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Thomas, Gordon 1933-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 842 publications in 15 languages and 26,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Controversial literature  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: D767.25.H6, 979.46105
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Publications about Gordon Thomas
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Most widely held works by Gordon Thomas
The day the bubble burst : a social history of the Wall Street crash of 1929 by Gordon Thomas( Book )
62 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,265 libraries worldwide
A study of events, people and society before, during and after the crash of 1929, emphasizing the involvement of Joseph Kennedy, Stuart Mott, Jesse Livermore, and others who affected, and were affected by, events
The San Francisco Earthquake by Gordon Thomas( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,181 libraries worldwide
This is the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906: It contains never before published documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths and expose the real villains and heroes The last big earthquake in the United States came at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. No one knows when the next, even more devastating earthquake will come to San Francisco, but one will come. Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts have written a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of the 1906 earthquake and dramatic prediction & mdash;based on expert opinion & mdash;of the next one. The authors use never-before-published eyewitness reports and previously ignored documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths surrounding the holocaust. They expose the real villains and heroes, show how the political powers tried to conceal the amount of damage caused by the earthquake, reveal that the fire was spread by the inexperienced dynamite squads trying to contain it, and tell how the military executed people without trial. The reader joins the great Italian tenor Caruso, the founder of the Bank of America Giannini, the writer-adventurer Jack London, the temperamental star John Barrymore, and the thousands of less famous in their struggle for survival. The authors ask unsettling questions. How prepared is the city for the coming catastrophe? Why is there, for instance, only one fire boat in San Francisco Bay? Why does the subway tunnel through the San Andreas fault? Why have new skyscrapers been built in the part most likely to go?
Gideon's spies : the secret history of the Mossad by Gordon Thomas( Book )
93 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,131 libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, drawing on closed-door interviews between the author, Gordon Thomas, and Mossad agents, informants, and spymasters, as well as classified documents and top-secret resources, the truth about Mossad is about to be revealed. In Gideon's Spies, you'll learn how Mossad undercut the CIA as the Vatican's prime intelligence source by discovering the identity of those behind the failed attempt on Pope John Paul's life in May 1981; how TWA Flight 800 was ruthlessly exploited by the Mossad, resulting in the FBI spending hundreds of fruitless man-hours seeking proof of a terrorist act that never happened; about the assassination of Yasser Arafat's chief aide; and most explosive of all, about Mossad's involvement in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed
Enola Gay by Gordon Thomas( Book )
30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,115 libraries worldwide
Reconstructs the events culminating in the momentous flight of the B-29 Enola Gay which dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945
Voyage of the damned by Gordon Thomas( Book )
28 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
In May 1939, the SS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. But all was not as it seemed ... Amongst the crew were members of the dreaded Gestapo, and the steward himself was on a mission for the SS. Voyage of the damned is the ... day-by-day account of how those refugees on board the liner struggled to survive. The ship sailed to Cuba where the refugees were refused entry either as tourists or political asylum seekers ... They sailed on to America where President Roosevelt refused the passengers permission to land. In Canada they were refused again. And they found themselves returning to Europe and an uncertain fate
Pontiff by Gordon Thomas( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
On cover: The sensational, behind-the-scenes story of papal life and political intrigue that reads like a novel
The day the world ended by Gordon Thomas( Book )
34 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Two British journalists describe the explosion of Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique May 8, 1902, which resulted in the death of nearly 30,000 people. The authors made use of contemporary records and survivors recollections to show how the natural signs of coming disasters were ignored because of the need to keep the populace on hand for a coming election
Journey into madness : the true story of secret CIA mind control and medical abuse by Gordon Thomas( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Den tidligere udenrigsreporter tager udgangspunkt i gidseltagningen af "den politiske attaché" i Beirut - i virkeligheden stationschef for CIA, William Buckley, og hans død og beskriver den som en logisk konsekvens af CIA's egen forskning i at nedbryde sindet, bl.a. ved hjælp af psykiatriske patienter i USA som uinformerede deltagere
Deadly perfume : an international thriller by Gordon Thomas( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
World leaders call upon David Morton, a ruthless Mossad agent, to deal with a terrorist threatening to poison every major city with a deadly virus
Guernica, the crucible of World War II by Gordon Thomas( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Describes the incident during the Spanish Civil War in which Guernica, the cultural and religious center of the Basques in northern Spain, was bombed by the German Condor Legion which Hitler had made available to Franco
