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Seagrave, Sterling

Overview
Works: 86 works in 289 publications in 7 languages and 11,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: DS774, 951.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sterling Seagrave
 
Most widely held works by Sterling Seagrave
The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the Soong family whose wealth and power dominated China and American policy toward Asia in the 20th century
The Marcos dynasty by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story behind the corruption of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos and the involvement of American business, organized crime, the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House
Dragon lady : the life and legend of the last empress of China by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last empress of China--Dowager Empress Cixi (Tzu Hsi, 1835-1908)--is remembered as one of history's monsters, an iron-willed concubine who, after usurping power in 1861, ruled from the Dragon Throne for half a century. Her reign, in the aftermath of the Opium Wars and through the Boxer Rebellion until the collapse of the 2,000-year-old empire, has traditionally been seen as one of murder, poison, and intrigue. But the wicked image is false. In 1974, to the dismay of scholars, Sir Edmund Backhouse--the biographer most responsible for the widespread vision of Cixi as monster--was revealed to be a con man and a hoaxster. Now best-selling biographer Sterling Seagrave has undertaken the first complete reappraisal of the empress. Drawing on many unpublished or long-overlooked contemporary sources, Seagrave shows us Cixi as a complex woman whose desperate--though often misguided--efforts to hold her country together take on a different coloration in the context of unrelenting foreign attempts to colonize and tear it apart. Far from being all-powerful, she was actually a hostage of vengeful Manchu princes in a power struggle against both Chinese reformers and foreign interference. Here at last is an authentic portrait of this fascinating historical figure, as well as insight into the Western craving to believe in a sinister, dragon-haunted Orient
Soldiers of fortune by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of pilots who have earned their living flying in other people's wars
The Yamato dynasty : the secret history of Japan's imperial family by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Seagraves provide documentary evidence of how former President Hoover and General MacArthur colluded with Emperor Hirohito to deceive the world into thinking the war had bankrupted Japan, so that Tokyo world be exonerated from paying reparations and American investments would remain secure. The Yamato Dynasty shows how this promotion of American self-interest thwarted any hope of establishing true democracy in Japan, and denied war victims any compensation, while powerful figures like Hoover and MacArthur pocketed huge sums."--BOOK JACKET
Yellow rain : a journey through the terror of chemical warfare by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the chemical warfare capabilities of the Soviet Union and the dangerous threat this new type of weaponry represents to the U.S. and the rest of the world
Lords of the Rim : the invisible empire of the overseas Chinese by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part economic analysis, part Pacific Rim history, part flamboyant chronicle of fortunes won, lost, and won again, Lords of the Pacific Rim is a rich, engrossing, superbly researched, and spectacularly told account of who the Overseas Chinese are and how they became so powerful. Spanning thousands of years, it encompasses stories of murder and betrayal, bravery and corruption; of triads, syndicates, kingmakers, merchants, emperors, generals, spies, and pirates. Consistently praised for his scholarship and his ability to weave multiple strands into a fast-paced narrative, Sterling Seagrave provides us with not only a masterly history, but also a cautionary tale - for the strategies that have proven so successful for the Chinese in the past are just as effective today. Lords of the Rim furnishes a fascinating portal into both the past and the future of the world's Pacific economy
Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep the riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight the Cold War." "Overseen by General Douglas MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this "Black Gold" gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, to fund covert operations, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Song jia wang chao = The Sung dynasty by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gold warriors : the covert history of Yamashita's treasure by Peggy Seagrave( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Song jia wang chao : quan yi ben by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Konkubine auf dem Drachenthron : Leben und Legende der letzten Kaiserin von China, 1835-1908 by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La dynastie du Yamato : l'histoire secrète de la famille impériale japonaise by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'histoire des cinq derniers empereurs et impératrices de la plus vieille dynastie du monde, de la fin du 19e siècle à nos jours. Les auteurs nous entraînent dans les coulisses de la vie quotidienne de la cour et contestent la version officielle de l'Histoire durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Ils nous révèlent notamment l'origine du redressement économique extraordinaire de l'après-guerre. Très bien documenté avec une importante bibliographie
Herrscher im Reich der aufgehenden Sonne : die geheime Geschichte des japanischen Kaiserhauses by Peggy Seagrave( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Song jia wang chao : zhi pei xian dai zhong guo de hua li jia zu by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Song shi jia zu mi wen by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Soongs : eine Familie beherrscht China by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La pluie jaune : enquête sur l'usage secret des armes chimiques by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opération Lys d'or : le scandaleux secret de la guerre du Pacifique ou comment les États-Unis ont utilisé le trésor de guerre japonais pour financer la Guerre froide by Sterling Seagrave( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dix-huit années d'enquêtes minutieuses pour reconstituer la mise en coupe réglée des pays conquis par le Japon impérial pendant la guerre de Mandchourie en 1937, et l'occupation de Formose, de la Corée, de la Chine, des Philippines, et du Vietnam. Cette razzia du frère de l'empereur Hiro-Hito, Chichi-bu, aurait rapporté au Japon des milliards de dollars en or, joyaux, objets de culte
Lords of the Rim by Sterling Seagrave( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fascinating study of how China became an economic power refers to the past to understand the Pacific Rim's future
 
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Alternative Names
Xigeleifu, Sitelin
シーグレイブ, スターリング
シーグレーブ, スターリング
Languages
English (133)
Chinese (30)
German (12)
French (8)
Japanese (5)
Malay (2)
Korean (1)
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