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Mitgang, Herbert

Overview
Works: 91 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 8,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Personal narratives  Interviews  Drama  Reviews  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3537.A618, 811
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Most widely held works about Herbert Mitgang
 
Most widely held works by Herbert Mitgang
The letters of Carl Sandburg by Carl Sandburg( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous dossiers : exposing the secret war against America's greatest authors by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the fifty year espionage campaign waged by intelligence agencies against famed American writers
The man who rode the tiger; the life and times of Judge Samuel Seabury by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the jurist whose investigation of New York City's political and social corruption in the early 1930s lent prominence to his career as a lawyer and judge
Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz Age in New York -- a legendary time in America's liveliest town. Flappers and speakeasies. Gangsters and gun molls. Organized crime and its handmaiden: political corruption. Almost everybody and everything had a price. It was a great time to be a politician in power -- if you knew how to play the game. It was also a time of larger-than-life personalities. Two men, once friends, were locked in a political death-match that would affect New York and indeed the fate of the nation. Jimmy Walker was the nightclubbing Night Mayor of New York. The elegant Beau James had more mob ties than suits (and he had lots of them, too). Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a patrician from Hyde Park on the Hudson Highlands, was governor of New York. He was a crusader with a distinguished lineage, but he still had to prove that his talents could match his presidential ambitions. The bellringer between the mayor and the governor began with a very real murder. Arnold (Big Arnie) Rothstein, a world-class gambler who reputedly fixed the 1919 World Series, was found shot in the gut near one of his Broadway haunts. He survived for a few days but would not reveal the killer's identity. With his death came a crackdown against the underworld and its crooked officials. Judge Samuel Seabury, an incorruptible outsider, was picked to head what was -- and still is -- the largest investigation of municipal corruption in American history. In the witness box before Seabury sat an endless parade of officials, all of whom seemed to be unusually adept at saving money -- the press called them the "tin box brigade" for the tin boxes in which their private fortunes mysteriously blossomed. Each exposed official drew Seabury inexorably closer to City Hall and the popular rogue, Mayor Jimmy Walker. Taking advantage of the (rarely exercised) gubernatorial right to sit as judge for the investigation of major officials, Roosevelt brought things to a head when he personally prosecuted Walker in the summer of 1932, on the heels of the Democratic Convention. Roosevelt had much to lose. Behind Walker lurked Tammany Hall, the powerful Democratic political machine that ruled New York City. Prosecuting Walker was the final showdown in a war for control of the greatest city in the country's most populous state. Once Upon a Time in New York is a real-life fable, the story of two towering men in an irrepressible time. It is at once the story of Roosevelt's first great test the turning point of machine control in New York and the battle that marked the end of the Jazz Age way of political life. It is an unforgettable portrait of Roosevelt's courage, with a cast of gamblers and gun molls, murderers and mistresses. More outrageous than today's headlines and as lively as the era it describes, Once Upon a Time in New York reads like a nonfiction novel
The Montauk Fault, a novel by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When newly developed secret weapons--Soviet and American--threaten total world destruction, a man is forced to reenter the dangerous, secret world of his past to try to prevent the cataclysm
Words still count with me : a chronicle of literary conversations by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents essays concerning such authors as Susan Sontag, Samuel Beckett, Umberto Eco, Ignazio Silone, and Hans Joachim Schaedlich, and "literary landscapes" of Palermo, Saigon, West Egg, New York, Santa Fe, Tokyo, and Prague
America at random, from the New York Times' oldest editorial feature, "Topics of the Times," a century of comment on America and Americans. by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Lincoln : a drama in two acts by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act 1, The advocate -- Act II, The liberator
Kings in the counting house : a novel by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man, and the woman he loves, become caught in a web of international intrigue, love, and betrayal as they attempt to maintain professional integrity amid the struggle for control of the world's information, intelligence, and communications resources
Working for the reader; a chronicle of culture, literature, war, and politics in books from the 1950's to the present by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get these men out of the hot sun by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilians under arms; the American soldier, Civil War to Korea : as he revealed himself in his own words in the Stars and stripes, Army newspaper( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil Stern : a life's work by Phil Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who rode the tiger : the life of Judge Samuel Seabury and the story of the greatest investigation of city corruption in this century by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectator of America by Edward Dicey( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Dicey's report on American life during the Civil War, until now never before published in this country, has long had an underground reputation among historians as a classic in its field and one of the most trenchant books ever written about the United States. Dicey, a young English journalist, crossed the Atlantic for a firsthand view of America in the agony of a war against itself. Like de Tocqueville before him and Lord Bryce afterwards, Dicey brought a wholly fresh perspective and understanding to his study of American life and institutions. He saw the forces of democracy clashing in America, viewing it in all its assorted horrors and glories. Almost alone among contemporary commentators, he recognized Lincoln's greatness before - not after - the assassination. He predicted that one day America and Russia would be locked in a struggle for leadership of the world. More than a century later, his writing on American cities, manners, and morals, along with his special portraits of American literary figures, remain startlingly on-topic. Originally published as a two volume work entitled Six Months in the Federal States, Dicey's remarkable study has now been superbly edited into a single volume by Herbert Mitgang. -- Publisher
Washington, D.C., in Lincoln's time by Noah Brooks( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilians under arms : the stars and stripes, Civil War to Korea( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from various editions of the army's military newspaper, named The stars and stripes, and from independent soldier papers, which covered the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War
The devil's stocking by Nelson Algren( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil's Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun, a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low-purse fighters, cops, con artists, and bar girls. Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions, literary grandmaster Nelson Algren's last novel is a fitting capstone to a long and brilliant career.-Back cover
The return by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom to see : the Khrushchev broadcast and its meaning for television by Herbert Mitgang( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age
Alternative Names
Herbert Mitgang American journalist

Herbert Mitgang Amerikaans journalist (1920-2013)

미트갱, 허버트

ミットガング, ハーバート

Languages
English (106)

Japanese (4)

German (2)

French (1)

Covers
Dangerous dossiers : exposing the secret war against America's greatest authorsOnce upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz ageWords still count with me : a chronicle of literary conversationsPhil Stern : a life's workCivilians under arms : the stars and stripes, Civil War to KoreaThe devil's stocking