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Katz, Robert 1933-2010

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The battle for Rome : the Germans, the allies, the partisans and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944 by Robert Katz( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In September 1943, the German army marched into Rome, beginning an occupation that would last nine months until Allied forces liberated the ancient city. During those 270 days, clashing factions - the occupying Germans, the Allies, the growing resistance movement, and the Pope - contended for control over the destiny of the Eternal City. In The Battle for Rome, Robert Katz vividly recreates the drama of the occupation and offers new information from recently declassified documents to explain the intentions of the rival forces." "One of the enduring myths of World War II is the legend that Rome was an "open city," free from military activity. In fact the German occupation was brutal, beginning almost immediately with the first roundup of Jews in Italy. Rome was a strategic prize that the Germans and the Allies fought bitterly to win. The Allied advance up the Italian peninsula from Salerno and Anzio in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war was designed to capture the Italian capital." "Dominating the city in his own way was Pope Plus XII, who used his authority in a ceaseless effort to spare Rome, especially the Vatican and the papal properties, from destruction. But historical documents demonstrate that the Pope was as concerned about the Partisans as he was about the Nazis, regarding the Partisans as harbingers of Communism in the Eternal City. The Roman Resistance was a coalition of political parties that agreed on little beyond liberating Rome, but the Partisans she organized military arm of the coalition, became increasingly active and effective as the occupation lengthened. Katz tells the story of two young Partisans, Elena and Paolo, who fought side by side, became lovers, and later played a central role in the most significant guerrilla action of the occupation. In retaliation for this action, the Germans committed the Ardeatine Caves Massacre, slaying hundreds of Roman men and boys. The Pope's decision not to intervene in that atrocity has been a source of controversy and debate among historians for decades, but drawing on Vatican documents, Katz authoritatively examines the matter." "Katz takes readers into the occupied city to witness the desperate efforts of the key actors; OSS undercover agent Peter Tompkins, struggling to forge an effective spy network among the Partisans; German diplomats, working against their own government to save Rome even as they condoned the Nazi repression of its citizens; Pope Pius XII, anxiously trying to protect the Vatican at the risk of depending on the occupying Germans, who maintained order by increasingly draconian measures; and the U.S. and British commanders, who disagreed about the best way to engage the enemy, turning the final advance into a race to be first to take Rome." "The Battle for Rome is a landmark work that draws on newly released documents and firsthand testimony gathered over decades to offer the finest account yet of one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II."--Jacket
Death in Rome by Robert Katz( Book )

