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Kaplan, James 1951-

Works: 48 works in 282 publications in 9 languages and 11,720 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Short stories, American  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Collector, htt, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, out
Classifications: ML420.S565, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Kaplan
Dean & me : (a love story) by Jerry Lewis( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were the unlikeliest of pairs--a handsome Italian crooner and a skinny Jewish monkey. The moment they got together, something clicked--and audiences saw it at once. Before long, they were as big as Elvis would be after them, grabbing an unprecedented hold over radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution--and then, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. The two wouldn't speak again for twenty years. While both went on to forge triumphant individual careers, their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man's heart. In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Lewis recounts a fifty-year friendship, and makes a case for Dean Martin as one of the great--and most underrated--comic talents of our era.--From publisher description
You cannot be serious by John McEnroe( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his rise to success in the world of professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his current roles as father, tennis player, and TV commentator
Frank : the voice by James Kaplan( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinatra endowed the songs he sang with the explosive conflict of his own personality. He also made the very act of listening to pop music a more personal experience than it had ever been. In "Frank: The Voice," Kaplan reveals how he did it, bringing deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument
Sinatra : the chairman by James Kaplan( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after he claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist. Sinatra's life post-Oscar was astonishing in scope and achievement and, occasionally, scandal, including immortal recordings almost too numerous to count, affairs ditto, many memorable films (and more than a few stinkers), Rat Pack hijinks that mesmerized the world with their air of masculine privilege, and an intimate involvement at the intersection of politics and organized crime that continues to shock with its hubris. Kaplan has orchestrated the wildly disparate aspects of Sinatra's life and character into an American epic.--Adapted from book jacket
Walk through walls : a memoir by Marina Abramović( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The child of Communist war-hero parents under Tito's regime in postwar Yugoslavia, Marina Abramović was raised with a relentless work ethic. Even as she was beginning to build an international artistic career, she lived at home under her mother's abusive control, strictly obeying a 10 p.m. curfew. But nothing could quell her insatiable curiosity, her desire to connect with people, or her distinctly Balkan sense of humor -- all of which informs her art and her life. Marina's story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist--
Irving Berlin : New York genius by James Kaplan( Book )

11 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture
Two guys from Verona : a novel of suburbia by James Kaplan( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1999, two men meet at a high school reunion in New Jersey, one a yuppie, the other a manual worker lacking in ambition. Both feel sorry for each other. The novel follows their fortunes as the worker becomes manager and the yuppie ends in the street, victim of a stock market crash. By the author of Pearl's Progress
Frank : the voice by James Kaplan( Recording )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant biography, author James Kaplan hails singer Frank Sinatra as one of the most iconic entertainers of the twentieth century. Here, Kaplan chronicles Sinatra's personal life, revealing how it fueled his career and consequently shaped American pop culture
Dean & me : [(a love story)] by Jerry Lewis( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by the legendary funny man recalls his long-time partnership with crooner Dean Martin, their decade-long success as a team, their traumatic breakup and individual careers, and the effects of their estrangement and its aftermath
The Best American short stories, 1978( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl's progress by James Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Pearl, a Jewish poet from Manhattan comes to Pickett State University in Mississippi to teach. But he is the one who gets the education
Sinatra : the chairman by James Kaplan( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a behind-the-scenes examination of the life and career of the legendary performer that offers insight into his prolific accomplishments, multidimensional character, and complex relationships
The airport : terminal nights and runway days at John F. Kennedy International by James Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of John F. Kennedy Airport, which is a world in itself, and the people who make up its "population"--Pilots, flight attendants, freight handlers, thieves, con artists, police, customs inspectors, and even clergy and medical personnel
Serious by John McEnroe( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McEnroe enjoyed tremendous success at all levels of tennis and owns 77 career singles titles, including seven Grand Slams. He joined the circuit in 1978 and it took him only three years to attain the No. 1 ranking. In this autobiography he talks about his career, his marriage and what's next
Frank : the making of a legend by James Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Frank Sinatra? And how did who he was lead to him creating such incomparable music? In this book, fans finally have a biography that goes more deeply into who he really was than any previous book about this extraordinary man
Traverser les murs : mémoires by Marina Abramović( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 2010, plus de 750 000 personnes se sont pressées au Museum of Modern Art de New York pour avoir la chance d'assister à la performance célébrant les cinquante années de carrière de Marina Abramovic. Traverser les murs, récit saisissant, épique et d'un humour impitoyable, raconte comment une jeune femme élevée par une mère folcoche, qui a grandi dans la Yougoslavie communiste de Tito, est devenue, en quelques décennies, une icône mondiale de l'art contemporain. En repoussant les limites du corps humain, la peur, la douleur, la fatigue, dans une quête sans compromis de transformation émotionnelle et spirituelle, Marina Abramovic, qui compte parmi ses admirateurs Lady Gaga et Jay-Z, a révolutionné l'art de la performance, devenant l'une des plus importantes inspiratrices de l'esthétique de la pop culture au XXIe siècle
The rat pack : the original bad boys by James Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a retrospective on the famous group of entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr
Paul McCartney : the legend rocks on by James Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the legendary songwriter and performer in words and pictures
The airport : planes, people, triumphs, and disasters at John F. Kennedy International by James Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durch Mauern gehen : Autobiographie by Marina Abramović( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dean & me : (a love story)
You cannot be seriousFrank : the voiceTwo guys from Verona : a novel of suburbiaFrank : the voiceDean & me : [(a love story)]SeriousFrank : the making of a legendThe airport : planes, people, triumphs, and disasters at John F. Kennedy International
Alternative Names
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