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Sklar, Alan

Works: 250 works in 1,501 publications in 1 language and 26,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  Short stories  Novels  Christmas stories  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, nar
Classifications: PS3552.L63, 813.54
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Publications about Alan Sklar
Publications by Alan Sklar
Most widely held works by Alan Sklar
Proof of life by Judith A Jance( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger...When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight."--From publisher's description
In the president's Secret Service : [behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect] by Ronald Kessler( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
The author discloses presidential assassination attempts that have never before been revealed to the public. He shares accounts from a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that JFK was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot
The way of the world : a story of truth and hope in an age of extremism by Ron Suskind( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize winner Ronald Suskind presents an election year account of the looming national security crisis
All the flowers are dying by Lawrence Block( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
As private investigator Matthew Scudder contemplates retirement, he takes on a case for a friend who wants a background check on his daughter's suitor and finds himself menaced by a killer from the past
House of cards : a tale of hubris and wretched excess on Wall Street by William D Cohan( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 585 libraries worldwide
William D. Cohan's superb and shocking narrative chronicles the fall of Bear Stearns and the end of the Second Gilded Age on Wall Street, explaining how a combination of risky bets, corporate political infighting, lax government regulations and truly bad decision-making wrought havoc on the world financial system
The looming tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Explores both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks in an account of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the attacks
Wikinomics : [how mass collaboration changes everything] by Don Tapscott( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
"In just the last few years, in one of the most profound changes of our time, traditional collaboration--in a meeting room, a conference call, even a convention center--has been superseded by collaborations on an astronomical scale. Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the heaving growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics shows this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success."--Cover note
The ghost map : [the story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world] by Steven Johnson( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
London has an outbreak of cholera in 1854. Two men, Reverend Henry Whitehead and Dr. John Snow, decide to take action
Murder in Foggy Bottom by Margaret Truman( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
In Margaret Truman's latest mystery, the scene opens with an obscure death in Washington's Foggy Bottom, home of the State Department, shifts to mass murder in the downing of aircraft, and then moves on to mayhem in the streets of the new Moscow. Leaving an airport near New York, a D.C.-bound commuter plane falls to earth. At almost the same time, another crash occurs. Firmly ruling out coincidence, investigators seek means and motive. The means are soon apparent: small-scale weaponry with large-scale impact. Their country of origin? A place where nearly everything - hardware, information, love - can be found for a price. Max Pauling, a State Department investigator, seasoned, good-looking, and hard to fool, quickly takes off on a trail still as warm as the smoking wreckage. A host of vivid characters people the narrative, including a lovely State Department analyst who finds herself attracted to undercover types; a militia leader in Idaho
The Wal-Mart effect : [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy] by Charles Fishman( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment. Journalist Fishman takes us on a behind-the-scenes investigative expedition, interviewing 25 high-level ex-executives and a host of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and journeying to the ports and factories where Wal-Mart's power is warping the very structure of the world's market.--From publisher description
Grifter's game by Lawrence Block( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off beautiful women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard and found himself facing the most dangerous con of his career, one that will leave him either a killer-or a corpse
Favorite stories of Christmas past ( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," Clement C. Moore's classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church's moving editorial response to a little girl's Christmastime query, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause," as well as seven other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year"--Publisher website (March 2008)
Dangerous women : original stories from today's greatest suspense writers by Otto Penzler( file )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Prepare to meet the most seductively female and the most shockingly fatal of femmes fatales, brought to you by seventeen of today's finest authors of mystery and suspense fiction. Award-winning editor Otto Penzler presents a collection of short and sizzling masterpieces of kisses and kiss-offs, gams and gats, published for the first time anywhere. "I'm not usually given to superlatives, but DANGEROUS WOMEN may be the best, most varied, and colorful mystery anthology of all time."--Janet Evanovich "Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything, and proves it once more in this brilliant anthology."--Robert B. Parker "Wow, what memorable dames! What terrific short stories! DANGEROUS WOMEN is a winning collection." -Susan Isaacs
The sins of the fathers by Lawrence Block( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
A hooker is found dead in a Greenwich Village apartment, the prime suspect, a minister's son, also dead from a jailhouse suicide. The case seems closed until the prostitute's father comes to Matthew Scudder to open it again
Red dragon by Thomas Harris( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings lead agent Will Graham to search for a mass murderer, the Red Dragon, whom Graham put in prison years before
The Kennedy detail : [JFK's secret service agents break their silence] by Gerald Blaine( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by the Secret Service agents who were firsthand witnesses to one of America's greatest tragedies
Mystery Writers of America presents The blue religion : new stories about cops, criminals, and the chase by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Nineteen original stories about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals
7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Cultural critic James Sullivan presents the definitive biography of the life and work of the legendary comedian, provocateur, and social critic George Carlin. Here, he examines Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture
The girl with the long green heart by Lawrence Block( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
She was every man's dream and one man's nightmare. Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman's secretary, his lover and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she's ready to make him pay
In the midst of death : a Matthew Scudder mystery by Lawrence Block( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
"Bad cop Jerry Broadfield didn't make any friends on the force when he volunteered to squeal to an ambitious D.A. about police corruption. Now he's accused of murdering a call girl. Matthew Scudder doesn't think Broadfield's a killer, but the cops aren't about to help the unlicensed P.I. prove it -- and they may do a lot worse than just get in his way"--Container
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