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Drummond, David

Overview
Works: 70 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 5,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Anecdotes  Naval history  Humorous fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: DS79.76, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Drummond
Joker one : a Marine platoon's story of courage, leadership, and brotherhood by Donovan Campbell( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sobering account of the seven-month street to street, house to house battle in Ramadi fought by Marine platoon "Joker One" and the platoon's commander, Lt. Campbell
The slave ship : a human history by Marcus Rediker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the history of slave ships, their crews, and their enslaved passengers, documenting such stories as those of a young kidnapped African whose slavery is witnessed firsthand by a horrified priest from a neighboring tribe responsible for the slave's capture
Three girls and their brother by Theresa Rebeck( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three nobodies from Brooklyn are proclaimed the new "It" girls, but with no parental guidance the sisters find themselves easy prey to the venal forces of show business. Not until an awful incident with a famous movie star blasts the girls out of the haze of fame do they stop their self-destructive spiral and reinforce their love for one another
Nose down, eyes up by Merrill Markoe( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a wealthy retired couple following his nasty divorce, forty-seven-year-old Gil is baffled by his relationships with women, including his current girlfriend Sara, an animal communicator
Talent is overrated : what really separates world-class performers from everybody else by Geoffrey Colvin( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters
American uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revolt by Daniel Rasmussen( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history
Blooding at Great Meadows : young George Washington and the battle that shaped the man by Alan Axelrod( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History celebrates George Washington as the leader of the American Revolution and the father of his country. But what has gone previously unexamined is Washington's life as a twenty-two-year-old lieutenant colonel who led four hundred American militiamen against a bigger, more experienced French army and paid a high price. Not only did Washington lose over a third of his men but the Battle of Great Meadows was also the spark that ignited the French and Indian War. Yet in the midst of this bitter battle, Washington forged the intellectual, visceral, and spiritual aspects that enabled him to achieve all that he did in the years that followed. In this never-before-told account, historian Alan Axelrod examines the geopolitical, financial, and intensely personal issues that shaped the leader he would become
Savage kingdom : [the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America] by Benjamin Woolley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four centuries ago, a group of men--led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric and a government spy--left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607 and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River. Despite their shortcomings, and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost that laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America. Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources and manuscript collections scattered across the world, this book reveals a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one. It charts their journey into a beautiful landscape and a sophisticated culture that they found both ravishing and alien, which they yearned to possess but threatened to destroy--From publisher description
The Pixar touch : the making of a company by David A Price( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David A. Price presents the roller-coaster rags-to-riches story behind the phenomenal success of Pixar Animation Studios, and the first in-depth look at the company that forever changed the film industry and the 'fraternity of geeks' who shaped it
Discover your inner economist : use incentives to fall in love, survive your next meeting, and motivate your dentist by Tyler Cowen( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how to use hidden economic principles behind everyday situations to reach one's personal goals, from reading a classic novel to finding a dentist, in a guide that demonstrates how to make the most of non-monetary incentives
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of Silent Spring, Carson awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and opened a fault line between the gentle ideal of conservation and the more urgent new concept of environmentalism. This biography reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her, and with it, the author has captured the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century
Lords of the sea : the epic story of the Athenian Navy and the birth of democracy by John R Hale( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. Its defeat of the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480 B.C.E. launched the Athenian Golden Age and preserved Greek freedom and culture for centuries. With Lords of the Sea, renowned archaeologist and historian John R. Hale presents, for the first time, the definitive history of the epic battles, the indomitable ships, and the men-from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues-who established Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes us on an illustrated tour of the heroes, their turbulent careers, and their far-flung expeditions and brings back to life a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy
Power : why some people have it-- and others don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Recording )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this crowning achievement, one of the greatest minds in management theory reveals how to succeed and wield power in the real world
America anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life by Benoit Denizet-Lewis( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of America's culture of addiction and recovery is presented through the firsthand experiences of eight men and women who struggle with a range of addictions, from alcohol and drugs to food and gambling
Spycraft : the secret history of the CIA's spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda by Robert Wallace( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From two men who know how espionage really works, an unprecedented history--heavily illustrated with never-before-seen images--of the CIA's most secretive operations and the gadgets that made them possible. What is an invisible photo used for? What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? These may sound like challenges for James Bond's fictional gadget-master Q, but they're all real-life devices created by the CIA's Office of Technical Service. Now, in the first book ever written about this office, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to take readers into the laboratory of espionage.--From publisher description
One man great enough : Abraham Lincoln's road to Civil War by John C Waugh( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his first public denunciation of slavery and debates with Stephen Douglas to his election to the presidency, a study of Lincoln's emergence onto the political scene explores the evolution of his beliefs about democracy, slavery, the Constitution, and the Civil War
Star : how Warren Beatty seduced America by Peter Biskind( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Biskind, author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty
The sword of Bedwyr by R. A Salvatore( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. Until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder-only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard. Suddenly, Eriador's enslaved humans, elves, and dwarfs begin to rally around rumored tales of a freedom fighter who strikes Greensparrow's foul minions ... an unknown hero who wields a legendary sword and magic cape ... a warrior who is invisible but who casts the "Crimson Shadow."
The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics by Jonathan Chait( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing look at how a small group of economic hucksters have taken over the American political system and perverted our nation's policies. American politics has been hijacked, not by "neocons" or "theocons," but by a fringe group of economic extremists obsessed with radical ideas that favor no one but themselves and their business interests. With dark wit, journalist Chait shows how over the last three decades these canny zealots have gamed the political system and the media so that once unthinkable policies--without a shred of academic, expert, or even popular support--now drive the American agenda, regardless of which party is in power. Why have these ideas succeeded? Through vivid portraits of self-interested politicians and pseudo-economists, and in wry analysis of their bogus theories, Chait gives us the tools to understand what's really behind economic policy debates in Washington: a riveting drama of greed and deceit
 
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Joker one : a Marine platoon's story of courage, leadership, and brotherhood
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The slave ship : a human historyThree girls and their brotherNose down, eyes upTalent is overrated : what really separates world-class performers from everybody elseLetters to a young teacherAmerican uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revoltBlooding at Great Meadows : young George Washington and the battle that shaped the manSavage kingdom : [the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America]