurology

Rethinking the Clinical Gaze Patient-centred Innovation in Paediatric Neurology

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2017

This book draws on medical sociology and science and technology studies to develop a novel conceptual framework for understanding innovation processes, using the case study of deep brain stimulation in paediatric neurology. It addresses key questions, including: How are promising and potentially disruptive new health technologies integrated into busy resource-constrained clinical contexts? What activities are involved in establishing a new clinical service? How do social and cultural forces shape these services, and importantly, how are understandings of `health' and `illness' reconfigured in the process? The book explores how the ideals of patient-centred medicine influence innovation in the clinic, and it introduces the concept of patient-centred proto-platforms. It argues that patient-centred innovation can constitute an expansion of medical power, as the clinical gaze is directed not only towards the body but also towards the patient as a social being. This will be an innovative and insightful read for academics and advanced students, as well as health service researchers with an interest in technology adoption processes.

Engel mit Krallen

Engel mit Krallen

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Rotes Haar und schwarze Seele - diese Mischung macht Boysie Oakes blind ...Eigentlich hatte sich Oakes den Aufenthalt im Madchenpensionat ganz anders vorgestellt. Doch statt mit hubschen jungen Damen zu flirten, sieht er sich einer Amazonentruppe gegenuber, die ihm ubel mitspielt - sterbensubel ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Der Lautlose

Der Lautlose

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Wenn ein Agent Urlaub macht, kann selbst sues Leben bitter werden ...Das Wochenende an der Riviera - mit Iris und traumhaftem Luxus - hatte Oakes sich verdient. Doch nicht nur sein Chef neidet ihm den Genu, viel mehr noch seine Kollegen von der anderen Seite. Oakes geht in die Luft, und das hat ungeahnte Folgen ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Jeder Mensch lebt seinen Traum

Jeder Mensch lebt seinen Traum

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Acht Menschen verfolgt der Leser auf einem Stuck ihres Weges: den eigenwilligen Regisseur und seine Frau, deren Liebe er braucht und doch wegen eines verfuhrerischen Madchens aufs Spiel setzt; den groen Mimen auf dem Hohepunkt seines Ruhms und den Leergebrannten, der von verlorener Groe lebt.So verschieden sie alle nach Herkunft, Temperament und Denken sind - jeder von ihnen lebt seinen Traum. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Ein Killer lasst singen

Ein Killer lasst singen

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Boysie Oakes will auf die feine britische Art den Dienst quittieren. Doch ehe er sich's versieht, hat er einen Auftrag am Hals, der die Bluthunde von der anderen Seite weckt. Und dabei spielt die aufregende Zizi ein besonders boses Spiel ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Der Agent, der aus den Wolken fiel

Der Agent, der aus den Wolken fiel

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Agent Boysie hat zwar Erfolg, dennoch nehmen seine Gegner ihn nicht sonderlich ernst: Boysie ist alles andere als ein Held ...Als dann die Gegenseite einen Doppelganger auf ihn ansetzt, inszeniert Boysie mit seinem Double jedoch ein Doppelspiel, da die Fetzen fliegen ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Eine ehrbare Familie

Eine ehrbare Familie

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Dieser groangelegte, drei Generationen umspannende Gesellschaftsroman ist eng verknupft mit Entstehung und Entwicklung europaischer Geheimdienste in den Jahren zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen.Die Manner und Frauen des Railton-Clans sind an allen Brennpunkten des Zeitgeschehens anzutreffen - sei es im Untergrund der Agenten oder auf glanzendem diplomatischem Parkett, an Kriegsschauplatzen oder in den Schlafzimmern auslandischer Spitzel. Sie halten zusammen in Tradition und verwandtschaftlicher Loyalitat - und dennoch ist ein Verrater unter ihnen ...Diese eindrucksvolle Saga von Abenteuer, Intrige und Liebesaffaren fesselt im menschlichen Geschehen ebenso stark wie in der brillanten Schilderung eines Stucks europaischer Geschichte. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Nur tote Gangster schweigen

Nur tote Gangster schweigen

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Inspektor Derek Torry ist der beruchtigten Gang endlich auf der Spur. Doch bevor zwei Kronzeugen singen konnen, werden sie erschossen.Da setzt Torry alles auf eine Karte und startet eine Hetzjagd, wie Scotland Yard sie noch nie erlebt hat ... (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Die blutigen Vettern

Die blutigen Vettern

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2016

Die Vettern Peter und Paul Magnus leben von der Gewalt. Aus Stripklubs im Londoner Vergnugungsviertel, aus Spielhollen, von Callgirls, als erpresserische "e;Beschutzer"e; von Geschaftsleuten ziehen sie skrupellos Gewinne.Da taucht Konkurrenz aus Amerika auf: Mafiosi! Ein Unterweltkrieg ohne Beispiel entbrennt, bei dem auch Inspektor Derek Torry von Scotland Yard Kugeln, in die Luft gesprengte Etablissements und Leichen um die Ohren fliegen ...(Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

James Bond 24: Operation Jericho

James Bond 24: Operation Jericho

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2016

James Bond macht in Kalifornien Urlaub - doch prompt wird er Zeuge des Mordes an einem amerikanischen Agenten. M besteht darauf, dass Bond und das FBI zusammenarbeiten. Bald erregt Brokenclaw Lee, halb Chinese, halb Crow-Indianer, Bonds Aufmerksamkeit. Ein groer Mann, der Macht und Grausamkeit ausstrahlt. In San Francisco erfahrt James Bond mehr uber den geheimnisvollen Mr. Lee und sein Unterweltimperium sowie uber funf verschwundenen Wissenschaftler und ihre ultrageheime Arbeit. Und er lernt Chi-Chi kennen, seine neue wunderschone Partnerin. Plotzlich ist das Leben wieder interessant. Und sehr sehr gefahrlich.

James Bond 23: Flottenmanover

James Bond 23: Flottenmanover

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2016

M erhalt die Nachricht, dass eine bekannte Terrororganisa-tion plant, ein streng geheimes Gipfeltreffen der Anfuhrer der Weltmachte auf einem Flugzeugtrager der britischen koniglichen Marine zu infiltrieren und zu zerstoren. James Bond wird wieder in den aktiven Marinedienst versetzt. Man befordert ihn vom Commander zum Captain und tragt ihm auf, den Flugzeugtrager HMS Invincible zu unterwandern, um potenzielle Schlaferagenten zu identifizieren ...

