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Linklater, Andro

Overview
Works: 30 works in 182 publications in 6 languages and 8,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Surveys  Biography  Military history  Case studies  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: E161.3, 973
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Most widely held works about Andro Linklater
 
Most widely held works by Andro Linklater
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy by Andro Linklater( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linklater's fascinating, provocative and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures, is explained in this volume that also shows how it has shaped the culture and country
The fabric of America : how our borders and boundaries shaped the country and forged our national identity by Andro Linklater( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Linklater relates how the borders and boundaries that formed states and a nation inspired the sense of identity that has ever since been central to the American experiment. Linklater opens with America's greatest surveyor, Andrew Ellicott, measuring the contentious boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia in the summer of 1784; and he ends standing at the yellow line dividing the United States and Mexico at Tijuana. In between, he chronicles the evolving shape of the nation, physically and psychologically. As Americans pushed westward in the course of the nineteenth century, the borders and boundaries established by surveyors like Ellicott created property, uniting people in a desire for the government and laws that would protect it. Challenging Frederick Jackson Turner's famed frontier thesis, Linklater argues that we are defined not by open spaces but by boundaries.--From publisher description
Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership by Andro Linklater( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, were consigned to history by, Andro Linklater persuasively argues, the most creative and at the same time destructive cultural force in the modern era-the idea of individual, exclusive ownership of land. Spreading from both shores of the north Atlantic, it laid waste to traditional communal civilizations, displacing entire peoples from their homelands, but at the same time brought into being a unique concept of individual freedom and a distinct form of representative government and democratic institutions. By contrast, as Linklater demonstrates, other great civilizations, in Russia, China, and the Islamic world, evolved very different structures of land ownership and thus very different forms of government and social responsibility. The history and evolution of landownership is a fascinating chronicle in the history of civilization, offering unexpected insights about how various forms of democracy and capitalism developed, as well as a revealing analysis of a future where the Earth must sustain nine billion lives. Seen through the eyes of remarkable individuals-Chinese emperors; German peasants; the seventeenth century English surveyor William Petty, who first saw the connection between private property and free-market capitalism; the American radical Wolf Ladejinsky, whose land redistribution in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea after WWII made possible the emergence of Asian tiger economies-Owning the Earth presents a radically new view of mankind's place on the planet
The fabric of America : how our borders and boundaries shaped the country and forged our national identity by Andro Linklater( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from the late-eighteenth century to the present, a narrative history reveals how the boundaries and borders that formed both states and the nation as a whole created a sense of identity that is central to defining American character
An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson by Andro Linklater( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriot, traitor, general, spy: James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction. Brilliant and precocious, at age twenty he was both the youngest general in the revolutionary Continental Army, and privy to the Conway cabal to oust Washington from command. He was Benedict Arnold's aide, but the first to reveal Arnold's treachery. By 38, he was the senior general in the United States army--and had turned traitor himself. Wilkinson's audacious career in the Spanish secret service while in command of American forces is all the more remarkable because it was anything but hidden. Though he betrayed America's strategic secrets and sought to keep the new country from expanding beyond the Mississippi, four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery--gambling that Wilkinson would never use the army to overthrow our nascent democracy. The crucial test came in 1806, when Wilkinson turned the army against Aaron Burr and foiled his conspiracy to break up the Union.--From publisher description
The code of love : the true story of two lovers torn apart by the war that brought them together by Andro Linklater( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But her love for Donald never altered, and the two married within weeks of Donald's release at the end of the war. The scars Hill bore from his years of emotional encoding would eventually wear away at their relationship, though never their love."--Jacket
Why Spencer Perceval had to die : the assassination of a British Prime Minister by Andro Linklater( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the story of the only assassination in history of a British prime minister, drawing on detective reports, letters, and testimony
Compton Mackenzie : a life by Andro Linklater( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The code of love : a true story by Andro Linklater( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 Pamela Kirrage met RAF pilot Donald Hill. When Hill was transferred to Hong Kong, he started a diary about his love for Pamela. Officers abroad were forbidden to keep such records, so Hill transformed all his words into a numerical code, only translated 50 years later by his wife
An unhusbanded life : Charlotte Despard : suffragette, socialist, and Sinn Feiner by Andro Linklater( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Watch : the history of the Royal Highland Regiment by Eric Linklater( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skotsk regimentshistorie, om regimentet Royal Highlanders med tilnavnet "The Black Watch" som dannedes i syttenhundredetallet, og som har fulgt britiske hær bla. i såvel 1. som 2. Verdenskrig. I 1970'erne gjorde regimentet tjeneste i Nordirland. Forfatteren Eric Linklater gjorde selv tjeneste i regimentet under 1. Verdenskrig, og sønnen Andro Linklater fuldendte arbejdet med at skrive bogen efter faderens død
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy by Andro Linklater( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goose girl : and other stories by Eric Linklater( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing Maisie and the Cold Porridge Brigade by Andro Linklater( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl from the African town of Timbuktu buys a talking camel and together they enter the Christmas Camel Race and beat the Wicked Wallah Wellibhut at his own game
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy by Andro Linklater( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linklater's fascinating, provocative and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures, is explained in this volume that also shows how it has shaped the culture and country
Wild people : travels with Borneo's head-hunters by Andro Linklater( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressies van een verblijf onder het Iban-volk van Sarawak (Maleisië)
The code of love : an astonishing true tale of secrets, love, and war by Andro Linklater( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fifty years, Pamela Kirrage longed to unlock the secrets of her husband's encrypted war diary. She was on the verge of giving up when she at last found a mathematician who became as obsessed with learning the secrets of the diary as she was. After months of painstaking investigation, he was finally able to crack the code, and in the process uncover the ending to an extraordinary World War II romance. Pamela fell in love with RAF pilot Donald Hill in the summer of 1939, just a few months before he was sent to fight in Pacific. Although they planned to marry soon, Donald was captured after siege of Hong Kong and spent the next four years in a Japanese POW camp. Donald ultimately returned to Pamela, but he was never able to tell her about those lost years'and Pamela became convinced that the key to their happiness lay within the mysterious diary he brought back from the war. In The Code of Love Andro Linklater uses the decoded diary as well as extensive research and interviews to paint a vivid portrait of the World War II era, turning this dramatic love story into an inspiring, unconventional epic. From the Trade Paperback edition
"Shetland breeds : "little animals--very full of spirit," ancient, endangered & adaptable : a compendium with principal essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shetland breeds : lessons in husbandry and history( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misurare l'America : come gli Stati Uniti sono stati colonizzati, misurati e venduti by Andro Linklater( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy
Alternative Names
Andro Linklater historicus uit Schotland (1944-2013)

Andro Linklater Scottish writer

Andro Linklater scrittore e storico scozzese

Andro Linklater skotský spisovatel

Linklater, Andro

Linkmater, Andro I. R.

Linkmater, Andro Ian Robert

リンクレーター, アンドロ

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The fabric of America : how our borders and boundaries shaped the country and forged our national identityAn artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James WilkinsonThe code of love : the true story of two lovers torn apart by the war that brought them togetherThe code of love : a true storyMeasuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracyMeasuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracyThe code of love : an astonishing true tale of secrets, love, and war"Shetland breeds : "little animals--very full of spirit," ancient, endangered & adaptable : a compendium with principal essaysShetland breeds : lessons in husbandry and history