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Reeves, Richard 1936-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 309 publications in 3 languages and 20,115 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, pan, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E842, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Reeves
President Kennedy : profile of power by Richard Reeves( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers an excellent study of Kennedy as crisis manager. He presents Kennedy as neither an amoral playboy nor the ruler of Camelot but a poorly prepared president with mediocre congressional experience. Each chapter presents a different day in the administration--a unique format that effectively reveals how Kennedy responded to simultaneous harrowing issues. The Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crises, Vietnam, and the diplomacy of arms reduction illustrate how Kennedy was constrained by the unshakable Cold War fear of monolithic communism. This approachable investigation of Kennedy's use of power provides a thorough, even-handed review of the Kennedy years
President Nixon : alone in the White House by Richard Reeves( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who was Richard Nixon? The most amazing thing about the man was not what he did as president, but that he became president. In President Nixon, Richard Reeves has used thousands of new interviews and recently discovered or declassified documents and tapes - including Nixon's tortured memos to himself and unpublished sections of H.R. Haldeman's diaries - to offer a nuanced and surprising portrait of the brilliant and contradictory man alone in the White House."--Jacket
Infamy : the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II by Richard Reeves( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Frontline journalist Reeves (Portrait of Camelot) examines the key causes and dire consequences of the Japanese-American internment in relocation camps during WWII, concentrating on a shortsighted military strategy and anti-Japanese sentiment following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
President Reagan : the triumph of imagination by Richard Reeves( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 years after Reagan became president, Richard Reeves has written a new portrait, using newly declassified documents and hundreds of interviews to show a president at work day by day, sometimes minute by minute. This is the story of a bold, even reckless leader, a gambler, a man who imagined an American past and an American future--and made them real. Reeves shows a man who understands how to be President, who knows that the job is not to manage the government but to lead the nation. In many ways, a quarter of a century later, he is still leading, a heroic figure if not always a hero. He did not destroy communism, but he knew it would self-destruct and hastened the collapse. Like one of his heroes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, he has become larger than life. As Roosevelt became an icon central to American liberalism, Reagan became the nucleus holding together American conservatism. He is the only president whose name became a political creed, a noun not an adjective: "Reaganism."--Publisher description
Daring young men : the heroism and triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949 by Richard Reeves( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II -- pilots, navigators, and mechanics -- who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling them to active duty to try to save the desperate people of the western sectors of Berlin, the enemy capital many of them had bombed to rubble only three years before. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city, isolating the people of West Berlin, using hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers to close off all land and water access to the city. He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starve -- or retaliate by starting World War III. The situation was impossible, Truman was told by his national security advisers, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His answer: "We stay in Berlin. Period." That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging on doors to deliver telegrams to the vets. Drawing on service records and hundreds of interviews in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, Reeves tells the stories of these civilian airmen, the successors to Stephen Ambrose's "Citizen Soldiers," ordinary Americans again called to extraordinary tasks. They did the impossible, living in barns and muddy tents, flying over Soviet-occupied territory day and night, trying to stay awake, making it up as they went along and ignoring Russian fighters and occasional anti-aircraft fire trying to drive them to hostile ground
A Ford, not a Lincoln by Richard Reeves( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the media govern? : politicians, voters, and reporters in America( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive reader is the first book dealing with the media and American politics that brings together the perspectives of academics, reporters, commentators, campaign consultants, and policy advocates. The contributions blend together the best social science research on political communication with the expertise of some of this country's leading journalists and political consultants. Unlike most other treatments, this volume covers the full range of research issues, including the forces that influence the production of news stories, the relationship between reporters and elected officials, the use of the media in political campaigns, the effects of news presentations on public opinion, and the increasing importance of the mass media in the policy process. This thorough book provides coverage of everything from the Gulf War to journalistic code and will be valuable for courses in political communication, public opinion, and related undergraduate courses. --Publisher
