WorldCat Identities

Nordlinger, Jay 1963-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 18 publications in 4 languages and 1,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Essays 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JZ5537, 920.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jay Nordlinger
Peace, they say : a history of the Nobel Peace Prize, the most famous and controversial prize in the world by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Jay Nordlinger gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous and controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond. The Nobel prize involves a first world war, a second world war, a cold war, a terror war, and more. It contends with many of the key issues of modern times, and of life itself. It also presents a parade of interesting people--more than a hundred laureates, not a dullard in the bunch. Some of these laureates have been historic statesmen, such as Roosevelt (Teddy) and Mandela. Some have been heroes or saints, such as Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. Some belong in other categories--where would you place Arafat? Controversies also swirl around the awards to Kissinger, Gorbachev, Gore, and Obama, to name just a handful. Probably no figure in this book is more interesting than a non-laureate: Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who started the prizes. The book also addresses "missing laureates," people who did not win the peace prize but might have, or should have (Gandhi?). Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and sometimes even fun. It has its opinions, but it also provides what is necessary for readers to form their own opinions. What is peace, anyway? All these people who have been crowned "champions of peace," and the world's foremost--should they have been? Such is the stuff this book is made on
Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some years ago, the author, Jay Nordlinger, was in Albania. He was there to give a talk under State Department auspices. Albania was about ten years beyond the collapse of Communism. For almost 40 years, the country had been ruled by one of the most brutal dictators in history: Enver Hoxha. Nordlinger wondered whether this dictator had had children. He had indeed: three of them. And they were still in Albania, with their 3 million fellow citizens. Nordlinger wondered, "What are the lives of the Hoxha kids like? What must it be like to be the son or daughter of a monstrous dictator? What must it be like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?" In this book, Nordlinger surveys 20 dictators in all. They are the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on. The book is not about them, really, though of course they figure in it. It's about their children. Some of them are absolute loyalists. They admire, revere, or worship their father. Some of them actually succeed their father as dictator-as in North Korea, Syria, and Haiti. Some of them have doubts. A couple of them become full-blown dissenters, even defectors. A few of the daughters have the experience of having their husband killed by their father. Most of these children are rocked by exile, prison, and the like. Obviously, the children have some things in common. But they are also individuals, making of life what they can. The main thing they have in common is this: They have been dealt a very, very unusual hand. What would you do, if you were the offspring of an infamous dictator, who lords it over your country? Chances are, you'll never have to find out! But some people have-and this book investigates those lucky, or unlucky, few."--
Here, there & everywhere : collected writings of Jay Nordlinger by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digging in : further collected writings of Jay Nordlinger by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selected writings by Jay Nordlinger for National Review magazine from the last decade, arranged under six headings: People, Abroad, Issues and Essays, America--Some Snapshots, Language, and Music.--Publisher
Denutrition / special issue by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Morbide adipositas / spezialheft by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Znásilněné Bělorusko by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An evening with William F. Buckley, Jr. : Apgar lecturer, October 25, 2006( Visual )

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

Dva nepohodlní Kanaďané by Jay Nordlinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Here, there & everywhere : collected writings of Jay Nordlinger
Alternative Names
Jay Nordlinger Amerikaans journalist

Jay Nordlinger giornalista statunitense

Jay Nordlinger journaliste américain

Jay Nordlinger US-amerikanischer Journalist

Џеј Нордлингер американски новинар

Languages
English (14)

Czech (2)

German (1)

French (1)

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