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Sampson, Anthony 1926-2004

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Works: 246 works in 1,350 publications in 19 languages and 25,865 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Case studies  Quotations 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Anthony Sampson
Mandela : the authorized biography by Anthony Sampson( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 2,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life of Nelson Mandela is one of the most extraordinary epics of the twentieth century. An almost-forgotten prisoner on Robben Island twenty years ago, apparently doomed to a helpless existence as a victim of apartheid, he not only survived but almost single-handedly saved South Africa from potential chaos, to become one of the most widely admired leaders in the world. Mandela's myth is dazzling; in this biography Anthony Sampson penetrates it to show us the man himself. Mandela is filled with new insights and information. We see how prison, which he and his fellow inmates turned into a kind of unofficial university, gradually transformed Mandela from a headstrong activist into a reflective and consummately skilled statesman. We learn how British and American diplomats cold-shouldered him when support was desperately needed, and about the political infighting, sometimes vicious, that went on between anti-apartheid factions. Particularly fascinating is Sampson's narrative of the incredible negotiations leading to Mandela's release from prison and the eventual collapse of the white regime, when his colleagues feared that he was selling out to the government. At every turn, this book sheds fresh light on the moral dilemmas that Mandela was forced to face again and again in his personal and public lives. In the struggle for freedom for South African blacks, he paid a tragic price, becoming alienated from his wife and remote from his children. Yet he famously retained his humanity, and while Sampson does not conceal Mandela's failings - his stubbornness, his fixed loyalties, his princely manners and detachment - the man who emerges is authentically heroic. -- Publisher description
The changing anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson( Book )

95 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui ying guo de wang shi, yi hui, dang pai, nei ge, quan gui jie ceng, yi ji jin rong, gong ye, bao kan, dian shi guang bo deng ge fang mian de ji ben qing kuang zuo le xiang jin jie shao. te bie shi ben shu yi da liang shi shi shuo ming ying guo " hou di guo bing " de zheng jie suo zai
The seven sisters : the great oil companies and the world they shaped by Anthony Sampson( Book )

64 editions published between 1795 and 2009 in English and Slovenian and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exxon, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, Socal, British Petroleum, and Royal Dutch Shell: five huge American companies, one British company, and one Anglo-Dutch concern have dominated the world of oil - as oil has dominated all of us - for most of the century since the first Pennsylvania strike. How did this largest and most critical of the world's industries come under the control of these seven giants, and what will happen to them now, balanced on the tightrope between the demands of consumers and their partnership with the producing countries of OPEC?
The money lenders : bankers and a world in turmoil by Anthony Sampson( Book )

81 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sovereign state of ITT by Anthony Sampson( Book )

70 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in 11 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronologically and topically arranged bibliography of historical fiction and biography of North and South America, with emphasis on the United States
The arms bazaar : from Lebanon to Lockheed by Anthony Sampson( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and gold by Anthony Sampson( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extraordinary account of the complicity of multinational corporations in repression and radical conflict in South Africa, Sampson traces the tragic relationship between capitalism and apartheid, beginning in the diamond and gold mines of a century ago and continuing to present day South Africa, at the brink of civil war. How the world's biggest businesses reacted to the growing pressure from abroad and to the accelerating breakdown of South African society is the fascinating story in which Sampson is both participant and observer. He shows that the original mine owners were largely unaware of the political significance of the urbanized black communities they had helped create
Anatomy of Britain today by Anthony Sampson( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires of the sky : the politics, contests and cartels of world airlines by Anthony Sampson( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of ages by Anthony Sampson( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ingenious anthology brings together a kaleidoscope of opinions about every age of life from birth to a hundred. Anthony and Sally Sampson have collected the wit and wisdom of many remarkable figures of the past and present as they pause to reflect on their achievements or aspirations and on what it means to be a certain age ..."--Inside front cover
Company man : the rise and fall of corporate life by Anthony Sampson( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How and why this transformation took place is the subject of Company Man, a brilliant social history of business. Anthony Sampson begins with a perceptive look at capitalism as it began to develop its modern form in the middle of the nineteenth century and the notion of the company man - respectable, reliable, and reasonably well paid - began to emerge. Sampson follows the evolution of this species into the twentieth century as formerly entrepreneurial organizations began to ossify into bureaucratic, complacent structures that reached their peak in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Then, for good reasons, everything began to unravel, with consequences not only for the companies but also for the millions of people who relied on them for their livelihoods. The changes of the past twenty years have been brutal and are continuing
Macmillan; a study in ambiguity by Anthony Sampson( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC, FRS[2] (10 February 1894 ? 29 December 1986) was Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 January 1957 to 18 October 1963. Nicknamed 'Supermac' and known for his pragmatism, wit and unflappability, Macmillan achieved note before the Second World War as a Tory radical and critic of appeasement. Rising to high office as a protégé of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, he believed in the post-war settlement and the necessity of a mixed economy, and in his premiership pursued corporatist policies to develop the domestic market as the engine of growth."--Wikipedia
The Midas touch : understanding the dynamic new money societies around us by Anthony Sampson( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomy of Europe; a guide to the workings, institutions, and character of contemporary Western Europe by Anthony Sampson( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common sense about Africa by Anthony Sampson( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of African nationalism for the layman
The new Europeans: a guide to the workings, institutions and character of contemporary Western Europe by Anthony Sampson( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential anatomy of Britain : democracy in crisis by Anthony Sampson( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven sisters : the great oil companies and the world they shaped by Anthony Sampson( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Persian and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who runs this place? : the anatomy of Britain in the 21st century by Anthony Sampson( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forty years ago Anthony Sampson wrote his indispensable bestseller, Anatomy of Britain, which first explained the workings of the Establishment. Now he has felt drawn back to the task by exasperation with the lack of democracy and accountability in modern Britain." "This new Anatomy provides an insider's tour, with exceptional sources; but it is on the side of the outsider, written for ordinary citizens who want to know who shapes and manipulates their lives - and how to make them answer."--Jacket
 
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Mandela : the authorized biography
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The seven sisters : the great oil companies and the world they shapedThe arms bazaar : from Lebanon to LockheedCompany man : the rise and fall of corporate lifeThe essential anatomy of Britain : democracy in crisisWho runs this place? : the anatomy of Britain in the 21st century
Alternative Names
Anthony Sampson britischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Anthony Sampson Brits journalist (1926-2004)

Anthony Sampson scrittore e giornalista britannico

Sampson Anthony

Sampson, Anthony 1926-

Sampson, Anthony Terrell Seward.

Sampson, Anthony Terrell Seward 1926-2004

Sampson, Vantoni 1926-2004

Sangpusen 1926-2004

Sêmpson, Antoni.

Sėmpson, Antoni 1926-2004

Сэмпсон, Антони 1926-2004

Сэмпсон, Энтони

אנתוני סמפסון סופר בריטי

آنتونی سمسون ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی

أنطوني سامبسون، 1926-2004

샘프손, 앤소니

샘프슨, 앤더니

アンソニー・サンプソン

サンプソン, アンソニー

桑普森 1926-2004

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