Hurt, Christopher 1959-
Most widely held works by Christopher Hurt
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 libraries worldwide
The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires, and he enjoys his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. He never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid and a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
The story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who worships him yet struggles to defeat him. In order to build his kind of buildings according to his own standards, Roark must fight against every variant of human corruption.
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
The ultimate tale of Earth's invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be ... but was it?
Stranger in a strange land by Robert A Heinlein ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
The epic saga of an earthling, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man.
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.
Manchurian candidate by Richard Condon ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Raymond Shaw returns home from the Korean War to an uproarious welcome from the press and his fellow Americans. Little does anyone realize, not even Shaw himself, that communist conspirators have planted a secret trigger in his unconscious mind that is intended to allow them to use him as an assassin.
The natural by Bernard Malamud ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize winning author Bernard Malamud's first novel is still one of the best ever written about baseball. His story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era is invested with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. First published in 1952, this novel has since become an American classic. Five decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which now that he has done it! looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."
The moviegoer by Walker Percy ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Binx Bolling is a moviegoer who lives for the bright, fleeting moments of celluloid fantasy he experiences at the movies. But real life butts in and soon he is more involved than he would like to be with a beauty who is drifting toward disaster.
Humboldt's gift by Saul Bellow ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Charlie Citrine, suffering from steadily worsening troubles with women, career, and life in general, receives unexpected aid and comfort in the form of a belated bequest from his onetime friend and mentor, the poet Von Humboldt Fleisher.
The Steve Jobs way iLeadership for a new generation by Jay Elliot ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, this is the real Steve Jobs: the true story of the 'Boy Genius' who transformed technology and the world.
Witness to Gettysburg by Richard Wheeler ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Uses accounts by Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as local civilians, from diaries, letters, books, and newspapers to recreate the Battle of Gettysburg.
Empire the life, legend, and madness of Howard Hughes by Donald L Barlett ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Hughes had always been different. Raised by overprotective parents, pathologically fearful of germs, in awe of his father, unable to make friends, he grew into a man ruled by madness. Certainly his riches set him apart. But he was also tough. Orphaned and a millionaire at eighteen, Hughes repudiated his relatives, seized control of the Hughes Tool Company, the linchpin of his fortune, and went on to become a flamboyant movie producer, holder of many world aviation records, principal owner of Trans World Airlines, a critically-important defense contractor, Hollywood's most pursued, and elusive, bachelor, and partner of the United States government.
It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
It is 1936. America has just elected Berzelius Windrip to the presidency-and his fascist policies turn the U.S. into a totalitarian state.
The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A young woman obsessed with a man torn between his love for her and his womanizing; one of his mistresses and her faithful lover--these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel.
Tucker's last stand by William F Buckley ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1964. Faced with a hard-hitting presidential campaign and a deteriorating situation in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson dispatches Oakes and a swashbuckling soldier of fortune named Tucker on secret missions to Southeast Asia. Tucker is to figure out how to interdict military traffic along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Oakes is to supervise a secret operation in the Gulf of Tonkin, an operation that will give Johnson the excuse he needs for a greater U.S. military role in Vietnam"--Publisher's description.
Believe me by John Richard Alden ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
1707 couplets, quatrains and other terse verse in the tradition of Ogden Nash.
The good war by Studs Terkel ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Prizzi's honor by Richard Condon ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A suspense filled novel of the Mafia way of life told through the complicated relationship between Charley Partanna, head of the Prizzi "family," and his lover Irene, former prostitute and freelance murderer posing as a LA tax consultant.
They called him Stonewall a life of Lt. General T.J. Jackson, C.S.A by Burke Davis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Stonewall Jackson was a military genius at once peculiar and perfect, a fearless soldier in battle but a God-fearing man who hesitated to kill on Sunday. He broke the rules of war to win, and yet his tactics are studied in military academies the world over. Burke Davis brings the color, vivid characterization, and immediacy of the best fiction to this compelling narrative of men and war.
Coming out of the ice by Victor Herman ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
In 1931, a young American named Victor Herman accompanied his parents to the Soviet Union, where his father was to set up a Ford Motor Company plant. In 1938, he was inexplicably thrown into a Soviet prison. It was forty-five years before he was able to return to America. His was a common nightmare during the Stalin years. Those who survived imprisonment and torture were either sent north to hard labor in the icy forests and mines or into exile. Victor Herman was one of the few who survived. During his life in and out of Russian prisons, he fell in love with a Russian gymnast, who followed him into exile. She lived with him and their child for a year in Siberia in a cave chopped out of ice. Theirs was a romance destined to thrive even under desperate conditions.
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