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Zamoyski, Adam

Overview
Works: 103 works in 578 publications in 7 languages and 10,615 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Sources 
Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, wpr, Contributor, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works by Adam Zamoyski
The Polish way : a thousand-year history of the Poles and their culture by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of Poland, tracing the evolution of Polish society, its mentality, outlook, behavior, and taste over the course of one thousand years, and highlighting those political and diplomatic events that had repercussions beyond the boundaries of the country itself
Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the epic events following Napoleon's exile in 1814 and the subsequent Treaty of Paris, examining how the eight-month Viennese carnival brought thousands of aristocrats to the Austrian capital and established the Congress of Vienna
Moscow 1812 : Napoleon's fatal march by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Napoleon's invasion of Russia describes the events that prompted the invasion and recounts how such factors as the harsh climate and Russian patriotism eventually set the stage for Napoleon's downfall
Holy madness : romantics, patriots, and revolutionaries, 1776-1871 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holy Madness provides not only a fluid history of the tumultuous years that embraced the American and French revolutions, the Irish Rebellion, the Polish uprisings, the liberation of South America, and the Italian Risorgimento, it also probes the spiritual and emotional forces responsible for the founding events of the modern world. Zamoyski also captures the passionate revolutionary figures Lafayette, Napoleon, Benjamin Franklin, Bolivar, Rousseau, and countless others who were caught up in the fervor of the nationalist crusade. As the cult of the nation rises again around the world, Holy Madness is a history that takes on chilling relevance in today's society."--Jacket
Paderewski by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : a life by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive biography of Napoleon, revealing the true man behind the legend. The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context." --
Chopin : a new biography by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1812 : Napoleon's fatal march on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the terrible retreat from Moscow were a military epic and a human tragedy on a colossal scale - history's first example of total war. But the war of 1812 was not just a war in defence of Russia: it was the climax to a long duel between two emperors for supremacy in Europe, and its outcome affected the course of the continent's history over the next two centuries." "Napoleon's Grande Armee, the largest in the history of the world, had Spanish and Portuguese, Italians and Poles, Germans and Croats, Dutchmen and Swiss as well as Frenchmen in its ranks. He launched it into the huge expanses of Russia, where it could find neither food nor water. When the Russians finally made a stand at the gates of Moscow, the ensuing battle was a slaughter the like of which would not be seen again until the first day of the Somme in 1916. The sufferings of the soldiers and their camp followers on the wintry retreat from Moscow were almost unbearably poignant." "In this account Adam Zamoyski has drawn on the latest Russian research, as well as a vast pool of first-hand accounts in French, Russian, German, Polish and Italian, to paint a vivid picture of the experiences of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. He shows how the relationship between Napoleon and Tsar Alexander came to distort their alliance and bring about a war that neither wanted."--Jacket
The forgotten few : the Polish Air Force in the Second World War by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The part played by the Poles in the air during the Second World War and the colourful stories of their doings have become part of British folklore. But very few people have any idea of the extent of their involvement, or how they came to be in Britain." "By the beginning of 1941, there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 squadrons and support services, it was larger than the air forces of the Free French, Dutch, Belgians and all the other European Allies operating from Britain put together. Some 17,000 men and women passed through its ranks while it was stationed on British soil. They not only played a crucial part in the Battle of Britain, they also contributed significantly to the Allied war effort in the air and took part in virtually every type of RAF operation, including the bombing of Germany, the Battle of the Atlantic and Special Operations." "This book is not intended as a full history of the Polish Air Force. Nor does it pretend to assess the exact contribution of these men and women to the Allied cause. The intention is to give a picture of who they were, where they came from, how they got here and what they did. Also to take a look at their, at times, strained but ultimately successful collaboration with the RAF and their sometimes difficult, often notorious, but ultimately happy relationship with the British people." "A final chapter recounts the fate of those who returned to Poland, where many faced Communist firing-squads, and those who stayed behind to build a new life for themselves in Britain and other Western countries."--Jacket
Warsaw 1920 : Lenin's failed conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the attempts and military efforts employed by Vladimir Lenin to spread communism into western Europe, with a focus on the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Mikhail Tukhachevsky lead Russian forces against Józef Piłsudski and the Polish army
Poland : a history by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Poland's complex development from the Middle Ages to present day, Zamoyski examines the country's political, economic, and military struggles, as well as its culture, art, and richly varied society through the ages
Phantom terror : political paranoia and the creation of the modern state, 1789-1848 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today
Chopin : prince of the romantics by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, Zamoyski links Chopin with Bach and Mozart rather than his contemporary Romantics. Zamoyski sees Chopin as an insecure 18th century man lost in the Romantic Age
The last king of Poland by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om Polens sidste konge fra 1764-1795, Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732-1798)
The battle for the marchlands by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantom terror : the threat of revolution and the repression of liberty 1789-1848 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today
Napoleon : ein Leben by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

