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Goldsmith, Barbara

Overview
Works: 18 works in 102 publications in 12 languages and 7,389 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Filmed performances  Filmed dance 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QD22.C8, B
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Most widely held works by Barbara Goldsmith
Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on diaries, letters, and family interviews to discuss the lesser-known achievements and scientific insights of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, documenting how she was compromised by the prejudices of a male-dominated society
Little Gloria ... happy at last by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Glora Vanderbilt, who in 1934 was the object of a custody suit between her mother and her aunt
Other powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on Tennessee Claflin, Henry Ward Beecher, Lib and Theodore Tilton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Dickinson, Horace Greeley, and Anthony Comstock
Johnson v. Johnson by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Polish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the extraordinary investigative acumen and sensitive narrative skills that informed her best-selling Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last, Barbara Goldsmith now gives us the most sensational case of a contested will in American history'weaving a hypnotic tale of vast wealth and moral corruption. When J. Seward Johnson, the pharmaceutical heir, died in 1983 at the age of eighty-seven, his six children (each of whom was already in possession of an immense fortune) were outraged to learn that he had willed his entire $500-million estate to their stepmother Basia'a woman forty-two years Seward's junior, a Polish refugee who had once worked as a chambermaid in his household. They came to believe that Basia had used undue influence to "enchant" their father, prying his fortune away from him and turning him against his own children. They wanted "justice." The legal battle that followed spawned a seventeen-week-long trial, the involvement of 210 lawyers (some of whose behavior was legally and ethically questionable), $24 million in legal fees, and public disclosures of the often scandalous details of the lives of many of the parties involved, including attempted suicide, drug addiction, and accusations of a murder plot. Going beyond the courtroom itself, Goldsmith delves into the family's past and present, demonstrating that, from the start, the poisonous effects of overwhelming wealth were a tacit but powerfully felt subtext to the proceedings. From her insider's position, she reveals the true Johnson legacy'one of profound emotional damage. In their own voices Seward's children, his first wife, relatives, friends, employees, and Basia herself express their thoughts and feelings with a startling degree of frankness, revealing a past of incest, malignant neglect, and betrayal. Through this deepening of the story, Goldsmith has been able to elucidate the profoundly complex reasons why each of the Johnsons believed that what was most emphatically at stake was not financial remuneration but emotional reparation. Throughout the four-month trial, Goldsmith (who researched the case for over a year and examined thousands of pages of documentation) was in constant attendance, and she tells the dramatic story of what occurred in spellbinding detail. We see the contesting parties, their innumerable lawyers, and the trial's remarkable judge, Marie Lambert ("part Portia, part Tugboat Annie"), playing out their roles in a courtroom packed with press and spectators, and rife with animosity, mistrust, and uncontrolled emotions (which erupted into a near-riot and death threats against the judge). Goldsmith illuminates how and why, as the trial progressed, it was transmuted almost entirely into a battle among lawyers, about lawyers, and for lawyers. She provides a masterful and devastating indictment of American law and lawyers, seen here as an out-of-control juggernaut fueled by a seemingly inexhaustible supply of money. Family drama, courtroom drama, explosive psychological drama, a trenchant and sometimes shocking portrayal of lawyers at work today'Johnson v. Johnson is a brilliant synthesis of the legal, the social, and the human aspects of a society in disarray
The straw man by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genio obsesivo : el mundo interior de Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical tag : score & parts by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsessive genius the inner world of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Marie Curie--the penniless Polish immigrant who through genius and obsessive persistence endured years of toil and deprivation to produce radium, a luminous panacea for all the world's ills, including cancer--has obscured the ... truth behind her discoveries. Marie Curie's shrewd though controversial insight was that radioactivity was an atomic property that could be used to discover new elements. While her work won her two Nobel Prizes and transformed our world, it did not liberate her from the prejudices of either the male-dominated scientific community or society. In[this book we] discover the woman ... an all-too-human woman trying to balance a spectacular scientific career with the obligations of family, the prejudice of society, the constant search for adequate funding, and the battle for recognition.-Dust jacket
Marī kyurī : Furasuko no naka no yami to hikari( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Annenberg affair: mystery at the Met by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tramp art : another notch, folk art from the heart by Clifford A Wallach( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Johnson v. Johnson by Barbara Goldsmith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gênio obsessivo : o mundo interior de Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

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

Dancing the new stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barbara Goldsmith by Barbara Goldsmith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The straw man by Barbara Goldsmith( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little Gloria ... happy at last by Barbara Goldsmith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An account of the 1934 Vanderbilt custody case of ten-year-old heiress Gloria. It relates the conflict between her mother Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney and her aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and describes the lives of the two women, their families, and all of mother Gloria's glamorous life and questionable friends that led her to be declared an unfit mother
[Barbara Goldsmith]( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie
Alternative Names
Barbara Goldsmith American journalist

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ゴールドスミス, バーバラ

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Other powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria WoodhullTramp art : another notch, folk art from the heart