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Hughes, William 1957-

Works: 61 works in 287 publications in 1 language and 7,987 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Forecasts  Military history  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: ML418.A96, B
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Most widely held works by William Hughes
The soloist [a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music] by Steve Lopez ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles's skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard--ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans--until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The Soloist is a story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges
Too big to fail the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system from crisis--and themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history, by an acclaimed New York Times financial reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meeting in South Korea and Russia and the corridors of Washington, this is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy
The next 100 years a forecast for the 21st century by George Friedman ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utilizing 2000-year-old geopolitical models, expert weather forecaster George Friedman reviews major historical changes and predicts what changes await humanity in the 21st Century
The generals American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History has been kinder to the American generals of World War II - Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley - than to the generals of the wars that followed. Is it merely nostalgia? Thomas E. Ricks answers the question definitively: No, it is not, in no small part because of a widening gulf between performance and accountability. During the Second World War, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough
Murder in the high Himalaya [loyalty, tragedy, and escape from Tibet] by Jonathan Green ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet. Intrepid journalist Jonathan Green here investigates the clash of cultures at the rooftop of the world. As he gains entrance to a fascinating network of Tibetan guides and safe houses operating in the name of freedom, investigates the tradition of extreme mountaineering in Chinese-occupied Tibet, and establishes contact with surviving refugees, he offers a rare, affecting portrait of modern Tibet and raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths to which we go to achieve freedom
The great deformation the corruption of capitalism in America by David Alan Stockman ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution meant to restore sound money principles to the United States government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. In The Great Deformation, Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis overturns the assumptions of Keynesians and monetarists alike, showing how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous. Over time, crony capitalism has made fools of us all, transforming Republican treasury secretaries into big-government interventionists and populist Democrat presidents into industry-wrecking internationalists
Brain bugs how the brain's flaws shape our lives by Dean Buonomano ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano illuminates the causes and consequences of the brain's imperfections in terms of its innermost workings and its evolutionary purposes. He then examines how our brains function--and malfunction--in the digital, predator-free, information-saturated, special-effects-addled world we have built for ourselves
Planet Google how one company's all-encompassing vision is transforming our lives by Randall E Stross ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Randy Stross explores Google's bold and possibly disastrous attempts at continued success. He explains the possibilities of bankruptcy for other providers, and how this will affect our culture as a whole
Superparenting for ADD an innovative approach to raising your distracted child by Edward M Hallowell ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dealing with ADD in their own personal lives, Drs. Edward Hallowell and Peter Jenson offer a precise program for parents to help their ADD child lead a more productive life
A safeway in Arizona what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon state and life in America by Tom Zoellner ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Zoellner uses the tragedy as a jumping-off point to expose the fault lines in Arizona's political and socioeconomic landscape that allowed this to happen and offers a revealing portrait of the southwestern state at a critical moment in history-and as a symbol of the nation's discontents and uncertainties. Ultimately, it is his rallying cry for a more sane and more civil way of life
Brothers, rivals, victors [Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the partnership that drove the allied conquest in Europe] by Jonathan W Jordan ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the complex friendship between Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Omar Bradley that began decades before the war and was shaped by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, and ambition
Twin a memoir by Allen Shawn ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Allen Shawn and his twin sister, Mary, were two, Mary began exhibiting signs of what would later be diagnosed as autism. Understanding Mary and giving her a happy life seemed impossible for the Shawns. With almost no warning, her parents sent Mary to a residential treatment center at the age of eight. She never lived at home again. Fifty years later, as he probed the sources of his anxieties, Allen realized that his fate was inextricably linked to his sister's and that their natures were far from being different. Twin highlights the difficulties families coping with autism faced in the 1950s. It reconstructs a parallel narrative for the two siblings, who experienced such divergent fates yet shared talents and proclivities. Twin is about the mystery of being inextricably bonded to someone who can never be truly understood
Lion of liberty Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation by Harlow G Unger ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian and journalist Harlow Giles Unger chronicles the heroic life of Patrick Henry. One of the most outspoken Founding Fathers, it was Henry who coined the term 'liberty or death, ' and battled tyranny, against the British during the American Revolution. However, he also fought tyranny in America after the war, as he rallied for a Bill of Rights, denounced big government, and instilled in his country an unsurpassed passion for liberty and patriotism
Republican Gomorrah inside the movement that shattered the party by Max Blumenthal ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate, investigative portrait of how the purveyors of the politics of personal crisis and redemption brought down the GOP--and why they're still calling the shots for the party
In the graveyard of empires [America's war in Afghanistan] by Seth G Jones ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. Jones introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence
At the edge of the precipice [Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union] by Robert V Remini ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It has been said that if Henry Clay had been alive in 1860, there would have been no Civil War. Based on his performance in 1850, it may well be true. In that year, the United States faced one of the most dangerous crises in its history, having just acquired a huge parcel of land from the war with Mexico. Northern and Southern politicians fought over whether slavery should be legal on the new American soil. After a Northern congressman introduced a proviso to forbid slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay, America's great compromiser, could keep the Union together, saving it from dissolution for ten crucial years
Detroit a biography by Scott Martelle ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities, and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. It tells how the city grew to become the heart of American industry and how its utter collapse--from 1.8 million residents in 1950 to 714,000 only six decades later--resulted from a confluence of public policies, private industry decisions, and deep, thick seams of racism
The management myth why the "experts" keep getting it wrong by Matthew Stewart ( )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, Matthew Stewart might not have seemed a likely candidate to become a consultant. Striking fear into the hearts of clients with his sharp analytical tools, Stewart lived in hotel rooms and got fat on expense account cuisine -- until, finally, he decided to turn his merciless, penetrating eye on the management industry itself. Providing a bitingly funny account of his own hands-on experience in a management consulting firm along with a devastating critique of management "philosophy" and the theoretical underpinnings of contemporary fads in efficiency improvement, empowerment, and strategy, Stewart lays bare how little consultants have really done for the business of others -- while making a killing for themselves
Outrageous fortunes the twelve surprising trends that will reshape the global economy by Daniel Altman ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economics expert Daniel Altman helps listeners look past the current economic crisis by revealing twelve political and business trends that will reshape the global economy and serve as a plan for future economic success
The empire strikes out how baseball sold U.S. foreign policy and promoted the American way abroad by Robert Elias ( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Even as early as the 1860s, baseball has been a vehicle to support American imperialism and ideals. As the country's pastime, it came to symbolize the American way of life at home and abroad. Here, Robert Elias examines baseball's role in shaping America's foreign policy and world dominance
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