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Kurth, Peter

Works: 16 works in 64 publications in 7 languages and 4,265 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Drama  Comedy films  Buddy films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: GV1785.D8, B
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Most widely held works about Peter Kurth
Most widely held works by Peter Kurth
Isadora : a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of the pioneer of modern dance offering a dramatic portrait of her sensational and turbulent life, chronicling her many love affairs, passionate devotion to dance, and personal tragedies
Tsar : the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra by Peter Kurth( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This splendidly illustrated volume evokes the world of pre-revolutionary Russia on every page and tells the story of the last Romanovs as never before. Peter Kurth, author of Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, recreates the private life of the imperial family with great clarity and new insights. He begins the story in 1913, a year of celebrations marking 300 years of Romanov rule, but also the last year before the onset of the Great War, which would bring a shattering end to the dynasty. From there he returns to the childhoods of Nicholas and Alexandra and follows them through their courtship, marriage and coronation to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended. The narrative is effectively complemented by archival images from the imperial family's personal albums and private collections, many of them never before published, matched with present-day color photographs of the palaces and places the Romanovs knew. A special visual section, The Imperial Year, documents the family in their palace outside St. Petersburg, at their seaside retreat in the Crimea, on board the royal yacht in the Gulf of Finland and visiting their hunting lodge at Spala, deep in the forests of Poland. Photographer Peter Christopher also followed the path of the imperial family, and his color photographs range from the splendors of Tsarskoe Selo to the remains of "The House of Special Purpose" in Ekaterinburg. The many questions still surrounding the murders that took place in that house are examined by Peter Kurth, and in the book's final chapter he details the recent discovery of the Romanov bones and the DNA tests used to determine their authenticity. The fascinating saga of Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia, the tsar's youngest daughter, is also included along with a candid picture of the Russian aristocracy in exile
American Cassandra : the life of Dorothy Thompson by Peter Kurth( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelda, an illustrated life : the private world of Zelda Fitzgerald by Zelda Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to Zelda's paintings, drawings, and constructions, many biographical photographs, artifacts, letters, and other memorabilia are reproduced. An introduction by Zelda's granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan, who knows the art more intimately than anyone and who has gathered it for the book, sets the scene. Noted biographer Peter Kurth paints a spirited picture of the tumultuous world the Fitzgeralds inhabited during the Jazz Age. An essay by art historian Jane Livingston offers insights into Zelda's art, examining works from different periods and placing them in the context of several of the major artists of her time
Tsaar : de verdwenen wereld van Nicolaas en Alexandra by Peter Kurth( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van tsaar Nicolaas II en zijn familie, geïllustreerd met zeer veel, vaak onbekende foto's
Anastasii︠a︡ : zagadka velikoĭ kni︠a︡zhny by Peter Kurth( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Anderson est-elle la grande-duchesse Anastasia? Un autre volume qui étudie cette question
Aĭsedora : neistovyĭ tanet︠s︡ zhizni by Peter Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Russian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Freund von mir by X Filme Creative Pool( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When dedicated, conscientious, but timid Karl is assigned to spy on the boss of a car rental service by his employer, he sets about the task diligently until he meets easy-going fun-seeking Hans. Unabashed, Hans goes for what he likes, a spin in a Porsche, beautiful women and he gets them. Before long, Karl discovers he's found a true buddy, his own joie de vivre and the nerve to try his hand at love
Isadora Duncan by Peter Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wirtschaft, Staat und Sozialpolitik : Schriften und Reden 1900 - 1912 by Max Weber( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isadora Dŏnk'ŏn, maehokchŏgin sam = Isadora : a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anastasia : the life of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Isadora : a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[A] pioneer of modern dance ... Isadora was the personification of flair, and she was anything but ordinary. Her scandalous behavior, protofeminism, global celebrity, revolutionary politics, and artistic ground breaking all feel quite modern, yet her public life was played out between the Mauve Decade and the Roaring Twenties. From an unconventional childhood and throughout the years of her flurried life, she pursued a creative struggle between Apollo, symbolizing clarity, order, and form, and Dionysus, expressing all that is wild, yearning, and destructive in human nature. In her wake lay adoration, as well as controversy and outrage ... [In this book, the author] recounts this sensational life filled with lavish love affairs, artistic zeal, marvelous performances, and personal tragedies. [The author] allows the free spirit and idiosyncratic personality of this passionate artist to shine through, revealing her ... story set against the ... backdrop of Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century.-Dust jacket
The life and art of Isadora Duncan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Peter Kurth (author) discusses his biography of Isadora Duncan, her childhood and dance career, her death and her children's deaths, her move to Moscow in 1921 to open a school, brief talk about the Rose petals dance, her move to New York and then to Europe, and concludes with a Question and Answer session
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Isadora : a sensational life
Alternative Names
Kurt, Piter

Kurth, Peter 19..-... historien

Курт, Питер

English (42)

German (9)

Polish (4)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Russian (2)

Korean (1)

Tsar : the lost world of Nicholas and AlexandraZelda, an illustrated life : the private world of Zelda Fitzgerald