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Harvey, Robert 1953-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 9,752 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Naval history  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Case studies  Military history  Political platforms 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: F1412, B
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Most widely held works about Robert Harvey
 
Most widely held works by Robert Harvey
Liberators : Latin America's struggle for independence, 1810-1830 by Robert Harvey( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the lives and deaths of the seven Liberators, the men who led Latin America's fight for independence and won it in a span of only twenty years after three centuries of Spanish domination
Cochrane : the life and exploits of a fighting captain by Robert Harvey( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the adventures of a British naval officer recreates the life and times of Admiral Lord Thomas Cockrane, later the Earl of Dundonald, whose exploits inspired novelist Patrick O'Brian's fiction
A short history of communism by Robert Harvey( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today Global Communism seems just a terrible memory, an expressionist nightmare as horrific as Nazism and the Holocaust, or the slaughter in the First World War." "In the 1970s, with the fall of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, the march of Marxism-Leninism across the world seemed irresistible. Less than two decades later the experiment had collapsed, leaving perhaps 100 million dead, as well as economic devastation spanning continents. Even now China increasingly embraces free market economics. Only in a few backwaters does communism endure, as obsolete as rust-belt industry." "This book is the first global narrative history of that defining human experience. It weighs up the balance sheet: why did communism occur largely in countries wrenched from feudalism or colonialism to twentieth-century modernism, rather than - as Marx had predicted - in developed countries groaning under the weight of a parasitic middle class? Were coercion and state planning in fact the only way forward for backward countries? What was the explanation for its appeal - not least among many highly intelligent observers in the West? Why did it grow so fast and collapse with such startling suddenness?" "A Short History of Communism sets out the whole epic story for the first time, a panorama of human idealism, cruelty, suffering, and courage, and provides a new analysis."--Jacket
American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan by Robert Harvey( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years and months leading up to Pearl Harbor, Japan was becoming the most industrialized state in Asia, as well as the repository of a martial heritage that fueled imperial ambitions of conquest and hegemony. Across the Pacific, the United States was emerging from the depression and again growing into its role as a global power. Today's partnership between modern Japan - now Asia's most well-developed democracy - and the United States - the world's sole superpower - was forged by the confrontation, and finally the reconciliation, of these two competing agendas and cultures in World War II, a drama that was defined by two men: General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito
Bolivar : the liberator of Latin America by Robert Harvey( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the South American general and revolutionary who helped liberate several South American countries from Spanish domination
"A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American Revolution by Robert Harvey( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We meant well to the Americans -- just to punish them with a few bloody noses, and then to make laws for the happiness of both countries," said George III. The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States -- this extraordinary country, this amalgam of people from every corner of the earth. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators cast a new light on the struggle against colonialism in South America, challenges many conventional views of the American Revolution -- why it happened, who was winning and when, who was for it and who was not, the characters of the principal protagonists, and the role of Native Americans and slaves. Harvey creatively studies this seminal event in the making of the United States, taking a penetrating look at a war that was both vicious and confused, bloody and protracted, and marred on both sides by incompetence and bad faith. He underscores the effect of the Revolution on the colonists in America, and those at home in Britain -- the country that the colonists had left behind, and to which (not so widely known) many returned. The result is an extraordinarily fascinating and thoroughly readable work
The fall of apartheid : the inside story from Smuts to Mbeki by Robert Harvey( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Fall of Apartheid tells the extraordinary story how apartheid came into being, secured its ascendancy over the richest and most developed society in Sub-Saharan Africa, and then collapsed. For the first time it reveals the full story of the secret meetings broakered by Michael Young between Africans and Afrikaners in Britain, in which South Africa's current president, Thabo Mbeki, had a direct line to President Botha. Robert Harvey's narrative helps to illuminate not just the South African problems but also more general issues of conflict- and problem-solving."--Jacket
Global disorder : America and the threat of world conflict by Robert Harvey( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the dangers presented by globalism, nationalism, and terrorism and their effects on a world in danger and a nation faced with defending itself
