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Parton, James 1822-1891

Overview
Works: 219 works in 1,006 publications in 2 languages and 14,988 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Composer, Other
Classifications: E382, B
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Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton ( Book )
55 editions published between 1859 and 1985 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and times of Aaron Burr, lieutenant-colonel in the army of the revolution, United States senator, vice-president of the United States, etc by James Parton ( Book )
106 editions published between 1850 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune by James Parton ( Book )
51 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace Greeley (1811-1872), who coined the phrase Go West, young man," was the founding editor of The New York Tribune . This life story, written only a year after the media titan's death, traces Greeley's progress from a journeyman printer to one of the pivotal figures of his time
Life and times of Benjamin Franklin by James Parton ( Book )
40 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Famous Americans of recent times by James Parton ( Book )
36 editions published between 1867 and 2004 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States by James Parton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1874 and 1971 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eminent women of the age; being narratives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present generation by James Parton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1868 and 2006 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caricature and other comic art in all times and many lands by James Parton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Jackson by James Parton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just before his death, the popular American biographer completed the tumultuous life story of America's seventh President, in all its color and scope. Here are Old Hickory's childhood, education, law career, duels, military battles, and political campaigns. Parton covers Jackson's nation-shaping presidency from candidacy to retirement, including the terror [he struck] among the office-holders."
Life of Voltaire by James Parton ( Book )
33 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 1: "I attempt in these volumes to exhibit to the American people the most extraordinary of Frenchmen, and one of the most extraordinary of human beings. When first I ventured, many years ago, to think of this task, I soon ceased to wonder why a subject so alluring had not been undertaken before by any one employing the whole of the existing material. Voltaire was then buried under a mountain of heterogeneous record. The attempts of essayists, even those of the first rank, to characterize him truly were in some degree frustrated by an abundance of unsorted information that defied all ordinary research. Since that time the Voltairean material has continued to accumulate. The Voltaire of these volumes is the nearest to the true one that I have been able to gather and construct. I think the man is to be found in these pages delineated by himself. There was space in Voltaire to include these extremes. He was faulty enough to gratify the prejudice of that honest priest; he was good enough to kindle, justify, and sustain the enthusiasm of that young philanthropist"--Preface. - Vol. 2: "This book is the second volume in a two volume set describing the life and works of Voltaire. The first volume described the life of Voltaire from childhood through middle age. The second volume describes Voltaire's later years and death." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Life of John Jacob Astor to which is appended a copy of his last will by James Parton ( Book )
20 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captains of industry ... A book for young Americans by James Parton ( Book )
37 editions published between 1884 and 2006 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Danish islands are we bound in honor to pay for them? by James Parton ( )
12 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The humorous poetry of the English language, from Chaucer to Saxe by James Parton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1856 and 1971 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Presidency of Andrew Jackson by James Parton ( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny Fern a memorial volume : her select writings and a memoir by Fanny Fern ( Book )
10 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some noted princes, authors, and statesmen of our time by James Parton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1885 and 1888 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
People's book of biography; or, Short lives of the most interesting persons of all ages and countries by James Parton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1868 and 1873 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (614)
French (1)
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