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Trombley, Stephen

Works: 65 works in 279 publications in 9 languages and 7,079 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Guidebooks  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Producer, Film editor
Classifications: AG5, 031
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Trombley
The execution protocol : inside America's capital punishment industry by Stephen Trombley( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what happens when the state decides to use capital punishment, what procedures are followed, and what precautions are taken
The Norton dictionary of modern thought( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly four thousand entries cover terms in all disciplines contributed by experts in each field, with suggestions for further reading
The Harper dictionary of modern thought by Alan Bullock( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of this handy one-volume guide to modern thought is broad, ranging from the lastest developments in astrophysics to recent trends in the arts. Some areas, such as anthropology, recent world history, critical theory, economics, philosophy, music, medicine, and the psychological disciplines, have been substantially enlarged. The entries are liberally cross-referenced, offering the reader ease of access at a range of levels with the intention of making this the single most useful reference tool for those whose curiosity takes them outside their own area of competencee
All that summer she was mad : Virginia Woolf, female victim of male medicine by Stephen Trombley( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern British architecture since 1945 by Peter Murray( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Fontana dictionary of modern thought( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised and updated work of reference and a companion to all fields of modern thought, this text covers the whole range of modern thought, including: anthropology; world history; critical theory; economics; education; cinema drama; linguistics; criminology; and the sciences
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of this century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930s, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film tells the story of what happened at The Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia. There, between 1927 and 1972, over 8,000 children and young teenagers were forcibly sterilized. The state claimed they had hereditary defects that would be passed on to their potential offspring: in fact most were simply poor, ill-educated and considered a financial burden on the state. Sterilization victims interviewed today tell of the devastating impact on their lives. These individual tragedies have a broader political context. The sterilization law declared constitutional in the U.S. in 1927 became the basis of Hitler's eugenics program. It was the beginning of the Holocaust as sterilization gave way to killing undesirables. American biologist, Dr. Harry Laughlin, who drafted the legislation, was awarded an honorary doctorate in Germany in 1936. Goebbels was the guest of honor
The execution protocol( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot inside a state-of-the art maximum security prison in southeastern Missouri, the film delves into a world never before seen on film. All of Potosi Correctional Center's inmates face either death or are incarcerated for life without parole. No one leaves the prison, except in a hearse. Missouri has chosen lethal injection as the means of carrying out executions. In Potosi, executions are conducted in the prison hospital, using a lethal injection machine. The protocol is devised so that the burden of responsibility spreads across a number of individuals. The executioners speak openly about their role and the condemned men reflect on their lives. We see precisely what happens when the state takes a life. Member of a series: Eye for Justice (Series)
Drancy : a concentration camp in Paris, 1941-1944 by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drancy: A Concentration Camp in Paris, 1941-1944 is a startling new film which examines in detail how the French authorities arrested and interned more than 74,000 Jews before sending them to Auschwitz. Only 2,500 survived. Drancy explores the structure of the Holocaust in France: how the Nazis brought the French police and gendarmerie under its control, ordering them to conduct massive round-ups of Jews in Paris and other cities; how the Vichy government instituted anti-Semitic laws, without pressure from the Germans; and how French authorities acted to divide the Jewish community, undermining resistance and streamlining the work of the Final Solution in France. Drancy includes interviews with survivors as well as with bystanders who were witnesses. Rare archival footage and photographs round out the documentary. After a 50 year silence, France is beginning to acknowledge its role in the fate of the Jews. This timely film shows why such re-examination is in order
The Fontana dictionary of modern thought by Alan Bullock( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book jacket - How often are attempts to broaden your knowledge of modern thought frustrated by terms and allusions that you do not understand? In an age of specialization no one can honestly claim to know the whole vocabulary of modern thought: yet most people would like to understand more. The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought remains uniquely capable of helping them to do this
