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Palmer, Alan 1926-

Works: 117 works in 1,083 publications in 12 languages and 27,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Maps  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Military history  Biographies  Atlases  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Composer, Other, Compiler, Creator, Artist
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Most widely held works about Alan Palmer
Most widely held works by Alan Palmer
Who's who in Shakespeare's England by Alan Palmer( )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides more than seven hundred biographies of Shakespeare's contemporaries
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Palmer( Book )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a provocative view of the Empire's decline from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate by Mustafa Kemal (Attaturk) in 1922 during a revolutionary upsurge in Turkish national pride. Emphasizes recurring problems: competition between religious and secular authority; the acceptance or rejection of Western ideas; and the strength or weakness of successive Sultans
Quotations in history : a dictionary of historical quotations c. 800 A.D. to the present by Alan Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks( )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a unique study of the conflict of 1914-18 on land, sea and in the air, through the use of maps, diagrams and illustrations. The book corrects many long established errors and misconceptions of the time
Metternich by Alan Palmer( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex personality of the Australian Chancellor is brought to light in this careful study of his life and achievements as a statesman
A dictionary of modern history, 1789-1945 by Alan Palmer( Book )

110 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the prime emphasis on British affairs and on political topics, the dictionary is intended to represent trends in the history of all the major regions of the world. Particular care has been taken to include numerous entries on the U.S.A. and on Russia... There are entries on economic, social, religious, and scientific developments, but not on the arts."--From book jacket
Bismarck by Alan Palmer( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815? 30 July 1898), simply known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative German statesman who dominated European affairs from the 1860s to his dismissal in 1890 by Emperor Wilhelm II. In 1871, after a series of short victorious wars, he unified most of the German states (whilst excluding some, most notably Austria) into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership. This created a balance of power that preserved peace in Europe from 1871 until 1914"--Wikipedia
The Kaiser : warlord of the Second Reich by Alan Palmer( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht; English: Frederick William Victor Albert) (27 January 1859 ? 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was a grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Crowned in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 and launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" in foreign affairs that culminated in his support for Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 that led to World War I. Bombastic and impetuous, he sometimes made tactless pronouncements on sensitive topics without consulting his ministers, culminating in a disastrous Daily Telegraph interview that cost him most of his power in 1908. His generals dictated policy during World War I with little regard for the civilian government. An ineffective war leader, he lost the support of the army, abdicated in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands."--Wikipedia
Napoleon in Russia by Alan Palmer( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia was to be the crowning glory of his Empire, but it ended in disaster, defeat and humiliation. With a brilliant use of sources and a gripping narrative, this book follows, day by day, not only the development of the French campaign, but also the Emperor's state of mind, his bad health and his indecision. As the story moves towards its climax among the flames of Moscow, it is made abundantly clear that the great disaster was in fact the product of innumerable mistakes and omissions - Napoleon lost his army of nearly half a million men and over 150,000 horses not by folly but by default. The Russians saved their country more by accident than by strategy."--BOOK JACKET
Alexander I: Tsar of war and peace by Alan Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rusland, Historie, 1777-1825; Russiske Zarer; Russian Tsar's; Napoleon; Freden i Tilsit; Austerlitz; Napoleons Russiske Felttog; Napoleonstiden; Napoleonskrigene;Wienerkongressen; Russiske Hær; Franske Hær; Kutuzov; Bernadotte; Napoleon's Marskaller; Eylau: Friedland; Rusland og Polen; Rusland og Frankrig; St Petersburg; Moskva; Erfurt; Speransky; Caulaincourt; Gruzino; Dresden; Leipzig; Talleyrand; Elba; Aix; Semeonovsky Regimentet; Taganrog; Krim; Wellington; Vinterpaladset; Ulm; Tyrkiet; Sverige; Livegne; Rumiantsev; Preussen; Tsar Paul; Russiske Ortodokse Kirke; von Nesselrode; Metternich; Kochubey; Golitsyn; Finland; Czartoryski; England; Castlereagh; General Benningsen; Blücher; de Tolly; Bagration; Russisk Udenrigspolitik
The Baltic : a new history of the region and its peoples by Alan Palmer( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the peoples and nations surrounding the Baltic Sea from its early Viking days to the Hanseatic League, seventeenth-century politics, Russian expansion, and modern independence
Independent Eastern Europe, a history by C. A Macartney( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin dictionary of twentieth-century history by Alan Palmer( Book )

