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Thomas, Gordon 1933-2017

Overview
Works: 203 works in 1,018 publications in 15 languages and 27,254 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: D767.25.H6, 940.5425
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gordon Thomas
 
Most widely held works by Gordon Thomas
The day the bubble burst : a social history of the Wall Street crash of 1929 by Gordon Thomas( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of events, people and society before, during and after the crash of 1929, emphasizing the involvement of Joseph Kennedy, Stuart Mott, Jesse Livermore, and others who affected, and were affected by, events
The San Francisco Earthquake by Gordon Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moment-by-moment account of the 1906 earthquake and the fire that followed it, using new source material and many eyewitness reports
Enola Gay by Gordon Thomas( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the events culminating in the momentous flight of the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945
Voyage of the damned by Gordon Thomas( Book )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1939, the SS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. Unknown to the captain, the ship was merely a pawn of Nazi propaganda. Among the crew were members of the dreaded Gestapo, and the steward himself was on a mission for the SS. Made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1976, Voyage of the Damned is the gripping, day-by-day account of how those refugees on board the liner struggled to survive
Gideon's spies : the secret history of the Mossad by Gordon Thomas( Book )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, drawing on closed-door interviews between the author, Gordon Thomas, and Mossad agents, informants, and spymasters, as well as classified documents and top-secret resources, the truth about Mossad is about to be revealed. In Gideon's Spies, you'll learn how Mossad undercut the CIA as the Vatican's prime intelligence source by discovering the identity of those behind the failed attempt on Pope John Paul's life in May 1981; how TWA Flight 800 was ruthlessly exploited by the Mossad, resulting in the FBI spending hundreds of fruitless man-hours seeking proof of a terrorist act that never happened; about the assassination of Yasser Arafat's chief aide; and most explosive of all, about Mossad's involvement in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed
Pontiff by Gordon Thomas( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: The sensational, behind-the-scenes story of papal life and political intrigue that reads like a novel
The day the world ended by Gordon Thomas( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two British journalists describe the explosion of Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique May 8, 1902, which resulted in the death of nearly 30,000 people. The authors made use of contemporary records and survivors recollections to show how the natural signs of coming disasters were ignored because of the need to keep the populace on hand for a coming election
Guernica, the crucible of World War II by Gordon Thomas( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural and religious capital of northern Spain was reduced to rubble on April 26, 1937. Franco said the people of Guernica destroyed the town themselves. Others - in Spain and throughout the world - protested what they believed to be an unprecedented wartime slaughter of innocent civilians. Guernica proves both views wrong, at last presenting the truth about a tragedy too long misunderstood. In a remarkable achievement, two internationally respected investigative reporters reached original sources - people on both sides of the Spanish Civil War - to discover the actual events of April 26, 1937. Thirty-two surviving eyewitnesses to the tragedy were interviewed. The reporters also traveled to Germany to interview the men of the German Air Force sent by Hitler to support Franco's bid for power. The result: a detailed, moment-by-moment reconstruction of the dramatic three-day period that culminated in the bombing of norther Spain's holy city. Guernica is an intense human document, told through the experiences of people who were there. --from inside jacket flap
Defying Hitler : the Germans who resisted Nazi rule by Gordon Thomas( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule. Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial secrets to Allied spies. Some forged passports to help Jews escape the Reich. For others, resistance was as simple as writing a letter denouncing the rigidity of Nazi law. No matter how small the act, the danger was the same--any display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death. Defying Hitler follows the underground network of Germans who believed standing against the Fuhrer to be more important than their own survival. Their bravery is astonishing--a schoolgirl beheaded by the Gestapo for distributing anti-Nazi fliers; a German American teacher who smuggled military intel to Soviet agents, becoming the only American woman executed by the Nazis; a pacifist philosopher murdered for his role in a plot against Hitler; a young idealist who joined the SS to document their crimes, only to end up, to his horror, an accomplice to the Holocaust. This remarkable account illuminates their struggles, yielding an accessible narrative history with the pace and excitement of a thriller."--
