WorldCat Identities

Kaplan, James 1951-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 172 publications in 5 languages and 10,974 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, out, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML420.S565, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Kaplan
Dean & me : (a love story) by Jerry Lewis( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,400 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,480 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,472 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 )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,102 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 )

11 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 637 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--
Two guys from Verona : a novel of suburbia by James Kaplan( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 613 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 )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 435 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 355 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
Pearl's progress by James Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 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
The airport : terminal nights and runway days at John F. Kennedy International by James Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 292 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 278 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
Sinatra : the chairman by James Kaplan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 255 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
Frank : the making of a legend by James Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 181 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
The rat pack : the original bad boys by James Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 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 86 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 )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinatra, the chairman by James Kaplan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 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
Sinatra, the chairman by James Kaplan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 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
A love story by Jerry Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate memoir of one of the legends of the rat-pack era, Jerry Lewis remembers everything - the casinos, the mobsters, the endless pranks, the cocktails, the women, the meteoric rise to stardom. Here Lewis re-lives the days of glory with Dean Martin and gives a frank account of their relationship and break-up
Dean et moi : une histoire d'amour by Jerry Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'acteur retrace ses dix ans de collaboration avec le crooner Dean Martin. Après un premier succès en 1946 à Atlantic City, le duo comique conquiert les Etats-Unis avant d'entamer une carrière triomphale à Hollywood. 10 ans après, ils se séparent pour entamer chacun une carrière solo. Entre eux perdurera une profonde amitié que J. Lewis raconte de façon émouvante et drôle, sans langue de bois
 
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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 InternationalA love story