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Von Drehle, David 1961-

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Works: 21 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 7,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F128.5, 974.71041
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Most widely held works by David Von Drehle
Triangle : the fire that changed America by David Von Drehle( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,670 libraries worldwide
Describes the 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, and its implications for twentieth-century politics and labor relations
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of death row by David Von Drehle( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
There is no light darker than that which filters through the cells and souls on death row. Now David Von Drehle, the prizewinning journalist of The Washington Post, takes us as never before into the world of death row inmates, the world of those who have been the victims of their crimes, and the world of those who have the power to punish by killing. Among the Lowest of the Dead introduces us to the lawyers who run their lives into the ground fighting to save killers, and the equally frazzled lawyers who fight to execute them. We sit with the survivors of murder victims, waiting - sometimes for decades - for justice to come. We oversee the deliberations of governors as they sign death warrants, then sit passively by the telephone as the appointed hour passes. We go inside the courtrooms where judges intone the awful words "and may God have mercy on your soul." And we delve into the world of the sick, the vicious, the changed - even the innocent - men and women who spend their days in tiny cells waiting for the moment when time runs out. A book of enormous and profound insight, cloaked in a prose poetic, stark, and stunningly revealing, Among the Lowest of the Dead is much more than one of the most powerful books ever written on crime and punishment in America - it is a look into the souls of the guilty, the innocent, and ourselves. There is no light darker than that which filters through the cells and souls on death row, but David Von Drehle's masterpiece of prose and power illuminates this deepest, darkest realm like a prolonged flash of lightning
Rise to greatness : Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation's history
Among the lowest of the dead the culture of capital punishment by David Von Drehle( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Thorough and unbiased, Among the Lowest of the Dead is a gripping narrative that provides an unprecedented journalistic look into the actual workings of the capital punishment system. "Has all the tension of the best true crime stories ... This is journalism at its best."--Library Journal "A compelling argument against capital punishment. ... Examining politicians, judges (including Supreme Court Justices), prosecutors, defense attorneys and the condemned themselves, the author makes an effective case that, despite new laws, execution is no less a lottery than it has always been." --Publishers Weekly "In a fine and important book, Von Drehle writes elegantly and powerfully. ... Anyone certain of their opinion about the death penalty ought to read this book." -- Booklist "An extremely well-informed and richly insightful book of great value to students of the death penalty as well as intelligent general readers with a serious interest in the subject, Among the Lowest of the Dead is also exciting reading. The book is an ideal guide for new generations of readers who want to form knowledgeable judgments in the continuing--and recently accelerating--controversies about capital punishment." --Anthony Amsterdam, New York University "Among the Lowest of the Dead is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that makes an invaluable contribution to the growing public dialogue about capital punishment in America. It's one of those rare books that bridges the gap between mass audiences and scholarly disciplines, the latter including sociology, political science, criminology and journalism. The book is required reading in my Investigative Journalism classes--and my students love it!" --David Protess, Northwestern University "Among The Lowest of the Dead deserves a permanent place in the literature as literature, and is most relevant to today's death penalty debate as we moderate advocates and abolitionists search for common ground." --Robert Blecker, New York Law School David Von Drehle is Senior Writer, The Washington Post and author of Triangle: The Fire that Changed America
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire by Jacqueline Dembar Greene( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Examines the events of the fire and the changes it brought about that are still keeping people safe today
Rise to greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president, Abraham Lincoln. David Von Drehle has created a deeply human portrait of America's greatest president
Among the lowest of the dead : inside death row by David Von Drehle( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A book about living on death row and how the inmates feel about looking at death
JFK : his enduring legacy by David Von Drehle( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Triangle [the fire that changed America] by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ter dood veroordeeld : van veroordeling tot executie : een confrontatie met death row : de gang met de dodencellen by David Von Drehle( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Dutch and English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
De doodstraf in de VS en de wijze waarop via vaak jarenlange procedures tot uitvoering wordt overgegaan
Charting a course : the past fifty years and the next by David Von Drehle( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
David von Drehle, author, "Triangle, the fire that changed America" ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mr. von Drehle talks about his book Triangle: The Fire that Changed America, about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911 in New York that killed 146 people. He shows how waves of immigration filled New York's slums and provided cheap, mostly female labor for the garment factories, where brutal working conditions led to the tragedy. Afterwards, popular revulsion at the catastrophe led to an unprecedented alliance between labor reformers and the pragmatic politicians of the Tammany machine
Finding their way back to life : after a mass murder, a college town tries to mark a tragedy without being defined by it by David Von Drehle( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
T.S. Eliot and the idea of Christendom by David Von Drehle( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Roberts rules : what his landmark decision means for Obama, Romney, the Court -- and you by David Von Drehle( Article )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Deadlock (Public Affairs) ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
The period between Election Day 2000 and the determination of the winner in the Presidential contest was a 36-day marathon for journalists who were in Florida and Washington, DC to cover the race. The new book Deadlock is a behind-the-scenes account of those weeks. Washington Post political reporters David von Drehle, Dan Balz, Ellen Nakashima, and Jo Becker all contributed to this book. They join Susan Page to talk about their experiences and observations
The religious right is alive and well by David Von Drehle( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Triangle the fire that changed America by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. 146 people died 123 of them women. It was the worst disaster in the city's history. Not only a chronicle of the fire, but also a vibrant portrait of an entire age, this book follows the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York in the early century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap labor. It portrays the work conditions that led to a massive waist-workers' strike in which an unlikely coalition of socialists, socialites, and suffragettes took on bosses, police, and magistrates. [In this volume, the author] puts a human face on those who died in the fire, and shows how popular revulsion at the Triangle catastrophe led to an unprecedented alliance between idealistic labor reformers and the supremely pragmatic politicians of the Tammany machine.-Dust jacket
Fred Phelps : paragon of hate by David Von Drehle( Article )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The death penalty : a failure of execution by David Von Drehle( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Drehle, Dave von 1961-
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Von Drehle, Dave
Von Drehle, David 1961-
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English (60)
Dutch (1)
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