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Becker, Stephen D. 1927-

Works: 33 works in 279 publications in 9 languages and 8,020 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.E26, 813.54
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Publications about Stephen D Becker
Publications by Stephen D Becker
Most widely held works about Stephen D Becker
Most widely held works by Stephen D Becker
The last of the just by André Schwarz-Bart( Book )
23 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
On March 11, 1185, tn the old Anglican city of York, the Jews of the city were brutally massacred by their townsmen. As legend has it, God blessed the only survivor of this Medieval pogrom, Rabbi Yom Tov Levy, as one of the Lamed-vov, the thirty-six Just Men of Jewish tradition, a blessing which extended to one Levy of each succeeding generation. This terrifying and remarkable Legacy is traced over eight centuries, from the Spanish Inquisition, to expulsions from England, France, Portugal Germany, and Russia, and to the small Polish village of Zemyock, where the Levys settle for two centuries in relative peace. It is in the twentieth century that Ernie Levy emerges, the Last of the Just, in 1920s Germany, as Hitter's sinister star is on the rise and the agonies of Auschwitz loom on the horizon
A covenant with death by Stephen D Becker( Book )
56 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 909 libraries worldwide
A young judge experiences a variety of emotions in handing down a decision in a murder case reflecting certain facets of his own life
Comic art in America : a social history of the funnies, the political cartoons, magazine humor, sporting cartoons, and animated cartoons by Stephen D Becker( Book )
9 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 libraries worldwide
When the war is over by Stephen D Becker( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Based on real events, this gripping tale of military injustice ranks alongside The Red Badge of Courage as one of the most original and timeless Civil War novels ever published On a fine September morning in 1864, Lt. Marius Catto leads a platoon of Union army soldiers across a Kentucky meadow. A figure rises in the distance and takes aim. Catto dives to the ground, but it's too late--the lead ball lodged in his shoulder will be his final souvenir of the war. The shooter, a barefoot teenager named Thomas Martin, claims to be a Confederate soldier, but he wears no uniform and his rifle is older than most of Catto's men. Taken prisoner and brought back to the garrison in Cincinnati, Martin is court-martialed as a guerrilla, found guilty, and sentenced to death by firing squad. From the bare facts of a long-forgotten incident in the final days of the Civil War, author Stephen Becker has crafted an indelible portrait of the military mindset that is as true today as it was one hundred fifty years ago. The story of Thomas Martin--a sixteen-year-old orphan whose only advocate was the man he shot--is a riveting tale of courage, loyalty, and the crushing inhumanity of life during wartime
Marshall Field III; a biography by Stephen D Becker( Book )
7 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 libraries worldwide
The outcasts by Stephen D Becker( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
American engineer, sent to the tropics to build a bridge, falls in love with the country and his project, but does not forsee what the bridge really means to the villagers
The blue-eyed Shan by Stephen D Becker( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 513 libraries worldwide
The battle between East and West explodes in a remote corner of Burma in this electrifying saga from master storyteller Stephen Becker In the years before World War II, Harvard-trained anthropologist Greenwood journeyed to the Shan States in eastern Burma to study the people of Pawlu, an isolated mountain village. He fell in love with Loi-mae, a local woman, and fathered a daughter, but when war erupted across the globe, Greenwood left his family behind to fight for the Allied cause. In 1949, he returns to Pawlu to help an old friend on the run from China's Red Army--a friend who claims to be in possession of the missing bones of the Peking Man. But Greenwood isn't welcomed back to Burma with open arms. Loi-mae has a new husband who doesn't take kindly to the return of her former lover, and the village is preoccupied by attacks from the wild Wa, a fearsome, headhunting tribe. When a band of refugee Chinese soldiers arrives, the stage is set for a dramatic showdown in which Greenwood risks everything to save the people he loves. The Blue-Eyed Shan is the 3rd book in the Far East Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
The last mandarin by Stephen D Becker( Book )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
