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Murphy, Jim 1947-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 52,590 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives  Miscellanea  Stories, plots, etc 
Classifications: PZ7.M9535, B
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Most widely held works by Jim Murphy
The great fire by Jim Murphy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events.... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. -Dust jacket
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics
The real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing on Arnold's surviving writings and on the letters, memoirs, and political documents of his contemporaries ... a fascinating portrait of a brilliant man, consistently undervalued by his peers, who made a choice that continues to reverberate through American history."
Blizzard! the storm that changed America by Jim Murphy ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City
The boys' war : Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil War by Jim Murphy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War
Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting by Jim Murphy ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the Christmas truce that occurred along Western Front trenches in 1914 and features quotations from young men on both sides, a timeline, and additional source material
West to a land of plenty : the diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi by Jim Murphy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way
The journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union soldier by Jim Murphy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War
Across America on an emigrant train by Jim Murphy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines an account of Robert Louis Stevenson's experiences as he traveled from New York to California by train in 1879 and a description of the building and operation of railroads in nineteenth-century America
My face to the wind : the diary of Sarah Jane Price, a prairie teacher by Jim Murphy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following her father's death from a disease that swept through her Nebraska town in 1881, teenaged Sarah Jane must find work to support herself and records in her diary her experiences as a young school teacher
The long road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the events of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 as seen through the eyes of two actual participants, nineteen-year-old Confederate lieutenant John Dooley and seventeen-year-old Union soldier Thomas Galway. Also discusses Lincoln's famous speech delivered at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg
A savage thunder : Antietam and the bloody road to freedom by Jim Murphy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In September 1862, two great armies faced each other across Antietam Creek. The outnumbered Confederate forces were led by General Robert E. Lee. The Union army was led by General George B. McClellan. Jim Murphy uses archival photographs, maps, and firsthand accounts to recreate one of America's most important battles
A young patriot : the American Revolution as experienced by one boy by Jim Murphy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Plumb Martin was only 15 in 1776 when he joined the revolutionary army in Milford Massachusetts. He spent the rest of his teen and young adult years marching, working, fighting, foraging and sometimes almost freezing and starving with his fellow patriots until the war ended in 1783. As an older man, he wrote and published his account of his wartime experiences, well known events as Washington and Lafayette and the winter at Valley Forge and the surrender at Yorktown; but also the lesser known facts such as the serious lack of food and clothing that the soldiers had to endure
Inside the Alamo by Jim Murphy ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the struggle between the Texan settlers and Mexico's General Santa Anna for control of Texas, with a detailed description of the 1836 siege of the Alamo. Includes bibliographical sketches and quotations of some of those involved
The great fire by Jim Murphy ( )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accounts of actual survivors and historical writings are woven together to create a thrilling book about the 1871 Chicago Fire, that reads like an adventure story
Gone a-whaling : the lure of the sea and the hunt for the great whale by Jim Murphy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of the whaling industry from its earliest days to the present, focusing on the young boys who managed to sign on for whaling voyages
The crossing : how George Washington saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn how George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River helped save the American revolution
Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure by Jim Murphy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. For centuries TB in many forms was treated with everything from poultices and potions to the king's touch. The microorganism that causes the disease was eventually identified, more effective treatments were developed, and the cure for TB was thought to be within reach. But the TB germ simply will not die; drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index"--
Weird & wacky inventions by Jim Murphy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes drawings of unusual inventions submitted to the patent office with clues to aid the reader in guessing the purpose of each invention
The giant and how he humbugged America by Jim Murphy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle
 
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Alternative Names
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English (137)
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