WorldCat Identities

Burleigh, Nina

Overview
Works: 10 works in 65 publications in 4 languages and 5,249 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6535.I83, 364.1523092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nina Burleigh
 
Most widely held works by Nina Burleigh
The fatal gift of beauty : the trials of Amanda Knox by Nina Burleigh( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing vulnerabilities in the Italian legal system
A very private woman : the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary Meyer by Nina Burleigh( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her husband was a top CIA official. Her lover was the president of the United States. And three decades after her death, her murder is unsolved. Journalist Nina Burleigh explores the continuing fascination of Mary Pinchot Meyer in the first book to look at this beautiful, intelligent, reckless woman and the circumstances of her mysterious death." "Mary Pinchot Meyer was found shot to death on a wooded Georgetown towpath less than a year after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Because she was a former CIA wife, Mary's murder fueled intense speculation. What few knew at the time was that Mary, a frequent visitor to the White House, had also been JFK's lover." "In a time when women like Mary were expected to glitter as wives and hostesses, she wanted more. She had an ecstatic, disastrous affair, sought out Timothy Leary to try LSD, and began to paint experimentally. Her marriage in ruins, she became the president's lover and trusted companion, the woman JFK chose to be with on the night after Marilyn Monroe's body was discovered. And when Mary herself died the following year, the search for her diary was carried out by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and by CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton." "Did Mary Meyer die because of her nearness to power? Or was the right man - an alleged would-be mugger - arrested after all, only to be acquitted?"--Jacket
Mirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt by Nina Burleigh( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two centuries ago, only the most reckless Europeans dared traverse the Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of myth and speculation--and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt. It was not until 1798, when an unlikely band of scientific explorers traveled from Paris to the Nile Valley, that Westerners received their first real glimpse of what lay beyond the Mediterranean. Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, a small corps of Paris's brightest left the safety of their laboratories, studios, and classrooms to embark into the unknown--some never to see French shores again. Over 150 astronomers, mathematicians, naturalists, physicists, doctors, chemists, engineers, botanists, artists--even a poet and a musicologist--accompanied Napoleon's troops into Egypt. They approached the land not as colonizers, but as experts in their fields of scholarship, meticulously categorizing and collecting their finds, and secured their place in history as the world's earliest-known archaeologists.--From publisher description
The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian by Nina Burleigh( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1829, a wealthy English naturalist named James Smithson left his library, mineral collection, and entire fortune to the "United States of America, to found ... an establishment for the increase & diffusion of Knowledge among men"--Even though he had never visited the United States or known any Americans. In this book, Burleigh pieces together the reclusive benefactor's life, beginning with his origins in the splendidly dissipated eighteenth-century aristocracy as the Paris-born bastard son of the first Duke of Northumberland and a wild adventuress who preserved for her son a fortune through gall and determination." "After Smithson's death, nineteenth-century American politicans were given the task of securing his half-million dollars - the equivalent today of fifty million - and then trying to determine how to increase and diffuse knowledge from the muddy, brawling new city of Washington. Burleigh discloses how Smithson's bequest was nearly lost due to fierce battles among many clashing Americans - Southern slavers, state's rights advocates, nation-builders, corrupt frontiersmen, and Anglophobes who argued over whether a gift from an Englishman should even be accepted. She also reveals the efforts of the unsung heroes, mainly former president John Quincy Adams, whose tireless efforts finally saw Smithson's curious notion realized in 1846, with a castle housing the United States' first and greatest cultural and scientific establishment."--Jacket
Unholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the Holy Land by Nina Burleigh( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit A in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end Biblical-era relics, which could lead to the incarceration of some very wealthy men and embarrass major international institutions, including the British Museum and Sotheby's. Set in Israel, with its 30,000 archaeological digs crammed with biblical-era artifacts, and full of colorful characters--scholars, evangelicals, detectives, and millionaire collectors--this book tells the story of what Israeli authorities have called "the fraud of the century." It takes readers into the murky world of Holy Land relic dealing, from the back alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to New York's Fifth Avenue, and reveals biblical archaeology as it is pulled apart by religious believers on one side and scientists on the other.--From publisher description
Mirage : [Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt] by Nina Burleigh( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the birth of Egyptology traces the pivotal contributions of 151 European scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who were brought into Egypt by Napoleon's invading army to document and classify every aspect of the region
The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum by Nina Burleigh( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Smithson's death, nineteenth-century American politicans were given the task of securing his half-million dollars - the equivalent today of fifty million - and then trying to determine how to increase and diffuse knowledge from the muddy, brawling new city of Washington. Burleigh discloses how Smithson's bequest was nearly lost due to fierce battles among many clashing Americans - Southern slavers, state's rights advocates, nation-builders, corrupt frontiersmen, and Anglophobes who argued over whether a gift from an Englishman should even be accepted. She also reveals the efforts of the unsung heroes, mainly former president John Quincy Adams, whose tireless efforts finally saw Smithson's curious notion realized in 1846, with a castle housing the United States' first and greatest cultural and scientific establishment."--Jacket
The fatal gift of beauty : an American girl and a murder in Italy by Nina Burleigh( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stranger and the statesman by Nina Burleigh( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Nina Burleigh Amerikaans journaliste

Nina Burleigh US-amerikanische Journalistin und Autorin

נינה בורלי

نينا بيرلي

バーリー, ニナ

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A very private woman : the life and unsolved murder of presidential mistress Mary MeyerMirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of EgyptThe stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The SmithsonianUnholy business : a true tale of faith, greed, and forgery in the Holy LandMirage : [Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt]The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museumThe fatal gift of beauty : an American girl and a murder in ItalyThe stranger and the statesman