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Foster, Mel

Works: 104 works in 360 publications in 1 language and 7,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Meditations  Case studies  Treaties 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Editor
Classifications: E457.45, 242
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Publications about Mel Foster
Publications by Mel Foster
Most widely held works by Mel Foster
1864 Lincoln at the gates of history by Charles Bracelen Flood( Computer File )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of 1864, the Civil War was far from won; terrible and bloody Union setbacks and casualties lay ahead. Abraham Lincoln was facing a re-election battle as some northern Democrats were ready to start peace talks that could leave the Confederacy a separate slaveholding American nation and as his secretary of the treasury, Salmon P. Chase, challenged him for the Republican nomination. But by the end of the year, the war's end was in sight, and slavery was on the verge of extinction. Despite all the turmoil of war and political infighting, Lincoln also set the stage for a new era of westward expansion. He shaped the decades to come through laws and subsidies that propelled railroads westward, by the Homestead Act that offered western lands to immigrant farmers and by the Act to Encourage Immigration that enabled 615,000 men, women, and children to arrive in America during the Civil War. As the year ended, John Wilkes Booth, who stalked Lincoln throughout 1864, was only a few weeks away from assassinating our greatest president
Firehouse by David Halberstam( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
A book about Engine 40, Ladder 35, one of the firehouses hardest hit in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers. The day is described as the men are called to duty. It also describes the culture of the firehouse itself and why fire fighters serve in so dangerous a profession
Inside the revolution how the followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus are battling to dominate the Middle East and transform the world by Joel C Rosenberg( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Revolution takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East. It explains the implications of each movement, the importance of each leader, and does so not only through the lenses of politics and economics, but also through the third lens of Scripture
Finding God in unexpected places by Philip Yancey( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Finding God in unexpected places is a collection of the author's personal reflections on God's presence in situations and places where most people wouldn't think to look. Philip Yancey candidly states that many Christians have retreated from the secular world, but God has not. Through startling observations, Yancey demonstrates that God is found in the prisons of Peru and Chile, in a storefront chapel at Ground Zero, in an Atlanta slum, and even in a Chicago health club
Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Presents Thoreau's reflections on his experiences living alone in the woods surrounding Walden Pond and his philosophy concerning humankind's need to reevaluate life and commune with nature
Summer world a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Bernd Heinrich, a biology professor at the University of Vermont, chronicles in vibrant detail his observations of nature around his camp in Maine and his home in Vermont. In his delightful notations about the flora and fauna surrounding him, Heinrich also discusses people and their obsession with perpetual summers, or human-made "climate bubbles."
Havana nocturne how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolution by T. J English( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Draws on previously hidden historical sources and survivor interviews to profile mob-infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, in an account that traces the relationships between President Batista and such mafia leaders as Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano
No angel my harrowing undercover journey to the inner circle of the Hells Angels by Jay Dobyns( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, presents the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life
Anatomy of greed the unshredded truth from an Enron insider by Brian Cruver( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
As a young MBA and insider, Brian Cruver explores what went on during the event of the Enron scandal. He explores everything from the accounting tricks, the insider stock, and how the disgustingly profitable yet fraudulent partnerships were constructed. Cruver's inside view on the ill structured company we know today as Enron
Bringing Elizabeth home a journey of faith and hope by Ed Smart( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Listen as the Lois and Ed Smart tell the compelling story of their daughter Elizabeth's horrific kidnapping. After missing for over a year, the Smarts never gave up hope, and wanted to tell people that there are certain ways that investigations should be run in order to find missing people. They teach us how important family is and how we should view life in a positive light
Driven west [Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War] by A. J Langguth( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
In this major work of narrative history, A.J. Langguth portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War
A splendid exchange how trade shaped the world by William J Bernstein( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of international trade, from ancient Mesopotamia to today's global marketplace, exploring the influence of commerce on agriculture, technology, politics, and civilization as a whole
Some we love, some we hate, some we eat [why it's so hard to think straight about animals] by Hal Herzog( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The book is a highly entertaining and illuminating journey through the full spectrum of human-animal relations, based on Herzog's groundbreaking research on animal rights activists, cockfighters, professional dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers. Blending anthropology, history, brain science, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, Herzog carefully crafts a seamless narrative enriched with real-life anecdotes, scientific research, and his own sense of moral ambivalence
Strong at the broken places voices of illness, a chorus of hope by Richard M Cohen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
A testament to living with chronic illness presents the experiences of five individuals who have battled such conditions as ALS, Crohn's disease, and bipolar disorder, offering insight into how their diseases have affected their lives and personal relationships
You are not your brain the 4-step solution for changing bad habits, ending unhealthy thinking, and taking control of your life by Jeffrey Schwartz( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing listeners how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives
Implosion [can America recover from its economic and spiritual challenges in time?] by Joel C Rosenberg( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
In the midst of financial turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the constant threat of natural disasters, and other daunting challenges, many wonder what the future holds for America. Will history's greatest democracy stage a miraculous comeback, returning to the forefront of the world's economic and spiritual stage? Implosion helps readers understand the economic, social, and spiritual challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, through the lens of biblical prophecy
Vienna 1814 how the conquerors of Napoleon made love, war, and peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Vienna 1814 is a history of the intrigue and frivolity that would forever mark the Congress of Vienna--convened to negotiate peace following the Napoleonic Wars--as the greatest Vanity Fair of all time
Bully [an action plan for teachers, parents, and communities to combat the bullying crisis] by Lee Hirsch( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
After years of being swept under the rug as a natural part of 'growing up,' bullying is finally being recognized as an epidemic and is getting the attention it deserves. By working together, parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, community members and our nation's government leaders can protect our children. The message is clear: The responsibility is on each one of us to create a safe, supportive and engaging school climate in which all of our nation's students can live and grow
Jerusalem, Jerusalem how the ancient city ignited our modern world by James Carroll( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
James Carroll uncovers the ways in which the ancient city became, unlike any other in the world, an incendiary fantasy of a city
Lion's honey the myth of Samson by David Grossman( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand Philistines. "Yet beyond the wild impulsiveness, the chaos, the din, we can make out a life story that is, at bottom, the tortured journey of a single, lonely and turbulent soul who never found, anywhere, a true home in the world, whose very body was a harsh place of exile. "For me, this discovery, this recognition, is the point at which the myth - for all its grand images, its larger-than-life adventures - slips silently into the day-to-day existence of each of us, into our most private moments, our buried secrets."
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