WorldCat Identities

Chester, Lewis

Works: 49 works in 259 publications in 5 languages and 6,003 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Cartoons (Humor)  Caricatures 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: E851, 329.0230973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lewis Chester
An American melodrama : the presidential campaign of 1968 by Lewis Chester( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoax; the inside story of the Howard Hughes--Clifford Irving affair by Stephen Fay( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clifford Michael Irving (born November 5, 1930) is an American investigative reporter and writer. He is known for a fake "autobiography" of Howard Hughes in the early 1970s. After Hughes denounced him and sued McGraw-Hill, the publisher, Irving confessed the hoax and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, serving 17 months."--Wikipedia
Watergate: the full inside story by Lewis Chester( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zinoviev letter by Lewis Chester( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unreasonable behaviour : an autobiography by Don McCullin( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the construction of the Berlin Wall through every conflict up to the Falklands War, photographer Don McCullin has left a trail of iconic images. At the Sunday Times Magazine in the 1960s, McCullin's photography made him a new kind of hero. The flow of stories every Sunday took a generation of readers beyond the insularity of post-war Britain and into the recesses of domestic deprivation: when in 1968, a year of political turmoil, the Beatles wanted new pictures, they insisted on using McCullin; when Francis Bacon, whose own career had emerged with depiction of the ravages of the flesh, wanted a portrait, he turned to McCullin. McCullin now spends his days quietly in a Somerset village, where he photographs the landscape and arranges still-lifes - a far cry from the world's conflict zones and the war-scarred north London of Holloway Road where his career began. In October 2015, it will be twenty-five years since the first publication of his autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour - a harrowing memoir combining his photojournalism with his lifework. The time is right to complete McCullin's story
The money : the battle for Howard Hughes's billions by James Phelan( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Howard Hughes's death in 1976 exposed a unique American horror story. Hughes wandered six years in exile in a self-constructed private asylum, the victim of such gross neglect that neither he nor his keepers dared disclose him to public view. When he died, he weighed ninety-two pounds and was indistinguishable from a street derelict, dehydrated and ravaged by drugs." "There was no discoverable will, and thousands of people became involved in a bitter struggle to claim his fortune." "Among the motley of contenders fighting for The Money were two powerful groups. On one side was Will Lummis, a soft-voiced conservative lookalike cousin of the billionaire, and twenty other Hughes cousins claiming legal heirship. On the other side were the people who had managed the empire of the phobia-ridden Hughes during his last six years. They were headed by an executive triumvirate: Chester Davis, Hughes's aggressive and abrasive chief counsel; Frank W. "Bill" Gay, his mousy, low-profile executive vice president; and Nadine Henley, a plump, peroxided one-time secretary." "When Hughes died, both Texas and California claimed him as their taxable own, setting off years of litigation that went several times to the U.S. Supreme Court." "The final irony of Hughes and The Money was that the fight for his fortune demolished the privacy it had bought for him at great cost in his later years. The secrets came flooding forth as the men who had hidden him and those who ran his businesses were put under oath and required to talk."--BOOK JACKET
The Cleveland Street affair by Colin Simpson( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cleveland Street scandal occurred in 1889, when a homosexual male brothel in Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London, was discovered by police. At the time, sexual acts between men were illegal in Britain, and the brothel's clients faced possible prosecution and certain social ostracism if discovered. It was rumoured that one client was Prince Albert Victor, who was the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and second-in-line to the British throne. The government was accused of covering up the scandal to protect the names of any aristocratic patrons
The fall of the house of Beaverbrook by Lewis Chester( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Thorpe : a secret life by Lewis Chester( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het zedenschandaal rond de Britse politicus Jeremy Thorpe, de leider van de Liberal Party die werd gechanteerd met een geheime homoseksuele verhouding met het neurotische mannelijke fotomodel Norman Josiffe (alias Scott)
