WorldCat Identities

Ackroyd, David

Works: 313 works in 562 publications in 1 language and 14,286 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Historical films  Children's audiobooks  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: F74.S1, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Ackroyd
Salem witch trials( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member 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
The boy who dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member 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
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member 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
Black duck by Janet Taylor Lisle( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member 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
First light by Rebecca Stead( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member 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
A boy and his bot by Daniel H Wilson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member 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
The Greek gods( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of the deities of ancient Greek mythology
Lost city of the Incas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member 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
Troy : unearthing the legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member 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
Pompeii : the doomed city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Real Story from History, looks at one of the world's most devastating natural disasters and projects what would happen if Mt. Vesuvius erupted again today. Many scientists believe we are playing with fire and that Vesuvius will erupt soon, and question how the now three million residents could escape. In 79 AD Vesuvius exploded, burying the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice, killing thousands
Mysteries of the Freemasons( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the veil of secrecy, this documentary explores the origins, practices and influences of the Freemason organization
The Knights Templar( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member 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
Lost colony of Roanoke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the known history of Roanoke Island and the bases for speculation on what happened to the colonists
How you can be more interesting by Edward De Bono( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member 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
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member 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
Fire in the sky( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how meteors have affected the Earth in the past, including theories that they brought life to the planet and that they were responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. The film hypothesizes on the possible danger a meteor impact might cause in the future
Story theatre by Jacob Grimm( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member 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
The plot to overthrow FDR( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Presidency in 1932, many Americans looked to his bold New Deal plans as the way out of the dark days of the Depression. But a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw his economic policies as a threat. The Plot to Overthrow FDR reveals how, inspired by political trends in Germany and Italy, this group conceived of a plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force him to take orders from them. They envisioned a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans as the force to intimidate the government. The man they chose to inspire and lead this veteran's army was retired Marine General Smedley D. Butler, a colorful and outspoken champion of veteran's rights. But Butler was their undoing. After discovering the details of the conspiracy, the horrified general blew the whistle and subjected the outrageous plot to the scrutiny of a Congressional investigation
The Inquisition( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1478 to 1834, the Catholic Church in Spain engaged in the torture, persecution and execution of people whom it deemed heretics. The program reveals the myths associated with one of the darkest periods in the history of the corruption of religion by political power
Hercules : hero, god, warrior( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Greek myth's most popular hero, of the ancient world. Journey with Hercules as he embarks on his celebrated twelve labors to atone for committing a heinous crime. Follow his quest for redemption as he battles injustice, slays fearsome creatures, commits thefts and murders; and even defies the gods themselves. But could a real person have inspired his story? Find out, with archaeological evidence from Eleusis to Athens
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The boy who dared
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Swamplandia!Black duckFirst lightA boy and his botLost city of the IncasHow you can be more interestingThe anatomy of deceptionThe Inquisition