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Wecter, Dixon 1906-1950

Overview
Works: 81 works in 361 publications in 2 languages and 11,879 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Military history  Juvenile works  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E302.6.F7, B
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Most widely held works about Dixon Wecter
 
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The age of the Great Depression, 1929-1941 by Dixon Wecter( Book )

63 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Clemens of Hannibal by Dixon Wecter( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1979 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero in America by Dixon Wecter( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hero in America, by Dixon Wecter, appeared in 1941, on the eve of our entry into World War II, but now, three decades later, no book could be more relevant--more disturbingly relevant--to our national condition. In 1941, the "heroes" Mussolini and Hitler (along with their brother-hero Stalin, who happened to wind up on our side) dominated Europe and, as though with the morning sun of a new world-day at the back, cast their enormous shadows across the Atlantic. Could we produce a brand of heroism to stand against the apparently invincible, and inevitable European product? So the "Chronicle of Hero-Worship."' as it is called in the subtitle, assessed the heroes of the American past in a context that gave the subject more than academic interest. It was, we may say without much exaggeration, a subject involving life and death. And now, in a time that, among other things, is an age of anti-heroism, as America faces a crisis which is deeper, more inward, and for which no happy issue is guaranteed, we may again say, with even less exaggeration, that this book treats a subject involving the life and death of our society."--The Introduction by Robert Penn Warren
The saga of American society; a record of social aspiration, 1607-1937 by Dixon Wecter( Book )

25 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love letters of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Johnny comes marching home by Dixon Wecter( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the soldier, as he recrosses the bridge from war to peace. It is based on the record of our three great wars-the Revolution, the Civil War, and the First World War-mainly as set down by the soldier himself in letters and diaries
Changing patterns in American civilization by Dixon Wecter( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain to Mrs. Fairbanks by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our soldiers speak, 1775-1918 by William Matthews( Book )

5 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain in three moods : three new items of Twainiana by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

13 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straightforward life-story of a typically American character endowed with the great powers developed by self-education, who exerted vast influence as a citizen and statesman for his own day and for the future of his country
Edmund Burke and his kinsmen : a study of the statesman's financial integrity and private relationships by Dixon Wecter( Book )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain : an exhibition selected mainly from the papers belonging to the Samuel L. Clemens Estate on deposit in the Huntington Library by Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery( Book )

7 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary lodestone; one hundred years of California writing by Dixon Wecter( Book )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified "Wagon Letters." Written during the most eventful years of Benjamin Franklin's life (1771-90), the Autobiography is one of the most influential memoirs in history. This newly edited Norton Critical Edition includes an introduction that explains the history of the Autobiography within the larger history of the life-writing genre as well as within the history of celebrity. The text is accompanied by new and expanded explanatory annotations and by a map, an illustration, and six facsimiles. "Contexts" presents a broader view of Franklin's life with a journal entry from a 1726 voyage, correspondence, a Poor Richard piece on ambition and fame, Franklin's views on self-improvement, and his last will (and codicil). "Criticism" draws on a wealth of material that reflects both the wide range of Franklin's achievements and the global impact of his life and memoirs. New international voices in "Contemporary Opinions" include Immanuel Kant, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, and José Francisco Correia da Serra. "Nineteenth-Century Opinions" includes Humphry Davy on Franklin's discovery of electricity as well as Empress Shōken of Japan's Franklin-inspired poem. Finally, "Modern Opinions" reprints important pieces: I.B. Cohen on Franklin and the Autobiography's importance to science; Michael Warner's theoretical interpretation of the practices of writing and printing and what they tell us about Franklin; and Peter Stallybrass's insightful and engaging history-of-the-book perspective on Franklin's writing generally and the Autobiography specifically."--Publisher's website
The age of the great depression by Dixon Wecter( Book )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
Literary history of the United States by Robert Ernest Spiller( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American life by Dixon Wecter( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman as civil servant by Dixon Wecter( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (292)

Chinese (7)