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Schwartz, Stephen 1948-

Works: 144 works in 370 publications in 4 languages and 6,145 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Religious fiction  Motion picture music  Musicals  Drama  Songs and music  Bible films  Animated films  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Lyricist, Composer, Narrator, Editor, Librettist, Other, Creator, Translator, Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Schwartz
The two faces of Islam : the house of Saʻud from tradition to terror by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this informed, compelling exploration of Moslem beliefs and of the sectarian conflicts within the community, a Jewish historian paints a sympathetic portrait of mainstream Islam and exposes the centuries-old roots of Osama bin Laden's extremism
The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmony by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Americans today identify Islam with hatred of the West. This book transforms this image and opens the way to finding common ground in our troubled times. Sufism, a blend of the mystical and rational tendencies within Islam, emerged soon after the revelation of Muhammad. A reforming movement against the increasing worldliness of Muslim society, it focuses on Islam's spiritual dimension. Described as "Islam of the heart," Sufism has attracted adherents among both Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, as well as Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists. Journalist Schwartz traces the origins and history of Sufism, elucidates its teachings, and illustrates its links to the other religions. He comments on celebrated Sufi poets and philosophers and narrates their influence on the Kabbalah, on the descendants of the Jewish philosopher Maimonides, and on Christian mystics, as well as the American transcendentalists. He also presents a fresh survey of Sufism in today's Islamic world.--From publisher description
From west to east : California and the making of the American mind by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artfully weaving together the strands of California's social, political, and cultural history, Schwartz chronicles the state's turbulent life from the Spanish conquest through the Civil War, the labor movement, the Great Depression, and the birth of modern cultural radicalism in the Beatnik revolution and the Berkeley Free Speech Movement
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Recording )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1831 before Hugo was forced to flee from Louis Napoleon's France. In this novel, Hugo paints a vivid portrait of medieval Paris. Quasimodo, the one-eyed, hunchbacked refugee; Esmeralda, the dancing gypsy girl, threatened by the gallows; and a world where chaos is in charge--Hugo captures them all in this timeless, almost Gothic, piece of literature
Is it good for the Jews? : the crisis of America's Israel lobby by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this polemic, journalist and author Stephen Schwartz confronts the myth of a Jewish lobby head on, asking questions that no one else has dared to pose. What is the "Jewish lobby"? How powerful is it? What was its involvement in the preparations for war in Iraq? Was there really a "cabal" of neoconservative Jews in the administration of George W. Bush? How did AIPAC officials come to be accused, in 2004, of espionage? Above all, what is good for the Jews, and who decides it?" "Ultimately, Schwartz concludes that in today's America a "Jewish lobby" may no longer be necessary. In the face of the threatened collapse of the lobby, he argues, American Jews should openly and proudly assume their proper role as moral and religious exemplars for their fellow Americans and cease acting like a frightened minority."--Jacket
Spanish Marxism versus Soviet communism : a history of the P.O.U.M. by Víctor Alba( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism is the first historical study of the P.O.U.M. to appear in English. Drawing from his multi-volume work on the subject, which was published in Spanish and Catalan, Victor Alba has collaborated with Stephen Schwartz to produce a condensed and amplified study that is far more than a translation. Outside Spain, the political movement known as the Workers Party of Marxist Unification (Partido Obrero de Unificacion Marxist or P.O.U.M.) is chiefly known as the revolutionary group with which George Orwell fought during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. The events in which the P.O.U.M. found itself at the center of conflict between Iberian revolutionaries and Soviet interests remain a controversial topic for historians and other writers. This book presents a detailed picture of the organization and its main antecedent, the Workers' and Peasants' Bloc, in the context of a stimulating working class political culture. Those interested in Catalan history as well as historians of Western European Marxism and the Spanish Civil War will find this book useful. It will also be of interest to those concerned with Orwell and his experience in Spain. A fitting tribute to the P.O.U.M.'s great struggle against Stalinism, "Spanish Marxism Versus Soviet Communism" will surely stand out among the array of books that have been published on the Spanish Civil War period as a definitive study"--Book cover
A strange silence : the emergence of democracy in Nicaragua by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victory of Violeta Chamorro in the Nicaraguan presidential election of 1990 culminated a dramatic struggle waged by the Nicaraguan people against the Sandinistas--and against their apologists in the American media and policy elites. A totalitarian Marxist regime was toppled--by popular vote--in favor of democracy. Such events typically would have been covered in vigorous detail by the American media. But our media greeted Mrs. Chamorro's triumph with a strange silence. Why? A Strange Silence: The Emergence of Democracy in Nicaragua is the first book to explain what made the Chamorro victory possible and why the U.S. media failed to tell the full story behind the Nicaraguan democratic revolution. Stephen Schwartz has challenged his colleagues in the press, the academy, and the intellectual class, marshaling details and analysis that rip away the screen of ideology from Nicaraguan history, politics, and culture. Based on his encounters with the leaders of Nicaragua's struggle for democracy, including the elusive "Comandante Zero" Eden Pastora, Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, and the courageous editor of La Prensa, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Schwartz weaves a fascinating narrative--provocative, polemical, and passionate--of the Nicaraguan revolution as seen by the Nicaraguans themselves. Schwartz exposes the distortions of perceptions found among American supporters of the Sandinista regime--and why the same media that acclaimed the fall of the Berlin Wall let the stunning Nicaraguan election of 1990 pass in virtual silence. A staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Schwartz has combined his extensive expertise in Hispanic culture and his work as a historian of the cultural and political left to create a unique account of the Nicaraguan and American drama of 1979-1990. This book is an evocative portrait of a time, a country, and a movement--and an eloquent examination of ideological corruption in the intellectual elite
The two faces of Islam : Saudi fundamentalism and its role in terrorism by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren belyser den islamiske styreform Wahhabisme og bibringer argumenter for hvorfor denne styreform motiverer selvmordsbombere, Osama bin Laden og andre islamiske terrorister til at udføre deres respektive gerninger. Bogen fremstiller desuden den dobbeltmoral der i forfatterens øjne tegner det nuværende Saudi Arabien
Rags : the new American musical by Charles Strouse( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brotherhood of the sea : a history of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific, 1885-1985 by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kosovo : background to a war by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Albanian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transition from authoritarianism to democracy in the Hispanic world by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two months a prisoner of war. A narrative of twenty-two months' imprisonment by the Confederates, in Texas, through General Twigg's treachery, dating from April, 1861, to February, 1863 by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

