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Remnick, David

Works: 120 works in 410 publications in 8 languages and 22,173 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Speaker, Moderator
Classifications: E908, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Remnick
Most widely held works by David Remnick
Lenin's tomb : the last days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick( Book )
36 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A moment in history, the collapse of the Soviet empire, is examined along with the restoration of truth in the region, the truth about the brutal Soviet past and the bleak Soviet present
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero by David Remnick( Book )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There were mythic sports figures before him - Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio - but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. This unforgettable story of his rise and self-creation, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals." "Cassius Clay grew up in the Jim Crow South and came of athletic age when boxers were at the mercy of the mob. From the start, Clay rebelled against everything and everyone who would keep him and his people down. He refused the old stereotypes and refused the glad hand of the mob. And, to the confusion and fury of white sportswriters, who were far more comfortable with the self-effacing Joe Louis, Clay came forward as a rebel, insistent on his political views, on his new religion, and, eventually, on a new name. His rebellion nearly cost him the chance to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world." "King of the World features some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s - Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John F. Kennedy - and its pivotal events: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, the war in Vietnam."--Jacket
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick( Book )
30 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States. "By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties of a new generation of African-American leaders. The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives." -- from publisher description
Resurrection : the struggle for a new Russia by David Remnick( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition
The complete cartoons of the New Yorker by Robert Mankoff( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over 2,000 selected cartoons ... appear in the ... hardcover, and all 68,647 are featured on the two accompanying CD-ROMs (a digital anthology fully browsable by date, subject, and artist)."--Publisher's website. CD-ROMs contain all cartoons published in the "New Yorker" from 1925 Feb. 21 through 2004 Feb. 23, and comprise the contributions of hundreds of artists, including works of: Constantin Alajalov, Douglas Borgstedt, Boris Drucker, Alan Dunn, Sid Hoff, Mary Petty, Otto Soglow, and Gluyas Williams
Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists of the modern era, from Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker to Woody Allen and Steve Martin. This anthology gathers together the funniest work of more than seventy contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. Other pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better.--From publisher description
Life stories : profiles from the New Yorker by David Remnick( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of biographical profiles from "The New Yorker" covers some of the most influential and infamous people of the century, from Ernest Hemingway and Legs Diamond to Adolf Hitler and Edith Wharton
Wonderful town : New York stories from the New Yorker by David Remnick( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so to speak) home. East Side' Philip Roth's chronically tormented alter ego Nathan Zuckerman has just moved there, in "Smart Money." West Side' Isaac Bashevis Singer's narrator mingles with the customers in "The Cafeteria" (who debate politics and culture in four or five different languages) and becomes embroiled in an obsessional romance. And downtown, John Updike's Maples have begun their courtship of marital disaster, in "Snowing in Greenwich Village." John Cheever, John O'Hara, Lorrie Moore, Irwin Shaw, Woody Allen, Laurie Colwin, Saul Bellow, J. D. Salinger, Jean Stafford, Vladimir Nabokov--they and many other stellar literary guides to the city will be found in these pages. Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook in and between its lines is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. The five boroughs are the five continents. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all. From the Hardcover edition
Reporting : writings from the New Yorker by David Remnick( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From one of the most gifted and widely read journalists at work today, a volume that collects the best of his pieces from The New Yorker [newspaper] over the last fifteen years".-- Cover
The bridge the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Remnick, an editor for the New Yorker, delves deep into Barack Obama's childhood and rise to political prominence. Discussing Obama's family and how their actions helped shape the future president's young mind, Remnick reveals why Barack Obama's remarkable rise is so quintessentially American
Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier
Secret ingredients : the New Yorker book of food and drink ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An compilation of essays, fiction, and cartoons on the world of food and drink from the pages of The New Yorker features contributions by Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, Anthony Bourdain, John Cheever, and Roald Dahl
The devil problem and other true stories by David Remnick( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Devil Problem and Other True Stories is David Remnick's first book since his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lenin's Tomb. While Remnick has continued to visit and report on Russia, he has also written on a wide variety of subjects for the New Yorker, from politics to opera. This work collects the best of these pieces
The new gilded age : the New Yorker looks at the culture of affluence by David Remnick( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-three essays from "The New Yorker" explore the effects of the recent years of unprecedented prosperity and economic change on American society
The second John McPhee reader by John McPhee( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology gathering under the title Annals of the Former World: Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising from the Plains, and Assembling California
The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game
Highlights from the complete New Yorker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates eighty years of the magazine with a collection of eight searchable DVDs that contain every page of The New Yorker from February 1925 through February 2005, accompanied by a companion book filled with highlights
The complete New Yorker DVD collection ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable compilation of all issues of the New Yorker magazine
King of the world by David Remnick( Recording )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cassius Clay exploded onto the boxing scene in the 1950's doing it his way, and the rest is history. This is the story of Muhammad Ali, the most extraordinary athletic talent of our century
Fierce pajamas selections from an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container
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Alternative Names
レムニック, デイビッド
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