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Remnick, David

Overview
Works: 127 works in 495 publications in 8 languages and 21,189 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Short stories  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Creator, Moderator, win, Commentator, Narrator
Classifications: E908, B
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Most widely held works about David Remnick
 
Most widely held works by David Remnick
Lenin's tomb : the last days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moment in history, the collapse of the Soviet empire, is examined, along with the restoration of truth, the truth about the brutal Soviet past and the bleak Soviet present
King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero by David Remnick( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There were mythic sports figures before him - Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio - but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. This unforgettable story of his rise and self-creation, told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals." "Cassius Clay grew up in the Jim Crow South and came of athletic age when boxers were at the mercy of the mob. From the start, Clay rebelled against everything and everyone who would keep him and his people down. He refused the old stereotypes and refused the glad hand of the mob. And, to the confusion and fury of white sportswriters, who were far more comfortable with the self-effacing Joe Louis, Clay came forward as a rebel, insistent on his political views, on his new religion, and, eventually, on a new name. His rebellion nearly cost him the chance to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world." "King of the World features some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s - Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John F. Kennedy - and its pivotal events: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, the war in Vietnam."--Jacket
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States. "By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties of a new generation of African-American leaders. The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives." -- from publisher description
Resurrection : the struggle for a new Russia by David Remnick( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition
Fierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists of the modern era, from Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker to Woody Allen and Steve Martin. This anthology gathers together the funniest work of more than seventy contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. Other pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash's unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better.--From publisher description
Life stories : profiles from the New Yorker( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of biographical profiles from "The New Yorker" covers some of the most influential and infamous people of the century, from Ernest Hemingway and Legs Diamond to Adolf Hitler and Edith Wharton
Wonderful town : New York stories from the New Yorker( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the seventy-five-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of forty-four of its best stories from (so to speak) home. East Side' Philip Roth's chronically tormented alter ego Nathan Zuckerman has just moved there, in "Smart Money." West Side' Isaac Bashevis Singer's narrator mingles with the customers in "The Cafeteria" (who debate politics and culture in four or five different languages) and becomes embroiled in an obsessional romance. And downtown, John Updike's Maples have begun their courtship of marital disaster, in "Snowing in Greenwich Village." John Cheever, John O'Hara, Lorrie Moore, Irwin Shaw, Woody Allen, Laurie Colwin, Saul Bellow, J.D. Salinger, Jean Stafford, Vladimir Nabokov--they and many other stellar literary guides to the city will be found in these pages. Wonderful Town touches on some of the city's famous places and stops at some of its more obscure corners, but the real guidebook in and between its lines is to the hearts and the minds of those who populate the metropolis built by its pages. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. The five boroughs are the five continents. New York is every great and ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all. From the Hardcover edition
Reporting : writings from the New Yorker by David Remnick( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the most gifted and widely read journalists at work today, a volume that collects the best of his pieces from The New Yorker [newspaper] over the last fifteen years".-- Cover
Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Remnick, an editor for the New Yorker, delves deep into Barack Obama's childhood and rise to political prominence. Discussing Obama's family and how their actions helped shape the future president's young mind, Remnick reveals why Barack Obama's remarkable rise is so quintessentially American
Secret ingredients : the New Yorker book of food and drink( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An compilation of essays, fiction, and cartoons on the world of food and drink from the pages of The New Yorker features contributions by Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, Anthony Bourdain, John Cheever, and Roald Dahl
The second John McPhee reader by John McPhee( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology gathering under the title Annals of the Former World: Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising from the Plains, and Assembling California
The devil problem and other true stories by David Remnick( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil Problem and Other True Stories is David Remnick's first book since his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lenin's Tomb. While Remnick has continued to visit and report on Russia, he has also written on a wide variety of subjects for the New Yorker, from politics to opera. This work collects the best of these pieces
The new gilded age : the New Yorker looks at the culture of affluence( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-three essays from "The New Yorker" explore the effects of the recent years of unprecedented prosperity and economic change on American society
The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in "The Only Game in Town." At "The New Yorker," it's not whether you win or lose--it's how you write about the game
The 60s : the story of a decade( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are real-time accounts of these years of turmoil: Calvin Trillin reports on the integration of Southern universities, E. B. White and John Updike wrestle with the enormity of the Kennedy assassination, and Jonathan Schell travels with American troops into the jungles of Vietnam. The murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., the fallout of the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Six-Day War: All are brought to immediate and profound life in these pages. The New Yorker of the 1960s was also the wellspring of some of the truly timeless works of American journalism. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time all first appeared in The New Yorker and are featured here. The magazine also published such indelible short story masterpieces as John Cheever’s “The Swimmer” and John Updike’s “A & P,” alongside poems by Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. The arts underwent an extraordinary transformation during the decade, one mirrored by the emergence in The New Yorker of critical voices as arresting as Pauline Kael and Kenneth Tynan. Among the crucial cultural figures profiled here are Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Stoppard, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammad Ali), and Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The assembled pieces are given fascinating contemporary context by current New Yorker writers, including Jill Lepore, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Remnick. The result is an incomparable collective portrait of a truly galvanizing era
Highlights from the complete New Yorker( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates eighty years of the magazine with a collection of eight searchable DVDs that contain every page of The New Yorker from February 1925 through February 2005, accompanied by a companion book filled with highlights
Power : photographs by Platon( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Power brings readers face to face with the major world leaders of today. In this one-of-a-kind collection, Platon World Press Photographer of the Year turns his lens on 150 current international leaders from across the political spectrum to create a profound portrait of global power. Shot within a twelve-month period at the United Nations, and captured with unique candor and insight, these photographs offer an intimate glimpse of the personalities behind the public faces of the world's most powerful decision-makers. With an incisive text by New Yorker editor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, this comprehensive historical record of our time is an essential volume for anyone interested in world politics
Fierce pajamas : selections from an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container
The complete New Yorker : DVD collection( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searchable compilation of all issues of the New Yorker magazine
 
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David Remnick Amerikaans journalist

David Remnick US-amerikanischer Journalist, Autor und Zeitungsredakteur

Remnick, David

Ремник, Дэвид

دیوید رمنیک ژورنالیست آمریکایی

レムニック, デイヴィッド

レムニック, デイビッド

大衛·瑞姆尼克

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King of the world : Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American heroThe bridge : the life and rise of Barack ObamaResurrection : the struggle for a new RussiaFierce pajamas : an anthology of humor writing from the New YorkerLife stories : profiles from the New YorkerWonderful town : New York stories from the New YorkerReporting : writings from the New YorkerDisquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker