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Persico, Joseph E.

Overview
Works: 91 works in 373 publications in 14 languages and 23,191 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: E840.5.P68, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph E Persico
 
Most widely held works by Joseph E Persico
My American journey by Colin L Powell( Book )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 13 languages and held by 5,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. "The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces
Roosevelt's secret war : FDR and World War II espionage by Joseph E Persico( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations." "Roosevelt's Secret War also describes how much FDR had been told - before the Holocaust - about the coming fate of Europe's Jews. And Persico also provides a definitive answer to the perennial question: Did FDR know in advance about the attack on Pearl Harbor?"--Jacket
Nuremberg : infamy on trial by Joseph E Persico( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate portraits of the most notorious Nazi criminals and the motives, frustrations, compromises, ideals, and political agendas of the men and women who worked to condemn them
Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour : Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax by Joseph E Persico( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result' Eleven thousand casualties suffered'more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why' Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. Joseph E. Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous'among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war's last hour. Persico recounts the war's bloody climax in a cinematic style that evokes All Quiet on the Western Front, Grand Illusion, and Paths of Glory. The pointless fighting on the last day of the war is the perfect metaphor for the four years that preceded it, years of senseless slaughter for hollow purposes. This book is sure to become the definitive history of the end of a conflict Winston Churchill called "the hardest, cruelest, and least-rewarded of all the wars that have been fought." From the Hardcover edition
Franklin and Lucy : President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the other remarkable women in his life by Joseph E Persico( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd (which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged). Persico also shows how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse, " Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited--Publisher
Piercing the Reich : the penetration of Nazi Germany by American secret agents during World War II by Joseph E Persico( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the O.S.S. penetration of Germany to capture Hitler during World War II. Covers previously hidden details of daring OSS heroes who penetrated the heart of history's most ferocious police state
The imperial Rockefeller : a biography of Nelson A. Rockefeller by Joseph E Persico( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Rockefeller aide and speech writer recreates the life and several careers of the man whose resources, long public service, charm, and political power, and energy never won him the one office he desired, the presidency
Edward R. Murrow : an American original by Joseph E Persico( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casey : from the OSS to the CIA by Joseph E Persico( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the life of the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
My enemy, my brother : men and days of Gettysburg by Joseph E Persico( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, drawing on the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the people involved
Roosevelt's centurions : FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II by Joseph E Persico( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the role of a hands-on wartime leader, discussing his contributions to military strategy and analyzing how his decisions may have helped end or prolonged the war
My American journey by Colin L Powell( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. Born in Harlem to immigrant parents, he knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history
Keeping out of crime's way : the practical guide for people over 50 by Joseph E Persico( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiderweb by Joseph E Persico( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11th month, 11th day, 11th hour [Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax] by Joseph E Persico( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persico puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous--among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches. Persico sets the last day of the war in historic context with a gripping reprise of all that led up to it, from the 1914 assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which ignited the war, to the raw racism black doughboys endured except when ordered to advance and die in the war's last hour
Franklin and Lucy [an intimate portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford, and the other remarkable women who shaped FDR's life] by Joseph E Persico( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was in FDR's relationship with women, particularly with Lucy Rutherfurd--that most vividly bring to light the human being that was this towering statesman. This is a look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike
A soldier's way : an autobiography by Colin L Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roosevelt's centurions by Joseph E Persico( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Roosevelt's Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Taking us inside the Allied war councils, the author reveals how the president brokered strategy with contentious allies, rallied morale on the home front, and handpicked a team of proud, sometimes prickly warriors who, he believed, could fight a global war
Nuremberg : tyranny on trial( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary that examines the evidence, the verdicts, and the significance of the Nuremburg trials
Who knows? Who cares? : forgotten children in foster care by Joseph E Persico( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Joseph E. Persico 1930-2014 American author

Joseph E. Persico US-amerikanischer Schauspieler (1930-2014)

Persico, J. E.

Persico, J. E. (Joseph E.)

Persico, Joseph

パーシコ, ジョゼフ・E

ペルシコ, J. E

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Roosevelt's secret war : FDR and World War II espionageNuremberg : infamy on trialEleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour : Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climaxFranklin and Lucy : President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the other remarkable women in his lifeEdward R. Murrow : an American originalMy enemy, my brother : men and days of GettysburgMy American journey11th month, 11th day, 11th hour [Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax]