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Smith, Richard Norton 1953-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 170 publications in 2 languages and 11,287 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Educational films  Children's films  Motion pictures  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E312.29, B
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Patriarch : George Washington and the new American nation by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George Washington agreed to take on the presidency of his new nation, he inspired gratitude and adulation on a scale almost impossible to imagine today. In the years that followed, he would need every ounce of his countrymen's affection as he presided over a government threatened by internal dissension and foreign war. This is the story of Washington under political siege, a trial no less demanding than the Revolutionary War. George Washington emerges in these pages
An uncommon man : the triumph of Herbert Hoover by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas E. Dewey and his times by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive life of one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century, this biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and interviews, including Rockefeller's own unpublished reminiscences. Grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Nelson coveted the White House from childhood. Before he was thirty he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32 he was Franklin Roosevelt's wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York's four-term governor he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy. The charismatic face of liberal Republicanism, Rockefeller championed civil rights and health insurance for all. Three times he sought the presidency--arguably in the wrong party. At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco in 1964, locked in an epic battle with Barry Goldwater, Rockefeller denounced extremist elements in the GOP, a moment that changed the party forever. But he could not wrest the nomination from the Arizona conservative, or from Richard Nixon four years later. In the end, he had to settle for two dispiriting years as vice president under Gerald Ford. Here, historian Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller's improbable rise to the governor's mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son's unsolved disappearance, the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller's was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance.--From publisher description
The Colonel : the life and legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955 by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of his remarkably colorful career, Robert R. McCormick was the strong, strident voice of Chicago, America's Second City. From the 1920s through the mid-1950s he was the owner, editor, and personification of the Chicago Tribune, which under his leadership grew to become the most widely read daily in the United States. To his admirers he was the unbending champion of Republican values, the scourge of bleeding-heart liberals, an emblem of the Old Order in the age of the New Deal. To his detractors he was "Colonel McCosmic", a dangerous demagogue whose exploitation of a powerful news medium to his own political ends was the flagrant abuse of a public trust. Both were right
The Harvard century : the making of a university to a nation by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Doles : unlimited partners by Robert J Dole( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A joint autobiography of the lives, careers and political accomplishments of Elizabeth and Bob Dole
Patriarch by Richard Norton Smith( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the thoroughness of a newspaper of the era, Smith retells the old familiar stories and legends surrounding our nation's first president during the years preceding and during his terms in office. Patriarch brings George Washington to life as few historical accounts have before--showing our country's most celebrated father occupied with the business of the day, and carrying the weight of a nation
Farewell to the chief : former presidents in American public life by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary circumstances : the presidency of Gerald R. Ford by David Hume Kennerly( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrative journey through Gerald Ford's years in office documents the day-to-day political and private life of the President and his family
The modern American presidency by Lewis L Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their idiosyncrasies and failures were as diverse as their accomplishments. William McKinley tracked press opinion before Richard Nixon was even born. Calvin Coolidge utilized radio and press conferences long before today's spin doctors. And John F. Kennedy brought the culture of celebrity to the White House. This book is a lively, interpretive synthesis of our twentieth-century leaders, filled with intriguing insights into how the presidency has evolved as America rose to prominence on the world stage. The author traces the decline of the party system and the increasing importance of the media, resulting in the rise of the president as celebrity. He traces the growth of the White House staff and executive bureaucracy. And he shows us a succession of men who have increasingly known less and less about the presidency, observing that most would have had a better historical reputation if they had contented themselves with a single term
On his own terms a life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Nelson coveted the White House from childhood. "When you think of what I had," he once remarked, "what else was there to aspire to?" Before he was thirty he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At thirty-two he was Franklin Roosevelt's wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York's four-term governor he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy
High tech Lincoln( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an unforgettable look at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, which includes a special effects theater, lifelike figures of the Lincoln family, and much more. Features comments from author Gore Vidal and museum director Richard Norton Smith
Henry A. Wallace( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival footage and photographs, profiles the life of Henry A. Wallace. Shows his work with hybrid corn research, his contributions to the green revolution, and tenure as farm journal editor. Traces the development of his political ideals and highlights his service as secretary of agriculture in the New Deal era, his nomination and term as vice-president, his replacement by Harry S. Truman on the ticket in the 1944 election, and his running as a candidate on the Progressive Party in 1948. Follows his departure from politics and return to his agricultural roots. Includes comments and interviews with Wallace's daughter Jean Wallace Douglas, and additional commentary by John C. Culver, George McGovern, John Hyde, Richard Norton Smith, and R. Douglas Hurt
The Oval Office an historical perspective, 1934-1993( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Lamb interviews various people connected with the Oval Office who provide anecdotes about their experiences with presidents from Kennedy to Reagan involving this room in the White House. These include Pierre Salinger, Michael Deaver, Jack Valenti, Brent Scowcroft, Jody Powell, and Helen Thomas. Interviews with Presidents Clinton and Ford. Rex Scouten, White House curator is also introduced. Richard Norton Smith of the Hoover Presidential Library provides historical perspective on the presidents as they relate to the Oval Office from Roosevelt to the present
Lincoln birthplace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Norton Smith talked about President Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, Sinking Spring Farm, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. Topics included the Lincoln family tenure at the farm and the history of the memorial built there. Mr. Smith responded to questions from members of the bus tour group that he was guiding on an eight-day President Abraham Lincoln bicentennial tour through about 20 Lincoln sites in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois"--Publisher's website
Abraham Lincoln and the triumph of politics by Richard Norton Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the military and political career of the 1st president of the United States, tour Mount Vernon (Washington's home), and answer questions called in by viewers
Presidential libraries history uncovered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve part series featuring the libraries of the modern presidents that are part of the presidential libraries system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Each presents an overview of the life and career of the president drawing from the film and sound recordings, letters, documents and artifacts held by the libraries. Library officials give guided tours of the libraries and respond to telephone calls and electronic mail. Richard Norton Smith, the series historian and consultant, participates from the studio in Washington, D.C
 
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Patriarch : George Washington and the new American nation
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Norton Smith, Richard 1953-

Richard Norton Smith American historian

Richard Norton Smith Amerikaans historicus

Smith, Richard

Smith, Richard 1953-

Smith, Richard N.

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The Colonel : the life and legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955The Harvard century : the making of a university to a nationThe Doles : unlimited partnersExtraordinary circumstances : the presidency of Gerald R. FordThe modern American presidency