Nuremberg by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few months after the end of World War II, with the international community outraged at the excesses committed by Germany, trials against war criminals were convened in Nuremberg, the symbolic seat of Nazism. There was a series of twelve trials, but it was the first that was the most prominent. Top military and governmental figures including Goering, Hess, Von Ribbentrop, and Durnitz were among those first prosecuted. Later trials followed against doctors, bankers, industrialists and others.Entirely composed of historical footage, including some newly discovered archival films, Nuremberg brings to life the challenge of administering justice when crimes are on such a scale. Fifty-five million people had been killed in World War II; seven million civilians in the Soviet Union alone. Although the first trial was concluded successfully with death or imprisonment for those found guilty, the subsequent trials were compromised by Cold War politics. The Soviet Union was now regarded as a threat by its former allies and a reconstructed Germany was to be a buffer. Many imprisoned Germans were pardoned and restored to power if they were considered useful to the West. In the end, the Cold War overturned to American commitment to justice
Fifty thinkers who shaped the modern world by Stephen Trombley( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World" profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political and social theorists as well as spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. It offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their importance as we proceed into the 21st century. For the reader who has lain awake fretting over his tenuous grasp of the "Critiques of Immanuel Kant", or his unformed sense of the line of thought that descends from Hegel through Marx to 20th-century Soviet state socialism, or who struggles to call to mind the key strands in the thinking of Edmund Husserl, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida - help is at hand. It comes in the comfortingly accessible form of Stephen Trombley's "Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World", a concise history of modern thought from the Enlightenment to the present day
All that summer she was mad : Virginia Woolf and her doctors by Stephen Trombley( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project X - the castration experiment by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1996, six American states have voted in legislation to castrate sex offenders, either physically or chemically. Is it treatment, or punishment? Or is it both? Castration has been tried many times in Europe and the United States over the past century. In the present experiment, states are trying to save money. To reduce prison bills, castrated rapists and pedophiles are being released back into the community. Will the public be safe? Many doctors, rape survivors and prosecutors think not. If rapists are motivated more by power than sex, then castration may lead them to commit even more violent sexual assaults, including mutilation and murder. This uncompromising documentary takes a tough look at a tough subject
A death in the family by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Death in the Family is an anatomy of what family members experience as they gather to say goodbye to their loved one, witness his execution, then bring his body back home to bury him. During the long course of judicial appeals, the Bannister verdict had been regarded by many as a grave injustice. Jesse Jackson and Ed Asner had petitioned the Missouri governor for clemency. But Bannister s attorney felt that the Missouri attorney general was determined to "kill A.J.". On the day of the execution, a small group of anti-death-penalty protestors gathered outside the prison, while pro-death-penalty activists carried signs that read "Die. Die. Die." The family members are allowed one last visit. His mother laments : "It s not only the condemned man they re punishing. It s a whole family." Live footage is combined with interviews, haunting still photographs, and an evocative musical score to create an almost unbearable portrait of loss. Clearly, the effect of the sentence is far reaching, way beyond the life of the person who is judged. Member of a series: Eye for Justice (series)
Raising hell : the life of A.J. Bannister by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a contemporary story of crime and punishment in the Midwest. It tells the story of death-row inmate Alan (A.J.) Bannister, who killed a man in a trailer park in a struggle over a gun. The film reconstructs his troubled life from his childhood in a rural, working class community in central Illinois, where he was a good student and active in sports, to his gradual descent into a life of petty crime In his three years of researching the case, the filmmaker uncovered startling new evidence that the killing was not a contract killing, as the prosecution asserted, but second degree murder, which would not carry the death sentence. Raising Hell approaches a tense climax as A.J. s execution date is set. As the day approaches, the viewer is taken inside the death watch cell to experience the countdown. His wife and mother, his friends, the film crew and prison staff have made their final preparations when A.J. is granted a stay of execution, two hours before he is scheduled to die
War and civilization( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-part series takes an in-depth look at the history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in the evolution of armed conflict--from technological breakthroughs to tactical innovations--while simultaneously exploring how and why the major military campaigns of the past 3,000 years were fought
Sir Frederick Treves : the extra-ordinary Edwardian by Stephen Trombley( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain by Peter Murray( Book )

16 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Western thought by Stephen Trombley( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the reader who has lain awake fretting over his tenuous grasp of the Aristotelian syllogism, or the ontological argument for the existence of God, or the nature of Kant's categorical imperative; or who simply struggles to tell his Frege from his Feuerbach, his Husserl from his Heidegger, his Saussure from his Sartre ..., help is finally at hand
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The Norton dictionary of modern thought
Alternative Names
Stephen Trombley American writer

Stephen Trombley Amerikaans schrijver

Stephen Trombley escritor estadounidense

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English (164)

German (6)

Turkish (3)

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Japanese (2)

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