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Eig, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 18 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 8,958 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.C17, 796.357092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Eig
Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.--From publisher description
The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution by Jonathan Eig( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. The Birth of the Pill revolves around four principal characters. Fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women, but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love. The beautiful Katharine McCormick owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic. The visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation. The telegenic John Rock was a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug that would be marketed by Searle as Enovid. Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes
Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone's handwritten personal letters, "New York Times" bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal in rich new detail
Al Capone : icon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of gangster Al Capone, highlighting the contradictions that formed his character. Features commentary by a Capone biographer, Capone's great niece, a retired Chicago police detective, and a television writer. Also discussed is Capone's legacy as a prominent figure in American popular culture
Luckiest man the life and death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the New York Yankee first baseman who was struck down in his prime by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Opening day the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era
Get Capone [the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster] by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone's handwritten personal letters, "New York Times" bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal in rich new detail
Get Capone the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story. Based on never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Al Capone himself, Get Capone presents America's greatest gangster as you've never seen him before. In addition to IRS files, Eig got hold of the personal papers of the U.S. attorney in Chicago who prosecuted Capone. He even found family members who would share stories about their notorious relative. This eye-opening biography reveals that Capone was the target of one of the most intense criminal investigations in American history--with orders coming directly from the White House. Capone flaunted his criminal success so openly that President Hoover insisted the gangster be stopped. And, despite his many misdeeds, Capone may have been the victim of a rigged trial
Get Capone : the secret plot that captured American's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in Chicago in 1920's Al Capone was an impetuous, affable young man of average intelligence. Within a few years he built a booming bootlegging business, corrupted the local police and courts and became an international celebrity. Drawing on recently discovered documents, wiretap transcripts and Capone's handwritten letters, Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal in rich new detail
Get Capone : the real story of America's legendary gangster by Jonathan Eig( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luckiest man (5 cds) the life and death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life
Al Capone : gangster wszech czasów by Jonathan Eig( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get Capone the real story of America's legendary gangster by Jonathan Eig( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone's handwritten personal letters, author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation's most notorious criminal. The most infamous crime attributed to Capone was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, a crime that Capone insisted he didn't commit. Using newly discovered FBI records, Eig offers a surprising explanation for the murders
Baseball panel discussion with Jonathan Eig, Leigh Montville, Art Shamsky, and Neil Lanctot( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neil Lanctot, Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution - In Negro League Baseball, Neil Lanctot, a history professor at the University of Delaware, traces the rise of black baseball from the Great Migration of 1916-1919 through its five-decade run to its final innings in the late 1950s. In remarkable detail, Lanctot takes us beyond the ball fields where the baseball greats like Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson played in forced segregation and into the commercial and social realities of baseball in black communities
The birth of the pill by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug that would be marketed by Searle as Enovid. Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and briskly written, The Birth of the Pill is gripping social, cultural, and scientific history."--Publisher's website
 
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Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig
Alternative Names
Jonathan Eig American journalist

Languages
English (83)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

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