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Sklar, Alan

Overview
Works: 245 works in 1,390 publications in 1 language and 26,250 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.L63, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Sklar
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 )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member 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
The way of the world : a story of truth and hope in an age of extremism by Ron Suskind( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 590 WorldCat member 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
The looming tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member 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
Wikinomics : [how mass collaboration changes everything] by Don Tapscott( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 proves this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success. A brilliant guide to one of the most profound changes of our time, Wikinomics challenges our most deeply rooted assumptions about business and will prove indispensable to anyone who wants to understand competitiveness in the twenty-first century
Proof of life by Judith A Jance( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger...When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight." -- From publisher's description
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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London has an outbreak of cholera in 1854. Two men, Reverend Henry Whitehead and Dr. John Snow, decide to take action
Murder in Foggy Bottom by Margaret Truman( Recording )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Margaret Truman's latest mystery, the scene opens with an obscure death in Washington's Foggy Bottom, home of the State Department, shifts to mass murder in the downing of aircraft, and then moves on to mayhem in the streets of the new Moscow. Leaving an airport near New York, a D.C.-bound commuter plane falls to earth. At almost the same time, another crash occurs. Firmly ruling out coincidence, investigators seek means and motive. The means are soon apparent: small-scale weaponry with large-scale impact. Their country of origin? A place where nearly everything - hardware, information, love - can be found for a price. Max Pauling, a State Department investigator, seasoned, good-looking, and hard to fool, quickly takes off on a trail still as warm as the smoking wreckage. A host of vivid characters people the narrative, including a lovely State Department analyst who finds herself attracted to undercover types; a militia leader in Idaho
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 )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member 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
Grifter's game by Lawrence Block( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off beautiful women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard and found himself facing the most dangerous con of his career, one that will leave him either a killer-or a corpse
Favorite stories of Christmas past( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," Clement C. Moore's classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church's moving editorial response to a little girl's Christmastime query, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause," as well as seven other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year"--Publisher website (March 2008)
Dangerous women : original stories from today's greatest suspense writers by Otto Penzler( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepare to meet the most seductively female and the most shockingly fatal of femmes fatales, brought to you by seventeen of today's finest authors of mystery and suspense fiction. Award-winning editor Otto Penzler presents a collection of short and sizzling masterpieces of kisses and kiss-offs, gams and gats, published for the first time anywhere. "I'm not usually given to superlatives, but DANGEROUS WOMEN may be the best, most varied, and colorful mystery anthology of all time."--Janet Evanovich "Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything, and proves it once more in this brilliant anthology."--Robert B. Parker "Wow, what memorable dames! What terrific short stories! DANGEROUS WOMEN is a winning collection." -Susan Isaacs
The sins of the fathers by Lawrence Block( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hooker is found dead in a Greenwich Village apartment, the prime suspect, a minister's son, also dead from a jailhouse suicide. The case seems closed until the prostitute's father comes to Matthew Scudder to open it again
The Kennedy detail : [JFK's secret service agents break their silence] by Gerald Blaine( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by the Secret Service agents who were firsthand witnesses to one of America's greatest tragedies
Red dragon by Thomas Harris( Recording )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member 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
The girl with the long green heart by Lawrence Block( Recording )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was every man's dream and one man's nightmare. Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman's secretary, his lover and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she's ready to make him pay
Mystery Writers of America presents The blue religion : new stories about cops, criminals, and the chase by Michael Connelly( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen original stories about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals
7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member 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
In the midst of death : a Matthew Scudder mystery by Lawrence Block( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious D.A. about police corruption. Now he's accused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed P.I. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way"--Container
 
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In the president's Secret Service : [behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect]
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The way of the world : a story of truth and hope in an age of extremismAll the flowers are dyingHouse of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall StreetThe looming tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11Wikinomics : [how mass collaboration changes everything]The ghost map : [the story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world]Murder in Foggy BottomThe Wal-Mart effect : [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy]