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Curless, John

Works: 103 works in 416 publications in 1 language and 12,177 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3523.A446, 813.52
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Publications about John Curless
Publications by John Curless
Most widely held works by John Curless
Sackett's land by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived
The book without words : [a fable of medieval magic] by Avi( file )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
The Book Without Words appears to be a volume of blank parchment pages. But for a green-eyed reader filled with great desire, it may reveal the forgotten magical arts of making gold and achieving immortality. For generations, its magic has been protected from those who would exploit it. But on a terrible day of death and destruction, the Book Without Words falls into the hands of a desperate boy
To the far blue mountains by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Barnabas Sackett is on the run to the West with a few fighting friends and his courageous wife Abigail, where they face unyielding terrain, forbiding elements, and fierce Native Americans
Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Wilderness explorer Jubal Sackett was the son of Barnabas Sackett, the first of that line to come to the New World. Jubal feared no man, nor did he back away from any challenge. His determination to blaze new trails took him across the vast savage North American continent where no white man had been before. Living and fighting among the Indian tribes, Jubal forged a legend as a powerful medicine man whom they called "Ni'kwana, master of mysteries." And with Itchakomi, the proud Natchez princess, he set an example of courage that future Sacketts would follow
The warrior's path by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
When an Indian brings news to Yance Sackett that his sister-in-law and a woman reputed to be a witch have been kidnapped by the bloodthirsty Pequot Indians, Yance and his brother Kin set out to find them. Searching the dangerous Warrior's Path, an old war trail that led from the vicinity of Chattanooga to Boston, they discover that ruthless white slavers, exploiting tensions between the settlers and the Indians, are behind the kidnapping. With the help of the Ashanti warrior, Yance and Kin rescue the women and then set out for Jamaica to put and end to the slave ring
A sense of the world : how a blind man became history's greatest traveler by Jason Roberts( file )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 libraries worldwide
He was known simply as the "Blind Traveller"--A solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored": in his day a celebrity, a bestselling author, but one who outlived his fame and died in obscurity
A vengeful longing by Roger Morris( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
This enveloping crime novel ventures into the dark heart of 19thcentury Russia as detective Porfiry Petrovich investigates the poisoning of a doctor's wife and their autistic son
Blacklands : a novel by Belinda Bauer( file )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Steven is determined to put an end to his family's misery and find the remains of his uncle, who was believed to be murdered as a child by a local pedophile. Steven spends his days digging for clues around his grandmother's home, but when his search fails to unearth anything new, he reaches out to the only person with answers--the accused murderer now serving life in prison
The walking drum by Louis L'Amour( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Warrior, lover, and scholar, Kerbouchard boldly sweeps through the castles, villages, and galleys of twelfth-century Europe, in an adventure that takes him from the shores of Brittany to the steppes of Russia
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Traces the fifteenth-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families
Margaret of Anjou by Conn Iggulden( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
It is 1454 and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day come to know his father. With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the Duke of York, Protector of the Realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom. The Trinity--Richard and the earls of Salisbury and Warwick--are a formidable trio, and together they seek to break the support of those who would raise their colors and their armies in the name of Henry and his Queen. But when the king unexpectedly recovers his senses and returns to London to reclaim his throne, the balance of power is once again plunged into turmoil. The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that can tear England apart
DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America by Bryan Sykes( Sound Recording )
17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Sykes examines the unique fabric of the U.S. population--one of the world's most genetically variegated countries. His discoveries offer new insights into the biological profile of the great melting pot
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor by Anthony Everitt( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Imperator Caesar Augustus was one of the greatest figures of one of mankind's greatest ages. As Rome's first emperor, he transformed the unruly Roman Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of the Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, literally, for all of Western history to come. Yet Augustus himself remains a shadowy figure. Much has been written about his achievements, but his inner world has remained remarkably obsure. Now at least we have a book that brings this momentous figure to life
The secret history of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
When young Tom Trueheart's seven older brothers all go missing during their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue story-writer who wants to do away with the heroes
Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty year search by Martin Sixsmith( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Fifty years after giving her son up for adoption, Irishwoman Philomena Lee decides to find him, while, on the other side of the Atlantic, her son, a lawyer in the first Bush administration, struggles to find his mother
Stormbird by Conn Iggulden( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
After gentle Henry VI takes the throne and is promised a royal bride from France, the rival royal line, the House of York, begins their quest to oust him
Bloodline by Conn Iggulden( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Winter 1461--Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England's rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown. Only one can keep it
Liberty! : the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
"Liberty! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today"--Container
The legend of Broken by Caleb Carr( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
An epic account about the kingdom of Broken follows the efforts of a solitary noble soldier to confront legendary medieval adversaries to save a fortress city from internal and external dangers
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