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Ziegler, Philip

Works: 96 works in 573 publications in 2 languages and 21,023 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
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Ziegler
The Black Death by Philip Ziegler( Book )
127 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 3,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip Ziegler's acclaimed overview of the black death synthesises the records of the contemporary chroniclers and the work of later historians
Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,783 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 )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of King Edward VIII of England who abdicated the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson
London at war, 1939-1945 by Philip Ziegler( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,310 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 Through a wealth of interviews and unpublished letters and diaries, as well as innumerable books and newspapers, the author has built up a dazzling portrait of an entire population under siege.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 )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 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 )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soldiers : fighting men's lives, 1901-2001 by Philip Ziegler( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores the lives of nine Brtish soldiers, pensioners residing in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Diana Cooper : a biography by Philip Ziegler( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Osbert Sitwell by Philip Ziegler( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 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 )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crucial and bizarre battle that was England's revenge for the murder of Gordon at Khartoum
Olivier by Philip Ziegler( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hollywood superstar, Oscar-winning director, the greatest stage actor in the 20th century--Olivier's singular triumphs were due above all to two things: talent and a ravenous determination to succeed. His era abounded in greats--Gielgud, Richardson, Guinness, Burton, O'Toole--but none could challenge his range and power. By the 1940s he had achieved international stardom. His affair with Vivien Leigh led to a marriage as glamorous and as tragic as any in Hollywood history. He was as accomplished a director as he was a leading man: his three Shakespearean adaptations--Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III--are among the most memorable ever filmed. Offstage, 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. Who else would have compared coaching Marilyn Munro in The Sleeping Prince to "teaching Urdu to a marmoset"? With access to more than 50 hours of candid, unpublished interviews, Philip Ziegler let's Olivier's true character--at its most undisguised--shine through as never before. His version of Olivier's life is not only the best informed, fairest, and most entertaining account yet of this Herculean figure, but also a scintillating portrait of a golden theatrical age, from Stratford and London to Broadway and Hollywood and beyond."--From book jacket
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 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Dino by Philip Ziegler( Book )
22 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 530 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 Talleyrandâ‚‚s 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
Crown and people by Philip Ziegler( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain then & now by Philip Ziegler( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 352 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 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse premier (geb. 1916)
Personal diary of Admiral the Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia, 1943-1946 by Louis Mountbatten Mountbatten of Burma( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 333 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 )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 279 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 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ziegler, Philip G.
English (420)
German (3)