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Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence) 1904-1993

Overview
Works: 663 works in 2,163 publications in 8 languages and 39,569 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Diaries  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Literature  Personal narratives  Radio programs 
Roles: Author, Reporter, Speaker, Collaborator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: DD256.5, 943.086
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The rise and fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer( Book )

322 editions published between 1245 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 8,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Nazi Germany
The collapse of the Third Republic : an inquiry into the fall of France in 1940 by William L Shirer( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 3,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After setting the stage with a look at the founding of the Republic in 1871, describes the political, social, and religious divisions in the country, the "Maginot Line complex" growing out of military trust in a defensive war, and the deleterious effect of the tragedy of World War I
The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler by William L Shirer( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by the author of The rise and fall of the Third Reich. This account of the life of Hitler includes significant events occurring in the political climate of the 1920's and 1930's, such as the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler's imprisonment, Mein Kampf, and the Second World War
The sinking of the Bismarck by William L Shirer( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the week-long, hide-and-seek chase after the mighty Bismarck
Midcentury journey : the Western World through its years of conflict by William L Shirer( Book )

28 editions published between 1952 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and hatred : the troubled marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy by William L Shirer( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A touching, brilliant, and groundbreaking biography of one of literary history's most famous couples, at once a dual biography, a history, and the portrait of a long and stormy marriage, William L. Shirer's new book - written in his ninth decade - explores the passionate, highly charged, and extraordinary lives of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy. It is a compelling illumination both of the nature of genius and of the universal problems of love, sex, and marriage - themes that Tolstoy played out in his great fiction and that haunted him in his tangled domestic life." "Rich in anecdotes, wise, full of sweeping history, and imbued with Shirer's profound knowledge of literature and life, Love and Hatred ranks beside such works as Robert Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra and Nigel Nicolson's Portrait of a Marriage as a masterly, intuitive, and sympathetic exploration of the love/hate relationship between two famous, bigger-than-life people." "Beginning in 1862, when Tolstoy committed the blunder of asking his young bride to read his diaries of his bachelor life so there should be no secrets between them, and ending with his tragic flight from home (and marriage) in 1910 while the whole world waited for news of him, Love and Hatred tells the story of a great romance between two people who could live neither together nor apart - a romance that exhausted and obsessed them both, and that forms the basis for much of Tolstoy's work. The final book of William L. Shirer's long and brilliant career, it is - appropriately - a masterly re-creation of a time, of two extraordinary people, and of the very nature of love, marriage, and old age."--Jacket
"This is Berlin" : radio broadcasts from Nazi Germany by William L Shirer( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through his broadcasts for Edward R. Murrow on CBS Radio, William Shirer was a masterful chronicler of the events in Europe that led up to World War II."--BOOK JACKET. "The reportage in "This Is Berlin" offers rich insights into the period before the darkest days descended and World War II began. With chilling immediacy, these broadcasts take the reader to the front, providing flashpoints of the imminent war in the words of America's most trusted correspondent. An introduction by noted historian John Keegan and a preface by Shirer's daughter, Inga Shirer Dean, serve to put Shirer's life and work into context."--Jacket
The challenge of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland in our time by William L Shirer( Book )

31 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of a Berlin diary by William L Shirer( )

25 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and German and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vivid and unforgettable word picture of the destruction of Nazi Germany" (The New York Times). A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, when he was still a virtual unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his eyewitness account of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book. Shirer's Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success'and would not be the last of his expert observations on Europe. Shirer returned to the European front in 1944 to cover the end of the war. As the smoke cleared, Shirer'who watched the birth of a monster that threatened to engulf the world'now stood witness to the death of the Third Reich. End of a Berlin Diary chronicles this year-long study of Germany after Hitler. Through a combination of Shirer's lucid, honest reporting, along with passages on the Nuremberg trials, copies of captured Nazi documents, and an eyewitness account of Hitler's last days, Shirer provides insight into the unrest, the weariness, and the tentative steps world leaders took towards peace
Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 by William L Shirer( Book )

