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Bradford, Ernle Dusgate Selby

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Works: 137 works in 1,070 publications in 11 languages and 24,594 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Naval history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Translator, Scenarist
Classifications: DE59, B
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Most widely held works about Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
 
Most widely held works by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
Greece and Rome : builders of our world by National Geographic Book Service( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannibal by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the biography of Hannibal the talented military commander who fought against Rome during the Second Punic War
Ulysses found. by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

52 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book seeks to answer an age-old question: Must Homer's Odyssey be regarded as fiction or did it have some basis in fact
Cleopatra by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is believed that Cleoptra was the model for this representation of the goddess, but whether or not that is try, this artistry is definitely of her period
The great siege by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

92 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reconstruction of the Siege of Malta brings history alive, and carries the reader through many battles, the heroism and the hunger to the relief which came, nearly too late, and the final victory
Christopher Columbus by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before he made his fateful crossing of the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus learned his seamanship as a young man in the Mediterranean and then in the service of the King of Portugal. But soon his eyes turned to the ocean and what lay beyond. Opposition to his idea of finding the East by sailing west was based on differing ideas of the size and shape of the world. To the end of his days, Columbus insisted that where his ship came aground was in the Indies, even when it became clearto his contemporaries that they were in fact in an area of the world previously unknown to Europeans. Bradford portrays Columbus's genius, stubborness, greed, and stupidity, mixed with bravery and masterly navigation skills. A great book gives us a true and balanced portrait of a great explorer who forever changed the world. --Backcover
Mediterranean: portrait of a sea by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years people have sailed, traded, and fought across the waters of the Mediterranean. On its shores and islands they have built cities, colonised, dreamed, conquered and fallen. This sea, which brings together three continents, was the cradle of western civilisation. Ernle Bradford spent almost 30 years sailing into nearly every corner of the Mediterranean and here he tells its fascinating story. Once it was realised that the sea could be a link rather than a barrier, discovery was possible and he follows the explorations of the Egyptians, the Cretans, the Phoenicians, the Greeks and others. The Mediterranean became a Roman and Byzantine sea until displaced by the Arab and Turkish conquests which reached their apogee with the great siege of Malta in 1565; by the 18th century Europe again dominated, with France and England in contention for sovereignty. The author continues his story through the grand sweep of historic events including the Napoleonic wars, the building of the Suez Canal and on to two World Wars ending with the peace of 1945. Into his account of the history of the region, the author weaves a wealth of detail: of flora and fauna, trade and commerce, society and religion, war and peace. The result is a portrait of an enormously vibrant region and its people
The sword and the scimitar : the saga of the Crusades by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly two centuries, from 1096 until 1291, a tide of pilgrims, knights, men-at-arms, priests, traders and peasants swept from Western Europe to the Levant - Crusaders whose common aim was to recover the Holy Place of Christendom. The Sword and the Scimitar is a saga of one of the most fanatical religious wars in world history. It is a story abounding with highly distinctive personalities - popes, saints, kings, sultans and heroes like Saladin and Richard Coeur de Lion, of the encounter of two great cultures and their cross-fertilization. It tells of the three great Military Orders, the Knights Hospitaller of St John, the Teutonic Knights and the Knights Templar. It does not disguise the savagery that accompanied the capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders or the scenes of fire and carnage when the Kingdom of Jerusalem fell nearly two centuries later, and the markets of the East were so flooded with Christian slaves that a young Frankish woman might be sold for one silver coin."--Publisher description
Paul the traveller by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few historians immersed themselves in their topics like best-selling, noted author Ernle Bradford. Specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics, Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his acclaimed books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer, and afterwards worked as an editor and correspondent for the BBC. Now, E-Reads is proud to present his engaging series of military histories to a new generation of readers. PAUL THE TRAVELLER Saint Paul and his World The story of Saint Paul - the thirteenth apostle. Born into Asia Minor's Jewish aristocracy and a passionate student of scripture, Paul was part of a crowd that killed Stephen, a deacon regarded as the first Christian Martyr. But on the road to Damascus, Paul experienced a miracle that would change his life and in turn change history. This conversion experience convinced him that his true master was the man who would come to be known as Jesus Christ. Drawing on his vast command of ancient history and blending it with superb story-telling skills, Bradford weaves a tale that takes the reader from city to city as Paul spreads the teachings of Christ despite being beaten, stoned and shipwrecked. It's a thrilling tale and stirring biography of a man whose devotion and rhetorical genius laid the groundwork for the religion that soon swept the civilized world
Julius Caesar : the pursuit of power by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Julius Caesar was murdered in 44 B.C., he was one of the most powerful men in the world. His overwhelming ambition had made him a military tribune, praetor, consul, dictator, and in the eyes of many, a god. Only one title eluded him: king. This revealing portrait of Caesar avoids the myths and cliches of popular legend. The real Caesar was a man whose primary purpose was the pursuit of power. Characteristically, he had contempt for those who helped him reach his goal."--Provided by the publisher
Nelson : the essential hero by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a naval commander he was an inspiring hero, honored to this very day as the essence of bravery. In his private life he was a cad, conducting a scandalous openly adulterous affair with Lady Emma Hamilton and humiliating her cuckold husband. In victories at sea and in the boudoir Horatio Nelson was an indomitable conqueror and deserving of his immortal reputation. He was the sworn enemy of Napoleon and the French and considered himself a failure if a single enemy ship escaped destruction. His strategies to achieve this end are still studied and marveled at. Bradford brilliantly recounts the events of Nelson's life and details the naval warfare of the this thrilling period in British history
Gibraltar: the history of a fortress by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Gibraltar's role in world affairs paying special attention to its strategic position in the British Empire
The battle for the West : Thermopylae by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-day battle for the pass at the "Hot Gates" of Thermopylae was a critical contest in the Persian king Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in 480 BC has since become the very emblem of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice. The ambitions of Xerxes were vast. Having amassed the largest force of men and ships ever assembled, he set out to conquer Greece, at the same time sending an army of Carthaginians to overrun Sicily. The two forces planned to open the gates to the wealth of the western Mediterranean. Ernle Bradford's narrative spans the entire era of the invasion, from the building of an incredible wooden bridge across the Hellespont to the final crushing defeat of the Persian rear guard at the battle of Plataea. There, as before, the Spartans were the decisive force. It was at Thermopylae, however, that the fate of Xerxes's forces was determined by a small band of Spartans. - Back cover
The companion guide to the Greek islands by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

