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Mitchell, Greg 1947-

Overview
Works: 114 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 8,795 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Case studies  Directories  Fiction  Juvenile works  Abstracts  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: HV8699.U5, 364.660973
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Most widely held works by Greg Mitchell
Who owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executions by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a decade of dormancy, the capital punishment debate has asserted itself as a major political and social issue, and support for the death penalty, while still high, has dropped to its lowest level in nineteen years. America is clearly ready to ask the question "Who owns death?"" "In this book, Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell, take an unusual approach to the issue. By exploring the mind-sets of those directly involved in the death penalty, including prison wardens, prosecutors, jurors, religious figures, govenors, judges, and relatives of murder victims, they offer a textured look at a system that perpetuates the long-standing American habit of violence."--Jacket
Hiroshima in America : fifty years of denial by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations has weighed heavily on our national conscience - with profound effects, argue Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they have written the first book that assesses the political, ethical, and psychological impact of Hiroshima on our nation. The book opens on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the official statement by President Harry S. Truman, which began our government's extensive distortion of information and management of the news media. The story comes to a climax nearly fifty years later, with an inside view of the recent debacle at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., when a wave of opposition forced the museum to cancel a full exhibit about the atomic bombing and its human effects. Throughout Hiroshima in America, the authors offer a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of what we have lost by our unwillingness to face the truth about Hiroshima. They also present a landmark portrait of Harry Truman and an exploration of the factors that led him to authorize using the bomb, and defend that act for the rest of his life
The campaign of the century : Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media politics by Greg Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady : Richard Nixon vs Helen Gahagan Douglas--sexual politics and the Red scare, 1950 by Greg Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the 1950 campaign was over, Nixon was on the road to the White House. In this landmark book, Greg Mitchell places the Senate race in the context of its era and reveals its significance not just in Nixon's career, but in setting back the cause of women in politics - and teaching a generation of campaigners how using Cold War politics could pay off at the polls
The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill by Greg Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration's unprecedented attempt to suppress both films. In the summer of 1962, one year after East German Communists built the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans came up with a plan. They would risk prison, Stasi torture, even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Among the tunnelers and escape helpers were a legendary cyclist, an American student from Stanford, and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel. Then two U.S. television networks, NBC and CBS, heard about the secret projects, and raced to be first to air a spectacular 'inside tunnel' special on the human will for freedom. The networks funded two separate tunnels in return for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries. Unfolding week by week, sometimes hour by hour, Greg Mitchell's riveting narrative deftly cuts back and forth from one extraordinary character to another. There's the tunneler who had already served four years in the East German gulag; the Stasi informer who betrays the 'CBS tunnel'; the young East Berliner who escapes with her baby, then marries one of the tunnelers; and broadcast legend Daniel Schorr, who battled unsuccessfully to save his film from White House interference and remained bitter about it to the end of his life. Looming over all is John F. Kennedy, who was ambivalent about--even hostile toward--the escape operations. Kennedy confessed to Dean Rusk: 'We don't care about East Berlin.' Based on extensive access to the Stasi archives, long-secret U.S. documents, and new interviews with tunnelers and refugees, The Tunnels provides both rich history and high suspense. Award-winning journalist Mitchell captures the hopes and fears of everyday Berliners; the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police; U.S. networks prepared to 'pay for play' yet willing to cave to official pressure; and a White House and State Department eager to suppress historic coverage. The result is 'breaking history,' a propulsive read whose themes reverberate even today"--
Acceptable risks by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all know life is full of risks, and having to choose between risks in nothing new; accepting risks has become second nature to us. So why do the media announce almost weekly the evidence of yet another hazard to our safety- and why do we bitterly debate legislation regarding it? Perhaps because as the public becomes more knowledgeable about the nature and effects of many risks, we are also learning how risks are being 'managed' for us. We are being asked not only to confront personal, voluntary risks, but also to decide which involuntary risks are acceptable- and what is voluntary for one person has a way of becoming imposed on another. Or what may seem an 'acceptable' risk standard to a group of government regulators may not be to the citizens to whom that agency is responsible. This book is a political, philosophical, and psychological examination of risks in our society: an investigation of how risks are defined and responded to on a personal, corporate, and governmental- even global- basis. At its core is the fact that today the public is often ambivalent toward risk, at least until it begins to affect us personally. As the authors discuss a range of issues and proceed from chosen risks to how the public is informed, misinformed, or uninformed about risks, we learn of the impact our inaction has on our lives and by understanding risk determination, how we have come to live in a world of risks that are considered respectable, acceptable risks. -- from Book Jacket
