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Murphy, Jim 1947-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 487 publications in 2 languages and 50,363 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Literature  Biographies  Fiction  Diaries  Personal narratives  Diary fiction  Creative nonfiction  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Composer, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.M9535, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Murphy
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,290 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 great fire by Jim Murphy( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the researched history of Chicago and the disaster, the author constructs a narrative that recreates the event dramatically
The real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,838 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."
Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting by Jim Murphy( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,395 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
Blizzard! : the storm that changed America by Jim Murphy( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 2,240 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 )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 2,225 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
The journal of James Edmond Pease : a Civil War Union soldier by Jim Murphy( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,076 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
West to a land of plenty : the diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi by Jim Murphy( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 2,056 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
Across America on an emigrant train by Jim Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,868 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 1,684 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
A savage thunder : Antietam and the bloody road to freedom by Jim Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,613 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
The long road to Gettysburg by Jim Murphy( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,587 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
Inside the Alamo by Jim Murphy( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,292 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 biographical sketches and quotations of some of those involved
A young patriot : the American Revolution as experienced by one boy by Jim Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,273 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
The crossing : how George Washington saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,236 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years:tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causesTB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reach-but drug-resistantvarieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadlygerm, 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 prevalentamong the poor are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative. Bibliography, source notes, index
The great fire by Jim Murphy( )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,185 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
The giant and how he humbugged America by Jim Murphy( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 994 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
Weird & wacky inventions by Jim Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 970 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
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever by Jim Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1944 a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been painstakingly developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalocks African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him step-by-step instructions. The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative"--
 
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The great fireThe real Benedict ArnoldTruce : the day the soldiers stopped fightingBlizzard! : the storm that changed AmericaThe boys' war : Confederate and Union soldiers talk about the Civil WarThe journal of James Edmond Pease : a Civil War Union soldierWest to a land of plenty : the diary of Teresa Angelino ViscardiAcross America on an emigrant train
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