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Cross, Wilbur

Overview
Works: 85 works in 270 publications in 1 language and 18,226 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Naval history  Dictionaries  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT49, 973
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Most widely held works about Wilbur Cross
 
Most widely held works by Wilbur Cross
Egypt by Wilbur Cross( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, physical characteristics, economy, and culture of the land which has been called the gift of the Nile
Naval battles and heroes by Wilbur Cross( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Navy from its inception to the smashing of the axis powers in WW II; a story of the ships, their Captains and battles, with contemporary drawings, paintings, prints and photographs
Spain by Esther Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of the varied southern European country
Brazil by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, natural resources, people, and culture of the vast and diverse South American country that is the fifth largest nation in the world
Portugal by Esther Cross( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of the country described as "an island in Europe."
Prentice Hall encyclopedic dictionary of business terms by Wilbur Cross( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of over 500 subject areas related to business and commerce. Plus, an encyclopedia for guidance in management, communications, resources, money, and industrial procedures
The complete small-business sourcebook : information, services, and experts every small and home-based business needs by Carl Hausman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by category and with a comprehensive listing of resources in the back, The Complete Small-Business Sourcebook provides a cornucopia of places and people to help answer almost every kind of business question
Presidential courage by John B Moses( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prentice Hall encyclopedia of model business plans by Wilbur Cross( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This practical business plan kit gives you over 60 readily-adaptable model business plans drawn from real life, covering a wide variety of operations, from retail, service, and franchise to manufacturing, research organizations, and nonprofits. The CD-ROM included helps you quickly and easily adapt any of the materials to your own use." "You'll find tips and techniques for making winning presentations. Numerous forms and checklists help you quickly determine important factors such as short-term and long-term goals, financial needs, physical structure, personnel requirements, marketing procedures, management policies, and location." "In addition, you get invaluable source lists of small business associations such as the National Federation of Independent Business and National Association for the Self-Employed, as well as business schools, and government agencies."--Jacket
You are never too old to learn by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gullah culture in America by Wilbur Cross( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, 1998, and 2005, fifteen Gullah speakers went to Sierra Leone and other parts of West Africa to trace their origins and ancestry. Their journey frames this exploration of the extraordinary history of the Gullah culture-characterized by strong African cultural retention and a direct influence on American culture, particularly in the South-described in this fascinating book. Since long before the Revolution, America has had hidden pockets of a bygone African culture with a language of its own, and long endowed with traditions, language, design, medicine, agriculture, fishing, hunting, weaving, and the arts. This book explores the Gullah culture's direct link to Africa, via the sea islands of the American southeast. The first published evidence of Gullah went almost unrecorded until the 1860s, when missionaries from Philadelphia made their way, even as the Civil War was at its height, to St. Helena Island, South Carolina, to establish a small institution called Penn School to help freed slaves learn how to read and write and make a living in a world of upheaval and distress. There they noticed that most of the islanders spoke a language that was only part English, tempered with expressions and idioms, often spoken in a melodious, euphonic manner, accompanied by distinctive practices in religion, work, dancing, greetings, and the arts. The homogeneity, richness, and consistency of this culture was possible because the sea-islanders were isolated. Even today, there are more than 300,000 Gullah people, many of whom speak little or no English, living in the remoter areas of the sea islands of St. Helena, Edisto, Coosay, Ossabaw, Sapelo, Daufuskie, and Cumberland. Gullah Culture in America explores not only the history of Gullah, but takes the reader behind the scenes of Gullah culture today to show what it's like to grow up, live, and celebrate in this remarkable and uniquely American community. - Publisher
Investor alert! : how to protect your money from schemes, scams, and frauds by Wilbur Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kids & booze : what you must know to help them by Wilbur Cross( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide for parents and teachers who are concerned about drinking problems among young people
