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Snyder, Timothy

Works: 214 works in 723 publications in 16 languages and 17,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Military history  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, win, Creator, Interviewer, Other, Honoree, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Timothy Snyder
Bloodlands : Europe between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder( Book )

50 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revelatory book, Timothy Snyder offers a groundbreaking investigation of Europe's killing fields and a sustained explanation of the motives and methods of both Hitler and Stalin. He anchors the history of Hitler's Holocaust and Stalin's Terror in their time and place and provides a fresh account of the relationship between the two regimes
Black earth : the Holocaust as history and warning by Timothy Snyder( Book )

69 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on untapped sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying ... By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are"--Jacket
The reconstruction of nations : Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 by Timothy Snyder( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pioneering book, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Belarusian nationhood from the creation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1569 to the enlargement of NATO in 1999. He provides original explanations for the atrocities of the twentieth century and the first scholarly account of the Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s. Yet he begins with the principles of toleration that prevailed in much of early modern eastern Europe and concludes with the peaceful resolution of national tensions in the region since 1989." "Snyder then follows transformed national ideas onto the new terrains presented by national independence after the revolutions of 1989. He reviews the threats to European security that arose in the early 1990s with the threats of breakaway minorities, provocations from Moscow, and popular fears of ethnic cleansing. Finally, he examines how a bold Polish eastern policy facilitated the peaceful end of Soviet rule in the region, prevented national disagreements from spilling into international conflict, and hastened European integration. After 1989, a Polish geopolitical vision channeled national interests toward peace."--Jacket
On tyranny : twenty lessons from the twentieth century by Timothy Snyder( Book )

54 editions published in 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."
Thinking the twentieth century by Tony Judt( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age onto a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. Tony Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments
The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder( Book )

