Most widely held works by Adams Morgan
Moby Dick by Herman Melville ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
First published in 1851, this realistic account of a whaling voyage, drawing on Melville's own experience as a merchant seaman, contains within a symbolic account of the conflict between man and his fate. It is the fruit of Melville's three year residence in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The extraordinary vigor and color of this novel and its philosophical and allegorical undertones reflecting on the nature of evil have given it a place among the classic sea stories and rendered it a perennial favorite.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.
The last of the plainsmen by Zane Grey ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"He'd rope the devil and tie him down--if the lasso didn't burn," it was said of "Buffalo Jones," one of the last of the famous plainsmen who trod the trails of the Old West. Killing was repulsive to him and the passion of his life was to capture wild beasts alive. When he saw that the extinction of the buffalo was inevitable, he labored for ten years pursuing, capturing and taming the noble beasts, for which the West gave him fame and the name Preserver of the American Bison. In this story of a hunting trip with Jones, Zane Grey speaks firsthand of the great man's courage and prowess; how he roped the ferocious cougar and took it, clawing and spitting, back to camp; how he nearly captured White King, the glorious leader of a herd of wild mustangs; and how the whole party made camp under the aurora borealis and hunted polar wolves.
Fallout by James W Huston ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Top-Gun instructor Luke Henry quits the Navy to start a private aerial combat school in Nevada. A lucrative contract with the U.S. government brings him twenty Russian MiG-29 fighter planes--on the condition that he train a group of Pakistani Air Force pilots handpicked by the Department of Defense. Luke is hesitant to train fighters from another country in the skills he learned at Top-Gun, but he cannot open the school without agreeing. The closer he gets to these students, however, the more he suspects that they may have an agenda of domestic terrorism that will soon spiral out of control.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Presents Henry David Thoreau's reflections on the natural world, written during a two-year period when he lived alone in a cabin on the shores of Walden Pond.
The price of power by James W Huston ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
When a hawkish Congress ordered an attack on Indonesia and a pacifist president countermanded it, Admiral Billings obeyed Congress. Now Billings is facing a Navy court martial for disobedience while Congress prepares to impeach the president.
Flash point by James W Huston ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Huston combines his high tech, high adventure, and high style with soft romance to produce a fast-moving thriller that will delight air-combat buffs as well as fans of Middle East skullduggery.
Duke the life and image of John Wayne by Ronald L Davis ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America's favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne's human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne's story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford's 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man's ideal more than a woman's, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol.
Defending Billy Ryan by George V Higgins ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Jerry Kennedy defends Boston's longtime Commissioner of Public Works, who has cut one shady deal too many.
A change of gravity by George V Higgins ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
As they face a federal investigation into bribes and kick backs, two Massachusetts politicians analyze what went wrong. They discover the rules of politics have changed, what was good, clean wickedness in 1960 became a felony in 1996.
The fighting Pattons by Brian Sobel ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
History of one American family's love of war. It includes the exploits of Hugh Mercer, a famous Revolutionary War general who married in the Patton line, and Colonel Waller Tazewell Patton, who was mortally wounded at Gettysburg while taking part in Pickett's Charge. But the focus is on the careers of the twentieth-century Pattons, World War II legend General George S. Patton, Jr., and his lesser-known namesake and son, Major General George S. Patton, who fought in Korea and Vietnam and now lives quietly on the family farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Balance of power by James W Huston ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
When an American cargo ship off the coast of Indonesia is seized by terrorists and its crew slaughtered, the sitting Congress demands revenge. The president's refusal to react aggressively leads to mounting resentment. Then an ambitious young congressional assistant, Jim Dillon, discovers a long-forgotten clause in America's Constitution that could be used to wrest power from the chief executive--inciting a devastating constitutional crisis and plunging the country into chaos. Now, a battle group steams toward a fateful confrontation in the Java Sea, commissioned by Congress and opposed by the president. Dillon finds himself in the center of a firestorm that rages from the highest court in the land to the killing fields half a world away, as the great nation prepares for war--with itself.
Thou shall prosper ten commandments for making money by Daniel Lapin ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Rabbi Daniel Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish faith and culture. Outlining ten fundamental "command-ments" relating to business and money, Thou Shall Prosper explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. A renowned business consultant and biblical scholar, Rabbi Lapin uncovers a mother lode of wisdom and guidance in Jewish scripture and practice that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background.
The burglar in the closet by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Bernie Rhodenbarr discovers that Dr. Sheldrake needs a burglar to steal his ex-wife's jewels. Rhodenbarr turns down the doctor's request, but plans to steal the jewels on his own. Trouble occurs when the wife and a guest come home early and lock the closet in which Rhodenbarr is hiding. After he finally picks the lock, Bernie finds a the wife dead and the jewels gone.
Origin & cause by Shelly Reuben ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
When a driver is incinerated in an antique car, his family sues the manufacturer. They in turn hire PI Wylie Nolan, a specialist in arson, who finds plenty of evidence suggesting the fire was no accident. Lots of antique car lore.
Jesus is here by Charles Monroe Sheldon ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
What if suddenly, Jesus appeared on the streets of your city? That's the scenario of Jesus is here, Charles M. Sheldon's sequel to his classic novel, In his steps. Years ago, members of the First Church of Raymond pledged to consider "what would Jesus do?" before taking any action, however large or small. Now, the Reverend Henry Maxwell and his congregation find themselves delving even deeper into the Christian life -- by experiencing the very presence of Jesus in their midst.
Charlie Chaplin and his times by Kenneth Schuyler Lynn ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Lynn delves into Chaplain's childhood and family, his often controversial relationships with four wives and a slew of mistresses, and his associations with British music hall impresario Fred Karno and silent screen star and pal Douglas Fairbanks. He addresses Chaplain's political influences and convictions and brings a keen, critical intelligence to the meaning to Chaplin's films to illuminate his elusive genius.
Pitching in a pinch baseball from the inside by Christy Mathewson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Pitching in a Pinch, originally published in 1912, is an insider's account blending anecdote, biography, instruction, and social history. It celebrates baseball as it was played in the first decade of the twentieth century by famous contemporaries like Honus Wagner and Ruby Marquand, managers like John McGraw and Connie Mack, and many others. Always sensitive to psychology as well as technique, Mathewson describes the "dangerous batters" he faced, the "peculiarities" of big-league pitchers, the "good and bad" of coaching, umpiring, sign-stealing, base-running, spring training, and the importance of superstition to athletes. Matty, as he was called, makes the reader feel that tense moment when a player in a pinch must use his head.
Sonderling the Franz Jaegerstatter story by James F Sinnott ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The story follows the life of young Franz. As Franz and his young wife Fani begin a family, they find Hitler's New Order closing in around their Austrian homeland, and recruiting Catholic students to help hunt out Jews. At the same time, Franz's trusted parish priest, Father Otto, hopes that the Catholic Church will speak out and tell Austrians what to do in the face of Hitler's rise to power, risking incarceration ...
Combat swimmer [memoirs of a Navy Seal by Robert A Gormly ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The U.S. Navy SEALs created a legend that would grow throughout the Vietnam War, earning an enemy bounty to anyone who could capture or kill one. As leader of the SEALs, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing story, taking us into some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. After a career including two tours of duty in Vietnam as well as top-secret missions in the Persian Gulf, Gormly examines war from a strategic point of view as well as from his own personal experience.
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