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Sancton, Thomas (Thomas Alexander) 1949-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 121 publications in 9 languages and 3,689 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Fiction  Live sound recordings  Songs  Jazz 
Roles: Author, Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: CT1018.B483, 338.766855092
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Most widely held works about Thomas Sancton
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Sancton
The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris by Thomas Sancton( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause celebre that has captivated both France and the world. Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the eleventh wealthiest person on the planet, as of 2016. But at ninety-four, she's embroiled in an incredible controversy that has dominated the headlines and ensnared a former president of France in the controversy. Why? [It is] thanks to an artist and photographer named Francois-Marie Banier, who was given hundreds of millions of dollars by Liliane. Liliane's daughter, Francoise, considers Banier a con man and filed a lawsuit against him, but Banier has a far different story to tell. It's all become Europe's biggest scandal in years, uncovering a shadowy corporate history, buried World War II secrets, illicit political payoffs, and much more. Written by Tom Sancton, a Vanity Fair contributor and former Time correspondent currently living in France, The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; part business narrative of a glamorous global company with past Nazi connections; and part character-driven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart"--Provided by publisher
Song for my fathers : a New Orleans story in black and white by Thomas Sancton( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song for my Fathers is Tom Sanction's memoir of his experience as a young white boy driven by a consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era. Contemporaries of Louis Armstrong, most of them had played in local obscurity until Preservation Hall launched a nationwide revival of interest in traditional jazz. They called themselves "the mens." And they welcomed the young apprentice into their ranks. The boy was introduced into this remarkable fellowship by his father, an eccentric Southern liberal and failed novelist whose powerful articles on race had made him one of the most effective polemicists of the early Civil Rights movement. Nurtured on his father's belief in racial equality, the aspiring clarinetist embraced the old musicians with boundless love and admiration. In a sense, they became his spiritual fathers and role models. But eventually, his real father, who had first led the boy to "the mens" and shared his reverence for them, recoiled in horror at the idea that his son might lose his way in the world of late-night jazz joints, French Quarter barrooms, and a prevarious life on the margins of society. The tension between a father's determination to control his son's destiny and a boy's abiding passion for music is a major theme of the book. The narrative unfolds against the vivid backdrop of New Orleans in the 1950s and '60s. But that magical town is more than decor; it is perhaps the central player, for this study could not have taken place in any other city in the world. Written several years beefore Katrina crashed into New Orleans and changed its face forever, Song for My Fathers seems all the more moving in the wake of that cataclysm. -- from dust jacket
By starlight, a novel by Thomas Sancton( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana : morte di una principessa by Thomas Sancton( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- New York Times What really happened on that fateful summer night? Rumors still abound: that Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed (son of wealthy Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed), were planning to marry and British intelligence was somehow involved in their deaths. Or, that the paparazzi, a second car, or Diana and Dodi's driver, may have been responsible. Written by Tom Sancton, Time struck a chord in 1998 with its exhaustive account of what really happened in the months, days, hours, and minutes leading up to the fatal crash. The book remains a masterwork of strong, original reporting, firsthand interviews with key figures, and insider analysis of one of the twentieth century's most tragic and unforgettable events
The Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris by Thomas Sancton( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L'Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life has taken a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade. At ninety-four, she's now embroiled in what has been called the Bettencourt Affair, a scandal that dominated the headlines in France. Why? It's a tangled web of hidden secrets, divided loyalties, frayed relationships, and fractured families, set in the most romantic city--and involving the most glamorous industry--in the world. The Bettencourt Affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L'Oréal's shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets. From the Right Bank mansions to the Left Bank artist havens; and from the Bettencourts' servant quarters to the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy; all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim. It all began when Liliane met François-Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protégé of Salvador Dalí. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, exactly, was their relationship? It wasn't clear, least of all to Liliane's daughter and only child, Françoise, who became suspicious of Banier's motives and filed a lawsuit against him. But Banier has a far different story to tell...The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; and part characterdriven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart
Dear Jacques, cher Bill : au cœur de l'Elysée et de la Maison Blanche, 1995-1999 by Gilles Delafon( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une intrusion dans le bureau ovaleà Washington et à l'Elysée depuis l'élection de Jacques Chirac à la présidence de la République française en 1995 et jusqu'en novembre 1998. On découvre la teneur des conversations échangées des deux côtés de l'Atlantique. Un témoignage sur le fonctionnement et les rouages du pouvoir au sommet de l'Etat, sur les rapports existant entre deux présidents en exercice
Count Roller Skates by Thomas Sancton( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picaresque tale of low life and carnival life in New Orleans
Dood van een prinses : de reconstructie by Thomas Sancton( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een journalistiek onderzoek naar de dood van Diana, prinses van Wales (1961-1997) en haar vriend Dodi Fayed
"Little Korea ... USA." [Two AFL unions were locked in a long and bitter strike in Elizabeth, La.--a throwback to the violence-studded days of 19th century employer oppression by Thomas Sancton( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Sancton's Black Eagle Jazz Band-1971 : featuring Chester Zardis by Black Eagle Jazz Band (1969-1971)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymns & spirituals( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daiana-hi bōsatsu = Death of a princess : an investigation by Thomas Sancton( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song for my fathers : a New Orleans story in black and white : music sampler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representative performances by many of the musicians mentioned in Song for my fathers as well as four numbers featuring the author under the name of Tommy Sancton"--Container
Death of a princess : the investigation by Thomas Sancton( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Paris-based Time magazine staffers report on the automobile accident that led to Princess Diana's death on August 31, 1997; they include possible reasons for the crash and into the lives of the personalities involved
Revisiting New Orleans string bands, 1880-1949( Recording )

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

City of a million dreams by Thomas Sancton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last will and testament of Joe Watkins by Joe Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of a princess : the true story behind Diana's tragic end by Thomas Sancton( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the twentieth anniversary of Diana's death, a new, updated edition of the headline-grabbing New York Times bestseller that told the definitive story of how the Princess of Wales lost her life in a high-speed car accident in the heart of Paris on August 31, 1997.What really happened on that fateful summer night? Rumors still abound: that Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed (son of wealthy Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed), were planning to marry and British intelligence was somehow involved in their deaths. Or, that the paparazzi, a second car, or Diana and Dodi's driver, may have been responsible.Written by Tom Sancton, Time's Paris bureau chief at the time, and Scott MacLeod, then the magazine's Middle East correspondent, Death of a Princess struck a chord in 1998 with its exhaustive account of what really happened in the months, days, hours, and minutes leading up to the fatal crash. The book remains a masterwork of strong, original reporting, firsthand interviews with key figures, and insider analysis of one of the twentieth century's most tragic and unforgettable events
 
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Song for my fathers : a New Orleans story in black and white
Alternative Names
Sancton, Thomas A. 1949-

Sancton, Thomas A. (Thomas Alexander), 1949-

Sancton, Thomas Jr

Sancton, Tom 1949-

Sancton, Tommy 1949-

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