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Nasaw, David

Works: 35 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 11,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Sources  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E748.K376, 973.9092
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Most widely held works about David Nasaw
Most widely held works by David Nasaw
The chief : the life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of William Randolph Hearst, head of an American publishing empire by the 1930s, strong political presence, and subject of the film "Citizen Kane."
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriarch of one of the greatest political dynasties in the United States, Joseph Patrick Kennedy was an indomitable figure whose ferocious drive and ingenuity were matched only by his dreams of advancement for his nine children. With unrestricted access to archives on three continents, the author, a historian tells Kennedy's incredible life story in this book. Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War the father of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert and Edward Kennedy. He was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Trained as a banker, Kennedy was also a Hollywood mogul, a stock exchange savant, a shipyard manager, the founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and ambassador to London during the Battle of Britain. Though his incredible life encompasses the very heart of the American century, he has remained shrouded in rumor and prejudice for decades
Schooled to order : a social history of public schooling in the United States by David Nasaw( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that as public schools became integral to the maintenance of American lifestyles, they increasingly reflected the primary tensions between democratic rhetoric and the reality of a class-divided system
Children of the city : at work and at play by David Nasaw( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the turn of the 20th century--a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. Author David Nasaw has recreated this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up there. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories, and unpublished--and until now unexamined--primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams.--From publisher description
Going out : the rise and fall of public amusements by David Nasaw( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a time not very long ago when "going out" was only for the rich and the reckless. At the turn of the century, "going out" became part of everyday life as vaudeville halls, photograph parlors, penny arcades, nickelodeons, nightclubs, dance halls, world's fair midways, amusement parks, ballparks, and movie palaces opened their doors to the people of the city. The new amusement centers welcomed women, men, and children, native-born and immigrant, rich, poor, and middling. Only African Americans were excluded or segregated in the audience, though they were overrepresented on stage. Going Out chronicles the twentieth-century entertainment revolution that changed forever the ways we live, work, and play. In a matter of decades, a new public world of amusements was created where ethnic, class, and neighborhood differences were subordinated to the common pursuit of a good time. Clerks and bankers, sales girls and society ladies "turkey trotted" to ragtime in nightclubs and dance halls; "shot the chute" and clutched one another in "barrels of love"; visited "Darkest Africa" on the world's fair midways; and sat together in the dark watching pictures move on a screen. In Going Out, we meet the colorful characters who invented show business: Thomas Alva Edison, who was astonished when his phonograph made money playing music (he had designed it to take business dictation); Benjamin Franklin Keith, the circus grifter who opened a dime museum in Boston in the 1880s and within a decade owned the world's largest vaudeville theater circuit; Adolph Zukor and Marcus Loew, the New York furriers who made millions in the early picture-show business; and the dozens of small-time show businessmen who rode the rails with their "shows" in their trunks. And we hear the stories of the early black performers and their struggles to maintain their dignity and livelihood while audiences demanded their public humiliation. Going Out is a history of twentieth-century show business and of the new American public that assembled in the city's wondrous pleasure palaces, parks, and theaters. The book concludes with an account of the fall or relocation of this entertainment world, as central city amusement parks, movie palaces, and ballparks were uprooted and transported to the suburbs in the decades following World War II
The patriarch the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers
The "gospel of wealth" essays and other writings by Andrew Carnegie( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Carnegie was a critical agent in the triumph of industrial capitalism in the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century and by 1901 was arguably the richest man in the world. Differing from his contemporary Gilded Age industrial barons not in the means of accumulating his millions but in the ends to which he put them, Carnegie vowed to give back to the community all he earned. The "Gospel of Wealth" Essays and Other Writings, assembled here for the first time, demonstrate Andrew Carnegie's thoughts on wealth, poverty, the public good, and capitalism."--Jacket
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Carnegie, whose lifetime spanned the era from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the First World War was America's first modern titan. In this magnificent biography, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life this period of unprecedented transition-a time of self-made millionaires, scabs, strikes, and a new kind of philanthropy-through the fascinating rags-to-riches story of one of our most iconic business legends
The Course of United States history( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America 1900( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival film and photographs; interviews with historians, writers and descendants; this film looks back at the year 1900. Features President McKinley's reelection; the guerilla war in the Philippines; John Muir's nature movement; inventions such as motion pictures, x-rays, automobiles, phonographs, the electric light, and indoor plumbing; the Gibson Girl; photojournalist Frances Benjamin Johnston; public morality and Olga Nethersole's play Sapho; huge waves of immigration; deadly coal mine explosion in Scofield, Utah; racism and Jim Crow in the South; U.S. Rep. George White of North Carolina attempts to outlaw lynching; opposing black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois; Scott Joplin and the birth of the music industry; China's Boxer Rebellion and the fate of missionaries like Eva, Charles & Florence Price; deadly hurricane hits Galveston, Texas; John Mitchell's attempts to unite coal workers and the United Mine Workers strike
America 1900( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President McKinley chooses Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate in the upcoming presidential elections. The "Boxers" gain power in China and the rebellion spreads throughout the country. McKinley quickly sends troops to rescue foreign diplomats trapped in Peking. People flock to Paris for the 1900 Paris Exposition, a showcase for American technology. "Jim Crow" laws define race relations and W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington become leaders and role models for their people. A massive hurricane devastates Galveston, Texas. William Jennings Bryan gains ground in his presidential campaign against McKinley because of the coal miner's strike in Pennsylvania
America 1900( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900, America was a nation on the move. Its population had doubled over the past 100 years, its people were becoming the most prosperous on Earth. President McKinley had led the nation out of its worst depression. People could travel with ease across the nation in six days. Half of the nation's original timber had been cut down and people were talking about conservation. Women were striking out on their own and the Women's movement was growing. America goes to war with the Filipinos to keep the Philippines under American control. Anti-war sentiments grow. Most of America remained rural, but people were traveling more and began to move to the cities. In New York City, one third of the population were foreign immigrants who lived in poverty. Many began moving to other cities further west
America 1900( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4 part series examining the turn of the century pivotal year: 1900. This program chronicles the forces of change which ultimately shaped the coming century. Part three and four examine the presidential campaign of Fall, 1900, the 1900 Paris Exposition, the Boxer Rebellion in China, racism against Afro-Americans, the Galveston hurricane, labor unrest among coal miners resulting in the formation of the United Mine Workers, the developing music industry and popular culture at the turn of the century
Jean-Paul Sartre: apprenticeship in history (1925-45) by David Nasaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of San Simeon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the ultimate video tour of Hearst Castle. Relive the history, excitement and glamour of the past! Visit the buildings, rooms, gardens and places the public never goes. With your host and guide, William Randolph Hearst's granddaughter, Patricia Hearst
Remember the Maine The Roots of the Spanish-American War( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival footage, newspaper excerpts, and historical documents, this program traces the roots of the Spanish-American War to Spain's quest to preserve its flagging empire, American imperialism, and the genuine desire on the part of Cubans to shake off the yoke of Spanish domination. It closely examines the role of Cuba's poet/patriot Jose Marti, exposes Roosevelt's expansionist policies and the efforts of William Randolph Hearst that contributed to the decision to enter the war and reveals Spanish attempts to thwart open conflict
The course of United States history. From 1865( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The chief : the life of William Randolph Hearst
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David Nasaw American historian

David Nasaw Amerikaans historicus

Nasaw, David 1945-...

Nasaw, David George.

Nasaw, David George 1945-

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Schooled to order : a social history of public schooling in the United StatesChildren of the city : at work and at playGoing out : the rise and fall of public amusementsThe "gospel of wealth" essays and other writingsAndrew Carnegie