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McLeave, Hugh

Works: 54 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 7,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6063.A249, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hugh McLeave
Rogues in the gallery : the modern plague of art thefts by Hugh McLeave( )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROGUES IN THE GALLERY exposes it all: the cozy insurance ransom racket, the professional gangs of art thieves, the specialists, the connections with the international drug racket and the Mafia. Hugh McLeave has researched the whys and wherefores of the question for years, drawing on resources available to him through agencies such as Interpol, the FBI, the French, and Scotland Yard
A moment of truth : the life of Zola by Hugh McLeave( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Moment of Truth is a biographical novel of the life and times of Zola. It is also a cultural fresco of late nineteenth-century France. A Moment of Truth tells of Zola's early struggle against poverty and incomprehension; his blood-brother friendship with Paul Cézanne; his backing of the scorned Impressionists; his monumental creation of twenty Rougon-Macquart novels depicting and dissecting the French Second Empire in raw and often lurid prose. Finally, this book details Zola's courageous combat against the whole French establishment to win justice for an obscure Jewish captain, Alfred Dreyf
The damned die hard : [the colorful, true story of the French Foreign Legion] by Hugh McLeave( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the wasteland of the Sahara to the torrid jungles of Indochina, the French Foreign Legion has emblazoned a road of glory and romance like no other army in the world. Hugh McLeave's true-adventure history is a rendering of the dramatic and heroic deeds, the ironies of politics and war, and the personal stories of the men who made the Legion the greatest mercenary unit of all time. Created by King Louis Philippe in 1831 to "bleed or shovel sand" in the conquest of Algeria, the Legion has often been the last resort for society's misfits. Refugees, revolutionaries, poets, princes, and petty criminals have been welcomed with no questions asked about their pasts--a fact that long ago earned it the nickname "The Legion of the Damned." North Africa and the Legion molded one another, and in this crucible the legend of these crack fighting troops was born. Here men with no loyalty to country or family came to die for the Legion as they opened up the French colonial empire. With devotion akin to a religious mystique, officers and men endured disease, hunger, all kinds of privations; proudly covered up their wounds to die with their comrades; faced firing squads without blindfolds. The Legion has fought in more than thirty countries on four continents. Over 44,000 foreigners from fifty-one countries joined its ranks to fight in World War I. Legionnaires fought at Narvik and Bir Hakeim in World War II, at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, at the Battle of Algiers in 1960. Brave, bizarre, and brilliant figures march through these pages, among them: the bullheaded General François de Négrier, whose ominous phrase still greets the rookie as he enters the regimental barracks near Marseilles: "You legionnaires are soldiers in order to die and I am sending you where you can die"; idealistic poets like American Alan Seeger and Swissborn Blaise Cendrars; and the only woman ever to join the Legion, Susan Travers, the daughter of a British admiral, whose courage made even the toughest legionnaires feel like cowards. The Legion has come a long way since it began life as untamable rabble nearly two centuries ago. Today, the Legion, depicted so colorfully and convincingly here, continues to draw over 600 recruits a month, and remains true to its tradition of turning failures and moral weaklings into self-respecting individuals.--Adapted from book jacket
A man and his mountain : the life of Paul Cézanne by Hugh McLeave( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical novel
The last Pharaoh : Farouk of Egypt by Hugh McLeave( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His father named him Farouk, which means "On Who Knows Right from Wrong." At sixteen he was the hope of an independent Egypt, a handsome, godlike young man who, the fellahin believed, would lead them into a time of peace and plenty. Ten years transformed him into an obese faun with a mania for women, gambling, and other people's posessions. Farouk of Egypt became an object of ridicule, the subject of bad jokes, an awful example of the consequences of unlimited power and wealth, a disaster for his people. In this deeply interesting and revealing biography, written by an author who spent two years in search of the person behind the legend, Farouk's obsession with sex is shown as a desperate attempt both to remedy and to conceal his inadequacy. Deprived of childhood companions, the boy became the prey to scheming politicians and syncophantic servants. He was poorly educated, immature, and totally unprepared for the arduous task of ruling his corrupt and feudal country. The more powerless his ineptitude made him, the more autocratic he grew; the more impotent as a lover, the more frenzied his pursuit of women. His patient subjects tolerated his mistakes and excesses until, finally, his private scandals, his divorce from his popular queen, Farida, and the Palestine debacle set the stage for the long-over-due and almost comic revolution that forced him into exile. The author interviewed Farouk's courtiers, his doctors, the men who made the revolution, and the women who knew him intimately. On the Continent he traced and talked with the king's companions in exile. In England he saw such statesmen as Lord Avon and Lord Chandos, as well as ambassadors, Arabists, and the general who planned the wartime coup de palais. Drawing on the recollections of more than a hundred and fifty observers and on unpublished British and Egyptian sources, he has written an oddly touching biography of a complex man. -- from dust jacket
A borderline case by Hugh McLeave( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious and frequent earth tremors are occurring on the Chinese side of the frontier with Pakistan; presumably underground nuclear explosions. A World Health Organization team is investigating an outbreak of a new and deadly kind of flu. British intelligence want to know what is going on!
Double exposure by Hugh McLeave( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The risk takers by Hugh McLeave( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death masque by Hugh McLeave( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A question of negligence by Hugh McLeave( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only gentlemen can play by Hugh McLeave( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British and Russian double agents brought together by an assignment find themselves falling dangerously in love
No face in the mirror by Hugh McLeave( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of Liam Faulds : a novel by Hugh McLeave( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Pharaoh: the ten faces of Farouk by Hugh McLeave( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monkshood by Hugh McLeave( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aileen Seaton is a lawyer and former fencing champion. When a dying man confesses that the Scottish writer, Calum Weir, is innocent of the double murder of his wife and her lover, Aileen meets him in prison. He's serving a life sentence, but remembers nothing of the horrific murders. So why is he so scared to even talk about them? And why do his nightmares involve the poisonous plant, monkshood? Aileen's convinced that Weir was framed, but as she pierces the enigma the killers come after her. Only her talent with an old dueling sword can save her
The Bent Pyramid by Hugh McLeave( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ewan Chisholm, despised drunk albeit gifted Egyptologist, is ordered by his curator at the Aspenwall Museum to fetch Sir William Garfield Tate's papers from his widow. Chisholm stumbles on an envelope containing snapshots of a horde of pharaonic jewelry never seen before. When the Aspenwall governors learn about the jewel hoard they decide to send Chisholm to Egypt to find it for their museum. In Cairo, he soon discovers Garfield Tate and his Nubian mistress were probably murdered and Lady Garfield Tate might have been involved. Chisholm's sleuthing leads him to suspect the secret of the jewel
White pawn on red square by Hugh McLeave( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the Cold War a Russian girl plots to steal the mummified body of Lenin and use it a a hostage to free her dissient brother and others from a Siberian gulag. She recruits five people, each with a motive for settling scores with Lenin; she lures an English diplomat, who loves her, into the conspiracy. But someone is a traitor; two plotters die and four others land in the notorious Lubyanka prison before one of the group hatches a plan to outwit the KGB. Don't miss this exciting tale of love, scheming, and Russian terror and torture
McIndoe : plastic surgeon by Hugh McLeave( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword and the scales by Hugh McLeave( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vodka on ice by Hugh McLeave( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mac Leave Hugh 1923-....

MacLeave, Hugh

MacLeave Hugh 1923-....

Mc Leave, Hugh.

Mc Leave Hugh 1923-....

هيوج ماكليف، 1923-

English (88)

French (8)

German (4)

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