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Shachtman, Tom 1942-

Works: 99 works in 308 publications in 4 languages and 22,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  True crime stories 
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Most widely held works about Tom Shachtman
Most widely held works by Tom Shachtman
Rumspringa : to be or not to be Amish by Tom Shachtman( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Amish youth culture profiles the coming-of-age ritual known as the rumspringa, during which sixteen-year-old Amish adolescents are permitted to venture outside of the bounds of their faith, experiment with alcohol and smoking, wear trendy clothes, and ultimately decide if they want to remain detached from the outside world
Absolute zero and the conquest of cold by Tom Shachtman( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sweeping science adventure story, rich with historical characters, including Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, Tom Shachtman takes us on a journey in which the extraordinary secrets of cold are teased apart and mastered, bringing advances in civilization and comfort. Starting in the 1600s with an alchemist's attempt to air condition Westminster Abbey and the invention of thermometers and scales (where should zero be set?), the story unfolds as nineteenth-century merchants sell Walden Pond ice to tropical countries and competing scientists pursue absolute zero with as much fervor as the races toward the North and South Poles aroused."--Jacket
I have lived in the monster by Robert K Ressler( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Robert Ressler coined the term serial killer, the crimes committed by these sociopaths were known as stranger murders. Set apart from all other murders, they are the most difficult to solve: where there is no connection between murderer and victim, nor between on victim and the next, there is no way to fathom the identity of the perpetrator. Since Ressler's retirement from the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, the world has seen a disastrous international increase in serial murder. While the United States is the world's leading producer of sociopathic killers, serial murder has never been an exclusively American phenomenon, and Ressler, now in private practice and busier than ever, is sought by law enforcement agencies all over the globe. Japan, Great Britain, and South Africa are only a few of the nations to which Ressler, with his grim wisdom, has been summoned to investigate these crimes. In I Have Lived in the Monster he shares his insights and experiences in discussions of fascinating and disturbing cases from around the world
The day America crashed by Tom Shachtman( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An hour-by-hour recreation of the events of October 24, 1929, the day of the stock market crash that was the beginning of the Depression
Whoever fights monsters by Robert K Ressler( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My twenty years hunting serial killers for the FBI."
The gilded leaf : triumph, tragedy, and tobacco : three generations of the R.J. Reynolds family and fortune by Patrick Reynolds( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Reynolds family moves from the triumphs of corporate genius Richard Joshua to the scandal that plagued his children and grandchildren
The FBI-KGB war : a special agent's story by Robert J Lamphere( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter 2. Verdenskrig begyndte forfatteren, Robert Lamphere, at dechiffrere opsnappede hemmelige sovjetiske signaler, hvilket førte ham på sporet af et KGB agent-net i USA og til afsløring af sovjetspioner som Judith Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold og Ethel og Julius Rosenberg
Edith & Woodrow : a Presidential romance by Tom Shachtman( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parade! by Tom Shachtman( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs present the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
Decade of shocks : Dallas to Watergate, 1963-1974 by Tom Shachtman( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrors and marvels : how science and technology changed the character and outcome of World War II by Tom Shachtman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How science and technology changed the character and outcome of World War II
The forty years war : the rise and fall of the neocons, from Nixon to Obama by Len Colodny( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, renowned investigative writers Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman chronicle the little-understood evolution of the neoconservative movement'from its birth as a rogue insurgency in the Nixon White House through its ascent to full and controversial control of America's foreign policy in the Bush years, to its repudiation with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. In eye-opening detail, The Forty Years War documents the neocons' four-decade campaign to seize the reins of American foreign policy: the undermining of Richard Nixon's outreach to the Communist bloc nations; the success at halting dEtente during the Ford and Carter years; the uneasy but effectual alliance with Ronald Reagan; and the determined, and ultimately successful, campaign to overthrow Saddam Hussein'no matter the cost. Drawing upon recently declassified documents, hundreds of hours of interviews, and long-obscured White House tapes, The Forty Years War delves into the political and intellectual development of some of the most fascinating political figures of the last four decades. It