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Pietrusza, David 1949-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 10,146 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, Translator
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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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,045 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 held by 1,014 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 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
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world by David Pietrusza( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 580 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
The roaring twenties by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 539 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
Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 446 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 )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events surrounding the Maoist revolution in China
John F. Kennedy by David Pietrusza( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 383 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 382 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
Smoking by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and held by 375 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
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 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1932: Two Depression-battered nations confront destiny, going to the polls to anoint new leaders, to rescue their people from starvation and hopelessness. America elects a Congress and a president--ebullient aristocrat Franklin Roosevelt or tarnished 'Wonder Boy' Herbert Hoover. Weimar Germany suffers two rounds of bloody Reichstag elections and two presidential contests--doddering reactionary Paul von Hindenburg against rising hate-monger Adolf Hitler. The outcome: FDR's New Deal and Hitler's Third Reich. But neither was inevitable. Readers enter the fray through award-winning author David Pietrusza's page-turning account: Roosevelt's fellow Democrats may stop him at a deadlocked convention. Al Smith, 1928's Democratic nominee, harbors a grudge against his onetime protégé. William Randolph Hearst also plans to block Roosevelt's ascent to the White House. FDR's juggling of a New York City scandal threatens his juggernaut. In Germany, the Nazis surge but twice fall short of Reichstag majorities. Hitler, tasting power after a lifetime of failure, falls to Hindenburg for the presidency--also twice within the year. Cabals and counter-cabals plot. Secrets of love and suicide haunt Hitler. Yet guile, ambition, and terror may still prevail. [This] is a breathtaking tale of scapegoats and panaceas, of class warfare and racial politics, of massive unemployment and hardship, of unprecedented public works/infrastructure programs, of stimulus programs and allegations of political cronyism, of bank failures and mortgages foreclosed, of Washington bonus marches and Berlin street fights, of rapidly shifting social mores, and of international debt threatening to crash the entire global economy It is the tale of spellbinding leaders versus bland businessmen and out-of-touch upper-class elites, and of two nations inching to safety but lurching toward disaster, It is 1932's nightmare--with lessons for today."--Dust jacket
The invasion of Normandy by David Pietrusza( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 328 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 320 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 )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 283 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 )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 275 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
Lights on! : the wild century-long saga of night baseball by David Pietrusza( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 257 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
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 239 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "My Turn at Bat" and "The Science of Hitting" presents a definitive pictorial autobiography of his life in baseball. In addition to 300 color and b&w images, many from the author's own collection, this attractive volume features Williams's candid words about his life both on the field and off
The making of the mob( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 187 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
The Phoenix Suns basketball team by David Pietrusza( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, including major players, coaches, and playoff games
 
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1960 : LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon : the epic campaign that forged three presidencies
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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 Series1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the worldThe roaring twentiesBaseball : the biographical encyclopediaThe Chinese Cultural RevolutionJohn F. KennedySmoking
Alternative Names
David Pietrusza American sports historian

David Pietrusza Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (81)