James Bond 22: Scorpius

James Bond 22: Scorpius

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2016

Normalerweise interessiert sich die Spezialabteilung nicht fur in der Themse treibende Leichen, doch als die Leiche einer jungen Frau mit einem tadellosen Hintergrund entdeckt wird, weckt das plotzlich ihr Interesse. Sogar so sehr, dass sie sich an den legendaren M, den Leiter des Secret Service, wenden. Daraufhin schickt M James Bond los, denn zwischen ihm und der toten Frau scheint es irgendeine Verbindung zu geben. Schon bald befindet sich Bond in einer ungewohnlichen Mischung aus Intrige und Chaos wieder, bei der eine seltsame, aber todliche quasireli- giose Sekte eine Rolle spielt ...

The Public Understanding of Assessment

The Public Understanding of Assessment

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2015

Assessment of educational achievement, whether by traditional examinations or by teachers in schools, attracts considerable public interest, particularly when it is associated with `high stakes' outcomes such as university entry or selection for employment. When the individual's results do not chime with their or their teachers' expectations, doubts creep in about the process of assessment that has arrived at this result. However, educational assessment is made up of many layers of complexity, which are not always clear to the general public, including teachers, students, and parents, and which are not easily understood outside of the expert assessment community. These layers may be organized in highly co-dependent relationships that include reliability, validity, human judgment, and errors, and the uses and interpretations of the various types of assessment. No-one could reasonably argue that the principles and complexities of educational assessment should be core learning in public education, but there is a growing realization that trust in the UK assessment system is under some threat as the media and others sensationalize or politicize any problems that arise each year. This book offers the first comprehensive overview of how the general public is considered to perceive and understand a wide variety of aspects of educational assessment, and how this understanding may be improved. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.

James Bond 21: Das Spiel ist aus

James Bond 21: Das Spiel ist aus

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Bei einer geheimen U-Boot-Mission an der ostdeutschen Kuste holen James Bond und zwei Marinesoldaten zwei junge Frauen ab, die eingesetzt wurden, um kommunistische Agenten zu verfuhren. Nun wurden sie entdeckt und mussen fliehen. Doch Bond wei nicht, dass das nur der Anfang eines nervenzerreienden Spiels voller Tauschungen ist, dass sein eigener Vorgesetzter M gegen die ostdeutsche HVA und die Eliteeinheit des KGBs spielt, die sich aus Bonds altem Feind SMERSCH gebildet hat ...

James Bond: SeaFire A 007 Novel

James Bond: SeaFire A 007 Novel

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2015

James Bond: Never Send Flowers A 007 Novel

James Bond: Never Send Flowers A 007 Novel

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2015

Cold

Cold

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

James Bond is on a mission that will become an obsession. It starts the night Flight 229 is torn apart at Washington airport, killing 435 passengers. But the victim who matters to Bond is the Principessa Sukie Tempesta: once his lover, still his friend.The search for Sukies killers will turn out to be the most complex and demanding assignment of Bonds career. Across continents and through ever-changing labyrinths of evil, he follows the traces of clues into the center of a fanatical society more deadly than any terrorist army. Its code name is COLD.

Death is Forever

Death is Forever

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

The Cold War is over. After two British agents die under mysterious and strangely old-fashioned circumstances in Germany, Bond is paired up with beautiful CIA agent Easy St John. Hes been assigned to track down the surviving members of Cabal, a Cold War-era intelligence network that received a mysterious and unauthorized signal to disband.Its not long before Bond and Easy find themselves playing a life-or-death game as they try to figure out who they can trust. All the while, Cabal agents are dying one by one.

Role of Honour

Role of Honour

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

People notice things and word around Whitehall is that Commander Bond is living a shade dangerouslygambling, the new Bentley, erladies, money changing hands.Following scandal and his shock resignation from Britains Secret Intelligence Service, James Bond becomes a gun for hire; able, and willing, to sell his lethal skills to the highest bidder. And SPECTRE, it seems, are eager to have the disgraced British super spy on their payroll.But before he can be fully embraced by his new employerand deadliest enemy007 must first prove his loyalty. And in doing so he must threaten with nuclear annihilation everything he has fought his whole life to defend. Until honor is fully restored.Gardners stunning reinvention of Bond secured critical acclaim and blockbusting sales around the world. Role of Honour, the fourth book in the series, kept 007 at No.1.

A Shakespeare Sequence Vocal score

A Shakespeare Sequence Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 22/10/2015

Man from Barbarossa

Man from Barbarossa

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

James Bond has been partnered with an Israeli Mossad agent, Pete Natkowitz, and assigned to work with the KGB to infiltrate a terrorist group. The group, The Scales of Justice, are demanding the trial of a suspected Nazi war criminal and each day of delay brings another death.Posing as a TV crew, Bond and the other agents attempt to discover the groups real motive. When Bond realizes that the real aim is to supply Iraq with nuclear weapons just before the United Nations-led coalition invades he faces the most crucial mission of his life.

Never Send Flowers

Never Send Flowers

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

In different corners of the world four high-profile figures are assassinated in less than a week. Nobody links the deaths but one thing is certain: each of them has been stalked, sought out, and killed with care and preparation. Then a sinister connection is established: a single, blood-tipped rose is sent to each funeral and an unremarkable female agent is murdered in Switzerland.When MI5 come to MI6 to ask for help M brings in his best. At first, a weekend abroad seems tempting to James Bond: especially when hes paired with Flicka von Grusse, a gorgeous Swiss intelligence officer. But this is a perilous assignment that starts with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan, and on to EuroDisneyand an explosive climax.

SeaFire

SeaFire

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

James Bond is back in action, with the stunning Flicka von Grusse at his side and his license to kill renewed once more. His target is Sir Maxwell Tarn: a businessman whose legitimate empire spans the globe, whose wealth is uncountable, who also deals in illegal weapons on a breathtaking scale.But even Bond is unprepared for the speed of events, as a sting operation in a Cambridge hotel leads rapidly to an assassination in Spain, a fugitive in Israel, and neo-Nazi plotters in Germany.Bond finally catches up with Tarn in Puerto Rico where his prey becomes his captor. Can he escape in time to stop Tarn?

No Deals, Mr Bond

No Deals, Mr Bond

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Two female agents of Operation Cream Cakedouble agents and honey traps against the KGBare murdered. Bond must find the others and conduct them to safety before they meet a similar fate.In a race against time, Bond travels to Ireland and the KGB is soon on the scene. But all is not as it seems and soon Bond finds he needs all his wits to negotiate a labyrinth of double-crossing that is to lead him to a bewildering showdown in a remote corner of the Kowloon province of Hong Kong, where, weaponless, he is hunted by four assassins.No Deals, Mr Bond is the sixth in the bestselling series created by John Gardner, and one of the most original and unpredictable.

Win, Lose or Die

Win, Lose or Die

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

When M receives word that a known terrorist organization is planning to infiltrate and destroy a top-secret British Royal Navy aircraft carrier-based summit of world leaders, James Bond is returned to active duty in the Royal Navy. Promoted from Commander to Captain, Bond is expected to infiltrate the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and identify potential sleeper agents.As he struggles to complete his mission, a massive war game is being carried out between the American, British, and Soviet Navies. And when Bond gets caught up in a murder investigation the safety of the most powerful leaders on the planet hangs in the balance.

