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Goldstone, Lawrence 1947-

Works: 38 works in 211 publications in 7 languages and 13,055 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Juvenile works  Medical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3557.O426, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Lawrence Goldstone
Most widely held works by Lawrence Goldstone
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Philadelphia physician Ephraim Carroll draws on the new techniques of forensic medicine to investigate the brutal murder of a beautiful young woman and the horror that led to her death
Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life-risking rivalry between the Wright Brothers and machinist Glenn Hammond Curtiss, assessing how their patent war shaped early aviation and ultimately cost one of the men his life
Out of the flames : the remarkable story of a fearless scholar, a fatal heresy, and one of the rarest books in the world by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Servetus is one of those hidden figureheads of history who is remembered not for his name but for the revolutionary deeds that stand in his place. Both a scientist and a freethinking theologian, Servetus is credited with the discovery of pulmonary circulation in the human body as well as the authorship of a polemical masterpiece that cost Servetus his life. The Christianismi Restitutio, a heretical work of biblical scholarship written in 1553, aimed to refute the orthodox Christianity that Servetus's old colleague, John Calvin, supported. After the book spread through the ranks of the Protestant hierarchy, Servetus was tried and agonizingly burned at the stake, the last known copy of the Restitutio chained to his leg. Servetus's execution is significant because it marked a turning point in the quest for freedom of expression, due largely to the development of the printing press and the proliferation of books in Renaissance Europe. Three copies of the Restitutio managed to survive the burning, despite every effort on the part of his enemies to destroy them. As a result, the book became almost a surrogate for its author, going into hiding and relying on covert distribution until it could be read freely, centuries later." "Out of the Flames tracks the history of this special work, examining Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information revolution during the sixteenth century. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone follow the clandestine journey of the three copies through the subsequent centuries and explore the author's legacy and influence over the thinkers that shared his spirit and genius, such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Jefferson, and William Osler. Out of the Flames is an extraordinary testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage."--Jacket
Drive! : Henry Ford, George Selden, and the race to invent the auto age by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed author of Birdmen comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation's first car show in New York's Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm--and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. Drive! is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a "theory looking for an application," evolved into an innovation that would change history. Debunking many long-held myths along the way, Drive! shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. Long before anyone had heard of Henry Ford, men with names like Benz, Peugeot, Renault, and Daimler were building and marketing the world's first cars. Goldstone breathes life into an extraordinary cast of characters: the inventors and engineers who crafted engines small enough to use on a "horseless carriage"; the financiers who risked everything for their visions; the first racers--daredevils who pushed rickety, untested vehicles to their limits; and such visionary lawyers as George Selden, who fought for and won the first patent for the gasoline-powered automobile. Lurking around every corner is Henry Ford, a brilliant innovator and an even better marketer, a tireless promoter of his products--and of himself. With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, Drive! plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved. Advance praise for Drive! "Business history as you have never read it before. Lawrence Goldstone tells the tale of the important but now forgotten legal fight over the patent for the automobile. With more plot twists than a murder mystery and a cast of well-known industrial titans, Drive! takes the reader down the road from the dawning age of the automobile, when Henry Ford's dream almost turned into a nightmare."--James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power "Utterly compelling and filled with fascinating stories and larger-than-life characters, Drive! is a joyride. I'll never get behind the wheel of my car again without thinking about Drive!"--Howard Blum, author of Dark Invasion and American Lightning "In suitably fast-paced prose, Goldstone tells the enthralling story of the fraught early days of the 'Horseless Age.' The cast in the high-stakes battle includes brilliant engineers, Gilded Age tycoons, and reckless daredevils both on the track and in the boardroom. Silicon Valley's billionaires have nothing on these guys for either ingenuity or ruthlessness."--Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome "A lucid, intelligent page-turner, Drive! will enthrall and enlighten you."--Elizabeth MacDonald, senior stocks editor, FOX Business"--
Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1865 and 1870, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the U.S., the 14th conferred citizenship and equal protection under the law to all Americans, white or black, and the 15th gave black American males the right to vote. In 1875 the far reaching Civil Rights Act granted all Americans regardless of color "the full and equal enjoyment" of public conveyances and places of amusement. Yet eight years later, in 1883, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 vote, overturned the Civil Rights Act as unconstitutional, arguing Congress had overstepped its authority. As the author pointedly acknowledges, in the next 20 years despite "by the dawn of the 20th century the U.S. had become the nation of Jim Crow laws, quasi slavery, and precisely the same two tiered system of justice that had existed in the slave era." How and why this happened, and the ramifications and reverberations unto today, is the subject of this work. As he has done before, the author challenges the conventional view of history through a rigorous examination of the historical record. He makes clear the Supreme Court, in cases as celebrated as Plessy v. Ferguson and the equally important Williams v. Mississippi, was deeply guilty by association, turning a blind eye to the obvious reality of Jim Crow, preferring to focus instead on constitutional minutiae, and demonstrating the fallacy and hypocrisy of a strict interpretation of the Constitution. He reveals clear evidence that the great black migrations north were less about seeking opportunity than about escaping tyranny--[source unknown]
The friar and the cipher : Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the world by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the mystery of the Voynich manuscript, discovered in 1912, examines the theory that thirteenth-century astronomer Roger Bacon was the author of the book, which is written in an indecipherable language and code that remains unsolved
Deadly cure : a novel by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy's regular physician -- the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias -- of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder -- for it must be murder -- and confront the man whom he is convinced is the real killer. His investigation leads him to a reporter for a muckraking magazine and a beautiful radical editor who are convinced that a secret, experimental drug from Germany has caused the death of at least five local children, and possibly many more. By degrees, Noah is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, criminals, and politics, which threatens not just his career but also his life." --
Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the compromises made by men both driven and repelled by slavery and the needs of the slave economy that were made by the men creating the American Constitution
Higher, steeper, faster : the daredevils who conquered the skies by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pioneers of early flight performed death-defying feats and broke new technological ground as they took to the skies to thrill crowds and advance the boundaries of human innovation"--Provided by publisher
The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events surrounding the 1803 legal decision regarding judicial review that ultimately gave the Supreme Court the right to determine how the Constitution and its laws are interpreted
Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the controversial attack sub traces the story of the submarine's invention, exploring how self-taught innovator John Philip Holland's obsession with the idea of controlled undersea navigation led to decades of skepticism, setbacks, and innovation
Deconstructing penguins : parents, kids, and the bond of reading by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books are like puzzles. The author's ideas are hidden, and it is up to all of us to figure them out." In this reading companion, the Goldstones--noted parent-child book club experts--encourage grownups and young readers alike to adopt an approach that will unlock the magic and power of reading. With the Goldstones' help, parents can inspire kids' lifelong love of reading by teaching them how to unlock a book's hidden meaning. Featuring fun and incisive discussions of numerous children's classics, this dynamic guide highlights key elements--theme, setting, character, point of view, climax, and conflict--and paves the way for meaningful conversations between parents and children. "Best of all," the Goldstones note, "you don't need an advanced degree in literature or forty hours a week of free time to effectively discuss a book with your child. This isn't Crime and Punishment, it's Charlotte's Web."--Publisher description
The astronomer : a novel of suspense by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the religious intolerance of sixteenth-century France, an intricate suspense thriller revolving around a plot to kill Nicolaus Copernicus
