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Zeitz, Joshua

Overview
Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 4,937 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Joshua Zeitz
Flapper : a madcap story of sex, style, celebrity, and the women who made America modern by Joshua Zeitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound freedom heralded a radical change in American culture. Whisking us from the Alabama country club where Zelda Sayre first caught the eye of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, where would-be flappers begged their mothers for silk stockings, to the Manhattan speakeasies where patrons partied till daybreak, historian Joshua Zeitz brings the era to exhilarating life. This is the story of America's first sexual revolution, its first merchants of cool, its first celebrities, and its most sparkling advertisement for the right to pursue happiness. The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot. There was Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the feminine form and silhouette, helping to free women from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as tools of social control. Three thousand miles away, Lois Long, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself "Lipstick" and gave New Yorker readers a thrilling entrEe into Manhattan's extravagant Jazz Age nightlife. In California, where orange groves gave way to studio lots and fairytale mansions, three of America's first celebrities'Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood's great flapper triumvirate'fired the imaginations of millions of filmgoers. Dallas-born fashion artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States. Bruce Barton and Edward Bernays, pioneers of advertising and public relations, taught big business how to harness the dreams and anxieties of a newly industrial America'and a nation of consumers was born. Towering above all were Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, whose swift ascent and spectacular fall embodied the glamour and excess of the era that would come to an abrupt end on Black Tuesday, when the stock market collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity instantly obsolete. With its heady cocktail of storytelling and big ideas, Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who launched the first truly modern decade. From the Hardcover edition
White ethnic New York : Jews, Catholics, and the shaping of postwar politics by Joshua Zeitz( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding ethnicity as an intersection of class, national origins & religion, this title shows that the white ethnic populations of New York had significantly diverging views on authority & dissent, community & individuality, secularism & spirituality, & obligation & entitlement
Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image by Joshua Zeitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president's immediate family. They were the gatekeepers of his legacy. In this timely look into Lincoln's White House, and the aftermath of his death, noted historian and political advisor Joshua Zeitz presents a fresh perspective on the sixteenth U.S. president -- as seen through the eyes of his two closest aides and confidantes."--
Building the Great Society : Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House by JOSHUA ZEITZ( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LBJ's towering political skills and his ambitious slate of liberal legislation are the stuff of legend: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, and environmental reform. But what happened after the bills passed? One man could not and did not go it alone. Joshua Zeitz reanimates the creative and contentious atmosphere inside Johnson's White House as a talented and energetic group of advisers made LBJ's vision a reality. They desegregated public and private institutions throughout one third of the United States; built Medicare and Medicaid from the ground up in one year; launched federal funding for public education; provided food support for millions of poor children and adults; and launched public television and radio, all in the space of five years, even as Vietnam strained the administration's credibility and budget. Bill Moyers, Jack Valenti, Joe Califano, Harry McPherson and the other staff members who comprised LBJ's inner circle were men as pragmatic and ambitious as Johnson, equally skilled in the art of accumulating power or throwing a sharp elbow. Building the Great Society is the story of how one of the most competent White House staffs in American history -- serving one of the most complicated presidents ever to occupy the Oval Office -- fundamentally changed everyday life for millions of citizens and forged a legacy of compassionate and interventionist government
Building the Great Society : inside Lyndon Johnson's White House by Joshua Zeitz( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Lincoln's Boys takes us inside the LBJ White House to show how the legendary Great Society programs were actually enacted--the very programs that defined modern America, and are now under seige. What it took to make them work, and what we'll lose if they are dismantled.LBJ 's towering political skills and his ambitious slate of liberal legislation are famous: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare, Headstart, Medicaid, etc. But what happened after the bills passed? One man could not and did not go it alone. Joshua Zeitz reanimates the creative and contentious atmosphere inside that White House as a talented and energetic group of advisers made LBJ's vision a reality. They desegregated public and private institutions throughout one third of the United States; built Medicare and Medicaid from the ground up in one year; created federal funding for public education; provided food support for millions of poor children and adults; and launched public television and radio, all in the space of five years, even as Vietnam strained the administration's credibility and budget. Bill Moyers, Jack Valenti, Joe Califano, and Harry McPherson were men as pragmatic and ambitious as Johnson, skilled in the art of throwing a sharp elbow or building infrastructure. Upward to the Great Society is the story of how one of the most competent White House staffs in American history fundamentally changed everyday life for millions of Americans and forged a legacy of compassionate and interventionist government
Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image by Joshua Zeitz( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president's immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and attendeded the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address and they wrote about it after his death. In their biography of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay fought to establish Lincoln's heroic legacy and to preserve a narrative that saw slavery not states' rights as the sole cause of the Civil War. As Joshua Zeitz shows, the image of a humble man with uncommon intellect who rose from obscurity to become a storied wartime leader and emancipator is very much their creation. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Lincoln's Boys is part political drama and part coming-of-age tale a fascinating story of friendship, politics, war, and the contest over history and remembrance
Flapper : the notorious life and scandalous times of the first thoroughly modern woman by Joshua Zeitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hisorian Joshua Zeitz describes the cultural history of American women in the 1920s. He examines the roles played by writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, fashion designer Coco Chanel, various advertising specialists, columnists, and film actresses Colleen Moore, Clara Bow and Louise Brooks in developing and promoting the image of the modern American women who was embodied by the 'flapper'
Diamond & pearls : Dolce & Gabbana by Alex Wiederin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolce & Gabbana : diamonds and pearls by Alex Wiederin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1964 : the Year the Sixties Began by Joshua Zeitz( Book )

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

Viewing a transformation that still affects all of us - through the prism of a single year
Boomer Century by Joshua Zeitz( Book )

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

What's going to happen when the most prosperous, best-educated generation in history finally grows up? (and just how special are the baby boomers?)
Flapper A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz( Recording )

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

[In this book, the author] illuminates the roaring twenties with all the verve and dazzle of the era he writes about. Coco Chanel, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, and all the others are here, dashing through the decade with their spangles flying in [the book] [It] is for anyone who is a fan of the Jazz Age, silent movies.-Dust jacket
 
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Flapper : a madcap story of sex, style, celebrity, and the women who made America modern
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White ethnic New York : Jews, Catholics, and the shaping of postwar politicsFlapper : the notorious life and scandalous times of the first thoroughly modern womanDolce & Gabbana : diamonds and pearls
Alternative Names
Joshua M. Zeitz Amerikaans historicus

Joshua M. Zeitz Historian and author

Zeitz, Joshua M.

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