Most widely held works by Kevin Conway
The war ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Gods and generals ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,476 libraries worldwide
Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville.
Invincible ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
Vince Papale is a down-on-his-luck substitute teacher in Philadelphia who, at the age of 30, was out of work, abandoned by his wife, and biding time as a part-time bartender when he decides to answer an open call for tryouts on the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team in 1976. Going with his gut instinct, new coach Dick Vermeil rewards Papale's diligent efforts with a place on the team.
Mark Twain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
The scarlet letter ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter.
Horatio's drive America's first road trip ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months.
Looking for Richard ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's gripping drama of power, lust and betrayal becomes accessible to a broader audience. The camera follows the cast and crew throughout rehearsals, eavesdropping on the behind-the-scenes process that goes into creating characters and mounting a production.
Fire by Sebastian Junger ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Junger brings his heart-pounding prose to bear on forest fires, terrorism, and war, in a collection of pieces that span a decade's worth of journalism. Junger's firsthand acounts of how people handle danger reveals both the awe and the terror evoked by desperate situations.
A death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo--the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes--is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide--and ultimately are destroyed--in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.--From publisher description.
Mark Twain original soundtrack recording ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
This original soundtrack is a companion to a two-part, four-hour documentary film on the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens directed by Ken Burns. The soundtrack is filled with traditional melodies and spirituals that were among Mark Twain's favorites, as well as more contemporary songs. It is also interspersed with some of Twain's most memorable quotations.
Streets of Laredo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
This sequel to Lonesome Dove pits legendary Texas Ranger Woodrow Call against his deadliest adversary ever.
Black knight ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Jamal is an employee at Medieval World amusement park when he is magically transported back to 14th century England. Now he must do battle with an evil king, deadly assassins - and really bad plumbing.
Thomas Eakins a motion portrait ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Combines dramatic re-creation with documentary photographs, interviews, and archival footage to tell the story of Eakins's life.
Prince Brat and the whipping boy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
A spoiled prince and an enterprising orphan are caught in a case of mistaken identity.
The lathe of heaven ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
"George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger."--Container.
Cinnamon skin by John D MacDonald ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Travis McGee is drawn into political intrigue while on the trail of an elusive and deadly killer.
Horatio's drive [America's first road trip by Dayton Duncan ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Although the production and sale of automobiles did not fully take off in America until about 1914, Horatio Nelson Jackson, a 31-year-old doctor from Vermont, made a bet in 1903, when just 150 miles of paved roads even existed in the U.S., that he could take his car from California to New York. Here is the story of the unprecedented journey.
Gettysburg ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Gettysburg: Civil War drama depicting the events and personal struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Two family house ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Defying everything and everyone, including his wife, Buddy Visalo decides to follow his dream. When he meets a woman who truly believes in him, he must choose between the only life he's ever know and his desire for happiness.
Abandon ship by Richard F Newcomb ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Adultery American Civil War (1861-1865) Antietam, Battle of (Maryland : 1862) Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, American Automobiles Automobile travel Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography Bull Run, 2nd Battle of (Virginia : 1862) Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence,--1828-1914 Chancellorsville, Battle of (Virginia : 1863) Documentary television programs Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Football films Football players Fredericksburg, Battle of (Virginia : 1862) Historical films Historical television programs History Jackson, Stonewall,--1824-1863 Lee, Robert E.--1807-1870 Maryland Massachusetts Massachusetts--Boston Papale, Vince Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Philadelphia Eagles (Football team) Puritans Social aspects Television mini-series Television programs Theater Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Virginia Virginia--Chancellorsville Virginia--Fredericksburg War films War work Women World War (1939-1945)