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Cuthbertson, Ken

Overview
Works: 16 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 3,557 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Anecdotes  Personal correspondence  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3515.A2422, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Cuthbertson
A complex fate : William L. Shirer and the American century by Ken Cuthbertson( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shirer (1904-1993), a star foreign correspondent with the Chicago Tribune in the 1920s and '30s, was a prominent member of what one contemporary observer described as an extraordinary band of American journalists, "some with the Midwest hayseed still in their hair," who gave their North American audiences a visceral sense of how Europe was spiralling into chaos and war. In 1937, Shirer left print journalism and became the first of the now legendary "Murrow boys," working as an on-air partner to the iconic CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. With Shirer reporting from inside Nazi Germany and Murrow from blitz-ravaged London, the pair built CBS's European news operation into the industry leader and, in the process, revolutionized broadcasting. But after the war ended, the Shirer-Murrow relationship shattered. Shirer lost his job and by 1950 found himself blacklisted as a supposed Communist sympathizer. After nearly a decade in the professional wilderness, he began work on The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Published in 1960, Shirer's magnum opus sold millions of copies and was hailed as the masterwork that would "ensure his reputation as long as humankind reads." Ken Cuthbertson's A Complex Fate is a thought-provoking, richly detailed biography of William Shirer. Written with the full cooperation of Shirer's family, and generously illustrated with photographs, it introduces a new generation of readers to a supremely talented, complex writer, while placing into historical context some of the pivotal media developments of our time
Congo solo : misadventures two degrees north by Emily Hahn( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost treasure of women's travel writing that shocks and impresses, while shedding valuable light on the gender and race politics of the period
Nobody said not to go : the life, loves, and adventures of Emily Hahn by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Hahn also wrote hundreds of articles and short stories for The New Yorker from 1925 to 1995 and wrote fifty-two books in her lifetime, astonishing her publishers and agents by moving effortlessly from biography to humor to fiction to travel memoir to history
Inside : the biography of John Gunther by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Halifax explosion : Canada's worst disaster by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Great Halifax explosion of 1917 when the freighter Mont-Blanc, carrying six million pounds of explosives, detonated, sending a shockwave that leveled the surrounding city
1945 : the year that made modern Canada by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1945 was a watershed year for Canada and the world. It ushered in the modern era and set Canada on a new course. With the momentous dropping of the Atomic bomb on Japan, everything had changed. There was a sense of relief at the ending of hostilities, but there was also great uncertainty and fear of the brave new world unfolding. On the eve of WWII, Canada’s population was just 10 million. The country was a sleepy backwater where nothing of much significance ever happened. If we accept that the country forged its national identity in World War I, it’s fair to say that it came of age in the six years of WWII. As a result, Canada stepped into the modern era in 1945 completely changed and ready to assume its place in the world as an independent nation, no longer under the colonial sway of the mother country. As he did with The Halifax Explosion, bestselling author Ken Cuthbertson has written a compelling narrative about the year 1945 and the events and personalities that shaped our country and created our future. From Mackenzie King, Rocket Richard, and Emily Carr to E.P. Taylor, Igor Gouzenko, Hugh MacLennan, Agnes McPhail and Gabrielle Roy, among others, 1945 weaves an unforgettable portrait of our nation at the moment of its modern birth. Just as writer Bill Bryson’s recent bestseller One Summer: America, 1927 chronicled a pivotal year in American history by focusing on the experiences of a select group of American historical figures, 1945: The Year That Made Modern Canada will tell the stories of Canadians – some celebrated, some just ordinary people – who left their mark on this country during 1945 as they seeded its future."--
A social history of Scottish dance; ane celestial recreatioun by George S Emmerson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Halifax explosion : Canada's worst disaster by Ken Cuthbertson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Norwegian war-relief vessel Imo collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. That accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion that was the largest man-made blast prior to the 1945 dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Together with the killer tsunami that followed, the explosion devastated the entire city in the wink of an eye and instantly killed more than two thousand people. While much has been written about the disaster, there is still more to the story, including the investigation of the key figures involved, the histories of the ships that collided and the confluence of circumstances that brought these two vessels together to touch off one of the most tragic man-made disasters of the twentieth century. Bestseller. 2017