An American soldier of fortune pursues a Japanese war criminal through the streets and alleyways of war-torn Peking in this edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from the author of The Chinese Bandit Peking, 1948. In the midst of a brutal winter, the Communists tighten their stranglehold on the ancient capital, preparing to strike. Peasants starve, students riot, police crack down, and an entire city shivers on the edge of revolt. A decade ago, Maj. Jack Burnham was an American civilian living in China when the Japanese invaded. Now, he has returned on a mission to capture a notorious war criminal before Peking falls to the Red Army. Kanamori Shoichi raped, murdered, and pillaged his way through China during World War II--he also broke Burnham's nose. If caught, Kanamori will be brought before a tribunal and made to pay for his crimes, large and small. But finding one man in a devastated city of millions is no simple task. Luckily, Burnham has the help of a beautiful Chinese doctor eager to help her people find justice, as well as his own expert knowledge of the language and culture. But when he finally locates Kanamori, the showdown Burnham has sought for so long will be far stranger and more dangerous than he ever imagined. The Last Mandarin is the 2nd book in the Far East Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Dog tags by Stephen D Becker( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 414 libraries worldwide
From the killing fields of World War II to a Chinese POW camp during the Korean War, this mesmerizing novel is a tribute to the legacy of the Greatest Generation Separated from his fellow American soldiers, Benny Beer walks alone on a frozen plain in Germany during World War II. Lost and afraid, he seeks shelter in an abandoned tavern and encounters a victim of the Holocaust. Benny tries to save the suffering man's life, but never knows if he succeeds--he wakes up in a hospital bed, wounded and missing his dog tags, with no memory of how he got there. Sent back to Brooklyn with a limp and a Purple Heart, Benny falls in love, gets married, and becomes a doctor--not necessarily in that order--but his life is just beginning when he is called to serve his country once more. In Korea, he is captured and sent to a Chinese prison camp, where for two and a half long years he practices the fine art of self-preservation and fights the cruelty and indifference of his captors with compassion, care, and a fierce sense of humor. Poignant, witty, and authentic, Dog Tags is the story of an ordinary man in extraordinary times, of an awkward Jewish boy who grows up to become an American hero. Soldier, doctor, lover--Benny Beer is one of the most captivating protagonists in twentieth-century literature
The Chinese bandit by Stephen D Becker( Book )
31 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 398 libraries worldwide
New York Times-bestselling author Stephen Becker's?breathlessly exciting? (Cosmopolitan) post-WWII adventure about an ex-marine on the run for his life. That summer they hanged a fat man at the Western gate as a warning and example to all. Kao was a traitor, a thief, a pimp, a black marketeer--and Jake Dodds's partner. So what if he traded stolen military supplies with the Japanese, Jake wants to know. He never cheated me. But 1947 Peking is a savage, cutthroat city, and the United States Marine Corps sergeant is too busy saving his own skin to put up a fight over Kao's fate. Jake served his country with honor in World War II, but when he knocks an American brigadier general through a barroom window, no amount of battlefield scars or combat medals will save him from prison. So he sets out across the Gobi Desert with a caravan of Kao's illicit goods--and plunges into a world of violence and treachery that will take every ounce of his strength and intelligence to survive. Pursued by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Army and a bandit chieftain named Tiger's Assistant Demon, Jake disappears into the mountains--but the chaos of postwar China is inescapable, and?peace? has never been a part of this two-fisted adventurer's vocabulary. Gripping and rich with cinematic detail, The Chinese Bandit will please history buffs and thriller fans alike and?keep readers turning pages through the night? (Los Angeles Times). The Chinese Bandit is the 1st book in the Far East Trilogy, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
A rendezvous in Haiti by Stephen D Becker( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and German and held by 329 libraries worldwide
A novel set in 1919 Haiti about U.S. Marines, bandits, voodoo & death
The forgotten by Elie Wiesel( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A profoundly moving novel about a Holocaust survivor's struggle to remember both the heroic and the shameful events of his past, and about his American-born son's need to assimilate his father's life into his own
The season of the stranger by Stephen D Becker( Book )
