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Sked, Alan 1947-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 264 publications in 6 languages and 6,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DB80, 941.085
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Sked
The decline and fall of the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1918 by Alan Sked( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-war Britain : a political history by Alan Sked( Book )

64 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis and controversy : essays in honour of A.J.P. Taylor( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sked: Metternich and the Federalist Myth. Grigg: Liberals on Trial. - Cook: Labour and the Downfall of the Liberal Party, 1906-1914. - Koss: Asquith versus Lloyd - George: The Last Phase and Beyond. Stevenson: Myth and Reality: Britain in the 1930s. - Watt: The Historiography of Appeasement. - Nish: Japan and the Outbreak of War in 1941. - Marwick: People's War and Top People's Peace? British Society and the Second World War. - Addison: Journey to the Centre: Churchill and Labour in Coalition
Europe's balance of power, 1815-1848( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survival of the Habsburg Empire : Radetzky, the Imperial Army, and the Class War, 1848 by Alan Sked( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's decline : problems and perspectives by Alan Sked( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metternich and Austria : an evaluation by Alan Sked( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radetzky : imperial victor and military genius by Alan Sked( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History remembers Wellington's defeat of Napoleon, but has forgotten the role of Field Marshal Radetzky in the battles which led to Napoleon's abdication and first exile in 1814. As Chief of Staff to the allied coalition of 1813-14, Radetzky determined the shape of the most decisive campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars by creating the strategy that defeated the Corsican in Germany and then France. Neither Russia nor Prussia had been able to overcome Napoleon in battle and it took the brilliant diplomacy of Metternich and the military genius of Radetzky to ensure victory over the Emperor. In short, the Austrian contribution decisively tipped the balance against Napoleon -- a fact which has always been overlooked by historians. It was Radetzky, too, at the age of eighty-two, who defeated the Italians in 1848 and 1849 and thus saved Europe once again from the prospect of international war and revolution. The wars Radetzky fought -- and won -- throughout his extensive military career were of the greatest possible significance in European history, yet today, he is almost forgotten - remembered only in the music of the Radetzky March, dedicated to him by Johann Strauss the elder. In this, the first biography of Radetzky to be published in English, Alan Sked paints a vivid picture of an exceptional, yet neglected commander of genius in a book which will be fascinating reading for enthusiasts of military and modern European history
An intelligent person's guide to post-war Britain by Alan Sked( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandezza e caduta dell'Impero asburgico : 1815-1918 by Alan Sked( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposal for European Union by Alan Sked( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Good Europeans?' by Alan Sked( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheap excuses, or, Life, death and European unity by Alan Sked( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La era Thatcher by Alan Sked( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of A.J.P. Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imperial crisis : Austrian policy towards northern Italy, 1847-49 by Alan Sked( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhan hou Yingguo zheng zhi shi by Alan Sked( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln by Alan Sked( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln is revered in the USA and throughout the world as a political hero and virtual martyr. He is known as the saviour of the Union, victor in the American Civil War and the Great Emancipator of slaves. But is this reputation deserved? In this engaging and sometimes provocative new book, Alan Sked overturns the consensus on an American hero, and provides an original angle on the political career of an otherwise impenetrable figure. Did Lincoln receive a democratic mandate in 1860 with only 39% of the overall vote? What was his attitude toward Native Americans? Was the Civil War inevitable? Did Lincoln's insistence on the illegality of secession needlessly cost 650,000 lives that could have been spared? Sked scrutinises the legitimacy of Lincoln's eminent status, and offers a rare glimpse into the life and politics of a flawed hero. An informed and unique view, this engagingly written book will fascinate general readers and prove essential for students and specialists
1789-1870. Part 1 [prepared for the Open University Course Team by Christopher Harvie and Clive Emsley]. Part 2( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metternich : an evaluation by Alan Sked( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The decline and fall of the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1918
Alternative Names
Alan Sked British historian politician

Sked, Alan

Алан Скед

スケッド, アラン

Languages
English (185)

German (9)

Italian (7)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (3)

Czech (1)

Covers
Post-war Britain : a political historyEurope's balance of power, 1815-1848Britain's decline : problems and perspectivesMetternich and Austria : an evaluationRadetzky : imperial victor and military geniusAn intelligent person's guide to post-war BritainMetternich : an evaluation