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Childs, Ray

Overview
Works: 25 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 1,858 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Fiction  Genealogy  Drama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN4874.C84, B
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Most widely held works by Ray Childs
Black like me by John Howard Griffin( Recording )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, journalist John Howard Griffin underwent a bold experiment to try and determine why blacks and whites were unable, or unwilling, to communicate with each other. Under the care of a dermatologist, Griffin darkened his skin and posed as a black man, deep in the heart of the south. His findings about the discrimination, hatred and hostility he faced on a daily basis proved to have a much more profound effect on him, and the country, than he could have ever imagined
Amos Fortune, free man by Elizabeth Yates( )

16 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty
Lives of the pirates : swashbucklers, scoundrels (neighbors beware!) by Kathleen Krull( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you think pirates are just colorful, swashbuckling fantasy characters like Melinda Long's Captain Braid Beard or Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow think again! The real pirates of history were certainly swashbuckling, but also much more. some were true criminals, some were simply misunderstood, and all contributed to the image of pirates that remains fascinating to us to this day. What was the real story behind Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake, Madame Cheng, and other men and women of the high seas? In the lively, conversational style she established in the popular Lives of series, Kathleen Krull tells true stories, debunks myths, and acknowledges some lingering mysteries. Kathryn Hewitt's distinctive caricatures capture all the color and personality of this pirate crew
Iron thunder : the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac : a Civil War novel by Avi( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies
The long road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience first hand the bloodiest battle of the Civil War through the eyes of two teenage military officers, one from the North and one from the South
A pretext for war : [9/11, Iraq, and the abuse of America's intelligence agencies] by James Bamford( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the failures of America's intelligence agencies, including their inability to predict the tragedy of September 11, and explores how the Bush administration used the intelligence community to serve its own political ends
The Vanderbilts by Jerry E Patterson( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Vanderbilt parlayed a $100 investment into the largest private transportation company in the world while creating an American dynasty in New York, Newport, Vermont and Ashville, NC
The darkest jungle : [the true story of the Darién expedition and America's ill-fated race to connect the seas] by Todd Balf( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo by Plato( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four dialogues present the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates
Plato's symposium by Plato( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unabridged performance based on Benjamin Jowett's translation. Audio revision by Albert A. Anderson
Damrell's fire : how one firefighter stopped America's cities from burning down( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Fire Chief John Damrell as he struggles to extinguish the Boston Great Fire of 1872. Then follow him as he works tirelessly for many decades after the Boston Fire to implement better fire fighting infrastructure and building codes in America's cities to prevent the repetition of similar great fire disasters. Includes animations recreating Boston's Great Fire of 1872
Reality and the Arts by Albert A Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art is the creative manifestation of essences. In order to understand the relation between art and reality, we need a philosophical guide. The best way to comprehend how the creative act of imagining enables the mind to seek reality is to employ the kind of dialectical thinking that Plato used in his dialogues. Beginning with the shadows on the wall of the cave in which each person dwells, that process gradually enables us to grasp the essences that are manifested in individual works of art.Without a philosophical guide, we are likely to encounter only a blur of images in the visual arts, a cacophony of sounds in music, a whirl of activity in the theater, and chaos in the building of cities. It is too much to expect a set of final answers to any serious question about what is true, good, or beautiful. If we abandon the quest for reality, we settle for too little. Plato's dialectical approach offers a path between Scylla and Charybdis. © Agora Publications
Meditations by René Descartes( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rene Descartes is often described as the first modern philosopher, but much of the content of his Meditations on First Philosophy can be found in the medieval period that had already existed for more than a thousand years. Does God exist? If so, what is his nature? Is the human soul immortal? How does it differ from the body? What role do sense experience and pure reason play in knowing? Descartes stands out from his predecessors because of the method he developed to treat these and other fundamental questions. Drawing on his study of mathematics, he searches for a way to establish absolutely certain conclusions based on indubitable premises. His importance in modern philosophy lies in the challenge he offers to every subsequent thinker in philosophy and science. © Agora Publications
Apology( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is on trial for his life. He is charged with impiety and corrupting young people. He presents his own defense, explaining why he has devoted his life to challenging the most powerful and important people in the Greek world. The reason is that rich and famous politicians, priests, poets, and a host of others pretend to know what is good, true, holy, and beautiful, but when Socrates questions them, they are shown to be foolish rather than wise. © Agora Publications
Dialogues by David Hume( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion had not yet been published when he died in 1776. Even though the manuscript was mostly written during the 1750s, it did not appear until 1779. The subject itself was too delicate and controversial, and Hume's dialectical examination of religious knowledge was especially provocative. What should we teach young people about religion? The characters Demea, Cleanthes, and Philo passionately present and defend three sharply different answers to that question. Demea opens the dialogue with a position derived from René Descartes and Father Malebranche--God's nature is a mystery, but God's existence can be proved logically. Cleanthes attacks that view, both because it leads to mysticism and because it attempts the impossible task of trying to establish existence on the basis of pure reason, without appeal to sense experience. As an alternative, he offers a proof both God's existence and God's nature based on the same kind of scientific reasoning established by Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton.Taking a skeptical approach, Philo presents a series of arguments that question any attempt to use reason as a basis for religious faith. He suggests that human beings might be better off without religion. The dialogue ends without agreement among the characters, justifying Hume's choice of dialogue as the literary style for this topic. © Agora Publications
Hume's Dialogues concerning natural religion by David Hume( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty and truth : [Plato's Greater Hippias and Aristotle's Poetics]( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unabridged performance of Plato's Greater Hippias and Aristotle's Poetics. The first work is a comic dialogue between Socrates and Hippias of Elis that explores the definition of beauty. The second work analyzes truth and beauty as they are manifested in poetry and the other arts
America's first millionaires : the East Indies trade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Salem, Massachusetts has more in its past than witch trials, as this walking tour proves
Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a biography of twentieth-century newscaster Walter Cronkite, once dubbed "the most trusted man in America." It chronicles his coverage of World War II and his entrance into the then-fledgling business of television reporting. It highlights his reporting on space exploration, the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War
Lives of the pirates : swashbucklers, scoundrels (neighbors beware!) by Kathleen Krull( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Profiles twenty notable pirates throughout history and describes their adventures, the battles they fought, and the riches and cultural legacies they left behind
 
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Amos Fortune, free manLives of the pirates : swashbucklers, scoundrels (neighbors beware!)The long road to GettysburgA pretext for war : [9/11, Iraq, and the abuse of America's intelligence agencies]The VanderbiltsThe darkest jungle : [the true story of the Darién expedition and America's ill-fated race to connect the seas]Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and PhaedoPlato's symposium