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Means, Howard B.

Works: 41 works in 139 publications in 5 languages and 10,516 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Fiction  Political fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E840.5.P68, B
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Most widely held works by Howard B Means
My FBI : bringing down the Mafia, investigating Bill Clinton, and fighting the War on Terror by Louis J Freeh( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,856 libraries worldwide
A former head of the FBI describes his appointment to the Bureau, efforts to overcome under-funding and outdated technical resources, and determination to reform the FBI while protecting its freedom from political interference
Colin Powell : soldier/statesman--statesman/soldier by Howard B Means( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
An account of the life and military career of the first African-American in a position of national prominence
Johnny Appleseed : the man, the myth, the American story by Howard B Means( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
"This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths. It captures the boldness of an iconic American life and the sadness of his last years, as the frontier marched past him, ever westward. And it shows how death liberated the legend and made of Johnny a barometer of the nation's feelings about its own heroic past and the supposed Eden it once had been. It is a book that does for America's inner frontier what Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage did for its western one. No American folk hero--not Davy Crockett, not even Daniel Boone--is better known than Johnny Appleseed, and none has become more trapped in his own legends. The fact is, John Chapman--the historical Johnny Appleseed--might well be the best-known figure from our national past about whom most people know almost nothing real at all. One early historian called Chapman "the oddest character in all our history," and not without cause. Chapman was an animal whisperer, a vegetarian in a raw country where it was far easier to kill game than grow a crop, a pacifist in a place ruled by gun, knife, and fist. Some settlers considered Chapman a New World saint. Others thought he had been kicked in the head by a horse. And yet he was welcomed almost everywhere, and stories about him floated from cabin to cabin, village to village, just as he did. As eccentric as he was, John Chapman was also very much a man of his times: a land speculator and pioneer nurseryman with an uncanny sense for where settlement was moving next, and an evangelist for the Church of the New Jerusalem on a frontier alive with religious fervor. His story is equally America's story at the birth of the nation. In this tale of the wilderness and its taming, author Howard Means explores how our national past gets mythologized and hired out. Mostly, though, this is the story of two men, one real and one invented; of the times they lived through, the ties that link them, and the gulf that separates them; of the uses to which both have been put; and of what that tells us about ourselves, then and now"--
Money & power : the history of business by Howard B Means( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Explores the relationship between money and power from feudal Europe to the modern era
The 500-year delta : what happens after what comes next by Jim Taylor( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Jim Taylor and Watts Wacker provide tested strategies to help companies and individuals reset their course toward an unpredictable future, offering new models to accommodate the increasing chaos of everyday life. Here, too, is the path that will ensure safe passage from our own times to the soon-to-be-upon-us "Age of Possibility." The 500-Year Delta ultimately is about the shifts of perception needed to prosper in a future that is fundamentally, unrecognizably different
The avenger takes his place : Andrew Johnson and the 45 days that changed the nation by Howard B Means( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
From the moment of Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865, until Andrew Johnson, his replacement, formally announced postwar plans on May 29, the fate of the country hung in the balance. War had left the Republic strained almost beyond endurance. Johnson's ascendancy to the presidency seemed the killing stroke, even to the victorious North. A former slave owner from the border state of Tennessee, Johnson had been drunk at his inauguration as vice president; he was hated equally by the South and the North. Some Northerners were even convinced he had been part of the conspiracy behind Lincoln's assassination. Later, he escaped impeachment by a single vote. As Howard Means reveals in this revisionist account of Johnson's first six weeks in office, the new president faced almost insurmountable odds. Yet Johnson not only met but overcame them, preserving the Union for which so many had sacrificed their lives.--From publisher description
67 shots : Kent State and the end of American innocence by Howard B Means( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"Using recently available oral histories from participants, Howard Means examines the Kent State shooting and the tumultuous era that reverberates still, "--NoveList
The visionary's handbook : nine paradoxes that will shape the future of your business by Watts Wacker( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 468 libraries worldwide
