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Maraniss, David

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Most widely held works by David Maraniss
First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton by David Maraniss( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on letters, documents, and interviews with several hundred people whose paths intersected with Clinton's at every level - family, friends, girlfriends, classmates, teachers, campaign workers, staff, and associates - Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality whose greatest strengths are also his greatest weaknesses: his talent for politics and careful networking, his perseverance and optimism, his ever eagerness to please, his tendency to shade the truth, and his insatiable appetite for life and ideas. It is a definitive study of Clinton's rise from obscure, provincial Arkansas, of the clear development of his ambitions, and of the Faustian bargains he made along the way. Maraniss looks at the split personality of Hot Springs, where Baptist churches and gambling casinos, all-American ideals and vaporous spas, were next-door neighbors - and how these childhood influences worked their way into Clinton's persona
When pride still mattered : a life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story as well as a study of national myths and an absorbing account of mythmakers"--Jacket
Barack Obama : the story by David Maraniss( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the life of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him, from early childhood through his adult years, as he became the first black president of the United States. In it the author reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland in Africa and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs, and therefore his presidency, is his lifelong struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity
Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero by David Maraniss( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente was that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes. Born in rural Puerto Rico, at a time when there were no blacks or Puerto Ricans playing organized ball in the United States, Clemente went on to become the greatest Latino player in the major leagues, a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who paved the way and set the highest standard for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations.--From publisher description
They marched into sunlight : war and peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. Maraniss weaves together three very different worlds of that time: the death and heroism of soldiers in Vietnam, the anger and anxiety of antiwar students back home, and the confusion and obfuscating behavior of officials in Washington. In the Long Nguyen Secret Zone of Vietnam, a renowned battalion of the First Infantry Division is marching into a devastating ambush that will leave sixty-one soldiers dead and an equal number wounded. On the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, students are staging an obstructive protest at the Commerce Building against recruiters for Dow Chemical Company, makers of napalm and Agent Orange, that ends in a bloody confrontation with Madison police. And in Washington, President Lyndon Johnson is dealing with pressures closing in on him from all sides and lamenting to his war council, "How are we ever going to win?" Based on thousands of primary documents and 180 on-the-record interviews, the story unfolds day by day, hour by hour, and at times minute by minute, with a rich cast of characters -- military officers, American and Viet Cong soldiers, chancellors, professors, students, police officers, businessmen, mime troupers, a president and his men, a future mayor and future vice president -- moving toward battles that forever shaped their lives and evoked cultural and political conflicts that reverberate still
Rome 1960 : the Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Olympics. Along with the unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was everywhere. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand. In the heat of the Cold War, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defections, and every move was judged for propaganda value. While East and West Germans competed as a unified team, less than a year before the Berlin Wall, there was a dispute over the two Chinas. Fourteen nations were being born in sub-Saharan Africa. There was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women. The world as we know it was coming into view.--From publisher description
Once in a great city : a Detroit story by David Maraniss( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already past history. It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the amazing Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; super car salesman Lee Iacocca; Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, a Kennedy acolyte; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. It was the American auto makers' best year; the revolution in music and politics was underway. Reuther's UAW had helped lift the middle class. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before and inventing the Mustang. Motown was capturing the world with its amazing artists. The progressive labor movement was rooted in Detroit with the UAW. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech there two months before he made it famous in the Washington march. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Before the devastating riot. Before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight. Before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities--from harsh weather to high labor costs--and competition from abroad to explain Detroit's collapse, one could see the signs of a city's ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts"--
The prince of Tennessee : the rise of Al Gore by David Maraniss( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Al Gore
Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero by David Maraniss( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in this book.--
The Clinton enigma : a four-and-a-half-minute speech reveals this president's entire life by David Maraniss( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maraniss dissects Bill Clinton's August 17, 1998, televised apologia to the nation and analyzes how that one short speech reveals a great deal about the President's complex personality
