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Dietrich, William 1951-

Works: 93 works in 538 publications in 17 languages and 20,788 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biographical fiction  War stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.I367, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Dietrich
The Rosetta key by William Dietrich( Book )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expatriate Ethan Gage, in the Holy Land to save his former lover Astiza and to search for the revered legendary Book of Thoth, is in danger again as Napoleon's army marches towards Jerusalem
Napoleon's pyramids : a novel by William Dietrich( Book )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquiring an ancient medallion covered with indecipherable symbols, expatriate American Ethan Gage is forced to flee for his life when he is framed for murder and forced to accompany Napoleon Bonaparte on the emperor's quest to conquer Egypt
The Barbary pirates : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon dispatches Gage and his three savant friends to chase down the rumor of the fabled mirror of Archimedes. Things turn sticky when Gage's old arch nemesis, the Egyptian Rite, a ruthless cabal out to rule the world, joins the race to grab the mirror for their own evil designs
Blood of the Reich : a novel by William Dietrich( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two daring American adventurers must stop the Nazis from acquiring a mythical substance that promises them immortality and world domination
The Dakota cipher : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1801 newly elected president Thomas Jefferson, taking office in the burgeoning capital of Washington, D.C., convinces Ethan Gage and Norwegian Magnus Bloodhammer to go on a scouting expedition--one that precedes that of Lewis and Clark--to investigate reports of woolly mammoths and blue-eyed Indians. The pair have their own motive, however, which they neglect to share with the president: a search for the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor
The emerald storm : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1803. Swashbuckling, ribald, and irreverent hero Ethan Gage has outsmarted wily enemies and survived dangerous challenges across the globe, from the wilds of the American frontier to the pyramids of Egypt. The raffish hero finds himself in the Caribbean with his wife, Astiza, on a desperate hunt to find the lost treasure of Montezuma-a legendary hoard rumored to have been hidden from Cortés's plundering Spanish conquistadors. Caught between French and rebel slave forces, Gage and Astiza are in a race for gold and glory that will thrust them into the center of a bloody struggle for freedom as they try to rescue their son. And this time, Gage's luck may be running out."--Page 4 of cover
The barbed crown : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To make Napoleon pay for kidnapping his son and nearly killing his wife, spy, adventurer and treasure hunter Ethan Gage, after his plot to sabotage Napoleon's coronation is foiled, flees to England where he and a group of brilliant renegades devise a daring plan as the French set sail for invasion
The final forest : big trees, forks, and the Pacific Northwest by William Dietrich( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Forks, a small town on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed "Logging Capital of the World" and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now."--Pub. desc
The final forest : the battle for the last great trees of the Pacific Northwest by William Dietrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the social, political, and scientific spectrum of the struggle over ancient Pacific Northwest forests
Natural grace : the charm, wonder, and lessons of Pacific Northwest animals and plants by William Dietrich( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the interactive clockwork world of geology, tides, Northwest weather, and snow, to the hidden roles of dirt, stream life, and mosses and lichens, William Dietrich explores the natural splendors of the Pacific Northwest. His topics include alder and cedar; jellyfish, geoducks, crabs, and killer whales; mosquitoes and spiders; gulls, crows, raccoons, possums, deer, and cougars. This book is intended as a primer for people who are curious about the environment they live in and the pressures upon it. Dietrich has unearthed fascinating and unexpected facts about his subjects, and expresses complex information in clear and vivid language. He asks intriguing questions and makes good use of interviews with Northwest scientists and experts to convey current and historic attitudes and economic realities, and to consider where we go from here
Hadrian's Wall : a novel by William Dietrich( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrothed to the commander of the Petriana cavalry, senator's daughter Valeria is escorted to her wedding by her intended's rival, the veteran soldier Galba, a situation that is complicated by the barbarian chieftain Arden Caratacus
The scourge of God by William Dietrich( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticipating an attack by the forces of Attila the Hun in 451 A.D., Roman leaders enlist an ambassador as part of an assassination plot, but when the ambassador is captured, he learns that Attila intends to conquer the entire Roman empire
