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Campbell, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 127 publications in 3 languages and 4,870 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Director, Editor, Redactor, Publishing director
Classifications: DA566.9.L5, B
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Most widely held works by John Campbell
The Experience of World War II by John Campbell ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,268 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."--From publisher's description
Lloyd George : the goat in the wilderness, 1922-1931 by John Campbell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher, from grocer's daughter to prime minister by John Campbell ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Britain's former Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 411 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
Aneurin Bevan and the mirage of British socialism by John Campbell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Heath : a biography by John Campbell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
F.E. Smith, First Earl of Birkenhead by John Campbell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nye Bevan and the mirage of British socialism by John Campbell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If love were all-- : the story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George by John Campbell ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 196 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy Jenkins, a biography by John Campbell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nye Bevan : a biography by John Campbell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iron Lady : Margaret Thatcher : grocer's daughter to Iron Lady by John Campbell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Thatcher : grocer's daughter to iron lady by John Campbell ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher - used as the basis for the film IThe Iron Lady/I - we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge to Edward Heath for leadership of the Conservative party and her eventual removal from power. This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary woman; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who may have begun her career in office almost timidly but who became increasingly remote and arrogant after the Falklands, eventually losing the trust of her colleagues
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award in 2003
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Seconde Guerre mondiale : L'embrasement du monde ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Thatcher by John Campbell ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on memoirs and diaries of her colleagues, aides, advisers and rivals as well as original material from the Ronald Reagan archive, this second volume in a biography of Margaret Thatcher chronicles the 11 years of her momentous premiership
La Segunda Guerra Mundial ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War I ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Campbell, J.
Campbell, John P.
Languages
English (110)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
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