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Michael Green (born January 2, 1927, Leicester) is a British journalist and author of humorous books. He is best known for The Art of Coarse Rugby (pub. 1960), The Art of Coarse Acting and other books with similar titles.

Green began his career as a junior journalist on the Leicester Mercury. He later joined the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, where he was a stalwart on both the sporting and theatrical fronts. Later still he was a sports writer on The Observer and a contributor to the Sunday Times, among others.

The Art of Coarse Rugby and The Art of Coarse Acting were both products of his Midlands days, when he was involved with amateur rugby and dramatics. Green describes a coarse actor as "one who can remember his lines, but not the order in which they come. One who performs ... amid lethal props." and goes on: "The Coarse Actor's aim is to upstage the rest of the cast. His hope is to be dead by Act Two so that he can spend the rest of his time in the bar. His problems? Everyone else connected with the production." In similar vein, the coarse rugby player is described as differentiated from the rugger player in that he does not enjoy playing, but instead plays for any one of a number of other reasons, such as to get away from his wife, or because he dare not admit he is too old.

Other books include Even Coarser Rugby, Rugby Alphabet (pub. 1971), The Art of Coarse Golf, The Art of Coarse Sailing, The Art of Coarse Moving and The Michael Green Book of Coarse Sport. His book about journalism, Don't Print My Name Upside Down, was based largely on his Northampton days. Stanley Worker, the paper's long-serving chief sub-editor, was so proud of references to him in the book that he kept a copy in his desk drawer to peruse with quiet satisfaction during rare lulls in his working day. Green also published two autobiographical books, one called The Boy Who Shot Down an Airship, which include reminiscences about his National Service experiences. Tonight Josephine is a book of very amusing imaginary letters written by historical figures.

He also created and wrote the character of Squire Haggard for a newspaper column written by Peter Simple. He has created at least three Coarse Acting Shows, which have been performed on the Edinburgh Fringe; these are essentially a series of sketches about bad acting.

Green is famed for his zany and slightly eccentric behaviour. He is fondly remembered for starting the presses at the Leicester Mercury late one Saturday night so that he could run off his own personal copy of the Mercury's sports edition. Green was left somewhat bemused when he was unable to stop the machinery, causing general mayhem all round. This incident is related in at least one of his books. Members of the Masque Theatre in Northampton were able to recall Green's antics in minute detail many years (decades?) after his departure, and the Northampton Chronicle office was awash with Green stories, all on the theme of good intentions leading to all-round chaos.

He is linked to the Questors Theatre, Ealing.

