Most widely held works about Paul Hecht
Most widely held works by Paul Hecht
The double agents by W. E. B Griffin ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
The Office of Strategic Services has now been tasked with convincing the Axis powers that the Allied forces will not be invading Europe via France's beaches. Layers of secrecy shroud the operation-- anyone could be a double agent.
Portuguese irregular verbs by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
Von Igelfeld is the world's leading scholar on Portuguese irregular verbs, having written a majestic book on the subject. But in other matters, von Igelfeld is not nearly so skilled. Whether haplessly playing tennis against an equally dreadful opponent, or committing his friends to swordfighting duels without their knowledge, von Igelfeld is somewhat naive in the ways of the world. Yet that does not stop him from having a go at life, and the results are always humorous.
At the villa of reduced circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Von Igelfeld is quite pleased with his role as a visiting scholar at Cambridge, even if his English colleagues can be difficult to comprehend. They frequently speak in metaphors and make peculiar assumptions, saying such odd things as "I take it your journey went well," when that is not the case at all. But von Igelfeld settles in the best he can, and is soon deeply embroiled in some shady political scheming at the university. After returning to the comfort of his perfectly rational Germany, von Igelfeld is invited to Colombia for a special fellowship. But while there, he gets caught up in some decidedly unscupulous behavior.
The finer points of sausage dogs by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
"Starring the brilliant but bumbling Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs is a wonderfully entertaining showcase for [Alexander McCall] Smith's award-winning wit. Invited to lecture in America, von Igelfeld envisions a visit to California or New York. Instead, he finds himself surrounded by hogs"--Description.
Inventing a nation by Gore Vidal ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
Presents a vivid portrait of the first three American presidents, delving into the minds and private rooms of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. Illuminates their opinions of one another and their concerns about crafting a workable democracy.
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
A scientific expedetion led by Professor George Edward Challenger explores a South American plateau where dinosaurs are rumored to flourish.
The poison belt by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Only Professor George Edward Challenger knows that "all living things are destined to die as the earth passes through a poisonous belt of ether," and he invites Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and E.D. Malone to his sitting room and tells each to bring his own supply of oxygen.--Container.
Thomas Paine enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations by Craig Nelson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
A profile of the United States and French Republic founder describes him as a controversial figure who helped shape the revolutionary age, in an account that discusses his rise to fame and prominence, and his relationships with his contemporaries.
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters.
Mistler's exit by Louis Begley ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Thomas Mistler takes a vacation alone in Venice, Italy.
A venetian affair by Andrea Di Robilant ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Originally serialized in the New Yorker, this dazzling story is based on actual letters the author's father found in the attic of the old family palazzo. The letters describe a searing and illicit affair between the author's ancestor Andrea Memmo, a great Venetian statesman, and a beautiful half-English girl named Giustiniana Wynne.
Whose Bible is it? a history of the Scriptures through the ages by Jaroslav Pelikan ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Pelikan takes the reader through the good book's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, the translation into modern languages, and varying schools of critical scholarship.
Late nights on air by Elizabeth Hay ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
It's 1975, and the town of Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territories is in the middle of a dispute over a pipeline through the area. The small local radio station who reports on the controversy is undergoing some changes of its own. Hard-edged veteran broadcaster Harry Boyd has taken over as manager, and he has his eye on beautiful young Norwegian transplant Dido.
Hunting Eichmann how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Based on extensive interviews and previously classified details, Bascomb offers a compelling account of the relentless hunt for the nefarious Adolf Eichmann.
The inner sanctum by Stephen W Frey ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
This story pits two young people against the industrial-military complex in a struggle that threatens both their lives and national security.
Mr. Popper's penguins by Richard Atwater ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
The shipping news by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Presents a novel that blends romance, fishing lore, and eccentric characters.
Berlin 1961 Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth by Frederick Kempe ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh- sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, "Berlin 1961" is a masterly look at the Berlin Crisis of 1961, with powerful applications for the present.
Demolition angel by Robert Crais ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
When a bomb call takes the life of another colleague, Carol Starkey begins to investigate a series of explosions that seem to be designed to exterminate bomb technicians. She soon realizes that she's "the one that got away." With the help of an FBI agent whom she loathes professionally for interfering with her job but finds attractive anyway, Carol must track down one of the most frighteningly brilliant killers of the modern age.
The patient by Michael Palmer ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Dr. Jessie Copeland is a respected neurosurgeon who spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. It could be months before the robot is ready for use on human beings--or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot in a high-profile case that nets worldwide attention.
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