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Collier, Peter 1939-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 238 publications in 7 languages and 14,688 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E747, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Collier
The Kennedys : an American drama by Peter Collier( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,107 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
Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of duty by Peter Collier( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,141 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 actions is as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred 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 )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,930 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
Destructive generation : second thoughts about the sixties by Peter Collier( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,113 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 anti-Chomsky reader( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays that analyze Chomsky's intellectual career and the evolution of his worldview
The Fondas : a Hollywood dynasty by Peter Collier( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 975 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 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What turns an ordinary person into a hero? What happens in the blink of an eye on a battlefield (or in any dangerous situation) to bring out true courage? The men and women who have been recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation know the answers to these questions deep in their hearts. We learn of Jack Lucas, a thirteen-year-old who kept his real age a secret so he could fight in World War II -- where he deliberately fell on a grenade to save his buddies during the Iwo Jima invasion -- and Clint Romesha, who almost single-handedly prevented a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan from being taken over by the Taliban. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations: for example, Jencie Fagan, a gym teacher who put herself in danger to disarm a troubled eighth grader before he could turn a gun on his classmates. Adding depth and context are illuminating sidebars throughout and essays on the combat experience and its aftermath: topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning her son; and "surviving hell" as a prisoner of war. Back matter includes a glossary and an index
Political woman : the big little life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by Peter Collier( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first and only biography of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who became an iconic figure in the 1980s as Ronald Reagan's UN ambassador and the most forceful presence in the administration, outside of the President himself, in shaping the Reagan Doctrine and fighting the Cold War to a victorious conclusion. Political Woman traces the complex interlock between Kirkpatrick's personal and professional lives using her as yet unarchived private papers and extensive interviews with her and her family and with dozens of friends and associates. The portrait that emerges, filled with character and anecdot
When shall they rest? : the Cherokees' long struggle with America by Peter Collier( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 563 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 )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Second Thoughts Conference, held Oct. 17-18, 1987, in Washington, D.C. Includes bibliographical references (p. 261) and index
Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second thoughts about race in America by Second thoughts about race in America( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rockefellers : an American dynasty by Peter Collier( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 279 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
Deconstructing the left : from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by Peter Collier( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts : an American saga by Peter Collier( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 110 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, The Roosevelts: An American Saga, which offers a completely 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 brilliant biography, we see for the first time how the family divided into two branches and began an epic battle for the family legacy. We see for the first time how the ideals of two presidents were passed on to members of later generations, ennobling some and crushing others. The Roosevelts is a rare look at what brought this exceptional group of people together and what drove them apart. In this riveting book we see Teddy, the flamboyant politician and Rough Rider, who was also a "Papa Bear," passing 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 soaring tale of triumph over heartbreak and frailty. But it is also a daunting story of the vanity of human wishes
The anti-Chomsky reader( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noam Chomsky's defense of Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge, as well as his bizarre associations with Holocaust revisionists, may surprise those who think they know what he believes. Other Chomsky views, such as his claim that the United States has taken the place of Nazi Germany on the world stage, will be more familiar. With Chomskyism growing here and abroad, Collier writes, "It is clearly time for a reckoning." The essays in this book provide a response to the millions of words Noam Chomsky has written in the past forty years. Examining Chomsky's controversial ideas about various foreign and domestic issues and even the legitimacy of the linguistics theories on which his reputation rests, The Anti-Chomsky Reader explores the dark corners of what the New Yorker recently called "one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century."
The Rockefellers : an American dynasty by Peter Collier( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry. It follows Rockefeller Jr. as he built the charities and foundations that made the name a public institution. And it tracks the lives of the junior Rockefeller's the five Rockefeller Brothers. Here then is Laurance, clever and charming as a youth, burned out and cynical by middle age; Winthrop, the shy, awkward, black sheep who finally made a mark for himself in the eyes of everyone but his family; JDR3, introverted and anxious even after years of proving himself; David, a man on the move who took the nation's front-ranking bank and made it number three; and Nelson, ambitious, aggressive, the brother who broke the unwritten family code
The Roosevelts by Peter Collier( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Roosevelts is usually seen as a tale of two presidents--Theodore and Franklin--separated by time and politics, and of two families--the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park branches--that had little to do with each other. Collier and Horowitz paint an explosive new portrait which offers a completely unique view of America's longest lasting and most powerful dynasty. In this brilliant biography, we see for the first time how the family divided into two branches and began an epic battle for the family legacy. We see for the first time how the ideals of two presidents were passed on to members of later generations, ennobling some and crushing others. The Roosevelts is a rare look at what brought this exceptional group of people together and what drove them apart
Los Kennedy : un drama americano by Peter Collier( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 48 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 Kennedys by Peter Collier( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at four generations of the Kennedy clan. Presents an in-depth chronicle of the family's achievements as well as its hidden failings. Some strong language. Bestseller 1984
 
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The Fords : an American epic
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Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of dutyThe Fords : an American epicDestructive generation : second thoughts about the sixtiesThe anti-Chomsky readerSecond thoughts : former radicals look back at the sixtiesSecond thoughts about race in AmericaThe Roosevelts : an American sagaThe anti-Chomsky reader
Alternative Names
Collier, Peter 1939-

Collier, Peter 1942-

Peter Collier escritor estauxunidense

Питер Колье

بيتر كولير

コリヤー, ピーター

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