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Padfield, Peter

Overview
Works: 84 works in 342 publications in 4 languages and 9,855 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history 
Classifications: DD247.H46, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Padfield
Himmler : Reichsführer-SS by Peter Padfield ( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the head of Hitler's SS police and Gestapo draws on diaries, letters, and speeches to describe Himmler's life, the evolution of his beliefs, his role in Nazi Germany, and his impact on the rise and fall of the Third Reich
Dönitz, the last Führer : portrait of a Nazi war leader by Peter Padfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armada : a celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588-1988 by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerns the 1587-8 campaign, its preparation, course and conclusion
The battleship era by Peter Padfield ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great naval race : the Anglo-German naval rivalry, 1900-1914 by Peter Padfield ( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tide of empires : decisive naval campaigns in the rise of the west by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War beneath the sea : submarine conflict during World War II by Peter Padfield ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Submarine conflict during World War II
The Titanic and the Californian by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rule Britannia : the Victorian and Edwardian Navy by Peter Padfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maritime power & the struggle for freedom : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1788-1851 / Peter Padfield by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With Maritime Supremacy, naval historian Peter Padfield was acclaimed for bringing a fresh perspective to world history by looking at it through the lens of naval history, as no one had before. Now in the follow-up to that book, Maritime Power, Padfield combines the drama of battle with a trenchant analysis of the causes of victory, revealing the hidden constant of history whereby sea powers have, throughout the modern era, prevailed over land-based empires." "In the history of warfare at sea, no era can match the glory of the Nelson era, during which Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, and after which she was to find a new rival, the young United States, in the War of 1812. Padfield sets the reader on the gun deck, amid the cannons, smoke, blood, and death and "offers naval campaigns and sea battles as vivid as anything you will find in Patrick O'Brian" (former secretary of the U.S. Navy, John Lehman, The Wall Street Journal). In his analysis of the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the nineteenth century, Padfield shows naval history to be a major determinant and shaper of the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Maritime dominion and the triumph of the free world : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world 1852-2001 by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assesses the historical influence of naval power, including the United States's elevation to a world force, the positioning of Germany and Russia as adversarial nations, and the unique qualities of Japan's navy
Guns at sea by Peter Padfield ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maritime supremacy & the opening of the western mind : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world by Peter Padfield ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From naval and military historian Peter Padfield, Maritime Supremacy is exploration of the significance of maritime power in shaping the western ideal of political freedom." "Maritime supremacy details the struggles of the first supreme maritime powers of the modern age, the Dutch and the British, and ends with the emergence of the ultimate successor, the United States of America. Changes in society, politics, trade - including the slave trade - and in naval capability are interwoven with descriptions of the great sea battles by which world power was won."--BOOK JACKET
War beneath the sea : submarine conflict, 1939-1945 by Peter Padfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hess : the Führer's disciple by Peter Padfield ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flight of Rudolf Hess, the deputy leader of the Nazi Party, to Scotland in May 1941 remains one of the great unresolved mysteries of the Second World War. Did he come on Hitler's commission--or, as he always maintained, without the Fuhrer's knowledge? Was the man who parachuted out of the Messerschmitt Bf 100 really Hess...or a double? What was his purpose, why was he incarcerated for life in Berlin's Spandau Prison, and was he (as his son alleged) murdered to prevent his revealing an explosive secret? The biographer of Himmler and Donitz navigates these still swirling controversies with confidence, profiling the man, the milieu, and the uppermost echelons of the Nazi hierarchy. The conclusion: Hess was indeed sacrificed...but he was a most willing victim
Nelson's war by Peter Padfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maritime supremacy & the opening of the western mind : naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1588-1782 by Peter Padfield ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the great wars of modern history maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires, whether Habsburg, Napoleonic, Nazi or Soviet. This book charts the growth of these powers in various western countries, while also revealing the way in which supremacy at sea freed thought and society itself. As historian Peter Padfield demonstrates, those nations attaining mastery at sea have been distinguished by liberty, flexibility and enterprise, a historical lesson of burning relevance today. Maritime Supremacy details the struggles of the first supreme maritime powers of the modern age, the Dutch and the British, and ends with the emergence of the ultimate successor, the United States of America. Changes in society, politics, trade--including the slave trade--and in naval capability are interwoven with descriptions of the great sea battles by which world power was won. --From publisher's description
Hess : flight for the Führer by Peter Padfield ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Himmler by Peter Padfield ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Hungarian and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small museum in Munich lies a photograph of a man who looks for all the world like a harmless, myopic clerk. But, his peaked cap, bearing the death's-head insignia of the SS, exposes the truth: the man is Heinrich Himmler, and this is the chilling record of his rise to prominence in Hitler's Third Reich. As both SS police and Gestapo chief, and the person in charge of the camps in Eastern Europe, he presided over an empire of death. How could a man have such a disregard for human life? Through an exploration of Himmler's aberrant psychology, and the inner workings of the Nazi elite, some compelling and shocking conclusions emerge. A chilling study of the abuse of absolute power. - Publisher
Aim straight: a biography of Admiral Sir Percy Scott by Peter Padfield ( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Padfield, Peter
Пэдфилд, Питер
Languages
English (206)
German (5)
Russian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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