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Summers, Anthony

Overview
Works: 91 works in 536 publications in 14 languages and 16,185 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: HV7911.H6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthony Summers
Official and confidential : the secret life of J. Edgar Hoover by Anthony Summers( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidents yearned to fire him, but were daunted by his storehouse of damaging secrets. Public officials and private citizens lived in fear of his illegal surveillance and harassment tactics. Now, in this ground-breaking, at times shocking biography, J. Edgar Hoover, the man who ruled over the FBI for nearly fifty years, emerges definitively as one of the greatest menaces of our times. Official and Confidential, by the award-winning investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers, is the first book to expose the public - and the private - J. Edgar Hoover. Other biographers have hinted at the dark secrets in the Director's life, but Summers courageously discloses the truth. After conducting more than eight hundred interviews and obtaining access to previously concealed documents, Summers has created a chilling portrait of a legendary figure who blatantly abused the public trust. J. Edgar Hoover, Summers establishes, was a closet homosexual and transvestite. Mafia bosses obtained information about Hoover's sex life and used it for decades to keep the FBI at bay. Without this, the Mafia as we know it might never have gained its hold in America. J. Edgar Hoover shamelessly accepted gifts and free lodging from millionaire oilmen, and appropriated FBI facilities for his personal use. J. Edgar Hoover influenced the course of World War II by ignoring an early warning about Pearl Harbor. J. Edgar Hoover used his knowledge of John F. Kennedy's womanizing to ensure that Lyndon Johnson became Vice President. He relied on dirty tricks to stay in office under Kennedy and subverted the Warren Commission's probe into the investigation of his death. J. Edgar Hoover himself was the target of a Watergate-era burglary attempt - and perhaps even a murder plot. With these and other astonishing disclosures, Summers defines a man and his times. He explores Hoover's troubled youth as the son of a mentally ill father and a highly demanding mother, and the development of the obsessive behavior that dominated his later years. Summers takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, as a zealous young lawyer rebuilds an ineffectual corps of agents into a massive force capable of police-state tactics. With riveting detail, Summers documents Hoover's behind-the-scenes role in war and peace through fifty years and eight presidential administrations. Richly anecdotal, meticulously researched, Official and Confidential depicts some of the most controversial and colorful events of our century. Here is a disturbing lesson in how one man was able to abuse his position of power and change the course ofAmerican history
Goddess : the secret lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers( Book )

