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Meyer, Karl E. (Karl Ernest) 1937-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 258 publications in 6 languages and 12,264 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: DS329.4, 958
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Most widely held works about Karl E Meyer
 
Most widely held works by Karl E Meyer
Teotihuacán by Karl E Meyer( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and Italian and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the ruins of the ancient Mexican city and cultural center and the people who created and mysteriously abandoned it, with over 140 illustrations, more than a third in full color
Tournament of shadows : the great game and race for empire in Central Asia by Karl E Meyer( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original Great Game (1800-1917), the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. The prize, control of the vast Eurasian heartland, was believed by some to be key to world dominion. Teeming with improbable drama and exaggerated tensions, the conflict featured soldiers, mystics, archaeologists, and spies, among them some of history's most colorful characters. While the original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. Beginning with the soldiers and propagandists of the Victorian era, Tournament of Shadows chronicles nearly two centuries of conflict in the Eurasian heartland, conflict that has spawned wars in Afghanistan, the invasion of Tibet, and economic scrambles for control of Caspian oil. Karl E. Meyer, formerly of the New York Times, and his wife, Shareen Blair Brysac, formerly of CBS News, have created a vivid narrative that brings to life the engaging personalities in this colorful conflict: Russia's greatest explorer, Nicholas Przhevalsky, who died trying to shoot his way to Lhasa; Nicholas Roerich, the Russian artist and mystic who searched for fabled Shambhala under the patronage of Henry Wallace, the American Secretary of Agriculture; Philadelphia socialite Brooke Dolan, like a figure out of Hemingway, who reached Lhasa as an OSS operative; SS Captain Ernst Schafer, who led an expedition to Tibet in the late 1930s in an attempt to confirm Nazi racial theories; William Rockhill, the first American to befriend and advise a Dalai Lama; Sarat Chandra Das, the Bengali explorer who went to Lhasa in the secret service of the Raj. Revealing a wealth of new material that has never before been published, Meyer and Brysac have written a sweeping history of a riveting tournament, a two-century joust with political and economic implications that remain as topical today as this morning's newspaper.--Publisher description
The plundered past : the story of the illegal international traffic in works of art by Karl E Meyer( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the illegal international traffic in works of art"--Cover subtitle
Kingmakers : the invention of the modern Middle East by Karl E Meyer( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant narrative history tracing today's troubles back to grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States
The dust of empire : the race for mastery in the Asian heartland by Karl E Meyer( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Dust of Empire, Karl E. Meyer examines the historical impact of the Western encounter with Central Asia's fragile and volatile nations. Blending scholarship with reportage, Meyer provides detail about regions and people now of urgent concern to America: the five Central Asian republics, the Caspian and the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and long-dominant Russia." "Meyer's narrative also introduces us to the larger-than-life characters whose actions in that part of the world reverberate to this day - from Count Mikhail Vorontsov, the Regency dandy who Russified and subjugated the Caucasus in the service of the tsar; to Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the "frontier Gandhi," whose embrace of nonviolent protest shaped the political development of Pakistan and Afghanistan; to Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA man (and grandson of Theodore) who was the brains behind the notorious 1953 coup in Iran that preserved the Shah's throne for the next quarter century." "The Dust of Empire provides the context for America's war on terrorism, for Washington's search for friends and allies in an Islamic world rife with extremism, and for the new politics of pipelines and human rights in an area richer in the former than the latter. Meyer offers a complex tapestry of a region where empires so have often come to grief - a cautionary tale for Americans and their Western allies today." --Book Jacket
