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Collier, Peter 1939-

Works: 78 works in 496 publications in 4 languages and 24,065 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Western fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works about Peter Collier
Most widely held works by Peter Collier
The Kennedys : an American drama by Peter Collier( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,244 WorldCat member 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 )

43 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 3,143 WorldCat member 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
Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of duty by Peter Collier( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member 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 actions is as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred 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
The Fords : an American epic by Peter Collier( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,118 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,101 WorldCat member 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
Destructive generation : second thoughts about the sixties by Peter Collier( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the authors' involvement in the Left during the 1960's and early 1970's and their gradual shift from believing in liberal ideologies to embracing the conservative ideas of the Right
The anti-Chomsky reader( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays that analyze Chomsky's intellectual career and the evolution of his worldview
The Fondas : a Hollywood dynasty by Peter Collier( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of the Fonda family, Henry, Jane, and Peter exploring their private lives and relationships as well as their acting careers
Choosing courage : inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero by Peter Collier( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts. We learn of Jack Lucas, a thirteen-year-old who kept his real age a secret so he could fight in World War II -- where he deliberately fell on a grenade to save his buddies during the Iwo Jima invasion -- and Clint Romesha, who almost single-handedly prevented a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan from being taken over by the Taliban. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations: for example, Jencie Fagan, a gym teacher who put herself in danger to disarm a troubled eighth grader before he could turn a gun on his classmates. Adding depth and context are illuminating sidebars throughout and essays on the combat experience and its aftermath: topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning her son; and "surviving hell" as a prisoner of war. Back matter includes a glossary and an index
Political woman : the big little life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by Peter Collier( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first and only biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who became an iconic figure in the 1980s as Ronald Reagan's UN ambassador and the most forceful presence in the administration, outside of the President himself, in shaping the Reagan Doctrine and fighting the Cold War to a victorious conclusion. Political Woman traces the complex interlock between Kirkpatrick's personal and professional lives using her as yet unarchived private papers and extensive interviews with her and her family and with dozens of friends and associates. The portrait that emerges, filled with character and anecdote, is of an ambitious woman from the epicenter of middle America determined to break through the multi dimensional glass ceilings of her time and place. A pioneering feminist who would be hated by the feminist movement because of her association with Reagan and neo conservatism, she began her career in the post war period as an academic focusing on the subject of totalitarianism. She fell in love with a married man, Evron Kirkpatrick, who had been a close aide to "Wild Bill" Donovan in the wartime OSS and who would help form the CIA after the war. A leading professor at Georgetown, she also became an important Democratic Party activist. Dismayed by what she saw as McGovern's trashing of the Roosevelt coalition and by Carter's capitulation to Soviet advances, she led a group of Democratic liberals who felt homeless in the radicalized and "Blame America First" (a phrase from her famous 1984 Republican convention speech) Party into the Reagan administration. As Reagan's UN representative, Jeanette sharpened the spearpoint of a rearmed America ready to join the final battle of the Cold War, in the process staging dramatic battles with figures like Alexander Haig and George Schultz over policy toward the Soviets, the Cubans, and the Contras. This book tells this
Justice denied; the black man in white America( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When shall they rest? : the Cherokees' long struggle with America by Peter Collier( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Second Thoughts Conference, held Oct. 17-18, 1987, in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references (p. 261) and index
The race card : white guilt, Black resentment, and the assault on truth and justice( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member 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 multiculturalism, are entering the reading lists of schools across the country. We're left to wonder whether our nation has become so race obsessed that it has lost its ability to distinguish right from wrong. Included are unflinching reports on Angela Davis, the Lenin Prize winner and pseudo-scholar who's honored with an endowed chair by the University of California; Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia's media-genic cop killer and cause celebre for Hollywood actors; and the Alarming ease with which revisionist pop culture canonizes a Black Panther Party whose bloody, violent past continues to haunt its victims
Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downriver : a novel by Peter Collier( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member 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
Crisis : a contemporary reader( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second thoughts about race in America by Second thoughts about race in America( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's giraffe by Mary Jo Collier( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member 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
The Kennedys by Peter Collier( Recording )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are the Kennedys? Are they the brilliant, heroic, extraordinary people their admirers believe them to be? Or are they arrogant, competitive, self-absorbed children of a willful and immensely rich patriarch, as their detractors claim? In fact, they are all of these things and more. Years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews with family members and associates and extensive research into archives and sources unused until now, this is the nationwide bestseller whose very publication caused an uproar in the press?the first and only book to fully penetrate the Kennedy inner sanctum and reveal the true, all-too-human saga behind America's most famous family. An immediate classic, The Kennedys combines intimate knowledge with a perspective free of obligations to family loyalties and myths, bringing the story of four generations of?America's family? fully into view. Collier and Horowitz capture the strain of ambition, the dynastic ebb and flow, the invention of a mythic identity, the corrosive underside of the dream of Camelot?developed over four generations?that led one young Kennedy to say,?We broke the rules and in turn we were broken by them.? The Kennedys: An American Drama is a fascinating and brilliantly comprehensive history that brings together, for the first time, all the complex strains of the story of the Kennedys' rise and fall
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The Roosevelts : an American saga
Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of dutyThe Fords : an American epicThe Roosevelts : an American sagaDestructive generation : second thoughts about the sixtiesThe anti-Chomsky readerThe Fondas : a Hollywood dynastySecond thoughts : former radicals look back at the sixtiesThe race card : white guilt, Black resentment, and the assault on truth and justice
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Collier, Peter 1939-

Collier, Peter 1942-

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