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Emerson, Brian

Works: 65 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 7,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Sea stories  History  Domestic fiction  Nature stories  Juvenile works  Military history  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Emerson
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inside story of how America turned from a respected republic into a feared empire. 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
America's secret war inside the hidden worldwide struggle between America and its enemies by George Friedman( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Friedman identifies the United States' most dangerous enemies, delves into presidential strategies of the last quarter century, and reveals the real reasons behind the attack of September 11 - and the Bush administration's motivation for the war in Iraq
America alone the end of the world as we know it by Mark Steyn( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member 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
Natural selection by Dave Freedman( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member 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( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member 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."
Basic economics a citizen's guide to the economy by Thomas Sowell( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member 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
Red star rogue [the untold story of a Soviet submarine's nuclear strike attempt on the U.S.] by Kenneth Sewell( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
The sea wolf by Jack London( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
The world according to Narnia [Christian meaning in C.S. Lewis's beloved chronicles] by Jonathan Rogers( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member 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
White Fang by Jack London( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the frozen arctic, White Fang was three quarters wolf and struggling against the savage wilderness. But after he was captured, beaten, and abused by man, he became a mad creature of pure rage. Only one man could see his intelligence and nobility
Patton [a biography] by Alan Axelrod( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II; an exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness; a profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. From Patton's boyhood battling dyslexia and becoming an avid reader, to his leadership strategies that modernized the U.S. army, Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's fascinating life and legacy" -- from publisher's web site
Phoenix rising by John J Nance( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member 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
Grant by John Mosier( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member 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
Eisenhower a biography by John F Wukovits( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third installment of the Great Generals series, WWII John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare
Scorpion strike by John J Nance( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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. With no time to spare, American forces must remobilize to locate and neutralize the underground laboratory where a lethal super-virus is ready to be unleashed. But an eleventh-hour disaster thrusts the entire mission into the hands of two Air Force comrades -- Colonel Will Westerman and Reserve Colonel-turned-commercial pilot Doug Harris. Flying into the heart of Iraqi power, they must depend on both their skills and each other as never before in order to complete a mission that may be a suicide run
Freedomnomics by John R Lott( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges the philosophical tenets of "Freakonomics" through a series of case studies that demonstrate the author's theory that the more costly something is, the less of it people will do, in an economic analysis that covers such topics as price discrimination and corporate scandals
The prince of the city Giuliani, New York, and the genius of American life by Frederick F Siegel( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member 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
Blood & rubles by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member 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
After Chancellorsville letters from the heart, the Civil War letters of Private Walter G. Dunn & Emma Randolph by Walter G Dunn( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I reckon I sympathize with you deeply Dear Walt and I wish I could be with you, if it would help you any. I would ... be the best nurse you ever had, I'll bet you. I would laugh and sing and read to you and if we both felt like it I could cry too, and not half try." So wrote Emma Randolph, a young woman not yet twenty, to her distant cousin, Private Walter G. Dunn of the 11th New Jersey Infantry, as he lay in a crowded, filthy hospital ward. They corresponded when Walter went off to war, but their real story began when he was carried from the smoke and carnage of Chancellorsville to a hospital in Baltimore. This was the American Civil War for many who lived it, overwhelming and ultimately tragic, viewed through the eyes of a courageous youth and an unforgettable young woman
The end of faith [religion, terror, and the future of reason] by Sam Harris( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world"--Container
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English (186)

America's secret war inside the hidden worldwide struggle between America and its enemiesAmerica alone the end of the world as we know itNatural selectionMain StreetBasic economics a citizen's guide to the economyRed star rogue [the untold story of a Soviet submarine's nuclear strike attempt on the U.S.]The sea wolfThe world according to Narnia [Christian meaning in C.S. Lewis's beloved chronicles]