10 editions published between 1892 and 1994 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarajevo rose : a Balkan Jewish notebook by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectuals and assassins : writings at the end of Soviet communism by Stephen Schwartz( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph, king of dreams ; The prince of Egypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince of Egypt: A tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them apart, as one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other becomes the chosen leader of his people
Mullewapp Bilderbuchgeschichten von Helme Heine by Helme Heine( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mullewapp ist der Bauernhof, auf dem die drei Freunde Johnny Mauser, Franz von Hahn und der dicke Waldemar, das Schweinchen, ihre tierischen Abenteuer erleben
Working : a musical : original London cast recording by Stephen Schwartz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks - the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many - whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation. The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations
Die Häschenschule : die schönsten Hasengeschichten( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Häschenschule ist wohl das bekannteste Bilderbuch dieses Jahrhunderts. Seit Generationen wird die Häschenschule vorgelesen und immer wieder freuen sich die Kinder an den detailreichen Illustrationen. Mit den Geschichten: Häschenschule. - Häschenschulausflug. - Der klitzekleine Hase und seine Freunde. - Der klitzekleine Hase macht Musik. - Stoppel, Poppel und Hoppel. - Hühnerstreik zum Osterfest
Godspell : a musical based on the gospel according to St. Matthew by Stephen Schwartz( Recording )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1970s pop-rock interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew
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The two faces of Islam : Saudi fundamentalism and its role in terrorism
The other Islam : Sufism and the road to global harmonyFrom west to east : California and the making of the American mindIs it good for the Jews? : the crisis of America's Israel lobbySpanish Marxism versus Soviet communism : a history of the P.O.U.M.The two faces of Islam : Saudi fundamentalism and its role in terrorismKosovo : background to a warSarajevo rose : a Balkan Jewish notebookIntellectuals and assassins : writings at the end of Soviet communism
Alternative Names
Schwartz, Stephen 1948-

Schwartz, Stephen (Stephen Suleyman), 1948-

Schwartz, Stephen Suleyman

Schwartz, Stephen Suleyman 1948-

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz American journalist, columnist and author

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz Amerikaans journalist