Disaster at the Pole : the tragedy of the airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North Pole by Wilbur Cross( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1926, against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, General Umberto Nobile, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, gained acclaim by crossing the Pole in a dirigible, accompanied by the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. It was an unprecedented achievement for a lighter-than-air craft, and it would have gone down in history as the first flight over the Pole had Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett not accomplished that feat in an airplane only three days before. Encouraged by his success, Nobile decided in 1928 to take a newly designed dirigible to the North Pole, land men who could conduct scientific explorations, and then fly safely back to base. But on the Italia's return flight, disaster struck. The ship crashed down on the ice pack hundreds of miles from help. The survivors, including the injured Nobile, were stranded on an unstable ice floe, desperately trying to make radio contact with the outside world. Their disappearance inspired one of the most far-reaching rescue missions ever undertaken. Drawing on interviews he conducted with Umberto Nobile and other survivors in the 1950s, Wilbur Cross resurrects a stunning tale that has been long overlooked by history. He brings to life the struggles of the survivors throughout nearly two months on the ice, including the fate of three men who set off on a doomed trek to reach help. - Jacket flap
The complete book of paper antiques by Adelaide Hechtlinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeppelins of World War I by Wilbur Cross( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zeppelins of World War I details the German Naval Airship Division's (Luftschiffe) history, the psychological horrors of its bombing attacks on London, and the zeppelin's ultimate failure to remain a wartime vehicle or peacetime transport. With riveting first-person accounts and archival photographs, Wilbur Cross depicts the aerial battles between brave German airmen and British fighter pilots. Action from both sides of the war is presented including the determined efforts of Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson of the Royal Flying Corps, the first pilot to shoot down a zeppelin; the launching and aftermath of the greatest airship raid in history; and the spectacular death of Zeppelin L-48 (including the miraculous survival of the young German officer) that foreshadowed the ultimate demise of the Luftschiffe and Strasser's own violent death." -- From jacket
Space shuttle by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and development of the space shuttle, and how, by its "opening up" space, every area of our lives will be affected
White House weddings by Wilbur Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete idiot's guide to grandparenting by Walter Hartt( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gullah people of St. Helena Island still relate that their people wanted to 'catch the learning' after Northern abolitionists founded Penn School in 1862, less than six months after the Union army captured the South Carolina Sea Islands. In this broad history Orville Vernon Burton and Wilbur Cross range across the past 150 years to reacquaint us with the far-reaching impact of a place where many daring and innovative social justice endeavors had their beginnings. Penn Center's earliest incarnation was as a refuge where escaped and liberated enslaved people could obtain formal liberal arts schooling, even as the Civil War raged on sometimes just miles away. Penn Center then earned a place in the history of education by providing agricultural and industrial arts training for African Americans after Reconstruction and through the Jim Crow era, the Great Depression, and two world wars. Later, during the civil rights movement, Penn Center made history as a safe meeting place for organizations like Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peace Corps. Today, Penn Center continues to build on its long tradition of leadership in progressive causes. As a social services hub for local residents and as a museum, conference, and education complex, Penn Center is a showcase for activism in such areas as cultural, material, and environmental preservation; economic sustainability; and access to health care and early learning. Here is all of Penn Center's rich past and present, as told through the experiences of its longtime Gullah inhabitants and countless visitors. Including forty-two extraordinary photographs that show Penn as it was and is now, this book recounts Penn Center's many achievements and its many challenges, reflected in the momentous events it both experienced and helped to shape"--
 
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Prentice Hall encyclopedic dictionary of business terms
Alternative Names
Cross, W. 1918-

Cross, W. L. 1918-

Cross, Wilbur

Cross, Wilbur L.

Cross, Wilbur L. 1918-

Cross, Wilbur Lucius III 1918-

Cross, Will

Cross, Will 1918-

Wilbur Cross American author

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English (123)

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The complete small-business sourcebook : information, services, and experts every small and home-based business needsPresidential courageThe Prentice Hall encyclopedia of model business plansGullah culture in AmericaDisaster at the Pole : the tragedy of the airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North PoleZeppelins of World War IWhite House weddingsThe complete idiot's guide to grandparenting