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Wattenberg, Ben J.

Overview
Works: 177 works in 367 publications in 3 languages and 12,786 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Educational films  Internet videos  Census data  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Host, Editor, Moderator, Commentator, Author of introduction, Film editor, pan
Classifications: HN60, 306.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben J Wattenberg
The real America : a surprising examination of the state of the Union by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good news is the bad news is wrong by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the latest social, economic, attitudinal, and demographic data, this book tells us where we've been, where we are, and where we are going. This upbeat and incisive look at American life will surprise the doomsayers and encourage everyone who is looking for the facts instead of the myths about the state of the union promoted by the media. -- Book Jacket
The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000 by Theodore Caplow( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rost history tells the story of the past through anecdotes, which do not always present an accurate picture. This work uses social data to narrate what happened to everyday Americans in the 20th century. "Imaginary Trends" such as "do parents spend less time with their children?" are examined
This U.S.A.; an unexpected family portrait of 194,067,296 Americans drawn from the census by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About American demography from the following perspectives: Religion, residence, income, profession, education, housing, and race. Data based on the 1960 Decennial Census in the United States
Fewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our future by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For at least 650 years, since the time of the Black Plague, the world's population has headed in only one direction: up. But within a few decades the number of people on earth will level off and then will likely decline over an extended period of time. In Fewer, the author explains how and why birthrates and fertility rates are now falling at an alarming rate in countries throughout the world--both modern and less developed. And he explores the major implications--for world politics, the environment, and the international economy--of this momentous shift. Illustrated with 23 clarifying charts
The birth dearth by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990s by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on demographics, income and spending, childrearing, health and business with "indicator" pages showing the most significant American and global trends
Values matter most : how Republicans or Democrats or a third party can win and renew the American way of life by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new nations of Africa by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action : history of an idea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
The wealth weapon : U.S. foreign policy and multinational corporations by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are world population trends a problem?( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first measured century : [the other way of looking at American history]( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at American history through data and measurement, revealing how the lives of everyday Americans have changed over the last century. Examines how social science pioneers, by measuring many aspects of Americans' lives, influenced history. Presents examples of the interaction of statistics and society, from Julia Lathrop's data-driven crusade to reduce infant mortality to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's controversial analysis of the breakdown of the black family. Also discusses Robert and Helen Lynd's early 20th century sociological study of Muncie, Ind., America's "Middletown," and includes commentary by Theodore Caplow, a professor of sociology, and Bruce Geelhoed of Ball State University's Center for Middletown Studies
Against all enemies : a novel by Ervin Stanley Duggan( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Busy waterways, the story of America's inland water transportation by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the "Story of our busy inland waterways, with chapters on their history, routes, vessels, crews, and cargoes, and an ... account of an actual towboat voyage down the Mississippi from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans."
America's political parties : the Republican Party, 1960-1992( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Democratic Party's domination of U.S. politics from the presidency of John F. Kennedy to its split in 1968 at the tumultuous Chicago convention. Since then, despite their best efforts, the Democrats have lost five out of the last seven elections. Ben Wattenberg explores the reasons for this
Affirmative action and reaction( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the issue of affirmative action with Lani Guinier, professor of law at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and President Clinton's controversial nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs?
A third choice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines America's fascinating national experience with third parties and independent candidates, covering more than 200 years of American political history. The program looks back to the birth of the two-party system and explores the most influential third-party movements in American political history, including Abraham Lincoln and the rise of the Republicans, Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party, Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrats and Henry Wallace's Progressives in the 1948 elections, George Wallace's American Independent Party in 1968, and Ross Perot. The program features interviews with leading academic experts on American politics, a rich collection of campaign memorabilia, rare archival footage, artwork, political cartoons, and campaign songs
Can the States do it better?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the history and anatomy of the current political debate over the idea of shifting power and authority from the federal government to the states and individuals. The program goes back to the founding of the country and examines the split between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over how much power the federal government should have, to the present
Free market economies : commanding heights( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, Pulitzer prize-winning author Daniel Yergin, Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, and John Kenneth Galbraith explore the dymamic tension between free markets and managed economies ... The demise of European communist and socialist economic models and successful market-oriented initiatives in Europe and America support the thesis that minimal government intervension is healthy"--Container
 
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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000
Alternative Names
Ben J. Wattenberg American writer

Ben J. Wattenberg Amerikaans schrijver (1933-2015)

Wattenberg, Ben

Wattenberg, Joseph Ben Zion

Languages
English (160)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000Fewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our futureThe first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990sValues matter most : how Republicans or Democrats or a third party can win and renew the American way of life