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Moynahan, Brian 1941-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 303 publications in 10 languages and 10,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Military history  Popular works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Brian Moynahan
Rasputin : the saint who sinned by Brian Moynahan( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grigory Efimovich Rasputin--drinker, thief, womanizer--arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903 as if from the medieval past ... tattered, black-clad, muttering. By the time of his sensational murder thirteen years later, the peasant had become the "beloved friend" of Czar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra, with a seemingly supernatural power to stop the bleeding attacks of their hemophiliac son, Alexis. Drawing on confidential police reports, cabinet meeting memos, and many documents only now available, Brian Moynahan sheds new light on Rasputin's life and disputes some of the widely held details of his death. The Washington Post Book World called the book "balanced and well-researched" and hailed its "shrewd analysis of the ways in which Rasputin's manipulative abilities meshed with the emotional needs of isolated, superstitious members of the czarist aristocracy." It is an unforgettable portrait of an age as well as of a man.--Publisher
The faith : a history of Christianity by Brian Moynahan( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moynahan traces the extraordinary journey that Christianity has made from its start as a small and vulnerable sect - "They were crucified or set on fire," Tacitus wrote of Christians, in Nero's Rome, "so that when darkness came they burned like torches in the night"--To the world's greatest congregation of almost two billion baptized souls. The Faith opens with the story of Jesus himself, the Resurrection, and the spreading of the Gospels. It shows how the young religion's growing power in the East, the cradle of its early monks and philosophers, was broken by the Islamic conquests, and how its energies were redirected westward into barbarian Europe. Moynahan covers in lucid detail the intensity of the medieval faith, with its titanic cathedrals, its clashes between Islam and Christendom, and its fracture into Reformation, Catholic Counter-Reformation, and the religious dissent that drove settlers to seek religious freedom in the Americas." "Based on little-known primary sources (including early Arabic writings), and featuring more than one hundred photographs and illustrations, this extraordinary history will be of interest to Christians of all denominations, to historians, and to every reader who seeks a fuller understanding of a force that has shaped the modern world."--Jacket
The Russian century : a photographic history of Russia's 100 years by Brian Moynahan( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographic survey of Russian history from the last days of the Tsars to the Gorbachev-Yeltsin second revolution
God's bestseller : William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the writing of the English Bible-- a story of martyrdom and betrayal by Brian Moynahan( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of God into English. This was heresy, punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, hailed as a saint and a man for all seasons, considered it his divine duty to pursue Tyndale. He did so with an obsessive ferocity that, in all probability, led to Tyndale's capture and death. The words that Tyndale wrote during his desperate exile--his New Testament, which he translated, edited, financed, printed, and smuggled into England in 1526--passed with few changes into subsequent versions of the Bible. Brian Moynahan's biography illuminates Tyndale's life, chronicling the birth pangs of the Reformation, the wrath of Henry VIII, the sympathy of Anne Boleyn, and the consuming malice of Thomas More. Above all, it reveals the English Bible as a labor of love, for which a man in an age more spiritual than our own willingly gave his life.--From publisher description
Leningrad : siege and symphony by Brian Moynahan( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died of their wounds, the cold, and most of all, starvation. The assembled musicians - scrounged from frontline units and military bands, for only twenty of the orchestra's 100 players had survived - were so hungry, many feared they'd be too weak to play the score right through. In these, the darkest days of the Second World War, the music and the defiance it inspired provided a rare beacon of light for the watching world. In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. In vivid and compelling detail he tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the twentieth century on a city of exquisite beauty and fine minds, and of its no less remarkable survival. Weaving Shostakovich's own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin's purges and the brutal Nazi invasion of Russia, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods in history
The British century : a photographic history of the last hundred years by Brian Moynahan( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiger hunt in King George V's India; floggings of Burmese bandits; Charlie Chaplin's Hollywood; the coronation of Elizabeth II; the riot-torn streets of Belfast; John Lennon, looking stoned, climbing into the backseat of his Rolls-Royce at Buckingham Palace ... The distinguished historian Brian Moynahan has contributed a trenchant and illuminating history of his own country, from the height of Empire - when a quarter of humanity was British-ruled and four fifths of world trade was carried in British ships - to 1940, when the British Empire alone defied Nazi Germany, to the postwar emergence of Great Britain as the only true competitor to the United States in literature, theater, fashion, and global popular culture
