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Pietrusza, David 1949-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 10,642 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Military history  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Historical drama  True crime television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E783, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Pietrusza
1960 : LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon : the epic campaign that forged three presidencies by David Pietrusza( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the election that would ultimately give America Camelot and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest when three giants who each would have a chance to shape the nation battled to win the presidency. Award-winning author Pietrusza chronicles the pivotal 1960 presidential race
1920 : the year of the six presidents by David Pietrusza( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pietrusza's new work presents a panorama of presidential personalities, ambitions, plots and counterplots, deadlocked conventions, and smoke-filled rooms - a picture of America at the crossroads of the modern era."--Jacket
Rothstein : the life, times, and murder of the criminal genius who fixed the 1919 World Series by David Pietrusza( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the life and career of Arnold Rothstein, the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, discussing his career as an underworld figure and his murder in a New York hotel room
The roaring twenties by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a social history of the United States during the 1920s, a decade of prosperity, Prohibition, Presidential scandals, fads and sensations, controversies, sports heroes, and the stock market crash
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world by David Pietrusza( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1948 election was a war for the soul of the Democratic Party, with accidental president Harry Truman pitted against Henry Wallace, his embittered left-wing predecessor as vice president, and young South Carolina segregationist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond. On the GOP side, it's a four-way battle between cold-as-ice New Yorker Tom Dewey, Minnesota upstart Harold Stassen, stodgy but brilliant Ohio conservative Robert Taft, and imperious but aged Douglas MacArthur. Author David Pietrusza goes beyond the headlines to place in context a down-to-the-wire fight against the background of an erupting Cold War, the birth of Israel, storms over civil rights, and domestic communism. Featuring a stellar supporting cast: Alger Hiss, Whitaker Chambers, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Earl Warren, Paul Robeson, Lillian Hellman, Pete Seeger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe McCarthy, Clark Clifford, William O. Douglas, George C. Marshall, John Foster Dulles, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, H.L. Mencken, Harold Ickes, Clare and Henry Luce, and Ronald Reagan.--From publisher description
Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features short biographies on more than 2,000 players listing birth and death dates, major league debut dates, and career statistics
The Chinese Cultural Revolution by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events surrounding the Maoist revolution in China
Smoking by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and economic impact of tobacco smoking and examines such issues as addiction and disease, smoking and teenagers, and civil rights as related to smoking
John F. Kennedy by David Pietrusza( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the unanswered questions surrounding circumstances of President Kennedy's assassination
The end of the Cold War by David Pietrusza( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text recount the unraveling of Communism and the entire Soviet system while explaining the background and effects of the animosity between the U.S.S.R. and the noncommunist world
The invasion of Normandy by David Pietrusza( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read about the Battle of Normandy which left thousands dead or wounded and was the beginning of the British and American invasion of western Europe and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany
The Battle of Waterloo by David Pietrusza( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed account of the events leading up to a celebrated battle of the nineteenth century, the battle itself, and results of Napoleon's military failure
Michael Jordan by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of Michael Jordan, including his childhood in North Carolina, involvement in sports, success with the Chicago Bulls, retirement from basketball, second career in baseball, and triumphant return to the Bulls
The New York Yankees baseball team by David Pietrusza( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team history of the most successful sports franchise of all time focused on its greatest players and their legendary managers
1932 : the rise of Hitler and FDR -- two tales of politics, betrayal, and unlikely destiny by David Pietrusza( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the events of 1932, marking the ascent of two political powers that would shape the rest of the twentieth century to come
Judge and jury : the life and times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis by David Pietrusza( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is most famous for his role as the first Commissioner ever to rule organized baseball. But before he came into his legendary position as baseball's final say, Landis already had built a reputation from his Chicago courtroom as the most popular and most controversial federal judge in World War I-era America. Judge and Jury is the first complete biography of the Squire, from the origins of his unusual name through his career as a federal judge and his clean-up after the infamous Black Sox scandal
Ted Williams : my life in pictures by Ted Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenix Suns basketball team by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, including major players, coaches, and playoff games
Lights on! : the wild century-long saga of night baseball by David Pietrusza( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lights On! chronicles the rise of night baseball, a trend that transformed the national pastime. The road to night baseball has not always been smooth, but some of the bumps make the best stories. David Pietrusza balances precise research with an eye for intriguing anecdotal material. From the first night game at Nantasket Beach between two department store teams to the experiments of barnstorming teams, from the bush leagues and the minor leagues to the eventual conversion of the major league clubs, Pietrusza offers insight into this fascinating phase of baseball history. He concludes with an analysis of the effects of nighttime play on the sport. Lights On! will appeal to baseball fans and students of sports history alike
The making of the mob( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series, which blends dramatic scenes with interviews, archival footage and VFX, traces the rise of the American Mafia. A deeper look into the rise of organized crime in America and the legendary five main families with footage spanning over 50 years, beginning in 1905
 
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1960 : LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon : the epic campaign that forged three presidencies
Alternative Names
David Pietrusza American sports historian

David Pietrusza Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (67)

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1920 : the year of the six presidentsRothstein : the life, times, and murder of the criminal genius who fixed the 1919 World SeriesThe roaring twenties1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the worldBaseball : the biographical encyclopediaThe Chinese Cultural RevolutionSmokingJohn F. Kennedy