WorldCat Identities

Williams, Michael 1957-

Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 2,808 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Drama  Military history  Documentary films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: E840.4.M46, 973.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Williams
The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War
Mr. Death the rise and fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. by Errol Morris( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provocative and chilling true story of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., the son of a prison worker and a self-taught execution expert who consulted with prisons across the country to make capital punishment more humane. When Leuchter is called in as a high-profile expert in a sensationalistic Canadian trial, his ego, bravado, and absurd testimony reach national media prominence. Ironically, what Leuchter thought was going to be an apex in his career only ruins it
Errol Morris' First person ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outreĢ stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour documentary episode focused on 1 person, especially scientists, criminals, cranks, plus everyday folks in strange circumstances. First season seen on Bravo, second on IFC. ... Some subjects came from Morris' back-file, others were newly uncovered. First season included the autistic woman scientist who designs humane slaughterhouses (Temple Grandin, 'Stairway to Heaven'), the parrot whose testimony in a trial exonerated a man wrongly accused of murdering his owner, the ex-lobster fisherman devoted to being the first to see a live giant squid ('Eyeball to Eyeball'), and a serial killer groupie. Second season had some 2 parters such as a haunted passenger who landed a crashing jet liner, also the entrepreneur who believes first mate Gilligan is the new messiah! Errol Morris hoped to continue 'First Person,' but funding was unavailable."
Fighter pilot ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers. Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag, the world's most intense simulated air combat training event. U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance. Features an anormous armada of aircraft, including four American squadrons of F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles, F-16 Agressors, Stealth F-117s, B-1B Lancers, a B-2 Stealth Bomber and a C-17 Globemaster III
Homeland by Dale Maharidge( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A white mob marches on a mosque in Chicago. A priest stands and tells his stunned parishioners that their intolerance must change. In West Virginia, a high school girl writes on her shirt, "When I saw the dead and dying Afghani children on TV, I felt a newly recovered sense of national security." The school board calls it a "treasonous act." The president signs a $350 billion tax cut. The United States launches a "preventative war." Flag sales jump 150 percent. The flying flags cover a wound, but not the one we expect." "From Homeland: "The change could be statistically charted. But Michael and I had been tracking it emotionally."
Home before dark ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl, lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school ... not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your parents are struggling to heal from an almost unbearable loss. Then tragedy strikes another Massachusetts family, the Kennedys, and shatters the fragile bonds holding the James family together, Nora, sent to live with her brittle Aunt Rose, soon learns who she is, what she wants, and what she must do to achieve it. She makes a decision that is both cruel and courageous. Nora's choice unlocks the way to what amounts to the rescue of her family
Session 9 by Brad Anderson( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed for fifteen years, is about to receive five new visitors. The men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the vacant asylum filled with an evil past of patient abuse, medieval medical procedures and rumors of demonic possession. But each of the men hold secrets as well
Mr. Death ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two big thumbs up! Brilliant!"--Roger Ebert & Lisa Schwarzbaum
An algorithmically flexible highly concurrent VLSI architecture by Michael Williams( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.14 for Fighter pi ... to 1.00 for An algorit ...)
English (21)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)