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Ziegler, Philip

Overview
Works: 91 works in 602 publications in 3 languages and 20,999 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Diaries  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Arranger, Composer
Classifications: DA89.1.M59, B
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Most widely held works by Philip Ziegler
The Black Death by Philip Ziegler( Book )

135 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the resulting social and economic upheaval was on a scale unparalleled in all of recorded history. Synthesizing the records of contemporary chroniclers and the work of later historians, the author here offers an overview of this crucial epoch that brings to light the the full horror of this uniquely catastrophic event that hastened the disintegration of an age
Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of the three Supreme Allied Commanders of W.W. II and last Viceroy of India who was assassinated by the I.R.A. at age 79
King Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward was the twentieth century's Prince Charming. He was handsome, eloquent, quick-witted, charismatic, a dazzling foil to his stuffy royal parents. He was a popular hero who saw firsthand the hell of the trenches in the Great War, who raged at the miseries of the Depression, who adored jazz, danced the night away and seemed the very embodiment of a new democratic royalty that would rule the greatest empire on earth. When he became King in 1936, only those closest to him knew that this radiant image could not -- and would not -- endure; even insiders were scarcely prepared for the appalling scandal and shock when, a mere eleven months later, his reign abruptly ended with a nighttime journey to France and marriage to an American divorcee. Drawing on Edward's extremely frank and explicit diaries, on his two thousand love letters (long assumed to have been destroyed) and on the private and secret papers of Baldwin, Chamberlain and Churchill, Ziegler enables us to see the man, for the first time, as he was. - Jacket flap
London at war, 1939-1945 by Philip Ziegler( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of London at war from 1939 to 1945, or perhaps of Londoners at war - for Philip Ziegler, best known as a biographer, is above all fascinated by the people who found their lives so suddenly and violently transformed: the querulous, tiresome, yet strangely gallant housewife from West Hampstead; the turbulent, left-wing, retired schoolmaster from Walthamstow, always standing up to the authorities; the odiously snobbish middle-class woman from Kensington, sneering at the 'scum' who took shelter in the Underground; the typist from Fulham; the plumber from Woolwich. It was their war every bit as much as it was Churchill's or the King's, and this is their story. Through a wealth of interviews and unpublished letters and diaries, as well as innumerable books and newspapers, the author has built up a dazzling portrait of an entire population under siege. There were cowards, there were criminals, there were incompetents, but what emerges from these pages is above all a record - in story after story - of astonishing patience, dignity and humour. 'I hope, ' Ziegler writes, 'we will never have to endure again what they went through between 1939 and 1945. I hope, if we did, that we would conduct ourselves as well.'
King William IV by Philip Ziegler( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches the life of the British king and examines his attitudes towards political reform in the early-nineteenth century
Melbourne : a biography of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne by Philip Ziegler( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Cooper : a biography by Philip Ziegler( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse actrice en society-figuur Diana Cooper (1892-1979)
Soldiers : fighting men's lives, 1901-2001 by Philip Ziegler( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the lives of nine Brtish soldiers, pensioners residing in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Olivier by Philip Ziegler( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And yet, at the height of his fame, he accepted what was no more than an administrator's wage to become the founding Director of the National Theatre. In 2013 the theatre celebrates its fiftieth anniversary; without Olivier's leadership it would never have achieved the status that it enjoys today. Off-stage, Olivier was the most extravagant of characters: generous, yet almost insanely jealous of those few contemporaries whom he deemed to be his rivals; charming but with a ferocious temper. With access to more than fifty hours of candid, unpublished interviews, Ziegler ensures that Olivier's true character -- at its most undisguised -- shines through as never before
Osbert Sitwell by Philip Ziegler( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of every literary fracas from 1918 until well after 1945, Osbert was a close friend and sometime sparring partner of T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Waugh and Cyril Connolly, and a ferocious enemy of Noel Coward, the Leavises and Winston Churchill. His love life was notoriously turbulent; he could be outrageous, perverse, arrogant, bullying; he could be generous, loyal, considerate, public-spirited - but he was never dull." "This biography provides social insights, a striking overview of literary Britain in this century and, a portrait of a remarkable human being."--Jacket
Omdurman by Philip Ziegler( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial and bizarre battle that was England's revenge for the murder of Gordon at Khartoum
Addington; a life of Henry Addington, first viscount Sidmouth by Philip Ziegler( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duchess of Dino by Philip Ziegler( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first English-language biography of the Duchess paints a portrait of an intelligent, strikingly beautiful, proud, and ferociously loyal woman. She served as Talleyrand₂s constant companion, taking on some of his social and political burdens when he grew too old to bear them alone. Talleyrand was even assumed to have been the father of her last child. This is a gripping character study of one of the most influential women of the 19th century"--Publisher's description
The sixth great power : a history of one of the greatest of all banking families, the House of Barings, 1762-1929 by Philip Ziegler( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crown and people by Philip Ziegler( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson : the authorised life of Lord Wilson of Rievaulx by Philip Ziegler( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse premier (geb. 1916)
Britain then & now by Philip Ziegler( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal diary of Admiral the Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia, 1943-1946 by Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From shore to shore : the tour diaries of Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1953-1979 by Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacy : Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes scholarships by Philip Ziegler( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Black Death
Alternative Names
Philip Ziegler British historian

Ziegler, Philip G.

Languages
English (447)

Spanish (3)

German (3)

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MountbattenKing Edward VIIILondon at war, 1939-1945Soldiers : fighting men's lives, 1901-2001Osbert SitwellOmdurmanThe Duchess of DinoWilson : the authorised life of Lord Wilson of Rievaulx