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Hecht, Paul

Works: 87 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 20,404 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  College stories  History  Humorous fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Science fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Vocalist, Singer
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Hecht
At the villa of reduced circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member 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
Portuguese irregular verbs by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Igelfeld is the world's leading scholar on Portuguese irregular verbs, having written a majestic, nearly 1,200-page book on the subject. As one review says, "There is nothing more to be said on this subject. Nothing." 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
The finer points of sausage dogs by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member 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 double agents by W. E. B Griffin( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member 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
The poison belt by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member 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
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientific expedetion led by Professor George Edward Challenger explores a South American plateau where dinosaurs are rumored to flourish
Hunting Eichmann : how a band of survivors and a young spy agency chased down the world's most notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive interviews and previously classified details, Bascomb offers a compelling account of the relentless hunt for the nefarious Adolf Eichmann
Late nights on air by Elizabeth Hay( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member 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
Berlin 1961 Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth by Frederick Kempe( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member 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
1776 Broadway cast by Sherman Edwards( Recording )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member 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
Great house a novel by Nicole Krauss( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss
Hitler's niece by Ron Hansen( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, six years before he rose to power, Hitler invited his half-sister to become his housekeeper and to bring along her daughter, with whom he fell jealously in love. Geli was pretty, fun-loving, witty, and able to put her strange, high-strung uncle at ease. The novel presents Hitler as he has never before been seen in fiction, and through the eyes of Geli we see the frightening rise in prestige and political power of a vain, vulgar, sinister man
The branch and the scaffold : the true story of the West's legendary hanging judge by Loren D Estleman( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brutally efficient judge Isaac C. Parker is determined to rid Arkansas and the Indian Territory of all manner of criminals. But his quest for justice and liberal use of the gallows earn him just as many friends as enemies and take a toll on every aspect of his life
The eleventh commandment by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the mask of a Maryland Insurance executive, Connor Fitzgerald has worked as the CIA's most skilled assassin. But now, as Connor follows orders to assassinate the new Russian president, he discovers a far more dangerous threat. His boss, the director of CIA, is plotting against him.--
The magic labyrinth by Philip José Farmer( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great battle is brewing as extraordinary characters--including Samuel Clemens, U.S. Grant, and Cyrano de Bergerac--find themselves on the verge of discovering the origins of Riverworld
Descartes' bones [a skeletal history of the conflict between faith and reason] by Russell Shorto( Recording )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1666, [Rene] Descartes' bones have been fought over, stolen, and sold--by adherents to both religious and scientific doctrine. But why? The answer lies in Descartes' legendary expression, 'I think, therefore I am, ' which prompted the notion that knowledge can be found in facts, not church teachings. With that seemingly innocuous phrase, Descartes presented skepticism to the world--and profoundly changed the course of humankind."--Container
To your scattered bodies go by Philip José Farmer( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For explorer Richard Francis Burton and Alice Liddell Hargreaves and the rest of humanity, death is nothing like they expected. Instead of heaven, hell, or even the black void of nothingness, all of the 36 billion people who ever lived on Earth are simultaneously resurrected on a world that has been transformed into a giant river valley called Riverworld
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Portuguese irregular verbs
Alternative Names
Paul Hecht Brits filmacteur

Paul Hecht Canadian actor

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Portuguese irregular verbsThe finer points of sausage dogsInventing a nationThe double agentsDescartes' bones [a skeletal history of the conflict between faith and reason]