Most widely held works by Brian Emerson
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder." John Perkins should know--he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S.--from Indonesia to Panama--to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to Halliburton, Bechtel, Brown and Root, and other United States engineering and construction companies. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank, and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks--dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission" -- from publisher's web site.
Natural selection by Dave Freedman ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
A team of marine scientists discovers a previously unknown predatory species, being forced out of its world and into man's for a violent first encounter.
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The lonely predicament of Carol Kennicott, caught between her desires for social reform and individual happiness, reflects the position in which America's turn-of-the-century "emancipated woman" found herself. Published in 1920, Main Street was Sinclair Lewis' first really successful novel. An allegory of exile and return, Main Street attacks the complacency and ingrown mores of those who resist change, who are under the illusion that they have chosen their tradition. Maxwell Geismar lauded this work as "a remarkable diary of the middle-class mind in America."
America's secret war inside the hidden worldwide struggle between America and its enemies by George Friedman ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 libraries worldwide
As founder and chairman of Stratfor Forecasting ("predictive, insightful global intelligence," its Web site states), George Friedman is in the business of gathering information and predicting outcomes of global conflicts for businesses and governments. Here, following up on The Future of War, he assesses the causes, players and parameters of what he calls "the fourth global war" -- September 11th and its aftermath -- from the perspective of the company.
America alone the end of the world as we know it by Mark Steyn ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. And liberals will still tell you that "diversity is our strength," while Talibanic enforcers cruise Greenwich Village burning books and barber shops, the Supreme Court decides that sharia law doesn't violate the "separation of church and state," and the Hollywood Left decides to give up on gay rights in favor of the much safer charms of polygamy. If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, as the hilarious, provocative, and brilliant Mark Steyn, the most popular conservative columnist in the English-speaking world, shows to devastating effect in this, his first and eagerly awaited new book on American and global politics. The future, as Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident.
The sea wolf by Jack London ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
At the center of this exciting sea adventure, lies the battle between Humphrey Van Weyden and Wolf Larsen - the battle to determine who is the fittest to survive ; a battle for life, love and one man's soul.
Red star rogue [the untold story of a Soviet submarine's nuclear strike attempt on the U.S by Kenneth Sewell ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In 1968 a Soviet submarine sank off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence strongly suggests that the sub sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile. We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. The Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. The successful recovery effort helped forge new relations between the U.S. and the Soviets, even as it revealed a treacherous plan to provoke war between the U.S. and China - a plan that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences.
Phoenix rising by John J Nance ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A woman entrepreneur, Elizabeth Sterling, starts up an airline and to underline its commitment to comfort and elegance names it Pan Am, which was famous for it. Immediately, a concerted campaign of intrigue and accidents is launched by the big boys to force her out of business. By the author of Final Approach.
White Fang by Jack London ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Born in a cave, in famine, in the frozen arctic, WHITE FANG is three-quarters wolf and struggling against the savagery of the wild. But the cruelty of man proves more vicious when he is captured, beaten, and abused. Knowing no kindness, he becomes a mad creature of pure rage. Only one man sees the intelligence and nobility of the creature, but will the wolf understand his intentions and find hope?
Patton [a biography by Alan Axelrod ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Profiles the iconic American general as a controversial tactician whose methods and legacy still evoke heated debates, in an account that evaluates his military innovations and contributions to preparing America's first generation of desert soldiers.
Eisenhower a biography by John F Wukovits ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
In this third installment of the Great Generals series, WWII John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare.
Grant by John Mosier ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the military strategies and ongoing legacy of the Civil War general describes the leadership tactics that he incorporated into his winning campaigns, demonstrating how his battlefield decisions influenced the war's outcome.
Blood & rubles by Stuart M Kaminsky ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Crime in post-communist Russia has only gotten worse: rubles are scarce; blood, plentiful. In the eyes of Inspector Portiry Rostnikov and his metropolitan police team, newfound democracy has unleashed the desperation that pushes people over the edge, and has emboldened those already on the path to hell. A trio of nasty cases confirms their worst fears. Deputy Inspector Sasha Tkach must find the murderous thieves who have terrorized an impoverished neighborhood. His bloodstained quarry turns out to be a gang of brothers, aged seven, nine, and eleven years old. Policewoman Elena Timofeyeva joins the tax police in a raid on a house filled with Czarist treasures, worth billions of rubles. The next day every last relic and work of art has disappeared without a trace. And relentless Inspector Emil Karpo will not rest until he finds the Mafia beasts who killed the only woman he has ever loved in a bloody drive-by shooting-Karpo intends to punish them his way.
Basic economics a citizen's guide to the economy by Thomas Sowell ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one. This is the revised and expanded edition of a new kind of introduction to economics for the general public, without graphs, statistics, or jargon. However, the enlargement of this edition is not just more of the same. In addition to being updated, Basic Economics has also become more international, with the inclusion of economic problems from more countries around the world because the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures.
The expendable spy by Jack D Hunter ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Set against the background of a deadly undercover war between the Gestapo and Soviet agents during the collapse of the Third Reich, "The expendable spy" is the hair-raising novel of an audacious American who discovered a secret so big and so appalling that his own intelligence office ordered his execution.
Scorpion strike by John J Nance ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
In the wake of Operation Desert Storm, a defecting Iraqi scientist has revealed Saddam Hussein's horrifying plans for a devastating counter strike against his enemies and the world. American forces must remobilize to locate and neutralize the underground laboratory where a lethal super-virus is ready to be unleashed.
Out of time's abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
On Caprona, all of the world's past still lived. Here were dinosaurs and flying reptiles, the most primitive of cavemen, and the last of the Bronze Age barbarians. But there was one more secret that the claws and spears guarded most of all.
The prince of the city Giuliani, New York, and the genius of American life by Frederick F Siegel ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 libraries worldwide
In the dark days after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Rudy Giuliani established himself as "America's Mayor". In this first post-9-11 account of his career, Fred Siegel shows how Rudy Giuliani's successes in New York set a promising example for the rejuvenation of our major cities. As one who has worked with him as well as studied him, Siegel regards Giuliani as a shrewd tactician and artist of the possible, who could have stepped out of the pages of Machiavelli's The Prince. A self-promoting, self-absorbed man, the mayor made his enormous ego and tribal ethos serve the city's well-being, promoting ideals that transcended New York's ethnic politics and business-as-usual. The prince of the city is at once a fascinating character study, a history of New York over the last forty years, and a classic inquiry into the issue of how cities thrive or die.
The world according to Narnia [Christian meaning in C.S. Lewis's beloved chronicles by Jonathan Rogers ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This is an exploration of the many Christian themes in C.S. Lewis's children's stories. C. S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia with a Christian understanding of the world firmly in his mind. Thus, it is no surprise that at every turn, some character or incident reflects parts of the Christian story. From the Creation of Narnia in The Magician's Nephew, to The Last Battle, which presents the Christian view of heaven, Lewis intended these stories to say something new and imaginative about Christianity. Jonathan Rogers unfolds the parallels between Lewis's seven-book series and Christian theology, pointing out similarities between events in Narnia and in Scripture.
Hope and honor by Sidney Shachnow ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Honing his instincts for survival and stealth as a young boy in the notorious Kovno concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, Major General Sid Shachnow rose through the ranks to eventually lead all U.S. Special Forces.
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