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Boller, Paul F.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 304 publications in 4 languages and 22,118 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Quotations  Sources  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biography  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Humor 
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 campaigns by Paul F Boller( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,242 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 1,569 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 1,257 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 )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 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 )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential inaugurations by Paul F Boller( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behind the scenes - an informal, anecdotal history from Washington's election to George W. Bush's gala"--Cover
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 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 700 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 691 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 )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 660 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 594 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 )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 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
Essays on the presidents : principles, policies, and peccadillos by Paul F Boller( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined 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 of
Hollywood anecdotes by Paul F Boller( Recording )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 62 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
This is our nation by Paul F Boller( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao tan mei guo zong tong by Le Bao( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of an obscure professor and other essays by Paul F Boller( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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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

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Presidential anecdotesPresidential 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 inaugurationsCongressional anecdotesA More perfect union : documents in U.S. historyPresidential diversions : presidents at play from George Washington to George W. Bush