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Madsen, Axel

Overview
Works: 37 works in 358 publications in 9 languages and 17,334 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT505.C45, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Axel Madsen
Chanel : a woman of her own by Axel Madsen( Book )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who revolutionized fashion and was a force and legend in her time
Cousteau : an unauthorized biography by Axel Madsen( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Introduction Terra Amata; 1. Société Zix; 2. Willpower; 3. Love and War; 4. The Aqualung; 5. Sanary; 6. "Il Faut Aller Voir"; 7. Work and Whales; 8. Fame; 9. The Great Depths; 10. The Beginning of a Struggle; 11. Homo Aquaticus; 12. Showbiz; 13. Consciousness; 14. Defeats; 15. Blue Planet; 16. Fate; 17. Wonderment; 18. Serenity, Not Quite; Appendix; Books by Jacques-Yves Cousteau; National Geographic Articles by Jacques-Yves Cousteau; Films by Jacques-Yves Cousteau; Medals Awarded in France and Abroad; Titles and Scientific Distinctions; Bibliographical Notes
60 minutes : the power & the politics of America's most popular TV news show by Axel Madsen( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearts and minds : the common journey of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Axel Madsen( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dual biography of the two most influential socio-political moralists of the 20th century, whose lives were intertwined personally and intellectually for more than forty-six years. Madsen provides an engrossing view of the luminously transparent relationship that was unconventional yet faithful to its ideals
John Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaire by Axel Madsen( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he died a few months short of his eighty-fifth birthday, John Jacob Astor was the richest man in the United States. The fortune he left behind represented an astounding one-fifteenth of all personal wealth in America. Now, in this biography, author Axel Madsen deftly examines the private life of the first multinational entrepreneur of the New World." "John Jacob Astor tells the tale of this German-born son of a butcher who made his fortune in a new world where his money influenced public policy and led him to socialize with presidents and kings. This book features some of the most fascinating figures in the early history of the United States, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, and Washington Irving."
Stanwyck by Axel Madsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axel Madsen's Stanwyck is the first authoritative life of this fascinating and notoriously private star, who until now has eluded biographers. Madsen first interviewed Stanwyck in 1969 and over the years has exhaustively researched her life and career and interviewed scores of important sources, many of whom felt free to talk candidly only after her death in 1990
The deal maker : how William C. Durant made General Motors by Axel Madsen( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William C. Durant did big things the big way: he overreached, but, until his final failure, he picked up the pieces time after time to confound his competitors. From a turbulent childhood in the small town of Flint, Michigan, to his phenomenal success in creating General Motors, Durant's meteoric career easily rivals the success stories of modern legends.--
Billy Wilder by Axel Madsen( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malraux : a biography by Axel Madsen( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axel Madsen was the author of twenty-two published books, including sixteen biographies. His most notable works include an in-depth look at the life of a legendary fashion icon, Chanel: A Woman of Her Own, and an investigation of the relationship between Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy, Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy. Axel began his journalism career as a legman for columnist Art Buchwald in Paris, and later wrote one of the first books on television's longest-running news magazine show, 60 Minutes: The Power and the Politics of America's Most Pop
Gloria & Joe by Axel Madsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the secret three-year love affair of 1920s movie star Gloria Swanson and businessman and political patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., provides a revealing portrait of two of the century's most famous people and a glimpse of Hollywood in the Roaring Twenties
Private power : multinational corporations for the survival of our planet by Axel Madsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshall Fields by Axel Madsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sewing circle : Hollywood's greatest secret : female stars who loved other women by Axel Madsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the documented story of some of the most glamorous women in the world who lived two lives--in public as larger-than-life romantic heroines of the screen, and in private as lesbians or bisexuals. From the early years of the "talkies" through the beginning of the 1950s, they were secretly known as the Sewing Circle, and this is their story. Among them were Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Katherine Cornell, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Crawford. Others whose secret lives are divulged for the first time: Maude Adams, Lynn Fontanne, Myrna Loy, Edith Head, Janet Gaynor, Jill Esmond, Elsa Lanchester, Isadora Duncan, Laurette Taylor, Libby Holman, Marjorie Main, Agnes Moorehead, and Dame Judith Anderson.--Publisher description
Silk roads : the Asian adventures of Clara & André Malraux by Axel Madsen( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andre and Clara Malraux had the world at their feet. Wealthy and carefree, their life was a bohemian idyll, spent frequenting the hottest clubs and restaurants, travelling and mingling with the Paris literary set. ... Andre dreamt up a plan to travel to French Indochina where they would collect temple treasures and sell them for a huge profit in America. Against all the odds - jungle fevers, inexperience and uncooperative locals - they succeeded. But their treasure hunt turned into a dangerous crusade when Clara and Andre set up an anti-government newspaper in Saigon, defiantly exposing colonial injustices, corruption and the government's stifling of Asian culture."--Publisher description
John Huston by Axel Madsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wyler : the authorized biography by Axel Madsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized biography of the celebrated film director, a giant in his craft, who directed such classics as Ben-Hur, Funny Girl, and Roman Holiday
The deal maker : how William C. Durant made General Motors by Axel Madsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonia Delaunay : artist of the lost generation by Axel Madsen( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living for design : the Yves Saint Laurent story by Axel Madsen( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse couturier (1936-2008)
The new Hollywood; American movies in the '70s by Axel Madsen( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaire
Alternative Names
Axel Madsen American journalist

Axel Madsen Amerikaans journalist (1930-2007)

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Languages
English (228)

German (32)

Spanish (16)

Dutch (14)

Chinese (13)

Japanese (2)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

Finnish (2)

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John Jacob Astor : America's first multimillionaireStanwyckThe deal maker : how William C. Durant made General MotorsThe Marshall FieldsThe sewing circle : Hollywood's greatest secret : female stars who loved other womenSilk roads : the Asian adventures of Clara & André MalrauxThe deal maker : how William C. Durant made General Motors