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Crankshaw, Edward

Works: 295 works in 1,443 publications in 11 languages and 28,847 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Book reviews  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, win, Speaker, Creator, Correspondent, wpr
Classifications: DK275.K5, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Edward Crankshaw
Most widely held works by Edward Crankshaw
Khrushchev remembers by Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev( Book )

62 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 3,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic record of Nikita Kruschev's words gathered from tapes, interviews, etc
The shadow of the winter palace : Russia's drift to revolution, 1825-1917 by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of Russia under the last four Tsars describes how the seeds of revolution culminated in the November revolution
Khrushchev : a career by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-length biography, which also re-creates the "feel" of Russia from the chaos of Revolution to the ordered bureaucracy of today
The fall of the House of Habsburg by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Franz Josef's struggle to hold a polyglot nation together
Bismarck by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

43 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815? 30 July 1898), simply known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative German statesman who dominated European affairs from the 1860s to his dismissal in 1890 by Emperor Wilhelm II. In 1871, after a series of short victorious wars, he unified most of the German states (whilst excluding some, most notably Austria) into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership. This created a balance of power that preserved peace in Europe from 1871 until 1914"--Wikipedia
Maria Theresa by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Fall of the House of Habsburg (1963), Edward Crankshaw dealt with the final century of the longest-reigning dynasty in Europe. In Maria Theresa he has returned to this story at an earlier critical period, beginning in 1740, in order to give us a heroic picture of the only woman to rule the Habsburg lands. Outwardly, her Catholic Majesty's realm was constantly embroiled in politics and wars. The maneuvers of the upstart Frederick of Prussia, the jockeying of France and Britain for Continental power, the westward aspirations of Catherine of Russia, the wars of succession, the first partition of Poland--all helped to change the shape of Europe. Maria Theresa herself, however, was most concerned with the domestic affairs of her dominion, and her actions on the home front give Edward Crankshaw an unparalleled chance to show us the life of the times in a land where feudalism and autocracy lingered late. He makes us understand how her arch-conservatism, as it seemed, was necessary to hold together a congeries of peoples that were ready to fly apart, and how her relentless defense of her Church, which now might seem bigotry, expressed her deepest and most sincere convictions. Strong in defense of her heritage and her Church, Maria Theresa yet brought to Austria the most modern teaching methods and greatest doctors; she encouraged science and promoted judicial and land reforms. Her reign enjoyed not only the traditional splendor of court life--the magnificent fetes, the progresses from one palace to another--but also a flowering of the arts, especially music and architecture. Vienna was in its heyday; Schönbrunn was built; Haydn, Gluck, and Mozart flourished. This is a brilliant character study of a fascinating woman. She was strong-willed, practical and intelligent, courageous but thoroughly feminine, and deeply devoted to her family. She bore sixteen children. Her intimate correspondence with her daughter Marie Antoinette on the eve of the French Revolution is one of history's most touching and revealing sidelights."--Dust jacket
Gestapo : instrument of tyranny by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

104 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Gestapo, examining its structure, the rivalries and struggles for power with other organizations in Nazi Germany, and its leading personalities (e.g. Himmler, Heydrich, and Eichmann). Details the crimes of the Gestapo, including the implementation of the mass extermination policies against the Jews, and examines whether these crimes were a unique occurrence or could happen again. Concludes that the German failure was in the rejection of reality, which includes one's neghbors, and the attempt to substitute it with a false abstraction
The new cold war: Moscow v. Pekin by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Habsburgs : portrait of a dynasty by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The House of Habsburg (pron.: /hæ; German pronunciation: [ha?ps.bk]), also Hapsburg, and also known as House of Austria is one of the most important royal houses of Europe and is best known for being an origin of all of the formally elected Holy Roman Emperors between 1438 and 1740, as well as rulers of the Austrian Empire and Spanish Empire and several other countries. The House takes its name from Habsburg Castle, a fortress built around 1020?1030 in present day Switzerland by Count Radbot of Klettgau, who chose to name his fortress Habsburg. His grandson, Otto II, was the first to take the fortress name as his own, adding "von Habsburg" to his title."--Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad: some aspects of the art of the novel by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

47 editions published between 1936 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy; the making of a novelist by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed account of one of Russia's greatest writers, namely Count Leo Nikolayevitch Tolstoy
Khrushchev's Russia by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals neither with the Russia of the tourist nor with that much discussed enigma, the Russia of the conference room. There is a third country, Khrushchev's Russia, too seldom seen for what it is, too often confused with the mask it wears in the world arena. Edward Crankshaw shows that this, the real Russia, is a country of material progress and internal aims, of young people in a new mental climate, and with a dynamic leader who is first and foremost a superb practical administrator, not the showman-statesman Khrushchev often appears to us. The author gives a fascinating account of the Pasternak affair, and for this newe edition he has added a chapter to bring the book completely up to date; in it he discusses the issues of the past two years of so-- the U.2 incident, the 1960 Summit fiasco, Sino-Russian stresses, Soviet space achievements, and the increasing militancy of Khrushchev's manner and policy
Russia without Stalin: the emerging pattern by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia and the Russians by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracks in the Kremlin wall by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and Spanish and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting up with the Russians : commentary and criticism, 1947-84 by Edward Cranksaw( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khrushchev: a biography by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomsbury Reader will publish great books which are currently unavailable in print where all English-lanugage rights have already been reverted to the author or the author's estate and where no edition is currently in print
The forsaken idea; a study of Viscount Milner by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna; the image of a culture in decline by Edward Crankshaw( Book )

21 editions published between 1938 and 1982 in English and German and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presence of Ford Madox Ford : a memorial volume of essays, poems, and memoirs by Sondra J Stang( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide a fresh perspective--from new and unexpected points of view--Sondra Stang gathers together a number of distinguished writers and critics to prove Ford and his works. Among the many contributors commenting on Ford for the first time are C.H. Sisson, William H. Pritchard, Alison Lurie, Denis Donoghue, and William Gass. Included too are new poems by Richard Howard and Howard Nemerov and memoirs by friends, lovers, and family
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The shadow of the winter palace : Russia's drift to revolution, 1825-1917
The fall of the House of HabsburgGestapo : instrument of tyrannyThe forsaken idea; a study of Viscount Milner
Alternative Names
Crankshaw E.

Crankshow, Edward

Edward Crankshaw britischer Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Edward Crankshaw British writer and translator

Edward Crankshaw Brits journalist (1909-1984)

Едвард Кренкшо

אדוארד קרנקשו

קרנקשו, אדוארד

ادوارد كرانكشاو

크랭크쇼, 에드워드 1909-1984


クランクショー, E.

クランクショウ, E

クランショー, エドワード

English (628)

German (29)

French (15)

Italian (6)

Spanish (5)

Polish (4)

Finnish (3)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)