WorldCat Identities

Garrison, Webb 1919-2000

Overview
Works: 91 works in 255 publications in 1 language and 16,543 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Portraits  Dictionaries  Biography  Biography‚Ä°vAnecdotes  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E468.9, 973.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Webb Garrison
 
Most widely held works by Webb Garrison
Civil War curiosities : strange stories, oddities, events, and coincidences by Webb Garrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of anecdotes and stories about unusual people, attitudes, and events that occurred during the Civil War
Brady's Civil War by Webb Garrison( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial history of the Civil War, using photographs taken by Mathew Brady and his assistants
Why you say it by Webb Garrison( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why You Say It explains that an impatient person will "jump the gun" like an athlete who beats the starter's signal at the beginning of the race; that one who "knows the ropes" is experienced like a sailor who masters the rigging that controls a sailing ship; that one who "barges in" bursts into a situation much like a river barge that is difficult to stop or change direction; and that one who wants the absolute truth needs to get it "straight from the horse's mouth" like a potential buyer who learns a horse's age from its teeth. Informative, often humorous, and always revealing, Why You Say It is a fascinating collection of anecdotes about words and phrases
A treasury of Civil War tales by Webb Garrison( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories relating to the Civil War and the Reconstruction years
What's in a word? by Webb Garrison( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes about more than 500 familiar words and phrases
The Lincoln no one knows : the mysterious man who ran the Civil War by Webb Garrison( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thiis author focused his life-long study of Abraham Lincoln upon the mysteries that continue to bewilder those who try to understand the man. If Lincoln was against slavery, why did he countermand early efforts to free slaves? How did this high-income attorney become packaged as the "rail-splitter candidate: for president? Written in a warm, conversational style, this book reveals Lincoln's depth and complexity
Disasters that made history by Webb Garrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses twenty-three devastating disasters in American history, including the Triangle Shirt Waist and Iroquois Theater fires, the Mississippi River flood of 1951, the Cherry Mine disaster, the Galveston tidal wave, and the tornado of 1925
More Civil War curiosities by Webb Garrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of anecdotes and stories about ususual people, places, and events that occurred during the Civil War
Civil War trivia and fact book by Webb Garrison( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides answers to questions on the personalities, statistics, places, weapons, and events of the Civil War
How it started by Webb Garrison( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidelights on the American Revolution by Webb Garrison( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of White House tales by Webb Garrison( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From George Washington to George Bush, Americans have been fascinated with the men who have held the most powerful office in the world. In this book, dozens of stories about our presidents and their families are told, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs
Oglethorpe's folly : the birth of Georgia by Webb Garrison( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the headlines : American history's schemes, scandals, and escapades by Webb Garrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing women of the Civil War by Webb Garrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the Civil War contributions and exploits of such women spies, soldiers, journalists, doctors, and nurses as Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew, Lucy Hayes, and Pauline Cushman
A treasury of Christmas stories by Webb Garrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little known Christmas stories and how some of our traditions began
The encyclopedia of Civil War usage : an illustrated compendium of the everyday language of soldiers and civilians by Webb Garrison( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are very few, if any, guides to the language used by the generation that fought the American Civil War.Based on thirty years of research, Garrison has produced this dictionary of slang and phrases commonly used during the war
Strange facts about the Bible by Webb Garrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange facts about death by Webb Garrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White House ladies : fascinating tales and colorful curiosities by Webb Garrison( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining and informative compilation of stories about America's first ladies, from Matha Wahington to Hillary Clinton, Webb tells of the public roles these women have played and their private accomplishments and preculiarities. here is an intimate view of the wives of the American president and their families
 
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Civil War curiosities : strange stories, oddities, events, and coincidences
Alternative Names

controlled identityWebster, Gary, 1919-2000

Garison, Uebu, 1919-2000

Garrison, Webb.

Garrison, Webb B.

Garrison, Webb, Sr., 1919-2000

Webster, Gary.

Languages
English (118)

Covers
Brady's Civil WarWhy you say itA treasury of Civil War talesWhat's in a word?The Lincoln no one knows : the mysterious man who ran the Civil WarMore Civil War curiositiesCivil War trivia and fact bookA treasury of White House tales