William Van der Kloot examines the experiences of seven future national leaders during the First World War. Adolf Hitler served on the Western Front for four years; Charles de Gaulle was bayonetted and captured at Verdun; Benito Mussolini was so badly wounded that he was discharged as a hero; Gustav Mannerheim was a cavalry commander who fought on the Eastern Front; Mustafa Kemal Ataturk commanded a division at the Battle of Gallipoli; Harold Macmillan was wounded at Loos and again at the Somme; and Herbert Hoover, although a civilian, organized humanitarian relief in German-occupied Europe, especially Belgium. Combining information gleaned from memoirs, diaries, biographies and regimental histories, this book illustrates how these experiences formed them into the men remembered by history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Boulder : East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.
Book — xii, 182 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This is the story of a Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Armed Forces during World War I who switched sides and joined the newly formed Czechoslovak Legion. He then fought in Slovakia against the Hungary revolutionary army of Bela Kun in order to help Czechoslovakia secure its borders and its freedom. Jan F. Triska, the soldier's son, provides commentaries throughout on his father's story, as well as on the effects of World War I on the spread of nationalism, fascism and communism; the break-up of the colonies and empires; and the growth of the universal communications systems, technology and globalization of the world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Lowell Thomas and the Origins of the Popular Legend of Lawrence of Arabia-- Backstage at the Theater-- Propaganda and Propagation-- Diffusion of the Legend, 1920-1940: The Cases of Colonels Lawrence and Lindbergh-- Redefinition and Literary Reception, 1920-1940-- Interlude, 1940-1960: Lawrence and Hemingway-- Commercialisation of the Legend, 1960-Present: Lawrence and Hollywood-- Assaying the Legends-- Appendix: Notes on Sources about Lowell Thomas.
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Departing from prior scholarship on T.E. Lawrence, this work examines the extent of Anglo-American cultural interplay and the popular culture machinery involved in the manufacture of the Lawrence of Arabia legend. Although not recognized as such, the Lawrence legend was as much an American product as a British one. American journalist Lowell Thomas first publicised the story through war travelogues given in New York City, which soon found their way to England. The legend was perpetuated by American literary interest in Lawrence and then by a Hollywood film. By the 1960s, the Lawrence of Arabia story had become a small commercial industry. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xi, 1188 p.  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25cm.
The authorized biography of the legendary and paradoxical Lawrence of Arabia contains the photographs, letters, and other documents never before researched or published. Illustrated. (source: Nielsen Book Data)