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Hobson, Will

Works: 36 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 2,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographies  Adventure stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PQ2228, 843.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Will Hobson
The collector of worlds by Ilija Trojanow( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fictionalized account imagines the life of Sir Richard Francis Burton - a nineteenth-century British colonial officer with a rare ability to assimilate into indigenous cultures. Burton's obsessive traveling took him from England to British India, Arabia, and on a quest for the source of the Nile River in Africa. He learned more than twenty languages, translated The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, and took part in the pilgrimage to Mecca, in addition to writing several travel books."
World health and history by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue wolf : the epic tale of the life of Genghis Khan and the empire of the steppes by Homéric( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of one of France's most prestigious literary prizes, The Blue Wolf is the epic historical novel of Genghis Khan At the height of his power, Genghis Khan unified four hundred tribes and was feared by men from Baghdad to Peking. Like Napoleon, he imposed a pitiless regime on the people he subjugated; like Caesar, he led his troops with a merciless code of conduct. But even the greatest of rulers have a beginning. In Frederic Dion's The Blue Wolf, the father of Temudjin, the future Genghis Khan, has been murdered by the Tartars, the most feared enemy of his clan. The young Temudjin burns to regain his rightful inheritance, and as a young warrior he leads a series of bloodthirsty battles where he suppresses and integrates the many tribes of his land, until at last he is crowned King of the Oceans, the Blue Wolf'Genghis Khan. But soon, his hunger for power becomes increasingly violent and leads him to experience overwhelming paranoia and a growing mistrust of old friends and allies. In The Blue Wolf, Frederic Dion writes of battles, horses, and of a great civilization. This is the searingly powerful novel of a ferocious ruler's roots and his life in the endless and rugged lands of the steppes
Sans moi by Marie Desplechin( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que faire d'une jeune femme qui s'installe chez vous, sous prétexte qu'elle n'a pas de domicile et qu'elle s'entend bien avec vos enfants ? Son portrait, peut-être. Enfant de la DDASS, fille des rues, " fourmi " pour un dealer et prostituée occasionnelle, Olivia porte en elle un passé chargé et un présent hasardeux. Avec elle, c'est un peu de la violence et de la corruption du monde qui frappe à votre porte. Ingénue professionnelle, libertine à son insu, cette accidentée de la vie est pleine d'une énergie vitale qui fait craquer toutes les digues. Dans ce livre cruel à force de justesse, Marie Desplechin effleure, sans crainte de faire mal, nos zones sensibles : les faux-semblants, trahisons infimes, petits accommodements sans importance où se joue chaque jour notre survie morale
Who I am by Charlotte Rampling( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar-nominated Charlotte Rampling most recently appeared in hit ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC's London Spy and HBO's Dexter, and the feature film 45 Years. Her career has spanned popular entertainment and arthouse cinema, having starred in English, French and Italian films from 1966's Georgy Girl (opposite Lynn Redgrave), to films with French director Francois Ozon, including 2003's Swimming Pool. Having shied away from biographies and autobiographies, Rampling has now written Who I Am (first published in French) a lyrical, and intimate self-portrait via reminiscences. Highly personal, packed with photographs from her personal archive, Rampling recounts her childhood and youth as the daughter of an army officer (who won a gold medal for the 4 x 400 relay in the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics), and the memories and passions that would inspire her life and later work as an actress. Written in a style that gives a unique insight into her screen persona, it is an idiosyncratic and beguiling insight of one of the most consistently adventurous and interesting actors
The dead man in the bunker : discovering my father by Martin Pollack( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1947, a man is found shot to death in an old military bunker near the Brenner Pass that links Italy to Austria. His papers claim him to be a farm labourer; the scars on his face could only have come from duelling, the mark of a man who was once a member of a German student fraternity. He is Dr. Gerhard Bast, lawyer, athlete, former head of the Gestapo in the Austrian city of Linz and a wanted war criminal. A few years before, his affair with a married woman led to the birth of a son, Martin Pollack, who in his maturity sets out to discover the truth about his father." "Martin Pollack reveals that his loving grandparents, with whom he spent long and happy holidays as a child, were ardent and unrepentant Nazis who never ceased to hate and resent Jews and Slavs, and never acknowledged what their son had really done. And what he did is the heart of this book, as Pollack quietly, relentlessly reconstructs the family history, moving from present-day Slovenia - where his grandparents were involved in vicious sectarian strife with their Slav neighbours - through Austria between the wars, where the family were enthusiastic members of the illegal Nazi party. Once war begins in 1939, Pollack tracks his father from Austria to Poland and on into Russia, where he was the head of an Einsatzgruppe, a killing squad, and back into Poland during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The closing months of the war find him rounding up Jews and partisans in Slovakia. In every place that Pollack's father has been, the evidence of mass murder mounts higher and higher, the undeniable evidence impossible to resist."--BOOK JACKET
Marilyn's last sessions : a novel by Michel Schneider( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1962, West Los Angeles Police Department. 'Marilyn Monroe has died of an overdose', a man's voice says dully. And when the stunned policeman asked 'What?', the same voice struggled to repeat 'Marilyn Monroe has died. She has committed suicide.' If life were scripted like the movies, this extraordinary phone call would have been made by the most important man in Marilyn Monroe's life - Dr Ralph Greenson, her final psychoanalyst. During her last years Marilyn had come to rely on Greenson more and more. She met with him almost every day. He was her analyst, her friend and her confessor. He was the last person to see her alive, and the first to see her dead. In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn's last years - and her last sessions on Dr Greenson's couch - are brilliantly recreated. This is the story of the world's most famous and elusive actress, and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote and John Huston. It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A young Gascon gentleman, D' Artagnan, arrives in Paris determined to join the infamous King's guards and is soon befriended by the band of musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis famed for their impressive swordplay and fearless spirit. With the treacherous Cardinal Richelieu and his seductive spy, Milady, weaving a web of deceit and royal intrigue, the friends are soon drawn into an evil plot. To defend the Queen's honor and protect the King they must discover the truth, encountering stolen diamonds, Louis XIII, love, murder and vengeance along the way. A swashbuckling tale of chivalry, romance, and daring rooftop duels and most of all, adventure
Modern trends in geriatrics by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The health of the elderly at home; a medical, social and dietary study of elderly people living at home in Sheffield by Will Hobson( Book )

