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Zamoyski, Adam

Overview
Works: 114 works in 670 publications in 8 languages and 10,985 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Military history  Fiction  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Composer, wpr, Contributor, Author of introduction, 070
Classifications: DK4140, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Zamoyski
The Polish way : a thousand-year history of the Poles and their culture by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of Poland, tracing the evolution of Polish society, its mentality, outlook, behavior, and taste over the course of one thousand years, and highlighting those political and diplomatic events that had repercussions beyond the boundaries of the country itself
Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the epic events following Napoleon's exile in 1814 and the subsequent Treaty of Paris, examining how the eight-month Viennese carnival brought thousands of aristocrats to the Austrian capital and established the Congress of Vienna
Moscow 1812 : Napoleon's fatal march by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Napoleon's invasion of Russia describes the events that prompted the invasion and recounts how such factors as the harsh climate and Russian patriotism eventually set the stage for Napoleon's downfall
Holy madness : romantics, patriots, and revolutionaries, 1776-1871 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holy Madness provides not only a fluid history of the tumultuous years that embraced the American and French revolutions, the Irish Rebellion, the Polish uprisings, the liberation of South America, and the Italian Risorgimento, it also probes the spiritual and emotional forces responsible for the founding events of the modern world. Zamoyski also captures the passionate revolutionary figures Lafayette, Napoleon, Benjamin franklin, Bolivar, Rousseau, and countless others who were caught up in the fervor of the nationalist crusade. As the cult of the nation rises again around the world, Holy Madness is a history that takes on chilling relevance in today's society."--Jacket
Paderewski by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : a life by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

16 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive biography of Napoleon, revealing the true man behind the legend. The story of Napoleon has been written many times. In some versions, he is a military genius, in others a war-obsessed tyrant. Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most famous of men is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context." --
Chopin : a new biography by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1812 : Napoleon's fatal march on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the terrible retreat from Moscow were a military epic and a human tragedy on a colossal scale - history's first example of total war. But the war of 1812 was not just a war in defence of Russia: it was the climax to a long duel between two emperors for supremacy in Europe, and its outcome affected the course of the continent's history over the next two centuries." "Napoleon's Grande Armee, the largest in the history of the world, had Spanish and Portuguese, Italians and Poles, Germans and Croats, Dutchmen and Swiss as well as Frenchmen in its ranks. He launched it into the huge expanses of Russia, where it could find neither food nor water. When the Russians finally made a stand at the gates of Moscow, the ensuing battle was a slaughter the like of which would not be seen again until the first day of the Somme in 1916. The sufferings of the soldiers and their camp followers on the wintry retreat from Moscow were almost unbearably poignant." "In this account Adam Zamoyski has drawn on the latest Russian research, as well as a vast pool of first-hand accounts in French, Russian, German, Polish and Italian, to paint a vivid picture of the experiences of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. He shows how the relationship between Napoleon and Tsar Alexander came to distort their alliance and bring about a war that neither wanted."--Jacket
The forgotten few : the Polish Air Force in the Second World War by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the beginning of 1941, there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 squadrons and support services, it was larger than the air forces of the Free French, Dutch, Belgians and all the other European Allies operating from Britain combined. Some 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while it was stationed on British soil in World War II. They not only played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain in 1940, they also contributed significantly to the Allied war effort in the air. All in all, the Polish Air Force shot down 745 enemy aircraft, with another 175 unconfirmed, destroyed a further 25 on the ground and damaged 259. They dropped thousands of bombs, laid hundreds of mines, flew a total of 102,486 sorties, notching up 290,895 operational flying hours, and took part in virtually every type of RAF operation. They achieved this at a cost of 1,973 killed and 1,388 wounded. They won 342 British gallantry awards as well as 15 American ones
Poland : a history by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Poland's complex development from the Middle Ages to present day, Zamoyski examines the country's political, economic, and military struggles, as well as its culture, art, and richly varied society through the ages
The last king of Poland by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One night in December 1755, Stanislaw Antoni Poniatowski, the twenty-three-year-old secretary to the British Ambassador in St Petersburg, was introduced into the bedroom of the Grand Duchess Catherine Alekseyevna. This marked the beginning of a torrid and clandestine affair which led to Stanislaw being crowned King of Poland in 1764." "The young king was a dashing figure in the finest eighteenth-century tradition. He was a perfect illustration of the contradictions of Europe's ideological and religious viewpoints: worshipped reason but was led by the heart; professed Catholicism but believed in Providence; toyed with the occult and practised freemasonry. A great believer in art and education, he spent fortunes on cultural projects, and finding that he was blocked politically by Catherine, he put his energies into a social and artistic regeneration. He transformed the mood and outlook of his country and brought it to a new phase of reform and independence, culminating in the passing of the Constitution in 1791, hailed in Britain, France and the United States as one of the greatest events of the century." "Poland's neighbours, however, viewed this beacon of liberty in their midst with alarm, and as they invaded and partitioned it, Stanislaw was obliged to watch the destruction of his life's work, and ultimately forced to abdicate, a broken man, deceived and disillusioned. The Last King of Poland is the rich and enthralling story of a personal dream with all the elements of grand tragedy, while at the same time an important chronicle of the birth and death of liberalism in Poland and the establishment of Russian power in Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Phantom terror : political paranoia and the creation of the modern state, 1789-1848 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today
Warsaw 1920 : Lenin's failed conquest of Europe by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the attempts and military efforts employed by Vladimir Lenin to spread communism into western Europe, with a focus on the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Mikhail Tukhachevsky lead Russian forces against Józef Piłsudski and the Polish army
Chopin : prince of the romantics by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, Zamoyski links Chopin with Bach and Mozart rather than his contemporary Romantics. Zamoyski sees Chopin as an insecure 18th century man lost in the Romantic Age. Published to coincide with the bicentenary of Chopin's birth, this new biography cuts through the mass of anecdote and myth that has sprung up around the composer's life and the ebullient and striking personalities of Romantic Paris among whom he lived, including Liszt, Berlioz, Victor Hugo and George Sand, in search of the real Chopin. Zamoyski brings to the subject an unrivalled knowledge of the historical, social and cultural background of the composer's native Poland as well as of the France in which he spent most of his creative life. He has scoured the archives of Warsaw, Krakow, Paris and London in his quest for the truth, and has based his account exclusively on primary sources and contemporary accounts. The result is a biography of authority, perception and wit. Chopin emerges from the sugary romantic mist in which he has been shrouded as a real, palpable personality, a man of intelligence and humour; in music an innovator of genius; in business a feckless spendthrift; in love hesitant and tender; in friendship passionately loyal but often intolerably exacting. Through a close reading of his letters and the use of everyday detail, Zamoyski draws the reader into the private world of this most complicated and reticent of men--'a man made for intimacy', as the poet Heinrich Heine called him--and reveals the real passions, suffering and ultimate tragedy of his life
Charcoal sketches, and other tales by Henryk Sienkiewicz( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for the marchlands by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantom terror : the threat of revolution and the repression of liberty 1789-1848 by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today
Chopin : a biography by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : the man behind the myth by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources, Adam Zamoyski's portrait of Napoleon is historical biography at its finest. Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a god-like genius, Romantic avatar, megalomaniac monster, compulsive warmonger or just a nasty little dictator? Whilst he displayed elements of these traits at certain times, Napoleon was none of these things. He was a man, and as Adam Zamoyski presents him in this landmark biography, a rather ordinary one at that. He exhibited some extraordinary qualities during some phases of his life but it is hard to credit genius to a general who presided over the worst (and self-inflicted) disaster in military history and who single-handedly destroyed the great enterprise he and others had toiled so hard to construct
Napoleon ein Leben by Adam Zamoyski( Book )