Brokenclaw

Brokenclaw

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

On holiday in Victoria, British Columbia, Bond becomes by intrigued Lee Fu-Chu, a half-Blackfoot, half-Chinese philanthropist who is known as Brokenclaw because of a deformed hand.On his return to the UK Bond is tasked to investigate the kidnapping of several scientists who have been working on a new submarine detection system. It becomes clear that Brokenclaw is behind the kidnapping and worse, he has a devastating plan to cause economic meltdown through the collapse of the dollar.Bond has no choice but to enter his lair.

Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israels Mossad. The team dubbed Icebreaker waste no time double crossing each other, as they try to root out the leader of the murderous National Socialist Action Army, Count Konrad von Gloda, a one time SS officer, who now perceives himself as the New Adolf Hitler.

Nobody Lives Forever

Nobody Lives Forever

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Take care 007. Take special care. The continents a hotbed of villainy these days and you can never be too careful.Bond was supposed to be on leave. But SPECTRE leader Tamil Rahani, dying from injuries suffered at Bonds hand, is determined to make it the holiday to die for. With a price on his head, Bond must evade the worlds greatest assassins in a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe, while trying to save the lives of the two women who matter to him most, his housekeeper May and Miss Moneypenny. But Bond has been a target before. And when it comes to staying alive, nobody does it better than 007.

Scorpius

Scorpius

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

When the body of a mysterious woman is found to be carrying the phone number of James Bond, Bond is called in by M to help the investigation. But before he can even reach headquarters he is nearly run off the road in a high-speed motorway chase. Someone wants Bond dead.Then Bond discovers that the woman was a member of a cult society known as The Meek Ones, with murky links to a wealthy arms dealer. Soon, hideous acts of terrorism begin to roll out across Britain and Bond finds himself in a race against time to track down the faceless criminal behind the horror.

Grendel

Grendel

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2015

When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he is not like the men who busy themselves with God and love and beauty. He sees the infuriating human rage for order and recognises the meaninglessness of his own existence. GRENDEL is John Gardner's masterpiece; it vividly reinvents the world of Beowulf. In Grendel himself, a creature of grotesque comedy, pain and disillusioned intelligence, Gardner has created the most unforgettable monster in fantasy.

James Bond 19: Eine Frage der Ehre

James Bond 19: Eine Frage der Ehre

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

Eine groe Erbschaft versetzt James Bond in die Lage, endlich seine verhasste Stelle beim Secret Service zu kundigen und sich zusammen mit der zauberhaften Computerspezialistin Persephone "e;Percy"e; Proud dem suen Leben in Monte Carlo hinzugeben. Zudem bietet er seine Dienste auf dem freien Markt an und hat schon bald den ersten Interessenten: seinen alten Erzfeind SPECTRE. Aber ist wirklich alles so, wie es scheint? Im Dienste seiner neuen Auftraggeber muss sich Bond einer Reihe teuflischer Prufungen unterziehen und einen Plan verhindern, der die ganze Welt ins Chaos zu sturzen droht.

James Bond 20: Niemand lebt ewig

James Bond 20: Niemand lebt ewig

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

Auf dem Weg zu einer osterreichischen Spezialklinik erreicht James Bond die Warnung, dass jemand ein hohes Kopfgeld auf ihn ausgesetzt hat. Der Beginn eines Abenteuers, das ihn nicht nur in die Arme von "e;La Principessa"e;, der reichen und wunderschonen Sukie Tempesta, fuhrt, sondern auch immer wieder in Situationen, in denen er nur knapp dem Tod von der Schippe springen kann. Als dann auch noch seine Haushalterin May und Miss Moneypenny verschwinden, wei 007 nicht mehr, wem er noch trauen kann.

James Bond 17: Der Kunstsammler

James Bond 17: Der Kunstsammler

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2015

Bond arbeitet vorubergehend fur die amerikanische Regierung. Seine Partnerin, die taffe und wunderschone Cedar, ist die Tochter seines alten Freundes Felix Leiter. Ihr Gegner? Ein alter Feind, das legendare SPECTRE (Spezialeinheit fur Chaos, Terrorismus, Rache und Erpressung) ist wieder aufgetaucht. Bond und Cedar finden sich in einer Vielzahl todlicher und erschreckender Situationen wieder - von Flugzeugentfuhrung uber herabsturzende Fahrstuhle, Heerscharen von Killerameisen im Mittleren Westen zu Schrecken in einer privaten Einschienenbahn -, bevor sie schlielich auf den Erben von Blofelds morderischem Imperium treffen.

James Bond 18: Eisbrecher

James Bond 18: Eisbrecher

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2015

Bond ist unterwegs in einem todlichen Auftrag, den er gemeinsam mit seinen Gegenspielern aus den Vereinigten Staaten, der Sowjetunion und Israel in den trostlosen arktischen Einoden Lapplands ausfuhren muss. Doch wenn wieder erwachender Faschismus der gemeinsame Feind ist, wen muss man dann wirklich furchten? Kann Bond darauf vertrauen, dass SCHMERSCH der Versuchung widersteht, sich an ihm zu rachen? Ist der lebhafte Amerikaner oder die sinnliche Israelin als Doppelagent tatig? Benutzen die Finnen Bond lediglich, um ihre kaum vorhandene nationale Unabhangigkeit aus dem Wurgegriff des KGB zu befreien?Noch nie ist Bond einem so nervttend hinterlistigen Haufen aus Kollaborateuren begegnet.

James Bond 16: Kernschmelze

James Bond 16: Kernschmelze

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2014

Die James Bond Reihe geht weiter mit neuen Autoren, ganz in der Tradition von Ian Fleming. Bond wurde damit beauftragt, den brillanten Nuklearphysiker Dr. Anton Murik zu berprfen, der sich mit einem bekannten Terroristen namens Franco getroffen haben soll. Die beiden planen, sechs Atomkraftwerke auf der ganzen Welt zu kapern und eine globale Kernschmelze hervorzurufen. Die Welt steht vor dem Untergang - auer Bond kann Murik und Franco rechtzeitig aufhalten

James Bond: Death is Forever

James Bond: Death is Forever

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

James Bond: The Man from Barbarossa

James Bond: The Man from Barbarossa

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Law as a Leap of Faith Essays on Law in General

Law as a Leap of Faith Essays on Law in General

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

How do laws resemble rules of games, moral rules, personal rules, rules found in religious teachings, school rules, and so on? Are laws rules at all? Are they all made by human beings? And if so how should we go about interpreting them? How are they organized into systems, and what does it mean for these systems to have 'constitutions'? Should everyone want to live under a system of law? Is there a special kind of 'legal justice'? Does it consist simply in applying the law of the system? And how does it relate to the ideal of 'the rule of law'? These and other classic questions in the philosophy of law form the subject-matter of Law as a Leap of Faith. In this book John Gardner collects, revisits, and supplements fifteen years of celebrated writings on general questions about law and legal systems - writings in which he attempts, without loss of philosophical finesse or insight, to cut through some of the technicalities with which the subject has become encrusted in the late twentieth century. Taking his agenda broadly from H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law (1961), Gardner shows how the key ideas in that work live on, and how they have been and can still be improved in modest ways to meet important criticisms - in some cases by concession, in some cases by circumvention, and in some cases by restatement. In the process Gardner engages with key ideas of other modern giants of the subject including Kelsen, Holmes, Raz, and Dworkin. Most importantly he presents the main elements of his own unique and refreshingly direct way of thinking about law, brought together in one place for the first time.

