Ronald W. Clark

Ronald W. Clark

Ronald William Clark (November 2, 1916-1987) was a British author of biography, fiction and non-fiction.

Clark landed in Normandy on D-Day as a War Correspondent with the Canadians. He followed the war until the end, and remained in Germany to report on the major War Crimes trials. His post-war career produced biographies of a diverse group of historical figures, including: Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, J.B.S. Haldane, V. I. Lenin, Bertrand Russell, and William F. Friedman. He also wrote about mountain climbing (over a dozen titles), the atomic bomb, Balmoral Castle, and world explorers.

elected works

*"The Day the Rope Broke: The Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn" (1965)
*"Queen Victoria's Bomb" (science fiction, 1967)
*"JBS: The Life and Work of J.B.S. Haldane" (1968) ISBN 0-340-04444-6
*"The Last Year of the Old World" (US: "The Bomb That Failed") (Alternate history, 1970) ISBN 0-224-61778-8
*"Einstein: The Life and Times" (1972) ISBN 0-380-01159-X
*"Edison: The Man Who Made The Future" (1977) ISBN 0-399-11952-3.
*"The Man Who Broke Purple: the Life of Colonel William F. Friedman, Who Deciphered the Japanese Code in World War II" (1977).
*"The Greatest Power on Earth : The Story of Nuclear Fission" (1980) ISBN 0-283-98715-4
*"Bertrand Russell and His World" (1981) ISBN 0-500-13070-1
*"Balmoral, Queen Victoria's Highland Home" (1981) ISBN 0-500-25078-2
*"The Survival of Charles Darwin" (1984) ISBN 0-380-69991-5


*cite book | last=Tuck | first=Donald H. | authorlink=Donald H. Tuck | title=The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy | location=Chicago | publisher=Advent | pages=100 | date=1974|id=ISBN 0-911682-20-1
*cite book | last=Clark | first=Ronald W. | authorlink=Ronald W. Clark | title=The Greatest Power on Earth | location=London | publisher=Sidgwick & Jackson | pages= | date=1980|id=ISBN 0-283-98715-4

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