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Large, David Clay

Overview
Works: 41 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 11,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Records and correspondence  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sports television programs  Historical television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D443, 940.5
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Most widely held works about David Clay Large
 
Most widely held works by David Clay Large
Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936 by David Clay Large( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world. The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. The torch relay--that staple of Olympic pageantry--first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after, the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. This book offers a blend of history and sport: it includes an account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed by the American Olympic Committee. It also recounts the dazzling athletic feats of these Olympics, including Jesse Owens's four gold-medal performances, and the marathon victory of Korean runner Kitei Son, with the Rising Sun of imperial Japan on his bib.--From publisher description
Berlin by David Clay Large( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Large's sweeping narrative is framed by the two German unifications of 1871 and 1990. Between these two events several themes run like a thread through the city's history: a persistent inferiority complex, despite its standing as a major European metropolis; a distrust amongst many ordinary Germans and the national leadership of the "unloved city's" electric atmosphere, fast tempo and tradition of unruliness; its status as a magnet for immigrants, artists, intellectuals and the young; a heterogeneity that transformed the once sleepy Prussian outpost into a sophisticated metropolis yet also fostered resentment over the resulting wrenching social changes; the opening up of social, economic and ethnic divisions as sharp as the one created by the Wall."--Jacket
Between two fires : Europe's path in the 1930s by David Clay Large( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Europe in the 1930's
Where ghosts walked : Munich's road to the Third Reich by David Clay Large( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large's account begins in Munich's "golden age," the four decades before World War I, when the city's artists and writers produced some of the outstanding works of the modernist spirit. But there was a dark side, a protofascist cultural heritage that would tie Hitler's movement to the soul of the city. Large prowls this volatile world, its eccentric poets and publishers, its salons and seamy basement meeting places. In this hothouse atmosphere attacks on cosmopolitan modernity and political liberalism flourished, along with a virulent anti-Semitism and German nationalism
The end of the European era,1890 to the present by Felix Gilbert( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contending with Hitler : varieties of German resistance in the Third Reich by David Clay Large( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contending with Hitler is a distillation of recent scholarship on Germany's domestic resistance to the Nazi dictatorship. Consisting of twelve original essays, it sets forth the issues that specialists and laymen alike must keep in mind as they try to understand the nature and significance of this complex problem. Unlike most histories of the German resistance, this volume does not restrict its focus to well-known opposition factions such as the Kreisau Circle and the Twentieth of July conspiracy; rather, it includes investigations of resistance efforts by Jews, women, workers, and young people. The Socialist opposition is illuminated by the personal observations of former West German chancellor Willy Brandt. - Back cover
Munich 1972 : tragedy, terror, and triumph at the Olympic Games by David Clay Large( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, this compelling book offers the first comprehensive narrative history of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, notorious for the hostage taking by Palestinian terrorists of Jewish athletes and their tragic deaths after a botched rescue mission by German police. Drawing on a wealth of contemporaneous sources, including recently opened files in the German and Olympic archives, eminent historian David Clay Large offers a comprehensive exploration of the 1972 festival. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the Games with the athletic spectacle in the arena of play, itself hardly free of political controversy. Writing with flair and an eye for telling detail, Large brings to life the stories of the indelible characters who epitomized the Games, ranging from the city itself to the visionaries who brought the Games to Munich against all odds to the athletes, obscure and famous alike. With the Olympic movement in constant danger of terrorist disruption, and with the fortieth anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich story is more timely than ever"--Provided by publisher
Wagnerism in European culture and politics( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germans to the front : West German rearmament in the Adenauer era by David Clay Large( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the world closed its doors : the story of one family abandoned to the Holocaust by David Clay Large( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on letters and personal documents to recount the story of the Schohls, a Jewish-German family who despite wealth, education, and connections were unable to escape Germany during the second World War
The politics of law and order : a history of the Bavarian Einwohnerwehr, 1918-1921 by David Clay Large( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi games : Berlin 1936( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and new research, it reveals how the modern Olympics were shaped by the collaboration of interests between Hitler and ambitious Olympic planners. The grand themes and controversial issues from the 1936 Berlin Games have continued to this day: monumentality, budget overruns, and collusion with authoritarian regimes, corruption, and sometimes even bribery
Hitlers München : Aufstieg und Fall der Hauptstadt der Bewegung by David Clay Large( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand spas of Central Europe : a history of intrigue, politics, art, and healing by David Clay Large( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grand spas of Central Europe' leads readers on an irresistible tour through the grand spa towns of Central Europe-fabled places like Baden-Baden, Bad Ems, Bad Gastein, Karlsbad, and Marienbad. Noted historian David Clay Large follows the grand spa story from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present, focusing especially on the years between the French Revolution and World War II, a period in which the major Central European Kurorte ("cure-towns") reached their peak of influence and then slipped into decline. Written with verve and affection, the book explores the grand spa towns, which in their prime were an equivalent of today's major medical centers, rehab retreats, golf resorts, conference complexes, fashion shows, music festivals, and sexual hideaways-all rolled into one. Conventional medicine being quite primitive through most of this era, people went to the spas in hopes of curing everything from cancer to gout. But often as not "curists" also went to play, to be entertained, and to socialize. In their heyday the grand spas were hotbeds of cultural creativity, true meccas of the arts.0High-level politics was another grand spa specialty, with statesmen descending on the Kurorte to negotiate treaties, craft alliances, and plan wars. This military scheming was just one aspect of a darker side to the grand spa story, one rife with nationalistic rivalries, ethnic hatred, and racial prejudice. The grand spas, it turns out, were microcosms of changing sociopolitical realities-not at all the "timeless" oases of harmony they often claimed to be. 'The grand spas of Central Europe' holds up a gilt-framed but clear-eyed mirror to the ever-changing face of European society-dimples, warts, and all
Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936 by David Clay Large( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the world closed its doors : one family's struggle to escape the Holocaust by David Clay Large( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einwanderung abgelehnt : wie eine deutsche Familie versuchte, den Nazis zu entkommen by David Clay Large( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of Law and order : a history of the Bavarian "Einwohnerwehr", 1918-1921 by David Clay Large( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How people live in the United States of America by W. R Mead( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perils of prominence : Jews in Weimar Berlin by David Clay Large( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Clay Large, David

Clay Large David 1945-....

Large, David C.

Large, David C. 1945-

Large, David C. (David Clay)

Large, David C. (David Clay), 1945-

라지, 데이비드 클레이

ラージ, デイヴィッド クレイ

ラージ, デーヴィッド・クレイ

Languages
English (154)

German (17)

Japanese (6)

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BerlinBetween two fires : Europe's path in the 1930sWhere ghosts walked : Munich's road to the Third ReichThe end of the European era,1890 to the presentContending with Hitler : varieties of German resistance in the Third ReichGermans to the front : West German rearmament in the Adenauer eraAnd the world closed its doors : the story of one family abandoned to the HolocaustNazi games : the Olympics of 1936And the world closed its doors : one family's struggle to escape the Holocaust