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Demaris, Ovid

Overview
Works: 71 works in 275 publications in 5 languages and 8,710 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  True crime stories  Political fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV7911.H6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ovid Demaris
 
Most widely held works by Ovid Demaris
The Director : an oral biography of J. Edgar Hoover by Ovid Demaris( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends, enemies, and associates reveal what they know about J. Edgar Hoover, who for 35 years as director of the FBI was one of the most powerful and most feared men in America
The last Mafioso : the treacherous world of Jimmy Fratianno by Ovid Demaris( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers in blood : the international terrorist network by Ovid Demaris( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical, in-depth accounts of specific events and people arranged as five 'books": Book One: Carlos (an account of Carlos "the Jackal"); Book Two: Genesis (an account of the Arab/Israeli Conflict); Book Three: The People's War of Ulrike Meinhoff (an account of the founder of the the Red Army Faction Group); Book Four: A Terrible Beauty (an account of the Irish Republican Army or IRA); Book Five: Apocalypse (an account of the religious and economic underpinnings of political terrorism)
America the violent by Ovid Demaris( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captive city by Ovid Demaris( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the mob structure that controls Chicago's pompous puppet Mayor Daley. Quotes from heretofore secret Federal reports regarding police and court corruption. Shows why it was nearly impossible to differentiate between the partners: the businessman is a politician, the politician is a gangster and the gangster is a businessman
The green felt jungle by Ed Reid( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expose of crime in Las Vegas, Nevada
How greed, corruption, and the Mafia turned Atlantic City into--the boardwalk jungle by Ovid Demaris( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirty business; the corporate-political money-power game by Ovid Demaris( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Ruby by Garry Wills( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You all know me, I'm Jack Ruby." That's what the killer shouted when police grabbed him a split second after he had pumped a bullet into the stomach of Lee Oswald. Who was Jack Ruby? Madman? Superpatriot? Conspirator? Two top writers achieve a gripping portrait of the complex and contradictory character of Jack Ruby - a man who grew up in an immigrant home with a drunken father and an insane mother, who climbed out of the ghetto to become the owner of a popular Dallas nightclub. The authors let his friends and employees describe the Jack Ruby they knew. He was a punch-happy scrapper who fought before he thought because "I might lose my nerve." Ruby could "cuss straight on like saying his prayers" but didn't allow dirty talk in front of his lady strippers. He could fire an employee seventeen times and pay for her kid's operation. A bachelor, he "respected" his fiancee of twelve years too much to marry her. He sought the company of cops, newsmen, anyone he thought important. Jack Ruby had many acquaintances but his only real friends were his dogs. Living in the fringe-society of hucksters and hustlers, Jack Ruby longed to be a big man in Dallas. Until the day he died he had a childlike awe of "class," respectability, and the law. Wills and Demaris get completely inside the mind of this complex man. They recreate the day Jack Ruby woke, got an SOS call from one of his girls, shaved, dressed, said good-bye to his dogs, drove downtown, parked his car illegally, walked over to the crowd and shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. The reader understands. He did it "for Jackie and the kids" and because he was Jack Ruby. With the same graphic immediacy the authors describe those first stunned minutes of disbelief after the murder, Ruby's incomprehension of his position, his grotesque camaraderie with his old friends on the Dallas police force ("You all know me..."). The authors move jail to courtroom, catching the carnival atmosphere of Ruby's trial--with brilliant portraits of defense attorney Belli and prosecutor Alexander--and finally to the hospital room where Ruby died. This book reveals Jack Ruby as no other has. It is a story of a marked life, of a man whose precarious sanity was destroyed by the events he created--who spent his last mortal strength trying to persuade the world that he did his duty as an American, a Texan, and a Jew when he killed the man who killed Kennedy.--From jacket flap
Ricochet by Ovid Demaris( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Conti a Vietnam vet, swears vengeance upon the Atlantic City Mafia after his wife, child and father are murdered, vowing to confront the Mafia Chieftan and exact his revenge
The Vegas legacy : a novel by Ovid Demaris( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My story by Judith Exner( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poso del mundo; inside the Mexican-American border, from Tijuana to Matamoros by Ovid Demaris( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title : The Whole of the World : Inside the Mexican-American Border, from Tijuana to Matamoros
The boardwalk jungle by Ovid Demaris( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on interviews and other research, this expose links glamorous Atlantic City gambling to organized crime and political corruption
The Lindbergh kidnaping case : the true story of the crime that shocked the world by Ovid Demaris( )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American people were aroused to a white-hot anger. Clergymen of all faiths joined in prayer. Messages of sympathy came in from presidents, prime ministers, dictators, friends, crackpots, the morbid, the curious...THE LINDBERGH BABY HAD BEEN KIDNAPED!State, city and federal law enforcement groups vied with each other for publicity. Detectives, nationally known gangsters and charlatans offered their services as go-betweens. Reporters from all over the world descended on the town of Hopewell, N.J. like a swarm of locusts.On this wild note of hysteria began the search for the baby and his kidnaper--the greatest manhunt of the century, the most vicious case in the annals of crime
J. Edgar Hoover : as they knew him by Ovid Demaris( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slasher : an original Gold medal novel by Ovid Demaris( )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extortioners : an original gold medal novel by Ovid Demaris( )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came at their victims from all sides. These were the extortioners--experts in arson, intimidation, and murder
Dirty business; the corporate-political money-power game by Ovid Demaris( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lucky Luciano story by Ovid Demaris( )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHARLES?LUCKY? LUCIANO was an Organization Man with a difference. The organization he belonged to was The Mafia--a natural setup for a vicious thug with unlimited ambition and a heart of ice. Murder by murder, rape by rape, he established the biggest chair of brothels ever seen in New York. Everything--everyone--he touched turned rotten. He knew he had it made when he had more cops on his payroll prostitutes. Pal of Al Capone, Frank Costello Buggsy Siegel, Albert Anastasia, Lucky became the absolute ruler of a private empire built on vice, corruption and murder. This is the Lucky Luciano story--brutal, shocking, with nothing left out
 
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Alternative Names
DesMarais, Ovid

Desmarais, Ovide E.

Desmarais, Ovide E. 1919-1998

Ovid Demaris American journalist

Ovid Demaris Amerikaans journalist (1919-1998)

Ovid Demaris periodista estadounidense

Ovid Demaris US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

デマリス, オービッド

Languages
English (159)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Finnish (1)