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Kramer, Michael

Overview
Works: 305 works in 482 publications in 2 languages and 4,474 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Humor  Case studies  Fiction  Rules  Anecdotes  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Legal stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Redactor, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: HG179, B
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Most widely held works by Michael Kramer
Start late, finish rich : [a no-fail plan for achieving financial freedom at any age] by David Bach( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over and over, people share their fears with David Bach, America's leading money coach and the number-one national best-selling author of The Automatic Millionaire. "If only I had started saving when I was younger!" they say. "Is there any hope for me?" There IS hope, and help is here at last! In Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach takes the "Finish Rich" wisdom that has already helped millions of people and tailors it specifically to all of us who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life's unexpected challenges. Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even older, Bach shows that you really can start late and still live and finish rich -- and you can get your plan in place fast. In a motivating, swift read you learn how to ramp up the road to financial security with the principles of spend less, save more, make more -- and most important, LIVE MORE. And he gives you the time tested plan to do it"--Book description
The Yankee years by Joe Torre( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic and revelatory account of Joe Torre's twelve years as manager of the New York Yankees. Joe Torre is the most successful and most respected baseball manager of the modern era, steering the Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series championships. When he left the team in 2007, it was front-page news around the country
The Garner files : [a memoir] by James Garner( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more
Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the accomplishments of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games draws on interviews, family sources, and archival research to provide a portrait of a remarkable man in relation to the intrigues, controversies, and political machinations that took place
Super crunchers : [why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart] by Ian Ayres( Recording )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touting the benefits of detailed statistical analysis, an economist explains how sorting through mass quantities of easily stored information can offer greater insight into human behavior for businesses, governments, and consumers
Love in the driest season : [a family memoir] by Neely Tucker( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case story of how Neely, a white Mississipian, and his African-American wife, Vita tried to adopt a desperately sick baby girl, Chipo, who had been abandoned under a tree while they were posted to Zimbabwe
The baseball codes : [beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime] by Jason Turbow( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows that baseball is a game of complicated rules, but it turns out to be even more complex than we realize. Jason Turbow and Michael Duca take us behind the scenes of the great American pastime. Players talk about the game as they never have before, breaking the code of secrecy that surrounds so much of baseball, both on the field and in the clubhouse. We learn why pitchers sometimes do retaliate when one of their teammates is hit by a pitch and other times let it go. We hear about the subtle forms of payback that occur when a player violates the rules out of ignorance instead of disrespect. We find out why cheating is acceptable (but getting caught at cheating is not), and how off-field tensions can get worked out on the diamond. These tacit rules are illuminated with often incredible stories about everyone from national heroes true eccentrics.--From publisher description
Broken windows, broken business : [how the smallest remedies reap the biggest rewards] by Michael Levine( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Small things make all the difference in business". Once every few years a book comes along with an insight so penetrating, so powerful and so simply, demonstrably true, that it instantly changes the way we think and do business. Such a book is Broken windows, broken business, a breakthrough in management theory that can alter the destiny of countless companies striving to stay ahead of their competition. In this vital and seminal work, author Michael Levine - whose Guerrilla P.R. has become a standard text of public relations theory and is taught at the graduate business schools of Harvard, Stanford, and Northwestern - offers compelling evidence that problems in business, large and small, typically stem from inattention to tiny details. Constant attention to detail not only demonstrates corporate competence, but also shows that the company cares about what the consumer wants. Broken windows - and peeling paint, worn carpets, and poorly maintained restrooms - send the oppsite signal: that the business doesn't care
Our divided political heart : the battle for the American idea in an age of discontent by E. J Dionne( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's most respected and well-known political analysts weighs in on what is tearing us apart --the ascendency of individualism and the diminishment of community -- just in time for the election
Raoul Wallenberg : [the mystery lives on] by Harvey Rosenfeld( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now an international symbol of twentieth-century humanitarianism, Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, issued countless "false" visas and other documents which were virtual life certificates that saved approximately 100,000 Jews from the Nazis in wartime Hungary. Then in 1945, as the war drew to a close, he disappeared after being taken into custody by Soviet military police. Today Wallenberg's fate remains unknown. This biography discusses previously sealed prison records and archives, reports of sightings of Wallenberg, the Wallenberg family's historic multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the former Soviet Union, and the worldwide activities in honor of this great man who refused to be a bystander
