WorldCat Identities

Healy, Michael

Overview
Works: 25 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 1,168 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  Incidental music  Historical fiction  Short stories  Horror tales  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Instrumentalist
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Healy
Orchestral music by Gabriel Fauré( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretaciones eminentemente persuasivas, pulidas y cultas ... colección ideal de su música orquestal
The blood of gods : a novel of Rome by Conn Iggulden( Recording )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of Julius Caesar sets in motion political intrigue, epic battle, and righteous retribution throughout the ancient Roman empire as Marc Antony and Gaius Octavian marshal their forces into an avenging army on a mission to reunite all that Caesar's fall has torn asunder
Churchill and empire : a portrait of an imperialist by Lawrence James( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the finest narrative historians, Lawrence James has written an illuminating, genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill that focuses solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach - at once responsible and superior
Masaryk Station by David Downing( Recording )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, early 1948. The city, still occupied by the four Allied powers, still largely in ruins, has become the cockpit of a new Cold War, and as spring unfolds its German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviets enforcing a Western withdrawal. Here, as elsewhere in Europe, the legacies of the War have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties, a paradise for spies. John Russell works for both Stalin's NKVD and the newly-created CIA. He does as little for either as he can safely get away with, and between the tawdry tasks they set him--assessing dubious defectors in Trieste, running a spy ring in a Berlin VD clinic, rescuing ex-Nazis who might prove useful from Czechoslovakia--he seeks a way to cut himself loose. His partner Effi Koenen has an easier time, starring in a popular radio series and looking after their adopted daughter Rosa, until a woman she helped save in the War turns up on her doorstep, and admits to a child she left behind all those years before, a child now trapped behind the new iron curtain.--Container
Only the stones survive by Morgan Llywelyn( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle--until that peace was shattered by the arrival of invaders. The Gaels, the Children of Milesios, came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted. They had not anticipated that it would already be home to others, and against the advice of their druids, they begin to exterminate the Túatha Dé Danann. After a happy and innocent childhood, Joss was on the cusp of becoming a man when the Gaels slaughtered the kings and queens of the Túatha Dé Danann. Left without a mother and father, he must find a way to unite what is left of his people and lead them into hiding. But even broken and scattered, Joss and his people are not without strange powers. Morgan Llywelyn weaves Irish mythology, historical elements, and ancient places in the Irish landscape to create a riveting tale of migration, loss, and transformation in Only the Stones Survive"--
The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature by David George Haskell( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window into the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Each of this book's short chapters begins with a simple observation: a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter; the first blossom of spring wildflowers. From these, Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology and ecology, explaining the science that binds together the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals and describing the ecosystems that have cycled for thousands-sometimes millions-of years. Each visit to the forest presents a nature story in miniature as Haskell elegantly teases out the intricate relationships that order the creatures and plants that call it home. Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Haskell is a perfect guide into the world that exists beneath our feet and beyond our backyards
The long room by Francesca Kay( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in London in the early eighties, award-winning novelist Francesca Kay's third novel tells the story of a spy who falls for the wrong woman. What happens to a man who has his ear pressed to the lives of others but not much life of his own? When Stephen Donaldson joins the Institute, he anticipates excitement, romance and new status. Instead he gets the tape-recorded conversations of ancient communists and ineffectual revolutionaries, until the day he is assigned a new case: the ultra-secret PHOENIX. Is PHOENIX really working for a foreign power? Stephen hardly cares; it is the voice of the target's wife that mesmerizes him.--Publisher
Written in stone : a journey through the Stone Age and the origins of modern language by Chris Stevens( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology, and warfare to reveal how the English language is based on original Stone Age language and uncovers the most influential and important words used by humanity's neolithic ancestors
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history by John Julius Norwich( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history
Fall from grace by Tim Weaver( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missing persons investigator David Raker looks into the disappearance of a retired London homicide detective, who went out to collect firewood and never returned
