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Blumenthal, Sidney 1948-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 9,255 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: E885, 973.929
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sidney Blumenthal
 
Most widely held works by Sidney Blumenthal
The Clinton wars by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A senior advisor to Bill Clinton describes his relationship with the former president, noting his testimony at Clinton's impeachment trial and his admiration for the former president's work in Kosovo, against Congress, and toward economic improvement
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
The rise of the counter-establishment : from conservative ideology to political power by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just as Theodore White altered political journalism in the 1960s, so Sidney Blumenthal is revolutionizing it for a new generation in the 1980s. During the 1984 presidential campaign he described not just the people and events of the election but the larger story of the forces transforming our national life."--Back Cover
How Bush rules : chronicles of a radical regime by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of columns and essays that renowned journalist and former presidential adviser Sidney Blumenthal wrote in the three years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a unifying theme began to emerge: that Bush, billed by himself and by many others as a conservative, is in fact a radical--more radical than any president in American history. In How Bush Rules, Blumenthal provides a trenchant and vivid account of the progression of Bush's radical style--from his reliance on one-party rule and his unwillingness to allow internal debate to his elevation of the power of the vice president. Taking readers through pivotal events such as the hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the rise of the foreign-policy neoconservatives, Abu Ghraib, the war on science, the Jack Abramoff scandal, and the catastrophic mishandling of Hurricane Katrina, the book tracks a consistent policy that calls for the president to have complete authority over independent federal agencies and to remain unbound by congressional oversight or even the law. In an incisive and powerful introduction, Blumenthal argues that these radical actions are not haphazard, but deliberately intended to fundamentally change the presidency and the government. He shows not only the historical precedents for radical governing, but also how Bush has taken his methods to unique extremes. With its penetrating account of a critical new era in American leadership, How Bush Rules is a devastating appraisal of the Bush presidency."--Publisher's website
The Reagan legacy( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume, by seven journalists who have spent much of the 1980s reporting on national and international affairs for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, represent an attempt to begin to evaluate the Reagan legacy in terms of its impact on politics, economics, diplomacy, law, culture, and ideology. The contributors were given a free hand to explore their own interests, with the result that there are substantial differences of opinion and interpretation in the varying assessments of what has been a major turning point in American politics: the election and reelection of the first ideologically committed conservative president since the establishment of the post-New Deal configuration of the Republican and Democratic parties. - Introduction
Pledging allegiance : the last campaign of the Cold War by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The permanent campaign : inside the world of elite political operatives by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political life of Abraham Lincoln by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius--from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. The first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as 'a slave,' to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From his youth as a 'newsboy,' a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Tom Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln's anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amidst the Primitive Baptist antislavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Obsessed with Stephen Douglas, his political rival, he battled him for decades. Successful as a circuit lawyer, Lincoln built his team of loyalists. Blumenthal reveals how Douglas and Jefferson Davis acting together made possible Lincoln's rise. Blumenthal describes a socially awkward suitor who had a nervous breakdown over his inability to deal with the opposite sex. His marriage to the upper class Mary Todd was crucial to his social aspirations and his political career. Blumenthal portrays Mary as an asset to her husband, a rare woman of her day with strong political opinions. He discloses the impact on Lincoln's anti-slavery convictions when handling his wife's legal case to recover her father's fortune in which he discovered her cousin was a slave. Blumenthal's robust portrayal is based on prodigious research of Lincoln's record and of the period and its main players. It reflects both Lincoln's time and the struggle that consumes our own political debate"--
Our long national daydream : a political pageant of the Reagan era by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange death of Republican America : chronicles of a collapsing party by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Blumenthal—trenchant analyst, best-selling author, and senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton (and more recently, Hillary)—offers a penetrating journalistic and historical examination of the ongoing collapse of Republicanism. Closely charting the Party's imploding reputation in America and the world, as well as the potential consequences of George W. Bush's radical presidency for the 2008 election, The Strange Death of Republican America will be required reading for anyone interested in politics and concerned about the fate of the nation. In these essays and opinion columns written by Blumenthal over the past few years for The Guardian of London and salon.com, along with a new and stimulating introduction, Blumenthal provides a unifying and overarching perspective on the Bush years. Blumenthal scrutinizes the past and present state of the Republican Party, which he believes portends the incipient demise of their vaunted political machine and the Republican era since the Nixon administration. The issues on the table range from the legacy of Nixon's imperial presidency and its influence on Dick Cheney to Karl Rove's failed strategy for political realignment, as well as conflicts within the military and intelligence communities over Bush's policies, and the underlying political shifts that are demonstrably weakening the once-strong foundations of Republican philosophy and governance. These essays have the cumulative effect of an irresistible factual and historical tide—a portrait of a party in self-destructive decline that will grab the attention of anyone fascinated by the world of politics. A selection of the Progressive Book Club
