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Alexander, Paul 1955-

Works: 47 works in 203 publications in 9 languages and 8,212 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Documentary films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Other, chi
Classifications: PS3566.L27, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paul Alexander
Most widely held works by Paul Alexander
Rough magic : a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography of American poet, novelist and short story writer, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). The author's account of Plath's life and death reveals her roles as a girl, woman, wife, mother, and author. A writer from a very young age, Plath endures the death of her father at a young age. Throughout high school and college, Sylvia continues to write and excel in school. After a summer internship in New York City, Sylvia attempted suicide for the first time. This would be one of many hardships she would endure: depression, shock treatments, rejection from publishes, and, perhaps worse, the infidelity of her husband, Ted Hughes, who she believed she would have a happy life with
Salinger : a biography by Paul Alexander( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. D. Salinger has taken every precaution to hide details of his private life. Now Salinger, A Biography tells the story of America's great literary recluse." "He was not always a mystery. In the 1940s and 1950s Salinger was a successful and prolific writer of American short fiction - the quintessential New Yorker writer. Then he withdrew to a cabin in New Hampshire where he practices Zen and has continued to write - but only for himself. Why is he in hiding? Who is he?" "Paul Alexander, a journalist and biographer, describes Salinger the human being and Salinger the icon. Alexander has based his work on newly opened archives and personal interviews with over forty major literary figures, including George Plimpton, Gay Talese, Ian Hamilton, Harold Bloom, Roger Angell, A. Scott Berg, Robert Giroux, Ved Mehta, Gordon Lish, and Tom Wolfe." "In Salinger, A Biography, Alexander tells the story of a man whose fictional creations became as real to him as friends, family, and lovers - a man who chose, in adolescence, to stop his life in a freeze frame and who has lingered in that fantasy world for a half century."--Jacket
Man of the people : the life of John McCain by Paul Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Senator John McCain, examining his life and accomplishments in the context of late twentieth-century American politics, discussing his formative years as the son and grandson of four-star admirals, his experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, his decision to pursue a political career, and his bid to be the Republican candidate for president in 2000
Ariel ascending : writings about Sylvia Plath( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boulevard of broken dreams : the life, times, and legend of James Dean by Paul Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from new and documented sources, a revisionist portrait of the actor's homosexuality and personal identity conflict argues that Dean's angst-ridden public compliance with rigid sexual mores helped fuel the electricity of his performances
The candidate : behind John Kerry's remarkable run for the White House by Paul Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the campaign of John Kerry, including behind the scenes information and strategies for the presidential campaign from July to November
Death and disaster : the rise of the Warhol empire and the race for Andy's millions by Paul Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death is where this story begins; disaster is what follows. In 1987, Andy Warhol overcame his deep fear of hospitalization to seek treatment for a gallbladder ailment he'd neglected for fourteen years. "I'm not gonna make it," he said to his personal physician, who assured him that the surgery he faced was routine. The operation was both routine and successful, but less than twenty-four hours later, Warhol was dead. The shocking news set off a blizzard of activity: Warhol's East Side townhouse was sealed, his executor took charge, lawyers were called in, canvases were moved to secret warehouse (some never to be seen again), security guards were posted at the Factory. The world that Andy Warhol had carefully constructed over three decades was about to go public
Machiavelli's shadow : the rise and fall of Karl Rove by Paul Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Rove has come to personify scorched-earth political tactics and merciless, win-at-any-cost trickery. His status as the so-called architect behind Bush's election victories has elevated him to a mythic kingmaker in the national imagination. Not since Mark Hanna, special assistant to President William McKinley, has someone not elected to public office played such a vital role in the governance of our nation." "Paul Alexander tracks Rove's journey from consummate outsider to presidential consigliere, conducting firsthand interviews with A-list sources who have never gone on the record about Rove before now. The result is a no-holds-barred account of the man whose insistence on politicizing any area on which he has advised the president - from the war in Iraq to domestic issues like Social Security, energy, the environment, and hotly controversial judicial matters - has brought about his own fall from grace and an escalating crisis within the government and the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Man of the people : the maverick life and career of John McCain by Paul Alexander( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the rise of John McCain, the former POW and Vietnam War hero who became a Republican senator and the nation's most passionate spokesperson for campaign finance reform
