Jeffers, H. Paul (Harry Paul) 1934-2009
Most widely held works by H. Paul Jeffers
An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Grover Cleveland is known primarily as the only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms. But his record as a staunch reformer is equally impressive: from fighting powerful bosses in both political parties and vetoing bills he considered raids on the Treasury to resisting American imperialism and robber barons alike. And when he became embroiled in scandal -- from fathering a child out of wedlock to (legally) evading the Civil War -- he faced his past truthfully and confronted his demons directly. In graceful and enduring prose, H. Paul Jeffers gives us the first full look at a president whose moral timber and courageous administrations have more to say to today's politicians than perhaps that of any other leader in American history.
The Napoleon of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
A look behind the public image of New York City's most colorful mayor who with his passion, humor, flair, and honesty, has given the city its most caring government in its history. This book takes a fresh look at this complex and paradoxical man and cunning politician who was as tough and unforgiving as the city he governed. It reveals an individual challenged by his modest education and immigrant background who nevertheless embraced the best of American Puritan values to forge a model for good government that cares for its people whatever their race or creed.
Diamond Jim Brady : prince of the Gilded Age by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
A spirited biography of the financier and bon vivant whose lavish lifestyle embodied the Gilded Age. One of the most colorful figures of the most glamorous era in U.S. history, James Buchanan 'Diamond Jim' Brady was the high lord of the New York glitterati during the Gilded Age. Brady's was a classic rags-to-riches story. He rose from bellhop to supersalesman, creating a national reputation as a savvy money man in an age filled with industrial titans and robber barons.
Bloody business : an anecdotal history of Scotland Yard by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
From Jack the Ripper to the Yorkshire Ripper, the annals of British crime are home to some of the most fascinating and sensational cases in history. Weaving together dozens of cases from the history of Scotland Yard, Bloody Business is an engrossing account of the world's most famous and admired police force. You'll meet real detectives wrestling with the most dramatic crimes in British history - daring robberies, intricate true-life mysteries, and some of the bloodiest.
Sal Mineo : his life, murder, and mystery by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Onward we charge : the heroic story of Darby's Rangers in World War II by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, and posthumously promoted to Brigadier General by President Truman, Colonel William Darby was an indisputable hero. His elite battalion of Army Rangers paved the way for Ranger success in subsequent wars, and left an unforgettable legacy in its wake. This book takes readers from the beachheads of North Africa to the bloody campaigns of southern Italy, and to Darby's tragic death by German shrapnel just eight days before V-E Day. This is the true story of a man who held his own beside the greatest military figures in history.--From publisher description.
Ace of aces : the life of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Medal of Honor recipient Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, discussing his humble childhood, his career as one of the nation's first race car drivers, his help in establishing the sport of modern race car driving, and his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War I.
Colonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898 by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Murder most irregular : a novel by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Commissioner Roosevelt : the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City police, 1895-1897 by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
In the Gay Nineties, no place so fully embodied the outrageous lawlessness of turn-of-the-century America as New York City - until a thirty-seven-year-old political reformer named Theodore Roosevelt emerged as president of the New York City Police Commission. How did Roosevelt transform an association of slackers, bullies, thieves, and blackmailers into one of the first truly professional law enforcement agencies in the world? H. Paul Jeffers skillfully recreates the era to illuminate Roosevelt's vision, toughness, and political savvy. By hiring the first woman in the department's history, and opening admission to ethnic minorities, the new commissioner tore down the old guard and ushered in the new. Firearms training, undercover detectives, a physical typing system that was the precursor of fingerprinting, annual physical exams for all officers, bicycle patrols, and a host of other modern innovations all became tools to build a new urban institution. It was a crucial turning point in Roosevelt's political career. As New York's rough-riding crime czar, he earned the national attention that eventually led to two terms in the White House. In the sensational headlines and tributes that appeared regularly in newspapers around the nation and Europe, Jeffers discovers the first signs of the mature Teddy Roosevelt, the flamboyant, two-fisted, and wholly incorruptible man of action. As Jeffers shows, it was during this momentous period in his career, in partnership with famed journalists and social reformers Jacob Riis and Lincoln Steffens, that Roosevelt developed the "square deal" philosophy behind the historic social and economic reforms that would distinguish his presidency. While providing the only detailed account of this seminal chapter in Roosevelt's career, Jeffers paints a vibrant portrait of New York City as Roosevelt knew it - from the posh watering holes of the Tenderloin and the townhouses of Astor Place, to the overcrowded tenements of Mulberry Bend and the dives of the Bowery and the Five Points. As a consequence, Commissioner Roosevelt offers penetrating insights into the first truly modern American metropolis and the life of an American giant.
Who killed Precious? : how FBI special agents combine high technology and psychology to identify violent criminals by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Rubout at the Onyx by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Hollywood mother of the year : Sheila MacRae's own story by Sheila MacRae ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
He was the handsome, velvet-voiced heartthrob of Oklahoma!, Carousel, and a dozen other Hollywood musicals. She was his loving wife and stage partner, and theirs was a storybook romance. They had four children, success in show business, money and fabulous friends--Sinatra, Lucy and Desi, movie moguls, top stars, royalty, and some of the biggest names in politics. Yet, behind the glitz and the glamour lurked tragedy. And in Hollywood Mother of the Year, Sheila MacRae reveals how her ideal marriage fell apart...and how she put her life back together. Gordon MacRae was a reckless alcoholic and compulsive gambler whose film career was on the skids. Sheila faced the private heartbreak of Gordon's binges and sudden disappearances, his gambling debts and the hounding of the IRS as it sought to recover unpaid taxes. And when, at last, the marriage reluctantly ended in divorce, a woman who had always been "Mrs. Gordon MacRae" suddenly had to begin a life on her own and search for her own identity.
Command of honor : General Lucian Truscott's path to victory in World War II by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"... chronicles the life of this American hero, from his ramshackle childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, to the defeat of Nazi Germany."--Publisher description.
Roosevelt the explorer : T.R.'s amazing adventures as a naturalist, conservationist, and explorer by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The good cigar by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
This book offers everything from how cigars are made, the major cigar-producing countries, the history of the cigar, major cigar brands, and more.
Legends of Santa Claus by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Relates the story of Santa Claus from his historic origins to his current incarnation, discussing Saint Nicholas, the Americanizing of Santa, his commercialization, and his treatment in songs and movies. Is there a Santa Claus? In this fascinating look at the tales, legends, and myths that have combined and evolved into the figure that is presently known as Santa Claus, you will discover the truth behind the stories. Throughout the world, there are many different ideas of how the person known as Santa Claus, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, and more, acts and looks. And even though there are many different ideas about where Santa came from, this much is true: "Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus".
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. : the life of a war hero by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A grand night for murder by H. Paul Jeffers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Mystery writer Jonathan Dodge is killed after a banquet at which he was awarded a prize by fellow crime writers. Detective Harvey Goldstein of the NYPD suspects a jealous colleague, but which one? They're all jealous of each other and their profession, writing on crime, makes them experts in murder.
A spy in Canaan : my secret life as a Jewish American businessman spying for Israel in Arab lands by Howard H Schack ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged Jewish businessman from Westchester, New York, reveals his secret life as a spy for the Mossad, Israel's legendary intelligence service.
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