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Michael, Paul (Actor)

Works: 131 works in 790 publications in 1 language and 32,050 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Narrator, Translator, Actor, nar, Performer
Classifications: PS3569.H18, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Michael
The Da Vinci code : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret Catholic organization known as Opus Dei has struck. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found dead inside the museum, surrounded by eldritch ciphers in invisible ink. It is up to Harvard semiotician Robert Langdon and his French cryptologist partner Sophie Neveu to decode the cipers, and get to the bottom of an ever-widening mystery. They discover that the late curator was the gatekeeper of the "Priory of Sion", a secret society whose members included Leonardo da Vinci, and that he sacrificed his life to protect a vastly important ancient religious relic from Opus Dei. If Langdon and Neveu do not deciper the clues in time, Opus Dei will get its hands on the relic, and havoc will be wrought
Inferno : [a novel] by Dan Brown( Recording )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science"--Vendor summary
Origin : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

20 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an event at which futurist Edmond Kirsch is to announce a groundbreaking discovery erupts into chaos, Robert Langdon rushes to Barcelona to locate a cryptic password that will reveal Kirsch's secret before it is lost forever
A blaze of glory : [a novel of the Battle of Shiloh] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampment, a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president by Candice Millard( Recording )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
The Tristan betrayal by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power -- France is occupied, Britian is enduring the Blitz and is under the threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe
Digital fortress by Dan Brown( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A computer whiz takes on the government in defense of the right to privacy. On hearing the National Security Agency has secretly installed a program that can read anyone's e-mail, Ensei Tankado comes up with a program to paralyze it and cripple the NSA
Rules of betrayal : [a novel] by Christopher Reich( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan, Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife, an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules, and discover where her loyalties truly lie
The Sigma protocol by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an old friend tries to kill an investment banker, he teams up with a field agent in Europe to solve the mystery of what really happened after World War II, and what the CIA code word of SIGMA represents
The Janson directive : [a novel] by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Janson reluctantly takes on a mission to save recently kidnapped Peter Novak, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Recently retired from the U.S. Consular Operations, Janson must rekindle his soldier's spirit as he takes on a group of Islamic extremists who are holding Novak captive on an island in the Indian Ocean
A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May, 1863. In the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general--and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause
The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island
No less than victory : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest. As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted
The fateful lightning : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, listeners gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to 'make Georgia howl' until it surrendered
The prince of risk : a novel by Christopher Reich( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert "Bobby" Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making his biggest, most daring killing yet. But everything changes when his father, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a brazen, mystifying attack on the south lawn of the White House while en route to deliver a terrifying secret to the President of the United States. In the wake of the attacks, Astor sees the business he built crumble around him and finds himself on the brink of ruin. A cryptic clue leads him deeper into the web of lies surrounding his father's murder, and Astor stumbles onto a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to not only wipe out Astor's own fund but to destroy the entire foundation of the United States' financial system
The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion, and Franklin and Winston chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush's candid personal diaries; on the diaries of his wife, Barbara; and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and to his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. From the Oval Office to Camp David, from his study in the private quarters of the White House to Air Force One, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the first Gulf War to the end of Communism, Destiny and Power charts the thoughts, decisions, and emotions of a modern president who may have been the last of his kind. This is the human story of a man who was, like the nation he led, at once noble and flawed. His was one of the great American lives. Born into a loving, privileged, and competitive family, Bush joined the navy on his eighteenth birthday, was shot down on a combat mission over the Pacific at age twenty. He married young, started a family, and resisted pressure to go to Wall Street, striking out for the adventurous world of Texas oil. Over the course of three decades, Bush would rise from the chairmanship of his county Republican Party to serve as a congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, head of the Republican National Committee, envoy to China, director of Central Intelligence, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and finally president of the United States. In retirement he became the only president since John Adams to see his son win the ultimate prize in American politics. In the diaries and in interviews with the author, Bush offered candid assessments of many of the critical figures of the age, ranging from Richard Nixon to Nancy Reagan; Mao to Mikhail Gorbachev; Dick Cheney to Donald Rumsfeld; Henry Kissinger to Bill Clinton. Here is high politics as it really is but as we rarely see it. George H.W. Bush's life was defined by the tension between his consuming ambition and his fundamental decency and desire to serve. In campaigns his ambition would win out, and he learned to run hard. In office, Bush tended to set aside harsh tactics, often putting his view of the national interest ahead of his own political well being. From the Pacific to the presidency, Destiny and Power charts the vicissitudes of the life of this quietly compelling American original. Meacham sheds new light on the rise of the right wing in the Republican Party, a shift that signaled the beginning of the end of the center in American politics
The rising tide : [a novel of World War II] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II through the eyes of Pvt. Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sgt. Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, during the fall of 1942 through the spring of 1943
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson , the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists on April 3, when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania." The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing?the Hearst family trying to secure Patty's release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; the bank security cameras capturing "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; Patty's year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. American Heiress examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade. Or did she? From the Hardcover edition
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The Da Vinci code : a novel
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Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a presidentThe Tristan betrayalDigital fortressRules of betrayal : [a novel]The Sigma protocolThe Janson directive : [a novel]The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific]No less than victory : a novel of World War IIThe rising tide : [a novel of World War II]