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Todd, Raymond

Works: 74 works in 452 publications in 1 language and 8,006 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Anecdotes  Humor  Military history  Juvenile works  Popular works  Bildungsromans  Miscellanea 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: QC16.F49, B
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Publications about Raymond Todd
Publications by Raymond Todd
Most widely held works by Raymond Todd
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P Feynman( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
In this book Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature
The pirate coast Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured three hundred U.S. sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent out navy squadrons, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission. But before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support. Astoundingly, Eaton persevered, gathering a ragtag army and leading them on a brutal march across five hundred miles of desert. After surviving sandstorms, treachery, and near death, Eaton achieved a remarkable victory on "the shores of Tripoli," gaining freedom for the American hostages and new respect for the young United States. But as Eaton dared to reveal that the president had deserted him, Jefferson set out to crush him
Stealing your life the ultimate identity theft prevention plan by Frank W Abagnale( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Examines the growing problem of identity theft, explaining how easy it is for anyone to assume someone else's identity, the devastating impact of such a crime, ways identity thieves work, and concrete ways to protect oneself against the crime
Healthy at 100 [the scientifically proven secrets of the world's healthiest and longest-lived peoples] by John Robbins( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Introduces a new paradigm of aging that examines four native cultures distinguished by their longevity and good health to determine those factors--including diet, exercise, and emotional well-being--that can add years to one's life
"What do you care what other people think?" by Richard P Feynman( file )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. Here, he offers the last installment of his literary legacy
The deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper( file )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The Deerslayer is the first of the Leatherstocking Tales of James Fenimore Cooper. Here we meet Natty Bumppo as a young man living in upstate New York in the early 1740s. The action begins as Bumppo, called "Deerslayer," and his friend Hurry Harry approach Lake Glimmerglass, or Oswego, where the trapper Thomas Hutter lives with his daughters, the beautiful Judith and the feeble-minded Hetty. Hutter's floating log fort is attacked by Iroquois Indians, and the two frontiersmen join in the fight
Why gender matters what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences by Leonard Sax( file )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Are boys and girls really that different? In the past twenty years, an avalanche of research has shown that sex differences are more significant than anybody guessed. Gender differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. Dr. Leonard Sax addresses a host of issues, including discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs and shows how boys and girls react in predictable ways to different situations
Afghanistan a military history from Alexander the Great to the fall of the Taliban by Stephen Tanner( file )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads not only for armies but also for clashes between civilizations. An understanding of the military history of that blood-soaked land is essential now as America faces a new enemy on this land, a land that for centuries has become a graveyard of empires past
The meaning of it all thoughts of a citizen scientist by Richard P Feynman( file )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
In this collection of lectures that Richard Feynman originally gave in 1963, unpublished during his lifetime, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist discusses several mega questions of science. What is the nature of the tension between science and religious faith? Why does uncertainty play such a crucial role in the scientific imagination? Is this really a scientific age? Marked by Feynman's characteristic combination of rationality and humor, these lectures provide an intimate glimpse at the man behind the legend. He says at the start of his final lecture, "I dedicate this lecture to showing what ridiculous conclusions and rare statements such a man as myself can make." Rare, perhaps, and irreverent, sure. But ridiculous? Not even close
The art of being by Erich Fromm( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
The Art of Being teaches us to avoid the tantalizing illusions of our consumer-driven world by learning to function as a whole person from a state of inner completeness or being. The transition from an identity of having to being creates a state of enlightened psychological and spiritual happiness. Fromm observes that the modern person is less a self-reflective being than a composite of data promoted by the mass media, and he encourages us to pursue true self-awareness beyond simple political, ideological, and religious clichés. By learning to be centered in the self, the individual is less swayed by the endless pressures and dissatisfactions of the culture
The Battle of New Orleans Andrew Jackson and America's first military victory by Robert V Remini( file )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
The account of Andrew Jackson and the battle of the War of 1812
Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebels, heavily outnumbered, plan to overthrow an army of thousands--with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom--or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family sets out to join the rebellion and find the Elephant. What he discovers will change everything
The land that time forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs( file )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
When adventurer Bowen Tyler is taken aboard an enemy submarine, he never dreams that his voyage will end in a land where time itself is prisoner. But in the uncharted seas at the bottom of the world, Tyler and the crew of the U-33 discover the mysterious forgotten continent of Caspak, where the savage denizens of a thousand lost ages roam vast primeval jungles. Surrounded by dinosaurs and Bronze Age warriors, saber-toothed tigers and cunning beast-men, Bowen Tyler begins to unravel the incredible secret of Caspak, even as he battles to save the life of the woman he loves
In time of war [Hitler's terrorist attack on America] by Pierce O'Donnell( file )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
In 1942, eight Nazi saboteurs were caught on American beaches and executed. The decision was challenged in court but eventually upheld in the Supreme Court's ruling in Ex parte Quirin?a case that has frequently been cited by the George W. Bush administration in support of its declared power to hold "enemy combatants" and try them by military commission. But O'Donnell, a former Supreme Court law clerk, argues that we should be cautious in applying it as precedence, because the process by which it was decided by the Supreme Court was illegitimate
Edison a life of invention by Paul Israel( file )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Paul Israel's ambitious biography brightens the unexamined corners of a singularly influential and triumphant career in science. Thomas Edison, history's most prolific inventor who received an astounding 1,093 U.S. patents, comes to life. Armed with unprecedented access to Edison's workshop diaries, notebooks, and letters, Israel brings fresh insights into how the inventor's creative mind worked
The first three minutes a modern view of the origin of the universe by Steven Weinberg( file )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Discusses the Big Bang, the modern theory of the origin of the universe
The myth of Alzheimer's [the story of a disease, a doctor, and a new directon for aging in the 21st century] by Peter J Whitehouse( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Challenges conventional perceptions about Alzheimer's disease to offer an alternative approach to memory loss and aging that can be aided through simple nutritional and exercise strategies
The first heroes the extraordinary story of the Doolittle Raid - America's first World War II victory by Craig Nelson( file )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war. The First Heroes is the story of that mission. Meticulously researched and based on interviews with twenty of the surviving Tokyo Raiders, this is a true account that almost defies belief, a tremendous human drama of great personal courage, and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history
The cross and the switchblade by David Wilkerson( file )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
"Led by incredible faith, David Wilkerson took a seemingly bizarre step from his country pulpit in 1958 to the streets of New York City, where a murder trial of seven teenage boys intensified society's antipathy toward them. Even Wilkerson was bewildered by his sense of compassion but, in spite of doubt, he followed the Spirit's prompting to help the boys"--Publisher's web site
Jesus his life and teachings by Joseph F Girzone( file )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
From the birth of the Messiah, to the wedding at Cana, the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion, and the triumphant Resurrection, each episode and lesson from the life of Jesus is rendered with wisdom and freshness
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