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Margolick, David

Works: 20 works in 97 publications in 5 languages and 7,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Music  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F419.L7, 379.263
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Margolick
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights by David Margolick( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is considered to be the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first direct musical assault upon racial lynchings in the South. Originally sung in New York's Cafe Society, these revolutionary lyrics take on a life of their own in this revealing account of the song and the struggle it personified. Strange Fruit not only chronicles the civil rights movement from the '30s on, it examines the lives of the beleaguered Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol, the white Jewish schoolteacher and communist sympathizer who wrote the song that would have an impact on generations of fans, black and white, unknown and famous, including performers Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, and Sting
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock by David Margolick( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation -- in Little Rock and throughout the South -- and an epic moment in the civil rights movement. In this gripping book, David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together. He explores how the haunting picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its significance in the wider world, and why, for the next half-century, neither woman has ever escaped from its long shadow. He recounts Elizabeth's struggle to overcome the trauma of her hate-filled school experience, and Hazel's long efforts to atone for a fateful, horrible mistake. The book follows the painful journey of the two as they progress from apology to forgiveness to reconciliation and, amazingly, to friendship. This friendship foundered, then collapsed -- perhaps inevitably -- over the same fissures and misunderstandings that continue to permeate American race relations more than half a century after the unforgettable photograph at Little Rock. And yet, as Margolick explains, a bond between Elizabeth and Hazel, silent but complex, endures"--Provided by publisher
Beyond glory : Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a world on the brink by David Margolick( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling symbolized and galvanized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. We see boxing genius Louis taking New York by storm in the 1930s, the savior of a sport in decline and a symbol of redemption for black America after the scandalous reign of Jack Johnson two decades earlier. Schmeling, we learn, was a kind of chameleon, a cultural icon in Weimar Germany who maintained his privileged status after the Nazi takeover. We see the extraordinary buildup to the 1938 rematch--the worsening international tensions seemingly raising the stakes, while radio allowed the whole world to listen. Margolick makes clear the divisions the two men came to represent as the Nazi threat became increasingly clear, and as America began to feel the effects of a nascent civil rights movement.--From publisher description
Undue influence : the epic battle for the Johnson & Johnson fortune by David Margolick( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreadful : the short life and gay times of John Horne Burns by David Margolick( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born in Massachusetts in 1916, John Horne Burns grew up steeped in the traditions of New England and alienated from them--a defiant Irish Catholic amid staid Yankees. After Andover and Harvard he taught English at the Loomis School in Windsor, Connecticut, one of the few prestigious prep schools that would hire a Catholic at the time. Burns stood out there as a precocious young man with enormous intellectual and musical gifts, a wicked sense of humor, an ability to inspire selected students (and infuriate colleagues), and boundless literary ambition. He was also--though it could barely be acknowledged in that time and place--gay. During World War II, Burns was stationed in North Africa and Italy, and from this experience he wrote his groundbreaking debut novel set in Naples, The Gallery (1947). It was not only one of the first novels to address gay life within the American military, but also to depict homosexuals openly and sympathetically. It presented an unvarnished look at GIs as occupiers of a foreign land, a perspective vastly different from subsequent portraits of a "greatest generation." Critics instantly labeled Burns one of the most promising literary voices of his generation. But, unprepared for fame and notoriety, struggling to contain a cynicism and bitterness stemming in part from his own nature, and in part from being gay in a homophobic time, Burns could never match his promise. Instead, in self-imposed exile in Italy, he descended into alcoholism and depression until his premature death in 1953. -- Jacket
At the bar : the passions and peccadilloes of American lawyers by David Margolick( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth and Hazel two women of Little Rock by David Margolick( Recording )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veteran journalist David Margolick tells the story of Hazel Bryan and Elizabeth Eckford, the two women in the iconic photograph taken at Little Rock Central High School at the start of desegregation
The fight ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
"Strange fruit" : Billie Holiday, le Café Society et les prémices de la lutte pour les droits civiques by David Margolick( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strange Fruit est la chanson mythique que Billie Holiday a interprétée
Oltre la gloria : Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling : un mondo sull'orlo del baratro by David Margolick( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis and a world on the brink by David Margolick( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When they first met in the ring in 1936, Joe Louis was riding the crest of a wave and the German champion Max Schmeling was staging a desperately needed comeback. This text tells the extraordinary story of a boxing rivalry that came to symbolise a world on the brink of war. Originally published: 2005
The trouble with America's law schools by David Margolick( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A predator priest by David Margolick( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Vanity Fair contributing editor David Margolick comes this chilling account of Father Bernard Bissonnette, a priest accused of sexually abusing boys in a small Connnecticut town, and the decades-long fight by the family of a victim to bring him to justice
Diaspora of a Dominican Jewish town by David Margolick( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Beyond Glory Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink by David Margolick( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Beyond glory Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
David Margolick talks about his book, Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He recounts the intense heavyweight fights between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling in New York in 1936 and 1938 and discusses the impact the fights had on issues such as racism and international relations. He also explores Schmeling's relations with Weimar Germany and the complications that stemmed from that relationship, as well as society's response to the fighters in the white South, the the black and Jewish communities throughout the United States, and among the general populace in Germany
A caveat or two about the greatest generation : the forgotten saga of John Horne Burns and his intemperate, gay World War II novel by David Margolick( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The gallery by John Horne Burns( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel, one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military. The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower"--Publisher's description
Strange fruit : la storia e il mito di una canzone all'origine del movimento per i diritti civili by David Margolick( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An unusual court nominee, judging by his family by David Margolick( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Margolik, David
マーゴリック, デーヴィッド
English (82)
French (5)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
German (2)