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Cohen, Rich

Overview
Works: 33 works in 146 publications in 6 languages and 9,111 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Guidebooks  Conference proceedings  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1998.3.W435, B
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The Avengers by Rich Cohen( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chief lieutenants were two teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak. At seventeen, Vitka and Ruzka were perhaps the most daring partisans in the East, the first to blow up a Nazi train in occupied Europe"--Jacket
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the little-known antihero, Samuel Zemurray (1877-1961), the disgraced mogul of the much hated United Fruit Company who aided the creation of Israel, funded many of Tulane University's buildings, and had a hand in the rise of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen. -- Publisher description
When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead : useful stories from a persuasive man by Jerry Weintraub( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him--the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood, with Elvis or Sinatra, Robert Altman or George Clooney--he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. "All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," he writes. "I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'" With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just for those who love movies and music, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists--everyone.--From publisher description
Tough Jews by Rich Cohen( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the Jewish gangters in New York in the 1920s and 30s
Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the wild heart of football by Rich Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting account of the 1985 Chicago Bears and the author's personal relationship with the football team"--
Machers and rockers : Chess Records and the business of rock & roll by Rich Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the South Side of Chicago in the late 1940s, two immigrants - one a Jew born in Russia, the other a black Blues singer from Mississippi - met and changed the course of musical history. Muddy Waters electrified the Blues, and Leonard Chess recorded it. Soon Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry added a dose of pulsating rhythm, and Chess Records captured that, too. Rock & Roll had arrived, and an industry was born." "Rich Cohen tells the engrossing story of how Chess, with the other record men, made this new sound into a multi-billion-dollar business - aggressively acquiring artists, strong-arming distributors, riding the crest of a wave that would crash over a whole generation."--Jacket
Alex and the amazing time machine by Rich Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth-grader Alex Trumble builds a "dingus"--a time machine--when his brother Stephen is kidnapped by dangerous, evil time-travelers, to get back to the past and into the future to save his family from disaster
When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead useful stories from a persuasive man by Jerry Weintraub( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him; the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood, he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. "All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," he writes
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner
Israel is real by Rich Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rich Cohen's new history of the Zionist idea and the Jewish state--the history of a nation chronicled as if it were the biography of a person--he brings to life dozens of figures, each driven by the same impulse: to reach Jerusalem. From false messiahs to the early Zionists, to the iconic figures of David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir, Cohen shows how all these lives together form a single story. He examines the myth of the wandering Jew, the paradox of Jewish power, and the triumph and tragedy of the Jewish state.--From publisher description
The record men : the Chess Brothers and the birth of rock & roll by Rich Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avengers by Rich Cohen( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forests to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet and Zionist leader. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking them out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. His chief lieutenants were two teenage girls, Vitka Kemper and Ruzka Korczak. At seventeen, Vitka and Ruzka were perhaps the most daring partisans in the East, the first to blow up a train in occupied Europe. Each night, the three of them shared a bed, raising gossip, but what they found together was more than temporary solace. It was a great love affair. Then, in the last terrifying days of the war with travel in Europe still unsafe for Jews and the extent of the Holocaust still widely unknown they hatched a plan for revenge: before it was over, they would have smuggled enough poison into Nuremberg to kill 10,000 Nazis. The Avengers is the story of what happened to these rebels in the ghetto and in the forest, how they took revenge, and how fighting for the state of Israel, they moved beyond the violence of the Holocaust and made new lives. Here, from Rich Cohen, the author of the highly praised Tough Jews, is one of the last great untold stories of World War II
Monsters : the 1985 Chicago Bears and the wild heart of football by Rich Cohen( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Chicago Bears 1985 championship season shares anecdotes about its extraordinary events while describing the contributions of such personalities as Walter "Sweetness" Payton, Dan "Danimal" Hampton, and coach Mike Ditka
Chicago( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machers and rockers : Chess Records and the business of rock 'n' roll by Rich Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake effect by Rich Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes growing up on the Great Lakes, relating how a relationship forged in adolescence shaped and transformed his life, and reexamines that friendship from the perspective of adulthood
Murder Inc. oder nicht ganz koschere Geschäfte in Brooklyn by Rich Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The record men : Chess Records and the business of rock & roll by Rich Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet and low : a family story by Rich Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria into a factory and amassing the great fortune that would destroy his family. It is also the story of immigrants to the New World, sugar, saccharine, obesity, and the health and diet craze, played out across countries and generations but also within the life of a single family, as the fortune and the factory passed from generation to generation. The author, Rich Cohen, a grandson (disinherited, and thus set free, along with his mother and siblings), has sought the truth of this rancorous, colorful history, mining thousands of pages of court documents accumulated in the long and sometimes corrupt life of the factor, and conducting interviews with members of his extended family. Along the way, the forty-year family battle over the fortune moves into its titanic phase, with the money and legacy up for grabs. Sweet and Low is the story of this struggle, a strange comic farce of machinations and double dealings, and of an extraordinary family and its fight for the American dream
Les vengeurs by Rich Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ריץ' כהן

ریچ کوهن ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (106)

German (9)

French (9)

Italian (3)

Polish (3)

Dutch (1)

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When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead : useful stories from a persuasive manTough JewsMachers and rockers : Chess Records and the business of rock & rollWhen I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead useful stories from a persuasive manIsrael is realThe record men : the Chess Brothers and the birth of rock & rollThe avengersChicago