Comrades : 1917--Russia in revolution by Brian Moynahan( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French century : an illustrated history of modern France by Brian Moynahan( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Sixteen chapters cover the history of France from the end of the 19th century to the present day, encapsulating everything from political events and scientific discoveries to cultural achievements and sporting triumphs. The five presidents of France's fifth republic-Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Francois Mitterand, and Jacques Chirac-have led the country through tremendous change in all sectors, and their respective reigns are covered in detail. The Dreyfus Affair, the May 1968 student protests, the onset of a socialist government in 1981, and two world wars are but a few French landmarks that have changed the face of Europe and the world. French culture flourished in the 20th century. Colette, Proust, Emile Zola, and Jules Verne wrote classics in literature while Picasso, Rodin, the Dadaists, and the Surrealists redefined art. Haussmann's urban plan and I.M. Pei's pyramid set new standards in architecture. Sarah Bernhard and Josephine Baker revolutionized the performing arts while Camille Saint-Saens, Claude Debussy, Pablo Casals, and Maurice Ravel set the era to music. The Tour de France, Lacoste tennis, and World Cup soccer energized the sports scene. Innovations in science came from Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Henry Bequerel. This book includes two hundred photographs of the main events and key personalities of the century
Claws of the bear : the history of the Red Army from the Revolution to the present by Brian Moynahan( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airport confidential by Brian Moynahan( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungle soldier : the true story of Freddy Spencer Chapman by Brian Moynahan( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought up in a rural vicarage, Freddy Spencer Chapman acquired a deep love of nature and became 'fascinated by danger' during childhood. 30 years later, as an SOE-trained guerilla soldier of exceptional ability and courage, the orphan boy would prove to be one of the British army's deadliest agents
Forgotten soldiers : ordinary men whose extraordinary deeds changed history by Brian Moynahan( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of 15 unsung military heroes, non of a rank higher than major, whose deeds changed the course of important battles and, arguably, the course of history
The claws of the bear : a history of the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to the present by Brian Moynahan( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Russian century : a photojournalistic history of Russia in the twentieth century by Brian Moynahan( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This photographic record covers the last century of Russian history, a century wracked by changes and cataclysmic events: wars, revolutions, purges, totalitarianism, and the sudden joys of freedom. In these pictures you will see the contrast between the opulent world of the nobility and the hunger, disease, and poverty of peasant life. Portraits of anonymous soldiers, workers, children, and grandmothers are set alongside those of well-known Russian figures, from Nicholas II, Rasputin, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Nikita Khrushchev, Yuri Gagarin, and Boris Yeltsin. Here are vivid images of the 1917 revolution, life under Stalin, the Cold War, glasnost, and the chaos of modern Russia - a tapestry woven from the dramatic moments of history and the ordinary details of everyday life. This volume brings to life a hundred years of Russian history with a clarity never before seen in the West
If God spare my life : William Tyndale, the English Bible and Sir Thomas More-- a story of martyrdom and betrayal by Brian Moynahan( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illiam Tyndale (1494-1536) is one of history's most famous martyrs. Being out of sympathy with the contemporary English church and suspected of heresy, he left England in 1522 and matriculated at Wittenberg two years later where he got to know Luther. In 1525 he translated the New Testament and, by 1531, the Pentateuch. He had reached the book of Jonah when he was burned for heresy near Brussels. This account ties Sir Thomas More, newly named patron saint of politicians, to the betrayal and burning of Tyndale. The extraordinary feud between the two men is examined in detail and the book also includes portraits of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Cardinal Wolsey. Burnings alive, early printing, book smuggling, and the linking of More, "the man for all seasons" to the betrayal and execution of the most quoted writer in the language (84 per cent of the King James New Testament is word-for-word Tyndale) form the backdrop to one of the most astonishing lives in British history
William Tyndale : if God spare my life : a story of martyrdom, betrayal and the English Bible by Brian Moynahan( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Jahrhundert Rußlands 1894-1994 by Brian Moynahan( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotos von ungeheurem historischen Wert machen uns zu Augenzeugen der letzten Jahre der Zarenherrschaft, der Februar- und der Oktoberrevolution, der Zeit des Bürgerkriegs und des stalinistischen Terrors, des Zweiten Weltkriegs und der Ära des Kalten Krieges, von Glasnost und Perestroika sowie dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion
Jungle soldier by Brian Moynahan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought up in a rural vicarage, Freddy Spencer Chapman acquired a deep love of nature and became 'fascinated by danger' during childhood. 30 years later, as an SOE-trained guerilla soldier of exceptional ability and courage, the orphan boy would prove to be one of the British army's deadliest agents
Snapshots in time : 100 years of change by Eithne Farry( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasputin : the saint who sinned by Brian Moynahan( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rasputin's name has become synonymous with evil, but legend has overshadowed the facts of his life. This devilishly captivating biography peels away layers of myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood man
 
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The faith : a history of Christianity
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The faith : a history of ChristianityThe Russian century : a photographic history of Russia's 100 yearsGod's bestseller : William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the writing of the English Bible-- a story of martyrdom and betrayalThe British century : a photographic history of the last hundred yearsThe French century : an illustrated history of modern FranceJungle soldier : the true story of Freddy Spencer ChapmanForgotten soldiers : ordinary men whose extraordinary deeds changed historyThe Russian century : a photojournalistic history of Russia in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Brian Moynahan British writer

Brian Moynahan écrivain britannique

Mojnehen, Brajan.

Moynahan, Brian

모이나한, 브라이언

모이너핸, 브라이언

ブライアン・モイニハン

モイナハン, ブライアン

Languages
English (192)

German (13)

French (6)

Polish (3)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

Japanese (1)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)