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Dean, Robertson

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Works: 30 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 6,077 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Controversial literature  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Christian fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HB119.G74, B
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Publications about Robertson Dean
Publications by Robertson Dean
Most widely held works by Robertson Dean
The age of turbulence adventures in a new world by Alan Greenspan( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, in his fourteenth year as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan took part in a very quiet collective effort to ensure that America didn't experience an economic meltdown, taking the rest of the world with it. There was good reason to fear the worst: the stock market crash of October 1987, his first major crisis as Federal Reserve Chairman, coming just weeks after he assumed control, had come much closer than is even today generally known to freezing the financial system and triggering a genuine financial panic. But the most remarkable thing that happened to the economy after 9/11 was ... nothing. What in an earlier day would have meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly. After 9/11 Alan Greenspan knew, if he needed any further reinforcement, that we're living in a new world -- the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even 20 years ago. It's a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges
Mark's story by Tim F LaHaye( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Overhearing Jesus' prophecies of events to come and witnessing such events as Judas' betrayal, Peter's denial, and the Resurrection, Mark becomes a devoted disciple of Christianity and urges Peter to recount to him the story of Jesus' life on earth
Neuromancer by William Gibson( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Case, a nerve-damaged data thief, is recruited by a new employer for a last-chance run against a powerful artificial intelligence
A woman in charge [the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton] by Carl Bernstein( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
"Carl Bernstein's stunning portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton shows us, as nothing else has, the true trajectory of her life and career with its zigzag bursts of risks taken and safety sought. Marshaling all the skills and energy that propelled his history-making Pulitzer Prize reporting on Watergate, Bernstein gives us the most detailed, sophisticated, comprehensive, and revealing account we have had of the complex human being and political meteor who has already helped define one presidency and may well become, herself, the woman in charge of another. In his preparation for A Woman in Charge, Bernstein reexamined everything pertinent written about and by Hillary Clinton. He interviewed some two hundred of her colleagues, friends, and enemies and was allowed unique access to the candid record of the 1992 presidential campaign kept by Hillary's best friend, Diane Blair. He has given us an audiobook that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently-- even obsessively-- asking about Hillary Clinton: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect of her? As she decides to run for president, her husband now her valued aide, she has one more chance to fulfill her ambition for herself-- to change the world"--Publisher's web site
The housing boom and bust by Thomas Sowell( file )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Explains how we got into the current economic disaster that developed out of the economics and politics of the housing boom and bust. The "creative" financing of home mortgages and "creative" marketing of financial securities based on these mortgages to countries around the world, are part of the story of how a financial house of cards was built up--and then collapsed
These few precious days : the final year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher P Andersen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Jack and Jackie Kennedy were the emblem of a generation. Their wealth, beauty, elegance, and youth were revered by the public--and still are to this day. The forty-six-year-old president and his glamorous thirty-three-year-old wife may have had everything, but one question remains: After the affairs and humiliations, the triumphs and tragedies, in the end--at that moment when Jack was killed with Jackie at his side--did the president and his First Lady truly love each other? Packed with revelations about the First Couple, These Few Precious Days will amaze the world with the whole story of Jack and Jackie's final year together
The Bush tragedy by Jacob Weisberg( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
An objective political portrait of George W. Bush, his presidency, and its impact on the world offers a revealing study of Bush's conflicted relationships with his father and with major figures in his administration, the roots of his political philosophy, his early life, and the evolution of his world view over the course of his political career and the events of 9/11
The last tycoons [the secret history of Lazard Frères & Co.] by William D Cohan( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Reading Judas [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity] by Elaine H Pagels( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
"The unveiling of the long-lost Gospel of Judas has stirred controversy not just among biblical scholars but also among all those brought up on the story of Judas as the ultimate betrayer. Now two leading experts on the Gnostic gospels tackle the important questions this exciting discovery poses: How could any Christian imagine Judas to be Jesus's favorite, as this gospel proposes? Why is the author of this gospel filled with rage at the other disciples? What are his insights into Jesus's brilliant teaching about the spiritual life? And most important, what vision of God does the author offer? The answers to these questions lead deep into the agonizing disputes and exultant visions of God that ultimately came to shape Christianity. Working from Karen King's brilliant new translation of the fragmentary gospel, Elaine Pagels and King recount the evolution of the gospels as a group, showing how some of them fed into the biggest ideas in Christianity: the complex natures of good and evil and the roles of suffering and redemption. They also show how the portrait of Jesus evolved from that of the victim to that of the triumphant master of his own fate. The Gospel of Judas reveals how history has obscured the vibrant and tumultuous early history of Christianity--a time of intense reflection, experimentation, and struggle involving every fundamental issue of human life. Reading Judas raises deep and compelling themes as important today as they were nineteen hundred years ago. This eloquent, passionate book plunges us into the heart of Christiantity itself."--Container
A disposition to be rich how a small-town pastor's son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States by Geoffrey C Ward( Computer File )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
The compelling, unknown, behind-the-scenes story of the greatest swindler of the Gilded Age, whose villainy bankrupted Ulysses S. Grant and stunned the world of finance-told by his great-grandson, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward
The fish that ate the whale the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
"When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen."--back of insert
See no evil [the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism] by Robert Baer( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Unabridged
A fiery peace in a cold war Bernard Schriever and the ultimate weapon by Neil Sheehan( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Neil Sheehan unfolds the story of American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever and his daring efforts to thwart the Soviet Union's nuclear ambitions throughout the Cold War. Hoping to maintain superiority over his Russian counterparts, Schriever laid the groundwork for an intercontinental ballistic missile system that could have potentially destroyed all of the Soviet Union in less than 30 minutes. Along the way, though, Schriever was faced with a slew of espionage and political treacheries
Rise to greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president, Abraham Lincoln. David Von Drehle has created a deeply human portrait of America's greatest president
Mao [the unknown story] by Jung Chang( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Tammy Wynette tragic country queen by Jimmy McDonough( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Rising high above her small-town upbringing, country singer Tammy Wynette led a successful, decades-long career in the music industry. However, her triumphant life wasn't without tragedy. Here, author Jimmy McDonough presents a touching memoir, chronicling the heights of Wynette's success as well as her battles with illness and substance abuse
Fighter pilot [the memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds] by Robin Olds( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of twenty-two--a double ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He motivated a dejected group of pilots by placing himself under junior officers and challenging them to train him properly. He led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills and becoming a rare triple ace. With his marriage to Hollywood actress and pinup girl Ella Raines, his nonregulation mustache and penchant for drink, Olds was a unique individual whose story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year
You're only as good as your next one 100 great films, 100 good films, and 100 for which I should be shot by Mike Medavoy( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Medavoy, as a film studio executive who is controversial yet well loved and respected, is an eyewitness to Hollywood history in the making and here gives us a powerful and poignant view of the past and future of a world he knows intimately
Fighter pilot the memoirs of legendary ace Robin Olds by Robin Olds( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of twenty-two - and an ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He motivated a dejected group of pilots by placing himself under junior officers and challenging them to train him properly. He led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. With his marriage to Hollywood actress and pin-up girl, Ella Raines, his non-regulation mustache and penchant for drink, Olds was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year
My long trip home a family memoir by Mark Whitaker( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
In a dramatic, moving work of historical reporting and personal discovery, an award-winning journalist sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives--and his own
 
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