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Ledeen, Michael Arthur 1941-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 405 publications in 4 languages and 10,619 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, win, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Michael Arthur Ledeen
 
Most widely held works by Michael Arthur Ledeen
Debacle, the American failure in Iran by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the months in Washington and Tehran before and after the fall of the Shah, based on interviews with American and Iranian officials
The field of fight : how we can win the global war against radical Islam and its allies by Michael T Flynn( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. America is in grave danger until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than 33 years in Army intelligence, and has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don't want us to know. Here he succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them
The first duce : D'Annunzio at Fiume by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

44 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriele D'Annunzio was one of the most flamboyant figures in the political history of modern Europe. A poet in the Byronic style and a popular hero of the First World War, D'Annunzio passionately believed that the sacrifices of war should prelude a new social order. His capture of the city of Fiume in 1919, which had been claimed by Italy as part of the settlement before the Versailles Peace Conference, has been popularized and romanticized ever since. Ledeen uses information gathered from Italian and American archives and from personal interviews to examine the sixteen months of D'Annunzio's personal rule in Fiume, seeing it as a harbinger of successful mass movements of the twentieth century." "The connection between D'Annunzio and Fascism is central to Ledeen's narrative. Virtually the entire ritual of Fascist politics made familiar by Mussolini - the balcony address, the Roman salute, the dramatic dialogues with the crowd, the use of religious symbols in a new secular setting - was influenced by D'Annunzio at Fiume. Both were masters of a political style based on personal charisma. Each spoke for a "new" Italy and, eventually, for a new world. Each attempted to transform his countrymen into more heroic types by an ethic of violence and grandeur. But Ledeen brings sharply into focus profound differences between D'Annunzio's vision of a new world and that offered by Fascism. Significantly, D'Annunzio enlisted support from the most diverse elements of society - politicians and businessmen in addition to representatives of radical trade unions, anarchist groups, and the armed forces." "Often sensationalized as a precursor of a sixties-style "dolce vita," D'Annunzio's Fiume presented many of the phenomena considered novel or unsettling today: sexual promiscuity, widespread experimentation with drugs, clergymen wanting to marry, women demanding equal rights, youth calling for the elimination of the old, soldiers insisting on a democratic army, poets yearning for a beautiful world instead of a purely utilitarian one, minorities clamoring for their fair share of political power. From the dispassionate distance of half a century, Ledeen views Fiume as a microcosm of the larger chaos of our contemporary scene. Although he was removed from Fiume after a pitched battle on land and sea, D'Annunzio remained an influential figure in Italian politics. Ledeen presents him as "one of the great innovators and watersheds of the modern world." This book will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and those interested in Post World War Italy."--Jacket
The war against the terror masters : why it happened, where we are now, how we'll win. by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War Against the Terror Masters is a must-read guide to the terrorist crisis. Michael A. Ledeen explains in startling detail how and why the United States was so unprepared for the September 11th catastrophe the nature of the terror network we are fighting--including the state sponsors of that network the role of radical Islam and the enemy collaboration of some of our traditional Middle Eastern "allies";--and, most convincingly, what we must do to win the war. The War Against the Terror Masters examines the two sides of the war: the rise of the international terror network, and the past and current efforts of our intelligence services to destroy the terror masters in the U.S. and overseas. Ledeen's new book also visits every country in the Near East and describes the terrorist cancers in each. Among many revelations that will attract wide attention: *How the terror network survived the loss of its main sponsor, the Soviet Union. *How the FBI learned from a KGB defector--twenty years before Osama's bin Laden's murderous assault--of the existence of Arab terrorist sleeper networks inside the United States. *How moralistic guidelines straight-jacketed the FBI from even collecting a file of newspaper clippings on known terror groups operating in America. *How the internal culture of the CIA, and severe limitations on its ability to operate, blinded us to the growth of terror networks. And much more
Grave new world by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal fascism : the theory and practice of the fascist international, 1928-1936 by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazism : a historical and comparative analysis of National Socialism by George L Mosse( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machiavelli on modern leadership : why Machiavelli's iron rules are as timely and important today as five centuries ago by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccolo Machiavelli, one of the eminent minds of the Italian Renaissance, spent much of a long and active lifetime trying to determine and understand what exceptional qualities of human character-- and what surrounding elements of fortune, luck, and timing-- made great men great leaders successful in war and peace. The author measures contemporary movers and doers against the timeless standards established by the great Renaissance writer. Titans of statecraft (Margaret Thatcher, Francois Mitterrand, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton); business and finance (Bill Gates); Wall Street and investing (Warren Buffett); the military (Colin Powell), and sports (Michael Jordan) are judged by Machiavelli's precepts on leadership and the proper use of power. The result is a wide-ranging and scintillating study that illuminates the thoughts of the Renaissance master and the actions of today's truly towering figures as well as the character-challenged pretenders to greatness
Tocqueville on American character : why Tocqueville's brilliant exploration of the American spirit is as vital and important today as it was nearly two hundred years ago by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ledeen examines the French aristocrats 1830s classic, "Democracy in America."
Fascism : an informal introduction to its theory and practice by Renzo De Felice( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Italian intellectuals, the terms fascist and antifascist continue to be the hard currency of contemporary political debate-to the point that if you are not one, you must be the other. When professor Renzo de Felice suggests that fascism describes a moment in the Italian past-and only that-he is challenging the very heart of current orthodoxy. The nature of his analysis of the recent Italian past is itself at odds with the traditional version, and represents a radical departure from conventional wisdom. De Felice's ideas about fascism have a broad signifi cance, quite apart from their importance in the contemporary Italian scene. Perhaps no one knows as much about fascism, and no one has given the subject such a rigorous historical analysis."--Provided by publisher
