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Ackroyd, David

Works: 296 works in 525 publications in 1 language and 13,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Television plays  Young adult works  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: F74.S1, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Ackroyd
Salem witch trials ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness someone hundred fifty people, male and female, were accused of being witches. Twenty of them were executed
The boy who dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hùˆbener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Russell's award-winning story Ava Wrestles the Alligator, we met the Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty: Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and his swamp progeny, Ava, Osceola, and Kiwi Bigtree. Ava, a precocious 12, is the tomboy gator wrestler single-handedly trying to hold Swamplandia and her family together in the wake of her mother's death. Osceola is her 'special' teen sister who dates the dead. Kiwi Bigtree, 17, is an aspiring scholar desperate to escape the swamp for college
Black duck by Janet Taylor Lisle( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade
The Greek gods ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the deities of ancient Greek mythology
First light by Rebecca Stead( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible
A boy and his bot by Daniel H Wilson( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When timid young Code falls down a hole into Mekhos, where everything is made of metal and circuitry, he must obtain the legendary Robonomicon from evil Immortalis in order to save the robots of this subterranean world and return home
Troy unearthing the legend ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This multifaceted journey into the history and mythology of ancient Troy arrives just in time for the feature film release of Troy. Program 1, Rise and fall of the Spartans: Explores the factors that drove the Peloponnesian city-state to martial excellence. Presents a comprehensive guide to the Spartan legacy. Program 2, The Odyssey of Troy: Explores the legendary city's remarkable ruins and examines Homer's The Iliad to unearth the secrets of Troy. Program 3, The Ancient gold of Troy: Examines golden artifacts from Troy. When archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann uncovered the ruins of Troy in the 1870s, among the many artifacts unearthed were stunningly crafted works of gold. Program 4, The Trojan city: Examines the connection between The Iliad and Troy. For centuries The Iliad was considered to be more fiction than fact. In 1873, controversial archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, using clues from Homer's epic poem, discovered the remains of the city he believed to be Troy. Examines evidence found during the 1990s which confirmed Schnliemann's findings and gave new credence to Homer's account
Lost city of the Incas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The continuing mystery of the city on top of the mountain. Was Machu Picchu a kings resort and retreat or a reglious center
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young doctor Ephraim Carroll came to study under William Osler of Philadelphia. Autopsies have just been legalized and Ephraim starts his own investigation when a second murder victim ends up at their morgue
How you can be more interesting by Edward De Bono( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Bono shows that you don't have to be a celebrity, have an unusual job or experience, or perform an outstanding feat to be an unusual person. With over 70 stimulating exercises, and the suggested answers that follow, De Bono helps you develop the "playground of the mind," where interest is created
The Knights Templar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the activities of the Knights Templar, a group of knights who took vows like a monastic order and fought violently against the Saracens during the Crusades
Mysteries of the Freemasons ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the veil of secrecy, this documentary explores the origins, practices and influences of the Freemason organization
Story theatre by Jacob Grimm( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm come to vivid theatrical life in Paul Sills' innovative Yale Repertory Theatre production. Taking simple narrative stories, Sills eliminated the customary use of sets and costumes and relied instead on the transforming talents of his gifted actors
The Inquisition ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From 1478 to 1834, the Catholic Church in Spain engaged in the torture, persecution and execution of people whom it deemed heretics. The program reveals the myths associated with one of the darkest periods in the history of the corruption of religion by political power
Lost colony of Roanoke ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the known history of Roanoke Island and the bases for speculation on what happened to the colonists
Hercules : hero, god, warrior ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring Greek myth's most popular hero, of the ancient world. Journey with Hercules as he embarks on his celebrated twelve labors to atone for committing a heinous crime. Follow his quest for redemption as he battles injustice, slays fearsome creatures, commits thefts and murders; and even defies the gods themselves. But could a real person have inspired his story? Find out, with archaeological evidence from Eleusis to Athens
The true story of gladiators ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the evolution of gladitorial combat and the lives of the gladiators in the ancient Roman Empire
Frankenstein : the real story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's alive!: Traces the story of Frankenstein through all its artistic renditions, from 19th-century stage adaptations to 1930s silent films to Mel Brooks's satirical Young Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's faithful horror interpretation
Discover Yosemite ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yosemite National Park embraces nearly 1,200 square miles located near the Sierra Mountains in California. One of the world's pre-eminent scenic wonders. Encompasses mountains, tranquil valleys, roaring rivers, mist-enshrouded waterfalls and groves of giant sequoias - the largest living things on Earth. Enjoy the sights of the massive granite shapes of Half Dome, El Capitan and Cathedral Rock, plus Bridal Veil, Vernal and Yosemite Falls and the sounds of the animals that live there. See dazzling displays of Spring wildflowers to the snowy stillness of a winter forest
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