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Hamilton, Nigel

Works: 154 works in 483 publications in 2 languages and 21,309 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Commentator, Interviewee, wpr, Composer
Classifications: DA69.3.M56, B
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JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,249 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 )
42 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of America's first baby-boomer president offers an examination of Bill Clinton's background and career, from his Arkansas upbringing and education at Oxford to his early political life
Biography : a brief history by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,177 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
How to do biography a primer by Nigel Hamilton ( )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is not surprising that biography is one of the most popular literary genres of our day. What is remarkable is that there is no accessible guide for how to write one. Starting with personal motivation, this book charts the making of a modern biography from inside: from conception to fulfilment
Monty : the making of a general, 1887-1942 by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 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 )
27 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the major military biographies. It not only gives us a full, vivid and just portrait of Monty himself, as a general and man, but also teaches us much more about the nature of leadership in battle
The brothers Mann : the lives of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1871-1950 and 1875-1955 by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monty : final years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976 by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American Caesars : lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An insightful portrait of U.S. presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Hamilton examines their unique characters, their paths to Pennsylvania Avenue, their effectiveness as global leaders, and their lessons in governance, both good and bad
Montgomery D-Day commander by Nigel Hamilton ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spotlighting the British Army's tempestuous World War II general
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth analysis of FDR's leadership during the Second World War reveals how he assumed control over key decisions to launch a successful trial landing in North Africa to shift the war in favor of Allied forces
Monty : the battles of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 581 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 ( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 334 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 184 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 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of excerpts from Thomas Mann's The Magic mountain, interspersed with commentary on the novel by Nigel Hamilton, a Mann biographer, and by John Shrapnel, playing Thomas Mann
Montgomery of Alamein, 1887-1942 by Nigel Hamilton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
JFK, reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 137 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
JFK reckless youth by Nigel Hamilton ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 71 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
Big brother's bargain by Michael Dutfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 69 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
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Alternative Names
Hamilton, Charles Nigel 1944-
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Spanish (4)