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Isham, Mark

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Most widely held works by Mark Isham
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
Miracle by Anne Geddes( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in [American] sports history - the 1980 United States ice hockey team's Olympic victory against the Soviet Union"--Container
October Sky by Joe Johnston( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Hickam, the introspective son of a mine superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood, West Virginia, forever, nurtures a dream to send rockets into outer space--an ambition that changes his life and the lives of everyone living in Coalwood in 1957
The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping
42( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey
Crash by Paul Haggis( Visual )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux voleurs de voitures. Un serrurier mexicain. Deux inspecteurs de police. Une femme au foyer et son mari, district attorney. Tous vivent à Los Angeles. Eux et beaucoup d'autres ne se connaissent pas, leurs vies n'auraient jamais dû se croiser. Pourtant, leurs destins vont se rencontrer, révélant ce que chacun voulait cacher ou ne pas voir
Fly away home by Carroll Ballard( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13-year old girl and her estranged father learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them how to fly
Racing stripes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveling circus accidentally leaves behind a baby zebra. The baby is then rescued by horse farmer Nolan Walsh, who takes him home to his young daughter Channing. "Stripes" is soon introduced to the farm's misfit troupe of barnyard residents. The Walsh farm borders the Turfway Racetrack, where highly skilled thoroughbreds compete for the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Crown. From the first moment Stripes lays eyes on the track, he's hooked. He knows that if he could just get a chance, he could leave all those other horses in the dust. What he doesn't know is - he's not exactly a horse. But with characteristic zeal, he devotes himself to training for the big time
In her shoes by Cameron Diaz( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her complete lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose when she is in need of financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, but Maggie ends up betraying Rose's trust. Maggie sets off for Florida to find the grandmother. A failed workplace romance forces Rose to rethink her career, a career that has been the center of her life. As Rose tentatively begins a new relationship and Maggie gets to know her grandmother, the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation
Invincible by Ericson Core( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vince Papale is a down-on-his-luck substitute teacher in Philadelphia who, at the age of 30, was out of work, abandoned by his wife, and biding time as a part-time bartender when he decides to answer an open call for tryouts on the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team in 1976. Going with his gut instinct, new coach Dick Vermeil rewards Papale's diligent efforts with a place on the team
The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After three tours of duty in Iraq, U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault ... travels to North Carolina to search for the unknown woman whose photo he believes was his good-luck charm during the war"--Container
The conspirator by Robert Redford( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt--her own son
The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel
Lions for lambs by Robert Redford( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intersecting stories of an idealistic professor, two American soldiers in Afghanistan, an ambitious Congressman, and a skeptical journalist
Dolphin tale by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Sawyer Nelson becomes fascinated by the efforts of a local aquarium to save Winter, a dolphin injured in a crab trap. Sawyer convinces a marine biologist and a prosthetist to create a new tail for Winter so that she may have a second chance at life
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Lennie and George find themselves unemployed in Depression-era California, unable to keep jobs for long because of Lennie's childlike mentality - When they're hired at the Tyler Ranch, they thrive on the work despite the strict supervision of Curley, the boss' mean spirited son - But their world is ripped apart when Curley's unhappy wife becomes the innocent victim of Lennie's compassion, forcing George to make a compassionate decision of his own
In the valley of Elah by Paul Haggis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank, a retired sergeant with the military police, receives a call informing him that his youngest son, Mike, has gone AWOL. Hank embarks on finding Mike, recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, but makes a series of discoveries, including a murder, that leads Hank into a far more confused and disturbing situation than he'd expected
The accountant by Ben Affleck( Visual )

20 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Math savant Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is more comfortable with numbers than people, working as a freelance accountant for the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division closing in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where a clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it's the body count that starts to rise."--Container
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with mayor George Moscone, by city supervisor Dan White on Nov. 22, 1978; White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was paroled in 1985. Examines Milk's life leading up to his assassination, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations through extensive news footage and personal recollections
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter settles into his life at the Majestic theater, as Luke Trimble, until his memory begins to resurface and govenrment men track him down
 
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