82 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfabetisk ordnet leksikon over personer og begreber fra det 20. århundredes historie
Age of optimism by Alan Palmer( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces milestones in history from Beethoven and his symphonies of 1803 to the First Zionist Congress of 1897
The lands between; a history of East-Central Europe since the Congress of Vienna by Alan Palmer( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 1970 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy m. in. powstań pol. w XIX w
Victory, 1918 by Alan Palmer( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victory 1918 recounts the myriad of tragic blunders and the unprecedented, unfathomable bloodshed that was World War I. When an armistice was finally signed in the forest of Compiegne outside of Paris, the Great War had shuttered to an end, but not before it had been fought on three continents. Alan Palmer, while recounting the fruitless, static trench warfare of the western front, shifts the focus away from the west and explores the significance of other battlefields, showing their importance in the outcome of the war and in the shaping of the political and territorial alliances of the present day. Many of the major players of the war - Allied Generals Sir Douglas Haig, Sir Edmund Allenby, Ferdinand Foch, and John J. Pershing; Central Powers Generals Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, and Britain's prime minister, David Lloyd George - come alive in these pages."--Jacket
Twilight of the Habsburgs : the life and times of Emperor Francis Joseph by Alan Palmer( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No ruler in modern times reigned in full sovereignty for as long as Francis Joseph emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Slavonia. Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was center stage in Europe throughout the dramatic era in which Italy and Germany emerged as united nation states. His personal decisions were vital both to the outcome of the Crimean War and to the onset of World War l, sixty years later. Although he was an autocrat who believed ill the Habsburg dynastic mission to provide eleven distinct nationalities with a cohesive unity, he was also a family man of simple tastes; and in his old age he was revered in his Austrian heartland, much as Queen Victoria was within her empire. Francis Joseph suffered a succession of personal disasters: his brother, Maximilian, was executed by Mexican republicans; his only son, Rudolf, shot himself and his mistress at Mayerling; his empress-queen Elizabeth, died from stab wounds in Geneva; his nephew and heir, Francis Ferdinand, was assassinated at Sarajevo. These episodes are examined anew by Alan Palmer in a biography of revelation, reassessment, and restoration. Too often the emperor is represented as a lonely, humorless bureaucrat, lacking in human warmth, artistic sensitivity, or political perception. Alan Palmer believes that this is a false impression. From a reading of hundreds of the emperor's letters, as well as his mother's diaries and other papers in the Vienna archives, Alan Palmer presents a more rounded and sympathetic portrait of Francis Joseph as the head of an empire and the head of a family. He has also used Elizabeth's curious verse journal, only recently made public, and the extensive writings of the controversial Crown Prince Rudolf in a reappraisal of the conflicting emotions that troubled the oldest of dynasties at a time of immense social, cultural, and political change for European society. Finally, Alan Palmer examines the durability of the Francis Joseph legend and its manifestation in republican Austria today
Russia in war and peace by Alan Palmer( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places the events, social conditions and daily life of early 19th century Russia in the context of Tolstoy's novel, War and peace
Kings and queens of England by Alan Palmer( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of England as it developed during reigns marked by social change
Who's who in modern history, 1860-1980 by Alan Palmer( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 600 biographical sketches of influential men and women; arranged alphabetically
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The Baltic : a new history of the region and its peoples
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman EmpireA military atlas of the First World WarMetternichNapoleon in RussiaAlexander I: Tsar of war and peaceThe Baltic : a new history of the region and its peoplesThe Penguin dictionary of twentieth-century historyVictory, 1918Twilight of the Habsburgs : the life and times of Emperor Francis Joseph
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Alan Palmer britischer Autor und Historiker

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