Most widely held works about Thomas Keneally
Most widely held works by Thomas Keneally
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
324 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 30 languages and held by 5,404 libraries worldwide
Recreates the remarkable activities and courage of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic German industrialist who gambled everything to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi death camps.
The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,371 libraries worldwide
"In the nineteenth century, Ireland lost half of its population to famine, emigration to the United States and Canada, and the forced transportation of convicts to Australia. The forebears of Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, were victims of that tragedy, and in The Great Shame Keneally has written the full story of the Irish diaspora with the narrative grip and flair of a novel. Based on unique research among little-known sources, this book surveys eighty years of Irish history through the eyes of political prisoners - including Keneally's ancestors - who left Ireland in chains and eventually found glory, in one form or another, in Australia and America."--BOOK JACKET.
A river town by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 2,039 libraries worldwide
In the 1890s Tim Shea, an Irish worker, emigrates to Australia to escape poverty and the class system. He escapes poverty, becoming a shopkeeper, but not class, which is as entrenched in Australia as it was back home. The paradox is that all the while he is deploring it, Shea contributes to it with his racist attitude to people of color. By the author of Schindler's List.
Woman of the inner sea by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
34 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
Kate, a passionate woman of great integrity caught in a nightmare of grief and deceit, flees her wealthy husband after the tragic loss of her two children. The strength she gains facing the outback enable her to confront her husband.
Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln--the great orator, the Emancipator, the savior of the Union, the martyr--rose from obscurity to lead the nation through its most tumultuous time. This book depicts all this amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats; his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political philosophy by his youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love. We see him, elected to the presidency by a twist of fate, unswerving in the grim day-to-day conduct of the war as his vision and acumen led the country forward. Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his greatness etched more clearly in this touching human story.
Schindler's list ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,835 libraries worldwide
The true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer & war profiteer, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
Confederates by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
Thomas Keneally's Confederates is a series of pictures of the American Civil War as seen from the Southern states-stark, impressionistic, intimate and at the same time vast. If you can imagine the Bayeux Tapestry refurbished in 20th-century prose, this is it.
Office of innocence : a novel by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,747 libraries worldwide
"On the outskirts of Sydney, Father Frank Darragh is embarking on his new life of priesthood just as war erupts in the Pacific theater. American GIs pour into Father Darragh's neighborhood, and with them comes a reminder of the atrocities abounding nearby. Determined to shun hypocrisy, the earnest priest finds himself constantly at odds with his superiors, who frown on his efforts to rescue an errant black soldier and pay deathbed visits to the wayward. But Frank Darragh persists, becoming his parish's most popular confessor, particularly among wives of Australian servicemen who confront an array of temptations while their husbands are away." "One such parishioner, Kate Heggarty, turns the tables of temptation on young Darragh, challenging his spiritual beliefs and stirring a vulnerable place in his heart. When Kate is found murdered, his anguish is only compounded by accusations that he caused her death. Poignantly depicting the conflicts between the secular and the holy and between the family of Darragh's birth and the brotherhood of priests, Office of Innocence is a tale set in the most compelling of circumstances. Drawing on his own experience studying for the priesthood in his youth, Thomas Keneally has created a protagonist who speaks to the conundrums of our age while paying tribute to quiet heroes of the past."--BOOK JACKET.
The tyrant's novel by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
Biding his time in a detention camp for exiles, Alan Sheriff describes his life before he was hired by his government to ghostwrite the autobiography of the nation's brutal leader, an assignment that turns him into a prisoner.
American scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of nineteenth-century politician and military leader Dan Sickles, a notorious womanizer and scoundrel who killed his wife's lover and, thanks to the influence of political friends, got away with murder.
The playmaker by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,577 libraries worldwide
In Australia in 1787, Lieutenant Ralph Clerk is assigned to direct a play featuring a cast of prisoners he is there to supervise.
A family madness by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
An Australian rugby player falls in love with the daughter of a Belorussian immigrant and struggles to understand the outlook of a man who has lived in a Nazi-occupied country.
Flying hero class by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
A tour becomes an exercise in terror for an Australian tribal dance group and their white manager, Frank McCloud, when their jetliner is seized by Palestinian terrorists, who put McCloud on trial as a "Zionist" oppressor.
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Drawing on historical documents and journals, with the authority of a historian and the narrative grace of a novelist, Keneally recounts the founding of the first penal colony in Australia in 1788. At the center of the story is Arthur Phillips, an ambitious captain in the Royal Navy assigned the formidable task of organizing the expedition to Australia and establishing a colony comprised mainly of unskilled and malcontent criminals and petty thieves, many determined to overcome their pasts and begin anew. Keneally re-creates the grueling overseas voyage, a hellish journey that claimed many lives. As governor, Phillips took on the challenges of dealing with unruly convicts, disgruntled officers, a bewildered, sometimes hostile native population, as well as such serious matters as food shortages and disease. In the end Phillips emerges as a governor driven by a yearning for recognition and advancement, yet possessed of a social conscience rare for his time.--From publisher description.
To Asmara by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
A western reporter travels to Africa's war-torn Horn to investigate accounts of Eritrean rebels who have been accused of attacking the Live-Aid-style food convoys meant for starving children.
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
70 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Jimmie Blacksmith is the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father. A missionary shows him what it means to be white - already he is only too aware of what it means to be black. Exploited by his white employers and betrayed by his white wife, Jimmie cannot take any more. He must find a way to express his rage. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is based on an actual incident that occurred at the turn of the century. Set against the background of a turbulent Australian history, Thomas Keneally records with clarity the chant of one troubled man.
Searching for Schindler : a memoir by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Keneally tells the tale of the unlikely encounter that propelled him to write about Oskar Schindler, and of the impact of his extraordinary account on people around the world. Australian writer Keneally met Leopold "Poldek" Pfefferberg, the owner of a Beverly Hills luggage shop, in 1981. Poldek, a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor, had a tale he wanted the world to know. He convinced Keneally to relate the incredible story of "the all-drinking, all-screwing, all-black-marketeering Nazi, Oskar Schindler. But to me he was Jesus Christ." This is the chronicle of Keneally's pursuit of a fascinating and paradoxical hero: traveling throughout the United States, Germany, Israel, Poland, and Austria, Keneally and Poldek interviewed people who had known Schindler and uncovered their indelible memories. This is also the story of Keneally's growth as a writer, the making of the film, and the enormous success of his portrait of Oskar Schindler.--From publisher description.
Blood red, Sister Rose by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of Joan of Arc.
Gossip from the forest by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Outback by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Aboriginal Australians American Civil War (1861-1865) Australia Authors, Australian Biographical fiction Biography City and town life Civilization Civilization, Modern--Irish influences Clergy Convict ships Czechoslovakia--Bohemia and Moravia (Protectorate) Drama English-speaking countries Fiction Frontier and pioneer life Generals Governors Historical fiction History Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Immigrants Ireland Irish Irish fiction Irish--Foreign countries Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War) Keneally, Thomas Large type books Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Murder New South Wales Penal colonies Phillip, Arthur,--1738-1814 Poland--Kraków Political prisoners Presidents Prisoners Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Schindler, Oskar,--1908-1974 Schindler's list (Keneally, Thomas) Schindler's list (Motion picture) Sickles, Daniel Edgar,--1819-1914 Social classes Travel United States United States.--Army Washington (D.C.) Women World War (1939-1945)
Coyle, William, 1935-
Keneally, Thomas Michael, 1935-
Keneally, Tom, 1935-肯纳利
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