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Larkin, Pete

Overview
Works: 76 works in 491 publications in 1 language and 8,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Autobiographies  Humor  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pete Larkin
The manual of detection : [a novel] by Jedediah Berry( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Unwin, a clerk in a detective agency, is promoted to the rank of detective after illustrious detective Travis Sivart goes missing and his boss is murdered. As Unwin mounts his search for the missing Sivart, he is soon framed for murder, pursued by goons and gunmen, and confounded by the infamous femme fatale Cleo Greenwood
Clark Howard's living large in lean times : 250+ ways to buy smarter, spend smarter, and save money by Clark Howard( Recording )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon Web sites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. The author shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path toward independence and wealth
When is a planet not a planet? : the story of Pluto by Elaine Scott( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When is a planet not a planet? Scientists have argued for years over the answer to this question. And central to their debate has been Pluto. Then on August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet. This fascinating audiobook explains in simple terms how advancements in technology have changed the understanding of the universe, and exactly how and why the number of planets in the solar system went from nine to eight
The longest road : [overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean] by Philip Caputo( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Caputo, who had just turned seventy, his wife, and their two English setters, took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered seventeen thousand miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than eighty Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the twenty-first century
The last campaign : [Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America] by Thurston Clarke( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents Robert Kennedy's dramatic and ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign, outlining his positions on such issues as the Vietnam War, race, and poverty as well as his private struggles with the assassination of JFK
The everything store : Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon by Brad Stone( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked, until now
Life among giants : a novel by Bill Roorbach( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At seventeen, David 'Lizard' Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world's greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard's and Kate's in the most intimate and surprising ways
The China mirage : the hidden history of American disaster in Asia by James Bradley( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they--good Christians all--profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways. And that was just the beginning. From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, The China Mirage explores a difficult century that defines US-Chinese relations to this day
Trickle down tyranny : crushing Obama's dreams of a socialist America by Michael Savage( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservative radio host Michael Savage attempts to lacerate many areas of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, as well as alleged instances of malfeasance and corruption in the Justice Department and elsewhere
Dark invasion : 1915 : Germany's secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America by Howard Blum( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Invasion tells the remarkable true story of New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney and his pivotal role in discovering, and delivering to justice, a ruthless ring of German terrorists determined to annihilate the United States. Through meticulous research, author Howard Blum deftly reconstructs an enthralling, vividly detailed saga of subterfuge and bravery. His gritty, energetic narrative follows the German spies--with Tunney hot on their heels--from the streets, harbors, and warehouses of New York City to the genteel quads of Harvard, the grand estates of industry tycoons, and the steps of the US Capitol. The New York Police Department's breathtaking efforts to unravel the extent of the German plot and close in on its perpetrators are revealed in this riveting account of America's first encounter with a national security threat unlike any other--the threat of terrorism--that is more relevant now than ever
Screwed! : [how foreign countries are ripping America off and plundering our economy-- and how our leaders help them do it] by Dick Morris( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann expose a massive scandal: how foreign countries are ripping America off and plundering the economy, with the help of American political and business leaders
American titan : searching for John Wayne by Marc Eliot( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Hollywood biographer digs deep beneath the myth in a revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk, and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power, and patriotism. Eliot pays tribute to the man and the myth, identifying and analyzing the many interesting contradictions that made John Wayne who he was
The fleet at flood tide : America at total war in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D Hornfischer( Recording )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the extraordinary story of the most consequential campaign of the Pacific War: the U.S. Fifth Fleet's seizure of the Marianas, a relentless deployment of overwhelming force on air, land, and sea that opened the path to total victory over Japan and established a new state of the art in warfare: the first use of the forerunners of today's SEALs; the emergence of massive cross-hemispheric expeditionary operations; the flowering of American naval aviation and carrier power; and the secret training of Marianas-based air crews who would first unleash nuclear fire. Focusing closely on people who rose to challenging events, he shows us Raymond Spruance, the brilliant, coolly calculating commander of the Fifth Fleet; Kelly Turner, whose amphibious forces delivered Marine General "Howlin' Mad" Smith's troops to the beaches of Saipan and Tinian; Draper Kauffman, founder of the Navy unit that predated today's SEALs; Paul Tibbets, the creator of history's first atomic striking force, who flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima; and Japanese warriors and civilians who saw the specter of defeat as the ultimate test of the spirit
Countdown to Mecca by Michael Savage( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plane bound for Amman, Jordan goes down in the Caspian Sea. The crash yields no survivors, save the Russian mercenary who hijacked the flight, and a cask containing an agent of unprecedented destructive potential is missing from the wreckage. A carefully plotted terrorist attack has been put into motion, and the resulting chaos might be enough to push America toward another costly war
Gourmet rhapsody by Muriel Barbery( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Parisian food critic craves one last fantastic meal before his death
The silence of war : an old marine in a young marine's war by Terrance Patrick McGowan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry McGowan was a beat cop, a Marine captain, and an FBI Special Agent before retiring at age fifty. But after September 11th, 2001, McGowan was in Iraq, serving as a member of a team of high-ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. McGowan's success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen-year-old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, McGowan's years of experience in law enforcement had developedhis eye for the "felony look." His training as a Marine Officer, combined with his experience as an FBI Agent, made McGowan an asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains. Here, he recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict. --
Tomatoland : how modern industrial agriculture destroyed our most alluring fruit by Barry Estabrook( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Beard Award-winning journalist Barry Estabrook presents the history of the modern tomato industry--a suspenseful whodunit as well as an exposé of America's agribusiness systems
Clark Howard's living large for the long haul : [consumer-tested ways to overhaul your finances, increase your savings, and get your life back on track] by Clark Howard( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans from all walks of life are still feeling the roller-coaster effects of the Great Recession. For many, home values are still too low and unemployment is still too high. Others have prospered despite the ups and downs. In Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul, the renowned broadcaster examines our new paradigm through the eyes of those whose financial portfolios have beaten the odds, and those whose economic situation has gone off course. Through these fascinating personal accounts, listeners will uncover amazing opportunities and smart decisions, finding advantages in bleak times for lasting payoffs in the long run."--Container
The sibling effect : what the bonds among brothers and sisters reveal about us by Jeffrey Kluger( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kluger explores the nature of the bonds between siblings--and how these relationships are unlike any other
The pun also rises : [how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics] by John Pollack( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former world pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history
 
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The manual of detection : [a novel]
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Clark Howard's living large in lean times : 250+ ways to buy smarter, spend smarter, and save moneyWhen is a planet not a planet? : the story of PlutoThe last campaign : [Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America]Gourmet rhapsodyTomatoland : how modern industrial agriculture destroyed our most alluring fruitThe sibling effect : what the bonds among brothers and sisters reveal about usThe pun also rises : [how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics]
Alternative Names
Larkin, Peter 1947-

Larkin, Peter (Peter J.), 1947-

Languages
English (175)