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Eig, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 23 works in 114 publications in 4 languages and 9,273 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.C17, B
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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,244 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
The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution by Jonathan Eig( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,928 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
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,857 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
Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,713 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 by Special Broadcasting Service Corporation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 330 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
Get Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 301 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
Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 258 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 257 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
Ali : a life by Jonathan Eig( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle. He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me--black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, breaks new ground and radically reshapes our understanding of the slippery figure who was Muhammad Ali. Eig had access to all the key people in Ali's life, including his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of new FBI and Justice Department files, as well dozens of hours of newly discovered audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Jonathan Eig's Ali breaks bold new ground, revealing Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world"--
The making of the mob( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series documents the emergence of organized crime in Middle America through the rise and fall of iconic gangster Al Capone. From Capone's early days in New York running the streets with Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, to his prolonged war with the Irish gangs of Chicago and his final battles with Eliot Ness and law enforcement, the series will tell the true and full story of the Chicago underworld
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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Capone was America's most wanted gangster in the prohibition era, and leader of the crime organisation, the Chicago Outfit. Eig uses recently discovered federal papers, wiretaps, memos, IRS records and personal letters of Capone, as well as newly released government documents, to tell the real story of how Capone was brought to justice
De man die seks uitvond : liefde, genialiteit en de totstandkoming van de anticonceptiepil by Jonathan Eig( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1950, Margaret Sanger, then 71, who had campaigned for women's right to control their own fertility for five decades, met a visionary scientist with a dubious reputation, Gregory Pincus
Get Capone : the real story of America's legendary gangster by Jonathan Eig( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 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( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 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
The birth of the pill by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries 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
Ali : a life by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me-black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography
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
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
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 secret plot that captured america's most wante by Jonathan Eig( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real story of how the federal government finally apprehended and convicted America's most notorious criminal, Al Capone. Drawing on 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 infamous criminal in rich new detail. From the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920, Capone found himself in a world with limitless opportunity. Within a few years Capone controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation's largest corporations. Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world's first international celebrities. Legend credits Eliot Ness and his "Untouchables" with apprehending Capone, but Eig shows that this wasn't so. In Get Capone, the man known as "Scarface" emerges as a complex man, doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality. This is the real Al Capone
 
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Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig
Alternative Names
Jonathan Eig American journalist

Jonathan Eig Amerikaans journalist

Jonathan Eig journaliste américain

ジョナサン・イーグ

Languages
English (108)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

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Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first seasonGet Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangsterGet Capone : the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangsterLuckiest man : the life and death of Lou GehrigOpening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first seasonGet Capone : the secret plot that captured American's most wanted gangsterGet Capone : the real story of America's legendary gangsterGet Capone : [the secret plot that captured America's most wanted gangster]Luckiest man (5 cds) : the life and death of Lou Gehrig