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Black, Edwin

Overview
Works: 31 works in 214 publications in 10 languages and 9,759 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Census data  Military history 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: HD9696.2.U64, 940.5318
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Most widely held works about Edwin Black
 
Most widely held works by Edwin Black
IBM and the Holocaust : the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation by Edwin Black( Book )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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War against the weak : eugenics and America's campaign to create a master race by Edwin Black( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: History has recorded the horrors of ethnic cleansing, but until now, America's own efforts to create a master race have been largely overlooked. In War Against the Weak, investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller IBM and the Holocaust Edwin Black reveals that eugenics-sham science made up to justify ethnic cleansing-had an incredible foothold in America in the early twentieth century, and was in fact championed and funded by America's social, political, and academic elite. Even more shocking, Black traces the flow of ideas, research, and money from Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island) to Germany, in the process proving that it was America's eugenics program that gave Hitler the scientific justification to escalate his virulent anti-Semitism into all-out genocide. Black's team of dozens of researchers scoured scores of archives in four countries, unearthing some 50,000 documents, which collectively prove that the eugenics agenda was funded by esteemed philanthropies such as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Institution; taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton; lauded by leading progressive thinkers such as Margaret Sanger, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Woodrow Wilson; and even sanctioned by the U.S. Supreme Court. With this kind of backing, American eugenics was quickly able to move beyond the theoretical in its quest to eliminate social "undesirables," getting cruel and racist laws enacted in 27 U.S. states. Ultimately, more than 60,000 Americans were sterilized against their will, and tens of thousands of others were institutionalized and/or denied the right to marry whom they chose. In the last year or so, governors from five states-Virginia, Oregon, California, North Carolina, and South Carolina-have apologized for their states' official efforts to wipe out their unwanted citizens. Surprisingly, the victims of eugenics weren't limited to the groups that have regularly suffered from prejudice in the U.S.; they were also the poor, epileptics, alcoholics, people who wore glasses, petty criminals, the mentally ill, and those deemed "shiftless." War Against the Weak details how those at the forefront of the movement worked tirelessly to establish the biological rationales for persecution, with the goal of continuously eradicating the "lower tenth" until only a pure Nordic super race remained. To achieve that end, eugenics contaminated many otherwise worthy causes, from the birth control movement to the development of psychology and IQ testing, and beyond. After Nuremberg declared eugenics to be genocide and a crime against humanity, the American eugenics movement did not disappear; it simply went underground, changed its name, and reappeared as "human genetics." War Against the Weak closes by bringing its analysis into the present day, pointing out that our increasing knowledge in the realm of genetic selection and gene-mapping is rife with opportunity for misuse
Internal combustion : how corporations and governments addicted the world to oil and derailed the alternatives by Edwin Black( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in ten years, not in five years, but today. Investigative journalist Black mined corporate and governmental archives to assemble thousands of previously undiscovered documents and studies into this dramatic story. He traces a continuum of rapacious energy cartels and special interests dating back from wood to coal to oil, then to the bicycle and electric battery cartels of the 1890s, which created thousands of electric vehicles that plied American streets a century ago--but those noiseless and clean cars were scuttled by petroleum interests. Black also documents how General Motors conspired to undermine mass transit in dozens of cities and how Big Oil, Big Corn, and Big Coal have subverted synthetic fuels and other alternatives.--From publisher description
The transfer agreement : the untold story of the secret agreement between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine by Edwin Black( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict by Edwin Black( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Banking on Baghdad, Edwin Black chronicles the history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests, Black pinpoints why today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources - and remains determined to acquire and protect them. Banking on Baghdad documents the many ways Iraq's recent history mirrors its tumultuous past." "Black documents a long record of war profiteering in Iraq and takes a hard look at the corporations currently doing business there. With access to numerous oil company archives, the papers of a half dozen governments, and numerous other primary sources yielding some 50,000 documents, Banking on Baghdad tells a monumental story 7,000 years in the making." "From the annihilation of Baghdad by the Mongol Horde in 1258 to the lightning charge of American battle tanks in 2003, Iraq's history is defined by the blood spilt on its soil. Now, Banking on Baghdad provides the historical context lacking from the political discourse in the news media and in Washington circles. It argues that Iraq's future is inextricably linked to its tempestuous history, and that the ongoing conflict there may become just another tragic chapter in that country's long and calamitous record."--Jacket
The transfer agreement : the dramatic story of the pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine by Edwin Black( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transfer Agreement is the story of a negotiated arrangement in 1933 between Zionist organizations and the Nazis to transfer some 50,000 Jews, and $100 million of their assets, to Jewish Palestine in exchange for stopping the worldwide Jewish-led boycott threatening to topple the Hitler regime in its first year
Format C by Edwin Black( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Dan Levin investigates murder in the computer industry and discovers a plot to control consumers' minds. The villain is a computer-software tycoon who is seeking world domination. A first novel
The Nazi census : identification and control in the Third Reich by Götz Aly( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the ideological and social aspects of census taking under the National Socialist regime in Germany from 1933 to World War II
Nazi nexus : America's corporate connections to Hitler's Holocaust by Edwin Black( Book )

