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Werth, Barry

Overview
Works: 34 works in 134 publications in 6 languages and 7,898 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Atlases  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: E865, 611
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Barry Werth
Publications by Barry Werth
Most widely held works about Barry Werth
 
Most widely held works by Barry Werth
The architecture and design of man and woman : the marvel of the human body, revealed by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
"Not since Andreas Vesalius's On the Fabric of the Human Body, illustrated by the scholar in the mid-sixteenth century, has there been a work examining human anatomy for both the scientific and lay communities. The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman is the ultimate illustrated look at the internal structures and processes that sustain us as living, thinking, social beings." "Using the most advanced medical and computer technology - including body scans, ultrapowerful microscopes, and molecular modeling tools - Alexander Tsiaras, founder of a widely acclaimed medical-imaging company, hones in on the body's intricately constructed systems and isolates structures that have never been seen before. In more than 500 images, he dismantles each system, highlights the anatomical difference between men and women, and rebuilds the body from the molecular level on up. Barry Werth's text enhances the power of the images, providing an array of startling and fascinating facts."--BOOK JACKET
From conception to birth : a life unfolds by Barry Werth( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Full-color photographs and state-of-the-art computer imaging provide a compelling portrait of the growth of a baby from conception to birth, tracing the development of individual body parts and systems and celebrating each milestone along the way
31 days : the crisis that gave us the government we have today by Barry Werth( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Author Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days following Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of Gerald Ford. Watergate had torn the country apart. Within the White House and the Republican Party, Nixon's resignation produced new fissures and battle lines--and new opportunities for political advancement. Ford had to reassure the nation and the world that he would attend to the pressing issues of the day, and within hours of Nixon's departure, Ford began the all-important task of forming an inner circle of trusted advisers. Werth describes the often vicious sparring among two mutually distrustful staffs--Nixon's and Ford's vice presidential holdovers--and a transition team that included Donald Rumsfeld (then Nixon's ambassador to NATO) and Rumsfeld's former deputy, the 33-year-old coolly efficient Richard Cheney. The first detailed account of the maneuvering behind everything from the pardon of Nixon to the rise of a new cadre of Republican movers and shakers.--From publisher description
Banquet at Delmonico's : great minds, the Gilded Age, and the triumph of evolution in America by Barry Werth( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War. Prominent among these men were the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, and political reformer Carl Schurz
The billion-dollar molecule : one company's quest for the perfect drug by Barry Werth( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 786 libraries worldwide
The Billion-Dollar Molecule raises the curtain on the fascinating and tumultuous drama of a radically new start-up pharmaceutical company. That company, Vertex, is trying to design a lifesaving new drug that - if it works - will prove the potential of a brand-new drug-making technique and also fulfill the vision of Vertex's founder and chairman, Joshua Boger, one of the most promising scientists of his generation. In early 1989 the thirty-seven-year-old Boger set out to revolutionize the drug industry, the most profitable industry in existence. Trained at Harvard and at Merck, the premier biomedical firm and perennially most admired corporation in America, Boger established Vertex to design drugs atom by atom
The scarlet professor : Newton Arvin, a literary life shattered by scandal by Barry Werth( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Arvin, a leading literary critic and a mentor to Truman Capote, saw his career destroyed after a raid on his apartment in 1960 uncovered pornography
Damages : one family's legal struggles in the world of medicine by Barry Werth( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Donna Sabia went into labor anticipating the birth of twins. She had two days earlier been told that everything seemed fine. Yet when the babies were born, one was dead and the other barely alive. At the urging of a friend, the Sabias filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Humes and Norwalk Hospital. Barry Werth takes us through the seven-year lawsuit, allowing us to see the legal strategy plotted by the Sabias' attorneys, Connecticut's premier medical malpractice law firm. He narrates a tale of doctor, midwife, hospital, and insurance carriers all angling to shift the blame elsewhere, and of rival attorneys searching for medical experts to help them wage battle. But Damages is also the immensely moving story of the Sabias, grief-stricken at first, them challenged daily by the extraordinary amount of care Little Tony required. He was unable to eat, talk, walk, or even sit, yet despite the enormous strain on their marriage and the staggering financial cost, they never considered putting him in a home. Nor are they the only victims. Dr. Humes is forced to struggle with the stain of the lawsuit and the financial and psychological burdens it brings. Meanwhile, the experts debate what happened and who, if anyone, is at fault. In the end, the question of fault recedes behind the shared interest of all parties in avoiding a trial. The Sabias seek financial relief and security for their son's uncertain future while the defendants wish to avoid the expense and uncertainty of a protracted litigation. The risk of losing pushes all sides closer together. More than a story of one couple's personal anguish and devotion to their damaged child, Damages is also a timely, thoughtful exploration of what happens when our legal and medical worlds collide
The antidote : inside the world of new pharma by Barry Werth( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
