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Roland, Charles Pierce 1918-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 164 publications in 1 language and 10,564 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  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
The Confederacy by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,574 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 )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 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 )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 955 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
Albert Sidney Johnston : soldier of three republics by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 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
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 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 447 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 )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, son of President Zachary Taylor, has written a first-person account of the politics and causes of the secession, his activities in the war, and conditions in the South after the war
Reflections on Lee : a historian's assessment by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 268 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
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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Civil War by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 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

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
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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destruction and reconstruction by Richard Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique series, the Civil War comes vividly to life, as those who were there give eye-witness accounts from both sides of the bloody conflict. A sugar farmer and gentleman politician with no military training before the war, General Richard Taylor--son of President Zachary Taylor--plays a major role in the Red River campaign. Out of print since 1879. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
A history of the South [by] Francis Butler Simkins & Charles Pierce Roland by Francis Butler Simkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My odyssey through history : memoirs of war and academe by Charles Pierce Roland( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An autobiography of Charles P. Roland as he chronicles his life from boyhood in 1920s rural Tennessee to retirement after a distinguished 50-year academic career. The author served as a captain in a front-line infantry battalion in Europe, fought in the most crucial sector in the Battle of the Bulge, and earned a Purple Heart fighting at the Remagan bridgehead. The author describes his many close brushes with death, the loss in battle of numerous cherished friends, the massive destruction of major German cities, and his postwar depression. Blending his own observations with current scholarship, he draws a striking comparison between World War II and the American Civil War
The urban South : a history by Lawrence H Larsen( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An American Iliad : the story of the Civil War
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-

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The improbable era : the South since World War IIAn American Iliad : the story of the Civil WarAlbert Sidney Johnston : soldier of three republicsReflections on Lee : a historian's assessmentJefferson Davis's greatest general : Albert Sidney JohnstonLouisiana sugar plantations during the Civil WarMy odyssey through history : memoirs of war and academe