51 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and German and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Mary Rose by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII's flagship which sank off the Isle of Wight in 1545. It was raised in 1982. This is the story of the warship which was the pride of the Tudor navy but sank without firing a shot. Most of the sailors on board were drowned
The sultan's admiral : the life of Barbarossa by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historický cestopis vypráví nejprve o dvou bratrech Oručovi a Chizrovi Barbarossech, vynikajících námořnících 16. století ve službách tureckých, a posléze líčí vítězné bitvy a ovládnutí Středozemního moře a severoafrického Chizrem, admirálem, ale též vynikajícím diplomatem sultána Sulejmana. Kniha se snaží odstranit falešné nánosy evropských historiků, zkreslující portrét pozoruhodného člověka, jenž ovlivnil vývoj v oblasti Středozemního moře
The great betrayal: Constantinople 1204 by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an engrossing chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, written by Ernle Bradford, bestselling author of Thermopylae. At the dawn of the thirteenth century, Constantinople stood as the bastion of Christianity in Eastern Europe. The capital city of the Byzantine Empire, it was a center of art, culture, and commerce that had commanded trading routes between Asia, Russia, and Europe for hundreds of years. But in 1204, the city suffered a devastating attack that would spell the end of the Holy Roman Empire. The army of the Fourth Crusade had set out to reclaim Jerusalem, but under the sway of their Venetian patrons, the crusaders diverted from their path in order to lay siege to Constantinople. With longstanding tensions between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the crusaders set arms against their Christian neighbors, destroying a vital alliance between Eastern and Western Rome. The author brings to life this powerful tale of envy and greed, demonstrating the far-reaching consequences this siege would have across Europe for centuries to come.--Book description, Amazon.com
Siege : Malta, 1940-1943 by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the seige of Malta from the beginning in 1940 until the end of it in 1942
The shield and the sword: the Knights of St John by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

52 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few historians immersed themselves in their topics like bestselling, noted author Ernle Bradford. Specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics, Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his acclaimed books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first lieutenant of a destroyer, and afterward worked as an editor and correspondent for the BBC. Now, his engaging series of military histories is available to a new generation of readers. Bradford brings you the storied history of the Knights of St. John--defenders of the poor and sick. Starting with the founding of the Knights during the crusades, Bradford follows the Order for centuries as they move around the world, surviving being uprooted from Jerusalem, Rhodes, and Malta. The military prowess of the order culminates in the stirring victory over the Turks depicted in the bestselling The Great Siege. But after two hundred years, internal corruption contributes to the Knights' loss of Malta to Napoleon. But even from those ashes, the Knights rise once again
The wind commands me; a life of Sir Francis Drake by Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The battle for the West : Thermopylae
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Bradford, Ernel.

Bradford, Ernle.

Bradford, Ernle, 1922-

Bradford, Ernle 1922-1986

Bradford, Ernle D. 1922-1986

Bradford Ernle Dusgate Selby

Bradford, Ernle Dusgate Selby 1922-1986

Ernle Bradford Brits historicus (1922-1986)

Ernle Bradford écrivain britannique

Ernle Bradford englischer Schriftsteller

Ernle Bradford Royal Navy officer anh historian

Ernle Dusgate Selby, Bradford 1922-1986

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Ulysses found.CleopatraThe great siegeMediterranean: portrait of a seaThe sword and the scimitar : the saga of the CrusadesNelson : the essential heroThe battle for the West : ThermopylaeSiege : Malta, 1940-1943The shield and the sword: the Knights of St John