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Whitener, Barrett 1960-

Works: 229 works in 1,020 publications in 1 language and 23,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Miscellanea  Novels  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3557.U846, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barrett Whitener
Undaunted courage : [Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West] by Stephen E Ambrose( Recording )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and--by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia--down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead."--Publisher's information
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Recording )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work
Death match : a novel by Lincoln Child( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many secrets. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room after having committed double suicide, alarms go off in the executive offices of Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide matchmaking phenomenon that uses its astonishing artificial intelligence and surveillance tools to bring together perfectly matched supercouples. Eden guarantees its customers just one thing: lifelong happiness. Enter Christopher Lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist who is brought in by Eden to perform a quick--and quiet--investigation
The personal efficiency program : how to get organized to do more work in less time by Kerry Gleeson( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increase your productivity, reduce stress, and get home on time at last! More than 800,000 people worldwide are already working faster and smarter, and adjusting their career paths upward thanks to Kerry Gleeson's revolutionary program, The personal efficiency program. Now, it's your turn. Find out how to get organized at work, get more done, and carve out more time to do what you really want to do. We all juggle work life and personal life and worry that we spend too much time and effort paying the bills to fulfill our other roles as parents, spouses, and friends. This program will help you work more quickly and efficiently, freeing up more time for the life you live outside the office. This completely up-to-date edition of the ultimate labor-saving, stress-busting, career-boosting guide helps you take complete control of every challenge and chore you face at work
Capital crimes by Stuart Woods( Recording )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the deaths of several high-level politicians are linked to a single professional killer, new president Will Lee, with the help of his CIA director wife, follows leads from a quiet D.C. suburb to an island hideaway in Maine
Catch me if you can by Frank W Abagnale( Recording )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abagnale's first-person narrative of his misadventures as a conman, forger, imposter, and escape artist before the age of 21
The culture code : an ingenious way to understand why people around the world live and buy as they do by Clotaire Rapaille( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapaille's breakthrough notion is that we acquire a silent system of Codes as we grow up within our culture. These Culture Codes invisibly shape how we behave in our personal lives. We can learn to crack these Codes and achieve new understanding of why we do the things we do
Villa incognito by Tom Robbins( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American MIAs choose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Four generations of strong, alluring women share a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore
Speaking about science : a manual for creating clear presentations by Scott Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Speaking About Science : A Manual for Creating Clear Presentations is essential reading for anyone who presents data at meetings and conferences. Based on the curriculum that authors have developed for their public speaking courses, the book provides the practical tools all speakers need to create clear and compelling presentations for any audience."--Jacket
Grass roots by Stuart Woods( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Southern lawyer with political aspirations defends a white man accused of raping a black woman, and finds himself the target of a fiery TV evangelist and a murderous white supremacist group
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington State, the trial of Kabuo Miyomoto, a Japanese-American fisherman accused of murdering another fisherman, Carl Heine. The prosecution charges the murder was committed as revenge for the Heine family taking Miyomoto's land at the outbreak of World War II and the novel traces the different reaction of the white and yellow communities
Goodbye darkness : a memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intensely powerful memoir, America's preeminent biographer-historian, who has written so brilliantly about World War II in his acclaimed lives of General Douglas MacArthur (American Caesar) and Winston Churchill (The Last Lion), looks back at his own early life. This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific of what it looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and most of all, what it felt like to one who underwent all but the ultimate of its experiences
Open range by Lauran Paine( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open range men are free-grazing cattlemen, those who don't own land but drive their stock through the country to graze. Boss Spearman knows that times are changing. Local ranchers are staking claims to grazing areas and building up extensive cattle empires. Boss has no quarrel with that, but he won't be intimidated or scared off. So when Denton Baxter makes it clear, by killing one man and seriously wounding another, that he intends to drive Boss and his crew out, Boss must make a stand. But getting justice is not going to be easy. Baxter practically owns Marshall Poole, and the townsfolk have no use for free grazers. Boss's only hope is the circuit-riding judge--if he can stay alive until he arrives
The American heritage history of the Civil War by Bruce Catton( Recording )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is a book without parallel."--Container
Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on brain and behavioral research, the author shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well. These factors add up to a different way of being smart - one he terms "emotional intelligence." This includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal, and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness
Ringworld's children by Larry Niven( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface of the Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorer Louis Wu, an earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now the future of Ringworld lie in its children
The last stand of the tin can sailors : [the extraordinary World War II story of the U.S. Navy's finest hour] by James D Hornfischer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world lit only by fire by William Manchester( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance, a dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, and painters, as well as some of its most spectacular villains
The politically incorrect guide to American history by Thomas E Woods( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything, well, almost everything, you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not; Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The politically incorrect guide to American history. Professor Woods's book reveals facts that you won't be, or never were, taught in school. It tells you about the "Books You're Not Supposed to Read" and takes you on a fast paced, politically incorrect tour of American history that will give you all the information you need to battle and confound left-wing professors, neighbors, and friends
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen E Ambrose( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the building of the transcontinental railroad from bureaucratic beginning to heroic end
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Speaking about science : a manual for creating clear presentations
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A confederacy of duncesDeath match : a novelCapital crimesCatch me if you canVilla incognitoSpeaking about science : a manual for creating clear presentationsGrass rootsGoodbye darkness : a memoir of the Pacific War