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David Baldacci

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David Baldacci was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 5, 1960. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He practiced law in Washington D.C. as a trial and corporate lawyer. His first novel, vis mere Absolute Power, was published in 1996. It won Britain's prestigious W.H. Smith's Thumping Good Read award for fiction in 1997 and was adapted as a movie starring Clint Eastwood. His other works include Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, True Blue, One Summer and End Game. He writes numerous series including King and Maxwell, Freddy and the French Fries, the Camel Club, Will Robie, Shaw and Katie James, John Puller, Vega Jane, and Amos Decker. He also published a novella entitled Office Hours and has authored five original screenplays. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Serier

Værker af David Baldacci

Kamelklubben (2005) 5,217 eksemplarer
Samlerne (2006) 4,519 eksemplarer
Splitsekund (2003) 4,455 eksemplarer
Dødens time (2004) 4,249 eksemplarer
Forræderne (2007) 3,928 eksemplarer
Geniets hemmelighed (2007) 3,919 eksemplarer
Farligt øjenvidne (1996) 3,612 eksemplarer
Vinderen (1997) 3,448 eksemplarer
Afsløring på højt plan (1999) 3,391 eksemplarer
Sidste mand (2001) 3,360 eksemplarer
Sandhedens time (1998) 3,226 eksemplarer
First Family (2009) 3,224 eksemplarer
Fuld kontrol (1996) 3,221 eksemplarer
The Whole Truth (2008) 3,209 eksemplarer
Divine Justice (2008) 3,181 eksemplarer
Et håb i mørket (2000) 2,993 eksemplarer
The Innocent (2012) 2,936 eksemplarer
Zero Day (2011) 2,839 eksemplarer
Memory Man (2015) 2,681 eksemplarer
Hjem til jul (2002) — Forfatter — 2,625 eksemplarer
Hell's Corner (2010) 2,538 eksemplarer
True Blue (2009) 2,516 eksemplarer
The Sixth Man (2011) 2,411 eksemplarer
The Hit (2013) 2,405 eksemplarer
The Forgotten (2012) 2,373 eksemplarer
Deliver Us from Evil (2010) 2,308 eksemplarer
The Last Mile (2016) 2,132 eksemplarer
The Target (2014) 1,991 eksemplarer
The Escape (2014) 1,984 eksemplarer
The Fix (2017) — Forfatter — 1,902 eksemplarer
King and Maxwell (2013) 1,876 eksemplarer
The Guilty (2015) 1,857 eksemplarer
Long Road to Mercy (2018) 1,655 eksemplarer
The Fallen (2018) 1,614 eksemplarer
No Man's Land (2016) 1,572 eksemplarer
One Summer (2011) 1,499 eksemplarer
End Game (2017) — Forfatter — 1,463 eksemplarer
Redemption (2019) 1,356 eksemplarer
A Minute to Midnight (2019) 1,327 eksemplarer
Walk the Wire (2020) 1,256 eksemplarer
One Good Deed (2019) 1,203 eksemplarer
The Finisher (2014) 1,193 eksemplarer
Daylight (2020) 1,091 eksemplarer
A Gambling Man (2021) 871 eksemplarer
The 6:20 Man (2022) 870 eksemplarer
Mercy (2021) 736 eksemplarer
Long Shadows (2022) 662 eksemplarer
Dream Town (2022) 627 eksemplarer
Simply Lies (2023) 528 eksemplarer
FaceOff (2014) — Redaktør — 503 eksemplarer
The Keeper (2015) 485 eksemplarer
Day of Doom (2013) 484 eksemplarer
The Edge (2023) 337 eksemplarer
Bullseye - An Original Short Story (2014) 293 eksemplarer
The Width of the World (2017) 258 eksemplarer
No Time Left (2010) 246 eksemplarer
The Stars Below (2019) 151 eksemplarer
Fries Alive! (2005) 139 eksemplarer
Office Hours (2000) 118 eksemplarer
The Mighty Johns (2002) 93 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Silas Finklebean (2006) 66 eksemplarer
A Calamity of Souls (2024) 28 eksemplarer
The Winner [and] The Simple Truth (2008) 16 eksemplarer
Absolute Power [and] Total Control (2006) 15 eksemplarer
The Christmas Train [2017 TV movie] (2017) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
Split Second / The Christmas Train (2007) 10 eksemplarer
Wish You Well [2013 film] (2013) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
The Final Play (2021) 7 eksemplarer
Absolute Power [and] Saving Faith (2009) 6 eksemplarer
The Christmas Box (2001) 6 eksemplarer
One Summer [2021 TV movie] (2022) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Downfall (2021) 5 eksemplarer
[unidentified works] 5 eksemplarer
Split Second / Hour Game (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Absolute Power 2 eksemplarer
Evil 2 eksemplarer
About the Author 2 eksemplarer
Lang vei mot dag (2023) 1 eksemplar
The Trial 1 eksemplar
Simply 1 eksemplar
The Lion 1 eksemplar
Finstere Lügen 1 eksemplar
הפרס הגדול 1 eksemplar
The Camel Club r 1 eksemplar
Camino Island r 1 eksemplar
Memory 1 eksemplar
As you Were 1 eksemplar
H. (1900) 1 eksemplar
Balance of Power 1 eksemplar
A Gambling Man / One Good Deed (2022) 1 eksemplar
Split Second Poster (2003) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Bidragyder; Introduktion — 405 eksemplarer
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2019 v05 #367 (2019) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Ford, David
Ford, David B.
Ford, David Baldacci
Fødselsdato
1960-08-05
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Bopæl
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Vienna, Virginia, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Uddannelse
University of Virginia (JD)
Virginia Commonwealth University (BA)
Henrico High School
Erhverv
lawyer
author
Organisationer
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (National Ambassador)
Wish You Well Foundation
Priser og hædersbevisninger
People Magazine's Fifty Most Beautiful People (1997)
Agent
Aaron Priest (Aaron Priest Literary Agency)
Kort biografi
David Baldacci (b. 1960 in Richmond, Virginia) is a bestselling American novelist. Baldacci received a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. As a student, Baldacci wrote short stories in his spare time, and later practiced law for nine years near Washington, D.C.. While living in Alexandria, Virginia, Baldacci wrote short stories and screenplays without much success. In despair, he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write Absolute Power. It took Baldacci two years to get the book published, but when it finally did hit the shelves in 1996 it was an international best seller.

