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Addison, Paul 1943-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 216 publications in 3 languages and 6,644 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DA566.9.C5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Addison
Churchill : the unexpected hero by Paul Addison( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this incisive biography, Paul Addison examines both the life of the most iconic figure in twentieth-century British history, and the battle over his reputation, which continues to this day."--Jacket
No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war Britain by Paul Addison( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Second World War, Britain has been transformed by a series of peaceful revolutions--the rise of multiculturalism, the permissive society, and the service-based consumer economy, among many others. These, Paul Addison argues, have been more powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Somme or the Blitz ever were." "No Turning Back looks at the changing face of Britain in this period of rapid transformation, highlighting just how much has been gained--but not forgetting that much, too, has been lost." "Historian Paul Addison was born in the 1940s. In No Turning Back, he surveys the vast changes in the character of British society that he has observed in the period since. A series of peaceful revolutions has transformed the country; the comparative peace and growing prosperity of the second half of the twentieth century, he contends, have been more powerful agents of change than the Battle of the Somme or the Blitz." "The Second World War led to the welfare state but in some ways reinforced a conservative way of life. The changes unleashed by the Sixties and Seventies were more radical. Much of the sexual morality preached, if not practised, for centuries has been dismantled with the creation of a p̀ermissive society'. The employment and career chances of women have radically improved. A white nation has been transformed into a multiracial one. An economy founded upon manufacturing under the watchful eye of the g̀entlemen in Whitehall' has morphed into a free market system, heavily dependent on finance, services, and housing; a predominantly working class society has evolved into a predominantly middle class one. And the United Kingdom, which once looked as solid as the rock of Gibraltar, now looks increasingly fragile, as Wales and especially Scotland have started to go their separate ways."
Churchill on the home front, 1900-1955 by Paul Addison( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de politieke carrière van de Engelse staatsman (1874-1965)
A companion to contemporary Britain, 1939-2000 by Paul Addison( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Companion to Contemporary Britain' covers the key themes and debates of 20th century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century
The road to 1945 : British politics and the Second World War by Paul Addison( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firestorm : the bombing of Dresden, 1945( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of 13 and 14 February 1945, the RAF bombed the city of Dresden, causing devastating fires which obliterated the historic city centre and killed many thousands of people. Sixty years later these raids remain one of the most notorious, and also one of the most controversial, episodes in the history of the Second World War. "Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden 1945" assembles a cast of distinguished scholars, including Sebastian Cox, Nicola Lambourne, Soenke Neitzel, Richard Overy and Hew Strachan, to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the raids. Each contributor writes from his or her own perspective, offering the reader a panoramic reassessment of the evidence and the issues, including the question of whether or not the bombing of the city constitutes a war crime. "Firestorm" cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has come to symbolise the military and ethical questions involved in the waging of total war
Now the war is over : a social history of Britain, 1945-51 by Paul Addison( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to Britain : home intelligence reports on Britain's finest hour, May to September 1940 by Paul Addison( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From May to September 1940, during a period that saw some of the most dramatic events of the war the Ministry of Information compiled daily reports on the morale of the nation for circulation within Whitehall. Drawing on a wide range of informants, from the Mass-Observation social survey organisation to a network of contacts including chief constables, postal censors, doctors, parsons, publicans and trade unionists, the reports pieced together from these sources at great speed were by their very nature impressionistic, but provide us nevertheless with a unique record of contemporary feelings and perceptions at this historic juncture. They include a wealth of curious and idiosyncratic information about the lighter and the darker aspects of life in Britain at the time, illuminating the prevalence of rumours and gossip about the threat of invasion--as well as the importance of the introduction of tea rationing for daily life. --from publisher description
Time to kill : the soldier's experience of war in the West, 1939-1945( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exploration of the realities of soldiering across the ranks in World War II. A distinguished cast of historians have contributed, and look at the conditions in which the soldiers of many different countries lived and died, as well as at their hopes and fears and experience of battle
The road to 1945 : British politics and the Second World War by Paul Addison( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning blue : a new history of the Battle of Britain by Jeremy A Crang( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill by Paul Addison( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British historians and the debate over the "post-war consensus" by Paul Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home Intelligence reports on opinion and morale, 1940-1944 by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Home Intelligence unit of the Ministry compiled daily reports between May-Sept. 1940 and weekly reports from Oct., 1940-1944. The aim of the reports was to enable the government to keep in touch with the British public. Compiled from independent sources and 13 regional Ministry headquarters
Home intelligence reports on Britain's finest hour, May-September 1940( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited and introduced by two leading historians of the period and published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the dramatic events that came to be known as Britain's Finest Hour, this title presents an unabridged sequence of the daily Home Intelligence reports that provides insight into the continuously unfolding drama of Britain at war
German foreign and defence policy after unification by Lothar Gutjahr( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British people and World War II : Home Intelligence reports on opinion and morale, 1940-1944( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Home Intelligence unit of the Ministry compiled daily reports between May-Sept. 1940 and weekly reports from Oct., 1940-1944. The aim of the reports was to enable the government to keep in touch with the British public. Compiled from independant sources and 13 regional Ministry headquarters
A social history of Britain 1945-51 by Paul Addison( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning Blue by Paul Addison( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Connell Guide to Winston Churchill by Paul Addison( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Churchill : the unexpected hero
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No turning back : the peacetime revolutions of post-war BritainA companion to contemporary Britain, 1939-2000Firestorm : the bombing of Dresden, 1945Listening to Britain : home intelligence reports on Britain's finest hour, May to September 1940Time to kill : the soldier's experience of war in the West, 1939-1945The burning blue : a new history of the Battle of BritainWinston ChurchillHome intelligence reports on Britain's finest hour, May-September 1940
Alternative Names
Addison, Paul

Paul Addison British historian

Languages
English (188)

Spanish (1)

French (1)