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Wasserstein, Bernard

Works: 49 works in 401 publications in 9 languages and 14,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Pictorial works  Sources  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D209, 909.08
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Most widely held works by Bernard Wasserstein
Divided Jerusalem : the struggle for the Holy City by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers an Authoratative history of the fraught diplomatic relations surrounding the Holy City of Jerusalem
Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945 by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of British bureaucratic blindness to the Jewish catastrophe in Europe shows that Churchill's efforts in behalf of the Jews were continually thwarted by subordinates
Israelis and Palestinians : why do they fight? can they stop? by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Israelis and Palestinians offers a startlingly new interpretation of the historical and contemporary realities of the conflict in the Middle East. Bernard Wasserstein challenges the conventional view of the struggle as driven primarily by irrational ethnic and religious hatreds. Instead he focuses on largely neglected forces - including population, fertility rates, labor, and environmental pressures - that have shaped politics in the region over the past century and which will inevitably determine its future."--Jacket
On the eve : the Jews of Europe before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Wasserstein presents a disturbing interpretation of the collapse of European Jewish civilization even before the Nazi onslaught. Wasserstein shows how the harsh realities of the age devastated the lives of communities and individuals. By 1939, the Jews faced an existential crisis that was as much the result of internal decay as of external attack
Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Bernard Wasserstein offers the first serious, full-length history of a century of convulsive change. It is a history of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental blight, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression and of individual rebirth. Wasserstein provides both a narrative of the main contours of the political, diplomatic, and military history and an analysis of the underpinnings of demographic, economic, and social developments. Most notably, the book explores the evolution of values and sensibilities in a period when, for the first time, God disappeared as a living presence in the minds of most Europeans. Wasserstein argues that barbarism and civilization were not polar opposites: rather they marched hand in hand. But he also shows that if Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in the recorded history of our species, it also saw incontestable improvements in living conditions for most inhabitants of the continent.--From publisher description
Vanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945 by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 there were ten million Jews in Europe. After Hitler there were four million. Today in 1996 there are under two million. On current projections the Jews will become virtually extinct as a significant element in European society over the course of the twenty-first century. Now, in the first comprehensive social and political history of the experience and fate of European Jews during the last fifty years, Bernard Wasserstein sheds light on the reasons for this dire demographic projection. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, many hitherto unpublished, Wasserstein begins with the painful years of liberation after World War II when Jews tried to recover from the destruction of their people and communities, then traces the Jewish experience in Eastern and Western Europe in different national and ideological contexts. His important and original inquiry covers the impact on Jews of post-war reconstruction, Soviet occupation, the Cold War, and the collapse of communism. These, combined with the memory of Nazi genocide, the persistence of antisemitism, the development of Israel, and the Middle East conflicts, shaped the history of European Jewry in the second half of the twentieth century. With exceptional eloquence and conviction, Vanishing Diaspora argues that survival for European Jews ultimately will depend on choices they themselves make to reverse trends. They have an alarmingly imbalanced death-to-birth ratio, and many have jettisoned religious observance in the spirit of a secular Europe, losing their cultural distinctiveness as well as their numbers. This often painful story of destruction, irreparable loss, and the shattering of ties thus serves as a wake-up call, and a dramatic warning
The major international treaties since 1945 : a history and guide with texts by J. A. S Grenville( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret war in Shanghai by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he story of wartime Shanghai unveils the savage political intrigue, diplomatic maneuvering, and sometimes deadly espionage that defined this city at the height of World War II, as foreign representatives converged on the city with its promise of cheap living and excitement. During World War II, Shanghai was a killing field of brutal competition, ideological struggle, & murderous political intrigue. China's largest & most cosmopolitan city was the intelligence capital of the Far East & a magnet for an astonishingly corrupt & bizarrely colorful group of men & women drawn to "the Paris of the East" for its seductive promise of high living & easy money. Secret war was waged ceaselessly among Axis & Allied agents & collaborators. Political & sexual loyalty was for sale to the highest bidder. Nowhere on earth was the twilight zone between politics & criminality more evident than in this glittering & dangerous place. This is the first book to deal in depth with the little-known story of the intelligence war in Shanghai. The widely respected historian author has researched it entirely from original sources & has uncovered startling new evidence of collaboration & treason by American & British nationals. This book is history at its most exciting & surprising
