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Moorehead, Caroline

Overview
Works: 112 works in 501 publications in 5 languages and 17,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of screenplay, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: D802.F8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Caroline Moorehead
A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1943, the Gestapo hunted down 230 women of the French Resistance and sent them to Auschwitz. This is their story, told in full for the first time--a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship to transcend evil that is an essential addition to the history of World War II
Village of secrets : defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ard©·che. Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine, the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France, cut off for long stretches of the winter by snow. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, downed Allied airmen, and above all Jews. Many of these were children and babies, whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland. After the war, Le Chambon became the only village to be listed in its entirety in Yad Vashem's Dictionary of the Just. Just why and how Le Chambon and its outlying parishes came to save so many people has never been fully told. Caroline Moorehead brings to life a story of outstanding courage and determination, and of what could be done when even a small group of people came together to oppose German rule. It is an extraordinary tale of silence and complicity. In a country infamous throughout the four years of occupation for the number of denunciations to the Gestapo of Jews, resisters and escaping prisoners of war, not one single inhabitant of Le Chambon ever broke silence. The story of Le Chambon is one of a village, bound together by a code of honour, born of centuries of religious oppression. And, though it took a conspiracy of silence by the entire population, it happened because of a small number of heroic individuals, many of them women, for whom saving those hunted by the Nazis became more important than their own lives
Human cargo : a journey among refugees by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the lives of today's refugees cites an alarming percentage of the world's population that has been forced to abandon home and family in order to survive, sharing the personal stories of people struggling to make lives for themselves in such areas as Cairo, Lebanon, and Australia. By the author of Gellhorn. An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. In spite of the fact that refugees surround us-the latest UN estimates suggest that 20 million of the world's 6.3 billion people are refugees-few can grasp the scale of their presence or the implications of their growing numbers. Caroline Moorehead has traveled for nearly two years and across four continents to bring us their unforgettable stories. In prose that is at once affecting and informative, we are introduced to the men, women, and children she meets as she travels to Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, the U.S./Mexico border, Lebanon, England, Australia, and Finland. She explains how she came to work and for a time live among refugees, and why she could not escape the pressing need to understand and describe the chain of often terrifying events that mark their lives. Human Cargo is a work of deep and subtle sympathy that completely alters our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world
Dunant's dream : war, Switzerland, and the history of the Red Cross by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the Red Cross from its nineteenth-century origins through the moral dilemmas it has faced in the late twentieth century
Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the enduring stories of the last century is the astounding 1873 discovery by the first modern archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, of the lost gold of Priam, king of ancient Troy. With the biographical skill that drew such praise for her book Bertrand Russell, Caroline Moorehead explores Schliemann's extraordinary life and how he contrived to smuggle the nine thousand gold chains, elaborate silver pictures, gold coins, and other amazing artifacts from his dig in Asia Minor to his government in Berlin." "Schliemann's treasures of Troy, lost when pillaged by the Nazis during World War II, received front-page coverage in 1993 when they were revealed to be residing in Moscow, having been looted in 1945 by the Russians. Here is the account, thrilling to historians, Russia-watchers, and anyone intrigued by an investigation, of how Moorehead found her way past bureaucratic defenses to learn the whereabouts of and the truth about this legendary collection."--Jacket
Bertrand Russell : a life by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on unpublished letters and papers and many new interviews, this perceptive biography is an incisive portrait of one of the most controversial, influential, and fascinating thinkers of his time
Gellhorn : a twentieth-century life by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the preeminent female war correspondent describes her birth in turn-of-the-century St. Louis, her work in major cities throughout the world, her many powerful friendships, and her marriage to Hemingway
Betrayal : a report on violence toward children in today's world( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing to the precipice : the life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, eyewitness to an era by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the story of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century social chronicler, from her early years among the French and British nobility to her first-hand witness to such events as the demise of the French monarchy and the Reign of Terror