David Baldacci serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in numerous charities as well as founding his own foundation for literacy, Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci was raised in Virginia and still resides there (in Vienna, Virginia) with his wife, Michelle A. Collin-Baldacci (Mikki), and two children. His cousin is the Democratic Governor of Maine John Baldacci, first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

In 1997, People magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

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Discussions

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Chat i Book Discussion: The Collectors by David Baldacci (marts 2020)
Meet the Author... i Book Discussion : The Camel Club by David Baldacci (august 2019)
Chat i Book Discussion : The Camel Club by David Baldacci (juli 2019)
Meet the Author i Book Discussion : End Game by David Baldacci (december 2018)
Chat i Book Discussion : End Game by David Baldacci (december 2018)
Chat i Book Discussion: The Guilty by David Baldacci (august 2018)
Chat i Book Discussion : The Target by David Baldacci (maj 2018)
Chat i Book Discussion : The Hit by David Baldacci (januar 2018)
Chat i Book Discussion : King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (september 2017)
Chat i Book Discussion : The Innocent by David Baldacci (august 2017)
Chat i Book Discussion : The Sixth Man by David Baldacci (maj 2017)
Chat i Book Discussion - First Family by David Baldacci (januar 2017)
Pre Book Discusssion Chat i Book Discussion : Simple Genius by David Baldacci (oktober 2016)
Pre Group Read Discussion i Book Discussion : Hour Game by David Baldacci (juli 2016)
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Anmeldelser

Slow start but good book incredible similarities to what I have learned about the world these days!
 
