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Paxman, Jeremy 1950-

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Most widely held works by Jeremy Paxman
A higher form of killing : the secret story of chemical and biological warfare by Robert Harris( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A higher form of killing begins with the First World War, when poison gas killed or maimed one and a half million men in the mud of Flanders. It tells of the Japanese use of mustard gas and biological weapons in the 1930s, the Nazis' discovery of nerve gas in 1937, and the huge arsenal of chemical weapons which Hitler, who used gas to kill millions in concentration camps, several times came close to using in battle. It tells of horrifying secret experiments with anthrax (in Great Britain in the 1940s), the development of the plague bacillus, and futuristic attempts to tinker with the genetic code. A higher form of killing reveals that Churchill planned to use gas in 1940; that the British stored two million cattle cakes impregnated with anthrax for dropping on Germany; that the Americans made millions of biological bombs and debated plans to drench German cities with germs; and that anti-crop agents were used against Germany and Japan, causing widespread starvation. The United States used tons of chemical defoliants in Vietnam; there is strong evidence that has been widely debated that the Russians used chemical warfare in Laos, Afghanistan, and Eritrea. Drawing extensively on American, British, European, and (where possible) Russian sources -- most of them previously classified or unavailable -- this timely book tells the secret history of chemical and germ warfare. Today the United States leads in the development of these weapons. Germ warfare has been outlawed, but the new and frightgening prospect of a chemical weapons race is a subject of national and international concertn. In writing this book, the authors have received wide support from soldiers and internationally renowned scientists
The English : a portrait of a people by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paxman provides, "a probing, irreverent, and immensely colorful look at the meaning of Englishness."--Jacket
On royalty : a very polite inquiry into some strangely related families by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of the monarchy in modern times, commenting on the lives of royalty from George IV to the public scandals of Prince Charles and how they serve the imaginations and expectations of their people
A higher form of killing : the secret history of chemical and biological warfare by Robert Harris( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward as well as the inhuman experiments conducted to test their effectiveness. This updated edition includes a new Introduction and a new final chapter exposing frightening developments in recent years, including the black market that emerged in chemical and biological weapons following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the acquisition of these weapons by various Third World states, the attempts of countries such as Iraq to build up arsenals, and the use of these weapons in terrorist attacks
Empire : what ruling the world did to the British by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way we trade; the hopeless losers we will on, and the food we hunger for, the empire is never very far away. In this acute and witty analysis, Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire. As he describes the selection process for colonial officers ('intended to weed out the cad, the feeble and the too clever') the importance of sport, the sweating domestic life of the colonial officer's wife ('the challenge with cooking meat was "to grasp the fleeting moment between toughness and putrefaction when the joint may possibly prove eatable"') and the crazed end for General Gordon of Khartoum, Paxman brings brilliantly to life the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound and lasting effect on our nation and ourselves
The Victorians : Britain through the paintings of the age by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the author's personal take on the most important and influential period of our national past. Using the paintings of the era as the starting point, this title explores themes of family, urban life, industry, empire, and imagination to uncover truths (and explode some myths) about Victorian Britain
The political animal : an anatomy by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its flaws, democracy is the least bad form of government we can imagine. In this book, Jeremy Paxman examines why it always starts so promisingly yet must always end in disillusionment. What is it about the business of politics which turns vision and hope into despair?
Friends in high places : who runs Britain? by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was life actually like for the British during the First World War? The images we have all reinforce the idea that it was, in the end, an utterly pointless waste of life, and little more. So why did we fight so willingly and how did we endure it for so long? Jeremy Paxman brings vividly to life the day to day experience of the British over the entire course of the war
Empire by Jeremy Paxman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and presented by English broadcaster, journalist, and author Jeremy Paxman, this richly detailed documentary follows the rise of the British Empire. At its height, the small island nation ruled over a quarter of the world's population. Examining what is often considered a dark stain on British history, it shows how greed and a lust for power marginalized numerous groups across the empire's vast expanse
