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Hughes, William 1957-

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Works: 95 works in 606 publications in 1 language and 10,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Forecasts  Military history  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator, Author, nar
Classifications: ML418.A96, B
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Publications about William Hughes
Publications by William Hughes
Most widely held works by William Hughes
The soloist : [a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music] by Steve Lopez( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard-ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans-until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The Soloist is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges
Too big to fail : the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system from crisis--and themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin( file )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
"Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea and Russia and the corridors of Washington, this is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and ultimately, the fate of the world's economy"--Container
The next 100 years : [a forecast for the 21st century] by George Friedman( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Utilizing 2000-year-old geopolitical models, expert weather forecaster George Friedman reviews major historical changes and predicts what changes await humanity in the 21st Century
Murder in the high Himalaya : [loyalty, tragedy, and escape from Tibet] by Jonathan Green( file )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet. Intrepid journalist Jonathan Green here investigates the clash of cultures at the rooftop of the world. As he gains entrance to a fascinating network of Tibetan guides and safe houses operating in the name of freedom, investigates the tradition of extreme mountaineering in Chinese-occupied Tibet, and establishes contact with surviving refugees, he offers a rare, affecting portrait of modern Tibet and raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths to which we go to achieve freedom
Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity by Steve Silberman( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more-and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story
The generals : American military command from World War II to today by Thomas E Ricks( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
History has been kinder to the American generals of World War II?Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley?than to the generals of the wars that followed. Is this merely nostalgia? Here,?Thomas E. Ricks answers the question definitively: No, it is not, in no small part because of a widening gulf between performance and accountability. During World War II, scores of American generals were relieved of command simply for not being good enough. In?The Generals?we meet great leaders and suspect ones, generals who rose to the occasion and those who failed themselves and their soldiers. Marshall and Eisenhower cast long shadows over this story, but no single figure is more inspiring than Marine General O. P. Smith, whose fighting retreat from the Chinese onslaught into Korea in 1950 snatched a kind of victory from the jaws of annihilation. But Smith's courage and genius in the face of one of the grimmest scenarios the marines have ever faced only cast the shortcomings of the people who put him there in sharper relief. If Korea showed the first signs of a culture that neither punished mediocrity nor particularly rewarded daring, the Vietnam War saw American military leadership bottom out. In the wake of Vietnam, a battle for the soul of the US Army was waged with impressive success. It became a transformed institution, reinvigorated from the bottom up. But if the body was highly toned, its head still suffered from familiar problems, resulting in tactically savvy but strategically obtuse leadership that would win battles but end wars badly. Ricks has made a close study of America's military leaders for three decades, and in his hands this story resounds with larger meaning: the transmission of values, strategic thinking, the difference between an organization that learns and one that fails. Military history of the highest quality,?The Generals?is also essential reading for anyone with an interest in the difference between good leaders and bad ones
Brain bugs : how the brain's flaws shape our lives by Dean Buonomano( file )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano illuminates the causes and consequences of the brain's imperfections in terms of its innermost workings and its evolutionary purposes. He then examines how our brains function--and malfunction--in the digital, predator-free, information-saturated, special-effects-addled world we have built for ourselves
The great deformation : [the corruption of capitalism in America] by David Alan Stockman( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution meant to restore sound money principles to the United States government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. In The Great Deformation, Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis overturns the assumptions of Keynesians and monetarists alike, showing how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous. Over time, crony capitalism has made fools of us all, transforming Republican treasury secretaries into big-government interventionists and populist Democrat presidents into industry-wrecking internationalists
Planet Google : how one company's all-encompassing vision is transforming our lives by Randall E Stross( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Randy Stross explores Google's bold and possibly disastrous attempts at continued success. He explains the possibilities of bankruptcy for other providers, and how this will affect our culture as a whole
Brothers, rivals, victors : Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the partnership that drove the Allied conquest in Europe by Jonathan W Jordan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Examines the relationship between American World War II generals Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley, and looks at how they were able to work together to defeat Germany
The Teapot Dome Scandal : how big oil bought the Harding White House and tried to steal the country by Laton McCartney( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
In The Teapot Dome Scandal, acclaimed author Laton McCartney tells the amazing, complex, and at times ribald story of how Big Oil handpicked Warren G. Harding, an obscure Ohio senator, to serve as our twenty-third president. Harding and his so-called "oil cabinet" made it possible for the oilmen to secure vast oil reserves that had been set aside for use by the U.S. Navy. In exchange, the oilmen paid off senior government officials, bribed newspaper publishers, and covered the GOP campaign debt. When news of the scandal finally emerged, the consequences were disastrous for the nation and for the principles in the plot to bilk the taxpayers: Harding's administration was hamstrung; Americans' confidence in their government plummeted; Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was indicted, convicted, and incarcerated; and others implicated in the affair suffered similarly dire fates. Stonewalling by members of Harding's circle kept a lid on the story--witnesses developed "faulty" memories or fled the country, and important documents went missing--but contemporary records newly made available to McCartney reveal a shocking, revelatory picture of just how far-reaching the affair was, how high the stakes, and how powerful the conspirators
Superparenting for ADD : an innovative approach to raising your distracted child by Edward M Hallowell( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Dealing with ADD in their own personal lives, Drs. Edward Hallowell and Peter Jenson offer a precise program for parents to help their ADD child lead a more productive life
The Road to serfdom by Friedrich A. von Hayek( file )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944-when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program-The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, Reader's Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial bestseller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century.With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek. The volume includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom is the definitive version of Hayek's enduring masterwork
My dyslexia by Philip Schultz( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prizewinning poet by sheer force of determination. His balancing act, life as a member of a family with not one but two dyslexics, countered by his intellectual and creative successes as a writer, reveals an inspiring story of the strengths of the human mind
Outrageous fortunes : the twelve surprising trends that will reshape the global economy by Daniel Altman( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Economics expert Daniel Altman helps listeners look past the current economic crisis by revealing twelve political and business trends that will reshape the global economy and serve as a plan for future economic success
Lion of liberty : Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation by Harlow G Unger( file )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Historian and journalist Harlow Giles Unger chronicles the heroic life of Patrick Henry. One of the most outspoken Founding Fathers, it was Henry who coined the term 'liberty or death, ' and battled tyranny, against the British during the American Revolution. However, he also fought tyranny in America after the war, as he rallied for a Bill of Rights, denounced big government, and instilled in his country an unsurpassed passion for liberty and patriotism
Twin : a memoir by Allen Shawn( file )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Fifty years ago, an eight-year-old Allen Shawn watched as his autistic twin sister Mary was placed into an inpatient treatment center after their parents could no longer care for her. Here Shawn explores the link between himself and his twin as well as the challenges that came with autism in the 1950s. He also uncovers the family drama that went on behind closed doors as his father, William, served as the editor of the New Yorker
Republican Gomorrah : inside the movement that shattered the party by Max Blumenthal( file )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
An intimate, investigative portrait of how the purveyors of the politics of personal crisis and redemption brought down the GOP--and why they're still calling the shots for the party
At the edge of the precipice : [Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union] by Robert V Remini( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
It has been said that if Henry Clay had been alive in 1860, there would have been no Civil War. Based on his performance in 1850, it may well be true. In that year, the United States faced one of the most dangerous crises in its history, having just acquired a huge parcel of land from the war with Mexico. Northern and Southern politicians fought over whether slavery should be legal on the new American soil. After a Northern congressman introduced a proviso to forbid slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay, America's great compromiser, could keep the Union together, saving it from dissolution for ten crucial years
 
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