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Van Paassen, Pierre 1895-1968

Overview
Works: 61 works in 287 publications in 7 languages and 8,385 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  History  Biography  Fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: D413.V35, 909.82
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Most widely held works about Pierre Van Paassen
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Most widely held works by Pierre Van Paassen
Days of our years by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

60 editions published between 1939 and 1947 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crown of fire; the life and times of Girolamo Savonarola by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten ally by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

38 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Paassen became interested in Jewish affairs after interviewing a Rabbi from New York who had just returned from Mandatory Palestine. From this point on, Van Paassen took a great personal interest in the issues of Palestine and the plight of European Jewry. In 1933, Van Paassen, a fluent German speaker, reported on the Nazis and courageously exposed the doctrines and policies of Hitler's fascist regime. Van Paassen spent quite some time in Palestine and wrote extensively; when one reads this book today, one notices how profound and ironic it is, that the times which Van Paassen describes of his generation are now repeating themselves, the only differences are the players' names
That day alone by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

20 editions published between 1941 and 1946 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth could be fair, a chronicle by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

20 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in 7 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is now! by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

10 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of Hitler's campaigns, their direct menace to America, and the steps to be taken immediately to stop Hitler
Nazism : an assault on civilization by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

12 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Jesus died by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions rise and change by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem calling! by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1953 in English and Spanish and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilgrim's vow by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond tears by Irmgard Litten( Book )

5 editions published in 1940 in English and German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tower of Terzel by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and Danish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict between wealthy landowners and their tenants over the introduction of agricutlural machinery in Flanders in the late nineteenth century
Palestine : land of Israel by Herbert Sonnenfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for Jerusalem by American Friends of a Jewish Palestine( Book )

4 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel : democracy's neglected ally : 1943 to the present by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De dagen onzer jaren by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

5 editions published between 1939 and 1965 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ongewoon reisverhaal : een pelgrimage door het Heilige Land by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drums in Israel by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Crown of fire by Pierre Van Paassen( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Savonarola and its place in the history of Italy and the Church has been subject to many interpretations. In this book Pierre van Paassen gives it the most balanced, entertaining, and factual treatment yet. Savonarola and Firenze (Florence) however are so inextricably bound together that the two must be discussed at one and the same time. Florence was at the height of her glory in the most brilliant phase of the Renaissance and herein the splendor and picturesqueness of that whole epoch is brought vividly to life. Mr. van Paassen traces Savonarola's youth and his teenage love for a girl in Ferrara, his hometown, and then his sudden decision (quite like Loyola's) to enter the Church. Following his novitiate Savonarola was called to Florence and immortality by Lorenzo the Magnificent. In this most exciting period of history the author traces his contacts with Lorenzo and the opposition, with the artists, Botticelli and Michelangelo, with Machiavelli, with the great Pope, Alexander VI, with Lucrezia, Cesare and the Sforza family. There is Savonarola's conversion of the whole city of Florence with the entire population walking in a procession of penitence. When the king of France invaded Italy Savonarola went out to meet him and thus saved the city while the rest of the country was ravaged by war. Mr. van Paassen examines Savonarola's ideas on democracy and freedom, on everyday questions, and his strange predictions and prophesies which came to be fulfilled. And finally, the accusation of heresy, the trial and torture, and the burning at the stake. Most books on Savonarola used the monk's career and death to belabor Pope Alexander VI and the Borgia family. Not so here: rather Mr. van Paassen's theme is that had Savonarola's counsel been heeded the Reformation would have taken place within, rather than outside, the Church
 
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Alternative Names
Laurusse, Pieter Anthonie 1895-1968

Lourusse van Paassen, Pieter Antonie 1895-1968

Paassen, Pierre van.

Paassen, Pierre van 1895-

Paassen, Pierre van 1895-1968

Passen, Pierre Van 1895-

Pierre van Paassen American journalist

Pierre van Paassen Journalist, Schriftsteller und unitarischer Pfarrer

Van Paassen, Pierre

Van Paassen, Pierre 1895-

Van Paassen, Pierre 1895-1968

Van Paassen, Pierre Antonie Laurusse 1895-

Van Paassen, Pierre n. 1895

Van Passen, Pierre 1895-

Van Passen, Pierre 1895-1968

VanPaassen, Pierre 1895-1968

ואן פאאסן, פייר 1895-1968

פאסן, פייר וואן

פייר ון פאסן

פסן, פיר ון

Languages
English (186)

Spanish (12)

German (9)

Dutch (9)

Danish (6)

French (5)

Hebrew (1)