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

Overview
Works: 105 works in 272 publications in 5 languages and 15,788 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Musical fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E757, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by H. Paul Jeffers
An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 750 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
Sal Mineo : his life, murder, and mystery by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 656 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 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That of an ineffectual bungler who needs help from the outside - from Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes. Bloody Business debunks that stereotype. Mystery fans will enjoy this depiction of the real-life figures behind the fictional detectives. True crime fans will relish these enthralling and blood-curdling tales all the more because they are true
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 606 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
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 599 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
Diamond Jim Brady : prince of the Gilded Age by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 575 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
Colonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898 by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder most irregular : a novel by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baker Street Irregulars convene for their annual meeting and find that they have two murders to solve
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 464 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
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 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the words of Roosevelt himself, the adventures unfold T. R.?s 1909?1910, eleven-month, Smithsonian-inspired safari across Africa, from Mombasa on the Indian Ocean to Khartoum in Egypt, which followed his two terms as president; and his 1913?1914 danger-drenched expedition to map South America?s 950-mile River of Doubt (a previously unexplored tributary to the Amazon River later renamed Rio Roosevelt in his honor). During the trip, one man drowned, another was murdered, and the culprit went insane, fleeing into the jungle. Roosevelt was lucky to escape alive, nearly drowning and plagued by jungle fever, dysentery, an ulcerated leg, blood poisoning, and malaria. Illustrated with rare cartoons and photos, and filled with hairbreadth escapes, exotic animals and locales, and unparalleled excitement, Roosevelt the Explorer brings to life T. R.?s thrilling and often controversial exploits as no other book has done since the twenty-sixth president took his pen in hand." --Amazon.com
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 433 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the inspiring true story of the greatest combat commander of World War II. General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., was an American military giant: tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men under his command. But unlike the more flamboyant high-ranking European field commanders of the time, he was neither arrogant nor in pursuit of personal glory. Rather, he was known to all as a loyal, humble man who led his troops from the front and fought every enemy with a tenacity that made him one of the most respected and revered commanders in the U.S. Army. In Command of Honor, author H. Paul Jeffers chronicles the life of an American hero. As a boy, Truscott grew up hearing stories from veterans of the Indian wars. So when the United States entered World War I, the eager young man volunteered as an officer in the cavalry corps, beginning a career of service to his country that would span the next 40 years. But it was in World War II that he would earn a reputation as a soldier's soldier. After forming the first American commando units -- which would eventually become known as the Rangers -- Truscott commanded forces from the deserts of North Africa, to the taking of Sicily, the liberation of Italy and France, and the final push into Nazi Germany, all of which he accomplished with a speed and drive that made his Third Infantry Division the pride of the Seventh Army. For the first time, the personal life of Truscott is revealed: his ramshackle childhood in Texas and Oklahoma, his family history, and his peacetime duties. But this is above all the story of service and sacrifice by a man who lived for duty, honor, and courage -- a man who would become a legend in the annals of World War II. - Jacket flap
Rubout at the Onyx by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member 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 363 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 Napoleon of New York : Mayor Fiorello La Guardia by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Jeffers takes a new spin on this beloved mayor by contrasting the public's benevolent image of him that has lasted through seven decades with a complex, paradoxical, and cunning politician who was as tough and unforgiving as the city he governed."--Jacket
The good cigar by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and French and held by 324 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 320 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
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 310 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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 290 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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Sal Mineo : his life, murder, and mysteryOnward we charge : the heroic story of Darby's Rangers in World War IIAce of aces : the life of Capt. Eddie RickenbackerDiamond Jim Brady : prince of the Gilded AgeColonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898Murder most irregular : a novelCommissioner Roosevelt : the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City police, 1895-1897Roosevelt the explorer : T.R.'s amazing adventures as a naturalist, conservationist, and explorer