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Gill, Anton

Overview
Works: 88 works in 389 publications in 7 languages and 6,958 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: N5220.G886, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anton Gill
The journey back from hell : an oral history : conversations with concentration camp survivors by Anton Gill( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oral history of the Holocaust and its aftermath by 120 victims of the Third Reich
Art lover : a biography of Peggy Guggenheim by Anton Gill( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peggy Guggenheim's tempestuous life (1898-1979) spanned the most exciting and volatile years of the twentieth century, and she lived it to the full. How she became one of the century's foremost collectors of modern art - and one of its most formidable lovers - is the subject of this biography." "Her father, Benjamin Guggenheim, went down with the Titanic en route home from installing the elevator machinery in the Eiffel Tower, and it was in Paris in the 1930s that the young heiress came into a small fortune and began to make her mark in the art world. Uneasily married to the alcoholic English dilettante writer Laurence Vail, she joined the American expatriate bohemian set. Though her many lovers included such lions of the worlds of art and literature as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst (whom she later married), Yves Tanguy, and Roland Penrose, real love always seemed to elude her." "In the later 1930s, Peggy set up one of the first galleries of modern art in London, quickly acquiring a magnificent selection of works by Picasso (who snubbed her), Magritte, Miro, and Brancusi, and buying great numbers of paintings from artists fleeing to America after the Nazi invasion of France. Escaping from Vichy, she moved back to New York, where she was hugely influential in assisting the beginnings of the new American abstract expressionist movement (in particular, Jackson Pollock)." "Researched, filled with colorful incident, and boasting a distinguished cast, Anton Gill's biography reveals the inner drives of a remarkable woman and indefatigable patron of the arts."--Jacket
An honourable defeat : a history of German resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945 by Anton Gill( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at what it was like to live under the Nazi regime and the efforts of some German's to undermine Hitler and the Third Reich
A dance between flames : Berlin between the wars by Anton Gill( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Gill brilliantly recaptures the Berlin of the twenties and thirties, where the world's most creative talents flourished against a background of decadence, corruption, hyperinflation, and finally fear. For a few, the twenties really were golden. Max Reinhardt, Bertolt Brecht, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Josephine Baker electrified the stage. Berlin became the nightclub capital of the world - just as in the film Cabaret, inspired by Christopher Isherwood who was there with W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. Berlin rivaled Hollywood, where Fritz Lang, Josef von Sternberg, Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder all started their careers. For most Berliners, though, life was harsh. While the rich danced there was fighting in the streets. When the mark crashed, those with hard currency lived like princes, but middle-class Germans prostituted their own daughters to make ends meet. As the twenties became the thirties, politics veered from farce to tragedy in the face of the Nazi terror. After 1933 those who could escape left for London, Paris, or New York. Others threw in their lot with the new regime. Leni Riefenstahl created the greatest pieces of film propaganda in history. Werner von Braun developed the rockets that would later fall on London and contribute to the U.S. space program. Nazi victory would condemn Berlin, one of the world's greatest capitals, first to destruction and then to fifty years in the cultural and political wilderness. This book coincides with its return to capital status and, perhaps, its former elan
Il gigante : Michelangelo, Florence, and the David, 1492-1504 by Anton Gill( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of twelve years when war, plague, famine, and chaos made their mark on a volatile Italy, and when a young, erratic genius, Michelangelo Buonarroti, made his first great statue - the David. It was to become a symbol, not only of the independence and defiance of the city of Florence, but also of the tortured soul who created it. This is a history of the artist, his times, and one of his most magnificent works."--Jacket
Titanic : building the world's most famous ship by Anton Gill( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look at the making of the Titanic in vivid, colorful detail. A skilled workforce of thousands spent years building the ship in a remarkable feat of design and engineering. From the engine room to the ball room, here is the story of the riveters, engineers, electricians, carpenters, cabinet makers, and artisans who designed, built, and fitted the & ldquo;ship of dreams. & rdquo
