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Hamilton, Nigel

Works: 105 works in 446 publications in 8 languages and 22,196 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Commentator, wpr, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: DA69.3.M56, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nigel Hamilton
Most widely held works by Nigel Hamilton
JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 3,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kennedy that emerges from this volume is, behind his playboy facade, vastly more driven and more serious than historians have ever before portrayed him. As Hamilton shows us, though Joseph Kennedy reluctantly transferred the family's political mantle to his second son in 1944 and "bought out" the sitting congressman for Massachusetts' 11th District, the presidential dream that the ambassador had reserved for his eldest son was in fact JFK's own secret ambition, confessed to his mistress many years before his brother Joe's tragic death." "In this absorbing, riveting family saga, we see the true Jack Kennedy, warts and all; a symbolic, relentlessly honest, yet sympathetic story of the struggles of youth and early manhood that will not only entrance its readers but will also forever alter our understanding of this century's most popular and charismatic American president."--Jacket
Bill Clinton : an American journey by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first baby-boomer president offers an examination of Bill Clinton's first term in office, from its disastrous initial two years to Clinton's recovery and ultimate re-election in 1996
Monty : the making of a general, 1887-1942 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein is based on Montgomery's secret diaries, letters, and vast collection of private papers. Written by a historian who knew Montgomery intimately in his later years, this book presents the unknown Montgomery in behind-the-scenes accounts of him as soldier and leader, son, father, and husband
Master of the battlefield : Monty's war years, 1942-1944 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master of the Battlefield charts the biography of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery from his decisive victory at El Alamein through the Battle of Normandy. It details the most complex, full years of Montgomery's career, following the time he became a household name after his North African campaign, and including his battles in Sicily and Italy, and the final Allied conquest in France in 1944. Based on Montgomery's secret diaries, letters and vast collections of private papers, which have remained confidential and inaccessible until now, this is the authorized biography of Montgomery in his most important years as commander. - Jacket flap
The brothers Mann : the lives of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1871-1950 and 1875-1955 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography : a brief history by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the historical evolution of the biography genre from ancient times to the early twenty-first century, considering questions about the purpose of biographies, their audience, the challenges of writing biographies, and their role in Western culture
Monty : final years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derde deel van een biografie van de Britse veldmaarschalk Bernard Law Montgomery (1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein ; 1887-1976)
American Caesars : lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century has been called 'the American century', given its economic and military rise to superpower status in World War II, as well as its seemingly irresistible influence over global popular culture, politics and language ever since. The time is ripe for a new work on the U.S. presidents of our own lifetime: from FDR to George W. Bush. In what will become an essential book for our times, eminent biographer Nigel Hamilton offers an informative but intensely readable gallery of historical portraits that will encapsulate the age of American empire through the lives of its chief executives and the women they loved
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on years of archival research and interviews with the list surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, The Mantle of Command offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's masterful -- and underappreciated -- leadership of the Allied war effort. After the disaster of Pearl Harbor, we see Roosevelt devising a global strategy that will defeat Hitler and the Japanese, rescue Churchill and the British people, and quell a near insurrection of his own American generals and War Department. All the while, Hamilton's account drives toward Operation Torch -- the invasion of French Northwest Africa -- and the outcome of the war hangs in the balance. The Mantle of Command is an intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history's greatest conflict." -- Back cover
How to do biography : a primer by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to writing a biography that discusses personal motivation, beginnings and endings, the difference between autobiography and memoir, ethical and legal issues, and other related topics
Monty : the battles of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigel Hamilton's award-winning Monty trilogy was hailed in both Britain and the United States as an extraordinary achievement, "magisterial in its shape and scope, brilliantly woven, and a joy to read." Now, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landings and the campaign to defeat Germany that followed, Nigel Hamilton has revised and condensed his official biography of Field Marshal Montgomery into a single volume: Monty: The Battles of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Based on personal diaries, wartime signals, notes, and letters as well as interviews with Montgomery's closest family, friends, colleagues, and subordinates and access to tens of thousands of unpublished documents in the United States and Great Britain, this is the closest any writer has ever penetrated to the heart and soul of the man who commanded the Anglo-American armies on D-Day and became known the world over simply as "Monty." A tortured, vengeful man, whose artist wife died in heartbreaking circumstances two years before World War II, Monty knew but one ambition: to prove himself as military teacher and commander. In the course of this authoritative narrative, we see Monty both at his best and at his worst: brilliant and boastful, compassionate and cruel, farsighted and yet sometimes petty and obnoxious. It is a mesmerizing portrait not only of great leadership but also of the trials of war and coalition tensions, as, after Alamein, British and American generals jostle for their place in the Allied sun. Monty's sheer professionalism awes us - as does his arrogance and conceit. A hero to his troops, he becomes a thorn in the side of his allies and superiors, reducing Eisenhower to the point of resignation as Supreme Commander and Churchill to despair. Yet this is, too, the inside story of World War II as it was waged on the field, with Monty battling not only against the Germans in north Africa, Sicily, Italy, and northwest Europe, but also with an Allied high command he considered to be an amateur and out of touch. Never before has the story of the planning and execution of the D-Day landings been so candidly told, nor that of the Normandy campaign, the tragedy at Arnhem, the shocking defeat in the Ardennes, and the inside account of the Allied failure to seize Berlin while it was within our grasp. Vivid, colorful, told with a wonderful eye for human frailty as well as genius, this is the definitive life of what the Times of London called "the last great battlefield commander."
Bill Clinton mastering the presidency by Nigel Hamilton( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. With his landslide win in the 1996 presidential election, Clinton began his second term as the undisputed, tremendously popular leader of the Western world. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself and his foes, a powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish
Monty : the man behind the legend by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann's the magic mountain( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of excerpts from Thomas Mann's the magic mountain, interspersed with commentary
Montgomery of Alamein, 1887-1942 by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery : D-Day commander by Nigel Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spotlighting the British Army's tempestuous World War II general
JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warts and all portrait of the American president. An honest and sympathetic story of his youthful struggles, his wartime experience, and his political rise to this century's most popular and charismatic American president
Royal Greenwich: a guide and history to London's most historic borough by Olive Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big brother's bargain by Michael Dutfield( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Nigel Hamilton considers the border frontier of Finland and the Soviet Union and examines some of the reasons why Finland has managed to retain its independence and thrived
JFK reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Nigel Hamilton's New York Times best selling biography, a vivid, rich portrait of a president in the making
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.01 for Montgomery ... to 0.75 for Montgomery ...)

JFK, reckless youth
Alternative Names
Hamilton, Charles Nigel 1944-

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Bill Clinton : an American journeyBiography : a brief historyAmerican Caesars : lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. BushHow to do biography : a primerBill Clinton mastering the presidencyMontgomery of Alamein, 1887-1942Montgomery : D-Day commanderJFK, reckless youth