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Wilson, George K.

Works: 148 works in 512 publications in 1 language and 17,994 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Miscellanea  Case studies  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.R4825, 813.54
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Publications about George K Wilson
Publications by George K Wilson
Most widely held works about George K Wilson
Most widely held works by George K Wilson
Hard call great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
McCain pays tribute to men and women who were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drives 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march leads only to their death
The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution by David O Stewart( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Over the span of four hot summer months, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia hammered out what would be regarded as one of the most important documents in world history. But the drafting of the Constitution was fraught with contention and divisive issues that threatened the very future of the Union. Issues such as slavery and states' rights could have formed insurmountable barriers, but America's founders somehow reached enough of a consensus--and compromised when necessary--to produce this remarkable work
The Shawnees and the war for America by Colin G Calloway( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Before the American War for Independence, the Shawnees lived in Ohio, hunted in Kentucky, and ranged as far as Georgia, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. With an uncanny ability to form alliances with others, they developed a well-deserved reputation for being loyal friends and formidable foes. Leaders like Blue Jacket, Black Hoof, and Tecumseh defended Shawnee homelands for more than 60 years. But America's westward surge ultimately proved too much. And when Tecumseh fell in battle, the Shawnees' final hope for independence died with him
Iroquois diplomacy on the early American frontier by Timothy J Shannon( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Occupying territory between Canada and New York, the Six Nations of the Iroquois League held a strategic position near French, Dutch, and English interests. Although they were formidable adversaries, the Iroquois learned they could strengthen themselves more effectively by forging alliances than by waging war. Skillfully remaining neutral during North America's Anglo-French wars, they maintained an unrivaled influence in colonial America - at at time when other Indian nations were being destroyed or dispersed. This compelling narrative explores the politically shrewd - sometimes treacherous - tactics the Iroquois used to withstand the juggernaut of colonization
On truth by Harry G Frankfurt( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
After the success of his work "On bullshit," Frankfurt looks at the other side of the philosophical coin. If bullshit resides in the realm of subjective perception, then truth points to what lies outside that realm. Frankfurt is praised for his ability to speak to a wide general audience. Thus, On Truth is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the function of truth in our culture
A dog's journey : another novel for humans by W. Bruce Cameron( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Believing that he has achieved his purpose throughout several eventful lives, Buddy the dog is drawn to a vibrant but troubled teen who he struggles to help until they are separated
The big bamboo by Tim Dorsey( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters
A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose
A captain's duty Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea by Richard Phillips( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2008, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores
The atrocity archives by Charles Stross( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
A lowly computer geek working for a secret British intelligence agency gets promoted to field service after accidentally saving lives in a disaster. Now he's faced with saving the universe using only his smarts and a disembodied hand that renders him invisible. Stross' award-winning novella, "The concrete jungle," is also included
Cahokia ancient America's great city on the Mississippi by Timothy R Pauketat( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Pauketat illuminates the riveting discovery of the largest pre-Columbian city on U.S. soil. Once a flourishing metropolis of 20,000 people in 1050, Cahokia had rotted away by 1400. Its earthen mounds near modern-day St. Louis reveal "woodhenges" and evidence of large-scale human sacrifice
American Indians and the law by N. Bruce Duthu( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Duthu highlights the major events, the differing principles, and the evolving perspectives that have governed relations among the Native American Indian tribes, the federal government, and the states
The Lakotas and the Black Hills the struggle for sacred ground by Jeffrey Ostler( file )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Ostler recounts the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homeland and their remarkable legal battle to regain it. Moving from battlefields to reservations to Supreme Court chambers, Ostler captures the strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished lands
Heaven's reach by David Brin( file )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light
Sundiver by David Brin( file )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
In a future world where all sentient species have been genetically "uplifted" researcher Jacob Demwais joins Expedition Sundiver based on Mercury to explore strange phenomena on the sun
The uplift war by David Brin( file )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies
Startide rising by David Brin( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
When Streaker -- the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins -- discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement. Trapped on a hostile planet while six alien fleets battle to decide their fate, Streaker's crew seeks some way to escape and return to Earth
Infinity's shore by David Brin( file )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power
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