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Sklar, Alan

Overview
Works: 254 works in 1,068 publications in 1 language and 24,496 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, nar
Classifications: PS3552.L63,
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 )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 719 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
All the flowers are dying by Lawrence Block( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man in a Virginia prison awaits execution for three hideous murders he swears--in the face of irrefutable evidence--he did not commit. A psychologist who claims to believe the convict spends hours with the man in his death row cell, and ultimately watches in the gallery as the lethal injection is administered. His work completed, the psychologist heads back to New York City to attend to unfinished business. Meanwhile, Scudder agrees to investigate the suspicious on-line lover of an acquaintance. It seems simple enough. At first. But when people start dying and the victims are increasingly closer to home, it becomes clear that a vicious killer is at work. And the final targets may be Matt and Elaine Scudder
The way of the world a story of truth and hope in an age of extremism by Ron Suskind( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 641 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
House of cards a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street by William D Cohan( Recording )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 607 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 584 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member 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
Murder in Foggy Bottom by Margaret Truman( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member 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
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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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
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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 401 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member 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
Favorite stories of Christmas past by Various authors( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 315 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)
The sins of the fathers by Lawrence Block( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 302 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
Red dragon by Thomas Harris( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 292 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 288 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
The Kennedy detail [JFK's secret service agents break their silence] by Gerald Blaine( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 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 witnessed one of America's greatest tragedies first hand
A slobbering love affair the true (and pathetic) story of the torrid romance between Barack Obama and the mainstream media by Bernard Goldberg( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldberg contends that the mainstream media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from a liberal bias to crass partisianship as spin doctors for Barack Obama
Mystery Writers of America presents The blue religion new stories about cops, criminals, and the chase by Michael Connelly( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen original stories about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals
To hell on a fast horse Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the epic chase to justice in the Old West by Mark Lee Gardner( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the thrilling manhunt for the Wild West's most iconic outlaw. It is also the first dual biography of the Kid and Garrett, each a larger-than-life figure who would not have become legendary without the other
7 dirty words the life and crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 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
Lucky at cards by Lawrence Block( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member 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
 
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All the flowers are dyingThe way of the world a story of truth and hope in an age of extremismHouse 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]Murder in Foggy BottomThe ghost map [the story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world]The Wal-Mart effect [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy]