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Nelson, John Allen 1959-

Works: 70 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 4,886 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Drama  Sources  Biography  History  Short stories  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Scenarist, Artist, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.B275355, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Publications about John Allen Nelson
Publications by John Allen Nelson
Most widely held works by John Allen Nelson
Helmet for my pillow by Robert Leckie( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Follow John Leckie's odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his services with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war
Quantum leap ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Theorizing that he could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke trapped in the past. His only guide is Al, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear
The Beast of Blackslope by Tracy Barrett( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister spending a year in England, use clues in their ancestor Sherlock Holmes' casebook as they try to solve the mystery of a monster threatening a peaceful country village where a documentary film is being made
Killer klowns from outer space ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
"A spaceship -- looking like a circus tent -- lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind -- by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playful -- but deadly -- weapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!" -- Container
The case that time forgot by Tracy Barrett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Xena and Xander Holmes, an American brother and sister who are living in England, use clues from their ancestor Sherlock Holmes' casebook when they are asked by a classmate to find an ancient Egyptian artifact that has been missing for many years
I am not a serial killer by Dan Wells( file )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself"--Publisher's web site
Hitler's war by Harry Turtledove( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"A stroke of the pen and history is changed. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, determined to avoid war at any cost, signed the Munich Accord, ceding part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. But the following spring, Hitler snatched the rest of that country and pushed beyond its borders. World War II had begun, and England, after a fatal act of appeasement, was fighting a war for which it was not prepared." "Now, in this thrilling, provocative, and fascinating alternate history by Harry Turtledove, another scenario is played out: What if Chamberlain had not signed the accord? What if Hitler had acted rashly, before his army was ready - would such impatience have helped him or doomed him faster? Here is an action-packed, blow-by-blow chronicle of the war that might have been - and the repercussions that might have echoed through history - had Hitler reached too far, too soon, and too fast." "Turtledove uses dozens of points of view to tell this story: from American marines serving in Japanese-occupied China to members of a Jewish German family with a proud history of war service to their nation, from ragtag volunteers fighting in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion in Spain to an American woman desperately trying to escape Nazi-occupied territory - and witnessing the war from within the belly of the beast." "A novel that reveals the human face of war while simultaneously riding the twists and turns that make up the great acts of history, Hitler's War is the beginning of an exciting new alternate history saga. Here is a tale of powerful leaders and ordinary people, of spies, soldiers, and traitors, of the shifting alliances that draw some together while tearing others apart. At once authoritative, brilliantly imaginative, and hugely entertaining, Hitler's War captures the beginning of a very different World War II - with a very different fate for our world today."
Hook, line & sinister by T. Jefferson Parker( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Sixteen of America's favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors' passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing bestselling books
Storms of my grandchildren the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity by James E Hansen( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen, the nation's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Here, Hansen sounds the alarm, revealing for the first time that humanity's last chance to get off the path to a catastrophic global meltdown is coming ever closer
The Simpsons an uncensored, unauthorized history by John Ortved( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes history of the popular animated series traces its rise from an animated short on "The Tracy Ullman Show" to a mainstream institution, while exposing alleged clashes between its studio executives and creative producers
Zoo story life in the garden of captives by Thomas French( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Based on six years of research, behind the scenes at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. A dramatic and moving true story of seduction and betrayal, exile and loss, and the limits of freedom on an overcrowded planet-- all framed inside one zoo reinventing itself for the twenty-first century
The lineup the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives ( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The most venerated and best selling authors in the mystery world reveal how they created their most beloved serial characters
The seven principles for making marriage work by John Mordechai Gottman( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Dr. John Gottman shares the seven principles essential to the success of any marriage in this definitive guide for any couple who wants their relationship to reach its full potential
Surf mules by Greg Neri( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
When a tragic accident and sudden financial woes cause recent high school graduate Logan to question plans for his future, he agrees to make a road trip with his best friend and surfing buddy, Z-boy, transporting marijuana from southern California to Orlando, Florida
Our Lady of Guadalupe mother of the civilization of love by Carl A Anderson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
One of the most influential leaders of the Catholic community in the United States recounts the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe and illuminates her importance to the future of the Catholic Church in North and South America
An empire of ice by Edward J Larson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson presents a fascinating new take on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century, placing them within a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context
Fort Pillow a novel of the Civl War by Harry Turtledove( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only sixty-two of the U.S. colored troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops after the fort fell and fighting should have ceased. The "Fort Pillow Massacre" became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion
Days of infamy by Harry Turtledove( file )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications. With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast
Women are crazy, men are stupid the simple truth to a complicated relationship by Howard J Morris( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Using their own crazy/stupid romance as an example, the authors set out to explain why women ask questions that they absolutely do not want answered--and why men persist in answering them. What are men really thinking or not thinking? Why do women view even the most mundane events through an emotional prism? By teaching men how and why they're stupid around women and showing women how to "control the crazy" for everybody's sake, "Woman are crazy, men are stupid" helps couples to reach the place where giving isn't giving in, needing isn't needy and where the sexes can break the dysfunctional patterns and find a way to live lovingly, happily ever after
Stealing the Mystic Lamb the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece by Noah Charney( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece--Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"--Which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, and stolen thirteen times
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