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Roberts, Sam 1947-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 7,544 library holdings
Genres: Census data  History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Miscellanea  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator
Classifications: HA201, B
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Most widely held works about Sam Roberts
 
Most widely held works by Sam Roberts
Who we are : a portrait of America based on the latest U.S. census by Sam Roberts( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who We Are mines the 1990 census's rich lode of statistics to chart seismic changes in every aspect of American life. Immigration has tuned the United States into what's been hailed as the first universal nation where people are more important than place and where the burrito has become as ubiquitous as the bagel. As they age, baby boomers are fundamentally altering the demand for health care and other services
Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st century by Sam Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. The nation's complexion changed significantly over the twentieth century, creating more varied and intermingled identities, and with the baby boomers nearing retirement and their children entering college, the graying of America has been balanced, precariously, by the youth culture. And in the wake of welfare reform in the 1990s, the fate of the working poor has become all the more tenuous. Roberts masterfully weaves stories of individuals from all corners of the country alongside the data from the latest U.S. census, creating a compelling guided tour of the places, personalities, and politics that will shape America as the new century stretches before us
The brother : the untold story of atomic spy David Greenglass and how he sent his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair by Sam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
"I never wanted to be vice-president of anything!" : an investigative biography of Nelson Rockefeller by Michael S Kramer( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Central : how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the rich history, anecdotes, and inside stories of one of the world's key cultural destinations, which is credited with revolutionizing urban as well as suburban development everywhere
McCarthy years by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by former CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite, The McCarthy Years turns back the clock to the 1950s, a time when the country lurched into a murky period of blacklists and witch-hunts for alleged Communists, all led by a young Senator named Joseph McCarthy. Murrow's broadcasts from the 1950s show McCarthy's abuse of power and signal the emergence of television news as an influential force in American life. Features footage of Roy Cohn, Bobby Kennedy, and McCarthy's denunciation of Murrow
A history of New York in 101 objects by Sam Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in full color. Modeled on the best-selling A history of the world in 100 objects, this is the story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 significant objects that span the history of New York"--
A kind of genius : Herb Sturz and society's toughest problems by Sam Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem-solving initiatives and accomplishments of social entrepreneur Herb Sturz, who has helped at-risk individuals, are reviewed through an examination of his reforms in the bail system, development of affordable inner-city housing, and the establishment of the Vera Institute of Justice
America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just inhabitable but enjoyable--a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities. Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that."--Page 4 of cover
The brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg case by Sam Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"But Sam Roberts, a New York Times editor, found David Greenglass and, after fourteen years, finally persuaded him to talk. Drawn from the first unrestricted-access interviews ever granted by Greenglass and supplemented by revelations from dozens of other key players in the case - including the Russian agent who controlled Julius Rosenberg; by newly declassified American and Soviet government documents; and by personal letters never before published, among them one from Albert Einstein; The Brother is the mesmerizing inside story of misplaced idealism, love, and betrayal behind the atomic-espionage case that J. Edgar Hoover condemned as the Crime of the Century."--Jacket
Black power, white backlash( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the radical wing of the civil rights movement began equating redress with rebellion rather than nonviolent protest, "Black power" became the rallying cry. In this program, filmed in 1966, Mike Wallace explores public sentiment during that turbulent period by assessing the attitudes, opinions and reactions on both sides of the color line. Interviews with major figures of the movement discussing black militancy, economic power, fair housing, nonviolence, and the tensions in Cicero, Illinois, the Selma of the North capture the fervor of 1966
The brother by John Hancock( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The largely untold story of the Rosenberg spy case. It follows the espionage trial that led to the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, focusing on the memories of Ethel's brother, David Greenglass. He was the spy ring's man inside Los Alamos while America was developing the atomic bomb, and his confession saved his wife from indictment but implicated his sister and her husband, ultimately sending them to the electric chair. In this account, Greenglass admits for the first time to lying about the memory of his sister's role. Recounting this bitter episode in American history, The Brother is a dramatic and cautionary tale of families, state power in times of fear and repression, and the all-too-human capacity for rationalization.--From publisher description
Conflict in Cuba : Bay of Pigs & Cuban missle crisis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the events leading to the Cuban missile crisis and the political atmosphere surrounding the crisis
Edward R. Murrow : the best of Person to person( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selections from journalist Edward R. Murrow's interview television show, Person to person, broadcast from 1953 to 1961. Features the likes of John & Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jesse Owens, and many more
The other half revisited : the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad. Explores similarities and contrasts between 1890s and 1990s
The brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg case : with a new epilogue by Sam Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003?including an admission by his sons that Julius Rosenberg was indeed a Soviet spy and a confession to the author by the Rosenbergs? co-defendant ... Sixty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg remain the subjects of great emotional debate and acrimony. The man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them was Ethel Rosenberg?s own brother, David Greenglass, who recently died. Though the Rosenbergs were executed, Greenglass served a mere ten years in prison, after which, with a new name, he disappeared. But journalist Sam Roberts found Greenglass, and then managed to convince him to talk about everything that had happened"--Amazon.com
Good night and good luck : the Edward R. Murrow television collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the career of broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow from his beginnings as a radio broadcaster during World War II to the end of his television career with CBS in 1961. Uses extensive footage from Murrow's work in television broadcasting to demonstrate his primacy in the development of modern American broadcast journalism
The other half revisited : the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his journalism and his influential book, How the Other Half Lives, photojournalist Jacob Riis dramatically portrayed issues of homelessness, poverty, crime, public health, and race relations in America. This video explores the similarities and the contrasts between the 1890s and the 1990s by combining Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad
Grand Central: how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution
Mystery of the black death( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New evidence calls into question the identity of the real killer. The programme questions a Black Death caused by a flea-born plague virus and postulates some form of haemorrhagic fever, possibly even a variety of ebola
 
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Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st century
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Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st centuryThe brother : the untold story of atomic spy David Greenglass and how he sent his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chairA kind of genius : Herb Sturz and society's toughest problemsAmerica's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New YorkThe brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg caseThe brother