The Cuban Invasion; the chronicle of a disaster by Karl E Meyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pundits, poets, and wits : an omnibus of American newspaper columns by Karl E Meyer( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes newspaper columns by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, James Madison, Willian Lloyd Garrison, Margaret Fuller, James Russell Lowell, Frederick Douglass, Frederick Law Olmstead, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hearn, Joel Chandler Harris, Ambrose Bierce, Ring Lardner, H.L. Mencken, Will Rogers, Ben Hecht, Heywood Broun, E.B. White, Damon Runyon, Walter Winchell, Dorothy Thompson, Westbrook Pegler, Ernie Pyle, Walter Lippmann, James Reston, Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Mary McGrory, I.F. Stone, Langston Hughes, Art Buchwald, Russell Baker, William F. Buckley, Jr., Mike Royko, George F. Will, William Safire, Lewis Grizzard, Calvin Trillin, Molly Ivins, Dave Barry, among others
The art museum : power, money, ethics : a Twentieth Century Fund report by Karl E Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of archaeology; a visa to yesterday by Karl E Meyer( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pax ethnica : where and how diversity succeeds by Karl E Meyer( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores places noted for minimal violence, rising life-expectancy, high literacy, and pragmatic compromises on cultural rights, documenting the ways and means that have proven successful in defusing ethnic tensions and maintaining peace
The new America; politics and society in the age of the Smooth Deal by Karl E Meyer( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The China collectors : America's century-long hunt for Asian art treasures by Karl E Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thanks to Salem sea captains, Gilded Age millionaires, curators on horseback and missionaries gone native, North American museums now possess the greatest collections of Chinese art outside of East Asia itself. How did it happen? "The China Collectors" is the first full account of a century-long treasure hunt in China from the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent. The principal gatherers are mostly little known and defy invention. They included "foreign devils" who braved desert sandstorms, bandits and local warlords in acquiring significant works. Adventurous curators like Langdon Warner, a forebear of Indiana Jones, argued that the caves of Dunhuang were already threatened by vandals, thereby justifying the removal of frescoes and sculptures. Other Americans include George Kates, an alumnus of Harvard, Oxford and Hollywood, who fell in love with Ming furniture. The Chinese were divided between dealers who profited from the artworks' removal, and scholars who sought to protect their country's patrimony. Duanfang, the greatest Chinese collector of his era, was beheaded in a coup and his splendid bronzes now adorn major museums. Others in this rich tapestry include Charles Lang Freer, an enlightened Detroit entrepreneur, two generations of Rockefellers, and Avery Brundage, the imperious Olympian, and Arthur Sackler, the grand acquisitor. No less important are two museum directors, Cleveland's Sherman Lee and Kansas City's Laurence Sickman, who challenged the East Coast's hegemony. Shareen Blair Brysac and Karl E. Meyer even-handedly consider whether ancient treasures were looted or salvaged, and whether it was morally acceptable to spirit hitherto inaccessible objects westward, where they could be studied and preserved by trained museum personnel. And how should the US and Canada and their museums respond now that China has the means and will to reclaim its missing patrimony?"--Publisher's description
The Maya crisis : a report on the pillaging of Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala, and a proposal for a rescue fund by Karl E Meyer( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Fulbright: a legislator's thoughts on world issues by J. William Fulbright( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plundered past ; the traffic in art treasures by Karl E Meyer( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geplünderte Vergangenheit : Der illegale Kunsthandel-Fälscher, Diebe und Bewahrer by Karl E Meyer( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La polvere dell'impero : il grande gioco in Asia centrale by Karl E Meyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familienrecht, 1589-1634, 1638-1649, 1664, 1666-1698, 1705-1921( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of loyalty, from La Follette to McCarthy in Wisconsin: 1918-1952 by Karl E Meyer( )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art museum : power, money, ethics by Karl E Meyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tournament of shadows : the great game and race for empire in Central Asia
Alternative Names
Karl E. Meyer Amerikaans journalist

Karl E. Meyer journaliste américain

Meyer, Karl

Meyer, Karl E.

Meyer, Karl E. 1943-

Meyer , Karl Ernest

كارل إي. ماير

كارل ماير صحفي أمريكي

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The plundered past : the story of the illegal international traffic in works of artKingmakers : the invention of the modern Middle EastThe dust of empire : the race for mastery in the Asian heartlandPundits, poets, and wits : an omnibus of American newspaper columnsPax ethnica : where and how diversity succeeds