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Perry, Mark 1950-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 9,356 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Military history  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Mark Perry
The most dangerous man in America : the making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak that often seemed to destine him for the dustbin of history. Yet despite his flaws, MacArthur is remembered as a brilliant commander whose combined-arms operation in the Pacific-- the first in the history of warfare-- secured America's triumph in World War II and changed the course of history. Perry examines how this paradox of a man overcame personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in their darkest hour
Grant and Twain : the story of a friendship that changed America by Mark Perry( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant and the influence each had on the other to complete their respective literary works--Grant's memoirs and Twain's novel on Huckleberry Finn
Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peace by Mark Perry( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of an often ignored alliance between two iconic military figures and the ways in which their unusual collaboration would ultimately shape fifty years of successful American foreign policy. Historian-journalist Perry follows Marshall and Eisenhower's collaboration from the major battles in North Africa and Italy to the planning and execution of the D-Day invasion, the crisis of the Battle of the Bulge, the postwar implementation of the Marshall Plan, and the establishment of Eisenhower's leadership of NATO. Perry shows that Marshall and Eisenhower were remarkably close colleagues who brilliantly combined strengths and offset each other's weaknesses in their strategic planning, on the battlefields, and in their mutual struggle to overcome the bungling, political sniping, and careerism of British and American commanders that infected nearly every battle and campaign. Finally, Marshall and Eisenhower collaborated in crafting the foreign policy and military infrastructure that became the foundation for winning the Cold War.--From publisher description
Talking to terrorists : why America must engage with its enemies by Mark Perry( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author makes the argument that diplomacy with extremists may be the only way to end terrorism. Additionally, he reveals some of the secret diplomacy carried on by the U.S. with some of the world's most vilified terrorist organizations
Lift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leaders by Mark Perry( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Grimké family, starting with abolitionists and women's rights advocates Angelina and Sarah Grimké who gave up their position in Charleston society to work for what they believed in. The Grimké's brother had two sons with one of his slaves, Archibld and Francis Grimké. The two went on to become leaders in the newly formed NAACP. Archibald's daughter, Angelina Ward Grimké, was a poet and playwright during the Harlem Renaissance
Eclipse : the last days of the CIA by Mark Perry( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key incidents in Eclipse deal with the bombing of Pan Am 103, the seizure of Manuel Noriega, the breakup of the Abu Nidal terrorist organization, the political fallout of the Iran-contra affair, the collapse of the Soviet Union and its empire, the enormously controversial confirmation of Robert Gates to be Director of Central Intelligence and, most important, the "politicization" of the CIA's intelligence findings
Conceived in liberty : Joshua Chamberlain, William Oates, and the American Civil War by Mark Perry( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamberlain and Oates stand as forceful symbols of how the nation came to blows, as well as how the nation moved to redefine itself and - in President Abraham Lincoln's words - "bind up the wounds of war." Their story, as eloquently and dramatically told in the pages of Conceived in Liberty, creates a portrait of American possibility in a tumultuous century
Four stars by Mark Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inside story of the forty-year battle between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and America's civilian leaders."
A fire in Zion : the Israeli-Palestinian search for peace by Mark Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted American journalist with unprecedented access to the major American, Israeli, and Palestinian players recounts the dramatic Middle East peace process, from 1988 until today. The historic handshake on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993, marked the most significant step toward resolving the bloody, forty-year war between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The ceremonial reconciliation between a solemn Yasser Arafat and a reluctant Yitzhak Rabin was the result of a long and arduous process that had its roots in years of tentative contacts between the two sides. From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Madrid and Oslo, A Fire in Zion tells the startling story of the Israeli-Palestinian search for peace - and the searing and often tragic events that led to the peace agreement. In A Fire in Zion, Washington-based journalist Mark Perry captures for the first time the complete history of the Israeli-Palestinian accord. Spanning the period from December 1987 to the signing of the final accord on the White House lawn, the author sketches vivid portraits of the most important political and diplomatic figures of our time and the people who made peace possible: PLO chief Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, former Secretary of State James Baker, and a host of others. In each case the author was given extraordinary access to the decision-makers who brought the two antagonists to the peace table. A Fire in Zion begins where From Beirut to Jerusalem left off - revealing in timely, riveting detail how the Middle East conflict is now slowly being resolved. The author provides an incisive commentary on the divisions between American and Israeli Jews, the conflict inside the PLO, the struggle for peace inside the Israeli government, and the often vicious fights in both the Bush and Clinton administrations over just what a Middle East peace should look like. A Fire in Zion is much more than a dramatic recounting of international intrigue; it is also a saga of two very different peoples, and two dreams. Here are the often unheard voices of individual Palestinian and Israeli men, women, and children, who, in their desperate search for peace, find themselves caught in a deadly and seemingly endless conflict. This book takes the reader on a journey from Jericho in the occupied territories to Jericho, New York, from the fetid refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the stony steps of Bethlehem, from PLO headquarters in Tunis to the halls of the Knesset
