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Wiener, Jon

Overview
Works: 20 works in 89 publications in 2 languages and 7,319 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Case studies  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Archives  Podcasts  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML420.L38, 782.42166092
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Most widely held works by Jon Wiener
Come together : John Lennon in his time by Jon Wiener( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical and political biography of John Lennon including information from the FBI and Immigration and Naturalization Service files
The U.S. vs John Lennon by David Leaf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist. Humanitarian. National threat. In 1971, after the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York, where they became increasingly visible figures on the antiwar left. Lennon and Ono's involvement in a benefit concert for an imprisoned activist in Ann Arbor, Mich. made national news, and drew Lennon and Ono into the orbit of prominent anti-war activists, and of presidential candidate George McGovern. Nixon responded by putting the pair under constant surveillance, aided by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Strom Thurmond suggesting that Lennon's career as an antiwar celebrity spokesman could be derailed by revoking his temporary visa and getting him deported to England. This documentary looks at that right-wing attempt to have John Lennon deported as an "undesirable alien," and his long battle with immigration authorities
Historians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower by Jon Wiener( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians have been in the news recently, and the news has not been good - accusations of plagiarism, research fraud, and classroom misconduct have made headlines, brought protracted investigations, and, in some cases, landed big names in the courtroom." "In Historians in Trouble, investigative journalist and historian John Wiener examines a dozen history scandals of the last few years, and asks why some charges end up on page one and end careers, while others do not. He argues that media spectacles end careers only when powerful groups outside the profession demand punishment - and that such campaigns typically come from the right rather than the left."--Jacket
Gimme some truth : the John Lennon FBI files by Jon Wiener( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text documents an era when rock music seemed to have real political force and when youth culture challenged the status quo in Washington. It also delineates the administrations that fought to preserve government secrecy
Professors, politics and pop by Jon Wiener( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om indflydelsesmuligheder på den offentlige meningstendens i USA, belyst gennem analyse af forskellige gruppers og enkeltpersoners holdninger og virkemidler
How we forgot the Cold War : a historical journey across America by Jon Wiener( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph of good over evil and a defeat of totalitarianism equal in significance to World War II. In this provocative book, historian Jon Wiener visits Cold War monuments, museums, and memorials across the United States to find out how the era is being remembered. The author's journey provides a history of the Cold War, one that turns many conventional notions on their heads.In an engaging tr
Conspiracy in the streets : the extraordinary trial of the Chicago Eight( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Moore mocks George Bush and Al Franken ridicules Rush Limbaugh, but the mixing of play and politics today is polite and respectful compared to the carnival of contempt known as the Chicago Eight trial. Opening at the end of 1969, the trial brought Yippies, antiwar activists, and Black Panthers to face conspiracy charges arising from the massive protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The defendants openly lampooned the proceedings, with Abbie Hoffman blowing kisses to the jury and the defense bringing a Viet Cong flag into the courtroom. The judge ordered Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers bound and gagged for insisting on representing himself. And an array of celebrity witnesses appeared, including Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Arlo Guthrie, and Allen Ginsberg, who provoked the prosecution by chanting "Om" on the witness stand. This book combines an abridged transcript of the trial with astute commentary by historian Jon Wiener. A foreword by defendant Tom Hayden examines the trial's relevance for protest today, and drawings by legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer help re-create the electrifying atmosphere of the courtroom."--Publisher's website
I told you so : Gore Vidal talks politics : interviews with Jon Wiener by Gore Vidal( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects transcripts of four interviews with the novelist that cover a twenty-year span, in which he reflects on such topics as the history of the American empire, his life in politics, and the rise of the national security state
Emma Donoghue and Ramona Ausube : the wonder [electronic resource] by Emma Donoghue( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With all the propulsive tension that made Room an international bestseller, Emma Donoghue's new masterpiece, The Wonder, is a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives. Set in Ireland in the 1850s, an English nurse arrives in a small village to keep watch over a young girl who has been fasting for months and claims to be living only on manna from heaven. Is it a miracle or fraud or something else? Donoghue shares with ALOUD audiences her latest riveting psychological thriller with Ramona Ausubel
Maureen Dowd and Adam Nagourney : the year of voting dangerously [electronic resource] by Maureen Dowd( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Before you cast your ballot this November, join ALOUD for an evening of political takes and takedowns with New York Times Pulitzer-winning columnist Maureen Dowd. The bestselling author has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s and now in her new book, The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics, she plunges into one of the most bizarre and divisive campaigns in modern history. With her trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis, Dowd traces the psychologies and pathologies behind this treacherous battle for our nation's highest office
Hisham Matar and Louise Steinman : the return: fathers, sons and the land in between [electronic resource] by Hisham Matar( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Hisham Matar was a university student in England, his father was kidnapped. One of the Qaddafi regime's most prominent critics in exile, he was held in a secret prison in Libya. Matar, the author of In the Country of Men, a Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, chronicles his journey home to his native Libya after the fall of Qaddafi in search of the truth behind his father's disappearance. Matar shares from The Return, his impassioned new work that weaves the intimacy of a memoir with the suspense of journalism to offer a moving reflection on exile, art, family, and the history of a revolution
Riad Sattouf and Elvis Mitchell : the Arab of the future 2 [electronic resource] by Riad Sattouf( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker Riad Sattouf shares from his highly anticipated continuation of The Arab of the Future—a recollection of his childhood as his family shuttled back and forth between France and the Middle East. Sattouf’s latest graphic memoir travels to his father’s hometown of Homs, where the young Sattouf attends schools and attempts to dedicate himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of a dictator. Hear from one of today’s most original voices as Sattouf acutely observes life’s small daily moments while sweeping through issues of politics, religion, and poverty in a voice both darkly funny and piercingly direct
Sharon Olds and Robin Coste Lewis : the body in question [electronic resource] by Sharon Olds( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds' newest book of poems, Odes, addresses and embodies love, gender, and sexual politics through the powerful and tender age-old poetic form of the ode. National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis' stunning poetry debut, Voyage of the Sable Venus, considers the roles of desire and race in the construction of the self through lyrical meditations on the black female figure. Join us as these poets read from their intimate work and interrogate the structure of the body through its pleasures and sorrows, complex aesthetics and universal truths
Adam Hochschild : Spain in our hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 [electronic resource] by Adam Hochschild( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Best-selling author, prize-winning historian, and Mother Jones co-founder Adam Hochschild offers a sweeping new history of the Spanish Civil War. Spain In Our Hearts is a nuanced international tale of idealism and heartbreaking suffering told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell, who reveal the full tragedy and importance of the war. Hochschild returns to ALOUD to explore the complicated conflict that would galvanize Americans in their pursuit of democracy across the world just before the opening battle of World War II
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression by Daphne Merkin( )

