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Barber, Noel 1909-1988

Works: 113 works in 890 publications in 19 languages and 14,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Chronologies  Biography  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Noel Barber
The Black Hole of Calcutta : a reconstruction by Noel Barber( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has heard of the Black Hole of Calcutta, but Noel Barber brings the story of that Gehenna vividly to life as it has not been presented for a century. In 1756 came a seige by 50,000 Indians of Fort William, the British East India Company's stronghold. The ensuing events constitute one of the most dramatic episodes of British imperial history, as this graphic and exciting reconstruction shows. Like so much else in history, this was a tragedy of errors in which stupidity, treachery, and fear all played their parts, side by side with the most glowing courage
Seven days of freedom : the Hungarian uprising 1956 by Noel Barber( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sultans by Noel Barber( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of this vast, astonishing and brilliantly readable work of history is the bizarre story of the Ottoman Empire, seen through the lives and actions of its sultans, with their absolute power and terrifying cruelty, their love of pomp and magnificence and their overwhelming venality and corruption. The author describes the men, the events, the daily life, the strange customs of Turkey's court, from her emergence as a great power in the sixteenth century to the death of Kemal Ataturk, who overthrew the Sultanate to establish a new and more modern form of tyranny. This book is a unique and fascinating record of four centuries of glory, debauchery, splendor and cruelty. --from inside jacket flap
Tanamera by Noel Barber( Book )

96 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against all odds and every warning, John Dexter, heir to a fabulous financial empire, and Julie Soong, daughter of Singapore's richest and most powerful Chinese family, become lovers
Sakkara by Noel Barber( Book )

73 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exotic drama sets the love affair of Mark Holt and Serena Sirry against the backdrop of World War II and the rule of Egyptian King Farouk
The other side of paradise by Noel Barber( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the special love of Kit Masters, a young doctor exiled to the South Pacific, and Aleena, the beautiful princess of the island Koraloona through the clash of cultures, kidnapping, war, and natural disaster
A farewell to France by Noel Barber( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the war, an American who has lived for most of his life in France and fought with the Resistance, wanders through the chateau that was once his family home. His mind returns to the sun-filled days of when he and Sonia first became lovers, before the war wrenched his family apart
The weeping and the laughter by Noel Barber( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a colorful saga set against the braod sweep of history and the many figures that people it, the Korolev family flees the chaos of the Russian Revolution and settles in France, where they live and love under the shadow of a new war
A sinister twilight; the fall of Singapore, 1942 by Noel Barber( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the land of lost content; the Dalai Lama's fight for Tibet by Noel Barber( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly everyone knows the dramatic story of the Dalai Lama, who in 1959 was forced to flee Tibet and the people whom he ruled. Not as many know the stirring and terrible events behind that escape--events which culminated in a spontaneous uprising of the Tibetan people in the capital city of Lhasa. This book, based on interviews with many of the participants (including the Dalai Lama himself), and containing a wealth of unpublished material, carefully reconstructs both the revolt and the Dalai Lama's journey."--Jacket
The week France fell by Noel Barber( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The week France fell gives a vivid and moving picture of a country in defeat. While the refugees leaving Paris struggled to keep one step ahead of the advancing German armies, their political and military leaders were fighting not so much the Germans as among themselves. There is Paul Reynaud, the French premiere -- courageous in his way but hampered by his pro-German mistress, H?l?ne de Portes; the arrogant General Weygand, commander-in-chief of the French army, and the senile Marshal P?tain both committed to an armistice with the Germans. There is the tall figure of de Gaulle who struggled so hard to persuade the government to fight on from North Africa. And of course there is Churchill, at the very heart of the story, whether planning the war in London or flying first to the French army headquarters, and then to the bomb-scarred airfield near Tours, in last-minute efforts to bolster French morale. Against this background of bickering and futility, Noel Barber has arrayed a gallery of ordinary men and women whose lives were caught up in the tragedy. They include Zena Marshall, then a schoolgirl, who had a terrifying journey from Brussels to Bordeaux after her school had been bombed; Drue Tarti?re whom chance placed in a small room in Bordeaux next to P?tain when he made his surrender speech; and Corrine Luchaire, the French actress, who found milk to save just a few of the starving children, among the eight million refugees who clogged the roads"--Jacket
The fall of Shanghai by Noel Barber( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughters of the prince by Noel Barber( Book )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of WWII, three young men relax in Florence and meet the prince's daughters. Then war breaks out
The war of the running dogs; the Malayan Emergency: 1948-1960 by Noel Barber( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of the running dogs: how Malaya defeated the communist guerrillas, 1948-60 by Noel Barber( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En populær og bred skildring af hvorledes briterne knuste det kinesisk støttede guerillaoprør i Malaya. I 1963 blev Malaysia-føderationen omsider oprettet, hvorunder general Sir Gerals Templer spillede en væsentlig rolle
The lords of the Golden Horn; from Suleiman the Magnificent to Kamal Ataturk by Noel Barber( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white desert by Noel Barber( Book )

20 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reporter's account of Dr. Vivian Fuch's Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957-'58; Sir Edmund Hillary's journey to the South Pole in 1957-'58 and his own experiences in Antarctica. Includes photos, maps and biographical information on the individual members of the expeditions
Sinister twilight : the fall and rise again of Singapore by Noel Barber( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's visit the U.S.A. by Noel Barber( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief description of the history, geography, culture, and peoples of the United States from a British point of view
Conversations with painters by Noel Barber( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The daughters of the prince
TanameraSakkaraThe other side of paradiseA farewell to FranceThe weeping and the laughterThe daughters of the princeThe war of the running dogs; the Malayan Emergency: 1948-1960The war of the running dogs: how Malaya defeated the communist guerrillas, 1948-60Sinister twilight : the fall and rise again of Singapore
Alternative Names
Barber, John Lysberg Noel.

Barber, John Lysberg Noel 1909-

Barber, John Lysberg Noël 1909-1988

Barber, Noël.

Barber, Noël 1909-

Barber, Noël 1909-1988

Noel Barber Brits journalist (1909-1988)

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