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Dean, Robertson

Overview
Works: 27 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 5,023 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HB119.G74, B
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Most widely held works by Robertson Dean
The age of turbulence adventures in a new world by Alan Greenspan ( Recording )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The former Federal Reserve Board chairman reveals the financial close call that nearly resulted in an economic disaster after September 11, his efforts to safeguard American interests, and the personal and educational history that informed his choices
A woman in charge [the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton] by Carl Bernstein ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carl Bernstein's stunning portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton shows us, as nothing else has, the true trajectory of her life and career with its zigzag bursts of risks taken and safety sought. Marshaling all the skills and energy that propelled his history-making Pulitzer Prize reporting on Watergate, Bernstein gives us the most detailed, sophisticated, comprehensive, and revealing account we have had of the complex human being and political meteor who has already helped define one presidency and may well become, herself, the woman in charge of another. In his preparation for A Woman in Charge, Bernstein reexamined everything pertinent written about and by Hillary Clinton. He interviewed some two hundred of her colleagues, friends, and enemies and was allowed unique access to the candid record of the 1992 presidential campaign kept by Hillary's best friend, Diane Blair. He has given us an audiobook that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently-- even obsessively-- asking about Hillary Clinton: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect of her? As she decides to run for president, her husband now her valued aide, she has one more chance to fulfill her ambition for herself-- to change the world."--Publisher's web site
These few precious days : the final year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher P Andersen ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack and Jackie Kennedy were the emblem of a generation. Their wealth, beauty, elegance, and youth were revered by the public--and still are to this day. The forty-six-year-old president and his glamorous thirty-three-year-old wife may have had everything, but one question remains: After the affairs and humiliations, the triumphs and tragedies, in the end--at that moment when Jack was killed with Jackie at his side--did the president and his First Lady truly love each other? Packed with revelations about the First Couple, These Few Precious Days will amaze the world with the whole story of Jack and Jackie's final year together
The housing boom and bust by Thomas Sowell ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how we got into the current economic disaster that developed out of the economics and politics of the housing boom and bust. The "creative" financing of home mortgages and "creative" marketing of financial securities based on these mortgages to countries around the world, are part of the story of how a financial house of cards was built up--and then collapsed
The Bush tragedy by Jacob Weisberg ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An objective political portrait of George W. Bush, his presidency, and its impact on the world offers a revealing study of Bush's conflicted relationships with his father and with major figures in his administration, the roots of his political philosophy, his early life, and the evolution of his world view over the course of his political career and the events of 9/11
A disposition to be rich how a small-town pastor's son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States by Geoffrey C Ward ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The compelling, unknown, behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance-told by his great-grandson, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward
The last tycoons [the secret history of Lazard Frères & Co.] by William D Cohan ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
The fish that ate the whale the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen."--back of insert
See no evil the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism by Robert Baer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
A fiery peace in a cold war Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon by Neil Sheehan ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neil Sheehan unfolds the story of American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever and his daring efforts to thwart the Soviet Union's nuclear ambitions throughout the Cold War. Hoping to maintain superiority over his Russian counterparts, Schriever laid the groundwork for an intercontinental ballistic missile system that could have potentially destroyed all of the Soviet Union in less than 30 minutes. Along the way, though, Schriever was faced with a slew of espionage and political treacheries
Rise to greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president, Abraham Lincoln. David Von Drehle has created a deeply human portrait of America's greatest president
Mao [the unknown story] by Jung Chang ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Tammy Wynette tragic country queen by Jimmy McDonough ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rising high above her small-town upbringing, country singer Tammy Wynette led a successful, decades-long career in the music industry. However, her triumphant life wasn't without tragedy. Here, author Jimmy McDonough presents a touching memoir, chronicling the heights of Wynette's success as well as her battles with illness and substance abuse
Fighter pilot [the memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds] by Robin Olds ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22 - and an ace with 12 aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He motivated a dejected group of pilots by placing himself under junior officers and challenging them to train him properly. He led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another 4 confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. With his marriage to Hollywood actress and pin-up girl, Ella Raines, his non-regulation mustache and penchant for drink, Olds was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year
The good son : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved by Christopher P Andersen ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day John Died delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys--including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death.Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies--boasting sixteen bestsellers, among them These Few Precious Days, Mick, and William and Kate
"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office by Harlow G Unger ( )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation. Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers he forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement. Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers, impose law and order while ensuring individual freedom, and shape the office of President of the United States
You're only as good as your next one 100 great films, 100 good films, and 100 for which I should be shot by Mike Medavoy ( )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medavoy, as a film studio executive who is controversial yet well loved and respected, is an eyewitness to Hollywood history in the making and here gives us a powerful and poignant view of the past and future of a world he knows intimately
Fighter pilot the memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds by Robin Olds ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of twenty-two - and an ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He motivated a dejected group of pilots by placing himself under junior officers and challenging them to train him properly. He led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. With his marriage to Hollywood actress and pin-up girl, Ella Raines, his non-regulation mustache and penchant for drink, Olds was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year
The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow ( )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the firms they spawned, it is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, the book traces the trajectory of the J. P. Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987
My long trip home a family memoir by Mark Whitaker ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dramatic, moving work of historical reporting and personal discovery, an award-winning journalist sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives--and his own
 
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