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Padfield, Peter

Overview
Works: 66 works in 418 publications in 9 languages and 10,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DD247.H46, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Padfield
Himmler : Reichsführer-SS by Peter Padfield( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the head of Hitler's SS police and Gestapo draws on diaries, letters, and speeches to describe Himmler's life, the evolution of his beliefs, his role in Nazi Germany, and his impact on the rise and fall of the Third Reich
Dönitz, the last Führer : portrait of a Nazi war leader by Peter Padfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Dönitz (German pronunciation: [dø?nts] ( listen); 16 September 1891 ? 24 December 1980) was a German naval commander during World War II. He started his career in the German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine, or "Imperial Navy") before World War I. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68, the submarine was sunk by British forces and Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik ("pack tactic", commonly called "wolfpack"). At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the German Navy. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) and replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy (Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine). On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's last will and testament, Dönitz was named Hitler's successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), with the title of Reichspräsident (President) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. On 7 May 1945, he ordered Alfred Jodl to sign the German instruments of surrender in Rheims, France. Dönitz remained as head of the Flensburg Government, as it became known, until it was dissolved by the Allied powers on 23 May."--Wikipedia
Armada : a celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588-1988 by Peter Padfield( )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the 1587-8 campaign, its preparation, course and conclusion
War beneath the sea : submarine conflict during World War II by Peter Padfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Submarine conflict during World War II
The battleship era by Peter Padfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tide of empires : decisive naval campaigns in the rise of the west by Peter Padfield( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great naval race : the Anglo-German naval rivalry, 1900-1914 by Peter Padfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and German and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler det oprustningskapløb der foregik mellem Storbritannien (England) og Tyskland under optakten til 1. Verdenskrig. Den tyske kejser Vilhelm II, var opsat på at få den tyske flåde til at overgå den britiske i styrke. Den britiske flåde tog udfordringen op og rustede ligeledes op i hvad der kan beskrives som et våbenkapløb, under ledelse af Admiral Fischer og flådeminister Winston Churchill. Med førstehåndskilder fortæller Padfield, hvordan den tyske flåde var interesseret i at skabe en konflikt med britiske flåde, og her lå en af grundene til 1. Verdenskrigs udbrud
Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 by Peter Padfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Maritime Supremacy, naval historian Peter Padfield was acclaimed for bringing a fresh perspective to world history by looking at it through the lens of naval history, as no one had before. Now in the follow-up to that book, Maritime Power, Padfield combines the drama of battle with a trenchant analysis of the causes of victory, revealing the hidden constant of history whereby sea powers have, throughout the modern era, prevailed over land-based empires." "In the history of warfare at sea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, and after which she was to find a new rival, the young United States, in the War of 1812. Padfield sets the reader on the gun deck, amid the cannons, smoke, blood, and death and "offers naval campaigns and sea battles as vivid as anything you will find in Patrick O'Brian" (former secretary of the U.S. Navy, John Lehman, The Wall Street Journal). In his analysis of the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the nineteenth century, Padfield shows naval history to be a major determinant and shaper of the modern world."--Jacket
Maritime supremacy & the opening of the western mind : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world by Peter Padfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From naval and military historian Peter Padfield, Maritime Supremacy is exploration of the significance of maritime power in shaping the western ideal of political freedom." "Maritime supremacy details the struggles of the first supreme maritime powers of the modern age, the Dutch and the British, and ends with the emergence of the ultimate successor, the United States of America. Changes in society, politics, trade - including the slave trade - and in naval capability are interwoven with descriptions of the great sea battles by which world power was won."--Jacket
The Titanic and the Californian by Peter Padfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the records of a U.S. Senate hearing and a British formal investigation and attacks the theory that the Californian was in plain sight of the sinking luxury liner Titanic
