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Dobbs, Michael 1950-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 269 publications in 7 languages and 11,323 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Drama  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E841, 973.922
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Most widely held works about Michael Dobbs
 
Most widely held works by Michael Dobbs
One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war by Michael Dobbs( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran journalist Michael Dobbs has used previously untapped American, Soviet, and Cuban sources to produce the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis. In his hour-by-hour chronicle, he takes us onto the decks of American ships patrolling Cuba; inside sweltering Soviet submarines and missile units as they ready their warheads; and inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev--rational, intelligent men separated by an ocean of ideological suspicion--agonize over the possibility of war. He shows how these two leaders recognized the terrifying realities of the nuclear age while Castro--never swayed by conventional political considerations--demonstrated the messianic ambition of a man selected by history for a unique mission.--From publisher description
Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman--from world war to cold war by Michael Dobbs( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War
Madeleine Albright : a twentieth-century odyssey by Michael Dobbs( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Secretary of State, including the revelations about her family and the Holocaust
Down with Big Brother : the fall of the Soviet empire by Michael Dobbs( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Final Decade of the soviet empire, Michael Dobbs was an eyewitness to the extraordinary episodes that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution. Covering the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for the Washington Post, Dobbs saw it all: Tito's funeral, the jubilation at the Gdansk shipyard where Solidarity was born, the euphoria and despair of Tiananmen Square, Boris Yeltsin facing down a coup. Down with Big Brother is filled with dramatic scenes and remarkable characters - heroes and villains, idealists and cynics, the tragic and the comic. On Michael Dobbs's watch, playwrights and electricians were magically transformed into presidents, while Communist Party leaders became jailbirds or newly minted tycoons. Basing his book not only on his presence at seminal events but also on hundreds of interviews, Dobbs identifies the seeds of the destruction and shows how Mikhail Gorbachev, in particular, was the unwitting inspiration for the upheaval of the empire, while he thought he could save the Communist Party by reforming it. Michael Dobbs concludes by saying that though Big Brother may be dead, his dark legacy is still alive, as we can see in the turbulence in Russia, Romania, Bosnia, and the other countries that once made up the most brutal empire of the twentieth century
Saboteurs : the Nazi raid on America by Michael Dobbs( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Shortly after America's entry into World War II, Adolf Hitler ordered an extensive sabotage campaign against the United States to disrupt the production of tanks and airplanes and blow up bridges and railroads. Eight German saboteurs were dispatched across the Atlantic by U-boat, one team landing in Amagansett, Long Island, the other near Jacksonville, Florida. They brought with them enough money and explosives for a two-year operation and traveled inland to explore potential targets. The full story of this audacious endeavor is a remarkable account of a terrorist threat against America. Michael Dobbs describes the saboteurs' training in Nazi Germany, their claustrophobic three-week voyage in submarines, and their infiltration into American life. He explores the reasons each volunteered, and their links to a network of Nazi sympathizers in the United States. He paints a portrait of the group's leaders: George Dasch, a onetime waiter who dreamed of leaving his personal mark on history, and Edward Kerling, a fanatic Nazi caught between his love for his mistress and his love for his wife. And he shows how the FBI might never have captured the saboteurs had one of them not helped J. Edgar Hoover transform a hapless manhunt into one of his proudest accomplishments. A military tribunal, a historic Supreme Court session, and one of the largest mass executions in American history provide a stunning climax to a dangerous but failed mission
Poland, Solidarity, Walesa by Michael Dobbs( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys recent Polish history, traces the rise of the Solidarity trade union, and offers a profile of Lech Walesa, its leader
Wall games by Michael Dobbs( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the author's personal experience and knowledge of international politics, a story sizzling with tension and the feel of history in the making
The buddha of Brewer Street by Michael Dobbs( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom is caught up in an international power game played all the way from Tibet to the back streets of Soho. In the search for the new Dalai Lama the fate of a nation and a great religion is at stake. With the Chinese in hot pursuit he finds someone very close is betraying him
One minute to midnight : [Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war] by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis chronicles the standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over the placement of missiles in Cuba, analyzing the events and personalities involved to reveal how close the world came to all-out nuclear war
Goodfellowe MP by Michael Dobbs( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Goodfellowe, MP, doesn't fit the rules, but his unique skills and overriding concern for ordinary people have a habit of thrusting him into conflict. When he is asked to help a young Chinese girl, he has no idea he's pitting himself against the Prime Minister, the police and the press
The final cut by Michael Dobbs( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade Francis Urquhart has towered above the parliamentary scene. Soon he will become the longest serving Prime Minister this century, yet he is only too aware that the movement to force him from power is growing
House of cards by Michael Dobbs( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip and he has his hands on every secret in politics and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so
FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman - from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dobbs tells the story of the last 6 months of World War II, when the Allies went from the hopes of Yalta to the open conflict that would lead to the Cold War. Rendering its personalities and geopolitics, he re-creates the breakdown in relations between powers and illuminates the frustrations and aims of the key leaders
The buddha of Brewer Street by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Goodfellowe is the unlikeliest of political heroes whose career has already been consigned to the scrapheap. Yet he cares little for this. His main preoccupation is battling with his overdraft and his unrequited love life - until a mysterious Tibetan monk walks into his life and draws him into a murderous race against time. On the outcome of this race will hang the fate of not only millions of people, but also one of the world's great regligions
To play the King by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to House of cards, Francis Urquhart goes to the palace to 'kiss hands' as the new Prime Minister. There to greet im is the new King. Both men are impatient and determined, and confrontations go from polite disagreement to bitter hostility as Urquhart sets about to ultimately destroy the King
House of cards( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De politieke carrière van de ambitieuze Engelse politicus Francis Urquhart
Churchill's triumph by Michael Dobbs( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yalta, 1945 at the close of war, three powerful men, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, thrash out the details of peace. These men will lie, cheat and deceive each other as they struggle to find an agreement. Meanwhile a Polish soldier struggles home to search the ruins of Warsaw for his daughter. For this man and many like him, the enemy is everywhere
Churchill's triumph by Michael Dobbs( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yalta, 4th February, 1945. At the close of war, the three most powerful men on earth gather to thrash out the details of peace: the cantankerous Winston Churchill, the idealistic but ailing Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin, perhaps the bloodiest butcher of all time. Over eight days these men will lie, cheat and deceive each other as they struggle to find an agreement and secure their places in history. Meanwhile, as the smoke rises above Europe, a Polish soldier tries to make his way back home. He has cheated death many times but his luck is running out - though he'll still risk everything to find his daughter, missing in the ruins of Warsaw. For this man, and many like him, the enemy is everywhere
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war by Michael Dobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dodds recreates the 'most dangerous moment in human history' and brings the Cuban Missile Crisis to a new generation
Why we should still study the Cuban Missile Crisis by Michael Dobbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war
Alternative Names
Michael Dobbs Anglo-American non-fiction author and journalist

Michael Dobbs écrivain américain

Michael Dobbs Scrittore statunitense

돕스, 마이클 1950-

ドブズ, マイケル

ドブズ, マイケル 1950-

米高·多布斯 (美國作家)

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Madeleine Albright : a twentieth-century odysseyDown with Big Brother : the fall of the Soviet empireSaboteurs : the Nazi raid on AmericaWall gamesThe buddha of Brewer StreetOne minute to midnight : [Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war]Goodfellowe MPThe final cut