WorldCat Identities

Pearson, John 1930-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 368 publications in 6 languages and 12,287 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6056.L4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Pearson
The life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,056 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 827 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 )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Tamil and held by 732 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal family, House of Windsor
The Bellamy saga : a novel by John Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 536 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 524 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 473 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
Edward the rake : an unwholesome biography of Edward VII by John Pearson( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 466 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 )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins which will be brought to the main screen this autumn as Legend, a film directed by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland and starring Tom Hardy. Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London's gangland during the 60s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now
Façades : Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell by John Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 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 422 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 )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The persuasion industry by John Pearson( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notorious : the immortal legend of the Kray twins by John Pearson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Kray twins were jailed in 1969 for thirty years for murder, Pearson's biography The Profession of Violence enjoyed a cult following among the young and was said to be the most popular book in H.M.'s prisons, after the Bible. Even after their deaths, public fascination with the twins has never flagged. Why? This is the question Pearson asked himself, and over the past three years he has been re-examining their history, unearthing much previously unknown material, and has come to some fascinating conclusions
The cult of violence : the untold story of the Krays by John Pearson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 200 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Biografie' van de charismatische fictieve geheim agent James Bond
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 169 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 scrittore e biografo britannico

Pearson, John George 1930-

Джон Пирсон

جان پیرسون

ピアーソン, ジョン

Languages
English (225)

Spanish (6)

Italian (5)

French (2)

Tamil (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Blood royal : the story of the Spencers and the RoyalsThe profession of violence; the rise and fall of the Kray twinsPainfully rich : the outrageous fortune and misfortunes of the heirs of J. Paul GettyNotorious : the immortal legend of the Kray twinsJames Bond : the authorised biography : a fictional biography