WorldCat Identities

Rooney, David

Overview
Works: 22 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 4,057 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by David Rooney
Kwame Nkrumah : vision and tragedy by David Rooney( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The yearlong celebration of Ghana's Golden Jubilee provides a fitting context for the republication of the book Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy. In the lead-up to the celebration and over the course of the year, the life and times of Kwame Nkrumah will receive unprecedented public attention, official and unofficial. Kwame Nkrumah's very wide name-recognition is, paradoxically, accompanied by sketchy, often oversimplified knowledge about the events and processes of his life and times. For most of those born after independence in 1957, such knowledge does not extend much beyond who Kwame Nkr
Kwame Nkrumah : the political kingdom in the Third World by David Rooney( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and French and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het leven en de idealen van de Ghanese premier (1909-1972) die in 1957 de eerste postkoloniale Afrikaanse leider was
Stilwell by Douglas David Rooney( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of General "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, commander of the U.S. forces in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II, and of his military and diplomatic responsibilities and achievements
Military mavericks : extraordinary men of battle by David Rooney( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles twelve men who have achieved success in war despite their flagrant disregard for convention, rules, and traditions
Burma victory : Imphal, Kohima, and the Chindit issue, March 1944 to May 1945 by David Rooney( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the battles on the plains of Burma during World War II
The building of modern Africa by D. D Rooney( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wingate and the Chindits : redressing the balance by D. D Rooney( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerrilla : insurgents, patriots, and terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin Laden by David Rooney( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Man's earliest days there has been conflict and, also from that point, unconventional forms of action where the norm was abandoned and the unorthodox employed. Here, David Rooney selects examples of the men who, for personal or national ambitions, have been trailblazers in this form of warfare. Tracing the origins of guerrilla theories back to the Maccabees, the author moves on through the Napoleonic Age and the Boer Wars before considering Michael Collins, Mao Tse Tung, T E Lawrence, Castro and Guevara, and the Guerrillas of World War Two before arriving at the current situation with Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. The irregularity of this form of military action seems so pertinent in an age where convention and tradition in all walks of life is quickly abandoned in search of fast results; the warrior of the 21st century is more likely to adopt unconventional strategies than ever before. The topic is one of public debate and this explanation of its evolution can only increase our understanding and awareness of the topic
Sir Charles Arden-Clarke by David Rooney( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad Mike : a life of Michael Calvert by David Rooney( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Commonwealth by D. D Rooney( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrender at New Orleans : General Sir Harry Smith In the Peninsula and America by David Rooney( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book, first published as In Love and War, covers the extraordinary lives of Harry and Juana, including their achievements and legacy in South Africa, and Harry's model victory in India in 1846, which made him a hero to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The outline of their lives may be known to many, but the details in this carefully researched book will come as a revelation."--- from back cover
In love & war : the lives of General Sir Harry & Lady Smith by David Rooney( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad Mike : a life of Brigadier Michael Calvert by David Rooney( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His success in Burma, followed by his time with the SAS in Europe, made Calvert one of the best known soldiers in the army. However, Calverts life fell apart when he was convicted of gross indecency and dismissed from the service. To the end of his days, he maintained that it was a setup. This work talks about this person
Mad Mike : Biography of Brigadier Michael Calvert by David Rooney( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This penetrating biography tells the story of his life including his exploits in Norway and the early Commandos. It also uncovers new evidence revealing that his court martial was unjust
Shi di wei : zhong mian yin zhan qu mei jun tong shuai by Lu Ni( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Zorros de la guerra : doce historias de hombres extraordinarios by David Rooney( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerrilla : insurgents, rebels and terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin Laden by David Rooney( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Building of modern Africa ... Second edition revised by D. D Rooney( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stillwell by D. D Rooney( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Military mavericks : extraordinary men of battle
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StilwellMilitary mavericks : extraordinary men of battleBurma victory : Imphal, Kohima, and the Chindit issue, March 1944 to May 1945Wingate and the Chindits : redressing the balanceGuerrilla : insurgents, patriots, and terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin LadenMad Mike : a life of Michael CalvertIn love & war : the lives of General Sir Harry & Lady SmithMad Mike : a life of Brigadier Michael CalvertGuerrilla : insurgents, rebels and terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin Laden
Alternative Names
D. D. Rooney 1924-

Douglas David Rooney 1924-

Rooney D. D.

Rooney, D. D. 1924-

Rooney, David.

Rooney, David 1924-

Rooney, Douglas David

Rooney, Douglas David 1924-

Languages
English (129)

French (6)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (1)