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Giardina, Denise 1951-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 5,601 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Epic fiction  Time-travel fiction  Television adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.I136, 813.54
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Publications about Denise Giardina
Publications by Denise Giardina
Most widely held works by Denise Giardina
Storming heaven : a novel by Denise Giardina( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
Annadel, West Virginia, was a small town rich in coal, farms, and close-knit families, all destroyed when the coal company came in. It stole everything it hadn't bothered to buy--land deeds, private homes, and ultimately, the souls of its men and women. The four narrators all bear witness to nearly forgotten events of American history, culminating in the final, tragic Battle of Blair Mountain--when the United States Army greeted 10,000 unemployed pro-union miners with airplanes, bombs, and poison gas
Emily's ghost : a novel by Denise Giardina( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Emily Brontë refuses to bow to the conventions of her day. She is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily's life, along with the rest of the Brontë family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named Willam Weightman. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into something deeper, and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues
Saints and villains : a novel by Denise Giardina( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
A Protestant minister stands up to the Nazis and pays with his life. The hero is the real-life Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed in 1945 for participating in a plot to kill Hitler. The novel describes his youth, his seminary studies in America and his opposition to the Nazis, against whom he did not hesitate to speak out. By the author of The Unquiet Earth
The unquiet earth : a novel by Denise Giardina( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
With the narrative sweep and power of an American epic, Giardina's new novel is the saga of an Appalachian mining community, Blackberry Creek, West Virginia, and its fight to survive disaster, oppression, and neglect. Spanning the period from the 1930s to the present, the novel builds to a shattering climax
Good King Harry by Denise Giardina( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Harry of Monmouth, known to Shakespeare as Prince Hal and then as Henry V, tells the story of his life in this novel that traces his life from boyhood to his youth, when he falls in love with a peasant girl, to his reign as king including the battle of Agincourt and conquest of France, to his old age
Fallam's secret by Denise Giardina( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Following a strange note left to her by her late uncle, Lydde finds herself transported back to England in 1657, where the ruling Puritans have outlawed all forms of entertainment and where falls in love with a bandit named Raven
The mine wars ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. It ran locomotives, factories, steam ships, electric power plants, and home furnaces; and it helped to purify the steel that made possible the rising skyscrapers. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent ten or twelve hours a day underground in coal mines, blasting, shoveling, and loading this indispensable mineral onto rail cars bound for destinations across the country. In the spring of 1901, when miners in West Virginia began organizing to join a union, their efforts sparked a fight that would escalate from an unremarkable skirmish between captial and labor to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War. The Mine Wars brings to life the decades-long struggle that turned the coalfields of southern West Virginia into a blood-soaked war zone where basic constitutional rights and freedoms were violently contested
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region
Saints and villains : a novel by Denise Giardina( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Here is the imaginative reconstruction of the life of a Nazi resister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, witnessing racism, leading a breakaway church in Germany as the Nazis rise to power, entering a dangerous liaison with a Jewish woman, undertaking perilous clandestine meetings abroad under cover of official church and intelligence business, and living the dark night of the soul in prison after the plotters fail
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
"Home to the oldest mountains on the planet and the richest forests in North America -- within a mosaic of diverse habitats and cultures, Appalachia tells the story of a people struggling to find a true and proper relationship to the natural world ... Time and Terrain begins the tale -- the birth of the mountains, the evolution of the forest, the arrivals of the Native-Americans [sic] and the Europeans. Appalachia appears on the map for the first time ... [In] New Green World ... the contrasting attitudes of Native Americans and European settlers toward the mountains and the rich land bring bloodshed, tragedy, and longterm consequences for all forms of life ... [In] Mountain Revolutions ... the American Civil War tears a prospering, agrarian region apart -- politically, economically, and spiritually -- setting the stage for railroads, land buyers and vast, unpredictable change ... Power and Place [shows] the effects of unchecked industrialization -- floods, forest fires, erosion and poverty -- awakening a busy nation to its responsibilities toward the mountains, the forests, the wildlife, and the people"--Containers
The Appalachians ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The third segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 3 examines the 20th century history of Appalachia through the prisms of economic hardship, spiritual perseverance, the region's rich musical heritage and the rise of modern country music by way of radio and phonograph. It also highlights the resonance of long-standing church traditions and documents the Appalachian experience in connection with major historical events : the Great depression, the New Deal, The WPA, the Tennessee Valley Authority, strip mining, the migration of mountain people to the mid-West and LBJ's war on poverty
The Appalachians ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The second segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 2 opens with the forced exodus of the Cherokee, followed by examination of Appalachia's role in the racial and ideological tensions leading up to the Civil War. Discussions of race and class-related strife, including the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, are linked with the arrival of railroad, lumber and mining interests in the region -- culminating with the Coal Wars, accompanied by authentic folk songs from the period
Die Rose von Lancaster : Roman by Denise Giardina( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: time and terrain ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this first disc, the origins of the Appalachian Mountains are discussed, along with the evolution of the forest ecosystem and the arrival of Native Americans and the early invasion by the Europeans, ending with the 1730 treaty between the Cherokee Nation and England's King George II
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: power and place ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. This final disc in the series continues the converging histories of environment and people up until the present day, examining the effects of unchecked industrialization and the floods, forest fires, native extinction, erosion and poverty that ensues. Also focuses on a shift in mind-set that took place during the second half of the 20th century promoting political and personal consideration for environmental conservation in the region
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: new green world ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this second disc, the anthropological history of the Appalachian Mountains continues up until the outset of the Civil War. Examining the contrasting attitudes of the Native Americans and the European settlers and highlighting the long-term consequences stemming from episodes of bloodshed and tragedy
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people: mountain revolutions ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this third disc, the effects of the Civil War and the expanding utilization of the region's natural resources are discussed. The influx of immigrants and the boom-and-bust resource extraction of coal and timber into the early 20th century have a profound effect on both the cultural development and natural degradation of the Appalachian region
[An evening with Denise Giardina] by Denise Giardina( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Denise Giardina discusses and reads from her latest novel Saints and Villains which is based on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A gift horse ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As repentance for his sins, a man gives a stranger in need a few dollars. The stranger ends up with the winning lottery ticket, gives an endowment to the symphony in his father's name, and other charitable donations that impacts the community
 
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Alternative Names
Denise Giardina American writer
Denise Giardina Amerikaans romanschrijfster
Denise Giardina escritora estadounidense
Languages
English (83)
German (5)
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