The wisdom of frugality : why less is more - more or less by Emrys Westacott( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Socrates to Thoreau, most philosophers, moralists, and religious leaders have seen frugality as a virtue and have associated simple living with wisdom, integrity, and happiness. But why? And are they right? Is a taste for luxury fundamentally misguided? If one has the means to be a spendthrift, is it foolish or reprehensible to be extravagant?In this book, Emrys Westacott examines why, for more than two millennia, so many philosophers and people with a reputation for wisdom have been advocating frugality and simple living as the key to the good life. He also looks at why most people have ignored them, but argues that, in a world facing environmental crisis, it may finally be time to listen to the advocates of a simpler way of life.The Wisdom of Frugality explores what simplicity means, why it's supposed to make us better and happier, and why, despite its benefits, it has always been such a hard sell. The book looks not only at the arguments in favor of living frugally and simply, but also at the case that can be made for luxury and extravagance, including the idea that modern economies require lots of getting and spending.A philosophically informed reflection rather than a polemic, The Wisdom of Frugality ultimately argues that we will be better off--as individuals and as a society--if we move away from the materialistic individualism that currently rules
Vanished by Tim Weaver( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For millions of Londoners, the morning of December seventeenth is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide. But in this case the secrets go deeper than anyone imagined. For, as Raker starts to suspect that even the police are lying to him, someone is watching. Someone who knows what happened on the tube that day. And, with Raker in his sights, he'll do anything to keep Sam's secrets to himself
The best horror of the year( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. Editor Ellen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market, distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overview of the year in terror. Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We like to think we're civilized. We tell ourselves we're not afraid. And every year, we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage against shivering dread. In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise his pain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories hunters become the hunted as a small group of men ventures deep into a forest; a psychic struggles for her life on national television; a soldier strikes a grisly bargain with his sister's killer; ravens answer a child's wish for magic; two mercenaries accept a strangely simplistic assignment; and a desperate woman in an occupied land makes a terrible choice. What scares you? Horror wears new faces in these carefully selected stories. The details may change, but the fear remains. With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four provides the petrifying horror fans of the genre have come to expect--and enjoy
Bitter freedom : Ireland in a revolutionary world by Maurice Walsh( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish Revolution-the war between the British authorities and the newly formed IRA-was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war; one that saw the collapse of empires, and the rise of fascist Italy and communist Russia. Walsh shows how developments in Europe and America had a profound effect on Ireland, influencing the attitudes and expectations of combatants and civilians. Walsh also brings to life what Irish people who were not fully involved in the fighting were doing - the plays they went to, the exciting films they watched in the new cinemas, the books they read, and the work they did. The freedom from Britain that most of them wanted was, when it came, a bitter disappointment to a generation aware of the promise of modernity
Upon a dark night by Peter Lovesey( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Lovesey presents Book 5 in his Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation series
A prodigal return by Django Reinhardt( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1880s, and James and Mary McGrother's family has been divided by emigration, like many of their neighbors in the village of Blackrock in county Louth. The couple who survived the Great Hunger have had to watch more than half their family leave the parish. The responsibility to care for one another extends beyond blood or marriage ties for the McGrother family in New York, when a young Irishman goes missing in America. Back in Ireland, at a time when James and Mary least expect it, a family member returns-but not everyone is pleased with the reunion
A turning of the tide by Django Reinhardt( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an old enemy deals a deadly blow to one of his friends, James McGrother finds himself picking up the pieces of another person's life. Meanwhile, two members of his young family must deal with distressing events that will change their lives forever
A year of broken promises by Django Reinhardt( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Year of broken promises continues the story of James and Mary McGrother, a young Irish fisherman and his wife, who were the main characters in A Pocket full of hells
The dead tracks : a David Raker mystery by Tim Weaver( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Tracks is the second in the David Raker series from Tim Weaver, host of the chart-topping podcast Missing
So much owed by Jean Grainger( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Richard Buckley returns home to his wife and beloved hometown of Dunderrig, his mind is wearied by the ravages of The Great War. Disillusioned by the horror and pointlessness of battle, his civilian transition strains more than just his state of mind, as his marriage crumbles beneath the weight of duty. Out of the rubble of this doomed relationship, twins James and Juliet arrive-born into an uncertain and hostile new world. Against the backdrop of this idyllic town, this story takes you to the furthest reaches of Nazi occupied Europe. James and Juliet come of age in a world on the brink of chaos, where the remnants of rebellion at home have snowballed into the horrors of yet another world war. Historically rich and moving, the tale of two children from the Irish countryside caught in the throes of wartime Europe is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and its willingness to endure. Experience this critical time in history like never before in So Much Owed
 
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English (84)

French (5)