WorldCat Identities

Gorn, Elliott J. 1951-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 10,800 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sources  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN57, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elliott J Gorn
Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology
Mother Jones : the most dangerous woman in America by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Biography of the] celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of protest movements in the early twentieth century."--Jacket
Dillinger's wild ride : the year that made America's public enemy number one by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In an era that witnessed the rise of celebrity outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was the most famous and flamboyant of them all. Reports on the man and his misdeeds-spiced with accounts of his swashbuckling bravado and cool daring-provided an America worn down by the Great Depression with a salacious mix of sex and violence that proved irresistible. In Dillinger's Wild Ride, Elliott J. Gorn provides a riveting account of the year between 1933 and 1934, when the Dillinger gang pulled over a dozen bank jobs, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. A dozen men-police, FBI agents, gangsters, and civilians-lost their lives in the rampage, and American newspapers breathlessly followed every shooting and jail-break. As Dillinger's wild year unfolded, the tale grew larger and larger in newspapers and newsreels, and even today, Dillinger is the subject of pulp literature, serious poetry and fiction, and films, including a new movie starring Johnny Depp. What is the power of his story? Why has it lingered so long? Who was John Dillinger? Gorn illuminates the significance of Dillinger's tremendous fame and the endurance of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom against social convention. Dillinger's story has much to tell us about our enduring fascination with outlaws, crime and violence, about the complexity of our transition from rural to urban life, and about the transformation of America during the Great Depression. Dillinger's Wild Ride is a compulsively readable story with an unforgettable protagonist
A brief history of American sports by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gorn and Goldstein show us where our games and pastimes came from, how they developed, and what they have meant to Americans. The great heroes of baseball and football are here, as well as the dramatic moments of boxing and basketball. Beyond this, the authors show us how sports fit into the larger contours of our past. A Brief History of American Sports reveals that from colonial times to the present, sports have been central to American culture, and a profound expression of who we are."--Jacket
The manly art : bare-knuckle prize fighting in America by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of this book is to interpret boxing. It is selective in the events it covers. It reconstructs the culture of the ring
Muhammad Ali, the people's champ( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as still the best known athlete in the world, Muhammad Ali has played a fascinating role in American culture, with an influence that has reached far beyond sports. As the first book by scholars on the significance of his life and times, Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ is a fresh appraisal of the place of a giant sports idol and the role he has played in American history. Ali both shaped and reflected the times in which he lived. He touched the lives of people in a way unprecedented by almost any sports figure before or since. The contributors conclude that we can have no full understanding of our era without recognizing the enormous influence of "the people's champ."
The McGuffey readers : selections from the 1879 edition by William Holmes McGuffey( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: M [purple]
Constructing the American past : a source book of a people's history by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Constructing the American Past explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. This book achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other primary source collections. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides readers with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included also ask the reader to "read" the visual sources of American history. Explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs, and posters. U.S History Primary Sources. Anyone interested in exploring US History through documents, letters, articles, and other primary sources
Sports in Chicago( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing the American past : a source book of a people's history( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Jones : America's most dangerous woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features an interview with historian Elliott Gorn (in color). In mostly black and white still photographs and a segment of motion picture footage of Mother Jones at age "100", her story recalls the terrible conditions and labor oppression that motivated her to travel the country, mobilizing thousands of workers to fight for a living wage
The manly art : the lives and times of the great bare-knuckle champions by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing the American past : a source book of a people's history( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manly art : bare-knuckle prize fighting and the rise of American sports by Elliott J Gorn( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American Social History( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Gorn, Elliott 1951-

고온, 엘리엇 1951-

고온, 엘리엇 J. 1951-

Languages
English (118)

Covers
Mother Jones : the most dangerous woman in AmericaDillinger's wild ride : the year that made America's public enemy number oneA brief history of American sportsThe manly art : bare-knuckle prize fighting in AmericaMuhammad Ali, the people's champThe McGuffey readers : selections from the 1879 editionConstructing the American past : a source book of a people's historySports in Chicago