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Summers, Anthony

Overview
Works: 91 works in 363 publications in 8 languages and 15,338 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: HV7911.H6, B
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Most widely held works by Anthony Summers
Official and confidential : the secret life of J. Edgar Hoover by Anthony Summers ( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presidents yearned to fire him, but were daunted by his storehouse of damaging secrets. Public officials and private citizens lived in fear of his illegal surveillance and harassment tactics. Now, in this ground-breaking, at times shocking biography, J. Edgar Hoover, the man who ruled over the FBI for nearly fifty years, emerges definitively as one of the greatest menaces of our times. Official and Confidential, by the award-winning investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers, is the first book to expose the public - and the private - J. Edgar Hoover. Other biographers have hinted at the dark secrets in the Director's life, but Summers courageously discloses the truth. After conducting more than eight hundred interviews and obtaining access to previously concealed documents, Summers has created a chilling portrait of a legendary figure who blatantly abused the public trust. J. Edgar Hoover, Summers establishes, was a closet homosexual and transvestite. Mafia bosses obtained information about Hoover's sex life and used it for decades to keep the FBI at bay. Without this, the Mafia as we know it might never have gained its hold in America. J. Edgar Hoover shamelessly accepted gifts and free lodging from millionaire oilmen, and appropriated FBI facilities for his personal use. J. Edgar Hoover influenced the course of World War II by ignoring an early warning about Pearl Harbor. J. Edgar Hoover used his knowledge of John F. Kennedy's womanizing to ensure that Lyndon Johnson became Vice President. He relied on dirty tricks to stay in office under Kennedy and subverted the Warren Commission's probe into the investigation of his death. J. Edgar Hoover himself was the target of a Watergate-era burglary attempt - and perhaps even a murder plot. With these and other astonishing disclosures, Summers defines a man and his times. He explores Hoover's troubled youth as the son of a mentally ill father and a highly demanding mother, and the development of the obsessive behavior that dominated his later years. Summers takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, as a zealous young lawyer rebuilds an ineffectual corps of agents into a massive force capable of police-state tactics. With riveting detail, Summers documents Hoover's behind-the-scenes role in war and peace through fifty years and eight presidential administrations. Richly anecdotal, meticulously researched, Official and Confidential depicts some of the most controversial and colorful events of our century. Here is a disturbing lesson in how one man was able to abuse his position of power and change the course of American history
Goddess : the secret lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers ( Book )
44 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A detailed, documented biography of one of America's best known actresses, the talented, troubled Marilyn Monroe
The arrogance of power : the secret world of Richard Nixon by Anthony Summers ( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and political career of Richard Nixon, drawing from more than one thousand interviews and five years of research to provide an understanding of not only Nixon's dark political dealings but his peacemaking attempts and his troubled but long-lasting marriage
Sinatra : the life by Anthony Summers ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinatra is the story of an American icon who held the imagination of millions for more than fifty years and whose influence in popular music was unsurpassed in the twentieth century. As a child, he said, he had heard "symphonies from the universe" in his head. No one could have imagined where those sounds would lead him. Tracing the arc of this incredible life, from the humble beginnings in Hoboken to the twilight years as a living legend in Malibu, Sinatra follows a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Drawing on a treasure trove of documents and interviews, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan reveal stunning new information about Sinatra's links to such Mafia figures as Sam Giancana and Lucky Luciano. And we see for the first time where the Mafia connection began, how and why it lasted, and how it impinged on others, not least President John F. Kennedy. Here, too, is the core of the private Sinatra--alternately caustic and sympathetic--that the singer so long concealed. The heartbreaking truth about his passion for Ava Gardner emerges from never-before-published conversations with Gardner herself. In exclusive, intimate interviews, the women who loved Sinatra--some of them unknown to the public until now--share memories of the joy and pain of their relationships with him. And we learn what it was like to be the friend of a man who was generous and loyal to a fault, yet--as some of his fellow Rat Packers discovered--who could turn abruptly into a vindictive brute
Conspiracy by Anthony Summers ( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The file on the Tsar by Anthony Summers ( Book )
