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Blumenthal, Sidney 1948-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 9,605 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Producer
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 )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,875 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 1,172 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. This gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights
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 873 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 788 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 786 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 764 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 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 630 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 562 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 267 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
Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency" -- provided by publisher
Government by gunplay : assassination conspiracy theories from Dallas to today( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This town by Sidney Blumenthal( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 82 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 71 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 16 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

Wrestling With His Angel : The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln 1849-1856 by Sidney Blumenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 13 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

 
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The Clinton wars
Alternative Names
Blumenthal, S.

Blumenthal, Sid.

Blumenthal, Sid 1948-

Sidney Blumenthal American political writer

Sidney Blumenthal Amerikaans journalist

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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 Right