Desire and denial : celibacy and the Church by Gordon Thomas( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Desire and Denial confronts the fundamentals of Christian history, capturing the powerful interplay between the limits of sexuality within the Roman Catholic Church’s priesthood and sisterhood and compassionate accounts of mystic forces that make many doubt their calling
Anatomy of an epidemic by Gordon Thomas( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
An account of the mysterious fatal disease traced to a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976
Ruin from the air : the Enola Gay's atomic mission to Hiroshima by Gordon Thomas( Book )
36 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Prologue; Activation: September 1, 1944, to June 27, 1945; Acceleration: June 28, 1945, to August 2, 1945; Fission: August 3, 1945, to 8:16 A.M., August 6, 1945; Shock Wave: 8:16 A.M. to midnight, August 6, 1945; Aftermath: August 7 to midday, August 15, 1945; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; Copyright
The Pope's Jews : the Vatican's secret plan to save Jews from the Nazis by Gordon Thomas( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
A revelatory account of the Vatican's efforts to save thousands of Jewish people during World War II refutes beliefs about Pius XII's neutrality
Secret wars : one hundred years of British intelligence inside MI5 and MI6 by Gordon Thomas( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Gordon Thomas has established himself as a leading expert on the intelligence community. He returns here on the one hundredth anniversaries of Britain's Security and Secret Intelligence Services to provide the definitive history of the famed MI5 and MI6. These agencies rank as two of the oldest and most powerful in the world, and Thomas's wide-sweeping history chronicles a century of both triumphs and failures. He recounts the roles that British intelligence played in the Allied victory in World War II; the postwar treachery of Great Britain's own agents; the defection of Soviet agents and the intricate process of "handling" them; the often frigid relationship that both agencies have had with the CIA, European spy services, and the Mossad; the cooperation between the British and Americans in the search for Osama bin Laden; and the ways in which MI5 and MI6 have fought biological warfare espionage and space terrorism. All told, this is the story of two agencies led by men--and women--who are enigmatic, eccentric, and controversial, and who ruthlessly control their spies. Based on prodigious research and interviews with significant players from inside the British intelligence community, this is a rich and even delicious history packed with intrigue and information that only the author could have attained
Chaos under heaven : the shocking story of China's search for democracy by Gordon Thomas( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Reveals America's and the West's betrayal of the children of China, brought democracy to their home land
Robert Maxwell, Israel's superspy : the life and murder of a media mogul by Gordon Thomas( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Robert Maxwell--ruthless, volatile, defiant; a man of gargantuan appetites, for food, wine, women, power, money--unabashedly bared his ambition to the world, as he strove to build a publishing empire. But, throughout his career, Robert Maxwell also nurtured another, more driving, and--until now--altogether hidden ambition, and that was to spy for Israel's Mossad. In the end, as Gordon Thomas, an author who has long been trolling the murky waters of international intelligence, shows in this gripping narrative, the conflict between the tycoon's public interests and spy's secret pursuits led to his mystifying death, officially by drowning, in November 1991, offshore of the Canary Islands. According to Thomas's well-placed sources in Israel, Washington, and London, Maxwell first came into Mossad's orbit in the 1970s, when the crack Israeli spy organization stole from the United States its most sophisticated piece of intelligence-gathering software, Enhanced Promis. Of it Mossad made an electronic Trojan horse, secretly amassing strictly classified information from inside the very organizations worldwide to which they were selling it. Mossad's representative for these extremely sensitive transactions costing tens of millions of dollars in China, Russia, India, and twenty other countries was Robert Maxwell. Only Maxwell was also helping himself to some of Mossad's profits--as well as $750 million from his employees' pension fund--in desperate attempts to maintain his empire and to meet the demands of increasingly intolerant creditors. Aboard his yacht that November night in 1991 Maxwell no doubt still clung to the hope of a bailout by Mossad. But Mossad's spy masters could not afford to smile on blackmail. This book reveals all the shocking reasons why. Eight pages of black-and-white photographs add to this astonishing tale of international intrigue, espionage, the Mossad, and murder.--Publisher description
Shipwreck; the strange fate of the Morro Castle by Gordon Thomas( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Recreates the tragic events of Sept. 8, 1934, when the Morro Castle, a luxury cruise liner, burned and ran aground near Asbury Park, New Jersey with a loss of 134 lives
Averting Armageddon by Gordon Thomas( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Operation Exodus : from the Nazi death camps to the promised land : a perilous journey that shaped Israel's fate by Gordon Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Traces the history and purpose of a small steamer that survived U-boat attacks during World War II, describing how it was renamed "Exodus 1947" to be better suited to its purpose of ferrying Holocaust survivors to Palestine, and detailing the incident between the "Exodus 1947" and the British Royal Navy in international waters
 
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Alternative Names
Gordon Thomas auteur
Gordon Thomas Welsh author
Thomas, Gordon
Гордон Томас
תומאס, גורדון
תומס, גורדון 1933-
توماس، جوردان
توماس، جوردان، 1933-
توماس، جوردون
توماس، غوردون
جوردون توماس، 1933-
طوماس، غوردون
طوماس، غوردون، 1933-
토마스, 고든 1933-
トーマス, ゴードン
Languages
English (298)
Spanish (61)
French (53)
Japanese (30)
Dutch (11)
Czech (9)
Vietnamese (5)
German (5)
Chinese (4)
Polish (3)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Romanian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Catalan (1)
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