So wrong for so long : how the press, the pundits-- and the president-- failed on Iraq by Greg Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 2003., Greg Mitchell was one of the few mainstream journalists to seriously question the stated reasons for invading Iraq. In the years since, he has repeatedly challenged the media to probe the conduct of the war and its toll on our troops. Now, after five years of war, he traces the conflict- from the "run-up" to the "surge"--And the media's coverage of it in this important collection of commentaries which explore not only how we got into the war in Iraq, but why we just can't seem to get out.-- Book Jacket
Very seventies : a cultural history of the 1970s, from the pages of Crawdaddy( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth--and consequences : seven who would not be silenced by Greg Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy in Mudville : a Little League memoir by Greg Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles the author's experiences managing his son's wildly unpredictable Little League baseball team, exploring the pleasures and pitfalls of adult involvement in Little League, a game played by, and meant for, children. The book examines timely issues surrounding youth baseball today. Through interviews with parents, opposing coaches, major league players, and celebrity Little League fathers (E.G., Bruce Springsteen), the book examines the father/son dynamic and explores both undue pressure and unexpected rewards. It investigates the phenomenon of Little League rage, where disputes on and off the diamond have led to assaults, arrests, and litigation. It ponders why baseball lost favor among so many American children but now seems to be on the comeback trail. (Sm)
Hiroshima in America : a half century of denial by Robert Jay Lifton( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of nuclear weapons on civilian populations has weighed heavily on our national conscience - with profound effects, argue Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell. They have written the first book that assesses the political, ethical, and psychological impact of Hiroshima on our nation. The book opens on August 6, 1945, the day of the bombing of Hiroshima, with the official statement by President Harry S. Truman, which began our government's extensive distortion of information and management of the news media. The story comes to a climax nearly fifty years later, with an inside view of the recent debacle at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., when a wave of opposition forced the museum to cancel a full exhibit about the atomic bombing and its human effects. Throughout Hiroshima in America, the authors offer a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of what we have lost by our unwillingness to face the truth about Hiroshima. They also present a landmark portrait of Harry Truman and an exploration of the factors that led him to authorize using the bomb, and defend that act for the rest of his life
The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill by Greg Mitchell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration's unprecedented attempt to suppress both films
Cats, chocolate, clowns, and other amusing, interesting, and useful subjects covered by newsletters( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall by Greg Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRUE WAR & COMBAT STORIES. In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then, as the world's press heard about the secret projects, two television networks raced to be the first to document them from the inside, funding two separate tunnels for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and his administration, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries
One hot summer night by Greg Mitchell( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Family decides to pitch a tent in their back yard and sleep outside
My grandpa by Greg Mitchell( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandpa enjoys eating all sorts of sweet food, and is able to do so without harming his teeth because they are false
Our car by Greg Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going fishing by Greg Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dad tries to show the family how to fish but does not serve as a very good example
Going shopping by Greg Mitchell( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply Sam by Greg Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy describes some ways in which he is like other members of his family
 
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Who owns death? : capital punishment, the American conscience, and the end of executions
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The campaign of the century : Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media politicsTricky Dick and the Pink Lady : Richard Nixon vs Helen Gahagan Douglas--sexual politics and the Red scare, 1950So wrong for so long : how the press, the pundits-- and the president-- failed on IraqVery seventies : a cultural history of the 1970s, from the pages of CrawdaddyJoy in Mudville : a Little League memoirHiroshima in America : a half century of denialOne hot summer night