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Downey, Fairfax 1893-1990

Overview
Works: 103 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 10,689 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Poetry  Military history  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Fairfax Downey
 
Most widely held works by Fairfax Downey
Texas and the war with Mexico by Fairfax Downey( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers period in history from Mexican rebellion against Spanish rule to end of war between Mexico and United States over American annexation of Texas
The guns at Gettysburg by Fairfax Downey( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed study of both Union and Confederate artillery action at Gettysburg
Indian wars of the U.S. Army, 1776-1865 by Fairfax Downey( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military history, with details of early army life
Louisbourg: key to a continent by Fairfax Downey( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the construction of the French fortress in 1720 by Louis 15th and its capture by British forces in 1745 and in 1758, when it was destroyed
Storming of the gateway; Chattanooga, 1863 by Fairfax Downey( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the campaign that unlocked the Confederacy for Sherman's march to Atlanta. Poetry inspired by the campaign is included in an appendix
Richard Harding Davis: his day by Fairfax Downey( Book )

11 editions published between 1916 and 1933 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clash of cavalry; the Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863 by Fairfax Downey( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1989 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an era as drawn by C.D. Gibson by Fairfax Downey( Book )

7 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian-fighting army by Fairfax Downey( Book )

28 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No more thrilling and heroic pages in American military annals exist than those written by the officers and men who fought the 'hostiles' on countless battlefields of the Far West. Fragments of this mighty saga of men in battle are known to many readers, but Mr. Downey has here, for the first time, gathered together all the facts and presented them in chronological and connected order to make a narrative of bravery and hardihood that rings like a trumpet call...It was not until so recent a year as 1915, when United States troops were required to overawe the Piutes in Colorado that the job of the 'Indian-Fighting Army' was really finished. It began in 1865 and continued actively until 1890 when the defeat of the Sioux at the Battle of Wounded Knee broke the last organized Indian resistance. Mr Downey traces the history of the Indian-Fighting Army through those three exciting decades. His story cover the whole West, from Fort Laramie in Montana to the mountain fortresses of the fierce Apaches in the painted buttes of Arizona and the sudden bloody raids of the Kiowas and Comanches in Texas. It is an epic of desperate bravery, of battles -- not all of them victories -- against tremendous odds and a wily, valiant foe. It is the story of a magnificent army that was neglected, forgotten, and frequently maligned and, until this book, as a whole unsung...Here is a book for all those, old or young, who thrill to the story of brave deeds and brave men and to whom that vast 'gladiatorial arena' of the closing decades of the nineteenth century -- the great West of America -- is still the home of adventure, daring, and heroism" -- Book jacket
Sound of the guns : the story of American artillery from the ancient and honorable company to the atom cannon and guided missile by Fairfax Downey( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand Turke, Suleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottomans by Fairfax Downey( Book )

30 editions published between 1922 and 1930 in English and French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannonade; great artillery actions of history, the famous cannons, and the master gunners by Fairfax Downey( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lusty forefathers, being diverse chronicles of the fervors, frolics, fights, festivities, and failings of our American ancestors by Fairfax Downey( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red / bluecoats : the Indian scouts, U.S. Army by Fairfax Downey( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian tribes which supplied scouts included Apache, Crow, Pawnee, Shoshone, Comanche, Kowa, Blackfeet, Navajo, Seminole, and to a lesser part, Dakota, Arapahoe, Arickana, Cheyenne
Disaster fighters by Fairfax Downey( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of disasters in North America, mostly in the United States, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes accounts of the Galveston flood, eruption of Mt. Pel©♭e, the capsizing of the Eastland, San Francisco earthquake, Triangle Shirtwaist fire, explosion of the Mont Blanc, the Spanish influenza, and the Dust Bowl
The Buffalo Soldiers in the Indian Wars by Fairfax Downey( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of four regiments of Negro soldiers created in 1866 specifically to help fight in the Indian Wars
Burton, Arabian nights adventurer by Fairfax Downey( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1938 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fife, drum & bugle by Fairfax Downey( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortællinger fra krigshistorien om brugen af Pibe, Trommer og Horn
Great dog stories of all time by Fairfax Downey( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of old and recent fiction and fact, which display the particular and peculiar traits of the dogs they chronicle
My kingdom for a horse by Fairfax Downey( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Downey, Fairfax.

Downey, Fairfax 1893-

Downey Fairfax 1893-1990

Downey, Fairfax D.

Downey, Fairfax Davis, 1893-

Downey, Fairfax Davis 1893-1990

Fairfax Downey American military historian

Languages
English (163)

French (18)