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Hurt, Christopher 1959-

Overview
Works: 127 works in 544 publications in 1 language and 9,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Science fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biography  Baseball stories  History  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3503.R167, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Hurt
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Recording )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After learning that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, a book-burning official in a future fascist state clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand( )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil. The Fountainhead is at once dramatic, poetic, and demanding. A statement of principles for its author, the novel champions the cause of individualism and remains one of the towering books on the contemporary intellectual scene
Stranger in a strange land by Robert A Heinlein( Recording )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of an earthling, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Recording )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand( )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms
Manchurian candidate by Richard Condon( Recording )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Raymond Shaw returns home from the Korean War to an uproarious welcome from the press and his fellow Americans. Little does anyone realize, not even Shaw himself, that communist conspirators have planted a secret trigger in his unconscious mind that is intended to allow them to use him as an assassin
The natural by Bernard Malamud( )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winning author Bernard Malamud's first novel is still one of the best ever written about baseball. His story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era is invested with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. First published in 1952, this novel has since become an American classic. Five decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which now that he has done it! looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."
Orfeo by Richard Powers( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental composer becomes a fugitive after his home microbiology lab, set up to find music in surprising patterns, results in a Homeland Security raid
The moviegoer by Walker Percy( )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binx Bolling is a moviegoer who lives for the bright, fleeting moments of celluloid fantasy he experiences at the movies. But real life butts in and soon he is more involved than he would like to be with a beauty who is drifting toward disaster
It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1935, when Americans were still largely oblivious to the rise of Hitler in Europe, this prescient novel tells a cautionary tale of the fragility of democracy and offers an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find how many people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state
Humboldt's gift by Saul Bellow( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years, Von Humboldt Fleisher and Charles Citrine were the best of friends-Humboldt a grand erratic figure; Charlie a young man of frenzied and noble longings. But by the 1970s, Humboldt has died a failure in New York and Charlie's success-ridden life in Chicago has taken various turns for the worse. Then Humboldt acts from the grave to change Charlie's life-he leaves Charlie a bequest in his will. Now, Charlie is middle-aged and a bit shaky and it is high time that his life came to something. His days are cluttered with comic absurdities and his destiny seems obscured. Himself a thinker, he longs to come from left field and knock them all dead, to make intellectuals as clearly superfluous as they seem to him to be. But his ex-wife has him enmeshed in law suits; he is held in thrall by the young, sexually-beguiling but expensive and unsuitable Renata; he has fallen into the hands of a neurotic Mafioso named Rinaldo Cantabile; and his career seems to have ground to a
The Steve Jobs way : iLeadership for a new generation by Jay Elliot( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, this is the real Steve Jobs: the true story of the 'Boy Genius' who transformed technology and the world
Empire : the life, legend, and madness of Howard Hughes by Donald L Barlett( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hughes had always been different. Raised by overprotective parents, pathologically fearful of germs, in awe of his father, unable to make friends, he grew into a man ruled by madness. Certainly his riches set him apart. But he was also tough. Orphaned and a millionaire at eighteen, Hughes repudiated his relatives, seized control of the Hughes Tool Company, the linchpin of his fortune, and went on to become a flamboyant movie producer, holder of many world aviation records, principal owner of Trans World Airlines, a critically-important defense contractor, Hollywood's most pursued, and elusive, bachelor, and partner of the United States government
Witness to Gettysburg by Richard Wheeler( Recording )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses accounts by Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as local civilians, from diaries, letters, books, and newspapers to recreate the Battle of Gettysburg
Coming out of the ice : an unexpected life by Victor Herman( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victor Herman refuses to renounce his American citizenship, he is accused of counter-revolutionary activities, jailed, and banished to a remote northern village in Siberia for 38 years
The secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure--its fabulous wine cellars"--Publisher's website
Gray fox : Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Burke Davis( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his misgivings about secession, General Robert E. Lee chose to side with the Confederacy when his beloved home state of Virginia joined the South. Here, historian Burke Davis vividly chronicles General Lee's military career during the American Civil War
They called him Stonewall : a life of Lt. General T.J. Jackson, C.S.A. by Burke Davis( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonewall Jackson was a military genius at once peculiar and perfect, a fearless soldier in battle but a God-fearing man who hesitated to kill on Sunday. He broke the rules of war to win, and yet his tactics are studied in military academies the world over. This is a narrative of men and war from the remarkable Valley Campaign through the Seven Days, Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the masterful though tragic sweep at Chancellorsville where Jackson was felled by one of his own soldiers
The closing of the American mind : [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students] by Allan Bloom( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Bloom explores America's political and social crises of the late twentieth century. Contrary to popular opinion, Bloom concludes that many of the country's problems are a result of an intellectual shift
The Kennedys by Peter Collier( )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are the Kennedys? Are they the brilliant, heroic, extraordinary people their admirers believe them to be? Or are they arrogant, competitive, self-absorbed children of a willful and immensely rich patriarch, as their detractors claim? In fact, they are all of these things and more. Years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews with family members and associates and extensive research into archives and sources unused until now, this is the nationwide bestseller whose very publication caused an uproar in the press-the first and only book to fully penetrate the Kennedy inner sanctum and reveal the true, all-too-human saga behind America's most famous family. An immediate classic, The Kennedys combines intimate knowledge with a perspective free of obligations to family loyalties and myths, bringing the story of four generations of "America's family" fully into view. Collier and Horowitz capture the strain of ambition, the dynastic ebb and flow, the invention of a mythic identity, the corrosive underside of the dream of Camelot-developed over four generations-that led one young Kennedy to say, "We broke the rules and in turn we were broken by them." The Kennedys: An American Drama is a fascinating and brilliantly comprehensive history that brings together, for the first time, all the complex strains of the story of the Kennedys' rise and fall
 
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The fountainheadStranger in a strange landThe war of the worldsAtlas shruggedManchurian candidateThe naturalThe moviegoerIt can't happen here