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Leamer, Laurence

Overview
Works: 58 works in 245 publications in 8 languages and 16,713 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E843, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Laurence Leamer
 
Most widely held works by Laurence Leamer
The Kennedy women : the saga of an American family by Laurence Leamer( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from steerage on an immigrant vessel to the slums of Boston, from the Court of St James's to the White House and beyond
King of the night : the life of Johnny Carson by Laurence Leamer( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than seven hundred interviews with ex-wives, friends, and business assocites provide a wealth of details about late-night television talk show host Johnny Carson, detailing his rise from obscurity to national fame
The Kennedy men : 1901-1963 : the laws of the father by Laurence Leamer( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a multigenerational portrait of the Kennedy men and their rise to the heights of American politics, beginning in 1901 with twelve-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy and ending in 1963 with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
As time goes by : the life of Ingrid Bergman by Laurence Leamer( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of the acclaimed actress chronicles her distinguished film career, turbulent personal life, and final, desperate battle against cancer
The sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynasty by Laurence Leamer( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Joseph P. Kennedy's sons and grandsons in the years following the assassination of JFK, and and features an account of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life as remembered by ten of his closest friends
Fantastic : the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger by Laurence Leamer( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the California governor traces his achievements as a cultural and public figure, discussing the factors that influenced his beliefs, his marriage to Maria Shriver, his acting and bodybuilding careers, and his political ambitions
Make-believe : the story of Nancy & Ronald Reagan by Laurence Leamer( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ronald Reagan which details his two marriages, his children, and his public roles, including the Presidency
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption by Laurence Leamer( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines--in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law. The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it's true, it's scarier than fiction"--Provided by publisher
Madness under the royal palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a hundred years Palm Beach has been a fantasy land nurtured by, and maintained for, the megawealthy. Leave it to Laurence Leamer, the author known for getting the inside story on his elusive subjects, to take us behind the walls of America's most exclusive enclave. He tells a braided story involving a socialite determined to make it to the top of Palm Beach society, two infamous murders, and a powerful society reporter. As a backdrop, Leamer tells the story of the clash between old money and new, religion and status, and the love, lust, and fatal hatreds that determine the shape of a fiercely protected society. The cast of characters include trophy wives, trophy husbands, purported gigolos, glamorous widows, a pioneering gay couple, a wildly irreverent event planner, a sociopathic multimillionaire, and an elegant society queen.--From publisher description
The paper revolutionaries; the rise of the underground press by Laurence Leamer( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three chords and the truth : hope, heartbreak, and changing fortunes in Nashville by Laurence Leamer( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with stars, managers, songwriters, and executives at the 1996 annual week-long Fan Fair country music event at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Leamer explores how country music stars became successful and why country music has become so popular throughout the U.S. Includes interviews with Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Mindy McCready, Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd, Leann Rimes, Emmylou Harris, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and many more
Playing for keeps : in Washington by Laurence Leamer( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascent : the spiritual and physical quest of Willi Unsoeld by Laurence Leamer( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of mountaineer Willi Unsoeld
Madness under the Royal Palms love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author Laurence Leamer deconstructs the south Florida island of Palm Beach. Examining two murders in the island's recent history as well as spousal abuse, infidelity, and societal clashes, Leamer entwines the tale of an aspiring socialite with several other narratives. Commencing with an honorary dinner for Prince Edward, Leamer describes the moral decay of the Palm Beach elite
Sons of Camelot [the fate of an American dynasty] by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Joseph P. Kennedy's sons and grandsons in the years following the assassination of JFK, and features an account of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life as remembered by ten of his closest friends
Assignment by Laurence Leamer( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennedy women : the triumph and tragedy of America's first family by Laurence Leamer( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om kvinderne i den amerikanske Kennedy-familie
Fantastic the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the California governor traces his achievements as a cultural and public figure, discussing the factors that influenced his beliefs, his marriage to Maria Shriver, his acting and bodybuilding careers, and his political ambitions
The Kennedy women the saga of an American family by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Leamer gives an intimate story of five generations of Kennedy women. It brims with sacrifice and self-delusion, triumph and tragedy
The price of justice a true story of greed and corruption by Laurence Leamer( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This nonfiction legal thriller traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history to justice. Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines--mines in which scores died unnecessarily. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the US Supreme Court and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law
 
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The Kennedy women : the saga of an American family
Alternative Names
Laurence Leamer Author and journalist

Leamer, Larry.

Leamer, Laurence Allen

リーマー, ローレンス

Languages
English (166)

French (4)

German (3)

Chinese (3)

Finnish (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Korean (1)

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King of the night : the life of Johnny CarsonThe Kennedy men : 1901-1963 : the laws of the fatherThe sons of Camelot : the fate of an American dynastyFantastic : the life of Arnold SchwarzeneggerMadness under the royal palms : love and death behind the gates of Palm BeachThree chords and the truth : hope, heartbreak, and changing fortunes in NashvilleAscent : the spiritual and physical quest of Willi UnsoeldMadness under the Royal Palms love and death behind the gates of Palm Beach