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Wilson, George K.

Overview
Works: 173 works in 824 publications in 1 language and 22,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Trivia and miscellanea  Case studies  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biographies  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3554.O719, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about George K Wilson
 
Most widely held works by George K Wilson
Double whammy by Carl Hiaasen( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In big stakes bass fishing tournaments, contestants will do anything to win. Maybe that's why there is a corpse floating in Coon Bog. Now it's up to R.J. Decker, novice private investigator, to find out who was dying to get the biggest fish. Help comes in the unlikely form of Skink, a half-mad hermit with a taste for road kill
Hard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member 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( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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
Realistic visionary : a portrait of George Washington by Peter R Henriques( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter R. Henriques, a leading scholar on George Washington and professor emeritus of history at George Mason University, produces a concise and vital volume on America's first president. Realistic Visionary is a focused examination of the vital events and traits that made Washington who he was. In fascinating detail, it shows a man who overcame personal faults to be the greatest person of his generation.--
The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution by David O Stewart( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member 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( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member 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
A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron( Recording )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member 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
Torpedo juice by Tim Dorsey( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it's always a good idea to fly under police radar, Serge figures the Keys are just the place to lie low. Plus, he has two missions to accomplish--re-invent himself and get married, although he hasn't picked the lucky lady yet. But what he doesn't know is that enough serial and spree killers are headed his way to have a parade of psychopaths. Are the Keys big enough for all the lunatics?--
On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it, yet we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves--and we lack a conscientious appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, he argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are
A dog's journey : another novel for humans by W. Bruce Cameron( Recording )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing that he has achieved his purpose throughout several eventful lives, Buddy the dog is drawn to a vibrant but troubled teen who he struggles to help until they are separated
Don't think of an elephant! : know your values and frame the debate : the essential guide for progressives by George Lakoff( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author George Lakoff, who has become a key advisor to the Democratic Party, asserts that the Republican Party has enjoyed recent success because of the way it expertly "frames" the issues. Using carefully chosen terminology like "tax relief" and "family values," conservatives have cast themselves in a positive light and convinced many Americans to vote against their true beliefs. Now Lakoff shows how progressives can beat conservatives at their own game
Iroquois diplomacy on the early American frontier by Timothy J Shannon( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member 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( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea by Richard Phillips( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2008, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores
The big bamboo by Tim Dorsey( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member 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
The atrocity archives by Charles Stross( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member 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
Brightness reef by David Brin( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member 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( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member 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. 2010
Infinity's shore by David Brin( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 453 WorldCat member 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
The Lakotas and the Black Hills : the struggle for sacred ground by Jeffrey Ostler( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member 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
 
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Realistic visionary : a portrait of George WashingtonA dog's purposeTorpedo juiceOn bullshitOn truthA captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea
Alternative Names
Wilson, George (George K.)

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English (171)