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Parker, Matthew

Overview
Works: 29 works in 100 publications in 3 languages and 4,438 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives 
Classifications: F1569.C2, 972.87503
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Most widely held works by Matthew Parker
Panama fever : the epic story of one of the greatest human achievements of all time--the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the construction of the canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and its opening in 1914, describing the human cost in terms of the harsh working conditions and epidemics, and the resulting medical breakthroughs that would transform medicine
The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies by Matthew Parker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Matthew Parker discusses the history behind one of the greatest power struggles of the 17th to 19th centuries as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar--a commodity so lucrative it became known as "white gold"--in the tiny Caribbean islands of Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands
Monte Cassino : the hardest-fought battle of World War II by Matthew Parker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a story of the horrors of war seen from the perspective of the soldiers on the battlefield. Before D-Day there was Monte Cassino, the desperate six-month struggle in the mountains of central Italy that left more than 350,000 men dead or wounded. Hitler had declared that the Allied drive toward Rome must be stopped at all costs, and German commander Kesselring chose the fortresslike monastery of Monte Cassino as the centerpiece of the defensive line. With months to prepare, Kesselring took advantage of the treacherous terrain to establish a virtually impregnable position. As the Allied forces, which included Americans, British, Canadians, Indians, South Africans, Tunisians, Algerians, Moroccans, Senegalese, Brazilians, and royalist Italians, pushed their way forward, the coldest, rainiest winter in Italian history rendered air and armor power useless and turned the landscape into a hellish killing ground.--From publisher description
Panama fever the epic story of one of the greatest human achievements of all time-- the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. In a tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Parker charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal
The Battle of Britain : July-October, 1940 : an oral history of Britain's finest hour by Matthew Parker ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panama fever : the battle to build the canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monte Cassino : the story of the hardest-fought battle of World War Two by Matthew Parker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sugar barons by Matthew Parker ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on key moments in the story of the first British Empire's rise and fall: the sugar revolution in Barbados which made the English a nation of voracious consumers and transformed the island from a backward outpost into the richest English colony in the world, powered by tens of thousands of enslaved Africans; the change to state-driven imperialism with Cromwell's disastrous 'Western Design' and the bitter wars against the French; the zenith of Jamaican opulence, and the island's subsequent calamitous decline; and, the growing revulsion against slavery that led to Emancipation
Monte Cassino : the story of one of the hardest-fought battles of World War Two by Matthew Parker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panama fever : the epic story of the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. In a tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Parker charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal
The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies by Matthew Parker ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic and largely untold story of the rise and fall of the great Caribbean sugar dynasties, linking the histories of Europe, the West Indies, and North America with a fresh perspective and fascinating detail
Hell's Gorge : the battle to build the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. Matthew Parker explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. But he also weaves in the stories of the ordinary men and women who worked on the canal, to evoke everyday life on the construction and depict the battle on the ground deep in 'Hell's Gorge'. Using diaries, memoirs, contemporary newspapers and previously unseen private letters, he draws a vivid picture of the heart-breaking struggle on the Isthmus, in particular that of the British West Indians who made up the majority of the canal workforce
The sugar barons by Matthew Parker ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monte Cassino 1944 by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschouwing over de slag bij Monte Cassino in 1944 in Italië
Monte Cassino : opowieść o najbardziej zaciętej bitwie II wojny światowej by Matthew Parker ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Polish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Battle of Britain by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battle to build the canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. This book traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
The epic history of one of the greatest engineering triumphs of all time : the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panama Fever by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panama fever : the epic history of one of the greatest human achievements of all time, the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (75)
Polish (7)
Dutch (1)
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