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Hughes, William 1937-

Works: 28 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 1,328 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Forecasts  Popular works  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Science fiction radio programs  Radio adaptations 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Hughes
Lincoln's spymaster : [Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool network] by David Hepburn Milton( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Civil War conjures images of bloody battlefields in the eastern United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy eagerly sought the approval of Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union utilized diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England. This volume documents the historically neglected Thomas Haines Dudley and his European network of agents and explores the actions that forced neutrality between England and the Union
Pennsylvania Avenue : profiles in backroom power by John Harwood( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glimpse inside the American political system profiles the new Washington power brokers and how they work, assessing the realities of life for women in Congress, the behind-the-scenes Iraq war debate, and the nation's most influential lobbyists
The much too promised land : America's elusive search for Arab-israeli peace by Aaron David Miller( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has the world's greatest superpower failed to find a solution for peace in the Middle East? Here is an insider's view of the peace process, filled with unforgettable behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with all the key players, as they disclose the inner thoughts and strategies that motivated them. The result is a book which shatters preconceived notions about tackling the complicated issues of culture, religion, domestic politics, and national security that have defined--and often derailed--a half century of diplomacy
The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great Epic of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 BCE, the Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, the Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 BCE, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost--buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of King Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. This book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its decipherment in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist, who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among thousands of undistinguished tablets in the British Museum. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself.--From publisher description
The snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge by Jamie James( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and death of Joe Slowinski, a renowned herpetologist who had been a leading expert on Asia's venomous snakes, in a profile that documents his groundbreaking work and the dramatic final hours of his life after he had been bitten by a krait
It's even worse than it looks : how the American constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism by Thomas E Mann( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two leading experts on Congress outline recommendations for ending obstructionist tactics and artificial barriers to compromise, suggesting specific institutional restructuring measures while calling on the public and media to work with government to correct problems rather than perpetuating acerbic campaign cycles
The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too by James K Galbraith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top economics guru James K. Galbraith urges listeners to abandon the outdated ideology of free market economics. Revolutionized by the Reagan Administration, Galbraith reveals how the free market, which may have been successful at one point in time, now serves to damage America's contemporary economy
FDR : the first hundred days by Anthony J Badger( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the first one hundred days of the United States' 32nd president, focusing on how President Roosevelt and the Democratic Congress created and enacted the New Deal and reformed the depressed country
Detroit : a biography by Scott Martelle( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit is about a city that rose because of the most American of traits-innovation, entrepreneurship, and an inspiring perseverance. It's about the object lessons learned from the city's collapse, and most prosaically, it's about what happens when a nation turns its back on its own citizens. Martelle clearly encapsulates an entire city, past and present, through the lives of generations of individual citizens. The tragic story truly is a biography, for the city is nothing without its people
Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government, and the reckoning that lies ahead by David J Rothkopf( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Rothkopf provides a fresh, timely look at how society has reached a point where thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states. An important look at the power struggle that is defining the times, Power, Inc. also offers critical insights into how to succeed in the years ahead
The Road to serfdom by Friedrich A. von Hayek( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true classic written in 1944, the "Road to serfdom" has influenced many contemporary thinkers and political leaders. Here, Dr. Hayek argues against capitalism and central planning, substantiating his theory with the belief that this type of government steals individuality away from the people thereby increasing its control of them
