Wilson, George K.
Most widely held works by George K Wilson
Hard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
McCain pays tribute to men and women who were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drives 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march leads only to their death.
The summer of 1787 the men who invented the Constitution by David O Stewart ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Over the span of four hot summer months, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia hammered out what would be regarded as one of the most important documents in world history. But the drafting of the Constitution was fraught with contention and divisive issues that threatened the very future of the Union. Issues such as slavery and states' rights could have formed insurmountable barriers, but America's founders somehow reached enough of a consensus--and compromised when necessary--to produce this remarkable work.
The Shawnees and the war for America by Colin G Calloway ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Before the American War for Independence, the Shawnees lived in Ohio, hunted in Kentucky, and ranged as far as Georgia, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. With an uncanny ability to form alliances with others, they developed a well-deserved reputation for being loyal friends and formidable foes. Leaders like Blue Jacket, Black Hoof, and Tecumseh defended Shawnee homelands for more than 60 years. But America's westward surge ultimately proved too much. And when Tecumseh fell in battle, the Shawnees' final hope for independence died with him.
Iroquois diplomacy on the early American frontier by Timothy J Shannon ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Occupying territory between Canada and New York, the Six Nations of the Iroquois League held a strategic position near French, Dutch, and English interests. Although they were formidable adversaries, the Iroquois learned they could strengthen themselves more effectively by forging alliances than by waging war. Skillfully remaining neutral during North America's Anglo-French wars, they maintained an unrivaled influence in colonial America - at at time when other Indian nations were being destroyed or dispersed. This compelling narrative explores the politically shrewd - sometimes treacherous - tactics the Iroquois used to withstand the juggernaut of colonization.
On truth by Harry G Frankfurt ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
After the success of his work "On bullshit," Frankfurt looks at the other side of the philosophical coin. If bullshit resides in the realm of subjective perception, then truth points to what lies outside that realm. Frankfurt is praised for his ability to speak to a wide general audience. Thus, On Truth is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the function of truth in our culture.
The big bamboo by Tim Dorsey ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters.
Brightness reef by David Brin ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal--and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.
Cahokia ancient America's great city on the Mississippi by Timothy R Pauketat ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Pauketat illuminates the riveting discovery of the largest pre-Columbian city on U.S. soil. Once a flourishing metropolis of 20,000 people in 1050, Cahokia had rotted away by 1400. Its earthen mounds near modern-day St. Louis reveal "woodhenges" and evidence of large-scale human sacrifice.
Infinity's shore by David Brin ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 541 libraries worldwide
On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power.
American Indians and the law by N. Bruce Duthu ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Duthu highlights the major events, the differing principles, and the evolving perspectives that have governed relations among the Native American Indian tribes, the federal government, and the states.
The atrocity archives by Charles Stross ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
A lowly computer geek working for a secret British intelligence agency gets promoted to field service after accidentally saving lives in a disaster. Now he's faced with saving the universe using only his smarts and a disembodied hand that renders him invisible. Stross' award-winning novella, "The concrete jungle," is also included.
Heaven's reach by David Brin ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light.
The Lakotas and the Black Hills the struggle for sacred ground by Jeffrey Ostler ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Ostler recounts the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homeland and their remarkable legal battle to regain it. Moving from battlefields to reservations to Supreme Court chambers, Ostler captures the strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished lands.
Startide rising by David Brin ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
When Streaker -- the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins -- discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement. Trapped on a hostile planet while six alien fleets battle to decide their fate, Streaker's crew seeks some way to escape and return to Earth.
The uplift war by David Brin ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.
Florida roadkill a novel by Tim Dorsey ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A crime comedy on a dentist who mutilates his hands to collect $5 million in insurance. Dr. George Veale is forced into the scam by a woman who videotaped a sex session and is blackmailing him. But after Veale collects he turns the tables.
Sundiver by David Brin ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history--a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun.
The wild trees a story of passion and daring by Richard Preston ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Famous for immersing himself in his subjects, Preston turns his considerable writing talents to the fascinating study of wild tree canopies. To research this book, Preston learned how to climb giant trees, camped out in them, and interviewed countless forestry experts to offer listeners an in-depth examination of how and why these giant trees should be preserved.
A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
Antiquities Audiobooks Audiobooks Biography Biography Blue Jacket,--b. ca. 1752 Case studies Cherokee Indians Cherokee Indians--Relocation Constitution (United States) Constitutional Convention (United States : 1787) Constitutional conventions Constitutional history Cornstalk,--Shawnee Chief,--1720?-1777 Decision making Demonology Excavations (Archaeology) Federally recognized Indian tribes Fiction Florida Geeks (Computer enthusiasts) Great Britain History Human-animal relationships Illinois--American Bottom Illinois--Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park Indians of North America--Law and legislation Indians of North America--Politics and government Indian Wars (Shawnee : 1775-1783) Intelligence service Iroquois Indians--Government relations Iroquois Indians--Kings and rulers Iroquois Indians--Politics and government Life on other planets Miscellanea Mississippian culture Monsters Motion picture industry Nazis Office politics Psychopaths Science fiction, American Serial murderers Shawnee Indians Storms, Serge (Fictitious character) Tecumseh,--Shawnee Chief,--1768-1813 Tenskwatawa,--Shawnee Prophet Trail of Tears (1838-1839) Truth United States
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