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Burns, Eric

Overview
Works: 47 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 10,885 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Reporter, Interviewer, Director
Classifications: PN4861, 071.309033
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Burns
Infamous scribblers : the Founding Fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism by Eric Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the raucous journalism of the Revolutionary era, showing how it helped build a nation that endured and offering new perspectives on today's media wars
1920 : the year that made the decade roar by Eric Burns( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates the year of 1920, which was not only a crucial twelve-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future, foreshadowing the rest of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, whether it was Sacco and Vanzetti or the stock market crash that brought this era to a close
The spirits of America : a social history of alcohol by Eric Burns( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was "the first national pastime," and shows how it shaped American politics and culture from the earliest colonial days. He details the transformation of alcohol from virtue to vice and back again and how it was thought of as both scourge and medicine. He tells us how "the great American thirst" developed over the centuries, and how reform movements and laws sprang up to combat it. Burns brings back to life such vivid characters as Carrie Nation and other crusaders against drink. He informs us that, in the final analysis, Prohibition, the culmination of the reformers' quest, had as much to do with politics and economics and geography as it did with spirituous beverage
The smoke of the gods : a social history of tobacco by Eric Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "Fox News Watch" host Eric Burns, who chronicled the social history of alcohol in The Spirits of America turns to tobacco in The Smoke of the Gods. Ranging from ancient times to the present day, The Smoke of the Gods is a lively history of tobacco, especially in the United States. Although tobacco use is controversial in the U.S. today, Burns reminds us that this was not always the case. For centuries tobacco was generally thought to have medicinal and even spiritual value. Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were tobacco users or growers, or both. According to Burns, tobacco changed the very course of U.S. history, because its discovery caused the British to support Jamestown, its struggling New World colony. An entertaining and informative look at a subject that makes daily news headlines, The Smoke of the Gods is a history that is, well, quite addictive
Invasion of the mind snatchers : television's conquest of America in the fifties by Eric Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the author, an Emmy award winning broadcaster chronicles the influence of television on the baby boomer generation. Spellbound by Howdy Doody and The Ed Sullivan Show, those children often acted out their favorite programs, purchased the merchandise promoted by performers, and were fascinated by the personalities they saw on screen, often emulating their behavior. It was the first generation raised by TV, and the author looks at both the promise of broadcasting as espoused by the inventors and how that promise was both redefined and lost by the corporations who helped spread this revolutionary technology."--Jacket
The Golden Lad : The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt by Eric Burns( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he continues to fascinate. Never has a more exuberant man been our nation's leader. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and built the Panama Canal -- to name just a few. Yet it was the cause he championed the hardest -- America's entry in to WWI -- that would ultimately divide and destroy him. His youngest son, Quentin, his favorite, would die in an air fight. How does looking at Theodore's relationship with his son, and understanding him as a father, tell us something new about this larger-than-life-man? Does it reveal a more human side? A more hypocritical side? Or simply, if tragically, a nature so surprisingly sensitive, despite the bluster, that he would die of a broken heart? Roosevelt's own history of boyhood illnesses made him so aware of was like to be a child in pain, that he could not bear the thought of his own children suffering. The Roosevelts were a family of pillow-fights, pranks, and "scary bear." And it was the baby, Quentin -- the frailest -- who worried his father the most. Yet in the end, it was he who would display, in his brief life, the most intellect and courage of all
Virtue, valor, & vanity : the Founding Fathers and the pursuit of fame by Eric Burns( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant
All the news unfit to print : a history of how things were-- and how they were reported by Eric Burns( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known media analyst Burns looks at how journalists have misreported history in this follow-up to his critically-acclaimed book "Infamous Scribblers."
Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life by Eric Burns( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history
1920 : the year that made the decade roar by Eric Burns( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed author Eric Burns investigates this year, which was not only a crucial twelve-month period of its own, but one that foretold the future. From prohibition to immigration, the birth of jazz, the rise of expatriate literature, and the original Ponzi scheme, this was truly a year like no other
The golden lad : the haunting story of Theodore and Quentin Roosevelt by Eric Burns( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history-yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told.More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate. Never has a more exuberant man been our nation's leader. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and built the Panama Canal-to name just a few.Yet it was the cause he championed the hardest-America's entry into WWI-that would ultimately divide and destroy him. His youngest son, Quentin, his favorite, would die in an air fight. How does looking at Theodore's relationship with his son and understanding him as a father tell us something new about this larger-than-life man? Does it reveal a more human side? A more hypocritical side? Or simply, if tragically, a nature so surprisingly sensitive, despite the bluster, that he would die of a broken heart?Roosevelt's own history of boyhood illnesses made him so aware of what it was like to be a child in pain that he could not bear the thought of his own children suffering. The Roosevelts were a family of pillow fights, pranks, and "scary bear." And it was the baby, Quentin-the frailest-who worried his father the most. Yet in the end, it was he who would display, in his brief life, the most intellect and courage of all
The autograph : a modern fable of a father and daughter by Eric Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformers. the IDW collection( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orion Pax follows a rogue group of Decepticons and Pax looks for someone to blame when violence breaks out in the heart of Cybertron
Science, good, bad, and bogus by Martin Gardner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue, valor, & vanity : the inside story of the founding fathers and the price of a more perfect union by Eric Burns( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant
The golden lad : the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt by Eric Burns( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history-yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told. Never has a more exuberant man been our nation's leader. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and built the Panama Canal-to name just a few. But the cause he championed the hardest, America's entry into WWI, would ultimately defeat him. His youngest son, Quentin, his favorite, would die in an air fight. The Roosevelts were a family of pillow fights and pranks, but it was Quentin, the frailest son, who worried his father the most. Looking at Theodore's realtionship with his son and understanding him as a father can tell us something new about this larger-than-life man.--Container
Someone to watch over me : the story of elliott and eleanor roosevelt by Eric Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infamous scribblers : the founding fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism by Eric Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This volume] begins "It was the best of times, it was the worst of journalism ..." and, in a perceptive and witty history, proceeds to show just why this was. This exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press tells of how the era's raucous journalism was essential in creating a lasting nation. Included are founding fathers such as Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Sam Adams - all leading journalists, George Washington and JOhn Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulators of journalists ... DEspite the flaws in this process, the participants publicly aired the issues that would lead America to declare its independence and, after the war, determine what sort of nation it would be. It is time this history was told, and enjoyed.-Dust jacket
The tragedy of Brittany Taylor by Eric Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidewinder recoiled by Bradley W Hindman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Infamous scribblers : the Founding Fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism
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Eric Burns Author, playwright, media critic, former journalist

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The spirits of America : a social history of alcoholThe smoke of the gods : a social history of tobaccoInvasion of the mind snatchers : television's conquest of America in the fiftiesVirtue, valor, & vanity : the Founding Fathers and the pursuit of fameAll the news unfit to print : a history of how things were-- and how they were reportedThe autograph : a modern fable of a father and daughterThe Transformers. the IDW collectionScience, good, bad, and bogus