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Block, Thomas 1963-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 126 publications in 9 languages and 2,227 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.E472, 813.54
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Publications about Thomas Block
Publications by Thomas Block
Most widely held works by Thomas Block
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 442 libraries worldwide
A U.S. Navy missile strikes a Tokyo-bound airliner and, while the four surviving passengers struggle to bring the huge jet to a landing, airline representatives, Navy officers, and insurance company personnel agree that the plane's disappearance would be best for all
Mayday by Nelson DeMille( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, three survivors must achieve the impossible. Land the plane. From master storyteller Nelson DeMille and master pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe classic bestseller that packs a supersonic shock at every turn of the page ... the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller ever. Like a growing tidal wave, the escaping air was gathering momentum. A teenaged girl in aisle 18, seat D, near the port-side aisle, her seat dislocated by the original impact, suddenly found herself gripping her seat track on the floor, her overturned seat still strapped to her body. The seatbelt failed and the seat shot down the aisle. She lost her grip and was dragged after it. Her eyes were filled with horror as she dug her nails into the carpet, as the racing air pulled her toward the yawning hole that led outside. Her cries were unheard by even those passengers who sat barely inches away from her struggle. The noise of the escaping air was so loud that it was no longer decipherable as sound, but seemed instead a solid thing pounding at the people in their seats
A fatal addiction : war in the name of God by Thomas Block( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 libraries worldwide
This unsettling book reviews specific instances of 'holy war' as proposed in the holy books of the major faith traditions, and illustrates how bellicose, war-like language is used to explain the spiritual quest. The author proposes that this intermingling of war and spirituality prepares the population for the coming of war. War as spiritual practice appears inevitable, due to this religio-violent education which is woven through all faith traditions. The institutional blending of the sacred and human aggression appear to be fundamental to human society. The second section of the book particu
Shalom/salaam : a story of a mystical fraternity by Thomas Block( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Machiavelli in America by Thomas Block( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Machiavelli in America traces the influence of the Florentine thinker on American politics, from the Founders (c. 1770s) through today's rough-and-tumble political panorama. Machiavelli's ideas have been re-interpreted internationally as 'real-politik.' He proposed that the 'ends justify the means, ' and that any manner of fraud, violence or corruption must be utilized in attaining and retaining power. People, he assured us, are so mean, small and selfish that they will only act under necessity, so the successful prince must force the population, through whatever means necessary, to follow his dictates. He maintained that the most powerful form of fraud was the appearance of religiosity and said that the successful prince must hold no art higher than that of war. In this disturbing, erudite and highly readable book, America is shown to be a surprising example of Machiavellian politics, utilizing all of the post-modern methods of information distribution and "legal" fraud and corruption. Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, George W. Bush, the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission (2010) and the Super PACs it spawned, the massive amounts of money ('power's master key'), the intermingling of the language of religion and war, and the 90% negative advertising of the 2012 Presidential campaign (channeling Machiavelli's dictum that the adversary must be 'assassinated, ' though in contemporary America by character assassination) and even Barack Obama's Machiavellian machinations are looked at in light of the Renaissance political philosopher's ideas. The last section of the book offers a response to this kind of thinking, with a specific, implementable program that will begin to devolve the power of American democracy back to the people and away from the shrinking numbers of oligarchs who control the political system through Machiavellian means and vast amounts of money"--Provided by publisher
Skyfall by Thomas Block( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Als een Amerikaans vliegtuig op weg naar Tokio wordt gekaapt en de bemanning in de cockpit is gedood, probeert een ex-piloot het toestel naar zijn bestemming te vliegen
En órbita by Thomas Block( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in Spanish and Czech and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Flug 42 Roman by Thomas Block( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Bei der Entführung eines amerikanischen Passagierflugzeuges durch chinesische Agenten detoniert versehentlich eine ferngesteuerte Bombe. Chinesische und amerikanische Politiker versuchen, den fast fluguntauglichen Jet in ihre Gewalt zu bringen
Orbit. drama i rummet by Thomas Block( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The fool returns by Tom Block( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Airship Roman by Thomas Block( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Luchtschip 9 antwoordt niet by Thomas Block( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in Dutch and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Als enige overlevenden na een kernoorlog moeten Russen en Amerikanen op de Zuidpool met elkaar zien te leven
Sabotage by Thomas Block( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in Dutch and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Een supersonisch vliegtuig komt buiten de dampkring terecht doordat de raketmotoren te lang werken
Flyjack Roman by Thomas Block( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Vlucht 52 mag niet landen by Thomas Block( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in Dutch and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mayday by Thomas Block( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1982 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nødlanding by Thomas Block( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mayday by Thomas Block( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1982 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nødlanding by Thomas Block( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Block, Thomas.
Block Thomas H.
Block, Tom, 1963-
ブロック, トマス
Languages
English (32)
Danish (20)
German (19)
Finnish (6)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (5)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
Polish (1)
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