WorldCat Identities

Asprey, Robert B.

Works: 11 works in 28 publications in 4 languages and 5,131 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: U240, 943.0530924
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Most widely held works by Robert B Asprey
Frederick the Great : the magnificent enigma by Robert B Asprey( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very readable account of King Frederick the Great of Prussia
The reign of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert B Asprey( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military historian Asprey presents the second volume of his biography of Napoleon, completing the work begun in his The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This volume follows Napoleon as he attempted to consolidate the empire immediately following his victory of Austria at Austerlitz; through his loss of the throne, exile on the island of Elba, and brief return to power; to his eventual death on the island of St. Helena at the age of 51. As is to be expected from a military historian, the bulk of the material focuses on Napoleons diplomatic wrangling and military conflicts with the other European nations, but some discussion of his efforts to produce an heir and other personal information is included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
At Belleau Wood by Robert B Asprey( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle account of the successful American "baptism of fire" in June 1918 northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, as experienced by soldiers and marines of the Second Division
Once a marine : the memoirs of General A.A. Vandegrift, United States Marine Corps by A. A Vandegrift( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semper fidelis; the U.S. Marines in World War II by Robert B Asprey( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in the shadows; the guerrilla in history by Robert B Asprey( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the material covers the World War II underground and the Indochinese wars. Includes material on guerrilla warfare in the American Revolution, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, Peninsular War, Philippines war, Boer war, Mexican revolution (Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata), Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa (World War I), Lawrence of Arabia, Irish Republican Army, Mao Tse-tung, OSS, Ho Chi Minh, Vo Nguyen Giap, William Slim, Orde Wingate, Domino theory, Viet Minh, Greek Civil War, Mau Mau, Jomo Kenyatta, Palestine, Cyprus, Algeria, Fidel Castro, Viet Cong, Tet Offensive, and many other conflicts
Operation Prophet by Robert B Asprey( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Italian and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panther's feast by Robert B Asprey( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of Colonel Redl, who was the head of counter intelligence for the Austrian empire before WWI -- and who was a Russian spy, blackmailed because of his homosexuality
The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. by Robert B Asprey( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his untimely death aged fifty-one in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte has been often the victim of biographical revisionism that treats him either as a demi-god or as devil incarnate. In the first of this new two-volume biography, Robert Asprey has preferred to treat him as a human being. The Rise and Fall of Napoleon (Volume 1: The Rise) chronicles the beginning of this most extraordinary of lives, from Napoleon's birth in 1769 to the historic Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, when he brilliantly defeated Austro-Russian armies. What emerges is both a fascinating and contradictory figure: a child of the French Revolution who grew to be its master; who exploited national will for what he believed to be national good; who converted surging passions of thirty million persons into an irresistible force to challenge and often topple archaic thrones; whose desire for European reforms ultimately fell victim to feudal superstition and misery. Robert Asprey tells this tale with the even-handedness such a major historical figure deserves. He presents Napoleon as he was - a man dedicated to his vision of himself and his empire--Publisher's description
War in the shadows : guerrillas in history by Robert B Asprey( Book )

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

Two thousand years of the guerrilla at war from ancient Persia to the present
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.17 for Semper fid ... to 0.69 for The rise a ...)

The reign of Napoleon Bonaparte
The reign of Napoleon BonaparteThe rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.War in the shadows : guerrillas in history