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Gott, Richard 1938-

Works: 64 works in 283 publications in 7 languages and 7,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Personal narratives  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Diaries  Sources  Personal narratives‡vCuban  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: F1787.5, 972.91
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Most widely held works about Richard Gott
Most widely held works by Richard Gott
Cuba : a new history by Richard Gott( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new look at the history of Cuba illuminates the island's entire revolutionary past as well as the most recent decades of the Castro regime." "Events in Fidel Castro's island nation often command international attention and just as often inspire controversy. Impassioned debate over situations as diverse as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Elian Gonzalez affair is characteristic not only in modern times but throughout the centuries of Cuban history. In this book, British journalist Richard Gott casts a fresh eye on the history of the Caribbean island from its pre-Columbian origins to the present day. He provides a European perspective on a country that is perhaps too frequently seen solely from the American point of view." "The author emphasizes such little-known aspects of Cuba's history as its tradition of racism and violence, its black rebellions, the survival of its Indian peoples, and the lasting influence of Spain. The book also offers an original look at aspects of the Revolution, including Castro's relationship with the Soviet Union, military exploits in Africa, and his attempts to promote revolution in Latin America and among American blacks. In a concluding section, Gott tells the story of the Revolution's survival in the post-Soviet years, and prospects for the future."--Jacket
The appeasers by Martin Gilbert( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-war administration of Neville Chamberlain pursued a policy of appeasement with Germany in the mistaken belief that it would cause Hitler to cease his belligerent plans. This is an account of how this foreign policy was developed, how it was carried out and how it was misconceived
Guerrilla movements in Latin America by Richard Gott( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution by Richard Gott( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only first-hand report on contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, by veteran correspondent Richard Gott, places the country's controversial and charismatic president in historical perspective, and examines his plans and programs. This new edition has a chapter on the attempted and failed military coup, Venezuela's recent recall election, and discusses US covert intervention against this democratically elected public official. The spectre of Simon Bolivar hovers once again over Latin America as the aims and ambitions of the Liberator are taken up by Chavez. Welcomed by the inhabitants of the teeming shanty towns of Caracas as their potential saviour, and greeted by Washington with considerable alarm, this former golpista-turned-democrat has already begun the most wide-ranging transformation of oil-rich Venezuela for half a century, and dramatically affected the political debate throughout Latin America."--Jacket
Britain's empire : resistance, repression and revolt by Richard Gott( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revelatory new history punctures the still widely held belief that the British Empire was an enlightened and civilizing enterprise of great benefit to its subject peoples. Instead, Britain's Empire reveals a history of systemic repression and almost continual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one'of slavery, famine, battle and extermination. Yet, as Richard Gott illustrates, the empire's oppressed peoples did not go gently into that good night. Wherever Britain tried to plant its flag, there was resistance. From Ireland to India, from the American colonies to Australia, Gott chronicles the backlash. He shows, too, how Britain provided a blueprint for the genocides of twentieth-century Europe, and argues that its past leaders must rank alongside the dictators of the twentieth century as the perpetrators of crimes against humanity on an infamous scale. In tracing this history of resistance, all but lost to modern memory, Richard Gott recovers these forgotten peoples and puts them where they deserve to be: at the heart of the story of Britain's empire
Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Che Guevara( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, The African Dream collects Guevara's unabridged journals of the expedition. They are the record of the bitter failure of a political and ideological dream and provide telling background to Kabila's late-1990s rise and his death in 2001. Most of all, the diaries afford the reader a very personal insight into the thoughts and emotions of Che Guevara, the twentieth century's great revolutionary martyr."--Jacket
In the shadow of the liberator : Hugo Chávez and the transformation of Venezuela by Richard Gott( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hugo Chavez, elected President of Venezuela in December 1998 with a large popular mandate, is the most intriguing political figure to have emerged in Latin America since Fidel Castro. A former army colonel with a philosophy of left-wing nationalism, he staged an unsuccessful coup in 1992 and spent two years in prison, yet his fierce opposition to the country's corrupt and unpopular ruling elite turned him into a popular hero."--Jacket
