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Lewis, Oscar 1893-1992

Overview
Works: 190 works in 422 publications in 3 languages and 15,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: F865, 923.373
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oscar Lewis
The big four; the story of Huntington, Stanford, Hopkins, and Crocker, and of the building of the Central Pacific by Oscar Lewis( Book )

28 editions published between 1938 and 1992 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time is told in a single volume one of the most remarkable stories in American history. An Eastener is never long in California without hearing something of "the big four": four Sacramento shopkeepers'Collis P. Huntington, Lelan Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker'who got control of the newly organized Central Pacific Railroad property. These men are portrayed in Mr. Lewis's volume vividly and with a great wealth or pertinent anecdote. Thus their true characters are revealed and the grandiose era in which they lived and operated is re-created as well. Huntington, the shrewd manipulator and lobbyist in Washington, founded the great fortune which is responsible for the magnificent library at San Marino; Leland Stanford, Governor of California and United States Senator, created Leland Stanford Junior University; Hopkins, the cold, quiet watchdog of the railroad's treasury, kept himself out of the limelight, out of politics and scandal, yet, like the others, died enormously wealthy; while Crocker founded a dynasty of bankers still important in the affairs of California and the nation. Oscar Lewis, a longtime authority on Californiana and secretary of the Book Club of California, spent six years gathering the material for The Big Four and writing it. The result is a definitive telling of a story that is ever fresh and ever fascinating
Sutter's Fort : gateway to the gold fields by Oscar Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the gold rush by Bret Harte( Book )

7 editions published between 1944 and 1980 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of the California Gold Rush
Silver kings, the lives and times of Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien, lords of the Nevada Comstock lode by Oscar Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four men who owned the rich California and Consolidated Virginia mines
Sea routes to the gold fields; the migration by water to California in 1849-1852 by Oscar Lewis( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea Routes to the Gold Fields tells the story of one of the most exciting mass movements in history: the migration by sea of the tens of thousands who joined the headlong race to California's newly discovered gold fields. This work fills an important gap in the literature of the Gold Rush, for while numerous books have been written about those who traveled overland to California, this is the first to give a comprehensive picture of the other half of the migration, of those Argonauts who made the journey in the slow, tiny, and incredibly crowded sailing ships and steamers of a century ago. It presents a colorful, varied, and extremely interesting picture of life on the gold ships during the months-long voyages, of the emigrants' accommodations, food, and recreations, of their intermediate stops en route, and of what befell those who made the isthmian crossings at Panama or Nicaragua. Based mainly on the diaries and letters of pioneers who made the journey between 1849 and 1852, Sea Routes to the Gold Fields is a fascinating record of one of the most dramatic episodes in the nation's history
High Sierra country by Oscar Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the High Sierra country in California and Nevada
The autobiography of the West; personal narratives of the discovery and settlement of the American West by Oscar Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonanza inn; America's first luxury hotel by Oscar Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war in the Far West: 1861-1865 by Oscar Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco: mission to metropolis by Oscar Lewis( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was San Francisco, being first-hand accounts of the evolution of one of America's favorite cities by Oscar Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here lived the Californians by Oscar Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii, gem of the Pacific by Oscar Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic history of the Hawaiian Islands up to statehood
The damndest finest ruins by Monica Sutherland( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hour-by-hour account of the San Francisco earthquake and the devastating fire which followed
The town that died laughing : the story of Austin, Nevada, rambunctious early-day mining camp, and of its renowned newspaper, the Reese River reveille by Oscar Lewis( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Austin, Nevada, was the town, a boom-and-bust mining camp of the 1860's that ran prodigally through its wealth and then withered away. The celebrated Reese River Reveille was it paper, an uninhibited, wide-ranging jester that kept the town laughing--even as it died. This is the story of Austin and of the Reveille--an uproarious, intimate picture of the men and the manners, the hey-day and the decline, of a typical frontier boom town."--Jacket
Bay window Bohemia; an account of the brilliant artistic world of gaslit San Francisco by Oscar Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 1956 and 1983 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Davidson : pioneer west coast scientist by Oscar Lewis( Book )

5 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California heritage by Oscar Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagebrush casinos; the story of legal gambling in Nevada by Oscar Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I remember Christine by Oscar Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1942 and 1989 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lewis, Oskar 1893-

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