Lefty : an American odyssey by Vernona Gomez( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A baseball legend distinguished by his competitive nature, quick wit, and generous spirit, Lefty Gomez was one of a kind. Told for the first time, this is his remarkable story. Born to a small-town California ranching family, the youngest of eight, Vernon "Lefty" Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team's ace. He vacationed with Babe Ruth, served as Joe DiMaggio's confidant, and consoled Lou Gehrig the day the "Iron Horse" removed himself from the lineup. He started and won the first-ever All-Star Game, was the first pitcher to make the cover of Time magazine, and barnstormed Japan as part of Major League Baseball's grand ambassadorial tour in 1934. Away from the diamond, Lefty played the big-city bon vivant, marrying Broadway star June O'Dea and hobnobbing with a who's who of celebrities, including George Gershwin, Jack Dempsey, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, George M. Cohan, and James Michener. He even scored a private audience with the pope. And even when his pro ball career was done, Lefty wasn't. He became a national representative for Wilson Sporting Goods, logging over 100,000 miles a year, spreading the word about America's favorite game, and touching thousands of lives. In 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Three baseball fields are named for him, and to this day the top honor bestowed each year by the American Baseball Coaches Association is the Lefty Gomez Award. Now, drawing on countless conversations with Lefty, interweaving more than three hundred interviews conducted with his family, friends, competitors, and teammates over the course of a decade, and revealing candid photos, documents, and film clips--many never shown publicly--his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw fondly dubbed "El Sęor Goofy." "I'd rather be lucky than good," Lefty Gomez once quipped--one of many classic one-liners documented here. In the end he was both. A star-studded romp through baseball's most glorious seasons and America's most glamorous years, Lefty is at once a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher's greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well-lived"--Provided by publisher
Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"--
The anatomy of deception by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young doctor Ephraim Carroll came to study under William Osler of Philadelphia. Autopsies have just been legalized and Ephraim starts his own investigation when a second murder victim ends up at their morgue
Rights by Lawrence Goldstone( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An activist lawyer, Herbert Whiffet, takes on the case of a homeless man and represents the family of the girl who was a consort to a ruthless gang leader. He seizes upon these cases to further the Cause, to say nothing of enhancing his own status. Rights is a scathing, hilarious send-up of big city politics and current social mores which casts an equally black eye on all the opportunists responsible for creating a society where the wrong people inevitably become the victims
Higher, steeper, faster by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

14 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history. Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight. Higher, Steeper, Faster takes listeners inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, this book will exhilarate listeners as they fly through the history
Deadly cure : a novel by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this astonishing historical thriller, a doctor accused of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum must investigate his patient's murder to prove himself innocent
Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies by Lawrence Goldstone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, an audacious motorcycle racer whose innovative aircraft became synonymous in the public mind with death-defying stunts. For more than a decade, they battled each other in court, at air shows, and in the newspapers. The outcome of this contest of wills would shape the course of aviation history--and take a fearsome toll on the men involved. Birdmen sets the engrossing story of the Wrights' war with Curtiss against the thrilling backdrop of the early years of manned flight, and is rich with period detail and larger-than-life personalities: Thomas Scott Baldwin, or "Cap't Tom" as he styled himself, who invented the parachute and almost convinced the world that balloons were the future of aviation; John Moisant, the dapper daredevil who took to the skies after three failed attempts to overthrow the government of El Salvador, then quickly emerged as a celebrity flier; and Harriet Quimby, the statuesque silent-film beauty who became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. And then there is Lincoln Beachey, perhaps the greatest aviator who ever lived, who dazzled crowds with an array of trademark twists and dives--and best embodied the romance with death that fueled so many of aviation's earliest heroes. A dramatic story of unimaginable bravery in the air and brutal competition on the ground, Birdmen is at once a thrill ride through flight's wild early years and a surprising look at the personal clash that fueled America's race to the skies"--
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The anatomy of deception
Out of the flames : the remarkable story of a fearless scholar, a fatal heresy, and one of the rarest books in the worldInherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903The friar and the cipher : Roger Bacon and the unsolved mystery of the most unusual manuscript in the worldDark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the ConstitutionThe activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial reviewDeconstructing penguins : parents, kids, and the bond of readingThe astronomer : a novel of suspenseThe anatomy of deception
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Lawrence Goldstone gender: male birth/death: 1947- VIAF[117278577] LCAuth[n87136453]

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