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Barnett, Correlli

Works: 97 works in 627 publications in 9 languages and 15,720 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Chronologies  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Correlli Barnett
The swordbearers : supreme command in the First World War by Correlli Barnett( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of this book is the decisive effect of individual human character on history. The background, in sharpest contrast, is a sudden and violent transition to mass collectivised life - to twentieth-century industry civilisation. The principal actors are four national commanders-in-chief: two German, one Frenchman, one Englishman. Theirs was the novel task of directing these new and terrifying forces of mass power in battle. Each had been born and bred in the last age; each belonged to a highly conservative profession. Their abilities and defects reflected and illustrated those of their countries
The desert generals by Correlli Barnett( Book )

84 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive account of the 1940 to 1943 Desert Campaign of World War Two, the soldiers who fought there, the Allied commanders who successfully fought against Rommel, and the myths surrounding British General Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
Hitler's generals by Correlli Barnett( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With few exceptions, historians of Germany's conduct of World War II have concentrated on Adolf Hitler and on his talents and mistakes as a warlord. This authoritative study probes instead the relationship between Hitler and his generals -- men such as Rommel, Model, Student, Beck, and Keitel -- from the point of view of his staff. In Hitler's Generals, Correlli Barnett has gathered an outstanding team of military historians to document as never before the characters and careers of the high command who translated the Führer's directives into the dazzling victories of 1939-41 and who endured so long against heavy odds. These vivid portraits assess each man's military abilities, display his professional and social background, and portray how he reacted to Hitler's personality and style of leadership. - Jacket flap
The collapse of British power by Correlli Barnett( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The summer of 1940 marked the consummation of an astonishing decline in British fortunes. The British invested their feebleness and isolation with a romantic glamour - they saw themselves as latter-day Spartans, under their own Leonidas, holding the pass for the civlised world. In fact, it was a sorry and contemptible plight for a great power, and it derived neither from bad luck, nor from the failures of others. It had been brought down upon the British by themselves.' Once...the British were thoroughly hard-nosed and aggressive about foreign plicy, but with Wellington's victory at Waterloo, there appeared the first signs of a moral change that was to leave them fatally unprepared to meet the challenges of the determined imperialists guiding other nations in the twentieth century."--Taken from book jacket flap
Britain and her army, 1509-1970; a military, political, and social survey by Correlli Barnett( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonaparte by Correlli Barnett( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, originally published in 1978, argues that there was no 'turning-point' in Bonaparte's career, but rather a consistent pattern from beginning to end. As a commander Bonaparte's forte was speed and aggressiveness. As a planner, however he was slapdash: his armies starved and went barefoot. The author argues that far from being a master of concentration of force on the battlefield, he was again and again caught with his army dispersed and only rescued from disaster by the last-minute arrival of reinforcements
The Great War by Correlli Barnett( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 28 1914 Archduke Frans Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a young Austrian student who fired three shots from a pistol at close range. From these three shots and two deaths the violence was to ripple outwards across Europe and then the world in a conflict so terrible, so gigantic, that men where to remember it, very simply, as 'The Great War'
Illustrated World War II encyclopedia : an unbiased account of the most devastating war known to mankind ... contains the original text previously published in the United Kingdom plus background articles by a group of distinguished historians ... enlivened with color photographs recently uncovered by Eddy Bauer( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact, yet thorough, each volume provides a treasure-trove of data covering almost every facet of World War II, even touching on more obscure subjects. Peppered throughout the volumes are two-page "inserts" highlighting specific weapons' (planes, tanks and ships) technical data along with three colorful profile views (front, top and side) of the particular weapon. This encyclopedia also covers lesser-known topics as well: remote battles, small-arms, propaganda, Luftwaffe plane art, etc
The first Churchill : Marlborough, soldier and statesman by Correlli Barnett( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, KG, PC (pron.: /mrlbr/, often /m?lbr/; 26 May 1650 ? 16 June 1722 O.S), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune."--Wikipedia
Engage the enemy more closely : the Royal Navy in the Second World War by Correlli Barnett( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Navy; Storbritanien; England; Norge, 1939-1940; Dunkirk; Middelhavet, 1940; Atlanterhavet, 1941; Bismarc; Slaget ved Matapan; HMS Prince Wales; HMS Repulse; Malta, 1942; Operation Torch; Operation Husky; Invasionen I Sicilien; Middelhavet, 1942-1945; Arktiske Konvoyer, 1941-1945; Operation Neptune
