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Hersh, Burton

Overview
Works: 13 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 5,530 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: E840.8.K35, B
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Most widely held works by Burton Hersh
Bobby and J. Edgar : the historic face-off between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that transformed America by Burton Hersh ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evaluation of the complex relationship between the Kennedy family and the FBI director traces their shared political years through their parallel rises and controversial deaths and considers the roles played by such figures as Joe McCarthy and Martin Luther King
Edward Kennedy : an intimate biography by Burton Hersh ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historian and journalist combines extensive research with observations from his long-time acquaintance with Kennedy to recount the influential senator's life, including the Chappaquiddick accident and Kennedy's behind-the-scenes efforts to bring down Nixon
The education of Edward Kennedy; a family biography by Burton Hersh ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family biography
The Mellon family : a fortune in history by Burton Hersh ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The old boys : the American elite and the origins of the CIA by Burton Hersh ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Old Boys is the first book to trace the evolution of America's fledgling intelligence apparatus from its origins in the aftermath of World War I to its climactic debacle at the Bay of Pigs. This is the never-before told story of how an elite East Coast Ivy League Wall Street clique, patriotic but arrogant, and often amateurish, dominated the OSS and later the CIA. Taking a hitherto unexplored perspective on the years between the wars, Burton Hersh reveals 'America's unadvertised geopolitical intent' as it manifested itself through the lives of the men who directed the secret campaigns of an undeclared intelligence war with our global 'enemies." Hersh uncovers the history of how a secret government alien to our constitutional system grew into the CIA, which ultimately fostered the extralegal scandals of the Iran-Contra affair. He brings to life the entire circle of 'would-be global salvationists' who built a world parallel to the known corridors of power in Washington. He relates, in dramatic detail, how a bitter Germany secretly armed, while establishment figures, notably John Foster Dulles, collaborated with Nazi industrial supporters for large legal fees. Interwoven are portraits of men such as Allen Dulles, William C. Bullitt, and Wild Bill Donovan and largely unfamiliar but equally crucial figures such as Reinhard Gehlen, Frank Wisner, and the sinister and irrepressible Carmel Offie. Drawing on previously unavailable documents ranging from Gestapo records to the private papers of John and Allen Dulles (as well as State Department material declassified expressly for use in The Old Boys), Burton Hersh has written a unique portrait of our national security apparatchiks, a book that is must reading for history, military, and intelligence afficionados [sic]."--Book jacket
The shadow president : Ted Kennedy in opposition by Burton Hersh ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the heart of The Shadow President is a controversial idea - that, more than his brothers, Ted Kennedy has come to be the most influential political figure of this generation. Jack and Bobby may have the stronger grip on the American psyche, but Burton Hersh makes clear that it is Ted who has done the hard work of writing laws and fighting on the issues. Despite decades of tabloid headlines sparked by Kennedy's often chaotic personal life, Hersh argues that much more relevant in judging the man is his career-long defense of the core values of the Democratic Party. Respected on both sides of the aisle in the Senate, where he has served since 1963, Kennedy has been a steadfast champion of health care, the interests of working people, racial justice, the environment, and the integrity of the social welfare system. His challenge to Jimmy Carter in the 1980 primaries, his bitter rearguard defense of social programs during the Reagan-Bush years, and the many upheavals in his personal life are all fully treated here. But in this vivid account of Kennedy's professional career, clearest expression is given to Hersh's central argument - that it is Ted, of all of the Kennedy brothers, who will finally leave the deepest impression on twentieth century American politics
The ski people by Burton Hersh ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aidehua Kennidi by Burton Hersh ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The educatiorl of Edward Kennedy : A family blography ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Twin Cities ... Photos by Burton Hersh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mayor's book talk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Author Burton Hersh joins Mayor Iorio to discuss his book Edward Kennedy: an Intimate Biography. As a friend and former schoolmate of the late senator, Hersh gives an insider's account of the private life of one of the country's most public figures. The mayor's book discussion group talks about Hatchet by Gary Paulson."--Derived from description on container
William and Henry James : the life behind by Burton Hersh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Mitt Romney's challenge of Ted Kennedy's Senate seat and Orrin Hatch's Senate work with Kennedy] by Burton Hersh ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (46)
Chinese (2)
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