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Foster, Mel

Works: 87 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 2,448 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Meditations  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror tales  Trials, litigation, etc  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3048, 818.303
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Publications about Mel Foster
Publications by Mel Foster
Most widely held works by Mel Foster
Firehouse by David Halberstam( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 389 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
Strong at the broken places voices of illness, a chorus of hope by Richard M Cohen( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 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
Bringing Elizabeth home a journey of faith and hope by Ed Smart( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
The true story of the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart from her home in Salt Lake City, and of her family's faith and hope that sustained them through their nine-month ordeal
Havana nocturne how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolution by T. J English( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
In Havana Nocturne , T.J. English offers a riveting, multifaceted true tale of organized crime, political corruption, roaring nightlife, revolution, and international conflict that interweaves the dual stories of the mob in Havana and the event that would overshadow it: the Cuban Revolution
A knife edge by David Rollins( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
While working on a top-secret research program for the US Department of Defense in the freezing waters off Japan, a leading scientist turns up dead, eaten by a monster shark. US Air Force OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is hurriedly dispatched to investigate. Cooper, however, has barely begun when he's pulled off the case to look into the death of an old military buddy who died while making a routine parachute jump. Both cases suddenly collide when Cooper finds himself having to parachute out of a plane and into the night time skies of a hostile Pakistan. His mission, to recover stolen US Defense biological technology. The stakes, to prevent a nuclear war between Pakistan and India that could engulf the world. The problem, Cooper has to jump alongside a soldier he suspects is a killer. In his latest edge of the seat adventure, the clock is ticking down to disaster as Cooper tracks his elusive quarry from the crushing depths of the Japan Trench to the frozen foothills of the Hindu Kush and the humid border regions of Thailand and Burma
Whirlwind the air war against Japan, 1942-1945 by Barrett Tillman( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"For decades, historians and politicians have debated whether or not Japan was on the verge of surrender in August 1945--before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tillman argues that for all the widespread death and suffering, the bombing of Japan remains a great example of air power's ability to end a long, bitter, and bloody war without invasion. Writing from the perspective of the aircrews and the generals and admirals who commanded them, Tillman examines all aspects of the human drama of the war, combining historical analyses with the words of survivors from both sides of the bomb"--Publisher's description
Hard rain by David Rollins( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of a U.S. attaché to Turkey, Special Agent Vin Cooper teams up with former lover, Anna Masters, to uncover a shadowy organization dedicated to toppling world governments
The death trust by David Rollins( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Amid the dust, death, and chaos of Iraq, an American soldier on a routine patrol is killed by an unseen enemy. It's a tragedy but not a crime - until it's linked to the bizarre death of a decorated four-star general who happens to be the dead man's father, and the son-in-law of history's most feared and powerful U.S. vice president. Major Vin Cooper of Air Force Special Investigations is the kind of loose cannon no commanding officer can completely control - or survive without. Cooper's a man whose capacity to absorb grief is matched only by his ability to dish it out. And this case - which will be either his most important or his last - has plenty of both. Scarred by battle and a recent divorce, Cooper answers to no one but his own tough-as-nails female general. She knows there's no one as relentless, as insubordinate, and as effective in prying out the truth as Cooper - no matter where it leads or who it angers. Reluctantly paired with Special Agent Anna Masters, Cooper begins his search at the scene of a suspicious crash at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. There they uncover a trail of inexplicable "accidental" deaths that leads from the war-torn streets of Baghdad to sex slavery in Latvia and a marriage that began in the White House Rose Garden and disintegrated into bitterness and infidelity. And with every step they take, Cooper and Masters come closer to the shocking truth about the biggest and most murderous lie of all
Finding God in unexpected places by Philip Yancey( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Helps us see signs of God's presence in all the overlooked and even ordinary times of life. Whether he is working out in a Chicago health club, talking to the chief propagandists of a formerly atheistic nation, enduring his first diet, or stumbling across a broadcast of Donahue, Philip Yancey has learned to detect the movement of God in everyday and unexpected places. Here he shares what he has seen, and with his hallmark insight and eloquence helps us sharpen our vision for signs of God's presence in our own lives
Forecast the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephan Faris( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending -- and largely unanticipated -- crises such changes have in store for the world. Forecast provides the answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there, and elsewhere
A splendid exchange how trade shaped the world by William J Bernstein( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 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
How I helped O.J. get away with murder the shocking inside story of violence, loyalty, regret, and remorse by Mike Gilbert( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
O.J. Simpson's sports agent and confidant describes his relationship with the football star, how he defended and lied for Simpson, and how Simpson confessed to him that he had killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman
How to read the Bible [a guide to Scripture, then and now] by James L Kugel( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
A reader's companion to the Bible draws on classic interpretations as well as modern scholarship to explain how the Bible may also be a metaphorical reflection of anthropological history
Lion's honey the myth of Samson by David Grossman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Samson the hero; a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? Or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfil his destiny?In 'Lion's Honey', award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson's famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all - including the only one he ever loved - Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson's final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and 3,000 Philistines. In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world
Summer world a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 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."
The ruin of the Roman Empire a new history by James Joseph O'Donnell( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the fall of the Roman empire evaluates the sixth-century events and circumstances that were key factors, challenging popular beliefs about "barbarian" activities while seeking to place responsibility on the hapless ways in which Rome's last emperors endeavored to restore and preserve their civilization
Walden by Henry David Thoreau( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Walden is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau's day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive out in the wilderness for two years. Thoreau's journal is an exquisite account of a man seeking a more simple life by living in harmony with nature
John Saul CD collection Cry for the strangers ; Comes the blind fury ; The unloved by John Saul( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
The God project: Something strange is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts, something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something unexplained that is taking the children, one by one
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 )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 43 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
Holiness [God's plan for fullness of life] by Henry T Blackaby( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"If there is anything that characterizes God's people in America today, it is the loss of the fear of God," states Henry Blackaby. When you do not fear God, he contends, you will not fear sin. The troubling result of this issue is that many Christians fail to recognize that they have sinned against God. The lack of holiness within the Church has reached epidemic levels. "True revival can only come," notes Blackaby, "when the people of God return to a healthy, holy fear of Him." God, in His holiness, is grieved by our lack of it. In his worthy book, Blackaby urges believers to look inward, to see sin from God's perspective, and to live the standard that He has set up in Scripture. He writes, "The salvation of the nation has little do with Washington or Hollywood - it has to do with the people of God!"
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