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Drummond, David

Works: 73 works in 338 publications in 1 language and 5,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Anecdotes  Naval history  Biographies  Instructional and educational works  Humorous fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Narrator, Author
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Most widely held works about David Drummond
Most widely held works by David Drummond
Joker one : a Marine platoon's story of courage, leadership, and brotherhood by Donovan Campbell( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 282 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 227 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 )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 201 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 : a novel by Merrill Markoe( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 190 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( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 173 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
Blooding at Great Meadows : young George Washington and the battle that shaped the man by Alan Axelrod( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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
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 166 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
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca's likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a number of the controversial issues that Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher
Savage kingdom : [the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America] by Benjamin Woolley( Recording )

6 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 )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 151 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 148 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

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book,?Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement. She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea around Us. But it was with her fourth book,?Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Rachel Carson began work on?Silent Spring?in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT, whose inventor had won a Nobel Prize for its discovery. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife.?Silent Spring?was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, which were lasting, widespread, and lethal. Published in 1962,?Silent Spring?shocked the public and forced the government to take action?despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of theEnvironmental Protection Agency?and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides. By drawing frightening parallels between dangerous chemicals and the then-pervasive fallout from nuclear testing, Carson opened a fault line between the gentle ideal of conservation and the more urgent new concept of environmentalism. Elegantly written and meticulously researched,?On a Farther Shore?reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. William Souder also writes sensitively of Carson's romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman and of?Carson's?death from cancer in 1964. This extraordinary biography captures 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 held by 124 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
Power : why some people have it-- and others don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 120 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
The sword of Bedwyr by R. A Salvatore( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 116 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
America anonymous : eight addicts in search of a life by Benoit Denizet-Lewis( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 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
Luthien's gamble by R. A Salvatore( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Sword of Bedwyr, young Luthien Bedwyr rebelled against the crushing rule of Wizard-King Greensparrow and his cruel wizard-lords. To save his once proud land of Eriador, Luthien was given a magical cape that renders its wearer invisible but leaves behind an indelible scarlet silhouette. In Luthien's Gamble, we see Luthien at a crossroads: in spite of the urgings of his comrades to avoid further conflict with Greensparrow, Luthien feels compelled to continue the battle for his beloved country Eriador. Realizing that nobody else will take charge, and with the support of both dwarves and elves, Luthien and his followers stage guerilla raids on town after town. Luthien and his forces defeat scores of enemies and win huge numbers of allies. In the end, King Greensparrow sues for peace. Yet Luthien and Brind'Amour recognize that even in this time of celebration, Greensparrow cannot be trusted, and that the rumblings of a larger battle-for the freedom of the known world-loom in the not-too-distant future
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 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln is the central axis of this story about America's seemingly unstoppable march toward war, the shattering of its political landscape, and its grappling with the moral underpinnings of a republic of the people, by the people, and for the people. Here are such key events as the Mexican-American War, the Dred Scott Case, westward expansion, the rise of the industrial north, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the birth of the Republican Party. And here we meet Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Zachary Taylor, Stephen Douglas, and abolitionists Wendell Phillips, John Brown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. We see it all through the breathtaking writings of Lincoln himself, detailing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, democracy, slavery, and civil war
Spycraft : the secret history of the CIA's spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda by Robert Wallace( Recording )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 106 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
Blood brothers : the fatal friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam, a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult, saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life; a patriotic ₁good Negro₂ in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences
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Joker one : a Marine platoon's story of courage, leadership, and brotherhood
The slave ship : a human historyThree girls and their brotherNose down, eyes up : a novelTalent is overrated : what really separates world-class performers from everybody elseBlooding at Great Meadows : young George Washington and the battle that shaped the manAmerican uprising : the untold story of America's largest slave revoltLetters to a young teacherSavage kingdom : [the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America]
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