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Von Drehle, David 1961-

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Works: 26 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 7,665 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works 
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 )
13 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 the implications of the catastrophe for twentieth-century politics and labor relations
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of death row by David Von Drehle( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,242 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.--Dust jacket
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 1,221 libraries worldwide
The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation's history
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire by Jacqueline Dembar Greene( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Examines the events of the fire and the changes it brought about that are still keeping people safe today
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment by David Von Drehle( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 libraries worldwide
"Recently updated and derived from more than 100 in-depth interviews and tens of thousands of pages of documentary material, Among the Lowest of the Dead gives readers an unprecedented look into the actual workings of the modern system of capital punishment. No other book covers the subject as completely, from the grim confines of death row to the lofty precincts of the federal courts; from the passions of death penalty opponents to the cool deliberations of governors and wardens; from the warped minds of the killers to the endless sorrow left in the wake of their crimes. David von Drehle, a Washington Post journalist, strives to present an honest picture, rather than arguing a case. Through meticulous detail and strong narrative, Among the Lowest of the Dead offers a broad introduction to the complex human politics of capital punishment while showing why the death penalty system remains--nearly 30 years after its overhaul--costly, slow and unpredictable. Using the specific experience of a single state over a turbulent decade--Florida in the 1980s-- Among the Lowest of the Dead portrays complex controversies through intimate, human stories. All of the major issues surrounding the subject--political pressures, wrongful conviction, the byzantine appeals process, inconsistent sentencing, the difficulty of determining defendants' mental capacity and moral culpability, and more--are covered in a book that has been required reading in settings as diverse as freshman seminars and judicial orientations. Among the Lowest of the Dead is ideal for students and scholars interested in criminology, legal advocacy, religion, and the new literary journalism."--Publisher's website
Rise to greatness Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 190 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 )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 140 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 67 libraries worldwide
Triangle [the fire that changed America] by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 51 libraries 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
Ter dood veroordeeld : van veroordeling tot executie : een confrontatie met death row : de gang met de dodencellen by David Von Drehle( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 6 libraries worldwide
De doodstraf in de VS en de wijze waarop via vaak jarenlange procedures tot uitvoering wordt overgegaan
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
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
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
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
Ride to greatness by David Von Drehle( Sound Recording )
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
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
Fred Phelps : paragon of hate by David Von Drehle( Article )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Deadlock : the inside story of America's closest election ; by the political staff of The Washington Post by David Von Drehle( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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David Von Drehle American journalist
Drehle, Dave von 1961-
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Von Drehle, Dave
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Von Drehle, David 1961-
Von Drehle, David James 1961-
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Languages
English (69)
Dutch (1)
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