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C Northcote Parkinson


(Cyril Northcote Parkinson)
UK (1909 - 1993)

Born in the north of England shortly before World War I, Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic, and first became known for "Parkinson's Law," which states that work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books concentrated on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led directly to Parkinson's Delancey series. "Most fictional heroes of the Napoleonic Wars at sea are as wooden as their ships," quipped London's Observer, "a generalization from which Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and Professor Parkinson's Richard Delancey can be excepted.
 
Anthologies edited
 
Non fiction
Edward Pellew: Viscount Exmouth, Admiral of the Red (1934)
Trade in the Eastern Seas, 1739-1813 (1937)
The Trade Winds: A Study of British Overseas Trade During the French Wars, 1793-1815 (1948)
Always a Fusilier: The War History of the Royal Fusiliers (1949)
The Rise of the Port of Liverpool (1952)
A Short History of Malaya (1954)
Templer in Malaya (1954)
War in the Eastern Seas 1793-1815 (1954)
Britain in the Far East: the Singapore Naval Base (1955)
Parkinson's Law: or The pursuit of progress (1955)
Marxism for Malayans (1956)
The Evolution of Political Thought (1958)
British Intervention in Malaya, 1867-1877 (1960)
The Law and Profits (1960)
In-Laws and Outlaws and Parkinson's Third Law (1962)
East and West (1964)
A Law Unto Themselves: Twelve Portraits (1966)
Left Luggage: From Marx to Wilson (1967)
Mrs. Parkinson's Law (1968)
The Essential Parkinson: Six Lectures in India (1970)
The Law of Delay: Interviews And Outerviews (1970)
Industrial Disruption (1973)
How to Get to the Top: Without Ulcers, Tranquillisers, Or Heart Attacks (1974)
Big Business (1974)
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot (1976)
Britannia Rules: Classic Age of Naval History, 1793-1815 (1977)
Rise of Big Business from the 18th Century to the Present Day (1977)
Communicate: Parkinson's Formula for Business Survival (1977) (with Nigel Rowe)
The Law: or Still in Pursuit (1979)
Realities in Management (1981)
Management Jungle How to Find Your Way (1984)
Peter Drucker: A Critical Commentary On His Philosphy of Management (1987)
Parkinson: The Law, Complete (1990)
Samuel Walters Lieutenant R. N: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson's Navy (2006)






 

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