36 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order. This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us...between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood...Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty"...Provided by publisher
Sketches from a secret war : a Polish artist's mission to liberate Soviet Ukraine by Timothy Snyder( )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By following the arc of Jozewski's life, this book demonstrates that his tolerant policies toward Ukrainians in Volhynia were part of Poland's plans to roll back the communist threat." "The book mines archival materials, many available only since the fall of communism, to rescue Jozewski, his Polish milieu, and his Ukrainian dream from oblivion. An epilogue connects his legacy to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the democratic revolution in Ukraine in 2004"--Jacket
The Red Prince : the secret lives of a Habsburg archduke by Timothy Snyder( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilhelm Von Habsburg wore the uniform of the Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, every so often, a dress. He could handle a saber, a pistol, a rudder, or a golf club; he handled women by necessity and men for pleasure. He spoke the Italian of his archduchess mother, the German of his archduke father, the English of his British royal friends, the Polish of the country his father wished to rule, and the Ukrainian of the land Wilhelm wished to rule himself. In this exhilarating narrative history, prize-winning historian Timothy D. Snyder offers an indelible portrait of an aristocrat whose life personifies the wrenching upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century, as the rule of empire gave way to the new politics of nationalism. Coming of age during the First World War, Wilhelm repudiated his family to fight alongside Ukrainian peasants in hopes that he would become their king. When this dream collapsed he became, by turns, an ally of German imperialists, a notorious French lover, an angry Austrian monarchist, a calm opponent of Hitler, and a British spy against Stalin. Played out in Europe's glittering capitals and bloody battlefields, in extravagant ski resorts and dank prison cells, The Red Prince captures an extraordinary moment in the history of Europe, in which the old order of the past was giving way to an undefined future--and in which everything, including identity itself, seemed up for grabs."--Jacket
Stalin and Europe : imitation and domination, 1928-1953( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Soviet Union was the largest state in the twentieth-century world, but its repressive power and terrible ambition were most clearly on display in Europe. Under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union transformed itself and then all of the European countries with which it came into contact. This volume considers each aspect of the encounter of Stalin with Europe: the attempt to create a kind of European state by accelerating the European model of industrial development in the USSR; mass murder in anticipation of a war against European powers; the actual contact with Europe's greatest power, Nazi Germany, first as ally and then as enemy; four years of war fought chiefly on Soviet territory and bringing untold millions of deaths, including much of the Holocaust; and finally the re-establishment of the Soviet system, not just in prewar territory of the USSR, but in Western Ukraine, Western Belarus, the Baltic Sttes, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and East Germany."--
The wall around the West : state borders and immigration controls in North America and Europe( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As economic and military walls have come down in the post-Cold War era, states have rapidly built new barriers to prevent a perceived invasion of undesirables. This work examines the practice, politics, and consequences of building these walls
Bloodlands : [Europe between Hitler and Stalin] by Timothy Snyder( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans think of World War II as "The Good War," a moment when the forces of good resoundingly triumphed over evil. Yet the war was not decided by D-Day. It was decided in the East, by the Red Army and Joseph Stalin. While conventional wisdom locates the horrors of WWII in the six million Jews killed in German concentration camps, the reality is even grimmer. In thirteen years, the Nazi and Soviet regimes killed thirteen million people in the lands between Germany and Russia. The majority of these deaths occurred in Eastern Europe, not Germany. In the groundbreaking long-view style of Tony Judt and Niall Ferguson, Tim Snyder, one of America's foremost historians of Eastern Europe, has written a new history of Europe that focuses on the battleground of Eastern Europe, which suffered the worst crimes of Hitler and Stalin. Based upon scholarly literature and primary sources in all of the relevant languages, Bloodlands pays special attention to the sources left by those who were killed: the letters home, the notes flung from trains, the diaries found on corpses. This is a new kind of European history, one more concerned with suffering than with intention, one that recognizes how stories of progress or victory have excluded the most salient human experience, and one focused on the extreme predicament of the tens of millions of Europeans who found themselves between Hitler and Stalin. The scale of destruction in the lands between Germany and Russia has eluded historians and baffles the cynicism of our new century, but for these very reasons, Bloodlands offers the way forward to a sensible reconstruction of European history. Ultimately, in Snyder's matchless telling, the German and Soviet regimes appear not so much as totalitarian twins, but as rivals whose ruthless pursuit of similar goals doomed millions of innocents
Nationalism, Marxism, and modern Central Europe : a biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905 by Timothy Snyder( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Radom to Paris, 1872-1894 -- Dependence and independence, 1894-1896 -- Sociology and socialism, 1897-1900 -- Central Europe, 1901-1905 -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Biographical sketches -- Appendix 2. Kelles-Krauz and people's Poland