9 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : the emperor of kings by Max Gallo( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1806 and Napoleon is exultant over his spectacular victory at Austerlitz. Further triumphs on the battlefields of Jena and Wagram bring half of Europe - from Russia to Spain - under his command. The man in the grey overcoat creates kingdoms and places them in his family's charge. He subdues kings, conquers women and defies the Pope himself over the Continental Blockade
Maigret, Lognon and the gangsters by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness--permanently
Inspector Cadaver by Georges Simenon( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter's lover, Maigret arrives in a small French town to help and is plunged into an atmosphere of animosity. He soon finds himself tangled up in a case that may ruin the very people whom he has come to aid and must face an old enemy--an ex-police officer nicknamed "Inspector Cadaver"--Who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret's investigations
Being Arab by Samir Kassir( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon's foremost public intellectuals. In 'Being Arab', a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this rallying cry for change has now been heard by millions."--Page 4 of cover
The breeding biology of the knot by Will Hobson( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Russian and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maigret in Montmartre by Georges Simenon( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He opened the door for her and watched her walk away down the huge corridor, then hesitate at the top of the stairs. Heads turned as she passed. You sensed she came from a different world, the world of the night, and there was something almost indecent about her in the harsh light of a winter's day' A young cabaret dancer in a black silk dress leads Inspector Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre
A second wind by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director of a world famous champagne house, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was accustomed to a certain level of independence. In 1993, his wife was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and shortly thereafter, he became a quadriplegic in a paragliding accident. Stuck in his apartment for days on end, he felt isolated from the world, until an Algerian immigrant neighbor reached out to help--thus changing both men's lives forever
A second wind by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inspiring, heartfelt, tragi-comic memoir by an aristocratic Frenchman who was paralyzed in a paragliding accident and has to adjust to his new circumstances with the help of his unlikely caregiver-a hot-headed Algerian immigrant with troubles of his own. The basis of the hit French film "Untouchables," coming to the US from the Weinstein Company in summer 2012"--
The theory and practice of public health by F. W Hobson( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after the fourth edition, this edition continues to relate articles on public health to the general public as well as to an increasing number of medical schools which use this volume as a text in teaching community medicine
The two Lolitas by Michael Maar( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading German scholar reveals his astonishing discovery about Nabokov's influential novel Does it ring a bell? The first-person narrator, a cultivated man of middle age, looks back on the story of an amour fou. It all starts when, traveling abroad, he takes a room as a lodger. The moment he sees the daughter of the house, he is lost. She is a pre-teen, whose charms instantly enslave him. Heedless of her age, he becomes intimate with her. In the end she dies, and the narrator marked by her forever remains alone. The name of the girl supplies the title of the story: Lolita. We know the girl and her story, and we know the title. But the author was Heinz von Eschwege, whose tale of Lolita appeared in 1916 under the pseudonym Heinz von Lichberg, forty years before Nabokov's celebrated novel took the world by storm. Von Lichberg later became a prominent journalist in the Nazi era, and his youthful work faded from view. The Two Lolitas uncovers a remarkable series of parallels between the two works and their authors--too many to make coincidence the most likely explanation. How did Vladimir Nabokov know of von Lichberg's long out-of-print tale? And why might he, the grand master of reference, want to draw our attention to such an unremarkable author? Maar's extraordinary literary detective story casts new light on the making of one of the most influential works of the twentieth century. This new edition includes a preface by best-selling German novelist Daniel Kehlmann and an interview with the author, conducted by Kehlmann, in which Maar reveals that since writing the book, he has unveiled what might be the final piece of the puzzle"--
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The collector of worlds
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Hobson, William

The blue wolf : the epic tale of the life of Genghis Khan and the empire of the steppesSans moiThe dead man in the bunker : discovering my fatherMarilyn's last sessions : a novelNapoleon : the emperor of kingsBeing Arab