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Laqueur, Walter 1921-2018

Works: 639 works in 3,270 publications in 11 languages and 83,654 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biographies  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Autobiographies  Photographs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Publishing director, Compiler, Translator, Redactor
Classifications: HV6431, 303.625
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The Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflict by Walter Laqueur( Book )

157 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The background history and direction of the Arab-Israel conflict is traced through this comprehensive chronological compilation of documents, declarations, correspondences, resolutions, policies, reports, and some commentary. a range of topics and viewpoints are presented. sources relate to zionism and the establishment of the state, the British mandate, the Palestinians and the PLO, wars, territory, un resolutions, reactions of and relations with other countries and Israel's position on various issues
The Holocaust encyclopedia by Walter Laqueur( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alphabetically arranged entries in 'Laqueur's encyclopedia provides fresh and lengthy articles on such topics as antisemitism, historiography, Jewish women, memorials, and resistance, just to brush the surface." Choice
The new terrorism : fanaticism and the arms of mass destruction by Walter Laqueur( )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The New Terrorism Walter Laqueur, one of the foremost experts on terrorism and international strategic affairs, recounts the history of terrorism and, more importantly, examines the future of terrorist activity worldwide. Laqueur argues that as a new quasi-religious extreme right rises, with more personal and less ideological motivations than their left-wing counterparts, it is only a matter of time before the attainability of weapons of mass destruction creates a terrifying and unstable scenario." "From militant separatism in Kashmir to state-sponsored extremism in Libya and ecoterrorism in the West, The New Terrorism offers a thorough account of terrorism in all its past and current manifestations. Most importantly, it casts a sober eye to the future, when the inevitable marriage of technology and fanaticism will give us all something new to think about."--Jacket
A history of Zionism by Walter Laqueur( Book )

99 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of Zionist thought, and its inherent link with the growth of antisemitism in the 19th century. Argues that while there were clearly other factors, antisemitism was a major element in the emergence of Zionism. Discusses the Zionist view of antisemitism as the result of the Jews' anomolous social and economic structure in the diaspora. Notes the growth of Zionist youth movements in Germany as a reaction to antisemitic movements. Points out that the lack of help given to Jews during the Holocaust gave Zionism a great impetus at the end of the Second World War. However, it was also felt that the idea of a Jewish state had lost its "raison d'etre" as a haven for persecuted European Jews. Zionist leaders had anticipated persecutions and expulsions, but not mass murder as a solution to the "Jewish problem." Discusses theories on antisemitism of major Zionist thinkers: Moses Hess, Max Lilienblum, Leo Pinsker, Max Nordau, Chaim Weizmann, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky
The dream that failed : reflections on the Soviet Union by Walter Laqueur( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dream that Failed offers an authoritative assessment of the Soviet era - from the triumph of Lenin to the fall of Gorbachev. In recent years, decades of conventional wisdom about the U.S.S.R. have been swept away, while a flood of evidence from Russian archives demands new thinking about old assumptions. This inquiry is conducted on the grand scale: the author explains how the Bolsheviks won the struggle for power in 1917; how they captured the commitment of a young generation of Russians; why the idealism faded as Soviet power grew; how the system ultimately collapsed; and why Western experts have been wrong about the Communist system. Thoughtful and incisive, Laqueur reflects on the early enthusiasm of foreign observers and Bolshevik revolutionaries for the new Soviet order, then takes a piercing look at the totalitarian nature of the regime. He demonstrates how Communist society stagnated during the 1960s and '70s, while the economy wobbled to the brink; how Western observers, from academic experts to CIA analysts, made wildly optimistic estimates of Moscow's economic and political strength. Just weeks before the U.S.S.R. disappeared from the earth, some scholars were confidently predicting the survival of the Soviet Union. But in underscoring the rot and repression, he also notes that the Communist state did not necessarily have to fall when it did, and he examines the many factors behind the collapse (such as ethnic nationalism and the rigors of an accelerated arms race during the 1980s). Many of these same problems continued to shape the future of Russia and other successor states, and a second coming of national Communism, albeit in a different guise, cannot be ruled out. Only now, in the rubble of this lost empire, is it possible to gain a deeper understanding of the Soviet regime, its early achievements, its crimes and its ultimate disaster. In The Dream that Failed, the result of years of research and reflection, Walter Laqueur sheds fresh light on a central episode in our turbulent century
The changing face of antisemitism : from ancient times to the present day by Walter Laqueur( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London, the leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism, Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account of this pernicious problem, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious anti-Semitism--stretching back to the middle ages--to a racial anti-Semitism that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author then uses this historical account as backdrop to a brilliant analysis of the newest species of anti-Semitism, explaining its origins and rationale, how it manifests itself, in what ways and why it is different from anti-Semitism in past ages, and what forms it may take in the future. The book reveals that what was historically a preoccupation of Christian and right-wing movements has become in our time even more frequent among Muslims and left-wing groups. Moreover, Laqueur argues that we can't simply equate this new anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism and write it off as merely anti-Israel sentiments. National and religious minority groups have been systematically persecuted from Indonesia, to Bangladesh, Rwanda, and beyond, but their fate has not generated much indignation in Europe and America. If Israel alone is singled out for heated condemnation, is the root of this reaction simply anti-Zionism or is it anti-Semitism? Here is both a summing up of the entire trajectory of anti-Semitism--the first comprehensive history of its kind--and an exploration of the new wave of anti-Semitism that will be of interest to all concerned about the future of Jews, Judaism, and Israel. --Publisher
Fascism : past, present, future by Walter Laqueur( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini's march on Rome; Hitler's speeches before waves of goose-stepping storm troopers; the horrors of the Holocaust; burning crosses and neo-Nazi skinhead hooligans. Few words are as evocative, and even fewer ideologies as pernicious, as fascism. And yet, the world continues to witness the success of political parties in countries such as Italy, France, Austria, Russia, and elsewhere resembling in various ways historical fascism. Why, despite its past, are people still attracted to fascism? Will it ever again be a major political force in the world? Where in the world is it most likely to
The terrible secret : suppression of the truth about Hitler's "final solution" by Walter Laqueur( Book )

