WorldCat Identities

Hillgartner, Malcolm

Overview
Works: 41 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Horror tales  Paranormal fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Horror fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3560.I6, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Malcolm Hillgartner
Bonhoeffer : a biography : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy by Eric Metaxas( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times bestsellerFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, this is a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism
The price of justice : [a true story of greed and corruption] by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This nonfiction legal thriller traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history to justice. Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power
Unafraid : [a novel of the possible] by Jeff Golden( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two dates burn fiercely in the memory of millions of Americans: November 22, 1963, and September 11, 2001. These two tragedies bracket Unafraid, a story grounded in a simple question: What if the fatal bullet fired on that sunny Dallas afternoon had veered three inches off target? Unafraid lays out a compelling answer, rich with the public adventures and private dramas of twentieth-century icons -- from J. Edgar Hoover to the Beatles -- played out on a transformed world stage. At the center of this parallel history is a leader who blows the sides out of conventional politics with the simple belief that the primary reason idealistic goals are "impossible" to achieve is that we have needlessly decided that they are
The hundred-year marathon : China's secret strategy to replace America as the global superpower by Michael Pillsbury( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the US government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower.For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China's rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade. But what if the "China Dream" is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot? Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China's secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the US government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the "hawks" in China's military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions. He offers an inside look at how the Chinese really view America and its leaders as barbarians who will be the architects of their own demise.Pillsbury also explains how the US government has helped sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately to make this "China Dream" come true, and he calls for the United States to implement a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is and not as we might wish it to be. The Hundred-Year Marathon is a wake-up call as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century
Eldritch tales : a miscellany of the macabre by H. P Lovecraft( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft's remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay 'Supernatural Horror in Literature.' Gathering together in chronological order the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, this collection includes the entirety of the long-out-of-print collection of thirty-six sonnets "Fungi from Yuggoth." Lovecraft died at the age of forty-seven, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories that changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, as well as the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature here
In the company of Sherlock Holmes : stories inspired by the Holmes canon by Leslie S Klinger( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY: The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a co-starring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, Edgar Award-winning editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon
Our Boston : writers celebrate the city they love( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sports teams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? From Henry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many of America's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women to capture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor Andrew Blauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-area writers past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this great city by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in order to support the survivors and their families. From Mike Barnicle to Pico Iyer, Susan Orlean to George Plimpton, Leigh Montville to Lesley Visser, Pagan Kennedy to James Atlas, here is a collection of the best essays by our best writers on one of America's greatest cities
Kissinger by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions and covers everything from Kissinger's beliefs to his philosophical idealism
The number of the beast by Robert A Heinlein( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two male and two female supremely sensual, unspeakably cerebral humans find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller coaster ride of adventure and danger, ecstasy and peril
Jihad academy : the rise of Islamic State by Nicolas Hénin( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, French journalist Nicolas Henin has reported from the front lines of conflict in the Middle East, much of his time spent in Iraq and Syria. He witnessed the events leading to the rise of Islamic State, and in June 2013, he was himself captured by ISIS and spent ten months in captivity with James Foley and others who were beheaded soon after Henin was released. Those barbarities, and the first strikes against Islamic State, prompted Henin to present in Jihad Academy what he knows IS to be, in contrast to the misperceptions he sees perpetuated on an ongoing basis. Henin sees Islamic State as a political entity, having arisen out of a sense of injustice and lack of hope, and as the natural result of the Western inability to support Syrian democracy activists. The West, however, sees IS only as a terrorist organization, ignoring its political message and goals; by doing so, we act as a recruitment agent for Islamic State and largely overlook the greatest victims of IS violence--civilians on the ground. IS will only be ultimately defeated, he argues, by the people of the region, just as others have overthrown groups that practiced political violence on their people
It is well by James D Shipman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Beecher, a middle-aged widower and small-town store owner, has never asked for much. But lately, all too much is being asked of him. The bombing of Pearl Harbor plunges America into World War II and deeply fractures Jonathan's own family. His eldest son, a civilian contractor, is trapped on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. Jonathan's feckless younger son ignores his father's pleas to stay home and joins the army. And his bright, devoted daughter, who Jonathan hoped would go to college, elopes with a brutally abusive man instead
