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Chernow, Ron

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Works: 92 works in 499 publications in 5 languages and 24,922 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Sources  Archives  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Ron Chernow
 
Most widely held works by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography argues that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before -- from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804
Washington : a life by Ron Chernow( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
Titan : the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow( Book )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., drawing from Rockefeller's personal papers to provide information about his rustic origins, his creation of Standard Oil, his often controversial business tactics, and his personal relationships and attributes
Grant by Ron Chernow( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. He is often caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't capture the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. But during his administration he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. Ron Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic ... and yet the greatest hero."
The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise of the J.P. Morgan empire from its beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987
The Warburgs: the twentieth-century odyssey of a remarkable Jewish family by Ron Chernow( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multigenerational biography of the Warburg family involved in business, politics, and society in Europe and America previously closed to Jews
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Recording )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States
Grant by Ron Chernow( Recording )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the Civil War general and eighteenth president, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration, and the rise and fall of his fortunes
Washington : a life by Ron Chernow( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
The death of the banker : the decline and fall of the great financial dynasties and the triumph of the small investor by Ron Chernow( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glittering with perception and anecdote, The Death of the Banker is at once a panorama of twentieth-century finance and a guide to the new era of giant mutual funds on Wall Street
Washington : [a life] by Ron Chernow( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
Titan : [the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.] by Ron Chernow( Recording )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John D. Rockefeller, Sr., history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty, is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now National Book Award-winning biographer Ron Chernow gives us a detailed and insightful history of the mogul. Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller's rich trove of papers. Full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Rockefeller was likely the most controversial businessman in our nation's history. Critics charged that his empire was built on unscrupulous tactics: grand-scale collusion with the railroads, predatory pricing, industrial espionage, and wholesale bribery of political officials. The titan spent more than thirty years dodging investigations until Teddy Roosevelt and his trustbusters embarked on a marathon crusade to bring Standard Oil to bay. While providing abundant evidence of Rockefeller's misdeeds, Chernow discards the stereotype of the cold-blooded monster to sketch an unforgettably human portrait of a quirky, eccentric original. A devout Baptist and temperance advocate, Rockefeller gave money more generously than anyone before him. Titan presents a finely nuanced portrait of a fascinating, complex man, synthesizing his public and private lives and disclosing numerous family scandals, tragedies, and misfortunes never before revealed. Rockefeller's story captures a pivotal moment in American history, documenting the dramatic post-Civil War shift from small business to the rise of giant corporations that irrevocably transformed the nation. With cameos by Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Jay Gould, William Vanderbilt, Ida Tarbell, Andrew Carnegie, Carl Jung, J.P. Morgan, William James, Henry Clay Frick, Mark Twain, and Will Rogers, Titan turns Rockefeller's life into a vivid tapestry of American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Hamilton : building America by Michael Bonini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton. Exploring the iconic American political and financial institutions he helped to create, from the U.S. Mint and Wall Street to the two-party political system
Selected writings by George Washington( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This one-volume collection covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, and other writings
Duel : Hamilton vs. Burr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men rise to prominence in the wake of the American revolution, they are brilliant, they are charming and they are locked in a fatal rivalry. Theirs is a battle for reputation, a battle that ultimately leads the former secretary of the treasury and the vice president of the United States to face each other on the dueling grounds. This program is distributed by A & E Television Networks. (75minutes) A streaming videorecording
The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the firms they spawned, this is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, the book traces the trajectory of the J.P. Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987
The Warburgs : a family saga by Ron Chernow( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the history of the personal, political and financial fortunes of the Warburg banking family, from their origins, through the loss of their empire under Hitler's Third Reich, and beyond. As the pre-eminent Jewish banking dynasty in pre-World War II Germany, the Warburgs operated in the highest ranks of German political life, but seemed impervious to the threat of anti-semitism. Their success reached its height with the famous five brothers: Max, Fritz, Felix, Paul and Aby - all powerful bankers and philanthropists. However with the rise of Nazism, the Warburgs were forced to England, France and America. Siegmund Warburg, Max's nephew, founded SG Warburg & Co, now the most prestigious merchant bank in London
Die Warburgs : Odyssee einer Familie by Ron Chernow( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duel : Hamilton vs. Burr with Richard Dreyfuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Hamilton really fire his shot in the air? Did Burr really intend to kill his long-time rival? Why did these two statesmen end up targeting each other on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in 1804? Long a touchstone of American history, the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has taken on mythic proportions. Reveals facts from the fictions surrounding their fateful encounter. Features a wide-ranging, round-table discussion of experts debating the many facets of the deadly exchange
The death of the banker : the decline and fall of the great financial dynasties and the triumph of the small investor by Ron Chernow( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the same breadth of vision and narrative elan he brought to his monumental biographies of the great financiers, Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early twentieth century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end
 
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Washington : a lifeTitan : the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern financeThe Warburgs: the twentieth-century odyssey of a remarkable Jewish familyAlexander HamiltonWashington : a lifeThe death of the banker : the decline and fall of the great financial dynasties and the triumph of the small investorWashington : [a life]
Alternative Names
Chernow, Ronald, 1949-

Chernow, Ronald S. 1949-

Ron Chernow Amerikaans auteur

Ron Chernow escritor, periodista, historiador y biógrafo estadounidense

Ron Chernow historien et écrivain américain

Ron Chernow scrittore, giornalista e biografo statunitense

Ron Chernow scrittore, giornalista e biografo statunitese

Ron Chernow US-amerikanischer Journalist und Biograf

처노, 론

チャーナウ, ロン

ロン・チャーナウ アメリカ合衆国の作家、ジャーナリスト、歴史家、伝記作家

羅恩·切爾諾夫

朗·車諾

Languages
English (346)

Japanese (11)

German (8)

Chinese (8)

Danish (1)