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Runnette, Sean

Works: 363 works in 1,870 publications in 1 language and 20,726 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Trivia and miscellanea  Psychological fiction  Children's audiobooks  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PS3558.E4775, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sean Runnette
In sunlight and in shadow by Mark Helprin( Recording )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him instantly, but too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Catherine's choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry's livelihood and eventually threatens his life
The fast and the furriest by Andy Behrens( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overweight and unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally fat and lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? by F. B. M. de Waal( Recording )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What separates your mind from that of an animal? Is it the ability to design tools; a sense of self; or the grasp of past and future? In recent decades these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. De Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, offering a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long
The disappearing spoon : [and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements] by Sam Kean( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the 'frequently' mad scientists who discovered them
A first-rate madness : uncovering the links between leadership and mental illness by S. Nassir Ghaemi( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With brilliance and courage, Ghaemi explores the relationship of mental illness to creative leadership in times of crisis
The roots of Obama's rage by Dinesh D'Souza( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African American radical, and a big-government liberal. But Dinesh D'Souza explains what's truly driving him. D'Souza says that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found in a deeply hostile anticolonialism instilled in him by his father. Viewing Obama through this prism and drawing evidence from President Obama's own life and writings, D'Souza shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America."--Container
The hunt by Andrew Xia Fukuda( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature
Fire season : [field notes from a wilderness lookout] by Philip Connors( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly a decade, Philip Connors has spent half of each year in a seven-by-seven-foot fire-lookout tower, ten thousand feet above sea level in one of the most remote territories of New Mexico. One of the least developed parts of the country, the first region designated as an official wilderness area in the world, it is also one of the most fire-prone, suffering more than thirty thousand lightning strikes each year. Written with gusto and charm, Fire Season captures the grandeur of this most unusual job and place. Connors' time up on the peak is filled with drama--fires large and small; spectacular midnight lightning storms; surprise encounters with various wildlife. Filled with Connors' heartfelt reflections, Fire Season is a remarkable homage to the beauty of nature, the blessings of solitude, and the freedom of the independent spirit
Wait : the art and science of delay by Frank Partnoy( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Partnoy demonstrates that decisions of all kinds benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal
How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival by David Kaiser( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD
The shortest way home by Juliette Fay( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse Sean Doran returns from Africa and assumes the parental burden of caring for his aunt and nephew, a responsibility for which he is ill equipped. Soon, he reconnects with Becky, his childhood friend, but their budding romance is threatened by Sean's pathological reluctance to put down roots, and he has to finally decide what's most important to him
Wallace : the underdog who conquered a sport, saved a marriage, and championed pit bulls--one flying disc at a time by Jim Gorant( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him--even though they already had two dogs. Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive dog Frisbee. It seemed like a terrible idea; large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful, pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren't. But that was fine with Roo--because part of his mission was to change people's minds about pit bulls. Overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair persevered to become world champions
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease by Daniel Lieberman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a book that illuminates, as never before, the evolutionary story of the human body, Daniel Lieberman deftly examines the five major transformations which contributed key adaptations to the body: the advent of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit based diet; the rise of hunting and gathering and of the species as comprised of superlative endurance athletes; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of modern cultural abilities
Fire and rain : [the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the lost story of 1970] by David Browne( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire and Rain tells the story of four iconic albums of 1970 and the lives and times of the artists who made them, set against the backdrop of the twelve turbulent months when the '60s effectively ended and the '70s began
The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Kozol tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia. A tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century
Leadership 101 : [what every leader needs to know] by John C Maxwell( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from John Maxwell's bestsellers 'Developing the Leader Within You', 'The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader', and 'Becoming a Person of Influence', 'Leadership' explores the timeless principles that have become Dr. Maxwell's trademark style. In a concise, straightforward style, Maxwell focuses on essential and time-tested qualities necessary for true leadership - influence, integrity, attitude, vision, problem-solving and self-discipline - and guides readers through practical steps to develop true leadership in their lives and the lives of others."--Publisher
The paperboy by Pete Dexter( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, a hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She's armed with explosive evidence and aims to free-and meet-her convicted "fiance." With Ward's disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida's back roads and seamy places in search of the Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a backseat to headline news
Journal of a UFO investigator by David Halperin( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of UFO sightings in the 1960s, a teenager, preoccupied by his mother's sickness and his fiery romance, looks to uncover the biggest extraterrestrial cover-up in history
The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps by Michael Blanding( Recording )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once considered a respectable antique map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief, until he was finally arrested. The author delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Blanding has interviewed all the key players in a stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to highly coveted objects
The sages : [Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of markets] by Charles R Morris( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles R. Morris presents the financial strategies of the world's three foremost investors, Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Presents the stories and secrets that made Buffett, Soros, and Volcker successful
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The fast and the furriest
The disappearing spoon : [and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements]The roots of Obama's rageFire season : [field notes from a wilderness lookout]How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revivalFire and rain : [the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the lost story of 1970]Leadership 101 : [what every leader needs to know]Journal of a UFO investigatorThe sages : [Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the maelstrom of markets]
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