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

Taking from essays on depression she has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, Daphne Merkin's new memoir This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression. In trying to sort out the root causes of her affliction, Merkin reflects on her childhood, her mother, her life as a writer, her marriage, and the birth of her child as she discusses in poignant detail various therapists, treatments, and hospitalizations for depression along the way. In an intimate conversation on her lifelong battle with depression and her search for release, Merkin is joined by Jill Soloway, the Emmy-winning creator of Transparent
The Black Panthers : portraits from an unfinished revolution [electronic resource] by Ericka Huggins( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

“What happens to revolutionaries in America?” This was the question photojournalist Bryan Shih sought to answer through his lens and the first-person narratives gathered in this powerful new book, Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution, released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding. These intimate and rarely heard stories of rank and file party members whose on-the-ground activism—from voter registrars, medical clinicians, and community teachers—contribute missing pieces to a skewed historical record and offer lessons for the future. #BlackLivesMatter activist and organizer Melina Abdullah joins Panthers Ericka Huggins, Norma Mtume, and Phyllis Jackson for an important examination of the past, present and future of groundbreaking social movements
To end all wars : [a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918] by Adam Hochschild( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hochschild (King Leopold's Ghost), one of America's best narrative historians, examines one of the greatest and most puzzling examples of civilized evils in history and the now obscure civilians and soldiers who waged a bitter, often heroic, struggle against it
James Gleick and Charles you : time to travel, a history [electronic resource] by James Gleick( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leading chronicler of science and technology and best-selling author of The Information and Chaos, James Gleick visits ALOUD with a mind-bending exploration of time travel through literature and science. His latest book, Time Travel, tracks our cultural, philosophical, technological, and evolutionary understanding of time—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from the electric telegraph to the steam railroad. Novelist Charles Yu, a masterful storyteller who turns time inside out in his fiction, joins Gleick in conversation to delve into the looping paradoxes of the past, present, and future
Historians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower by Jon Wiener( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The book] examines a dozen history scandals of the last few years, and asks why some charges end up on page one and end careers, while others do not. He argues that media spectacles end careers only when powerful groups outside the profession demand punishment.-Dust jacket
Stacy Schiff : the witches, Salem, 1692 [electronic resource] by Stacy Schiff( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The panic began in 1692, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra unpacks the fantastical story of the Salem Witch Trials in her latest seminal work, The Witches. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment in the shaping of the future republic when women played a central role in American history. Hear from one of our most acclaimed historians as she unveils one of the first great American mysteries
 
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Historians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower
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Jon Wiener American writer

Jon Wiener Amerikaans historicus

Jon Wiener escritor estadounidense

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Historians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory towerGimme some truth : the John Lennon FBI filesProfessors, politics and popConspiracy in the streets : the extraordinary trial of the Chicago Eight