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Valenti, Jack

Works: 85 works in 176 publications in 3 languages and 4,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PN4121, B
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Most widely held works by Jack Valenti
Speak up with confidence : how to prepare, learn, and deliver effective speeches by Jack Valenti ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers advice on planning, writing, memorizing, and delivering a speech
Protect and defend by Jack Valenti ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bitter taste of glory by Jack Valenti ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last mogul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lew Wasserman started in the entertainment industry working the door at Cleveland speak-easies and rose to control a Hollywood empire. With Chicagoan Jules Stein, Wasserman became an agent, and made Music Corp. of America one of the first true media conglomerates. Wasserman's gift for perceiving industry trends long before his rivals led to MCA's creation of Universal Pictures and Universal City. Wasserman was notoriously secretive, doing no interviews and leaving behind no written materials, so the film combines research, archival images, and new interviews of Hollywood insiders to tell a great American story of power, commerce, and deal making
Speak up with confidence [how to prepare, learn, and deliver effective speeches] by Jack Valenti ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speech writer for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the M.P.A.A., Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak up with confidence is an indispensible resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember
Casey's law : if something can go right, it should by Albert V Casey ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murphy's Law tells us that if something can go wrong, it will. Nonsense! says Al Casey, who maintains: If things can go right, they should. But you've got to make them go right, he adds, by hard work, focusing on key problems, and believing in the people around you. One of the most successful--and original--American businessmen of our time, Al Casey is a no-nonsense turnaround specialist who loves nothing more than the big challenges, whether in the private or the public sector. As president of the Times Mirror Corporation, he was instrumental in taking that West Coast company, whose main product was the Los Angeles Times,and turning it into a multifaceted media giant, with interests in magazines, newspapers, book publishing, forest products, radio and television. He presided over Times Mirror's move from a private to a public company, listed first on the NASDAQ, then on the New York Stock Exchange, during his tenure. As chairman of American Airlines for eleven years, he took that ailing giant--heavily in debt and losing money when he became CEO early in 1974--and made it into the highly profitable, preeminent company it still is today. As postmaster general he attacked the problems of the country's largest government agency--with almost a million employees--and left it leaner, more motivated, for the first time truly competitive, and--to the great surprise of Washington insiders--both efficient and profitable. In this book Al Casey tells his fascinating latter-day Horatio Alger story, from boyhood days in Arlington, Massachusetts, where he grew up during the Great Depression, through his fifty-year business career, to his current role as Distinguished Professor at SMU's Cox School of Business, where he is helping form a new generation of business leaders and managers
Interview with Jack Valenti, 1981 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Valenti served as a special assistant to President Johnson from 1963 to 1966. He discusses Johnson's early attitude towards Vietnam and his effort to win support through the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. He describes Johnson's deliberations over sending troops into Vietnam, escalating the war, and how to finance it. He recounts Johnson's feeling that every military action in Vietnam would help to end the war. Finally, he reflects on Johnson's character and recalls the "Daisy" commercial incident. -- taken from Open Vault WGBH Media Library and Archives
Aprenda a hablar en público by Jack Valenti ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speak up with confidence by Don Hall ( Visual )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes basic public speaking principles for those who wish to stand before an audience with some degree of confidence. Covers well-established approaches and presents practical tips for improving speaking skills
A personal close-up of President Johnson by Jack Valenti ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valenti, former top aid to President Johnson, discusses Johnson's complex personality and the major achievements of his Presidency
John Gardner uncommon American ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the career of John Gardner, an "establishment" man who took on the establishment to build a better America. Called the "ultimate builder of ideas, people and causes," Gardner founded Common Cause and played an instrumental role in a vast array of enterprises: campaign finance reform, education reform, civil rights enforcement, Medicare, public television, volunteer action and community renewal. The film also tells the story of the unique relationship between President Lyndon Johnson, a practical politician, and Gardner, an idea man, after his appointment in 1965 as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
Speak up with confidence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes basic elements of style in public speaking. Defines "style" in terms of its effect on an audience and gives techniques for building and maintaining rapport with the audience during a speech
Guns don't kill people--writers do ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speak up with confidence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides instruction for effective public speaking on television. Describes the nature of the television medium and presents techniques for effectively delivering statements to the camera and handling news interviews, presentations, press conferences, and talk-show appearances
Ten heroes and two heroines by Jack Valenti ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This time, this place : my life in war, the White House, and Hollywood by Jack Valenti ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the nation at war in the 1940s, twenty-two-year-old Jack Valenti flew fifty-one combat missions as the pilot of a B-25 attack bomber with the 12th Air Force based in Italy. In the 1960s, with the nation reeling from the assassination of a beloved president and becoming embroiled in a far different kind of war in Vietnam, he was in that fateful Dallas motorcade in 1963, flew back to Washington with the new president, and for three years worked in the inner circle of the White House as special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson. Then, for the next thirty-eight years, with American society and popular culture undergoing a revolutionary transformation, Valenti was the public face of Hollywood in his capacity as head of the Motion Picture Association of America. Been there, done that, indeed. Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Valenti has led several lives, any one of which could have provided ample material for an unforgettable memoir. As it is, This Time, This Place is the gripping story of a man who saw the terrible face of war while fighting with skill and bravery for his country; who was in the room, listening, participating, and remembering, as political decisions were made that would benefit or devastate countless lives in this country and on the other side of the world; and who championed the interest of the vast and globally influential movie industry with tenacity and vision. The list of boldface names whom Valenti knew and with whom he worked is as varied as it is astonishing in number. Aside from LBJ, there were Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Robert McNamara, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Julia Roberts, Cary Grant, Lew Wasserman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty, and Bill Clinton, to begin a very long list. The life of a man who earned both the Distinguished Flying Cross and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is inherently intriguing, but Valenti's warm, sometimes rueful, always engaging account gives this memoir a depth of humanity and a taste of life's unpredictability that will linger long after you turn the final page. From growing up poor but largely oblivious to that fact in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Greek and Italian immigrants in Houston to rising to the highest summits both of national government and Hollywood, This Time, This Place is a candid and clear-eyed reflection of the joys and sorrows, ambitions and disappointments, of a life fully recognizable in its extraordinary variety. It is also a sweeping and important historical record, written by a brilliantly successful man who helped to shape politics and entertainment in the second half of the twentieth century, and who always found himself in the center of the current storm. From the Hardcover edition
The voluntary movie rating system : how it began, its purpose, the public reaction by Jack Valenti ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A very human President by Jack Valenti ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinema Houston from Nickelodeon to Megaplex by David Welling ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Changing American presidency ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Valenti, former special assistant to President Johnson, explains that lack of clarity in issues, specialization of constituency interests in Congress, power of the media to distort, and the people's lack of faith in government have all brought dramatic changes to the way in which a president conducts affairs of office. Mr. Valenti then proceeds to answer questions put to him by high school students from Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, and Vermont
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Alternative Names
Valenti, Jack Joseph, 1921-
English (102)
Spanish (19)
Portuguese (1)