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Sullivan, Robert 1963-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 88 publications in 6 languages and 6,268 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Anecdotes  Biography  Sea fiction  Fictional autobiographies  History  Guidebooks  Popular works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: D21, 909
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Sullivan
The Thoreau you don't know : what the prophet of environmentalism really meant by Robert Sullivan( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoreau is one of those authors that readers think they know, even if they don't. He's the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods, the mystic worshipping solemnly in the quiet church of nature. He's our national Natural Man, the prophet of environmentalism. But here Robert Sullivan--who himself has been called an 'urban Thoreau' (New York Times Book Review) --presents the Thoreau you don't know: the activist, the organizer, the gregarious adventurer, the guy who likes to go camping with friends (even if they sometimes accidentally burn the woods down). Sullivan shows us not a lonely eccentric but a man in his growing village, and argues that Walden was a book intended to revive America, a communal work forever pigeonholed as a reclusive one--and that this misreading is at the heart of our troubled relationship with the environment today."--Publisher description
A whale hunt by Robert Sullivan( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the gray whale off the endangered list, the Makah Indians decide to resurrect the skills of their ancestors and return to the hunt amidst tribal infighting and animal rights activists
My American Revolution by Robert Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies--in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and--toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains," and eventually some physical therapy--he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat. He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and the life of Philip Freneau, the first (and not great) poet of American independence, who died in a swamp in the snow. Last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon. Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses."--Publisher's website
The story of mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loon's incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loon's personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages
Rats : a year with New York's most unwanted inhabitants by Robert Sullivan( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While dispensing gruesomely fascinating rat facts and strangely entertaining rat-stories, the author gets to know not just the beast but its friends and foes: the exterminators, the sanitation workers, the agitators and activists who have played their part in the centuries-old war between human city dweller and wild city rat. With a notebook and night-vision gear, he sits nightly in the streamlike flow of garbage and searches for fabled rat-kings, sets out to trap a rat, and eventually travels to the Midwest to learn about rats in Chicago, Milwaukee, and other cities of America
Meadowlands by Joshua Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My American revolution : crossing the Delaware and I-78 by Robert Sullivan( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost mountains, he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan, recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment and last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon
How not to get rich, or why being bad off isn't so bad by Robert Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Robert Sullivan, an expert in the art of not getting rich and staying that way, shows us some simple, quick ways to cultivate a basic day-to-day attitude that will lead to not getting rich, as well as a few long-term strategies that will help you stay that way. For instance, a well-rounded education is a must if you are planning on working your entire life and ending up with little or nothing. Choose a field of study that will be personally rewarding but has no apparent application in the real world, such as medieval literature or traditional music. And by all means choose an investment strategy that will definitely not get you rich, such as following the herd
The Thoreau you don't know : the father of nature writers on the importance of cities, finance, and fooling around by Robert Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoreau is one of those authors that readers think they know, even if they don't. He's the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods, the mystic worshipping solemnly in the quiet church of nature. He's our national Natural Man, the prophet of environmentalism. But here Robert Sullivan--who himself has been called an 'urban Thoreau' (New York Times Book Review)--presents the Thoreau you don't know: the activist, the organizer, the gregarious adventurer, the guy who likes to go camping with friends (even if they sometimes accidentally burn the woods down). Sullivan shows us not a lonely eccentric but a man in his growing village, and argues that Walden was a book intended to revive America, a communal work forever pigeonholed as a reclusive one--and that this misreading is at the heart of our troubled relationship with the environment today."--Publisher description
A whale hunt : a remarkable story of a tribe's quest to regain its ancient rituals in the modern world by Robert Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du mu zhou lie jing ji : Yin di an chuan qi chong xian by Michael Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whale hunt: two years on the Olympic Peninsula with the Makah and their canoe by Robert Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rats : observations on the history and habitat of the city's most unwanted inhabitants by Robert Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau went to Walden Pond to live simply in the wild and contemplate his own place in the world by observing nature. Robert Sullivan went to a disused, garbage-filled alley in lower Manhattan to contemplate the city and its lesser-known inhabitants -- by observing the rat. Rats live in the world precisely where humans do; they survive on the effluvia of human society; they eat our garbage. While dispensing gruesomely fascinating rat facts and strangely entertaining rat stories -- everyone has one, it turns out -- Sullivan gets to know not just the beast but its friends and foes: the exterminators, the sanitation workers, the agitators and activists who have played their part in the centuries-old war between human city dweller and wild city rat. With a notebook and night-vision gear, he sits in the streamlike flow of garbage and searches for fabled rat kings, sets out to trap a rat, and eventually travels to the Midwest to learn about rats in Chicago, Milwaukee, and other cities of America. With tales of rat fights in the Gangs of New York era and stories of Harlem rent strike leaders who used rats to win basic rights for tenants, Sullivan looks deep into the largely unrecorded history of the city and its masses -- its herd-of-rats-like mob. Funny, wise, sometimes disgusting yet always compulsively readable, Rats earns its unlikely place alongside the great classics of nature writing
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Marquesasøerne
Ratti : un anno con gli abitanti più indesiderati di New York by Robert Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lie jing ji by Michael Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Thoreau-related question by Robert Sullivan( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rats : ett år med New Yorks mest ovälkomna invånare by Robert Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dream destinations : 100 of the world's best vacations( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents one hundred travel destinations around the globe, from an African safari or an exploration of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to a beach on Martha's Vineyard, accompanied by special recommendations on places to visit while traveling
 
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A whale huntRats : a year with New York's most unwanted inhabitantsMeadowlandsHow not to get rich, or why being bad off isn't so badThe Thoreau you don't know : the father of nature writers on the importance of cities, finance, and fooling aroundA whale hunt : a remarkable story of a tribe's quest to regain its ancient rituals in the modern worldA whale hunt: two years on the Olympic Peninsula with the Makah and their canoeRats : observations on the history and habitat of the city's most unwanted inhabitants