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Fenby, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 55 works in 232 publications in 8 languages and 10,044 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS777.488.C5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Fenby
Chiang Kai shek : China's Generalissimo and the nation he lost by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Chiang Kai-shek, focusing on his turbulent political career as head of China's nationalist movement and discussing the impact his rule had on Chinese culture, society, government, and history
The general : Charles de Gaulle and the France he saved by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the first president of the Fifth Republic, including his experiences during the World Wars, his political maneuvering that avoided a civil war, and his lasting legacy in France
France on the brink by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jonathan Fenby, journalist and Francophile, has been studying and reporting on the country for over thirty years. In these pages he lovingly but candidly offers an unvarnished picture of modern France, setting it in the context of its glorious past. He explores the problems and challenges it faces, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead. Filled with historical and contemporary anecdotes, France on the Brink depicts the many contradictory aspects of the country so many people love but also love to hate. Even those who know France well will find in its pages hundreds of fascinating Gallic tidbits that will inform, amuse, and enlighten."--Jacket
Alliance : the inside story of how Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill won one war and began another by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The history of the Second World War is typically told through its decisive battles and campaigns. But behind the front lines, behind even the command centers of Allied generals and military planners, a different level of strategic thinking was taking place. Throughout the war, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin - the "Big Three"--Met in various permutations and locations to hash out ways lo defeat Nazi Germany. And, just as important, to determine the shape of the postwar world." "Focusing on the interplay between these three larger-than-life personalities, Jonathan Fenby's vivid narrative ranges from the great conferences at Tehran and Yalta to a secret shipboard meeting in a deserted Newfoundland cove, from late-night vodka-fueled sessions in the Kremlin to summer picnics at the presidential estate. At the center stand three men - Roosevelt, the patrician populist who thrived on manipulation, secrecy, and dissimulation; Stalin, the bloody dictator who relentlessly pursued his ends; and Churchill, fighting desperately to preserve his country's standing with his allies. They come alive as individuals, shown in their political maneuvers, their health problems, and their private dilemmas and fears. Around them is a rich cast - Charles de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek, Foreign Ministers and advisers, including many key figures now largely forgotten." "Putting the reader right inside those smoke-filled rooms, Alliance shows the Second World War as a political story in the raw. Through a rich assortment of original documents, telling anecdotes, and detailed character portraits, we learn how this remarkable alliance was constructed and maintained, and how it finally crumbled, introducing the world to a new kind of "cold" warfare."--Jacket
The international news services by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiger head, snake tails : China today, how it got there, and where it is heading by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using a viewpoint that sees the country from the inside out, Jonathan Fenby links together myriad features of today's China to arrive at a coherent picture of its nature and depict its future, both internally and in its impact on the rest of the world. The imminent collapse of the People's Republic of China has been foretold. Just as often, it has been predicted to be the future ruler of the world. But despite the endless stream of soothsayers, there has been no single book that pulls together the whole of the China story, linking its very disparate elements to present a coherent portrait that explains what China is and why it matters so much. In this account based on years of research and first-hand experience, rooted in on-the-ground reporting, interviews, observations, and a viewpoint that sees the country from the inside out, journalist and China expert Jonathan Fenby links myriad features of today's rapidly evolving China. By seeing China as a whole, especially its history and involvement with the West, and connecting the dots, Fenby looks into its future, both internally and in relation to the rest of the world
Modern China : the fall and rise of a great power, 1850 to the present by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the history of modern China and its evolution from a turbulent, troubled nation in the mid-nineteenth century to a powerful global economic, cultural, and political force in the twenty-first century
The seventy wonders of China ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A detailed overview of China's contributions to the natural, artistic, and technological worlds features writings by a range of academic experts and pays tribute to such innovations as the compass, gunpowder, and printing, in a visual guide that documents both famous and lesser-known attributes
The sinking of the Lancastria : the twentieth century's deadliest naval disaster and how Ch[u]rchill made it disappear by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lancastria, a former Cunard liner turned into a troop ship, was sunk under Luftwaffe attack in the harbor at St. Nazaire, France with more than 6,000 people on board
The sinking of the Lancastria : Britain's greatest maritime disaster and Churchill's cover-up by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will China dominate the 21st century? by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China's spectacular growth has led to visions of the 21st century being dominated by the last major state on earth ruled by a Communist Party, its forward march seemingly unstoppable when contrasted with the West and Japan. In this book, Jonathan Fenby, a leading expert on the People's Republic, makes plain that China, too, faces major challenges which stand in the way of global domination. It has to deal with political, economic, social and international tests, each of which involves structural difficulties that will put the system under strain. The picture of China invoked by admirers to a
The Penguin history of modern China : the fall and rise of a great power, 1850-2008 by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" In the second half of the 19th century, China appeared as the sick man of Asia, rocked by recurrent revolts and huge natural disasters, ruled by an anachronistic imperial system and humiliated by foreign invasions. Karl Marx saw it as bound to disintegrate, like 'any mummy carefully preserved in a hermetically sealed coffin'." -- BOOK JACKET
North Korea by Philippe Chancel( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the China he lost by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the brink : the trouble with France by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Europe binds itself closer, what does the future hold for the UK's nearest neighbour? Surveying the state of modern France, the author of this te×t argues that the country is in crisis and lacks direction. He e×plores how the major themes of French identity have been undermined
The dragon throne : dynasties of Imperial China, 1600 BC-AD 1912 by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the greates Chinese emperors and provides an accessible history of pre-revolutionary China. It also includes a full list of China's emperors plus details of Chinese naming conventions
The fall of the house of Beaverbrook by Lewis Chester( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin history of modern China : the fall and rise of a great power, 1850-2009 by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation
The Penguin history of modern China : the fall and rise of a great power, 1850 to the present by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. This book shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as victim to brutality on an unmatched scale, to oppression, to war and to famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. The author's clear and comprehensive account of China's recent past, now updated to take in the eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party in Autumn 2012, is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation
Piracy and the public : forgery, theft, and exploitation by Jonathan Fenby( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
フェンビー, ジョナサン
Languages
English (178)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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