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Prince, Cathryn J. 1969-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 1,785 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q143.S56, 940.53161089310438
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cathryn J Prince
Death in the Baltic : THE WORLD WAR II SINKING OF THE WILHELM GUSTLOFF by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January, 1945. With the Third Reich in free fall, Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's way. More than 10,000 women, children, sick, and elderly pack aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship. Soon after the ship leaves port and the passengers sigh in relief, three Soviet torpedoes strike it. More than 9,400 perished in the night-- six times the number lost on the Titanic-- and no one wanted to acknowledge the sinking. Prince reconstructs this forgotten moment in history, finally giving this tragedy its rightful remembrance
A professor, a president, and a meteor : the birth of American science by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Professor Benjamin Silliman, beginning with his investigation of a meteorite that fell over Weston, Connecticut in the winter of 1807, inspired a generation of American scientists
Shot from the sky : American POWs in Switzerland by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince presents the complete story behind Swiss claims of neutrality, where they applied international law in an unfair manner. They detained and in some cases punished American airmen while allowing Nazi pilots to refuel at Swiss airfields
America daredevil : the extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a polished walking stick and neatly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting guide for millions of Americans in the 1920s and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for each new article and book he wrote. During his career, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, nearly fell out of his plane while shooting the first aerial photographs of Mount Everest, and became the first person to swim the full length of the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol looks, the Tennessee native was a media darling in an era of optimism and increased social openness. But as the Great Depression and looming war pushed America toward social conservatism, Halliburton more actively worked to hide his homosexuality, burnishing his image as a masculine trailblazer. No middle ground existed regarding Halliburton--he was either adored or abhorred. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Princeton graduate a poseur, a symbol of nouveau riche depravity. But most found his daredevil persona irresistible. As chronicled in American Daredevil, Halliburton harnessed the media of his day to gain and maintain a widespread following long before our age of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, and thus became the first adventure journalist. And during the darkest hours of the Great Depression, Halliburton did something remarkable: he inspired generations of authors, journalists, and everyday people who dreamed of fame and glory to explore the world
Burn the town and sack the banks! : Confederates attack Vermont! by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first book to explore the St. Albans raid in depth, Prince examines its place in Civil War history, and the change it wrought on the psyche of those living in the North. It is a tale filled with dashing soldiers, spies, posses, bumbling plans, smitten locals, lawyers, diplomats, and an idyllic Vermont town, all set against the backdrop of the great battles far from the Northern border that were bringing the Civil War to its bloody conclusion."--Jacket
The extraordinary life of Richard Halliburton, the world's first celebrity travel writer by Cathryn J Prince( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the mountaineers : the trailblazing life of Fanny Bullock Workman by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a topee, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountain climbing, this American woman climbed more peaks than any of her peers, became the first woman to map the far reaches of the Himalayas, the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne and the second to address the Royal Geographic Society of London, whose members included Charles Darwin, Richard Francis Burton, and David Livingstone. Her books, replete with photographs, illustrations and descriptions of meteorological conditions, glaciology and the effect of high altitudes on humans, remained useful decades after their publication. Paving the way for a legion of female climbers, her legacy lives on in scholarship prizes at Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe, and Bryn Mawr. Author and journalist Cathryn J. Prince brings Fanny Bullock Workman to life and deftly shows how she negotiated the male-dominated world of alpine clubs and adventure societies as nimbly as she negotiated the deep crevasses and icy granite walls of the Himalayas. It's the story of the role one woman played in science and exploration, in breaking boundaries and frontiers for women everywhere"--
Queen of the mountaineers : the trailblazing life of Fanny Bullock Workman by Cathryn J Prince( Recording )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a topee, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountain climbing, this American woman climbed more peaks than any of her peers, became the first woman to map the far reaches of the Himalayas, the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne and the second to address the Royal Geographic Society of London, whose members included Charles Darwin, Richard Francis Burton, and David Livingstone. Her books, replete with photographs, illustrations, and descriptions of meteorological conditions, glaciology, and the effect of high altitudes on humans, remained useful decades after their publication. Paving the way for a legion of female climbers, her legacy lives on in scholarship prizes at Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe, and Bryn Mawr. Author and journalist Cathryn J. Prince brings Fanny Bullock Workman to life and deftly shows how she negotiated the male-dominated world of alpine clubs and adventure societies as nimbly as she negotiated the deep crevasses and icy granite walls of the Himalayas. It's the story of the role one woman played in science and exploration, in breaking boundaries and frontiers for women everywhere
Les catastrophes peu naturelles de l'Asie by Cathryn J Prince( )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A professor, a president, and a meteor : the birth of American science by Cathryn J Prince( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chronicles the December 14, 1807, landing of a celestial fireball on a farm in Weston, Connecticut, and the event's effects on American science. Recounts professor Benjamin Silliman's study of the meteor and President Thomas Jefferson's influence on the post-colonial scientific community. For Senior High readers and older. 2011
Asia's unnatural disasters by Cathryn J Prince( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Smrt na Baltu : zkáza lodi Wilhelm Gustloff by Cathryn J Prince( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A professor, a president, and a meteor : the birth of American science
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Alternative Names
Prince, Cathryn

Languages
English (46)

Czech (1)

French (1)