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Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence) 1904-1993

Overview
Works: 464 works in 1,419 publications in 11 languages and 36,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Diaries  Juvenile works  Fiction  Sources  Drama  Personal narratives 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Reporter, Speaker, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: DD256.5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William L Shirer
The rise and fall of the Third Reich; a history of Nazi Germany by William L Shirer ( Book )
207 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 7,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Nazi Germany
The collapse of the Third Republic : an inquiry into the fall of France in 1940 by William L Shirer ( Book )
32 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 3,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After setting the stage with a look at the founding of the Republic in 1871, describes the political, social, and religious divisions in the country, the "Maginot Line complex" growing out of military trust in a defensive war, and the deleterious effect of the tragedy of World War I
The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler by William L Shirer ( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written by the author of The rise and fall of the Third Reich. This account of the life of Hitler includes significant events occurring in the political climate of the 1920's and 1930's, such as the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler's imprisonment, Mein Kampf, and the Second World War
Midcentury journey : the Western World through its years of conflict by William L Shirer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 1961 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is Berlin" : radio broadcasts from Nazi Germany by William L Shirer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through his broadcasts for Edward R. Murrow on CBS Radio, William Shirer was a masterful chronicler of the events in Europe that led up to World War II."--BOOK JACKET. "The reportage in "This Is Berlin" offers rich insights into the period before the darkest days descended and World War II began. With chilling immediacy, these broadcasts take the reader to the front, providing flashpoints of the imminent war in the words of America's most trusted correspondent. An introduction by noted historian John Keegan and a preface by Shirer's daughter, Inga Shirer Dean, serve to put Shirer's life and work into context."--BOOK JACKET
Love and hatred : the troubled marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy by William L Shirer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A touching, brilliant, and groundbreaking biography of one of literary history's most famous couples, at once a dual biography, a history, and the portrait of a long and stormy marriage, William L. Shirer's new book - written in his ninth decade - explores the passionate, highly charged, and extraordinary lives of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy. It is a compelling illumination both of the nature of genius and of the universal problems of love, sex, and marriage - themes that Tolstoy played out in his great fiction and that haunted him in his tangled domestic life." "Rich in anecdotes, wise, full of sweeping history, and imbued with Shirer's profound knowledge of literature and life, Love and Hatred ranks beside such works as Robert Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra and Nigel Nicolson's Portrait of a Marriage as a masterly, intuitive, and sympathetic exploration of the love/hate relationship between two famous, bigger-than-life people." "Beginning in 1862, when Tolstoy committed the blunder of asking his young bride to read his diaries of his bachelor life so there should be no secrets between them, and ending with his tragic flight from home (and marriage) in 1910 while the whole world waited for news of him, Love and Hatred tells the story of a great romance between two people who could live neither together nor apart - a romance that exhausted and obsessed them both, and that forms the basis for much of Tolstoy's work. The final book of William L. Shirer's long and brilliant career, it is - appropriately - a masterly re-creation of a time, of two extraordinary people, and of the very nature of love, marriage, and old age."--BOOK JACKET
The challenge of Scandinavia : Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland in our time by William L Shirer ( Book )
24 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sinking of the Bismarck by William L Shirer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Swedish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the week-long, hide-and-seek chase after the mighty Bismarck
Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 by William L Shirer ( Book )
61 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and German and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A record of wartime life in Germany__
The rise and fall of the Third Reich [a history of Nazi Germany] by William L Shirer ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the Third Reich offers an examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. Shirer's account of the pivotal characters and events of that critical era benefits from his many years as a reporter and his own personal recollections, as well as from the mass of historical documents retrieved from the German Foreign Office. The result is this account of how Hitler wrested political control of Germany and managed to take the country with him on his mad six-year quest for world domination, only to see it go down in flames in the end
The traitor by William L Shirer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How and why a person turns traitor and works for enemy's propaganda machine
Stranger, come home by William L Shirer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sinking of the Bismarck : the deadly hunt by William L Shirer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts events leading up to and surrounding the May 1941 destruction of the British battle cruiser Hood by the German battleship Bismarck, soon followed by the sinking of the German ship by British forces
End of a Berlin diary by William L Shirer ( Book )
30 editions published between 1947 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the death of Hitler's Germany, the end of the war, and the Nuremberg Trials
Aufstieg und Fall des Dritten Reiches by William L Shirer ( Book )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Troisième Reich des origines à la chute by William L Shirer ( Book )
39 editions published between 1954 and 1983 in French and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consul's wife by William L Shirer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La chute de la IIIe Republique : une enquete sur la defaite de 1940 by William L Shirer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia del Terzo Reich by William L Shirer ( Book )
27 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gandhi, a memoir by William L Shirer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the leader of the independence movement in India
 
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Alternative Names
Hsia-i-le, Wei-lien, 1904-1993
Šāyrir, Wīlyām 1904-1993
Shirer, Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1904-1993
Shirer, W. L. 1904-1993
Shirer, William
Shirer, William, 1904-
Shirer, William 1904-1993
Shirer, William L.
Shirer, William Lawrence.
Shirer, William Lawrence, 1904-
Shirer, William Lawrence, 1904-1993
Širer, Uilʹjam 1904-1993
Xiayile, Weilian, 1904-1993
Ширер, Уильям, 1904-
Ширер, Уильям, 1904-1993
שירער, וילים לורנס, 1904-1994
シャイラー, ウィリアム
シャイラー, ウィリアム・L
夏伊勒, 威廉, 1904-1993
Languages
English (569)
French (58)
German (41)
Italian (27)
Swedish (3)
Portuguese (2)
English, Old (1)
Turkish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Indonesian (1)
Spanish (1)
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