James Bond

James Bond

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

Sixteen James Bond stories from master-storyteller John Gardner.Bundle comprises of: BROKENCLAW; COLD; DEATH IS FOREVER; FOR SPECIAL SERVICES; GOLDENEYE; ICEBREAKER; LICENCE RENEWED; LICENCE TO KILL; THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA; NEVER SEND FLOWERS; NO DEALS, MR BOND; NOBODY LIVES FOREVER; ROLE OF HONOUR; SCORPIUS; SEAFIRE; WIN, LOSE OR DIE.

Kelsen Revisited New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law

Kelsen Revisited New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2013

Forty years after his death, Hans Kelsen (1881-1973) remains one of the most discussed and influential legal philosophers of our time. This collection of new essays takes Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law as a stimulus, aiming to move forward the debate on several central issues in contemporary jurisprudence. The essays in Part I address legal validity, the normativity of law, and Kelsen's famous but puzzling idea of a legal system's 'basic norm'. Part II engages with the difficult issues raised by the social realities of law and the actual practices of legal officials. Part III focuses on conceptual features of legal systems and the logical structure of legal norms. All the essays were written for this volume by internationally renowned scholars from seven countries. Also included, in English translation, is an important polemical essay by Kelsen himself.

Troubled Midnight

Troubled Midnight

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

In 1943, The United Kingdom is alive with men and women making ready for the greatest invasion in history: preparing to assault Hitler's Fortress Europe. The skies are full of training aircraft, their engines merging with the throb of the RAF and USAAF bombers heading on round-the-clock missions against Germany. With fresh bloodshed on the horizon, the coming Christmas preparations seem even more poignant. But with just ten days to go, the seasonal mood is shattered in the quiet market town of Wantage in Berkshire by the discovery of two badly battered bodies. It seems that the victims were tortured before being beaten to death. Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Livermore and DS Suzie Mountford, Tommy's right-hand woman and secret lover, are assigned to the case.The bodies are identified as Lieutenant Colonel Tim Weaving, an officer commanding a detachment from the Glider Pilot Regiment stationed at a nearby airfield; and Emily Burrage, wife of the town's hero, an officer with the Desert Rats who was awarded the Victoria Cross at Tobruk.As they begin to investigate the double murder, Tommy and Suzie are joined by Curry Shepherd, a representative of the Intelligence Services. It is possible that an enemy agent has interrogated Tim Weaving and as he was in possession of information concerning the plans for Overlord---the Allied plan for the invasion of occupied Europe---things become urgent. Suzie finds herself seconded to War Office Intelligence Liaison and so enters the secret world.This is a surprising, dark, and imaginative novel from one of Britain's best thriller writers.

No Human Enemy

No Human Enemy

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2013

England, June 1944.Exactly one week after the D-Day landings came the vengeance weapons. It was the beginning of a period which, to the war-weary inhabitants of southern England, was psychologically much worse than the days of the Blitz. With Allied forces gaining a foothold after the Normandy landings, Hitler unleashes his most vicious weapon of war yet---the V-1 flying bomb. One of these new weapons lands on a Camberwell convent, killing three nuns. Suzie Mountford and her boss and secret lover Tommy Livermore are sent to investigate. When it's discovered that one of the dead nuns is not what she seems, they find themselves in the middle of a complex, sinister plot. John Gardner spins a story spanning feuding families, the terror of Hitler's new warfare, and a final Nazi plot to end the war in their favor.

The Garden of Weapons

The Garden of Weapons

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

In our world we live on lies. When Big Herbie Kruger used those words to break the KGB defector, he didn't realize just how much his own life had been built on a lie. In his world, though, where love is just another conduit for information, it could be no other way. Now the lies planted when Herbie created his network in East Berlin have borne their bitter fruit. The lives of men and women who trusted him are in danger and his masters in British Intelligence won't let him go back to Berlin to help them. Herbie Kruger has no choice, then. He must tell what may be his final lie . . .

The Quiet Dogs

The Quiet Dogs

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Is Herbie Kruger's final stand? He has a chance for redemption. But time is running out; the Quiet Dogs are stirring . . . After his humiliation in The Garden of Weapons, Big Herbie is still under suspicion. Worse, he has endangered Britain's top agent in the Kremlin, Stentor. Herbie must make amends. He must manoeuvre Stentor's rescue form the grasp of the Quiet Dogs . . . And exact revenge, in the final confrontation, on his old enemy General Jacob Vascovsky.

The Nostradamus Traitor

The Nostradamus Traitor

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Into the cauldron of war went the Nostradamus operation . . . out of it came an even deadlier threat than the Nazis: The Nostradamus Traitor Britain's psychological warfare executive knew all about the Nazi belief in the occult. They hatched up a top secret plot to drive a rift between Himmler's SS and the Wehrmacht by infilitrating phony Nostradamus quatrains into Germany. Thirty years later then unbelievable truth began to trickle out: Herbie Kruger of British Intelligence was given the delicate task of keeping the past well and truly buried . . .

Maestro

Maestro

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Louis Passau is America's greatest living orchestral conductor, a legendary, world-acclaimed artist whose ninetieth birthday will be marked by a glittering celebratory concert at New York's Lincoln Center. But a double shadow hangs over the event: Passau has recently been accused of spying for Hitler and, worse, the British Secret Intelligence Service have now linked his name to KGB clandestine operations in the USA during the Cold War. The Maestro agrees to be interrogated, but only after the concert. British Intelligence call in Big Herbie Kruger to question the Maestro, and thanks to the once-famous agent-runner Passau survives an assassination attempt in his moment of glory. Still a target, he now insists on dealing only with Kruger, who desperately seeks a safe-house to conduct the debriefing. As he grapples with the elusive truth about the conductor - from the man's first memories of his Bavarian village, to his adventures as a young immigrant in New York, his experiences in Capone's Chicago and his ruthless rise to fame and fortune - Herbie Kruger finds himself ensnared in the Maestro's dangerous secrets and deceits.

