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Hoffer, William

Works: 64 works in 309 publications in 10 languages and 11,409 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Drama  Case studies  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: G530.A244, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Hoffer
Most widely held works by William Hoffer
Saved! : the story of the Andrea Doria, the greatest sea rescue in history by William Hoffer( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compelling personal stories of both courage and cowardice mark this vivid narrative of the 1956 sea disaster in which the Italian luxury liner and the Stockholm collided during a thick fog off Nantucket
Midnight express by Billy Hayes( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight Express tells the gut-wrenching true story of a young man's incarceration and escape from a Turkish prison. A classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, honesty, and heart, it became a worldwide best-seller and the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film of the same name. In 1970 Billy Hayes was an English major who left college in search of adventures to write about, like his hero Jack London. He had a rude awakening when he was arrested at the airport in Istanbul trying to board a plane while carrying four pounds of hashish, and given a life sentence. After five brutal years, relentless efforts by his family to gain his release, and endless escape plotting, Hayes finally took matters into his own hands. On a dark night, in a wailing storm he began a desperate and daring escape to freedom... This is the astounding journey, told in Billy Hayes's own words, of those five years of living hell and of the harrowing ordeal of his time on the run
His name is Ron by Goldman Family( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a family with whom everyone can identify. Their lives, however, became public after one horrible event that captured and held the world's attention. In His Name Is Ron they recount, moment by moment, learning the shocking news of Ron's untimely death and the nightmare that followed, as well as recalling the happier times in Ron's life. The family tells how their lives continued to be shattered during the course of two lengthy trials and provides personal
Adams v. Texas by Randall Dale Adams( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The true story made famous by the highly acclaimed film The thin blue line"--Jacket subtitle
Inside out : an insider's account of Wall Street by Dennis Levine( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and French and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paperback copies have subtitle: A true story of greed, scandal, and redemption
Freefall by William Hoffer( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the events surrounding the Air Canada flight 143, which ran out of fuel over Red Lake, Ontario, at 41,000 feet
Cop hunter by Vincent Murano( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrayal : the untold story of the Kurt Waldheim investigation and cover-up by Eli M Rosenbaum( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the Nazi affiliation and war crimes of Kurt Waldheim, former United Nations Secretary-General and President of Austria
Victor six : the saga of America's youngest, most decorated officer in Vietnam by David Christian( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volcano : the search for Vesuvius by William Hoffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle on the mountain : a true tale of faith and survival by Mike Couillard( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike and Mary Couillard tell the story of the ordeal they endured when Mike and his son Matthew became lost for ten days after becoming trapped by a snowstorm on Kartalkaya Mountain in Turkey
Warriors in Eden by Mariano Gagnon( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by a former university professor Abimael Guzman, Sendero had as its goal the eradication of the old order in Peru and the establishment of a People's Republic for the New Democracy. Its strategy was not to make life better for the common Peruvian but to make it so intolerable that revolution would be the only answer. And it was the misfortune of the Ashaninka to occupy the area the Shining Path wanted as its headquarters
Torn from my heart : the true story of a mother's desperate search for her stolen children by Patsy Heymans( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire d'un kidnapping réalisé avec le soutien et l'aide logistique d'une communauté juive intégriste, les Satmars, et le portrait d'une femme, la narratrice, Belge de confession catholique, qui a su vaincre ses terreurs et le pouvoir de son mari, Israélien d'origine yéménite, pour sauver ses enfants
The book of Granville by Joseph E Granville( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My feudal lord by Tehmina Durrani( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into one of Pakistan's most influential families, Tehmina Durrani was raised in the privileged milieu of Lahore high society and educated at the same school as Benazir Bhutto. Like all women of her rank, she was expected to marry a wealthy Muslim, bear him many children and lead a sheltered life of air-conditioned leisure. When she married Mustafa Khar, one of Pakistan's most eminent political figures, she continued to move in the best circles, and learned to keep up the public facade as a glamorous, cultivated wife, and mother of four children. In private, however, the story-book romance rapidly turned sour. Mustafa Khar became violently possessive and jealous, and succeeded in cutting his wife off from the outside world. For the course of her 14-year marriage, she suffered alone, in silence. This is the story of Tehmina's rebellion from an unhappy marriage. As a Muslim woman seeking a divorce, she paid a high price. She signed away all financial support, lost the custody of her children, and found herself alienated from her friends and disowned by her parents. The book, which she originally published herself after publishers in Pakistan refused to do so, shocked Pakistan society. She had succeeeded in reconciling her faith in Islam with her ardent belief in women's rights. -- Product Description
Mort! Mort! Mort! : no place to hide by Morton Downey( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in the act : the true adventures of a divorce detective by William W Pearce( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cop hunter by Vincent Murano( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sin mi hija by Betty Mahmoody( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realistic portrayal of the brutal experiences of a young American arrested and imprisoned in a Turkish prison for attempting to smuggle hashish
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His name is Ron
Alternative Names
Hoffer, William i Marylin

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English (124)

Spanish (43)

French (25)

Italian (12)

German (11)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (3)

Danish (2)

Polish (1)

Finnish (1)

His name is RonMiracle on the mountain : a true tale of faith and survivalMy feudal lordNo sin mi hijaMidnight express