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Bierman, John

Overview
Works: 29 works in 145 publications in 8 languages and 6,734 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Military history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D809.S8, B
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Most widely held works by John Bierman
Righteous gentile : the story of Raoul Wallenberg, missing hero of the Holocaust by John Bierman( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of a Swedish diplomat during World War II, who risked his life daily as he provided Swedish passports and papers to thousands of Jewish refugees in Budapest
Dark safari : the life behind the legend of Henry Morton Stanley by John Bierman( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of the newspaperman who went on three expeditions to Africa
Napoleon III and his carnival empire by John Bierman( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Louis Napoleon, nephew to the famous Bonaparte, who was elected President of France in 1848 and later became Emperor, discussing his reign over the glittering Second Empire, and looking at the scandals of his private life
Odyssey by John Bierman( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and German and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the voyage of 500 Jews aboard the Pentcho, a decrepit paddle steamer, from Bratislava in May 1940
The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War II by John Bierman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the most devastating global conflict in history, the Battle of Alamein stands out as one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces. In October 1942, the little Egyptian railway stop became the showdown between two legendary commanders - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox," and British Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery. When Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika clashed with the imperial British forces under Monty, the entire dynamic of World War II changed. Now, in this account, John Bierman and Colin Smith unfold the whole story of the decisive campaigns of the desert war, from the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 to the mass surrender of the Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943." "Writing with great verve, Bierman and Smith create a stunning panorama peopled by some of the most glamorous, dangerous, and mysterious figures in the war, drawing on extensive and hitherto overlooked primary sources, including battle reports, regimental histories, and interviews with veterans from all sides of the conflict. The story reads like a great war novel as the two sides chase each other back and forth across an unforgiving North African landscape. They shed new light on the remarkable story of Rommel's desert advisor, the shady Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy, who was recast as the romantic English patient in Michael Ondaatje's novel. They also tell the story of the secret war fought by a group of German Jewish volunteers from Palestine and the strange tale of the unfortunate American colonel who became an unwilling source of intelligence for the Nazis." "The picture is large in scope, juxtaposing the designs and delusions of grand strategy against the courage, chaos, and confusion of individuals in combat. At Alamein, Nazi Germany's hitherto unbroken succession of land victories was finally reversed, and the mightiest war machine the world had ever seen suffered its first major defeat. This riveting account is military history at its absolute best."--Jacket
Fire in the night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia, and Zion by John Bierman( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of World War II commander Orde Wingate
The secret life of Laszlo Almasy : the real English patient by John Bierman( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who was the real Laszlo Almasy, the 'English Patient' portrayed in Michael Ondaatje's novel and the film? Why was he more compelling in life than in fiction?" "A Hungarian aristocrat without title, Laszlo Almasy was consumed by his passion for the desert. He made many extraordinary forays by car and plane in search of a legendary lost oasis and became an expert in desert exploration in the Eastern Sahara. Yet when the Second World War broke out he was no longer welcome in British-controlled Egypt. In fact, for several years Britain had suspected Almasy of spying for the Italians, while the Italians thought he was spying for the British. The situation had been further confused by Almasy taking German 'tourists' into the desert." "Almasy's life before, during and after the war was marked by paradox and intrigue: his service with Rommel's African Korps under the scrutiny of Britain's Bletchley Park code-breakers; his doomed homosexual affair with a young German soldier; his astonishing feats and failures in the desert war; his friendship with Unity Mitford; his post-war acquittal by a 'Peoples Court' at the bidding of Hungary's communist dictator; and his subsequent flight to Egypt with the help of MI6." "The portrait that John Bierman creates of Laszlo Almasy is more intriguing and perplexing than the fictional Almasy of literature and film, bringing to life one of the Second World War's most enigmatic figures."--BOOK JACKET
Alamein : war without hate by John Bierman( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Alamein was one of the greatest set piece battles in World War II and the victory for the allied troops was the turning point in the fortunes of war. Within a year of the battle, Mussolini had been toppled and the Anglo-American forces had established a firm presence in Italy. The battle of Alamein was of particular interest as it was a clean war, bitterly fought on both sides according to certain basic ideas of what those involved were not ashamed to call chivalry . The battle between two remarkable leaders - Rommel and Montgomery - is at the heart of this book. Both had fought and been wounded in World War I, both were personally austere and both had remarkable presence and powers of leadership with their respective troops
War without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943 by John Bierman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark safari by John Bierman( Recording )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Morton Stanley was sent to Africa to find Livingstone, which first won him international acclaim. His two subsequent African expeditions were of far greater consequence. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of cannibals, treacherous rivers, and malaria, he found the source of the Nile, charted the 2,700-mile-long Congo, and located the legendary Mountains of the Moon
Raoul Wallenberg - der verschollene Held by John Bierman( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga o Raoulu Wallenbergu by John Bierman( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raʼul Valenberg : parashat gevurato ve-heʻalmo by John Bierman( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pravednik : istorii︠a︡ o Raule Vallenberge, propavshem geroe Kholokosta by John Bierman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La leyenda de Henry Stanley by John Bierman( )

1 edition published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pravednik : istorija o Raule Vallenberge, propavšem geroe Cholokosta = Righteous gentile : the story of Raoul Wallenberg, missing hero of the Holocaust by John Bierman( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Russian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon III and his carnival empire by John Bierman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years after being elected president of France, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed himself Napoleon III. The author describes Napoleon as a pompous, devious womanizer who had the political pragmatism and personal courage needed to rule France successfully
Raoul Wallenberg : mannen som reddet 100 000 jøder by John Bierman( Book )

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

The battle of Alamein : North Africa 1942 by Colin Smith( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved Electron Yield and Spin-Polarizaton from III-V Photocathodes Via Bias Enhanced Carrier Drift( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spin-polarized electrons are commonly used in high energy physics. Future work will benefit from greater polarization. Polarizations approaching 90% have been achieved at the expense of yield. The primary paths to higher polarization are material design and electron transport. Our work addresses the latter. Photoexcited electrons may be preferentially emitted or suppressed by an electric field applied across the active region. We are tuning this forward bias for maximum polarization and yield, together with other parameters, e.g., doping profile. Preliminary measurements have been carried out on bulk and thin film GaAs. As expected, the yield change far from the bandgap is quite large for bulk material. The bias is applied to the bottom (non-activated) side of the cathode so that the accelerating potential as measured with respect to the ground potential chamber walls is unchanged for different front-to-back cathode bias values. The size of the bias to cause an appreciable effect is rather small reflecting the low drift kinetic energy in the zero bias case
 
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The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War II
Alternative Names
Bierman, John David 1929-2006

Birman, Dzhon

Birman, Džon.

John Bierman britischer Journalist, Autor und Historiker

John Bierman British author

John Bierman Brits auteur (1929-2006)

Бирман, Джон

Бирман, Джон 1929-

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The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War IIFire in the night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia, and ZionThe secret life of Laszlo Almasy : the real English patientAlamein : war without hateWar without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943Dark safari