Most widely held works by Ray Porter
The 4-hour work week escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich by Timothy Ferriss ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
The Four-Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one.
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The curious case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning 'in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced.'"--Container.
The black hole war my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics by Leonard Susskind ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The inside account of the battle among Stephen Hawking, Leonard Susskind, and Gerard't Hooft over the true nature of black holes - with nothing less than our understanding of the entire universe at stake.
Maccabees the story of Hanukkah ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Journey to Palestine of the second century B.C., where Antiochus, a Syrian-Greek king, rules over the people of Israel, confronting them with a trying test of their faith. They must bow down and accept the Greek gods or die! Some submit but not the Maccabees, a small group true to the faith of their fathers. The spirit and determination of the Maccabees lives today in the celebration of Hanukkah, the Feast of Lights.
Imperial life in the emerald city inside Iraq's green zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
In this unprecedented account, The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. In this bubble separated from wartime realities, the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competes with the distractions of a Little America--a half-dozen bars, a disco, a shopping mall--much of it run by Halliburton. The country is put into the hands of inexperienced twentysomethings chosen for their Republican Pary loyalty. Ignoring what Iraqis say they want or need, the team pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity. Their almost comic initiatives anger the locals and fuel the insurgency.
The dawn patrol by Don Winslow ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Boone Daniels lives to surf. Every morning he's out in the break off Pacific Beach with the other members of The Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted back when he was on the San Diego police force. He blames himself--just as almost everyone in the department does--for not being able to save her. Now he's unexpectedly staring at a chance to make some amends.
What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Haruki Murakami presents a memoir about the impact that running and writing have had on his life.
The ghost in love by Jonathan Carroll ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on. The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens--the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was "supposed" to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price.--From publisher description.
Banker to the poor [micro-lending and the battle against world poverty by Muhammad Yunus ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In 1983, Muhammad Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with miniscule loans. Based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a few, Grameen Bank now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are nearly 100 percent. It was an idea born on a day in 1976 when he loaned $27 from his own pocket to forty-two stool makers living in a tiny village. Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he changed his life to help the world's poor. In it he traces the journey that led him to rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor and recounts the challenges he and his colleagues faced in founding Grameen.
The art of war by Sunzi ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid text that reveals as much about psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. For those seeking a deeper understanding of this seminal work, scholar John Minford brings the words of Sun-tzu to life for modern listeners, presenting the core text in two formats. The unadorned thirteen chapters allow listeners to form their own first impressions of the ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu. In a lively, learned introduction, Minford explores the life and times of Sun-tzu and considers how best to read and understand the work today.
Robert Kennedy his life by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Provides a detailed portrait of a man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave, and one who was centrally engaged in most of the important issues of the postwar era, illuminates his failings as well as his strengths, and places Robert in the complex knot of relationships characteristic of the Kennedy family.
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks [a novel by William S Burroughs ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
After collecting dust in a file cabinet for more than half a century, the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs is finally released. Based on a brutal murder that occurred between two friends during the summer of 1944, this hard-boiled work of fiction encompasses Bohemian post-World War II New York and the emergence of the Beat Generation.
Anonymous lawyer by Jeremy Blachman ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
He's a hiring partner at one of the world's largest law firms. Brilliant yet ruthless, he has little patience for associates who leave the office before midnight. He hates holidays and paralegals. And he's just started a weblog to tell the world about what life is really like at the top of his profession. Meet Anonymous Lawyer--corner office, granite desk, and a billable rate of 6.75 an hour. But he's also got a few problems that require his attention. There's The Jerk, his bitter rival at the firm, who is determined to do whatever it takes to beat him out for the chairman's job. There's Anonymous Wife, who is spending his money as fast as he can make it. --From publisher description.
The 4-hour workweek escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich by Timothy Ferriss ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Offers techniques and strategies for increasing income while cutting work time in half, and includes advice for leading a more fulfilling life.
Joan of Arc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Joan of Arc who leads the battle to protect the French city of Orleans from the English invaders and is later kidnapped and burned at the stake by the English.
House to house an epic memoir of war by David Bellavia ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross nominee traces his 2004 tour of duty in Fallujah, documenting his participation in grueling hand-to-hand battles against insurgents in countless sabotaged homes.
The power of the dog a novel by Don Winslow ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and uncorruptable Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell's kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hitman. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.
The vagabond virgins by Ken Kuhlken ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
In the weeks before the 1979 Mexican elections, San Diego P.I. Alvaro Hickey follows newspaper accounts of the stories Baja California campesinos are spreading about visits from the Holy Virgin. She's admonishing them to vote the corrupt and tyrannical PRI out of power. Though Alvaro doubts her divinity, he harbors deep personal and political antipathy to the PRI, even before Lourdes Shuler comes asking him to unite her with her sister Lupe, whom she claims is the campesinos' Virgin.
The contractor by Charles Holdefer ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
George Young is a devoted family man and a Gulf War veteran. After a hometown business venture flops, George accepts work overseas as a contracted civilian interrogator for the U.S. government at Omega, a secret holding facility for suspected terrorists.
Brotherhood of the wolf by David Farland ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
"David Farland delivers the second in his high fantasy Runelords series, featuring a complex system of magic and a wondrous, expertly realized world. Raj Ahten, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Ahten seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule, destroying anyone in his path."--Publisher's description.
Animated films Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, Japanese Bangladesh Bellavia, David,--1975- Biographical films Biography Black holes (Astronomy) California Early works Economists Fiction Films Future life General relativity (Physics) Grameen Bank Hanukkah Hawking, S. W. History Iraq Iraq War (2003-) Japan Juvenile works Maccabees Manners and customs Marathon running Microfinance Military art and science Murakami, Haruki,--1949- Murder New York (State)--New York Nonfiction films Part-time self-employment Personal narratives--American Political corruption Political science Postwar reconstruction Private investigators Quality of life Quality of work life Quantum theory Rural poor Self-actualization (Psychology) Self-realization Short stories Space and time Surfers United States Yunus, Muhammad,--1940-