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Johnson, Haynes 1931-2013

Overview
Works: 98 works in 292 publications in 3 languages and 20,127 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewer, pan
Classifications: E885, B
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Most widely held works about Haynes Johnson
 
Most widely held works by Haynes Johnson
Sleepwalking through history : America in the Reagan years by Haynes Johnson( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the Reagan decade in which America fell from a dominant world power to a struggling debtor nation
The best of times : America in the Clinton years by Haynes Johnson( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clinton years, they were the best of times -- and the worst. A time of unprecedented wealth, of breathtaking progress in technology, the world-changing Internet, and the genome with the medical miracles it promised. And yet, a deepening sense of unease hovered over America, and a deepening concern about how these developments would alter our lives. Set against these triumphs was another America dominated by all-news TV and the gossip journalism of the Internet, driven by a celebrity culture, lacking civility, racially divided, and presided over by our first Boomer leader, William Jefferson Clinton. From that first moment, when the white Bronco popped up on the nation's screens, O.J. was the ultimate TV story played out in excruciating detail -- all O.J., all the time. In this remarkable book, Haynes Johnson re-creates it all -- the chase, the cops and lawyers, the trial, all come to life in a superbly paced narrative. In the telling of the story, he has much to say about violence, sex, race, and gossip in the media. Enter Monica, along with the two witches of the tale, Linda Tripp and Lucy Goldberg, plotting to bring down the president while his pal, Vernon Jordan, the ultimate insider, works to save him. In Haynes Johnson's hands both Bill and Monica become sympathetic characters, caught in a trap largely of their own making. It is almost a tragic story, or at least a semi-tragic one. Besides these two great dramas, Johnson also writes of the Wall Street boom and the culture of instant (if temporary) dot-com wealth, of Hollywood and the rise of the mogul David Geffen, and of the lives and deeds of dozens of other characters. He concludes with an account of the election of 2000, how the '90s made it inevitable. The Best of Times, the product of four years of interviews with America's leaders in politics, business, and science, is in the best tradition of timeless social history -- a memorable portrait of the nation at a turning point. - Jacket flap
The Bay of Pigs; the leaders' story of Brigade 2506 by Haynes Johnson( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and French and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism by Haynes Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose courageous TV broadcast began McCarthy's downfall; and of mild-mannered lawyer Joseph Welch, who finally shamed McCarthy into silence. Johnson tells this monumental story through the lens of its relevance to our own time, when fear again affects American behavior and attitudes, for he believes now, as then, that our civil liberties, our Constitution, and our nation are at stake as we confront the ever more difficult task of balancing the need for national security with that of personal liberty.--From publisher description
The battle for America, 2008 : the story of an extraordinary election by Daniel J Balz( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. It was an election that played out against a backdrop of war, economic collapse, and deep pessimism about the future. Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson followed this campaign from the candidates' first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire to the historic night of Obama's victory celebration. They offer behind-the-scenes details of turning points like the stunning endorsement of Obama by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. They probe the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cast in new light McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate, and the economic meltdown that ensured Obama's victory. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress throughout the longest and most expensive presidential campaign in American history. Balz and Johnson also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters in battleground states express their deep anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the United States
Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties by Haynes Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and French and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I would like people to say I restored possibility in American life." This was President Bill Clinton aboard Air Force One, in a private interview at the end of Haynes Johnson's journey through an America torn by divisions and apprehensive of the future. For his first book since the prophetic best-selling Sleepwalking Through History, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist interviewed grassroots Americans from New England to the Sunbelt, from the heartland to the West Coast. Over nearly two years Johnson listened as businessmen, judges, youth gang members, new citizens and illegal aliens, students and farmers, teachers and lawmen expressed their deepest hopes and fears. The same major concerns kept surfacing: about jobs, crime, race, schools and services, values and leadership - and about life for the next generation. By contrasting the aspirations of people across the country with the inner workings of Washington during Bill Clinton's volatile first year as president, Divided We Fall illuminates a critical test of the American character. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a people disconnected from their government, yearning for change but acutely aware of the hard choices facing us as we prepare for the twenty-first century. Yet, shining through these personal narratives is the conviction that America is still the "best country," one that can - and will - prevail despite its flaws and fragmentation. In a brilliant document that frames the problems confronting us and explores America's opportunities in the 1990s, Johnson urges us to join together, face the challenge of change, and take the brave gamble to reclaim the American Dream