Superparenting for ADD : an innovative approach to raising your distracted child by Edward M Hallowell( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With decades of experience, Dr. Hallowell--a pediatric psychiatric clinician, father of two ADD children, and himself an adult with ADD--understands how easily the gifts of this condition are lost on a child amid negative comments from doctors, teachers, and even loving but frustrated parents. Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a "disability." Now he teams up with top ADD researcher Dr. Peter S. Jensen to bring you an upbeat and encouraging new approach to living with and helping your ADD child. The practical strength-based techniques Drs. Hallowell and Jensen present put the talents, charms, and positive essence of your child ahead of any presumed shortcomings. This book shows you how to unwrap the wonderful, surprising gifts of ADD and turn what is too often labeled a lifelong disability into a lifelong blessing.--From publisher description
The management myth : why the "experts" keep getting it wrong by Matthew Stewart( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Stewart takes a critical look at contemporary management techniques. Denouncing old management styles and method, Stewart utilizes years of personal experience and presents his own management philosophy
Money well spent? : the truth behind the trillion-dollar stimulus, the biggest economic recovery plan in history by Michael Grabell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is the largest recovery plan in American history. The story of how this piece of legislation was passed, how it was spent, and to what extent is barely known. Michael Grabell offers a perspective, balanced, and dramatic story of what happend to the taxpayers' money
American tempest : how the Boston Tea Party sparked a revolution by Harlow G Unger( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlow Giles Unger takes a critical look at the famed Boston Tea Party and examines the heroes and villains of the incident
My dyslexia by Philip Schultz( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prizewinning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act, life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer, reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind
FDR's folly : how Roosevelt and his New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by Jim Powell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think FDR was a great president? Think again. In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster, swelled the federal government, and prevented the country from turning around quickly. In today's turbulent domestic and global environment, eerily similar to that of the 1930s, it's more important than ever before to uncover and understand the truth of our history, lest we be doomed to repeat it. You'll never look at FDR in the same way again
The next 100 years : [a forecast for the 21st century] by George Friedman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Friedman, has become a leading expert in geopolitical forecasting, sought-after for his thoughtful assessments of current trends and near-future events. In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle: The U.S.-Jihadist war will conclude--replaced by a second confrontation with Russia. China will undergo a major extended internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power. There will be at least one global war occurring toward the middle of the century, but armies will be much smaller and wars less deadly. Technology will focus on space--both space travel and energy resources
The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power by Jonathan Mahler( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2001, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a 31-year-old Yemeni, was captured and turned over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden's driver, Hamdan was transferred to Guantánamo Bay, and was soon designated by President Bush for trial before a special military tribunal. The Pentagon assigned a military defense lawyer to represent him, a 35-year-old graduate of the Naval Academy, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift. No one expected Swift to mount much of a defense. The rules of the tribunals, America's first in over fifty years, were stacked against him--assuming he wasn't expected to throw the game altogether. Instead, with the help of a young constitutional law professor at Georgetown, Neal Katyal, Swift sued the Bush Administration over the legality of the tribunals. In 2006, Katyal argued the case before the Supreme Court and won. This is the inside story of what may be the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law in the history of the Supreme Court.--From publisher description
Mirror image by Dennis Palumbo( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Daniel Rinaldi's specialty is treating victims of violent crime, those who've survived an armed robbery or kidnapping but whose traumatic experience still haunts them. Kevin Merrick, a college student and victim of an armed assault, is one of these people. A fragile, troubled kid desperate for a role model and a sense of identity, Kevin has begun dressing like Rinaldi, acting like him, mirroring his appearance. Before Daniel has a chance to work this through with his patient, he finds Kevin brutally murdered. Stunned, he and the police suspect that he, not Kevin, had been the intended target. Feeling responsible, Rinaldi is determined to help find the killer, who's begun leaving death threats for the psychologist. His journey takes him through a labyrinth of friends and colleagues, any one of whom may be the killer. It also includes an affair with a beautiful, free-spirited assistant district attorney with secrets of her own. And when Kevin's identity as the estranged son of a Bill Gates-like biotech giant is revealed, the investigation of his murder turns into a national story, even as another person turns up dead
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Lincoln's spymaster : [Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool network]
Alternative Names
Flynn, Nosey

Flynn, Nosey 1937-

Hughes, Liam 1937-

Nosey Flynn

Nosey Flynn 1937-

English (65)

Pennsylvania Avenue : profiles in backroom powerThe much too promised land : America's elusive search for Arab-israeli peaceThe buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great Epic of GilgameshThe snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledgeThe predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should tooFDR : the first hundred daysThe Road to serfdomSuperparenting for ADD : an innovative approach to raising your distracted child