The Iranian time bomb : the mullah zealots' quest for destruction by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first salvo was the attack on the American Embassy in Tehran in the fall of 1979. The war continued with the assassination of American diplomats and military personnel in Europe and North Africa. The latest fronts in that war are in Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. Iran arms, funds, trains, and directs a variety of terror groups, numbering tens of thousands of terrorists, regardless of their religious or ethnic makeup. It is a mistake to believe that Iranian mullah leaders think like those of traditional nation states. They are religious zealots. They openly welcome the end of the world, which would usher in the millennium, under the sway of the long-vanished 12th Imam. They say they intend to precipitate the millennium by using atomic bombs on Israel. That is a chiliastic vision that embraces the murder of millions.--From publisher description
Freedom betrayed : how America led a global democratic revolution, won the Cold War, and walked away by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Freedom Betrayed, Michael Ledeen weaves together key moments in the fall of communism with the skill of a born storyteller. His insider's knowledge of the interplay of complex personalities and Byzantine strategies makes a compelling narrative - a narrative enlivened by his wit and flair for the dramatic. He observes that just when democracy seemed everywhere triumphant - with the fall of antidemocratic regimes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa - our leaders failed those fledgling democracies, first by misunderstanding the monumental achievement of that triumph and second by not providing the political, legal, and entrepreneurial know-how and support the new democrats so desperately needed
West European communism and American foreign policy by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy in crisis by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accomplice to evil : Iran and the war against the West by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Hitler's Final Solution, to Stalin's gulags, to the organized killings of the Tutsis in Rwanda, the twentieth century has been the bloodiest in human history. Machiavelli's notion that men are more inclined to do evil than good has never been more true. Yet in all these cases, American officials were reluctant to accept the barefaced wickedness of the perpetrators until it was too late. The same thing is happening with Iran today." "In Accomplice to Evil, political analyst Michael A. Ledeen offers a wake-up call to the American people, warning that we and our leaders are repeating the disastrous mistakes of the past. While America has, for the last thirty years, tried to reach various agreements with Iran, Iran has been the foremost supporter of radical Islamic terrorism, calling for the death of "the Great Satan" and supplying weapons, soldiers, money, and intelligence to those bent on our destruction. Citing our freedoms and our refusal to accept Islamic religious law, Iran has all but declared war on the United States. Ledeen takes a comprehensive look at how we've refused to acknowledge the implications of a rising evil, and how we can defeat these forces that threaten us and our very way of life."--Jacket
Intervista sul fascismo by Renzo De Felice( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's golden egg and other Neapolitan miracles : an investigation into the sources of creativity by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Savvy Italians will tell you that Neapolitans are considered the cleverest, most imaginative, most romantic, and the most entertaining people in the country. The world's finest men's fashions are Neapolitan, Italy's most celebrated popular songs and a high proportion of popular and operatic singers are Neapolitan--starting with Enrico Caruso. Sophia Loren and Toto are famously Neapolitan. Divorce Italian Style and Marriage Italian Style were based on plays written by the great Neapolitan Eduardo de Filippo. If you check the Italian literary awards year after year, you will find an amazingly high proportion of Neapolitans walking off with the highest honors. Naples has been a great creative center for hundreds of years. Neapolitan creativity has survived centuries of foreign occupation, widespread misery, the end of its role as a great capital city, repeated natural catastrophes, and terrible epidemics. What accounts for the creativity of Naples? The sorcerer Virgil is said to have created a Golden Egg, inside a crystal sphere, to save Naples from natural catastrophe. The egg, locked in an iron cage, was buried beneath a castle--still known as the "Egg Castle"--To give it stability and to give eternal life to Naples. Michael Ledeen suggests some surprising answers in a highly original exploration of Neapolitan life and death that ranges from religion to organized crime, war and violence. His deep affection for this remarkable city and its people is evident on every page."--Provided by publisher
Superpower dilemmas : the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. at century's end by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field of fight : how we can win the global war against radical Islam and its allies by Michael T Flynn( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago we found evidence that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than we had previously given them credit for. It took us nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden, and we are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror--and will continue to face--until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life
From Caesar to the Mafia : persons, places, and problems in Italian life by Luigi Giorgio Barzini( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Described by Melvin Lasky as "one of the great journalists of our time," Luigi Barzini was also one of the great cultural historians of modern Italy. From Caesar to the Mafia brings together his finest essays, roughly half of them never before published in the English language. Whether discussing the deep Italian roots of Julius Caesar, Casanova's contribution to the art of living big, or Camillo Cavour's contribution to a democratic as well as integrated nation, Barzini makes Italian culture come alive. Whether he is dealing with heroes or villains, he never loses sight of how Italy became a distinct nation. From Caesar to the Mafia is not only about people, but also focuses on places and problems. When Barzini discusses the Sicilians, the Isle of Capri, or his birthplace of Milan, he has the distinct capacity to capture what is universal as well as what is intimate in each place. An innate sense of psychological profiling enriches these intimate sketches. Because Barzini had such a keen appreciation of Anglo-American culture he emphasizes people and places known to travelers to Italy, as well as readers of Italian literature. What makes the volume so special is Barzini's careful maneuvering between sentimentality on one side and brutality on the other. Italy is not only a state of mind for Barzini, but also a political culture. By discussing the exaggerated mannerism of Mussolini or the unusual capacity of Gramsci to grasp the principles of revolution making in an underdeveloped country, he helps us better understand the operations of fascism and communism as system and ideology. The final essays give voice to Barzini's ability as a political analyst. His examination of the Italian Communist Party's multiple personality disorders, the Christian Democrats as working compromise, the Mafia as a system of power designed not so much to kill as to intimidate and to rule in the absence of popular resistance, tells the reader about modern, "--Provided by publisher
 
