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Hurt, Christopher 1959-

Works: 127 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 9,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Baseball stories  Biography  Personal narratives  History  Science fiction  Drama 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3535.A547, 813.54
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Publications about Christopher Hurt
Publications by Christopher Hurt
Most widely held works by Christopher Hurt
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,364 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( Computer File )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil
Stranger in a strange land by Robert A Heinlein( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,002 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( file )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as an heroic being
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 807 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?
The natural by Bernard Malamud( Computer File )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 539 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."
Manchurian candidate by Richard Condon( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 509 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
Orfeo by Richard Powers( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
An experimental composer becomes a fugitive after his home microbiology lab, set up to find music in surprising patterns, results in a Homeland Security raid
The moviegoer by Walker Percy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 283 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
The Steve Jobs way iLeadership for a new generation by Jay Elliot( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 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
Humboldt's gift by Saul Bellow( file )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 176 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
Witness to Gettysburg by Richard Wheeler( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 162 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
It can't happen here by Sinclair Lewis( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
First published in 1935, when Americans were still largely oblivious to the rise of Hitler in Europe, this prescient novel tells a cautionary tale of the fragility of democracy and offers an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find how many people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state
Paris in the fifties by Stanley Karnow( file )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Karnow reflects on his years in Paris, begins with his days as a GI Bill student to his tenure at "Time," discusses his career as a correspondent, friendships, and Parisian social, cultural, and intellectual life
Coming out of the ice an unexpected life by Victor Herman( file )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
When Victor Herman refuses to renounce his American citizenship, he is accused of counter-revolutionary activities, jailed, and banished to a remote northern village in Siberia for 38 years
Empire the life, legend, and madness of Howard Hughes by Donald L Barlett( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 126 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
The secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton( Computer File )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure--its fabulous wine cellars"--Publisher's website
Gray fox Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Burke Davis( file )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Despite his misgivings about secession, General Robert E. Lee chose to side with the Confederacy when his beloved home state of Virginia joined the South. Here, historian Burke Davis vividly chronicles General Lee's military career during the American Civil War
The Kennedys by Peter Collier( file )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Who are the Kennedys? Are they the brilliant, heroic, extraordinary people their admirers believe them to be? Or are they arrogant, competitive, self-absorbed children of a willful and immensely rich patriarch, as their detractors claim? In fact, they are all of these things and more. Years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews with family members and associates and extensive research into archives and sources unused until now, this is the nationwide best-seller whose very publication caused an uproar in the press ... the first and only book to fully penetrate the Kennedy inner sanctum and reveal the true, all too human saga behind America's most famous family
The closing of the American mind [how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students] by Allan David Bloom( file )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Allan Bloom explores America's political and social crises of the late twentieth century. Contrary to popular opinion, Bloom concludes that many of the country's problems are a result of an intellectual shift
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