Deadly perfume : an international thriller by Gordon Thomas( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World leaders call upon David Morton, a ruthless Mossad agent, to deal with a terrorist threatening to poison every major city with a deadly virus
Desire and denial : celibacy and the Church by Gordon Thomas( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire and Denial confronts the fundamentals of Christian history, capturing the powerful interplay between the limits of sexuality within the Roman Catholic Church & rsquo;s priesthood and sisterhood and compassionate accounts of mystic forces that make many doubt their calling
Anatomy of an epidemic by Gordon Thomas( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the mysterious fatal disease traced to a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976
The Pope's Jews : the Vatican's secret plan to save Jews from the Nazis by Gordon Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory account of the Vatican's efforts to save thousands of Jewish people during World War II refutes beliefs about Pius XII's neutrality
Chaos under heaven : the shocking story of China's search for democracy by Gordon Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Birch Lane Press book."Maps on lining papers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-323)
Ruin from the air : the Enola Gay's atomic mission to Hiroshima by Gordon Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and German and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 August 1945, 8.16 a.m. The holocaust which marked the dawn of the atomic age ... The nuclear destruction of the city of Hiroshima is the most significant single event in the whole of recorded history. The full story of this literally epoch-making act of war is told in Ruin from the air
Journey into madness : the true story of secret CIA mind control and medical abuse by Gordon Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Buckley, the American murdered in Beirut in 1985 after his kidnap and torture by Arab extremists, was identified in the U.S. media as a "political attache" or "journalist." Basing his extraordinary investigative coup on interviews with scores of intelligence sources, including late CIA director William Casey, Thomas identifies Buckley as the CIA station chief in Beirut, an operative whose past operations included the surveillance of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. The author ( Voyage of the Damned ; Pontiff ) pulls back the curtain over the CIA's use of medical torture and other government operations around the world, from Angola to Israel. He describes how Buckley was injected with drugs, physically abused and mentally befuddled by mind-control expert Aziz al-Abub. This Arab doctor was but one of many disciples of Ewen Cameron, a respected Montreal psychiatrist at McGill University enlisted by CIA director Allen Dulles in the 1950s to devise techniques to scramble victims' minds irreversibly. In a well-documented dossier that reads like a thriller, Thomas spills details of various operations, among them the CIA's alleged bugging of the Vatican and the Pope
Shipwreck; the strange fate of the Morro Castle by Gordon Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the tragic events of Sept. 8, 1934, when the Morro Castle, a luxury cruise liner, burned and ran aground near Asbury Park, New Jersey with a loss of 134 lives
Secret wars : one hundred years of British intelligence inside MI5 and MI6 by Gordon Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2009 will mark the 100th anniversary of Britain’s MI5 and MI6 agencies, two of the oldest and most powerful secret intelligence services in the world. Secret Wars covers a century of triumphs and deceptions: from the last days of the British Empire, to Allied intelligence in World War II and the post-war treachery of Britain’s own agents, the defection of Soviet agents and the process of “handling” them, MI5 and MI6’s often-frigid relationships with the CIA, Mossad, and other European spy organizations, and the roles the agencies play in the development of the fight against biological and space terrorism. Gordon Thomas is the go-to expert on international espionage and the intelligence communities, and he has conducted prodigious research and interviews with significant players, resulting in this rich and delicious page turner
Shadow warriors of World War II : the daring women of the OSS and SOE by Gordon Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Italian and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II was the first time in history that women were trained as combatants and secret agents to be parachuted behind enemy lines. This was the war in which old gender rules changed, as intelligence agencies created specific training and roles for women. It was the war in which spy chiefs realized women's potential as couriers, wireless operators, spies, saboteurs, and even Resistance leaders. British prime minister Winston Churchill had rung the changes when he gave the order in July 1940 to "set Europe ablaze." The unit charged to do this was the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, a different kind of intelligence agency. Churchill called them "members of my underground army