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Keneally, Thomas

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Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
175 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,839 WorldCat member 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
A river town by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member 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
Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member 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
Office of innocence : a novel by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Woman of the inner sea by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,959 WorldCat member 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
The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member 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
Confederates by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
43 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,908 WorldCat member 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
The tyrant's novel by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member 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
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Visual )
110 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
33 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member 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
American scoundrel : the life of the notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member 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 Daughters of Mars : A Novel by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the acclaimed author of Schindlers List comes the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War. In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their fathers farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. In France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccentric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence if only they all survive. At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings World War I vividly to life from an uncommon perspective. Thomas Keneally has written a remarkable novel about suffering and transcendence, despair and triumph, and the simple acts of decency that make us human even in a world gone mad"--
The playmaker by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member 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 )
36 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful and disturbing love story about two families and that madness that invades not only their dreams but their lives
Flying hero class by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member 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
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
85 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman, the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions build, reaching a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marriage
To Asmara by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member 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
Gossip from the forest by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
37 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood red, Sister Rose by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
24 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life of Joan of Arc
Three famines : starvation and politics by Thomas Keneally ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the Gorta Mor in 1840s Ireland, the famine in British-controlled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines in Ethiopia in the late 20th century, and explores the concept that while famine can be caused by crop failures and weather conditions, famines are worsened by man-made choices such as politics and social and religious ideology
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Coyle, William, 1935-

Coyle, William
Coyle, William, 1935-
Keneally, Thomas
Keneally, Thomas Michael, 1935-
Keneally, Tom
Keneally, Tom, 1935-
キニーリー, トマス
基尼利, 托马斯 1935-
托马斯・基尼利 1935-
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