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Reiss, Tom

Overview
Works: 39 works in 119 publications in 9 languages and 5,540 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History 
Roles: Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Editor
Classifications: DC146.D83, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Reiss
The Black Count : glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss ( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo
The Orientalist : solving the mystery of a strange and a dangerous life by Tom Reiss ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book traces the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince and became a best-selling author in Nazi Germany. Born in 1905 in Baku, at the edge of the czarist empire, Lev escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan. He found refuge in Germany, where, writing under the names Essad Bey and Kurban Said, his remarkable books about Islam, desert adventures, and global revolution, became celebrated across fascist Europe. But his life grew wilder than his wildest stories. He married an international heiress who had no idea of his true identity--until she divorced him in a tabloid scandal. His closest friend in New York was arrested as the leading Nazi agent in the United States. He was invited to be Mussolini's official biographer--until the Fascists discovered his "true" identity. Under house arrest, he wrote his last book, helped by a mysterious half-German salon hostess, an Algerian weapons-smuggler, and the poet Ezra Pound. As he tracks down the pieces of Lev's deliberately obscured life, Reiss discovers a series of shadowy worlds--of European pan-Islamists, nihilist assassins, anti-Nazi book smugglers, Baku oil barons, Jewish Orientalists--that have also been forgotten. The result is a thoroughly unexpected picture of the twentieth century--of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism and terrorism
Führer-Ex : memoirs of a former Neo-Nazi by Ingo Hasselbach ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Germany 1990, a world where young men in old SS uniforms regard the Holocaust as a nostalgic myth, play concentration-camp board games, firebomb refugee shelters, and network with old war criminals to plot a new Reich. Most shockingly, their plans and propaganda - Holocaust denial literature and bomb manuals - come primarily from white-power extremists in Boston, California, and Nebraska. This is the world of the neo-Nazis, told through the story of their former leader. Ingo Hasselbach, the "Fuhrer of the East," grew up as the son of members of the Communist elite in the looking-glass world of the German Democratic Republic. Rebelling against the state, he found himself spending his adolescence in and out of prisons. His avuncular old cellmate, the former Gestapo chief of Dresden, persuaded him that a world Jewish conspiracy was bringing ruin and division to Germany. Upon Hasselbach's release from prison in 1988, he founded the country's first neo-Nazi political party. For the next five years, he led a violent extremist group: street fighting, indoctrinating young members, and plotting terrorist attacks. But as Hasselbach confronted the fruits of his labor - the firebombed bodies of refugees, the anguished faces of the survivors - a profound change occurred within him: He began to doubt. Secretly, Hasselbach began to investigate the Holocaust revisionism he and his Kamerads propagated, and he finally learned the truth about the murder of the Jews - and about the lie he had been living. He no longer wanted to live a life of hate. He decided to get out. In 1993 he publicly renounced the neo-Nazi movement and dedicated his life to dissuading German youths from following his dark path. He began lecturing to student groups and in Jewish community centers and trying to open a dialogue about race relations in Germany. His Kamerads initiated their dialogue by sending Hasselbach a mail bomb. Pursued by death threats, he now lives in hiding
The Black Count [glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real count of Monte Cristo] by Tom Reiss ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face that secured the Alps for France. It was after his subsequent heroic service as Napoleon's cavalry commander that Dumas was captured and cast into a dungeon, and a harrowing ordeal commenced that inspired one of the world's classic works of fiction
The Black Count glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the author of the internationally bestselling biography The Orientalist, The Black Count brings to life one of history's great forgotten heroes: a man almost unknown today yet with a personal story that is strikingly familiar. His swashbuckling exploits appear in The Three Musketeers, and his triumphs and ultimate tragic fate inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. His name is Alex Dumas. Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: the wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face that secured the Alps for France. It was after his subsequent heroic service as Napoleon's cavalry commander that Dumas was captured and cast into a dungeon--and a harrowing ordeal commenced that inspired one of the world's classic works of fiction. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world's first multi-racial society. But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son
The Orientalist : in search of a man caught between East and West by Tom Reiss ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den aserbajdsjanske forfatter Lev Nussimbaum (1905-1942)
Der Orientalist : auf den Spuren von Essad Bey by Tom Reiss ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een reiziger uit de Oriënt by Tom Reiss ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van Lev Nussimbaum (1905-1942), de vermoedelijke auteur van de roman 'Ali en Nino'
The orientalist : the many lives of Lev Nussimbaum by Tom Reiss ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali en Nino by Kurban Said ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Dutch and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de liefde tussen een jonge adellijke moslim en de dochter van een christelijke zakenman in Bakoe ten tijde van de Russische revolutie herleeft de geschiedenis van Romeo en Julia
L'Orientaliste l'énigme résolue d'une vie étrange et dangereuse by Tom Reiss ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'orientalista : l'ebreo che volle essere un principe musulmano by Tom Reiss ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der schwarze General : das Leben des wahren Grafen von Monte Christo by Tom Reiss ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dumas, le comte noir by Tom Reiss ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Black Count by Tom Reiss ( Book )
in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El orientalista : la solución del misterio de una vida extraña y peligrosa by Tom Reiss ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<> by Tom Reiss ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orientalista : [życie fałszywego księcia : od rewolucji bolszewickiej do faszystowskich Włoch] by Tom Reiss ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book traces the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince and became a best-selling author in Nazi Germany. Born in 1905 in Baku, at the edge of the czarist empire, Lev escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan. He found refuge in Germany, where, writing under the names Essad Bey and Kurban Said, his remarkable books about Islam, desert adventures, and global revolution, became celebrated across fascist Europe. But his life grew wilder than his wildest stories. He married an international heiress who had no idea of his true identity--until she divorced him in a tabloid scandal. His closest friend in New York was arrested as the leading Nazi agent in the United States. He was invited to be Mussolini's official biographer--until the Fascists discovered his "true" identity. Under house arrest, he wrote his last book, helped by a mysterious half-German salon hostess, an Algerian weapons-smuggler, and the poet Ezra Pound. As he tracks down the pieces of Lev's deliberately obscured life, Reiss discovers a series of shadowy worlds--of European pan-Islamists, nihilist assassins, anti-Nazi book smugglers, Baku oil barons, Jewish Orientalists--that have also been forgotten. The result is a thoroughly unexpected picture of the twentieth century--of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism and terrorism
Den sorte greve : Napoleons rival og den virkelige greve af Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dietmar Mues und Nina Hoger lesen Tom Reiss, Der Orientalist auf den Spuren von Essad Bey ; gekürzte Lesung der Originalausgabe ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
רייס, טום 1964-
Languages
English (65)
French (10)
German (7)
Italian (3)
Polish (3)
Dutch (3)
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Spanish (2)
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