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Ferrell, Robert H.

Works: 219 works in 1,034 publications in 1 language and 75,359 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biographies  Personal correspondence  History  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Sources  Archives  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: E814, B
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Most widely held works about Robert H Ferrell
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Most widely held works by Robert H Ferrell
Harry S. Truman : a life by Robert H Ferrell( )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 3,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of president Harry S. Truman, discussing his life, political career, and presidency
Dear Bess : the letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959 by Harry S Truman( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This correspondence, which encompasses Truman's courtship of his wife, his service in the senate, his presidency, and after, reveals not only the character of Truman's mind but also a shrewd observer's view of American politics
Truman and Pendergast by Robert H Ferrell( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the political relationship of Harry S. Truman and Thomas J. Pendergast. Pendergast was considered the "boss of Kansas City". His personal and political corruption brought about his downfall and imprisonment for tax evasion in 1939. Truman nearly lost his Senate seat in the Democratic primary of 1940 because of his association with Pendergast as well as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's endorsement of Lloyd D. Stark, then governor of Missouri
Off the record : the private papers of Harry S. Truman by Harry S Truman( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman's comments of politics and personalities are a refreshing look at history as it happened
Truman in the White House : the diary of Eben A. Ayers by Eben A Ayers( )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from President Truman's assistant press secretary
Harry S. Truman and the Cold War revisionists by Robert H Ferrell( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferrell argues that revisionists are often hasty and argumentative in their judgments, understanding neither the times nor the players. These essays challenge the revisionists' perception of President Harry Truman by going below surface appearances of history to examine how this presidency actually functioned in response to unprecedented problems and crises"--Provided by publisher
Presidential leadership : from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman by Robert H Ferrell( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the personal styles of presidents Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Harry Truman. Uses the diaries of Colonel Edward House and White House physician Joel Boone and other sources to examine presidential decision making. Incorporates comments on Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Includes interview with historian John Garraty"--Provided by publisher
Unjustly dishonored : an African American division in World War I by Robert H Ferrell( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refutes the belief that the 92nd Division, composed of African-Americans, failed in their duties during World War I by drawing on recently revealed documents that describe how the division's successes outweighed their setbacks
The autobiography of Harry S. Truman by Harry S Truman( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of the U.S. president, famous for his role in World War II, including the decision to drop the atomic bomb
The Kansas City investigation : Pendergast's downfall, 1938-1939 by Rudolph H Hartmann( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading like a "whodunit," The Kansas City Investigation traces Pendergast's political career from its beginnings to its end
In the company of generals : the World War I diary of Pierpont L. Stackpole by Pierpont L Stackpole( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierpont Stackpole was a Boston lawyer who in January 1918 became aide to Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, soon to be commander of the first American corps in France. Stackpole's diary is a major eyewitness account of the American Expeditionary Forces' experience on the Western Front, offering an insider's view into the workings of Liggett's commands, his day-to-day business, and how he orchestrated his commands in trying and confusing situations. Stackpole's diary also sheds light on other figures of the war, presenting a different view of the controversial Major General Clarence Edwards than has recently been recorded and relating the general staff's attitudes about the flamboyant aviation figure Billy Mitchell. General Liggett built the American army in France, and the best measure of his achievement is this diary of his aide
A colonel in the armored divisions : a memoir, 1941-1945 by William S Triplet( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this memoir William S. Triplet continues the saga begun in his earlier book, A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917-1918. After serving in World War I, Triplet chose to become a career military man and entered West Point. Upon graduation in 1924, his assignments were routine - to regiments in the Southwest and in Panama or as an officer in charge of Reserve Officers' Training Corps units or of men sent to a tank school. All this changed, however, when a new war opened in Europe." "Through his annotations, Robert H. Ferrell provides the historical context for Triplet's experiences. Well written and completely absorbing, A Colonel in the Armored Divisions provides readers the rare opportunity to see firsthand what a real professional in the U.S. Army thought about America's preparation for and participation in the war against Germany and Japan."--Jacket
Five days in October : the Lost Battalion of World War I by Robert H Ferrell( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examination of the World War I battle of October 1918, in the Argonne Forest between German forces and the Lost Battalion from the American Seventy-seventh Division. Utilizes the papers of General Hugh A. Drum and other sources to reexamine the heroic survival of Major Charles W. Whittlesey and his troops"--Provided by publisher
