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Keneally, Thomas

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Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally( Book )

396 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 7,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mature novel that is a fictionalized treatment of the life of the German industrialist who saved the lives of many Jews during World War II. Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers. Working with the actual testimony of Schindler's Jews, Thomas Keneally artfully depicts the courage and shrewdness of an unlikely savior, a man who is a flawed mixture of hedonism and decency and who, in the presence of unutterable evil, transcends the limits of his own humanity
The Daughters of Mars : a Novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

45 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the beloved author of Schindler's List, a magnificent, epic novel of two sisters, both nurses during World War I, that has been hailed as perhaps "the best novel of Keneally's career" (The Spectator)"--
Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Keneally( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln--the great orator, the Emancipator, the savior of the Union, the martyr--rose from obscurity to lead the nation through its most tumultuous time. This book depicts all this amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats; his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political philosophy by his youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love. We see him, elected to the presidency by a twist of fate, unswerving in the grim day-to-day conduct of the war as his vision and acumen led the country forward. Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his greatness etched more clearly in this touching human story
A river town by Thomas Keneally( Book )

60 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1890s Tim Shea, an Irish worker, emigrates to Australia to escape poverty and the class system. He escapes poverty, becoming a shopkeeper, but not class, which is as entrenched in Australia as it was back home. The paradox is that all the while he is deploring it, Shea contributes to it with his racist attitude to people of color. By the author of Schindler's List
Shame and the captives : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husband's treatment. What she doesn't anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge. But what most challenges Alice and her fellow townspeople is the utter foreignness of the thousand-plus Japanese inmates and their culture, which the camp commanders fatally misread. Mortified by being taken alive in battle and preferring a violent death to the shame of living, they plan an outbreak, to shattering and far-reaching effects on all the citizens around them. In a career spanning half a century, Thomas Keneally has proved a master at exploring ordinary lives caught up in extraordinary events. With this profoundly gripping and thought-provoking novel, inspired by a notorious incident in New South Wales in 1944, he once again shows why he is celebrated as a writer who "looks into the heart of the human condition with a piercing intelligence that few can match" (Sunday Telegraph)"--
Napoleon's last island : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

35 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In Napoleon's Last Island, "master of character development and period detail" (Kirkus Reviews) Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age. Bringing a shadowy period of history to life with a brilliant attention to detail, Keneally tells the untold story of one of Europe's most enigmatic, charismatic, and important figures, and the ordinary British family who dared to forge a connection with him"--
The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world by Thomas Keneally( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the nineteenth century, Ireland lost half of its population to famine, emigration to the United States and Canada, and the forced transportation of convicts to Australia. The forebears of Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, were victims of that tragedy, and in The Great Shame Keneally has written the full story of the Irish diaspora with the narrative grip and flair of a novel. Based on unique research among little-known sources, this book surveys eighty years of Irish history through the eyes of political prisoners - including Keneally's ancestors - who left Ireland in chains and eventually found glory, in one form or another, in Australia and America."--Jacket
Crimes of the father : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love
Confederates by Thomas Keneally( Book )

72 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Keneally's Confederates is a series of pictures of the American Civil War as seen from the Southern states-stark, impressionistic, intimate and at the same time vast. If you can imagine the Bayeux Tapestry refurbished in 20th-century prose, this is it
Woman of the inner sea by Thomas Keneally( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate, a passionate woman of great integrity caught in a nightmare of grief and deceit, flees her wealthy husband after the tragic loss of her two children. The strength she gains facing the outback enable her to confront her husband
American scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of nineteenth-century politician and military leader Dan Sickles, a notorious womanizer and scoundrel who killed his wife's lover and, thanks to the influence of political friends, got away with murder
Office of innocence : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the outskirts of Sydney, Father Frank Darragh is embarking on his new life of priesthood just as war erupts in the Pacific theater. American GIs pour into Father Darragh's neighborhood, and with them comes a reminder of the atrocities abounding nearby. Determined to shun hypocrisy, the earnest priest finds himself constantly at odds with his superiors, who frown on his efforts to rescue an errant black soldier and pay deathbed visits to the wayward. But Frank Darragh persists, becoming his parish's most popular confessor, particularly among wives of Australian servicemen who confront an array of temptations while their husbands are away." "One such parishioner, Kate Heggarty, turns the tables of temptation on young Darragh, challenging his spiritual beliefs and stirring a vulnerable place in his heart. When Kate is found murdered, his anguish is only compounded by accusations that he caused her death. Poignantly depicting the conflicts between the secular and the holy and between the family of Darragh's birth and the brotherhood of priests, Office of Innocence is a tale set in the most compelling of circumstances. Drawing on his own experience studying for the priesthood in his youth, Thomas Keneally has created a protagonist who speaks to the conundrums of our age while paying tribute to quiet heroes of the past."--Jacket
A family madness by Thomas Keneally( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and disturbing love story about two families and that madness that invades not only their dreams but their lives
The playmaker by Thomas Keneally( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Australia in 1787, Lieutenant Ralph Clerk is assigned to direct a play featuring a cast of prisoners he is there to supervise
The tyrant's novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biding his time in a detention camp for exiles, Alan Sheriff describes his life before he was hired by his government to ghostwrite the autobiography of the nation's brutal leader, an assignment that turns him into a prisoner
The book of science and antiquities : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