describes the complex, three-way relationship of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Alexander Haig, and unravels the actions of Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Richard Perle, and Paul Wolfowitz over the course of seven presidencies. And it reveals the role of the mysterious Pentagon official Fritz Kraemer, a monocle-wearing German expatriate whose unshakable faith in military power, distrust of diplomacy, moralistic faith in American goodness, and warnings against "provocative weakness" made him the hidden geopolitical godfather of the neocon movement. The authors' insights into Kraemer's influence on protEgEs such as Kissinger and Haig'and later on Rumsfeld and the neocons'will change the public understanding of the conduct of government in our time. Both a work of courageous journalistic investigation and a revisionist history of U.S. foreign policy, The Forty Years War is a must-read for anyone interested in America's standing in the world'yesterday, today, and tomorrow
The inarticulate society : eloquence and culture in America by Tom Shachtman( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shachtman pins the blame for this decline on the jargon-spouting "specialists" in the professions and academia, who use parochial vocabulary to erect linguistic barriers between themselves and "ordinary" citizens; on teachers who are barely articulate themselves; on the pervasiveness of popular entertainment geared to the lowest common denominator; on insipid advertising and marketing campaigns that deliberately bypass reason to appeal to emotions; and especially on our political leaders who find it easier to play the demagogue than to give substantive explanations of policy choices. Shachtman proposes a concrete, multifaceted program for rehabilitating eloquence through the constructive use of media together with political and educational reform
The phony war, 1939-1940 by Tom Shachtman( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the founding fathers in the age of enlightenment by Tom Shachtman( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and experimentation were at the heart of the Founding Fathers' philosophies and actions. The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, farmed by means of scientific principles, star-gazed, were fascinated by math, used scientific analogies and scientific thinking in their political writing, and fell in love with technologies. They conceived of the United States of America as a grand "experiment" in the scientific meaning of the word. George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox saved the American army in 1777. He was also considered the most scientific farmer in the country. John Adams founded a scientific society and wrote public support of science into the Massachusetts constitution. The president of another scientific society, Thomas Jefferson, convinced its leading lights to train Meriwether Lewis for the Lewis and Clark expedition; his Declaration of Independence was so suffused with scientific thinking that it was called Newtonian. Benjamin Franklin's fame as an "electrician" gave him the status to persuade France to help America win the Revolutionary War. Thomas Paine invented smokeless candles, underwater bombs, and the first-ever iron span bridge. In Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries, Tom Shachtman provides the full story of how the intellectual excitement of scientific discoveries had a powerful influence on America's Founding Fathers
America's birthday : the fourth of July by Tom Shachtman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fourth of July celebration along the coast of New Hampshire and Maine is presented in text and photographs
25 to life : the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth by Leslie Crocker Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the toughest judges in the United States shares her stories of life on and off the bench, offering a candid perspective on her controversial career
Absolute zero( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill
Airlift to America : how Barack Obama, Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African students changed their world and ours by Tom Shachtman( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-hidden saga reveals how a handful of Americans and Kenyans fought the British colonial government, the U.S. State Department, and segregation to send nearly 800 young East African men and women to U.S. universities--many of whom would go on to change the world
Dead center : behind the scenes at the world's largest medical examiner's office by Shiya Ribowsky( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forensic investigator who led the effort to identify victims of the World Trade Center attack describes the ways in which he and his team were able to work through the harrowing aspects of their duties by bringing closure to grieving families
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Rumspringa : to be or not to be Amish
Alternative Names
Šachtman, Tom 1942-

Schachtman, Tom 1942-

Shachtman, Tom

Шахтман, Том 1942-

색트먼, 톰 1942-

샤흐트만, 톰 1942-

シャクトマン, トム

シャクトマン, トム 1942-

シャットマン, トム

Absolute zero and the conquest of coldI have lived in the monsterWhoever fights monstersThe gilded leaf : triumph, tragedy, and tobacco : three generations of the R.J. Reynolds family and fortuneThe FBI-KGB war : a special agent's storyEdith & Woodrow : a Presidential romanceTerrors and marvels : how science and technology changed the character and outcome of World War IIThe forty years war : the rise and fall of the neocons, from Nixon to Obama