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Boritt, G. S. 1940-

Works: 51 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 22,464 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Exhibition, pictorial works  Portraits  Art  Juvenile works  Quotations  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: E470, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by G. S Boritt
Why the Confederacy lost by G. S Boritt( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five major historians return to the battlefield to explain the South's defeat. Provocatively argued and engagingly written, this work rejects the notion that the Union victory was inevitable and shows the importance of the commanders, strategies, and victories at key moments
Lincoln's generals by Gabor S Boritt( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the moment the battle ended, Gettysburg was hailed as one of the greatest triumphs of the Union army. Celebrations erupted across the North as a grateful people cheered the victory. But Gabor Boritt turns our attention away from the rejoicing millions to the dark mood of the White House - where Lincoln cried in frustration as General Meade let the largest Confederate army escape safely into Virginia. Such unexpected portraits abound in Lincoln's Generals, as a team of distinguished historians probes beyond the popular anecdotes and conventional wisdom to offer a fascinating look at Lincoln's relationship with his commanders. In Lincoln's Generals, Boritt and his fellow contributors examine the interaction between the president and five key generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. In each chapter, the authors provide new insight into this mixed bag of officers and the president's tireless efforts to work with them. Even Lincoln's choice of generals was not as ill-starred as we think, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark E. Neely, Jr.: compared to most Victorian-era heads of state, he had a fine record of selecting commanders (for example, the contemporary British gave us such bywords for incompetence as "the charge of the Light Brigade," while Napoleon III managed to lose the entire French army). But the president's relationship with his commanders in chief was never easy. In these pages, Stephen Sears underscores McClellan's perverse obstinancy as Lincoln tried everything to drive him ahead. Neely sheds new light on the president's relationship with Hooker, arguing that he was wrong to push the general to attack at Chancellorsville. Boritt writes about Lincoln's prickly relationship with the victor of Gettysburg, "old snapping turtle" George Meade. Michael Fellman reveals the political stress between the White House and William T. Sherman, a staunch conservative who did not want blacks in his army but who was crucial to the war effort. And John Y. Simon looks past the legendary camaraderie between Lincoln and Grant to reveal the tensions in their relationship. Perhaps no other episode has been more pivotal in the nation's history than the Civil War - and yet so much of these massive events turned on a few distinctive personalities. Lincoln's Generals is a brilliant portrait that takes us inside the individual relationships that shaped the course of our most costly war
Why the Civil War came by G. S Boritt( )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four years and claim many lives. This book brings together a collection of voices to help explain the commencement of Am
The Lincoln enigma : the changing faces of an American icon by Gabor (ed.) Boritt( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life, including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his controversial treatment of the Constitution." "This cast of historians - including two Pulitzer and three Lincoln Prize winners - questions our assumptions of Lincoln, and provides a new vitality to our ongoing reflections on his life and legacy."--BOOK JACKET
The Historian's Lincoln : pseudohistory, psychohistory, and history by G. S Boritt( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of articles present opposing views on the former president's behavior, motives, idealogy, politics, and stereotypes
The Gettysburg gospel : the Lincoln speech that nobody knows by G. S Boritt( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the events surrounding Abraham Lincoln's historic speech following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, how he responded to the politics of the time, and the importance of that speech
Slavery, resistance, freedom by Gabor S Boritt( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays address the issue of freedom as it applies to slaves in American history, discussing how African Americans resisted slavery and what their response was to freedom during and after the Civil War
Lincoln on democracy by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On cover: His own words, with essays by America's foremost Civil War historians
War comes again comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War II by G. S Boritt( )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
* The first direct comparison of America's participation in its two most significant wars - the Civil War and World War II; A group of prominent historians provide an illuminating comparison of the two wars in a number of central areas
Lincoln, the war president : the Gettysburg lectures by G. S Boritt( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of essays on how Lincoln confronted the central issues of the Civil War era
Jefferson Davis's generals by Gabor S Boritt( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Jefferson Davis's Generals, a team of the nation's most distinguished Civil War historians present examinations of the men who led the South through our nation's bloodiest conflict, focusing in particular on Jefferson Davis's relationships with five key generals who held independent commands: Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, and John Bell Hood."--Jacket
The Lincoln image : Abraham Lincoln and the popular print by Harold Holzer( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Gettysburg nobody knows by Gabor S Boritt( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: The common soldier's Gettysburg campaign / Joseph T. Glatthaar -- Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the American dream / Glenn LaFantasie -- "Old Jack" is not here / Harry W. Pfanz -- The chances of war / Kent Gramm -- Eggs, Aldie, Shepherdstown, and J.E.B. Stuart / Emory M. Thomas -- I think the Union Army had something to do with it / Carol Reardon -- Gettysburg's Gettysburg / Matthew Gallman with Susan Baker -- The Pennsylvania gambit and the Gettysburg splash / Richard McMurry -- From turning point to peace memorial / Amy J. Kinsel
Lincoln and the economics of the American dream by G. S Boritt( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Confederate image : prints of the lost cause by Mark E Neely( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln's Gettysburg address : a pictorial interpretation painted by James Daugherty by James Daugherty( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rerelease of a pictorial interpretation of the sixteenth president's famous speech introduces a new generation of readers to its enduring legacy while placing the speech against the backdrop of a crucial period in Lincoln's presidency
Of the people, by the people, for the people and other quotations from Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of the People, By the People, For the People captures the best of Lincoln's thought, bringing readers closer to the quintessential man than any history or biography can. Unforgettable lines and memorable thoughts from speeches, debates, and other public statements make up this book; little-known sayings from his voluminous body of private letters, drafts, and fragments, and even some previously uncollected writings, also serve as the gateway to Lincoln's brilliance and insight. This collection also contains the full text of three of Lincoln's most celebrated speeches: the Farewell to Springfield, Illinois, his hometown; the Gettysburg Address; and the second inaugural address of 1865
Changing the Lincoln image by Harold Holzer( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gettysburg gospel [the Lincoln speech that nobody knows] by G. S Boritt( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the Gettysburg gospel, Gabor Boritt reconstructs what really happened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Boritt tears away a century of myths, lies, and legends to give us a clear understanding of America's greatest speech"--Container
Abraham Lincoln : war opponent and war president by G. S Boritt( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Borit, Gabor Szappanos.
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