Brothers in arms( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential candidate John Kerry and the surviving members of the six man team who served with him in the Vietnam conflict aboard the Patrol Craft Fast 94, speak about their time during the war
James Dean : boulevard of broken dreams by Paul Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more than a promising actor with a handful of films to his name when he died in 1955, James Dean has since been elevated to an iconic status surpassed only by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. And his image - a blend of '50s cool and tough-guy charm - has been vigorously marketed in the race to cash in on a legend that, forty years later, shows no sign of abating. But until now, no serious biography has looked beyond the studio-manufactured cliches to the volatile polarities of this complex star. Was he bisexual or gay? A neurotic con-man or a lost boy trying to find himself? And to what extent did his sexuality fire his performances? Drawing on many new and documented sources, and featuring previously unpublished photographs, Paul Alexander's revisionist and passionate biography will explode many people's myths about a rare acting genius
Homicidal by Paul Alexander( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People simply will not accept the fact that there is such a thing as a homicidal mind, Truman Capote once said, People who would kill as easily as they would write a bad check. But people like this do exist-and in Homicidal, journalist and crime writer Paul Alexander profiles one of the most brutal homicidal minds in criminal history. According to allegations, Lonnie Franklin Jr. killed at least ten women-maybe more-in the Los Angeles area over 25 years. Because of serious mistakes in the LAPD's handling of the case, Franklin stayed active for decades-a terrifyingly normal serial killer next door who met his victims mostly through random encounters. The best-selling author of true crime titles Accused, Murdered, and Mistried, Alexander delves deep into law enforcement records and collects never-before-heard firsthand accounts to cast new light on this complicated case. Combining the attention to detail of a crime journalist with the eloquent style of a literary master, Alexander will leave you wondering-could you recognize the serial killer next door?
Salinger( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SALINGER features interviews with 150 subjects including Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, and Gore Vidal talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author's meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010
Pony Express riders : [poems] by George Stanley( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murdered by Paul Alexander( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When police found the body of 29-year-old Sherri Rae Rasmussen beaten, bludgeoned, and shot to death in her Los Angeles condo, at first they thought it was a burglary gone bad. But the evidence told a different story?one that came to light more than twenty years later. In March 2012, LA police officer Stephanie Lazarus?the former girlfriend of Rasmussen's new husband?was accused of her murder in a trial that attracted nationwide attention. This headline-grabbing story of consuming jealousy, cover-ups, intrigue and passion unfolds with thrilling pace and page-turning urgency in the hands of master crime writer Paul Alexander. A journalist and author of the best-selling true crime titles Homicidal and Accused, Alexander combines the keen-eyed attention to detail of a crime reporter with the tight, ruthless prose of a literary master. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A leading journalist with a career spanning decades, Paul Alexander has published hundreds of major articles in publications including The New York Times and Rolling Stone . He has published eight acclaimed books about the lives and careers of prominent people including James Dean, J.D. Salinger, John McCain, Karl Rove, and Sylvia Plath, and is the author of the best-selling true-crime titles Murdered, Accused, Mistried, and Homicidal . ABOUT THE SERIES The Paul Alexander True Crime Collection offers Paul Alexander's four best-selling titles Murdered, Accused, Mistried, and Homicidal exclusively in ebook form. Combining gripping pace with gritty literary style, these books provide compelling true accounts of high-profile crimes and trials?each with new evidence leading to startling revelations
Accused by Paul Alexander( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rough magic : a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kerry by Paul Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kerry, les dessous d'une campagne : document by Paul Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace la carrière politique de John Kerry et expose les étapes qui ont mené ce sénateur du Massachusetts, grand admirateur de John Fitzgerald Kennedy, à se présenter à la campagne électorale américaine. L'auteur de ce document montre que John Kerry est le seul homme politique capable, selon ses compatriotes, de tenir tête au président sortant, voire de l'emporter sur lui, en 2004
Boulevard of broken dreams : James Dean : leven & legende by Paul Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse filmacteur (1931-1955)
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Salinger : a biography
Salinger : a biographyMan of the people : the life of John McCainBoulevard of broken dreams : the life, times, and legend of James DeanThe candidate : behind John Kerry's remarkable run for the White HouseDeath and disaster : the rise of the Warhol empire and the race for Andy's millionsMachiavelli's shadow : the rise and fall of Karl RoveMan of the people : the maverick life and career of John McCainJames Dean : boulevard of broken dreams
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