Rural guerillas in Latin America by Richard Gott( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobutu's Congo by Richard Gott( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba in revolution by Richard Gott( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exceptional photographs in this publication capture the complexity of the Cuban Revolution in all its contradictory beauty. From Constantino Arias's portraits of poverty and wealth in pre-Revolutionary Havana to the photographs of the dead Che Guevara in Bolivia, the Cuban story was told in silver gelatin as much as it was in words. Snapshots of Fidel Castro playing golf or hunting in the Soviet Union complement iconic pictures of Che Guevara by Alberto Korda and Rene Burri, and yet revolutionary Cuba was taking its first steps during one of the hottest periods of the Cold War. The political and the personal merge in this collection to reveal startlingly intimate portraits of Che Guevara by Andrew Saint-George and photographs of the local, forbidden pop culture in the mid-sixties by Jose Figueroa. Throughout the publication there is an exhilarating tension between heroic portraiture of the leaders-Castro, Guevara, and Cienfuegos-and the dramatic "staging" of a people in the throes of revolutionary transformation
Guevara, Debray and the CIA; report from Bolivia by Richard Gott( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents on international affairs 1960 by Richard Gott( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumentsamling fra hele verden, der behandler udenrigs- og sikkerhedspolitik vedrørende året 1960. Dokumentsamlingen er udgivet i tilslutning til serien "Survey of International Affairs"
Cuba : una nueva historia by Richard Gott( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gott arroja una refrescante visión de la historia de la isla caribeña desde sus orígenes precolombinos hasta el presente, otorgando una perspectiva renovada al tradicional enfoque del que suele ser objeto. El autor enfatiza tanto los aspectos poco conocidos de la historia de Cuba como su tradición de racismo y violencia, las rebeliones de la población negra, la supervivencia de los indígenas o la duradera influencia de España, más allá de la dominación colonial. El libro ofrece, asimismo, una mirada original a la Revolución cubana, incluidas das relaciones de Castro con los EEUU y la Unión Soviética, las hazañas militares en África o los intentos de promover la revolución en Latinoamérica o entre los negros americanos. En un apartado final, el autor relata la extraordinaria historia de la supervivencia de la Revolución tras la caída del Bloque del Este, así como sus perspectivas de futuro
Las guerrillas en América Latina by Richard Gott( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents on international affairs : 1961 by Donald Cameron Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gverila v Latinski Ameriki by Richard Gott( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Slovenian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Krause and the ideological origins of the Cuban revolution by Richard Gott( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land without evil : utopian journeys across the South American watershed by Richard Gott( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All too often, travel writers plunge into seemingly obscure parts of the globe with little knowledge of where they are, whom they are among, or what has happened there in the past. In this trend-breaking anti-travel book, Richard Gott describes his own journey through the heart of South America, across the swampland that forms the watershed between the River Plate and the River Amazon. But the story of his expedition takes second place to a brilliant resurrection of the historical events in the area over five hundred years, of the people who have lived there and the visitors who have made the same journey. The land crossed by the Upper Paraguay river once formed the contested frontier in South America between Spanish and Portuguese territory. The Portuguese sent expeditions through it in attempts to reach the Spanish silver mines of the Andes, and the Jesuits (supported by the monarch in Madrid) established strategic hamlets - the famous Indian missions - to stabilize the frontier. But this was not the beginning or end of conflict in the area. Earlier, the Guarani-speaking Indian nations of Paraguay had made violent contact across the swamp with the Quechua - speakers of the Inca empire; later, after the departure of the Spaniards, the nineteenth century witnessed a prolonged period of purposeful extermination of the local peoples. Since the Spanish conquest, the area has seen an endless procession of newcomers pursuing unsuitable and utopian programmes of economic and social development that have inevitably ended in disaster for the local population. Intermingling accounts of his own travels over many years with those of Jesuit priests, Spanish conquistadores and Portuguese Mamelukes, together with those of other visitors such as Alcides D'Orbigny, Theodore Roosevelt, and Claude Levi-Strauss, Richard Gott weaves a complex web of narrative that brings to life the almost unknown frontier land of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Both gripping and polemical, Land Without Evil is a significant contribution to our knowledge of South America
NATO's final decade by John Gittings( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new history by Richard Gott( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gott relates the history of Cuba, from its pre-Columbian distant past up to the present day, offering a European perspective on this, the largest Caribbean island
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Cuba : a new history A new history
The appeasersGuerrilla movements in Latin AmericaHugo Chávez and the Bolivarian RevolutionBritain's empire : resistance, repression and revoltReminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary WarIn the shadow of the liberator : Hugo Chávez and the transformation of VenezuelaLand without evil : utopian journeys across the South American watershedA new history
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Gott, Richard

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Gott, Richard Willoughby 1938-

Richard Gott Brits journalist

Richard Gott journaliste et historien britannique

Richard Gott periodista británico

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