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Pearson, John 1930-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 276 publications in 7 languages and 12,292 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR6056.L4, B
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Most widely held works by John Pearson
The life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography and psychological study of the creator of James Bond
The Sitwells : a family's biography by John Pearson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arena : the story of the Colosseum by John Pearson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The selling of the royal family : the mystique of the British monarchy by John Pearson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the royal family's management of its scandals and errant members and its orchestration of information - flattering and unflattering - disseminated through mass communications
The private lives of Winston Churchill by John Pearson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was a lion of a man who helped shape the course of this century with his relentless ambition and fierce political instincts. Few have matched Winston Churchill's cunning or force of will. Few have seen the equal of his audacity on the battlefield or the determination with which he strove toward his own ideal of greatness. At the height of his power, he seemed to embody the ideals of the empire he helped sustain: valor, pride, and above all, tradition. His sense of personal destiny was rooted deeply in the legacy of his birthright, the heritage of his family, and the awesome responsibility of being born Churchill. In The Private Lives of Winston Churchill, John Pearson takes us behind the myth of Churchill and deep into the psychology of a dynasty that some have called the most complicated Anglo-American family of this century. In doing so, he reveals, in rich portraits, some of the family's greatest, most charismatic, and most deeply troubled members and shows us the real, private Winston Churchill. Here was a man obsessed--with himself and his dreams of glory. Yet, at the same time, he was haunted by strange anxieties and recurring depressions, by the memory of his mother, Jennie, the Brooklyn-born society beauty who counted England's most influential men among her circle of lovers, and by his father, Lord Randolph, whose extraordinary political rise was matched only by his speedy, tragic downfall. John Pearson shows how Churchill's parents and the towering achievements of his ancestor, the first great Duke of Marlborough, dominated Winston's heart and mind--just as he himself would come to dominate the fates of his own wife, son, and daughters. The Private Lives of Winston Churchill is a family saga played out against the great events and darkest hours of England's history--the world wars, the political intrigues of Parliament, the scandals that kept the Churchills in the columns, and the momentous decisions that kept them in the headlines. With Winston at the center, Pearson travels through the generations, revealing the high costs of the family's accomplishments and the suffering behind the seemingly glamorous exploits. Never before have the Churchills been observed so closely or so truly. John Pearson brings them, and their friends, lovers, and rivals, to life once more
Blood royal : the story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal family, House of Windsor
The Bellamy saga : a novel by John Pearson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The serpent and the stag by John Pearson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Cartland : crusader in pink by John Pearson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward the rake : an unwholesome biography of Edward VII by John Pearson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An uninhibited account of nearly fifty years of womanizing, gambling, and fleshly self-indulgence by the most determined British royal rake since Charles II. The truth of this extraordinary story has been finally pieced together by John Pearson: the scandals of Edward's youth as "Bertie," Prince of Wales; the adulteries of his middle years; the last years of his life, when the royal rake finally became king
Painfully rich : the outrageous fortune and misfortunes of the heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of J. Paul Getty and how his enormous wealth, $4 billion divided between nineteen heirs, wreaked havoc with the lives of his family
Façades : Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell by John Pearson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Bond: the authorized biography of 007; a fictional biography by John Pearson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The profession of violence; the rise and fall of the Kray twins by John Pearson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and French and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ultimate family : the making of the Royal House of Windsor by John Pearson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The persuasion industry by John Pearson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cult of violence : the untold story of the Krays by John Pearson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiel van de tweeling Ron (1933-1995) en Reg Kray (1933-2000) die rond 1960 de georganiseerde misdaad in Londen beheersten
James Bond : the authorised biography : a fictional biography by John Pearson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Biografie' van de charismatische fictieve geheim agent James Bond
One of the family : the Englishman and the Mafia by John Pearson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last hero; the gallant story of Donald Campbell and the land speed record, 1964 by John Pearson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cloud, Henry 1930-
Pearson, John George 1930-
ピアーソン, ジョン
Languages
English (167)
Spanish (5)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Tamil (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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