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Langguth, A. J. 1933-2014

Overview
Works: 36 works in 174 publications in 3 languages and 12,366 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Case studies  Fiction  Christian fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about A. J Langguth
 
Most widely held works by A. J Langguth
Patriots : the men who started the American Revolution by A. J Langguth( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONE OF OUR BEST NONFICTION WRITERS COMBINES HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY TO TELL THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN TERMS OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT IT. AN IMPRESSIVE WORK
Our Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975 by A. J Langguth( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Vietnam War as a series of missteps, misunderstandings, and mistakes by leaders including Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and the heads of the CIA, and explains the origins of those errors
Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of Independence by A. J Langguth( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second and final war of independence, Madison leads an unprepared nation into a struggle that will establish the United States as a major world power and stake its claim to the entire continent. Before the outcome is decided, the war will have engulfed land and sea, with a disastrous U.S. defeat at Detroit and epic naval campaigns on the Great Lakes. After the Americans sack Toronto, the British retaliate by burning the White House and the Capitol. Finally, two and a half years of bloodshed and botched strategies culminate in the spectacular battle of New Orleans. We also meet colorful characters from America's past: not only James and Dolley Madison, but also Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Oliver Perry, Stephen Decatur, the great Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh, and four men who will follow Madison into the White House--James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Quincy Adams, and war hero Andrew Jackson. --From publisher. description
Driven West : Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War by A. J Langguth( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Southern California professor of journalism Langguth maintains America's first civil war occurred during the 1830s when Andrew Jackson expelled Indian tribes from the Deep South and created a bitter North-South conflict. Cherokees "were driven out of Georgia at bayonet point by U.S. Army forces led by General Winfield Scott. At the center of the story are the American statesmen of the day -- Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun -- and those Cherokee leaders who tried to save their people -- Major Ridge, John Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and John Ross. Driven West presents wrenching firsthand accounts of the forced march across the Mississippi along a path of misery and death that the Cherokees called the Trail of Tears. Survivors reached the distant Oklahoma Territory that Jackson had marked out for them, only to find that the bloodiest days of their ordeal still awaited them"--Publisher description
Saki, a life of Hector Hugh Munro : with six short stories never before collected by A. J Langguth( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lincoln : how the North won the Civil War and lost the peace by A. J Langguth( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Lincoln's assassination, his "team of rivals" was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave owner from Tennessee, was challenged by radical Republicans in Congress, who wanted to punish the defeated South. When Johnson's policies placated the rebels at the expense of the black freed men, radicals in the House impeached him for trying to fire Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. Even William Seward, Lincoln's closest ally in his cabinet, seemed to waver. By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses Grant, Lincoln's winning Union general. The night of his victory, Grant lamented to his wife, "I'm afraid I'm elected." His attempts to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the rising Ku Klux Klan were undercut by implacable Southern resistance and by corruption during his two terms.--From publisher description
Hidden terrors by A. J Langguth( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "devastating" expose of the United States' Latin American policy and the infamous career and assassination of agent Dan Mitrione (Kirkus Reviews). In 1960, former Richmond, Indiana, police chief Dan Mitrione moved to Brazil to begin a new career with the United States Agency for International Development. During his ten years with the USAID, Mitrione trained and oversaw foreign police forces in extreme counterinsurgency tactics'including torture'aimed at stomping out communism across South America. Though he was only a foot soldier in a larger secret campaign, he became a symbol of America's brutal interventionism when he was kidnapped and executed by Tupamaro rebels in Montevideo, Uruguay. In Hidden Terrors, former New York Times Saigon bureau chief A. J. Langguth chronicles with chilling detail Mitrione's work for the USAID on the ground in South America and Washington, DC, where he shared his expertise. Along the way, Langguth provides an authoritative overview of America's efforts to destabilize communist movements and prop up military dictators in South America, presenting a "powerful indictment of what the United States helped to bring about in this hemisphere" (The New York Times). Even today, the tactics Mitrione helped develop continue to influence operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and black sites around the globe
A noise of war : Caesar, Pompey, Octavian, and the struggle for Rome by A. J Langguth( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rich, scrupulously researched narrative history, A.J. Langguth captures this resounding, epic drama and brings to life the towering figures of the time. Capitalizing on a wealth of primary materials - from Caesar's war stories to Cicero's most intimate letters - Langguth has gone to the heart of the political intrigues, calculated alliances, and mortal rivalries that now, perhaps more than ever, seem especially vibrant and contemporary. We see Caesar, the aristocrat who championed the people's causes but was accused of wanting to be king, as he contends with Cicero, a newcomer to Rome with a sharp tongue and a lightning wit but also a fatal eagerness to please the patricians. Drawn into their struggle were Brutus, Pompey, Cassius, Mark Antony, and the eventual victor, Octavian - lobbying causes, brokering deals, leading armies, and grabbing at power
Macumba : white and black magic in Brazil by A. J Langguth( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of Independence by A. J Langguth( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the War of 1812 links its events to the War of Independence and American beliefs about Manifest Destiny, in an account that documents key battles while evaluating the contributions of such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison, and Davy Crockett
Driven west : [Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War] by A. J Langguth( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major work of narrative history, A.J. Langguth portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the American nation. After the War of 1812, Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk led the country to its Manifest Destiny across the continent, but the forces and hostility unleashed by that expansion led inexorably to Civil War
Jesus Christs by A. J Langguth( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lincoln : how the North won the Civil War and lost the peace by A. J Langguth( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses Grant, Lincoln's winning Union general. His attempts to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the rising Ku Klux Klan were undercut by post-war greed and corruption during his two terms. Reconstruction died unofficially in 1887 when Republican Rutherford Hayes joined with the Democrats in a deal that removed the last federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana
Wedlock by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marksman by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Corwin's letters by Norman Corwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriots by A. J Langguth( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution is brought to life in this meticulously researched historical account. Actual dialogue, letters and speeches of the men who helped to forge our freedom are used to vividly recreate the events of this drama in American history
A noise of war by A. J Langguth( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven West : Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War by A. J Langguth( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Southern California professor of journalism Langguth maintains America's first civil war occurred during the 1830s when Andrew Jackson expelled Indian tribes from the Deep South and created a bitter North-South conflict. Cherokees "were driven out of Georgia at bayonet point by U.S. Army forces led by General Winfield Scott. At the center of the story are the American statesmen of the day -- Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun-- and those Cherokee leaders who tried to save their people -- Major Ridge, John Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and John Ross. Driven West presents wrenching firsthand accounts of the forced march across the Mississippi along a path of misery and death that the Cherokees called the Trail of Tears. Survivors reached the distant Oklahoma Territory that Jackson had marked out for them, only to find that the bloodiest days of their ordeal still awaited them." -- Dust jacket
Saki : a life of Hector Hugh Munro by A. J Langguth( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Patriots : the men who started the American Revolution
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Our Vietnam : the war, 1954-1975Union 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of IndependenceDriven West : Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil WarA noise of war : Caesar, Pompey, Octavian, and the struggle for RomeUnion 1812 : the Americans who fought the Second War of IndependenceDriven west : [Andrew Jackson's trail of tears to the Civil War]Jesus ChristsNorman Corwin's letters
Alternative Names
A. J. Langguth American journalist, author and educator

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Languages
English (151)

Spanish (2)

French (1)