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Okrent, Daniel 1948-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 8,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Oral histories  Biographies  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Case studies  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel Okrent
Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. His book explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country. It is a history of one of the most puzzling eras in American history when the Constitution was amended to restrict human behavior. In the 19th century, the U.S. was notably liquor-soaked. By 1917, some people were prepared to translate their concerns into legislative action. An intriguing look at what life under prohibition was like, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society
The Ultimate baseball book by Daniel Okrent( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and more than 800 illustrations examine the history of baseball, with information on players, teams, games, records, memorabilia, and other aspects of the sport
Great fortune : the epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of the creation of Rockefeller Center notes how its planning process was compromised by the Depression, and cites the eccentric personalities that oversaw its construction
Nine innings by Daniel Okrent( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author carefully dissects a single baseball game, inning by inning, play by play: the game on June 10, 1982 between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Baseball anecdotes by Daniel Okrent( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdotal history of America's professional baseball teams
The 20th century : [an illustrated history of our lives and times]( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explores the great issues, fascinating stories, provocative figures, startling events, and underlying trends that have shaped the century. Each year is covered in a separate section that relates the most important events of the year. Provocative essays about each decade provide insight into the current of the times. Includes maps, charts, graphs, photos, and Datelines for each year of the twentieth century. Indexed
The guarded gate : bigotry, eugenics, and the law that kept two generations of Jews, Italians, and other European immigrants out of America by Daniel Okrent( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Okrent, the definitive and timely account of a forgotten dark chapter of American history. The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who provided the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history and the men who turned their 'science' into politics. Brandished by the upper-class Bostonians and New Yorkers--many of them progressives--who led the anti-immigration movement, eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. In the early 1890s, Henry Cabot Lodge and other Boston Brahmins began a three-decade campaign to close the immigration door. By 1921, the wide acceptance of eugenic doctrine enabled Vice President Calvin Coolidge to declare that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until 1965 was enacted three years later. In his characteristic lively and authoritative style, Daniel Okrent brings to life the rich cast of characters: Theodore Roosevelt, Lodge's closest friend, who feared 'race suicide'; Charles Darwin's first cousin Francis Galton, the idiosyncratic polymath who gave life to eugenics; Madison Grant, the fabulously wealthy and profoundly bigoted founder of the Bronx Zoo; Grant's best friend, H. Fairfield Osborn, the aggressively anti-Semitic director of the American Museum of Natural History; Margaret Sanger, who saw eugenics as a sensible adjunct to her birth control campaign; Maxwell Perkins, the celebrated editor of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, who also published the leading proponents of 'scientific racism.' A work of history relevant for today, The Guarded Gate is an important, insightful tale that painstakingly connects the work of the American eugenicists to Nazi racial policies and shows how their beliefs found fertile soil in the minds of citizens and leaders both here and abroad."--Dust jacket
American pastimes : the very best of Red Smith by Red Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of the best of Smith's inimitable columns ... miniature masterpieces that set the gold standard for sportswriting. Includes Smith's indelible profiles of sports luminaries and unforgettable accounts of historic occasions, which show his gift for distilling a career's essence in a single column
Last call : [the rise and fall of Prohibition] by Daniel Okrent( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okrent explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. "Last Call" explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country
The way we were : New England then, New England now by Daniel Okrent( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I see a city : Todd Webb's New York by Todd Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I See a City: Todd Webb's New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing throngs, isolated figures, curious eccentrics, odd corners, windows, doorways, alleyways, squares, avenues, storefronts, uptown, and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. The book is a rich portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. Webb's work is clear, direct, focused, layered with light and shadow, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity. A native of Detroit, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, served as a navy photographer during World War II, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer. His work is in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Todd Webb's New York at the Museum of the City of New York, where Webb had his first solo exhibition in 1946, this book helps restore the reputation and legacy of a forgotten American artist."--Publisher's website
Fortune : the art of covering business( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball anecdotes by Daniel Okrent( Recording )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colorful and entertaining anecdotal history of baseball in the U.S., with stories that offer glimpses of legendary heroes from Cartwright to Buckner
Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, 1920-1933 by Daniel Okrent( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the factors that led to Prohibition, and discusses what life was like under Prohibition and how the country was changed by this unprecedented government interference in the private lives of its citizens
The Guarded Gate Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Guarded Gate Over five years in the writing, The Guarded Gate The Guarded Gate is an important, insightful tale that painstakingly connects the American eugenicists to the rise of Nazism, and shows how their beliefs found fertile soil in the minds of citizens and leaders both here and abroad
Prophet of the sandlots : journeys with a major league scout by Mark Winegardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an account of the life of the late Tony Lucadello, the legendary scout who signed fifty future Major Leaguers including Mike Schmidt
La Grande histoire du baseball, 1876-1980( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rehaussé et commenté par plus de 800 illustrations, un reportage très complet sur les périties qui marquèrent le premier siècle d'existence du sport américain par excellence
Old Jews telling jokes : a comedy by Peter Gethers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Again with the jokes? Jewish humor is everyone's humor, and the laughs never stop in this something-for-everyone New York hit. Join Morty, Bunny, Nathan, and the rest of the cast as they demonstrate why "kvelling is better than kvetching." Classic and contemporary jokes mix with songs and monologues that showcase the funny side of birth, sex, old age, and more. Old Jews Telling Jokes is a gleeful ode to humor that will have you laughing till you plotz
Wordplay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the world of New York Times crossword puzzle aficionados, who number in the millions. Focuses on New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz and participants in the 28th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut
Public editor #1 : the collected columns (with reflections, reconsiderations, and even a few retractions) of the first ombudsman of The New York times by Daniel Okrent( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These wise and witty columns of "The New York Times'" first Public Editor, along with a report from him of his time at the paper, are indispensable for anyone who cares about how journalism is practiced. From December 2003 to May 2005, Daniel Okrent served as "The New York Times'" first "Public Editor", a position created following the newspaper's Jayson Blair scandal and the tumultuous reign and resignation of Howell Raines as Executive Editor. His mission: read the paper and provide his assessments, without guidance from the paper itself and without fear or favour of how well it executed its responsibility, to provide objective, accurate and complete coverage of the world-at-large. Not an easy task, but the "New York Times" chose the right editor for the job. Experienced, witty and wise, opinionated but never shrill, he delivered. Okrent addressed subjects ranging from WMD coverage, reporter self-promotion and pulling for or piling on political candidates, to the Tony Awards, to the great delight and consternation of the paper's readers and its own newsroom. Now, collected, amended and assessed by Okrent, here are the complete columns of his rocky and illuminating eighteen months along with an evaluation of the entire experience; its ups and downs and what he thinks he got right and got wrong. This is a smart, serious, entertaining and long-lasting look at what today's finest journalism does well - and what it can do better
 
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Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, 1920-1933
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The Ultimate baseball bookGreat fortune : the epic of Rockefeller CenterNine inningsBaseball anecdotesLast call : [the rise and fall of Prohibition]Fortune : the art of covering businessLast call : the rise and fall of Prohibition, 1920-1933Public editor #1 : the collected columns (with reflections, reconsiderations, and even a few retractions) of the first ombudsman of The New York times
Alternative Names
Daniel Okrent Amerikaans journalist (1948-)

Daniel Okrent Amerykański pisarz i wydawca

Okrent törvénye

Дэниэл Окрент

오크렌트, 다니엘 1948-

오크렌트, 대니얼 1948-

ダニエル・オクレント

丹尼爾·奧克倫特

Languages
English (102)

French (2)