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Thomas, Evan 1951-

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Works: 158 works in 334 publications in 2 languages and 18,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Translator, Printer, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: E840.8.K4, B
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Sea of thunder : four commanders and the last great naval campaign, 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journalist and historian Thomas writes with a knowing feel for the clash of cultures as he follows four men through the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific: Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey, the macho, gallant, racist American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander charged with making what was, in essence, a suicidal fleet attack against the American invasion of the Philippines; Admiral Matome Ugaki, a self-styled samurai who was the commander of all kamikazes and himself the last kamikaze of the war; and Commander Ernest Evans, a Cherokee Indian and Annapolis graduate who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle ever fought. From new documents and interviews with American and Japanese veterans, Thomas was able to piece together and answer mysteries about the battle that have puzzled historians for decades.--From publisher description
John Paul Jones : sailor, hero, father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the naval hero's modest Scottish origins, the circumstances that brought him to America under a charge of murder and a false name, his sea battle achievements, and his acclaim by such figures as Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin
Robert Kennedy : his life by Evan Thomas ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Robert Kennedy has been viewed as hero and villian. Evan Thomas's achievement is to realize RFK as a human being, to bring to life an extraordinarily complex man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave." "Thomas had unusual access to his subject's life. He is the first biographer since Arther Schlesinger to see RFK's private papers, and he interviewed all of Kennedy's closest aides and advisors, many of whom were forthcoming in ways that they had not been before." "The portrait that emerges is unvarnished but sympathetic, fair-minded and always readable. It is packed with new detail about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations: his involvement in a cheating incident in prep school; his first attempt at romance; and his many back-channel political operations - with new revelations about the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and his long struggles with J. Edgar Hoover and Lyndon Johnson, both of whom were subtly and not-so-subtly trying to blackmail the Kennedys."--BOOK JACKET
The wise men : six friends and the world they made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy by Walter Isaacson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a collective biography of the best and brightest men in government and their foreign policies which dominate our actions to this day. It includes data on World War II diplomacy, the Cold War, Communist containment, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, Kennedy and Johnson diplomacy, and Vietnam War diplomacy. A blend of personal biography and public drama, it introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union
The war lovers : Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the rush to empire, 1898 by Evan Thomas ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of "Sea of Thunder" comes a riveting narrative about America's ferocious drive towards empire during the Gilded Age, and the uncanny resemblance of the Spanish-American War to the Iraq War of today
Ike's bluff : President Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world by Evan Thomas ( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games, he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent. Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con and generous and expedient in his partnerships. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end.--From publisher description
"A long time coming" : the inspiring, combative 2008 campaign and the historic election of Barack Obama by Evan Thomas ( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Since 1984, Newsweek has been renowned for its vivid, in-depth special election coverage of the ordeal of running for the presidency. A year before the election, Newsweek assigns reporters to get inside the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic candidates. Newsweek promises not to publish any information until after the votes are cast, and in exchange, the reporters receive remarkable access. They travel with the candidates, are there at crucial turning points and confidential meetings, and uncover stories not covered in day-to-day reporting. In this book, a compelling narrative by Evan Thomas, Newsweek shares the inside stories from one of the most exciting elections in recent history, illuminating the personalities and events that influenced the outcome, and taking stock of the key players and key issues for the new administration. This will be an absorbing read for anyone interested in American politics
The very best men : four who dared : the early years of the CIA by Evan Thomas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research from CIA archives and interviews relate the early history of the CIA and focus on four of the first spymasters--Frank Wisner, Richard Bissell, Tracy Barnes, and Desmond FitzGerald
The man to see : Edward Bennett Williams : ultimate insider : legendary trial lawyer by Evan Thomas ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" ( -- The Washington Post In addition to being a lawyer of unprecedented influence, Williams was also an important Washington insider, privy to the secrets of America's most powerful men. Thomas tells the truth behind the stories that made Williams one of the most talked about public figures of his time, including Williams's role in the publication of the Pentagon Papers and the possibility that Williams may have been Watergate's Deep Throat. Based on Thomas's exclusive access to Williams's papers, The Man to See is an unprecedented look at the strategies and influence of this exceptional man