In the Philippines and Okinawa : a memoir, 1945-1948 by William S Triplet( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Meuse-Argonne diary : a division commander in World War I by William M Wright( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During America's participation in World War I, 1917-1918, only a single commander of a division, William M. Wright, is known to have kept a diary. In it, General Wright relates his two-month experience at St. Mihiel and especially the Meuse-Argonne, the largest and most costly battle in American history. In the Meuse-Argonne, the Eighty-ninth Division, made up of 28,000 draftees from Missouri and Kansas and under Wright's command, was one of the two American point divisions beginning November 1, 1918, when the U.S. First Army forced the German defenders back to the Meuse River and helped end World War I as the main German railway line for the entire Western Front came under American artillery fire. It was a great moment, and Wright was at the center of it. Robert Ferrell skillfully supplements the diary with his own narrative, making use of pertinent manuscripts, notably a memoir by one of Wright's infantry regiment commanders. The diary shows the exacting attention that was necessary to keep such a large, unwieldy mass of men in motion. It also shows how the work of the two infantry brigadiers and of the two supporting artillery brigades required the closest attention. Meuse-Argonne Diary, a unique account of, among other things, a singular moment in the Great War in which American troops ensured victory, will fascinate anyone interested in military history in general and World War I in particular. From the Diary September 13, 1918 Got no sleep at all last night. About two o'clock in the morning Col. Heintzelman, chief of staff of the corps, came out and he was much pleased with what the division had accomplished and with the way they had gone through. It was the division's first battle and it played a very important and creditable part. Certain things fell down. . . . The truth of the matter is the troops got away from the wire and it was impossible to keep the wire up through the tangle of barbed wire and woods. We captured 3,000 prisoners on our front alone and have lost 521. November 1, 1918 Considerable heavy artillery fire all night. The preparation fire went down promptly at 3:30, it was very heavy. . . . The barrage went down promptly at 5:30. Troops jumped off. At 7:30 thirty prisoners reported from Le Dhuy Fme., taken by the 353rd and 354th infantries. I don't understand what the 353rd Infantry is doing in there, as it is out of the sector. At 7:00 a.m. there was a distinct lull in the artillery fire. . . . I told Hanson at 8:05 to move his troops forward to parallel 86 immediately. He stated that he would get them going about 8:30, but actually did not get them started until about eleven o'clock. I sent for him on arrival and told him to hurry his men up. Before Lee left I had ordered the divisional reserve to move forward with its advance element on the first objective to maintain their echelonment in depth. Smyser came in at one o'clock and I ordered the divisional machine guns to the front to take position about one-half kilometer east of Dhuy Fme. At the time the reserves were ordered forward. I ordered Hanson to take his P.C. to Dhuy Fme. . . . Hanson has just arrived. I do not understand why he is always so slow. He seems to be inordinately stupid."--Publishers website
Choosing Truman : the Democratic Convention of 1944 by Robert H Ferrell( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Franklin D. Roosevelt's health deteriorated in the months leading up to the Democratic National Convention of 1944, Democratic leaders confronted a dire situation. Given the inevitability of the president's death during a fourth term, the choice of a running mate for FDR was of profound importance. The Democrats needed a man they could trust. They needed Harry S. Truman. In the days between July 11 and July 21, 1944, the vice-presidential nomination went to Truman in a series of moves, countermoves, and near chaotic happenings. This first detailed account of those tumultuous days explains how Truman, a man whom Roosevelt barely knew and who had not actively sought the nomination, became the president's running mate. Robert Ferrell tells an engrossing tale of ruthless ambition, secret meetings, and party politics. Roosevelt emerges as a manipulative leader whose desire to retain power led to a blatant disregard for the loyalty of his subordinates and the aspirations of his vice-presidential hopefuls. Ferrell demonstrates how the conspiratorial efforts of a handful of White House insiders unseated Vice-President Henry Wallace as a contender, while the president himself thwarted the hopes of powerful White House aide James F. Byrnes. The events surrounding Truman's nomination would have seemed almost unbelievable, had not so much been at risk. But as the convention came to a close, the kingmakers of the party could assure themselves of one thing: Truman would be the next president of the United States. Startling in its conclusions, impeccable in its research, Choosing Truman is an engrossing, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the nation's thirty-third president
Collapse at Meuse-Argonne : the failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division by Robert H Ferrell( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thirty-fifth Division was based at Camp Doniphan on the Fort Sill reservation in Oklahoma and was trained essentially for stationary, or trench warfare. In March 1918, the German army launched a series of offensives that nearly turned the tide on the Western Front. The tactics were those of open warfare, quick penetrations by massive forces, backed by heavy artillery and machine guns. The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) commanded by Gen. John J. Pershing were unprepared for this change in tactics. When the Thirty-fifth Division was placed in the opening attack in the Meuse-Argonne on September 26, 1918, it quickly fell."
Argonne days in World War I by Horace L Baker( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A straightforward World War I memoir by Horace Baker, a Mississippi schoolteacher who took ship for France in the spring of 1918 as a private in the American Expeditionary Forces and soon fought with the Thirty-second Division in General Pershing's offensive at the battle of Meuse-Argonne"--Provided by publisher
The question of MacArthur's reputation : Côte de Châtillon, October 14-16, 1918 by Robert H Ferrell( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ferrell examines the WWI battle at Côte de Châtillon, reconstructing the movements of troops and the decisions of officers to detail how MacArthur's subordinates were the true heroes and how the taking of the hill could have been a disaster had the Eighty-fourth Brigade followed the general's original plan"--Provided by publisher
Presidents, diplomats, and other mortals : essays honoring Robert H. Ferrell by Robert H Ferrell( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the role of the United States in the international arena from the 1860s to the present, these essays in honor of Robert H. Ferrell consider presidents from Lincoln to Bush, as well as the success or failure of diplomatic efforts in Russia, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and elsewhere"--Provided by publisher
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Truman and Pendergast
Dear Bess : the letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959Truman and PendergastOff the record : the private papers of Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman and the Cold War revisionistsPresidential leadership : from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. TrumanUnjustly dishonored : an African American division in World War IThe autobiography of Harry S. TrumanThe Kansas City investigation : Pendergast's downfall, 1938-1939
Alternative Names
Ferrell, R. H.

Ferrell, Robert

Ferrell, Robert 1921-

Ferrell, Robert H.

Ferrell, Robert H. 1921-

Ferrell, Robert Hugh 1921-

Robert H. Ferrell historiador estadounidense

Robert H. Ferrell historian amerikan

Robert H. Ferrell staraí Meiriceánach

Robert Hugh Ferrell

Robert Hugh Ferrell Amerikaans historicus

Robert Hugh Ferrell historiador estatunidenc

Robert Hugh Ferrell historien américain

Robert Hugh Ferrell storico statunitense

رابرت هیو فرل

روبرت هيو فيريل مؤرخ أمريكي

ファレル, ロバート・H.

フェレル, ロバート・H.



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