52 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using recent sources, the author examines when and how information about the genocide became known to millions of Germans, international Jewish organizations, leaders of Jewish communities throughout Europe, and top government officials in neutral and Allied countries
Europe in our time : a history, 1945-1992 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the continent's political, economic, social, and cultural evolution from the Cold War to fall of the Berlin Wall
Generation exodus : the fate of young Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany by Walter Laqueur( )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some half a million Jews lived in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. Over the next decade, thousands would flee. Among these refugees, teens and young adults formed a remarkable generation. Born between 1914 and 1928, they were old enough to appreciate the loss of their homeland and the experience of flight, but often young and flexible enough to survive and even flourish in new environments. Many would go on to make great contributions to their new countries and to the world." "The young Jews who fled the Nazis escaped to Palestine and the United States, to the Soviet Union and England, to South America and Shanghai and Australia. Some even remained in Germany, in hiding throughout the war. From a variety of backgrounds - some secular, some observant; some Zionists, some German patriots; some poor, some well-to-do - they are united by the experience of flight from Nazi persecution during their formative years. This generation has produced such disparate figures as Henry Kissinger and "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer; noted academics and political leaders of both Israel and East Germany; even a Benedictine abbot, a Hindu guru, and a West African chieftain. Drawing on interviews, published and unpublished memoirs, and his own experiences, Walter Laqueur skillfully combines these numerous individual stories and experiences to paint a vivid collective portrait of Generation Exodus."--Jacket
Weimar : a cultural history, 1918-1933 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

57 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the aesthetic theories, intellectual thought, popular culture, and innovative writers, artists and performers of the Weimer period
Fascism : a reader's guide : analyses, interpretations, bibliography by Walter Laqueur( Book )

57 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism by Walter Laqueur( Book )

67 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 7 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassinations, bombings, hijackings, diplomatic kidnappings -- Terrorism has become the most publicized form of political violence. What is the true impact of terrorism and what influence might it exert in the future?
Stalin : the glasnost revelations by Walter Laqueur( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reviews the new body of evidence around the towering figure of the former Soviet leader: his rise to power, his ruthless collectivization of agriculture; ;the period of the purges and show trials and his role in the war
Breaking the silence by Walter Laqueur( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Eduard Schulte, the German industrialist who risked everything to oppose the Nazis and was the first to tell the world of the fate of the Jews in Hitler's Europe"--Jacket
No end to war : terrorism in the twenty-first century by Walter Laqueur( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading scholar examines the origins and history of terrorism, explaining how the motivations underlying terror have changed over the years, and the various causes of modern terrorist organizations
The struggle for the Middle East : the Soviet Union in the Mediterranean, 1958-1968 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. Bibliography: p.209-212
The age of terrorism by Walter Laqueur( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laqueur has returned to his excellent 1977 work, Terrorism, and completely revised and updated it in the light of events of the past decade. He charts the history of political terror from its roots in 19th-century Europe, through the anarchists of the 1880s and 1890s, the right- and left-wing factions of the early 20th century, to the multinational operations of today. He examines the sociology of terrorism: funding, intelligence gathering, weapons and tactics, informers and countermeasures, and the crucial role of the media. He also probes the question of motivation: is there a "terrorist personality"? Or is terrorism rooted in legitimate grievances that if addressed would end violence? Challenging certain assumptions that still hinder understanding of the phenomena, Laqueur demystifies terrorism without belittling its importance. ISBN 0-316-51478-0: $19.55
A dictionary of politics by Walter Laqueur( Book )

56 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Young Germany; a history of the German youth movement by Walter Laqueur( Book )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and German and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Germany explores the revolt of the younger generation in Germany from 1896 to 1933. It is a readable history of the Free Youth Movement, one of the most significant factors in shaping modern Germany. Laqueur, who grew up in Germany, retraces the history of the movement, its central ideas, and its cultural background. Today his study is of even greater interest and importance than when it was first published in 1962. In his new introduction to this edition, Laqueur shows that the German Youth Movement can be seen as a precursor of contemporary youth revolt. It inspired all of the ideas which continue to preoccupy proponents and students of generational conflict today."--Provided by publisher
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Europe in our time : a history, 1945-1992
The Holocaust encyclopediaThe new terrorism : fanaticism and the arms of mass destructionA history of ZionismThe dream that failed : reflections on the Soviet UnionThe changing face of antisemitism : from ancient times to the present dayFascism : past, present, futureThe terrible secret : suppression of the truth about Hitler's "final solution"Europe in our time : a history, 1945-1992
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Alexander, M. 1921-

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