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Emerson, Brian

Works: 41 works in 361 publications in 1 language and 6,815 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Nature stories  Juvenile works  Military history  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Brian Emerson
Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 543 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"--Publisher's web site
America alone : the end of the world as we know it by Mark Steyn( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. While liberals will say diversity is our strength, the Taliban will burn books and barber shops in Greenwich Village and the Supreme Court will uphold sharia law. If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, says Steyn
Natural selection by Dave Freedman( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 314 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( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 306 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( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 296 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval base at Pearl Harbor. We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. While the Soviets searched in vain for the boat, U.S. intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster. The new Nixon administration launched a clandestine, project to recover the sunken K-129
The sea wolf by Jack London( )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 252 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( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 244 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 216 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 213 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"--Publisher's web site
Eisenhower : a biography by John F Wukovits( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 198 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
Phoenix rising by John J Nance( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 197 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 193 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
Freedomnomics by John R Lott( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 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( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 178 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
After Chancellorsville : letters from the heart, the Civil War letters of Private Walter G. Dunn & Emma Randolph by Walter G Dunn( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 170 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 coming economic collapse : how you can thrive when oil costs $200 a barrel by Stephen Leeb( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the United States is heading for an economic crisis and permanent energy shortfall that will result in financial hardship for most people, but also an opportunity for investors to become wealthy
The expendable spy by Jack D Hunter( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the 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 uncovers a secret so appalling that his own intelligence office orders his execution
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 154 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
Blood & rubles by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 150 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. Playing by the shadowy rules of their superiors, and playing against time and the odds, Rostnikov and company have their hands full upholding the law-and holding on to something they can believe in-in a country wracked by political change and its powerful consequences
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Confessions of an economic hit man
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America 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 chroniclesPatton : [a biography]