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Runger, Nelson

Works: 108 works in 362 publications in 1 language and 17,626 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: E322, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nelson Runger
His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the French and Indian War to Mount Vernon, from the American Revolution to the presidency, Ellis delivers what will stand the test of time as the definitive biography of the greatest American icon
Founding brothers the revolutionary generation by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington
John Adams by David G McCullough( Recording )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who thought, wrote, and spoke out for the "Great Cause" come what might, who traveled far and wide in all seasons and often at extreme risk; and who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war
Washington's crossing by David Hackett Fischer( )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed
Crossroads of freedom by James M McPherson( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McPherson reconstructs the gripping Battle of Antietam, which remains the single bloodiest day in the history of American combat. Through historical newspaper accounts and the personal letters of soldiers, the events leading up to the battle and the battle itself are stunningly re-created
The perfect mile three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it by Neal Bascomb( )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They said no human could ever run a mile in less than four minutes. In 1952, three amazing athletes begged to differ. This is their extraordinary tale
Lincoln on leadership executive strategies for tough times by Donald T Phillips( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By examining Lincoln's effective leadership style and exploring the President's diverse management skills, the author demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world
The road to Appomattox by Robert Hendrickson( )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the final months of the Civil War, including Robert E. Lee's final battle and surrender at Appomattox in 1865. Explores how the surrender met with disparate reactions among the troops, Americans, and people around the world
The deal maker how William C. Durant made General Motors by Axel Madsen( )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William C. Durant did big things the big way: he overreached, but, until his final failure, he picked up the pieces time after time to confound his competitors. From a turbulent childhood in the small town of Flint, Michigan, to his phenomenal success in creating General Motors, Durant's meteoric career easily rivals the success stories of modern legends
The memoirs of William T. Sherman autobiography by William T Sherman( )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Sherman tells of his campaigns in the Civil War, especially the capture and burning of Atlanta
Out of darkness the story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who, having been blinded himself at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write
Benjamin Franklin an American life by Walter Isaacson( )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father
Mornings on horseback by David G McCullough( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This spans seventeen years -- from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886, when he returns from the west a "real life cowboy" to puck up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit
Patriarch by Richard Norton Smith( )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the thoroughness of a newspaper of the era, Smith retells the old familiar stories and legends surrounding our nation's first president during the years preceding and during his terms in office. Patriarch brings George Washington to life as few historical accounts have before--showing our country's most celebrated father occupied with the business of the day, and carrying the weight of a nation
The path between the seas the creation of the Panama Canal-- 1870-1914 by David G McCullough( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Panama's tropical diseases and torrential rains kill thousands and stifle progress, the French and their Suez Canal champion Ferdinand de Lesseps flee the isthmus in defeat. Soon John Stevens--tenacious Great Northern Railroad builder--jumpstarts U.S. efforts. Making the conquest of malaria and yellow fever his first priority, Stevens helps Dr. William Gorgas eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes. To remove dirt faster than mudslides can refill the excavation, Stephens strengthens and redesigns Panama's railroad system. But how can Yankee ingenuity and dogged determination possibly move mountains?
The day Lincoln was shot by Jim Bishop( Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a historical classic as enthralling as a novel, the author dramatically describes crowds swarming the streets on that fateful day, while Lincoln meets with politicians, relaxes at the theatre, and finally, struggles for each agonizing breath
Never call retreat by Bruce Catton( )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This final book in the Centennial history of the Civil War series begins in December of 1862. Four months before, the Union Army tasted long-awaited victory at the bloddy battle of Antietam. Grant continued on towards Vicksburg, Mississippi. The grim battles that lay ahead would be costly: the Vicksburg campaign, Chattanooga, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Atlanta and the March to the Sea, the siege of Petersburg. There would be two and a half more years of war before Lee's surrender at Appomattox, followed by Lincoln's death just six days later
Kennedy & Nixon by Christopher Matthews( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines newly-uncovered information and acute political analysis to portray two stunning, ultimately tragic figures who defined a generation
Geronimo a warrior for freedom by Penn Mullin( Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Apache leader, Geronimo, was determined to preserve Apache freedom and territory against the encroaching frontier. Breaking one promise after another, the U.S. government coerced the Apache people into a smaller and smaller area. Geronimo's band managed to hold out against a force of 5,000 soldiers for eight months before lack of supplies forced his surrender
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr by Ted Gottfried( Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the famous civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Trace the steps that the young King followed to become the great leader he was. Relive the great civil rights marches and sit-ins that changed the unfair laws that divided a nation
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