The System : the American way of politics at the breaking point by Haynes Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning of the struggle, Johnson and Broder gained the confidence of more than one hundred of the participants, including the President and the First Lady; key congressional leaders like Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Ted Kennedy, and George Mitchell; the many competing special interests; and, outside the Beltway, ordinary citizens and workers on the battlefront of medical care. The authors have written a brilliant chronicle of the battle - of lost opportunities in the White House and of the savage determination and cunning tactics of the Gingrich forces, who plotted secretly for more than a year in advance to kill health care reform in an attempt to regain control of Congress and lead a conservative Republican Revolution that would fundamentally alter American government, privatize public function, and dismantle progressive programs and policies established over the last sixty years
Lyndon by Richard Harwood( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorandums from the Washington Post's files and conversations with journalists, political friends, and peers from the basis of a warm, informal portrait
Fulbright; the dissenter by Haynes Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the absence of power : governing America by Haynes Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an authoritative, often surprising account of presidential leadership and presidential failure
Ku Klux Klan: the invisible empire by David Lowe( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Rendering, in text and photographs, of the documentary written and produced by David Lowe for CBS reports.'"
The landing by Haynes Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Portuguese and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The working White House by Haynes Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herblock : the life and work of the great political cartoonist by Haynes Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dusk at the mountain; the Negro, the Nation, and the Capital; a report on problems and progress by Haynes Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unions by Haynes Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for America 2008 : the story of an extraordinary election by Daniel J Balz( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The election played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy and deep pessimism about the future. Journalists Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson follow this campaign from the candidates' first forays to Obama's victory celebration. They reveal the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cover McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, Sarah Palin, and the economic meltdown. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress; they also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters express their anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the U.S.--Publisher description
Evolution and revolutions : the world in change( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of anxiety : [McCarthyism to terrorism] by Haynes Johnson( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose courageous TV broadcast began McCarthy's downfall; and of mild-mannered lawyer Joseph Welch, who finally shamed McCarthy into silence. Johnson tells this monumental story through the lens of its relevance to our own time, when fear again affects American behavior and attitudes, for he believes now, as then, that our civil liberties, our Constitution, and our nation are at stake as we confront the ever more difficult task of balancing the need for national security with that of personal liberty
The best of times : the boom and bust years of America before and after everything changed by Haynes Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of Times--the '90s were indeed the best of times. Unprecedented wealth and the breathtaking progress of science and technology ushered in the Internet and the deciphering of the genome. Promises abounded, but a deepening sense of unease hovered over America as the worst of times seemed to be upon us as well-gossip, scandal, and a frenzied media like nothing ever seen before. Based on exclusive interviews with the decade's most influential players, here is a fascinating re-creation of the best and worst episodes of the decade. With sweeping force and cultural acumen, Johnson revives the '90s, the ups and downs, filled with all that we may have forgotten and, most importantly, all that we never knew. In four fascinating parts, Johnson delivers the stories behind the stories-revealing the personalities behind the media party of the '90s, the partisanship that didn't succeed in bringing down the president, the pervasive technology that stretched from Silicon Valley to Monsanto with the corresponding hopes and fears, and the equally extreme reactions on Wall Street to every last bit of it. A tremendous work from a major authority and writer, The Best of Times covers the entire wonderful yet woeful decade, gavel to gavel
 
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The best of times : America in the Clinton years
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The best of times : America in the Clinton yearsThe age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorismThe battle for America, 2008 : the story of an extraordinary electionDivided we fall : gambling with history in the ninetiesThe System : the American way of politics at the breaking pointHerblock : the life and work of the great political cartoonistThe battle for America 2008 : the story of an extraordinary electionThe age of anxiety : [McCarthyism to terrorism]The best of times : the boom and bust years of America before and after everything changed