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Laqueur, Walter 1921-

Works: 478 works in 2,823 publications in 11 languages and 80,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Creator, Translator, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Walter Laqueur
The Israel-Arab reader : a documentary history of the Middle East conflict by Walter Laqueur( Book )

147 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,629 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 Palestiniansand the PLO, wars, territory, UN resolutions, reactions of and relations with other countries and Israel's position on various issues
A history of Zionism by Walter Laqueur( Book )

105 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a history of Zionism from the French emancipation in 1789 until the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. the book is devided into three parts dealing with the conceptual idea of Zionism, the active Zionist movement and the destruction of european jewry, together with the fight for jewish independence in palestine
The terrible secret : suppression of the truth about Hitler's "final solution" by Walter Laqueur( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to answer three vital questions about the worldwide response to Hitler's "Final Solution": When did information about the genocide first become known to Jews and non-Jews? Through what channels was this information transmitted? What was the reaction of those who received word of the slaughter?Walter Laqueur's quest focuses on the period between June 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, and December 1942, by which time the United Nations had confirmed the news about the mass killings in a common declaration. By the end of 1942, Chelmno, Belzec, Auschwitz, Maidanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka were fully operational and two and a half million Jews had already been killed.According to Laqueur, word started to spread soon after extermination began. But there is no easy, straightforward answer to the wider question of why there was a failure to read and correctly interpret the signs in 1941; why so many individuals and governments actually chose to deny the reality of genocide when faced with incontrovertible evidence. A probing and disturbing work, The Terrible Secret explores one of the most perplexing aspects of the Holocaust, a political and psychological riddle of general significance to the understanding of the history of our times."--Provided by publisher
Weimar : a cultural history, 1918-1933 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,590 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 )

55 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism by Walter Laqueur( Book )

60 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 1,567 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 )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 1,514 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
Fascism : past, present, future by Walter Laqueur( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den historiske fascisme, om nyfascistiske og højre-extremistiske grupper, og om den klerikale fascisme, dvs. islamisk fundamentalisme
Breaking the silence by Walter Laqueur( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 1,444 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 )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,382 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 new terrorism : fanaticism and the arms of mass destruction by Walter Laqueur( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 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 dictionary of politics by Walter Laqueur( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk historie
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 held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. Bibliography: p.209-212
The dream that failed : reflections on the Soviet Union by Walter Laqueur( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,257 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( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,230 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 brillian
The fate of the Revolution : interpretations of Soviet history by Walter Laqueur( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of Western nationalisms : essays dedicated to Walter Z. Laqueur on the occasion of his 70th birthday by Jehuda Reinharz( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism lies at the core of the history of the twentieth century, as the most lasting world view of modern times. This volume provides a unique panoramic insight into the history, and contemporary experience, of modern nationalism. The contributors explore nationalism in its many faces. Key issues examined include the changing definitions of Western nationalism from the nineteenth-century conceptions of state development and patriotism through its increasing link with conservatism and chauvinism; the relation of nationalism to development and modernity, and its role in fundamentalist and isolationist reactions against the modern world; and its expression in the 'civic religion' of the state and the invention of tradition. Individual contributions analyse the tensions between nationalism and social ideologies transcending the boundaries of the nation state, from Marxism and international law to pan-Arabist sentiment. A recurrent focus is the issue of the 'Jewish Nation', its relation to Zionism, and the Holocaust as the climax to one trajectory of Western nationalism. Drawing on a wealth of examples from a broad geographical range, this book will be essential reading for scholars of contemporary history, political science, and the social theory of the modern state. The volume, the majority of which has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary History (Volume 26, Issue 3-4), is dedicated to Walter Laqueur in recognition of his unique contribution to the history of modern nationalism
Walter Laqueur : Inter Nationes Preis 1984 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanderer wider Willen : Erinnerungen 1921-1951 by Walter Laqueur( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thursday's child has far to go : a memoir of the journeying years by Walter Laqueur( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erindringer om forfatterens barndom i Breslau (nuværende Wroclaw) i Weimarrepublikkens sidste år og nazismens første år, kibbutztiden i Palæstina i 30erne og 40erne og endelig om en Europatur
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Fascism : past, present, future
Alternative Names
Alexander, M. 1921-

Gualterius Laqueur

Lakër, Uolter

Laker, Uolter 1921-

Laker, Volter 1921-

Lakir, Zeʹev

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Walter Laqueur American historian and political commentator

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ウォルター・ラカー 1921-

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ラカー, ウォルター・Z.

ラカー, ワルター

ラッカー, ウォルター Z.


English (774)

German (48)

French (19)

Spanish (15)

Japanese (5)

Italian (5)

Hebrew (5)

Chinese (3)

Russian (2)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

A history of ZionismThe terrible secret : suppression of the truth about Hitler's "final solution"Weimar : a cultural history, 1918-1933Fascism : a reader's guide : analyses, interpretations, bibliographyFascism : past, present, futureBreaking the silenceNo end to war : terrorism in the twenty-first centuryThe new terrorism : fanaticism and the arms of mass destruction