17 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with reimaging the full story of the Learned Man - a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and the Australian Outback, Shelby searches for understanding of this enigmatic man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man has made his home alongside other members of his tribe. Complex and deeply introspective, he reveres tradition, loyalty, and respect for his ancestors. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling."--Publisher description
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on historical documents and journals, with the authority of a historian and the narrative grace of a novelist, Keneally recounts the founding of the first penal colony in Australia in 1788. At the center of the story is Arthur Phillips, an ambitious captain in the Royal Navy assigned the formidable task of organizing the expedition to Australia and establishing a colony comprised mainly of unskilled and malcontent criminals and petty thieves, many determined to overcome their pasts and begin anew. Keneally re-creates the grueling overseas voyage, a hellish journey that claimed many lives. As governor, Phillips took on the challenges of dealing with unruly convicts, disgruntled officers, a bewildered, sometimes hostile native population, as well as such serious matters as food shortages and disease. In the end Phillips emerges as a governor driven by a yearning for recognition and advancement, yet possessed of a social conscience rare for his time.--From publisher description
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally( Book )

114 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jimme Blacksmith maries a white woman the backlash rom both Jimmie's tribe and white society intiates a series of dramatic evens. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions reach a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's whie employers, try to break up his marriage. The newby women are murdered and Jimmie flees, prsued by police and vigilantes. he hunt inensifies as further murders are committed, and concludes with tragic results.--back cover
Flying hero class by Thomas Keneally( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour becomes an exercise in terror for an Australian tribal dance group and their white manager, Frank McCloud, when their jetliner is seized by Palestinian terrorists, who put McCloud on trial as a "Zionist" oppressor
Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer & war profiteer, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust
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Schindler's list
Abraham LincolnA river townThe great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking worldConfederatesWoman of the inner seaAmerican scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan SicklesOffice of innocence : a novelA family madness
Alternative Names

controlled identityCoyle, William, 1935-

Coyle , William

Coyle, William‏ 1935-

Keneally, Thomas

Keneally, Thomas, 1935-

Keneally, Thomas Michael

Keneally, Thomas Michael 1935-

Keneally , Tom

Keneally, Tom 1935-

Kenelis T.

Kenelis Tomas

Ḳenili, Tomas 1935-

Thomas Keneally acteur et écrivain

Thomas Keneally Austraalia romaanikirjanik

Thomas Keneally aŭstralia verkisto kaj scenaristo

Thomas Keneally australijski pisarz

Thomas Keneally Australisch schrijver

Thomas Keneally australischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Keneally australisk novelare

Thomas Keneally australský prozaik, dramatik a herec

Thomas Keneally novel·lista australià

Thomas Keneally novelist australian

Thomas Keneally novelista australiano

Thomas Keneally romancier australian

Thomas Keneally scrittore e drammaturgo australiano

Thomas Keneally úrscéalaí Astrálach

Кенелли Т. 1935-

Кенилли Т. М. 1935-

Кенилли, Томас

Томас Кинийли

Томас Кініллі американський письменник

קנילי, תומס 1935-

תומאס קנילי מחבר רומנים אוסטרלי

توماس كينيلى

توماس كينيلي روائي أسترالي

توماس کنیلی نویسنده، نمایشنامه‌نویس، هنرپیشه، رمان‌نویس و پدیدآور استرالیایی

தாமஸ் கெநீலி

ทอมัส คนีลลีย์

커닐리, 토마스 1935-

커닐리, 토머스 1935-

케닐리, 토마스 1935-

크닐리, 토마스 1935-

키닐리, 토마스 1935-

キニーリー, トーマス

キニーリー, トマス 1935-


基尼利, 托马斯 1935-

托马斯・基尼利 1935-