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Walker, Martin J. 1947-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 1,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Guidebooks  Case studies  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6073.A413, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin J Walker
Makers of the American century : a narrative in twenty-six lives by Martin J Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor man, beggar man, thief; the story of the New Horizon Youth Centre by Martin J Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The waking giant : the Soviet Union under Gorbachev by Martin Walker( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark vineyard by Martin Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just before dawn one late-summer morning, Bruno is pulled from sleep by the wail of the town siren, summoning the volunteer firemen of St Denis. A large barn and the fields surrounding it are ablaze. When Bruno arrives at the scene, the smell of petrol leaves no doubt - it was arson. Bruno must use all his skills, tact and local knowledge to negotiate a minefield in order to reach the truth."--Publisher description
The Cold War and the making of the modern world by Martin Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af Den kolde Krig og de mest markante hændelser og konflikter i denne periode
A state of siege : politics and policing of the coalfields : Miners' Strike 1984 by Jim Coulter( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frightened for my life : an account of deaths in British prisons by Geoff Coggan( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Walker's Russia : despatches from the Guardian correspondent in Moscow by Martin J Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinton : the president they deserve by Martin Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de 42e president van de Verenigde Staten
Powers of the press : twelve of the world's influential newspapers by Martin Walker( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War : a history by Martin Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the course of the Cold War from Yalta in 1945 through the Korean War, the Kennedy-Khrushchev confrontations, Vietnam, the "New Cold War" during the Reagan administration, the advent of glasnost and perestroika under Gorbachev and the "year of miracles" (1989) which brought down the Berlin Wall. He is concerned with demonstrating, first, that the superpowers found limited responses to crises (the Berlin blockade and airlift didn't grow into a direct military confrontation; the Korean War didn't spread throughout Asia) and, second, how the stability resulting from the Cold War balance of power set the stage for a new international economic system. This cogent reevaluation of the Cold War as a form of economic competition argues that its end marked a shift away from the geo-strategic toward the geo-economic and an accelerated expansion of world trade
A turn of the screw : the aftermath of the 1984-85 miners' strike by Martin J Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The caves of Périgord : a novel by Martin Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young American woman, who works at a London auction house, receives a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting from a British soldier, she sets out to find the fragment's true origins
The National Front by Martin Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet Union by Martin Walker( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America reborn : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six lives by Martin Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of America in the twentieth century as told through the lives of twenty-six of its most remarkable and historically crucial men and women. The people Martin Walker has chosen to portray are presidents, industrialists, artists, thinkers, entertainers, soldiers, spies, criminals, and evangelists, among others, and he makes the life of each individual serve as a framework for a discussion of the nation as a whole in a century when it was reinventing itself. Through Theodore Roosevelt, Walker examines America's ambition; through Woodrow Wilson, our idealism; through FDR, our triumph on the world stage; through Richard Nixon, our retreat into cynicism; through Bill Clinton, globalization and controversy about the right way to use America's unprecedented power. In Henry Ford he finds the creator of both the mass-market product and the mass-market consumer, and in Walt Disney, the revolutionizer not only of America's entertainment but also of the world's. William Boeing is the innovator who spurs the behemoth of American aviation; Walter Reuther defines labor's struggles; George C. Marshall represents the spread of America's economic genius in a war-ravaged Europe. In the lives of Duke Ellington, Frank Lloyd Wright, Katharine Hepburn, and John Steinbeck, Walker traces America's far-reaching cultural influences. Babe Ruth leads to a consideration of the role of sports in our society; William F. Buckley, Jr., to a discussion of conservatism; Martin Luther King, Jr., to matters of race; Betty Friedan to the shifting role of women; Billy Graham to an examination of religion; Emma Goldman to minority viewpoints and dissent; Black Jack Pershing to the place of the military; Lucky Luciano to crime and corruption; Albert Einstein to immigration; Richard Bissell to spies and the intelligence network; Alan Greenspan to finance and banking; and Winston Churchill to the American diaspora. At once intimate and wide-ranging, America Reborn is an altogether engrossing work of narrative history. From the Hardcover edition
With extreme prejudice : an investigation into police vigilantism in Manchester by Martin J Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iraq War : as witnessed by the correspondents and photographers of United Press International by Martin J Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black diamond by Martin Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of attacks on local Asian vendors and an increase in black-market ingredients that threaten the Dordogne's lucrative truffle trade, Chief of Police Bruno finds the case taking a personal turn when one of his hunting partners, a former high-profile intelligence agent, is murdered
Dirty medicine : science, big business, and the assault on natural health care by Martin J Walker( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cold War and the making of the modern world
Alternative Names
Martin Walker schottischer Historiker, Journalist und Schriftsteller

Walker, Martin 1947-

Walker, Martin J. 1947-

مارتین واکر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

ウォーカー, マーティン

Languages
English (157)

Chinese (1)

Covers
The dark vineyardThe Cold War and the making of the modern worldClinton : the president they deserveThe Cold War : a historyThe caves of Périgord : a novelAmerica reborn : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six livesThe Iraq War : as witnessed by the correspondents and photographers of United Press InternationalBlack diamond