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Collier, Peter 1939-

Works: 76 works in 480 publications in 7 languages and 24,120 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Western stories 
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 )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,261 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 )

47 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 3,203 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 )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,238 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 actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of 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 )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,164 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 )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,119 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 which offers a 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 biography, we see how the family divided into two branches and began an epic battle for the family legacy. We also see how the ideals of two presidents were passed on to members of later generations, ennobling some and crushing others. The Roosevelts is a look at what brought this exceptional group of people together and what drove them apart. Teddy, the flamboyant politician and Rough Rider, who was also a "Papa Bear," passed 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 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 1,511 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 Fondas : a Hollywood dynasty by Peter Collier( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 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 )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker—both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war
Justice denied; the black man in white America by William M Chace( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 641 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 621 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 )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 432 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 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downriver : a novel by Peter Collier( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 416 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
The anti-Chomsky reader( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This description is based on the MIT professor's writings on linguistics in the 1950s; but beginning with his criticism of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky became much better known for his radical politics than for his theories of language. Over the past forty years he has gained a devoted following in the United States and Europe for his increasingly bitter--some say hysterical--censure of U.S. "crimes." Chomsky has complained about being ignored by mainstream publications such as the "New York Times," but in fact his steady stream of polemical works, like the best-selling "9-11," have made him the center of a veritable cult. In "The Anti-Chomsky Reader," editors Peter Collier and David Horowitz have assembled a set of essays that analyze Chomsky's intellectual career and the evolution of his anti-Americanism. The essays in this provocative book focus on subjects such as Chomsky's bizarre involvement with Holocaust revisionism, his apologies for Khmer Rouge tyrant Pol Pot, and his claim that America's policies in Latin America in the 1980s were comparable to Nazism. Scholar Paul Bogdanor writes about Chomsky's hatred of Israel. Ronald Radosh and David Horowitz discuss his gloating reaction to the September 11 attack. Linguists Paul Postal and Robert Levine reevaluate Chomsky's linguistics and find the same qualities there that others see in his politics: "a deep contempt for the truth, descents into incoherence, and verbal abuse of those who disagree with him."--"The Anti-Chomsky Reader" presents a fascinating composite portrait of a man who arguably is our most influential public intellectual
Crisis : a contemporary reader by Peter Collier( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 366 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 313 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 283 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
Dilemmas of democracy : readings in American government by Peter Collier( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political woman : the big little life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by Peter Collier( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel story--the flight of centrist liberals out of the Democratic Party and into neoconservatism and the complex chess match of the end game of the Cold War--through the intimate story of a woman who was at the center of these interconnected dramas and who kept resurfacing until her death in 2006, most notably for posthumously breaking ranks with her fellow neoconservatives on the war in Iraq. It also shows the price she paid for her achievements in a private life filled with sorrow and loss as profound as her epic personal achievements
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The Roosevelts : an American saga
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Collier, Peter 1939-

Collier, Peter 1942-

Питер Колье

コリヤー, ピーター

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 Fondas : a Hollywood dynastySecond thoughts : former radicals look back at the sixtiesThe race card : white guilt, Black resentment, and the assault on truth and justiceThe anti-Chomsky reader