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Parker, Matthew

Overview
Works: 18 works in 113 publications in 5 languages and 4,973 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,280 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
Monte Cassino : the hardest-fought battle of World War II by Matthew Parker( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,002 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
The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies by Matthew Parker( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 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
Goldeneye : where Bond was born : Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. This book explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming's iconic post-war hero"--Dust jacket flap
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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 303 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
Panama fever : the battle to build the canal by Matthew Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies by Matthew Parker( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 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
Willoughbyland : England's lost colony by Matthew Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 1650s, England was in ruins - wrecked by plague and civil war. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise: Willoughbyland. Ever since Sir Walter Ralegh set out in 1595 to claim the 'Beautiful Empire of Guiana' for the English crown - and to find the legendary city of El Dorado - adventurers had struggled against the fierce jungle of the Wild Coast in search of their fortune. Now, in the lush landscape between the great Amazon and Orinoco rivers, a group of Cavaliers, expelled by Oliver Cromwell, had established a new colony named after its founder - Sir Francis Willoughby. This is the untold story of Willoughbyland's spectacular rise and fall, set at a pivotal moment in British and world history. Here are the indigenous 'Indian kings' and their people, both friend and foe to the new arrivals. Here is Fifth Baron Willoughby himself, like his colony a mass of contradictory extremes. And here is Aphra Behn - later one of the most successful dramatists of the Restoration stage - sent to spy on a man with whom she will fall in love, transforming the fate of this entire enterprise. In the blissfully warm and fragrant air, these adventurers and exiles found a land of unimaginable freedom and natural beauty. Yet, as planters and traders followed explorers, and mercenaries and soldiers followed political dissidents, it would become a place of terror and cruelty, of sugar and slavery. As Matthew Parker reveals, the history of Willoughbyland is a microcosm of the history of empire, its heady attractions and fatal dangers
Hell's Gorge : the battle to build the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldeneye : where Bond was born : Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white-sand beach on Jamaica's stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. This book explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming's iconic postwar hero. The island was for Fleming part retreat from the world, part tangible representation of his values, and part exotic fantasy. Goldeneye also examines Fleming's Jamaican friendships--his extraordinary circle included Errol Flynn, the Oliviers, international politicians, and British royalty, as well as his close neighbor Noël Coward--and traces his changing relationship with Ann Charteris (and hers with Jamaica) and the emergence of Blanche Blackwell as his Jamaican soul mate
Monte Cassino 1944 by Matthew Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over de slag bij Monte Cassino in 1944 in Italië
The battle to build the canal by Matthew Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 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
Montecassino : 15 gennaio-18 maggio 1944 : storia e uomini di una grande battaglia by Matthew Parker( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Monte Cassino by Matthew Parker( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Battle for Monte Cassino which blocked the Allies' road to Rome in early 1944, was fought over terrible terrain and in appalling conditions, and saw human sacrifice and privation almost beyond imagination. Based on first-hand accounts of veterans from around the world, Matthew Parker has recreated this epic battle from the experiences of the men who fought it"--Container insert
La fiebre de Panamá la lucha por construir el canal by Matthew Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving Teeth to European Patent Reform: Overcoming Recent Legal Challenges by Matthew Parker( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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