Confessor

Confessor

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

A terrorist car bomb, and death comes quickly to The Confessor, aka Gus Keene, the best interrogator the Secret Intelligence Service ever had. But he becomes infinitely more mysterious in death when Big Herbie Kruger, torn from self-inflicted retirement, is summoned to delve into the dead man's past. As he begins to peel back the layers of Keen's life, he uncovers a man of hidden depths, a man who knew more than he should about Government secrets. Soon the trail leads Kruger to the unholy alliance of a renegade IRA cell and a vicious Middle Eastern terrorist group intent upon wreaking havoc across Europe. Somewhere in their razed scenario lie the clues to Keene's death. But Kruger must pick his way through the chaos of treachery and violence to find them . . .

Revenge of Moriarty

Revenge of Moriarty

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Now back in print after forty years: the second novel in John Gardner's bestselling series of Victorian crime thrillers.With riches accumulated from an American crime spree,Professor Moriarty proceeds to annihilate his enemies. Hemurders the leaders of Europe's underworld one by one,then prepares his most hideous revenge for his arch-enemy,Sherlock Holmes. Will he succeed in this most terrible plan?In this vivid, suspenseful novel of London underworldcrime, John Gardner has created another brilliant novel inhis acclaimed series pitting the Napoleon of Crime, JamesMoriarty, against mystery fiction's Great Detective, SherlockHolmes.

Revenge of Moriarty

Revenge of Moriarty

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

With riches accumulated from an American crime spree, Professor Moriarty proceeds to annihilate his enemies. He murders the leaders of Europe's underworld one by one, then prepares his most hideous revenge for his arch-enemy, Sherlock Holmes. Will he succeed in this most terrible plan? In this vivid, suspenseful novel of London-underworld crime, John Gardner has created another brilliant novel in his acclaimed series pitting the Napoleon of Crime, James Moriarty, against mystery fiction's Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Law as a Leap of Faith Essays on Law in General

Law as a Leap of Faith Essays on Law in General

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2012

How do laws resemble rules of games, moral rules, personal rules, rules found in religious teachings, school rules, and so on? Are laws rules at all? Are they all made by human beings? And if so how should we go about interpreting them? How are they organized into systems, and what does it mean for these systems to have 'constitutions'? Should everyone want to live under a system of law? Is there a special kind of 'legal justice'? Does it consist simply in applying the law of the system? And how does it relate to the ideal of 'the rule of law'? These and other classic questions in the philosophy of law form the subject-matter of Law as a Leap of Faith. In this book John Gardner collects, revisits, and supplements fifteen years of celebrated writings on general questions about law and legal systems - writings in which he attempts, without loss of philosophical finesse or insight, to cut through some of the technicalities with which the subject has become encrusted in the late twentieth century. Taking his agenda broadly from H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law (1961), Gardner shows how the key ideas in that work live on, and how they have been and can still be improved in modest ways to meet important criticisms - in some cases by concession, in some cases by circumvention, and in some cases by restatement. In the process Gardner engages with key ideas of other modern giants of the subject including Kelsen, Holmes, Raz, and Dworkin. Most importantly he presents the main elements of his own unique and refreshingly direct way of thinking about law, brought together in one place for the first time.

John Gardner Carols Vocal score

John Gardner Carols Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 02/08/2012

for SATB accompanied and unaccompanied This anthology of eleven carols celebrates the festive music of John Gardner (1917-2011). It contains some of his most well-known settings alongside new repertoire, including a previously unpublished Epiphany carol, 'Entry of the Three Kings'. From the reflective 'A Christmas Hymn' to his joyful setting of 'The holly and the ivy', John Gardner Carols presents a variety of styles and moods that will delight choirs and audiences alike. A number of pieces give alternative performance instructions to allow upper-voice choirs to enjoy this superb collection. A number of the carols are included on the EM Records CD 'John Gardner: Cantata for Christmas, Organ Concerto, Christmas Carols' (EMR CD009) with the City of London Choir, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton and Chris Gardner.

Return of Moriarty

Return of Moriarty

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

The novel that reintroduced the Napoleon of crime to the Victorian underworldnow back in print after almost forty yearsOnce again, the game is afoot . . .What really happened in Switzerland between Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in 1891? And why is Holmes, now in London at 221B Baker Street, curiously uncooperative with Scotland Yard's inquiries? Furthermore, why has Moriarty planned a grand meeting with the international crime syndicate? These are the questions that make up the larger mystery of the sinister Professor Moriarty's return.

Five Philanders Vocal score

Five Philanders Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 24/05/2012

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2011

The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , this edition includes Gardner's substantial introduction to the works of the Gawain poet: his worldview and the conventions and traditions found in the poems, as well as an analysis of his poetic forms.

Poetry and Popular Protest Peterloo, Cato Street and the Queen Caroline Controversy

Poetry and Popular Protest Peterloo, Cato Street and the Queen Caroline Controversy

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2011

This book provides provocative information on poetry written in response to the most revolutionary set of events seen in Britain since the 1640s: 'Peterloo', a peaceful protest that became a massacre; 'Cato Street', a government scripted rebellion; and the 'Queen Caroline Controversy', when the estranged wife of George IV tried to claim her crown.

The Liquidator

The Liquidator

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2010

Dragon, Dragon

Dragon, Dragon

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

The classic children's collectionnow available as an ebookFour tales of fantasy by a twentieth-century literary masterselected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for ChildrenJohn Gardner's first children's book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. ';The Tailor and the Giant' tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in ';The Miller's Mule.' And in ';The Last Piece of Light,' a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness.Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.

Gudgekin the Thistle Girl

Gudgekin the Thistle Girl

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

The classic children's collectionnow available as an ebookJohn Gardner's fairy-tale collection depicts a world where anything can happenand often doesA humble thistle girl, a wise old philosopher, a hapless woodchopper, and an unscrupulous kingthese are the vivid protagonists of Gardner's masterful book for children. Richly and humorously drawn, they face challenges at every turn. And in a realm where any one of these unconventional heroes might triumph, the reader will delight in expecting the unexpected!Inventive and illustrative, entertaining and edifying, these four stories demonstrate the quirky challenges of distinguishing between good and evil and living happily ever after.

King of the Hummingbirds

King of the Hummingbirds

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

The classic children's collectionnow available as an ebookFour fantastical stories filled with wit and wisdom, humor and heartIn this wonderful collection of fairy tales, John Gardner turns a timeless tradition into a topsy-turvy whirlwind. In the title story, a kindly simpleton unwittingly becomes sovereign of an avian race. A wicked witch seeks a new professionand, thus, identityin ';The Witch's Wish.' In ';The Pear Tree,' a sweet young boy is rewarded for his good deeds. And ';The Gnome and the Dragon' presents a realm so mixed-up not even the reader can distinguish reality from illusion.With tongue-in-cheek wit and laugh-out-loud humor, Gardner has created a world that will delight readers of all ages.

