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Karnow, Stanley

Overview
Works: 126 works in 369 publications in 6 languages and 14,618 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043373
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Most widely held works about Stanley Karnow
 
Most widely held works by Stanley Karnow
Vietnam, a history by Stanley Karnow( Book )
90 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 6,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines American involvement in the Vietnam War, delves into the decisionmaking process in Washington and Asia, and presents interviews with participants on both sides
In our image : America's empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow( Book )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an account of America's imperial experience in the Philippines from 1898 to 1946. Stanley Karnow, author of Vietnam: A History, has now written an enthralling account of an almost forgotten subject: America's imperial experience in the Philippines. Panoramic in scope, profound in its perceptions and compassionate in its human portraits, In Our Image is an exciting, heroic, tragic, colorful and often comic narrative drawn from many hitherto unpublished documents as well as hundreds of interviews with American and Filipino participants. Above all, its brilliant descriptions and analysis of this important chapter in American history holds lessons for the present and future. No other book on the subject is as comprehensive. - Jacket flap
Southeast Asia by Stanley Karnow( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In text and pictures this book describes the modern civilizations of Southeastern Asia. It covers the history, politics, people, customs, beliefs, and occupations of the nations of this area
The conspiracy and death of Lin Biao by Ming-le Yao( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De opzet, uitwerking en het uiteindelijk mislukken van een staatsgreep tegen Mao Zedong door de Chinese minister van defensie en vice-voorzitter van de Communistische Partij Lin Biao (1907-1971), die in 1971 bij een vliegtuigongeluk om het leven kwam
Vietnam, the war nobody won by Stanley Karnow( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 13-part documentary program which follows events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April 1975. Great care is taken to analyze the costs and consequences of the American war in Vietnam for both countries involved. From the first episode, The Roots of War, to the last Legacies, the series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war which changed a generation and continues to impact American thinking on military and foreign policy issues
The first time I saw Paris : photographs and memories from the city of light by Peter Miller( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asian Americans in transition by Stanley Karnow( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia della guerra del Vietnam by Stanley Karnow( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam: A History elucidates the American involvement in Vietnam. The author explains all the political and military events that occurred in Vietnam after the Americans arrived, and he delves deeply into the decision-making process in Washington and Asia. Throughout, Mr. Karnow focuses on people: his book opens with the deaths of the first GIs in Vietnam and it ends with the reminiscence of the Communist officer who accepted the surrender of the South Vietnamese regime in 1975. The pages throng with memorable figures - French, American, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese; diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, Pentagon and CIA analysts; journalists, soldiers, scholars and just plain people: nurses, farmers, workers. These are the people who shaped strategy and who suffered, died or survived as a result
The United States and the Philippines in our image ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the Philippines sometimes turbulent history from before the Japanese occupation, through U.S. colonial period to recent reforms
Vietnam, a history by Stanley Karnow( )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Century America's time ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program examines daily life in America during the early 1900s--when a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horse-power really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams and the average life span was only 45 years--while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come
Dien Bien Phu : the epic battle America forgot by Howard R Simpson( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fighting began in November 1953, when French paratroopers seized a small airstrip in northwestern Vietnam. It ended in May 1954 with tens of thousands of Vietminh troops overrunning the besieged garrison. A third of the 15,000 defenders died in combat; fewer than a hundred escaped into the jungle. Thousands more died in captivity. Dien Bien Phu is recognized as one of history's great battles and as a turning point for American policy: the French defeat led to the fateful U.S. commitment to Vietnam. Ironically, the U.S. military repeated many of the French mistakes. American Howard R. Simpson was there as a combat reporter and photographer. His account is a personal one - that of a man who shared meals and wine and danger with the doomed soldiers. A much-published defense expert, Simpson is uniquely qualified to tell the dramatic story of this famous last stand. Aided by interviews with dozens of survivors from both sides - including victorious Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap - his book will rank with Bernard Fall's bestselling Hell in a Very Small Place as a classic work on an event as significant for the United States as it was for France. Dien Bien Phu is being published on the fortieth anniversary of the French defeat and contains rare combat photos by the author and the French Foreign Legion
Vietnam a history by Stanley Karnow( )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is ripe for a comprehensive, fair-minded history of America's war in Vietnam. Stanley Karnow's magnificent book is precisely that-an enthralling narrative that clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies this tragic ordeal. Panoramic in scope, profound in understanding, and compassionate in its human portrayals, it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with hundreds of participants on both sides. In its wealth of detail and its sure grasp of the issues, Vietnam: A History transcends the past and contains lessons relevant to the present and future. Karnow elucidates the American involvement in Vietnam, explains all the political and military events that occurred in Vietnam after the Americans arrived, and delves deeply into the decision-making process in Washington and Asia
The court-martial of Lt. Calley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vietnam War was fought not only in Asia, but also in America. One of the biggest shocks was the realization that American soldiers, and not just distant enemies, were capable of war crimes. The court-martial of a young platoon leader accused of murdering Vietnamese civilians brought a confused nation face to face with this devastating fact. This documentary includes commentary by soldiers in Calley's platoon, archival footage of the atrocities and his court-martial trial
Vietnam, a history a history by Stanley Karnow( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Karnow demystifies the tragic ordeal of America's war in Vietnam. The book's central theme is that America's leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. Karnow elucidates the decision-making process in Washington and Asia and recounts the political and military events that occurred after the Americans arrived in Vietnam. Throughout, he focuses on people, those who shaped strategy and those who suffered, died, or survived as a result
Bitter seeds : [a farmer's story of revolution in China] by Stanley Karnow( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris in the fifties by Stanley Karnow( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In July 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America's finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed for ten years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des AmEricains" --the most Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his youth, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and place like none other. Karnow came to France at a time when the French were striving to return to the life they had enjoyed before the devastation of World War II. Yet even during food shortages, political upheavals, and the struggle to come to terms with a world in which France was no longer the mighty power it had been, Paris remained a city of style, passion, and romance. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafEs and basement jazz clubs, to unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. We meet such prominent political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre MendEs-France, as well as Communist hacks and the demagogic tax rebel Pierre Poujade. We get to know illustrious intellectuals, among them Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and AndrE Malraux, and visit the glittering salons where aristocrats with exquisite manners mingled with trendy novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. We meet Christian Dior, who taught Karnow the secrets of haute couture, and Prince Curnonsky, France's leading gourmet, who taught the young reporter to appreciate the complexities of haute cuisine. Karnow takes us to marathon murder trials in musty courtrooms, accompanies a group of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, and recalls the famous automobile race at Le Mans when a catastrophic accident killed more than eighty spectators. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and in Paris in the Fifties we meet them too. A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a vivid and delightful history of a charmed decade in the greatest city in the world. From the Trade Paperback edition
Southeast Asia by Stanley Karnow( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the natural resources, peoples, economies and governments in Southeast Asia
Asia sudoriental by Stanley Karnow( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Karnow, Stanley
Karnow, Stanley Abram 1925-2013
Languages
English (193)
Italian (18)
French (9)
Spanish (6)
German (3)
Danish (1)
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