12 editions published between 2018 and 2022 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<<Was für ein Roman war mein Leben>>, hat Napoleon einmal gesagt. Der Sohn aus einer armen Familie wird mit 26 Jahren General, kaum zehn Jahre später ist er Herr über Europa. Monarchen zittern vor ihm, die Völker bejubeln ihn als Herold einer Zeitenwende. Doch der korsische Komet verglüht so rasch, wie er aufgestiegen ist. Nach den gefeierten Bestsellern "1812" und "1815" legt Adam Zamoyski nun sein Meisterwerk vor - die Biographie des berühmtesten Feldherrn und Herrschers in der Geschichte Europas. Mit der souveränen Sachkenntnis einer lebenslangen Beschäftigung entführt uns der geborene historische Erzähler Zamoyski in eine Epoche, wie sie dramatischer nicht sein könnte. Er begreift Napoleon im Kontext der Aufklärung, schildert die Stationen dieses unglaublichen Lebens, illuminiert mit sicherer Hand Charaktere und Konstellationen. Aber zugleich versteht er es auf unnachahmliche Weise, den Leser zu unterhalten und die Geschichte mit Leben zu erfüllen. Sein <<Napoleon>> ist prallvoll mit Anekdoten und ein opulentes historisches Lesevergnügen voller Pointen und scharfsichtiger Beobachtungen. (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
 
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Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna
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Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of ViennaMoscow 1812 : Napoleon's fatal marchHoly madness : romantics, patriots, and revolutionaries, 1776-1871Napoleon : a life1812 : Napoleon's fatal march on MoscowThe forgotten few : the Polish Air Force in the Second World WarPoland : a historyThe last king of Poland
Alternative Names
Adam Zamoyski Historiador

Adam Zamoyski Historian

Adam Zamoyski historien britannique d'origine polonaise

Adam Zamoyski polnisch-britischer Historiker

Adam Zamoyski polski historyk

Adam Zamoyski polský šlechtic, americký historik

Adam Zamoyski Pools schrijver

Adam Zamoyski staraí

Adam Zamoyski storico

Chamosiji, Yadang

Zamoyski Adam Stefan

Zamoyski, Adam Stefan Jan Maria Sariusz 1949-

Zâmūyskī, Ādâm

Άνταμ Ζαμόισκι

Адам Замойски польский и британский историк

ادم زامويسكى

亚当·扎莫伊斯基

Languages
English (339)

Polish (46)

German (23)

Dutch (10)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

Chinese (3)

French (1)