who collaborate and fight in the shadows." They were spies and saboteurs trained as cryptographers, cartographers, analysts, and experts in recruiting, communication, and leadership to guide the resistance and partisans in the tense days of action in every theater of the European War. In the United States, six months after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the formation of the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS. The president's pen paved the way for American women to operate behind enemy lines along with the SOE. These agents ranged from girls barely out of high school to mature mothers, from working-class women to the daughters of aristocrats, from the plain to the beautiful, from the prim and proper to wild high-livers. Each of them was trained to blend in with the local population and even to disguise herself if necessary, by walking with a limp or wearing glasses. Burglars taught them how to pick locks and blow safes. Specialists showed them how to use rubber truncheons, tommy guns, Smith and Wesson automatics with silencers, and the killing knife with its polished and blackened blade. They were taught to throw grenades, jump from a fast-moving train, and plant a bomb on the hull of a ship. Those trained as wireless operators learned how to send secret messages and arrange for weapons to be dropped for the resistance fighters they would work with. All knew that torture and death were the price of failure. They were brave and resourceful women, ready to place themselves in harm's way in order to serve their country. They worked undercover and carried out their assigned missions, sometimes with high-tech gadgets but none that could replace their own intelligence and determination. Their average age was twenty-five. Their femininity could be a resource in itself; making the Germans less likely to search or arrest them if they were acting as message couriers or wireless operators. It also meant they were often in a position of making great self-sacrifice. For many, going on active service meant leaving babies and children at home. Many paid the ultimate price for their bravery. All have individual stories that deserve a special place in the history of British and American intelligence during the Second World War.--Adapted from introduction
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul by Gordon Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Maxwell--ruthless, volatile, defiant; a man of gargantuan appetites, for food, wine, women, power, money--unabashedly bared his ambition to the world, as he strove to build a publishing empire. But, throughout his career, Robert Maxwell also nurtured another, more driving, and--until now--altogether hidden ambition, and that was to spy for Israel's Mossad. In the end, as Gordon Thomas, an author who has long been trolling the murky waters of international intelligence, shows in this gripping narrative, the conflict between the tycoon's public interests and spy's secret pursuits led to his mystifying death, officially by drowning, in November 1991, offshore of the Canary Islands. According to Thomas's well-placed sources in Israel, Washington, and London, Maxwell first came into Mossad's orbit in the 1970s, when the crack Israeli spy organization stole from the United States its most sophisticated piece of intelligence-gathering software, Enhanced Promis. Of it Mossad made an electronic Trojan horse, secretly amassing strictly classified information from inside the very organizations worldwide to which they were selling it. Mossad's representative for these extremely sensitive transactions costing tens of millions of dollars in China, Russia, India, and twenty other countries was Robert Maxwell. Only Maxwell was also helping himself to some of Mossad's profits--as well as $750 million from his employees' pension fund--in desperate attempts to maintain his empire and to meet the demands of increasingly intolerant creditors. Aboard his yacht that November night in 1991 Maxwell no doubt still clung to the hope of a bailout by Mossad. But Mossad's spy masters could not afford to smile on blackmail. This book reveals all the shocking reasons why. Eight pages of black-and-white photographs add to this astonishing tale of international intrigue, espionage, the Mossad, and murder.--Publisher description
 
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Gideon's spies : the secret history of the Mossad
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Voyage of the damnedGideon's spies : the secret history of the MossadDeadly perfume : an international thrillerChaos under heaven : the shocking story of China's search for democracyJourney into madness : the true story of secret CIA mind control and medical abuseSecret wars : one hundred years of British intelligence inside MI5 and MI6Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul
Alternative Names
Gordon Thomas auteur

Gordon Thomas britischer Investigativjournalist und Autor

Gordon Thomas British author

Gordon Thomas velšský spisovatel

Thomas G.

Thomas, Gordon

Thomas, Gordon, 1933-

Гордон Томас

Гордън Томас

תומאס, גורדון

תומס, גורדון 1933-

توماس، جوردان

توماس، جوردان، 1933-

توماس، جوردون

توماس، غوردون

جوردون توماس

جوردون توماس، 1933-

طوماس، غوردون

طوماس، غوردون، 1933-

토마스, 고든 1933-

ゴードン・トーマス

トマス, G.

トーマス, ゴードン

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