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Boles, James

Overview
Works: 10 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,568 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Military history  Diaries 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: E332.74, 973.46092
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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson, with good reason: His life was a great American drama-one of the greatest-played out in compelling acts. He was the architect of our democracy, a visionary chief executive who expanded this nation's physical boundaries to unimagined lengths. But Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way audiences think about this true American icon. It was during these years-from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his death in 1826-that Jefferson's idealism would be most severely, and heartbreakingly, tested. Based on new research and documents culled from the Library of Congress, the Virginia Historical Society, and other special collections-including hitherto unexamined letters from family, friends, and Monticello neighbors-Alan Pell Crawford paints an authoritative and deeply moving portrait of Thomas Jefferson as private citizen, the first original depiction of the man in more than a generation. Here, told with grace and masterly detail, is Jefferson with his family at Monticello, dealing with illness and the indignities wrought by early-nineteenth-century medicine; coping with massive debt and the immense costs associated with running a grand residence; navigating public disputes and mediating family squabbles; and receiving dignitaries and correspondingwith close friends, including John Adams, the Marquis de Lafayette, and other heroes from the Revolution. Enmeshed as he was in these affairs during his final years, Jefferson was still a viable political force, advising his son-in-law Thomas Randolph during his terms as Virginia governor, helping the administration of his good friend President James Madison during the?internal improvements? controversy, and establishing the first wholly secular American institution of higher learning, the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. We also see Jefferson's views on slavery evolve, along with his awareness of the costs to civil harmony exacted by the Founding Fathers' failure to effectively reconcile slaveholding within a republic dedicated to liberty. Right up until his death on the fiftieth anniversary of America's founding, Thomas Jefferson remained an indispensable man, albeit a supremely human one. And it is precisely that figure Crawford introduces to us in the revelatory Twilight at Monticello
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 219 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

The epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Environmental writer Dolin 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
American-made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work by Nick Taylor( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967--the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything. Journalist Segev recounts the watershed year when six days of war reshaped the country and the entire region. Going far beyond a military account, Segev re-creates the crisis in Israel before 1967, showing how economic recession, a full grasp of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by neighbor states combined to produce a climate of apocalypse
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 81 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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A terrible glory : Custer and the Little Bighorn-- the last great battle of the American West
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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