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Watson, Peter 1943-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 258 publications in 1 language and 14,867 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Compiler, Editor
Classifications: CB69, 363.25962
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Most widely held works by Peter Watson
The Medici conspiracy : the illicit journey of looted antiquities, from Italy's tomb raiders to the world's greatest museums by Peter Watson ( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the network of dealers and smugglers who have placed stolen European artifacts into the hands of museums and wealthy collectors
The modern mind : an intellectual history of the 20th century by Peter Watson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of "War on the Mind" presents a major narrative history of the thoughts, ideas, individuals, scientific discoveries, literature, and art of the 20th century. This major narrative history of the people and ideas that shaped the modern world is a brilliantly reasoned examination of the thought and individuals that made twentieth-century culture. From Freud to Babbitt, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the books range is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Beginning with four seminal ideas that were introduced in 1900 -- the unconscious, the gene, the quantum, and Picasso's first paintings in Paris-Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual tradition of the past century. The book is divided into four parts -- Freud to Wittgenstein; Spengler to Animal Farm; Sartre to the Sea of Tranquillity; the counterculture to Kosovo -- and there are forty-two chapters. Watson emphasizes that "the century may be understood as a period during which the scientific method colonized all modes of thought and changed the way thinking is done." He sees the first half of the century as a period of discovery and the last half as a period of analysis, synthesis, and understanding, and he explores the role of the United States in setting the century's agenda in many areas. Unlike more conventional histories, in which the focus is on political events and personalities, The Modern Mind is an illuminating blueprint of twentieth-century thought and culture and the men and women who created it
Twins : an uncanny relationship? by Peter Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The German genius : Europe's third renaissance, the second scientific revolution, and the twentieth century by Peter Watson ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A virtuosic cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day"--
Ideas : a history of thought and invention, from fire to Freud by Peter Watson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this hugely ambitious and stimulating book, Peter Watson describes the history of ideas, from deep antiquity to the present day, leading to a new way of understanding our world and ourselves. The narrative begins nearly two million years ago with the invention of hand-axes and explores how some of our most cherished notions might have originated before humans had language. Then, in a broad sweep, the book moves forward to consider not the battles and treaties of kings and prime ministers, emperors and generals, but the most important ideas we have evolved, by which we live and which separate us from other animals. Watson explores the first languages and the first words, the birth of the gods, the origins of art, the profound intellectual consequences of money. He describes the invention of writing, early ideas about law, why sacrifice and the soul have proved so enduring in religion. He explains how ideas about time evolved, how numbers were conceived, how science, medicine, sociology, economics, and capitalism came into being. He shows how the discovery of the New World changed forever the way that we think, and why Chinese creativity faded after the Middle Ages. In the course of this commanding narrative, Watson reveals the linkages down the ages in the ideas of many apparently disparate philosophers, astronomers, religious leaders, biologists, inventors, poets, jurists, and scores of others. Aristotle jostles with Aquinas, Ptolemy with Photius, Kalidasa with Zhu Xi, Beethoven with Strindberg, Jefferson with Freud. Ideas is a seminal work
Psychology and race by Peter Watson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War on the mind : the military uses and abuses of psychology by Peter Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Manet to Manhattan : the rise of the modern art market by Peter Watson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
vocation since the days of ancient Rome, and it is this crucial link between art and commerce that makes Mr. Watson's history such absorbing one. He has produced a book that is rich in both scholarship and anecdote, one that traces not only the development of the great auction houses, like Sotheby's and Christie's, and the recent and spectacular involvement of Japanese buyers, but also the development of that fascinating breed the dealers: flamboyant salesmen, fastidious
Sotheby's : the inside story by Peter Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Caravaggio conspiracy : how five art dealers, four policemen, three picture restorers, two auction houses, and a journalist plotted to recover some of the world's most beautiful stolen paintings by Peter Watson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story of deception, theft and smuggling in the art world by the man known as "John Blake". - cover. How five art dealers, four policemen, three picture restorers, two auction houses, and a journalist plotted to recover some of the world's most beautiful stolen paintings
Wisdom and strength : the biography of a Renaissance masterpiece by Peter Watson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Hitler : the full story with new evidence from secret Russian archives by Ada Petrova ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this groundbreaking book, which reads like a riveting detective story, Ada Petrova and Peter Watson provide the answers to these two questions. Given access to the Russians' hitherto unseen Hitler Archive - File I-G-23, the so-called Operation Myth File - they reveal not only the truth of what went on in Berlin in May 1945 after the Russians captured the bunker in which Hitler, Eva Braun, and their entourage spent their last days, but also why the Soviet regime felt the details of the Fuhrer's death had to be kept secret for so long. Further, they explain how and why his body and those of Braun, Josef and Magda Goebbels, and the Goebbels' six children were secretly buried in Magdeburg, East Germany, and finally disinterred and cremated in 1970 by order of the then KGB chief Yuri Andropov
Landscape of lies by Peter Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isobel Sadler is dead broke. The only thing she's got that might bring in any money is a stupendously bad painting that's been in her family for generations. It's so ugly she can't imagine it would be worth much, but the other night someone tried to steal it. Mystified, she turns to art dealer Michael Whiting, who identifies the painting as a 16th-centuryt treasure map, pointing the way to a cache of priceless religious artifacts that were hidden by monks when Henry VIII was dissolving the monasteries
The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of god by Peter Watson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the way atheism has evolved, deepened, matured, and gained unprecedented resonance and popularity as it has sought to replace an unknowable God in the afterlife with the voluptuous detail and warmth of this life, woven into art, philosophy, science, and a rational, secular morality
The great divide : nature and human nature in the Old World and the New by Peter Watson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Compares and contrasts the development of humankind in the old world and the new between 15,000 B.C. and 1500 A.D., and cites climate, domesticable animals, and hallucinogenic plants as the reasons for the discrepancy"--Provided by publisher
The Nazi's wife by Peter Watson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great divide : history and human nature in the old world and the new by Peter Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares and contrasts the development of humankind in the old world and the new between 15,000 B.C. and 1500 A.D., and cites climate, domesticable animals, and hallucinogenic plants as the reasons for the discrepancy"--Provided by publisher
Twins : an investigation into the strange coincidences in the lives of separated twins by Peter Watson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sotheby's : inside story by Peter Watson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Hitler : the final words from Russia's secret archives by Ada Petrova ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ford, Mackenzie

Watoson, Pītā 1943-
Watson, P.
Watson, Peter F. 1943-
Watson, Peter Frank 1943-
ワトスン, ピーター
ワトソン, ピーター
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English (152)
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