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Langguth, A. J. 1933-2014

Overview
Works: 31 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 12,472 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Fiction  Christian fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E208, 973.3
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Most widely held works about A. J Langguth
 
Most widely held works by A. J Langguth
Patriots : the men who started the American Revolution by A. J Langguth( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONE OF OUR BEST NONFICTION WRITERS COMBINES HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY TO TELL THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN TERMS OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT IT. AN IMPRESSIVE WORK
Our Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975 by A. J Langguth( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Vietnam War as a series of missteps, misunderstandings, and mistakes by leaders including Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and the heads of the CIA, and explains the origins of those errors
Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of Independence by A. J Langguth( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second and final war of independence, Madison leads an unprepared nation into a struggle that will establish the United States as a major world power and stake its claim to the entire continent. Before the outcome is decided, the war will have engulfed land and sea, with a disastrous U.S. defeat at Detroit and epic naval campaigns on the Great Lakes. After the Americans sack Toronto, the British retaliate by burning the White House and the Capitol. Finally, two and a half years of bloodshed and botched strategies culminate in the spectacular battle of New Orleans. We also meet colorful characters from America's past: not only James and Dolley Madison, but also Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Oliver Perry, Stephen Decatur, the great Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh, and four men who will follow Madison into the White House--James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Quincy Adams, and war hero Andrew Jackson. --From publisher description
Driven West : Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Southern California professor of journalism Langguth maintains America's first civil war occurred during the 1830s when Andrew Jackson expelled Indian tribes from the Deep South and created a bitter North-South conflict. Cherokees "were driven out of Georgia at bayonet point by U.S. Army forces led by General Winfield Scott. At the center of the story are the American statesmen of the day -- Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun-- and those Cherokee leaders who tried to save their people -- Major Ridge, John Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and John Ross. Driven West presents wrenching firsthand accounts of the forced march across the Mississippi along a path of misery and death that the Cherokees called the Trail of Tears. Survivors reached the distant Oklahoma Territory that Jackson had marked out for them, only to find that the bloodiest days of their ordeal still awaited them."--Jacket
Saki, a life of Hector Hugh Munro : with six short stories never before collected by A. J Langguth( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lincoln : how the North won the Civil War and lost the peace by A. J Langguth( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Lincoln's assassination, his "team of rivals" was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave owner from Tennessee, was challenged by radical Republicans in Congress, who wanted to punish the defeated South. When Johnson's policies placated the rebels at the expense of the black freed men, radicals in the House impeached him for trying to fire Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Even William Seward, Lincoln's closest ally in his cabinet, seemed to waver. By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses Grant, Lincoln's winning Union general. The night of his victory, Grant lamented to his wife, "I'm afraid I'm elected." His attempts to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the rising Ku Klux Klan were undercut by implacable Southern resistance and by corruption during his two terms.--From publisher description
A noise of war : Caesar, Pompey, Octavian, and the struggle for Rome by A. J Langguth( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rich, scrupulously researched narrative history, A.J. Langguth captures this resounding, epic drama and brings to life the towering figures of the time. Capitalizing on a wealth of primary materials - from Caesar's war stories to Cicero's most intimate letters - Langguth has gone to the heart of the political intrigues, calculated alliances, and mortal rivalries that now, perhaps more than ever, seem especially vibrant and contemporary. We see Caesar, the aristocrat who championed the people's causes but was accused of wanting to be king, as he contends with Cicero, a newcomer to Rome with a sharp tongue and a lightning wit but also a fatal eagerness to please the patricians. Drawn into their struggle were Brutus, Pompey, Cassius, Mark Antony, and the eventual victor, Octavian - lobbying causes, brokering deals, leading armies, and grabbing at power
Hidden terrors by A. J Langguth( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macumba : white and black magic in Brazil by A. J Langguth( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of Independence by A. J Langguth( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the War of 1812 links its events to the War of Independence and American beliefs about Manifest Destiny, in an account that documents key battles while evaluating the contributions of such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison, and Davy Crockett
