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Sibley, Katherine A. S. (Katherine Amelia Siobhan) 1961-

Works: 9 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 3,938 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Television panel discussions  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Live television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E743.5, 327.12470730904
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Most widely held works by Katherine A. S Sibley
Red spies in America : stolen secrets and the dawn of the Cold War by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the United States established diplomatic ties with the Soviet Union in 1933, it did more than normalize relations with the new Bolshevik state - it opened the door to a parade of Russian spies. In the 1930s and 1940s, Soviet engineers and technicians, under the guise of international cooperation, reaped a rich harvest of intelligence from our industrial plants. Factory layouts, aircraft blueprints, fuel formulas - all were grist for the Soviet espionage mill. And that, as Katherine Sibley shows, was just the beginning."--Jacket
The Cold War by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed to meet the needs of high school and college students, this one-stop resource features narrative history, analysis, biographical profiles, key primary documents, and other reference tools on the Cold War. Based on the latest scholarship, Sibley provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the Cold War, which lasted from 1945 until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following a timeline of events and narrative historical overview, six topical essays examine the key themes that characterized the Cold War." "Documents include a variety of speeches, excerpts from the memoirs of leaders on both sides of the Cold War, as well as the text of key government documents. Each document is preceded by an explanatory introduction."--Jacket
Loans and legitimacy : the evolution of Soviet-American relations, 1919-1933 by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the United States did not recognize the Soviet Union until 1933, historians have viewed the early Soviet American relationship as an ideological stand-off. Katherine Siegel, drawing on public, private, and corporate documents as well as newly opened Soviet archives, paints a different picture. She finds that business ties flourished between 1923 and 1930, American sales to the Soviets grew twentyfold, and American firms supplied Russians with more than a fourth of their imports. American businesses were only too eager to tap into huge Soviet markets. Along with purchases went credit from major American manufacturers and banks. Under the Soviets' New Economic Policy and first Five Year Plan, American firms invested in the U.S.S.R. and sold technical processes, provided consulting services, built factories, and trained Soviet engineers in the U.S. Most significantly, Siegel shows, this commercial relationship encouraged policy shifts at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Thus when Franklin D. Roosevelt opened diplomatic relations with Russia, he was building on ties that had been carefully constructed over the previous fifteen years. Siegel's study makes an important contribution to a new understanding of early Soviet-American relations
First Lady Florence Harding : behind the tragedy and controversy by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Kling Harding has come down through history as one of our most scorned first ladies. Victimized by caricatures and branded a shrew, she stands at the bottom of historians' polls, her reputation tarnished by her husband's scandals despite their joint popularity while in office. These depictions, argues Katherine Sibley, have prevented us today from seeing how innovative a first lady Florence Harding really was. This new look at Mrs. Harding restores humanity to an oft-maligned figure by examining her progressive causes, her celebrity, and her role in her husband's work. For if Eleanor Roosevelt is credited with shattering the first lady's ceremonial mold, it was Florence Harding who made the first cracks. Sibley's is the first book to offer a full treatment of Florence as first lady rather than as mere supporting actress in the Harding administration. Never shying from publicity, she made herself more available to the press than did her predecessors and opened the White House up to the public. And she took such a pioneering role in Warren Harding's campaign and presidency that many thought she outdid her husband as a politician. Turning to primary sources that others have overlooked, Sibley challenges the clichés about Florence's time in the national spotlight. She describes how Mrs. Harding supported racial equality, lobbied for better treatment for veterans and female prisoners, and maintained a lifelong interest in preventing animal cruelty. As adviser to her husband, she assisted with his speechwriting and consulted with the cabinet; she was also the first first lady to deliver spontaneous speeches while traveling with the president. At a personal level, Sibley examines in detail how Mrs. Harding responded to her husband's death, assessing why this tragedy struck Americans with such force even as national empathy proved so fleeting. She also offers a more nuanced description of the president's philandering, viewing Nan Britton's claims about an affair with skepticism while noting the effects on Florence of his dalliance with Carrie Phillips. Florence Harding bequeathed an activist legacy, and it is due to her example that aspiring presidential wives are expected to campaign with their husbands and be accessible to public and press. Florence Harding truly set the stage for those to follow; this book delivers the full and fair portrait that has long been her due. - Jacket flap
A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents of the Republican Era of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. This is the first historiographical treatment of a long-neglected period, ranging from early treatments to the most recent scholarshipFeatures review essays on the era, including the legacy of progressivism in an age of "normalcy", the history of American foreign relations after World War I, and race relations in the 1920
A companion to First Ladies by Katherine A. S Sibley( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiographical overview of these important women in U.S. history. It underlines the growing scholarly appreciation of the First Ladies and the evolution of the position since the 18th century and explores the impact of these women not only on White House responsibilities, but on elections, presidential policies, social causes, and in shaping their husbands legacies. It brings the First Ladies into crisp historiographical focus, assessing how these women and their contributions have been perceived both in popular literature and scholarly debate, and provides concise biographical treatments for each First Lady
First ladies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth program in season two of the two-season C-SPAN original series presenting the lives and times of the first ladies of the United States; this program presents moderated discussion accompanied by viewers' questions, focusing on the life and times of Florence Harding, wife of President Warren G. Harding
Red spies in America stolen secrets and the dawn of the Cold War by Katherine A. S Sibley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Meticulously documented through ... new research in American and Soviet archives, [the author's] book provides [a] detailed study of Soviet military-industrial espionage to date, revealing that the United States knew much more about Soviet operations than previously acknowledged. She tells of spies like Steve Nelson and Arthur Hiskey, who passed on information about he Manhattan Project; moles within the federal government like Nathan Silvermaster; and Soviet agents like Andrei Schevchenko, who pressed defense workers to divulge high tech secrets. At the same time, [the author] shows, hundreds of other Red agents went completely undetected. It was only through the revelations of defectors, and the postwar cracking of Soviet codes, that we began to fully understand these breachers in our national security. [The author] describes how our response to this wartime espionage shaped a generation of red-baiting - triggering loyalty programs, blacklists, and the infamous HUAC hearings - and how it has clouded U.S.-Soviet relations down to the present day. She also reviews recent cases - John Walker, Jr., Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen - that demonstrate how Russian efforts to gain American secrets continue well into our present times. ... [the author]s] work spells out what we actually knew about communist espionage and suggests how and why that knowledge should also shape our understanding of intelligence in the age of terrorism. -Dust jacket
Companion to Warren G by Katherine A. S Sibley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Red spies in America : stolen secrets and the dawn of the Cold War
Alternative Names
Sibley, Katherina A. S.

Sibley, Katherine A.

Sibley, Katherine A.S.

Sibley, Katherine Amelia Siobhan 1961-

Siegel, Katherine A. S. 1961-

Siegel, Katherine A. S. (Katherine Amelia Siobhan), 1961-

English (42)

The Cold WarFirst Lady Florence Harding : behind the tragedy and controversy