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Swanberg, W. A. (William Andrew) 1907-1992

Overview
Works: 37 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 15,611 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN4874.H4, B
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Most widely held works about W. A Swanberg
 
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Citizen Hearst : a biography of William Randolph Hearst by W. A Swanberg( Book )
57 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book Description: An exhaustive profile of the nation's most powerful newspaper mogul explores the life and times of William Randolph Hearst, his turbulent and flamboyant personal life, his controversial style of journalism, and the growth of his publishing empire
First blood : the story of Fort Sumter by W. A Swanberg( Book )
18 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic chain of events triggered the first battle of the Civil War, which climaxed with the shelling and surrender of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. And the battle's moves and countermoves spelled out the issues and emotions of the long, national blood-letting to follow. Swanberg tells how the North acted with disbelief, bumbling indecision, and finally with firm resolve; the South spat flaming rhetoric that carried it past the point of no return and into grim reality
Dreiser by W. A Swanberg( Book )
23 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den kendte amerikanske forfatter Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Luce and his empire by W. A Swanberg( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer by W. A Swanberg( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: This is the life-size portrait of a man of genius and an eccentric of unique proportions. Joseph Pulitzer revolutionized American journalism and exerted a powerful, progressive effect on American life. He did this by the force of a personality that was as admirable as it was outrageous. A Hungarian by birth, Joseph Pulitzer served briefly in the Civil War and then began his newspaper career in St. Louis. He started out penniless; when he died in 1911, he had made a great fortune, from the St. Louis Post-dispatch and the New York World (morning and evening). The Pulitzer newspapers-particularly the morning World-achieved a rare combination of wide popular appeal, brilliant and accurate reporting, and an enlightened and courageous editorial policy. Through his papers Pulitzer played an important role in American politics as he fought battle after battle with a reformer's zeal and a realist's shrewdness. Mr. Swanberg accomplishes three difficult things in Pulitzer. He vividly renders the social and political background. He shows precisely how Pulitzer made the World a great paper; how he fought his competitors, and how he affected the nation's affairs. The record, in Mr. Swanberg's hands, becomes an exciting, turbulent story. The third and most difficult accomplishment is the portrait of Joseph Pulitzer. A man of intellect and cultivation, Pulitzer was stricken in mid-career both by blindness and a nervous malady. The clink of a spoon at dinner, or a harsh voice, would cause him to explode in agony. He traveled constantly, usually on his yacht-"fleeing his nerves"--Accompanied by six male secretaries who had to be prepared to report on the latest art show in London or to discuss an obscure point in European history. Often separated from his wife by his travels, he was devoted to her and to their five children. He was a despot, given to thoughtful and generous acts. He was filled with self-pity, and his courage and energy were inexhaustible. Virtually every day as he roamed the world he poured advice, reprimand, and encouragement on his newspaper staff, all of its sparkling with the quality of the man. The superb biography does full justice to its extraordinary subject
Norman Thomas : the last idealist by W. A Swanberg( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sickles the incredible by W. A Swanberg( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1991 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of a Civil War general, congressman tried for murder, friend of five Presidents, diplomat, spendthrift, and libertine - one of the gaudiest of American figures
Jim Fisk; the career of an improbable rascal by W. A Swanberg( Book )
10 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and times of an American railroad capitalist and speculator, 1834-1872
Whitney father, Whitney heiress by W. A Swanberg( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of the fortune of William Collins Whitney and the social consciousness of his daughter, Dorothy, are examined in a saga of love, money, politics, corruption, ambition, and untimely death
The rector and the rogue by W. A Swanberg( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It began quietly enough one morning in February 1880, with a mutton-chopped Acme Safe Company salesman knocking on the door of Reverend Morgan Dix, the starchiest clergyman in Manhattan's most respectable church. The salesman was surely misdirected, Reverend Dix explained, he had no need for a safe, and he had not made an appointment. But soon after, used clothes dealers arrived, followed by heavy machinery salesmen, and soon the street filled riotously with wave after wave of solicitor-tormentors, hundreds of funeral directors, horse traders, wigmakers, fellow clergymen, doctors, all insisting they'd been summoned by the bewildered Reverend Dix. And for weeks, it continued in this manner. Reporters from every newspaper in New York camped out to watch the fun, and as the story gained national attention, police and postal officers raced to capture the gleeful prankster-cum-performance artist who was making a mockery of the esteemed Trinity Church
First blood the story of Fort Sumter by W. A Swanberg( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic chain of events triggered the first battle of the Civil War, which climaxed with the shelling and surrender of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. And the battle's moves and countermoves spelled out the issues and emotions of the long, national blood-letting to follow. Swanberg tells how the North acted with disbelief, bumbling indecision, and finally with firm resolve; the South spat flaming rhetoric that carried it past the point of no return and into grim reality
Citizen Hearst by W. A Swanberg( Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreise by W. A Swanberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of William Randolph Hearst by W. A Swanberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact detective mysteries ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was the Secretary of War a traitor? by W. A Swanberg( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the brink of the Civil War southern arsenals began to fill with thousands of federal guns, sent there by a Cabinet officer
W. A. Swanberg. "Citizen Hearst" : ("Citizen Hearst"). Traduit de l'américain par France-Marie Watkins by W. A Swanberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First blood : Story of fort sumter by W. A Swanberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Citizen Hearst a biography of [William Randolph Hearst] by W. A Swanberg( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
W. A. Swanberg papers by W. A Swanberg( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Comprises correspondence, research notes, typescripts, galleys, clippings, and photograph files pertaining only to Swanberg's biography of Theodore Dreiser
 
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Alternative Names
Swanberg, W. A. 1907-1992
Swanberg, William Andrew.
Swanberg, William Andrew 1907-1992
スウォンバーグ, W. A
Languages
English (153)
French (7)
Chinese (5)
Japanese (4)
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