Most widely held works about Stephen McHattie
Most widely held works by Stephen McHattie
300 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
2012 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.
A history of violence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,539 libraries worldwide
Tom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?
Shoot 'em up ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Mr. Smith is not the best idea for looking after a child, yet after stumbling upon a blazing shoot-out, helping to birth a child amidst a hail of gunfire, and seeing the mother die before his eyes, he becomes determined to protect the young innocent at all costs. His adversaries are equally determined, and they will not stop until the newborn is dead. Now, in order to ensure that maniacal criminal mastermind Mr. Hertz and his gang of henchmen do not succeed in accomplishing their evil deeds, Mr. Smith joins forces with a prostitute known as the Dairy Queen, who specializes in lactation fetishes, and flees into the bowels of the city while facing almost certain death on every street corner.
Jesse Stone. Death in Paradise ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise's police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob.
Stone cold ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Stone is a quiet chief of police in a cold, gray, seaside town. When a serial killer strikes, this tough cop is in the thick of it. Add his girlfriend, an ex-wife and a sexy defense attorney, and things really heat up.
Jesse Stone. Sea change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Jesse Stone is a down-and-out former L.A. police detective whose biggest battle is now against the bottle, as the demons of his past rise to haunt him while he drives himself to distraction by pursuing a decade-old murder case. Finding refuge in the small town of Paradise, Chief Stone reopens an unsolved murder case, digging up clues in an old grave and pursuing the ghosts of a forgotten crime. But it's not just the victim's and killer's pasts that rise up to the surface-- it's his own, becoming the chilling focus of a riveting investigation that uncovers one shocking revelation after another.
Jesse Stone. Thin ice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Jesse Stone is shot while moonlighting on a Boston stakeout, leaving his friend fighting for his life and Stone out for justice. His rogue investigation to find the shooter leads him into Boston's shady underworld. This leads him right into the bed of a Boston PD investigator, who wants his head on a platter if he continues to pursue the case. Meanwhile, Stone is approached by a broken-hearted mother who is convnced her kidnapped son is still alive.
Jesse Stone. Night passage ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Following his divorce and the loss of his job as a homicide detective with the LAPD, Jesse Stone travels across the country to Paradise, Massachusetts where he is recruited by the town's board of selectmen to become the new Chief of Police. But things are not quite so heavenly in Paradise, as Stone starts off his first day on the job investigating a domestic abuse case that leads to a money-laundering scheme possibly involving bank manager Hasty Hathaway-- one of the men responsible for hiring Stone.
James A. Michener's Centennial ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Relives the grand hopes, dreams, loves, and adventures of generations of residents in Centennial, Colorado-- from their risky attempts to establish a settlement in 1795 through the politics and power plays of the 20th century. Begins with French and Scottish trappers interacting with Native Americans and follows the increasing conflicts as more permanent settlers arrive. Shows how the town of Centennial is founded by the young Mennonite Levi Zendt and his bride-to-be. Looks at the effects of the American Civil War on the settlement and the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers. Shows the plight of Mexican residents who find their rights threatened by a real estate tycoon from back East. Examines more recent dirty politics as two contestants face off over the future of the town and its dwindling natural resources.
Secretary ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Lee Holloway has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey. At first the work seems quite normal, but soon, in between typing, filing and coffee making, Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship together, crossing the lines of conduct that would give any human resourses director the vapors.
Jesse Stone. Innocents lost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
The fountain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1,000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Tom is a man who is devoted to one woman, Izzi, and becomes determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to 16th century Europe and America where Tomas is a Spanish explorer searching for Incan magic; to the present day where Tom is a doctor attempting to cure his dying wife; to the 26th century where Tommy is a space traveler seeking a gateway to the afterlife.
Emily of new moon. The complete first season ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel, Emily of New Moon is the brilliant story of a free-spirited, orphaned girl, whose vivid imagination, passion to write, and romantic nature clash with her strict adoptive family. Season one follows Emily as she adjusts to a new school, makes new friends, and attempts to discover her parents' and family's past. Through it all, Emily handles her difficult issues with poise beyond her years and with an uncanny ability to wonderfully complicate the lives of everyone around her.
Watchmen. Tales of the Black Freighter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Tales of the Black Freighter chronicles a castaway's increasingly desperate attempts to return home to warn his family of the impending arrival of the Black Freighter, a phantom pirate ship which houses the souls of the damned.
Emily of New Moon. The complete second season ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
After the death of her parents, free-spirited Emily must live with her rigid Aunt Elizabeth, timid Aunt Laura, and odd cousin Jimmy. Her vivid imagination, passion to write, and romantic nature are the cause of many clashes with her strict adoptive family.
Poor boy's game ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Donnie Rose has been in prison for the past nine years for beating a black teen so brutally that it left him handicapped for life. Now, Donnie is out. He's a different man, but only has one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist place that created him. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. Ossie Paris is a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match. But when George and Donnie meet face to face, the need for revenge subsides, and they form the unlikeliest of bonds as Donnie prepares for the fight of his life.
Emily of New Moon. The complete third season ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Free-spirited Emily begins to question her future as a writer and her role in Victorian society. Meanwhile, the town fights a smallpox outbreak.
Pontypool ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Shock jock Grant Mazzy has been kicked off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking brutal acts of violence. Before long, Mazzy discovers that the behavior is actually a deadly virus being spread through language. Now, he has to decide whether to stay on the air in the hopes of being rescued, or deny the virus the opportunity to leap over the airwaves and into the world.
Quantum leap. The complete fifth season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
From a presidential assassin to his own great grandfather to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, it's up to Sam to change history for the better and get one step closer to his final mission.
Action and adventure films Comic books, strips, etc. Core of the Earth Crime films Criminal behavior Criminal investigation Criminals Detective and mystery films Drama Earth End of the world (Astronomy) Enemies Environmental degradation Epic films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Geophysical prediction Graphic novels Greece Greece--Thermopylae Heroes Historical films History Indiana Leonidas,--King of Sparta,--d. 480 B.C Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Massachusetts Massachusetts--Boston Messenian Wars (Greece : 735-460 B.C.) Mistaken identity Murder Orphans Police chiefs Restaurateurs Science fiction films Starr, Emily Byrd (Fictitious character) Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character) Survivalism Tactics Television adaptations Thermopylae, Battle of (Greece : 480 B.C.) Thrillers (Motion pictures) Two thousand twelve, A.D Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violent crimes War films Xerxes--I,--King of Persia,--519-465 or 4 B.C