Freddy's Book

Freddy's Book

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

The bestselling story of a king's crusade to vanquish the Devil and to defeat the monster in each of usA visiting lecturer is lured to the remote, gothic mansion of an estranged professor and his only son, who is described as a monster. But soon, the visitor enters an enchanting new world when he begins reading the son's hidden manuscript. Part history, part myth, the story conjures a sixteenth-century Sweden in which good and evil clash for the ultimate prize. To attain the throne, the protagonist, Gustav Vasa, accepts the Devil's counsel, but to remain in power and rule justly, he must drive the Devil underground. This sweeping, masterful tale transports us from the wasted mining hills of Dalarna to the frozen northern country of the Lappsand into the very heart of the struggle over what it means to be human.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

In the Suicide Mountains

In the Suicide Mountains

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

An intricately woven fable filled with magical creaturesand astonishing surprises In this wonderful fantasy, John Gardner weaves tales within tales to bring a magical world to vivid life. When three travelers on their way to the Suicide Mountains meet an enigmatic man, the Abbot of the Ancient Monastery, they begin a series of wild adventures in which they must confront mystical creaturesand come to terms with the roles fate has determined for each of them.Superbly imagined and brimming with philosophical insight, In the Suicide Mountains is a tribute to Gardner's passion for medieval storytelling, and an unforgettable novel in its own right.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Jason and Medeia

Jason and Medeia

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

A mythological masterpiece about dedication and the disintegration of romantic affectionIn this magnificent epic poem, John Gardner renders his interpretation of the ancient story of Jason and Medeia. Confined in the palace of King Creon, and longing to return to his rightful kingdom Iolcus, Jason asks his wife, the sorceress Medeia, to use her powers of enchantment to destroy the tryrant King Pelias. Out of love she acquiesces, only to find that upon her return Jason has replaced her with King Creon's beautiful daughter, Glauce.An ancient myth fraught with devotion and betrayal, deception and ambition, Jason and Medeia is one of the greatest classical legends, and Gardner's masterful retelling is yet another achievement for this highly acclaimed author.

Mickelsson's Ghosts

Mickelsson's Ghosts

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

Gardner's final novel: a delicate tapestry of literary genres that create a wonderfully mysterious and ambitious narrative As Peter Mickelsson's brilliant career as a professor at Brown University winds down, he suffers from alcoholism and is on the brink of divorce. Seeking a new start, Mickelsson moves to an old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside to take a position at Bingham University. But when mysterious supernatural events begin to occur, it becomes clear that these new surroundings will not provide a refuge for this troubled man, but rather prompt an introspective look into the ultimate value of his life's work.With distinctive style and linguistic mastery, author John Gardner weaves together a string of extraordinary plots that culminate in an unforgettable conclusion.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Nickel Mountain

Nickel Mountain

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

One man's search for personal grace in a town plagued by misfortuneHenry Soames runs a diner in an eccentric rural community in the Catskills. He is anxious and overweight, and at age forty-two, suffers from poor health. When Callie Wells, Soames's seventeen-year-old employee, is impregnated by a local boy on his way to college, it becomes apparent that both are in need of a little help. After an unsuccessful attempt to find Callie a husband, Henry accepts the role. But soon after the improbable marriage commences, strange events occur in the small town, and Henry's pursuit of personal salvation begins.Written by the author of October Light and The Sunlight Dialogues, Nickel Mountain is a wonderfully conceived narrative about one man's search for fulfillment in a lonely world.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

October Light

October Light

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

John Gardner's New York Times bestselling, National Book Critics Circle Awardwinning metafictional novel centering on the tumultuous relationship of two elderly siblings James is a cantankerous and conservative seventy-two-year-old who has spent his life caring for the animals on his farm. His widowed older sister, Sally, has strong liberal ideals and a propensity for debate. When Sally's bankruptcy forces her to move in with her brother, their lifelong feud quickly escalatesand Sally becomes a prisoner in her own room with nothing to survive on but apples and a trashy novel about marijuana smugglers.As Sally becomes immersed in the book, the story envelops the narrative of the siblings' dysfunctional relationship, and Gardner explores a wide array of themes from human autonomy to self-definition to political extremism. The result is a tour de force of Gardner's unique literary style at the height of his protean creative powers.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

On Becoming a Novelist

On Becoming a Novelist

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

John Gardner's classic exploration of the creative processes and career paths of modern fiction writersIn this essential guide, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer's block. Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors.On Becoming a Novelist is a must-read for those dedicated to the craft and profession of fiction writing.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

On Writers and Writing

On Writers and Writing

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

John Gardner's essential collection encompassing the fundamentals of fiction writingIn this posthumously published collection of his essays and reviews, acclaimed novelist John Gardner discusses the craft of fiction writing, taking to task some of his best-known contemporaries in the process. Gardner criticizes some for writing disingenuous fiction, and commends others who produce literature that acts as a life-affirming force. He offers insights into and exacting critiques on such writers as Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and John Cheever, while addressing his personal influences and delivering broad-ranging observations on literary culture.Provocative and poignant, On Writers and Writing is a must-read for both aspiring writers and careful readers of American literature.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Stillness and Shadows

Stillness and Shadows

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

Gardner's relentlessly honest and moving portrayal of a broken marriage, and his ambitious unfinished masterpiecea metafictional mystery centering around one man's struggle to recover his lost identitytogether in one accomplished volume Stillness:Martin and Joan Orrickdistant cousins who have known each other since early childhoodare in the final throes of a failing marriage. Martin is a compulsive drinker who obsesses about his writing, and Joan is struggling with a debilitating physical condition. Together they search for some type of collective identity, and identify where the dissolution of their love began.Inspired by therapy sessions Gardner experienced with his first wife, Stillness is an insightful portrait of one couple's struggle for fulfillment in a tumultuous world.Private detective Gerald Craine is pursuing an unknown murderer. At the same time, he himself is the target of an unknown person's pursuit. Stumbling through an alcohol-soaked haze, Craine desperately seeks meaning and understanding in a world fraught with fragmented narratives.Shadows:John Gardner's friend Nicholas Delbanco has supplemented this unfinished novel with seven sections from Gardner's original manuscript that provide critical insight into Gardner's approach to developing the novel and its characters, giving a rare glimpse inside the creative process of one of the twentieth century's most inventive writers.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Sunlight Dialogues

