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Massie, Robert 1956-

Works: 15 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 3,038 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK131, B
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Most widely held works about Robert Massie
Most widely held works by Robert Massie
Loosing the bonds : the United States and South Africa in the apartheid years by Robert Massie( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosing the Bonds is popular, narrative history at its best: a consuming, dramatically told David and Goliath story about the moral power of justice triumphing over powerful forces of oppression. Apartheid-the brutal enforcement of racial segregation by South Africa's white government--became official policy in post-World War II South Africa, coinciding with the rise of the civil-rights movement in the United States. From the Kennedy administration on, Washington spoke against apartheid but, pressured by American corporations making big profits in South Africa and the geopolitics of the cold war, did little to foster change. Anti-apartheid activists turned their attention instead to South Africa's Achilles heel: its economy. Soon institutional America-churches, foundations, union and government pension funds-joined activists and college students in pressuring American business to get out of South Africa. Their efforts built to a climax in the 1980s, when South Africa became the burning issue of the day, the United States imposed punitive sanctions, and the apartheid regime collapsed. Robert Kinloch Massie re-creates the passions and struggles of these years, deftly showing how American and South African politics, money and personalities were intertwined in these years. Populated with real-life heroes and villains, bursting with colorful incident, Loosing the Bonds is an inspiring chronicle of one of the most important struggles of our lifetime.--Publisher description
The Big business reader( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden moral language of organizations : public lecture, the University of Tulsa, October 15, 1995 by Robert Massie( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castles of steel : Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea by Robert K Massie( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War. The predominant image of this first world war is of mud and trenches, barbed wire, machine guns, poison gas, and slaughter. A generation of European manhood was massacred, and a wound was inflicted on European civilization that required the remainder of the twentieth century to heal. But with all its sacrifice, trench warfare did not win the war for one side or lose it for the other. Over the course of four years, the lines on the Western Front moved scarcely at all; attempts to break through led only to the lengthening of the already unbearably long casualty lists. For the true story of military upheaval, we must look to the sea. On the eve of the war in August 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen. When war came, these two fleets of dreadnoughts-gigantic floating castles of steel able to hurl massive shells at an enemy miles away-were ready to test their terrible power against each other. Their struggles took place in the North Sea and the Pacific, at the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles. They reached their climax when Germany, suffocated by an implacable naval blockade, decided to strike against the British ring of steel. The result was Jutland, a titanic clash of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each the home of a thousand men. When the German High Seas Fleet retreated, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat warfare, which, in its indiscriminate violence, brought a reluctant America into the war. In this way, the German effort to "seize the trident" by defeating the British navy led to the fall of the German empire. Ultimately, the distinguishing feature of Castles of Steel is the author himself. The knowledge, understanding, and literary power Massie brings to this story are unparalleled. His portrayals of Winston Churchill, the British admirals Fisher, Jellicoe, and Beatty, and the Germans Scheer, Hipper, and Tirpitz are stunning in their veracity and artistry. Castles of Steel is about war at sea, leadership and command, courage, genius, and folly. All these elements are given magnificent scope by Robert K. Massie's special and widely hailed literary mastery
Ekacherina taitei : Aru onna no shozo by Robert Massie( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PAPRs for first responders by Robert Massie( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article describes features of the new powered air-purifying respirators, NIOSH/OSHA certification and standards for selecting and deploying the new equipment
Peter the Great : his life and world by Robert K Massie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This meticulous biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
Collaborative Research, Inc. by Robert Massie( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interfaith Center on corporate responsibility and the debate over South African disinvestment by Robert Massie( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Loosing the bonds : the United States and South Africa in the apartheid years
Alternative Names
Bob Massie American politician

Bob Massie Amerikaans Anglicaans priester

Kinloch Massie, Robert 1956-

Massie, Bob 1956-

Massie, Robert K. 1956-

Massie, Robert K. (Robert Kinloch), 1956-

Massie, Robert Kinloch 1956-

Castles of steel : Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea