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Gelb, Norman

Overview
Works: 24 works in 131 publications in 5 languages and 8,308 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Norman Gelb
Kings of the Jews : the origins of the Jewish nation by Norman Gelb( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first edition of this title by this publisher, the London-residing author of popular works of modern history traces the 1,000-year reign of the some 50 monarchs who sat on the throne of the Jews including less well-known ones in addition to King David, Solomon, and Herod. Gelb organizes chapters by kings of Israel and Judah, Babylonian exile and return, the Hasmonean revolt and monarchs, and the impact of the Romans. His narratives are based primarily on the Tanakh (The Hebrew Bible). The book includes maps, a chronology, and illustrations. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Berlin wall : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and a showdown in the heart of Europe by Norman Gelb( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the whole story of the Berlin Wall--the airlift, Khrushchev and Kennedy, blockade runners, etc
Herod the Great : statesman, visionary, tyrant by Norman Gelb( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herod the Great, king of ancient Judea, was a brutal, ruthless, vindictive and dangerously high-strung tyrant. He had many of his subjects killed on suspicion of plotting against him and was accused of slaughtering children in Bethlehem when informed that a new king of the Jews had been born there. Among the victims of the murderous paranoia that ultimately drove him to the brink of insanity were his three oldest sons and the wife he loved most. But there was a crucial aspect to Herod’s character that has been largely ignored over the centuries. Norman Gelb explores how Herod transformed his formerly strive-ridden kingdom into a modernizing, economically thriving, orderly state of international significance and repute within the sprawling Roman Empire. This reassessment of Herod as ruler of Judaea introduces a striking contrast between a ruler’s infamy and his extraordinary laudable achievements. As this account shows, despite his horrific failings and ultimate mental unbalance, Herod was a fascinatingly complex, dynamic, and largely constructive statesman, a figure of great public accomplishment and one of the most underrated personalities of ancient times
Dunkirk : the complete story of the first step in the defeat of Hitler by Norman Gelb( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of ten days at Dunkirk and the effect the battle on the beaches had on the rest of the world
Ike and Monty : generals at war by Norman Gelb( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after the momentous Allied invasion of Normandy, here is a ... dual portrait of the deeply troubled collaboration between two of history?s greatest military leaders. Ike and Monty is the first book to focus exclusively on how their relationship determined the fate of the Allied effort to liberate Europe in World War II"--Jacket
Less than glory by Norman Gelb( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scramble : a narrative history of the Battle of Britain by Norman Gelb( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de strijd in de lucht tussen Engeland en Duitsland in het beginjaar van de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Desperate venture : the story of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa by Norman Gelb( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The November 1942 invasion of North Africa, code-named "Operation Torch," was nothing less than a dress rehearsal for the invasion of France two years later. The first combined U.S.-British offensive of the war, it was a major tactical and moral victory for the Allies, and one of the great epics of World War II; but it was also a catalog of near disaster, confusion, blunder, and bitter conflict between senior commanders from both sides. Now, fifty years later, historian
Jonathan Carver's travels through America, 1766-1768 : an eighteenth-century explorer's account of uncharted America by Jonathan Carver( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 3, 1766, Jonathan Carver, a fifty-six year old captain the Massachusetts Colonial Militia and a veteran of the French and Indian Wars, set off from Fort Michilimackinac (now Mackinac, Michigan) to explore the uncharted American wilderness. Working under orders from Major Robert Rogers, his mission was to "explore the interior and unknown Tracts of the Continent of America ... and make Observations, Surveys and Draughts thereof." During the three years that followed, Carver journeyed through more than five thousand miles of previously unexplored territory along the Great Lakes and across the Mississippi River, scrupulously recording all that he saw of the Native American cultures he encountered as well as the flora, fauna, climate and geography. First published in England in 1778, Jonathan Carver's account of his explorations, Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, was to become an international bestseller. It would go through several editions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and be translated into French, German, Dutch, and Greek. Out of print for more than a hundred years, this influential work is once again available due to the efforts of historian Norman Gelb. Written in a charmingly unpretentious style, and illustrated with reproduction of the original map and copper plates appearing in the original 1778 edition, Carver's book offers a unique firsthand account of an American continent untouched by European influence. But above all, Carver's depictions of the Naudowessies, with whom he spent an entire winter and among whom he was to become an honorary chief, provides one of the first in-depth accounts of day-to-day life in a Native American culture. For his era, Carver was an extraordinarily unbiased and compassionate observer, and his observations of Native American society, beliefs, customs, and character (in comparison to which he found European civilization sorely wanting at times) did much to change the prevailing notion of Native Americans as "uncouthe savages." Jonathan Carver's Travels Through America, 1766-1768 is based on the original 1778 edition published in England, and features an extensive biographical introduction on the life and times of Jonathan Carver by Norman Gelb. This new edition of Carver's seminal work will be a treasured addition to the libraries of historians and general readers alike
The British : a portrait of an indomitable island people by Norman Gelb( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enemy in the shadows : the world of spies and spying by Norman Gelb( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irresistible impulse : an evocative study of erotic notions and practices through the ages by Norman Gelb( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunkirk : the incredible escape by Norman Gelb( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: BEF; British Expeditionary Force; Nordfrankrig, 1940; Kampene i Nordfrankrig, 1940; Engelsk Militærhistorie; Krigshistorie; Evakueringen fra Dunkirk, 1940; Frankrigs Fald, 1940; Franske Hær; Engelske Hær; Churchill; Hitler; General Weygand; English Channel; Calais; Admiral Walker; British War Office; Lord Gort; Spears, E.; Stukas; Spitfire Fighters; Reynaud, Paul; Rommel; Rossevelt; RAF; Pownall, H.; Tennant, W.; Petain; Flygtninge; Admiral Ramsay; Operation Dynamo; Maginot Linien; Malo; Meuse; Messerschmidt Fighters; von Manstein; Luftwaffe; Kennedy, J.; Hurricane Fighters; Guderian; Hitler; General Gamelin; Dyle; Halder, F.; Dover; Dowding, H.; Dill, J.; Chamberlain, Neville; General Alexander
Zhan shi jiang shuai : ai sen hao yu meng ge ma li by Norman Gelb( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlinmuren : Kennedy, Khrusjtjov og et opgør i hjertet af Europa by Norman Gelb( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Carver's Travels through America, 1766-68 : an eighteenth-century explorer's account of uncharted America by Jonathan Carver( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Eroṭiḳah bi-reʼi ha-dorot by Norman Gelb( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The new face of British anti-semitism by Norman Gelb( )

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

The BERLIN WALL: KENNEDY, KHRUSHCHEV, AND A SHOWDOWN IN THE HEAR by Norman Gelb( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ike and Monty:"political" : Generals at war by Norman Gelb( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Galb, Norman.

Languages
English (113)

Italian (5)

Chinese (4)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)