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Shawcross, William

Overview
Works: 114 works in 545 publications in 6 languages and 18,542 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Pictorial works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: DA585.A2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Shawcross
 
Most widely held works by William Shawcross
Sideshow : Kissinger, Nixon and the destruction of Cambodia by William Shawcross( Book )

73 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigative account of the secret war in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, and of the use of power by Nixon and Kissinger in Indo-Chinese foreign policy
The Queen Mother : the official biography by William Shawcross( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles--and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon--the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore's ten children--was born on August 4, 1900, and, certainly, no one could have imagined that her long life (she died in 2002) would come to reflect a changing nation over the course of an entire century. Now, William Shawcross--given unrestricted access to the Queen Mother's personal papers, letters, and diaries--gives us a portrait of unprecedented vividness and detail. Here is the girl who helped convalescing soldiers during the First World War ... the young Duchess of York helping her reluctant husband assume the throne when his brother abdicated ... the Queen refusing to take refuge from the bombing of London, risking her own life to instill courage and hope in others who were living through the Blitz ... the dowager Queen--the last Edwardian, the charming survivor of a long-lost era--representing her nation at home and abroad ... the matriarch of the Royal Family and "the nation's best-loved grandmother." A revelatory royal biography that is, as well, a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century
The quality of mercy : Cambodia, Holocaust, and modern conscience by William Shawcross( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar de hulpverlening in het door politieke tegenstellingen geteisterde Cambodja sinds ca. 1975
The Shah's last ride : the fate of an ally by William Shawcross( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubcek by William Shawcross( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Dubček (Slovak pronunciation: [alksandr duptk]; 27 November 1921 ? 7 November 1992) was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia (1968?1969), famous for his attempt to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring. Later, after the overthrow of the government in 1989, he was Chairman of the federal Czecho-Slovak parliament."--Wikipedia
Deliver us from evil : peacekeepers, warlords, and a world of endless conflict by William Shawcross( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The end of the Cold War was followed by a decade of regional and ethnic wars, massacres and forced exiles, and by constant calls for America to lead the international community as chief peacekeeper. The efforts of that community - identified with the United Nations but often dominated by the world's wealthy nations - have had mixed results." "Shawcross, a veteran of many war zones, has had broad access to global policymakers, including UN secretary general Kofi Annan, high American diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian-aid professionals. He has traveled with them to some of the world's most horrifying killing fields. Deliver Us from Evil is his report on the many crises faced by the international community and its servants as they struggle to respond around the world. He brings home the price many have paid attempting to restore peace and help alleviate terrible suffering. He illuminates the risks we face in a complex and dangerous world."--Jacket
Queen and country : the fifty-year reign of Elizabeth II by William Shawcross( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2002 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the British throne. To celebrate this occasion, William Shawcross, an award-winning writer and journalist, has written an intimate and revealing portrait of the Queen and an absorbing narrative of how the faces of the monarchy, Britain, and the world have changed over the past fifty years. Britain today bears little resemblance to the country the Queen inherited in 1952. There is more criticism than deference; the institution of the monarchy is no longer accepted unquestioningly. Yet, as Shawcross describes here, Elizabeth's long and valiant, sometimes difficult, always challenging reign shows us a monarch who has risen admirably to the occasion and has held the country and the commonwealth together. Drawn from the BBC's landmark four-part television series, Queen and Country combines personal recollections, classic archive film, and contemporary footage, as it examines how the Queen has adapted and succeeded. Exploring several aspects of her public role, including her relationships with successive prime ministers, Shawcross shows how she has remained a fixed point in the storm, a reassuring bedrock of stability, calm, and good sense, who has earned the respect and affection of the world. With more than one hundred photographs, this volume focuses on four parts of the Queen's life. The first explores the central relationship between the Queen and her subjects. Her private life is the subject of the second part as Shawcross describes how she enjoys horse racing, her dogs, shooting, and family life. He also discusses the turbulence of her children's marriages and lives. Part III focuses on the Queen's political role as head of state and explores how close she is to the center of decision making. The final part follows Elizabeth II as she travels the globe and strengthens the ties of the commonwealth. Written with the cooperation of the Queen's family, friends, and her trusted aides, this unique portrait accompanies the celebration of her golden jubilee that will be one of the most televised and written-about events of 2002. Queen and Country is the most authoritative account of Elizabeth's reign that will appear during this year-long celebration
