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Fromkin, David

Overview
Works: 56 works in 293 publications in 8 languages and 12,191 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS63.2.G7, 327.41056
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Most widely held works by David Fromkin
A peace to end all peace : creating the modern Middle East, 1914-1922 by David Fromkin( Book )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our time the Middle East has proven a battleground of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and dynasties. All of these conflicts, including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, come down, in a sense, to the extent to which the Middle East will continue to live with its political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed upon the region by the Allies after the First World War. Here, author Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies came to remake the geography and politics of the Middle East, drawing lines on an empty map that eventually became the new countries of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all--even an alliance between Arab nationalism and Zionism--seemed possible, he raises questions about what might have been done differently, and answers questions about why things were done as they were.--From publisher description
Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on current scholarship to argue that hostilities that led to World War I were started intentionally, describing the negotiations and personalities of key leaders that contributed to the failure of diplomatic efforts
In the time of the Americans : FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--the generation that changed America's role in the world by David Fromkin( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of men who led America away from isolationism to preeminence in international affairs
The way of the world : from the dawn of civilizations to the eve of the twenty-first century by David Fromkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of mankind from the dawn of civilization through the end of the twentieth century, concentrating on the human experience of change, especially with regard to the way people organize and govern themselves, and how they deal with issues of war, peace, and survival
Kosovo crossing : American ideals meet reality on the Balkan battlefields by David Fromkin( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Kosovo Crossing, author David Fromkin, turns his attention to the sobering implications of the clash between American ideals and Balkan realities. His analysis reveals the uses and the limits of military power in the world today and the new paths that American leaders must explore to advance American values. To a great extent, he argues, both sides in this Balkan conflict have been dealing with the aftermath of the First World War: Yugoslavia was carved out of the remains of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires (with no resolution of the ethnic strife among its peoples); and America in the 1990s has adopted as its unofficial creed the ideals of Woodrow Wilson, who preached a new world order based on humanitarian principles. Fromkin traces the impact of this history on current decision making in Belgrade and Washington, and points us toward a new understanding of where we go from here."--Jacket
Cradle & crucible : history and faith in the Middle East( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Middle East combines photography, maps, and the writings of noted authors to provide a detailed look at the political, cultural, historical, and religious forces that have shaped the region
The king and the cowboy : Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh : secret partners by David Fromkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the unlikely friendship between Edward VII of England and President Theodore Roosevelt discusses their collaborative efforts at the Algeciras conference of 1906 while explaining how their alliance initiated an international power shift
The independence of nations by David Fromkin( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of government; an inquiry into the breakdown of modern political systems by David Fromkin( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to 9/11( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
Europe's last summer : [[who started the Great War in 1914?] by David Fromkin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the twenty-first century. The question of how the Great War of 1914 began has long vexed historians. In a gripping narrative, Fromkin shows that hostilities were started deliberately and that two wars were waged, one serving as pretext for the other
The king and the cowboy : Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh : the secret partners by David Fromkin( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the unlikely friendship between King Edward the Seventh of England and President Theodore Roosevelt, which became the catalyst for an international power shift and the beginning of the American century
Kosovo crossing : the reality of American intervention in the Balkans by David Fromkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borgerkrigen i Kosovo mellem det serbiske flertal og det albanske mindretal, var den første krig, hvor NATO tropper blev involveret
Europe's last summer : why the world went to war in 1914 by David Fromkin( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the twenty-first century. The question of how it began has long vexed historians. Many have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; other have concluded that it was nobody's fault. But David Fromkin - whose account is based on the latest scholarship - provides a different answer. He makes plain that hostilities were commenced deliberately." "In a gripping narrative that has eerie parallels to events in our own time, Fromkin shows that not one but two wars were waged, and that the first served as pretext for the second. Shedding light on such current issues as pre-emptive war and terrorism, he provides detailed descriptions of the negotiations and incisive portraits of the diplomats, generals, and rulers - the Kaiser of Germany, the Czar of Russia, the Prime Minister of England, among other key players. And he reveals how and why diplomacy was doomed to fail."--BOOK JACKET
Le dernier été de l'Europe : qui a déclenché la Première Guerre mondiale? by David Fromkin( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's last summer : who started the First World War? by David Fromkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No man's land: The Great War( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into "The war to end all wars." This program presents, through archival footage and first person accounts, the grim story of World War I--including the sinking of the Lusitania and the Bulshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from the conflict--and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, Who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace
Changing and unchanging values in the world of the future : inaugural conference, November 8, 9, and 10, 2001( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europas letzter Sommer : die scheinbar friedlichen Wochen vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg by David Fromkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyen-Orient : berceau des religions( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une région des plus riches historiquement et culturellement au monde. Une première partie met en lumière la richesse de cette région aux multiples facettes, faite du mélange des influences et des identités ; une seconde partie traite des trois grandes religions monothéistes qui ont trouvé leurs origines dans cette région. L'actualité est évoquée dans la troisième partie
 
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Alternative Names
David Fromkin American historian

David Fromkin Amerikaans advocaat

David Fromkin amerikai történész

David Fromkin amerikansk historikar og advokat

David Fromkin amerikansk historiker och advokat

David Fromkin amerikansk historiker og advokat

David Fromkin avvocato statunitense

David Fromkin historiador estadounidense

David Fromkin historien américain

David Fromkin US-amerikanischer Jurist, Historiker und Autor

Fromkin, David

Fromkin, David 1932-

Fūrumkīn, Dayvīd

دافيد فرومكين، 1932-

فرومكين، دافيد، 1932-

فورمکين، ديويد

フロムキン, デイヴィッド

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Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?In the time of the Americans : FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--the generation that changed America's role in the worldThe way of the world : from the dawn of civilizations to the eve of the twenty-first centuryKosovo crossing : American ideals meet reality on the Balkan battlefieldsCradle & crucible : history and faith in the Middle EastThe king and the cowboy : Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh : secret partnersThe independence of nationsRoad to 9/11