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Sklar, Alan

Works: 30 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 4,130 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Case studies  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HV6432.7, 973.931
Publication Timeline
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 770 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
The looming tower al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright( Recording )
9 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
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 327 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
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
The Cold War a new history by John Lewis Gaddis( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Cold War
The Kennedys [America's emerald kings] by Thomas Maier( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meticulously researched, The Kennedys: America's emerald kings examines the Kennedys as exemplars of the Irish Catholic experience. Beginning with Patrick Kennedy's arrival in the Brahmin world of Boston in 1848, Thomas Maier delves into the deeper currents of the often spectacular Kennedy story, and the ways in which their immigrant background shaped their values and, in turn, twentieth century America for over five generations. Bringing together new research, exclusive interviews, as well as his own experience as an Irish-American, Maier brilliantly illustrates the defining role of the immigrant experience for the country's foremost political dynasty
Patriot pirates the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution by Robert H Patton( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revelation of America's War of Independence, a sweeping tale of maritime rebel-entrepreneurs bent on personal profit as well as national freedom. Privateers were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America's shores. Patton writes how privateering engaged all levels of Revolutionary life, from the dockyards to the assembly halls; how it gave rise to an often cutthroat network of agents who sold captured goods and sparked wild speculation in purchased shares in privateer ventures, enabling sailors to make more money in a month than they might otherwise earn in a year; and how they turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade. Vast fortunes made through privateering survive to this day, among them those of the Peabodys, Cabots, and Lowells of Massachusetts, and the Derbys and Browns of Rhode Island
Enough true measures of money, business, and life by John C Bogle( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John C. Bogle is the founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group, an American investment management company. Here, Bogle offers listeners his insights as to why current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies receive such tremendous salaries, and just why enough is enough
Speeches and writings of abraham lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln was undeniably one of the most influential politicians in American history. In this collection of letters, speeches, and other writings by Lincoln, listeners can gain a uniquely intimate perspective on the sixteenth president of the United States. This audiobook includes personal letters to friends and family, Lincoln's speeches as an Illinois state legislator and a U.S. representative, his first inaugural address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the famous Gettysburg Address
New Deal or raw deal? how FDR's economic legacy has damaged America by Burton W Folsom( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revisionist perspective on FDR's presidency and the New Deal argues that such government programs as social security, minimum wage, and farm subsidies didn't work in the 1930s and do not work now, in a critical report that traces many modern problems to the FDR administration
Cheney [the untold story of America's most powerful and controversial vice president] by Stephen F Hayes( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a forty-year career in politics, Vice President Dick Cheney has been involved in some of the most consequential decisions in recent American history. Yet for all of his influence, the world knows very little about the most powerful vice president in U.S. history, among the most secretive and guarded of all public officials. Journalist Hayes draws upon hundreds of interviews with the vice president, his boyhood friends, political mentors, family members, reticent staffers, and senior Bush administration officials, to deliver a comprehensive portrait. The topics covered include Cheney's withdrawal from Yale; his days in the Ford White House; his meteoric rise to congressional leadership; his opposition to removing Saddam Hussein from power after the first Gulf War; his selection as Bush's running mate; his performance on 9/11 and the aggressive measures he pushed in the aftermath; the Iraq War; and intelligence battles with the CIA and their lasting effects.--From publisher description
Failed states the abuse of power and the assault on democracy by Noam Chomsky( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against 'failed states' around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with other failed states--and therefore is increasingly a danger to its own people and the world"--Container
The rebellion of Ronald Reagan a history of the end of the Cold War by Jim Mann( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann finally answers the troubling questions about Reagan's actual role in the crumbling of Soviet power; and concludes that by recognizing the significance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped bring the Cold War to a close
Winning the future a 21st Century Contract with America by Newt Gingrich( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's future in the twenty-first century, argues Newt Gingrich, will be determined by the decisions we make now. His book is a grass roots call to action--and will set the debate for the new administration and Congress
A picture book of Thomas Jefferson by David A Adler( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life and achievements of the architect, bibliophile, president, and author of the Declaration of Independence
The death of conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist Sam Tanenhaus expands his New Republic cover story on the death of conservatism into a book-length manifesto, arguing that the 2008 election brought the movement of conservatism to an end, while expressing optimism that 'authentic conservatives' can still bounce back
Measuring America how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy by Andro Linklater( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linklater's fascinating, provocative and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures, is explained in this volume that also shows how it has shaped the culture and country
Camelot's court : inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his acclaimed biography of JFK, Robert Dallek revealed Kennedy, the man and the leader, as never before. In Camelot's Court , he takes an insider's look at the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration were indelible. Kennedy purposefully assembled a dynamic team of advisers noted for their brilliance and acumen, among them Attorney General Robert Kennedy, his "adviser-in-chief"; Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Secretary of State Dean Rusk; National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy; and trusted aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger. Yet the very traits these men shared also created sharp divisions. Far from unified, JFK's administration was an uneasy band of rivals whose personal ambitions and clashing beliefs ignited fiery debates behind closed doors
Losing Bin Laden how Bill Clinton's failures unleashed global terror by Richard Miniter( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If Clinton had fought back, the attacks on September 11, 2001, might never have happened. Years before the public knew about Bin Laden, Bill Clinton did. Bin Laden first attacked Americans during Clinton's presidential transition in December 1992. He struck again at the World Trade Center in February 1993. Over the next eight years the arch-terrorist's attacks would escalate, killing hundreds and wounding thousands--while Clinton did his best to stymie the FBI and CIA and refused to wage a real war on terror. Why? The answer is here in investigative reporter Richard Miniter's stunning exposé that includes exclusive interviews with both of Clinton's National Security Advisors, Clinton's counter-terrorism czar, his first Director of Central Intelligence, his Secretary of State, top CIA and FBI agents, lawmakers from both parties, and foreign intelligence officials from France, the Middle East and Egypt, as well as on-the-scene coverage. Losing Bin Laden takes you inside the Oval Office, the White House Situation Room and some of the deadliest terrorist cells that America has ever faced. It is a riveting account of a terror war that Bin Laden openly declared, but that Clinton left largely unfought
Rumsfeld's war by Rowan Scarborough( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book takes you inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon, detailing the far-sighted, courageous decisions he has made to enable our military fight this most unconventional of wars. He is not only fighting the war, but fighting the bureaucracy and remaking the American military
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