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Ruiz, René 1965-

Works: 12 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 1,112 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fiction  Case studies  True crime stories  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator
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Most widely held works by René Ruiz
The good spy : the life and death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird's compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West
Makers : [the new industrial revolution] by Chris Anderson( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today's entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing
Who was? Roald Dahl; Jeff Kinney; J. K. Rowling; Maurice Sendak; Dr. Seuss; Laura Ingalls Wilder( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six books in the Who was? series, each offering a detailed account of a famous author's life
Succeeding when you're supposed to fail : the 6 enduring principles of high achievement by Rom Brafman( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologists long assumed that people who face adversity--a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck--will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over, they find a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success. How is it that individuals who are not "supposed" to succeed manage to overcome the odds? Are there certain traits that such people have in common? Can the rest of us learn from their success and apply it to our own lives? Here, in a narrative that interweaves stories from education, the military, and business, and a wide range of new research, psychologist Rom Brafman identifies the six hidden drivers behind unlikely success. By understanding and incorporating these strategies in our own lives, Brafman argues, we can all be better prepared to overcome the inevitable obstacles we face.--From publisher description
Hawke's prey by Reavis Z Wortham( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a stunning attack, lightning quick and chilling in its execution. A merciless gang of terrorists seizes the Presidio County Courthouse in the midst of the worst blizzard West Texas has seen in a century. Loaded down with enough fire power to outfit an army, the attackers slaughter dozens, take all survivors hostage, and assume complete control. The nation--and the U.S. government--are at their mercy. Or so they think. They don't know that a seasoned Texas Ranger is also inside the courthouse. Sonny Hawke has hauled in some of America's Most Wanted. Now he's up against his most dangerous adversary yet. Sonny likes his chances. The enemy is his to take down--one by one. Until he's face-to-face with the ruthless mastermind gunning for our very freedom
Hawke's war by Reavis Z Wortham( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke investigates a sniper ambushing four hikers in West Texas's Big Bend National Park, he gets caught in the same sniper's crosshairs
Who was Roald Dahl? by True Kelley( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was ... ' biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults
While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness by Eli Sanders( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder--and a wake-up call for mental health care in America. On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country--as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence--observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one--While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change
The launch pad : [inside Silicon Valley's most exclusive school for startups] by Randall E Stross( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast
In sickness and in health : love, disability, and a quest to understand the perils and pleasures of interabled romance by Ben Mattlin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an urgent, deeply felt, and sometimes hilarious account of marriages that feel as obvious to those within them as they do bewildering to many people outside them
Through two doors at once : the elegant experiment that captures the enigma of our quantum reality by Anil Ananthaswamy( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later.Many of science's greatest minds have grappled with the simple yet elusive "double-slit" experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton. Nearly a century later, Albert Einstein showed that light comes in quanta, or particles, and the experiment became key to a fierce debate between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality. Richard Feynman held that the double slit embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. Decade after decade, hypothesis after hypothesis, scientists have returned to this ingenious experiment to help them answer deeper and deeper questions about the fabric of the universe.How can a single particle behave both like a particle and a wave? Does a particle exist before we look at it, or does the very act of looking create reality? Are there hidden aspects to reality missing from the orthodox view of quantum physics? Is there a place where the quantum world ends and the familiar classical world of our daily lives begins, and if so, can we find it? And if there's no such place, then does the universe split into two each time a particle goes through the double slit?With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world and through history, down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. Through Two Doors at Once is the most fantastic voyage you can take
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gripping narrative of Putin's rise to power as Russia's president, Steven Lee Myers recounts Putin's origins-from his childhood of abject poverty in Leningrad, to his ascension through the ranks of the KGB, and his eventual consolidation of rule. Along the way, world events familiar to readers, such as September 11th and Russia's war in Georgia in 2008, as well as the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, are presented from never-before-seen perspectives. This book is a grand, staggering achievement and a breathtaking look at one man's rule. On one hand, Putin's many reforms-from tax cuts to an expansion of property rights-have helped reshape the potential of millions of Russians whose only experience of democracy had been crime, poverty, and instability after the fall of the Soviet Union. On the other hand, Putin has ushered in a new authoritarianism, unyielding in his brutal repression of revolts and squashing of dissent. Still, he retains widespread support from the Russian public. The New Tsar is a narrative tour de force, deeply researched, and utterly necessary for anyone fascinated by the formidable and ambitious Vladimir Putin, but also for those interested in the world and what a newly assertive Russia might mean for the future
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