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Wilson, George K.

Overview
Works: 154 works in 614 publications in 1 language and 26,995 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Miscellanea  Case studies  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3558.I217, 813.54
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Most widely held works by George K Wilson
Stormy weather by Carl Hiaasen( file )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, the devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and imposters to Florida, drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims in insurance scams. They are unprepared for the opposition, led by an ex-governor who smokes toads
Torpedo juice by Tim Dorsey( file )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Since it's always a good idea to fly under police radar, Serge figures the Keys are just the place to lie low. Plus, he has two missions to accomplish--re-invent himself and get married, although he hasn't picked the lucky lady yet. But what he doesn't know is that enough serial and spree killers are headed his way to have a parade of psychopaths. Are the Keys big enough for all the lunatics?
Double whammy by Carl Hiaasen( file )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
In big stakes bass fishing tournaments, contestants will do anything to win. Maybe tht's why there is a corpse floating in Coon Bog. Now it's up to R.J. Decker, novice private investigator, to find out who was dying to get the biggest fish. Help comes in the unlikely form of Skink, a half-mad hermit with a taste for road kill
Hard call : great decisions and the extraordinary people who made them by John McCain( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 841 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
Native tongue by Carl Hiaasen( file )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Ex-reporter Joe Winder had been working in the public relations department of a sleazy family entertainment park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, when he chanced upon a news-breaking story inspired by the disappearance of two blue-tongued voles and the bizarre death of Orky, the killer whale
Skin tight by Carl Hiaasen( file )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
When Nick Stranahan--a 42-year-old private investigator with an unusual record of marital failure--murders a would-be assailant by skewering him with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin, he sets off a roller coaster ride of events that will drop-kick him into the deep slime of Miami's prosperous and sleazy plastic surgery industry
Realistic visionary : a portrait of George Washington by Peter R Henriques( file )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
"Peter R. Henriques, a leading scholar on George Washington and professor emeritus of history at George Mason University, produces a concise and vital volume on America's first president. Realistic Visionary is a focused examination of the vital events and traits that made Washington who he was. In fascinating detail, it shows a man who overcame personal faults to be the greatest person of his generation"--Publisher's web site
The annals of Tacitus by Cornelius Tacitus( file )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
A recording of excerpts from the history written by Tacitus during the Julian line of Emperors in Rome
Basket case by Carl Hiaasen( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Jack Tagger, once an investigative reporter now writes only obituaries. One of his death notices says Jimmy Stoma, lead singer of the once notorious Slut Puppies died in a scuba-diving accident. Sensing foul play he begins to investigate as the rest of the Slut Puppies begin dying
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a moving 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
Don't think of an elephant! : know your values and frame the debate : the essential guide for progressives by George Lakoff( file )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Author George Lakoff, who has become a key advisor to the Democratic Party, asserts that the Republican Party has enjoyed recent success because of the way it expertly "frames" the issues. Using carefully chosen terminology like "tax relief" and "family values," conservatives have cast themselves in a positive light and convinced many Americans to vote against their true beliefs. Now Lakoff shows how progressives can beat conservatives at their own game
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 681 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 669 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
A pagan's nightmare by Ray Blackston( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
At first, Lanny Hooch thinks the sign at the gas station is a practical joke: "Unleaded $0.12 per gallon for the Redeemed--$6.66 for everyone else." At McDonald's, he notices crosses on the employees' lapels and french fries--renamed McScriptures--embossed with Bible verses. And he wonders why everyone calls him 'Mr. P." But when he detects changed lyrics in the oldies tunes blaring from his car radio, he realizes something is seriously wrong. The Beatles never sang about wanting to hold someone's tithe! And then there's the huge reward for his capture and conversion
Iroquois diplomacy on the early American frontier by Timothy J Shannon( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 645 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 572 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 purpose by W. Bruce Cameron( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 546 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
The big bamboo by Tim Dorsey( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 546 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
Little children by Tom Perrotta( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Unhappily married Sarah passes her days at the local playground with her three-year-old daughter. When happily unemployed Todd (also married) and Sarah meet, their attraction is immediate. They begin a passionate affair just as their suburban utopia is rattled by the arrival of registered sex offender Ronald James McGorvey. With McGorvey in town, disgusted parents wonder if any of their little children will be safe
A captain's duty : Somali pirates, Navy SEALs, and dangerous days at sea by Richard Phillips( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2009, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores
 
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Wilson, George (George K.)
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