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Jacobson, Mark

Overview
Works: 33 works in 185 publications in 6 languages and 4,395 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Historical films  Police films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, wpr, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Jacobson
The believer by Henry Bean( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish student, bitter towards his own religion and culture, becomes involved in the neo-Nazi skinhead movement
American gangster and other tales of New York by Mark Jacobson( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson's captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas (the basis for the forthcoming major motion picture) joins other tales of New York City from the past thirty years."--Publisher description
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
American gangster : and other tales of New York by Mark Jacobson( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, anecdotes, and stories about twentieth-century New York City, including the title article about Frank Lucas, the drug dealer and gangster famous for using the coffins of dead soldiers to smuggle heroin during the Vietnam War
Love ranch( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace and Charlie make a fine couple as the proprietors of Nevada's first legalized brothel. She provides the mind behind their schemes, while his work as a gangster allows the swindles to be carried out. But a new scam involving a handsome boxer threatens both their plan and their two-decade marriage
Gojiro by Mark Jacobson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobson's Gojiro is a wild and humorous fairytale about the Atomic Age, about a terrifying world redeemed by love, friendship, the survival instinct, and a willingness to break down old inventions for new parts
Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America by Mark Jacobson( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. "Fake news" is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of. A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated--because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth--by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe. Many of Cooper's conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh's cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so. In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper's fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren't we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?"--
Teenage hipster in the modern world : from the birth of punk to the land of Bush : thirty years of millenial journalism by Mark Jacobson( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the pages of The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, New York, Maxim, and GQ, Mark Jacobson has carried on in the tradition of such titans as Joe Mitchell, A.J. Liebling, Jimmy Breslin, and Pete Hamill as one of New York City's finest journalistic provocateurs. Now he collects the best of his years in Teenage Hipster in the Modern World. Jacobson has been witness to a decidedly different sort of history. His "beats" range far and wide, delving into the realms of politics, sports, and celebrity in pieces on such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Julius Erving, Chuck Berry, Pam Grier (in her Scream, Blacula, Scream days), Martin Scorsese, and many others. But for Jacobson, New York City has always been Topic Number One. Jacobson tells the story of the city in his classic essays on the beginnings of punk rock back in the times of "pregentrification" to the heart-wrenching days of 9/11. With a foreword from best-selling author Richard Price, Teenage Hipster in the Modern World is a hilarious and poignant snapshot of a city, a generation, and a man who wonders how he went from hanging out at CBGB to being an AARP card-holding father of three
Everyone and no one : a novel by Mark Jacobson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous Hollywood actor becomes so tired of being a sex object that he has an operation to change his face. Which solves one problem, but creates a number of others. A novel on the theme, be happy with what you have, it could be worse
American monsters : 44 rats, blackhats, and plutocrats( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With specially commissioned essays by veteran chroniclers such as Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, this collection spotlights 40 profiles of history's most celebrated and notorious Americans: the corrupt, greedy, power-mad, and vicious betrayers of the dreams of fair play and equal opportunity
Hoops : four decades of the pro game by Walter Iooss( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs and essays that highlight the players, coaches, fans, and momements that have shaped professional basketball in the last four decades
The lampshade : a Holocaust detective story from Buchenwald to New Orleans by Mark Jacobson( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey that takes Mark Jacobson around the world began when a friend bought a lamp at a rummage sale and was told that it was made from the skins of Jews. Despite extensive historical reporting of items made of human skin in eyewitness accounts from Nazi concentration camps, this is the first known discovery and investigation of such an artifact
Incognito by Antonin Kratochvil( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The KGB Bar nonfiction reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iconic KGB bar, a seemingly tumbledown dive in the Lower East Side, is home to New York City's most diverse and exciting series of nonfiction literary readings. Susan Orlean, Jimmy Breslin, Budd Schulberg, Jack Newfield, Natalie Angier, Joyce Carol Oates, Luc Sante, and many others have all appeared on its hallowed stage. The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader reflects the mix-and-match whiplash mood swing atmosphere of their best evenings. Arranged thematically around such topics as Law and Justice, Faraway Places, Sports, Sex and Science, this diverse collection includes Natalie Angier's writing on AIDS, Luc Sante's musings on New York's former bookstores, Steve Earle's eyewitness account of a Texas execution, Lucius Shepard on hopping freight trains and the murderous FTRA, Mick Taussig's report from dysfunctional Colombia, David Remnick on Ali, Marcelle Clements on the trauma of Big City childrearing, and Jon Langford (of the Mekon's) mutant letters to a rock band. Other contributors include John Berendt, Jack Newfield, Katha Pollit, Marshall Berman, Joyce Carol Oates, Armond White, Richard Ben Cramer, and many others
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afroamerikaneren Frank Lucas kan forholdsvis frit operere på narkomarkedet i flere år, fordi ingen i USA tiltror en sort mand evnen til at kunne lede et storstilet narkotikakartel! Men den ihærdige strømer Richie Roberts gør alt for at optrevle det ulovlige imperium
Taxi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedic lives and adventures of a group of New York City taxi drivers
Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America by Mark Jacobson( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. "Fake news" is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of.A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005). According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated--because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth--by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11th in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe.Many of Cooper's conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh's cohort in the Oklahoma bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among rightwing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor black criminals in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups, and continues to do so. In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper's fascinating life, but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren't we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?
American gangster / #324( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story
Improbable collapse : the demolition of our republic : the puzzling collapse of the Twin Towers and the WTC Building 7( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically examine the demolition hypothesis, and the growing phenomenon of doubt surrounding the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and WTC Building 7 and their aftermath. Includes tv news clips of the 9/11 attack and subsequent building collapses
The lampshade : a Holocaust detective story from Buchenwald to New Orleans by Mark Jacobson( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of one of these awful objects, and of his search to establish the origin, and larger meaning, of what can only be described as an icon of terror
 
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Pale horse rider : William Cooper, the rise of conspiracy, and the fall of trust in America
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Teenage hipster in the modern world : from the birth of punk to the land of Bush : thirty years of millenial journalismEveryone and no one : a novelAmerican monsters : 44 rats, blackhats, and plutocratsHoops : four decades of the pro gameThe lampshade : a Holocaust detective story from Buchenwald to New OrleansThe KGB Bar nonfiction readerThe lampshade : a Holocaust detective story from Buchenwald to New Orleans
Alternative Names
Jacobson, Mark Alfred 1948-

Mark Jacobson Amerikaans journalist

Mark Jacobson gazetar amerikan

Mark Jacobson giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Mark Jacobson journaliste américain

Mark Jacobson periodista estadounidense

Mark Jacobson periodista estatunidenc

Mark Jacobson periodista estauxunidense

Марк Джейкобсон

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