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Katz, Robert 1933-2010

Works: 62 works in 341 publications in 10 languages and 8,887 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Biography  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Producer, Scenarist, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 994 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 But historical documents demonstrate that the Pope was as concerned about the Partisans as he was about the Nazis, regarding the Partisans as harbingers of Communism in the Eternal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 )

50 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 974 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 779 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." -- Book jacket
The impressionists by Robert Katz( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great works and the world that inspired them
Black Sabbath; a journey through a crime against humanity by Robert Katz( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the Nazi attempt to destroy Rome's Jewish community
Love is colder than death : the life and times of Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Robert Katz( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 632 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 )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selena by Gregory Nava( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Grammy Award-winning South Texas singer whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano music where it had never gone -- into mainstream America
A giant in the earth by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slipstream( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 378 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 )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettysburg by Ronald F Maxwell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Civil War drama depicts the events and personal struggles of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg
The contractor( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired marksman James Dial is given a chance by his old employers to finish the job to exterminate one of the world's most notorious terrorists. What would be a routine mission for the sniper turns in to 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 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 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatal silence by Robert Katz( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziggurat by Robert Katz( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pelle by Liliana Cavani( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in Italian and French 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 Georrge P Cosmatos( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 86 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 )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rappresaglia by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 23, 1944 in Rome, Italian partisans attacked a German police patrol. Thirty-two Germans died and in retribution, the Germans killed ten Italians for every one German who was killed. This film relives those twenty-four hours
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.12 for Gettysburg ... to 0.82 for Uno sguard ...)

The battle for Rome : the Germans, the allies, the partisans and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944
Alternative Names
Holland, Robert.

Holland, Robert 1933-

Holland, Robert 1933-2010

Katz, R. 1933-

Katz, R. 1933-2010

Katz, R. (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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English (151)

Italian (28)

French (18)

German (7)

Hungarian (3)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Czech (2)

Japanese (1)

Thai (1)

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