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Boritt, G. S. 1940-

Works: 60 works in 350 publications in 3 languages and 26,752 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Juvenile works  Art  Speeches 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 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 )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabor S. Boritt, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, brings together five Civil War historians to reveal how battlefield decisions shaped the very forces -- social, economic, and political -- that many scholars claim determined the outcome of the war. James McPherson argues that the Civil War was won by the Union army through key victories at key moments. Archer Jones examines the strategy of the two sides, concluding that neither got the better of the other, and shows how each had to match its military planning to political necessity. Gary Gallagher assesses the role of the dominant generals -- Lee, Grant, and Sherman -- explaining how they towered above the others and how their roles shaped the war. Reid Mitchell shows how the Union's advantage in numbers was enhanced by a dedication and perseverance of federal troops that was not matched by the Confederates after their home front began to collapse. And Joseph Glatthaar attends to the critical contribution of African Americans, placing that "at the heart of the Civil War."
Lincoln's generals by G. S Boritt( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,710 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."--Jacket
The Lincoln enigma : the changing faces of an American icon by G. S Boritt( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,390 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."--Jacket
Why the Civil War came by G. S Boritt( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And Gabor Boritt examines the struggle's central figure, Lincoln himself, illuminating in the years leading up to the war a blindness on the future president's part, an unwillingness to confront the looming calamity that was about to smash the nation asunder. William E. Gienapp notes perhaps the most unsettling fact about the Civil War, that democratic institutions could not resolve the slavery issue without resorting to violence on an epic scale. With gripping detail, Why the Civil War Came takes readers back to a country fraught with bitterness, confusion, and hatred - a country ripe for a war of unprecedented bloodshed - to show why democracy failed, and violence reigned
War comes again : comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War II by G. S Boritt( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War and World War II stand as the two great cataclysms of American history. Now, In War Comes Again, eleven eminent historians - all veterans of the Second World War - offer an illuminating comparison of these two epic events in our national life."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Slavery, resistance, freedom by Ira Berlin( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: His own words, with essays by America's foremost Civil War historians
The Historian's Lincoln : pseudohistory, psychohistory, and history by G. S Boritt( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 1,468 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,441 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
Jefferson Davis's generals by G. S Boritt( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,309 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
Lincoln, the war president : the Gettysburg lectures by G. S Boritt( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays on how Lincoln confronted the central issues of the Civil War era
The Gettysburg nobody knows by G. S Boritt( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the first three days of July in 1863, more than 160,000 Union and Rebel soldiers fought a monumental battle in Gettysburg, a bloody contest that is without a doubt the best known engagement of the war and may in fact be the best known battle in American military history. Yet, for all its prominence, this singular moment in our history still stirs heated debate. Did Jeb Stuart's absence leave General Lee blind? Should Ewell have attacked Cemetery Hill? And if the Confederates had won, how would history have been different? Nine leading authorities shed new light on the greatest battle in our history
Lincoln and the economics of the American dream by G. S Boritt( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's Gettysburg address : a pictorial interpretation painted by James Daugherty by James Daugherty( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 777 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
The Lincoln image : Abraham Lincoln and the popular print by Harold Holzer( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No indication from Harry Wood
The Confederate image : prints of the lost cause by Mark E Neely( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the people, by the people, for the people and other quotations from Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 316 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln image : Abraham Lincoln and the popular print by Harold Holzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salmon P. Chase by Albert Bushnell Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lincoln's generals
Lincoln's generalsThe Lincoln enigma : the changing faces of an American iconWhy the Civil War cameWar comes again : comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War IISlavery, resistance, freedomLincoln on democracyThe Historian's Lincoln : pseudohistory, psychohistory, and historyThe Gettysburg gospel : the Lincoln speech that nobody knows
Alternative Names
Borit, Gabor Szappanos

Borit, Gabor Szappanos 1940-

Boritt, G.

Boritt, G. S.

Boritt, G. S. 1940-

Boritt, Gabor.

Boritt, Gabor 1940-

Boritt, Gabor S.

Boritt, Gabor S. 1940-

Boritt, Gabor Szappanos.

Boritt, Gabor Szappanos 1940-

Boritt Szappanos

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Gabor Boritt American historian

Gabor Boritt Amerikaans historicus


Szappanos, Ádám

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