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Miller, Merle 1919-1986

Works: 89 works in 367 publications in 5 languages and 12,570 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Humor  Drama  Bildungsromans  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Singer
Classifications: E814, B
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Most widely held works about Merle Miller
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Most widely held works by Merle Miller
Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman by Merle Miller( Book )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a series of interviews with the former President during the early sixties recounting his views of the historic times he lived in as well as his own life
Lyndon, an oral biography by Merle Miller( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Lyndon Johnson ranging from his birth to his death in 1973. Includes interviews with Lady Bird, John Kenneth Galbraith, J. William Fulbright, Larry O'Brien, Hubert Humphrey, and hundreds of others
Ike the soldier : as they knew him by Merle Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes the reader behind battle lines and past staff meetings into the heart and mind of Ike, as reported firsthand by the men and women who were closest to him.--[book jacket]
The judges and the judged : [report for the American Civil Liberties Union] by Merle Miller( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report of an investigation --at the instigation and with the active cooperation of the ACLU-- into the "blacklisting" of actors whose political associations were suspect and who were denied work in 1950
A gay and melancholy sound by Merle Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Child prodigy Joshua Bland's life has been anything but bland. Joshua's father abandons him and his mentally imbalanced mother when he is a young boy, leaving him to be raised by a cynical, hostile, and self-doubting stepfather. When Joshua loses a national knowledge competition, his family's reaction puts him on the path to becoming a World War II veteran, bestselling author, successful producer, and absentee father"--Page 4 of cover
The warm feeling by Merle Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Japanese and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compelling and moving story of an American divorcee's search for a new life in the Old World
Only you, Dick Daring! Or, How to write one television script and make $50,000,000, a true-life adventure by Merle Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened; a novel by Merle Miller( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een wereldberoemd pianist kijkt terug op een roerig leven waarin homosexuele relaties een grote rol hebben gespeeld
On being different : what it means to be a homosexual by Merle Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States
That winter by Merle Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1948, Merle Miller's first novel, That Winter, is a book of disillusioned youth, of veterans in the post-war world, in a story of personal despair, individual tragedy. It is the winter after the war has ended. Peter lets his inaction lead to writing for a magazine in which he has no faith. Lew renounces his Jewish name and family. Ted realizes that his only home was the Army. Through Westing, a phony novelist, who serves as catalytic agent, Ted suicides, Peter throws up his job, Lew realizes he cannot pass as a Christian. Widely considered to be one of the best novels about the post-war readjustment of World War II veterans, this classic novel will have you captivated from the first page.?Here is the clarification of unresolved drives, problems, incidents, of the push and pull of Fitzgerald, in the recording of the cracking of foundations, security, personal affairs, of hard reality edged with the passion of beliefs, with the gentleness of characterization.????????Kirkus Review
The sure thing by Merle Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1953 in English and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than anything else, Santiago wants Ernie to believe his stories about the beautiful pet hen he had to leave behind in Puerto Rico
Reunion, a novel by Merle Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of eight former army comrades. All eight of the men had shared the massive horror of war; the blaze and shellfire of the Battle of the Bulge had bonded them inextricably together. Now, years later, they came from all over the country to relive it at a Manhattan cocktail party. To them, the past was a vague and glorious half-forgotten haze. Now they were immersed in secret loves, infidelities, false hopes, lies, betrayals - the whole tangled burden of their mature lives. Except for one who remembered what the others had forgotten, and brought only a loaded gun to eliminate one of the celebrants.
We dropped the A-bomb by Merle Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing story of the crew of the B-29 bomber The Great Artiste, who flew in both missions that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Written by noted novelist and script writer Merle Miller and the radio operator of the B-29, Abe Sptizer, it is a fascinating first-hand account of the end of World War II and the beginning of the Nuclear Age. 'None of us knew for sure what the 'gimmick' was, not even after the fire and smoke rolled up toward us from Hiroshima and it looked as if the sun had fallen out of the sky and was on the ground. Not until a few minutes later when we had broken away from the danger zone and Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, our group commander and pilot of the B-29 that let go with the first bomb, said over the radio, 'Well, boys, you have just dropped the first atomic bomb in history.' Even then it didn't sink in. I didn't know what an atomic bomb was or what it had done to the city of Hiroshima below or what a far worse bomb would do a few days later when we let it go over Nagasaki.'
Kings go forth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama set in World War II France about two American soldiers who fall in love with the same girl unaware that she is half black
A Secret Understanding : a novel of suspense by Merle Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in late September by Merle Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A savagely satiric look at the sex-and-alcohol world seeting behind the quiet streets of a small town... written in the tradition of Peyton Place."--Cover
Give 'em hell Harry by Gary Sievers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961 David Susskind had an edgy, one-on-one conversation with retired 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. They covered controversial subjects, including conversations with Sir Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. Most of Susskind's questioning centered around presidential history and how media tried to influence politics, including its commander and chief's. Truman recalls how "these shenanigans" had been going on since George Washington took office. Truman never let it influence him, and remarked that television was helpful as there was no editor between himself and his audience. Truman's great leadership skills are summed up in his response to Susskind's question, "Are there any decisions you made that you now regret?" Truman's reply: "No. The worst thing you can do is make no decision. If a decision is wrong, then just make another one to fix it."
Island 49 by Merle Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offen gesagt : Harry S. Trueman erzählt sein Leben by Merle Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman by Merle Miller( Recording )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the television shows never materialized, the book Miller composed from his unprecedented conversations offers an intimate and riveting portrait of one of America's most remarkable presidents, illuminating Truman's early political career and surprising path to the White House as well as the critical events and momentous decisions that shaped his years in power. The subject's candid comments on the characters of Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and others add a feisty edge to the reflections and opinions that enliven this ... revealing book. All in all, this is a rare, human, and often very funny evocation of the life and times of an American president.-Dust jacket
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Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman
Alternative Names
Merle Miller

Merle Miller Amerikaans romanschrijver (1919-1986)

Miller, M.

Miller, Merle, 1919-

Мерл Миллер

مرل میلر

ミラー, マール


English (237)

French (14)

German (7)

Swedish (4)

Japanese (2)