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Gilbert, Adrian

Overview
Works: 48 works in 219 publications in 4 languages and 8,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography  Military history  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: U800, 623.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adrian Gilbert
The French Revolution by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the 18th century revolution responsible for the collapse of the French monarchy
Codes and ciphers by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the difference between codes and ciphers, common codes and ciphers that have been used during wars, and how to create simple ciphers"--Provided by publisher
Spy school by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the skills and training needed to become a spy, spying techniques and different types of surveillance. Includes profiles of famous spies and double agents"--Provided by publisher
Secret agents by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses American, British, and Russian spies and secret agents, and the history of espionage. Includes profiles of famous spies and double agents"--Provided by publisher
World War I in photographs by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top technology by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses equipment and technology used by spies, including satellites, cameras, lie detectors, listening devices, and more"--Provided by publisher
Going to war in Ancient Greece by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how cavalry, archers, and sailors formed a strong military that conquered lands from Greece to India, including information on armor, battles on land and at sea, war tactics, and famous military leaders. This series meets National Curriculum Standards for Science: History and Nature of Science, Science and Technology; Social Studies: time, continuity, and change
The Russian revolution by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1917 revolution in Russia that led to the rise of Communism
POW : Allied prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just under 300,000 Allied servicemen from Britain, the Commonwealth and the United States were captured in Europe and North Africa between 1939 and 1945. Using a wealth of new sources, POW describes their experiences. Prisoners' day-to-day lives are vividly rendered: the workings of the prison-camp system; the ways in which prisoners maintained contact with the outside world through letters, parcels and the benign agency of the Red Cross; artistic and intellectual endeavours; as well as unacknowledged aspects of camp life such as the development of sexual relations - both heterosexual and homosexual. Everyday life is offset by high drama, as POW tells of the secret organisations who smuggled escape aids to the prisoners. In return they furnished their home nations with intelligence from occupied Europe. Although few men were actively engaged in escape attempts, many provided tacit support or were engaged in sabotage and other resistance activities. Adrian Gilbert foregrounds the forgotten voices of the prisoners themselves by threading eleven individual stories through the narrative. POW is a compelling window onto a crucial aspect of the Second World War
The encyclopedia of warfare : from earliest time to the present day by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare since the beginnings of recorded history. The book is organized in 10 chapters, each of which looks at a particular era in warfare from the ancient world to the present. Each chapter includes color maps of key campaigns, as well as commentary on battles, personalities, troops, and equipment. Sidebars throughout the main narrative focus on noteworthy aspects of the history of conflict. Through its chronological organization and ample use of maps, the Encyclopedia also clearly conveys the link
Voices of the Foreign Legion : the history of the world's most famous fighting corps by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military historian Gilbert (Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences) focuses on the French Foreign Legion, beginning with its 1831 formation by royal decree as an infantry force for overseas service. Gilbert gained access to the Imperial War Museum sound archive along with permission to use material from that key source. The book consists of excerpts from these and other firsthand accounts skillfully linked to vivify his informative and insightful interpolations. He sets the scenes with a vivid backdrop, letting the first-person passages take center stage. The reader peruses the nightmarish horrors of the battlefields but also the daily life of barracks, barrooms, and brothels, such as the congaïs (young girls) in 1950s Indochina. One soldier wrote: Cheerful and hardworking, they knew, biblically, very nearly everyone in the battalion and gave not one damn for rank. The history traces the legion through colonial and postcolonial eras, through both world wars, Vietnam, Algeria, Bosnia, and the Congo. These vibrant legionnaire voices are agonized, bitter, brutal, fearful, and haunting, but some speak with pride and praise (It's a soldier's dream), recalling the legion as a life-changing experience
Arms and armor by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of weapons from the bow and arrow to the Stinger missile, including changes in body armor, firearms, armored vehicles, and secret weapons
Military uniforms of the world : uniforms and equipment since World War II( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Imperial War Museum book of the Desert War by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's Lightning War : the campaigns of World War II by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:zhan zheng de lin jin,Bo lan de lun xian,Zhan zheng feng bao dao lai zhi qian,Xi te le dui bei ou de da ji,Di di guo jia de lun xian,De guo zhuang jia bu dui zhang qu zhi ru,Fa guo de lun xian,Yi da li de fei zhou zhi nan,Ba er gan shan ji zhan deng
Wapens en oorlogvoering by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the weapons developed for and used in the First World war
Weapon : a visual history of arms and armor( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a spectacular illustrated journey through 4,000 years of weaponry, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armour is the most comprehensive visual reference charting the history of arms and armour worldwide. Follow the evolution of weaponry from stone maces to machine-guns, and discover the brutal history of the warriors who wielded them. Drawing extensively on the treasures of the Royal Armouries Museum, this fully updated guide uniquely details the date, weight, size, and country of origin of these arms. Weapon showcases the function and history of key arms from across the world with fascinating photography, taking you on a journey to discover a wealth of weaponry from crossbows to samurai swords. Delve into the brutal side of history and travel through 4,000 years of mighty weaponry
Franklin D. Roosevelt by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the thirty-second president of the United States, who led the country during the years of World War II
Challenge of battle : the real story of the British Army in 1914 by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within an authoritative and well-paced campaign narrative, Challenge of Battle re-evaluates the Army's leadership, organization and tactics. It describes the problems faced by commanders, grappling with the brutal realities of 20th-century warfare, and explains how the British infantry's famed marksmanship has to be set against the inexperience and tactical shortcomings of the BEF as a whole. But it also demonstrates the progress made by the British during 1914, concluding with the successful defense of Ypres against superior enemy forces
Voices of the Foreign Legion : the French Foreign Legion in its own words by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French Foreign Legion has a reputation as the most formidable of military institutions. Created as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the unit spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the Legion acquired an aura of mystery - and a less than enviable reputation for brutality within its ranks. Voices of the Foreign Legion looks at how the Legion selects its recruits, where they come from and why they seek a life of hardship and danger. It also analyses the outfit's 'robust' attitude to discipline, questions why desertion is a perennial problem and assesses the Legion's military achievements since its formation in 1831. This is the real story of the Legion, featuring first-hand accounts from the men who have fought in its ranks. Its scope ranges from the conquest of the colonies in Africa and the Far East, through the horrors of the two World Wars, to the bitter but ultimately hopeless battles to maintain France's imperial possessions. The story is brought fully up to date with accounts and anecdotes from those foreign legionnaires who continue to fight for French interests around the globe"--Back cover
 
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The French Revolution
Alternative Names
Adrian Gilbert British military historian and writer

Adrian Gilbert Brits militair historicus

Gilbert, Adrian D.

Gilbert, Adrian G.

阿德里安·吉爾柏特 (軍事歷史學家)

Languages
English (122)

Chinese (9)

Dutch (5)

French (4)

Covers
Codes and ciphersSpy schoolSecret agentsWorld War I in photographsTop technologyGoing to war in Ancient GreeceThe Russian revolutionPOW : Allied prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945