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Curwen, Simon

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Works: 83 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery stories, American  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Historical fiction  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR9619.3.C36, 823.914
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Publications about Simon Curwen
Publications by Simon Curwen
Most widely held works by Simon Curwen
Oskar Schindler the untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true story behind the list by David Crowe( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile. This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. Crowe presents him as a savior of mythic proportions who was also an opportunist and spy who helped Nazi Germany conquer Poland
The last hand by Eric Wright( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sixty-year-old Charlie Salter sees the recent murder of a prominent lawyer as the perfect opportunity for him to prove he's still up to the job. Some strong language
Osama the making of a terrorist by Jonathan C Randal( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The author presents a look into the different stages of bin Laden's life, and how each battle hardened his resolve, deepened his sense of struggle, and intensified his anger. Randal also outlines the failures and miscalculations of the U.S. in its attempts to contain and thwart the elusive bin Laden - most notably, Clinton's series of bombings in Afghanistan and Sudan, which, in failing to kill bin Laden, led many Muslims to believe that Allah had saved him and boosted his reputation hugely. 2004
Fortune's favorites by Colleen McCullough( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Continues the story of the rise of the Roman Empire. Sulla returns from exile, declares himself dictator, and shortly thereafter retires. Pompey, who at age twenty-two begins to call himself Magnus (the Great), jumps into politics with plans to take Sulla's place. Also coming to manhood is Julius Caesar, who sheds his priestly robes to become involved in political affairs. Companion to "The first man in Rome" (CC04170) and "The grass crown" (CC04331)
Citizen of the world the life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau by John English( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Born into a wealthy family in Montreal, Trudeau excelled at school, graduated as a lawyer, and toured the world. As a changed, more radical man on his return, he worked in Ottawa, wrote articles about his political philosophy, and eventually entered politics. With complete access to Trudeau's private letters and papers, English gets behind the public record to reveal the real man and the multiple influences that shaped his life
True north exploring the great Canadian wilderness by bush plane by George Erickson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Armed with only a few essentials, bush pilot, environmentalist and author George Erickson sets off from his home in Minnesota and journeys across a part of Canada so distant that few Canadians will ever experience it first-hand. Flying solo in his Piper Cub Special seaplane and landing on unexplored lakes and rivers to set up camp, he eats off the land, struggles with bad weather, dodges forest fires, and takes the reader to a land of stunning landscapes where he mingles with polar bears, killer whales, musk oxen, and caribou
The road to Avalon by Joan Wolf( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The epic story of Arthur, once and future king, and the one woman he loved - Morgan of Avalon, the woman his country forbade him to wed but could never keep him from desiring
The treatment by Mo Hayder( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In a pleasant London neighbourhood, a man and his wife are found tied up in their own home and their young son has disappeared. Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, but a similar tragedy from his own past makes it impossible for him to be scientifically detached
The way it works inside Ottawa by Eddie Goldenberg( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
As Jean Chrétien's right-hand man for thirty years in Ministries all over Ottawa, Eddie Goldenberg got to know how things worked in politics - especially from 1993 to 2003, when he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister. For example, during Paul Martin's years at Finance, Eddie was the go-between who linked Chrétien and Martin, who were for much of the time barely on speaking terms. Part political science textbook, part memoir, Goldenberg's work is a sometimes brutally honest look at the way the federal government really operates
Grand Centaur Station unruly living with the new nomads of Central Asia by Larry Frolick( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Larry Frolick treks across Central Asia in search of an answer to the big question: who - or what - gives birth to history? From Kiev and Uzbekistan through to Siberia and Mongolia, he finds Chinese secret agents, the last three Romanov princesses, cranky archeologists and lusty exorcists, as he broods over the region's lost civilizations. 2004
Memory and identity conversations at the dawn of a millennium by John Paul( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Pope John Paul II reveals his personal thoughts on freedom and democracy, and speaks about the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of Nazism and communism
Where the hell are the guns? a soldier's eye view of the anxious years, 1939-44 by George G Blackburn( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In the final volume of his trilogy, Blackburn traces its development from a motley crew of volunteers training on old equipment -- when they had equipment at all -- to a highly skilled military unit ready for action in Normandy
The last crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Set in the last part of the nineteenth century, this is the story of Charles and Addington who search for their missing brother in the wilds of the American west
Dead lucky life after death on Mount Everest by Lincoln Hall( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006 he died on Everest. Attempting to climb the mountain during a deadly season in which eleven people perished, Hall was pronounced dead after collapsing from cerebral edema shortly after reaching the summit. Left by members of his expedition, an American guide climbing with two clients and a Sherpa was startled to find Hall the next day, sitting cross-legged on a sharp crest of the summit ridge just staring at them
Sand dance [by camel across Arabia's great southern desert] by Bruce Kirkby( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1999 three Canadians and three Omani Bedu set out across Arabia's great southern desert in an attempt to authenitcally recreate the 1947 crossing by Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Here they share the adventures and misadventures they experienced while crossing the vast, desolate desert
Kennedy's brain by Henning Mankell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Swedish archaeologist Louise Cantor returns from a dig to find her son, Henrik, an apparent suicide. Although the clues are scant, Henrik is found in pajamas when he always slept nude; and his computer is missing. Cantor knows he was murdered and sets out to prove it. As she puzzles over Henrik's obsession with the post-autopsy disappearance of of JFK's brain and retraces her son's work with African AIDS patients, Cantor thinks in terms of reassembling pottery shards
The power of the sea tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters by Bruce B Parker( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Classics from Moby Dick to A Perfect Storm have sought to capture mankind's obsession with the might and the mystery of the sea. And the greatest minds for centuries, including Isaac Newton, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, have worked to understand and predict when its next act of destruction will occur. The awesome power of the earth's oceans have been at the forefront of everyone's minds in recent years, from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami (230,000 dead) to the devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to the unknown consequences of the melting of thousands of glaciers as the Earth's temperature slowly rises. Bruce Parker, former Chief Scientist for the National Ocean Service, brings together the breathtaking history of man's relationship with the sea with the latest scientific breakthroughs to explore in this wide-sweeping, fascinating narrative--
The riverbones stumbling after Eden in the jungles of Suriname by Andrew Westoll( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Andrew Westoll spent a year following wild troops of capuchin monkeys through the remote Central Suriname Nature Reserve, the largest tract of pristine rainforest left on earth. The country itself stayed with him and became a strange obsession, and he eventually returned. For five months, he explored the most surreal country in South America, struggling up dark rivers, immersing himself in Surinamese Maroon culture, and meeting a cast of characters whose eccentricities perfectly mirrored the strangeness of their land. Some strong language
The killing circle by Andrew Pyper( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Patrick Rush, a TV critic for a Toronto newspaper whose life has been slowly deteriorating since the untimely death of his wife, struggles to remain employed while trying to raise his precocious young son. When Rush decides to join a local writing circle in hopes of pursuing his lifelong dream of being an author, he becomes obsessed with a horrific work-in-progress written by a group member, a possibly autobiographical tale about being haunted by a terrible man who does terrible things
True history of the Kelly gang by Peter Carey( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Australia, 1880; Ned Kelly is hanged for a series of crimes. Before his execution, Kelly writes letters to his daughter describing his life. Recalls how his mother apprenticed him to a highwayman and how, at age fourteen, he robbed rich Englishmen who despised the Irish
 
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