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Emerson, Brian

Works: 42 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 3,824 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Nature stories  Sea stories  Military history  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Emerson
Natural selection by Dave Freedman( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 292 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
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member 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
Freedomnomics by John R Lott( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 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
Basic economics a citizen's guide to the economy by Thomas Sowell( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the twenty-first century. It's focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. Sowell demonstrates that the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders
Patton [a biography] by Alan Axelrod( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 203 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."
Grant by John Mosier( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this addition to the Palgrave Great Generals Series, John Mosier brings to life the brilliant military strategist Ulysses S. Grant. A modest and unassuming man, Grant never lost a battle, leading the Union to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War, ultimately becoming president of the re-united states. Grant revolutionized military warfare by creating new leadership strategies and by integrating new technologies in classical military strategy
America alone the end of the world as we know it by Mark Steyn( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 165 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
The prince of the city Giuliani, New York, and the genius of American life by Frederick F Siegel( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 138 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 world according to Narnia [Christian meaning in C.S. Lewis's beloved chronicles] by Jonathan Rogers( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 136 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
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 131 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."
Red star rogue [the untold story of a Soviet submarine's nuclear strike attempt on the U.S.] by Kenneth Sewell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 123 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
Eisenhower a biography by John F Wukovits( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 116 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
The end of faith [religion, terror, and the future of reason] by Sam Harris( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 113 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
White Fang [The call of the wild, and other stories] by Jack London( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member 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?
The sea wolf by Jack London( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 108 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 great world and Timothy Colt a novel by Louis Auchincloss( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a large Manhattan law firm--the kind of latter-day Olympus so rich and influential, so full of good grey heads, that it appears more a seat of government than a place of business. It is the belief that law is the very essence of America's eminence that sustains Timothy Colt and makes him the tirelessly dedicated young lawyer he is. And it is belief in Timothy that brings his wife, Ann, to tolerate his grinding hours at the office and what in another profession might be regarded as neglect to his family. But as Timothy Colt rises in the firm, the opportunity to see the conflict between ethics and ambition at the very heart of Sheffield, Knox & Dale is thrust upon him, and his disillusionment begins
Assassin by David Hagberg( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-CIA officer Kirk McGarvey must plan an assassin's bullet for a would-be tyrant who wants to turn Russia back to Communism
America's great depression by Murray N Rothbard( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A staple of modern economic literature and crucial for understanding a pivotal event in American and world history
A Very private plot by William F Buckley( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, an energetic senator wants to disarm or even eliminate the CIA, but he needs an account of Blackford Oakes covert activities to do it
The people that time forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In uncharted Caprona, a continent lost from the map of the earth, where time had stopped and all the primeval creatures of long-gone ages still prowled, Bowen Tyler was lost. To find Tyler, Thomas Billings traveled across the world to Caprona, with all the weaponry the modern world afforded. A light hydroplane would allow him to scale the perilous wall of cliffs that surrounded the island and rifles, pistols, and ammunition would provide protection against the monstrous prehistoric beings Tyler had so vividly described. But even stranger mysteries awaited him where that barbaric civilization hid, torn between the impassable jungle on the one side and an unknown menace on the other
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Confessions of an economic hit manFreedomnomicsBasic economics a citizen's guide to the economyPatton [a biography]GrantAmerica alone the end of the world as we know itThe prince of the city Giuliani, New York, and the genius of American lifeThe world according to Narnia [Christian meaning in C.S. Lewis's beloved chronicles]