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Gilbert, Martin 1936-2015

Works: 963 works in 4,581 publications in 5 languages and 104,761 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Maps  Atlases  Trivia and miscellanea  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Narrator, Other, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Composer, Translator, osp, Scientific advisor, Cartographer, Creator, Film editor, Host, Scenarist, Interviewee, Speaker, 070, pre
Classifications: DA566.9.C5, B
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Churchill : a life by Martin Gilbert( Book )

95 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the hard facts of Churchill's public life and the intimate details of the private man
The First World War : a complete history by Martin Gilbert( Book )

66 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo, the twentieth century could be said to have been born. The repercussions of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand -- Emperor Franz Josef's nephew and heir apparent -- by a Bosnian Serb are with us to this day. The immediate aftermath of that act was war. Global in extent, it would last almost five years and leave five million civilian casualties and more than nine million military dead. On both the Allied and Central Powers sides, losses -- missing, wounded, dead -- were enormous. After the war, barely a town or village in Europe was without its monument to the dead. The war also left us with new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns and artillery; motorized cavalry. It ushered in new tactics of warfare: shipping convoys and U-boat packs, dog fights and reconnaissance air support. And it bequeathed to us terrors we still cannot control: poison gas and chemical warfare, strategic bombing of civilian targets, massacres and atrocities against entire population groups. But most of all, it changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole political systems realigned. Instabilities became institutionalized, enmities enshrined. Revolution swept to power ideologies of the left and right. And the social order shifted seismically. Manners, mores, codes of behavior; literature and the arts; education and class distinctions: all underwent a vast sea change. In all these ways, the twentieth century could be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914. Now, in a companion volume to his acclaimed The Second World War, Martin Gilbert weaves together all of these elements to create a stunning, dramatic, and informative narrative. The First World War is everything we have come to expect from the scholar the Times Literary Supplement placed "in the first rank of contemporary historians."
The Second World War : a complete history by Martin Gilbert( Book )

