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Schom, Alan

Overview
Works: 20 works in 104 publications in 7 languages and 6,319 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Naval history  Military history  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Chronologies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC203, B
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Most widely held works by Alan Schom
Napoleon Bonaparte by Alan Schom( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schom's one-volume life of Napoleon includes all facets of Napoleon's incredible career, from his childhood in Corsica to his death in exile on the island of St. Helena. It follows his many military campaigns and describes the great battles he won and lost from northern Italy to Egypt, Spain, Prussia, Austria, Poland, and Russia, to his final defeat at Waterloo. It illuminates his extensive political and structural reorganization of the French government; explores his relationships with his wives - the legendary Josephine and her replacement, Marie-Louise - and some of his mistresses; and chronicles his feuds with his tempestuous family and both loyal and mutinous officials. Key aides, ministers, generals, and naval commanders - from Talleyrand and Police Minister Fouche to Marshals Ney, Davout, and Lannes, Admiral Villeneuve, and many more - are fully portrayed and given their due. International rivalries and diplomatic negotiations are also thoroughly covered, and Napoleon's many opponents and enemies - including Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, Emperor Franz I of Austria, Czar Alexander I of Russia, and Field Marshals Kutuzov, Blucher, and the Duke of Wellington - are brought vividly to life." "There are intriguing fresh insights here, too; among them an examination of Napoleon's little-known friendship with a leading mathematician and savant, and of the cause of his death on St. Helena. Unique in Napoleonic literature, even that by French authors, is Schom's candor about Napoleon's character flaws. Nor does he gloss over the awful misery and destruction that Napoleon's endless, often needless wars of conquest wreaked on the peoples of Europe, his indifference to the medical needs of his own soldiers, or the surprisingly frequent examples of his poor planning and intelligence gathering."--Jacket
One hundred days : Napoleon's road to Waterloo by Alan Schom( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe, 1815: the Great Powers believed that they had at last successfully crushed the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Divested of his empire, exiled to the tiny island of Elba, the ex-conqueror had no army, no money, no ships - nothing but an empty title and his unflagging ambition. But his audacity admitted no defeat. Mustering a minuscule army of a thousand men, with few supplies, he sailed for France and set into motion the events that over the next one hundred days would propel a beleaguered Europe once again into total war, ending with the catastrophic battle of Waterloo, the routing of his Grand Army, and his second - and final - exile. In One Hundred Days, Alan Schom shows us, in his lively, immediate narrative style, the inevitability of Napoleon's return from exile and his doomed bid for power. Landing unopposed on French soil, the emperor and his skeleton force began their march through a hostile countryside impoverished by years of war, famine, and conscription. Yet the charismatic leader managed to attract men and support: by the time they reached Paris with a force of 20,000, the Bourbon king Louis XVIII had abandoned the city, and Napoleon was greeted with parades and the shouts of citizens eager to align themselves with the stronger power. But war already loomed over his return. The Duke of Wellington and his Grand Allied Army, astonished and alarmed by Napoleon's rise from the ashes of exile, were already on the march and determined to quench him once and for all. The two armies met at Waterloo to fight the bitter three-day contest that would mark the end of Napoleon. Alan Schom's One Hundred Days is a detailed chronicle of the events that led up to the final fall of Napoleon, and a complex and vivid portrait of the personalities that surrounded him: the icily charming and self-serving Talleyrand; the brutal, fickle police minister Fouche, who helped form the first modern police state; the brave but vacillating Ney; the dogged Davout, the emperor's scapegoat; and Napoleon's underestimated foes, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, and the aging yet pugnacious Marshal Blucher. Meticulously reconstructed from diaries, memoirs, and correspondence, a host of lesser characters spring to vivid life, populating the grandiloquent stage of the Napoleonic empire. More than an account of a watershed event in the evolution of modern Europe, One Hundred Days is a chronicle of an age, replete with intrigue, drama, and consequence. Believing that the epic of history is incomplete without providing the elementary human perspective responsible for shaping it, Alan Schom unveils a story rich in intimate detail: history with a human face and voice
The Eagle and the Rising Sun : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal by Alan Schom( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of World War II in the Pacific Ocean contends that the conflict was not in the best interest of either side, discussing key military figures, America's ill-preparedness for the war, and Japan's knowledge that they could not win
Trafalgar : countdown to battle, 1803-1805 by Alan Schom( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the battle of Trafalgar in it's historical scope and context. Quotes extensively from journals and sources and brings to life the whole story of the British-French conflict, at sea and on land, at the dawn of the nineteenth century
Emile Zola : a biography by Alan Schom( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Zola : a bourgeois rebel by Alan Schom( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le national-socialisme vocabulaire et chronologie by Thierry Féral( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'analyse du vocabulaire spécifique développé par les nazis, qui s'érigera progressivement en lexique officiel de l'engloutissement dans l'obscurantisme et la barbarie. Cette étude démontre que le dévoiement du langage est l'indicateur de la dérive d'une société
La guerra del Pacífico : de Pearl Harbor a Guadalcanal (1941-1943) by Alan Schom( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte : a life by Alan Schom( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of Nazi and pro-Nazi groups in Switzerland : 1930-1945 : a report prepared for the Simon Wiesenthal Center by Alan Schom( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unwanted guests : Swiss forced labor camps, 1940-1944 : a report by Alan Schom( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Guerra del Pacífico : de Pearl Harbor a Guadalcanal (1941-1943) by Alan Schom( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americký orel proti vycházejícímu slunci : japonsko-americká válka 1941-1943 : (od Pearl Harboru po Guadalcanal) by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wojna na Pacyfiku 1941-1943 : od Pearl Harbor do Guadalcanal : wodzowie, strategia, dyplomacja by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japoński Blitzkrieg na Pacyfiku 1941-1943 : strategia, taktyka, dyplomacja od Pearl Harbor do Guadalcanal by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonaparte Napóleon by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japoński Blitzkrieg na Pacyfiku : strategia, taktyka, dyplomacja od Pearl Harbor do Guadalcanal by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Na po lun da chuan : 1769~1821 = Napoleon Bonaparte by Alan Schom( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu shi di yi bu neng gou gong ping,Gong zheng di jie pou na po lun ge ren sheng ping de quan xin chuan ji,Zhong shi di ji xu le na po lun zhei wei wei ren chuan qi de yi sheng.Nei rong bao kuo:"pao bing shang wei:ta de zu guo xu yao yi ge jiu shi zhu";"di yi zhi zheng:lian shang di dui ta ye wu neng wei li le";"fa lan xi huang di:yi ge ren de wei da zhi hui";"sheng he le na dao qiu tu:jie qi lu bian yi xi zhi di"deng si juan
Book review of "Napoleon Bonaparte" by Alan Schom by Mary Helen Kingston Nix( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Eagle and the Rising Sun : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal by Alan Schom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Alan Schom American writer

Scham, Alan 1937-

Scham, Alan M. 1937-

Schom, Alan

Schom, Alan M. 1937-

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One hundred days : Napoleon's road to WaterlooThe Eagle and the Rising Sun : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through GuadalcanalTrafalgar : countdown to battle, 1803-1805La guerra del Pacífico : de Pearl Harbor a Guadalcanal (1941-1943)La Guerra del Pacífico : de Pearl Harbor a Guadalcanal (1941-1943)