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Kort, Michael 1944-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 14,207 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK246, 947.084
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Kort
Modernization and revolution in China by June M Grasso( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of China's struggle to modernize unfolds against the backdrop of a proud and enduring history in the new and completely revised edition of this classic text
The Columbia guide to the Cold War by Michael Kort( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War was the longest conflict in American history, and the defining event of the second half of the twentieth century. Since its recent and abrupt cessation, we have only begun to measure the effects of the Cold War on American, Soviet, post-Soviet, and international military strategy, economics, domestic policy, and popular culture. This reference contains an extensive narrative overview of key events and issues, and also features a concise dictionary of terms, institutions, and people, a condensed chronology, and an annotated resource section listing books, articles, films, novels, websites, and more than forty CD-ROMs on Cold War themes and topics
The Soviet colossus : a history of the USSR by Michael Kort( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the factors shaping the history of the USSR to the present
Russia by Michael Kort( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the people, religion, environmental problems, politics, culture, history, and geography of Russia, emphasizing its transition, since 1991, from a communist to a free nation
The Soviet colossus : history and aftermath by Michael Kort( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Kort revisits the turning points in Russia's modern history - from the fall of the old regime to the establishment of the Bolshevik dictatorship and Stalinist totalitarianism; from the reforms and counter-reforms of Kruschev and Brezhnev to the tumultuous years of change under Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. This new edition brings the story up through the first decade of the 21st century and the unchallenged leadership of Vladimir Putin."--Publisher's description
The handbook of the Middle East by Michael Kort( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the past, present, and future of all the countries in the Middle East, discussing their history and culture
The Columbia guide to Hiroshima and the bomb by Michael Kort( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II." "These primary source documents comprise the largest part of this volume. They are organized into seven categories: American civilian documents, American military documents, MAGIC diplomatic summaries, Japanese government and military documents and diary entries, Japanese surrender documents, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report and Interrogations of Japanese Officials, and Statements of Japanese Officials on World War II compiled by the Military Intelligence Section of the United States Army."--Jacket
The handbook of the former Soviet Union by Michael Kort( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the past, present, and future of all the newly independent nations of the former Soviet Union, with a chronology of events leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union
The Cold War by Michael Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the long ideological conflict between the communist world and the Western democracies from the end of World War II to the collapse of communism in Europe in 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev by Michael Kort( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of Mikhail Gorbachev from his formative years to the present, and examines the reforms he has introduced to the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev by Michael Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of the man who was head of the Soviet Union from 1958 to 1964
The Soviet colossus : the rise and fall of the USSR by Michael Kort( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of the new Eastern Europe by Michael Kort( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping view of the tempestuous part of the world. Kort has given us a history of each of the nine countries in central and eastern Europe, including chronologies, current cultural and political personalities, and important places. The only up-to-date reference work of its kind for teens, this is a wonderful resource filled with full-color maps, flags and photographs
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union by Michael Kort( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Soviet Union which begins with the conditions leading up to the revolution of 1917 and concludes with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
A brief history of Russia by Michael Kort( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Russia, from its early beginnings in the ninth century to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin, detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure
China under communism by Michael Kort( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of modern China covers the origins, founding, and development of the country's Communist regime and examines the forces that are pushing the country--nuclear power and the home of a fifth of the world's population--toward change
Yitzhak Rabin : Israel's soldier statesman by Michael Kort( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Yitzhak Rabin who rose from a soldier in the Israeli army to becoming his country's Prime Minister
Weapons of mass destruction by Michael Kort( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For readers grades nine and up doing research on weapons of mass destruction, this volume offers an overview of the topic and weapon use by different countries, with attention to the law, key treaties and agreements. It covers nuclear, biological, chemical, and radioactive materials. A chronology, biographical listing of prominent individuals, and a guide to research follows, which includes tips on how to research the topic, a lengthy annotated bibliography, and a list of organizations and agencies. The appendices contain treaties and conventions, lists of biological agents/diseases and chemical agents, and maps and graphs. Davis is a freelance writer who has previously worked as a university librarian. Purcell is an environmental management and policy specialist. Annotation ♭2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Marxism in power : the rise and fall of a doctrine by Michael Kort( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of Marxism, its rise to power in the Soviet Union and elsewhere, and the factors that led to the collapse of Marxist governments in the late 1980s and early 1990s
Central Asian republics by Michael Kort( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history, daily life, politics, and culture of the Central Asian republics--Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan--and the many challenges they face since the decline of communism
 
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Alternative Names
Kort, Michael G. 1944-

Michael Kort American historian

Languages
English (169)

Polish (1)

Covers
The Columbia guide to the Cold WarRussiaThe Soviet colossus : history and aftermathThe handbook of the Middle EastThe Columbia guide to Hiroshima and the bombThe handbook of the former Soviet UnionThe Cold WarThe Soviet colossus : the rise and fall of the USSR