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Fowler, William M. 1944-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 7,642 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Naval history  Documentary television programs  Academic theses  Sources  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E199, B
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Most widely held works about William M Fowler
 
Most widely held works by William M Fowler
Empires at war : the French and Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763 by William M Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 28, 1754, a group of militia and Indians led by 22-year-old major George Washington surprised a camp of sleeping French soldiers near present-day Pittsburgh. The brief but deadly exchange of fire that ensued, in Horace Walpole's memorable phrase, "set the world on fire." The resulting French and Indian War in North America escalated into a global conflict fought across Europe, Africa, and the East and West Indies. Before it ended, nearly one million men had died. This book captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war and the huge cast of characters who fought it, including the aristocratic French tactical genius Henry Montcalm and the gallant young Englishman James Wolfe, who both died on the field outside Quebec; Sir William Johnson, who sometimes painted his face and dressed like a warrior when he fought beside his Indian allies; and the "Great Commoner" William Pitt, who saw the world as a vast chessboard.--From publisher description
Under two flags : the American Navy in the Civil War by William M Fowler( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the battles waged by our divided Navy
Rebels under sail : the American Navy during the Revolution by William M Fowler( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The baron of Beacon Hill : a biography of John Hancock by William M Fowler( Book )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks closely at Hancock's life as both a merchant and a statesman to provide insight into the social history of the entire Revolutionary period
American crisis : George Washington and the dangerous two years after Yorktown, 1781-1783 by William M Fowler( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people believe the American Revolution ended in October, 1781, after the battle of Yorktown; in fact the war continued for two more traumatic years. During that time, the Revolution came closer to being lost than at any time previously. The British still held New York, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charleston; the Royal Navy controlled the seas; the states--despite having signed the Articles of Confederation--retained their individual sovereignty and, largely bankrupt themselves, refused to send any money in the new nation's interest; members of Congress were in constant disagreement; and the Continental army was on the verge of mutiny. Historian William Fowler chronicles these tumultuous and dramatic years, from Yorktown until the British left New York in November 1783. At their heart was the remarkable speech Gen. George Washington gave to his troops encamped north of New York in Newburgh, quelling a brewing rebellion that could have overturned the nascent government.--From publisher description
Jack tars and commodores : the American Navy, 1783-1815 by William M Fowler( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution : changing perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Adams : radical puritan by William M Fowler( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Ellery: a Rhode Island politico and Lord of Admiralty by William M Fowler( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic by William M Fowler( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Steam Titan' tells the story of a transatlantic fight born of and powered by steam, a fight to wrest control of the globe's most lucrative trade route. It's the story of two men: Samuel Cunard and Edward Knight Collins, and two nations: Great Britain and the United States. Wielding the tools of technology, finance, and politics--and at the same time coping with the inevitable, sometimes crushing, perils of the sea--these opposing forces fought to capture control of a commercial lifeline that spanned the North Atlantic. Tracing the paths of ships, goods, people, information and money, historian William M. Fowler Jr. brings to life the spectacle of this generation-long struggle for supremacy, during which New York rose to take her place among the greatest ports and cities of the world, and recounts the tale of competition that was the opening act in the drama of economic globalization that is still unfolding today."--Jacket
Smugglers & patriots : Boston merchants and the advent of the American Revolution by John W Tyler( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas Talbot : Captain of Old Ironsides by William M Fowler( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Tripoli( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with period documents, original artwork and dramatic re-enactments, The Battle of Tripoli relives the historic engagement of 1805 when a ragtag army of 1,000 men won a dramatic victory against one of the world's great powers. Led by diplomat turned general William Eaton, the force marched some 500 miles across the desert to free 307 American hostages held in Derna, Tripoli's second largest city. Eaton hoped not only to free the hostages, but to end the practice of paying tribute to the Mediterranean kingdom to protect American merchant ships from pillage by the Barbary pirates
Role of physical activity and exercise training in neuromuscular diseases by Consensus Conference "Role of Physical Activity and Exercise Training in Neuromuscular Diseases"( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleanings from the records of the Boston Marine Society, through its first century, 1742 to 1842 by Boston Marine Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in war : George Washington and the American Revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quarterdeck and bridge : two centuries of American naval leaders by James C Bradford( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leading naval historians provide informative, authoritative essays that tell the U.S. Navy's story through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions, from the war of independence to the post-cold war peace."--BOOK JACKET
Report, 1975-1985 by Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American revolution : changing perspectives ; contrib. Carol Ruth Berkin ...( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires at war : the French and Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763 by William M Fowler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On May 28, 1754, a group of militia and Indians led by 22-year-old major George Washington surprised a camp of sleeping French soldiers near present-day Pittsburgh. The brief but deadly exchange of fire that ensued, in Horace Walpole's memorable phrase, "set the world on fire." The resulting French and Indian War in North America escalated into a global conflict fought across Europe, Africa, and the East and West Indies. Before it ended, nearly one million men had died. This book captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war and the huge cast of characters who fought it, including the aristocratic French tactical genius Henry Montcalm and the gallant young Englishman James Wolfe, who both died on the field outside Quebec; Sir William Johnson, who sometimes painted his face and dressed like a warrior when he fought beside his Indian allies; and the "Great Commoner" William Pitt, who saw the world as a vast chessboard
 
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Empires at war : the French and Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763
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Under two flags : the American Navy in the Civil WarAmerican crisis : George Washington and the dangerous two years after Yorktown, 1781-1783Samuel Adams : radical puritanSilas Talbot : Captain of Old Ironsides
Alternative Names
Fowler, William

Fowler, William M.

William M. Fowler American naval historian

William M. Fowler Amerikaans historicus

William M. Fowler historiador estadounidense

William M. Fowler historiador estatunidenc

William M. Fowler historiador estauxunidense

William M. Fowler historien américain

William M. Fowler storico statunitense

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Languages
English (98)