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Drummond, David

Works: 70 works in 291 publications in 1 language and 5,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Anecdotes  Naval history  Biographies  Humorous fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Narrator, Author
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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 )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 301 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 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 )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 211 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 196 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( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expansion on the author's popular Fortune article, "What It Takes to Be Great," builds on his premise about success being linked to the practice and perseverance of specific efforts, in a full-length report that draws on scientific principles and real-world examples to demonstrate his systematic process at work
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 169 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 167 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( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 166 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
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 156 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
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
Discover your inner economist : use incentives to fall in love, survive your next meeting, and motivate your dentist by Tyler Cowen( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 152 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 144 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 130 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 )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 125 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 121 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 )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 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 113 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
Luthien's gamble by R. A Salvatore( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 107 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
Blood brothers : the fatal friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 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
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 107 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 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 teacherThe Pixar touch : the making of a company