80 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the global war, weaving together all its aspects--political, military, diplomatic, and civilian
Israel : a history by Martin Gilbert( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Gilbert traces Israel's history from the struggles of its pioneers in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Along the way, he describes the defining moments in the history of the Jewish people, among them the Balfour Declaration of 1917; the United Nations Partition Resolution of 1947; and the founding of the State of Israel in 1948"--Jacket
The Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War by Martin Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II
Winston S. Churchill by Randolph S Churchill( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 3-<8> by Martin Gilbert. v. 1. Youth, 1874-1900.--v. 2. Young statesman, 1901-1914. Companion. pt. 1. 1901-1907. pt. 2. 1907-1911. pt. 3. 1911-1914.--v. 3. 1914-1916, the challenge of war. Companion. pt. 1. July 1914-April 1915. pt. 2. May 1915-December 1916. --Companion v. 5 <pt. 1-2>--v. 6. Finest hour, 1939-1941.--v. 7 Road to victory, 1941-1945 -- v. 8. 'Never despair', 1945-1965
Auschwitz and the Allies by Martin Gilbert( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A devastating account of how the Allies responded to the news of Hitler's mass murder"--Cover
Kristallnacht : prelude to destruction by Martin Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass - saw the destruction in a single night of more than a thousand synagogues, the ransacking of tens of thousands of Jewish shops and homes, and more than 30,000 Jewish men rounded up and taken to concentration camps. No other attack on Jews during the course of the Second World War was as widely reported by contemporary observers. Drawing on personal correspondence with more than fifty eyewitnesses and on vivid newspaper and diplomatic reports, pre-eminent historian Martin Gilbert has produced a meticulously researched account of the event."--Jacket
The righteous : the unsung heroes of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death. Drawing on twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert takes us through Germany and every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, where the Righteous, by their lifesaving actions, challenged Nazi barbarism. The Greek Orthodox Princess Alice, who hid Jewish families in her Athens home; a Polish woman, "the Angel of Lvov," who worked closely with the Roman Catholic Church to obtain false certificates of baptism for those in imminent danger; and Albanian Muslims, who disguised Jews as their own brethren in order for them to be saved, are just a few of the Righteous whom we encounter within these pages. Others were priests and nuns, teachers and diplomats, colleagues and neighbors: above all, "ordinary" men and women, decent human beings. According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life; it is as if he saved the entire world." The Righteous of Martin Gilbert's book certainly upheld that ideal, as they inspire us with their righteous acts to this day
A history of the twentieth century by Martin Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics heralded the first two volumes A History of the Twentieth Century as "masterly" (Boston Globe) and "deft", illuminating, and fascinating (Henry Kissinger). Now, the final work in Martin Gilbert's magisterial and acclaimed three-volume history brilliantly charts the course of the twentieth century's last five decades. Here are gripping narrative accounts of the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Bosnia; the postwar reconstruction of Europe; apartheid; the arms race; the moon landing; and the extraordinary advances in medical science. Mao started a cultural revolution, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the computer revolution was begun. The result is nothing less than extraordinary. With the same consummate skill with which he chronicled the events of the first 50 years of the 20th century, Sir Martin Gilbert brilliantly charts the course of that century's last five decades. This third volume contains accounts of the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Bosnia, the postwar reconstruction of Europe, apartheid, the arms race, the moon landing, and advances in medical science. Three 8-page photo inserts-58 maps
The appeasers by Martin Gilbert( Book )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-war administration of Neville Chamberlain pursued a policy of appeasement with Germany in the mistaken belief that it would cause Hitler to cease his belligerent plans. This is an account of how this foreign policy was developed, how it was carried out and how it was misconceived
Never again : a history of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through this book, Gilbert draws on the reflections of those whose recollections illuminate many acts of courage, rescue and defiance, as well as the help given to Jews by non-jews at the risk of their lives
Winston Churchill, the wilderness years by Martin Gilbert( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928, Winston Churchill seemed to be at the very height of his career. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer and when he spoke in the House of Commons, MPs of every party flocked to hear his oratory. The leadership of the all-powerful Conservative party seemed within his grasp. A year later, however, all had changed. The Conservatives themselves were defeated, and out of office, Churchill found himself at odds with the leadership, especially over the future of India. When the National Government was formed in 1931, Churchill was not asked to join it. Thereafter, though out on his own, Churchill's acute political sense, foresight and courage were undiminished. Fed with secret inside information by a small, brave band of men - some of them risking their careers to help him - Churchill consistently warned of the Nazi danger, even before the rise of Hitler. And once Hitler came to power, he stepped up his attacks on Britain's failure to rearm. His message was belittled by the Government, which fought him at every turn, even refusing him the right to broadcast. But Churchill never gave up. Despite all the Government's efforts, and as a result of Churchill's courage and perseverance, the British public came to realize the truth of his warnings; the bond was formed that was to be so vital in the years that followed, when Britain and Churchill stood together, but alone. -- Amazon
Final journey : the fate of the Jews in Nazi Europe by Martin Gilbert( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis in the Second World War. More than half of them--men, women and children--were brought hundreds and even thousands of miles across Europe to their deaths, forced into sealed railway trucks and shunted towards the unknown. Who were these people? Where did they come from? At what point did they know what was to become of them? How did they conduct themselves in these final days, and hours? Here, Martin Gilbert relates the fate of Jewish communities as far scattered as France and Rumania, Holland and Greece, plucked out from every corner of Europe, uprooted from their homes, separated from their loved ones, tortured, starved, shot and gassed, under barbaric conditions. On their way to death, no torment was spared them. Their journeys were a transition from hardship to hell: millions of unknown sagas of tragedy, courage, humanity and despair. Yet some, miraculously, survived.--From publisher description
Atlas of Russian history by Martin Gilbert( )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying more than 2,000 years of Russian history, this remarkable atlas presents maps on an extraordinary range of topics, including examinations of rebellion and exile, famine, the anarchists of Russia, the growth of revolutionary activity before 1917, the Revolution itself, Lenin's return to Russia, the early years of Communism, the Cuban missile crisis, relations with China, trade, and military strength. This second edition features new maps charting the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, the changing names of Russian cities, the emerging Asian republics, and the individuals and institutions of the new Russia. Written and edited by internationally renowned historian Martin Gilbert, this outstanding atlas is an invaluable reference tool, offering readers a clear, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date visual history of Russia
The day the war ended : May 8, 1945--victory in Europe by Martin Gilbert( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated history provides both personal and public accounts of May 8, 1945, the day World War II ended in Europe
Churchill and America by Martin Gilbert( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Churchill, whose mother, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the U.S. Churchill first visited in 1895, when he was twenty-one. During three subsequent visits before the Second World War, he traveled widely and formed a clear understanding of both the physical and moral strength of Americans. Gilbert explores how Churchill's rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom.--From publisher description
Lloyd George by Martin Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and French and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM PC (17 January 1863? 26 March 1945), was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led a Wartime Coalition Government between 1916 and 1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926 to 1931"--Wikipedia
The roots of appeasement by Martin Gilbert( )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical analysis comparing the European scene prior to World War I and the World War II, emphasizing Britain's attempts to avoid armed conflict with Germany
Atlas of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Martin Gilbert( )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This atlas offers a balanced and comprehensive visual history of the age-old Arab-Israeli conflict, spanning from the early history of the region (c. 1,000 B.C.) to the foundation of the state of Israel, the intifada, and the peace initiatives of the 1990s. Clear, informative, and accessible maps detail the course of major events, including the Six Day War, the October War, and the Arab world's reaction to the Camp David agreements, and offer useful insight into the social, political, military, and diplomatic dimensions of the current situation. Powerful and telling quotations from those involved on both sides, and detailed annotations provide important historical background on this volatile conflict
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The Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War
The First World War : a complete historyThe Second World War : a complete historyIsrael : a historyThe Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World WarAuschwitz and the AlliesKristallnacht : prelude to destructionThe righteous : the unsung heroes of the HolocaustA history of the twentieth century
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