Murdoch by William Shawcross( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We follow Murdoch from his beginnings in print journalism to space (as he moves to surpass Ted Turner's position in satellite news) and back down to earth, where he has consolidated his reputation for toughness by playing hardball with the London unions and beating Manhattan's magazine magnates at their own game of buy and sell. Shawcross shows how Murdoch - pragmatic and merciless, though perhaps no more so than his adversaries - managed without fail to extend his reach, finally landing in Hollywood, capital of world entertainment. There, despite the predictions of skeptics and experts, he presided over the creation of a fourth successful TV network and then parted ways with the man who actually created it, Barry Diller." "Shawcross describes Murdoch's incredible dash across the globe and tells us the stories behind the deals. We see his relentless ambition and his irresistible charm, his ruthless acquisitions and his biggest gambles. We see how his power evolved and how he intends to enlarge it more, exploiting the information revolution, the wave of high-tech innovation that has helped make information the most vital global commodity since oil. Shawcross lets us understand for the first time just how much power and influence Murdoch really has - and how he could use it in the future."
Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Elizabeth( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success. One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's insightful, witty private correspondence. Indeed, The Sunday Times of London described her letters as "wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and irreverence, steeliness and sweetness." Now Shawcross has put together a selection of her letters, drawing on the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle. Queen Elizabeth was a prolific correspondent, from her early childhood before World War I to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and her letters offer readers a vivid insight into the real person behind the public face."--Jacket
Allies : the U.S., Britain, Europe, and the war in Iraq by William Shawcross( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of the risks taken by the United States and its allies when they went to war with Iraq in March 2003
Justice and the enemy : Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by William Shawcross( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the efforts of lawful nations to impose justice on those responsible for crimes against humanity and the limited success of international courts, and discusses the legal and ethical issues surrounding the status of Al Qaeda plotter Khaled Sheikh Mohammed
Crime and compromise; Janos Kadar and the politics of Hungary since revolution by William Shawcross( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced out : the agony of the refugee in our time by Carole Kismaric( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reports on the refugee problem from Zaire to Afghanistan. There are currently between 18 and 30 million refugees in the world, seen here as one of the great unsung human tragedies of the latter half of this century
Rupert Murdoch : ringmaster of the information circus by William Shawcross( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambodia's new deal : a report by William Shawcross( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen Mother : the official biography by William Shawcross( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. A revelatory royal biography that is, as well, a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century
Kowtow! by William Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of mercy : Cambodia, Holocaust, and modern conscience ; with a report from Ethiopia by William Shawcross( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring previously unseen footage, de-classified documents, and revealing interviews with Kissinger supporters (Alexander Haig, Brent Scowcroft, and William Safire) as well as his detractors (Seymour Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens), The trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in U.S. History
Allies : why the West had to remove Saddam by William Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Queen Mother : the official biography
Alternative Names
Shawcross, W

Shawcross, William

Shawcross, William 1946-

Šūkrās, Wīliyām 1946-

Šūkrās, Wīlyām 1946-

William Shawcross British journalist

William Shawcross Brits journalist

William Shawcross journaliste britannique

William Shawcross periodista británico

Шоукросс, Уильям

ویلیام شوکراس

ウィリアム・ショークロス

ショークロス, ウィリアム

Languages
English (331)

German (16)

French (14)

Chinese (10)

Japanese (3)

Persian (2)

Covers
The Queen Mother : the official biographyThe Shah's last ride : the fate of an allyDeliver us from evil : peacekeepers, warlords, and a world of endless conflictQueen and country : the fifty-year reign of Elizabeth IIMurdochAllies : the U.S., Britain, Europe, and the war in IraqJustice and the enemy : Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh MohammedRupert Murdoch : ringmaster of the information circus