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Boller, Paul F.

Overview
Works: 90 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 22,059 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Quotations  Sources  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biography  Humor  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E176.1, 973.0992
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Most widely held works about Paul F Boller
 
Most widely held works by Paul F Boller
Presidential anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a variety of anecdotes about all forty Presidents from Washington to Reagan
Presidential campaigns by Paul F Boller( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes note of the serious side of elections even as he documents the frenzy and frolic
Presidential wives by Paul F Boller( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author brings a remarkable eye for humanizing detail to bear on the woman our Presidents married and the result is a biographical feast
They never said it : a book of fake quotes, misquotes, and misleading attributions by Paul F Boller( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines misquotations, incorrect attributions, and blatant fabrications
Not so! : popular myths about America from Columbus to Clinton by Paul F Boller( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a look at the popular myths and misconceptions of American history, from George Washington's false teeth, to FDR's alleged prior knowledge of Pearl Harbor, to the Kennedy assassination
American transcendentalism, 1830-1860 : an intellectual inquiry by Paul F Boller( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One afternoon in 1836 the Transcendental Club held its first meeting in Boston. The membership was noteworthy not only for the list of impressive personages, headed by Emerson, but for the general youthfulness of the group (Thoreau was only twenty-two) and for the fact (unusual for the day) that several women were invited to attend. The club consisted mainly of "bright young Unitarians seeking to find meaning, pattern, and purpose in a universe no longer managed by a genteel and amiable Unitarian God." The club met irregularly for three years and then passed into oblivion. The intellectual activity it engendered continues to affect American thought and values even today. The transcendentalists concerned themselves with problems of law, truth, individuality, theology, mysticism, pantheism, and personality, to mention only a few. Moreover, they were prolific writers and produced reams of letters, essays, poems, sketches, and memoirs. Historian Paul Boller traces the movement from its earliest stirrings through its height as a powerful movement to its decline in the aftermath of the Civil War. Whenever possible, he lets the transcendentalists speak for themselves. He sorts the permanent from the transient and demonstrates the immeasurable importance of a body of ideas which still live a century and a half after their inception.--From publisher description
American thought in transition : the impact of evolutionary naturalism, 1865-1900 by Paul F Boller( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential inaugurations by Paul F Boller( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behind the scenes - an informal, anecdotal history from Washington's election to George W. Bush's gala"--Cover
Presidential campaigns : from George Washington to George W. Bush by Paul F Boller( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presidential Campaigns devotes a chapter to each of America's elections, from George Washington's in 1789 to George W. Bush's in 2000, dealing with the candidates, the conventions, the party platforms, the speeches, and the reasons for the victories and defeats on election day. The book contains campaign highlights, too, singling out for special attention the gaffes, surprises, dramatic events, and novel ways of vote-chasing that turned up in each campaign. With a postscript analyzing the major changes in the ways Americans have conducted their campaigns through the years, Presidential Campaigns shows that for all their shortcomings, America's quadrennial races represent a basic feature of the American system and, for better or worse, reveal a great deal about the nature of the American people and their culture."--Jacket
Freedom and fate in American thought : from Edwards to Dewey by Paul F Boller( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of congressional anecdotes from the first congress to the present providing a fascinating view of the history of our national legislature
George Washington & religion by Paul F Boller( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical, documented handling of the subject in its broadest sense, by a professor of history at S.M.U
A More perfect union : documents in U.S. history by Paul F Boller( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader "presents students with the original words of speeches and testimony, political and legal writings, and literature that have reflected, precipitated, and implemented pivotal events of the past four centuries"--Preface
Hollywood anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and essays dealing with America's movie industry from the turn of the century until the 1980s
Quotemanship; the use and abuse of quotations for polemical and other purposes by Paul F Boller( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush by Paul F Boller( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boller's anecdotal histories have uncovered new aspects and hidden dimensions in the lives of our presidents. Now he turns to an uncharted--but unexpectedly revealing--element of our leaders' personalities as he brings us stories of what the presidents did for fun. In thumbnail portraits of every president through George W. Bush, Boller chronicles their taste in games, sports, and cultural activities. George Washington had a passion for dancing and John Quincy Adams skinny-dipped in the Potomac; Grover Cleveland loved beer gardens and Woodrow Wilson made a failed effort to write fiction; Calvin Coolidge cherished his afternoon naps, as did Lyndon Johnson his four-pack-a-day cigarette habit; Jimmy Carter was a surprisingly skilled high diver and Bush Senior loved to parachute. The sketches revitalize even the most familiar of our leaders, showing us a new side of our presidents--and their presidencies.--From publisher description
Presidential wives by Paul F Boller( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree to Bill Clinton winging a speech to Congress, from Abraham Lincoln's homely tales to Ronald Reagan's one-liners, Presidential Anecdotes contains an abundance of stories about America's presidents. Arranged chronologically, the stories are based on passages appearing in autobiographies, letters, journals, and reminiscences of the presidents and their families, friends, and associates. Some of the stories are spurious, as the book makes clear, but most of them have a solid basis in fact. Boller provides a sketch of each president, depicting his personality, temperament, life style, and central vision, and then goes on to tell stories about them that throw further light on their characters and personalities. Taken together, Boller's essays and stories about America's Chief Executives comprise a capsule history of the presidency and a running commentary on American politics during the past two hundred years
Essays on the presidents : principles, policies, and peccadillos by Paul F Boller( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. shares the humorous, intriguing, and little-known or widely misunderstood aspects of the American presidency. Personality-of the most interesting presidents and of Boller himself-is an important theme throughout this collection. Boller's prose, distinct and inviting, causes the reader to see what is often overlooked in the history of American presidents: their humanity. Here he corrects the misconceptions many Americans deem as truth in a lighthearted and truly characteristic voice, showing the significant changes in the presidential office
Hollywood anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Recording )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooray for Hollywood! Since two clever entrepreneurs from McKeesport, Pennsylvania, turned their store into the first Nickelodeon in 1905, America has been in love with the movies - and with the eccentricities and energies of the creative personalities who make them. Read by a star who literally grew up "on the back lot at Warner Bros." this entertaining recording delivers story after story from the glory days of Hollywood
 
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Alternative Names
Boller, Paul F.

Boller, Paul F. Jr

Boller, Paul Franklin

Paul F. Boller, Jr.

ボラー, ポール・F

ボラー, ポール F. ジュニア

Languages
English (202)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Presidential wivesThey never said it : a book of fake quotes, misquotes, and misleading attributionsNot so! : popular myths about America from Columbus to ClintonAmerican thought in transition : the impact of evolutionary naturalism, 1865-1900Presidential inaugurationsPresidential campaigns : from George Washington to George W. BushCongressional anecdotesA More perfect union : documents in U.S. history