The three emperors : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having quick-wittedly survived the battle of Trafalgar, Ethan is rushing to rescue 'Egyptian priestess' Astiza and son Harry from imprisonment by a ruthless mystic who seeks revenge for disfigurement, and an evil dwarf alchemist who experiments with the occult on Prague's Golden Lane
Dark winter by William Dietrich( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geologist Jed Lewis finds himself accused of murder as the long winter sets in on the Amundsen-Scott research base at the South Pole
Ice reich by William Dietrich( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Antarctic adventure in which an American pilot tries to thwart Nazi plans to exploit a deadly bacterium as a weapon in World War II. With a beautiful German biologist he fights off a submarine with storm troopers. A first novel
Northwest passage : the great Columbia River by William Dietrich( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lewis and Clark reached the Columbia River in 1805, they found a roaring and unruly river with a treacherous mouth and confusing course, boasting salmon runs without equal in the world. William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of The Final Forest, reveals the heroic stories, triumphant engineering, and disturbing taming of this powerful, beautiful river. Northwest Passage is a masterwork of history, geography, and science, a sweeping overview of the transformation of the Columbia from its geologic origins and aboriginal inhabitants to its pioneers, settlers, dam builders, farmers, and contemporary native Americans." "The Columbia is the second largest river, by volume, in the U.S. and the largest on the west coast of the Western Hemisphere. Its terrain varies from rain forests with more than 100 inches of precipitation a year to desert with as little as 5 inches per year. It was once the most inexhaustible of rivers with as many as 16 million fish pushing up its 1,200-mile length each year to spawn and die in its hundreds of tributaries, a run supporting one of the most populous and complex native cultures on the continent. Before the European discovery of the Columbia River, dreaming merchants and intrepid explorers risked their lives and their money to find the entrance to and navigate the wildly unpredictable course of this "Great River of the West."" "Native Americans clung to the Columbia as the root of their culture, colonizers came in search of productive land and an efficient trade route, and industrialists seeking energy transformed the region's wild beauty." "The Columbia of today is a product of its yesterdays. It is docile, run by engineers and turned on and off by valves with fourteen major dams on the river and more than 500 in its basin. The obstacle course of falls, boulders, whirlpools, and floods has been harnessed and provides 70 percent of the Northwest's energy. Yet these dams, plus pollution, irrigation, and growth, have caused half of the region's streams to be blocked and 98 percent of the wild salmon to disappear. In 1991, just four Snake River sockeye salmon survived the 970-mile gauntlet of nets and dams to reach spawning beds in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, 6,500 feet high. Environmentalists have named the Columbia one of the nation's most imperiled rivers." "Northwest Passage is not only about the natural and human history of the river but also about how people changed the Columbia and were in turn changed by it. What happens to the Columbia, after all, is what happens to us."--BOOK JACKET
Getting back by William Dietrich( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting back is a novel of survival and a search for meaning in a world where both have become extinct--a thriller that asks us whether getting back is the object of the game, or the punishment for losing
The Rosetta key by William Dietrich( Recording )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Napoleon launches his 1799 invasion of the Holy Land, U.S. adventurer Ethan Gage scours Judea for an ancient Egyptian scroll with occult powers. Following Bonaparte to France, the resourceful Gage faces old enemies with new friends and--with time running out--bravely tries to stop evil forces from controlling the world
The Dakota cipher : an Ethan Gage adventure by William Dietrich( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After meeting with President Thomas Jefferson, notorious daredevil and explorer Ethan Gage sets off into the American wilderness. Following an archaic map, his quest is to track down Thor's hammer, a powerful remnant from an early Norse settlement with the power to control the weather and lightning
The emerald storm by William Dietrich( Recording )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the tropics of the Caribbean to pursue a mysterious Spanish treasure as the fate of England, and of the world's first successful slave revolt, hangs desperately in the balance
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The Rosetta key
Napoleon's pyramids : a novelThe Barbary pirates : an Ethan Gage adventureBlood of the Reich : a novelThe Dakota cipher : an Ethan Gage adventureThe final forest : big trees, forks, and the Pacific NorthwestThe final forest : the battle for the last great trees of the Pacific NorthwestNatural grace : the charm, wonder, and lessons of Pacific Northwest animals and plantsHadrian's Wall : a novel
Alternative Names
Dietrich, William

Dietrich, William 1951-

Dietrich, William Alan 1951-

Dietrich, William (William Alan), 1951-

William Dietrich American writer

William Dietrich Amerikaans journalist

William Dietrich escritor estadounidense

Дитрих, Уильям 1951-

דיטריך, וילים, 1951-

디트리히, 윌리엄 1951-

ディートリッヒ, ウィリアム