WorldCat Identities

Feifer, George

Overview
Works: 49 works in 233 publications in 8 languages and 8,978 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Adapter
Classifications: PG3488.O4, B
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Most widely held works about George Feifer
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Most widely held works by George Feifer
Solzhenitsyn by David Burg( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Solzhenitsyn as soldier, political prisoner, artist and Nobel laureate
Tennozan : the Battle of Okinawa and the atomic bomb by George Feifer( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennozan offers a stunning account of the battle of Okinawa, the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. In examining the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures--American, Japanese, and Okinawan--the book provides an unforgettable picture of men at war and also the context for understanding one of the most ominous events of this century: the decision to drop the atom bomb. Drawing on more than ten years of research and interviews, George Feifer recreates the drama and horror of the last engagement before the invasion of the Japanese homeland. In three appalling months during which the Japanese lost the fight but refused to surrender, the death toll mounted to 23,000 Amercans, 91,000 Japanese, and 150,000 Okinawan civilians--more than the losses of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The book makes vividly real those tenets of Japanese culture--its emphasis on honor and its horror of losing face--which allowed this campaign to become a great human tragedy. In its magisterial narrative of the conflict, Tennozan weaves together the personal experiences of both soldiers and civilians, from the highest-ranking officers on down. Specifically, it follows the lives of three men: Dick Whitaker, a U.S. Marine with the 6th Marine Division; Captain Tadashi Kojo, a twenty-three-year-old battalion commander in Japan's crack 22nd Regiment; and Masahide Ota, a student at Okinawa's prestigious Normal School, now governor of the prefecture of Okinawa. But in going beyond military history to recount the fate of the astounding number of Okinawan civilians caught in the maelstrom of the war, Tennozan calls to public attention a little heralded but devastating disaster. Tennozan is a major work of historical narrative that brings us as close to the actual experience of war as the printed page can achieve. It also highlights aspects of Japanese culture that remain of deep historical and contemporary importance. And in recreating the context in which the decision to use the atom bomb was made, it provides invaluable background for assessing one of the most fateful events of the twentieth century
Justice in Moscow by George Feifer( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American's first-hand report on Soviet courts, from the lowest Worker's Tribunal to the Supreme Court of the land. The reader is taken into the courthouse to watch trials in progress- judges, lawyers, officials functioning under Socialism, and the men and women who have come to them to confront the law- and the state
Moscow farewell by George Feifer( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To dance by Valery Panov( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de naar het Westen geëmigreerde Russische danser en choreograaf (1938- ), sinds 1984 artistiek leider van het Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen in Antwerpen
The destined hour : the hostage crisis and one family's ordeal by Barbara Rosen( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former hostage, Barry Rosen, gives a first-person account of the take-over of the American embassy in Iran and his 444 days in captivity juxtaposed with his wife's account of the effect of these events on the families of the hostages
Breaking open Japan : Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American imperialism in 1853 by George Feifer( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perry's cloaking of imperial impulse in humanitarian purpose was fully matched by Japanese self-deception. High among the country's articles of faith was the certainty of its protection by heavenly power. A distinguished Japanese scholar argued in 1811 that "Japanese differ completely from and are superior to the peoples of ... all other countries of the world." The superior people nevertheless trembled at the threat of Western domination or even colonizing." "So began one of history's greatest political and cultural clashes."
Red files : secrets from the Russian archives by George Feifer( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Red Files: Secrets from the Russian Archives, Feifer, armed with new information and first-hand insights, presents a rich and sophisticated account of four pivotal areas of Russian life: secret KGB machinations and victories; the race to land on the moon; Soviet sports diplomacy; and the workings of the Party propaganda machine. Utilizing primarily never-before-seen documents and photographs from Russia's premiere image repository, The Russian State Film and Photo Archive at Krasnogorsk (RGAKFD), Feifer shatters many of our longest-held myths about the Cold War."--Jacket
Our motherland and other ventures in Russian reportage by George Feifer( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorce : an oral portrait by George Feifer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl from Petrovka by George Feifer( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Okinawa : the blood and the bomb by George Feifer( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the battle of Okinawa and its aftermath, describing the toll it took on the American, Japanese, and Okinawan people, military and civilian
Russia close-up by George Feifer( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white ship by Chingiz Aĭtmatov( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Russian boy's struggles to accept his lonely and unhappy existence come to a climax when his grandfather is forced to kill the Horned Mother Deer they both consider sacred
1945 : the Stalingrad of the Pacific by George Feifer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soljenitsin by David Burg( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice à Moscou (Justice in Moscow). Petite chronique judiciaire moscovite by George Feifer( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okinawa 1945 : the Stalingrad of the Pacific by George Feifer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice à Moscou : petite chronique judiciaire moscovite by George Feifer( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En amerikan i Moskva by George Feifer( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tennozan : the Battle of Okinawa and the atomic bomb
Alternative Names
Feifer, George

フェイファー, ジョージ

Languages
English (138)

French (14)

German (12)

Spanish (11)

Japanese (3)

Swedish (3)

Italian (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Justice in MoscowBreaking open Japan : Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American imperialism in 1853Red files : secrets from the Russian archivesDivorce : an oral portraitThe Battle of Okinawa : the blood and the bomb1945 : the Stalingrad of the PacificOkinawa 1945 : the Stalingrad of the Pacific