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Shawcross, William

Overview
Works: 160 works in 628 publications in 5 languages and 17,719 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Personal correspondence  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films  Sources  Autobiographies  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, 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 )

80 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,683 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 )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,977 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. Vividly detailed, written with unrestricted access to her personal papers, letters, and diaries, this candid royal biography by William Shawcross is also a singular history of Britain in the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition
The quality of mercy : Cambodia, Holocaust, and modern conscience by William Shawcross( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar de hulpverlening in het door politieke tegenstellingen geteisterde Cambodja sinds ca. 1975
Dubcek by William Shawcross( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,314 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
Justice and the enemy : Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by William Shawcross( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,127 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
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 1,107 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
The Shah's last ride : the fate of an ally by William Shawcross( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Persian and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen and country : the fifty-year reign of Elizabeth II by William Shawcross( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,032 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 1997 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Admire or fear him, you can't ignore Rupert Murdoch. Chances are, no matter where you are, he influences your life through his newspapers, magazines or TV network. He is perhaps the world's most successful businessman, a baron of the global village - and his power is growing every day. The story of his success, as told by William Shawcross in this already controversial biography, is the business story of the decade." "In a brief time, Murdoch has transformed himself from the owner of a single newspaper in an Australian backwater to the titan of News, one of the world's largest, most sophisticated communications empires. Of the six international media giants (Time Warner, Sony, Bertelsmann, Berlusconi, Disney and News), only News is owned and controlled by one man. Only News stretches completely around the earth. And only News has Murdoch, the tycoon whose life has been, in the words of Shawcross, "an unending assault upon the world ... a series of interlocking wars."" "Shawcross shows how Murdoch, perhaps more than any of the other media czars, recognized the enormous possibilities of the new age of communications and put the vision into bold action. For the first time, it is clear how Murdoch advanced up the ladder of influence, acquiring newspapers (including the Times of London, the New York Post and the Chicago Sun-Times), always buying and trading for more power."
Counting one's blessings : the selected letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Elizabeth( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 822 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 )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 705 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
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 held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 432 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
Allies : why the West had to remove Saddam by William Shawcross( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rupert Murdoch : ringmaster of the information circus by William Shawcross( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Rupert Murdoch, the notorious and powerful media baron, and the parallel tale of the information and technology revolution which has made such global influence and power possible
Cambodia's new deal : a report by William Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shah's last ride : the story of the exile, misadventures and death of the Emperor by William Shawcross( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autumn of 1987 began the forlorn journey of the Shah of Iran into exile and death. His search for a country of refuge saw him spurned as an international pariah. Expelled from Morocco, refused entry to the USA and forced to live in a beach hut in the Bahamas. Finally one statesman took pity on him, President Sadat of Egypt
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 129 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
The quality of mercy : Cambodia, Holocaust, and modern conscience ; with a report from Ethiopia by William Shawcross( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kowtow! by William Shawcross( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author claims that Britain has neglected its moral responsibility towards Hong Kong. He argues that the government should undertake to grant Hong Kong's 3 million UK passport holders "right of abode" in Britain or that it should establish a real democracy in Hong Kong
 
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The Queen Mother : the official biography
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The Queen Mother : the official biographyJustice and the enemy : Nuremberg, 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh MohammedDeliver us from evil : peacekeepers, warlords, and a world of endless conflictThe Shah's last ride : the fate of an allyQueen and country : the fifty-year reign of Elizabeth IIMurdochAllies : the U.S., Britain, Europe, and the war in IraqAllies : why the West had to remove Saddam
Alternative Names
Shawcross, W

Shawcross, William

Shawcross, William 1946-

Šūkrās, Wīliyām 1946-

Šūkrās, Wīlyām 1946-

William Shawcross Brits journalist

William Shawcross journaliste britannique

William Shawcross periodista britànic

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 (368)

Persian (17)

French (15)

German (14)

Indonesian (1)