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Gilbert, Adrian

Overview
Works: 46 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 5,854 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Literature  Pictorial works  Biographies  Military history  Illustrated works  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HV7961, 327.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adrian Gilbert
Codes and ciphers by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 536 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 486 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 )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top technology by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses equipment and technology used by spies, including satellites, cameras, lie detectors, listening devices, and more"--Provided by publisher
Voices of the Foreign Legion : the history of the world's most famous fighting corps by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 412 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
The encyclopedia of warfare : from earliest time to the present day by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential reference for the military historian
POW : Allied prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 357 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
Sniper : the skills, the weapons, and the experiences by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and armor by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 241 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
The eighties by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events, trends, and important people of the 1980s, including science, technology, fashion, music, art, architecture, sports, entertainment, and news
Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Waffen-SS was the military wing of Heinrich Himmler's SS and one of the most feared combat organizations of the twentieth century. During its short history, the elite divisions of the Waffen-SS acquired a reputation for military excellence, but their superb battlefield record was matched by their repeated atrocities against soldiers and civilians alike. The Waffen-SS was always more than just a simple combat force. Himmler envisaged it acting as the vanguard for a Pan-Germanic empire under the control of Europe's Aryan peoples. He actively sought out racially acceptable recruits from across the continent, ultimately transforming the Führer's protection squad into a vast multinational army with 900,000 men passing through its ranks. The role of the Waffen-SS in furthering the aims of the Third Reich is the central theme of this portrayal of Adolf Hitler's political soldiers. In this definitive single-volume history, the author considers the contribution of foreign troops to the Waffen-SS, examines its specialist training and ideological outlook, and describes the battles and campaigns that brought it both frame and notoriety. -- Dust jacket flap
The illustrated history of World War I by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 174 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 160 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
Weapon : a visual history of arms and armour by Richard Holmes( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 158 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
Germany's Lightning War : the campaigns of World War II by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's campaigns in Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, France, and North Africa from 1939 to 1942 ushered in a new era of warfare during which the practice of Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) was employed with devastating effect. This authoritative text is complemented by full-colour maps explaining the movement of German forces, and colour artwork depicting Wehrmacht uniforms and the armoured fighting vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels which took part in the campaign. In addition, specification tables accompany all drawings of the hardware. Sidebars offer insight on the famous commanders who directed the campaigns-Rommel, Rundstedt and Student, for example-while detailed appendices contain essential information on orders of battle, German losses, and equipment
Weapon : a visual history of arms and armor( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of weaponry from the stone axes of prehistoric warfare to the high-tech world of modern-day military operations, uses photographs, captions, and descriptions to chronicle the evolution of military armaments
A look at life in the eighties by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events, trends and important people of the 1980s, including science, technology, fashion, music, art, architecture, sports, entertainment and news
The new Jerusalem by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1666 a spark from an unattended baker's oven in Pudding Lane led to the Great Fire of London, which levelled large areas of the city. After the flames had been put out and the dead buried, London was once more a blank canvas for the builders and architects to create a new city - a city that could be built in the grand style its destiny deserved." "Many of the men at the centre of London's reconstruction, among them Sir Christopher Wren, were members of the newly formed Royal Society. This avowedly scientific organization was broad in scope, its early members being largely either proto-Freemasons or Rosicrucians and adhering to a Hermetic world-view. They believed that Britain had a preordained role to fulfil as the leading Protestant nation in Europe, and central to this belief was the conviction that England was a new Israel, God's chosen country for the new age of enlightenment then dawning. This exclusive group of men equated the capital city, which they now set about rebuilding out of white stone instead of wood, with the prophesied New Jerusalem." "In The New Jerusalem Adrian Gilbert takes the reader on a guided tour of a hidden London, revealing the true significance of such well-known sites as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Monument and Temple church. He also introduces us to the men and women who shaped seventeenth-century London, leaving us this legacy of mystical significance. Combining personal detective story and archaeological investigation with historical research, The New Jerusalem is a historical portrait of London."--Jacket
 
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Voices of the Foreign Legion : the history of the world's most famous fighting corps
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Spy schoolSecret agentsWorld War I in photographsTop technologyVoices of the Foreign Legion : the history of the world's most famous fighting corpsThe encyclopedia of warfare : from earliest time to the present dayPOW : Allied prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945Sniper : the skills, the weapons, and the experiences
Alternative Names
Adrian Gilbert British military historian and writer

Adrian Gilbert Brits militair historicus

Adrian Gilbert historiador militar británicu

Gilbert, Adrian D.

أدريان غيلبرت مؤرخ عسكري من المملكة المتحدة

ギルバート, エイドリアン

阿德里安·吉爾柏特 (軍事歷史學家)

Languages
English (134)

Chinese (9)