Read, James 1952-
Most widely held works by James Read
Beaches ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease.
North and South. The complete collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories.
North and South ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
In Episode 2, Orry and George complete their West Point education then fight side by side in the Mexican-American War. Orry is seriously wounded but the intervention of a savvy surgeon saves Orry's leg from amputation. The surgeon also intervenes in Geoge's life, introducing the young soldier to his future bride.
North and South. Book 3, Heaven and hell ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
This explosive tale of the next generations of Mains and Hazards boasts an all-star cast and lavish production values depicting a time when westward expansion offered opportunity and triggered dangers to rival those of the conflict just ended. Undercurrents of racism and romantic passion persist on the homefront as well as the frontier.
North and South. Book 1, Discs one and two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend.
North and South. Book 2, Discs one and two ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Two clans caught on opposite sides when the Civil War erupts in May 1861: the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina. As war is waged on one battlefield after another, lives on the homefront as well as the frontlines drastically change. The hatred, prejudice and greed that tear the fabric of a nation also threaten the very foundation of love and friendship between these two families.
Remington Steele. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, they battle crime and their feelings for each other.
North and South. Book II ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The continuing saga of North and South about a friendship tested by the turbulent events of the Civil War.
Walking thunder ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The coming-of-age saga of young Jacob McKay, who becomes stranded with his family in the Rocky Mountains, where they are befriended by human and animal inhabitants.
Remington Steele. Season two ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
As Laura and Remington continue to fight crime, and their growing attraction to each other, Laura catches tantalizing glimpses into her partner's mysterious and very private past. Despite the secrets, the twosome know they need to trust each other.
Eight men out ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them.
Columbo mystery movie collection 1990 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Disc one: When a woman with the controlling interest in a magazine disappears before a business meeting, Columbo is ready to throw the book at her partner. A man with strong political connections and a strong motive for murder is the last person to see a supposed suicide victim alive.
Poor little rich girl the Barbara Hutton story ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Gorgeous, lonely, and rich beyond imagining, Barbara Hutton inherited the vast Woolworth fortune when she was only a child. A sweeping historical epic that follows the heiress around the world in her desperate and tragic search for love.
North and South episode 4 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Episode 4: Southerners are outraged over Uncle Tom's Cabin. In addition, the Main and Hazard families are driven apart when Virgilia Hazard frees a slave then marries him.
North and South episode 3 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Episode 3 : North/South tensions heighten while Orry and George gain power over their family fortunes.
North and South episode 6 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Episode 6 : the Mains and Hazards, sewparated by ways of life, face the prospects of separation by war. For many Southerners, the election of Lincoln means confrontation is inevitable thus begins the Civil War.
North and South episode 5 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Episode 5 : Orry boards a home-bound train ... and rides into the fateful confrontation at Harper's Ferry, John Brown seizes a federal arsenal.
North and South episode 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Episode 1 begins in 1842.
North and South episode 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Episode 2 George and Orry finish West Point and fight in the Mexican War and continue their friendship.
Remington Steele. Season two [disc 1 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Disc 1 contains 5 episodes from the series.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Baseball Baseball--Betting Bears Biographical films Biographical films Chicago White Sox (Baseball team) Columbo, Lieutenant (Fictitious character) Comedy films Comedy films Criminal behavior Dart, Iris Rainer Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery television programs Detectives Drama Families Feature films Feature films Female friendship Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Frontier and pioneer life Grizzly bear Historical fiction Historical television programs History Hutton, Barbara,--1912-1979 Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Millionaires Murder--Investigation Musical films Private investigators Rocky Mountains Sports films Survival Television mini-series Television mini-series Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Terminally ill United States United States--Confederate States of America Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War--Causes War films Western films Western films