The great escape : the full dramatic story with contributions from survivors and their families by Anton Gill( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Guggenheim : the life of an art addict by Anton Gill( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wayward life (1898--1979) of the voracious art collector and great female patron of world-famous artists. 'Mrs Guggenheim, how many husbands have you had?' 'Do you mean my own, or other people's?' Peggy Guggenheim was an American millionairess art collector and legendary lover, whose father died on the Titanic returning from installing the lift machinery in the Eiffel Tower. She lived in Paris in the 1930s and got to know all the major artists -- especially the Surrealists. (Later she bullied Max Ernst into marrying her, but was snubbed by Picasso.) When the Second World War broke out, she bought great numbers of paintings from artists fleeing to America; as a Jew she escaped from Vichy France and set up in New York, where in the 1940s and 50s she befriended and encouraged the New York School (Jackson Pollock, Rothko, etc.) Her emotional life was in constant turmoil -- a life of booze, bed and bohemia (mostly rich bohemia). Her favourite husband was a drunken English dilettante writer called Lawrence Vail, but she bedded many others, including Samuel Beckett. Later she moved to Venice, where her memory is enshrined in the world-famous palazzo that houses her Guggenheim Collection."--Publisher description
An honourable defeat : the fight against National Socialism in Germany, 1933-1945 by Anton Gill( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The numbers are small. Scattered across the landscape that was Nazi Germany, the Resistance looks puny: too little, too late. And yet, in the context of a police state, it assumes larger proportions. For those who have never known life under such a regime, it is hard to grasp the daily terror that makes an act of political graffiti a capital offense, that labels resistance "treason." Now, drawing on archival materials and on interviews with those few resisters and their families who survived, Anton Gill brings their story to light. Here are union leaders and businessmen, priests and Communists, students and factory workers; above all, here are the only people who had any plausible chance at more than symbolic resistance: those in the Army, the Foreign Office, the Abwehr. For these, obeying the dictates of conscience meant betraying the demands of government, and every day brought the risk of denunciation and death
Gateway of the gods : the rise and fall of Babylon by Anton Gill( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nebuchadnezzar: military genius, law-giver, architect of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and ruler of marvelous Babylon, city of 200,000 souls girded by 18 kilometres of walls so wide two four-horse chariots were said to be able to pass side-by-side; or 'destroyer of nations', the vilified despoiler of Judea ultimately driven mad by the Lord's vengeance? Two very different portraits exist for Babylon's greatest ruler. Wherein lies the truth? Nebuchadnezzar's reign (c630-562 BC) represents the last and perhaps greatest flowering of a culture that had endured for three millennia. His capital, Babylon, home of the famous Hanging Gardens, was a wonder of the ancient world in itself, but nothing remains today of the city except a scattering of dusty mounds, Nebuchadnezzar's deeds have been obscured by time, and popular history has failed to engage this most fascinating of rulers. Anton Gill's new book charts not only Nebuchadnezzar's rise to power, his hand in the downfall of the Assyrian Empire, his campaigns and his architectural transformation of Babylon, but also explores the deeper history of Fertile Crescent and explains why, for all its apparent majesty, Babylon was to fall to Cyrus the Persian only 13 years after Nebuchadnezzar's death."--Publisher description
Extinct by Anton Gill( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book brings to life in incredible detail species that have long since vanished, combining the latest 3D computer graphics technology with animatronic models to reconstruct the lives of six almost mythical creatures in their natural environment
Ancient Egyptians : the kingdom of the Pharaohs brought to life by Anton Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as detailing all aspects of Ancient Egyptian life, from mythology and warfare to medicine and women's rights, this book also focuses on four specific stories of ordinary people, bringing them back to life in illustrated tales based on real texts. (Adapted from back cover) Contents include: - Part One: Civilization of the Nile -- Land and people -- Earliest times -- The pyramid builders -- Embracing greatness -- The long evening - Part Two: People of the Nile -- The Battle of Megiddo -- Tomb robbers -- Murder in the temple -- The twins Also included is a list of principal deities and dynasties
