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Berthon, Simon

Overview
Works: 64 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 4,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: D748, 940.542
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Most widely held works by Simon Berthon
Warlords : an extraordinary re-creation of World War II through the eyes and minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin by Simon Berthon ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While their nations fought countless battles in the field, the four great warlords of the twentieth century tried to outmaneuver and outwit each other in a different sort of battle that would determine the fate of Europe and the world. At the heart of this private war was a series of psychological duels in which they lied, schemed, charmed, flattered, and deceived to attain the ultimate victory. These duels signaled a seismic shift in world power, from the age of European empires to the age of two ideologically opposed superpowers." "In Warlords, Simon Berthon and Joanna Potts have crafted a unique combination of innovative style and thorough scholarship. Here is World War II seen through the eyes and minds of Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Structured along the lines of a cinematic thriller, rapidly intercutting between the four titans, the book reveals a blow-by-blow account of their individual efforts to outthink and outfight each other. At times chronicling events as they unfold day by day or even hour by hour, Warlords reveals unparalleled insights into parallel actions - from Roosevelt and Churchill's complex yet crucial friendship to Hitler and Stalin's collaboration, betrayal, and backbiting." "By using the words of the warlords and those who observed them at the time, the authors unravel the psychology of four wartime leaders facing history's greatest conflict. Moving from the White House and Whitehall to the Wolf's Lair and the Kremlin, Warlords examines the strengths and weaknesses of men locked in a confrontation with consequences for the entire world."--Jacket
Allies at war : the bitter rivalry among Churchill, Roosevelt, and de Gaulle by Simon Berthon ( Book )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle. They held the destiny of the Free World in their Allied hands as Nazi forces stormed through Europe in the 1940s. In public, these three preeminent statesmen stood firmly together against Hitler. They inspired their troops; they gave their nations confidence in the prospect of an Allied victory. History has justifiably made of them giants of diplomacy and unparalleled masters of strategy. Yet, in private, their relations with each other were marked by contention, distrust, duplicity, and ruthlessness, as this revelatory, new volume in the annals of World War II history dramatically shows." "In a chronicle of the dynamics and drama of international power, Simon Berthon examines an antipathy that increasingly eroded the negotiations among three of the shrewdest world leaders in the twentieth century and that significantly colored not only Allied policy during the war but also the relations of General Charles de Gaulle's France with Britain and America after it."--BOOK JACKET
The Shape of the world by Simon Berthon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and German and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the exploration, measurement, and mapping of planet earth
The ascent of money by Niall Ferguson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on professor Niall Ferguson's best-selling book "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" in which he predicted the current economic crisis delves into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth--or catastrophic loss. By the beginning of the 21st century, the systems of credit, insurance, bond trading and stock markets had transcended all national boundaries to create a truly global economic system, opening the door to unprecedented growth, but also worldwide instability in the event of one nation's downturn. In an effort to establish more stability following the Great Depression, the U.S. government's New Deal created a "property owning Democracy," a system of federally backed savings and loans that allowed more people than ever before to buy homes by offering low interest rates and long-term mortgages. Rampant inflation in the 1970s, however, led the government to remove regulations on interest rates and opened the door to a massive scandal in the 1980s and one of the country's worst economic crises. The vulnerabilities of America's property-based economy would be felt again 20 years later, in the current economic crisis that has shaken the world. The crisis threatens "Chimerica," the symbiotic relationship between China and America in which China's vast savings from the manufacturing of cheap goods has been lent to America to fuel growth. But at what point will America's battered economy lead China to cut off its line of credit? And how might America respond? The answer, Ferguson suggests, may be found in the history of the ascent of money
The shape of the world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how maps shape not only our sense of geography, but also our social, political, and even religious thinking. In the past, mapmakers have provoked assassinations, won or lost wars, and opened the ways to wealth and power. Today, they help answer the crises of epidemics and climate change. Narrated by Patrick Stewart
Warlords ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An acclaimed four-part documentary telling of the psychological duels fought among the four key players in WWII by using the diaries and memoirs of Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Hitler to reveal what they did to get what they wanted
Allies at war ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features rare archival footage, private correspondence, and interviews with historians and insiders, including FDR's grandson Curtis Roosevelt, to explore the relationship between Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II
Warlords : the heart of conflict, 1939-1945 by Simon Berthon ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Titanoboa monster snake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remains of a 48-foot snake were discovered in a Colombian coal mine. Follow scientists to the mine, into the labs, and into the field while they attempt to reconstruct the life of this enormous reptile that lived in a time just after dinosaurs were wiped from existence
Amos de la guerra : el corazón del conflicto by Simon Berthon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 6. The writing on the screen: "From magnetic resonance imaging to seismic tomography to infrared cameras, high-tech maps may provide the keys to unlock the mysteries of the brain, predict earthquakes, and understand the complex crises of global warming and climate change."
The shape of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 3. Staking a claim: "The New World held the promise of unimaginable riches--literally, rivers of gold--for European nations bold enough to explore it. Spain, France, and Britain occupied new territory, subjugated indigenous people, and marked their conquests with maps."
The shape of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 1. Heaven and earth: "Ever since the ancient Babylonians began sketching maps on clay tablets, religion and myth have shaped humanity's view of the world. The Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and medieval Christians created their own pictures of this earth--and what lies beyond."
World War II turning points ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The archives of war: First program takes viewers from the outbreak of war in Europe on September 1, 1939 to the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during August 1945. The Cold War covers the rise of atomic weapons and increased tension between the United States and the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II
Warlords of World War II opportunistic alliances ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program is an in-depth examination of the relationships between the major political leaders in the Europen Theater during the Second World War
Kings & queens the real dramas of Britain's greatest monarchs ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a thousand years, the British monarchy has evolved from divinely appointed warrior kings to benign political figureheads. Among them are some of the most fascinating historical figures - conquerors, murderers, lovers and schemers. Their gripping stories - from Henry II's 'murder' of Thomas A'Beckett to George lll's loss of America- are at the heart of the nation's history. From this millennium of violence, romance, intrigue and controversy, Cambridge University's Dr Nigel Spivey tells the stories of twelve great kings and queens. At the scences of the decisive moments in British history, accompanied by dramatic reconstructions, he pieces together the incidents, battles and motivations that shaped their lives
Warlords ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the efforts of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin to outwit each other during the period from August 1939 to June 1941, and how their mutual distrust resulted in disastrous consequences for their respective countries
The heart of conflict 1939-1945 by Simon Berthon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By using their own words and the words of those who observed them at the time, this text unravels the psychology of the four wartime leaders as history's greatest conflict unfolded. It reveals the strengths and weaknesses of four men in the making of decisions with consequences for the whole world. Originally published: 2005
Warlords. Hitler v. Stalin : August 1939-June 1941 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As World War II begins, the two most extreme proponents of totalitarian violence sign a nonaggression pact. Less than two years later, however, the nominal allies turn on each other. The seeds of Hitler's betrayal lie in his psyche: he foolishly believes that he has already won in Western Europe, and he begins to suspect a secret pact between Churchill and Stalin
World War I in color ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This definitive history of World War I uses rare archive footage from worldwide sources, including Britain's Imperial War Museum
 
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Languages
English (74)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
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