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O'Brien, Conor Cruise 1917-2008

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Works: 211 works in 1,015 publications in 13 languages and 24,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Forecasts  Sources  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: DC150, 944.04
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The siege : the saga of Israel and Zionism by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long affair : Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800 by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain to be as controversial and explosive as it is elegant and learned, The Long Affair is Conor Cruise O'Brien's examination of Jefferson, as man and icon, through the critical lens of the French Revolution. Unable to speak the language, endowed with few close friends or colleagues, and curiously detached from Parisian intellectual life, Thomas Jefferson seemed an alienated and somewhat homesick Virginia farmer during most of his tenure as American Minister to France. But the advent of the French Revolution seized Jefferson with a new fervor, and in 1789 he returned to the United States an ardent admirer and ally of that cause. O'Brien argues that Jefferson, though enthralled with the ideological mystique of the French Revolution, nevertheless retained a shrewd political pragmatism, skillfully exploiting the Revolution's popularity with the American public. Ultimately, O'Brien suggests, Jefferson's egalitarian ideals came into conflict with his staunch political support for the slave-based Southern economy. Following the slave insurrection in Haiti inspired by the French Revolution, his revolutionary zeal was tempered and began to cool. Concluding with an evaluation of Jefferson's current role in the system of American political beliefs, O'Brien seriously questions whether we can sustain Jefferson's lofty status in an increasingly multiracial America, and he suggests a disturbing link between Jefferson's vision and white supremacist, survivalist extremists. A provocative analysis of the supreme symbol of American history and political culture, The Long Affair will challenge our traditional perceptions of both Jeffersonian history and the Jeffersonian legacy
States of Ireland by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Katanga and back, a UN case history by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great melody : a thematic biography and commented anthology of Edmund Burke by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statesman, political thinker, orator and ardent campaigner, Edmund Burke is considered a father of modern conservatism. His ideas helped shape modern history in debates ranging from the French and American Revolutions to the abolition of the slave trade
The morality of scholarship by Northrop Frye( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Camus of Europe and Africa by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parnell and his party, 1880-90 by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke( Book )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, written and published during 1789-90, has become a classic of English conservatism, and that is the reason it is still being read nearly two hundred years later. John Pocock's edition of Burke's Reflections is two classics in one: Burke's Reflections and Pocock's reflections on Burke and the eighteenth century. - Publisher
A concise history of Ireland by Máire O'Brien( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Ireland by Máire O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial study of Ireland that focuses on the political and social events that have contributed to its turbulent history
Writers and politics by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping of modern Ireland by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays originally broadcast by Radio Eireann in 1955-59, here amplified. Subjects are the leading Irishmen in the period between the fall of Parnell and the 1916 Rising
Maria Cross; imaginative patterns in a group of modern Catholic writers by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

40 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power & consciousness by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God land : reflections on religion and nationalism by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and German and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations: sacred drama by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camus by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the millennium : the future of democracy through an age of unreason by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All my life," writes Conor Cruise O'Brien, "I have been fascinated and puzzled by nationalism and religion; by the interaction of the two forces, sometimes in unison, sometimes antagonistic." In these wide-ranging and penetrating essays, O'Brien examines how throughout the world today these age-old forces are once again threatening democracy, the rule of law, and freedom of expression -- particularly in the United States, the nation founded on Enlightenment values. He weaves together beautifully written discussions on these and other timely, related topics. Enlivening his grim predictions with dry wit, he nevertheless conveys an apocalyptic sense of the threats facing democracy as we approach the third millennium
First in peace : how George Washington set the course for America by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conor Cruise O'Brien, the distinguished international commentator and author, has been described as "a man who so persistently asks the right questions" (The Economist). In this book, written just before his death, Cruise O'Brien explores the presidency of George Washington and finds answers to the question of how early America's future was determined." "Exploring the dissension between Washington and Jefferson during the first U.S. presidency, First in Peace reveals Washington's clear-sighted political wisdom, and exposes the dangers of Jefferson's ideological support of the French Revolution - a theme Cruise O'Brien first explored in The Long Affair (1996). Cruise O'Brien makes the case that Washington, not Jefferson, was the true democrat, commending his clarity of vision in restoring good relations with Britain, his aversion to French political extremism, and his preference for order and pragmatism over the flaming rhetoric of the Jeffersonians." "The result is a final book that brilliantly displays Cruise O'Brien's analytical intellect and imaginative insight, and compels us to reconsider one of the most formative presidencies in American history."--Jacket
 
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The long affair : Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800
Alternative Names
Conchúr Crús Ó Briain

Conor Cruise O’Brien auteur uit Ierland (1917-2008)

Conor Cruise O’Brien irischer Politiker, MdEP und Journalist

Conor Cruise O'Brien personnalité politique irlandaise

Conor Cruise O'Brien polític irlandès

Conor Cruise O'Brien político irlandés

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O'Braiens, Konors 1917-2008

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O'Brajen, Konor Kruz.

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O'brien, Connor Cruise 1917-2008

O'Brien, Conor C 1917-2008

O'Brien, Donal Conor David Dermot Donat Cruise 1917-2008

O'Brien, Donat Conor Cruise

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O'Connell, Donat

O'Donell, Donat

O'Donnel, Donat, 1917-2008

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O'Donnell, Donat, pseudonyme

О’Брайен, Конор Круз

О'Брайен, Коннор Круз р. 1917

オブライエン

オブライエン, ドナト

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The long affair : Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800The great melody : a thematic biography and commented anthology of Edmund BurkeReflections on the Revolution in FranceA concise history of IrelandGod land : reflections on religion and nationalismOn the eve of the millennium : the future of democracy through an age of unreasonFirst in peace : how George Washington set the course for America