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Hampton, Wilborn

Overview
Works: 25 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 10,572 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.R8, B
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Most widely held works about Wilborn Hampton
 
Most widely held works by Wilborn Hampton
Babe Ruth : a twentieth-century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. Initially a talented southpaw, the Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books--when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used
War in the Middle East : a reporter's story : black September and the Yom Kippur War by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary containing the author's experiences covering these two pivotal wars offering readers a portrait of major world events
Kennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's story by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of how facts were collected of this major news story
September 11, 2001 : attack on New York City by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the September 11 attacks in the United States and presents several personal stories of tragedy told by New Yorkers who lived through the collapse of the World Trade Center
Meltdown : a race against nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island : a reporter's story by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meltdown" tells the hour-by-hour story of covering the nuclear accident as a U.P.I. reporter
Elvis Presley : a twentieth century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley
Horton Foote : America's storyteller by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive biography of one of America's greatest playwrights, whose work--from "The Trip to Bountiful" to the film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird"--Has helped shape American life for more than 60 years. b&w photos
Kennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's story by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its aftermath, and the various theories connected with the crime
Elvis Presley : a twentieth century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life of Rock and Roll legend Elvis Presley
Up close, Babe Ruth : a twentieth-century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the baseball player who set a home-run record while playing for the New York Yankees and was among the first group of players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
September 11, 2001 : attack on New York City : interviews and accounts by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in the middle east : a reporter's story by Wilborn Hampton( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times editor and critic Wilborn Hampton is the acclaimed author of gripping narratives like Kennedy Assassination, Meltdown, and September 11, 2001. In War in the Middle East, the veteran journalist offers a fascinating account of his early 1970s reports from the volatile desert region amidst Black September and the Yom Kippur War. This insider's view of life in a war zone shows Hampton trying to write stories inside a besieged hotel with no electricity or water as fighting rages all around. Hitching rides with reluctant taxi drivers and soldiers, he witnesses aerial dogfights, tank skirmishes, and summary executions. Hampton also explores the origins of these religious and territorial disputes and evaluates their impact on the changing political landscape. With the Gaza Strip, suicide bombers, and Hamas continuing to dominate the headlines, this audiobook is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to understand more clearly the ongoing Middle Eastern turmoil
Meltdown : a race against time at Three Mile Island by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up close : Elvis Presley, a twentieth century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the king of rock and roll, whose style greatly influenced later musicians and was highly controversial
Kennedy assassinated! The world mourns by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Presley : a twentieth century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life of Rock and Roll legend Elvis Presley
Babe Ruth : a twentieth-century life by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Born into a poor family in Baltimore, George Herman Ruth Jr. was sent to a Catholic reform school at age seven, where he learned how to play baseball. Initially a talented southpaw, the Babe went on to shatter every home-run record on the books--when fewer games were played in a season and a heavier ball was used
Upclose : elvis presley by Wilborn Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Horton foote : america's storyteller by Wilborn Hampton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No playwright in the history of the American theater has captured the soul of the nation more incisively than Horton Foote. From his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Young Man From Atlanta, to his film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, which received an Oscar, millions of people have been touched by Foote's work. He has long been regarded by other playwrights and screenwriters, actors, and cognoscenti of the theater and cinema as America's master storyteller; critics compared him to William Faulkner and Anton Chekhov. Yet Horton Foote's compelling character and rich life remain largely unknown to the general public. His is the story of an artist who refused to compromise his talents for the sake of fame or money, or just to keep working -- who insisted on writing what he regarded as truth, even when for many years almost no one would listen. In the first comprehensive biography of this remarkable writer, Wilborn Hampton introduces Foote to countless Americans who have admired his work. Hampton, a theater critic for The New York Times, offers a colorful, compulsively readable account of a life and career that spanned seven decades. As a child in the small town of Wharton, Texas, Foote's favorite pastime was to listen to the stories his elders told -- about themselves, their families, their neighbors -- around the dinner table or sitting on the front porch. As he once explained: "One thing I was given in life is a deep desire to listen. I've spent my life listening. These stories have haunted me all my life." The stories also served as an inspiration for Foote's life work as he chronicled America's wistful odyssey through the twentieth century, mostly from the perspective of a small town in Texas. Beginning in the Golden Age of Television with dramas such as The Trip to Bountiful, through Broadway and Off-Broadway successes, to the mark he made in films such as Tender Mercies, and right up through a staging of his complete nine-play opus The Orphans' Home Cycle, he documented the struggle of ordinary people to maintain their dignity in the face of hardship and change that the erosion of time inevitably brings. It is a theme Horton Foote lived. Yet the paradox that shines through his work is that while the externals of life alter over the years -- wealth may be gained or squandered, love may be won or lost, friends and relations die -- people themselves do not. Like Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote's portraits of American life are iconic and true. His stories have helped shape the way Americans see themselves -- indeed, they have become part of the nation's psyche, and they will speak to many generations to come
September 11, 2001 Attack on New York City by Wilborn Hampton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind man and his dog struggling to escape from the burning North Tower, a company of firefighters risking their lives, an ordinary citizen turned rescue worker? each person endured a personal nightmare, and each carries a separate memory. Through interviews and accounts of survivors, heroes, and terrorists, as well as his own story, seasoned reporter Wilborn Hampton creates an intimate portrait of life and loss, and offers a deeper understanding of that tragic day
 
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War in the Middle East : a reporter's story : black September and the Yom Kippur WarKennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's storySeptember 11, 2001 : attack on New York CityMeltdown : a race against nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island : a reporter's storyElvis Presley : a twentieth century lifeHorton Foote : America's storytellerKennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's storyElvis Presley : a twentieth century life