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Roberts, Sam 1947-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 6,487 library holdings
Genres: Census  History  Biography  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Miscellanea 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HA201, B
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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 )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,382 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
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 )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st century by Sam Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 987 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
"I never wanted to be vice-president of anything!" : An investigative biography of Nelson Rockefeller by Michael S Kramer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A kind of genius Herb Sturz and society's toughest problems by Sam Roberts ( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A renowned New York Times journalist tells the inspirational story of one of America's most imaginative and effective social entrepreneurs
Grand Central : how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 582 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
The brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg case by Sam Roberts ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 188 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."--BOOK JACKET
America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York by Sam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 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."--P. 4 of cover
Black power, white backlash ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 121 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 other half revisited the legacy of Jacob A. Riis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 69 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
Conflict in Cuba Bay of Pigs & Cuban missle crisis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the events leading to the Cuban missile crisis and the political atmosphere surrounding the crisis
Who we are now : the changing face of America in the twenty-first century by Sam Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examing the 2000 U.S. Census, NY TImes reporter Roberts stitches patches of statistical information together with a narrative. He begins with this: the average American is a 35-year-old woman living in her own home in the metro West or South. In 1900, this statistical citizen was a 26-year-old man renting property in rural America. Roberts explains the importance of demographics, then devotes himself to such subjects as households, aging, transience, race, income, and education. Along the way, some data surprise: Only 52% of households contain a married couple. Two-thirds of black children are born out of wedlock. New York City hosts 26,402 people per square mile. One out of 32 adults is or has been in prison. Only 20% of college students fit what the author calls the "Joe College" model: a resident student in a four-year program. Other findings confirm common observation. Florida is the "oldest" state; our population is shifting to the Southwest; women and blacks earn less than white men in similar occupations. Some of the findings also have profound social implications. More than 10% of black men in their late 20s are in prison
The best of See it now ( )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murrow's award winning program "See it Now" invited viewers to witness history and to meet the people directly shaping events from 1951-1958. Includes excerpts from programs on the Korean War, school desegregation in the South, elections, atomic energy, storms, Carl Sandburg, Marian Anderson in Asia, Grandma Moses, and Louis Armstrong
McCarthy years ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses original footage to explore the roots and results of Senator Joseph McCarthy's search for Communist influences in the federal government. Murrow's broadcasts show McCarthy's abuses of power and signal the emergence of television news as an influential force in American life
The best of Person to person ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murrow's popular television series "Person to Person" introduced audiences to the private lives of celebrated figures. Presents excerpts of interviews recorded in the 1950s and early 1960s
The New York Yankees Fall classic 1996-2001 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you love baseball, or the history of baseball, you either love or loathe the Yankees. You don't have to be a New Yorker, either. If you love the national pastime, the storied New York Yankees will be in the picture. From 1996-2001, the New York Yankees boasted one of the most intimidating and formidable rosters in baseball history. Led by manager Joe Torre and a core of players including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, and Paul O'Neill, the Yankees proved good guys can finish first - over and over again
David Greenglass, twice a traitor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for passing secrets of the atomic bomb to the Societ Union. Half a century after his sister was executed, the prime witness in the Rosenberg case, David Greenglass, tells his story
Grand Central : how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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
Who we are : a portrait of America based on the 1990 census by Sam Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of New York in 101 objects by Sam Roberts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 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"--
 
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