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Von Hoffman, Nicholas

Works: 44 works in 110 publications in 4 languages and 8,187 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Drama  Humor  Miscellanea  Dictionaries  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: KF373.C62, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicholas Von Hoffman
Most widely held works by Nicholas Von Hoffman
Citizen Cohn by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy Cohn was perhaps the most outrageous personality and the most unrepentant opportunist of our time. His effect on lives and institutions was profound. Presidents, media barons, and countless celebrities, business moguls, gangsters, judges, and endless politicians crossed Cohn's path as clients, friends, and enemies, including J. Edgar Hoover, Senator Joe McCarthy, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy, Barbara Walters, Si Newhouse, Cardinal Spellman, Donald Trump, Fat Tony Salerno, Louis Nizer, Claus von Bulow, Rupert Murdoch, George Steinbrenner, and many more. Cohn's power was so widespread and his life so complex that it is only in this extraordinary biography that the full story of Roy Cohn is revealed
Radical : a portrait of Saul Alinsky by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate look at the man who made a career of arming the powerless and enraging the powerful
We are the people our parents warned us against by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Make-believe presidents : illusions of power from McKinley to Carter by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitalist fools : tales of American business, from Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken gang by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whatever one might say about America's original business giants - the Carnegies, the Morgans, the du Ponts - they built America, virtually inventing modern business techniques in the process, so as to reap profits while improving every American's standard of living. Today's rich and powerful, on the other hand, accumulate vast wealth through sleight-of-hand paper-shuffling, business song-and-dance routines like "leveraged buyouts," and swapping blips on computer screens. They don't make anything, except exorbitant incomes, and improving our quality of life is nowhere near the top of their agenda. What went wrong? When, and how, did we lose our way? In Capitalist Fools, Nicholas von Hoffman answers these questions by telling the surprising, often rollicking story of American business - what its strengths were in its heyday, what went wrong in the last two decades, and what we can do to get it back on track. It is no accident that in the mid-1970s Malcolm Forbes became a national celebrity. The good times were ending. The glory days of American business were long past, and the growth years of the sixties were unequivocally over. With the reality of increasing wealth and higher standards of living a thing of the past, the illusion became all that much more important. If Americans could no longer lead the good life, they could at least watch Malcolm live it for them. But Malcolm played his part too well. He and his peers spent so flamboyantly and publicly that Americans actually believed, all through the "go-go years" of the eighties, that this country's wealth was increasing, and that there was plenty to go around. They were wrong. American business and industry were corrupt and collapsing. While many books, from Liar's Poker to Den of Thieves, have exposed modern business evils, they have treated them as isolated cases and concluded, in essence, that the problem was that the men involved were thieves. Capitalist Fools is the first book to give these evils a context, to show us the big picture, to rage at the decline in our standards, performance, and ethics, and to conclude with a call to action. In this passionate and timely book, Nicholas von Hoffman has written a fascinating, scathing cultural history of American business. It includes colorful portraits of this country's greatest industrialists, from Sam Insull to Andrew Carnegie, of our great managers, like Alfred Sloan, and of the most controversial of the new breed, like Henry Kravis and Carl Icahn. Capitalist Fools is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of American business, or cares about its future
Organized crimes by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi notebook by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newspaperman's eyewitness account of civil strife in Mississippi in the summer of 1964
The multiversity; a personal report on what happens to today's students at American universities by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoax : why Americans are suckered by White House lies by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Left at the post by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two, three, many more; a novel by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fireside Watergate by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales from the Margaret Mead taproom by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen Cohn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De meedogenloze superadvocaat Ray Cohn heeft vele doden op zijn geweten en als hij op latere leeftijd in het ziekenhuis ligt, beleeft hij de momenten waarop hij besliste over leven en dood, opnieuw
A devil's dictionary of business : monkey business; high finance and low; money, the making, losing, and printing thereof; commerce; trade; clever tricks; tours de force; globalism and globaloney; industry; invention; the stock market; marvelous explanations and clarifications; all presented with wit and attitude ... by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Business is the most deliberate activity in the world and the most mindless. It is the most calculating of the consequences of what it does and the least conscious of its own side effects. This book is full of diabolic stuff about business. Angelic stuff, too, and that will inspire you, give you hope and enlightenment of almost celestial quality; the diabolic stuff will make you gnash a tooth or two and provide enlightenment of almost hellish quality. A person needs both and if, by perusing this dictionary you were to get rich, be promoted or otherwise succeed in business. The infernal author of this work has included many little known, brain boggling business facts, fantasies and fallacies. A Devil's Dictionary, with short, clear explanations of business terms, American society, American culture, American Dream, and American business
Capitalist fools : tales of American business from Carnegie to Malcolm Forbes by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Nixon reconsidered by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Recording )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconsiders the Nixon years and the forced resignation of the beleaguered President
Chou lou de zi ben jia : er shi shi ji zi ben jia mian mian guan by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shang ye jiu shi zhe hui shi : jie da ni suo you guan yu sheng yi de yi wen by Fan huo fu man( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trout fishing in the reflecting pool : or the fireside Watergate by Nicholas Von Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hoffman, Nicholas van
Hoffman, Nicholas van 1929-
Hoffman, Nicholas von
Hoffman, Nicholas von 1929-
Van Hoffman, Nicholas
Van Hoffman, Nicholas 1929-
VonHoffman, Nicholas 1929-
フォン・ホフマン, ニコラス