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Leamer, Laurence

Overview
Works: 67 works in 238 publications in 5 languages and 15,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E843, B
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Most widely held works about Laurence Leamer
 
Most widely held works by Laurence Leamer
The Kennedy women : the saga of an American family by Laurence Leamer( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from steerage on an immigrant vessel to the slums of Boston, from the Court of St James's to the White House and beyond
King of the night : the life of Johnny Carson by Laurence Leamer( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than seven hundred interviews with ex-wives, friends, and business assocites provide a wealth of details about late-night television talk show host Johnny Carson, detailing his rise from obscurity to national fame
The Kennedy men : 1901-1963 : the laws of the father by Laurence Leamer( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a multigenerational portrait of the Kennedy men and their rise to the heights of American politics, beginning in 1901 with twelve-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy and ending in 1963 with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
The sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynasty by Laurence Leamer( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Joseph P. Kennedy's sons and grandsons in the years following the assassination of JFK, and features an account of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life as remembered by ten of his closest friends
Fantastic : the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger by Laurence Leamer( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the California governor traces his achievements as a cultural and public figure, discussing the factors that influenced his beliefs, his marriage to Maria Shriver, his acting and bodybuilding careers, and his political ambitions
Make-believe : the story of Nancy & Ronald Reagan by Laurence Leamer( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ronald Reagan which details his two marriages, his children, and his public roles, including the Presidency
The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan by Laurence Leamer( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death--the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs"--
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption by Laurence Leamer( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines--in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law. The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it's true, it's scarier than fiction"--Provided by publisher
Madness under the royal palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a hundred years Palm Beach has been a fantasy land nurtured by, and maintained for, the megawealthy. Leave it to Laurence Leamer, the author known for getting the inside story on his elusive subjects, to take us behind the walls of America's most exclusive enclave. He tells a braided story involving a socialite determined to make it to the top of Palm Beach society, two infamous murders, and a powerful society reporter. As a backdrop, Leamer tells the story of the clash between old money and new, religion and status, and the love, lust, and fatal hatreds that determine the shape of a fiercely protected society. The cast of characters include trophy wives, trophy husbands, purported gigolos, glamorous widows, a pioneering gay couple, a wildly irreverent event planner, a sociopathic multimillionaire, and an elegant society queen.--From publisher description
The paper revolutionaries; the rise of the underground press by Laurence Leamer( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock festivals. Be-ins. Revolutionary conventions. Street scenes. Demonstrations. This is a witty, irreverent book about the rise and development of the underground press, the Movement and the hippie capitalist system that keeps some of it going. Written with a subtle humor and elegance, enhanced by graphics and pages taken from the actual newspapers, The Paper Revolutionaries examines the multi-million dollar enterprise that has become the powerful voice of an angry, assertive generation of young people
Three chords and the truth : hope, heartbreak, and changing fortunes in Nashville by Laurence Leamer( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with stars, managers, songwriters, and executives at the 1996 annual week-long Fan Fair country music event at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Leamer explores how country music stars became successful and why country music has become so popular throughout the U.S. Includes interviews with Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Mindy McCready, Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and many more
Playing for keeps : in Washington by Laurence Leamer( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascent : the spiritual and physical quest of Willi Unsoeld by Laurence Leamer( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of Camelot : [the fate of an American dynasty] by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Joseph P. Kennedy's sons and grandsons in the years following the assassination of JFK, and features an account of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life as remembered by ten of his closest friends
Madness under the Royal Palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Laurence Leamer deconstructs the south Florida island of Palm Beach. Examining two murders in the island's recent history as well as spousal abuse, infidelity, and societal clashes, Leamer entwines the tale of an aspiring socialite with several other narratives. Commencing with an honorary dinner for Prince Edward, Leamer describes the moral decay of the Palm Beach elite
Assignment by Laurence Leamer( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic : the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the California governor traces his achievements as a cultural and public figure, discussing the factors that influenced his beliefs, his marriage to Maria Shriver, his acting and bodybuilding careers, and his political ambitions
The Kennedy men : 1901-1963 by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this triumphant new work already hailed as a powerful American epic, Laurence Leamer chronicles the Kennedy men and their struggle to become the most powerful family in the United States. The Kennedy Men brings to life five bold, ambitious men. The Kennedy patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., was one of the richest, strongest men in America's history. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was a handsome, gregarious youth who died a hero's death. John F. Kennedy picked up his brother's fallen mantle and carried it all the way to the White House. Robert F. Kennedy was an attorney general of unprecedented power. Edward M. Kennedy was a fun-loving athlete who reluctantly headed up the hard road to power. Combining powerful dramatic narrative with impeccably researched detail, The Kennedy Men illuminates their aspirations and love of family, their accomplishments and failures, their heroism and frailty, their loves and passions, and their patriotism and selfishness. Filled with startling revelations, it is a spellbinding personal history of individuals and a journey of character through time. Audio includes excerpts from President Kennedy's secret White House recordings of phone conversations and private meetings. Read by the author
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This nonfiction legal thriller traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history to justice. Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines--mines in which scores died unnecessarily. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the US Supreme Court and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law
The Kennedy women : the saga of an American family by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Leamer gives an intimate story of five generations of Kennedy women. It brims with sacrifice and self-delusion, triumph and tragedy
 
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The Kennedy women : the saga of an American family
Alternative Names
Laurence Leamer Amerikaans journalist

Laurence Leamer amerykański autor, biograf i dziennikarz

Laurence Leamer Author and journalist

Laurence Leamer US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor und Journalist

Leamer, Larry.

Leamer, Laurence Allen

リーマー, ローレンス

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King of the night : the life of Johnny CarsonThe Kennedy men : 1901-1963 : the laws of the fatherThe sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynastyFantastic : the life of Arnold SchwarzeneggerMadness under the royal palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm BeachThree chords and the truth : hope, heartbreak, and changing fortunes in NashvilleSons of Camelot : [the fate of an American dynasty]Madness under the Royal Palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach