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Podhoretz, Norman

Works: 133 works in 392 publications in 6 languages and 13,318 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norman Podhoretz
Why we were in Vietnam by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doings and undoings; the fifties and after in American writing by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War IV : the long struggle against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading conservative thinker discusses the war against the global terrorist network, arguing that this is a legitimate and essential battle while defending the Bush administration's policies, and examines the threat of Islamic extremists to world peace
Breaking ranks : a political memoir by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commentary reader; two decades of articles and stories by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of 51 articles and stories that appeared in the magazine, Commentary, between 1945 and 1965
The present danger : "Do we have the will to reverse the decline of American power?" by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and French and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the needs and purposes of America foreign policy and also traces the course of Soviet-American relations and policy from 1948 to 1980
The prophets : who they were, what they are by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a history of the Near East from the point of view of a single nation, covering not only what is known about the prophets themselves--including Elijah, Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel--but also the stories of King David, King Saul, and how the ancient Israelites were affected by the great Near Eastern empires that surrounded them. Layered into this work of history is a piece of extraordinary literary criticism. Podhoretz's very close reading of the verse and imagery used by the biblical prophets restores them to the top reaches of the poetic pantheon, for these books contain some of the greatest poetry ever written. The historical chronicle and the literary criticism will transport readers to a time that is both exotic and familiar and will evoke a distinct and original world. But the third perspective of The prophets is that of moral philosophy, and it serves to bring the prophets' message into the twenty-first century. For to Norman Podhoretz, the real relevance of the prophets today is more than the excitement of their history or the beauty of their poetry: it is their message. Podhoretz sees, in the words of the biblical prophets, a war being waged, a war against the sin of revering anything made by the hands of man--in short, idolatry. In their relentless battle against idolatry, Podhoretz finds the prophets' most meaningful and enduring message: a stern warning against the all-consuming worship of self that is at least as relevant in the twenty-first century as it was three thousand years ago
The bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meet by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are Jews liberals? by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his brilliant and provocative examination of why Jews are liberals, Podhoretz reviews the history of Jewish political attitudes and thoroughly examines the available evidence, demonstrating that all the usual explanations--such as a passion for justice allegedly deriving from the prophets of the Hebrew Bible--are either inadequate or flat-out false. Finally he proposes his own answer to the great puzzle of why most Jews remain as committed to liberalism as ever
The Norman Podhoretz reader : a selection of his writings from the 1950s through the 1990s by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of Norman Podhoretz's essays of the past fifty years. Organized by decade, these essays also add up to a running history of American literature and intellectual life in the second half of the twentieth century. From Vladimir Nabokov to Saul Bellow, from Ralph Ellison to Norman Mailer, from Hannah Arendt to Henry Kissinger, Podhoretz has dealt with the most important novelists and thinkers of the period. He has also turned his attention to such major European figures as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, George Orwell, and Isaiah Berlin, and his trenchant appraisals of both Americans and Europeans are as fresh and lively today as when they first appeared. Many of them have been unavailable for years, and will prove revelatory for first-time readers and longtime admirers alike." "Intertwined with the literary essays, The Norman Podhoretz Reader offers some of the best and most influential political essays written by anyone in our time. Through such classics as "My Negro Problem - and Ours," his famous reassessments in Why We Were in Vietnam, and his retrospective look at neoconservatism (of which he was one of the founding fathers), Podhoretz has led and changed opinion throughout his career."--Jacket
The bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meet by Norman Podhoretz( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a series of essays dealing with authors who stand at 'the bloody crossroads: where literature and politics meet.' Why bloody? Because writers' blood has often been shed when they boldly expressed their opinions, and their opinions have often influenced political leaders to shed the blood of others. In his analysis of contemporary writers such as Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and Camus, Podhoretz examines the literary and cultural sweep of the conflict between totalitarianism and the democratic West. He traces the roots of widespread unfriendly attitudes toward the United States and suggests why such opinion holders are misguided and dangerous. He also shows that 'testimony of the ex-communists makes nonsense of the hopes for peaceful coexistence or detente between the two systems. Neither, however, does it make war inevitable'"--Publisher's web site
Making it by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Podhoretz, the son of Jewish immigrants, grew up in the tough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, attended Columbia on a scholarship, and later received degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Cambridge University. Making It is his blistering account of fighting his way out of Brooklyn and into, then out of, the Ivory Tower, of his military service, and finally of his induction into the ranks of what he calls The Family, the small group of left-wing and largely Jewish critics and writers whose opinions came to dominate and increasingly politicize the American literary scene in the fifties and sixties. It is a Balzacian story of raw talent and relentless and ruthless ambition. It is also a closely observed and in many ways still pertinent analysis of the tense and more than a little duplicitous relationship that exists in America between intellect and imagination, money, social status, and power. The Family responded to Podhoretz's book with outrage, and Podhoretz soon turned no less angrily on them, becoming the fierce neoconservative he remains to this day. Fifty years after its first publication, this controversial and legendary book remains a riveting autobiography, a book that can be painfully revealing about the complex convictions and needs of a complicated man as well as a fascinating and essential document of mid-century American cultural life
Getan und vertan : amerikanische Literatur in der Zeit des kalten Krieges ; 14 Essays by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and articles written during the past 10 years by the editor of "Commentary."
Der Riese taumelt : Amerika in der Bewährung by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new defenders of capitalism by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dang qian wei ji by Bao de he lei zi( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What America owes the Jews, what Jews Owe America( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent was the American idea founded on faith and on the Hebrew Bible? Why did Abraham Lincoln feel such a close connection to the Jews? Can religious communities in America remain true to their traditions while living in a secular culture? How did the strong alliance between Americanism and Zionism develop? What are the factors that brought about a migration of Jews from urban centers to the suburbs? What makes Jewish literature 'Jewish'? What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America is a collection of essays that explore the cultural, social, economic, and linguistic factors that have shaped the Jewish-American experience. Featuring the works of seven thought-leaders and scholars, this volume comprises an essential text for lovers and observers of American and Jewish life"--back cover
State of world Jewry address, 1983 by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt on Eichmann: a study in the perversity of brilliance [and] Jewish resistance to the Nazis by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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World War IV : the long struggle against Islamofascism
The prophets : who they were, what they areWhy are Jews liberals?The Norman Podhoretz reader : a selection of his writings from the 1950s through the 1990sThe bloody crossroads : where literature and politics meetEx-friends : falling out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman MailerMy love affair with America : the cautionary tale of a cheerful conservativeNorman Podhoretz : a biography
Alternative Names
Norman Podhoretz American writer

Norman Podhoretz Amerikaans journalist

Norman Podhoretz écrivain américain

Norman Podhoretz escriptor estatunidenc

Norman Podhoretz escritor estadounidense

Norman Podhoretz giornalista statunitense

Norman Podhoretz US-amerikanischer Intellektueller

Norman Podhoretz yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Podhorec, Norman.

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نورمن پودورتز


English (246)

French (11)

Polish (7)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

Chinese (2)