Most widely held works about John Irvin
Most widely held works by John Irvin
Hamburger Hill ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill.
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past." -- Container.
A month by the lake ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Two women pursue a handsome bachelor at a luxurious lakeside resort.
Next of kin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Truman Gates, a cop from Appalachia, hunts for his brother's killers in Chicago.
Noah's Ark ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of the Biblical story, Noah goes against all odds and builds an extraordinary Ark to protect his family from the threat of a great flood. Carefully gathering all the world's animals two-by-two, he sets sail through uncharted waters.
The boys & girl from county Clare ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
This heartwarming comedy centers on two brothers, John Joe and Jimmy, who haven't seen each other in twenty years. Having parted on bad terms, they meet at the All Ireland traditional music finals as leaders of rival Irish dance bands.
When trumpets fade ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Four renegade soldiers are desparate to stay alive during one of World War II's most shocking and unforgettable battles in Hurtgen Forest in the fall of 1944.
Widows' peak ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 268 libraries worldwide
When a stranger moves to Widows' Peak, she turns the town upside down with her devious lies and shocking secrets. She seduces the men, enrages the women, and unleases a major scandal, but its all part of an astonishing plan.
Noah's Ark ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Tells the epic Biblical story of the Great Flood, and Noah, the man who built the Ark and led all the animals of the world, two by two, to safety in a journey full of action, adventure, and true heroism.
The Dogs of war ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Hired by an international cartel, soldier of fortune Jamie Shannon (Walken) organizes a strike force to wrest control of an impoverished but mineral rich west African nation from a madman. An intricate game ensues where double cross is the rule: Shannon and his handpicked men find themselves caught between the cartel and the dictator they were to depose. To escape this dilemma, Shannon and his men apply their own code of honor.
Turtle diary ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A children's author and a bookstore assistant have little in common aside from their interest in the aquarium's sea turtles, but their common desire to free the captive turtles creates a bond that gives a new outlook to their lives in this romantic comedy by Harold Pinter.
Ghost story ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge. Based on Peter Straub's book.
Raw deal ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Kaminsky had been a top honcho for the FBI before his unconventional methods of investigation got him thrown off the team. He's now stuck as sheriff in a small North Carolina town. FBI Chief Harry Shannon has a special mission for the down-and-out Kaminsky. Help him get Petrovita, the powerful and ruthless head of organized crime in Chicago, and Kaminsky is back at the FBI.
Hard times ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
From the company that brought Brideshead Revisited and The Jewel in the Crown, comes an adaptation that faithfully realizes Dickens' scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society. Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-made, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But she soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall.
Robin Hood ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist. Two sided disc widescreen and fullscreen versions.
Garden of Eden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
While on an extended honeymoon across Europe, a young American writer and his wife become players in a tantalizing game of seduction that threatens to destroy their relationship and change their lives forever.
Bismarck Germany from blood and iron ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Traces the step-by-step creation of modern Germany, and suggests its implications for the rest of the world. Presents a dramatized interview with Otto Von Bismarck, who recollects the steps which led to Germany's unification, as told in a series of flashbacks.
Shiner ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Billy "Shiner" Simpson is a man who has spent much of his life making a living by skirting the law, but he thinks he may finally have a legitimate path to the big time managing his son Eddie, an up-and-coming boxer, who is set to fight an American champion in a prizefight, and Billy is convinced Eddie can't lose. But Eddie loses in the second round, and Billy flees the arena with his son in tow. Billy and Eddie are followed by a gunman who shoots and kills the young fighter, and a distraught Billy becomes convinced someone got to Eddie and forced him to take a dive.
Crazy Horse ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The true story of Crazy Horse, who led a band of 1200 Oglala Sioux at the battle of Little Bighorn.
The Changing world of Charles Dickens ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Shows the turmoil and conflict in 19th century England through the events and characters of Dickens novels.
Appalachians (People) Bachelors Bands (Music) Bible films Brothers Cold War (1945-1989) Comedy films Comedy films Deluge Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Drama Espionage Families Feature films Feature films Femmes fatales Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany Great Britain Hamburger Hill, Battle of (Vietnam : 1969) Hürtgen Forest, Battle of (Germany : 1944) Intelligence service Ireland Le Carré, John,--1931- Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion pictures Music--Instruction and study Noah's ark Noah--(Biblical figure) Organized crime Police Revenge Romance films Scandals Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Soldiers Spy television programs Television adaptations Television adaptations Television mini-series United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films War films
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Multiple languages (17)