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Kanon, Joseph

Overview
Works: 39 works in 457 publications in 20 languages and 19,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3561.A476, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Joseph Kanon
Publications by Joseph Kanon
Most widely held works about Joseph Kanon
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Kanon
The good German : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
100 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,274 libraries worldwide
Set in Berlin in 1945, a brilliant thriller about the end of one war and the beginning of another is offered by the bestselling author of "Los Alamos."
Alibi : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,594 libraries worldwide
In a historical thriller set in postwar Venice, Adam Miller, a U.S. Army war crimes investigator, confronts a city still at war with itself and haunted by the atrocities of the recent past when he falls in love with a Jewish woman
Istanbul passage : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
42 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,333 libraries worldwide
"From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Stardust, The Good German, and Los Alamos--a gripping tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul who descends into the murky cat-and-mouse world of compromise and betrayal that will come to define the entire post-war era. A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul has spent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-war life, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong, plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion. Played out against the bazaars and mosques and faded mansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon's attempt to save one life leads to a desperate manhunt and a maze of shifting loyalties that threatens his own. How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to make? Istanbul Passage is the story of a man swept up in the aftermath of war, an unexpected love affair, and a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Joseph Kanon's latest novel flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller about the dawn of the Cold War, once again proving why Kanon has been hailed as the 'heir apparent to Graham Greene' (The Boston Globe)"--
Leaving Berlin : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
28 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,297 libraries worldwide
"From the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage--called a "fast-moving thinking man's thriller" by The Wall Street Journal--comes a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment--to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder? Filled with intrigue, and the moral ambiguity of conflicted loyalties, Joseph Kanon's new novel is a compelling thriller and a love story that brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life"--
Los Alamos : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
65 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,237 libraries worldwide
A spy thriller on the making of the atom bomb. The protagonist, counter-intelligence officer Michael Connolly, investigates the murder of a security officer at the Los Alamos compound in 1940s New Mexico. He has an affair with the wife of a foreign physicist and uncovers a spy at the highest level. A first novel
The prodigal spy by Joseph Kanon( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after defecting to the Soviet Union, a U.S. government employee asks his son to clear his name. The father, Walter Kotlar, fled while being investigated by Senator McCarthy and now he is ready to spill the beans on people in the U.S. government who framed him
Stardust : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,735 libraries worldwide
Having returned from war-torn Europe in 1945 and discovered the mysterious death of his brother, Daniel, Ben Collier delves into the seedy world of the movie business to discover the truth behind Daniel's death
The good German by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
In the opening months of postwar Germany, buildings lie in rubble and lives are contorted and broken by war's aftermath. CBS correspondent Jake Geismar is in Berlin to cover the Potsdam conference, but also to search for his wartime mistress, Lena. Before he can find Lena, he comes across the dead body of an American soldier on the grounds of the conference. Nobody wants to investigate it further, which makes Jake scent a story. But before he is through, he finds that Lena is herself connected to the mystery; the Americans and Russians are each looking for Lena's mathematician husband, Emil, who holds the secrets to the Nazi missile program
Leaving Berlin : a novel by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the west, a blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies. In the east, the early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the compromises of the Cold War. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch hunts
Stardust by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Following his return from World War II, Ben Collier travels to California when his brother is hospitalized from a supposed suicide attempt--but Ben suspects foul play
Alibi by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront another Venice, a city still at war with itself, haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation--the international set drinking at Harry's, the police who kept order for the Germans, and most of all Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who happens to be his mother's new suitor. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas
The prodigal spy by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
In 1950 in Washington D.C., Congressman Walter Kotlar is accused of treason and escapes the country. Twenty years later he contacts his son Nick to help him come back to the U.S
Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 221 libraries worldwide
The murder of a Manhattan Project security officer prompts an investigation that is thwarted by the secret nature of Los Alamos
Istanbul passage by Joseph Kanon( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
American businessman Leon Bauer is doing odd jobs for the Allies in 1945 Istanbul. When a routine assignment goes wrong, Leon is plunged into a web of intrigue and changing loyalties that leaves him no one to trust. Caught up in a deadly manhunt, Leon is faced with a crippling decision--how can he do the right thing when every choice would bring terrible consequences?
The good German by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, If war is hell then what comes after? While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver. Plot Synopsis: Berlin, July, 1945. Journalist Jake Geismer arrives to cover the Potsdam conference, issued a captain's uniform for easier passage. He also wants to find Lena, an old flame who's now a prostitute desperate to get out of Berlin. He discovers that the driver he's assigned, a cheerful down-home sadist named Corporal Tully, is Lena's keeper. When the body of a murdered man washes up in Potsdam (within the Russian sector), Jake may be the only person who wants to solve the crime: U.S. personnel are busy finding Nazis to bring to trial, the Russians and the Americans are looking for German rocket scientists, and Lena has her own secrets
A novel by Joseph Kanon( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
After cutting his teeth as a foreign correspondent in pre-war Berlin, Jake Geismar returns in 1945 to find the city unrecognizable. Jake wants to take his lover, Lena, away from the ruins, but first he must find her husband
Der verlorene Spion : Roman by Joseph Kanon( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
El Buen alemán by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Intrigo a Berlino ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Multiple languages and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Luglio 1945. Il corrispondente di Guerra, ora in divisa, Jake Geismer torna a Berlino per occuparsi della Conferenza di Potsdam che vedrà presenti Truman, Churchill e Stalin. Qui ritrova Lena Brandt, la donna che ha amato e che ora dipende totalmente da Tully, l'uomo che gli è stato assegnato come autista. Ben presto Tully, pronto a fare commercio di qualsiasi cosa, viene ritrovato ucciso e Geismer non solo vede rinascere la passione per Lena ma si trova anche al centro di un gioco di segreti che è meglio non rivelare e di cui lui è a conoscenza. (Mymovies)
Omicidio a Berlino by Joseph Kanon( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Joseph Kanon Amerikaans schrijver
Joseph Kanon amerikansk författare
Joseph Kanon amerikansk skribent
Joseph Kanon écrivain américain
Joseph Kanon Novelist, book editor, publishing executive
Joseph Kanon pisarz amerykański
Joseph Kanon scrittore statunitense
Joseph Kanon US-amerikanischer Autor
キャノン, ジョゼフ
ジョゼフ・キャノン
Languages
English (293)
German (31)
French (23)
Spanish (17)
Italian (15)
Danish (10)
Dutch (7)
Chinese (5)
Croatian (5)
Japanese (4)
Polish (2)
Czech (2)
Swedish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Finnish (2)
Serbian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
Hungarian (1)
Russian (1)
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