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Dobbs, Michael 1948-

Works: 142 works in 673 publications in 12 languages and 19,177 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Sources  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Spy stories  Biographical fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR6054.O23, 823.914
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One minute to midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war by Michael Dobbs( Book )
41 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,034 libraries worldwide
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon. Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at GuantAnamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis. Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called "the most dangerous moment in human history," and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis. From the Trade Paperback edition
House of cards by Michael Dobbs( Book )
54 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip and he has his hands on every secret in politics and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so
Never surrender : a novel of Winston Churchill by Michael Dobbs( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
On Friday, May 10, 1940, Hitler launches a devastating attack that within days will overrun France, Holland, and Belgium, and bring Britain to its knees at Dunkirk. This historical novel follows Winston Churchill as he leads his nation during three of the most crucial weeks of its history
House of cards trilogy by Paul Seed( visu )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Based on Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel about a man who schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals, and the bodies of those who oppose him
Churchill's triumph by Michael Dobbs( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
At the close of World War Two, in 1945, the most powerful men alive - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - gather to survey the smoking ruins of Europe at the famous Yalta Conference. They must try and create a future where the atrocities of the last few years could never happen again
Churchill's hour by Michael Dobbs( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Churchill continues to lead the country while war ravages Europe
To Play the King by Michael Dobbs( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself
The lords' day by Michael Dobbs( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
The unthinkable happens in London. Terrorists seize everyone within the House of Lords on the opening day of Paliament, including the Queen
The final cut by Michael Dobbs( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
The finale in the trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards He schemed his way to power in House of Cards and had a memorable battle of wills with the new king in To Play the King . Now Francis Urquhart is about to take his place in the record books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century. Yet it seems the public is tiring of him at last, and the movement to force him from power is growing. But Urquhart is not yet ready to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them... This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten. Finishing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, The Final Cut reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. A triumphant return...the best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. What a brilliant creation F.U. is. Sunday Telegraph
Winston's war by Michael Dobbs( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
It is the dawn of World War II, and Neville Chamberlain believes he has bought "peace for our time" from Adolph Hitler, who has just seized Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. For many, compromise and appeasement seem to be England's best defense, but there are a few leaders who don't agree. Among them is Winston Churchill, who understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy's death knell
The edge of madness by Michael Dobbs( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Cyber-warfare: the kind that brings nations to their knees, switching off energy lifelines, crippling the financial markets, starving leaders of authority. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style meltdown while, on the other side of the world, the US Eastern Seaboard is plunged into darkness. No one knows - yet - who is responsible for the chaos. Hidden from view of the rest of the world, an extraordinary meeting of the US President, the Russian President and the British Prime Minister is about to take place. They have the weekend to save the world - and they must do it alone. Something serious is going on in Beijing. Military manoeuvres. Troops on the streets. It's as though the Chinese are preparing for the final thrust against their old enemies, bringing them to their knees in a war that will see not a single shot being fired
Last man to die by Michael Dobbs( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 524 libraries worldwide
In 1945, Peter Hencke escapes from a Yorkshire prisoner-of-war camp and returns to Berlin a hero, but with a secret that could end the Third Reich
The reluctant hero by Michael Dobbs( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
When Harry Jones discovers that former friend Zac Kravitz's life is in danger, a debt of honour sends him on a perilous rescue mission to Ta'argistan, a mountainous and landlocked former Soviet republic bordering Russia, China and Afghanistan. Muscling his way onto a delegation of MPs who happen to be paying the state a visit, Harry finds an unlikely ally in the stubbornly independent Martha and together they devise a plan to break Zac out of the ancient high-walled prison in the capital, Ashkek. But when, in the depths of winter, the attempt backfires and Harry finds himself taking Zac's place, he realises that he has been lured, unawares, into a terrifying web of international conspiracy
The buddha of Brewer Street by Michael Dobbs( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Former British foreign minister Thomas Goodfellowe races to find the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama before the Chinese do. They have sent agents to Tibet's exile community in Britain to find and kidnap the boy
The sentimental traitor by Michael Dobbs( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A missile tears a passenger plane from the skies over London. Everyone on board is killed, including thirty-seven exceptional children. As terror turns to international chaos, can the government survive? When Harry Jones starts searching for answers, he stumbles into the middle of a plot that stretches from Russia to the Islamic revolution in Egypt, from the shores of the Caspian sea to an ancient church in rural Wiltshire. Yet every lead he pursues finds its way back to the secret corners of Brussels and a British woman named Patricia Vaine
Wall games by Michael Dobbs( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 453 libraries worldwide
A novel based on the author's personal experience and knowledge of international politics, a story sizzling with tension and the feel of history in the making
Whispers of betrayal by Michael Dobbs( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
For the first time in many years, Goodfellowe can see happiness within his grasp. He is with the woman he loves and has a chance to return to the top ranks of politics. But he hadn't reckoned on his old schoolfriend Colonel Peter Amadeus, a former Paratrooper who feels betrayed by the government
First lady by Michael Dobbs( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Michael Dobbs returns to the subject that made him a household name -- the high drama and machinations of the political world. This is HOUSE OF CARDS for the 21st century, an insider's view of the dynamics of power by a writer who has had a privileged seat at the court of government for many, many years. This time the king maker is a woman, Camilla Hastings, mid-thirties, attractive, self-sufficient, ambitious. This is the story of her transformation from dutiful political wife to masterful manipulator of the entire political process at Westminster. She is a woman who is driven by the failings of men and the greed of others to take over their system and undermine it, to repay them in kind. In this battle she has two great allies -- the intuition and determination of a wronged wife, and the blind ineptitude of Westminster men
Goodfellowe MP by Michael Dobbs( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 403 libraries worldwide
This is a new political thriller from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Francis Urquhart trilogy - House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut. Originally published: 1997
The touch of innocents by Michael Dobbs( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 402 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ドブズ, マイケル
English (382)
Polish (11)
Japanese (7)
Danish (6)
French (4)
Spanish (4)
Czech (4)
German (2)
Russian (2)
Turkish (2)
Chinese (1)
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