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Weintraub, Stanley 1929-

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Works: 321 works in 957 publications in 3 languages and 53,337 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Personal narratives  Catalogs  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR5366, B
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Most widely held works by Stanley Weintraub
Long day's journey into war : December 7, 1941 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of world wide events on the day of December 7, 1941
Victoria : an intimate biography by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Whistler; a biography by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of one of the most misunderstood, yet most widely influential, American artists of his time
Silent night : the story of the World War I Christmas truce by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From an acclaimed historian and National Book Award finalist comes the poignant story of World War I's 1914 Christmas truce, the spontaneous and tantalizingly brief moment when mortal enemies came together as friends. Photos. Illustrations. It was one of history's most powerful, yet forgotten- Christmas stories. It took place in the improbable setting of the mud, cold rain and senseless killing of the trenches of World War I. It happened in spite of orders to the contrary by superiors; it happened in spite of language barriers. And it still stands as the only time in history that peace spontaneously arose from the lower ranks in a major conflict, bubbling up to the officers and temporarily turning sworn enemies into friends. Silent Night, by renowned military historian Stanley Weintraub, magically restores the 1914 Christmas truce to history. It had been lost in the tide of horror that filled the battlefields of Europe for months and years afterward. Yet in December 1914 the great war was still young, and the men who suddenly threw down their arms and came together across the front lines, to sing carols, exchange gifts and letters, eat and drink and even play friendly games of soccer, naively hoped that the war would be short-lived, and that they were fraternizing with future friends. It began when German soldiers lit candles on small Christmas trees, and British, French, Belgian and German troops serenaded each other on Christmas Eve. Soon they were gathering and burying the dead, in an age-old custom of truces. But as the power of Christmas grew among them, they broke bread, exchanged addresses and letters and expressed deep admiration for one another. When angry superiors ordered them to recommence the shooting, many men aimed harmlessly high overhead. Sometimes the greatest beauty emerges from deep tragedy. Surely the forgotten Christmas truce was one of history's most beautiful moments, made all the more beautiful in light of the carnage that followed it. Stanley Weintraub's moving re-creation demonstrates that peace can be more fragile than war, but also that ordinary men can bond with one another despite all efforts of politicians and generals to the contrary
The last great victory : the end of World War II, July/August 1945 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers momentous events in the last month of World War II, from July 15 to August 15, 1945, interwoven with personal experiences
A stillness heard round the world : the end of the Great War, November 1918 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliography, pp. 425-454, Includes index
MacArthur's war : Korea and the undoing of an American hero by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a chronological account of the events that took place in the Korean War during the months Douglas MacArthur was in command
15 stars : Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall : three generals who saved the American century by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the closing days of World War II, America looked up to three five-star generals as its greatest heroes. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur personified victory, from the Pentagon to Normandy to the Far East. Counterparts and on occasion competitors, they had leapfrogged each other, sometimes stonewalled each other, even supported and protected each other throughout their celebrated careers. In the public mind they stood for glamour, integrity, and competence. The story of their interconnected lives opens a fascinating window onto some of the twentieth century's most crucial events, revealing the personalities behind the public images and showing how much of a difference three men can make. This book presents the intertwined lives of these three great men against the sweeping background of six unforgettable decades, from two world wars to the Cold War.--From publisher description
Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1944, a president is under siege, there is a war-wrecked economy, an influx of returning war veterans, and a challenge to Social Security. When the wartime 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already occupied the White House years longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign, hitting hard at FDR's liberal domestic policies and the war's ongoing cost. Despite gravely deteriorating health, FDR and his feisty running mate, the unexpected Harry Truman, campaigned vigorously against young governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and old-line Ohio governor John Bricker. Roosevelt's charm and wit, as well as the military successes in Europe and the Pacific, contributed to his sweeping electoral victory. But the hard-fought campaign would soon take its toll on America's only four-term president. The author, a biographer and a historian here recaptures FDR's final campaign and the year 1944's momentous events, from the rainy city streets where Roosevelt, his legs paralyzed by polio since 1922, rode in an open car, to the battlefronts where the commander-in-chief's forces were closing in on Hitler and Hirohito
