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Robert Payne (1) (1911–1983)

Autor/a de The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler

Per altres autors anomenats Robert Payne, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

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Obres de Robert Payne

The Life and Death of Lenin (1964) 248 exemplars
The Horizon Book of Ancient Rome (1966) 235 exemplars
The History of Islam (1991) 132 exemplars
The White Pony: An Anthology of Chinese Poetry (1947) — Editor — 127 exemplars
The Fathers of the Western Church (1803) 123 exemplars
Ivan the Terrible (1975) 80 exemplars
The Rise and Fall of Stalin (1965) 50 exemplars
Mao Tse-Tung (1950) 47 exemplars
The Civil War in Spain (1962) 42 exemplars
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 41 exemplars
The White Rajahs of Sarawak (1960) 31 exemplars
The Splendour of Greece (1960) 30 exemplars
The Great Garbo (1976) 26 exemplars
Leonardo (1689) 25 exemplars
The life and death of Trotsky (1977) 21 exemplars
Caravaggio: A Novel (1969) 19 exemplars
The Great Charlie (1952) 19 exemplars
Hubris, A Study of Pride (1960) 18 exemplars
The splendors of Byzantium (1967) 16 exemplars
By Me, William Shakespeare (1980) 15 exemplars
Marx (1968) 14 exemplars
The Splendour of Israel (1963) 14 exemplars
The Fortress (1967) 13 exemplars
The Deluge (1954) — Editor; Editor — 13 exemplars
Chinese Diaries 1941-1946 (1970) 12 exemplars
The splendor of Persia (1962) 12 exemplars
Dostoyevsky: A Human Portrait. (1961) 12 exemplars
The Lord Jesus (1964) 12 exemplars
The Roman Triumph (1962) 11 exemplars
The Marshall Story (1952) 10 exemplars
A portrait of André Malraux (1970) 9 exemplars
El Mundo del Arte (1972) 9 exemplars
The splendor of France (2011) 9 exemplars
Chungking diary 8 exemplars
Journey to Persia (1900) 8 exemplars
The Isles of Greece (1965) 8 exemplars
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) 8 exemplars
The Story of "Q" (1977) 7 exemplars
Mexico City (1968) 7 exemplars
Sun, Stones and Silence (1963) 5 exemplars
Zero: The Story of Terrorism (1950) 5 exemplars
Gershwin (1941) 5 exemplars
Massacre (1973) 5 exemplars
China Awake (1947) 4 exemplars
The Young Emperor (1950) 4 exemplars
The Revolt of Asia (1947) 4 exemplars
Journey to Red China (1978) 3 exemplars
Chiang Kai-shek (1969) 3 exemplars
Blood Royal (1954) 3 exemplars
Report on America 2 exemplars
The Tortured and the Damned (1977) 2 exemplars
A Rage for China (1977) 2 exemplars
Stalin (1973) 2 exemplars
The Great Mogul 2 exemplars
The Splendors of Asia: India, Thailand, Japan (1965) — Autor — 1 exemplars
red storm over asia (2009) 1 exemplars
Torrents of Spring (1955) 1 exemplars
Forever China (1945) 1 exemplars
The Wanton Nymph 1 exemplars
A House in Peking (1956) 1 exemplars
Brave Harvest 1 exemplars
Fabulous America 1 exemplars
The Chieftain (2012) 1 exemplars
Mayakovsky--Plays 1 exemplars
Schweitzer, hero of Africa (1958) 1 exemplars
Lenin. Vol. 1 1 exemplars
Alexander the God 1 exemplars

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An opulent, at the same time erudite and content-rich, account of the best period of the Roman Empire of the dictators and proconsuls. There are good accounts of the greatest of the emperors, starting with Julius Caeser, and ending with the overrunning of Rome by the northern tribes like the Goths and Vandals, and just touching on the final eclipse by the taking of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire' is relegated to the end, so this book provides a good counter-weight to Gibbon's scasting, if scholarly, account of demise and doom. The author gives a fine assessment (that reads like a peroration!) of the longer-lasting bequest of the Roman civilization, such as the rule of law, equality of citizens, administrative framework including the maintenance of a competent bureaucracy, and of course their astonishing prowess with public constructions like roads, canals, harbours, citi planning, and so on. The fatal weaknesses are also well brought out, such as the inordinate dependence on mercenary armed forces, the intractable problem of succession (for which, ironically, one of the greatest, Marcus Aurelius, is held responsible for starting the hereditary line of succession with disastrous results), and the self-absorption of the rich. This story surely has important lessons for the regimes of the present day.… (més)
Dilip-Kumar | Mar 25, 2023 |
I came across this book by complete accident. It has no writing on the spine and I picked it up simply to see what it was. I read the back, then opened it and read the first couple of pages and decided from that, I just had to read it!

I'm not a scholar, have no interest in archeology or history. I rarely read biographies but this book just took a hold of me.

Schliemann led a fascinating life and this book is written in such a way that I absorbed the facts and history very easily. It was almost like reading a novel in that I did not want to put it down, I had to know the next stage of this mans life.

A truly absorbing and fascinating read.
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