49 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the House of Savoy : a study in the relevance of the commonplace or the vulgarity of history by Robert Katz( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and German and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Katz surveys the entire history of the dynasty, concentrating especially on the forty-six year reign of Victor Emmanuel III ... Katz give a full account of the uninspired reign of the pathetic little king, a reign which left a power vacuum that encouraged rule by parliamentary dictatorship. He draws a fascinating picture of the complex relationship between Victor Emmanuel and Mussolini and shows how this relationship was largely responsible for Italy's destiny in World War II. Finally, he probes the many reasons for the ultimate downfall of the House of Savoy -- the political climate, the personalities, the unwillingness of the Savoys to lead or govern. His spellbinding story mounts in steady crescendo to its tragic climax with the flight of the royal family from the Germans following Italy's surrender to the Allies."--Jacket
Black Sabbath; a journey through a crime against humanity by Robert Katz( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes, in popular form, the fate of the Jews of Rome in the first two months after the German occupation of the city on 10 September 1943. Dwells on the two main events: the extortion of 50 kg of gold by the occupiers (on the order of Kappler, the head of the Gestapo in Rome) on 26 September, and the deportation of 1,051 Jews of Rome to Auschwitz on 16 October. Of the deported, 850 were killed immediately after a selection in Birkenau, with the rest sent to labor. Only 15 people survived the war. Stresses that virtually none of the actors of the deportation - neither the Jewish leadership, nor the Germans, nor the Italians (both anti-fascists and fascists) - wanted the deportation. Two top Nazis, Kappler and Moellhausen, even attempted to thwart it, but it took place. Reflects on the responsibility of the Italian and Roman Jewish leadership for the success of the Nazi "action". The top priority of the Jewish leaders was the rescue of the Jewish institutions in Rome, thus they had allied themselves with the fascists before the war and compromised with the Nazis under the occupation. Dwells on the personalities of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Zolli, and the president of the Jewish community of Rome, Ugo Foa. Describes the conflict between Zolli and the Jewish leaders Foa and Almansi. The former wanted to alert the Jews of Rome to the imminent catastrophe, while the latter wanted to remain loyal to the system
Love is colder than death : the life and times of Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Robert Katz( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den tyske filminstruktør og hans film
The impressionists by Robert Katz( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look into the life and works of nine impressionist masters, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille, Morisot and Cassatt
Naked by the window : the fatal marriage of Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant in the earth by Robert Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slipstream by Anthony Hopkins( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screenwriter, revising the movie he is working on, finds that reality and fiction are blurring together when some of the characters in his film are showing up in real life
Days of wrath : the ordeal of Aldo Moro, the kidnapping, the execution, the aftermath by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldo Moro (Italian pronunciation: [aldo m?ro]; September 23, 1916 ? May 9, 1978) was an Italian politician and the 39th Prime Minister of Italy, from 1963 to 1968, and then from 1974 to 1976. He was one of Italy's longest-serving post-war Prime Ministers, holding power for a combined total of more than six years. A leader of Democrazia Cristiana (Christian Democracy, DC), Moro was considered an intellectual and a patient mediator, especially in the internal life of his party. He was kidnapped on March 16, 1978, by the Red Brigades (BR), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization, and killed after 55 days of captivity."--Wikipedia
The contractor by Josef Rusnak( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired marksman James Dial is haunted by his failure to assassinate one of the world's most notorious terrorists. He is approached by his old employers to finish the job in London, where the terrorist leader has been captured and is under heavy protection. The routine mission for the sniper turns into a nightmare as Dial is forced into hiding and relentlessly pursued by the British police and their lead investigator, Windsor. But when Dial is framed for Windsor's murder, he begins to realize that he has been seriously double-crossed. His only hope is a 12-year-old girl, whom Dial reluctantly befriends, as he desperately searches to find the killer and the truth behind his betrayal
The spoils of Ararat : a novel by Robert Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziggurat by Robert Katz( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatal silence : the Pope, the resistance and the German occupation of Rome by Robert Katz( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pelle by Liliana Cavani( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Skin is Liliana Cavani's controversial look at the aftermath of the German occupation of Italy during WWII and the equally difficult results of life during the Allied liberation
The Cassandra crossing by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cassandra Crossing: When a potentially deadly virus is unleashed on a train, the infected passengers must find a way to survive. The Domino Principle: Roy Tucker is a war veteran serving time in prison for murder. When a mysterious man offers to help him escape, he finds himself the pawn of a shadowy organization
Days of wrath : the public agony of Aldo Moro by Robert Katz( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamikaze '89( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future dystopian West Germany, police lieutenant Jansen is tasked with infiltrating a mysterious organization that controls all media to discover the source of the bomb threats they have been receiving
Rappresaglia by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partisans attack an SS brigade in Nazi-occupied Rome in 1944, causing the Nazi leadership to order mass executions of Italians in retaliation
The Cassandra Crossing by Robert Katz( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At noon, on October 25, the Transcontinental Express left Geneva Station with almost a thousand people aboard. Their destination: Basel, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. A thrilling adventure ensues as top-secret American military authorities struggle to thwart a highly contagious bacteria carried by one of the train's passengers
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The battle for Rome : the Germans, the allies, the partisans and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944
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Alternative Names
Holland, Robert

Holland, Robert 1933-

Holland, Robert 1933-2010

Katz, R. 1933-

Katz, R. 1933-2010

Katz, R. (Robert), 1933-

Katz, Robert 1933-

Robert Katz American writer and screenwriter

Robert Katz giornalista, scrittore e storico statunitense

Robert Katz journalist uit Costa Rica (1933-2010)

Robert Katz scríbhneoir agus scríbhneoir scannán Meiriceánach

Robert Katz US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

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English (184)

Italian (51)

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