Fire down below : a journey of exploration from Mexico to Chile by Robert Harvey( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey, a British House of Commons member and former Economist correspondent for Latin America, here provides a useful overview of the contrasting natures of the area's individual countries and people, from the primitive to sophisticated, including three distinct Indian nations, many of whose members are victims of displacement and mistreatment. More probing than most travel books, the author's acute sense of observation, analysis of complex economic and political matters and evocative prose convey not only the flavor and variety of often spectacular scenic beauty but the suffering, horror and poverty inflicted on the people by civil wars, dictators and natural disasters. In each country Harvey interviewed representatives of opposing political factions, and although he asserts that earlier U.S. involvement could have prevented or alleviated many Latin American problems, he is guardedly optimistic about the future of democracy south of the border.--Publisher's Weekly
Portugal : birth of a democracy by Robert Harvey( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clive : the life and death of a British emperor by Robert Harvey( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world crisis : the way forward after Iraq by Geoffrey Howe( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years after the invasion of Iraq the world is a more dangerous place than ever. Twenty prominent political thinkers from the US and UK give their take on the crisis
Maverick military leaders : the extraordinary battles of Washington, Nelson, Patton, Rommel, and others by Robert Harvey( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the high seas at Trafalgar to the dusty battle fields of Sinai, the course of history has been changed by military mavericks who lead from the front. In the current age of backroom generals who command from far behind the front lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the personality and leadership of a maverick commander. Here for the first time together are the stories of the military careers of Ariel Sharon, Simon Bolivar, Robert E. Lee, Henri Gouraud, Douglas MacArthur, Horatio Nelson, Georgy Zhukov, William Slim, and many more. In sixteen riveting portraits, bestselling historian Robert Harvey (The War of Wars) explores how these lone leaders came to power, and how their unique leadership styles affected the extraordinary events of Stalingrad, Chancellorsville, Austerlitz, Messina, Junin, Yorktown, Inchon, Plassey, Imphal, Sinai, and Salamanca, among others. Explore Napoleon's reputation as an aggressive tactician, Bolivar's talent for flamboyant improvisation, and George Washington's careful and calculated patience. Discover the history behind the nicknames of "Old Blood and Guts" (Patton) and "the Desert Fox" (Rommel). Maverick Military Leaders is a definitive, one-volume account of some of history's most important and surprising battles and the commanders who won the field."--Jacket
The undefeated : the rise, fall and rise of Greater Japan by Robert Harvey( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of wars : the great European conflict, 1793-1815 by Robert Harvey( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The War of Wars is the narrative of the twenty-two-year struggle between two great powers: England and France. Through the story of battles, politics and diplomacy of the era, Robert Harvey brings new life to those men who changed the course of history - for out of the furnace of the Napoleonic Wars, the modern world was born."--Jacket
A few bloody noses : the American War of Independence by Robert Harvey( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrades : the rise and fall of world communism by Robert Harvey( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first global narrative history of that defining human experience. It weighs up the balance sheet: why did communism occur largely in countries wrenched from feudalism or colonialism to twentieth-century modernism, rather than - as Marx had predicted - in developed countries groaning under the weight of a parasitic middle class? Were coercion and state planning in fact the only way forward for backward countries? What was the explanation for its appeal - not least among many highly intelligent observers in the West? Why did it grow so fast, and collapse with such startling suddenness?" "Robert Harvey sets out the whole epic story for the first time, a panorama of human idealism, cruelty, suffering and courage, and provides an intriguing new analysis."--Jacket
Blueprint 2000 : a conservative policy towards employment and technology in the next century( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the strong : the drift to global disorder by Robert Harvey( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mavericks : the military commanders who changed the course of history by Robert Harvey( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Liberators : Latin America's struggle for independence, 1810-1830
Alternative Names
Harvey, Robert Lambart 1953-

Robert Harvey British politician

Robert Harvey Brits journalist

Robert Harvey personnalité politique britannique

ハーヴェイ, ロバート

Languages
English (181)

Spanish (3)

Polish (2)

Covers
Cochrane : the life and exploits of a fighting captainA short history of communismAmerican shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern JapanBolivar : the liberator of Latin America"A few bloody noses" : the realities and mythologies of the American RevolutionThe fall of apartheid : the inside story from Smuts to MbekiGlobal disorder : America and the threat of world conflictClive : the life and death of a British emperor