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Yen, Jonathan

Works: 90 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 3,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographies  Folklore  Terminology  Travel writing 
Roles: Narrator, Author
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Yen
Eruption : the untold story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people listened anxiously to rumblings in the longquiescent volcano Mount St. Helens. Still, when a massive explosion took the top off the mountain, no one was prepared. Fifty-seven people died, including newlywed logger John Killian (for years afterward, his father searched for him in the ash), scientist Dave Johnston, and celebrated local curmudgeon Harry Truman. The lives of many others were forever changed. Steve Olson interweaves history, science, and vivid personal stories of the volcano's victims and survivors to portray the disaster as a multifaceted turning point. Powerful economic, political, and historical forces influenced who died when the volcano erupted, and their deaths marked the end of an era in the Pacific Northwest. The eruption of Mount St. Helens transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, and our perceptions of how to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet
Love that boy : what two presidents, eight road trips, and my son taught me about a parent's expectations by Ron Fournier( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What parents want for their children - popularity, normalcy, genius -, and what they truly need - grit, empathy, character - are explored by National Journal's Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving but struggling parents
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world by David Baron( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of a nineteenth century celestial drama will enthrall listeners, as the first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness
Real food fake food : why you don't know what you're eating & what you can do about it by Larry Olmsted( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn't. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans. Real Food/Fake Food brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing that this shocking deception extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It's a massive bait and switch where counterfeiting is rampant and where the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff, to help us recognize what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy, fresh-caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft
The guise of another by Allen Eskens( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died fifteen years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability. But the investigation puts him in the path of a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years
The Apache wars : the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history by Paul Andrew Hutton( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid."--NoveList
The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor by William Easterly( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easterly delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters
Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries by Kim MacQuarrie( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andes Mountains are the world's longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America
The speechwriter : a brief education in politics by Barton Swaim( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and hilarious look inside the spin room of the modern politician: a place where ideals are crushed, English is mangled, people are humiliated, and the opportunity for humor is everywhere
Shots on the bridge : police violence and cover-up in the wake of Katrina by Ronnie Greene( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping tale of police brutality, investigating the cover-up of a deadly NOLA cops' shooting of six unarmed civilians, published on the tenth anniversary of Katrina
The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives by James Forrester( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease
The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives by Stephen L Buchmann( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural history at its best, the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world's flowers
No one needs to know by Kevin O'Brien( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in-only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying ... As Laurie digs deeper into what happened all those years ago, she discovers that the truth is more twisted than any whispered rumor, as a legacy of brutal vengeance reaches its terrifying climax
The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA by Doug Mack( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Mack ventures 31,000 miles across the globe and deep into American history to reveal the fascinating and forgotten story of how territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands became part of the United States, what they're like today, and how they helped create the nation as people know it
Being Elvis : a lonely life by Ray Connolly( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fortieth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death comes this rocking biography of an iconic artist who fundamentally transformed American culture. Intimate and unsparing, Being Elvis explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life
Grandma was right after all! : practical parenting wisdom from the good old days by John K Rosemond( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents today are all but completely disconnected from the commonsense parenting wisdom of their parents and grandparents. The self-esteem parenting revolution has erased the practical insights gathered by generations of parents about the how to raise kids. In this audio book, John Rosemond seeks to recover this wisdom by resurrecting what parents of yesteryear tended to say
Anatomy of a song : the oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B and pop by Marc Myers( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing that every great song has a fascinating backstory, Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. From "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price to "Losing my religion" by R.E.M., leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. The result is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations
Last night in the OR : a transplant surgeon's odyssey by Bud Shaw( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery's most demanding fields. This is an exhilarating, fast-paced, and beautifully written memoir, one that will captivate listeners with its courage, intimacy, and honesty
Murder by candlelight : the gruesome slayings behind our romance with the macabre by Michael Knox Beran( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that it is "less the quality of the crimes than the attitude of the age which determines the gruesomeness of its murders," Michael Knox Beran brings to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch and gives us a terrifying glimpse of the horror beneath the seeming civility of the Victorian era
American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good by Colin Woodard( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle between individualism and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agenda of the Progressives, the New Deal, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party. In American Character, Colin Woodard traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation's existence, from the first colonies through the Gilded Age and Great Depression to the present day, and how different regions of the country have successfully or disastrously accommodated them. The independent streak found its most pernicious form in the antebellum South but was balanced in the Gilded Age by communitarian reform efforts; the New Deal was an example of a successful coalition between communitarian-minded Eastern elites and Southerners. Throughout the American experience, the goal has always been to find the sweet spot between protecting the individual and nurturing the health of the community, and Woodard's historically informed suggestions on achieving that balance will be of interest to anyone who cares about the current American predicament--political, ideological, and sociological
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