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Sloman, Larry

Overview
Works: 66 works in 261 publications in 7 languages and 8,703 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Rock music  Songs  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: GV1132.T97, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry Sloman
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini developed a relationship with a man who would later run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own, creating a group of operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, he triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.--From publisher description
Undisputed truth by Mike Tyson( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring"--
Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers presents a memoir that captures the bright and dark moments of his life and career, including his descent into drug addiction and its influence on his musical evolution
Make up to breakup : my life in and out of Kiss by Peter Criss( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makeup to Breakup is the definitive and heartfelt account of one of rock's most iconic figures--legendary founding KISS drummer Peter "Catman" Criss--and the importance of faith and family.--
Steal this dream : Abbie Hoffman and the countercultural revolution in America by Larry Sloman( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbie Hoffman was at the center of most of the political and social tumult of the sixties, as a participant, disciple, instigator, leader, and dissident. He helped fight for civil rights in the South, organized on behalf of the poor in New York City, was the spiritual leader of the hippie generation from the Bay Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, and was one of the most vocal and visible counterculture guerrillas in the fight against the war in Vietnam. Steal This Dream is a captivating oral history of Abbie Hoffman and the sixties, as told by more than two hundred of those who demonstrated, protested, and lived through those tumultuous years
Reefer madness : the history of marijuana in America by Larry Sloman( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first social history of marijuana use in America, beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington and ending with the recent paraquat scare
Iron ambition : my life with Cus D'Amato by Mike Tyson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the former heavyweight champion and memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson's memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D'Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure
Tell tale signs by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road with Bob Dylan by Larry Sloman( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic study of 1970s rock music chronicles the legendary era as it describes the Rolling Thunder Revue, the tour that supported Bob Dylan's "Desire" album, detailing the all-night revels and impromtu jam sessions
Reefer madness : the history of marijuana in America by Larry Sloman( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming if George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on newly uncovered archives to reveal Houdini's secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered
Thin ice : a season in hell with the New York Rangers by Larry Sloman( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now, we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band: critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere--their CD Californications sold over 13 million copies alone
Iron ambition : lessons I've learned from the man who made me a champion by Mike Tyson( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, 'That's the heavyweight champion of the world.' D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson's bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D'Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure
Live 1975 by Bob Dylan( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bootleg series vol. 5 captures Dylan at his most mercurial, veering from raging songs of protest (a steely, spitting version of "Hurricane, " which was, at that point, unreleased) to pastoral interludes of beauty (highlighted by a passel of duets with Joan Baez)
On the road with Bob Dylan by Larry Sloman( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and this book is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets. With intimate detail, Larry Sloman's mesmerizing description of the legendary tour transports listeners to a celebrated period in rock history and provides them with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this time. Chronicling one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints, Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess--from the backstage antics to impromptu jams--that made the tour a nearly mystical experience
On tour with Leonard Cohen by Sharon Robinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Tour with Leonard Cohen documents the wildly successful Leonard Cohen World Tour through the eyes of his friend and longtime collaborator, Sharon Robinson. In 2004 Cohen's manager stole his life savings, forcing him out of planned retirement into what has now become a legendary six-year sojourn
Niets dan de waarheid by Mike Tyson( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse bokskampioen (1966-)
Iron ambition : my life with Cus D'Amato by Mike Tyson( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling author comes a powerful look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, "That's the heavyweight champion of the world." D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson's bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D'Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure
Undisputed truth by Mike Tyson( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring
 
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Languages
English (161)

Dutch (9)

German (7)

Swedish (7)

Italian (3)

French (1)

Spanish (1)