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Katz, Robert 1933-2010

Works: 73 works in 364 publications in 7 languages and 7,223 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Drama  Case studies  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Religious fiction  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Director, Other, Cinematographer , Producer
Classifications: D763.I82, 940.54215632
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Most widely held works about Robert Katz
Most widely held works by Robert Katz
The battle for Rome : the Germans, the allies, the partisans and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944 by Robert Katz( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 984 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 But historical documents demonstrate that the Pope was as concerned about the Partisans as he was about the Nazis, regarding the Partisans as harbingers of Communism in the Eternal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 )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Za použití archívního materiálu, literatury i svědectví přímých účastníků autor rekonstruuje průběh událostí, k nimž došlo na jaře r. 1944 v Římě. Dne 23. března napadli partyzáni na Via Rasella ozbrojenou kolonu SS a způsobili jítěžké ztráty. Bezprostředně po této akci následovala krutá odveta německých a italských fašistů, kteří provedli masakr v Ardejských jeskyních. Autor podrobně sleduje průběh těchto dvou dnů, nabitých dramatickými událostmi, apřispívá tak k bližšímu poznání italského protifašistického odboje
The fall of the House of Savoy : a study in the relevance of the commonplace or the vulgarity of history by Robert Katz( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and German and held by 758 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 684 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den tyske filminstruktør og hans film
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 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant in the earth by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionists by Robert Katz( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 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
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 340 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 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 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatal silence by Robert Katz( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziggurat by Robert Katz( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pelle by Liliana Cavani( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in Italian and held by 112 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 )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 98 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
Days of wrath : the public agony of Aldo Moro by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamikaze '89( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 55 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 23, 1944 in Rome, Italian partisans attacked a German police patrol. Thirty-three Germans died and in retribution, the Germans killed ten Italians for every one German who was killed. This film relives those dreadful 24 hours in history
Il Caso Moro by Armenia Balducci( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Caso Moro by Giuseppe Ferrara( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 16 mars 1978, Aldo Moro, le chef du parti chrétien-démocrate, est séquestré par les Brigades rouges. Il sera assassiné le 9 mai suivant
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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 US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

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