Lords of war : from Lincoln to Churchill : supreme command 1861-1945 by Correlli Barnett( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines statesmen, generals, and admirals for strengths and weaknesses in this compelling study of leadership in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He examines how the difficulties they faced and the political and strategic backgrounds of their days and analyses how they performed and what they achieved. Were they successful, or were they beaten down by the burden of their roles? His book considers men from very different backgrounds and from three continents in a range of modern conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second World War. These leaders present fascinating contrasts of personal character, styles of leadership and sheer aptitude for command as well as contrasts in the daunting professional problems that challenged each of them. As a master in the field of strategic history, the author yet again demolishes hallowed reputations and rehabilitates the unjustly scapegoated
The pride and the fall : the dream and illusion of Britain as a great nation by Correlli Barnett( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The audit of war : the illusion & reality of Britain as a great nation by Correlli Barnett( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Audit of War Correlli Barnett places Britain's decline since the Second World War in a startling new perspective. He shows that Britain's wartime industrial performance, far from marking a supreme achievement of national genius and effort, was in reality characterised by all the classic symptoms of the 'British disease'--incompetent management, obstructive trade unions, restrictive practices, wildcat strikes, old-fashioned plant, chronic shortages of skilled personnel, and appalling weaknesses in the newest technologies"--Jacket
The lost victory : British dreams, British realities, 1945-1950 by Correlli Barnett( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storbritannia gikk seirende ut av den andre verdenskrig. Labour gjorde et brak-valg, og den 26. juli overtok Clement Attlee som statsminister etter Winston Churchill. Nasjonen så frem til et ?nytt Jerusalem?, et land der fattigdom, sykdom, dårlige levekår og arbeidsløshet skulle nedkjempes på statens bekostning. Men innen 1950 var Storbritannias økonomi utarmet, strukturen på det ?nye Jerusalem? var skranten og bare halvveis bygget. På bakgrunn av nytt, fascinerende materiale fra regjeringens arkiver, viser Correlli Barnett det ?nye Jerusalems? enorme kostnader og peker på de ødeleggende motsetningene mellom mislykkede strategier og deres konsekvenser. Også britenes lån til amerikanerne og Marshall-hjelpen trekkes inn her. Nytt opplag av førsteutgaven fra 1996. Øvrige titler i serien: ?The audit of war? (vol. 2) og ?The verdict of peace? (vol. 3). Forhåndsomtale
Marlborough by Correlli Barnett( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a biography of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722). The emphasis throughout is on Churchill's character and personality rather than on the general historical events of his life. Churchill was a noted general, an important diplomat, and made himself indispensable to the Kings and Queens who employed him. Undefeated in battle and the master of surprising military maneuvers, he led a coalition of uncooperative allies with skill and diplomacy. The author details the conflicts between Churchill, his hot-tempered wife Sarah, and Queen Anne. Although it was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Churchill reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune. Churchill's military victories allowed Britain to rise from a minor to a major power, ensuring the country's growing prosperity throughout the 18th century
The Battle of El Alamein : decision in the desert by Correlli Barnett( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the famous North African desert battle, between the German forces led by Rommel, the Desert Fox, and the British Eighth Army, which was pivotal to possession of important oil reserves
The history of World War II by Eddy Bauer( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jafta gets his first exposure to the hustle and bustle of the city
Winston Churchill : studies in statesmanship( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced in association with Correlli Barnett and Churchill College, Cambridge this book provides a fresh view of Churchill's changing attitudes and policies towards the evolving challenges of the twentieth century. It aims neither to denigrate nor engage in uncritical adulation. Studies in Statesmanship contains a series of careful assessments of different facets of Churchill's career made by a group of impartial historians mainly drawn from outside Britain. It is framed by a personal memoir from Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames and a concluding essay by Martin Gilbert, Churchill's biographer. With authors from the USA, Italy, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France and Poland, Studies in Statesmanship deals with Churchill as an energetic statesman in the arena of international politics and his concern to keep Britain independent and influential. A wide range of his interests and concerns are also examined. This book confirms Churchill's assured position as one of the most interesting political figures of the twentieth century
The verdict of peace : Britain between her yesterday and the future by Correlli Barnett( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Verdict of Peace describes how, between the outbreak of the Korean war in 1950 and the Suez debacle in 1956, Britain threw away her last opportunity to reinvent herself as an industrial nation state before old rivals such as Germany and Japan finally recovered from wartime defeat. It describes how Britain still suffered, ten years after the Second World War, from old-fashioned industries, hidebound management, trade union blocking of technical change and self-destructive strikes. It analyses Britain's ominous failure to win market domination in new technologies such as aeronautics, business systems and computers."--Jacket
Leadership in war : from Lincoln to Churchill by Correlli Barnett( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collapse of British power
The desert generalsHitler's generalsThe collapse of British powerBritain and her army, 1509-1970; a military, political, and social surveyBonaparteThe Great WarEngage the enemy more closely : the Royal Navy in the Second World WarThe audit of war : the illusion & reality of Britain as a great nation
Alternative Names
Barnett, Correlli

Corelli Barnett britischer Militärhistoriker

Correlli Barnett Brits militair historicus

Коррелли Барнетт


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