Mad about the boy : the life and times of Boy George and Culture Club by Anton Gill( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underworld by Anton Gill( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a brand new tie-in book to the new game: Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. A disgraced Assassin. A deep-cover agent. A quest for redemption. 1862, and with London in the grip of the Industrial Revolution, the world's first underground railway is under construction. When a body is discovered at the dig, it sparks the beginning of the latest deadly chapter in the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars. Deep undercover is an Assassin with dark secrets and a mission to defeat the Templar stranglehold on the nation's capital. Soon the Brotherhood will know him as Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye. For now, he is simply The Ghost. Assassin's Creed: Underworld is the eighth gripping novel from Oliver Bowden set in the immersive world of Assassin's Creed
The sacred scroll by Anton Gill( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constantinople, 1204: the holy city is razed to the ground by Crusaders - the streets awash with blood. Modern day Istanbul: an elite group of archaeologists uncover the grave of Enrico Dandolo, once Doge of Venice, and leader of the bloodthirsty Fourth Crusade. They seek a legendary set of documents that reveal the truth behind Dandolo's rumoured secret links to the Templar knights. Days later the team vanishes without a trace. All that remains in the ransacked grave is a strange key inscribed with an ancient code. Special Interpol Operatives Jack and Laura are called in. They soon find themselves battling against an ancient enemy in a life or death race against time. The dark secret of the Templar knights is about to be revealed."--Publisher description
Il gigante : Florence, Michelangelo and the David, 1492-1504 by Anton Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the turn of the 16th century Italy was a turbulent territory made up of independent states, each at war with or intriguing against its neighbour. There were the proud, cultivated and degenerate Sforzas in Milan and, in Rome, the corrupt Spanish family of the Borgia whose head, Rodrigo, ascended to St Peter's throne as Pope Alexander VI. In Florence, a golden age of culture and sophistication ended with the death of the greatest of the Medici family, Lorenzo the Magnificent, giving way to an era of uncertainty, cruelty and religious fundamentalism." "In the midst of this turmoil, there existed the greatest concentration of artists that Europe has ever known. Influenced by the rediscovery of the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome, artists and thinkers such as Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci threw off the shackles of the Middle Ages to produce one of the most creative periods in history - the Renaissance. This is the story of twelve years when war, plague, famine and chaos made their mark on a volatile Italy, and when a young, erratic genius, Michelangelo Buonarroti, made his great statue - the David. It was to become a symbol not only of the independence and defiance of the city of Florence but also of the tortured soul who created it."--Jacket
Last talons of the eagle : secret Nazi technology which could have changed the course of World War II by Gary Hyland( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruling passions : sex, race, and empire by Anton Gill( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's mariner : a life of William Dampier, pirate and explorer, 1651-1715 by Anton Gill( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the horizon by Anton Gill( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palace intrigues, the deaths of one-time royal favorites ... it may sound like Tudor England, but it's Egypt during the 18th Dynasty, about 1350 B.C. Akhenaten, the "reformist" pharaoh, has died, and his successor, the child pharaoh Tutankhamun, is effectively controlled by political schemers with no love for Akhenaten's old supporters, now deemed heretics. Many of these have lost their lives, but Huy, once a scribe in Akhnaten's court, is luckier: he's lost merely his home and the right to practice his trade. In desperation, Huy becomes a sort of traveling troubleshooter, the world's first private eye. "City of the Horizon" marks his first case, bringing him up against both Egypt's powerful priesthood and a brutal gang of tomb-robbers, all while he's trying to evade the clutches of the secret police. The modern world, it seems, has no monopoly on duplicity and corruption
 
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Art lover : a biography of Peggy Guggenheim
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Art lover : a biography of Peggy GuggenheimIl gigante : Michelangelo, Florence, and the David, 1492-1504Titanic : building the world's most famous shipThe great escape : the full dramatic story with contributions from survivors and their familiesPeggy Guggenheim : the life of an art addictGateway of the gods : the rise and fall of BabylonExtinctAncient Egyptians : the kingdom of the Pharaohs brought to life
Alternative Names
Anton Gill anglický autor

Anton Gill britisk skribent

Anton Gill Brits schrijver

Anton Gill brittisk författare

Anton Gill englischer Autor

Anton Gill scrittore britannico

Bowden, Oliver

Cutler, Anthony

Evans, Ray

Evans, Ray 1948-

Gill, Anton

Gill, Anton 1948-

Gill, Anton Egbert 1948-

Oliver Bowden

Антон Джил

אנטון גיל סופר בריטי

길, 안톤

길, 앤톤

질, 안톤

질, 앤톤

ボーデン, オリヴァー

Languages
English (188)

Spanish (13)

French (11)

Italian (4)

Polish (3)

Dutch (2)

German (1)