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Lelyveld, Joseph

Overview
Works: 26 works in 129 publications in 7 languages and 6,822 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT763, B
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Most widely held works about Joseph Lelyveld
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Lelyveld
Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments -- his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Joseph Lelyveld shows how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent -- during two decades in South Africa -- and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the last months of this leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables -- for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole -- produced their own leaders. Here is a reconsideration of Gandhi's struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy
His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax"--Dust jacket flap. "'By far the most enigmatic leading figure' of World War II. That's how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, in an insightful account, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. The story has been told piecemeal but never like this, with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, involving secret, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea. In between, as the war entered its final phase, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, raising urgent questions about the ability of the longest-serving president to stand for a fourth term at a time when he had little choice. Neither his family nor top figures in his administration were informed of his diagnosis, let alone the public or his closest ally, Winston Churchill. With D-Day looming, Roosevelt took a month off on a plantation in the South where he was examined daily by a navy cardiologist, then waited two more months before finally announcing, on the eve of his party's convention, that he'd be a candidate. A political grand master still, he manipulated the selection of a new running mate, with an eye to a possible succession, displaying some of his old vigor and wit in a winning campaign. With precision and compassion, Joseph Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in his personal life. Confronting his own mortality, Roosevelt operated in the belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, telling himself he could always resign if he found he couldn't carry on. Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of this deliberately inscrutable man, a consummate leader to the very last."--Dust jacket
Omaha blues : a memory loop by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a Cleveland rabbi explores his family history, presenting a candid portrayal of his father, who walked a tenuous line between his politics and his public role as a clergyman
Move your shadow : South Africa, Black and white by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Aufzeichnung (1980/83)
Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India by Joseph Lelyveld( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history
Young Americans abroad by Roger H Klein( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His final battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt by Joseph Lelyveld( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a built in skepticism and a respect for evidence, Joseph Lelyveld leads us deeper into the thickly forested interior at the end of the life of Franklin Roosevelt. This is for anyone who wants to understand one of the most consequential, and most mysterious presidents
Calcutta : the home and the street by Raghubir Singh( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of bondage by Ernest Cole( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oppression suffered by blacks in South Africa is compellingly reported in text and photographs
Chiropody (podiatry) by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiropody's centennial souvenir and Who's who, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the profession by American Podiatry Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Boesak, choosing for justice( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Boesak is a young minister in the colored branch of the segregated Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa. He is also the president of the 70 million member World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and in 1983 helped found the United Democratic Front (UDF) to work against Apartheid for a free, united and democratic South Africa. He wants the Church to be an agent of change and liberation, and worked successfully to have Apartheid declared a heresy by the World Alliance. This documentary presents a biographical profile of Boesak and also his views in a candid interview. Includes archival film-clips showing the struggle against Apartheid, and comments by friends and supporters such as Beyers Naudé
Great soul by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments'his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize'winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent'during two decades in South Africa'and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic'and tragic'last months of this selfless leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables'for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole'produced their own leaders. Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi's extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India's social conscience'and not just India's. From the Hardcover edition
For Naipaul a difficult country by Joseph Lelyveld( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In: New York Times magazine, (12 June 1977)
Dziwne losy kapelana z Guantánamo by Joseph Lelyveld( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yeats as a public poet by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What we don't talk about when we talk about torture( Book )

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

Oppenheimer of South Africa by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flytta din skugga om stämningar i Sydafrika by Joseph Lelyveld( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Care of the feet : facts that everybody should know about foot health, footwear, how to buy shoes, and home treatment of foot troubles by Joseph Lelyveld( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India
Alternative Names
Joseph Lelyveld Amerikaans journalist

Joseph Lelyveld giornalista statunitense

Joseph Lelyveld US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Lelyveld, Joseph Salem 1937-

ஜோசப் லெலிவெல்ட்

ജോസഫ് ലെലിവെൽഡ്

リリーヴェルド, ジョーゼフ

Languages
English (101)

German (5)

French (5)

Swedish (4)

Dutch (3)

Japanese (2)

Polish (1)

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Omaha blues : a memory loopGreat soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India