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Kurzman, Dan

Overview
Works: 48 works in 261 publications in 7 languages and 15,669 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D767.25.H6, B
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Most widely held works by Dan Kurzman
Day of the bomb : countdown to Hiroshima by Dan Kurzman( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan by telling the stories of the key Americans and Japanese in the drama
Disaster! : the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 by Dan Kurzman( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just after 5 A.M. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco, toppling buildings, exploding gas mains, and trapping thousands of citizens beneath tons of stone, broken wood, and twisted metal. Herds of cattle stampeded madly through the streets. The air reverberated with the panicked screams of the doomed and dying." "Drawing on meticulous research and eyewitness accounts, Dan Kurzman re-creates one of the most horrific events of the twentieth century. It is a breathtaking, magnificently composed pastiche of personal tragedies. Kurzman captures the fear and madness that raged through a hell unequaled in the peacetime history of this nation. Yet, amid the rubble and death, the author also uncovers extraordinary courage and humanity and honorable acts as noble as any every celebrated."--Jacket
Fatal voyage : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Dan Kurzman( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945 and of its aftermath
A special mission : Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII by Dan Kurzman( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September, 1943, Adolf Hitler, furious at the ouster of Mussolini, sent German troops into Rome with plans to deport Rome's Jews to Auschwitz. Hitler also ordered SS General Karl Wolff, who had been Heinrich Himmler's chief aide, to occupy the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII. But Wolff began playing a dangerous game: stalling Hitler's kidnap plot, while blackmailing the pope into silence as the Jews were rounded up. This tale of intrigue and betrayal is one of the most important untold stories of World War II, and A Special Mission is the only book to give the full incredible account of Hitler's kidnap plot and its far-reaching consequences. -- Publisher
The bravest battle : the twenty-eight days of the Warsaw ghetto uprising by Dan Kurzman( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the twenty-eight day battle in 1943 between the poorly armed Jews of the Warsaw ghetto and the Nazi forces equipped with artillery, tanks, flamethrowers and airplanes
A killing wind : inside union carbide and the Bhopal catastrophe by Dan Kurzman( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis 1948; the first Arab-Israeli war by Dan Kurzman( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben-Gurion, prophet of fire by Dan Kurzman( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II by Dan Kurzman( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sinking of the troop carrier Dorchester in the icy waters off Greenland shortly after midnight on February 3, 1943, was one of the worst sea disasters of World War II. It was also the occasion of an astounding feat of heroism - and faith." "As water gushed through a hole made by a German torpedo, four chaplains - members of different faiths but linked by bonds of friendship and devotion - moved quietly among the men on board. Preaching bravery, the chaplains distributed life jackets, including their own. In the end, these four men went down with the ship, their arms linked in spiritual solidarity, their voices raised in prayer. In this narrative, author and journalist Dan Kurzman tells the story of these heroes and the faith - in God and in country - that they shared." "Drawing on extensive interviews with the chaplains' families and the crews of both the Dorchester and the German submarine that fired the fatal torpedo, Kurzman re-creates the intimate circumstances and great historic events that culminated in that terrible night. The final hours unfold with the electrifying clarity of nightmare - the chaplains taking charge of the dwindling supply of life jackets, the panic of the crew, the overcrowded lifeboats, the prayers that ring out over the chaos, and the tight circle that the four chaplains form as the inevitable draws near."--Jacket
Left to die : the tragedy of the USS Juneau by Dan Kurzman( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 1995 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S.S. Juneau's destruction, the ironies and miscalculations, and the command betrayal and cover-up that hid the truth from Americans
Santo Domingo: revolt of the damned by Dan Kurzman( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye-witness account of events in the Dominican Republic in the Spring of 1965 and the effects of American intervention on hemispheric unity and the spread of Castro-type Communism
Blood and water : sabotaging Hitler's bomb by Dan Kurzman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World's largest producer of deuterium oxide, or heavy water, a vital ingredient in the construction of the bomb. Pieced together from survivors' accounts in Norway and other primary sources, including the military archives of three countries, this is the story of the clandestine two-year ordeal, told in dramatic heart-stopping detail by Dan Kurzman, the author of several best-selling nonfiction thrillers about World War II
