WorldCat Identities

Burrows, William E. 1937-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 9,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E183.8.S65, 629.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William E Burrows
This new ocean : the story of the first space age by William E Burrows( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing look at the space program based on recently declassified Russian and U.S. documents and 175 interviews with Russian and American scientists and engineers
Deep black : space espionage and national security by William E Burrows( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines America's "black" space system of satellites that constitutes the nation's most expensive intelligence operation: space espionage
Exploring space : voyages in the solar system and beyond by William E Burrows( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the technical and scientific accomplishments of the U.S. Space program
By any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold War by William E Burrows( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unknown to the public and cloaked in the utmost secrecy, the United States flew missions against the Communist bloc almost continuously during the Cold War in a desperate effort to collect intelligence and find targets for all-out nuclear war. The only hint of the relentless, clandestine operations came when one of the planes was shot down. Many of the air force and navy flyers were killed on the top secret missions. But now, for the first time, historian William E. Burrows shows that others were captured by the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans, and were tortured, imprisoned, and killed, while their loved ones grieved and their government looked the other way. In an effort to improve relations with Russia, Washington is still looking the other way, though it pretends otherwise. Burrows has interviewed scores of men who flew these "black" missions, as well as the widows and children of those who never returned, all of whom want the full story finally told. He has done so with an eye to this story's immensely human dimension. By any means necessary is not about airplanes, but about the people who've sacrificed their lives in the interests of national security
Richthofen : a true history of the Red Baron by William E Burrows( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Red Baron" was the most durable hero of modern wars. The German was World War I's highest-scoring ace and he was awarded the Blue Max
Vigilante! by William E Burrows( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies the pre-Revolutionary War roots and studies the historical evolution and impact of vigilantism in the United States
Critical mass : the dangerous race for superweapons in a fragmenting world by William E Burrows( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spread of superweapons - nuclear, chemical, and biological - and the means to deliver them is now out of control and is the single greatest danger facing the world. Critical Mass is the first comprehensive look at how this happened, where current and potential threats are, and what can be done to avert catastrophe. Third World superweapon proliferation is more frightening than the cold war arms race. This new arms race is a genocidal contest, fueled by hatred and meant to settle old racial, ethnic, and religious scores. Authors William E. Burrows and Robert Windrem disclose how Saddam Hussein planned an assembly line of fifteen to twenty atomic bombs a year, provided by an Arab Dr. Strangelove and atomic spies, cynical German industrialists with Nazi heritages, greedy Brazilian businessmen, and an impressive procurement network of arrogant Western politicians and Ph. D.s who consulted on death. Iraq is now a model for nations from Kazakhstan to North Korea, from Iran to India to Indonesia, nations that see Mutual Assured Destruction not as a deterrent but as a temptation. Dealing with proliferation, the authors say, is now Washington's highest foreign policy priority. Success will depend not so much on "techno-fixes" such as export controls as on resolving the underlying issues that divide the Third World
The survival imperative : using space to protect Earth by William E Burrows( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes a close-up look at the U.S. space program and explains why it should be used to protect us and the planet from a growing number of perils, including environmental crises, asteroid strikes, and terrorist threats
On reporting the news by William E Burrows( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects by William E Burrows( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative and forward-looking book, veteran aerospace writer William E. Burrows explains what we can do in the future to avoid far more serious impacts from "Near-Earth Objects" (NEOs), as they are called in the planetary defense community. The good news is that humanity is now equipped with the advanced technology necessary to devise a long-term strategy to protect the planet. Burrows outlines the following key features of an effective planetary defense strategy: * A powerful space surveillance system capable of spotting a serious threat from space at least a year in advance * A space craft "nudge" that would throw a collision-course asteroid off target long before it poses the threat of imminent impact * A weapons system to be used as a last-ditch method to blast an NEO should all else fail. The author notes the many benefits for world stability and increasing international cooperation resulting from a united worldwide effort to protect the planet. Combining realism with an optimistic can-do attitude, Burrows shows that humanity is capable of overcoming a potentially calamitous situation"--
Mission to deep space : Voyager's journey of discovery by William E Burrows( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Voyager missions and what they revealed about the outer planets of our solar system
The infinite journey : eyewitness accounts of NASA and the age of space by William E Burrows( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the U.S. space program integrates first hand accounts by astronauts with photographs that capture pivotal moments in space exploration from Alan Shephard's first flight to the latest revelations of the Hubble Space telescope
Programming business applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 by William E Burrows( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning programming using Visual Basic .NET by William E Burrows( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Programming business applications with Visual Basic by William E Burrows( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By any means necessary : America's heroes flying secret missions in a hostile world by William E Burrows( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a determined effort to collect intelligence and find targets for nuclear war, the United States flew continuous missions against the Communist bloc during the Cold War. Cloaked in the utmost secrecy, the only hint of these operations came when an aircraft was shot down. For the first time, award-winning historian William E. Burrows reveals that the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans captured, tortured, imprisoned, and killed many of the airmen flying these clandestine missions, while the crews' loved ones grieved and the government looked away. Using presidential archives and other government records, in addition to interviews with the men who flew these "black missions" and the widows and children of those who never returned, Burrows tells the full story. From the Cold War era to the recent Sino-U.S. standoff, Burrows provides an incisive, comprehensive, and deeply human account of this secret air war over international skies
Programming business applications with Microsoft Visual Basic : version 5.0 by William E Burrows( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning programming using Microsoft Visual Basic.net by William E Burrows( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the search for life be the primary goal of space exploration in the 21st century?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discusses the future of space exploration, with a special emphasis on the role that the search for life can or should play in this endeavor. Discussion draws heavily upon the lessons learned since the launch of Sputnik, 43 years ago to the day of this presentation
Asliḥat al-damār al-shāmil by William E Burrows( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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This new ocean : the story of the first space age
Alternative Names
بوروس، وليام

وليام بوروس، 1937-

Languages
English (126)

German (5)

Arabic (1)

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Deep black : space espionage and national securityBy any means necessary : America's secret air war in the Cold WarCritical mass : the dangerous race for superweapons in a fragmenting worldThe survival imperative : using space to protect EarthThe infinite journey : eyewitness accounts of NASA and the age of spaceProgramming business applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0Learning programming using Visual Basic .NETProgramming business applications with Visual Basic