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Whitener, Barrett 1960-

Overview
Works: 232 works in 1,091 publications in 1 language and 23,436 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Miscellanea  Suspense fiction  Science fiction  Novels 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3557.U846, 813.54
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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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 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 )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 899 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( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But when the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room after having committed a double suicide, alarms go off in the executive offices of Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide matchmaking phenomenon that had originally brought the two people together. Eden guarantees its customers just one thing: lifelong happiness. Christopher Lash, former FBI forensic psychologist, is brought in by Eden to perform a quick - and quiet - investigation. But as Lash begins his "psychological autopsy," another of the ideal couples commits double suicide. Lash's investigation soon veers into the many hidden layers of Eden, Inc., a labyrinthine world of technology and psychology that inadvertently may bring Lash face-to-face with his own demons
The personal efficiency program : how to get organized to do more work in less time by Kerry Gleeson( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Capital crimes by Stuart Woods( Recording )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 703 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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank W. Abagnale's, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con-men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam, until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes, including one from an airplane, make Catch me if you can an irresistible tale of deceit
The culture code : an ingenious way to understand why people around the world live and buy as they do by Clotaire Rapaille( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the techniques he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune 100 companies. His groundbreaking revelations shed light not just on business but on the way every human being acts and lives around the world. 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, even when we are completely unaware of our motives. We can learn to crack these Codes and achieve new understanding of why we do the things we do. Rapaille has used the Culture Code to help Chrysler build the PT Cruiser, the most successful American car launch in recent memory, helped Procter & Gamble design its campaign for Folger's coffee, one of the longest-lasting and most successful advertising campaigns. He has helped GE, AT & T, Boeing, Honda, Kellogg, and L'Oreal improve their bottom line at home and abroad. Now, in this audiobook he uses it to reveal why Americans act distinctly like Americans and what makes us different from the world around us. Understanding the "codes "gives us unprecedented freedom over our lives. It lets us do business in dramatically new ways. And it finally explains why people around the world really are different and reveals the hidden clues to understanding us all
Villa incognito by Tom Robbins( Recording )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 508 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 481 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 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Lee returns to his hometown, Delano, Georgia, to plan his Senate campaign strategies, only to become the object of hatred of a sinister white-supremacist group
Goodbye darkness : a memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 345 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
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 336 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
Open range by Lauran Paine( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 334 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 331 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 318 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 309 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
A world lit only by fire by William Manchester( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 307 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 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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The politically incorrect guide to American history by Thomas E Woods( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 301 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
Bloodlist by P. N Elrod( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was--get this--a vampire. But did I listen? No. Before you know it, I'm being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and--believe it or not--nothing happened. I survived! How? You guess it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, have been transformed into a vampire, which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day, and, best of all, you can hunt down your own murderer
 
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