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Fromkin, David

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Works: 62 works in 239 publications in 3 languages and 12,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works 
Classifications: DS63.2.G7, 327.41056
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Most widely held works by David Fromkin
A peace to end all peace : creating the modern Middle East, 1914-1922 by David Fromkin ( Book )
62 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 3,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In our time the Middle East has proven a battleground of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and dynasties. All of these conflicts, including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, come down, in a sense, to the extent to which the Middle East will continue to live with its political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed upon the region by the Allies after the First World War. Here, author Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies came to remake the geography and politics of the Middle East, drawing lines on an empty map that eventually became the new countries of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all--even an alliance between Arab nationalism and Zionism--seemed possible, he raises questions about what might have been done differently, and answers questions about why things were done as they were.--From publisher description
In the time of the Americans : FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--the generation that changed America's role in the world by David Fromkin ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of men who led America away from isolationism to preeminence in international affairs
Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on current scholarship to argue that hostilities that led to World War I were started intentionally, describing the negotiations and personalities of key leaders that contributed to the failure of diplomatic efforts
The way of the world : from the dawn of civilizations to the eve of the twenty-first century by David Fromkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of mankind from the dawn of civilization through the end of the twentieth century, concentrating on the human experience of change, especially with regard to the way people organize and govern themselves, and how they deal with issues of war, peace, and survival
Kosovo crossing : American ideals meet reality on the Balkan battlefields by David Fromkin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Kosovo Crossing, author David Fromkin, turns his attention to the sobering implications of the clash between American ideals and Balkan realities. His analysis reveals the uses and the limits of military power in the world today and the new paths that American leaders must explore to advance American values. To a great extent, he argues, both sides in this Balkan conflict have been dealing with the aftermath of the First World War: Yugoslavia was carved out of the remains of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires (with no resolution of the ethnic strife among its peoples); and America in the 1990s has adopted as its unofficial creed the ideals of Woodrow Wilson, who preached a new world order based on humanitarian principles. Fromkin traces the impact of this history on current decision making in Belgrade and Washington, and points us toward a new understanding of where we go from here."--BOOK JACKET
Cradle & crucible : history and faith in the Middle East ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the Middle East combines photography, maps, and the writings of noted authors to provide a detailed look at the political, cultural, historical, and religious forces that have shaped the region
The king and the cowboy : Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh : secret partners by David Fromkin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the unlikely friendship between Edward VII of England and President Theodore Roosevelt discusses their collaborative efforts at the Algeciras conference of 1906 while explaining how their alliance initiated an international power shift
The independence of nations by David Fromkin ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The question of government; an inquiry into the breakdown of modern political systems by David Fromkin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Road to 9/11 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
Europe's last summer : why the world went to war in 1914 by David Fromkin ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe's last summer [[who started the Great War in 1914?] by David Fromkin ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the twenty-first century. The question of how the Great War of 1914 began has long vexed historians. In a gripping narrative, Fromkin shows that hostilities were started deliberately and that two wars were waged, one serving as pretext for the other. Shedding light on such current issues as preventive war and terrorism, Fromkin provides detailed descriptions of the negotiations and incisive portraits of the diplomats, generals, and rulers as he reveals why diplomacy was destined to fail
The king and the cowboy Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh : the secret partners by David Fromkin ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the unlikely friendship between Edward VII of England and President Theodore Roosevelt discusses their collaborative efforts at the Algeciras conference of 1906 while explaining how their alliance initiated an international power shift
Europe's last summer : who started the First World War? by David Fromkin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe's last summer who started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin ( )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When War Broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; others have concluded it was unavoidable. In Europe's Last Summer, [the author] provides a different answer: hostilities were commenced deliberately. In a riveting re-creation of the run-up to war, [he] shows how German generals, seeing war as inevitable, manipulated events to precipitate a conflict waged on their own terms. He moves deftly between diplomats, generals, and rulers across Europe, making the complex diplomatic negotiations accessible and immediate. Examining the actions of individuals amid larger historical forces, this is a gripping narrative and a dramatic reassessment of a key moment in the twentieth century. -Back cover
Changing and unchanging values in the world of the future : inaugural conference, November 8, 9, and 10, 2001 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No man's land: The Great War ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into "The war to end all wars." This program presents, through archival footage and first person accounts, the grim story of World War I--including the sinking of the Lusitania and the Bulshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from the conflict--and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, Who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace
Le dernier été de l'Europe : qui a déclenché la Première Guerre mondiale? by David Fromkin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le dernier été de l'Europe : qui a provoqué la Première Guerre mondiale? by David Fromkin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De laatste zomer : waarom de wereld in 1914 ten oorlog trok by David Fromkin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De oorzaken van het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog
 
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Alternative Names
Fūrumkīn, Dayvīd
دافيد فرومكين، 1932-
فورمکين، ديويد
フロムキン, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (177)
French (4)
Dutch (1)
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