Election 2004 : how Bush won and what you can expect in the future by Evan Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evan Thomas and the "Newsweek" reporting team offer a behind-the-scenes view of the 2004 election, detailing how George Bush won one of the most hotly-contested presidential races in modern times
Sea of thunder [four commanders and the last great naval campaign, 1941-1945] by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences
RFK by Paul Fusco ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It has been forty years since the murder of Robert Kennedy. For those too young to remember the summer of 1968, it is difficult to convey the shock and despair that followed that event. Famed photographer Paul Fusco was on the funeral train as it went from New York to Washington D.C. His photos of the people lining the tracks to say goodbye are a reflection of their raw emotions and the diversity of Kennedy's supporters. The book begins with short essays by Norman Mailer and Evan Thomas and a reprint of the eulogy delivered at the funeral by Edward Kennedy. Oversize: 12x10". Annotation 2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)"
Back from the dead : how Clinton survived the Republican revolution ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the extremely personal account of Clinton and Dole's struggle and the epic collapse of the Gingrich/GOP "Contract with America." Back from the Dead is an uncensored tour through the inner workings of the race to elect the president of the United States of America. For fifteen months, a team of four Newsweek reporters followed the candidates around-the-clock to produce the only inside chronicle of the 1996 presidential election campaign. Written by Newsweek's Washington bureau chief, Evan Thomas, from the behind-the-scenes reporting of Karen Breslau, Debra Rosenberg, Leslie Kaufman, and Andrew Murr, Back from the Dead is a chronicle of fateful decisions of the 1996 campaign
Robert Kennedy his life by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a detailed portrait of a man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave, and one who was centrally engaged in most of the important issues of the postwar era, illuminates his failings as well as his strengths, and places Robert in the complex knot of relationships characteristic of the Kennedy family
Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent, Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con, and generous and expedient in his partnerships. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end
The war lovers by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of "Sea of Thunder" comes a riveting narrative about America's ferocious drive towards empire during the Gilded Age, and the uncanny resemblance of the Spanish-American War to the Iraq War of today
The wise men : six friends and the world they made by Walter Isaacson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Six close friends shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos, and whose strong response to Soviet expansionism would leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. In April 1945, they converged to advise an untutored new president, Harry Truman. They were Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, selfcast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union. Together they formulated a doctrine of Communist containment that was to be the foundation of American policy." --Front flap
The right fights back by Mike Allen ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two of America's most perceptive political reporters join forces for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the race for the White House in POLITICO's Playbook 2012, a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 presidential election. The first edition, The Right Fights Back, follows the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination
John Paul Jones sailor, hero, father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever, John Paul Jones vowed to sail, as he put it, "in harm's way". John Paul Jones is more than a great sea story. Jones is a character for the ages. John Adams called him the "most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy". The renewed interest in the Founding Fathers reminds us of the great men who made this country, but John Paul Jones teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones's spirit was classically American. Evan Thomas brings his skills as a biographer to this complex, protean figure whose life and rise are both thrilling as a tale of dauntless courage and revealing about the birth of a nation
LBJ vs. the Kennedys chasing demons ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Lyndon Johnson was thrust into the nation's highest office, starting a new chapter in his increasingly bitter feud with the dead president's brother, Robert Kennedy. These two men, who openly despised one another, were now expected to work together to guide the nation through a turbulent time. This episode goes inside the oval office to tell the complete story of this strained relationship, using never-before-heard oral histories and LBJ's White House telephone recordings. See how the Kennedys saw Johnson as a threat to the New Frontier, while Johnson maintained a deep-seated fear of being overshadowed by the Kennedys and their quest to preserve the increasingly mythologized legacy of JFK. Johnson's fear was made worse by J. Edgar Hoover, whose secret files, break-ins, and phone taps served to fuel LBJ's paranoia."--Publisher's website
 
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English (161)
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