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Towers, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 164 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 5,073 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: HB3717 1929, 328.73092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Towers
Barack Obama ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow Obama from his early childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey to the 2008 Democratic Convention, and finally his election as president
The Great Depression by Mario Matthew Cuomo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the stock market crash of 1929 to the recovery spurred by the coming of World War II
Hauntings by Stacy Twilley ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hauntings is an episode from the television series "The unexplained" for the History channel
The death penalty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Organized crime a world history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels the globe to get an insider's view of some of the most active, dangerous and diabolical criminal syndicates in existence. Each program focuses on a different region, examining the conditions that helped create these groups, talking to law enforcement specialists about how they are being fought, and relating true stories of famous cases. Sicily: long the gold standard for organized crime, the Sicilian Mafia has suffered setbacks in recent years. Russia: the breakup of the Soviet Union paved the way for a new breed of ruthless criminals. Colombia: the infamous Cartels long dominated crime in this nation, but even their dissolution could not stop the flow of drugs and money. China: see how the "Snake Heads" specialize in human traffic, smuggling people out of China. India: see how India's most famous criminal group was inspired by spirituality, and examine the dark underbelly of "Bollywood."
John Dillinger public enemy #1 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video "looks back on the short and violent life of this icy killer, starting with his troubled childhood in Indiana ... meet the teenage Dillinger who was sentenced to prison for attempted robbery, and the bitter man who emerged ten years later ready to shoot anyone in his path"--Container
Triple cross Bin Laden's spy in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary that plays like a thriller as it takes you through twists and turns about Ali A. Mohamed-a radical ex-Egyptian Army sergeant who convinced the CIA to hire him, was an FBI informant, and a mole for Al-Qaida
Jeffrey Dahmer the monster within ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What was the most disturbing aspect of Jeffrey Dahmer's personality? Was it his fascination with death? his cannibalism? His necrophilia? Or was it his guise of normality? Explore the twisted conscience of one of history's most psychotic killers
The great shake-up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the first years of the Great Depression, as banks and businesses failed in record numbers and America struggled to come to grips with the disaster. Looks at events from the landslide victory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 to the California migrations of Dust Bowl farmers. Novelist James Michener tells how he joined thousands of others riding the rails as a hobo and economist John Kenneth Galbraith explores the policies of the New Deal
Deadly force ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a suspect or civilian dies at the hands of a police officer, FBI agent, or other government official, Americans lose faith in the law enforcement system. DEADLY FORCE looks at why these incidents are becoming more common by exploring the facts behind three recent, lethal encounters"--Slipcase
Attack at Waco ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A painstaking examination of the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. The federal authorities' case is taken apart, with the timing, techniques and tactics that led to the gruesome outcome being thoroughly analyzed
Prostitution sex and the law ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why does the world's oldest profession continue to confound the best efforts of law enforcement? ... From high-profile call girl services like New York's 'Mayflower Madam' ... to low-level street hookers, this program examines how the sellers of sex operate in spite of the law"--Slipcase
Al Capone Scarface ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With a machine gun and a fortune made from bootleg liquor, Al Capone established himself as America's most notorious gangster ... a wild, glamorous man with a passion for opera ... a ruthless, vindictive mobster" who was generous and loyal to friends and family--Slipcase
American justice death penalty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Allan Pinkerton the original private-eye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life and career of private investigator Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
War crimes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the impact of the Nuremberg Trial on the trials of William Calley and John Demjanjuk
Pleading insane ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the attempt on President Reagan's life in 1981 by John Hinckley. Hinckley's trial would become a pivotal moment in American justice - a nationwide reflection on what it means to plead insane. Hinckley's attorneys saw this as a classic case of a defendant not being responsible for a crime because of insanity. They were successful in that Hinckley was ultimately sent to a mental hospital instead of prison. This program also looks at other prominent cases in which defendants used, or considered using the insanity plea
The mob ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary. "From Lucky Luciano to the Teflon Don, American Mob bosses have always written their own bloody sentences. Now the Feds, equipped with high-tech surveillance, potent new laws and a web of paid informants, are finally breaking through the wall of silence that has protected these all-powerful Kingpins. In The Mob, American Justice takes you to the front lines of this war, interviewing mobs insiders and informants, as well as Federal Task Force officers and mafia experts who have uncovered the real stories behind the must secretive society in the world"--Box cover summary
American justice. escaping America's toughest prisons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They call it the Rock. An island in windswept San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was once the ultimate prison for America's most notorious criminals. Discover how some of the most clever and resourceful inmates attempted to break out of Alcatraz and other maximum security lock ups around the country, as guards, long-term criminals and prison experts reveal the secrets of successful escapes
Desperate measures ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the Depression's lowest points came in 1932 when 25,000 World War I veterans marched to Washington and camped along the Potomac River, demanding payment of a promised bonus. Meanwhile, Huey Long, galvanized the poor with his firebrand personality and revolutionary ideas
 
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