"This is the Moneyball of the pharma world, the story of one drug company's quest to transform the pharmaceutical industry and a deeply revealing look into a world where breakneck capitalism meets life-saving medicine. The $325 billion-a-year pharmaceutical business is America's most challenging and one of its most profitable. It is tougher in just about every way than any other enterprise: from the towering biological risks inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the thirty-to-one failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine after a candidate clears all the hurdles to get to human testing; to the billion-dollar-plus cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the worlds most highly regulated industry with the possible exception of nuclear power. The Antidote tells the story of Vertex, a maverick drug company led by the charismatic Joshua Boger and a small group of entrepreneurial young scientists who broke off from Merck when it was the world's best drug maker, indeed the most admired business in America because they thought they could make drugs better. Building upon his widely praised The Billion-Dollar Molecule, Barry Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's twenty-five-year drive to liver breakthrough medicines and transform the drug industry. The Antidote draws upon unprecedented inside reporting spanning more than two decades to provide a groundbreaking close-up of Vertex's inner workings and the ferocious but indispensable world it inhabits"--Provided by publisher
31 days [the crisis that gave us the government we have today] by Barry Werth( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
In 31 days, Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days following Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The congressional hearings, Nixon's increasing paranoia, and, finally, the devastating revelations of the White House tapes had torn the country apart. Within the White House and the Republican Party, Nixon's resignation produced new fissures and battle lines - and new opportunities for political advancement. Ford had to reassure the nation and the world that he would attend to the pressing issues of the day, from resolving the legal questions surrounding Nixon's role in Watergate, to dealing with the wind down of the Vietnam War, the precarious state of détente with the Soviet Union, and the ongoing attempts to stabilize the Middle East. Within hours of Nixon's departure from Washington, Ford began the all-important task of forming an inner circle of trusted advisers
Een nieuw leven in beeld : van bevruchting tot geboorte by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Digitaal bewerkte afbeeldingen van de ontwikkeling van een baby in de baarmoeder
31 days : Gerald Ford, the Nixon pardon, and a government in crisis by Barry Werth( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
De architectuur van het menselijk lichaam : het wonder van de mens in 500 magistrale beelden by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Yun : mu du zi gong nei de qi ji by Barry Werth( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The antidote inside the world of new pharma by Barry Werth( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"This is the Moneyball of the pharma world, the story of one drug company's quest to transform the pharmaceutical industry and a deeply revealing look into a world where breakneck capitalism meets life-saving medicine. The $325 billion-a-year pharmaceutical business is America's most challenging and one of its most profitable. It is tougher in just about every way than any other enterprise: from the towering biological risks inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the thirty-to-one failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine after a candidate clears all the hurdles to get to human testing; to the billion-dollar-plus cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the worlds most highly regulated industry with the possible exception of nuclear power. The Antidote tells the story of Vertex, a maverick drug company led by the charismatic Joshua Boger and a small group of entrepreneurial young scientists who broke off from Merck when it was the world's best drug maker, indeed the most admired business in America because they thought they could make drugs better. Building upon his widely praised The Billion-Dollar Molecule, Barry Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's twenty-five-year drive to liver breakthrough medicines and transform the drug industry. The Antidote draws upon unprecedented inside reporting spanning more than two decades to provide a groundbreaking close-up of Vertex's inner workings and the ferocious but indispensable world it inhabits"--Provided by publisher
Banquet at Delmonico's : the gilded age and the triumph of evolution in America by Barry Werth( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Chronologisch geordende monografie over de groep intellectuelen, wetenschappers, politici en geestelijken die de controversiële ideeën van Charles Darwin naar het Amerika van na de Burgeroorlog brachten en leidde tot het ontstaan van het sociaaldarwinisme
Wunder Mensch : eine faszinierende Reise durch unseren Körper ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Wunder des Lebens : wie ein Kind entsteht by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Le mystère de la vie : de la conception à la naissance by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Grâce à des images réalisées à partir d'une technologie de pointe, les parents peuvent désormais suivre l'évolution de leur enfant comme s'ils étaient avec lui, à l'intérieur du ventre de sa mère, jusqu'au moment de sa naissance
El misterio de la vida : de la concepción al nacimiento by Alexander Tsiaras( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The antidote : [inside the world of new pharma] by Barry Werth( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In 1989, the charismatic Joshua Boger left Merck, then America's most admired business, to found a drug company that would challenge industry giants and transform health care. Journalist Barry Werth described the company's tumultuous early days during the AIDS crisis in The Billion-Dollar Molecule, a celebrated classic of science and business journalism. Now he returns to tell the story of Vertex's bold endurance and eventual success. The pharmaceutical business is America's toughest and one of its most profitable. It's riskier and more rigorous at just about every stage than any other business, from the towering biological uncertainties inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the 30-to-1 failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine; to the multibillion-dollar cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the world's most regulated industry, matched only by nuclear power. Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's 25-year drive to deliver breakthrough medicines.--From publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
バリー・ワース
ワース, バリー
Languages
English (96)
German (6)
Chinese (5)
Dutch (4)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
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