Rule Britannia : the Victorian and Edwardian Navy by Peter Padfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maritime dominion and the triumph of the free world : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1852-2001 by Peter Padfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses the historical influence of naval power, including the United States's elevation to a world force, the positioning of Germany and Russia as adversarial nations, and the unique qualities of Japan's navy
Guns at sea by Peter Padfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and German and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson's war by Peter Padfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hess : the Führer's disciple by Peter Padfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flight of Rudolf Hess, the deputy leader of the Nazi Party, to Scotland in May 1941 remains one of the great unresolved mysteries of the Second World War. Did he come on Hitler's commission--or, as he always maintained, without the Fuhrer's knowledge? Was the man who parachuted out of the Messerschmitt Bf 100 really Hess ... or a double? What was his purpose, why was he incarcerated for life in Berlin's Spandau Prison, and was he (as his son alleged) murdered to prevent his revealing an explosive secret? The biographer of Himmler and Donitz navigates these still swirling controversies with confidence, profiling the man, the milieu, and the uppermost echelons of the Nazi hierarchy. The conclusion: Hess was indeed sacrificed ... but he was a most willing victim
Hess, Hitler & Churchill : the real turning point of the Second World War : a secret history by Peter Padfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess set off for Britain on a peace mission in May 1941, he launched one of the great mysteries of the Second World War. Had he really acted alone, without Hitler's knowledge? Who were the British he had come to see? Was British intelligence involved? Now, award-winning historian Peter Padfield presents striking new evidence that demands the wholesale reappraisal of the episode, both in terms of what actually happened - and who knew what - and its significance in the wider context of the war. For, allied to a powerful argument that Hess must have had both Hitler's backing and considerable encouragement from Britain, Padfield demonstrates that he also brought with him a draft peace treaty committing Hitler to the evacuation of occupied European countries. Made public, this would have destroyed Churchill's campaign to bring the United States into the war. Expertly woven into a compelling narrative that touches on Lord (Victor) Rothschild and the Cambridge spy ring, possible British foreknowledge of Operation Barbarossa and the 'final solution', MI6's use of Hess to prevent the bombing of London and the mysterious circumstances of his death in Spandau prison - including the previously unseen witness accounts from that day - Hess, Hitler and Churchill is among the most important history books of recent years
Hess : flight for the Führer by Peter Padfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dönitz : the last Führer by Peter Padfield( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aim straight: a biography of Admiral Sir Percy Scott by Peter Padfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII by Peter Padfield( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now there has been no satisfactory answer to the question of why, in May of 1941, Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess flew a German fighter plane across the channel to Scotland, crashing at night in a muddy field near Dungavel House. Though Hess had been one of Hitler's closest confidantes he was immediately denounced as a traitor in Berlin. Imprisoned in England, he was questioned by British MI6 and Churchill himself. The documents he had brought with him were confiscated and have not been made public to this day. Hess was tried at Nuremberg at the war's end and imprisoned at Spandau in Berlin, one of only seven former Nazis held there. The other six were all released, but Hess lingered there alone until his death in 1987, possibly by suicide, possibly not. The official report on Hess has always been that he acted alone, but many historians question this conclusion. In Night Flight to Dungavel, award winning historian Peter Padfield presents striking new evidence that spurs a wholesale reappraisal of the mystery: what actually happened, what role was played by Churchill and British intelligence, and what has been this episode's significance as a real turning point of the war. Expertly woven into a compelling narrative that touches on Nazi sympathizers among the British aristocracy, possible British foreknowledge of the "final solution", and the mysterious circumstances of Hess's death in Spandau prison, Night Flight to Dungavel is among the most important and gripping stories of World War II
 
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War beneath the sea : submarine conflict during World War II
Alternative Names
Padfield, Peter.

Peter Padfield British author, biographer, historian, and journalist

Peter Padfield Brits journalist

Пэдфилд, Питер

Languages
English (275)

German (11)

French (6)

Hungarian (6)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Russian (1)

Danish (1)

Czech (1)

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War beneath the sea : submarine conflict during World War IIThe great naval race : the Anglo-German naval rivalry, 1900-1914Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851Maritime supremacy & the opening of the western mind : naval campaigns that shaped the modern worldRule Britannia : the Victorian and Edwardian NavyMaritime dominion and the triumph of the free world : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1852-2001Nelson's warHess : the Führer's disciple