Most widely held works about David Ackroyd
Most widely held works by David Ackroyd
Salem witch trials ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness someone hundred fifty people, male and female, were accused of being witches. Twenty of them were executed.
Black duck by Janet Taylor Lisle ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade.
The boy who dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
The Greek gods ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the deities of ancient Greek mythology.
First light by Rebecca Stead ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.
Troy unearthing the legend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
This multifaceted journey into the history and mythology of ancient Troy arrives just in time for the feature film release of Troy. Program 1, Rise and fall of the Spartans: Explores the factors that drove the Peloponnesian city-state to martial excellence. Presents a comprehensive guide to the Spartan legacy. Program 2, The Odyssey of Troy: Explores the legendary city's remarkable ruins and examines Homer's The Iliad to unearth the secrets of Troy. Program 3, The Ancient gold of Troy: Examines golden artifacts from Troy. When archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann uncovered the ruins of Troy in the 1870s, among the many artifacts unearthed were stunningly crafted works of gold. Program 4, The Trojan city: Examines the connection between The Iliad and Troy. For centuries The Iliad was considered to be more fiction than fact. In 1873, controversial archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, using clues from Homer's epic poem, discovered the remains of the city he believed to be Troy. Examines evidence found during the 1990s which confirmed Schnliemann's findings and gave new credence to Homer's account.
Swamplandia by Karen Russell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting.
How you can be more interesting by Edward De Bono ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
De Bono shows that you don't have to be a celebrity, have an unusual job or experience, or perform an outstanding feat to be an unusual person. With over 70 stimulating exercises, and the suggested answers that follow, De Bono helps you develop the "playground of the mind," where interest is created.
Lost city of the Incas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Travel to the top of the world to explore the remarkable Incan city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, and see incredible footage of its discovery.
A boy and his bot by Daniel H Wilson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
When timid young Code falls down a hole into Mekhos, where everything is made of metal and circuitry, he must obtain the legendary Robonomicon from evil Immortalis in order to save the robots of this subterranean world and return home.
Inquisition ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Recently opened Vatican archives bring to light compelling new historical information about the Inquisition and its brutal tactics. Learn the story of "The Black Legend," the Grand Inquisitor Tomas Torquemad, who personally sent an estimated 15,000 people to their death. See how and why King Phillip IV of France manipulated the inquisition to eradicate the Knights Templar. And explore the impact the Inquisition had on the rise of Protestantism in Europe.
The Knights Templar ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Describes the activities of the Knights Templar, a group of knights who took vows like a monastic order and fought violently against the Saracens during the Crusades.
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Young doctor Ephraim Carroll came to study under William Osler of Philadelphia. Autopsies have just been legalized and Ephraim starts his own investigation when a second murder victim ends up at their morgue.
Mysteries of the Freemasons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Behind the veil of secrecy, this documentary explores the origins, practices and influences of the Freemason organization.
Area 51 beyond top secret ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
The bastian of some of the most top-secret activities in the world is literally impenetrable. It was the original testing site for the atomic bomb and then a high-security aero-engineering cluster. Here its public history ends and after 1968, it simply does not exist. Known by insiders as "Dreamland", Area 51 invokes conjectural theories like no other place. What happens in this zone of the Nevada desert? Through declassified documents and interviews with tenacious researches and former worker, view the mystery that envelops the Area.
Story theatre ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm come to vivid theatrical life in Paul Sills' innovative Yale Repertory Theatre production. Taking simple narrative stories, Sills eliminated the customary use of sets and costumes and relied instead on the transforming talents of his gifted actors.
Voodoo secrets ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
From its origins in Africa to candid testimony from modern believers, this is an eye-opening look at the rites and roots of Voodoo.
Discover Yosemite ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Yosemite National Park embraces nearly 1,200 square miles located near the Sierra Mountains in California. One of the world's pre-eminent scenic wonders. Encompasses mountains, tranquil valleys, roaring rivers, mist-enshrouded waterfalls and groves of giant sequoias - the largest living things on Earth. Enjoy the sights of the massive granite shapes of Half Dome, El Capitan and Cathedral Rock, plus Bridal Veil, Vernal and Yosemite Falls and the sounds of the animals that live there. See dazzling displays of Spring wildflowers to the snowy stillness of a winter forest.
The strange case of Lizzie Borden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Most of us know the grisly rhyme, but not the whole story. Who was Lizzie Borden? Did she really murder her father and stepmother on that muggy morning in August 1892? Or does she stand wrongly accused?
The true story of gladiators ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Discusses the evolution of gladiatorial combat and the lives of the gladiators in the ancient Roman Empire.
Adventure and adventurers Alligators Amusement parks Anti-Nazi movement Antiquities Audiobooks Audiobooks Courage Crusades Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs DVD-Video discs Europe--Sparta (Extinct city) Excavations (Archaeology) Fiction Films for the hearing impaired Florida--Everglades Florida--Ten Thousand Islands Friendship Gangsters Germany Girls Gods, Greek Greece Greenland Historical television programs History Hübener, Helmuth,--1925-1942 Iliad (Homer) Interest (Psychology) Juvenile works Massachusetts--Salem Middle East--Troy (Extinct city) Motherless families Mothers--Death Mythology, Greek Nonfiction television programs Peru Problems, exercises, etc. Prohibition Rhode Island--Newport Robots Schliemann, Heinrich,--1822-1890 Secrecy Thought and thinking Trials (Witchcraft) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Witchcraft