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Michael, Paul (Actor)

Works: 125 works in 828 publications in 1 language and 34,114 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Biographies  War stories  Spy stories 
Roles: Narrator, Translator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS3569.H18, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Michael
The Da Vinci code : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

53 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret Catholic organization known as Opus Dei has struck. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found dead inside the museum, surrounded by eldritch ciphers in invisible ink. It is up to Harvard semiotician Robert Langdon and his French cryptologist partner Sophie Neveu to decode the cipers, and get to the bottom of an ever-widening mystery. They discover that the late curator was the gatekeeper of the "Priory of Sion", a secret society whose members included Leonardo da Vinci, and that he sacrificed his life to protect a vastly important ancient religious relic from Opus Dei. If Langdon and Neveu do not deciper the clues in time, Opus Dei will get its hands on the relic, and havoc will be wrought
Inferno : [a novel] by Dan Brown( Recording )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science"--Vendor summary
The lost symbol : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He saved the Catholic Church from a fundamentalist radical in Angels & Demons and exposed the world's greatest cover-up in The Da Vinci Code. Now, symbologist and Harvard professor Robert Langdon returns to uncover another mystery. Called to Washington D.C., Langdon must investigate the centuries-old secrets of the Freemasons. However, with treachery around every corner, will Langdon's eidetic memory and insurmountable knowledge of history be able to guide him through another adventure?
A blaze of glory : [a novel of the Battle of Shiloh] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampment, a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh
The Tristan betrayal by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power -- France is occupied, Britian is enduring the Blitz and is under the threat of invasion, America is neutral, and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the U.S.'s secret intelligence forces in Europe
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president by Candice Millard( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
Digital fortress by Dan Brown( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cryptographer Susan Fletcher finds herself fighting for her country, her life, and the life of the man she loves when she is called in by the National Security Agency to decipher a mysterious code and discovers a plot that has the power to cripple U.S. intelligence
Rules of betrayal : [a novel] by Christopher Reich( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, a secret American B-52 crashes high in a remote mountain range on the Pakistan, Afghanistan border. Nearly thirty years later, and spanning locales from those peaks to New York City, a terrible truth will be revealed. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife, an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules, and discover where her loyalties truly lie
The Sigma protocol by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an old friend tries to kill an investment banker, he teams up with a field agent in Europe to solve the mystery of what really happened after World War II, and what the CIA code word of SIGMA represents.--
The Janson directive : [a novel] by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Janson reluctantly takes on a mission to save recently kidnapped Peter Novak, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Recently retired from the U.S. Consular Operations, Janson must rekindle his soldier's spirit as he takes on a group of Islamic extremists who are holding Novak captive on an island in the Indian Ocean
A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May, 1863. In the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general--and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause
The smoke at dawn : [a novel of the Civil War] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. A disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans
The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself--the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender
Origin : a novel by Dan Brown( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an event at which futurist Edmond Kirsch is to announce a groundbreaking discovery erupts into chaos, Robert Langdon rushes to Barcelona to locate a cryptic password that will reveal Kirsch's secret before it is lost forever
No less than victory : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest. As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted
The fateful lightning : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, listeners gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to 'make Georgia howl' until it surrendered
The prince of risk : a novel by Christopher Reich( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert "Bobby" Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making his biggest, most daring killing yet. But everything changes when his father, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a brazen, mystifying attack on the south lawn of the White House while en route to deliver a terrifying secret to the President of the United States. In the wake of the attacks, Astor sees the business he built crumble around him and finds himself on the brink of ruin. A cryptic clue leads him deeper into the web of lies surrounding his father's murder, and Astor stumbles onto a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to not only wipe out Astor's own fund but to destroy the entire foundation of the United States' financial system
Robert Ludlum's the Paris option by Robert Ludlum( Recording )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bombing of Paris' Pasteur Institute and the disappearance of Emile Chambord, the world's leading computer scientist, sends Covert-One operative Jon Smith on a race against time to find Chambord before the deadly weapon on which the scientist had been working falls into the wrong hands
The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin. June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable--and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. The Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Harry Thomas, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander, Song Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move. Written with the propulsive force Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America's "Forgotten War," when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe. PRAISE FOR JEFF SHAARA'S RECENT CIVIL WAR SERIES A Blaze of Glory "[An] exciting read . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted."--Library Journal "Dynamic portrayals [of] Johnston, Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman."--The Wall Street Journal A Chain of Thunder "Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War."--Kirkus Reviews "The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly clear as they did 150 years ago."--Historical Novels Review The Smoke at Dawn "Beautifully written . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama."--Bookreporter "Shaara's mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole . . . will appeal to a broad range of historical and military fiction fans."--Booklist The Fateful Lightning "Powerful and emotional . . . highly recommended."--Historical Novels Review "Readers . . . looking for an absorbing novel will be well rewarded."--The Clarion-Ledger
Destiny and power : the American odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to UN ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States
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The Da Vinci code : a novel
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The lost symbol : a novelThe Tristan betrayalDestiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a presidentDigital fortressRules of betrayal : [a novel]The Sigma protocolThe Janson directive : [a novel]The final storm : [a novel of the war in the Pacific]