Sunlight Dialogues

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

John Gardner's sweeping portrait of the collision of opposing philosophical perspectives in 1960s America, centering on the appearance of a mysterious stranger in a small upstate New York townOne summer day, a countercultural drifter known only as the Sunlight Man appears in Batavia, New York. Jailed for painting the word ';LOVE' across two lanes of traffic, the Sunlight Man encounters Fred Clumly, a sixty-four-year-old town sheriff. Throughout the course of this impressive narrative, the dialogue between these two men becomes a microcosm of the social unrest that epitomized America during this significant historical periodand culminates in an unforgettable ending.Beautifully expansive and imbued with exceptional social insight, The Sunlight Dialogues is John Gardner's most ambitious work andestablished him as one of the most important fiction writers in postWorld War II America.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Art of Living

Art of Living

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

An inspired book of short stories that explores the profound relationship between life and artWhile mourning the loss of his son in the Vietnam War, an Italian chef reflects on the importance of art for future generations. An American boy retreats inward after he kills his younger brother in a farming accident, finding solace in classical music and a friendship with his teacher. Placing the artist at the center of his stories, Gardner produces a series of beautiful moments where art must act as a life-affirming forceand creates a collection of poignant narratives as a result.In The Art of Living, author John Gardner brings his most significant themes to life with stunning eloquence and masterful narration.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

King's Indian

King's Indian

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

An iconic collection that showcases Gardner as a master craftsman navigating an uncertain worldIn this exceptional book, author John Gardner explores the literary form as a vehicle of vision, and creates heroes that personify his tremendous artistic ideals: A Boston schoolmaster abandons his dreams of owning a farmhouse in rural Illinois only to be taken on a voyage across the seas and into self-discovery, faith, and love; an artist's rapturous enthusiasm inspires an aging university professor to approach life's chaotic moments as opportunities for creation. Each of these stories is wonderful in its own right, and provides valuable insight into the author's literary beliefs. Written just prior to his critical masterwork, On Moral Fiction, The King's Indian is a must-read for those interested in learning more about Gardner's highly controversial artistic philosophies.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Life and Times of Chaucer

Life and Times of Chaucer

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

The pinnacle of Gardner's medieval scholarship: a fascinating re-creation of the world of one of history's greatest writers In this exquisite biography, John Gardner brings to life Geoffrey Chaucer, illuminating his writings and their inspiration like never before. Through exhaustive research and expert storytelling, Gardner takes readers through Chaucer's varied careerfrom writing The Canterbury Tales to performing diplomatic work at the Parliamentand creates a fully realized portrait of an author whose work would remake the English language forever.Written with passion and insight, this a must-read for those interested in Chaucer and the medieval time period. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

A passionate portrait of a family's attempts to understand the meaning behind personal tragedyWhen Professor James Chandler learns he is dying from leukemia, he moves his family to his childhood home in Batavia, New York. There, surrounded by loved onesboth new and oldthe immediacy of Chandler's illness strikes them with new force, and the limitations of his mortality become painfully clear.Rich and moving, and imbued with insight, The Resurrection is a poignant story of love in the face of the ultimate tragedy.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Wreckage of Agathon

Wreckage of Agathon

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2010

A wonderful exploration into the maturation process across the course of human lifeLaid to waste by drink, Agathon, a seer, is a shell of a man. He sits imprisoned with his apprentice, Peeker, for his presumed involvement in a rebellion against the Spartan tyrant Lykourgos. Confined to a cell, the men produce extraordinary writings that illustrate the stories of their lives and give witness to Agathon's deterioration and the growth of Peeker from a bashful young apprentice to a self-assured and passionate seer.Captivating and imaginative, The Wreckage of Agathon is a tribute to author John Gardner's passion for ancient storytelling and those universal themes that span the course of all human civilization.This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

Developing Teacher Assessment

Developing Teacher Assessment

Author: John Gardner, Wynne, OBE Harlen, Louise Hayward, Gordon Stobart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

The authors are well-known in the Assessment field and this work presents their highly original analysis... [It] promotes a professional learning approach that will undoubtedly help educationalists in schools and across the schools sector in their quest to improve learning. Professor Mary James, University of Cambridge, UK.This book explores the processes involved in developing assessment practice. It argues that the role of teacher assessment needs to be put firmly at the forefront of the educational agenda and that assessment by teachers needs to be developed in a widespread, high quality and sustainable fashion.The authors, all members of the influential Assessment Reform Group, argue that the target-driven approach of external testing leads to problems, including 'teaching to the test' to the detriment of the wider curriculum, and motivational problems. In this book, they tackle the differences between formative and summative assessment and ask the question: What is quality teacher assessment? There is coverage of key professional learning dimensions including: The purposes of assessmentThe need for evidence to support innovationThe process and steps to develop new practicePerceptions of what counts as quality assessment in schools The authors draw on these various perspectives to explain how teachers and schools can build on existing practice, and develop new practices, and how the system should react to support them. This book is essential reading for teachers, head teachers, local authority professionals, policy makers and academics.

Moriarty

Moriarty

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Bestselling British novelist John Gardner published two books purporting to be the true history of Professor James Moriarty, archenemy of Sherlock Holmes, the Napoleon of crime. The books - The Return of Moriarty and The Revenge of Moriarty - were praised as stand-alone volumes set in a vividly accurate Victorian London and a stunning vision of the underworld of the time, inhabited by the kind of men and women who lived and preyed on the society of the late 19th century. Now it is the turn of the century and Moriarty has been away from London for several years, realizing his plans to set up crime syndicates in major U. S. cities. He is suddenly called back to London where his vast criminal society has been overrun by a rival concern led by the shadowy Sir Jordan 'Mad Jack' de Levant - a supposed gentleman hoodlum who is acting on behalf of the leaders of well-known criminal elements in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Moriarty lives again and revolts against the upstart criminals who have attempted to oust him from his rightful place as king of all criminal endeavour.

Offences and Defences Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

Offences and Defences Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

Author: John Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2007

John Gardner's writings on the theory of criminal law have had a significant impact on the way that this subject is understood by legal scholars and philosophers. This book collects together a selection of his best-known and most provocative pieces. John Gardner tackles persistent and troublesome questions about the philosophical foundations of the criminal law. Which wrongs are suitable to be crimes and why? What are the conditions of criminal responsibility, and how do they relate to the conditions of moral responsibility? What does it take to be complicit in another's wrongdoing? Should crimes ever be excused, and if so, on what basis? How, if at all, should the criminal law adapt to conditions of social and cultural diversity? The issues raised in these essays have a significance extending beyond the law. What does it mean to be a responsible agent and why does it matter? Is my moral character only or mostly my own business? Is there a difference between being reasonable and being rational? These and many other moral problems lurk in the background of the criminal law, and the pieces in this book bring them into the foreground. Theoretical writings on the criminal law have often been dominated by a preoccupation with the justification of criminal punishment. This work is different. Although it discusses the legitimacy of criminal punishment it proceeds on the footing that the criminal law does many important things apart from punishing people. In particular, Gardner argues that the criminal law provides an important forum for people to explain themselves. Such a forum would be important, argues Gardner, even if criminal punishment were to be abolished.

