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Sklar, Alan

Overview
Works: 238 works in 1,001 publications in 1 language and 22,717 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, nar
Classifications: PS3552.L63, 813.54
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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 667 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
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 656 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 610 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 591 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
Murder in Foggy Bottom by Margaret Truman( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 458 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 451 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 396 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 391 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 296 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 295 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 )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they need a girl on the inside to make it work
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 283 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
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 266 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 partisanship as spin doctors for Barack Obama
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 264 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
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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen original stories about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals
Black Hawk down by Mark Bowden( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member 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
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
7 dirty words the life and crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 254 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
 
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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 9/11Murder 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]Grifter's game