They marched into sunlight : war and peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions about the meaning of dissent and the official manipulation of truth, issues that are as relevant today as they were decades ago. In the Long Nguyen Secret Zone of Vietnam, a renowned battalion of the First Infantry Division is marching into a devastating ambush that will leave sixty-one soldiers dead and an equal number wounded. On the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, students are staging an obstructive protest at the Commerce Building against recruiters for Dow Chemical Company, makers of napalm and Agent Orange, that ends in a bloody confrontation with club-wielding Madison police. And in Washington, President Lyndon Johnson is dealing with pressures closing in on him from all sides and lamenting to his war council, "How are we ever going to win this war?" Based on thousands of primary documents and 180 on-the-record interviews, the story unfolds day by day, hour by hour, and at times minute by minute, with a rich cast of characters as they move toward battles that forever shaped their lives and evoked cultural and political conflicts that reverberate still
Tell Newt to shut up! : prizewinning Washington Post journalists reveal how reality gagged the Gingrich revolution by David Maraniss( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaker Newt Gingrich and his troops promised a revolution when they seized power in January 1995. The year that followed was one of the most fascinating and tumultuous in modern American history. After stunning early success with the Contract with America, the Republicans began to lose momentum; by year's end Gingrich was isolated and uncertain, and his closest allies were telling him to shut up. Here is an unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall look at the successes, sellouts, and perhaps fatal mistakes of Newt Gingrich's Republican Revolution. Based on the award-winning Washington Post series that documented the Republicans' day-to-day attempts to revolutionize the American government, "Tell Newt to Shut Up!" gets to the heart of the political process
Barack Obama : [the story] by David Maraniss( Recording )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does
Rome 1960 by David Maraniss( Recording )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maranisss offers an account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, revealing the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics.--
Clemente : la pasión y el carisma del último héroe del béisbol by David Maraniss( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "When Pride Still Mattered" comes a full-scale biography of the great baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, who lived, played, and died with enduring passion and grace. of photos
When pride still mattered by David Maraniss( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi's thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s
Once in a great city : [a Detroit story] by David Maraniss( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1963 and Detroit is on top of the world. The city's leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; influential labor leader Walter Reuther; Motown's founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the amazing Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; super car salesman Lee Iacocca; Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, a Kennedy acolyte; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before and inventing the Mustang. Motown was capturing the world with its amazing artists. The progressive labor movement was rooted in Detroit with the UAW. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech there two months before he made it famous in the Washington march. Once in a Great City shows that the shadows of collapse were evident even then. Before the devastating riot, before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight; before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities and competition from abroad to explain Detroit's collapse. From high labor costs to harsh weather, one could see the signs of a city's ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world. Yet so much of what Detroit gave America lasts."--Container
The best American sports writing 2007 by David Maraniss( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critically acclaimed author and journalist edits this collection of the best sportswriting from the past year. Not just for readers of the sports page, this years selections embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement
When pride still mattered : Lombardi : the classic that inspired a Broadway play by David Maraniss( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during which he led the Green Bay Packers to five world championships is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography that has become an American classic. This year, on the fortieth anniversary of Vince Lombardi's death, the immortal strides onto the Broadway stage in a new American play, 'Lombardi', based on Maraniss's critically acclaimed book ..."--Page 4 of cover
The color of your skin( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goes behind the scenes at the Army's Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute to record a powerful, intimate journey into America's race relations
 
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First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton
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When pride still mattered : a life of Vince LombardiClemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last heroThey marched into sunlight : war and peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967Rome 1960 : the Olympics That Changed the WorldThe prince of Tennessee : the rise of Al GoreClemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last heroThe Clinton enigma : a four-and-a-half-minute speech reveals this president's entire lifeThey marched into sunlight : war and peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
Alternative Names
David Maraniss American journalist

David Maraniss Amerikaans journalist

David Maraniss gasediman Lamerikänik

David Maraniss journaliste américain

David Maraniss jurnalist american

David Maraniss periodista estadounidense

David Maraniss periodista estatunidenc

David Maraniss usona ĵurnalisto

David Maraniss xornalista estadounidense

マラニス, デヴィッド

Languages
English (213)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

German (1)