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Manchester, William 1922-2004

Overview
Works: 264 works in 1,074 publications in 16 languages and 45,631 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Political fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: DA566.9.C5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Manchester
The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester( Book )

100 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 6,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of a man whose ambitions and serious flaws made him one of the world's most powerful leaders, placing Churchill's career against the backdrop of the Second World War and the collapse of the British Empire
The death of a president, November 20-November 25, 1963 by William Manchester( Book )

92 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the assassination of President Kennedy and the days after culled from "evidence and recollection, scenes and moods, quotations and opinions from an enormous number of observers and participants." Pub W
American Caesar : Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 by William Manchester( Book )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of one of the most controversial American generals
The glory and the dream: a narrative history of America, 1932-1972 by William Manchester( Book )

64 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular history of the United States which encompasses politics, military history, economics, the lively arts, science, fads, fashion, social changes, sexual mores, and communications, with brief biographies of notable Americans--Cover
A world lit only by fire : the medieval mind and the Renaissance : portrait of an age by William Manchester( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sordidness and the splendor of the Middle Ages as well as the collapse of the medieval mind and its metamorphosis into The Renaissance
The arms of Krupp, 1587-1968 by William Manchester( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 3,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This narrative chronicles the growth, dynastic power and ultimate decline of the Krupp family, which had armed Germany in three major wars and had influenced the course of German and European history
One brief shining moment : remembering Kennedy by William Manchester( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate view of Pres. Kennedy's rise in politics and 1037 days in office as President of the U.S
Portrait of a president; John F. Kennedy in profile by William Manchester( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturber of the peace; the life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our time : the world as seen by Magnum photographers by William Manchester( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the past fifty years of the world in over three hundred photographs
On Mencken : essays( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy and other essays in journalism, 1950-1975 by William Manchester( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title essay Controversy , Manchester details his experience writing The Death of a President, the award-winning account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was indeed a controversy like few others, engaging one of the most prominent historians of the day against Jackie Kennedy, the most famous, yet private, widow in the world. This 76-page essay provides a compelling insider's account of the most high-profile publishing struggle of its day. A work of love, even passion.... Mr. Manchester's final telling of the death of Kennedy is most moving; it is also less controversial than one had been led to believe by those who read the original manuscript. --Gore Vidal This sweeping collection further provides a penetrating look at the period between World War II and the Vietnam era. In an account that's both exacting in its accuracy and a pleasure to read, these essays cover the events that shaped world history during this period of time--from the Bay of Pigs fiasco to Watergate and Vietnam
The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, this third volume in Manchester's monumental biography the Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany and continues through Churchill's fight against the rising tide of communism
A Rockefeller family portrait, from John D. to Nelson by William Manchester( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester's The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister, when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action
A world lit only by fire by William Manchester( Recording )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance, a dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, and painters, as well as some of its most spectacular villains
H.L. Mencken: disturber of the peace by William Manchester( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 1967 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of anger : a novel by William Manchester( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sage of Baltimore : the life and riotous times of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester( Book )

11 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the twentieth century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. In political office at the end of WWI, he foresaw the folly of Versailles and feared what a crippled Germany would do to the balance of power. In his years in the political wilderness from 1931 to 1939, he alone of all British public men, continually raised his voice against Hitler and his appeasers. For over fifty years, he was constantly involved in, and usually at the center of, the most important events of his age. It was, however, his obduracy on matters of principle, his fortitude in the face of opposition, and his perseverance in standing alone that defined him
 
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Alternative Names
Manchester, William.

Manchester, William 1922-

Manchester, William 1922-2004

Manchester, William R.

Manchester, William Raymond.

Manchester, William Raymond 1922-

Manchester, William Raymond 1922-2004

وليم مانشستر، 1922-2004

マンチェスター, ウィリアム

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The death of a president, November 20-November 25, 1963American Caesar : Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964The glory and the dream: a narrative history of America, 1932-1972A world lit only by fire : the medieval mind and the Renaissance : portrait of an ageThe arms of Krupp, 1587-1968Disturber of the peace; the life of H.L. MenckenIn our time : the world as seen by Magnum photographersA world lit only by fireThe last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill