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Nasaw, David

Works: 53 works in 188 publications in 3 languages and 11,894 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT275.C3, B
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Most widely held works about David Nasaw
Most widely held works by David Nasaw
Schooled to order : a social history of public schooling in the United States by David Nasaw( )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation 'This is history of education in its finest tradition, i.e., education s social history rather than as mere schooling ... Carefully researched, well written, and even-handed, Nasaw's book is an important addition to the debate over the evolution of public education in the United States.'
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel ... Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to represent to the American public - a wildly successful businessman and capitalist, a self-educated writer, peace activist, philanthropist, man of letters, lover of culture, and unabashed enthusiast for American democracy and capitalism - Carnegie has remained, to this day, an enigma--
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War, was 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. His incredible life encompasses the very heart of the American century
The chief : the life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,956 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."
Children of the city : at work and at play by David Nasaw( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,057 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 930 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 )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 274 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 245 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( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 113 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 )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America 1900( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the dawn of the American century, a time of optimism, progress, and confidence. Yet the 19th century's final year would prove to be a turning point. American troops are sent overseas for the first time, a public debate rages over sex and morality, racial tensions threaten to explode, and the pace of technological change propels everyone into the unknown. Features archival film and photographs
America 1900( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 38 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
William R. Hearst : un magnate de la prensa by David Nasaw( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vida de William Randolph Hearst es la crónica de su voraz apetito de poder, de riqueza, de mujeres ... Heredó un periódico de su padre con apenas quince mil lectores y lo convirtió en el más leído de Estados Unidos, con unos veinte millones de ejemplares y primera piedra de un imperio de 28 periódicos, una agencia de prensa, varias cadenas de radio, una constelación de revistas y el estudio cinematográfico más importante de los años veinte. Su vocación política, de tinte populista, estuvo a punto de convertirle en alcalde de Nueva York y en candidato demócrata a la presidencia. Partidario vociferante de la participación estadounidense en la guerra hispanocubana, defensor de los trabajadores pero ferozmente anticomunista?llegó a publicar en sus periódicos textos de Hitler y Mussolini?, constructor de casas fabulosas?como la legendaria finca de San Simeón, la Xanadú de Kane?, coleccionista de amantes hasta la irrupción de Marion Davies ... Una vida apasionante que encuentra aquí su biografía definitiva
America 1900( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 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
Science in Orbit : the Shuttle & Spacelab Experience: 1981-1986 by David Nasaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre by David Nasaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 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
Schooled to order : a social history of public schooling in America by David Nasaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The U.S.S. Maine Blown Up in Havana Harbor-268 Men Lost shouted the headlines of the day. 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 American expansionist policies that contributed to our decision to enter the war, and reveals Spanish attempts to thwart open conflict
The course of United States history( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andrew Carnegie
Andrew CarnegieThe chief : the life of William Randolph HearstChildren of the city : at work and at playGoing out : the rise and fall of public amusementsThe "gospel of wealth" essays and other writingsAndrew Carnegie
Alternative Names
David Nasaw American historian

David Nasaw Amerikaans historicus

David Nasaw historiador estadounidense

David Nasaw US-amerikanischer Historiker

Nasaw, David George.

Nasaw, David George 1945-

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English (147)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (2)