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Whiteside, Shaun

Overview
Works: 182 works in 659 publications in 1 language and 27,183 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Biography  Historical fiction  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Diaries  War fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, tra
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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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 1,847 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 )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. Yet as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs: cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, which were consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to German soldiers. In fact, troops were encouraged, and in some cases ordered, to take rations of a form of crystal meth--the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to account for the breakneck invasion that sealed the fall of France in 1940, as well as other German military victories. Hitler himself became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs--ultimately including Eukodal, a cousin of heroin--administered by his personal doctor. Thoroughly researched and rivetingly readable, Blitzed throws light on a history that, until now, has remained in the shadows
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,118 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigators Mila Vasquez and Goran Gavila work to solve a series of twisted murders after the discovery of six severed arms, five of which belong to missing girls
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 1,004 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
1913 : the year before the storm by Florian Illies( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the year Charlie Chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. It was the year Proust began his opus, Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented. It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I. In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts (such as Kafka's love letters), Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in 'one year' histories. Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, bristling with new art and new technology, even as ominous storm clouds began to gather."--Jacket
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 927 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
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kris, Tamara, Wolf, and Frauke are four young friends with too much time on their hands and one big idea: an agency called Sorry. Unfair dismissals, the wrongly accused, jilted lovers: everyone has a price and the Sorry team will find out what that is. It's as simple as that. The idea catches on like wildfire and the quartet are soon raking in the cash, doing the emotional dirty work for fat cats, businessmen, and the romantically challenged. But what they didn't count on is that their latest client would be a killer
The last dragon by Silvana De Mari( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 809 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
Q by Luther Blissett( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 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
To die in spring by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 727 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)
My father's country : the story of a German family by Wibke Bruhns( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August 1944, Hans Georg Klamroth was tried and executed for his part in the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old at the time. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of 20 July, images of her father in the Third Reich People's Court appeared on the screen. 'I stare at this man with the lifeless expression. I don't know him ... But I can see myself in him - his eyes are my eyes, I know that I look like him ... I wouldn't be me, without him.'" "In My Father's Country, Bruhns tells of her search for her father. Returning to Halberstadt in Northern Germany, where her ancestors, the Klamroth family, lived and worked for generations, she retraces the story from Kaiser Wilhelm to the end of the Second World War, discovering old photographs, letters and diaries, which she uses to piece together a unique and unforgettable family epic." "Engaging with her family on both an emotional and political level, My Father's Country is a memoir that is also a remarkable work of history, powerfully told and deeply moving."--BOOK JACKET
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 584 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 Ce;zanne, 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"--
You by Zoran Drvenkar( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 472 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 )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 452 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?"--
54 by Wu Ming (Writers collective)( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 442 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. --
Lea by Pascal Mercier( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martijn van Vliet's daughter, Lea, cuts herself off from the world after the death of her mother. She is brought back to life by the sound of a violin playing in the hall of a train station. Lea vows to learn the instrument and her father promises to do everything and anything in his power to keep her happy. Her all-consuming passion leads her to become one of the finest players in the country. But as her fame blossoms her relationship with her father withers, and Martin is driven to commit an act that threatens to destroy them both
Red love : the story of an East German family by Maxim Leo( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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
Time is a killer by Michel Bussi( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 2016, Clotilde is spending her vacation in Corsica with her husband Franck and her teenage daughter Valentine. It is the first time she has been back to the island since the car accident in which her parents and her brother were killed decades earlier. She was in the car too, but miraculously escaped with her life ... When a mysterious letter signed "Palma"--Clotilde's mother--arrives, the truth about her family, her parents' death, and her childhood is called into question"--Amazon.com
 
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The last dragon
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The weekendThe whisperer : a novelSorryThe last dragonPerlmann's silenceQMy father's country : the story of a German family54
Alternative Names
Shaun Whiteside Irish translator

Shaun Whiteside traducteur irlandais

Languages
English (214)