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Cohen, Rich

Overview
Works: 53 works in 243 publications in 6 languages and 11,843 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Fiction  Science fiction  Drama  Television series 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Contributor, fmp
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The Avengers : a Jewish war story by Rich Cohen( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,238 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. Each night, the girls shared a bed with Abba, raising gossip in the ghetto. But what they found was more than temporary solace. It was a great love affair. After the liquidation of the ghetto, the Avengers escaped through the city's sewage tunnels to the forest, where they lived for more than a year in a dugout beside a swamp, fighting alongside other partisan groups, and ultimately bombing the city they loved, destroying Vilna's waterworks and its powerplant in order to pave the way for its liberation. Leaving a devastated Poland behind them, they set off for the cities of Europe: Vitka and Abba to the West, where they would be instrumental in orchestrating the massive Jewish exodus to the biblical homeland, and Ruzka to Palestine, where she would be literally the first person to bring a first hand account of the Holocaust to Jewish leaders. It was in these last terrifying days--with travel in Europe still unsafe for Jews and the extent of the Holocaust still not widely known--that the Avengers hatched their plan for revenge. Before it was over, the group would have smuggled enough poison into Nuremberg to kill ten thousand Nazis. The Avengers is the story of what happened to these rebels in the ghetto and in the forest, and how, fighting for the State of Israel, they moved beyond the violence of the Holocaust and made new lives. From Rich Cohen, one of the preeminent journalists of his generation and author of the highly praised Tough Jews, a powerful exploration of vindication and revenge, of dignity and rebellion, painstakingly recreated through his exclusive access to the Avengers themselves. Written with insight, sensitivity, and the moral force of one of the last great struggles of the Second World War, here is an unforgettable story for our time
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,086 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 I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead : useful stories from a persuasive man by Jerry Weintraub( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,015 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 )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the Jewish gangters in New York in the 1920s and 30s
Unstoppable : my life so far by Maria Sharapova( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then -- at perhaps the peak of her career -- she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months -- a frighteningly long time for any athlete. But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history
Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the wild heart of football by Rich Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 592 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 391 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 )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 285 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
The fish that ate the whale : the life and times of America's banana king by Rich Cohen( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 223 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
When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead : useful stories from a persuasive man by Jerry Weintraub( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 219 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 sun & the moon & the Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway; privy to the jokes, the camaraderie, the bitchiness, the hard living. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Cohen's chronicle of the band is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock and roll band of all time
Unstoppable : my life so far by Maria Sharapova( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them. They don't speak English. They've arrived from Russia with only $700 and the conviction that this six-year-old will be the next tennis star. Surprisingly, they are right. Young Maria Sharapova went on to become one of the best, most famous, and highest-paid athletes. At seventeen, she won Wimbledon. At eighteen, she was ranked number one. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. Her stardom spills off the court to fashion, philanthropy, food. But at the peak of her popularity, Sharapova faced a new challenge, after testing positive for a banned drug. The backlash was shocking, sponsors fled, fans berated her, and she received a two-year suspension. Despite successfully appealing her sentence, she still faced the battle of maintaining her eminence on the court and her place in fans' hearts
Mel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Roger, a delinquent boy, is sent to live with his grandfather for the summer, he discovers his grandfather is secretly protecting a friendly, turtle-like creature named Mel. Because of Roger's reckless behavior, his grandfather is put in jail, and a greedy land developer captures Mel. To free his grandfather and save Mel, Roger has to take responsibility for his actions and find the courage to set Mel free
The record men : the Chess Brothers and the birth of rock & roll by Rich Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins of urban blues and rock 'n' roll music, explaining how a group of African-Americans in Chicago joined with a group of Jews recently arrived from Eastern Europe to create and market a product that transformed the music world
Israel is real by Rich Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 79 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
Monsters : the 1985 Chicago Bears and the wild heart of football by Rich Cohen( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 65 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
The avengers by Rich Cohen( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 58 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
Chicago by Nelson Algren( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinyl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene
Lake effect by Rich Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 17 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
 
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The Avengers : a Jewish war story
Alternative Names
Cohen, Richard Mark

Rich Cohen Amerikaans schrijver

Rich Cohen écrivain américain

Rich Cohen escritor estadounidense

ריץ' כהן

ריץ' כהן סופר אמריקאי

ریچ کوهن

ریچ کوهن ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

里奇·科恩

Languages
English (167)

German (8)

French (7)

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 manThe record men : the Chess Brothers and the birth of rock & rollIsrael is realThe avengersChicagoLake effect