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Conot, Robert E.

Works: 15 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 6,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JX5437.8,
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Most widely held works by Robert E Conot
Justice at Nuremberg by Robert E Conot( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Birkett, one of the two British judges at Nuremberg, called it "the greatest trial in history." Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, the American prosecutor, observed, "This trial has a scope that is utterly beyond anything that has ever been attempted." A unique event in modern history- the first and only time the leaders of a defeated nation have been placed on trial- what happened at Nuremberg has eluded the efforts of writers to bring it to life for more than thirty-five years. Now, this book tells the complete story in vivid, dramatic terms. Employing massive files of the National Archives, documentary collections of key figures, and interviews with leading participants, the author relates what actually happened in court and what went on behind the scenes. He brings to life the prosecution, the defense and the judges, and he traces some unforgettable portraits of the defendants themselves. Also illuminated are many of the seemingly inexplicable occurrences of the Nazi regime, providing the first comprehensive account of Nazi criminality and atrocities, their development, and the staggering consequences. Never again will any person be able to claim seriously that the holocaust is an invention or that the German leaders were not really war criminals- the evidence, produced not only by the prosecution but in many cases also by the defense, is overwhelming. Timely and absorbing, this book takes its place as one of the definitive books on the Hitler era
A streak of luck by Robert E Conot( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of the most prolific inventor in history--Thomas Edison. It is a complete biography, telling a story quite different from that of the legendary Edison of the past
Rivers of blood, years of darkness by Robert E Conot( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the sultry evening of August 11, 1965, a Los Angeles policeman flagged down a 21-year-old African American man for speeding. It was this seemingly trivial incident, followed by a series of tragic misunderstandings, that erupted in the conflagration known as the Watts Riot. In the ensuing battle between the ghetto and the police, who were aided by 14,000 National Guardsmen, 34 persons died, 4,000 were arrested and property damage totaled $35 million (over $260 million in 2015 dollars). America's long, bitter summers had begun. In his introduction to his extraordinary reconstruction of the riot, journalist Robert Conot points out that future historians will 'regard Watts as significant a turning point in black-white relations as John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. "Just as Brown's raid polarized opposing forces in the slavery struggle," the author writes, "the Los Angeles riot symbolized the end of the era of Negro passivity--passivity that took the form of the doctrine of non-violence, and the acceptance of white leadership in the civil rights struggle." He adds that in Los Angeles the blacks were going on record that, frustrated and goaded, they would strike back whether or not the response of violence was appropriate. In this book, Conot takes us into the very eye of racial violence so that we see the tragedy as if we had been there. And we get to know intimately, through sharply limned vignettes, both the police and the rioters. Perhaps for the first time we begin to understand the despair and the anguish that suffuses life in the black ghettos and 'why so many African Americans will no longer passively accept a white racist society.--Adapted from book jacket
American odyssey by Robert E Conot( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ministers of vengeance; a novel by Robert E Conot( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streak of luck by Robert E Conot( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison, the man behind the myth by Robert E Conot( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Conot, author of a recent book on Thomas Edison, discusses some of Edison's many inventions as well as some of his personal idiosyncrasies. He notes that Edison had little formal education and that he was a very poor businessman
Urban poverty : a comparison of the Latin American and the United States experience by Thomas Vietorisz( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nuremberg gift by Robert E Conot( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban poverty in historical perspective : the case of the United States by Robert E Conot( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streak of luck : the life & legend of Thomas Alva Edison by Robert E Conot( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'estate di Watts by Robert E Conot( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern relay organized system by Robert E Conot( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Justice at Nuremberg
Alternative Names
Conot, Robert.

Conot, Robert E.

Spielmann, Robert Ernst

A streak of luck