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

Works: 112 works in 343 publications in 6 languages and 14,952 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Fiction  Biographies  Juvenile works  Musical fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by H. Paul Jeffers
The Napoleon of New York : Mayor Fiorello La Guardia by H. Paul Jeffers( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 799 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
An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 733 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 641 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
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 609 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
Sal Mineo : his life, murder, and mystery by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of actor Sal Mineo
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 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the dastardly villains you will encounter are serial killer Reg Christie, who hid the remains of his victims beneath the floorboards and behind the walls of his house at 10 Rillington Place; the henpecked Dr. Crippen, who poisoned his wife to abscond with his young mistress; and the poisonous Dr. Cream, who pursued a personal vendetta against prostitutes. There are also notorious sex scandals (from the Cleveland Street male brothel that ensnared the high and mighty in Victorian London to the Profumo Affair that toppled the British government), some of the greatest capers in criminal history (including the world's first train robbery in 1855), and riveting investigations of international terrorism. The image of Scotland Yard inspector familiar to most Americans from detective novels, movies, and TV is often 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
Roosevelt the explorer : T.R.'s amazing adventures as a naturalist, conservationist, and explorer by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No American president has been so enthusiastic in his appreciation of the wilderness and in his attention to the preservation of natural treasures as Theodore Roosevelt. This book chronicles the adventurer's lifelong quests and expeditions, which saw him traversing some of North America, South America, and Africa's most difficult terrain. 25 photos
Colonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898 by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No man more clearly exemplified late nineteenth-century notions of manifest destiny than Theodore Roosevelt. And no man was more willing to wage war to fulfill them. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt dreamed of a massive two-ocean navy capable of exerting American influence around the world. Going to war against an aging Spain, with Cuba as the prize, seemed the perfect way to make his dream come true. The events and colorful personalities of this crucial period come to vivid life in Colonel Roosevelt, from William Randolph Hearst and Henry Cabot Lodge, to Richard Harding Davis and Stephen Crane. Here, too, is the personal side of Theodore Roosevelt, much of it revealed in his own words. It is a candid glimpse of the blunt man behind the historic figure, relishing the swirl of international tensions he so vigorously helped to stir
Ace of aces : the life of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 494 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
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 450 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
Command of honor : General Lucian Truscott's path to victory in World War II by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 420 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
Murder most irregular : a novel by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 405 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 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubout at the Onyx by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood mother of the year : Sheila MacRae's own story by Sheila MacRae( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member 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
Freemasons : a history and exploration of the world's oldest secret society by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 302 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
Legends of Santa Claus by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 295 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
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. : the life of a war hero by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and biographer recounts the life of Roosevelt (1887-1944), the son of one US president and cousin of another, the youngest regimental commander on the front during World War I, and a Brigadier General at Utah Beach during World War II. Between wars he founded the American Legion and was appointed by President Taft as assistant secretary of the navy
A spy in Canaan : my secret life as a Jewish American businessman spying for Israel in Arab lands by Howard H Schack( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 276 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
See Parris and die; brutality in the U.S. Marines by H. Paul Jeffers( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover Cleveland
An honest president : the life and presidencies of Grover ClevelandDiamond Jim Brady : prince of the Gilded AgeOnward we charge : the heroic story of Darby's Rangers in World War IISal Mineo : his life, murder, and mysteryRoosevelt the explorer : T.R.'s amazing adventures as a naturalist, conservationist, and explorerColonel Roosevelt : Theodore Roosevelt goes to war, 1897-1898Ace of aces : the life of Capt. Eddie RickenbackerCommissioner Roosevelt : the story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City police, 1895-1897
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