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Jeffers, H. Paul (Harry Paul) 1934-2009

Works: 108 works in 254 publications in 5 languages and 15,942 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Musical fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E757, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by H. Paul Jeffers
The Napoleon of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia by H. Paul Jeffers( )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fiorello La Guardia was short of stature, but big of heart. This cigar-puffing, roly-poly mayor with a squeaky voice was affectionately nicknamed "The Little Flower" and "Hizzoner" by those who adored him. Yet those who worked beside him and knew him best were witnesses to La Guardia's other side: a driven, headstrong, personally insecure figure, about whom Robert Moses once detected "omniscience and megalomania." The Napoleon of New York provides a fresh perspective of Fiorello La Guardia's life and mayorality. Here, author H
An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member 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
Diamond Jim Brady : prince of the Gilded Age by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the Gilded Age businessman, who rose from bellhop to supersalesman, details his trials and tribulations, his penchant for food and jewelry, and his relationship with world-famous entertainer Lillian Russell
Sal Mineo : his life, murder, and mystery by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of actor Sal Mineo
Bloody business : an anecdotal history of Scotland Yard by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member 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
Ace of aces : the life of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member 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
Onward we charge : the heroic story of Darby's Rangers in World War II by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member 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
Colonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898 by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commissioner Roosevelt : the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City police, 1895-1897 by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member 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
Murder most irregular : a novel by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Baker Street Irregulars convene for their annual meeting and find that they have two murders to solve
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 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roosevelt the explorer : T.R.'s amazing adventures as a naturalist, conservationist, and explorer by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeffers' book chronicles Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong quests and expeditions-thrilling and often dangerous journeys that produced much important scientific research and took him across North America, South America, and Africa
Rubout at the Onyx by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Command of honor : General Lucian Truscott's path to victory in World War II by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member 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
Hollywood mother of the year : Sheila MacRae's own story by Sheila MacRae( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this candid and memorable autobiography Sheila reveals how she picked up the pieces. For a time she starred as Alice Kramden on "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason, and eventually launched "The Sheila MacRae Show," a syndicated TV talk show. Hollywood Mother of the Year is peppered throughout with Sheila's compelling remembrances involving the stars of Hollywood--from Shirley Jones to Frank Sinatra (who became Sheila's lover)--and an unforgettable scene in which President Lyndon Johnson tried to bed her in the White House. And throughout this remarkable story of a woman striving to find herself, there is always Gordon MacRae--her first, true love--and the touching, moving end of his life
The good cigar by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and French and held by 327 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member 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."
Freemasons : a history and exploration of the world's oldest secret society by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Freemasons, H. Paul Jeffers delves into Masonic history to reveal the surprising and controversial truths behind this ancient and secretive order, from its mystery-shrouded origins in medieval Europe through its rise in America, where Benjamin Franklin founded the first lodge. Today, some four to five million Freemasons worldwide pledge to live their lives in accordance with principles of morality, charity and loyalty--both to fellow Masons and to the order itself. But what exactly does Freemasonry entail, and what happens behind the lodges' closed doors?" --Back cover
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. : the life of a war hero by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 294 WorldCat member 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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Alternative Names

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controlled identity Lonsdale, Harry Paul, 1934-2009

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