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Dear, Ian

Overview
Works: 48 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 7,322 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Chronologies  Dictionaries  History  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: D740, 940.5303
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Dear
The Oxford companion to World War II by Ian Dear( Book )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Korea, despite Vietnam, despite a dozen smaller conflicts, a generation of Americans refers to World War II simply as "the War." Indeed, there has been nothing like it in human history: a single war that spanned three continents - a war which saw more men and women under arms, more deaths, and more destruction than any other. Now Oxford University Press provides the definitive one-volume reference to this cataclysmic event. The Oxford Companion to World War II brings together an international team of 140 experts to cover every aspect of the conduct and experience of the conflict, from grand strategic decisionmaking to the struggles of daily life. More than 1,700 entries - ranging from brief identifications to in-depth articles on complex subjects - bring the far-flung elements and events of the war into focus. Here are essays on overarching themes and broad topics, such as the origins of the war, diplomacy, the Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere, and the Final Solution. Military campaigns and battles, of course, receive extensive attention: entries include the Fall of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Midway, as well as such smaller events as the sinking of the Scharnhorst and the fall of Wake Island. Scores of analytical biographies range from the national leaders - Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, Roosevelt, Churchill - to an array of military and political figures, from Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Ho Chi Minh, from Marshal Timoshenko to General von Manstein. World War II was also an era of technological leaps, covert exploits, and horrific atrocities - and the Companion gives thorough coverage to each, with articles on weapons ranging from tanks to E-boats to rockets, on intelligence organizations (ranging from the O.S.S. to Smersh), and on the German Einstatzgruppen and Todt organization. In addition to exploring the economics and social policies of belligerent states, the Companion addresses such topics as children - explaining how hundreds of thousands were evacuated from threatened cities, thrown into combat, killed by bombing raids, or made into orphans
Oxford English : a guide to the language by Ian Dear( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to the Second World War by Ian Dear( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II was also an era of technological leaps, covert exploits, and horrific atrocities - and the Companion gives thorough coverage to each, with articles on weapons ranging from tanks to E-boats to rockets, on intelligence organizations (ranging from the O.S.S. to Smersh), and on the German Einstatzgruppen and Todt organization
Ten Commando, 1942-1945 by Ian Dear( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is indeed remarkable, since the archives of the Second World War must have been pillaged, ransacked, burrowed into, and turned over almost as thoroughly as Monte Cassino itself, that no book has been written about one of the strangest units created during that or any other conflict. The unit was called Ten Commando - and the shroud of secrecy that enveloped it at the time has scarcely been un-wrapped by the passge of the years. Ten Commando was composed entirely of men who came from Germany and from Nazi-occupied countries such as Holland, Poland, and France. Secrecy was vital, for if an Ax
Escape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war two by Ian Dear( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The America's Cup : an informal history by Ian Dear( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to ships & the sea by Ian Dear( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This completely revised and updated edition offers more than 2600 entries as well as over 260 illustrations - on a wide range of topics, from aerodynamics, shipbuilding, marine engineering, and climate change to electric propulsion, marine pollution, and piracy. This ed. originally published: 2005
Enterprise to Endeavour : the J-Class yachts by Ian Dear( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An A-Z of sailing terms by Ian Dear( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly entitled : The pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms
The Pocket Oxford guide to sailing terms( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage & subversion : stories from the files of the SOE and OSS by Ian Dear( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabotage and subversion : the SOE and OSS at war by Ian Dear( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 operationer under 2. verdenskrig varetaget af SOE (Special Operations Executive), der blandt andet varetog propaganda og sabotage og dannedes efter Churchill's ordre juli 1940 og OSS (Office of Strategic Services) der dannedes af amerikenerne juli 1942
The complete book of canoeing and kayaking by Gordon Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Champagne Mumm book of ocean racing : an illustrated history by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy and counterspy : secret agents and double agents from the Second World War to the Cold War by Ian Dear( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadowy world of supposedly legalized spying has an enduring fascination for us all. This book reveals the web of spies that spanned the globe during and after the Second World War, working for organizations like MI5 & MI6, the CIA & OSS, Soviet Smersh & NKVD, Japanese Tokko and the German Gestapo
Great ocean liners : the heyday of luxury travel by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Yacht Squadron, 1815-1985 by Ian Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early challenges of the America's Cup, 1851-1937 by Anthony John( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fastnet : the story of a great ocean race by Ian Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwreck! by Ian Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to the Second World War
Alternative Names
Dear, I. C.

Dear, I.C.B.

Dear, I. C. B. 1935-

Dear, I. C. B. (Ian Colthurst Blake)

Dear, I. C. B. (Ian Colthurst Blake), 1935-

Dear, Ian

Dear, Ian 1935-

Dear, Ian C. 1935-

Dear, Ian C. B.

Dear, Ian C. B. 1935-

Dear, Ian Colthurst Blake 1935-

Languages
English (239)

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The Oxford companion to the Second World WarTen Commando, 1942-1945Escape and Evasion : POW breakouts in world war twoThe Oxford companion to ships & the seaEnterprise to Endeavour : the J-Class yachtsAn A-Z of sailing termsSabotage & subversion : stories from the files of the SOE and OSSSabotage and subversion : the SOE and OSS at war