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Stewart, George R. 1895-1980

Overview
Works: 200 works in 967 publications in 23 languages and 30,692 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Local history  Dictionaries  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Apocalyptic fiction  Dystopian fiction  Interviews  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: E155, 917.3
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Most widely held works by George R Stewart
Names on the land : a historical account of place-naming in the United States by George R Stewart( Book )

54 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[F]ascinating and fantastically detailed panorama of language in action ... it will engage anyone who has ever wondered at the curious names scattered across the American map."
Ordeal by hunger : the story of the Donner Party by George R Stewart( Book )

68 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in English and French and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance
American place-names : a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America by George R Stewart( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work includes three categories of place-name information: well-known places; repeated names which appear in many localities; and unusual names. Following each of the 12,000 entries is the name derivation, the state where pertinent and explication with historical, geographical and/or folk interpretations
American given names : their origin and history in the context of the English language by George R Stewart( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places all the more common names in their historical and linguistic context, discussing each name's etymology and usage through history
Earth abides by George R Stewart( Book )

105 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for
Storm by George R Stewart( Book )

91 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 15 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story in which the main character is a storm that sweeps across the Pacific Ocean and then spreads its fury along the California coast
The California Trail : an epic with many heroes by George R Stewart( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the trail's year-by-year changes as weather conditions, new exploration, and the changing character of emigrants affected it from 1841-42 on
Pickett's charge : a microhistory of the final attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 by George R Stewart( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the decisive battle at Gettysburg based on military and personal accounts
Fire : a novel by George R Stewart( Book )

35 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in 11 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake. Firefighters and lookouts, forest rangers and smokejumpers--as well as animals in the forest, many of them the bewildered victims of the blaze, and all the varied trees and bushes there--are characters of this realistic story
Not so rich as you think by George R Stewart( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Japanese and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To California by covered wagon by George R Stewart( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the hardships encountered by a group of pioneers travelling by covered wagon from Iowa to California in 1844
Bret Harte, argonaut and exile, being an account of the life of the celebrated American humorist by George R Stewart( Book )

31 editions published between 1931 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Names on the globe by George R Stewart( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. 40 : cross section of the United States of America by George R Stewart( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ways of life by George R Stewart( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Committee of Vigilance: revolution in San Francisco, 1851;an account of the hundred days when certain citizens undertook the suppression of the criminal activities of the Sydney ducks by George R Stewart( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year of the oath; the fight for academic freedom at the University of California by George R Stewart( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man : an autobiography by George R Stewart( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in English and Japanese and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technique of English verse by George R Stewart( Book )

16 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donner Pass and those who crossed it; the story of the country made notable by the Stevens Party, the Donner Party, the gold-hunters, and the railroad builders by George R Stewart( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1964 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American given names : their origin and history in the context of the English language
Alternative Names
George R. Stewart Amerikaans historicus (1895-1980)

George R. Stewart US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Sprachforscher und Professor für Englisch an der University of California, Berkeley

Rippey Stewart, George 1895-1980

Stewart, George

Stewart George 1895-1980

Stewart, George R.

Stewart, George R. 1895-1980

Stewart, George R. 1895-1980 Jr

Stewart, George R. (George Rippey), 1895-1980

Stewart, George R., Jr., 1895-1980

Stewart, George Rippey

Stewart, George Rippey 1895-1980

جورج آر. استوارت

جورج ستيوارت

スチュアート, G. R

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Ordeal by hunger : the story of the Donner PartyAmerican given names : their origin and history in the context of the English languageEarth abidesStormThe California Trail : an epic with many heroesPickett's charge : a microhistory of the final attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863Fire : a novelTo California by covered wagon