WorldCat Identities

Bower, Tom

Overview
Works: 47 works in 318 publications in 6 languages and 11,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Claims 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG3204, 940.5314
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Bower
Nazi gold : the full story of the fifty-year Swiss-Nazi conspiracy to steal billions from Europe's Jews and Holocaust survivors by Tom Bower( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished and sensational source material, as well as interviews with many individuals on all sides of the controversy, Bower is also able to re-create important and secret meetings and telephone conversations that are often astounding in the bluntness of their revelations
Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyons" by Tom Bower( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet revenge : the intimate life of Simon Cowell by Tom Bower( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Cowell has made an international name for himself as the no-holds-barred judge on the television phenomenon American Idol. He's been called mean, arrogant, brash, and unapologetic, but his stinging barbs and smug personality have also earned him cheers from fans, as well as millions of dollars, a string of exotic beauties, and industry clout to develop his own projects. But Cowell's true reward is revenge. Sweet Revenge is the ultimate insider's account of Simon Cowell's rise to fame--even as others plotted his downfall--from his cheeky exploits as a British school lad to his failures as a frustrated young music exec in London to his explosive rivalry with Simon Fuller over the genesis of the Idol franchise to the PR disaster that nearly sunk his wildly successful show The X Factor. Conducting more than 150 interviews with industry power players, Cowell's inner circle, and Cowell himself on a private jet, chartered yacht, at his L.A. home, and on the studio lot, Tom Bower pulls back the curtain on a man who is at once insecure, ambitious, easily bored, vain, needy, and driven, a man who will go to any limit to secure his success. Cowell is also revealed as a loyal friend and loving son. His father, to whom Cowell was particularly close, became his most trusted adviser and mentor. Packed with juicy details, exclusive interviews, and never-before-revealed facts, Sweet Revenge presents a complete picture of Simon Cowell that few have ever seen.--Publisher description
The paperclip conspiracy : the hunt for the Nazi scientists by Tom Bower( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Project Paperclip, the plan to bring to the United States the German scientists such as the rocket team of Werner von Braun who were responsible for the development of German weapons and also war crimes
The pledge betrayed : America and Britain and the denazification of postwar Germany by Tom Bower( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell, the outsider by Tom Bower( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years, Bower describes in depth the period after World War II during which Maxwell made a fortune out of barter deals and the export of scientific journals from Germany, which became the basis for his Pergamon Press flagship; the Pergamon-Leasco affair in the late 1960s (involving two millionaires, Maxwell and Saul Steinberg), an ill-fated takeover deal that fell apart with Maxwell declared unfit to hold office in a public company; and his revival of the loss-making
Oil : money, politics, and power in the 21st century by Tom Bower( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking, in-depth, and authoritative twenty-year history of the hunt and speculation for our most vital natural resource...The story of oil is a story of high stakes and extreme risk. It is the story of the crushing rivalries between men and women exploring for oil five miles beneath the sea, battling for control of the world's biggest corporations, and gambling billions of dollars twenty-four hours every day on oil's prices. It is the story of corporate chieftains in Dallas and London, traders in New York, oil-oligarchs in Moscow, and globe-trotting politicians--all maneuvering for power..."--Dust jacket flap
Blind eye to murder : Britain, America and the purging of Nazi Germany--a pledge betrayed by Tom Bower( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood money : the Swiss, the Nazis and the looted billions by Tom Bower( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de heling door Zwitserse banken van het door de Duitsers tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog geroofde joodse goudbezit en de wijze waarop de banken na de oorlog aan teruggave trachtten te ontkomen
No angel : the secret life of Bernie Ecclestone by Tom Bower( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private, mysterious and some say sinister, 79 year-old Bernie Ecclestone criss crosses the globe in his private jet mixing with celebrities, statesmen and sporting heroes. Ecclestones success has not just been to create a multi billion dollar global business but to resist repeated attempts to snatch the glittering prize from his control
Branson by Tom Bower( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Brown by Tom Bower( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The gripping inside story of the complex and ambitious Chancellor of the Exchequer's time in power. Gordon Brown's arrival at the Treasury in May 1997 was greeted by a stampede--officials of every rank spontaneously rushed to the door to cheer the new incumbent, excited about the change. As Master of the New Era, Brown created a matrix of relationships across every Whitehall department, and extended his influence to every aspect of government activity. He has been behind the most important budgetary decisions of the past decade: the commitment to Private Finance Initiative, which would affect infrastructure from the London Underground to the NHS to state schools; the management of the Inland Revenue; the increase in taxes; and the demise of Britain's pension funds. Seven years after his arrival at the most powerful department at Whitehall, Brown is now a contender to be the next leader of the Labour Party, but despite extensive newspaper coverage of his activities, his personal agenda has not yet been investigated and described. In this gripping biography of the Chancellor, Tom Bower--author of the best-selling Broken Dreams--documents the rise to power of a driven and complex politician, exposing conflicts within the government and exploring how the repercussions of Brown's ambitions will affect the country for decades to come."
The squeeze : oil, money and greed in the twenty-first century by Tom Bower( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the sensational human story of the hunt for oil, and the politics, power and personalities involved
Fayed : the unauthorized biography by Tom Bower( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de voornamelijk in de Britse zakenwereld actieve Egyptische zakenman (1929- )
Broken dreams : vanity, greed and the souring of British football by Tom Bower( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect English spy : Sir Dick White and the secret war, 1935-1990 by Tom Bower( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the long-time director of Britain's counterintelligence service, MI5
Maxwell : the final verdict by Tom Bower( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse mediamagnaat Robert Maxwell (1923- )
Conrad & Lady Black : dancing on the edge by Tom Bower( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise and fall of media tycoon Conrad Black and his journalist wife, Barbara Amiel, is one of the great stories of the modern business world."
Branson : behind the mask by Tom Bower( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image remains pristine: a charismatic high-school dropout turned billionaire, whose stratospheric rise and daring exploits have won him millions of enduring admirers and made him a model for aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the world. But is this story still credible? Over the last decade, has Branson matched the expectations perpetuated by Virgin's relentless publicity machine? Or have we all been seduced by a brilliant showman? In his most explosive book to date, Tom Bower, bestselling biographer of Simon Cowell, Bernie Ecclestone, Conrad Black and Robert Maxwell, dares to explore the reality of the Branson empire. In doing so, he unravels the gripping story of his recent activities - from the astonishing success of mobile phones to his troubled airlines and his long delayed plan to send multimillionaires into space - and asks whether he really remains Britain's heroic buccaneer
The paperclip conspiracy : the battle for the spoils and secrets of Nazi Germany by Tom Bower( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den amerikanske rekruttering af tyske videnskabsmænd og krigsforbrydere efter 2. verdenskrig
 
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Nazi gold : the full story of the fifty-year Swiss-Nazi conspiracy to steal billions from Europe's Jews and Holocaust survivors
Alternative Names
Bower, Thomas M.

Bower, Thomas M. 1946-

Tom Bower British writer and journalist

Tom Bower scrittore e giornalista britannico

バウアー, トム

Languages
English (221)

German (12)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Polish (3)

Dutch (2)

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Maxwell, the outsiderOil : money, politics, and power in the 21st centuryBlind eye to murder : Britain, America and the purging of Nazi Germany--a pledge betrayedBlood money : the Swiss, the Nazis and the looted billionsNo angel : the secret life of Bernie EcclestoneBransonGordon BrownThe squeeze : oil, money and greed in the twenty-first century