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Reiss, Tom

Overview
Works: 38 works in 159 publications in 11 languages and 5,853 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: DC146.D83, 944.04092
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 )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,143 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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,425 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 )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 925 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 )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 493 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 Orientalist : in search of a man caught between East and West by Tom Reiss( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 132 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El conde negro : gloria, revolución, traición y el verdadero Conde de Montecristo by Tom Reiss( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después de El orientalista, un bestseller mundial, Tom Reiss nos brinda El conde negro, la original biografía de uno de los grandes héroes olvidados de la Historia, a pesar de que su vida nos resulte inesperadamente familiar. Sus proezas se narran en Los tres mosqueteros, y sus victorias y padecimientos inspiraron El conde de Montecristo, dos novelas escritas por su hijo, Alexandre Dumas. El general Alex Dumas merece ocupar un lugar entre los grandes por un motivo muy singular: fue el único de su raza que estuvo al frente de poderosos ejércitos durante una intrépida campaña en la que atravesó Europa hasta llegar a Oriente Medio. Hijo de una esclava negra y de un noble francés de raza blanca, Alex Dumas nació en Saint-Domingue (hoy Haití). Vendido como esclavo, consiguió llegar a París, donde estudió esgrima y se codeó con la flor y nata de la aristocracia. Cuando estalló la Revolución Francesa, ingresó en el ejército como soldado raso, pero después de hazañas legendarias fue el general al mando de un ejército de más de cincuenta mil hombres. Aunque llegó muy alto, Dumas siguió viviendo gracias a su audacia y a su dominio de la espada, que le permitieron hacer frente a difíciles situaciones de las que siempre salía airoso. Con todo, sus férreos principios terminaron convirtiéndolo en una amenaza para Napoleón. Cuando regresaba a Francia tras conquistar Egipto, su barco se hundió, y él, capturado por un misterioso enemigo, fue a parar a un calabozo, donde fue víctima de un lento envenenamiento. Y el destino que lo esperaba tras conseguir escapar de la prisión sería aún más "ponzoñoso". El conde negro es, a la vez, una vibrante historia rebosante de aventuras, un viaje desbordante de detalles por la historia europea de finales del siglo XVIII y una ventana a la primera sociedad multirracial del mundo moderno. Asimismo, es una narración entrañable sobre los duraderos vínculos del amor paternofilial. Basado en documentos, cartas, despachos militares y el diario que el general Dumas escribió en su cautiverio--documentos desconocidos hasta la fecha--este libro es una obra maestra en el ámbito de la no ficción narrativa
Der schwarze General : das Leben des wahren Grafen von Monte Christo by Tom Reiss( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een reiziger uit de Oriënt by Tom Reiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van Lev Nussimbaum (1905-1942), de vermoedelijke auteur van de roman 'Ali en Nino'
L'orientalista : l'ebreo che volle essere un principe musulmano by Tom Reiss( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 25 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
Dumas, le comte noir by Tom Reiss( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orientalist : the many lives of Lev Nussimbaum by Tom Reiss( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 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 15 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
Napolean's rival and the real Count of Monte Cristo - General Alexandre Dumas by Tom Reiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the real Count of Monte Cristo? In this extraordinary biography, Tom Reiss traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father
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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietmar Mues und Nina Hoger lesen Tom Reiss, Der Orientalist : auf den Spuren von Essad Bey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orientalisten : på sporet af Lev Nussimbaums besynderlige og farlige liv by Tom Reiss( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie die sopranos gemacht sind : zur poetik einer fernsehserie by Claudia Bath( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Orientalist : solving the mystery of a strange and a dangerous life
Alternative Names
Tom Reiss Amerikaans journalist

Tom Reiss US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist, Historiker

Рейсс, Том

רייס, טום 1964-

リース, トム

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Führer-Ex : memoirs of a former Neo-NaziThe Orientalist : in search of a man caught between East and WestThe orientalist : the many lives of Lev Nussimbaum