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Short, Philip

Works: 51 works in 220 publications in 7 languages and 6,823 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: DS778.M3, B
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Publications about Philip Short
Publications by Philip Short
Most widely held works by Philip Short
Mao by Philip Short( Book )
55 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,935 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,731 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 )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Banda by Philip Short( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 libraries worldwide
A taste for intrigue : the multiple lives of François Mitterrand by Philip Short( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics
In pursuit of plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors by Philip Short( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 375 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."--Jacket
Pol Pot : the history of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
"The man the world knew as Pol Pot headed one of the most enigmatic and terrifying regimes of modern times. An idealistic reclusive figure of great charisma and personal charm, he initiated a revolution whose radical egalitarianism exceeded any other in history. In the process, his country descended into madness and his name became a byword for sanguinary oppression. During the three-and-a-half years of Pol Pot's 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. Philip Short has spent four years travelling the length and breadth of Cambodia, interviewing surviving leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge movement and sifting through previously closed archives from China, Russia and Vietnam, as swell as Cambodia itself. Here, the former Khmer Rouge Head of State, Pol's brother-in-law and scores of lesser figures speak for the first time at length about their beliefs and motives, as Philip Short traces Pol Pot's life from altruistic youth to become one of the twentieth century's most egregious political monsters. The horrors the Khmer Rouge perpetrated, and Pol Pot's dystopia, grew out of Cambodian history and culture, and the paranoia of a small, vulnerable country, squeezed between powerful neighbours. But China, France and, above all, the United States share moral responsibility. Cambodia's suffering is an object lesson in the perils of applying simplistic solutions to complicated problems."--Jacket
The dragon and the bear : inside China and Russia today by Philip Short( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 237 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
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity by Philip Short( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Aesthete, sensualist, bookworm, politician of Machiavellian cunning: Francois Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his fourteen years as President, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into the modern world. As a statesman and as a human being, he was the incarnation of the mercurial, contrarian France which Britain and America find so perennially frustrating. He embodied the ambiguities and the contradictions of a nation whose modern identity is founded on a stubborn refusal to fit into the Anglo-American scheme of things. Yet he changed France more profoundly than any of his recent predecessors, arguably including even his great rival, Charles de Gaulle. During the war he was both the leader of a resistance movement and decorated for services to the collaborationist regime in Vichy. After flirting with the far Right, he entered parliament with the backing of conservatives and the Catholic Church before becoming the undisputed leader of the Left. As President he brought the French Communists into the government the better to destroy them. And all the while he managed to find time for an extraordinarily complicated private life. This is a human as much as a political biography, and a captivating portrait of a life that mirrored Mitterrand's times
China, through Mao's eyes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 77 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 )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and German and held by 59 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
Pol Pot : anatomie d'un cauchemar by Philip Short( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 46 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 eine chinesische Geschichte = Mao - une histoire chinoise by Adrian Maben( visu )
7 editions published in 2006 in German and French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Mao Tse-tung (andere Schreibweise: Mao Zedong) gehört zu den herausragenden Figuren der Weltgeschichte. Er war Militärstratege, Politiker, Philosoph und Poet zugleich; ein genialer Manipulator, der Sinnlichkeit, Politik und Revolution zu verbinden verstand. Er hat, wie Richard Nixon es formulierte, "eine Nation bewegt und die Welt verändert". Mao regierte China dreissig Jahre lang. Er wurde im eigenen Land verehrt wie ein Gott und in der westlichen Welt und den Entwicklungsländern von Millionen Menschen als revolutionäres Idol verehrt. Wie kam es, dass ein Bauernsohn aus einer isolierten Provinz im chinesischen Hinterland (eines der abgelegensten Gebiete des Landes) es schaffte, zum unbestirttenen Herrscher der bevölkerungsreichsten Nation der Welt zu werden, mit einer Aura und Macht, wie sie den grössten Kaisern Chinas würdig gewesen wäre? (Quelle: Umschlag)
Pol Pot by Philip Short( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The history of a nightmare by Philip Short( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 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
Poru poto = Pol Pot : Aru akumu no rekishi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mao - eine chinesische Geschichte ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German 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
Mō takutō : aru jinsei 2 by Philip Short( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Philip Short britanski novinar in avtor
Philip Short Brits journalist
Šorts, Filips
쇼트, 필립
ショート, フィリップ
肖特, 菲力普
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