The secret lives of Trebitsch Lincoln by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary, spy, missionary, and conman, Trebitsch Lincoln was one of the most bizarre figures in modern history. A juvenile criminal in his native Hungary, he emigrated to Canada in 1900 as a missionary in Montreal and then became, successively, Anglican curate in Kent, Liberal Member of the British Parliament, German agent in both world wars, outlaw in the USA, member of the 1920 right-wing German military government, conspirator in the "White International," adviser to warlords in China, and Buddhist abbot in Shanghai. Historian Bernard Wasserstein unraveled the career of the many-faceted Trebitsch Lincoln by unearthing police reports, intelligence files, and diplomatic dispatches from more than a dozen countries and integrating them with numerous other archival documents and unpublished papers, to create a striking portrait of an enigmatic man. Trebitsch bamboozled many, including Lloyd George, Himmler and J. Edgar Hoover, and his life story mirrors the unquiet spirit of his age.--From publisher description
The British in Palestine : the mandatory government and the Arab-Jewish conflict 1917-1929 by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews in modern France( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major international treaties of the twentieth century : a history and guide with texts by J. A. S Grenville( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treaties discussed include: The Treaty of Versailles, 1919; The Pact of Steel, 1939; The Charter of the United Nations, 1945; The North Atlantic Treaty, 1949; The Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, 1990; The Belfast Agreement, 1998; The Charter of the Organization of African Unity, 1963; The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
The ambiguity of virtue : Gertrude van Tijn and the fate of the Dutch Jews by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with the Nazi-appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam, Gertrude van Tijn helped many Jews escape. But she faced difficult moral choices. Some called her a heroine; others, a collaborator. Bernard Wasserstein's haunting narrative draws readers into this twilight world, to expose the terrible dilemmas confronting Jews under Nazi occupation
Israel and Palestine : why they fight and can they stop? by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Samuel : a political life by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larousse encyclopedia of modern history, from 1500 to the present day by Marcel Dunan( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last five centuries of social and political conditions are examined as background to the world situation of today
Philip's atlas of world history by George Philip & Son( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of civilization in maps and text, and includes the cultural history and relationships between them
Wyndham Deedes in Palestine by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarie y civilización : una historia de la Europa de nuestro tiempo by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Era 1919 cuando ya Anna Ajmátova expresaba que el siglo xx le parecía "peor que cualquier otro". Europa acababa de vivir la gran conmoción de la revolución rusa, el genocidio armenio y la terrible mortandad de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Poco después el siglo trajo una nueva guerra más cruel si cabe y Europa conoció de cerca bombardeos de ciudades como Guernica, Rotterdam, Coventry o Hamburgo; matanzas de inocentes en Lídice y Oradour; guerras civiles en Finlandia, Irlanda, España, Grecia o Yugoslavia; descubrió los osarios de los campos de exterminio nazis y los campos de trabajo esclavo en el Gulag. Sin olvidar las víctimas del terrorismo político de Bolonia, Madrid o Londres. Si en toda la historia existe el esquema civilización-barbarie, en pocos períodos históricos ha estado tan presente esta "relación dialéctica", que señalara Walter Benjamin, como en la Europa de nuestro tiempo, en donde la civilización y la barbarie avanzaron codo con codo. Un largo listado de barbaries, pero también el mismo siglo ha vivido el auge civilizador: la democracia se ha consolidado en una Europa cada vez más unida, la esperanza de vida se ha alargado considerablemente, los niveles de vida han subido de manera espectacular, el analfabetismo ha sido prácticamente erradicado y las mujeres, las minorías étnicas y los homosexuales se han acercado a una situación de respeto e integración. Partiendo de las últimas investigaciones y de revelaciones documentales procedentes de los archivos del Este, Bernard Wasserstein logra captar la esencia de un siglo turbulento de la historia europea en una síntesis imprescindible para cualquier persona que desee conocer nuestro pasado más inmediato
Gypsum in the Union of South Africa by Bernard Wasserstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time
Alternative Names
Bernard Mano Julius Wasserstein

Bernard Wasserstein British historian

Bernard Wasserstein Brits historicus

Ṿasershṭain, Bernard

Ṿasershṭain, Bernard 1948-

Wasserstein, Bernard 1948-

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English (296)

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Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945Israelis and Palestinians : why do they fight? can they stop?Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our timeVanishing diaspora : the Jews in Europe since 1945Secret war in ShanghaiThe major international treaties of the twentieth century : a history and guide with textsIsrael and Palestine : why they fight and can they stop?Herbert Samuel : a political life