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Roland, Charles Pierce 1918-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 10,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E470, 973.713
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Most widely held works about Charles Pierce Roland
 
Most widely held works by Charles Pierce Roland
Albert Sidney Johnston : soldier of three republics by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" With a new foreword by Gary W. Gallagher Selected as one of the best one hundred books ever written on the Civil War by Civil War Times Illustrated and by Civil War: The Magazine of the Civil War Society A new, revised edition of the only full-scale biography of the Confederacy's top-ranking field general during the opening campaigns of the Civil War
The Confederacy by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Confederacy was never single-minded. From the fateful year of 1861 until Appomattox, the South was a complex of heroism and cowardice, grief and frivolity, nationalism and state rights. But at the same time the Southern nation underwent a complete career from birth through maturity to death. In The Confederacy Charles P. Roland is faithful to both the larger career and the internal complexity. Paying careful attention to President Davis' struggle against dividing forces within, the author skillfully narrates the attempt of the Confederacy to wage total war against superior forces. All the poignant events and conditions are here: the formation of the government, the upper South's final commitment to the cause, the doomed attempts to combat the Northern blockade at home and Northern diplomacy overseas, an agrarian economy's heroic defiance of an industrial enemy, the desperate measures by which the Davis government tried to sustain the Confederacy, and, at last, the dissolution and flight of the administration in 1865. With accuracy, sensitivity, and balance, Mr. Roland develops the epic themes of his story against a background of vivid historical detail and re-creates the Confederacy with a tragic splendor--that prime quality of its surviving image among Southerners."--Jacket
The improbable era : the South since World War II by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the progress of the South in economic, agriculture, education, and the arts and explains its decreasing natural political influence
An American Iliad : the story of the Civil War by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Illiad is a concise yet comprehensive history of the Civil War, written by a distinguished historian of the conflict. Charles P. Roland, author of a long-respected history of the Confederacy and the definitive biography of Albert Sidney Johnston, skillfully interweaves the story of battles and campaigns with accounts of the major political, diplomatic, social, and cultural events of the epoch and insightful sketches of the leading actors. Of prime interest are the contrasts he draws between the opposing presidents and generals. What traits, he asks, made Lincoln superior to Davis as a war leader? How were Union military leaders able to forge a more effective fighting force and a more comprehensive strategy than their opponents? Roland's thoughtful answers and his recognition of the contradictions of human nature and the interplay of intention and chance raise this book far above a mere recounting of military events. - from book jacket
Reflections on Lee : a historian's assessment by Charles Pierce Roland( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemplative look at what made Lee the man he was, and how the man was made into a general he became
Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the radicals : essays on Civil War leadership by Grady McWhiney( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the South by Francis Butler Simkins( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition published in 1947 under title : The South, ol and new; a history ; 1820-1947
Destruction and reconstruction : personal experiences of the late war by Richard Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains the author's personal experiences during the Civil War and immediately after. Taylor was a Confederate general and army commander in the Trans-Mississippi Theater
A mythic land apart : reassessing Southerners and their history( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content Description #Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index
Jefferson Davis's greatest general : Albert Sidney Johnston by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attack faltered, and the following day Federal troops drove the Confederates from the field." "Questions about Johnston's generalship and the impact of his death have occupied students of the Civil War ever since. Whether or not Johnston would have confirmed his lofty reputation will never be known, but at Shiloh he showed great promise. As respected Civil War historian Charles P. Roland writes, "Jefferson Davis had reason to consider Johnston his greatest general.""--Jacket
Louisiana sugar plantations during the American Civil War by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana sugar plantations during the Civil War by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gifted raconteur, Roland sets the scene where the Louisiana cane country formed "a favored and colorful part of the Old South," and then unfolds the series of events that changed it forever: secession, blockade, invasion, occupation, emancipation, and defeat. Though sugarcane survived, production did not match prewar levels for twenty-five years."--BOOK JACKET. "Roland's approach is both illustrative of an earlier era and remarkably seminal to current emancipation studies. He displays sympathy for plantation owners losses, but he considers as well the sufferings of women, slaves, and freedmen, yielding a rich study of the social, cultural, economic, and agricultural facets of Louisiana's sugar plantations during the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET
The urban South : a history by Lawrence H Larsen( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History teaches us to hope : reflections on the Civil War and southern history by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. The man, the soldier, the historian -- pt. 2. Secession and the Civil War -- pt. 3. Civil War leadership -- pt. 4. The South in fact and in myth
The confederacy by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana sugar plantations during the American civil war, by Charles P. Roland by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confederacy. (Second impression.) [With plates and maps.] by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My century in history : memoirs by Thomas Dionysius Clark( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to his wide scholarly contributions, Clark devoted his life to the preservation of Kentucky's historical records. He began this crusade by collecting vast stores of Kentucky's military records from the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. His efforts resulted in the Commonwealth's first archival system and the subsequent creation of the Kentucky Library and Archives, the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Archives, the Kentucky Oral History Commission, the Kentucky History Center (recently named for him), and the University Press of Kentucky."
An American Iliad : the story of the Civil War by Charles Pierce Roland( Recording )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] is a concise but comprehensive history, in narrative form, of the Civil War. The book reflects a synthesis of the major writings on the war ... The main emphasis is on the military action, that element which distinguishes war from all other human activities. Accounts of the major political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural developments of the epoch are adequately explained, but they are woven into the central narrative in a manner designed to show their role in the war effort itself. Blended into the narrative are brief biographical and character sketches of the leading civilian and military figures of the war, with stress on the contrast between President Abraham Lincoln of the Union and President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy, and between such generals as Grant and Sherman of the Union and Lee and Jackson of the Confederacy. The book holds that both political leaders and both sets of generals demonstrated remarkable determination and resourcefulness ... This study takes particular cognizance of the human and the fortuitous elements in war. It shows both the valor and selflessness and the cowardice and fecklessness of the soldiers ... Finally, the book brings into sharp relief the overarching results of the war. These were the preservation of the Union, the eradication of American chattel slavery, and the conception of the nation as it exists today, a nation dedicated, though haltingly and imperfectly, to the ideals of liberty, equality, and democratic government ...-Pref
Roland lectures : Robert E. Lee and the leadership of character( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Reflections on Lee : a historian's assessment
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The ConfederacyThe improbable era : the South since World War IIAn American Iliad : the story of the Civil WarReflections on Lee : a historian's assessmentA mythic land apart : reassessing Southerners and their historyJefferson Davis's greatest general : Albert Sidney JohnstonLouisiana sugar plantations during the Civil WarHistory teaches us to hope : reflections on the Civil War and southern historyMy century in history : memoirs
Alternative Names
Charles P. Roland American historian, army officer, and professor emeritus of the University of Kentucky.

Charles P. Roland Amerikaans historicus

Charles P. Roland amerikansk historikar

Charles P. Roland amerikansk historiker

Pierce Roland, Charles 1918-

Roland, Charles P.

Roland, Charles P. 1918-

Languages
English (153)