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Gilbert, Adrian

Overview
Works: 51 works in 222 publications in 4 languages and 8,542 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 944 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 562 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 French and held by 561 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 542 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 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top technology by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 461 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 451 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 421 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 413 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 367 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 296 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 272 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 255 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
Military uniforms of the world : uniforms and equipment since World War II( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 247 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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 220 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
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 192 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 178 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
 
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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 (124)

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