Golf and the spirit by M. Scott Peck( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Scott Peck reveals how the game of golf has taught him - and can teach us all - some of life's most important lessons
The majors : in pursuit of golf's Holy Grail by John Feinstein( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling sportswriter spends a year behind the scenes at the most competitive events in golf -- the four tournaments known as the Majors
From Baghdad, with love : a Marine, the war, and a dog named Lava by Jay Kopelman( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and hope often arrive in the strangest places and in the strangest ways. During his tour of duty in Iraq, [the author] endured the emotional stress common for those involved in bloody battles for freedom. Skirting the rules forbidding pets, [the author] and his comrades adopted an abandoned puppy left behind after the battle for Fallujah. The dog (named Lava) befriended the Marines and journalists and was eventually smuggled out of Iraq by the soldiers with the help of NPR reporters, John van Zante and the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Iraqi citizens, and the Iams pet food company
A good walk spoiled by John Feinstein( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feinstein captures the world of professional golf. Traveling with the golfers on the tour, Feinstein gets inside the heads of the greatest players as well as its struggling wannabes
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted physicist with a reputation for outrageous behavior lets it all hang out in this autobiography. Entertaining and instructive
Rammer jammer yellow hammer : [a journey into the heart of the heart of fan mania] by Warren St. John( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the life of every sports fan, there comes a moment of reckoning. It may happen when your team wins on a last-second field goal and you suddenly find yourself clenched in a loving embrace with a large hairy man you've never met. ... Or in the long, hormonally depleted days after a loss, when you're felled by a sensation similar to the one you first experienced following the death of a pet. At such moments the fan is forced to confront the question others-- spouses, friends, children, and colleagues-- have asked for years: Why do I care? What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane, rational people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goalposts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care? In search of the answers to these questions, Warren St. John seeks out the roving community of RVers who follow the Alabama Crimson Tide from game to game across the South. A movable feast of Weber grills, Igloo coolers, and die-hard superstition, these are characters who arrive on Wednesday for Saturday's game: Freeman and Betty Reese, who skipped their own daughter's wedding because it coincided with a Bama game; Ray Pradat, the Episcopalian minister who watches the games on a television set beside his altar while performing weddings; John Ed (pronounced as three syllables, John Ay-ud), the wheeling and dealing ticket scalper whose access to good seats gives him power on par with the governor; and Paul Finebaum, the Anti-Fan, a wisecracking sports columnist and talk-radio host who makes his living mocking Alabama fans--and who has to live in a gated community for all the threats he receives in response. In no time at all, St. John himself is drawn into the world of full-immersion fandom: he buys an RV (a $5,500 beater called The Hawg) and joins the caravan for a football season, chronicling the world of the extreme fan and learning that in the shadow of the stadium, it can all begin to seem strangely normal. Along the way, St. John takes readers on illuminating forays into the deep roots of humanity's sports mania (did you know that tailgaters could be found in eighth-century Greece?), the psychology of crowds, and the surprising neuroscience behind the thrill of victory. Reminiscent of "Confederates in the Attic" and the works of Bill Bryson, "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer" is not only a travel story, but a cultural anthropology of fans that goes a long way toward demystifying the universal urge to take sides and to win" publisher's description
Professionelle Beratung zur Alltagsbewältigung : ein Lehrbuch ; mit 17 Tabellen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proving ground by G. Bruce Knecht( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the worst disaster in recent ocean racing history, in which fifteen yachts racing from Sydney Harbor to Hobart, Tasmania were shredded by hurricane-force winds and battered by eighty-four foot waves
Louis Armstrong : an extravagant life by Laurence Bergreen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces Armstrong's rich and varied life --from poverty and obscurity to fame
Sandra Nichols found dead by George V Higgins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense attorney Jerry Kennedy is embroiled in a murder case that the judge says has insufficient evidence to convict a killer, but all the evidence points to the deceased's husband
 
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Start late, finish rich : [a no-fail plan for achieving financial freedom at any age]
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The Yankee yearsTriumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's OlympicsSuper crunchers : [why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart]Love in the driest season : [a family memoir]The baseball codes : [beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls : the unwritten rules of America's pastime]Broken windows, broken business : [how the smallest remedies reap the biggest rewards]Raoul Wallenberg : [the mystery lives on]Golf and the spirit