"Building upon the Age of Possibility first espoused in their The 500 - Year Delta, Watts Wacker and Jim Taylor now welcome readers to the Age of Uncertainty, where, because life has never been easier, it has never been more difficult." "Wacker and Taylor present a vision of the present and future that goes beyond all the chaos and complexity of our times. With a clear and firm grasp of their material, they proceed to chart a method for readers to create a personal course for the future." "The Visionary's Handbook captures the interlocking web of paradoxes that abound in everyday business life, and provides an essential map to help make the future work for every individual and every company in the challenging and uncertain times ahead."--Jacket
C.S.A.--Confederate States of America : a novel by Howard B Means( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Set in a future where the South had won an even more brutal Civil War, events are about to call into question the strict racial separation that is the country's cultural foundation
Faculty collective bargaining ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The banana sculptor, the purple lady, and the all-night swimmer : hobbies, collecting, and other passionate pursuits by Susan Sheehan( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"We Americans love to look at ourselves. How we vote, where we work, what we think about church and school - studying ourselves is a national pastime. What has been missing in all this self-examination, until now, is a book about the greatest national obsessions of all: the hobbies we pursue, the collections and amateur sports to which we devote so much of our lives." "The Banana Sculptor, the Purple Lady, and the All-Night Swimmer chronicles the amazing variety of ways in which we relax, compete with others and ourselves, and indulge some of our richest fantasies. Here are wonderfully warm and witty accounts of Americans as they: attempt to swim all the Great Lakes, often in horrible conditions; quit a job and begin raising sheep to accommodate a newfound passion for spinning; eat at every McDonald's in the nation; carve The Last Supper from wood; cross all the world's suspension bridges; build huge banana sculptures; roller blade, scull, and bake; and collect marbles, Noah's arks, talking birds, and much more."--Jacket
C.S.A.--Confederate States of America : a novel by Howard B Means( file )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
What if the South had won the Civil War? From the ashes of a divided nation came the Confederate States of America -- the capitol is Richmond, and the races are equal but very, very separate. For President Spencer Jefferson Lee-the great-great-grandson of both Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee -- it's politics as usual. On one side, the lily-white Senate wants quid pro quo; on the other, the all black House has an agenda of its own. But whatever their differences, the powers-that-be agree on one thing: Utter separations between the races is the key to peace and prosperity. To love someone of the opposite race is to court disaster; to act on that love is to become officially nonexistent. But what Spencer Lee and his black friend, Vice President Nathan Winston, are about to learn is that love is beyond the law. Underneath the facade of civil order there is dissent in the form of DRAGO, a protest group made up of "losers" of this "ideal" society-cross-racial loves children, social and environmental idealists led by a mysterious mocha-skinned woman known only as Cara. When two bodies are found with their fingers removed so that their identities can be put on short-term loan, the stage is set for the most fast-paced, intriguing novel of the year
Colin Powell : soldier/statesman, statesman/soldier by Howard B Means( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A biography of General Colin Powell
67 shots : Kent State and the end of American innocence by Howard B Means( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus commons at Kent State University. At noon, the Guard moved out. Twenty-four minutes later, Guardsmen launched a thirteen-second, sixty-seven-shot barrage that left four students dead and nine wounded, one paralyzed for life. The story doesn't end there, though. A horror of far greater proportions was narrowly averted minutes later when the Guard and students reassembled on the commons. The Kent State shootings were both unavoidable and preventable: unavoidable in that all the discordant forces of a turbulent decade flowed together on May 4, 1970, on one Ohio campus; preventable in that every party to the tragedy made the wrong choices at the wrong time in the wrong place. Using the university's recently available oral-history collection supplemented by extensive new interviewing, Means tells the story of this iconic American moment through the eyes and memories of those who were there, and skillfully situates it in the context of a tumultuous era
Washington, the District and beyond by Robert Llewellyn( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The 500-year delta : [what happens after what comes next] by Jim Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Jin qian yu quan li : gai bian li shi de shang ye ju bo by Ming Si( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Yuan jing di tu : gong si zhi li jiu da yao jing by Wa ke er( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 20 libraries worldwide
What happens after what comes next : surfing the 500 year delta by Jim Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Futopia : ... oder das Globalisierungsparadies ; die Welt in 500 Tagen, Wochen, Monaten, Jahren by Watts Wacker( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Means, Howard
ミーンズ, ハワード
English (93)
Chinese (6)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Korean (1)
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