Most widely held works about James Lehrer
Most widely held works by James Lehrer
The special prisoner : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
"The Special Prisoner takes it title from the designation the Japanese government gave U.S. airmen held prisoner during World War II - an indication of the severity with which these foreign devils responsible for bombing Japanese cities were to be treated. John Quincy Watson was a skilled young pilot flying B-29s over Japan when he was shot down and taken prisoner in 1945.
No certain rest : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
On a ridge overlooking Burnside Bridge - the focus of the Battle of Antietam - souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union Officer. Don Spaniel, an archeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains. He soon discovers that the officer was murdered and that his identification disk could not possibly belong to him, since its rightful owner is buried elsewhere. Spaniel's obsessive investigation leads not only to his reliving the horrible carnage that occurred at Burnside Bridge over a century before, but to the true identity of the Union officer and the reason why another body resides in his grave in a small New England town.
White widow by James Lehrer ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Texas, a bus driver's obsession with a woman passenger ends in tragedy. The protagonist is Jack Oliver, a veteran driver who develops fantasies about a beautiful woman who regularly takes his bus. One day his concentration flags and it's the end of his career. By the author of The Last Debate.
Purple dots : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
A satirical comedy on Joshua Bennett whose nomination as CIA director is being derailed in Congress because of political blackmail and the water needs of New Mexico. Josh replies by bombing the opposition.
Flying crows : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
Confined to a Missouri state insane asylum, a boy named Birdie is taken under the wing of Josh, an elderly patient who has learned the ropes at the institution and who eventually helps him escape, only to return himself to the asylum.
The Franklin affair : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
A young historian's peaceful and orderly life is undermined by personal and professional crises when he receives a letter dating back to the Revolutionary War that reveals a scandal that could alter American history.
The phony marine : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
When a middle-aged men's store salesman buys a Silver Star on ebay, he begins to transform himself into the marine he wanted to be--but wasn't.
Eureka : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
Bored with his job as CEO of an insurance company in Eureka, Kansas, and tired of his nagging wife, Otis Halstead hits the road on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, but a terrible accident interrupts his odyssey, leaving him a seeming vegetable trapped by the people he tried to escape.
Blue hearts : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
All he really wants is a little recognition for his covert work on the Kennedy assassination with his cold-war buddy Bruce Conn Clark, a powerful Washington consultant and distinguished elder statesman.
Oh, Johnny : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
A talented athlete, Johnny Wrigley firmly believes that someday he will play major league baseball. But on the way to his dreams, Johnny life takes a detour when as a newly minted Marine, he finds love on a brief stop in Wichita.
Kick the can by James Lehrer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
The last debate by James Lehrer ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 990 libraries worldwide
In a presidential debate, four journalists torpedo a leading candidate, assuring victory for the one everyone thought was a sure loser. A satire on the religious right, political handlers, journalistic ethics and the news business.
Lost and found by James Lehrer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
It's in the middle of the great turnpike shootout between Oklahoma governor Buffalo Joe Hayman and his legislature that the speaker of the Oklahoma House, Luther Wallace, disappears without a trace. Because Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, One-Eyed Mack, is Luther's friend and needs him to stop Hayman's turnpike project. Mack sets out to find the lost speaker.
Super : a novel by James Lehrer ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
In its heyday, the Santa Fe railroad's famous Super Chief was so replete with wealth and celebrity that it became known as "The Train of the Stars." And so we find it in April of 1956, embarking from Chicago for its trip across the Plains to the West Coast. Passengers include former president Harry Truman and actor Clark Gable. But as the train gains speed, a series of deadly events unfolds.
Crown Oklahoma by James Lehrer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Kick the can. Mark, as lieutenant governor of Oklahoma, takes it upon himself to track down the crime organization known as the Oklahoma Mob led by Boomer before an all-out gang war begins.
The sooner spy by James Lehrer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Lieutenant governor one-eyed Mack is left in charge while the governor is in Japan. While investigating Soviet spies, he runs into the CIA, grease pirates, and the dangers of doing favors.
Fine lines by James Lehrer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Someone is killing Oklahoma's state legislators one by one, and Governor Buffalo Joe Hayman orders the lieutenant governor, the One-eyed Mack, to find out who's responsible.
A bus of my own by James Lehrer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
"In A Bus of My Own, accomplished journalist, novelist and playwright Jim Lehrer dares that most daunting of literary challenges, the memoir - and succeeds brilliantly. From the public-address booth of a Texas bus depot to the nightly news, with plenty of adventures along the way, A Bus of My Own is a warm, funny, delightfully candid journey of reminiscence in the tradition of Russell Baker and Charles Kuralt." "Whether the subject is a hilarious NewsHour near-disaster or a personal crisis, Jimmy Charles Lehrer's saga makes terrific copy. His consuming passion for the great days of the intercity bus line, born out of his parents' attempts to found a Kansas bus line in 1946 with three mechanically exhausted vehicles named Betsy, Susie and Lena; his youthful dreams, losses and embarrassments; his picaresque career as a reporter interviewing murderers, con men, Cardinals and Elvis, plus so many dignitaries wandering through the airport that he became known as the only foreign correspondent in American journalism never to leave the city limits of Dallas; his entry into public television in 1970 with a cast of reporters that featured blacks, Hispanics, women with long hippie hair and men with beards ("Some people went crazy and red in the face just looking at us"); his wealth of family, friends and cohorts, such as Robin MacNeil, Eudora Welty and the inimitable Sticks Strahala; his failproof method to stop smoking (have a heart attack); his lifelong hunger to possess "a bus of my own" - all percolate with the candor and wit that are Jim Lehrer's trademarks." "A Bus of My Own is jam-packed with marvelous stories, memorable characters and pointed opinions about all kinds of things, among them journalistic ethics, back-roads America and the Kennedy assassination (to which Lehrer had an unusual front-row seat). It will have readers thinking, chortling, even getting misty-eyed from time to time. It is a pure delight."--BOOK JACKET.
Short list by James Lehrer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
When the governor of Oklahoma is felled by a stroke, the lieutenant governor One-Eyed Mack delivers his keynote address to the Democratic National convention. He instantly becomes a short-list candidate for Vice President.
Tension city : inside the Presidential debates, from Kenney-Nixon to Obama-McCain by James Lehrer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Presents an analysis of political debates from the last two decades through the preparations, executions, and mistakes of recent moderators and participants, offering insight into specific high-profile events and decisions.
Antietam, Battle of (Maryland : 1862) Archaeologists Baseball players Biographers Biography Bishops Boys Bus drivers Campaign debates Combat--Psychological aspects Editors Ex-prisoners of war Extortion Fiction First loves Franklin, Benjamin,--1706-1790 Funeral rites and ceremonies Homecoming Homeless persons Impersonation Insurance agents Kansas Large type books Lehrer, James Life change events Male friendship Marines Maryland Maryland--Antietam National Battlefield Midlife crisis Missouri Oklahoma Older men One-eyed Mack (Fictitious character) Pacific Area Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Periodical editors Political fiction Political fiction Presidents--Election Psychiatric hospital patients Psychological fiction Revenge Self-actualization (Psychology) Texas United States Unrequited love Veterans Washington (D.C.) World War (1939-1945)