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Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius)

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Works: 15 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 4,755 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Manuscripts  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John A Farrell
 
Most widely held works by John A Farrell
Richard Nixon : the life by John A Farrell( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited"--
Clarence Darrow : attorney for the damned by John A Farrell( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and, explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery
Tip O'Neill and the Democratic century by John A Farrell( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The towering figure of the postwar Democratic Party, Thomas "Tip" O'Neill was one of the last of the great political warhorses, a man who cared as much about his family and friends as he did about the issues, someone who knew how to have a good time and do a good deed. Now, based on previously untapped records, interviews, and private correspondence, prizewinning journalist John A. Farrell gives us the first full-scale biography of this legendary American: a garrulous legislative titan who fought with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Newt Gingrich and prevailed because he never forgot where he came from." "In Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century John Farrell has crafted an epic biography, not just of a person, but of politics. Full of larger-than-life personalities and historic moments, it is a grand waltz through the corridors and back rooms of American power. And like Tip himself, Farrell's dazzling book is majestic, powerful, important, and utterly winning."--Jacket
Richard Nixon : the life by John A Farrell( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes quickly gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. It is a stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial portrait of a man who embodied postwar American cynicism. Within four years of that first win, Nixon would be a U.S. senator; in six the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Finally president, Nixon's staff was full of bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, poverty, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who set South against North, and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. He persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal known as Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is an enthralling tour de force biography of our darkest president, one that reviewers will hail as a defining portrait, and the full life of Nixon readers have awaited
Clarence Darrow : [attorney for the damned] by John A Farrell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, John A. Farrell's Clarence Darrow is the definitive biography of America's legendary defense attorney and progressive hero
The new Indian wars by John A Farrell( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utah, inside the church state by John A Farrell( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We shall have music : easy piano duets by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 1937 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three pieces for pianoforte by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 1937 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three pieces for pianoforte by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 1937 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Utah : inside the church state :( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains research materials used for a series of Denver Post articles
Legal and ethical standards of patient autonomy : active learning to facilitate nursing practice initiatives in palliative medicine by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sartre on stage; an inquiry into the background of existentialism with an investigation of existential themes in representative plays by Jean-Paul Sartre by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enhancing communication of healthcare's spiritual foundations by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tip O'Neill and the Democratic century
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Farrell, John A.

Farrell, John Aloysius

John A. Farrell American author and biographer

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English (68)