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Whiteside, Shaun

Works: 170 works in 599 publications in 1 language and 25,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Diaries  Biography  Historical fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Illustrator, tra, Other
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shaun Whiteside
The last dragon by Silvana De Mari( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun
Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers. In fact, troops regularly took rations of a form of crystal meth -- the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to explain certain German military victories. Drugs seeped all the way up to the Nazi high command and, especially, to Hitler himself. Over the course of the war, Hitler became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs -- including a form of heroin -- administered by his personal doctor. While drugs alone cannot explain the Nazis' toxic racial theories or the events of World War II, Ohler's investigation makes the case that, if drugs are not taken into account, our understanding of the Third Reich is fundamentally incomplete
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuniting in a secluded country home after decades apart, a group of old friends and lovers exchange clandestine judgments on their divergent paths and celebrate the pardon of one of their number, a convicted murderer and terrorist
The whisperer : a novel by Donato Carrisi( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigators Mila Vasquez and Goran Gavila unravel the layers of a series of twisted murders that begin with the discovery of the severed arms of five missing girls who were abducted in broad daylight
Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich by Walter Kempowski( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swansong 1945 chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four days that fateful spring: Hitler's birthday on April 20, American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe on April 25, Hitler's suicide on April 30, and finally the German surrender on May 8. Side by side, we encounter vivid, first-person accounts of civilians fleeing Berlin, ordinary German soldiers determined to fight to the bitter end, American POWs dreaming of home, concentration-camp survivors' first descriptions of their horrific experiences, as well as the intimate thoughts of figures such as Eisenhower, Churchill, Stalin, Joseph Goebbels, and Hitler himself. These firsthand accounts, painstakingly collected and organized by renowned German author Walter Kempowski, provide the raw material of history and present a panoramic view of those tumultuous days. The more than 1,000 extracts include a British soldier writing to his parents to tell them there are no baths but plenty of eggs and chocolate, an American soldier describing "the tremendous burst of lilacs" as he approaches the Elbe, Mussolini wishing Hitler a happy birthday, Eva Braun bragging to a girlfriend about what a "crack shot" she's become, and much more. An extraordinary account of suffering and survival, Swansong 1945 brings to life the end of Nazi Germany and the war in Europe."--Publisher's description
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlink offers the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all
1913 : the year before the storm by Florian Illies( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a moving true account of European society on the brink of war. A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched documentary traces and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a young seamstress called Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract; and new drugs like cocaine usher in an age of decadence. Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin - the number 13 is omnipresent, and in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Trieste, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow, their brief coincidences of existence telling of a darker future. In a Munich hotel lobby, Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time; and while Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, in Munich an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes. Told with Illies' characteristic mixture of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the story of the year that shaped the last century
The last dragon by Silvana De Mari( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to survive in a postapocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun
Perlmann's silence by Pascal Mercier( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent linguist and widower Philipp Perlmann contemplates drastic measures when he faces exposure after plagiarizing a colleague's work for his keynote address at an important academic gathering in Genoa
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four individuals team up after a drunken evening and form an agency that delivers apologies on behalf of paying clients who have committed deplorable acts, a wildly successful company that is shattered by a new customer's brutal murder
Q by Luther Blissett( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who intends to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith
My grandfather's gallery : a family memoir of art and war by Anne Sinclair( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by Cézanne, Monet, Sisley, and others--were not so fortunate. As he fled, dozens of works were seized by Nazi forces and the art dealer's own legacy was eradicated. More than half a century later, Anne Sinclair uncovered a box filled with letters. "Curious in spite of myself," she writes, "I plunged into these archives, in search of the story of my family. To find out who my mother's father really was. a man hailed as a pioneer in the world of modern art, who then became a pariah in his own country during the Second World War. I was overcome with a desire to fit together the pieces of this French story of art and war." Drawing on her grandfather's intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and others, Sinclair takes us on a personal journey through the life of a legendary member of the Parisian art scene in My Grandfather's Gallery. Rosenberg's story is emblematic of millions of Jews, rich and poor, whose lives were indelibly altered by World War II. Sinclair's journey to reclaim her family history paints a picture of modern art on both sides of the Atlantic between the 1920s and 1950s that reframes twentieth-century art history"--
To die in spring by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son―the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel―is curious about Walter’s experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father’s early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann’s To Die in Spring “ushers in the post–[Günter] Grass era with enormous power” (Die Zeit)
54 by Wu Ming (Writers collective)( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hollywood, Cary Grant has grown weary of cinema's glamour, but Her Majesty's Secret Service will break his malaise with a bizarre diplomatic mission. In Naples, Lucky Luciano fixes horse races and begins to lay the foundation for the global heroin trade. And in Bologna, a bartender searches for true love and his missing communist father. It is 1954--the height of the Cold War--and these three are on a path toward an intersection that will involve the nascent KGB, Joseph McCarthy, Frances Farmer, Parisian lowlifes, Marshal Tito, David Niven, James Bond, and a very special television set called the McGuffin Electric. This book is a political thriller, a comic spy caper, a romance, and a social satire.--From publisher description
You by Zoran Drvenkar( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a late-summer night in Berlin and notorious criminal Ragnar Desche isn't too happy. He's just found his brother, Oskar, dead, frozen stiff and sitting in his home next to a swimming pool full of marijuana plants. Someone's flooded the pool and stolen a Range Rover, but what's worse is that Ragnar's huge cache of drugs is missing--and he's going to want it back. Meanwhile, nearby, a group of teenage girls are out at the movies. Thinking about boys and worrying about acne, they notice that the prettiest member of their clique is missing. She hasn't been seen for days, and the trouble she's found herself in is about to set all of the girls on a collision course with the Desche gang and drag them into a fight for their lives--a fight that might turn out to be more evenly matched than it first appears
Black Water lilies : a novel by Michel Bussi( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of the "wonderfully ingenious" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) novel After the Crash, a thrilling tale of a murder that takes place in Claude Monet's garden and the mystery that surrounds it. Giverny, France. During the day, the town is the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher, and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jérôme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumored painting of Black Water Lilies?"--
Red love : the story of an East German family by Maxim Leo( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew was that his rebellious parents, Wolf and Anne, with their dyed hair, leather jackets and insistence he call them by their first names, were a bit embarrassing. That there were some places you couldn't play; certain things you didn't say. Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father become so angry, and his mother quit her career in journalism? And why did his grandfather Gerhard, the Socialist war hero, turn into a stranger? The story he unearths is, like his country's past, one of hopes, lies, cruelties, betrayals but also love. In Red Love he captures, with warmth and unflinching honesty, why so many dreamed the GDR would be a new world and why, in the end, it fell apart."--Jacket
Lea by Pascal Mercier( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the international bestseller Night Train to Lisbon, a riveting novel about a father's boundless love for his daughter as her obsessive desire to become a concert violinist drives them both to the brink of destruction
Brother of sleep by Robert Schneider( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Elias Alder, a 19th Century German peasant who could not read music, but could hear and could imitate every sound in the world. He learned to play the organ and his concert--to which he arrived barefoot--was a sensation. Too gifted for his station, he committed suicide by not sleeping
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The last dragon
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Shaun Whiteside Irish translator

Shaun Whiteside traducteur irlandais

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The weekendThe whisperer : a novelThe last dragonPerlmann's silenceSorryQ54Brother of sleep