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Short, Philip

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Works: 51 works in 149 publications in 7 languages and 5,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author of screenplay
Classifications: DS554.83.P65, B
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Publications by Philip Short
Most widely held works by Philip Short
Mao : a life by Philip Short( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
An unsentimental portrait of Mao explores the life of the peasant who rose to the position of "chairman" of China's communist party and absolute ruler of the country, overseeing both brilliant reform and terrible butchery during his long reign
Pol Pot : anatomy of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,774 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the Cambodian despot whose rule saw the deaths of one-fifth of the country's population documents how Pol Pot's beliefs about moral purity, self-abnegation, and utopian prosperity degenerated into radical egalitarianism
The dragon and the bear : China & Russia in the eighties by Philip Short( Book )
14 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren sammenligner udviklingen i Kina siden Mao's død med udviklingen i Sovjetunionen efter Stalin. Forfatteren beskæftiger sig ikke alene med de to store nationers politiske forhold men også dagliglivet for kineserne og sovjetborgerne både almindelige mennesker og den priviligerede elite
Pol Pot : the history of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
The definitive portrait of Pol Pot, the enigmatic man behind the most terrifying regime of modern times Pol Pot was an idealistic, reclusive figure with great charisma and personal charm. He initiated a revolution whose radical egalitarianism exceeded any other in history. But in the process, Cambodia desended into madness and his name became a byword for oppression. In the three-and-a-half years of his rule, more than a million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were executed or died from hunger and disease. A supposedly gentle, carefree land of slumbering temples and smiling peasants became a concentration camp of the mind, a slave state in which absolute obedience was enforced on the 'killing fields'. Why did it happen? How did an idealistic dream of justice and prosperity mutate into one of humanity's worst nightmares? Philip Short, the biographer of Mao, has spent four years travelling the length Cambodia, interviewing surviving leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge movement and sifting through previously closed archives
Mao Tsé-toung by Philip Short( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Portrait de Mao Tsé-Toung qui rappelle les principaux traits de sa personnalité (intellectuel, poète, philosophe...) et les évènements qui ont marqué son parcours politique (la Longue Marche (1934-1935), la résistance au Japon, la proclamation de la République populaire en 1949...)
China, through Mao's eyes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The video counterpart to Philip Short's monumental book Mao: A Life, this four-part series guides viewers through the dynamic, innovative, and brutal accomplishments of the revolutionary Chinese leader. Featuring rarely-seen footage from a trove of film and video materials kept secret for decades by Chinese authorities, the series also presents interviews--granted exclusively to the film makers--with the last surviving members of Mao's inner circle. For students of Mao's era, this series may well represent the most powerful learning tool available. Part one of the series covers the early years of Mao Zedong, his struggle against nationalist and foreign force, and his consolidation of power. Part two explores the formative decades of Mao's government, the Great leap Forward, and events leading up to the Cultural Revolution. Part three examines the Cultural Revolution, its political and economic shockwaves, and its human cost. Part four recounts the Nixon-Mao diplomacy and Mao's death, and assesses the importance of Mao's rule and philosophy in 21st-century China
Mao une histoire chinoise by Adrian Maben( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Qui fut cet homme dont Richard Nixon dira qu'il a "transformé la Chine et changé le monde"? A la fois stratège militaire, homme politique, visionnaire, philosophe, mais aussi poète, il fut un manipulateur de génie, alliant sensualité, politique et révolution. Durant trente ans, Mao a régné sur la Chine, considéré comme un dieu dans son propre pays et vénéré comme idole révolutionnaire par des millions de personnes en Occident et dans les pays en voie de développement. Pourquoi et comment un fils de paysan issu d'une province isolée de la Chine profonde est-il parvenu à s'ériger en souverain incontesté de la nation la plus peuplée de la terre, possédant une aura et un pouvoir dignes des plus grands empereurs fondateurs de la Chine ? Qu'est-ce qui a engendré le pèlerinage idéologique de Mao à travers le nationalisme et l'anarchisme pour aboutir au communisme, avec comme point culminant une convulsion terrifiante, iconoclaste, et finalement vouée à l'échec : La Révolution culturelle, dont l'objectif fut de calquer les esprits d'une nation entière sur la pensée unique de Mao
Mao Zedong zhuan by Philip Short( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity by Philip Short( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Pol Pot : anatomie d'un cauchemar by Philip Short( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Récit de la vie du dirigeant khmer rouge : sa jeunesse paysanne, ses études, son séjour à Paris et la découverte du marxisme, l'influence qu'a eu le bouddhisme sur lui, sa carrière d'instituteur, la guérilla, la prise du pouvoir, le génocide, sa chute et ses dernières années au fond de la jungle. Cette biographie repose sur des interviews et sur les archives des partis communistes impliqués
Mao by Philip Short( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Mao - eine chinesische Geschichte ( visu )
6 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Der Themenabend "Mao - Eine chinesische Geschichte" sucht 30 Jahre nach dem Tod des "Großen Vorsitzenden" nach den Wurzeln dieses Politikers, dessen Kulturrevolution Millionen das Leben gekostet hatte, der aber dennoch im eigenen Land wie ein Gott verehrt wurde und für viele Menschen auch in westlichen Ländern ein revolutionäres Idol war. (www.arte.tv, 9.2006)
In pursuit of plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors by P. S Short( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Illustrated with a selection of nineteenth century botanical art and modern photographs, In Pursuit of Plants will appeal to professional and amateur botanists, gardeners, and anyone interested in natural history and travel."--BOOK JACKET
A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of François Mitterrand by Philip Short( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Pol Pot by Philip Short( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The history of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Despite only ruling Cambodia for three and a half years, Pol Pot will be remembered as one of the most reviled and hated leaders of the 20th century. This book profiles the horrors that the Khmer Rouge perpetrated, as well as looking at how the international community stood still whilst millions of Cambodians died
Mō takutō : aru jinsei 1 by Philip Short( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mao eine chinesische Geschichte ; Zeitzeugen seit der ersten Stunde ; Aufnahmen aus verbotenen Archiven ; das Filmereignis ( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
As it happened Mao - a life ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Chairman Mao, the father of Chinese Communism, is one of the giants of world history military strategist, statesman, visionary, philosopher, poet, revolutionary and politician of genius. In making this four-part series the Chinese authorities opened their archives for the first time to tell the full story of the Communist leader's life. This documentary surveys the history of China from the time of its last Emperor, when it was degraded and controlled by Western powers following the Opium Wars, through to the emerging capitalist China of today. It tells the story of Mao Zedong, born to a country farmer and raised among peasants, who went on to become a brilliant scholar, a member of the Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and, ultimately, Party Chairman..." -- SBS website
Mao - eine chinesische Geschichte ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Šorts, Filips
ショート, フィリップ
Languages
English (73)
French (14)
Spanish (9)
German (8)
Italian (4)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (2)
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