Most widely held works about David Remnick
Most widely held works by David Remnick
Lenin's tomb : the last days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 2,930 libraries worldwide
A moment in history, the collapse of the Soviet empire, is examined along with the restoration of truth in the region, the truth about the brutal Soviet past and the bleak Soviet present.
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero by David Remnick ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,482 libraries worldwide
"There were mythic sports figures before him - Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio - but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. This unforgettable story of his rise and self-creation, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals." "Cassius Clay grew up in the Jim Crow South and came of athletic age when boxers were at the mercy of the mob. From the start, Clay rebelled against everything and everyone who would keep him and his people down. He refused the old stereotypes and refused the glad hand of the mob. And, to the confusion and fury of white sportswriters, who were far more comfortable with the self-effacing Joe Louis, Clay came forward as a rebel, insistent on his political views, on his new religion, and, eventually, on a new name. His rebellion nearly cost him the chance to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world." "King of the World features some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s - Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John F. Kennedy - and its pivotal events: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, the war in Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET.
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,383 libraries worldwide
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States. "By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties of a new generation of African-American leaders. The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives."--From publisher description.
Resurrection : the struggle for a new Russia by David Remnick ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,930 libraries worldwide
Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition.
Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists of the modern era, from Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker to Woody Allen and Steve Martin. This anthology gathers together the funniest work of more than seventy contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. Other pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better.--From publisher description.
Life stories : profiles from The New Yorker ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
An anthology of biographical profiles from "The New Yorker" covers some of the most influential and infamous people of the century, from Ernest Hemingway and Legs Diamond to Adolf Hitler and Edith Wharton.
Reporting : writings from the New Yorker by David Remnick ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
"From one of the most gifted and widely read journalists at work today, a volume that collects the best of his pieces from The New Yorker [newspaper] over the last fifteen years".-- Cover.
Wonderful town : New York stories from The New Yorker ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
An anthology of forty-four timeless short stories set in the diversity of New York City, selected from seventy-five years of the New Yorker. Includes such writer as John Cheever, Woody Allen, John O'Hara, James Thurber, Vladimir Nabokov, Susan Sontag, and Dorothy Parker.
Secret ingredients : the New Yorker book of food and drink ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
An compilation of essays, fiction, and cartoons on the world of food and drink from the pages of The New Yorker features contributions by Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, Anthony Bourdain, John Cheever, and Roald Dahl.
The new gilded age : the New Yorker looks at the culture of affluence ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Thirty-three essays from "The New Yorker" explore the effects of the recent years of unprecedented prosperity and economic change on American society.
The second John McPhee reader by John McPhee ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology gathering under the title Annals of the Former World: Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising from the Plains, and Assembling California.
The devil problem and other true stories by David Remnick ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 582 libraries worldwide
The Devil Problem and Other True Stories is David Remnick's first book since his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lenin's Tomb. While Remnick has continued to visit and report on Russia, he has also written on a wide variety of subjects for the New Yorker, from politics to opera. This work collects the best of these pieces.
Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier.
The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game.
King of the world by David Remnick ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay, but when he burst upon the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years when boxing and boxers were at the mercy of the mob and the whim of the sportswriters. If you wanted a shot at a title, you did it their way. Young Clay did it his way - with little more than an Olympic gold medal to his credit, he danced into Sonny Liston's baleful view and provoked the terrifying champ into accepting him as his next challenger. The rest is history. Muhammad Ali has become a mythic hero, an American icon, a self-invented legend. As both a mirror and a molder of his times, Ali became the most recognizable face on the planet, a key figure in the cultural battles of the times. This is the story of his self-creation, and his rise to glory, told by a master storyteller.
The complete New Yorker DVD collection ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Searchable compilation of all issues of the New Yorker magazine.
Fierce pajamas selections from an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container.
Life stories [profiles from the New Yorker ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
"When they were first published in the magazine, these biographies brought insight, amusement, understanding, and, often, joy or sorrow to those who read them. Gathered together here, in Life Stories, they provide us with an album of our era, a rich and diverse appraisal of some of the most prominent members of an entire century's cast."
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of the American hero by David Remnick ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Wonderful town [New York stories from the New Yorker ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"Wonderful Town is the second half of our celebration of The New Yorker's 75th anniversary, and masterfully anthologizes a selection of the greatest short stories written this century. While the individual stories differ widely in their theme and tone, all share the common thread of taking place in and around New York City."
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