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Hickam, Homer H. 1943-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 593 publications in 14 languages and 25,937 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Children's films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Commentator
Classifications: PS3558.I224, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Homer H Hickam
The keeper's son by Homer H Hickam( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separating himself from his family of lighthouse keepers in order to work for the Coast Guard, World War II Outer Banks resident Josh Thurlow searches for his brother, lost at sea twenty years earlier, in the wake of invading U-boats
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator by Homer H Hickam( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or that alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home
The ambassador's son by Homer H Hickam( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow leads a desperate venture to Japanese-held islands of the South Pacific to track down a Medal of Honor hero and an ambassador's missing son
Back to the moon : a novel by Homer H Hickam( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cosmic romp in which Jack Medaris, a former astronaut who is a widower, saves the female crew of a NASA spaceship from an attack by chauvinist astronauts. The ladies take him to the moon, he finds romance and brings back a rare helium element which will help his business
Crater : a Helium-3 novel by Homer H Hickam( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty-second century, sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood, who mines the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth, undertakes a deadly mission that could mean the difference between life and death for every inhabitant on the moon
The dinosaur hunter by Homer H Hickam( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after paleontologist Norman "Pick" Pickford happens on a discovery in Montana that could prove to be revolutionary, a menacing visitor is murdered and Mike Wire, retired L.A. homicide detective and ranch foreman, realizes that the fossils may be worth killing for
The far reaches by Homer H Hickam( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1943 and World War II rages on. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throwing her marines at island after bloody island across the Pacific. But the young Americans go up against fanatical defenders, who revel in snipers, big guns, and human wave attacks from which there is no escape save death. Critically wounded, Josh expects to die. Instead, Sister Mary Kathleen, a young Irish nun, nurses him back to health, then shanghais Josh, sidekick Bosun Ready O'Neal, and three marines to a group of beautiful tropical islands invaded by a brutal Japanese warlord. Josh and his little band must decide whether to help the Sister fight the battle she demands, return to Tarawa and the "real" war, or settle down in the romantic splendor of the South Seas.--From publisher description
Torpedo junction : U-boat war off America's East Coast, 1942 by Homer H Hickam( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the activity of German subs off the Atlantic Coast during the early years of World War II
Red helmet by Homer H Hickam( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Businesswoman Song Hawkins begins to regret her impulsive marriage to coal mining superintendent Cable Jordan after she leaves New York for his tiny West Virginia hometown, but when disaster strikes, she learns that love sometimes requires sacrifice
My dream of stars : from daughter of Iran to space pioneer by Anousheh Ansari( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anousheh Ansari tells of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. As the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit. Later, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this is the story of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars.--From publisher description
Crescent : second in the Helium-3 series by Homer H Hickam( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crater Trueblood, doubting the justice of the war he fights and the evil of enemies he was trained to hate, brings Crescent, an apparently female Crowhopper, to Moontown as his prisoner but soon both are fugitives, fleeing prejudice and cruelty in hostile territory
The keeper's son : [a novel] by Homer H Hickam( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killakeet Lighthouse on North Carolina's outer banks has been run for generations by the Thurlow family, but now Josh Thurlow, the keeper's son, abandons his heritage to take command of a Coast Guard patrol boat and face both German U-boats and his own feelings of guilt over his brother's death
Albert moet naar huis by Homer H Hickam( Book )

32 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette er en fortelling der alt er sant, bortsett fra de delene som er diktning. På 1930-tallet gjorde den store depresjonen alles horisonter mindre, den snudde opp-ned på den amerikanske drømmen, og Elsie Lavender var tilbake der hun startet - i kullfeltene i Vest-Virginia. Hun hadde bare ett minne fra de fredelige tidene, en babyalligator ved navn Albert. En dag mister hennes mann Homer tålmodigheten, og Elsie må velge mellom han og Albert. For Elsie var det bare én ting å gjøre: å frakte Albert hjem til Florida. Og så begynte deres odyssé - en uvanlig reise, hvor Elsie, Homer og Albert møtte alt fra filmstjerner og revolusjonære til Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck og orkaner i sin søken for å finne kjærlighet, forløsning og et hjem
The dinosaur hunter : a novel by Homer H Hickam( Recording )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sweeping adventure tells the story of the men and women who will do anything to claim one of the biggest fossil discoveries of all time, even kill for it
Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer H Hickam( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Earth is devastated and the worst elements of humanity are determined to take over the moon. It's up to the settlers of the harsh, gray moon to fight back"--
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator by Homer H Hickam( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big fish meets The notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys-the basis of the movie October Sky. Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed, and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or that alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: carry Albert home. Carrying Albert home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love
The far reaches by Homer H Hickam( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1943 and World War II in the Pacific rages on, with Americans engaged in desperate battles against a cunning enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throwing her marines at island after bloody island across the Pacific
Crater : a Helium-3 novel by Homer H Hickam( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mining colony on the moon. A teen sent on a deadly mission. And a secret bigger than two worlds. Its the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go. With the help of Maria, the mine owners frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gilliea sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cellsCrater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. Hell battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon
The ambassador's son by Homer H Hickam( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Josh Thurlow teams up with PT Boat Commander to find an ambassador's son missing in the jungles of the Solomons
Civil Action, from Pleadings to Opening of Trial by Homer H Hickam( )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Хикэм, Хомер

הומר היקאם

هومر هيكام

히컴, 호머 H. 1943-

ヒッカム・ジュニア, ホーマー

ヒッカム, ホーマー・ジュニア

ホーマー・ヒッカム・ジュニア

荷默·希坎姆

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