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The war against the terror masters : why it happened, where we are now, how we'll win.
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The war against the terror masters : why it happened, where we are now, how we'll win.Machiavelli on modern leadership : why Machiavelli's iron rules are as timely and important today as five centuries agoTocqueville on American character : why Tocqueville's brilliant exploration of the American spirit is as vital and important today as it was nearly two hundred years agoFascism : an informal introduction to its theory and practiceThe Iranian time bomb : the mullah zealots' quest for destructionFreedom betrayed : how America led a global democratic revolution, won the Cold War, and walked awayAccomplice to evil : Iran and the war against the WestVirgil's golden egg and other Neapolitan miracles : an investigation into the sources of creativity
Alternative Names
Ledeen, M. A.

Ledeen , Michael

Ledeen, Michael 1941-

Ledeen, Michael A.

Ledeen, Michael A. 1941-

Ledeen, Michael A. 1941- (Michael Arthur)

Ledeen, Michael A. (Michael Arthur)

Ledeen, Michael A. (Michael Arthur), 1941-

Ledeen , Michael Arthur

Leden, Michael

Ledin, Majkl

Michael Arthur Ledeen Amerikaans historicus

Michael Ledeen storico e giornalista statunitense

Ледин, Майкл

לידן, מיקל

لدين، مايكل، 1941-

مايكل ليدين

مایکل لدین

레딘, 마이클 1941-

레딘, 마이클 아더 1941-

マイケル・リーディン

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レディーン, マイケル

レディーン, マイケル・A

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English (199)

Italian (75)

French (2)

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