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Total Books: 468
Axis Tanks of the Second World War
2017 - Axis Tanks of the Second World War [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473887008
ISBN-10: 1473887003
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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Allied Tanks of the Second World War Images of War
2017 - Allied Tanks of the Second World War Images of War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473866768
ISBN-10: 1473866766
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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2017 - Gilbert Law Summary on Torts [Gilbert Law Summaries] (Paperback)
American Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles
2016 - American Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473854369
ISBN-10: 1473854369
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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Combat Aircraft of the United States Air Force
2016 - Combat Aircraft of the United States Air Force [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473834750
ISBN-10: 1473834759
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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Race and Ethnicity in American Film  The Complete Resource
Tort Law and Alternatives Cases and Materials
2016 - Tort Law and Alternatives Cases and Materials [University Casebook Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781634593007
ISBN-10: 1634593006
Genres: Reference, Law
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United States Infantry Weapons of the Second World War
2016 - United States Infantry Weapons of the Second World War [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473827226
ISBN-10: 1473827221
Genre: History
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MG6 Six Architectural Projects by Michael Green
Mi Abrams Tank
2015 - Mi Abrams Tank (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473834231
ISBN-10: 1473834236
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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United States Naval Aviation 1911 - 2014
2015 - United States Naval Aviation 1911 - 2014 [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473822252
ISBN-10: 1473822254
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Engineering & Transportation
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Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Battleships of the United States Navy
2014 - Battleships of the United States Navy [Images of War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781783030354
ISBN-10: 1783030356
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Engineering & Transportation
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Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Modern Marijuana Living Lighting the Way to a Healthy Lifestyle
Patton's Third Army in World War II A Photographic History
2013 - Patton's Third Army in World War II a Photographic History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780760345573
ISBN-10: 0760345570
Genre: History
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Supergirl Vol 2 Girl in the World
2013 - Supergirl Vol 2 Girl in the World [The New 52 - Supergirl the New 52] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401240875
ISBN-10: 1401240879
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Way Forward Nurturing New Believers
2013 - The Way Forward Nurturing New Believers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781624075117
ISBN-10: 1624075118
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Russian Symbolist Theater An Anthology of Plays and Critical Texts
2013 - Russian Symbolist Theater an Anthology of Plays and Critical Texts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781468306354
ISBN-10: 1468306359
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The United States Navy
2013 - The United States Navy [U.S. Military Forces] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781476500706
ISBN-10: 1476500703
Genre: Children's Books
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The United States Air Force
2013 - The United States Air Force [U.S. Military Forces] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781476500713
ISBN-10: 1476500711
Genre: Children's Books
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Supergirl Vol 1 Last Daughter of Krypton
2012 - Supergirl Vol 1 Last Daughter of Krypton [The New 52] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401236809
ISBN-10: 1401236804
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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2012 - Linear Robust Control [Dover Books on Electrical Engineering] (Paperback)Hardcover
2011 - Superman/batman Night Day [Superman Graphic Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - 2 Peter and Jude [Tyndale New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - 2 Peter and Jude an Introduction and Commentary [Tyndale New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Tanks [Gallery] (Paperback)
2008 - The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears [The Penguin Library of American Indian History] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2007 - M2/m3 Bradley at War [At War] (Paperback)
2007 - M4 Sherman at War [At War] (Paperback)
2005 - Humvee at War [The At War Series - The at War] (Paperback)
2005 - Panzers at War [The At War Series] (Paperback)
2005 - M1 Abrams at War [The At War Series - The at War] (Paperback)
2005 - Modern Us Tanks and Afvs [Enthusiast Color] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Super Cobra Attack Helicopters the Ah-1w [Edge Books: War Machines] (Other)
2004 - Aircraft Carriers the Nimitz Class [Edge Books, War Machines.] (Other)
2002 - The Art of Coarse Sex [Art of Coarse S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Products Liability Cases and Materials [American Casebook Series] (Hardcover)
2001 - Progress in String Theory and M-theory [NATO Science Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Volume 564 - NATO Science Series closed] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - The Message of Matthew [Bible Speaks Today] (Paperback)
2000 - German Tanks of World War II in Color [Enthusiast Color Series] (Paperback)
2000 - Air Rescue Teams [Serving Your Country] (Other)
2000 - Us Army Special Operations [Serving Your Country] (Other)
2000 - The United States Coast Guard [Serving Your Country] (Other)
2000 - Military Police [Serving Your Country] (Other)
1999 - Sieners [Geheime Dossiere] (Paperback)
1999 - Evangelism for Amateurs [Hodder Christian Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1999 - Jesus (Other)Paperback
1999 - Bicycle Patrol Officers [Law Enforcement] (Other)Paperback
1999 - Amphibious Ships [Land and Sea] (Other)
1999 - Destroyers [Land and Sea] (Other)
1999 - Pt Boats [Land and Sea - Land and Sea Mankato, Minn.] (Other)
1998 - Mounted Police [Green, Michael, Law Enforcement.] (Other)Paperback
1998 - The United States Marine Corps [Serving Your Country] (Other)
1998 - Customs Service [Green, Michael, Law Enforcement.] (Other)Paperback
1997 - Quest (Hardcover)
1996 - The Art of Coarse Golf [Art of Coarse S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - Hummer the Next Generation [Enthusiast Color] (Paperback)
1995 - How Can I Lead a Friend to Christ [Hodder Christian Paperbacks] (Paperback)
1994 - No Other Name Can Only Christians Be Saved [Gospel and Culture Series] (Paperback)
1993 - Illustrated Tank Afv Buyer's Guide [Illustrated Buyer's Guide] (Paperback)
1992 - M60 [Firepower Pictorials Special] (Paperback)
1990 - M2/m3 Bradley [Firepower Pictorials 1000 Series] (Paperback)
1990 - Us Army Light Forces Panama to the Middle East [Firepower Pictorial Specials 2000 Series] (Paperback)
1988 - Engineering Theory in Orthopaedics an Introduction [Ellis Horwood series in biomechanical engineering] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1988 - I Believe in Satan's [I Believe Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
1987 - Second Epistle of Peter and Jude [Tyndale New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)
1984 - U S Battle Tanks Today [U. S. Battle Tanks Today] (Paperback)
1981 - I Believe in Church Growth ['I BELIEVE' SERIES] (Hardcover)
1977 - The Truth of God Incarnate [Hodder Christian paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback
1971 - Peter II and Jude [Tyndale New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)
Called to Serve [Christian Foundn. S] (Hardcover)
Why Bother with Jesus [HODDER CHRISTIAN PAPERBACKS] (Paperback)
Closer to Jesus [20 minutes with God] (Paperback)
Jaguars [High Performance Capstone] (Other)Paperback
Lamborghinis [High Performance Capstone] (Other)
Military Dune Buggy [Land and Sea] (Other)
The Green Berets at War [On the Front Lines] (Other)
The Us Army Rangers at War [On the Front Lines] (Other)
The Us Navy Seals at War [On the Front Lines] (Other)
Attack Submarines the Seawolf Class [Edge Books, War Machines,] (Other)
Destroyers the Arleigh Burke Class [Edge Books, War Machines] (Other)
Armored Personnel Carriers the M113 [Edge Books: War Machines] (Hardcover)
La Evangelizacion En La Iglesia Primitiva [Nueva Creacion Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Man Alive [Pocket Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
The Second Epistle of Peter and Jude [Tyndale New Testament Commentaries] (Paperback)
Us Infantry Combat Vehicles Today [Tanks Illustrated, No 13] (Paperback)
Authority of Scripture [Falcon booklets] (Paperback)
Amphibious Vehicles [Land and Sea] (Other)
Military Motorcycles [Land and Sea - Land and Sea Mankato, Minn.] (Other)
Submarines [Land and Sea - Land and Sea Mankato, Minn.] (Other)
Cruisers [Land and Sea - Land and Sea Mankato, Minn.] (Other)
The United States Army [Serving Your Country] (Other)
Swat Teams [Law Enforcement - Green, Michael, Law Enforcement.] (Other)
Victory in the Pacific [World War II Chronicles Metro Books Firm] (Hardcover)
Patton Tanks [Images of War] (Paperback)
Art of Coarse Sailing [Hodder Headline audio] (Audio Cassette)
Us Airpower in Desert Storm [Firepower Pictorials Special] (Paperback)
Usmilitary Wheeled Vehicles [FIREPOWER PICTORIALS SPECIAL S.] (Paperback)