WorldCat Identities

Vance, Courtney B.

Works: 185 works in 409 publications in 3 languages and 20,157 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Military history  Sources  Fiction  Interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Courtney B Vance
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
The adventures of Huck Finn by Stephen Sommers( Visual )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huck Finn, a 19th-century boy floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with Jim, a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom
Joyful noise ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the church choir to lift their spirits by winning the national Joyful Noise Competition. But the discord between its two leading ladies threatens to tear everything apart
The preacher's wife by Whitney Houston( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dudley is an angel who is sent to earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage. But things take a twist when Dudley accidentally falls in love with the "Preacher's wife."
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past
Nothing but the truth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events
Dangerous minds by Hollywood Pictures( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this entertaining feel-good movie, a former Marine-turned English teacher, LouAnne Johnson gets a job teaching a group of tough inner-city teenagers who have come to accept failure as a way of life. Determined to earn their trust and make a difference, LouAnne pushes them and herself and both learn lessons
Friends : a love story by Angela Bassett( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What if you met your future soul mate, but were too busy to give him the time of day? In this double bio, Hollywood and Broadway's classiest power couple explain how they have carved a meaningful life together despite a rocky start
Forgotten genius ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of DePauw University alumnus Percy Julian's scientific breakthroughs and a biography of his life with period reenactments based on newly opened family archives and interviews with dozens of colleagues and relatives
The fight ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
Partners of the heart ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine
War letters stories of courage, longing and sacrifice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A variety of letters written by American servicemen which include accounts of combat, complaints about conditions, philosophical musings, love letters, and final thoughts
Law & order, criminal intent ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This companion series from the Law & order franchise features detectives from the NYPD's Major Case Squad, bent on getting inside the minds of the city's worst criminals in order to bring them to justice
12 angry men by Reginald Rose( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man's fate lies in the hands of 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. Fortunately, this is an open-and-shut case--or is it?
Final destination 5 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse find they can't escape Death
Hurricane season ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the small southern town of Holly Springs, Jewel Mae, known as Cookie, has died mysteriously. Who is the murderer? Where is the murderer? Has there even been a murder? A small town comedy rich in hidden secrets and buried scandals
The divide ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As nuclear warheads rain down on Manhattan, nine strangers barricade themselves in their apartment building's bunker-like basement controlled by the unhinged superintendent. But within days, supplies dwindle, tempers flare, and the trapped survivors will be overcome by treachery, madness, sexual torment, and savage violence. What follows is intense. It is raw. And it is all brutally, horrifyingly real
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Alternative Names
Vance, Courtney 1960-
Vance, Courtney Bernard 1960-
English (166)
Italian (2)
French (1)