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Hamilton, Nigel

Overview
Works: 171 works in 587 publications in 5 languages and 24,396 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Biographies  History  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of introduction, wpr, Interviewee, Dissertant, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Composer, Narrator
Classifications: DA69.3.M56, B
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Most widely held works by Nigel Hamilton
JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kennedy that emerges from this volume is, behind his playboy facade, vastly more driven and more serious than historians have ever before portrayed him. As Hamilton shows us, though Joseph Kennedy reluctantly transferred the family's political mantle to his second son in 1944 and "bought out" the sitting congressman for Massachusetts' 11th District, the presidential dream that the ambassador had reserved for his eldest son was in fact JFK's own secret ambition, confessed to his mistress many years before his brother Joe's tragic death." "In this absorbing, riveting family saga, we see the true Jack Kennedy, warts and all; a symbolic, relentlessly honest, yet sympathetic story of the struggles of youth and early manhood that will not only entrance its readers but will also forever alter our understanding of this century's most popular and charismatic American president."--Jacket
Bill Clinton : an American journey by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first baby-boomer president offers an examination of Bill Clinton's background and career, from his Arkansas upbringing and education at Oxford to his early political life
Monty : the making of a general, 1887-1942 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein is based on Montgomery's secret diaries, letters, and vast collection of private papers. Written by a historian who knew Montgomery intimately in his later years, this book presents the unknown Montgomery in behind-the-scenes accounts of him as soldier and leader, son, father, and husband
The brothers Mann : the lives of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1871-1950 and 1875-1955 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography : a brief history by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the historical evolution of the biography genre from ancient times to the early twenty-first century, considering questions about the purpose of biographies, their audience, the challenges of writing biographies, and their role in Western culture
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful--and underappreciated--command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes readers inside FDR's White House Oval Study--his personal command center--and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war. Time and again, FDR was proven right and his allies and generals were wrong. When the generals wanted to attack the Nazi-fortified coast of France, FDR knew the Allied forces weren't ready. When Churchill insisted his Far East colonies were loyal and would resist the Japanese, Roosevelt knew it was a fantasy. As Hamilton's account reaches its climax with the Torch landings in North Africa in late 1942, the tide of war turns in the Allies' favor and FDR's genius for psychology and military affairs is clear. This intimate, sweeping look at a great president in history's greatest conflict is must reading."--Publisher's description
Master of the battlefield : Monty's war years, 1942-1944 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master of the Battlefield charts the biography of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery from his decisive victory at El Alamein through the Battle of Normandy. It details the most complex, full years of Montgomery's career, following the time he became a household name after his North African campaign, and including his battles in Sicily and Italy, and the final Allied conquest in France in 1944. Based on Montgomery's secret diaries, letters and vast collections of private papers, which have remained confidential and inaccessible until now, this is the authorized biography of Montgomery in his most important years as commander. - Jacket flap
American Caesars : lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful portrait of U.S. presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Hamilton examines their unique characters, their paths to Pennsylvania Avenue, their effectiveness as global leaders, and their lessons in governance, both good and bad
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first baby-boomer president offers an examination of Bill Clinton's first term in office, from its disastrous initial two years to Clinton's recovery and ultimate re-election in 1996
Monty : final years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel--suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs--of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in southern Europe, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944. Churchill seemed to agree at Casablanca--only to undermine his own generals and the Allied command, testing Roosevelt's patience to the limit. Churchill was afraid of the invasion planned for Normandy, and pushed instead for disastrous fighting in Italy, thereby almost losing the war for the Allies. In a dramatic showdown, FDR finally set the ultimate course for victory by making the ultimate threat. Commander in Chief shows FDR in top form at a crucial time in the modern history of the West."--
How to do biography : a primer by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to writing a biography that discusses personal motivation, beginnings and endings, the difference between autobiography and memoir, ethical and legal issues, and other related topics
Monty : the battles of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigel Hamilton's award-winning Monty trilogy was hailed in both Britain and the United States as an extraordinary achievement, "magisterial in its shape and scope, brilliantly woven, and a joy to read." Now, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landings and the campaign to defeat Germany that followed, Nigel Hamilton has revised and condensed his official biography of Field Marshal Montgomery into a single volume: Monty: The Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Based on personal diaries, wartime signals, notes, and letters as well as interviews with Montgomery's closest family, friends, colleagues, and subordinates and access to tens of thousands of unpublished documents in the United States and Great Britain, this is the closest any writer has ever penetrated to the heart and soul of the man who commanded the Anglo-American armies on D-Day and became known the world over simply as "Monty." A tortured, vengeful man, whose artist wife died in heartbreaking circumstances two years before World War II, Monty knew but one ambition: to prove himself as military teacher and commander. In the course of this authoritative narrative, we see Monty both at his best and at his worst: brilliant and boastful, compassionate and cruel, farsighted and yet sometimes petty and obnoxious. It is a mesmerizing portrait not only of great leadership but also of the trials of war and coalition tensions, as, after Alamein, British and American generals jostle for their place in the Allied sun. Monty's sheer professionalism awes us - as does his arrogance and conceit. A hero to his troops, he becomes a thorn in the side of his allies and superiors, reducing Eisenhower to the point of resignation as Supreme Commander and Churchill to despair. Yet this is, too, the inside story of World War II as it was waged on the field, with Monty battling not only against the Germans in north Africa, Sicily, Italy, and northwest Europe, but also with an Allied high command he considered to be an amateur and out of touch. Never before has the story of the planning and execution of the D-Day landings been so candidly told, nor that of the Normandy campaign, the tragedy at Arnhem, the shocking defeat in the Ardennes, and the inside account of the Allied failure to seize Berlin while it was within our grasp. Vivid, colorful, told with a wonderful eye for human frailty as well as genius, this is the definitive life of what the Times of London called "the last great battlefield commander."
Monty : master of the battlefield, 1942-1944 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Britse veldheer Bernard Law Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount ; 1887-1975)
Monty : the field marshal 1944-1976 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derde deel van een biografie van de Britse veldmaarschalk Bernard Law Montgomery (1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ; 1887-1976)
Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. With his landslide win in the 1996 presidential election, Clinton began his second term as the undisputed, tremendously popular leader of the Western world. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself and his foes, a powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish
Monty : the man behind the legend by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery : D-Day commander by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spotlighting the British Army's tempestuous World War II general
JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warts and all portrait of the American president. An honest and sympathetic story of his youthful struggles, his wartime experience, and his political rise to this century's most popular and charismatic American president
JFK : reckless youth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Nigel Hamilton's New York Times best selling biography, a vivid, rich portrait of a president in the making
 
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Hamilton, Charles Nigel 1944-

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Bill Clinton : an American journeyBiography : a brief historyAmerican Caesars : lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. BushBill Clinton : mastering the presidencyHow to do biography : a primerBill Clinton : mastering the presidencyMontgomery : D-Day commanderJFK, reckless youth