14 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and Norwegian and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Three civilians fight to survive China's communist revolution in the suspenseful debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Chinese Bandit China, 1948. As the Red Army marches south from Manchuria, the rest of the country awaits the defeat of the Nationalist regime with a paralyzing mixture of hope and fear. Andrew Girard, an American professor at a Chinese university, believes that the future holds the promise of a fairer, more peaceful China. His mistress, Li-ling, shares his optimism but is caught between the love she feels for her former teacher and the loyalty she owes her father, a powerful and corrupt profiteer. Wen-li, Girards pragmatic young servant, knows that in the violent chaos of revolution, the brave and idealistic often pay the highest price. Told from the shifting points of view of its three main characters, The Season of the Stranger masterfully evokes the tense atmosphere of a nation on the cusp of profound change. Based on author Stephen Beckers experiences as a teacher and student in pre-Communist China and published when he was just twenty-four years old, this unforgettable story of love, violence, courage, and tragedy, brings an exotic lost world to thrilling life
The colors of the day : a novel by Romain Gary( Book )
8 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and French and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Juice; a novel by Stephen D Becker( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A corporate executive stands accused of a terrible crime in this searing legal drama from the bestselling author of A Covenant with Death The managing director of a popular West Coast television network, Joseph Harrison has everything a man could want: a successful career, a loving family, the promise of a bright and prosperous future. His life is one happy circumstance after another, until the fateful evening he gets behind the wheel after drinking three martinis and hits a pedestrian. Arraigned on charges of manslaughter, Harrison knows that his perfect world is lost forever. But no one seems to think he should pay for his crime. Not the chairman of the network's board of directors, who immediately hires a slick Hollywood attorney to defend Harrison. Not the eyewitnesses to the accident, whose testimonies suddenly change when they step inside the courtroom. Not even the judge, who is pressured by the powerful interests that stand behind the defendant. Only Harrison believes that he should face the consequences but is he brave enough to proclaim his guilt when the entire system wants to declare him innocent? A dramatic portrait of one man's moral crisis and a blistering indictment of the influence of money and power in America, Juice is a masterful novel of suspense from one of the twentieth century's most original and captivating authors
Abaco, the history of an out island and its cays by Stephen D Becker( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Shanghai incident by Stephen D Becker( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A covenant with death by Stephen D Becker( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
FAR EAST TRILOGY : the far east trilogy by Stephen D Becker( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Three thrillers set in WWII-era Asia by a New York Times-bestselling author who writes?like a cross between Joseph Conrad and James Clavell? (Houston Chronicle).?A master of terse, ironic dialogue,? the author of A Covenant with Death presents a trilogy that journeys from the Gobi Desert to Peking to Burma in the chaotic years following the Second World War (Kirkus Reviews). The Chinese Bandit: An American ex-marine must run for his life in the cutthroat atmosphere of postwar China, pursued by both a dangerous criminal and Chiang Kai-shek's forces. This one?will keep readers turning pages through the night? (Los Angeles Times). The Last Mandarin: An American mercenary chases a Japanese war criminal through the war-torn streets of Peking in this?fascinating ... exciting? adventure (ThePhiladelphia Inquirer). The Blue-Eyed Shan: The battle between East and West explodes in a remote corner of Burma, as an anthropologist in an isolated mountain village finds himself fighting to save the people he loves from the Chinese Red Army and a fearsome tribe of headhunters. A thriller?as exciting as Raiders of the Lost Ark? (Publishers Weekly). Described as?absolutely ripping adventure? by Time and?sublime entertainment? by John Irving, the Far East Trilogy is an unforgettable saga filled with suspense, epic scope, and rich historical atmosphere
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controlled identity Dodge, Steve, 1927

Becker, Stephen.
Becker, Stephen D.
Becker, Stephen D. 1927-
Dodge, Steve.
Dodge, Steve, 1927-
ベッカー, スティーヴン
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