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Keneally, Thomas

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Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally( Book )

77 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,613 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 great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world by Thomas Keneally( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,406 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."--BOOK JACKET
The daughters of Mars : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,320 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 )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,214 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 )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,176 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
Office of innocence : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,900 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
Woman of the inner sea by Thomas Keneally( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,823 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
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,821 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
Shame and the captives : a novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,817 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)"--
Confederates by Thomas Keneally( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,810 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
American scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 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
The tyrant's novel by Thomas Keneally( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 1,707 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 playmaker by Thomas Keneally( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,597 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
A family madness by Thomas Keneally( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,569 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
Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

64 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sluwe, charmante zakenman Oscar Schindler ziet kans 1100 joden uit handen van de nazi's te houden door tewerkstelling in zijn fabriek
Flying hero class by Thomas Keneally( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,386 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
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally( Book )

92 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman, the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions build, reaching a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marriage
Schindler's ark by Thomas Keneally( Book )

103 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of Oskar Schindler
To Asmara by Thomas Keneally( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western reporter travels to Africa's war-torn Horn to investigate accounts of Eritrean rebels who have been accused of attacking the Live-Aid-style food convoys meant for starving children
Gossip from the forest by Thomas Keneally( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog komen in een bos bij Compiègne enkele prominente geallieerden en een Duitse officier bijeen om de wapenstil- stand te ondertekenen
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Schindler's list
Alternative Names

controlled identityCoyle, William, 1935-

Coyle , William

Coyle, William 1935-

Keneally, Thomas

Keneally, Thomas Michael 1935-

Keneally , Tom

Keneally, Tom 1935-

Thomas Keneally acteur et écrivain

Thomas Keneally australijski pisarz

Thomas Keneally Australisch schrijver

Thomas Keneally australischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Keneally scrittore e drammaturgo australiano

Кенилли, Томас

Томас Кеніллі

Томас Кинийли

தாமஸ் கெநீலி

ทอมัส คนีลลีย์

キニーリー, トマス


基尼利, 托马斯 1935-

托马斯・基尼利 1935-



The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking worldAbraham LincolnA river townOffice of innocence : a novelWoman of the inner seaA commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of AustraliaConfederatesAmerican scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles