WorldCat Identities

Westheimer, David

Overview
Works: 69 works in 273 publications in 13 languages and 9,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Poetry  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3573.E88, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about David Westheimer
 
Most widely held works by David Westheimer
Von Ryan's express by David Westheimer( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American colonel's strict discipline in a POW camp earns him a derisive 'von'. Italy's surrender offers a chance of escape when the camp is being moved to Germany
Von Ryan's return by David Westheimer( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Ryan returns to action to eliminate a German agent who is infiltrating partisan bands in Northern Italy
Song of the young sentry by David Westheimer( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighter than a feather : a novel by David Westheimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the more popular 'what ifs' of the Second World War is that of Operation Downfall, the projected invasion of Japan. Planned as a massive two-part operation, the surrender of Japan in September 1945 rendered it unnecessary... David Westheimer's novel offers one such exploration. It consists of a series of fictional vignettes depicting the experiences of the Americans and Japanese involved in an invasion of Kyushu. Though their stories he unfolds his novel gradually, describing the invasion through the soldiers (and in the case of the Japanese, the civilians) on both sides involved in it. Unlike the novels of such alternate history authors as Harry Turtledove the characters change from story to story; there is little continuity between the stories apart from the overall context, and the characters themselves suffer a fearful death rate. Yet Westheimer spends time fleshing them out while telling their tales, turning what could easily have been one-dimensional figures into distinctly-realized individuals. --Mark Klobas at Amazon.com
The Olmec head by David Westheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Bell, accompanied by four trucks, eight drivers, the boss's assistant, and a beautiful woman, is attempting to smuggle a massive piece of pre-Columbian sculpture out of Mexico. Waiting for him along the way are breakdowns, shootouts, hijackings, accidents, treachery--and the Mexican Police
My sweet Charlie by David Westheimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White teen-ager ordered out of her home when her farmer father discovers that she is pregnant, finds shelter in a deserted cottage which has also been picked for a hideaway by a Negro wanted for murder
The Avila gold by David Westheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rider on the wind by David Westheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amindra gamble by John Sherlock( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the edge by David Westheimer( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going public by David Westheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My sweet Charlie; a drama in three acts by David Westheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great wounded bird by David Westheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn that being in combat had its carefree moments, that being a prisoner of war behind barbed wire was not always grim, that the enemy was not always evil, that the camaraderie of shared peril is stronger than blood ties. All this without the reader ever having heard a shot fired in anger."--Jacket
Von Ryan's Express by Mark Robson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an entire German freight train bound for Switzerland, with the Nazis in hot pursuit
Summer on the water : a novel by David Westheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching out for Dulie by David Westheimer( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic fallacy : a novella by David Westheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.P. Miller's Days of wine and roses; a novel by David Westheimer( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Ryan's express by David Westheimer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war adventure, an exciting novel of an audacious hi-jacking of a POW train and a violent journey through war torn Italy to freedom
The long bright days by David Westheimer( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 1953 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.04 for Lighter th ... to 0.85 for The long b ...)

The great wounded bird
Alternative Names
David Westheimer Amerikaans romanschrijver (1917-2005)

David Westheimer écrivain américain

David Westheimer escriptor estatunidenc

David Westheimer escritor estadounidense

David Westheimer US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Vestheimers, Deivids 1917-2005

Westheimer, David 1917-

Дэвид Вестхаймер

וועסטהיימער, דוד

וועסטהיימער, דוד סופר אמריקאי

ウェストハイマー, D.

Languages
Covers
Lighter than a feather : a novelThe great wounded bird