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Morgan, Ted 1932-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 449 publications in 7 languages and 22,650 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Biographies  Documentary films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Autobiographies  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6025.A86, B
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Maugham by Ted Morgan( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses previously undisclosed letters written by Maugham and the personal correspondence of his friends to portray Maugham's literary successes, intelligence work, marriage, and inability to come to terms with his own homosexuality
FDR : a biography by Ted Morgan( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan is one of the few biographers of Franklin Roosevelt to attempt a complete life in one volume. His Roosevelt, opportunistic and shallow as a young man, was transformed by his fight with polio. As president, he was a political artist whose genius lay in being able to embody the country's collective will. Morgan takes special pains to defend Roosevelt against old charges of trickery at Pearl Harbor and gullibility at Yalta
The French; portrait of a people by Ted Morgan( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent by Ted Morgan( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the biggest, grandest, most sprawling epic ever told, filled with battles and hardship, courage, determination, daring voyages into the unknown, and eye-opening discoveries ... From the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of FDR, Winston Churchill, and Somerset Maugham, Wilderness At Dawn is the sprawling, roughhouse epic of the unsung heroes, heroines, and rogues who tamed the rugged continent that became our country. Here is a masterpiece of history, research, and storytelling, the panoramic epic of the North American continent and the vast array of characters who thought they could civilize it. Concentrating on those previously ignored by "polite histories" (ordinary settlers, unknown soldiers, scalawags, pioneer women, slaves, and Native Americans), Morgan uses scenes and dialogue from actual letters, journals, and diaries to recreate the odysseys, adventures, human dramas, and inhuman suffering that shaped America. Beginning with prehistoric man's first forays across the Bering Land Bridge, Morgan unfurls a rich tapestry of lost civilizations and Indian accomplishments; ambitious explorers, would-be politicians and transplanted Europeans confronting the wilderness; scrappy newborn towns and dandified plantation societies; great river navigations and catastrophic explorations; the bloody Indian wars and the birth of the American revolution. All are here - the triumphs, tragedies, battles and intrigues from the Ice Age when Early Man roamed an empty continent to the achievement of the all-American dream of "Land for Every Man." Morgan takes us into the world of the lost Anasazi people, where inventive Indians built houses of 500 rooms, veritable "cities of stone" tucked among the canyon walls. He takes us into the lives of the Indians of the Southwest where a shipwrecked Spanish explorer named Cabeza de Vaca became an indentured servant (and later medicine man) to a tribe of Indian fishermen. We see the arrival of the first Jews in North America, the harsh hierarchies of the Puritans, the intricacies of the rice planter societies of the early 1700s in Carolina. Enriched by Ted Morgan's own visits to most of the sites he describes, enlivened by the actual words of characters such as the circuit-riding minister Charles Woodmason, the freed slave Thomas Jeremiah, the frontiersman Christopher Gist and the plantation manager Eliza Lucas, Wilderness At Dawn is a lively world of rich historical storytelling and adventure
Reds : McCarthyism in twentieth-century America by Ted Morgan( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the evolution of American anti-communism, from a policy that originated during the administration of Woodrow Wilson, through the McCarthy Era and the Cold War, to the present day
Valley of death : the tragedy at Dien Bien Phu that led America into the Vietnam War by Ted Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ted Morgan has now written a definitive account of the fateful battle that ended French rule in Indochina - and led inexorably to America's Vietnam War. Dien Bien Phu was a remote valley on the border of Laos along a simple rural trade route. But it would also be where a great European power fell to an underestimated insurgent army and lost control of a crucial colony. Valley of Death is the untold story of the 1954 battle that, in six weeks, changed the course of history." "Here is the history of the Vietminh liberation movement's rebellion against French occupation after World War II and its growth as an adversary, eventually backed by Communist China. Here too is the ill-fated French plan to build a base in Dien Bien Phu and draw the Vietminh into a debilitating defeat - which instead led to the Europeans being encircled in the surrounding hills, besieged by heavy artillery, overrun, and defeated." "Morgan reveals the inner workings of the American effort to aid France, with Eisenhower secretly disdainful of the French effort and prophetically worried that "no military victory was possible in that type of theater." Morgan paints indelible portraits of all the major players, from Henri Navarre, head of the French Union forces, a rigid professional unprepared for an enemy fortified by rice carried on bicycles, to his commander, General Christian de Castries, a privileged, miscast cavalry officer, and General Vo Nguyen Giap, a master of guerrilla warfare working out of a one-room hut on the side of a hill. Most devastatingly, Morgan sets the stage for the Vietnam quagmire that was to come."--Jacket
Churchill : young man in a hurry, 1874-1915 by Ted Morgan( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary outlaw : the life and times of William S. Burroughs by Ted Morgan( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of Burroughs, a renegade author who killed his wife, had his books banned, was educated at Harvard, came from an upper-middle-class family and lived his life as a gay man and heroin addict
The strong brown god : the story of the Niger River by Ted Morgan( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shovel of stars : the making of the American West, 1800 to the present by Ted Morgan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret war; the story of international espionage since World War II by Ted Morgan( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of magnificence; the Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitaph for kings by Ted Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to perform an historical autopsy on French society during the ancient regime of Louis XIV, XV, XVI, from 1643 to 1789
A covert life : Jay Lovestone, communist, anti-communist, and spymaster by Ted Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lovestone rose to leadership in the Communist Party of America, only to fall out with Moscow and join the anti-Communist establishment after the Second World War. He became one of the leading strategists of the Cold War, and was once described as one of the five most important men in the hidden power structure of America."
Lives to give by Ted Morgan( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somerset Maugham by Ted Morgan( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way up: the memoirs of Count Gramont; a novel by Ted Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burroughs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director’s nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration.. Now viewers can enjoy the invigorating candidness of Burroughs: The Movie, a one-of-a-kind nonfiction portrait that was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and that features on-screen appearances by fellow artists of Burroughs’s including Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern
Churchill 1874-1915 by Ted Morgan( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitaph for kings by Ted Morgan( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Reds : McCarthyism in twentieth-century America
Alternative Names
De Gramont, Sanche.

de Gramont, Sanche 1932-

DeGramont, Sanche

DeGramont, Sanche 1932-

Grammont, Sanche de

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Gramont Sanche de 1932-....

Morgan, Ted

Morgan, Ted 1932-

Ted Morgan Amerikaans journalist

Ted Morgan (écrivain)

Ted Morgan französisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Historiker

Тед Морган

تد مورگان ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

جرامونت، سانس دي، 1932-

دي جرامونت، سانس، 1932-

مورجان تد، 1932-

Languages
English (298)

French (16)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (3)

Finnish (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Reds : McCarthyism in twentieth-century AmericaValley of death : the tragedy at Dien Bien Phu that led America into the Vietnam WarA shovel of stars : the making of the American West, 1800 to the presentA covert life : Jay Lovestone, communist, anti-communist, and spymaster