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Campbell, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 202 publications in 5 languages and 5,511 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Publishing director, Redactor
Classifications: D743, B
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Most widely held works by John Campbell
The Experience of World War II by John Campbell( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II was the most destructive and all-encompassing war the world has known. Fought by a total of 57 belligerent nations, it exacted a high toll in human life and civilization--killing millions and razing entire cities. It also served as a catalyst for many of the social and political upheavals that characterized the second half of the twentieth century. The Experience of World War II offers an absorbing account of this war, beginning with the early aggressions of Germany and Japan and continuing through to the post-war Nuremberg Trials. Written by a team of 16 scholars, the book not only charts the development of the war but provides a penetrating analysis of its political, military, and social dimensions. Among the early causes of the war, for instance, was Japan's reaction against Western industrialism and democracy and its renewed faith in the military (with its Samurai tradition). The writing throughout is lively, but especially that chronicling the drama of military events: the German Blitzkreig; the bombing of Pearl Harbor; battles on sea as well as land. The human effects of the war are also documented, with coverage of the soldier's life, the grim reality of life in the prisoner-of-war camp, and the situation on the home front. As is shown, technology played a large part in World War II, from the use of gas to exterminate large numbers of unwanted prisoners to the use of radio to speed communications on the battlefield. Finally, in the aftermath of the war, the atrocities that came to light defined a new category of war crime--the crime against humanity--under which people were tried at Nuremberg."--Publisher's description
Lloyd George : the goat in the wilderness, 1922-1931 by John Campbell( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aneurin Bevan and the mirage of British socialism by John Campbell( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

60 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Margaret Thatcher unexpectedly emerged to challenge Edward Heath for the Conservative leadership in 1975, the public knew her only as an archetypal Home Counties Tory Lady, more famous for her hats than for any outstanding talent: she had a rich businessman husband, sent her children to the most expensive private schools, owned houses in Kent and Chelsea, and sat in Parliament representing Finchley. As education Secretary she had made the headlines by cutting the provision of free school milk; but she had voiced no criticism of the policies which led to Heath's defeat. No one for a moment imagined that she would be Heath's successor, nor that she would become one of the most dominant Prime Ministers of the century. Yet almost overnight she reinvented herself. Journalists who set out to discover where she came from were amazed to find that she had grown up above a grocer's shop in Grantham. Within weeks of her becoming Tory leader, an entirely new image was in place, based around the now famous corner shop beside the Great North Road; the strict Methodist upbringing; and her father, the stern but saintly Alderman Roberts who taught her the 'Victorian values' - thrift, temperance, self-reliance, patriotism, and duty--which were the foundations of her future career. It is all true, so far as it goes; yet it is not the whole truth. Following her escape from Grantham to wartime Oxford, through her brief experience as a research chemist in Essex and her first political campaigns as a young Tory candidate in the safe Labour seat of Dartford in 1950 and 1951, to her marriage to Dennis Thatcher, her struggles as a young mother in the 1950s to win a seat in Parliament and her first steps as a junior minister in the early 1960s, he portrays an ambitious and determined woman ruthlessly distancing herself from her roots - until the moment in 1975 when they suddenly became a political asset
Roy Jenkins, a biography by John Campbell( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second, he was an early and consistent advocate of European unity who played a decisive role in achieving British membership first of the Common Market and then of the European Union. From 1977 to 1980 he served as the first (and so far only) British president of the European Commission. Public opinion today is swinging against Europe; but for the past forty years participation in Europe was seen by all parties as an unquestioned benefit, and no-one had more influence than Jenkins in that historic redirection of British policy. Third, in 1981, when both the Conservative and Labour parties had moved sharply to the right and left respectively he founded the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) which failed in its immediate ambition of breaking the mould of British politics - largely because the Falklands war transformed Mrs Thatcher's popularity - but merged with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats and paved the way for Tony Blair's creation of New Labour
Edward Heath : a biography by John Campbell( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.E. Smith, First Earl of Birkenhead by John Campbell( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If love were all-- : the story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George by John Campbell( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pistols at dawn : two hundred years of political rivalry, from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown by John Campbell( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nye Bevan : a biography by John Campbell( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Seconde Guerre mondiale : L'embrasement du monde( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text book of treatment : (alphabetically arranged) by William Calwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En verden i krig, 1939-1945( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'encyclopédie du XXe siècle, 1939-1945( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Experience of World War II
Alternative Names
Campbell, J.

Campbell, John P.

John Campbell Britischer politischer Schriftsteller und Biograph, Jahrgang 1947

John Campbell Brits schrijver

John Campbell Écrivain et biographe politique britannique, né en 1947

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Margaret ThatcherRoy Jenkins, a biographyIf love were all-- : the story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd GeorgePistols at dawn : two hundred years of political rivalry, from Pitt and Fox to Blair and BrownNye Bevan : a biographyMargaret Thatcher