Most widely held works by Alan Sklar
The way of the world a story of truth and hope in an age of extremism by Ron Suskind ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington insider makes predictions about what he believes will be an unprecedented national security crisis stemming from the growing nuclear capabilities of anti-American nations.
All the flowers are dying by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
As private investigator Matthew Scudder contemplates retirement, he takes on a case for a friend who wants a background check on his daughter's suitor and finds himself menaced by a killer from the past.
House of cards a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street by William D Cohan ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 526 libraries worldwide
William D. Cohan's superb and shocking narrative chronicles the fall of Bear Stearns and the end of the Second Gilded Age on Wall Street, explaining how a combination of risky bets, corporate political infighting, lax government regulations and truly bad decision-making wrought havoc on the world financial system.
Murder in Foggy Bottom by Margaret Truman ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
An obscure death is discovered in Foggy Bottom, the home of the State Department. Soon the number of deaths rises as airplanes seem to be falling out of the air. The means are soon apparent: small-scale weapons with large-scale impact, and coming from a place where anything can be had -- for a price. The State Department begins its investigation....
In the president's Secret Service [behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect by Ronald Kessler ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The author discloses presidential assassination attempts that have never before been revealed to the public. He shares accounts from a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that JFK was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot.
Grifter's game by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off of gullible women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard -- and found himself holding a stash of raw heroin. Now that Joe has fallen hard for Mona, he's got to pull off the most dangerous con of his career. One that will leave him either a killer -- or a corpse.
Red dragon by Thomas Harris ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
In this extraordinary novel, which precedes The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, Harris introduces the unforgettable character Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And in it, Will Graham-- the FBI man who hunted Lecter down-- risks his sanity and his life to a dual killer called the Red Dragon.
In the president's Secret Service behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect by Ronald Kessler ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Because Secret Service agents are sworn to secrecy, the American public rarely knows what presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and Cabinet officers and their families are really like. If they did, says a former Secret Service agent, "They would scream."
Wikinomics [how mass collaboration changes everything by Don Tapscott ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"In just the last few years, in one of the most profound changes of our time, traditional collaboration--in a meeting room, a conference call, even a convention center--has been superseded by collaborations on an astronomical scale. Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the heaving growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics shows this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success."--cover note.
The ghost map [the story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world by Steven Johnson ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
London has an outbreak of cholera in 1854. Two men, Reverend Henry Whitehead and Dr. John Snow, decide to take action.
The Wal-Mart effect [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy by Charles Fishman ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment. Journalist Fishman takes us on a behind-the-scenes investigative expedition, interviewing 25 high-level ex-executives and a host of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and journeying to the ports and factories where Wal-Mart's power is warping the very structure of the world's market.--From publisher description.
The girl with the long green heart by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance have a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he is worth, but they need a girl on the inside to make it work. Evelyn Stone, Gunderman's secretary, his lover, and his worst enemy is ready to help.
Black Hawk down a story of modern war by Mark Bowden ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there, and how they fought their way out. This is the story of war."--Container.
Favorite stories of Christmas past ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten favorite Christmas stories.
Lucky at cards by Lawrence Block ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
When the wife of his latest mark concocts a clever scheme to get rid of her husband, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard, craving some action, is only too happy to help, but all bets are off when the tables turn and his luck runs out.
Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling by Ross King ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Recounts Michelangelo's creation of his masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from his commission from Pope Julius II, through the artist's four years of work, to the final acclaim at the painting's 1512 unveiling.
The looming tower al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Explores both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks in an account of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the attacks.
Think big and kick ass in business and life by Donald Trump ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Two of the world's top businessmen present Trump's Think BIG strategy.
A slobbering love affair the true (and pathetic) story of the torrid romance between Barack Obama and the mainstream media by Bernard Goldberg ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Bernard Goldberg, award-winning journalist and media bias whistleblower, discusses in scathing detail the mainstream media's outright obsession with and extreme favoritism of Barack Obama, from his race for presidency to his place in office. Tackling such topics as the media's downplay of Obama's association with Bill Ayers, their favoring of Obama over Hillary, and how they'll cover Obama's presidency, Goldberg leaves no stone unturned in this intense examination of active media partisanship.
7 dirty words the life and crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Cultural critic James Sullivan presents the definitive biography of the life and work of the legendary comedian, provocateur, and social critic George Carlin. Here, he examines Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture.
Audiobooks Audiobooks Bank failures Bear, Stearns & Co Biography Business networks Case studies Cholera Creative ability in business Detective and mystery stories, American Discount houses (Retail trade) Economic history Economic policy England--London Fiction Financial crises Gambling and crime Government investigators History Intelligence service International relations Interpersonal relations Investment banking Italy Kennedy, John F.--1917-1963 Leadership Management National security Nevada--Las Vegas New York (State)--New York Political science Presidents--Protection Private investigators Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character) Secret service Serial murderers Serial murders Sound recordings Success in business Swindlers and swindling Terrorism Terrorism--Government policy Terrorism--Prevention United States United States.--Dept. of State United States.--Secret Service Valentine, Tony (Fictitious character) Wal-Mart (Firm) War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Washington (D.C.)--Foggy Bottom