A good fall : [stories] by Ha Jin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Book Award winner Ha Jin brings us a collection of stories that delve into the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle in situations that stir their conflicting desires to remain attached to their native land and traditions while also exploring their newfound social and economic freedoms. A lonely composer takes comfort in the songs of his girlfriend's parakeet; a group of young children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. In each of these deeply moving, acutely insightful, and often strikingly humorous stories we are reminded again of the storytelling prowess of this superb writer
Nightmare at 20,000 feet : horror stories by Richard Matheson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the finest and most influential horror writers of the twentieth century, Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time) has left his stamp on the collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, personally selected by the author himself. Many of these stories have already entered into popular culture, including the title story, which became a landmark episode of The Twilight Zone, and "Duel", the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film
Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan( Recording )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession while researching a thesis on local law enforcement history.Bamonte began to probe what had every appearance of widespread police crime and a massive cover-up whose highlight was the unsolved murder of Town Marshall George Conff. The fact that many of those involved, now in their 80s and 90s, were still alive made it imperative that Bamonte unravel this mystery. The result is Breaking Blue, a white-knuckle ride through institutional corruption and cover-up that vividly documents Depression-era Spokane and an extraordinary case that few believed would ever be brought to light
Kissinger by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of one of the most influential men in American politics
It's not about the coffee (Book on CD) : [leadership principles from a life at Starbucks] by Howard Behar( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his years as a senior executive at Starbucks, Behar helped establish the Starbucks culture, which stresses the importance of people over profits. Now he reveals the ten principles that guided his leadership--and not one of them is about coffee.--From publisher description
Dean Koontz collection by Dean R Koontz( Recording )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THRILLER / SUSPENSE. WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS: In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood's crimes. YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME: For one man, they are the five most terrifying words of all..your heart belongs to me. One year after the heart transplant that saved his life, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Perry has never felt better. He's getting back everything he nearly lost forever-his business, his life, and, with luck, his beloved girlfriend. Miracles do happen
Common weath : economics for a crowded planet by Jeffrey Sachs( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs shows us that we are running up against the realities of a crowded planet. In order to avoid disaster, we need a new economic paradigm: one that is global, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science-based. The old model of a competitive scramble for global power, natural resources, and international markets must be replaced by a new era of global cooperation around shared goals of sustainable development. These are not just utopian dreams, but they won't be reached on our current trajectory or with our current economic thinking. If we take the right measures now, there will be room for all on the planet. Common Wealth points the way to the global course correction we must embrace for the sake of our common future
No questions asked by Ross Thomas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With eviction looming, St. Ives searches for a big payday and a rare book. Philip St. Ives has no love for New York's drafty, broken-down Adelphi Hotel, but he is in no mood to be evicted from it. His cash dwindling, he is happy to learn about a job that calls for his specific talents as a mediator between thieves and their victims. It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke: A thief, an insurance salesman, and the Library of Congress call Philip's lawyer to ask about a stolen copy of Pliny's Historia Naturalis. To find it, Philip will risk becoming history himself. The book was stolen on its way from the Library of Congress to California, and the detective guarding it vanished as well. Mired in snow-choked Washington, DC, St. Ives must arrange for a pair of ransoms to avoid becoming a victim of book collectors who value a nice first edition over an investigator's life
Kissinger: Volume I : The Idealist, 1923-1968 by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, by an acclaimed historian at the height of his powersNo American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super-K"--the "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama--he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists, scouring his every "telcon" for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial biography, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding. Drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, Ferguson argues that the true foundation of Kissinger's thought is philosophical idealism--combined with history itself.The first half of Kissinger's life is usually skimmed over as a quintessential tale of American ascent: the Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany who made it to the White House. But in this first of two volumes, Ferguson shows that what Kissinger achieved before his appointment as Richard Nixon's national security advisor was astonishing in its own right. Toiling as a teenager in a New York factory, he studied indefatigably at night. He was drafted into the US infantry and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge--as well as the liberation of a concentration camp--but ended his army career interrogating Nazis. It was at Harvard that Kissinger found his vocation. Having immersed himself in the philosophy of Kant and the diplomacy of Metternich, he shot to celebrity by arguing for "limited nuclear war." Nelson Rockefeller hired him. Kennedy called him to Camelot. Yet Kissinger's rise was anything but irresistible. Dogged by press gaffes and disappointed by "Rocky," Kissinger seemed stuck--until a trip to Vietnam changed everything.The Idealist is the story of the single most important strategic thinker America has ever produced. It is also a political bildungsroman, explaining how "Dr. Strangelove" ended up as consigliere to a politician he had always abhorred. Like Ferguson's classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the cold war world
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.24 for It's not a ... to 0.74 for No questio ...)

Bonhoeffer : a biography : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy
Languages
English (61)

Covers
Unafraid : [a novel of the possible]A good fall : [stories]Nightmare at 20,000 feet : horror storiesIt's not about the coffee (Book on CD) : [leadership principles from a life at Starbucks]