Fish, fishing and the meaning of life by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy Paxman has created the perfect literary catch for fellow angling enthusiasts in this rich and varied anthology. Ten thoroughly entertaining themed chapters include 'Ones That Got Away', 'Ones That Didn't Get Away' and 'Fish That Bit Back'. Each is introduced by Paxman's own sharp, humorous observations and features both contemporary and historical writing about fishing in prose and verse, covering everything from tench tickling to piranha attacks. Some pieces are well known favourites, others are obscure, every one is a delight
Shooting an elephant, and other essays by George Orwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense of modern Britain is a tough call. But the explanation, more often than not, lies in the British Empire. Jeremy Paxman believes that unless the British come to terms with their Imperial past, theyll never understand who they are and where they're going today. In this five-part series, he cuts through the British national embarrassment, turning his forensic and unapologetic gaze on to this most compelling period of our history and tracing its far-reaching influence on the present
Suo wei ying guo ren by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paxman meets Bill Gates( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an interview of Bill Gates by BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman
Through the volcanoes : a Central American journey by Jeremy Paxman( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers & canals of Great Britain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canals - The Making of a Nation - Presented by Liz McIvor, this series follows her as she travels along the stunning canal routes of Britain. Featuring gorgeous landscapes, stunning aerial photography and imagery of the beautiful inland waterways, Liz looks into how its rich heritage has shaped our modern world and argues that this is currently the golden age of canals. Rivers with Jeremy Paxman - Jeremy Paxman loves the great outdoors and is passionate about rivers. In this series, he travels down four of Britains most beautiful and historic rivers: The Tweed, The Thames, The Mersey and The Severn. On each journey he meets and shares the lives of the people who make them what they are as he champions the heritage, industry, wildlife and entertainment along their banks
The Victorians : their story in pictures( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the author's personal take on the most important and influential period of our national past. Using the paintings of the era as the starting point, this title explores themes of family, urban life, industry, empire, and imagination to uncover truths (and explode some myths) about Victorian Britain
Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jeremy Paxman's Great Britain's Great War. Read by the actor Roy McMillan, this magnificent history of the First World War tells the story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. NOW A MAJOR BBC TELEVISION SERIES We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the First World War? The well-known images - the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the memorial poppies of remembrance day - all reinforce the idea that it was a pointless waste of life. So why did the British fight it so willingly and how did the country endure it for so long? Using a wealth of first-hand source material, Jeremy Paxman brings vividly to life the day-to-day experience of the British over the entire course of the war, from politicians, newspapermen, campaigners and Generals, to Tommies, factory workers, nurses, wives and children, capturing the whole mood and morale of the nation. It reveals that life and identity in Britain were often dramatically different from our own, and show how both were utterly transformed - not always for the worst - by the enormous upheaval of the war. Rich with personalities, surprises and ironies, this lively narrative history paints a picture of courage and confusion, doubts and dilemmas, and is written with Jeremy Paxman's characteristic flair for storytelling, wry humour and pithy observation. "He writes so well and sympathetically, and chooses his detail so deftly, that if there is one new history of the war that you might actually enjoy from the very large centennial selection this is very likely it" The Times "A fine introduction to the part Britain played in the first of the worst two wars in history. The writing is lively and the detail often surprising and memorable" Guardian Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of non-fiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire
Der lautlose Tod : die Geschichte der biologischen und chemischen Waffen by Robert Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On royalty : a very polite inquiry into some strangely related families
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On royalty : a very polite inquiry into some strangely related familiesA higher form of killing : the secret history of chemical and biological warfareThe Victorians : Britain through the paintings of the ageThe political animal : an anatomyFriends in high places : who runs Britain?Fish, fishing and the meaning of lifeShooting an elephant, and other essays
Alternative Names
Jeremy Paxman Brits journalist

Jeremy Paxman britský novinář, spisovatel a televizní moderátor

Jeremy Paxman giornalista britannico

Jeremy Paxman journaliste, écrivain et présentateur anglais

Джереми Пэксман

Джеръми Паксман

جرمی پکسمن مجری تلویزیونی و ژورنالیست بریتانیایی

জেরেমি প্যাক্সম্যান

ジェレミー・パクスマン

パクスマン, ジェレミー

傑瑞米·派克斯曼

傑瑞米·派克斯曼 英国记者、作家

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