41 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fate of the Romanovs- dramatic new evidence
The eleventh day : the full story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers ( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on thousands of recently released official documents and new interviews to present a report on the September 11 attacks that examines why the crisis was not prevented, how the government and military responded, and who was behind it
Not in your lifetime by Anthony Summers ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated with the latest evidence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers’s essential, acclaimed account of President Kennedy’s assassination “He was holding out his hand . . . He looked puzzled . . . Then he slumped in my lap . . . I kept bending over him saying, ‘Jack, Jack, can you hear me? I love you, Jack . . .’ The seat was full of blood and red roses . . . .” —Jacqueline Kennedy, recalling the fatal moment in Dallas Fifty years on, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about President Kennedy’s death. Chief Justice Warren, who chaired the first inquiry, said “some things” that “involve security” might not be released in our lifetime. Millions of pages of assassination records were finally made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under “national security”—until 2017. Why? Why hold these records back if—as we were told half a century ago—Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin? Anthony Summers set out to write a reliable account of the murder mystery that haunts America.Not in Your Lifetime, in this fresh edition, is one of the finest books written on the assassination
Sinatra [the life] by Anthony Summers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He held the imagination of millions for more than fifty years and whose influence in popular music was unsurpassed in the twentieth century. Follow his incredible llife, from the humble beginnings in Hoboken to the twilight years as a living legend in Malibu
Honeytrap : the secret worlds of Stephen Ward by Anthony Summers ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kennedy conspiracy? by Anthony Summers ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sinatra the life by Anthony Summers ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sinatra is the story of an American icon who held the imagination of millions for more than fifty years and whose influence in popular music was unsurpassed in the twentieth century. As a child, he said, he had heard "symphonies from the universe" in his head. No one could have imagined where those sounds would lead him. Tracing the arc of this incredible life, from the humble beginnings in Hoboken to the twilight years as a living legend in Malibu, Sinatra follows a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Drawing on a treasure trove of documents and interviews, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan reveal stunning new information about Sinatra's links to such Mafia figures as Sam Giancana and Lucky Luciano. And we see for the first time where the Mafia connection began, how and why it lasted, and how it impinged on others, not least President John F. Kennedy. Here, too, is the core of the private Sinatra--alternately caustic and sympathetic--that the singer so long concealed. The heartbreaking truth about his passion for Ava Gardner emerges from never-before-published conversations with Gardner herself. In exclusive, intimate interviews, the women who loved Sinatra--some of them unknown to the public until now--share memories of the joy and pain of their relationships with him. And we learn what it was like to be the friend of a man who was generous and loyal to a fault, yet--as some of his fellow Rat Packers discovered--who could turn abruptly into a vindictive brute"--Container
The killing of President Kennedy new revelations, twenty years later ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the assassination of President Kennedy and the investigation following it. Argues that Lee Harvey Oswald was not a lone gunman but a paid assassin. Includes documentary film footage and never-before-seen interviews
Honeytrap by Anthony Summers ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las vidas secretas de Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le plus grand salaud d'Amérique : J.E. Hoover, patron du FBI by Anthony Summers ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.E Hoover est embauché par le "Bureau d'investigation" au lendemain de la première guerre mondiale. Il se consacre sans délai à la chasse aux communistes qui restera, toute sa vie durant, sa hantise. Nommé directeur en 1924, il sera le patron du FBI jusqu'à sa mort en 1972. 50 ans d'histoire d'américaine sont ici retracés
Les vies secrètes de Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nixon : la arrogancia del poder by Anthony Summers ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Edgar Hoover : der Pate im FBI by Anthony Summers ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.F.K. : die Wahrheit über den Kennedy-Mord by Anthony Summers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Devere-Summers, Anthony, 1942-
Sammerss, Antonijs
Summers, Anthony, 1942-
サマーズ, A
サマーズ, アンソニー
Languages
English (197)
French (18)
German (14)
Spanish (9)
Danish (4)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
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