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Moorhouse, Geoffrey 1931-2009

Overview
Works: 74 works in 433 publications in 5 languages and 14,003 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Church history  Military history  Naval history  Guidebooks  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS463, 915.414
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India Britannica by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British rule in India, ca. 1765-1947
Calcutta by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kipling called it The City of Dreadful Night, yet Calcutta is the 2nd city in the Commonwealth and the 4th in the world, and it's in this city that Moorhouse discovers aspects of the human spirit which trace some sort of pattern in the chaos
San Francisco by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 5 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacular color photographs capture the exuberance of this most cosmopolitan of American cities, evoking the personality of the city that has consistently fostered dreamers--from gold-seekers to hippies
The missionaries by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on missionary work and progress in Africa with particular reference to Protestant efforts in the 1800's and early 1900's
Sydney : the story of a city by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the development of the city, now known as a host for the Olympic Games, but which was originally intended as a penal colony for the British empire and a solution to England's overcrowded prisions
Prague by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text examine the city and people of Prague and describe its historical development
Against all reason by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun dancing : a vision of medieval Ireland by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized history of fourth-century Irish monks describes their spirituality and their influence on other areas of the world
The last divine office : Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteries by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the enormous upheaval caused by the English Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, this vivid new history draws on long-forgotten material from the recesses of one of the world's greatest cathedrals-the great Benedictine Durham Priory, now the Anglican Durham Cathedral. Once a bastion of the Benedictine monks in the north of England, the Priory was dissolved after nearly 500 years on the orders of King Henry VIII in 1539, in his quest to separate the church in England from its headquarters in Rome. This illuminating guide to religious history and its social and political contexts, seen through the arches of one of England's most celebrated cathedrals, examines the devastating economic and spiritual consequences of the Dissolution, revealing how one of history's most effective and chilling apparatus of plunder and ruin erased the orders of monks and nuns that had served some 650 monastic religious houses in England and Wales
The diplomats : the Foreign Office today by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial city : New York by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell's foundations : a social history of the town of Bury in the aftermath of the Gallipoli campaign by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most haunting agony remains Gallipoli. No other battle or campaign fought between 1914 and 1918 has ever been remembered quite so tenaciously as the ill-fated Allied expedition to the Dardanelles." And perhaps nowhere in Britain so tenaciously, continues Geoffrey Moorhouse, as in the small Lancashire mill town of Bury. With a population at the time of only 50,000, Bury was home base to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and though they were but one of eighty-four British regiments serving at Gallipoli, they suffered grievous losses--nearly 2,000 officers and men fell in the nine-month assault. In this original and haunting book, Geoffrey Moorhouse examines the effect Gallipoli has had for three quarters of a century on this Lancashire town. Using a wide range of sources--newspapers of the day, regimental archives, parish records, Imperial War Museum documents, Public Record Office papers, as well as the private papers and diaries of locals (both civilian and military), and interviews with the remaining survivors and their families--he reconstructs a social history of the town in light of the military disasters that befell it. Here is the town on the eve of war and the town cheering its men as they marched off to war. And here is the town as the news of the catastrophe gradually filtered back from the front. Here is Bury in conflict, struggling with its fierce patriotism and the demoralization Gallipoli brought, trying to reconcile romantic ideals with grim reality as the war dragged on for three more years and the death total neared 14,000. And here is the aftermath of the war, the broken families and broken men, in a country that wanted to forget the war and get on with life. Finally, here is the town today, having reached beyond grief, celebrating every Gallipoli Sunday in a salute that has metamorphosed from disaster to legend. This is social history at its best, a close-focus view of the way ordinary people coped with extraordinary events. Filled with tales of courage and fear, generosity and meanspiritedness, broken hopes and broken faith, it speaks to us out of a common concern with the human condition
The boat and the town by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boat is the centre of their existence, whether they face the hazards of their trade aboard it or whether they simply wait ashore for it to bring the fish and the men safely back from the deep sea
The Pilgrimage of Grace : the rebellion that shook Henry VIII's throne by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial city : the rise and rise of New York by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de stad New York en zijn inwoners
Great Harry's navy : how Henry VIII gave England sea power by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If Henry VIII is best remembered for six wives and gluttonous habits, his complex domestic life unjustly overshadows a now almost forgotten, but important fact: that Henry founded what would become the Royal Navy." "Without Henry's interest, would the sailors who served his daughter, Elizabeth I, have had the sea power to beat off the Spanish Armada? Would Drake, Hawkins and Frobisher, most notably, have been in a position to so assiduously and so profitably raid the Spanish Main?" "When Henry ascended the English throne in 1509, the country's fleet consisted of just five ships. At his death, nearly forty years later, he handed down to his young son, Edward VI, a navy of more than fifty vessels." "Thanks to the survival of one of the two most-cherished warships in Henry's fleet, the Mary Rose, recovered nearly a quarter of a century ago from the cloying mud of the Solent, we know a little more about how ships of the period were built. But Great Harry's Navy is far more than a history of naval warfare. Geoffrey Moorhouse is just as interested in what it must have been like to live on board a Tudor warship, how the felling of oak forests led to the first Act of Parliament concerned with the destruction of the environment, how the small Dorset town of Bridport became a centre of the rope making industry and why sailcloth, more often than not, came from Brittany."--BOOK JACKET
Hell's foundations : a town, its myths, and Gallipoli by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun dancing : a medieval vision by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last office : 1539 and the dissolution of a monastery by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happened to the monks, their orders, and the communities they served after Henry VIII's breach with Rome in 1536? Here, in The Last Office, Geoffrey Moorhouse dwells on the aftermath of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, drawing for his sources on material that has lain forgotten in the recesses of one of our greatest cathedrals."--BOOK JACKET
Britain in the sixties: the other England by Geoffrey Moorhouse( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sydney : the story of a city
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Moorhouse English journalist and author

ジェフリー・ムーアハウス

ムーアハウス, ジェフリー

Languages
English (287)

French (16)

German (5)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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CalcuttaSydney : the story of a citySun dancing : a vision of medieval IrelandThe last divine office : Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteriesThe Pilgrimage of Grace : the rebellion that shook Henry VIII's throneGreat Harry's navy : how Henry VIII gave England sea powerHell's foundations : a town, its myths, and GallipoliSun dancing : a medieval visionThe last office : 1539 and the dissolution of a monastery