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Dean, Robertson

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Works: 187 works in 633 publications in 1 language and 18,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Controversial literature  Guidebooks  Military history  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: E841, [FIC]
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Publications about Robertson Dean
Publications by Robertson Dean
Most widely held works by Robertson Dean
The big burn Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 795 libraries worldwide
In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy
The dead & the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 725 libraries worldwide
After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City
Jeff Shaara's Civil War battlefields [discovering America's hallowed ground] by Jeff Shaara( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
The author gives a guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg/Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, New Market, Chickamouga, the Wilderness/Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg/Appomattox. He explores the history, the people, and the places that capture the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict
The oath the Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Both men are young, brilliant, charismatic, charming, determined to change the course of the nation-- and completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue. One is radical; one essentially conservative. The surprise is that Obama is the conservative-- a believer in incremental change, compromise, and pragmatism over ideology. Roberts-- and his allies on the Court-- seek to overturn decades of precedent: in short, to undo the ultimate victory FDR achieved in the New Deal. This ideological war will crescendo during the 2011-2012 term, in which several landmark cases are on the Court's docket-- most crucially, a challenge to Obama's controversial health-care legislation. With four new justices joining the Court in just five years, including Obama's appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, this is a dramatically-- and historically-- different Supreme Court, playing for the highest of stakes.--Publisher's web site
Beowulf ( file )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Beowulf first rescues the royal house of Denmark from two marauding monsters, then returns to rule his people for 50 years, ultimately losing his life in a battle to defend the Geats from a dragon's rampage
Conservatives without conscience by John W Dean( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Charges the Bush administration with using religious morality and propaganda-like tactics to promote big business interests and silence alternate perspectives at the expense of the nation's constitutional foundations
1493 [uncovering the new world Columbus created] by Charles C Mann( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Charles Mann chronicles the Age of Exploration and its consequences. Here, he looks at how the European presence affected the Americas, China, and Africa
Boom! [voices of the sixties : personal reflections on the '60s and today] by Tom Brokaw( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The author of the best-selling The Greatest Generation redefines the tumultuous and history-making decade of the 1960s, a decade that saw the rise of the rebellious children of the greatest generation, to reveal how American social, political, economic, and cultural institutions were transformed by an era of dramatic change and upheaval
The aviators : Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the epic age of flight by Winston Groom( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle were heroes of the aviation age. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, led the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, flew combat missions in the South Pacific
A world on fire [Britain's crucial role in the American Civil War] by Amanda Foreman( file )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In the Civil War, both the North and the South demanded Britain's support. A World on Fire portrays the complex web of relationships between the two countries through the lives of a selected group of participants who shared one thing in common. They all wrote about their experiences in diaries and letters that survive to this day
London calling by Edward Bloor( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
A truly remarkable and deeply affecting novel about fathers and sons, heroes and scapegoats. Martin Conway, seventh grader, is sleeping his life away, aimless and unhappy, until the boy appears in his room. He is a long-dead English boy, and he has an urgent question to ask. Martin, for his own sanity, hopes and prays it is just a dream. But then one dream becomes two, then three, then four as Martin follows the boy through the streets of London in 1940. Each time Martin wakes, he discovers that he has met real people, and been to real places; and he has learned real things. Struggling to reconcile his dream world and the waking world, Martin slowly starts to believe--in the boy, in time travel, in himself. And Martin's life, which had once seemed so pointless, takes on a great purpose that he could never have imagined
A nation rising [untold tales of flawed founders, fallen heroes, and forgotten fighters from America's hidden history] by Kenneth C Davis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Explores America's hidden history in the first half of the nineteenth century, one of the most tumultuous but overlooked periods in the nation's early history. Topics covered include: Aaron Burr's 1807 trial, an 1813 Indian uprising, a mutiny aboard the slave ship Creole, the "Dade Massacre" and the start of the second Seminole War, the bloody "Bible Riots" in Philadelphia, and the story of Jessie Benton and Lt. John C. Frémont
Neptune's inferno the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal by James D Hornfischer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
As the United States maneuvered for control of the seaways of the Solomon Islands during World War II, it engaged the Japanese at Guadalcanal, which proved to be a turning point in the war. Utilizing interviews and recently unclassified documents, Hornfischer vividly recreates the battle, now heralded as the most important campaign in the Pacific Theater
A higher call : [an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II] by Adam Makos( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day--the American, Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German, Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions during the war. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever
The forever war by Dexter Filkins( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, this searing, unforgettable book captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of the author we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
The inheritance [the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power] by David E Sanger( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"The Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times examines the effect the Bush Administration's foreign and domestic policies will have on global politics. This trenchant analysis of the Bush Administration's legacy is a riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the foreign policy decisions that have come out of the White House in the last eight years. Detailing the administration's few successes and its stunning string of failures, this audiobook maps the world America faces after the Bush presidency. A veteran reporter with unprecedented access to Bush Administration officials, David E. Sanger provides keen insight to the complex challenges facing the next president, from rebuilding Afghanistan to preventing Iran and North Korea from becoming nuclear-armed states"--Publisher's web site
Gettysburg the last invasion by Allen C Guelzo( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
From the acclaimed Civil War historian, and coinciding with 150th anniversary of the legendary battle: a brilliant new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--that draws the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts, as never before, the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the great battles of all time
Conspiracy of fools [a true story] by Kurt Eichenwald( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
In a study of the Enron scandal, the author goes behind the scenes to profile the players and expose business practices involved in the financial and political debacle that had a profound impact on both Washington and Wall Street
Reading Judas [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity] by Elaine H Pagels( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"The unveiling of the long-lost Gospel of Judas has stirred controversy not just among biblical scholars but also among all those brought up on the story of Judas as the ultimate betrayer. Now two leading experts on the Gnostic gospels tackle the important questions this exciting discovery poses: How could any Christian imagine Judas to be Jesus's favorite, as this gospel proposes? Why is the author of this gospel filled with rage at the other disciples? What are his insights into Jesus's brilliant teaching about the spiritual life? And most important, what vision of God does the author offer? The answers to these questions lead deep into the agonizing disputes and exultant visions of God that ultimately came to shape Christianity. Working from Karen King's brilliant new translation of the fragmentary gospel, Elaine Pagels and King recount the evolution of the gospels as a group, showing how some of them fed into the biggest ideas in Christianity: the complex natures of good and evil and the roles of suffering and redemption. They also show how the portrait of Jesus evolved from that of the victim to that of the triumphant master of his own fate. The Gospel of Judas reveals how history has obscured the vibrant and tumultuous early history of Christianity--a time of intense reflection, experimentation, and struggle involving every fundamental issue of human life. Reading Judas raises deep and compelling themes as important today as they were nineteen hundred years ago. This eloquent, passionate book plunges us into the heart of Christiantity itself."--Container
The Titanic [disaster of the century] by Wyn Craig Wade( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
On that fatal night in 1912 the world's largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly re-creates the vessel's last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the Titanic
 
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