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Sloman, Larry

Overview
Works: 31 works in 168 publications in 11 languages and 8,057 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: GV1545.H8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry Sloman
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini developed a relationship with a man who would later run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own, creating a group of operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, he triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.--From publisher description
Undisputed truth by Mike Tyson( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring"--
Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers presents a memoir that captures the bright and dark moments of his life and career, including his descent into drug addiction and its influence on his musical evolution
Reefer madness : the history of marijuana in America by Larry Sloman( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first social history of marijuana use in America, beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington and ending with the recent paraquat scare
Make up to breakup : my life in and out of Kiss by Peter Criss( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makeup to Breakup is the definitive and heartfelt account of one of rock's most iconic figures--legendary founding KISS drummer Peter "Catman" Criss--and the importance of faith and family.--
Steal this dream : Abbie Hoffman and the countercultural revolution in America by Larry Sloman( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbie Hoffman was at the center of most of the political and social tumult of the sixties, as a participant, disciple, instigator, leader, and dissident. He helped fight for civil rights in the South, organized on behalf of the poor in New York City, was the spiritual leader of the hippie generation from the Bay Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, and was one of the most vocal and visible counterculture guerrillas in the fight against the war in Vietnam. Steal This Dream is a captivating oral history of Abbie Hoffman and the sixties, as told by more than two hundred of those who demonstrated, protested, and lived through those tumultuous years
Tell tale signs by Bob Dylan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road with Bob Dylan by Larry Sloman( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic study of 1970s rock music chronicles the legendary era as it describes the Rolling Thunder Revue, the tour that supported Bob Dylan's "Desire" album, detailing the all-night revels and impromtu jam sessions
The secret life of Houdini the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on newly uncovered archives to reveal Houdini's secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered
Thin ice : a season in hell with the New York Rangers by Larry Sloman( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now, we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band: critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere--their CD Californications sold over 13 million copies alone
Live 1975 by Bob Dylan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bootleg series vol. 5 captures Dylan at his most mercurial, veering from raging songs of protest (a steely, spitting version of "Hurricane, " which was, at that point, unreleased) to pastoral interludes of beauty (highlighted by a passel of duets with Joan Baez)
On tour with Leonard Cohen by Sharon Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road with Bob Dylan by Larry Sloman( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and On the Road with Bob Dylan is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America. With the intimate detail of a diary, Larry "Ratso" Sloman's mesmerizing description of the legendary tour both transports listeners to a celebrated period in rock history and provides them with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this extraordinary time. This reissue of the 1978 classic resonates more than ever as it chronicles one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed along for the ride. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess-from the backstage antics to impromptu jams-that made the tour a nearly mystical experience. Complete with an introduction by renowned Texas musician, mystery writer, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this is an unparalleled treat for Dylan fans old and new. Without question, On the Road with Bob Dylan is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour
Houdini : het geheime leven van een superheld by William Kalush( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de legendarische 'boeienkoning' Houdini (1874-1926), met uitvoerige aandacht voor zowel zijn carrière als illusionist als zijn betrokkenheid bij het spiritisme aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw
The making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to expose Harry Houdini's secret life as a spy and the stunning plot to murder the magician and destroy his legacy
Undisputed truth by Mike Tyson( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world--and a legend both in and out of the ring
Steal this dream : Abbie Hoffman and the counterculture revolution against America by Larry Sloman( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derringer live by Rick Derringer( Recording )

3 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reefer madness a history of marijuana by Larry Sloman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on
 
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The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero
Alternative Names
Kalush, William

L SLOMAN

Larry Sloman American writer

Larry Sloman americk spisovateľ

Sloman, Harry

Sloman, Larry Ratso

Sloman, Ratso.

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Scar tissueReefer madness : the history of marijuana in AmericaSteal this dream : Abbie Hoffman and the countercultural revolution in AmericaOn the road with Bob DylanThe secret life of Houdini the making of America's first superheroScar tissueThe making of America's first superheroSteal this dream : Abbie Hoffman and the counterculture revolution against America