WorldCat Identities

Boles, James

Overview
Works: 10 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 1,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Military history  Diaries 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Boles
Twilight at Monticello : the final years of Thomas Jefferson by Alan Pell Crawford( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Thomas Jefferson's retirement years at Monticello captures a turbulent period in the former president's life marked by personal and financial problems, depression, the disintegration of his family, and the founding of the University of Virginia
A terrible glory : Custer and the Little Bighorn-- the last great battle of the American West by Jim Donovan( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame. The truth, however, was far more complex. This is the first book to relate the entire story, and the first to call upon all the research and findings of the past 25 years--which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the U.S. Army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history
Leviathan : the history of whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales."To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry-from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s, when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world-to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades
American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work by Nick Taylor( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When President Roosevelt took the oath of office in 1933, he was facing a devastated nation. Four years into the Great Depression, 13 million American workers were jobless. What people wanted were jobs, not handouts, and in 1935, after a variety of temporary relief measures, a permanent nationwide jobs program was created--the Works Progress Administration, which would forever change the physical landscape and the social policies of the United States. The WPA lasted for eight years, spent $11 billion, and employed 8 and a half million men and women. The agency combined the urgency of putting people back to work with a vision of physically rebuilding America. Its workers laid roads, erected dams, bridges, tunnels, and airports, but also performed concerts, staged plays, and painted murals. Sixty years later, there is almost no area in America that does not bear some visible mark of its presence.--From publisher description
Hug your people : the proven way to hire, inspire, and recognize your employees to achieve remarkable results by Jack Mitchell( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to improve customer service by taking care of one's employees, counseling business leaders on the principles of imparting kindness, trust, and pride in a working force to enable greater productivity and loyalty
The whale warriors : [the battle at the bottom of the world to save the planet's largest mammals] by Peter Heller( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Heller takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale-saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy remote seas off Antarctica
The master key system by Charles F Haanel( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would be possible if you could unlock your entire mental potential? "The Master Key System" is one of the classic works in the "science of thought" tradition. Charles F. Haanel's timeless work has been rediscovered for the benefit of today's listener. Newly updated for the 21st Century, the time-tested wisdom of Haanel's system reveals techniques to unlock thought as a creative energy and power
Puppy's first steps : the whole-dog approach to raising a happy, healthy, well-behaved puppy by James Boles( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, accessible, and humane guide to puppies from one of the world's premier veterinary schools. This whole-dog approach--a unique combination of training, behavior, and health care--is based on cutting-edge research and real day-to-day clinical experience. The faculty of the Tufts University Cummings School, led by the renowned animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman, provides information on the health and behavior of puppie, covering everything from how to pick a puppy, what to feed him, and how to housetrain, to why puppies behave the way they do and what to do in a host of medical situations.--From publisher description
1967 : Israel, the war, and the year that transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Israeli historian examines a watershed year in the history of the Middle East, detailing the apocalyptic atmosphere in which Israel existed, the six-day 1967 war, and the implications of the war in terms of reshaping the the Middle East
Tulia : race, cocaine, and corruption in a small Texas town by Nate Blakeslee( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early one morning in the summer of 1999 authorities in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia began a roundup of suspected drug dealers. By the time the sweep was done, over forty people had been arrested and one of every five black adults in town was behind bars, all accused of dealing cocaine to the same undercover officer, Tom Coleman. Coleman, the son of a well-known Texas Ranger, was named Officer of the Year in Texas. Not until after the trials--in which Coleman's uncorroborated testimony secured sentences as long as 361 years--did it become apparent that Tom Coleman was not the man he claimed to be. Tulia is the story of this town, the bust, the trials, and the heroic legal battle to reverse the convictions that caught the attention of the nation in the spring of 2003. With a sure sense of history and of place, a great feel for the characters involved, and showdowns inside the courtroom and out. Blakeslee's Tulia is contemporary journalism at its finest, and a thrilling read. The scandal changed the way narcotics enforcement is done in Texas, and has put the national drug war on trial at a time when incarceration rates in this country have never been higher. But the story is much bigger than the tale of just one bust. As Tulia makes clear, these events are the latest chapter in a story with themes as old as the country itself. It is a marvelously well-told tale about injustice, race, poverty, hysteria, desperation, and doing the right thing in America"--Publisher's web site
 
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.26 for A terrible ... to 0.46 for 1967 : Isr ...)

Languages
English (84)

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A terrible glory : Custer and the Little Bighorn-- the last great battle of the American WestLeviathan : the history of whaling in AmericaAmerican-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to workHug your people : the proven way to hire, inspire, and recognize your employees to achieve remarkable resultsThe whale warriors : [the battle at the bottom of the world to save the planet's largest mammals]The master key systemPuppy's first steps : the whole-dog approach to raising a happy, healthy, well-behaved puppy1967 : Israel, the war, and the year that transformed the Middle EastTulia : race, cocaine, and corruption in a small Texas town