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Behr, Edward 1926-2007

Works: 89 works in 423 publications in 13 languages and 10,261 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pictorial works  Biographies  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Interviewee, Other, Scenarist
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Most widely held works by Edward Behr
Prohibition : thirteen years that changed America by Edward Behr( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the full, rollicking story of those thirteen years, taking us back to the Jazz Age and its flappers, to the "beautiful and the damned" who drank their lives away in speakeasies; to the Saint Valentine's Day massacre, and to the bootleggers, rumrunners, and high-living gangsters who flagrantly and defiantly flouted the law; to a lady from a Kansas City knitting circle who single-handedly axed a saloon to splinters; to teetotaler Henry Ford's Detroit, where Ford had homes searched to make sure his workers were dry. And, for the first time, Prohibition reveals the full story of George Remus, lawyer turned kingpin of the bootleggers, whose influence reached into the highest echelons of government
Hirohito : behind the myth by Edward Behr( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the emperor's life from a shy young prince to his death, exploring the extent of his involvement in World War II and later his skillful diplomacy to escape trial as a war criminal
The last emperor by Edward Behr( Book )

51 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 12 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van Buyi Aisin-Gioro (1906-1967), die als Pu Yi als laatste keizer van China regeerde
Kiss the hand you cannot bite : the rise and fall of the Ceauşescus by Edward Behr( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and French and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behr's probing analysis of the historical roots of the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania goes a long way toward explaining the pathological behavior characterizing the rule of t̀̀he communist Dracula'' and why his regime endured. À̀ man like me, '' Nicolae Ceausescu boasted, c̀̀omes along only once every five hundred years.'' Behr (Hirohito) makes clear what manner of man Ceausescu was, how he ruled his country and the important role his wife, Elena, played in the regime. The picture that comes into focus is that of an evil-minded, paranoid and petty couple, at once canny and stupid, who relied on a huge state security apparatus, the Securitate, to spread fear among their extraordinarily submissive subjects. The book includes a full account of the popular uprising in December 1989 and the arrest, trial and execution of the Ceausescus. Behr notes that the bulk of the officers and officials of the Securitate remain in place; thus the dead ''Dracula'' continues to cast his shadow over the land. This is a rare close look at one of the most grotesque of the Communist personality cults.--
The complete book of Les misérables by Edward Behr( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After opening on October 5, 1985, Les Miserables remains the world's longest running and most beloved musical. Productions have played in 319 cities across forty-two countries, it has won more than a hundred major theatre awards, including an Olivier, Tony, and Grammy, and it has seen by an estimated seventy million people in audiences worldwide. This is the exclusive companion book to the world's best-loved musical. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred color and black-and-white photographs, The Complete Book of Les Miserables chronicles the show from its source in Victor Hugo's epic 1862 novel to the original Paris production and the making of the international hit. Edward Behr draws on firsthand interviews with the authors and producer, as well as cast members, directors, and designers from around the world, to convey all the excitement and trials in staging Les Miz. Also included are lists of opening nights, awards, and recordings, and-most important-the complete libretto"--
The Algerian problem by Edward Behr( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and French and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Miss Saigon by Edward Behr( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the Vietnam War and politics of the 1960s that inspired the musical, and the evolution of the production itself
The thirty-sixth way : a personal account of imprisonment and escape from Red China by Lai Ying( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good Frenchman : the true story of the life and times of Maurice Chevalier by Edward Behr( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much more than merely a chronicle of a show-business giant, The Good Frenchman tells the story of a country whose personality, tragedies, and triumphs seem to parallel the life and career of one of its most famous sons. This is not just the history of a song-and-dance man but the history of French music-hall tradition. It is not merely the story of a movie star but a chronicle of the early days of Hollywood, with all its bombast and extravagance and cruelty. It is not only the tale of one man who lived through two wars, political persecution, and extraordinary social upheaval; it is a social and political study, definitively portraying the scope and breadth of life in twentieth-century France. Edward Behr's The Good Frenchman is entertainment of the top order as well as a work of historical and psychological distinction
Les Misérables : history in the making by Edward Behr( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on Victor Hugo and the production of the 1980's musical version of Les Misaerables
Getting even by Edward Behr( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Franse veiligheidsagent speelt een heel ingewikkeld en gevaarlijk politiek spel met de grote mogendheden om zijn Chinese vriendin uit Communistisch China weg te krijgen
Thank heaven for little girls : the true story of Maurice Chevalier's life and times by Edward Behr( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den franske sanger, skuespiller og charmør Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972)
Une Amérique qui fait peur by Edward Behr( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and Korean and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La situation sociale aux Etats-Unis et les problèmes qui se profilent à l'horizon
Anyone here been raped and speaks English? : a foreign correspondent's life behind the lines by Edward Behr( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Beard : scrapbooks from Africa and beyond by Guillaume Bonn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pu Yi, le dernier empereur by Edward Behr( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voici l'histoire de Pu Yi, le dernier empereur de Chine. Un destin comme on n'en vit jamais. Né en 1906, empereur enfant d'une Chine qui s'éveille d'un sommeil millénaire et se proclame république, il va vivre en soixante ans, de la pure tradition impériale à la Révolution culturelle, les plus violents événements de l'histoire de ce siècle
Half Moon Street by Bob Swaim( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman in London offers her services to an escort agency. She meets an English diplomat working on a top secret Arab peace settlement, and a stormy relationship develops
Images of China by Anthony Knighton( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Amérique hors-la-loi : la folle épopée de la prohibition by Edward Behr( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'expérience dura douze ans, de 1920 à 1933, l'importation, la vente et la consommation d'alcool ont été strictement interdites aux Etats-Unis. Les contrevenants risquaient de lourdes peines. Du moins en théorie. L'initiative se révéla un désastre national. Cette coalition contre nature de puritains, de féministes et autres idéalistes provoqua une corruption généralisée, un mépris pour la justice et la naissance du gangstérisme. Bref, l'Amérique sort transformée et meurtrie de cette bataille perdue d'avance. En terminant, on ne peut s'empêcher de faire le lien entre la lutte contre le tabagisme ou la drogue et la futilité de la législation comme arme absolue
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Prohibition : thirteen years that changed America
Les Misérables : history in the makingIndonesia : a voyage through the archipelago by 45 of the world's leading photographers, August the 26th to September the 4th, 1989, in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the proclamation of independencePeter Beard : scrapbooks from Africa and beyond
Alternative Names
Behr, Edward, 1926-

Behr, Edward Samuel 1926-2007

Edward Behr foreign correspondent and war journalist

Edward Behr Frans oorlogsverslaggever (1926-2007)

Эдвард Бер

אדוארד בר

בהר, אדוארד 1926-2007

베르, 에드워드 1926-2007

베어, 에드워드 1926-2007

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