WorldCat Identities

Ackroyd, David

Works: 275 works in 552 publications in 1 language and 14,200 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PZ7.B2844, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Ackroyd
The boy who dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 625 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 571 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 539 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 435 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 )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 425 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
Troy : unearthing the legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 343 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
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
How you can be more interesting by Edward De Bono( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 273 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
Lost colony of Roanoke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the known history of Roanoke Island and the bases for speculation on what happened to the colonists
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 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
The plot to overthrow FDR( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 207 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 194 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
The Greek gods( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their mythical home high atop Mount Olympus, the great Greek gods were an integral part of every aspect of life. Explore the fascinating story of these enduring figures in this comprehensive program. Hear from renowned classicists why the Greeks endowed their deities with such human failings, and explore the significance of the most famous myths. See the astonishing artworks that have preserved their images for all time, and how these epic figures have been integrated nto modern life. And visit the phenomenal temples that were built in their names, and where the most important rituals of Ancient Greece were carried out
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Alternative Names
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Devid Ekkroyd

Дэвид Экройд

English (68)

Swamplandia!Black duckFirst lightA boy and his botHow you can be more interestingThe anatomy of deceptionThe Inquisition