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Palmer, Alan 1926-

Works: 118 works in 772 publications in 9 languages and 24,976 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography  History  Maps  Biography‡vDictionaries  Military history  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text, Composer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: D419, B
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Most widely held works about Alan Palmer
Most widely held works by Alan Palmer
Who's who in Shakespeare's England by Alan Palmer( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides more than seven hundred biographies of Shakespeare's contemporaries
A dictionary of modern history, 1789-1945 by Alan Palmer( Book )
91 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quotations in history : a dictionary of historical quotations c. 800 A.D. to the present by Alan Palmer( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Palmer( Book )
46 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a provocative view of the Empire's decline from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate by Mustafa Kemal (Attaturk) in 1922 during a revolutionary upsurge in Turkish national pride. Emphasizes recurring problems: competition between religious and secular authority; the acceptance or rejection of Western ideas; and the strength or weakness of successive Sultans
Metternich by Alan Palmer( Book )
27 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complex personality of the Australian Chancellor is brought to light in this careful study of his life and achievements as a statesman
A military atlas of the First World War by Arthur Banks( )
45 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a unique study of the conflict of 1914-1918 on land, sea and in the air, through maps, diagrams and illustrations. Within the scope of 250 maps, Arthur Banks has presented both broad general surveys of political and military strategy, and ... details of major individual campaigns and engagements. These are supplemented by ... analyses of military strengths and command structures and illustrations of important guns, tanks, ships, areoplanes, and personal weapons"--Dust jkt
Bismarck by Alan Palmer( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Baltic : a new history of the region and its peoples by Alan Palmer( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the peoples and nations surrounding the Baltic Sea from its early Viking days to the Hanseatic League, seventeenth-century politics, Russian expansion, and modern independence
Napoleon in Russia by Alan Palmer( Book )
29 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kaiser : warlord of the Second Reich by Alan Palmer( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Age of optimism by Alan Palmer( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces milestones in history from Beethoven and his symphonies of 1803 to the First Zionist Congress of 1897
The Penguin dictionary of twentieth-century history by Alan Palmer( Book )
66 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The lands between; a history of East-Central Europe since the Congress of Vienna by Alan Palmer( Book )
13 editions published between 1870 and 1970 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Victory, 1918 by Alan Palmer( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victory 1918 recounts the myriad of tragic blunders and the unprecedented, unfathomable bloodshed that was World War I. When an armistice was finally signed in the forest of Compiegne outside of Paris, the Great War had shuttered to an end, but not before it had been fought on three continents. Alan Palmer, while recounting the fruitless, static trench warfare of the western front, shifts the focus away from the west and explores the significance of other battlefields, showing their importance in the outcome of the war and in the shaping of the political and territorial alliances of the present day. Many of the major players of the war - Allied Generals Sir Douglas Haig, Sir Edmund Allenby, Ferdinand Foch, and John J. Pershing; Central Powers Generals Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, and Britain's prime minister, David Lloyd George - come alive in these pages."--BOOK JACKET
Twilight of the Habsburgs : the life and times of Emperor Francis Joseph by Alan Palmer( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No ruler in modern times reigned in full sovereignty for as long as Francis Joseph emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Slavonia. Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was center stage in Europe throughout the dramatic era in which Italy and Germany emerged as united nation states. His personal decisions were vital both to the outcome of the Crimean War and to the onset of World War l, sixty years later. Although he was an autocrat who believed ill the Habsburg dynastic mission to provide eleven distinct nationalities with a cohesive unity, he was also a family man of simple tastes; and in his old age he was revered in his Austrian heartland, much as Queen Victoria was within her empire. Francis Joseph suffered a succession of personal disasters: his brother, Maximilian, was executed by Mexican republicans; his only son, Rudolf, shot himself and his mistress at Mayerling; his empress-queen Elizabeth, died from stab wounds in Geneva; his nephew and heir, Francis Ferdinand, was assassinated at Sarajevo. These episodes are examined anew by Alan Palmer in a biography of revelation, reassessment, and restoration. Too often the emperor is represented as a lonely, humorless bureaucrat, lacking in human warmth, artistic sensitivity, or political perception. Alan Palmer believes that this is a false impression. From a reading of hundreds of the emperor's letters, as well as his mother's diaries and other papers in the Vienna archives, Alan Palmer presents a more rounded and sympathetic portrait of Francis Joseph as the head of an empire and the head of a family. He has also used Elizabeth's curious verse journal, only recently made public, and the extensive writings of the controversial Crown Prince Rudolf in a reappraisal of the conflicting emotions that troubled the oldest of dynasties at a time of immense social, cultural, and political change for European society. Finally, Alan Palmer examines the durability of the Francis Joseph legend and its manifestation in republican Austria today
Kings and queens of England by Alan Palmer( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of England as it developed during reigns marked by social change
Who's who in modern history, 1860-1980 by Alan Palmer( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 600 biographical sketches of influential men and women; arranged alphabetically
The gardeners of Salonika by Alan Palmer( Book )
12 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Macedonian Campaign was, in Lord Hankey's words, "the most controversial of all the so called sideshows". The strange Salonika army included, at various times, contingents from seven countries. This book tells the story of the army from the first landing at Salonika in 1915 to the peace in 1918. It also deals with the political and strategic background; the ceaseless argument in London and Paris over the future of the army, the maze of Greek politics in which the army and its commanders became involved, and in particular the personalities of the two remarkable French commanding officers, Genreal Sarrail and Marshall Franchet d'Esperey
The Facts on File dictionary of 20th century history by Alan Palmer( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 500 articles on political, diplomatic, military, social, economic and religious affairs from 1900 to 1978
The chancelleries of Europe by Alan Palmer( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Palmer, A.
Palmer, A. W.
Palmer, A. W. 1926-
Palmer, A. W. (Alan Warwick)
Palmer, A. W. (Alan Warwick), 1926-
Palmer, Alan
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Palmer, Alan W.
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Palmer Alan Warwick
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Warwick Palmer, Alan 1926-
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English (424)
German (34)
Turkish (10)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (3)
Portuguese (3)
Italian (2)
Polish (1)
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