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ablaze5 | 57 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2024 |
This book is nothing like any of the others that I have read by this author. It is a standalone that deals heavily with desegregation in the South during the late '60s. As we all know, this was a difficult time for America, especially in the southern part of the country. I find it interesting that Mr. Baldacci would publish this novel now when America is yet again having racial issues and an election is on the near horizon. But as someone else said, this is a "cause" book, and it shines as such.

It is a difficult book to read at times and not just because of the politics, bigotry, and bias - it is also difficult to read because it has been done before, although with a tad more subtlety. This book just pounds you over the head with hatred -aggressively.

It did have an interesting little twist at the end that I didn't see coming.

This book is very predictable, and I felt that the characters lacked something; some emotion, and I couldn't 'feel' for them.

For comparison, try the classic book To Kill a Mockingbird

*ARC was supplied by the publisher Grand Central Publishing | Hachette Book Group, the author, and NetGalley.
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Cats57 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 10, 2024 |
The Camel Club is back, and its members are up against it once again. We are aware that the man now known as ‘Oliver Stone’ has a shady past, and now it seems set to catch up with him. While this does work as a standalone novel, there are strong resonances from the Camel Club’s previous outings.

It appears that someone is killing members of the 666 Group, a secret cadre of highly trained assassins that had been run by the American intelligence service. The fact that someone is capable of killing such capable victims sends shockwaves through that cloistered community, and all sorts of conspiracy theories are unleashed.

Meanwhile, virtual Camel Club member Annabelle Conroy is still being pursued by the Atlantic City gangster whom she stung for $40 million in the previous novel. He is as tenacious as she is evasive.

As always, Baldacci ties all the various threads together very capably, and sucks the reader in right from the beginning of the book.
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Eyejaybee | 92 andre anmeldelser | Apr 10, 2024 |
A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci is a courtroom drama/mystery set in southern Virginia in 1968 during the desegregation of the South. It is an exceptional, very highly recommended novel.

Jack Lee is a white lawyer from Freeman County, Virginia, who agrees to defend Black Vietnam veteran Jerome Washington who has been charged with murdering his employers, Leslie and Anne Randolph. Even though it is clear considering obvious evidence that Jerome is innocent, it soon becomes apparent that local prejudices and outside forces are all working against Jack and Jerome to ensure a guilty verdict and they won't hesitate to use physical violence. Then Desiree DuBose, a Black lawyer from Chicago sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, arrives in Freeman County. She has devoted her life to furthering the causes of justice and equality for everyone and enters into a partnership with Jack to defend Jerome. The two work together to fight against a system that doesn't want to accept change of their prejudicial beliefs.

In the author's notes at the opening of the novel Baldacci explains that this novel has been in the works for over a decade and contains autobiographical elements in the story. This was a tumultuous time in history when George Wallace was running for president and vehemently opposed desegregation and Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had been murdered. The historical context is an important element to the whole narrative.

The characters are all wonderfully, fully realized and come to life in A Calamity of Souls. The well-developed characters help set this one apart. The actual narrative is a subject that has been told before in several other excellent novels and this is a welcomed edition to that group. Baldacci's experience as a lawyer help make the preparations for the defense and the trial come to life. There are plenty of twists and evidence revealed to surprise you and make this an exceptional novel that should resonate with most readers.

Once you start reading you will not be able to put A Calamity of Souls aside. It will hold your complete attention and the pages will just fly by. In fact, I was so engrossed in the narrative that after I finished it I was surprised to see the length of the novel. Thanks to Grand Central for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2024/04/a-calamity-of-souls.html
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Statistikker

Værker
146
Also by
26
Medlemmer
119,610
Popularitet
#66
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
3,190
ISBN
3,105
Sprog
27
Udvalgt
203

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