77 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporters journal begining of WW II
The rise and fall of the Third Reich : [a history of Nazi Germany] by William L Shirer( Recording )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. Shirer's unforgettable account of the pivotal characters and events of that critical era benefits from his many years as a reporter and his own personal recollections, as well as from the mass of historical documents retrieved from the German Foreign Office. The result is a brutally objective account of how Hitler wrested political control of Germany and managed to take the country with him on his mad six-year quest for world domination, only to see it go down in flames in the end
The traitor by William L Shirer( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How and why a person turns traitor and works for enemy's propaganda machine
Stranger, come home by William L Shirer( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le troisième Reich des origines à la chute by William L Shirer( Book )

52 editions published between 1954 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La chute de la IIIe Republique : une enquete sur la defaite de 1940 by William L Shirer( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi, a memoir by William L Shirer( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the leader of the independence movement in India
The consul's wife by William L Shirer( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zusammenbruch Frankreichs : Aufstieg und Fall der Dritten Republik by William L Shirer( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century journey : a memoir of a life and the times by William L Shirer( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Amharic and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a memoir not only of a life but of the times: the first part of the 20th century as the author saw it unfold in America, Europe and parts of Asia. It is both autobiography and history--by one of America's best known journalists and historians. At the Nuremberg Rallies, when Hitler roared through the streets celebrating his newly won domination,William Shirer was there. In Munich, as Chamberlain abandoned the Czechs,Shirer was there. When Hitler loosed his Blitzkrieg on Poland, Shirer was there." In this, the second volume of his memoirs, the prize-winning author provides an eyewitness and intensely personal vision of the crucible out of which the Nazi monster appeared
This is Berlin : a narrative history: 1938-40 by William L Shirer( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiocommentaren van de toenmalige CBS-correspondent in Berlijn
 
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Love and hatred : the troubled marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy
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The collapse of the Third Republic : an inquiry into the fall of France in 1940The sinking of the BismarckLove and hatred : the troubled marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy"This is Berlin" : radio broadcasts from Nazi GermanyBerlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941The rise and fall of the Third Reich : [a history of Nazi Germany]20th century journey : a memoir of a life and the timesThis is Berlin : a narrative history: 1938-40
Alternative Names
Gulielmus L. Shirer

Hsi-i-le, Wei-lien 1904-1993

Hsia-i-le, Wei-lien

Hsia-i-le, Wei-lien, 1904-

Hsia-i-le, Wei-lien 1904-1993

Šāyrir, Wīlyām 1904-1993

Shirer, Bill 1904-1993

Shirer, Uilʹi?a︡m, 1904-1993

Shirer, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1904-1993

Shirer W. L.

Shirer W. L. 1904-1993

Shirer, W. L. (William Lawrence)

Shirer William

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Shirer, William 1904-1993

Shirer William L.

Shirer, William L. 1904-1993

Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence)

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Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993

Shirer William Lawrence

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Shirer, William Lawrence, 1904-1994

Širer, Uilʹjam 1904-1993

William L. Shirer

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William L. Shirer periodista, corresponsal de guerra e historiador estadounidense

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William L. Shirer US-amerikanischer Journalist, Historiker und Autor

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William L. Shirer yhdysvaltalainen journalisti ja historioitsija

William Lawrence Shirer

William Shirer giornalista e storico statunitense

Xiayile, Weilian 1904-1993

Ουίλιαμ Σίρερ

Уилям Шайрър американски журналист и писател

Ширер У

Ширер У. 1904-1993

Ширер У. Л

Ширер У. Л. 1904-1993

Ширер Уильям

Ширер, Уильям 1904-

Ширер, Уильям 1904-1993

ויליאם שיירר

ויליאם שיירר עיתונאי אמריקאי

שירער, וילים לורנס 1904-1994

שירר, וילים לורנס 1904-1994

شایرر, ویلیام.

وليام شيرر

وليام شيرر صحفي أمريكي

ویلیام شایرر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

विलियम एल शैरर

사이러, 윌리엄 로렌스 1904-1993

샤이러, W. L. 1904-1993

샤이러, 윌리엄 L. 1904-1993

샤이러, 윌리엄 로렌스 1904-1993

ウィリアム・L・シャイラー

ウィリアム・L・シャイラー 1904-1993

シャイラー, ウィリアム

シャイラー, ウィリアム・L

シャイラー, ウイリアム

夏伊勒, 威廉 1904-1993

威廉·勞倫斯·夏伊勒

Languages
English (806)

German (82)

French (78)

Italian (9)

Chinese (5)

Spanish (3)

Hebrew (1)

Amharic (1)