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Pearson, John 1930-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 422 publications in 9 languages and 12,531 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Crime films  Biographical films  Gangster films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR6056.L4, B
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Most widely held works about John Pearson
 
Most widely held works by John Pearson
The life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography and psychological study of the creator of James Bond
Arena : the story of the Colosseum by John Pearson( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sitwells : a family's biography by John Pearson( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selling of the royal family : the mystique of the British monarchy by John Pearson( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 805 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 733 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
Edward the rake : an unwholesome biography of Edward VII by John Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 577 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
The profession of violence : the rise and fall of the Kray twins by John Pearson( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London?s gangland during the 60s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime that has never been matched, the brothers swindled, extorted and terrorised? while enjoying a glittering celebrity status at the heart of the swinging 60s scene, until their downfall and imprisonment for life."--Amazon.com
Blood royal : the story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did a family of Tudor sheep farmers from Northamptonshire reach the upper aristocracy by the Restoration, and how did they continue to consolidate their position at the apex of society through the 18th and the 19th centuries?
The Bellamy saga : a novel by John Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serpent and the stag by John Pearson( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Cartland : crusader in pink by John Pearson( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the influence of men like Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Birkenhead on her life; and describes her relationships with both her husbands. It is a story as romantic and inspiring as any of her own novels
Façades : Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell by John Pearson( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 401 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
James Bond: the authorized biography of 007; a fictional biography by John Pearson( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate family : the making of the Royal House of Windsor by John Pearson( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent times the British monarchy has become an 'ultimate family' of international superstars, their adventures and personalities transmitted round the globe like episodes in the world's most popular soap opera. The process began with Queen Mary's transformation of the family into symbols of middle-class morality, but accelerated greatly with the televising of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation and the euphoric sense of a 'new Elizabethan age' about to begin in gloomy postwar Britain. Prince Charles's Investiture in 1969 was the springboard of a major PR campaign to provide royalty with a human face and helped shape the contemporary image of the royal family as both 'special' and 'ordinary'. With its account of the shaping of the 'ultimate dream princess', Diana, and in the wake of Prince Andrew's wedding, this fascinating and unique book defines the Royal Family for the 1980s. It is the most timely and relevant book about the British monarchy ever published
The persuasion industry by John Pearson( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of violence : the untold story of the Krays by John Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 198 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
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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Bond : the authorised biography : a fictional biography by John Pearson( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Biografie' van de charismatische fictieve geheim agent James Bond
Citadel of the heart : Winston and the Churchill dynasty by John Pearson( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blood royal : the story of the Spencers and the Royals
Alternative Names
Cloud, Henry 1930-

John Pearson Brits schrijver

John Pearson écrivain britannique

John Pearson écrivain britannique, né en 1930

John Pearson Englischer Autor, geboren 1930

John Pearson scrittore e biografo britannico

Pearson, John George

Pearson, John George 1930-

Джон Пирсон

جان پیرسون

ジョン・ピアソン (小説家)

ピア-ソン, ジョン

ピアーソン, ジョン

Languages
English (261)

Spanish (7)

Italian (5)

Korean (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

Tamil (1)

Dutch (1)

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The profession of violence : the rise and fall of the Kray twinsBlood royal : the story of the Spencers and the RoyalsPainfully rich : the outrageous fortune and misfortunes of the heirs of J. Paul GettyJames Bond : the authorised biography : a fictional biography