Soldier of peace : the life of Yitzhak Rabin, 1922-1995 by Dan Kurzman( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Dan Kurzman comes an intimate, comprehensive biography of the late Yitzhak Rabin. Kurzman dramatically describes Rabin's evolution from shy, troubled child to desert warrior to obsessive peacemaker in a biography that simultaneously tells the story of a pioneering nation's maturation into a modern, thriving Middle Eastern power. Kurzman draws heavily on his long relationship with Rabin. The author also presents fresh information from U.S. and Middle Eastern archives and from interviews he conducted with more than two hundred people, ranging from childhood classmates to top politicians and world statesmen--including Rabin family members
Kishi and Japan; the search for the sun by Dan Kurzman( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle of November : Madrid's epic stand, 1936 by Dan Kurzman( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Den Spanske Borgerkrigs første måneder med revolten i Spansk Marokko og på De Kanariske Øer, Franco-styrkernes besættelse af dele af Spanien, indkredsningen af Madrid og angrebet på byen, som afvistes i november 1936
Subversion of the innocents; patterns of communist penetration in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia by Dan Kurzman( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War II by Dan Kurzman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the night of February 3, 1943, a torpedo shattered the side of the SS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland. The 904 men aboard, who would certainly have drowned, were saved thanks to the tremendous bravery of the four chaplains aboard - the Rev. George L. Fox (Methodist), the Rev. Clark V. Poling (Dutch Reformed), Father John P. Washington (Roman Catholic), and Rabbi Alexander Goode (Jewish) - who distributed life jackets to the troops, including, in the end, their own. No greater glory is a riveting story of four men of God who came from different backgrounds but found common ground in courageously serving God and country
A special mission : [Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII] by Dan Kurzman( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1943, Adolf Hitler, furious at the ouster of Mussolini, sent German troops into Rome and ordered SS General Karl Wolff, who had been Heinrich Himmler's chief aide, to occupy the Vatican and kidnap (and, perhaps, kill) Pope Pius XII. At the same time, plans were being made to deport Rome's Jews to Auschwitz. Wolff began playing a dangerous game: stalling Hitler's plot against the pope, whom he hoped would save him from the noose in case Germany lost the war. To save Pius, Wolff and fellow conspirators blackmailed him into silence when the Jews were rounded up, hoping that Hitler would rescind his order
Fatal voyage : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Dan Kurzman( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1945, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea. The ship had just left the island of Tinian, delivering components of the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima. As the torpedoes hit, the Indianapolis erupted into a fiery coffin, sinking in less than fifteen minutes and leaving nine hundred crewmen fighting for life in shark-infested waters. They expected a swift, routine rescue, unaware that the Navy high command didn't even realize that the Indianapolis was missing. Help would not arrive for another five days. Drawn from definitive interviews with key figures, Fatal Voyage recounts the horrific events endured as the number of water-treading survivors dwindled to just 316. Each gruesome day brought more madness and slow death, from explosion-related injuries, dehydration, and, most terrifying of all, shark attacks. But the pain did not end when the men finally returned home: The Indianapolis's commander, Captain Charles B. McVay III, was court-martialed for causing the clearly unavoidable disaster. With a new afterword chronicling the fifty-five-year campaign by Indianapolis survivors and their supporters to win public vindication for Captain McVay, this classic is restored, along with memories of the Indianapolis crew
Japan sucht neue Wege. [kishi and Japan]. Die politische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung im 20. Jahrhundert. [Aus dem Amerikanischen übertragen ...] by Dan Kurzman( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Disaster! : the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906
Alternative Names
Dan Kurzman Amerikaans journalist (1922-2010)

Dan Kurzman giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Dan Kurzman US-amerikanischer Journalist und Verfasser militärhistorischer Bücher

Kurzman, Dan

Kurzman, Dan 1927- 2010

Kurzman, Daniel Halperin

Kurzman, Daniel Halperin 1922-2010

Kurzman, Daniel Halperin 1927-2010

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Fatal voyage : the sinking of the USS IndianapolisA special mission : Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XIIThe bravest battle : the twenty-eight days of the Warsaw ghetto uprisingNo greater glory : the four immortal chaplains and the sinking of the Dorchester in World War IILeft to die : the tragedy of the USS JuneauBlood and water : sabotaging Hitler's bombSoldier of peace : the life of Yitzhak Rabin, 1922-1995