Greetings from Novorossiya : eyewitness to the war in Ukraine by Paweł Pieniążek( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In autumn of 2014, the people of Ukraine rose up against their authoritarian president Yanukovych, rallying for democracy and occupying Kiev's main square under the blue flag of the European Union. They were met with bullets from the regime, and the slaughter of a hundred peaceful protesters made the Euromaidan synonymous with moral courage and the yearning for freedom. Yanukovych fled to Russia, and Putin, sensing a potentially existential threat to his own regime, struck back. Employing a noxious brew of mercenaries, propaganda, local agents of influence, fake news, and disguised Russian special forces, Putin quickly acted to split Ukraine in two. In the midst of chaos he had created, he used the opportunity to seize Crimea - the first invasion of sovereign territory by a European power since end of the Second World War. The Russians then turned their attention to building up a largely phony separatist movement in eastern Ukraine, complete with all the trappings of statehood for what they cynically called Novorossiya, New Russia , fueling a bloody civil war. More than ten thousand people, including many innocent civilians, have perished in this conflict so far, with no end in sight. Polish journalist Pawel Pieniazek was among the first to visit the war-torn region, and spent over two years there. Greetings from Novorossiya is his vivid firsthand account of the conflict. Unlike western journalists, thanks to his fluency in both Ukrainian and Russian he was able to gain access and move among all sides in the conflict. He was the first reporter to reach the scene when Russian troops in Ukraine accidentally shot down a civilian airliner, killing 298 people. With powerful color photos, telling interviews from the local population, and Pieniazek's brilliant reportage, this book documents the dramatic events as they transpired. Originally published in Polish, this unique view of history-in-the-making brings to life the tragedy of Ukraine for a western audience. Historian Timothy Snyder provides wider context in his superb introduction and explores the significance of this ongoing conflict at the border of East and West"--Publisher's description
Paranoia by Viktor Martinowitsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a dystopian society makes falling in love difficult. But when the head of state security turns out to be a third party to the affair, love becomes dangerous--perhaps suicidal. Pulled from shelves in Belarus just two days after its publication, Martinovich's debut novel conjures up 1984's Big Brother as it tells the story of Anatoly and Elisaveta's star-crossed affair.-Kirkus
The Balkans as Europe, 1821-1914( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays places the Balkans at the center of European developments, not as a conflict-ridden problem zone, but rather as a full-fledged European region. Contrary to the commonly held perception, contributors to the volume argue, the Balkans did not lag behind the rest of European history, but rather anticipated many (West) European developments in the decades before and after 1900. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Balkan states became fully independent nation-states. As they worked to consolidate their sovereignty, these countries looked beyond traditional state formation strategies to alternative visions rooted in militarism or national political economy, and not only succeeded on their own terms but changed Europe and the world beginning in 1912-14. As the Ottoman Empire weakened and ever more kinds of informal diplomacy were practiced on its territory by more powerful states, relationships between identity and geopolitics were also transformed. The result, as the contributors demonstrate, was a phenomenon that would come to pervade the whole of Europe by the 1920s and 1930s: the creeping substitution of ideas of religion and ethnicity for the idea of state belonging or subjecthood." -- Publisher's description
Black Earth : the Holocaust as history and warning by Timothy Snyder( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that people face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to people, more comprehensible than they would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying
Thinking the twentieth century by Tony Judt( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unprecedented and original history of intellectual life throughout the past century
Bloodlands : Europa zwischen Hitler und Stalin by Timothy Snyder( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Snyder erzählt in seinem aufsehenerregenden, zutiefst aufwühlenden Buch drei miteinander verknüpfte Geschichten - Stalins Terrorkampagnen, Hitlers Holocaust und den Hungerkrieg gegen die Kriegsgefangenen und die nichtjüdische Bevölkerung - so wie sie sich tatsächlich zugetragen haben: zur gleichen Zeit und am gleichen Ort. Makellos recherchiert, atemberaubend geschrieben und von eindringlicher Humanität gehört Bloodlands zu den historischen Büchern, die einen anderen Blick auf die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts eröffnen. Noch bevor der Zweite Weltkrieg begann, hatte Hitlers zeitweiliger Partner und späterer Gegner Stalin bereits Millionen von Menschen umgebracht - und setzte dieses Morden während des Krieges fort. Bevor Hitler besiegt war, hatte er sechs Millionen Juden ermorden lassen - und ließ Millionen andere Menschen gezielt verhungern. All dies geschah auf einem einzigen Gebiet: den "Bloodlands" zwischen Russland und Deutschland. Doch als der Zweite Weltkrieg zu Ende war, verschwand die Erinnerung an diesen millionenfachen Mord in der Dunkelheit hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang. Nicht nur unser Bild vom Holocaust erweist sich jedoch mit dem Blick auf die "Bloodlands" als unvollständig und westlich verzerrt. Auch die Geschichte Europas gewinnt ein verlorenes Terrain im Osten zurück: die gemeinsame Erinnerung an 14 Millionen Tote und die größte Tragödie der modernen Geschichte
The red prince : the fall of a dynasty and the rise of modern Europe by Timothy Snyder( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg, this title also records a seismic shift in the social, political and cultural history of Europe
Terres de sang : l'Europe entre Hitler et Staline by Timothy Snyder( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bloodlands : Europe between Hitler and Stalin
The reconstruction of nations : Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999Sketches from a secret war : a Polish artist's mission to liberate Soviet UkraineThe Red Prince : the secret lives of a Habsburg archdukeThe wall around the West : state borders and immigration controls in North America and EuropeBloodlands : [Europe between Hitler and Stalin]Nationalism, Marxism, and modern Central Europe : a biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905The red prince : the fall of a dynasty and the rise of modern Europe
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Snaĭder, Timoti

Snaideris Timotis

Snaiders, Timotijs 1969-

Snajder, Timoti.

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Snajdèr, Tymacì.

Snajdėr, Tymaci 1969-

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Snyder, Timothy David.

Snyder, Timothy David 1969-

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Снайдер, Тимоти

Снайдер, Тимоти, 1969-

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Тимоти Снайдер американский историк

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סנידר, טימותי 1969-

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