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Tosches, Nick

Overview
Works: 70 works in 326 publications in 11 languages and 10,311 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Case studies  Popular music  Rhythm and blues music  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3570.O74, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nick Tosches
 
Most widely held works by Nick Tosches
In the hand of Dante by Nick Tosches( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in the lowest reaches of the Vatican library, a secret chamber is opened for the first time in centuries. Inside it is an object of inestimable value; the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand."--Jacket
Dino : living high in the dirty business of dreams by Nick Tosches( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far more than Elvis or Sinatra, both of whom idolized him, Dean Martin stands as the great mystery of superstardom. Flesh and fantasy, he is both a man of whom the world knows little and an image that has come to embody the holy trinity of America: flash, trash, and cash. The facts of his life are the stuff of myth. Born seventy-five years ago in Steubenville, Ohio, Dino Crocetti, an immigrant's son, came up the hard way. He pumped gas, worked in a steel mill, boxed, and dealt craps at a local mob joint before finally turning to singing. After two name changes and a nose job, he began an unparalleled rise to the heights of fame, wealth, and power, becoming the most popular all-around entertainer of his time. While his notoriety and fortune grew astoundingly, he withdrew more and more into the silence of seclusion, a darkness on the other side of fame. Yet even in his self-imposed exile, the legend, and enigma, of Dean Martin took on a force of their own. In Dino, Nick Tosches takes us on a mesmerizing, irreverent odyssey through American mob culture, through the hidden, the forbidden, and the dreamed-of places, telling the story of a rise against all odds; the glory of that rise and its dark side, too: the story of a man driven into his own shadow by fame and inner demons. Tosches spent years interviewing the characters and exploring the hell and paradise of an America that few besides Martin have known. From the gambling dens of corrupt steel towns to the glorious nightclub whirl and neon netherworlds of New York and Chicago, from the casinos of Las Vegas to the dream factories of Hollywood, Dino brings to life the sublime and sleazy vision at the heart of this century's soul. Here are vivid portraits of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Monroe, and a host of infamous others, from Frank Costello to Mickey Cohen to Sam Giancana. Wild, illuminating, and strangely poetic, Dino is the epic tale of both one man's fate and that of the new world his forebears knew as l'America
The Devil and Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the story of the hard life and the mysterious death of Charles "Sonny" Liston, the boxer who "hit harder than any man alive."--Jacket
Hellfire : the Jerry Lee Lewis story by Nick Tosches( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of singer Jerry Lee Lewis details his early life, music, controversial marriage, problems and decline, endurance, and revival in popularity
Unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll by Nick Tosches( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the early history of rock music focuses on influential, but overlooked singers and musicians, including Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, Bill Haley, The Clovers, and Screamin Jay Hawkins
Trinities by Nick Tosches( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mafia mobsters battle Asian mobsters for control of the world's heroin market. Lots of action, lots of gore and the whites win. By the author of Dino
Country : the biggest music in America by Nick Tosches( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where dead voices gather by Nick Tosches( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this narrative; Emmett Miller, a yodeling blackface performer whose songs prefigured jazz, country, blues and much of the popular music in the twentieth century
Me and the devil : a novel by Nick Tosches( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy. Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night
Under Tiberius : a novel by Nick Tosches( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is profound, proof of the existence of a Messiah who was anything but the one we've known -- a shabby and licentious thief. After encountering him in the streets of Judea, Gaius becomes spin doctor to Jesus, and the pair schemes to accrue untold riches by convincing the masses that Jesus is the Son of God. As their marriage of truth and lies is consummated, friendship and wary respect develop between these two grifters."--
King of the Jews by Nick Tosches( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of notorious gambler and New York businessman Arnold Rothstein examines the myths that surrounded his life, from his alleged links to the fixing of the 1919 World Series to his inspiration of literary and stage characters
Power on earth by Nick Tosches( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and German and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michele Sindona's Explosive Story
Cut numbers by Nick Tosches( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country : living legends and dying metaphors in America's biggest music by Nick Tosches( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nick Tosches reader by Nick Tosches( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "the author's own selection of his work over the past thirty years, including fiction, poetry, interviews, rock writing, investigative journalism, and criticism."--Cover
Country : the twisted roots of rock 'n' roll by Nick Tosches( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written."--BOOK JACKET
Soul on fire : the best of LaVern Baker by LaVern Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night train : the Sonny Liston story by Nick Tosches( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographie de Sonny Liston, boxeur poids lourd, champion du monde en 1962, fils d'esclaves qui ne réussit jamais à écarter complètement son passé de braqueur, d'homme de main de la pègre. C'est après sa défaite contre Muhammad Ali que sa vie devint une lente descente aux enfers achevée par une mort mystérieuse
Me and the devil by Nick Tosches( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Tosches feels life ebbing out of him. He wanders New York City's streets and alleys, immersing himself in the crowd, eventually retreating to a dimly lit bar. There, in the gloom, he meets a tantalizing young woman, and the night that follows is unlike anything he has ever experienced. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy. The revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive rapture. There follows a descent into madness and a darkness beyond any darkness he has ever imagined, culminating in a revelation beyond all darkness and all light as well
Dangerous dances : the authorized biography by Nick Tosches( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Devil and Sonny Liston
Alternative Names
Nick Tosches American writer

Nick Tosches Amerikaans journalist

Nick Tosches scrittore e giornalista statunitense

Tosches, Nick

토시즈, 닉 1949-

トシス, ニック

トーシュ, ニック

ニック・ターシズ

Languages
English (162)

French (29)

German (10)

Italian (10)

Spanish (9)

Japanese (3)

Chinese (2)

Danish (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (2)

Covers
Dino : living high in the dirty business of dreamsThe Devil and Sonny ListonHellfire : the Jerry Lee Lewis storyUnsung heroes of rock 'n' rollTrinitiesWhere dead voices gatherKing of the JewsCut numbers