17 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources, Adam Zamoyski's portrait of Napoleon is historical biography at its finest. Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a god-like genius, Romantic avatar, megalomaniac monster, compulsive warmonger or just a nasty little dictator? Whilst he displayed elements of these traits at certain times, Napoleon was none of these things. He was a man, and as Adam Zamoyski presents him in this landmark biography, a rather ordinary one at that. He exhibited some extraordinary qualities during some phases of his life but it is hard to credit genius to a general who presided over the worst (and self-inflicted) disaster in military history and who single-handedly destroyed the great enterprise he and others had toiled so hard to construct
Chopin : a biography by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantome des Terrors : die Angst vor der Revolution und die Unterdrückung der Freiheit 1789-1848 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für die Herrschenden und Besitzenden waren die Jahre nach der Französischen Revolution und Napoleon ein Zeitalter höchster Besorgnis. Die gekrönten Häupter lebten in der permanenten Furcht vor erneuten Rebellionen und waren überzeugt davon, dass ihre Macht auf dem Spiel stand. So entstand eine Politik, die mit einem immer aufwendigeren System von Bespitzelung, Zensur und Repression gegen reale und imaginäre Feinde vorging. Doch das Resultat war anders, als es sich die Mächtigen erhofft hatten. Der Polizeistaat und eine verfehlte Politik brachten - damals wie heute - genau das hervor, was sie verhindern wollten
1815 : Napoleons Sturz und der Wiener Kongress by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach Adam Zamoyskis grandiosem Bestseller 1812. Napoleons Feldzug in Russland folgt nun die Fortsetzung: 1815 - Napoleons Sturz und der Wiener Kongress. Der geschlagene Napoleon trifft am 18. Dezember 1812 nachts inkognito in den Tuilerien ein und nimmt sofort das Ringen um seine schwankende Machtbasis in Paris auf. Doch das Blatt hat sich gewendet. Von nun an ist er der Gejagte. Zwei Jahre später ziehen die Mächtigen in Wien neue Grenzlinien über die Karte Europas. Schon vorher hatten sie ihre Ansprüche angemeldet, als das Imperium des französischen Kaisers erste Risse zeigte. Nun, auf dem Wiener Kongress, kommt alles zum Einsatz. Selten in der Geschichte gab es gleichzeitig an einem Ort so viele Manöver und Intrigen, so viel Gier, Bestechung, Sex und Erpressung. Zamoyski entfaltet auf der Grundlage von Dokumenten, Briefen, Tagebüchern, Polizeiberichten in sechs Sprachen ein fulminantes historisches Panorama, das bestechende Analysen der Politik ebenso bietet wie intime Einblicke in das frivole Leben hinter den höfischen Kulissen
 
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Moscow 1812 : Napoleon's fatal march
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Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of ViennaMoscow 1812 : Napoleon's fatal marchHoly madness : romantics, patriots, and revolutionaries, 1776-18711812 : Napoleon's fatal march on MoscowThe forgotten few : the Polish Air Force in the Second World WarWarsaw 1920 : Lenin's failed conquest of EuropePoland : a historyChopin : prince of the romantics
Alternative Names
Adam Zamoyski americký historik

Adam Zamoyski Historiador

Adam Zamoyski Historian

Adam Zamoyski historien britannique d'origine polonaise

Adam Zamoyski polnisch-britischer Historiker

Adam Zamoyski polski historyk

Adam Zamoyski Pools schrijver

Chamosiji, Yadang

Zamoyski Adam Stefan

Zamoyski, Adam Stefan Jan Maria Sariusz 1949-

Zâmūyskī, Ādâm

亚当·扎莫伊斯基

Languages
English (296)

Polish (45)

German (32)

Dutch (17)

Spanish (5)

Italian (2)

French (1)