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Kwitny, Jonathan

Works: 26 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 6,400 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction  Interviews  Documentary films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX1378.5, B
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Kwitny
Most widely held works by Jonathan Kwitny
Man of the century : the life and times of Pope John Paul II by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Kwitny draws on hundreds of firsthand accounts and eight years of research to reveal the pope in all his complexity. Debunking the theory of a "holy alliance" between the U.S. government and the Vatican, Kwitny shows that Solidarity won its victory despite the CIA; another myth - that the Pope was the victim of a "Bulgarian" plot engineered by the Soviet Union - is shown here to be an elaborate fabrication. The pope's forty-year-old first book - 250 underground copies were hand-printed in Poland at mortal risk to the author, publishers, and readers - is partially reprinted here for the first time, indicating political beliefs that he could not later espouse as prelate. A blend of Thomism, phenomenology, and existentialism, John Paul II's religious philosophy is revealed as a key ingredient of his political ideology. The author examines with scrupulous detail the relationship between John Paul II as a Pole and his church; his doubts about American capitalism, which perfects the work rather than the worker and overvalues corporate leaders; his worldwide battles for the poor and to right human wrongs; the reasons behind the pope's unwavering traditionalist values; and his attitudes toward women as revealed through interviews with the women who have shaped his life as well as exerted powerful influence on the Church's birth control ban. In addition, Kwitny interprets little-known intelligence documents, including a candid eight-page CIA report on the pope when he was cardinal and a never-before-revealed plot by the Vatican to unseat the head of the Polish church with the support of Western intelligence agencies
Endless enemies : the making of an unfriendly world by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How America's worldwide interventions destroy democracy and free enterprise and defeat our own best interests"--Jacket subtitle
The crimes of patriots : a true tale of dope, dirty money, and the CIA by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative account describing how some of the biggest names in American defense and intelligence were involved in dope trade, tax evasion, and gunrunning
Vicious circles : the Mafia in the marketplace by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This of it as a kind of tax. Every time you buy a pizza, or a hamburger, or new clothes, or use a product that has traveled in a truck, the odds are that you are paying a tribute to one of America's crime families. This book shows that the Mafia, and the larger crime syndicate that it dominates, has control over much of what the public regards as legitimate business. And when the Dons dominate the marketplace, they bring murder, arson, and violence with them
Acceptable risks by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting story of two heroic men who changed government policy on experimental drugs for the dying, Jonathan Kwitny, one of America's foremost investigative journalists, delivers a hard-hitting indictment of the bureaucrats, doctors, scientists, and corporations that trade life for profit. In 1984, America became uneasily aware of a new disease known as acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome - AIDS. By the time it began to receive national media attention, thousands had already died, and thousands more were infected. But the administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the public were unprepared to deal with this mysterious and deadly epidemic. Two men, Jim Corti and Martin Delaney, undertook the fight against the powerful establishment and its outmoded laws and conventions. Corti was a medical nurse; Delaney, a successful corporate consultant. Both gay, they began helping their HIV-positive friends to secure promising anti-AIDS drugs. Soon, the two were running a law-defying, worldwide drug smuggling ring, bringing hope and sometimes relief to the desperately ill, all the while fighting the drug companies, teaching hospitals, and government bureaucrats committed to preserving the status quo. In Acceptable Risks, Jonathan Kwitny brilliantly illuminates the complex human issues of Corti and Delaney's courageous guerrilla rebellion to force the government to change its procedures for approving drugs not only for those affected by AIDS, but for all terminally ill patients whose health might be improved by or prolonged by drugs needlessly delayed under federal testing requirements. Kwitny shows how the medical community prevents the use of experimental drugs in order to protect research dollars and patents, even at the cost of patients' lives; how officials at the FDA impede or deny the use of drugs to protect their power base; how major pharmaceutical companies manipulate federal policy to protect their profits; and how the media often distort information to support their own biases. Drawing on the extraordinary experiences of Corti and Delaney, crucial FDA hearings and internal policy disputes, and eye-opening, often shocking, interviews with the principal players, Kwitny addresses some of our nation's most serious health care problems and exposes a system that harmed those it intended to help. He also vividly demonstrates what is exemplary about America: two citizens, at considerable risk and sacrifice, can take on a powerful government agency and, against all odds, succeed in changing its present - and future - policies
The fountain pen conspiracy by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How a few dozen professional swindlers are fleecing hundres of millions of dollars from banks, businesses, and private investors - and why they are getting away with it." (From the front cover)
The Mullendore murder case by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakedown by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of this wonderfully suspenseful caper is a fantastic multimillion-dollar fraud. The brilliant young author, Jonathan Kwitny, here tells the tale of master swindler Michael Carmody in a shakedown so ingeniously achieved the reader is more inclined to marvel than condemn. Besides, in the end, Carmody gets his just deserts. En route we are held in thrall by the puzzles and threats Carmody poses for Frank Scanion, newspaperman turned FBI agent, then private sleuth. What Scanlon confronts - and teh reader can relish his adventures as the novel's chapters alternate between Scanlon's story of prusuit adn the actual events - is the swindling of the Quincy Corporation, a company perfectly set up for Carmody's larcenous skills
L'uomo del secolo : la vita e il tempo di Giovanni Paolo II by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The super swindlers : the incredible record of America's greatest financial scams by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'uomo del secolo : l'ultimo profeta by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and favor in the newsroom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film shows for the first time how ownership of the press by a small corporate elite constricts the free flow of ideas and information upon which our democracy depends. Journalists, including four Pulitzer Prize winners from The New York Times, NBC, PBS and other respected news organizations, reveal how they have been censored, squelched or fired for aggressively reporting on the wealthy and the powerful. The program also presents senior news executives, including the former Vice Chairman of The New York Times and the President of NBC News, who defend the work of their news organizations
The life and times of Pope John Paul II by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Paolo II : il papa del secolo by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Człowiek stulecia : życie i czasy Papieża Jana Pawła II by Jonathan Kwitny( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great transportation conspiracy by Jonathan Kwitny( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The JFK assassination( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy and presents new evidence that the Mafia directed it. Suggests proof of a link between Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and Mafia boss Carlos Marcello; and hints at a coverup by the FBI, CIA, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.), David W. Belin, and authors John H. Davis and David E. Scheim discuss these issues
The Kwitny report with Jonathan Kwitney( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Program is a non-commercially produced off-air videorecording of two segments of the television series: Kwitney report, broadcast on WNYC New York, c1989, WNYC Foundation; 30 minutes each
The Hoffa wars : Teamsters, rebels, politicians, and the mob by Dan E Moldea( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Man of the century : the life and times of Pope John Paul II
Alternative Names
Jonathan Kwitny American journalist

Jonathan Kwitny Amerikaans journalist (1941-1998)

English (68)

Italian (12)

Polish (2)

The life and times of Pope John Paul II