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Thomas, Hugh 1931-

Works: 96 works in 545 publications in 3 languages and 23,392 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: F1788, 382.44
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomas
The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the African slave trade by Portugal, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United States, from the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, through the abolitionist movements, to the final days of the trade in Cuba and Brazil. Includes who the slavers and abolitionists were, how profitable the business was, the African rulers and peoples who collaborated, the towns which grew rich on the trade, and more
Cuba : the pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
42 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Spain's first thirty years in the Americas traces Columbus's pioneering voyage through Magellan's first circumnavigation of the earth
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Conquest one of the most distinguished modern historians has written the first major history of the conquest of Mexico since Prescott's classic account, published over 150 years ago. Cortes' conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521 is one of the most famous stories in the world. Macaulay wrote that the way Aztec emperor Montezuma died was one of the two things that every schoolboy knew. The story of the 500 conquistadores landing near Vera Cruz, the subsequent burning of the boats, the march up to the Aztec capital, the extraordinary battles and ruses en route, the welcome by Montezuma, the later quarrels, the Spanish withdrawal, the bloody fighting, and the eventual apocalyptic victory can never fail to excite the imagination. Drawing on newly discovered sources and taking into account information not available to earlier scholars, Hugh Thomas, author of the bestselling The Spanish Civil War and The History of the Cuban Revolution, presents a full and balanced history of one of the most significant events of Western civilization, a subject and an era of continued fascination to millions of readers. Here, in a brilliant and detailed narrative, full of the sound and fury of great events and the clash of empires and personalities, is a book that rivals Prescott's for its sweeping view of history, but is written with a new respect for the civilization and culture that Cortes ruthlessly destroyed. Hugh Thomas' account of the collapse of Montezuma's great Mexican empire under the onslaughts of Cortes' conquistadores is one of the major historical works of the decade. It bristles with moral and political issues that are profoundly relevant to our time, and is also a thrilling narrative, brimful of the sheer excitement of discovery
Spain by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spain is an unknown country. Experience proves that it is hard to view the country impartially. This book provides information and insight to this country; along with photos
Armed truce : the beginnings of the cold war, 1945-46 by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starten af Den Kolde Krig, Armed Truce. En sovjetisk minister brugte "Armed Truce" som det bedste udtryk for den politiske situation man kunne håbe på efter de store alliancer, der havde besejret Tyskland og Japan. Forfatteren giver i bogen det historiske overblik og giver detaljer om personligheder, ideologier, geografien samt de militære og økonomiske faktorer, der ved sammenspil skabte " Den Kolde Krig". Indhold: Despotism an ideology; The West; Disputed Lands; The Manhattan Projekt; Worlds Apart
Beaumarchais in Seville an intermezzo by Hugh Thomas ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1764-65, the irrepressible playwright Beaumarchais travelled to Madrid, where he immersed himself in the life and society of the day. Inspired by the places he had seen and the people he had met, Beaumarchais returned home to create "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro", plays that became the basis for the operas by Rossini and Mozart that continue to delight audiences today. This book is a lively and original account of Beaumarchais's visit to Madrid (he never went to Seville) and a re-creation of the society that fired his imagination. Drawing on Beaumarchais's letters and commentaries, translated into English for the first time, Hugh Thomas investigates the full range of the playwright's activities in Madrid. He focuses particular attention on short plays that Beaumarchais attended and by which he was probably influenced, and he probes the inspirations for such widely recognized characters as the barber-valet Figaro, the lordly Count Almaviva, and the beautiful but deceived Rosine. Not neglecting Beaumarchais's many other pursuits (ranging from an endeavour to gain a contract for selling African slaves to an attempt to place his mistress as a spy in the bed of King Charles III), Lord Thomas provides a highly entertaining view of a vital moment in Madrid's history and in the creative life of the energetic Beaumarchais
A history of the world by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brilliant historian, whose earlier works, The Spanish Civil War and Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, met with acclaim, now focuses his attention on world history from the origins of man to today's world
The golden empire : Spain, Charles V, and the creation of America by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative chronicle of Spain's dominant years traces Latin America's exploration, conquest, and economic development between 1522 and 1556, offering insight into how period accomplishments remain influential in today's world
The Cuban Revolution, 25 years later by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Strachey by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goya: The Third of May 1808 by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cuban revolution by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe: the radical challenge by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om EF og Englands stilling i EF
An unfinished history of the world by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conquest of Mexico by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexicos historie 1518-1522
World history : the story of mankind from prehistory to the present by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eduardo Barreiros and the recovery of Spain by Hugh Thomas ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in an impoverished region of Galicia and possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919-1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain's most prominent industrialists. In this engaging biography, the first on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros's origins as an auto mechanic, his success in the motor industry, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler Corporation, and his littleknown role as a motor-industry founder in 1980s Cuba. Drawing on an unrivaled knowledge of Spanish history, Lord Thomas also brings to light Barreiros's critical role in the modernization of the Spanish economy in the post-civil war years." "The book offers a detailed portrait of Don Eduardo's personality, character, and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors as well as a full account of the difficulties the Franco-era government threw in the path of his capitalist activities. The relationship between Barreiros and the Chrysler Corporation is also described, along with the failed Dodge Dart project that ultimately cost Barreiros his business. Finally, the book recounts Don Eduardo's late-in-life efforts to help establish a motor industry in Castro's Cuba - a paradoxical conclusion for a great capitalist."--Jacket
The establishment; a symposium by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Catalan and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Golden Age : the Spanish Empire of Charles V by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas, Baron Thomas of, 1931-
Swynnerton, Thomas 1931-
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Томас, Хью, 1931-
トマス, ヒュー
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