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Pearce, R. D. (Robert D.)

Overview
Works: 80 works in 270 publications in 1 language and 3,392 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JQ1888.A1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. D Pearce
The turning point in Africa : British colonial policy, 1938-48 by R. D Pearce( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of British colonial policy towards tropical Africa during a critical decade, from the complacent trusteeship of the inter-wqr eyars to the strategy of decolonization inaugurated after World War II
Attlee by R. D Pearce( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clement Attlee led the Labour Party for twenty years (1935-55). He was a key figure in Churchill's War Cabinet - the only member, apart from Churchill himself, to serve for the full wartime coalition. Above all, he was Prime Minister of the first majority Labour governments in the crucial postwar years from 1945 to 1951. As premier he presided over the creation of the welfare state, the nationalisation of a substantial proportion of industry, and economic recovery and postwar reconstruction at home; and, abroad, the independence of the Indian subcontinent, the transition from Empire to multiracial Commonwealth, and the onset of the Cold War. His administration also saw Britain opt for the Atomic Bomb." "Both in war and peace he is undoubtedly one of the key figures in modern British history. Yet he is also one of the least studied, and, for a shy man of almost pathological reserve, he remains surprisingly controversial. Was he Churchill's "modest man with much to be modest about"--No more than an efficient chairman of committee, who helped implement the wartime consensus for which others provided the initiative, and then went on to squander the fruits of victory? Or, on the contrary, was he a tough-minded practical innovator, and, as many now claim, one of the truly great prime ministers?" "To answer these questions Robert Pearce reassesses Attlee's whole career. While not neglecting Attlee's political apprenticeship, especially during Ramsay MacDonald's period as Labour leader, he concentrates particularly on the premierships, and on Attlee's relations with his cabinet colleagues. In doing so he illuminates Clement Attlee the man, examining his almost legendary shyness and terseness, and reaching behind the stern exterior to find idealism and pragmatism, ambition and indecision, and a uniquely moral vision."--Jacket
Attlee's Labour governments, 1945-51 by R. D Pearce( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Labour governments of 1945-51 are among the most important and controversial in modern British history, and have been the focus of extensive research. In this study, Pearce attempts to make the results of this research available in concise and accessible form, at the same time encouraging students to formulate their own interpretations. He looks at the main political personalities of the period, sets their work in the context of Labour history since 1900, and examines their domestic, foreign and imperial achievements
British prime ministers from Balfour to Brown by R. D Pearce( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the personalities and achievements of those who held the office of Prime Minister between 1902 and 2010. The authors look at each individuals' rise to power, their ideas and motivations, governing style, and their contributions to policy making, including how well they handled issues which arose during their term
The unification of Italy, 1815-1870 by Andrina Stiles( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planned with the A-level student specifically in mind, the "Access to History" series is designed to be expansive enough so that re-reading of condensed narrative is not required. This book looks at the unification of Italy (1815-70)
The internationalisation of research and development by multinational enterprises by Robert D Pearce( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a broadly based survey of existing knowledge of the important emerging phenomenon of internationalized research and development operations by multinational enterprises, this book argues that these enterprises are recognizing the need for a global perspective on the creation of technology
Britain : domestic politics, 1918-39 by R. D Pearce( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's largest industrial enterprises by John H Dunning( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government and reform : Britain, 1815-1918 by Robert D Pearce( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Gordon Walker : political diaries 1932-1971 by Patrick Gordon Walker Gordon-Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Then the wind changed : Nigerian letters of Robert Hepburn Wright, 1936-49 by Robert Hepburn Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kingsley : light at the heart of darkness by R. D Pearce( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism and Nazism by Robert D Pearce( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of fascism - Rise of fascism in Italy, Germany and Austria - Political, social and economic affairs in Italy and Germany - Foreign affairs and war - Significance of fascism - Totalitarianism - Nihilism and egotism - Fascism, capitalism and class - Meaning of fascism
The best of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain and the Irish question 1798-1921 by Paul Adelman( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain : industrial relations and the economy, 1900-39 by R. D Pearce( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1930s Britain by R. D Pearce( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1930s, Britain underwent the most profound economic crisis of the twentieth century, with high unemployment, wage cuts, benefit cuts and an overall deterioration in living standards. This was Britain suffering from the cold spread around the world by the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and it was a decade remembered for its austerity. Yet there was another side to the decade. Industrial output, which fell in 1930-32, picked up in 1933, and by the following year had exceeded 1929 totals. Remarkable growth was experienced in 1935-38, despite a shorter working week, as productivity rose with the adoption of more productive industrial techniques. There was a housing boom and also a consumer boom fuelled by cheaper clothes and household goods. Slums were cleared and smart new houses erected all over Britain. At the same time social services improved markedly, and a diversification of leisure activities was made possible by new technology, transport improvements and the provision of paid holidays. 1930s Britain provides a realistic portrait of a very diverse, and always fascinating, decade in British social history, with coverage of the home and neighborhood, work, food and drink, shopping and style, entertainment, education, social services, health and transport giving readers a truly well-rounded view of life in 1930s Britain."--Publisher's description
Suppressing the mind : anesthetic modulation of memory and consciousness by Antal G Hudetz( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will present original results as well opinionated overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. It will present evidence from molecular to system levels and lead to an integrative theory of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. The hypothesized mechanism underlying anesthetic action will be explored as a demonstration of "bridging the gap" between bench and clinical research. It will synthesize information spanning a number of levels from molecular integrative that has begun to reveal answers to the leaf
Sir Bernard Bourdillon : the biography of a twentieth-century colonialist by Robert D Pearce( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the European powers, 1865-1914 by Robert Pearce( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The turning point in Africa : British colonial policy, 1938-48
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AttleeAttlee's Labour governments, 1945-51The unification of Italy, 1815-1870Britain : domestic politics, 1918-39Government and reform : Britain, 1815-1918Then the wind changed : Nigerian letters of Robert Hepburn Wright, 1936-49Fascism and NazismThe best of Oscar Wilde
Alternative Names
Pearce, R.

Pearce, R. D.

Pearce, R.D. 1953-

Pearce, R. D. (Robert D.), 1953-

Pearce, Robert.

Pearce, Robert 1953-

Pearce, Robert D.

Pearce, Robert D. 1953-

Pearce, Robert David.

Pearce, Robert David 1953-

Pearce, Robert Desmond 1953-

Pearce, Robert (Robert D.)

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English (130)