What the people know : freedom and the press by Richard Reeves( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and status of the press in America reached new heights after spectacular reporting triumphs in the segregated South, in Vietnam, and in Washington during the Watergate years. Then new technologies created instantaneous global reporting, which left the government unable to control the flow of information to the nation. The press thus became a formidable rival in critical struggles to control what the people know and when they know it. But that was more power than the press could handle - and journalism crashed toward new lows in public esteem and public purpose. The dazzling new technologies, profit-driven owners, and celebrated editors, reporters, and broadcasters made it possible to bypass older values and standards of journalism. Richard Reeves was there at the rise and at the fall, beginning as a small-town editor, becoming the chief political correspondent for the New York Times and then a best-selling author and award-winning documentary filmmaker. From the Pony Express to the Internet, he chronicles what happened to the press as America accelerated into uncertainty, and he argues that to survive, the press must go back to doing what it was hired to do long ago: stand as an outsider watching government and politics on behalf of a free people busy with its own affairs
A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford by Richard Reeves( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in colonial New Zealand, fifteen mountain miles away from the nearest town, Ernest Rutherford grew up on the frontier - a different world from Cambridge, to which he won a scholarship at the age of twenty-four. His work overseas revolutionized modern physics. Among his discoveries were the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the "half-life" of radioactive materials, which led to a massive reevaluation of the age of the Earth, previously judged to be just 100 million years old. Rutherford and the young men working under him were the first to split the atom, unlocking tremendous forces - forces, as Rutherford himself predicted, that would bring us the atomic bomb." "Rutherford, awarded a Nobel Prize and made Baron Rutherford by the Queen, was also a great humanist and teacher, coming to the aid of colleagues caught in the Nazi and Soviet regimes. Under his rigorous and boisterous direction, a new generation of remarkable physicists emerged from the famous Cavendish Laboratory. In Richard Reeves's hands, Rutherford comes alive, a ruddy, genial man and a pivotal figure in scientific history."--Jacket
Convention by Richard Reeves( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Reagan : the triumph of imagination by Richard Reeves( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan was a bold president whose vision included a new world order and a fresh definition of the office he held. He sought to reduce taxes, destroy communism, and restore American patriotism in an increasingly troubled world. A man who advocated smaller government, Reagan also expanded the power of the Executive Office--and scholars still disagree about how he used his new power. Ultimately, Reagen emerged as a dynamic and crafty politician whose legacy will long be felt.--
The Reagan detour by Richard Reeves( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of Camelot : a thousand days in the Kennedy White House by Richard Reeves( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's election as president, collecting intimate photos of the first family, taken by the first official White House photographer, and a DVD of never-before-seen film footage
Running in place : how Bill Clinton disappointed America by Richard Reeves( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anaylysis of the author's belief that President clinton and his team stumbled during the transition period and never recovered
The Kennedy years : from the pages of the New York Times by Richard Reeves( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collects The New York times's ... coverage of JKF's presidency and the events during those three turbulent years of 1961 to 1963"--Dust jacket flap
Family travels : around the world in 30 (or so) days by Richard Reeves( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daring young men : [the heroism and triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949] by Richard Reeves( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the bestsellers "President Nixon" and "President Kennedy" details the harrowing journey of two men who risked their lives to defy the Soviet blockade intended to drive Western powers out of Berlin
Jet lag : the running commentary of a bicoastal reporter by Richard Reeves( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy Mondays : putting the pleasure back into work by Richard Reeves( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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President Kennedy : profile of power
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President Nixon : alone in the White HousePresident Reagan : the triumph of imaginationDaring young men : the heroism and triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949Do the media govern? : politicians, voters, and reporters in AmericaWhat the people know : freedom and the pressA force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest RutherfordPresident Reagan : the triumph of imaginationPortrait of Camelot : a thousand days in the Kennedy White House
Alternative Names
Richard Reeves Amerikaans journalist (1936-)

Richard Reeves écrivain américain

Richard Reeves escritor estadounidense

Ричард Ривз

リーヴス, リチャード

Languages
English (223)

Chinese (6)

German (3)