Driven west : [Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War] by A. J Langguth( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major work of narrative history, A.J. Langguth portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War
Jesus Christs by A. J Langguth( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975 by A. J Langguth( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laos was never really ours after 1954. South Vietnam is and wants to be."--McGeorge Bundy, Washington, D.C., 1961 "The Americans thought that Vietnam was a war. We knew that Vietnam was our country."--Luu Doan Huynh, Hanoi, 1999 Twenty-five years after its end, with many records and archives newly opened and many participants now willing to testify, historian and journalist A.J. Langguth has written an authoritative, news-making account of the Vietnam War from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives. Our Vietnam is a sweeping and evenhanded history of the Vietnam War as it was lived by U.S. presidents in Washington and Communist leaders in Hanoi, by American Marines at Khe Sanh and war protesters at home, by Vietcong guerrillas in the Mekong Delta and South Vietnamese troops in the Central Highlands. Langguth traveled to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Beijing to interview scores of ranking Communist officials as well as those who played significant but lesser-known roles. As a correspondent for The New York Times in South Vietnam in the 1960s, he observed most of the prominent U.S. officials involved in the war, including Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, General William Westmoreland, Ambassador Maxwell Taylor and presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy. He has drawn on recently released documents and secret White House tapes to bring the architects of the war and the events of that time into sharp focus. Our Vietnam provides a rare look at the secret maneuvering within Hanoi's Politburo, where an implacable southerner named Le Duan emerges as the man -- even more than the famous General Giap -- who shaped the Communist struggle. It reveals the palace intrigues of President Ngo Dinh Diem and his sister-in-law Madame Nhu in Saigon. It takes us inside the waffling and self-deceived White Houses of Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, and shows how those presidents tried to muzzle the press and deceive the American public. It documents the ineptness and corruption of our South Vietnamese allies, recounts the bravery of soldiers on both sides at Ap Bac and Ia Drang, and explores inhuman behavior at My Lai and within the prison walls of the Hanoi Hilton. It makes vivid again the antiwar demonstrations that led to rioting in Chicago and four dead students at Kent State. As the struggle shifts to the peace talks in Paris, Langguth contrasts Henry Kissinger's version of the negotiations that led to the withdrawal of American troops with other, more objective firsthand accounts. The frantic evacuation of U.S. diplomats and advisers from Saigon during the Communists' final offensive in April 1975 is the poignant climax to this encompassing story of an enemy's unbroken will and America's fatal miscalculations. With its broad sweep and keen insights, Our Vietnam brings together the kaleidoscopic events and personalities of the war -- the assassinations and battles, the strategists and soldiers, the reporters and protesters -- into one engrossing and unforgettable narrative
After Lincoln : how the North won the Civil War and lost the peace by A. J Langguth( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses Grant, Lincoln's winning Union general. His attempts to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the rising Ku Klux Klan were undercut by post-war greed and corruption during his two terms. Reconstruction died unofficially in 1887 when Republican Rutherford Hayes joined with the Democrats in a deal that removed the last federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana
Wedlock by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marksman by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Corwin's letters by Norman Corwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriots by A. J Langguth( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution is brought to life in this meticulously researched historical account. Actual dialogue, letters and speeches of the men who helped to forge our freedom are used to vividly recreate the events of this drama in American history
A noise of war by A. J Langguth( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saki : life of Hector Hugh Munro by A. J Langguth( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Patriots : the men who started the American Revolution
Alternative Names
A·J·蘭古思

Langguth, Arthur John 1933-

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Langguth, Jack.

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Langguth, Jack 1933-2014

Lėnggut, Dž. 1933-2014

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Our Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of IndependenceDriven West : Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil WarA noise of war : Caesar, Pompey, Octavian, and the struggle for RomeUnion 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of IndependenceDriven west : [Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War]Jesus ChristsOur Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975Norman Corwin's letters