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Todd, Raymond

Works: 75 works in 605 publications in 1 language and 9,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Anecdotes  Humor  Military history  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Miscellanea  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator, nar
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 )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 512 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 )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 386 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 335 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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 309 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 )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among the book's many tales--some funny, others intensely moving--we meet Feynman's first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love's irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger's explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster's cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen
The road to 9/11 : wealth, empire, and the future of America by Peter Dale Scott( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This is an ambitious, meticulous examination of how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11. Peter Dale Scott, whose previous books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, here probes how the policies of presidents since Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist attack. Scott shows how America's expansion into the world since World War II has led to momentous secret decision making at high levels. He demonstrates how these decisions by small cliques are responsive to the agendas of private wealth at the expense of the public, of the democratic state, and of civil society. He shows how, in implementing these agendas, U.S. intelligence agencies have become involved with terrorist groups they once backed and helped create, including al Qaeda
The deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper( file )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 272 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically programmed, and important to how children are raised, disciplined, and educated. Dr. Leonard Sax leads parents through the mystifying world of gender differences by explaining the biologically different ways in which children think, feel, and act. He 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 )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 252 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. As the United States engages in armed conflict with the Afghan regime, an understanding of the military history of that blood-soaked land has become essential to every American. Now 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 )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
In this collection of lectures given by Feynman in 1963, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist discusses several of the 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 the scientific age? Marked by Feynman's characteristic combination of rationality and humor, these lectures provide an intimate glimpse at the man behind the legend
The art of being by Erich Fromm( file )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 236 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 land that time forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs( file )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Bowen Tyler and his crew find themselves marooned in a nightmare world of mighty dinosaurs and bestial apemen who kill on sight. This is the lost continent of Caspak, a hot, dark and mysterious prehistoric world located somewhere in the icy waters of the Antarctic. Their only hope of rescue is a note in a bottle flung into the sea. The survivors persist and penetrate the heart of Caspak to find the incredible secret that claws, fangs and spears have guarded since the beginning of time
The Battle of New Orleans : Andrew Jackson and America's first military victory by Robert V Remini( file )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
The account of Andrew Jackson and the battle of the War of 1812
Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen( file )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. But behind the darkness there is talk of rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed, determined to regain their freedom with the help of one incredible weapon-a weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom-or defeat
In time of war : [Hitler's terrorist attack on America] by Pierce O'Donnell( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 210 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
The first heroes : the extraordinary story of the Doolittle Raid - America's first World War II victory by Craig Nelson( file )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
The Doolittle Raid was Franklin Roosevelt's answer to Pearl Harbor. The gutsy mission shocked the Japanese, electrified America, and determined the shape and tenor of the entire Pacific War. [This book] is epic in sweep. The story of the Doolittle Raid lifts off the page, as rich and engrossing as any legend, and [the author] proceeds to bring to vivid life the dramatic story behind the story. This is an astonishing feat - the hours breathe with even the tiniest gesture of young men desperately fighting to stay alive, against the panorama of modern war and a turbulent century in the making
The first three minutes : a modern view of the origin of the universe by Steven Weinberg( file )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Discusses the Big Bang, the modern theory of the origin of the universe
Edison : a life of invention by Paul Israel( file )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 173 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 cross and the switchblade by David Wilkerson( file )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 165 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
Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Davis looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily life of ordinary slaves, the slave trade, the sexual exploitation of slaves; the emergence of African-American culture, and much more
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