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Runger, Nelson

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,179 publications in 1 language and 33,260 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Fiction  Anecdotes  Christian fiction  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Lectures 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Printer, nar
Classifications: E322, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nelson Runger
His Excellency : George Washington by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,362 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
Washington's crossing by David Hackett Fischer( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 971 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
Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are six fascinating, well-researched chapters involving such icons as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Each chapter illuminates a particular occurrence that helped determine the course of American history while the nation was still in its infancy
Crossroads of freedom by James M McPherson( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 843 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( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 818 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
John Adams by David G McCullough( Recording )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 778 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
The compleat angler by Izaak Walton( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive treatise on angling into which is woven reflections of 17th century life
The great stone face & other tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne( )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short tales and legends gathered by the author on the streets of Salem from the man-on-the -street. These haunting tales portrayed old women hunched around the fire, travelling tinkers, soap makers and blacksmiths
In His steps by Charles M Sheldon( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desperate unemployed printer collapses in front of a church congregation. His last words point out the difference between believing in Christianity and actually living it
A journal of the plague year by Daniel Defoe( )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepted as history but also read as fiction, this account of the bubonic plague that hit London during the reign of Charles II "stands as the most reliable and comprehensive" record of that time that we possess. --Container
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen W. Hawking, widely regarded as the most brilliant physicist since Einstein, discusses in a friendly and self-deprecating manner age-old questions about the origin and fate of the universe
Lincoln on leadership : executive strategies for tough times by Donald T Phillips( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 697 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( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By weaving together passages from diaries, military reports, and newspapers, Hendrickson creates a vivid, firsthand account of the final year of the Civil War
Martin Luther King, Jr., on leadership : inspiration & wisdom for challenging times by Donald T Phillips( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the leadership style of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the most tumultuous period in America's recent past. Offers a powerful lesson that can be applied to life, business or any endeavor.--
The founding fathers on leadership by Donald T Phillips( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillips present a riveting account of how the leadership and management skills America's founding fathers used during the Revolutionary War can translate into great success in corporate America
Aristotle's children : [how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered wisdom and illuminated the Dark Ages] by Richard E Rubenstein( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford
The memoirs of William T. Sherman : autobiography by William T Sherman( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vigorous, frank, and powerful prose, Sherman reveals his strategic planning for battles such as Bull Run, Shiloh, and Vicksburg and delivers classic lessons--and military philosophies--about this war
The deal maker : how William C. Durant made General Motors by Axel Madsen( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of fourteen biographies, Axel Madsen chronicles the people who shaped the 20th century. In The Deal Maker, he sheds light on a man whose tireless optimism led to the formation of the first super-corporation. A charismatic salesman in the late 19th century, William Durant started a cart-building business after accepting an especially comfortable ride one day. By the time he turned forty, he was a millionaire wondering what to do with the rest of his life. When he was approached by retired plumber David Buick and a group of friends from his hometown of Flint, Michigan, Durant had only ridden in an automobile twice. His ensuing creation of General Motors essentially invented modern-day corporate America, gaining and losing him three fortunes in the process. Durant's story highlights the uneasy relationship between inventors and those who control the capital to exploit those inventions. Nelson Runger's narration takes listeners to a time when men like Durant, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, and Pierre du Pont were making decisions that would shape America's future
Morgan. American financier by Jean Strouse( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade's research in previously unexamined archives, award-winning biographer Jean Strouse offers a landmark profile of America's greatest financier--J.P. Morgan. This magisterial work, brilliantly crafted and epic in scope, gives a vivid portrait of our country's greatest banker
Out of darkness : the story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 579 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
 
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His Excellency : George Washington
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Washington's crossingFounding brothers : the revolutionary generationCrossroads of freedomThe perfect mile : three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve itJohn AdamsMartin Luther King, Jr., on leadership : inspiration & wisdom for challenging timesThe deal maker : how William C. Durant made General MotorsOut of darkness : the story of Louis Braille
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English (243)