Nobody said not to go : the remarkable life of Emily Hahn by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1945 the year that made modern canada by Ken Cuthbertson( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a watershed year for Canada and the world. 1945 set Canada on a bold course into the future. A huge sense of relief marked the end of hostilities. Yet there was also fear and uncertainty about the perilous new world that was unfolding in the wake of the American decision to use the atomic bomb to bring the war in the Pacific to a dramatic halt. On the eve of WWII, the Dominion of Canada was a sleepy backwater still struggling to escape the despair of the Great Depression. But the war changed everything. After six long years of conflict, sacrifice and soul-searching, the country emerged onto the world stage as a modern, confident and truly independent nation no longer under the colonial sway of Great Britain. Ken Cuthbertson has written a highly readable narrative that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of WWII and chronicles the events and personalities of a critical year that reshaped Canada. 1945: The Year That Made Modern Canada showcases the stories of peopleA''some celebrated, some ordinaryA''who left their mark on the nation and helped create the Canada of today. The author profiles an eclectic group of Canadians, including eccentric prime minister Mackenzie King, iconic hockey superstar Rocket Richard, business tycoon E. P. Taylor, Soviet defector Igor Gouzenko, the bandits of the Polka Dot Gang, crusading MP Agnes Macphail, and authors Gabrielle Roy and Hugh MacLennan, among many others. The book also covers topics like the Halifax riots, war brides, the birth of CanadaA''s beloved social safety net, and the remarkable events that sparked the Cold War. 1945 is the unforgettable story of our nation at the moment of its modern birth
Complex Fate by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nobody said not to go : the life, loves, and adventures of Emily Hahn by Ken Cuthbertson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A biography of Emily Hahn, an American who had an appetite for adventure. Hahn's many escapades included posing as a young boy and travelling across America in the 1920s, working for the Red Cross in the Belgian Congo during the Depression, and doing underground relief work in occupied Hong Kong. She wrote hundreds of articles and short stories, as well as over fifty books. During the last four decades of her life, she was best known for her devotion to environmentalism and wildlife preservation. 1998
Congo solo - misadventures two degrees north by Ken Cuthbertson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters by Emily Hahn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consists of the letters from Emily Hahn, 1905-1997, to biographer Ken Cuthbertson of Ontario, Canada. In 1992, after completing his biography of John Gunther, Cuthbertson asked Hahn if he could write a biography of her. This small file of letters relates to the project. Also present is a copy of one letter from Cuthbertson to Hahn, Aug. 5, 1992
Nobody Said Not to Go by Ken Cuthbertson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The captivating biography of the trailblazing New Yorker journalist and feminist who traveled the world reporting on the tumultuous cultural and political currents of the twentieth century Emily Hahn first challenged traditional gender roles in 1922 when she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin's all-male College of Engineering, wearing trousers, smoking cigars, and adopting the nickname?Mickey.? Her love of writing led her to Manhattan, where she sold her first story to the New Yorker in 1929, launching a sixty-eight-year association with the magazine and a lifelong friendship with legendary editor Harold Ross. Imbued with an intense curiosity and zest for life, Hahn traveled to the Belgian Congo during the Great Depression, working for the Red Cross; set sail for Shanghai, becoming a Chinese poet's concubine; had an illegitimate child with the head of the British Secret Service in Hong Kong, where she carried out underground relief work during World War II; and explored newly independent India in the 1950s. Back in the United States, Hahn built her literary career while also becoming a pioneer environmentalist and wildlife conservator. With a rich understanding of social history and a keen eye for colorful details and amusing anecdotes, author Ken Cuthbertson brings to life a brilliant, unconventional woman who traveled fearlessly because?nobody said not to go.? Hahn wrote hundreds of acclaimed articles and short stories as well as fifty books in many genres, and counted among her friends Rebecca West, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Jomo Kenyatta, and Madame and General Chiang Kai-shek
 
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Nobody said not to go : the life, loves, and adventures of Emily Hahn
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Alternative Names
Cuthbertson, Kenneth James

Languages
English (58)