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Thomas, Benjamin Platt 1902-1956

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Works: 72 works in 304 publications in 10 languages and 13,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Biographies  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: E457, B
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Most widely held works about Benjamin Platt Thomas
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin Platt Thomas
Abraham Lincoln : a biography by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

114 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 3,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stanton; the life and times of Lincoln's Secretary of War by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of his death, renowned Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas was at work on a life of one of the most controversial figures in American history: Edwin McMasters Stanton, the man who marshaled the military forces of the Union in the Civil War and played a crucial role in the only presidential impeachment trial in our history. Harold Hyman, himself a prize-winning historian, undertook to carry on from the advanced point in research and writing that Thomas had reached. The result of their collaborative efforts is a monumental work worthy to stand beside Thomas's own Lincoln as a truly outstanding American biography. Continuously absorbing and written with clarity and grace, Stanton gives an objective, full-scale portrait of this complex and enigmatic figure. Stanton could be explosive and domineering or gentle or considerate; he was at once single-minded and self-doubting. That Stanton should be "controversial" is curious, for he served with distinction under three Presidents; Lincoln offered him unquestioning trust and warm personal friendship. Yet Stanton's name is commonly associated with duplicity rather than with selfless patriotism, including charges that he connived in Lincoln's murder, betrayed each of the Presidents he served, antagonized such generals as McClellan and Sherman, and thwarted opportunities for the peaceful reconciliation of North and South. This biography puts legend and prejudice in clear perspective by going directly to documentary evidence, by probing into Stanton's motives and methods, and by evaluating his accomplishments and failures. It is a judicious and honest portrait of a stubborn, dedicated man; but it also brings to light many important details about the times in which he lived
Lincoln's New Salem by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

31 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one of this book is devoted to the history of New Salem. It tells who the inhabitants were, how they lived, and how they looked on life. Since many of those most active in the village lived in outlying settlements the account is not limited to the village, but provides a picture of ther whole community. In Part Two, Lincoln's activities are discussed, and the meaning of the New Salem years in his development is appraised. Part Three explains the growth of the Lincoln legend around the site of the lost town, and the changing conception of the significance of the frontier as a factor in Lincoln's life. It explains how New Salem came to be restored, the manner in which the fact about the old cabins were secured, how the furnishings were acquired, and the problems that had to be solved in the restoration. --from the forward
Three years with Grant by Sylvanus Cadwallader( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Weld, crusader for freedom by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1973 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait for posterity: Lincoln and his biographers by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russo-American relations, 1815-1867 by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

28 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lincoln's humor" and other essays by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln, 1847-1853, being the day-by-day activities of Abraham Lincoln from January 1, 1847 to December 31, 1853 by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years with Grant by Sylvanus Cadwallader( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln Association by Ill.) Abraham Lincoln Association (Springfield( )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln; una biografia by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For us the living" : address at the twelfth annual meeting of Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, February 10, 1950 by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individuality of Lincoln by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Edward Pratt, 1901-1956 by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletins of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 1923-1937, numbers 1 to 50( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a listing and an index of bulletins 1-50
Lincoln day by day( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography by Benjamin Platt Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and the tools of war by Robert V Bruce( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln day by day( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"Lincoln's humor" and other essays
Alternative Names
Benjamin Thomas historien américain

Platt, Thomas Benjamin 1902-1956

Thomas, Benjamin P.

Thomas, Benjamin P. 1902-1956

Thomas, Benjamin Platt

Tōmasu, B.P. 1902-1956

トーマス, B. P

湯馬士, 本哲明

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