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Beck, Michael 1949-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 419 publications in 6 languages and 23,566 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Legal stories  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Crime films  History  Musical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Beck
Publications by Michael Beck
Most widely held works by Michael Beck
The appeal by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,740 libraries worldwide
Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply causing a cancer cluster
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,266 libraries worldwide
The suspense never rests when A Time to Kill's Jake Brigance fights the good fight once again. Often named an all-time favorite by John Grisham's legions of fans, the book that started it all gets a brand-new chapter. America's favorite storyteller returns to Ford County, Mississippi, where defense attorney Jake Brigance will have to fight for justice in a trial that could tear the small town of Clanton apart
The summons by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,220 libraries worldwide
Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. For the first time since A Time to Kill, the author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller
The Broker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker Joel Blackman receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first
The last juror by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began
The king of torts by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hits D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life -- that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts
A time to kill by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
In Clanton, Mississippi, two men rape a ten-year-old girl. It's horrible, and the town reacts with proper respect for the facts. Until the girl's father takes justice into his own hands with a newly acquired assault rifle. That turns Clanton inside out, and for ten days the city is a nightmare, caught in the glare of burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire. Through it all, Jake Brigance, attorney for the defense, struggles to save his client's life, and then his own!
The brethren by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 990 libraries worldwide
In a minimum security federal prison, home to drug dealers, swindlers, and tax evaders, three former judges meet each day to write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, and dispense jailhouse justice. They also spend hours hatching schemes to make money. When one of their schemes goes awry, snaring an innocent on the outside, the Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
In a landmark tobacco trial the jury starts to behave strangely. Are they being manipulated or even controlled?
The warriors by Walter Hill( visu )
33 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
The Warriors, a New York City street gang, are unfairly blamed for the death of a rival gang leader. Now they must fight for their lives against armies of gangs that outnumber the police 5 to 1!
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Michael was a rising star at Drake and Sweeney until a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived but his assailant did not. He did some digging and found that the man was a deranged Vietnam veteran with a connection to Drake and Sweeney. Michael bolts the firm, with a top-secret document and becomes an advocate for the homeless ... and a thief
The partner by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Patrick Lanigan, a partner in a Biloxi law firm, faked his death, stole a fortune from the firm's offshore account, and started a new life in Brazil. It took them four years to find him
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
The story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt and ruthless companies in America--and exposing a complex, multi-bilion dollar insurance scam
The chamber by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 753 libraries worldwide
When a young lawyer asks to take over the case of a death-row inmate, accused of bombing the offices of a civil rights advocate 22 years earlier, his reasons don't seem immediately clear
A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Terrence McCaleb is asked by the L.A.P.D. to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings that McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac
Xanadu by Robert Greenwald( visu )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Danny, an aging musician who wants to open a nightclub, and Sonny, a young artist, are both searching for inspiration. Kira, a beautiful mythical muse, is brought to earth in order to help both men fulfill their dreams
My life by Bill Clinton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
President Bill Clinton's MY LIFE is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and ideals.--
Sam Elliott double feature : Gone to Texas and Blue River ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Gone to Texas: The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
Gone to Texas ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
The Golden seal ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 184 libraries worldwide
The golden seal used to live among the Aleut people as a benevolent, protective spirit, but when man began to hunt her, she vanished. According to legend, she will come back one day in the middle of a ferocious storm to someone pure in heart. None pass the test except for the boy, who pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt
 
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Michael Beck acteur américain
Michael Beck Amerikaans acteur
Michael Beck amerikansk skådespelare
Michael Beck amerikansk skodespelar
Michael Beck amerikansk skuespiller
Michael Beck amerykański aktor
Michael Beck attore statunitense
Michael Beck US-amerikanischer Schauspieler
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