99 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, documented biography of one of America's best known actresses, the talented, troubled Marilyn Monroe
The arrogance of power : the secret world of Richard Nixon by Anthony Summers( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and political career of Richard Nixon, drawing from more than one thousand interviews and five years of research to provide an understanding of not only Nixon's dark political dealings but his peacemaking attempts and his troubled but long-lasting marriage
Sinatra : the life by Anthony Summers( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinatra is the story of an American icon who held the imagination of millions for more than fifty years and whose influence in popular music was unsurpassed in the twentieth century. As a child, he said, he had heard "symphonies from the universe" in his head. No one could have imagined where those sounds would lead him. Tracing the arc of this incredible life, from the humble beginnings in Hoboken to the twilight years as a living legend in Malibu, Sinatra follows a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Drawing on a treasure trove of documents and interviews, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan reveal stunning new information about Sinatra's links to such Mafia figures as Sam Giancana and Lucky Luciano. And we see for the first time where the Mafia connection began, how and why it lasted, and how it impinged on others, not least President John F. Kennedy. Here, too, is the core of the private Sinatra--alternately caustic and sympathetic--that the singer so long concealed. The heartbreaking truth about his passion for Ava Gardner emerges from never-before-published conversations with Gardner herself. In exclusive, intimate interviews, the women who loved Sinatra--some of them unknown to the public until now--share memories of the joy and pain of their relationships with him. And we learn what it was like to be the friend of a man who was generous and loyal to a fault, yet--as some of his fellow Rat Packers discovered--who could turn abruptly into a vindictive brute
Conspiracy by Anthony Summers( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This disturbing conclusion by an impartial, experienced investigative reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation highlights the most prestigious and carefully researched book yet written on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy."--Jacket
The file on the Tsar by Anthony Summers( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the Romanovs- dramatic new evidence
The eleventh day : the full story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on thousands of recently released official documents and new interviews to present a report on the September 11 attacks that examines why the crisis was not prevented, how the government and military responded, and who was behind it
A Matter of Honor : Pearl Harbor : Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the 'scapegoat' Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, the failure of the top brass in Washington to provide Kimmel with vital intelligence prior to the attack, and the continuing efforts of the family to have Kimmel formally exonerated
Not in your lifetime : the defining book on the JFK assassination by Anthony Summers( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after the assassination of JFK, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about his death. Chief Justice Warren, who chaired the first inquiry, said "some things" that "involve security" might not be released in our lifetime. Millions of pages of assassination records were finally made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under "national security"--Until 2017. Why? Why hold these records back if--as we were told half a century ago--Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin? Anthony Summers set out to write a reliable account of the murder mystery that haunts America"--Page 4 of cover
Sinatra : [the life] by Anthony Summers( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He held the imagination of millions for more than fifty years and whose influence in popular music was unsurpassed in the twentieth century. Follow his incredible llife, from the humble beginnings in Hoboken to the twilight years as a living legend in Malibu
Looking for Madeleine by Anthony Summers( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2007 disappearance of a three-year-old Madeleine McCann from her bed in Portugal proved an instant, worldwide sensation. There's been nothing like it since America's Lindbergh kidnapping eighty years ago. Award-winning authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan have produced the first independent, objective account of the case. They have examined the released Portuguese files, conducted in-depth interviews and original research to answer the questions: What can we really know about this most emotive of cases? What can we learn from it? The Portuguese police probe ran into a dead end. Parents Gerry and Kate McCann, however, have never given up the search for Madeleine. They blitzed the media, hired private detectives, kept the case in the public eye. Speculation that the McCanns played a role in their daughter's fate, the authors demonstrate, is unfounded. Scotland Yard's 'investigative review', ordered by the Prime Minister and begun in 2011, identified some 200 potential leads. The Yard's suspects have included a mystery paedophile who preyed on other British children. The Detective Chief Inspector heading the probe has said the little girl may still be alive. The McCann family's private tragedy has touched millions around the world and aroused sometimes dark controversy. Looking for Madeleine is the most definitive account possible
The secret worlds of Stephen Ward : sex, scandal and deadly secrets in the Profumo Affair by Anthony Summers( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive investigation into the scandal of the Profumo Affair, and the life and mysterious death of the man at its heart. In 1963 John Profumo, the British Secretary of State for War, was revealed as the lover of a teenage model, Christine Keeler, who was also the mistress of Yevgeny Ivanov, a naval attach and reputedly a Russian spy
Honeytrap : the secret worlds of Stephen Ward by Anthony Summers( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in your lifetime by Anthony Summers( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years on, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about President Kennedy's death. Chief Justice Warren, who chaired the first inquiry, said "some things" that "involve security" might not be released in our lifetime. Millions of pages of assassination records were finally made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under "national security"--Until 2017. Why? Why hold these records back if--as we were told half a century ago--Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin? Anthony Summers set out to write a reliable account of the murder mystery that haunts America. "Not in Your Lifetime," in this fresh edition, is one of the finest books written on the assassination
The Kennedy conspiracy? by Anthony Summers( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an updated probe into the Kennedy assassination. It includes documents long withheld by US intelligence agencies. New information is included on Oswald's trip to Mexico and the botched autopsy of the President's body
A matter of honor : Pearl Harbor: betrayal, blame, and a family's quest for justice by Anthony Summers( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor, and clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming
Not in your lifetime : the assassination of JFK by Anthony Summers( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It might not be in your lifetime', said the Chief Justice of the United States when asked whether the files on the assassination of President Kennedy would be made public. If the President was killed by a lone gunman, as the first official enquiry claimed, why can we still not see all relevant records? Fifty years on and the murder of the century remains unsolved. Drawing on thirty years of investigation, Anthony Summers examines the case in compelling, forensic detail. He analyses the evidence for Oswald's guilt, the Mafia connection, and the links to Cuba and reveals, for the first time, a plausible admission of involvement. This updated edition of Not in Your Lifetime is the most definitive account of one of the most intractable mystery mysteries of our time
The eleventh day : the ultimate account of 9/11 by Anthony Summers( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September the 11th 2001 is a date no-one can forget. But what exactly happened on that day 11 years ago? Anthony Summers has pored through thousands of documents, hundreds of hours of interviews and examined all possible testimony and evidence to produce this definitive history of what really happened on that tragic day
The eleventh day : the full story of 9/11 by Anthony Summers( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on thousands of recently released official documents and new interviews to present a report on the September 11 attacks that examines why the crisis was not prevented, how the government and military responded, and who was behind it
The killing of President Kennedy : new revelations, twenty years later( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the assassination of President Kennedy and the investigation following it; argues that Lee Harvey Oswald was not a lone gunman but a paid assassin. Includes documentary film footage and never-before-seen interviews
 
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The arrogance of power : the secret world of Richard Nixon
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Goddess : the secret lives of Marilyn MonroeThe arrogance of power : the secret world of Richard NixonSinatra : the lifeThe eleventh day : the full story of 9/11 and Osama bin LadenNot in your lifetime : the defining book on the JFK assassinationSinatra : [the life]Honeytrap : the secret worlds of Stephen WardNot in your lifetime
Alternative Names
Anthony Summers journalist uit Ierland

Anthony Summers saggista irlandese

Anthony Summers writer

Devere-Summers, Anthony 1942-

Sammerss, Antonijs

Summers, Anthony

Summers, Anthony 1942-

Summers, Antony

Summersas Anthony

Саммерс Э.

Саммерс Энтони

أنطوني سمرز

أنطوني سمرز، 1942-

서머스, 앤소니 1942-

서머스, 앤터니 1942-

서머즈, 앤소니 1942-

섬머스, 안소니 1942-

アンソニー・サマーズ

サマーズ, A

サマーズ, アンソニー

安东尼·萨默斯

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