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Blaisdell, Geoffrey

Works: 17 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery stories  Spy stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3552.U344, 813.54
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Publications about Geoffrey Blaisdell
Publications by Geoffrey Blaisdell
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Blaisdell
The magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington( file )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of the Ambersons, an American dynasty
The Franciscan conspiracy by John R Sack( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
This work of fiction explores the great thirteenth-century mystery: Why was the body of St. Francis stolen and hidden? This multilayered, intricately plotted tale follows as the Franciscan Order destroys all early biographies of Francis by his closest disciples in favor of a sanitized biography of the powerful St. Bonaventure. The story begins thirty years after Francis's death, when Father Leo, Francis's closest friend, is dying. Bound to a vow of silence, Leo sends a cryptic message to Conrad, his own favorite student, connecting him with an unlikely companion, sixteen-year-old Sister Amata. The two begin to search for the truth about St. Francis, a truth that will shake the faith of the masses to the core and bring into question the foundation of the Franciscan Order
Who's on first by William F Buckley( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Washington 1956, all attention is focused on the race to put the first satellite in space. Russia and America each have the secrets the other needs to succeed. Blackford Oakes is in charge of kidnapping a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put the U.S. in the lead, unaware that KGB spymaster Bolgin and a trio of vengeful Hungarian freedom fighters are hot on his trail
Marco Polo, if you can by William F Buckley( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
When a shadowy Russian mole threatens to undermine the free world's defenses by infiltrating President Eisenhower's National Security Counsel, CIA super-secret agent Blackford Oakes is called in to unmask the imposter. Then, Oakes turns the tables on the Communists by piloting a U-2 spy plane on a Gary Powers-style one-way mission behind the Iron Curtain. Sentenced to death and trapped in the depths of the Lubyanka prison, Oakes may have turned his last trick. Or has he?
Stained glass by William F Buckley( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
CIA superspy Blackford Oakes, fresh from his daring exploits at Windsor Castle, has been entrusted with a matter of some delicacy: finding the perfect blue to restore the war-damaged windows of a thirteenth century German chapel. The owner of the chapel, Alex Wintergrin, is not only an old friend, but a charismatic hero who is rising to power in Germany. He is rallying his countrymen toward reunification, an idea that creates panic on both sides of the Iron Curtain. As the cold war turns hot, Oakes is thrown into the arms of a beautiful KGB agent -- and onto the horns of a dilemma. He must either betray her or pull the switch on his friend
Her deadly mischief by Beverle Graves Myers( file )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Venice, 1742. Tito Amato has regained his zest for performing and is once again singing lead roles at the Teatro San Marco. On opening night, the famous castrato has the entire audience entranced--except for one box with its scarlet curtains stubbornly drawn. Annoyed at being ignored, Tito aims the full force of his golden throat at the fourth-tier box. He is astounded when the curtains part and a woman tumbles over the railing. The victim is Zulietta Giardino, a mischievous courtesan involved with a young glass maker. As Tito was the only one to see the masked man who pushed Zulietta to her death, the chief of Venice's rudimentary police force requests the singer's assistance. Did a wager over a rival courtesan's jewels spell Zulietta's death? Or did the motive involve sinister elements in the glass factories of Murano? Tito faces troubles of a different sort at home. His upstanding neighbors regard his household as an immoral den of theatrical riffraff and disdain his wife, Liya, as an apostate Jew. While Liya attempts to reconcile with her disapproving family, Tito strives to be a good father to his adopted son. The singer's difficulties collide when the masked killer transfers his vengeance to Tito's loved ones
See you later alligator by William F Buckley( file )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Blackford Oakes is sent by President Kennedy to Cuba to negoitate a trade and noninvasion agreement initiated by Che Guevara. Oakes, however, is being used as a pawn in an attempt by the Russians to deploy missiles in Cuba
Five lieutenants the heartbreaking story of five Harvard men who led America to victory in World War I by James Carl Nelson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The story of five young Harvard men who took up the call to arms in the spring of 1917 and met differing fates in the maelstrom of battle on the western front in 1918. Delving deep into the motivations, horrific experiences, and ultimate fates of the Harvard-educated quintet, Five Lieutenants presents a unique, timeless, and fascinating account of citizen soldiers at war and of the price these extraordinary men paid while earnestly giving all they had in an effort to end the war to end all wars
The financier by Theodore Dreiser( file )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock market panic caused by the Chicago fire. Broker Frank Cowperwood, ruthlessly climbs the ladder of success, with his loving mistress championing his every move. An unscrupulous magnate, Cowperwood embodies the idea that behind every great fortune there is a crime
What is art? by Leo Tolstoy( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Tolstoy claims that all good art is related to the authentic life of the broader community and that the aesthetic value of a work of art is not independent of its moral content. The book is noteworthy not only for its famous iconoclasm and compelling attacks on the aestheticist notion of "art for art's sake" but even more for its wit, its lucid and beautiful prose, and its sincere expression of the deepest social conscience
The iron tongue of midnight by Beverle Graves Myers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
In September 1740, singer Tito Amato is offered the lead role in an opera being staged at an isolated villa in the Italian hills. That night, at the stroke of twelve, a soprano stumbles over a stranger who has been beaten to death with the clock pendulum. Tito must pursue his own quest for answers, a quest that leads straight into the painful secrets of his heart and beyond
Interrupted aria by Beverle Graves Myers( file )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Venice, 1731. Opera is the popular entertainment of the day and the castrati are its reigning divas. Tito Amato, mutilated as a boy to preserve his enchanting soprano voice, returns to the city of his birth with his friend Felice, a castrato whose voice has failed. Disaster strikes Tito' opera premier when the singer loses one beloved friend to poison and another to unjust accusation and arrest. Alarmed that the merchant--aristocrat who owns the theater is pressing the authorities to close the case, Tito races the executioner to find the real killer. The possible suspects could people the cast of one of his operas: a libertine nobleman and his spurned wife, a jealous soprano, an ambitious composer, and a patrician family bent on the theater's ruin
Painted veil a Tito Amato mystery by Beverle Graves Myers( file )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Venice, 1734. Castrato soprano Tito Amato, star of Venice opera, has let fame go to his head. Neglecting his vocal practice for dubious pleasures, Tito finds himself demoted to secondary roles and overshadowed by a visiting singer who usurps his position. But when the murder of scene painter Luca Cavalieri threatens to close the opera house, Tito sees an opportunity to reclaim his status and jumps at the chance to find the killer. He is aided by Englishman Augustus "Gussie" Rumbolt, who is in Europe making his grand tour. The hunt for the person who wears the mask of Palantinus carries Tito and Gussie into the treacherous depths of the city of Venice, dedicated as it is to masquerade and pleasure, where Tito matches wits with the masked leader of a secret society bent on the destruction of Venice's Jewish ghetto
Five lieutenants [the heartbreaking story of five Harvard men who led America to victory in World War I] by James Carl Nelson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Documents the stories of five young Harvard students who met different fates while serving in World War I, drawing on uncensored letters and memoirs to illuminate the impact of the conflict on the educated class of soldiers
Painted veil the second baroque mystery by Beverle Graves Myers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Who's on first by William F Buckley( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Suspense: Blackford Oakes' new assignment is to delay a Soviet space shot
The petrified prince a new musical ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Musical based on an unproduced screenplay by Ingmar Bergman
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