The Pentagon's wars : the military's undeclared war against America's presidents by Mark Perry( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gripping insider account of the clash between America's civilian and military leadership The Pentagon's Wars is a dramatic account of the deep and divisive debates between America's civilian leaders and its military officers. Renowned military expert Mark Perry investigates these internal wars and sheds new light on the US military-the most powerful and influential lobby in Washington. He reveals explosive stories, from the secret history of Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to how the military plotted to undermine Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan, to show how internal strife and deep civilian-military animus shapes America's policy abroad, often to the nation's detriment. Drawing on three decades of high-profile interviews, both on and off the record, Perry yields sobering judgments on the tenures of our nation's most important military leaders. The Pentagon's Wars is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the inner workings of the making of America's foreign policy"--
For better or for worse, in sickness and in health : inpatient outcomes and patient satisfaction in the military health services system by Mark Perry( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to lose the war on terror by Mark Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentagon's wars : the military's undeclared war against America's presidents by Mark Perry( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping insider account of the clash between America's civilian and military leadershipThe Pentagon's Wars is a dramatic account of the deep and divisive debates between America's civilian leaders and its military officers. Renowned military expert Mark Perry investigates these internal wars and sheds new light on the US military-the most powerful and influential lobby in Washington. He reveals explosive stories, from the secret history of Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to how the military plotted to undermine Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan, to show how internal strife and deep civilian-military animus shapes America's policy abroad, often to the nation's detriment. Drawing on three decades of high-profile interviews, both on and off the record, Perry yields sobering judgments on the tenures of our nation's most important military leaders. The Pentagon's Wars is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the inner workings of the making of America's foreign policy
On Slavery and Abolitionism by Sarah Moore Grimké( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "Born into Southern aristocracy, Sarah and Angelina Grimké grew up in a slaveholding family. Yet, from an early age they rejected the cruelty of slavery. Sarah's life was deeply influenced by the experience of secretly teaching a young house servant named Hetty to read, sparking a lifelong commitment to anti-slavery activism. As adults, Sarah and Angelina embraced Quakerism and dedicated their lives to the abolitionist movement and women's rights, becoming the first female agents for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Their appeals and epistles, including Angelina's letter of support to renowned abolitionist William Garrison, were some of the most eloquent and emotional arguments against slavery ever made by abolitionists. The Grimké sisters did not write solely for clergymen or women, but for everyone. Their words, by lecture or letter, greeted with trepidation and threats in their own time, speak to us now as enduring examples of triumph and hope and as a part of the foundation of our republic."
Army medical support for peace operations and humanitarian assistance by Rand Corporation( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. military is increasingly being called upon to provide medical support for U.S. forces, coalition forces, and civilian populations in "operations other than war" (OOTW)--a broad range of missions including peace operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and nation assistance, among others. This report focuses on lessons from recent operations in Somalia and the Balkans. It finds that such operations impose a broader range of demands for medical services than do traditional combat scenarios, and they raise numerous difficult issues, e.g., "holes" that appear in the theater medical system, wide variations in medical assets and practices among coalition members, great variability in medical readiness among coalition forces, and both external and internal pressures to expand the U.S. medical mission. In addition, in these operations the medical mission often tends to be broader than just supporting the deploying force. Since such missions are increasingly frequent, the authors recommend that the Army enhance the flexibility and tailorablity of its medical elements in order to accommodate the diversity of new missions it faces in OOTW and coalition environments, educate medical planners and Army Medical Department personnel about the variability and features of operations other than war, and become more proactively involved in the strategic planning process
Shi : Zhong yang qing bao ju de mo ri by Mark Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ran shi se : Meiguo zhong yang qing bao ju zui xin mi wen by Mark Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui mei guo zhong yang qing bao ju zai 1986-1991 nian jian zai shi jie ge di jin xing de zhong da jian die huo dong zuo le jie lu
Lift Up Thy Voice by Mark Perry( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOUTH IRISH HORSE IN THE GREAT WAR by Mark Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ownership in Complex Authorship : a Comparative Study of Joint Works by Mark Perry( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Grant and Twain : the story of a friendship that changed America
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Partners in command : George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in war and peaceTalking to terrorists : why America must engage with its enemiesLift up thy voice : the Grimké family's journey from slaveholders to civil rights leadersConceived in liberty : Joshua Chamberlain, William Oates, and the American Civil WarHow to lose the war on terrorArmy medical support for peace operations and humanitarian assistance
Alternative Names
Mark Perry American military, intelligence, and foreign affairs writer

Марк Перри

مارك بيري كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

مارک پری

Languages
English (123)

Chinese (5)