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Kee, Robert

Overview
Works: 102 works in 468 publications in 4 languages and 8,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Short stories, German 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: DA950, 941.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Kee
 
Most widely held works by Robert Kee
Ireland, a history by Robert Kee( Book )

65 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history examining the origins of the current troubles in Ireland
The green flag; the turbulent history of the Irish National Movement by Robert Kee( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism by Robert Kee( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News of the sudden death a hundred years ago of the 45-year-old Irish nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell shocked and amazed the public in Europe and the United States. Today he is little more than a name, associated with a sexual scandal which has been used as material for films and plays but largely ignored for its true importance: that it altered the course of British and Irish history. In ten years this half-American, half-Irish County Wicklow landlord with an English accent gave Irish nationalism its most effective political shape for centuries. In the 1880s his presence dominated British domestic politics. No prime minister could rule without taking into account how he might exercise his power next. Had he lived, the future of British-Irish relations could only have been different. Robert Kee, in his first major book on Ireland since The Green Flag and his television series for the BBC, Ireland: A Television History, here traces Parnell's early years in politics and his emergence in the context of the faltering state of Irish nationalism at that time. He stresses how ideally suited Parnell's personality was to bring it to life again. Ironically, it was the most personal feature of all in his life that brought the nationalist cause, for which he had done so much, to sudden halt. But its eventual partial triumph many years later was to be based on political foundations that Parnell had helped to establish. -- Publisher description
1939 : in the shadow of war by Robert Kee( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1945 : the world we fought for by Robert Kee( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world we left behind : a chronicle of the year 1939 by Robert Kee( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green flag by Robert Kee( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refugee world by Robert Kee( Book )

15 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munich : the eleventh hour by Robert Kee( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories by Julian Huxley( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has had to wait a long time for this auto-biography, for not only is Sir Julian Huxley over eighty years old but he achieved fame half a century ago. Born into one of the most gifted families of the age, he has yet mafe the name more famous by utilising both the scientific and literary family traditions to increase scientific knowledge and understanding. He has greatly contributed to the popularisation of science through his activities in writing, education, game parks in Africa and nature conservation in England, at the London Zoo, and his work at Unesco. After introducing the reader to the previous two generations of his family, who include his father Leonard Huxley, editor of the Cornhill magazine, his grandfather T. H. Huxley, and Tom Arnold, a son of Dr. Arnold of Rugby, he describes his first experiences of observing nature. At the age of four on a walk with his nursemaid, he was fascinated to discover a huge toad hopping out of a hedge. "That comic toad," he says, "helped determine my career as a scientific naturalist." From Eton he gained a Biology scholarship to Balliol and, after winning a First Class Honours degree, started on his serious career as a biologist. Much of it is already well known, but in this book Sir Julian adds the personal touch to everything. We learn that he was by no means as confident as his early and brilliant succes would have led us to believe; he had emotional difficulties which his marriage only partly abated, for he continued to suffer from periodic depressions for many years. There is the touch of humour in describing his achievements, and his work alongside such figures as J. B. S. Haldane and H. G. Wells. Although driven by a passionate concern for scientific investigation, he nevertheless reveals his enduring enthusiasm for Africa's wild animals and Englands natural scenic beauties, in the filming of gannets in a Welsh island sanctuary, in writing a quiet poem in his tent during Spitsbergen's summer-long day. His scientific achievements can be studied in his work recorded in over forty books and numerous other publications; but Julian Huxley is not he most forthcoming of men, and this the first time he has revealed his innermost thoughts on science and life and religion and humanism. (Inside cover)
The officer factory by Hans Hellmut Kirst( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het leven in een Duitse militaire academie in de Nazitijd
The Picture post album by Robert Kee( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial and error : the Maguires, the Guildford pub bombings, and British justice by Robert Kee( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond defeat by Hans Werner Richter( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anti-Nazi German soldier becomes an American prisoner of war
A crowd is not company by Robert Kee( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about life in a German prisoner of war camp during the Second World War
We'll meet again : photographs of daily life in Britain during World War Two by Robert Kee( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bold Fenian men by Robert Kee( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ourselves alone by Robert Kee( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most distressful country by Robert Kee( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impossible shore by Robert Kee( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1954 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kee, Robert 1919-

Robert Kee British broadcaster, journalist and writer

Languages
English (253)

Italian (8)

German (4)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The green flag; the turbulent history of the Irish National MovementThe green flagThe officer factoryA crowd is not companyThe bold Fenian menOurselves aloneThe most distressful country