Offences and Defences Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

Offences and Defences Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

John Gardner's writings on the theory of criminal law have had a significant impact on the way that this subject is understood by legal scholars and philosophers. This book collects together a selection of his best-known and most provocative pieces. John Gardner tackles persistent and troublesome questions about the philosophical foundations of the criminal law. Which wrongs are suitable to be crimes and why? What are the conditions of criminal responsibility, and how do they relate to the conditions of moral responsibility? What does it take to be complicit in another's wrongdoing? Should crimes ever be excused, and if so, on what basis? How, if at all, should the criminal law adapt to conditions of social and cultural diversity? The issues raised in these essays have a significance extending beyond the law. What does it mean to be a responsible agent and why does it matter? Is my moral character only or mostly my own business? Is there a difference between being reasonable and being rational? These and many other moral problems lurk in the background of the criminal law, and the pieces in this book bring them into the foreground. Theoretical writings on the criminal law have often been dominated by a preoccupation with the justification of criminal punishment. This work is different. Although it discusses the legitimacy of criminal punishment it proceeds on the footing that the criminal law does many important things apart from punishing people. In particular, Gardner argues that the criminal law provides an important forum for people to explain themselves. Such a forum would be important, argues Gardner, even if criminal punishment were to be abolished.

Freddy's Book

Freddy's Book

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2007

In a gloomy mansion in Madison, Wisconsin, a sheltered and sensitive young man slips a visiting professor his secret manuscript -- a staggering and beautiful fantasy of knights, knaves, and fools, a rich tale of timeless battles with the devil himself over power and destiny.

Building Classic Small Craft

Building Classic Small Craft

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

'Gardner's work has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small craft than will ever be counted' - WoodenBoat . 'Ought to be considered the Bible on the subject' - Cruising World . As Associate Curator of Small Craft at Mystic Seaport Museum from 1969 to 1995, John Gardner sought out the best examples of classic wooden boats and then measured them, drew them, and researched their histories. Building Classic Small Craft offers his meticulous plans and clear and complete instructions for building 47 beautiful, functional wooden boats for oar, motor, and sail, including dories, peapods, Sea Bright skiffs, wherries, Rangeley boats, and many others - a lifetime's worth of admirable projects that any amateur builder can tackle successfully.John Gardner was the acknowledged 'dean of small craft,' and Building Classic Small Craft is an enduring expression of his philosophy, his knowledge, and his work. All the information you need to build these boats is here; no other plans are necessary. 'Worth your attention whether you seriously fancy to build boats yourself or just enjoy reading about them' - Sailing . 'Another must for the boatbuilder's library from John Gardner, the authority on traditional small craft in America' - Down East . 'Required reading for anyone who thinks of building a small boat' - National Fisherman .

Simulations of Machines Using MATLAB (R) and SIMULINK (R)

Simulations of Machines Using MATLAB (R) and SIMULINK (R)

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2000

This book is intended as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Kinematics or Dynamics of Mechanisms, taught in Mechanical Engineering departments. As a MATLAB (R) supplement, it can be used with any standard textbook, including Norton's DESIGN OF MACHINERY Second Edition, Erdman/Sandor's MECHANISMS DESIGN, Third Edition, or Mabie/Reinholtz MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINERY, Fourth Edition. The emphasis of the text is integrating the computational power of MATLAB (R) into the analysis and design of mechanisms. This new book in Brooks/Cole's Bookware Companion Series (TM) is the first to apply the use of MATLAB (R) to the study of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. This book is intended as a useful guide for readers interested in understanding kinematics, or as a reference for practicing mechanical engineers. It provides detailed instruction and examples showing how to use MATLAB (R) (increasingly, the software program of choice among engineers for complex computations) and its accompanying simulation environment, SIMULINK (R), to develop powerful and accurate computer simulations of constrained mechanical systems.

Pupils in Transition

Pupils in Transition

Author: John Gardner, Professor Gill Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/1998

Focusing on the move from primary to secondary school, this book aims to help teachers and school managers to recognize and deal with the often traumatic effects that this transition has on young people's lives. The book: * explores the links between primary and secondary curricula * offers specific advice on how to meet the needs of children in transition * provides materials for investigating transition which will enable schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their approach.

Pupils in Transition

Pupils in Transition

Author: John Gardner, Professor Gill Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/1998

Focusing on the move from primary to secondary school, this book aims to help teachers and school managers to recognize and deal with the often traumatic effects that this transition has on young people's lives. The book: * explores the links between primary and secondary curricula * offers specific advice on how to meet the needs of children in transition * provides materials for investigating transition which will enable schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their approach.

Goldeneye

Goldeneye

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/1995

Fight the good fight Vocal score

Fight the good fight Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 27/10/1994

A cappella

A cappella

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 07/05/1992

A unique anthology which casts its net far and wide across seven centuries of unaccompanied European choral music, this book is a fascinating selection of thirty pieces, ideal for enterprising choirs looking for something out of the ordinary to enliven their repertoire. Diversity and eclecticism are the hallmarks of this stimulating collection: the pieces range from two to eight voices; from monuments of the Renaissance to miniature canons by Lawes, Schubert, and Brahms; from Sumer is icumen in to Stanford and Grieg. This is a truly European anthology, encompassing the music of composers from England, France, Spain, Norway, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. The contents are arranged chronologically, and though they include a few classics of the genre that no such survey can afford to ignore, the majority of pieces are unjustifiably lesser known. All are newly edited from their sources, at original pitch and in original note-values wherever practical; minimal editorial intervention allows this music to breathe afresh. There are notes on each piece, and prose translation for non-English texts.

On Moral Fiction

On Moral Fiction

Author: John Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/1979

A genuine classic of literary criticism, On Moral Fiction argues that true art is by its nature moral.

The The Ballad of Nancy Dee The Ballad of Nancy Dee

The The Ballad of Nancy Dee The Ballad of Nancy Dee

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 27/05/1971

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning Vocal score

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 31/03/1969

CliffsNotes on Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur

CliffsNotes on Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur

Author: John Gardner Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/1967

Written in the 15th century, this version of the legend of King Arthur is perhaps the most famous. Filled with stories of adventure and chivalry among the knights of the Round Table in Camelot, love, and magic, it sets the imagination in motion.

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Vocal score

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 28/07/1966

Suitable for equal/unison voices with piano and percussion or strings and percussion.

The holly and the ivy Vocal score

The holly and the ivy Vocal score

Author: John Gardner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 03/09/1964

Suitable for equal or SATB (3 or more parts) and piano or orchestra.