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Drummond, David (Narrator)

Works: 157 works in 706 publications in 1 language and 9,632 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Pictorial works  Quotations  Anecdotes  Popular works  Autobiographies  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author, nar
Classifications: HV883.C2, B
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Publications about David Drummond
Publications by David Drummond
Most widely held works about David Drummond
Most widely held works by David Drummond
Empire of the summer moon by S. C Gwynne( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
A history of the 40-year battle between the Comanche Indians and white settlers, centering on the Comanche chief Quanah
Hope's boy by Andrew Bridge( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother-a mentally unstable woman who loved her child more than she could care for him-slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. And so began Andrew's descent into the foster care system-"care" being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years. Academic achievement was Andrew's ticket out of hell-a scholarship to Wesleyan University led to Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholarship. Now an accomplished adult, he has dedicated his life to working on behalf of the frightened children still lost in the system. Hope's Boy is his story, a story of endurance and the power of love and, most of all, of hope
Short nights of the shadow catcher : [the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis] by Timothy Egan( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. His great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements
The invention of nature : Alexander Von Humboldt's new world by Andrea Wulf( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his investigation of wild environments around the world; his discoveries of similarities between climate zones on different continents; his prediction of human-induced climate change; his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation; and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simn̤ Bolv̕ar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how his writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Wordsworth, Darwin, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt's influence on John Muir that led him to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau's Walden. Humboldt was the most interdisciplinary of scientists and is the forgotten father of environmentalism. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, she makes clear the myriad, fundamental ways that Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( file )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
This is the extraordinary story of Mary Ingles, a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people after being kidnapped and held for months by Indians. Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit
Snoop : what your stuff says about you by Sam Gosling( file )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our cars), Gosling shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected--and unplanned--ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it to others, and interpret the world around us
Lions of the West by Robert Morgan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion
The tell-tale brain : a neuroscientist's quest for what makes us human by V. S Ramachandran( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Ramachandran -- the "Marco Polo of neuroscience"--Reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Among the topics he discusses are synesthesia as a window to creativity and autism as a springboard to understanding self-awareness
Freedom summer : the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy by Bruce Watson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi, while vividly portraying: the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state, the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life
When you need a lift : but don't want to eat chocolate, pay a shrink, or drink a bottle of gin by Joy Behar( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Behar asked 100 of her celebrity friends, associates and role models to share whatever picks them up when they're down in the dumps. As each celebrity offers his or her advice on how to cope with the blues, it soon becomes clear that most of us are driven to find solace in similar activities, regardless of who we are
Kill Bin Laden : a Delta Force commander's account of the hunt for the world's most wanted man by Dalton Fury( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Dalton Fury offers an in-depth account of the Battle of Tora Bora and the elite force that was sent on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden
The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's civil war and his decision that changed American history by Jonathan Horn( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The story of why Robert E. Lee, the one soldier who most embodied the legacy of George Washington, chose to fight for the South, a decision that changed American history
The third coast : [when Chicago built the American dream] by Tom Dyja( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
A cultural history of Chicago at midcentury, with its incredible mix of architects, politicians, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, and actors who helped shape modern America
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting by John Shiffman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A narrative account of a national security sting designed to protect U.S. soldiers, sailors, and pilots from enemies armed with American weapons traces the efforts of an elite undercover Homeland Security unit to track down an elusive Iranian broker
Choosing civility : the twenty-five rules of considerate conduct by Pier Massimo Forni( file )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-five rules for connecting successfully with others, revealing how to apply each rule to everyday life to make one's own life, as well as the lives of others, more comfortable and fulfilling
William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life by James L McDonough( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family
House lust : America's obsession with our homes by Daniel F McGinn( file )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
What is it about the rustic beauty of hardwood floors or the luxury of natural stone countertops that turns ordinary people into covetous friends, competitive neighbors, and shameless snoops? In House Lust, Newsweek writer Daniel McGinn takes readers inside the homes-and the psyches-of people all over the country to discover what's fueling the national fixation on where and how we live today.If eyes are the windows to our souls, then our homes are the windows into our taste, our wallets, and, arguably, our very identities. Buying a house or apartment is a rite of passage, so it's only natural that we spend a lot of time talking about our homes-and our neighbors' homes. House Lust is filled with stories of what people are not talking about:-The kitchen designer who in four years saw seven of her twenty clients' marriages end in divorce-The woman who took a sledgehammer to her kitchen while her husband was away on a fishing trip to motivate him to start remodeling-"Zillowing"-using the Web site to find out how much your friends (and enemies) paid for their homesIn a narrative that blends comic social commentary with incisive reporting, McGinn proves what real estate agents have known all along: people are not just buying a house, they're buying an identity. House Lust is an astute, funny, and sometimes disturbing portrait of contemporary America
The sweet life in Paris : delicious adventures in the world's most glorious--and perplexing--city by David Lebovitz( file )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with-and even understand-this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha-Creme Fraiche Cake, will have listeners running to the kitchen once they stop laughing. The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides
The tell : the little clues that reveal big truths about who we are by Matthew J Hertenstein( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein explains how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities
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