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Behr, Edward 1926-2007

Works: 98 works in 420 publications in 13 languages and 10,165 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Musical settings  Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator, Scenarist, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: HV5089, B
Publication Timeline
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 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the stroke of midnight on January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years the 18th Amendment to the Constitution would specifically deny every citizen the right to buy or sell alcoholic drink. Those thirteen years were to change America forever: instead of regulating social behavior and eliminating the scourge of "the Devil's brew," Prohibition incited Americans to bend or break the law by virtually any means possible. In these pages, Edward Behr traces the rise of the Temperance movement from Colonial times onward. Indeed, pioneer America was a free-wheeling, hard-drinking country. Whiskey was so plentiful it was often used for legal - and illegal - tender. Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century and into the early years of the twentieth, various crusading forces, some well-meaning, some hypocritical, were increasingly demanding an end to intemperance and the abolition of all alcoholic beverages. Between 1920 and 1933, they succeeded
Hirohito : behind the myth by Edward Behr( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,806 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 )

39 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 12 languages and held by 935 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 )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and French and held by 895 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 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete history of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, from novel to popular musical. The creation and production of the award-winning musical are described in detail. There are interviews with cast, directors, and producers; production notes; design and costuming concerns; and a complete libretto. The concise text and detail give readers an understanding of all the work that goes into producing such an extensive musical. The book is beautifully illustrated with live drawings, original art work from the novels, and color photographs from the musical productions
The Algerian problem by Edward Behr( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and French and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Miss Saigon by Edward Behr( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 440 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 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 301 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 282 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 )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 249 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 )

9 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 120 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 108 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 45 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
Images of China by Anthony Knighton( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half Moon Street by Bob Swaim( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigourney Weaver on a fellowship for Middle Eastern Studies joins an escort agency to supplement her income. Her clientele includes Michael Caine, a British diplomat working on a top secret, volatile Arab peace settlement
Dernier Noël à Hong Kong by Edward Behr( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment Hong Kong, authentique ville du XXIe siècle, va-t-elle réintégrer le giron chinois? L'histoire, les institutions, les particularités de cette ville cédée aux Anglais en 1842
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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

إدوارد بير

베르, 에드워드 1926-2007

베어, 에드워드 1926-2007

ベーア, エドワード