Most widely held works by Grover Gardner
Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1 by Mark Twain ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Considered to be one of America's all-time brightest authors, Mark Twain has left his mark on the literary world. Authoring such gems as "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Twain's insight on the ever-evolving and expanding America gave the world a better understanding on the social issues that plagued the country. Here in his own words, Twain chronicles his life and career, offering some perspectives on how his books were created.
The women a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle ( Recording )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of Frank Lloyd Wright as told through the experiences of the four women who loved him: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the passionate Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited Mamah Cheney, tragically killed; and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin.
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
The story of the tragic Caddy Compson, as seen through the eyes of her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.
Man's search for ultimate meaning by Viktor E Frankl ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Viktor Frankl offers a more straightforward alternative to traditional Freudian psychoanalysis: one's problems may be rooted in a failure to find a meaning in life beyond one's interior world. The basis for his interpretation, however, is not so straightforward. It lies in Frankl's existential analysis, plumbing for the reasons that people have repressed their consciences, their love, their creativity. By legitimizing a spiritual aspect of the human mind, Frankl has separated us definitively from the animal kingdom, but it is still up to each of us to rise to our human potential.
Play money or, how I quit my day job and made millions trading virtual loot by Julian Dibbell ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
The author discusses how he earned his fortune by aquiring virtual goods during massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMPORGs) and selling them for real money on eBay.
Black order by James Rollins ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Painter Crowe, Commander Gray Pierce, and the other members of Sigma Force enter into an uneasy alliance with an old enemy to unravel a baffling scientific mystery, the secret of which is locked within cryptic runes.
Guns, germs, and steel [the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Is the balance of power in the world, the essentially unequal distribution of wealth and clout that has shaped civilization for centuries, a matter of survival of the fittest, or merely of the luckiest? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, UCLA professor (and author of the best-seller bearing the same title) Jared Diamond makes a compelling case for the latter. Diamond's theory is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the Middle East's "fertile crescent" thousands of years ago were the first farmers, blessed with abundant natural resources (native crops such as wheat and barley, domesticable animals like pigs, goats, sheep, and cows). When their descendents migrated to Europe and northern Africa, climates similar to the crescent's, those same assets, which were unavailable in most of the rest of the world, led to the flourishing of advanced civilizations in those places as well. Add to that their ability to control fire, and Europeans eventually developed the guns and steel (swords, trains, etc.) they used to conquer the planet (the devastating diseases they brought with them, like smallpox, were an unplanned "benefit" to their subjugation of, for instance, Peru's native Incas). The program uses location footage (from New Guinea, South America, Africa, and elsewhere), interviews, reenactments, maps, and Diamond's own participation to support his thesis.
The cider house rules by John Irving ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Dr. Wilbur Larch, saint and obstetrician, founder and director of an orphanage in rural St. Cloud, Maine in first half of this century, is an ether addict and abortionist. He is also the mentor of Homer Wells, an orphan who is never adopted.
The flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 483 libraries worldwide
They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell. Only one man could build such a plane: Stringer, the brilliant and obsessed engineer. Only one man could fly it: Towns, the arrogant and tormented pilot. Both had been aboard the Skytruck, but both are mortal enemies whose consuming hatred for each other is a danger greater than the desert itself.
Tales from the Old West ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Presents three tales of the Old West by masters of the Western genre.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there.
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other Jazz Age tales by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
A collection containing four of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best short stories.
Showdown on the hogback by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Tom Kedrick is hired by a financial syndicate to run off a gang of vagrants and outlaws who are occupying a sizable strip of land that the syndicate has filed, claiming it is unusable swamp. To Kedrick's dismay, these "vagrants and outlaws" turn out to be hard working ranchers and farmers who have improved the lands they have claimed and are determined to resist any effort to disenfranchise them.
Play dead by David Rosenfelt ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Andy Carpenter, plunges into a high-profile murder case with a golden retriever as his key witness.
The glorious cause a novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
A novel about a pivotal period in the American Revolution relates the colonists' uphill battle in their quest for freedom, while General George Washington makes a fateful decision to cross the Delaware River and confront the enemy in New Jersey.
Who's your caddy? [looping for the great, near great, and reprobates of golf by Rick Reilly ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The ice harvest by Scott Phillips ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 libraries worldwide
It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.
The Civil War a narrative Part 1, Fort Sumter To Perryville by Shelby Foote ( Recording )
67 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days, Second Manassas to Antietam and Perryville in the fall of 1862, but so are the smaller and often equally important engagements on both land and sea: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, Monitor versus Merrimac, and Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign--to mention only a few.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Ron Chernow brings to startling life the man, Alexander Hamilton, who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.
Voice of the violin by Andrea Camilleri ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Americans Attorney and client Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, American Biography Brothers and sisters Carpenter, Andy (Fictitious character) Civilization Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture diffusion Darwin, Charles,--1809-1882 Domestic fiction Ethnology Europe Fiction History Humor International relations Interplanetary voyages Italy Italy--Sicily Logotherapy Manners and customs Master and servant Mississippi Montalbano, Salvo (Fictitious character) New Jersey New York (State)--New York Organized crime People with mental disabilities Police Political science Presidents Private investigators Relations with women Science fiction Secret societies September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Social evolution Talking books Travel Trials (Murder) Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States Vorkosigan, Miles (Fictitious character) West (U.S.) World War (1939-1945) Wright, Frank Lloyd,--1867-1959