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Thomas, Hugh 1931-

Overview
Works: 281 works in 1,186 publications in 4 languages and 31,824 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: DP269, 946.081
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomas
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
99 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The events, participants, and consequences of the civil war are examined from historical as well as diplomatic, military, and political perspectives. A masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this "definitive work on the subject" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961. In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy. Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats, the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history
The slave trade : the story of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,640 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
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,881 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
Cuba : the pursuit of freedom by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,617 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
Spain by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 1,598 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 )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,546 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 ( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suez by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the sequence of events that culminated in the Anglo-French expedition in 1956 and Israel's invasion of the Sinai peninsula
A history of the world by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,164 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 )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 941 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 )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Strachey by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 754 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 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The slave trade : the history of the Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For review see: David Richardson, in Slavery abolition, a journal of slave and post-slave studies, vol. 20, no. 2 (August 1999); p. 137-138. - Dutch involvement in the African slave trade during the 17th century mentioned
The Suez affair by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cuban revolution by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe: the radical challenge by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unfinished history of the world by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rivers of gold : the rise of the Spanish Empire by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic narrative history of the New World and the people who discovered and conquered it, this book covers the rise of the Spanish Empire from 1490 to 1522
 
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Alternative Names
Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas, Baron Thomas of, 1931-
Swynnerton, Thomas 1931-
Thomas, Hugh
Thomas, Hugh S.
Thomas, Hugh S. 1931-
Thomas, Hugh S. (Hugh Swynnerton), 1931-
Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton
Thomas, Hugh Swynnerton, 1931-
Thomas, Hugo, 1931-
Thomas of Swynnerton, Hugh 1931-
Thomas of Swynnerton, Hugh Thomas, Baron, 1931-
Thomas of Swynnerton, Lord, 1931-
Томас, Хью, 1931-
トマス, ヒュー
Languages
English (379)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (2)
Japanese (1)
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