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Drummond, David (Narrator)

Overview
Works: 148 works in 626 publications in 1 language and 9,147 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Pictorial works  Biographies  Quotations  Anecdotes  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: HV883.C2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Drummond
Empire of the summer moon by S. C Gwynne( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the 40-year battle between the Comanche Indians and white settlers, centering on the Comanche chief Quanah
Hope's boy by Andrew Bridge( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement
Short nights of the shadow catcher : [the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis] by Timothy Egan( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise - his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements. Bonus disc features Edward Curtis photographs
The invention of nature : Alexander Von Humboldt's new world by Andrea Wulf( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his investigation of wild environments around the world; his discoveries of similarities between climate zones on different continents; his prediction of human-induced climate change; his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation; and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simn Bolvar and Thomas Jefferson
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Shawnee Indians, Mary Ingles escapes and follows the Ohio River for a thousand miles back towards her home in Virginia
Snoop : what your stuff says about you by Sam Gosling( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our cars), Gosling shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected--and unplanned--ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it to others, and interpret the world around us
Lions of the West by Robert Morgan( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion
The tell-tale brain : a neuroscientist's quest for what makes us human by V. S Ramachandran( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramachandran -- the "Marco Polo of neuroscience"--Reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Among the topics he discusses are synesthesia as a window to creativity and autism as a springboard to understanding self-awareness
When you need a lift : but don't want to eat chocolate, pay a shrink, or drink a bottle of gin by Joy Behar( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behar asked 100 of her celebrity friends, associates and role models to share whatever picks them up when they're down in the dumps. As each celebrity offers his or her advice on how to cope with the blues, it soon becomes clear that most of us are driven to find solace in similar activities, regardless of who we are
Kill Bin Laden : a Delta Force commander's account of the hunt for the world's most wanted man by Dalton Fury( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalton Fury offers an in-depth account of the Battle of Tora Bora and the elite force that was sent on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden
The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's civil war and his decision that changed American history by Jonathan Horn( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of why Robert E. Lee, the one soldier who most embodied the legacy of George Washington, chose to fight for the South, a decision that changed American history
The third coast : [when Chicago built the American dream] by Tom Dyja( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of Chicago at midcentury, with its incredible mix of architects, politicians, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, and actors who helped shape modern America
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting by John Shiffman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of a national security sting designed to protect U.S. soldiers, sailors, and pilots from enemies armed with American weapons traces the efforts of an elite undercover Homeland Security unit to track down an elusive Iranian broker
Choosing civility : the twenty-five rules of considerate conduct by Pier Massimo Forni( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty-five rules for connecting successfully with others, revealing how to apply each rule to everyday life to make one's own life, as well as the lives of others, more comfortable and fulfilling
House lust : America's obsession with our homes by Daniel F McGinn( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it about the rustic beauty of hardwood floors or the luxury of natural stone countertops that turns ordinary people into covetous friends, competitive neighbors, and shameless snoops? In House Lust, Newsweek writer Daniel McGinn takes readers inside the homes---and the psyches---of people all over the country to discover what₂s fueling the national fixation on where and how we live today
The sweet life in Paris : delicious adventures in the world's most glorious--and perplexing--city by David Lebovitz( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American pastry chef living in Paris shares his deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights. Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille
William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life by James L McDonough( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides
The tell : the little clues that reveal big truths about who we are by Matthew J Hertenstein( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein explains how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities
Dark summit : the true story of Everest's most controversial season by Nick Heil( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Heil recounts the harrowing story of the deadly and controversial 2006 climbing season on Mount Everest
 
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Hope's boyFollow the riverThe tell-tale brain : a neuroscientist's quest for what makes us humanWhen you need a lift : but don't want to eat chocolate, pay a shrink, or drink a bottle of ginKill Bin Laden : a Delta Force commander's account of the hunt for the world's most wanted manHouse lust : America's obsession with our homesDark summit : the true story of Everest's most controversial season