The troublemaker : Michael Scott and his lonely struggle against injustice by Anne Yates( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiercely driven, passionately idealistic and secretly tormented, the British priest Michael Scott was a key figure in the struggles against apartheid, colonialism, and, later, nuclear weapons. His activities during his ministry in South Africa after the war led to his imprisonment there and he was subsequently banned by the apartheid regime, whose attempts to annexe South West Africa (now Namibia) he was instrumental in frustrating. His fervent - some would say quixotic - campaigning fervour also led to his deportation from India and to three prison terms in Britain." "Even in his lifetime Scott was a mysterious and paradoxical figure: an ordained priest who worked as an agent of the Communist Party, an admirer of Gandhi who trained as a rear-gunner in the RAF, a modest orator who once held the United Nations spellbound. Unlike Trevor Huddleston and Canon John Collins, both of whom regarded him as their inspiration, he was accorded little honour by the Church of England, perhaps because he so resolutely insisted on practising what his superiors were content to preach." "Although Scott was loved and admired by all those he sought to help and by those who supported him - he gave away such worldly goods as came his way with almost reckless abandon - his friends and fellow campaigners were often frustrated by his apparent determination to keep them at arm's length. It was only when he knew he was dying that he could bring himself to admit to his oldest friend and mentor that his personal life had been blighted by the abuse he had suffered as a child." "In this biography, Anne Yates and Lewish Chester bring to life a man who helped to bring liberation to millions, but was himself held captive by fear and doubt."--Jacket
Cops and robbers : an investigation into armed bank robbery by John Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1972, an increase in armed bank robberies in London prompted Scotland Yard to set up a special robbery squad to come to grips with the gangs
Tooth & claw : the inside story of Spitting Image by Lewis Chester( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still spitting at sixty : from the '60s to my sixties, a sort of autobiography by Roger Law( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having reached the ripe old age of 60, Law reminiscences about his life and chronicles all the behind the scenes drama at 'Spitting Image' that's fit to print!
A nasty piece of work by Roger Law( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of Roger Law's life as a caricaturist, revealing the artistry behind his often grotesque forms. As co-creator of the Spitting Image puppets, he did a great deal to broaden the appeal of caricature
All my shows are great : the life of Lew Grade by Lewis Chester( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lew Grade was the last of the old-time media moguls a genuine show business tycoon. From humble Jewish immigrant beginnings in east London, he became the world Charleston dance champion (and could dance it well into his eighties), from which he drifted into theatrical agenting, at which he discovered he was extremely good. Soon he was a top impresario, with his brothers Bernard (Delfont) and Leslie Grade putting together variety bills, owning theatres, and eventually booking showbiz's biggest names from both sides of the Atlantic. The birth of commercial television saw him win a franchise with ATV, where Grade was a pioneer of popular culture, responsible for such TV hits as Saturday Night at the London Palladium, Robert Powell's epic portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth and bringing shows like Thunderbirds and The Muppets to British TV screens. He then went into films, most notoriously with Raise the Titantic! whose cost over-runs inspired his most memorable witticism, that It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic . Grade was still working until he died in his early nineties, in the office at dawn, puffing on his trademark giant Montecristo cigars, and never losing his love of a deal."--Publisher's description
Was ist das für ein Land Der Kampf ums Weisse Haus by Lewis Chester( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watergate oder die Arroganz der Macht by Lewis Chester( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un Mélodrame américain by Lewis Chester( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The money : the battle for Howard Hughes' billions by James Phelan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraude : la historia del escándalo Howard Hughes--Clifford Irving by Stephen Fay( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The money : the battle for Howard Hughes's billions
The money : the battle for Howard Hughes's billionsThe troublemaker : Michael Scott and his lonely struggle against injusticeStill spitting at sixty : from the '60s to my sixties, a sort of autobiographyAll my shows are great : the life of Lew GradeThe money : the battle for Howard Hughes' billions
Alternative Names
チェスター, L.

English (188)

German (8)

Spanish (7)

French (2)

Chinese (2)