Collier, Peter 1939-
Most widely held works by Peter Collier
The Kennedys : an American drama by Peter Collier ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 3,195 libraries worldwide
Recounts in detail the family lives of members of the Kennedy clan, including the drug-taking and other dilemmas of the rising generation.
The Rockefellers : an American dynasty by Peter Collier ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,984 libraries worldwide
This is the story of an American dynasty. It is the story of the father, who built the fortune. Of the son, who cleansed the name. Of the Brothers, who manipulated both the name and the fortune to their own ends. And of the Cousins, who often wish they had inherited neither.
The Fords : an American epic by Peter Collier ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
Reveals the story of three generations of Fords, from Henry I, the mechanical wizard of the automobile and son Henry II, who saved the company from financial ruin and from Lee Iacocca.
The Roosevelts : an American saga by Peter Collier ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
The story of the Roosevelts is usually seen as a tale of two presidents - Theodore and Franklin - who were distant cousins from distinct worlds, separated by time and politics. And of two families - the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park branches - that had little to do with each other. Now comes an explosive new portrait, The Roosevelts: An American Saga, which offers a completely unique view of America's longest lasting and most powerful dynasty. The Roosevelts were one family, an exclusive elite who began their history intimately related by bonds of love and ambition. In this brilliant biography, we see for the first time how the family divided into two branches and began an epic battle for the family legacy. We see for the first time how the ideals of two presidents were passed on to members of later generations, ennobling some and crushing others. The Roosevelts is a rare look at what brought this exceptional group of people together and what drove them apart. In this riveting book we see Teddy, the flamboyant politician and Rough Rider, who was also a "Papa Bear," passing on an ethos of sacrifice and achievement to his "cubs." There is Theodore Jr., the "crown prince," handpicked by his father to carry on the traditions of Oyster Bay but unable to complete the mission. And Alice, Teddy's acid-tongued and fiercely loyal daughter, whose antics became the talk of Washington and who finally became a caricature, raving against her cousin's New Deal and trying desperately to preserve her father's legacy. There's also Eleanor, daughter of Teddy's tragic brother, Elliott, who translated the unhappiness of her marriage to FDR into political activism, eventually becoming First Lady of the World. And finally there is Franklin, always underestimated by Teddy's family, who made an alliance with Eleanor to become the nemesis of the Oyster Bay Roosevelts and, in the web of ironies that bind this family together, a truer heir to Teddy than any of his own children. Filled with drama and anecdote, presenting familiar characters in a penetrating new light, The Roosevelts is a soaring tale of triumph over heartbreak and frailty. But it is also a daunting story of the vanity of human wishes.
Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of duty by Peter Collier ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,679 libraries worldwide
Since the Civil War more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. Each of their heroic actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted by best-selling author Peter Collier and presented in duotone portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo.
Destructive generation : second thoughts about the sixties by Peter Collier ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
The Fondas : a Hollywood dynasty by Peter Collier ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
Biographies of the Fonda family, Henry, Jane, and Peter exploring their private lives and relationships as well as their acting careers.
The anti-Chomsky reader ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Justice denied; the black man in white America by William M Chace ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
When shall they rest? : the Cherokees' long struggle with America by Peter Collier ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
A history of the Cherokees emphasizing their continuous mistreatment by the white man and the United States Government.
Second thoughts : former radicals look back at the sixties ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Downriver : a novel by Peter Collier ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
History of an American family from the 1870's to the 1960's. When one of their own is raped and murdered, it falls to the last of the Harts to strike out for justice, to reaffirm his love in dark vengance and bitter blood.
The race card : white guilt, Black resentment, and the assault on truth and justice ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
The Race Card captures the twisted hypocrisy of many of today's civil rights champions who, by word and by deed, seem more intent on tearing open new wounds than on healing old ones. In stunning detail we're shown how the notorious cases of O.J. Simpson and Huey Newton have turned our judicial system upside down. We learn of Louis Farrakhan's curious affinity for the Ku Klux Klan and thumb through radical Afrocentric literature whose bizarre theories, in the name of.
Crisis : a contemporary reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
The king's giraffe by Mary Jo Collier ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
When the pasha of Egypt sends his friend the king of France a magnificent giraffe, accompanied by its loving keeper, the people of France are awed and impressed, never having seen such a creature before.
Second thoughts about race in America ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Dilemmas of democracy : readings in American government ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Deconstructing the left : from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by Peter Collier ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The Kennedys by Peter Collier ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
African Americans African Americans--Civil rights Afrocentrism Armed Forces Audiobooks Automobile industry and trade Biography Cherokee Indians--Government relations Chomsky, Noam Civilization Civil rights movements Education, Higher Education, Higher--Political aspects Europe Families Fathers and sons Fiction Fonda, Henry,--1905-1982 Fonda, Jane,--1937- Fonda, Peter,--1939- Ford, Henry,--1863-1947 Ford family Ford Motor Company France Frontier and pioneer life Giraffe History Indians of North America Juvenile works Kennedy family Medal of Honor Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Nineteen sixties Political correctness Political science Popular culture Psychological fiction Race relations Racism Radicalism Revenge Right and left (Political science) Rockefeller family Roosevelt family Social history Subculture United States United States--Dakota Territory Western stories