A bold and dangerous family : the remarkable story of an Italian mother, her two sons, and their fight against fascism by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini was not only ruthless- he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him- arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices, bribes, intimidation and the forcible administration of castor oil. His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far, horror spread across Italy and twenty years of struggle began. Antifascist resistance was born and it would end only with Mussolini's death in 1945. Among those whose disgust hardened into bold and uncompromising resistance was a family from Florence- Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli. Caroline Moorehead's research into the Rossellis struck gold. She has drawn on letters and diaries never previously translated into English to reveal - in all its intimacy - a family driven by loyalty, duty and courage, yet susceptible to all the self-doubt and fear that humans are prey to. Readers are drawn into the lives of this remarkable family - and their loves, their loyalties, their laughter and their ultimate sacrifice
Selected letters of Martha Gellhorn by Martha Gellhorn( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years from 1930 to 1996, the correspondence of the acclaimed journalist chronicles Gellhorn's career from the Spanish Civil War to the end of the Cold War, as well as her turbulent marriage to Ernest Hemingway
Iris Origo : marchesa of Val d'Orcia by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Iris Origo, discussing her privileged childhood, her personal relationships, her political views, her marriage to a wealthy landowner, and her literary career
Troublesome people : the warriors of pacifism by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hostages to fortune : a study of kidnapping in the world today by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freya Stark by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Paris in 1893, the wandering life of Freya Stark's childhood left her 'precocious and pretty tough'. Self-disciplined, courageous yet flamboyant and unorthodox, she became a great explorer, a travel writer, geographer, historian and archaeologist. Freya Stark remained fearlessly independent throughout her life. Despite her high regard for tradition and Empire, as an explorer, she was unconventional- always travelling alone, without money or support. Travel remained her greatest love and her solace throughout constant struggles with ill health, failed marriage and loneliness
A train in winter : [a story of resistance, friendship, and survival] by Caroline Moorehead( Recording )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Moorehead draws on interviews with these women and their families. German, French, and Polish archives, and World War II resistance organization documents to uncover a dark chapter of history that offers an inspiring portrait of ordinary people, of bravery and survival, and of the remarkable, enduring power of female friendship
Dancing to the precipice : Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie de la Tour du Pin was not only an outstanding diarist, but a remarkable woman who was witness to one of the most dramatic and brutal periods of history in which she played the role of an observer, commentator and often, participant
Martha Gellhorn : a life by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new biography of Martha Gellhorn, whose fearless reporting from the front made her a legend, and whose private life was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent - and her conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her already stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway." "Martha Gellhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century. As a young woman, she was a witness of the suffering in America caused by the Depression. She risked her life in the Spanish Civil War, which was the subject of some of her finest writing. During the Second World War she covered the fall of Czechoslovakia and the Normandy Landings, the liberation of Dachau and the Nuremberg Trials. She reported from Vietnam and Israel; and at the age of 81 was covering the US invasion of Panama." "All her life, Martha fought against injustice, and she always looked for the human story. She was influenced by two older women: her mother, who was a social reformer, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Her books of reporting and travel reflected her personality and her courage, her novels her shrewd and ironic eye; both were often very funny. Martha's letters (many of which are quoted in this biography) are delightful - passionate, ebullient and no-holds-barred."--BOOK JACKET
Village of secrets by Caroline Moorehead( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II, told in full for the first time. With unprecedented access to newly opened archives in France, Britain, and Germany, and interviews with some of the villagers from the period who are still alive, Moorehead paints an inspiring portrait of courage and determination: of what was accomplished when a small group of people banded together to oppose their Nazi occupiers
Troublesome people : enemies of war : 1916-1986 by Caroline Moorehead( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A train in winter : an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France
Covers
Human cargo : a journey among refugeesDunant's dream : war, Switzerland, and the history of the Red CrossLost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got awayGellhorn : a twentieth-century lifeDancing to the precipice : the life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, eyewitness to an eraSelected letters of Martha GellhornIris Origo : marchesa of Val d'OrciaDancing to the precipice : Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French RevolutionMartha Gellhorn : a life
Alternative Names
Caroline Moorehead British activist

Caroline Moorehead schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Moorehead, Caroline

Moorehead, Caroline, 1944-

무어헤드, 캐롤라인 1944-

ムーアヘッド, カロライン

ムアヘッド, キャロライン

Languages
English (292)

French (7)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (2)