A self-made man : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius--from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as 'a slave, ' to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From his youth as a 'newsboy, ' a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Tom Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln's anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amidst the Primitive Baptist antislavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Obsessed with Stephen Douglas, his political rival, he battled him for decades. Successful as a circuit lawyer, Lincoln built his team of loyalists. Blumenthal reveals how Douglas and Jefferson Davis acting together made possible Lincoln's rise. Blumenthal describes a socially awkward suitor who had a nervous breakdown over his inability to deal with the opposite sex. His marriage to the upper class Mary Todd was crucial to his social aspirations and his political career. Blumenthal portrays Mary as an asset to her husband, a rare woman of her day with strong political opinions. He discloses the impact on Lincoln's anti-slavery convictions when handling his wife's legal case to recover her father's fortune in which he discovered her cousin was a slave. Blumenthal's robust portrayal is based on prodigious research of Lincoln's record and of the period and its main players. It reflects both Lincoln's time and the struggle that consumes our own political debate"--
Government by gunplay : assassination conspiracy theories from Dallas to today( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This town by Sidney Blumenthal( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondent Sidney Blumenthal tells a humorous satire about politics, sex, and other scandals occuring inside the Capital Beltway during the Reagan administration
A self-made man by Sidney Blumenthal( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amidst the Primitive Baptist antislavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Obsessed with Stephen Douglas, his political rival, he battled him for decades. Successful as a circuit lawyer, Lincoln built his team of loyalists. Blumenthal reveals how Douglas and Jefferson Davis acting together made possible Lincoln's rise
State of the union by Howard Lindsay( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1996 presidential election provides the backdrop to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. This classic political comedy has a candidate with integrity, an inconvenient mistress, and an estranged wife who must be wooed back so that the hero can win the election
The conservative resurgence and the press : the media's role in the rise of the Right by James Brian McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of health services in Taiwan, R.O.C. : papers and discussions from a conference held in New York, December 1981( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning point : the Clinton-Gore campaign of 1992 : essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty and the news by Walter Lippmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Lippman's classic account of how the press threatens democracy whenever it has an agenda other than the free flow of ideas."--Publisher
KPFA Evening News : a KPFA aircheck from Oct. 29, 1981. produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The News: a KPFA aircheck from October 29, 1981 / produced by Aileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle. Broadcast: Berkeley: KPFA, October 29, 1981. Stories reported: United States economy plunge; President Reagan's approval rating; Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike (Tim Frasca reporting from Washington, D.C.); Three new unions created in California: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the California Correctional Officers Association, and the Psych Tech Union (Charlie Strong interviewed over the phone); End of Philadelphia school teachers' strike; Jamaica severs its diplomatic relations with Cuba; Heavy fighting in eastern El Salvador between U.S.-trained nationals and guerrilla fighters (Roger Burbach speaks); Reagan's MX missile and B1 bomber programs; a study by the Institute for Strategic Studies regarding nuclear war (Helen Caldicott speaks in San Francisco); antinuclear demonstrations in Finland and other European nations; United Nations interest in Iran's human rights issues (Alex Winter reports, Ann Burley of Amnesty International); Middle East reaction to U.S. Senate's plans to sell AWACS to Saudi Arabia (Senate Republican leader Howard Baker and author Sidney Blumenthal speak); Belize Airways auctioned off in Miami (auctioneer Jim Gall); American auto manufacturers all reporting big losses; the All Berkeley Coalition and Berkeley's rent control rules (Bill O'Brien reports; board chair Tom Bruce; Franchesca Callejo); hearings regarding Oakland government under Mayor Lionel Wilson (Wendell Harper reports; city council member Wilson Riles, Jr.; Oakland Police Officers Association president Bob Foster); Five-alarm fire in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco considered arson; FBI's report that crime is decreasing throughout the year; San Francisco Bay Area weather forecast; Sidney Blumenthal speaking on the Reagan administration, AWACS deal, and Senator Roger Jepsen; Wendell Harper reporting on the San Francisco proposition B regarding cable car fares; Highlights of the World Series. Previously cataloged as Women and health in Puerto Rico / Gail Anna Rivera ; interviewed by Sue Supriano, with this information: From the first International Conference in Solidarity with Grenada; contains music. Recorded in Grenada, Nov. 1981. Broadcast KPFA, Jan. 1982. Duration 8 minutes
 
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Alternative Names
Blumenthal, S.

Blumenthal, Sid.

Blumenthal, Sid 1948-

Sidney Blumenthal American political writer

Sidney Blumenthal Amerikaans journalist

부랑먼퉈얼, 시더니 1948-

블루멘탈, 시드니 1948-

포랑문탁이, 서덕니 1948-

西德尼·布朗门托尔 1948-

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Chinese (2)

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The rise of the counter-establishment : from conservative ideology to political powerHow Bush rules : chronicles of a radical regimeThe strange death of Republican America : chronicles of a collapsing partyThis townThe conservative resurgence and the press : the media's role in the rise of the RightLiberty and the news