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

A scathing expos of the link between major U.S. corporations and the holocaust makes sobering indictments about such companies as IBM, General Motors, and the Rockefeller Foundation, revealing how some of their mid-twentieth-century agendas directly or indirectly supported Nazi activities
The Farhud : roots of the Arab-Nazi alliance in the Holocaust by Edwin Black( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazis needed oil. The Arabs wanted the Jews and British out of Iraq. The Mufti of Jerusalem forged a far-ranging alliance with Hitler resulting in the June 1941 Farhud, a Nazi-style pogrom in Baghdad that set the stage for the devastation and expulsion of the Iraqi Jews and ultimately almost a million Jews across the Arab world. The Farhud was the beginning of what became a broad Nazi-Arab alliance in the Holocaust. --publisher
The plan : how to save America when the oil stops--or the day before by Edwin Black( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now, there has been no cohesive plan to cope with a protracted oil interruption. Now, there is one. The Plan details the severe ramifications of an oil shutdown and the drastic steps needed to survive it based on established intergovernmental protocols not yet adopted by the United States
IBM and the Holocaust : [the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation] by Edwin Black( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"IBM and the Holocaust takes you through the carefully crafted corporate collusion with the Third Reich, as well as the structured deniability of oral agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva intermediaries - all undertaken as the newspapers blazed with accounts of persecution and destruction."--Container
L'IBM e l'Olocausto by Edwin Black( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in 6 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British petroleum and the redline agreement by Edwin Black( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the turbulent history of Mideast oil, one company and one secret pact stand above all others as the pivotal force that, by muscle and maneuver, delivered that region's petroleum to the West. Despite and by virtue of bloody wars to claim, commercialize and control that oil, the combustible flow rarely, if ever, stopped. That company, operating under many prior names, was British Petroleum, now BP. The secret pact it engineered was the secret Redline Agreement
Internal combustion : [how corporations and governments addicted the world to oil and derailed the alternatives] by Edwin Black( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in ten years, not in five years, but today. Investigative journalist Black mined corporate and governmental archives to assemble thousands of previously undiscovered documents and studies into this dramatic story. He traces a continuum of rapacious energy cartels and special interests dating back from wood to coal to oil, then to the bicycle and electric battery cartels of the 1890s, which created thousands of electric vehicles that plied American streets a century ago--but those noiseless and clean cars were scuttled by petroleum interests. Black also documents how General Motors conspired to undermine mass transit in dozens of cities and how Big Oil, Big Corn, and Big Coal have subverted synthetic fuels and other alternatives.--From publisher description
Financing the flames : how tax-exempt and public money fuel a culture of confrontation and terror in Israel by Edwin Black( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book pulls the cover off the robust use of US tax-exempt, tax-subsidized, and public monies to foment agitation, systematically destabilize the Israel Defense Forces, and finance terrorists in Israel. In a far-flung investigation in the United States, Israel and the West Bank, human-rights investigative reporter Edwin Black documents that it is actually the highly politicized human rights organizations and NGOs themselves all American taxpayer supported which are financing the flames that make peace in Israel difficult if not impossible. Black spotlights key charitable organizations such as the Ford Foundation, George Soros s Open Society Foundations, the New Israel Fund, and many others, as well as American taxpayers as a group. Instead of promoting peace and reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, a variety of taxpayer-subsidized organizations have funded a culture where peace does not pay, but warfare and confrontation do. Ironically, several Jewish organizations, scooping up millions in tax-subsidized donations, stand at the forefront of the problem. At the same time, the author details at great length the laudable and helpful activities of such groups as the New Israel Fund; he chronicles a heartbreaking conflict between stated intent and true impact on the ground. In addition to documenting questionable 501(c)(3) activity, Black documents the direct relationship between taxpayer assistance to the Palestinian Authority and individuals engaged in terrorism against civilians. -- taken from Amazon.com
The Plan : How to Rescue Society the Day the Oil Stops-Or the Day Before by Edwin Black( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now, there has been no cohesive plan to cope with a protracted oil interruption. Now, there is one. The Plan details the severe ramifications of an oil shutdown and the drastic steps needed to survive it based on established intergovernmental protocols not yet adopted by the United States
Eugenika w imię postępu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Polish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM to horokōsuto : Nachisu to te o musunda daikigyō by Edwin Black( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM and the Holocaust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin Black and others speak about Mr. Black's book IBM and the Holocaust: the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation. The book contends that IBM established business relations with Nazi Germany and that IBM's technology and business alliance allowed Hitler to accelerate and automate the persecution of Jews during World War Two
 
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War against the weak : eugenics and America's campaign to create a master race
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Black, Edwin

Edwin Black Amerikaans journalist

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English (175)

Polish (9)

Japanese (4)

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War against the weak : eugenics and America's campaign to create a master raceInternal combustion : how corporations and governments addicted the world to oil and derailed the alternativesBanking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflictThe transfer agreement : the dramatic story of the pact between the Third Reich and Jewish PalestineFormat CThe Nazi census : identification and control in the Third ReichNazi nexus : America's corporate connections to Hitler's HolocaustThe Farhud : roots of the Arab-Nazi alliance in the Holocaust