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Short, Philip

Overview
Works: 57 works in 233 publications in 10 languages and 6,286 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Other
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Most widely held works by Philip Short
Mao : a life by Philip Short( Book )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsentimental portrait of Mao explores the life of the peasant who rose to the position of "chairman" of China's communist party and absolute ruler of the country, overseeing both brilliant reform and terrible butchery during his long reign
Pol Pot : anatomy of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Cambodian despot whose rule saw the deaths of one-fifth of the country's population documents how Pol Pot's beliefs about moral purity, self-abnegation, and utopian prosperity degenerated into radical egalitarianism
The dragon and the bear : China & Russia in the eighties by Philip Short( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banda by Philip Short( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of François Mitterrand by Philip Short( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics
The dragon and the bear : inside China and Russia today by Philip Short( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren sammenligner udviklingen i Kina siden Mao's død med udviklingen i Sovjetunionen efter Stalin. Forfatteren beskæftiger sig ikke alene med de to store nationers politiske forhold men også dagliglivet for kineserne og sovjetborgerne både almindelige mennesker og den priviligerede elite
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity by Philip Short( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"François Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his fourteen years as president, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into the modern world ... As president he brought the French Communists into the government the better to destroy them. And all the while he managed to find time for an extraordinarily complicated private life. This a human as much as a political biography, and a captivating portrait of a life that mirrored Mitterrand's times"--Jacket
Mao : the man who made China by Philip Short( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more civilian deaths than perhaps any other historical figure. Now, four decades after Mao's death, acclaimed biographer Philip Short presents a fully updated and revised edition of his ground-breaking and masterly biography. Vivid, uncompromising and unflinching, Short presents in one-volume the man behind the propaganda - his family, his beliefs and his horrors. In doing so he shows us both the human being Mao was, and the monster he became
Mao Tsé-toung by Philip Short( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and Czech and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait de Mao Tsé-Toung qui rappelle les principaux traits de sa personnalité (intellectuel, poète, philosophe ...) et les évènements qui ont marqué son parcours politique (la Longue Marche (1934-1935), la résistance au Japon, la proclamation de la République populaire en 1949 ...)
China, through Mao's eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video counterpart to Philip Short's monumental book Mao: A Life, this four-part series guides viewers through the dynamic, innovative, and brutal accomplishments of the revolutionary Chinese leader. Featuring rarely-seen footage from a trove of film and video materials kept secret for decades by Chinese authorities, the series also presents interviews--granted exclusively to the film makers--with the last surviving members of Mao's inner circle. For students of Mao's era, this series may well represent the most powerful learning tool available. Part one of the series covers the early years of Mao Zedong, his struggle against nationalist and foreign force, and his consolidation of power. Part two explores the formative decades of Mao's government, the Great leap Forward, and events leading up to the Cultural Revolution. Part three examines the Cultural Revolution, its political and economic shockwaves, and its human cost. Part four recounts the Nixon-Mao diplomacy and Mao's death, and assesses the importance of Mao's rule and philosophy in 21st-century China
Mao une histoire chinoise by Adrian Maben( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qui fut cet homme dont Richard Nixon dira qu'il a "transformé la Chine et changé le monde"? A la fois stratège militaire, homme politique, visionnaire, philosophe, mais aussi poète, il fut un manipulateur de génie, alliant sensualité, politique et révolution. Durant trente ans, Mao a régné sur la Chine, considéré comme un dieu dans son propre pays et vénéré comme idole révolutionnaire par des millions de personnes en Occident et dans les pays en voie de développement. Pourquoi et comment un fils de paysan issu d'une province isolée de la Chine profonde est-il parvenu à s'ériger en souverain incontesté de la nation la plus peuplée de la terre, possédant une aura et un pouvoir dignes des plus grands empereurs fondateurs de la Chine? Qu'est-ce qui a engendré le pèlerinage idéologique de Mao à travers le nationalisme et l'anarchisme pour aboutir au communisme, avec comme point culminant une convulsion terrifiante, iconoclaste, et finalement vouée à l'échec : La Révolution culturelle, dont l'objectif fut de calquer les esprits d'une nation entière sur la pensée unique de Mao
Pol Pot : anatomie d'un cauchemar by Philip Short( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit de la vie du dirigeant khmer rouge : sa jeunesse paysanne, ses études, son séjour à Paris et la découverte du marxisme, l'influence qu'a eu le bouddhisme sur lui, sa carrière d'instituteur, la guérilla, la prise du pouvoir, le génocide, sa chute et ses dernières années au fond de la jungle. Cette biographie repose sur des interviews et sur les archives des partis communistes impliqués
Mao Zedong zhuan by Philip Short( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi wai guo ren shi jiao de mao ze dong sheng ping chuan ji, zuo zhe li qiu ke guan yu gong yun di zhan xian mao ze dong zuo wei zheng zhi jia, jun shi jia he shi ren de yi sheng, bing zhan shi liao 20 shi ji zhong guo de quan jing
Mao by Philip Short( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Mitterrand : portrait d'un ambigu by Philip Short( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao - eine chinesische Geschichte by Adrian Maben( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in German and French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao Tse-tung (andere Schreibweise: Mao Zedong) gehört zu den herausragenden Figuren der Weltgeschichte. Er war Militärstratege, Politiker, Philosoph und Poet zugleich; ein genialer Manipulator, der Sinnlichkeit, Politik und Revolution zu verbinden verstand. Er hat, wie Richard Nixon es formulierte, "eine Nation bewegt und die Welt verändert". Mao regierte China dreissig Jahre lang. Er wurde im eigenen Land verehrt wie ein Gott und in der westlichen Welt und den Entwicklungsländern von Millionen Menschen als revolutionäres Idol verehrt. Wie kam es, dass ein Bauernsohn aus einer isolierten Provinz im chinesischen Hinterland (eines der abgelegensten Gebiete des Landes) es schaffte, zum unbestirttenen Herrscher der bevölkerungsreichsten Nation der Welt zu werden, mit einer Aura und Macht, wie sie den grössten Kaisern Chinas würdig gewesen wäre? (Quelle: Umschlag)
Pol Pot by Philip Short( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors by P. S Short( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated with a selection of nineteenth century botanical art and modern photographs, In Pursuit of Plants will appeal to professional and amateur botanists, gardeners, and anyone interested in natural history and travel."--Jacket
Mao - eine chinesische Geschichte( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Themenabend "Mao - Eine chinesische Geschichte" sucht 30 Jahre nach dem Tod des "Großen Vorsitzenden" nach den Wurzeln dieses Politikers, dessen Kulturrevolution Millionen das Leben gekostet hatte, der aber dennoch im eigenen Land wie ein Gott verehrt wurde und für viele Menschen auch in westlichen Ländern ein revolutionäres Idol war. (www.arte.tv, 9.2006)
The history of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite only ruling Cambodia for three and a half years, Pol Pot will be remembered as one of the most reviled and hated leaders of the 20th century. This book profiles the horrors that the Khmer Rouge perpetrated, as well as looking at how the international community stood still whilst millions of Cambodians died
 
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Alternative Names
Philip Short britanski novinar in avtor

Philip Short Brits journalist

Šorts, Filips

Филип Шорт британский журналист и писатель

쇼트, 필립

ショート, フィリップ

肖特, 菲力普

菲利普·肖特

菲力普·肖特

Languages
English (113)

French (23)

Spanish (15)

German (10)

Italian (6)

Chinese (3)

Polish (2)

Bengali (1)

Japanese (1)

Czech (1)