Pearl Harbor Christmas : a world at war, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A top historian offers a compelling history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in 20th-century history--December 1941--a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America's involvement in World War II. Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock--in some cases overseas, elation--was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody's mind. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success. Across the Atlantic, much of Europe was frozen in grim Nazi occupation. Just three days before Christmas, Churchill surprised Roosevelt with an unprecedented trip to Washington, where they jointly lit the White House Christmas tree. As the two Allied leaders met to map out a winning wartime strategy, the most remarkable Christmas of the century played out across the globe
Shaw; an autobiography by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disraeli : a biography by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the life of Disraeli we see Victorian England--her class system, social intrigues and prejudices, which allowed him to rise to prime minister
Modern British dramatists, 1900-1945 ( Book )
13 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of playwrights whose careers had reached a professional height before the 1939-1945 war, or whose lives had ended by that time
Beardsley : a biography by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iron tears : America's battle for freedom, Britain's quagmire, 1775-1783 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dual-sided history of the Revolutionary War examines the conflict from both the colonial and British sides, documenting the nearly violent political disagreements in Parliament, as well as the American-sympathetic pacifist media criticism of King George III that may have played a major role in the war's outcome. For generations, Americans have been taught to view the Revolutionary War as a heroic tale of resistance, exclusively from the perspective of the Continental army and the Founding Fathers. Now, in Iron Tears, master historian Stanley Weintraub offers the first account that examines the war from three divergent and distinct vantage points: the battlefields; the American leadership under George Washington; and -- most originally -- that of England, embroiled in controversy over the war. Colonial America was England's Vietnam. Weintraub's multifaceted analysis will forever change and expand our view of the struggle. Although Washington's army, with France's help, won the war, it is equally significant -- both then and now -- that Britain lost it. The British found themselves overwhelmed by the geographic and time constraints that prevented their military from holding on to the eighteen-hundred-mile length of the thirteen colonies, from across three thousand miles of ocean during the cumbersome era of water travel. Many in London realized that American independence was only a matter of time. Yet the British were enveloped in a fantasy world of self-delusion as the war trudged along. The unyielding George III, who ultimately threatened abdication; his lethargic prime minister, Lord North; the First Lord of the Admiralty, the corrupt Earl of Sandwich, better remembered for his paired slices of bread; and the Secretary for America, Lord George Germain, an arrogant ex-general court-martialed for cowardice in an earlier war, formed a quartet that played out of tune. As opposition to and frustration with the failing war gradually increased in parliament, in the press, and in the afflicted mercantile sector, so did pacifist sentiment for and sympathy with their American cousins. Iron Tears renders an unprecedented account of the fight for American independence through British eyes, while dramatically narrating the battles that were waged across the Atlantic from Lexington to Yorktown and beyond. As the general, whom the British snobbishly and demeaningly referred to as "Mr. Washington," rallied to keep his ragged and overmatched Continentals together and create a nation, "iron tears" fell from redcoat muskets and cannons, as well as from the demoralized eyes of the defeated British
British dramatists since World War II ( Book )
14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of the most significant, and potentially most significant, playwrights of postwar Britain (including Ireland)
The art of William Golding by Bernard S Oldsey ( Book )
22 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Washington's Christmas farewell : a Mount Vernon homecoming, 1783 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of America's greatest Christmas stories and also one of its very first - from the period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the Constitution - was a creation of none other than George Washington. The story isn't just about Washington coming home for Christmas for the first time since the war began, but about the character of our most important Founding Father and about the precedent he set for democratic leadership. It is the story of a loving husband, a beloved military leader, and above all, a humble and great man." "Washington's homeward journey is one of the most moving and inspiring stories from his great and eventful life. When he bade farewell to his troops at Fraunces Tavern in New York City there were no dry eyes. When he reached Congress and gave a retirement speech, it cemented his greatness more fully than had his victory over the British. When he made it to Mount Vernon, finally, on Christmas Eve, it could not have been a happier homecoming."--BOOK JACKET
Uncrowned king : the life of Prince Albert by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in what was then the most powerful empire on earth. His marriage, arranged as it was and stormy at times, remains one of the most surprising and arresting of love stories. Yet while Victoria adored him, his adopted people never accepted him, nor were they pleased with his behind-the-scenes behavior as surrogate sovereign. He was active, often secretly, in foreign affairs and in military affairs. He played a major part in running the Crimean War, and early in the American
Journey to heartbreak : the crucible years of Bernard Shaw 1914-1918 by Stanley Weintraub ( Book )
7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Weintraub, Stanley A. 1929-
Weintraub, Stanley Arnold 1929-
ワイントラウブ, S
ワイントラウブ, スタンリー
Languages
English (227)
Czech (4)
Swedish (2)
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