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Davis, William C. 1946-

Overview
Works: 195 works in 834 publications in 2 languages and 63,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Diaries  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vConfederate 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E459, 973.713
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William C Davis
Brother against brother : the war begins by William C Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the events leading to the civil war, from the South Carolina secession convention to the fighting at Fort Sumter
Diary of a Confederate soldier : John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade by John S Jackman( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War journal of John Jackman is one of the richest and most literate of all Confederate soldier narratives to survive the war.It is also the only surviving war period diary of a soldier in the famed First Kentucky or "Orphan" Brigade
Battle at Bull Run : a history of the first major campaign of the Civil War by William C Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the first major conflict between North and South, which also served as an early example of the strategic use of railroads. Includes some of the first war photographs ever taken
Virginia at war, 1862( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History Book Club SelectionA Military History Book Club Selection Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. Virginians' expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen, for in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the Old Dominion became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East
Duel between the first ironclads by William C Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous Civil War battle between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia is revealed from contemporary journals and letters
First blood : Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the U.S. Civil War in the Eastern Theater from the engagement at Fort Sumter in April, 1861 through Bull Run in July, 1861
Virginia at war, 1861 by William C Davis( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Civil War battles were fought on Virginian soil than on that of any other Confederate state. No state suffered more from invasion and occupation than the Old Dominion, and none witnessed as much of the war. Virginia's story of the Civil War stands unique among the Confederate States. Virginia at War, 1861 looks at Virginia on the eve of secession, detailing the activities of the convention that finally took the state out of the Union and explaining how Richmond became the capital of the new Confederate nation. Chapters in the book examine Virginia's private state army and its little-kn
Look away! : a history of the Confederate States of America by William C Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the Confederacy moves beyond military events to examine legal structures, politics, social structures, and the economy of the South during the Civil War
Three roads to the Alamo : the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis by William C Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis -- the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history -- and about what really happened in that battle
Jefferson Davis : the man and his hour by William C Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jefferson Davis: statesman, Mexican war hero, and President of the Confederate States of America
Death in the trenches : Grant at Petersburg by William C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the valor of soldiers and commanders on both sides of the battlefield
Virginia at war, 1863 by James I Robertson( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the epic battles of 1862 and the grueling and violent military campaigns that would follow, the year 1863 was oddly quiet for the Confederate state of Virginia. Only one major battle was fought on its soil, at Chancellorsville, and the conflict was one of the Army of Northern Virginia's greatest victories. Yet the pressures of the Civil War turned the daily lives of Virginians? young and old, men and women, civilians and soldiers? into battles of their own. Despite minimal combat, 1863 was an eventful year in Virginia history? Stonewall Jackson died within its borders and Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In Virginia at War, 1863, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. present these and other key events, as well as a discussion of the year's military land operations to reveal the political, social, and cultural ramifications of the ongoing national conflict. By this time, the war had profoundly transformed nearly every aspect of Virginia life and culture, from education to religion to commerce. Mounting casualties and depleted resources made the citizens of the Commonwealth feel the deprivations of war more deeply than ever. Virginia at War, 1863 surveys these often overlooked elements of the conflict. Contributors focus on the war's impact on Virginia's children and its newly freed slaves. They shed light on the origins of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, explore the popularity of scrapbooking as a form of personal recordkeeping, and consider the changing role of religion during wartime and the uncertain faith of Virginia's Christians. The book concludes with the 1863 entries of the Diary of a Southern Refugee by Richmond's Judith Brockenbrough McGuire. At the midpoint of the Civil War, the hostility of this great American struggle had become an ingrained part of Virginia life. Virginia at War, 1863 is the third volume of a five-book series that reexamines the Commonwealth's history as an integral part of the Confederacy. The series looks beyond military campaigns and tactics to consider how the war forever changed the people, culture, and society of Virginia
The battle of New Market by William C Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a Civil War battle that took place in 1864 in the strategic Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, a battle in which 257 young cadets from the Virginia Military Institute turned the tide against the Union forces
An honorable defeat : the last days of the Confederate government by William C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of its army, and Grant's victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled to achieve their own differing visions: Jefferson Davis, autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost, and his secretary of war, General John C. Breckinridge, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he so loved." "William C. Davis traces the astounding journey of these men, and the entire Confederate cabinet, as they fled Richmond by train, then by mule, then on foot. Using original research, he narrates, with dramatic style and clear historical accuracy, the futile quarrels of the two men as they continued their flight from their eventual fate."--Jacket
Virginia at war, 1864 by William C Davis( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literat
The American frontier : pioneers, settlers & cowboys, 1800-1899 by William C Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and development of the Old West by looking at the individuals who played important roles
The Fighting men of the Civil War by William C Davis( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the experiences of the common soldier from enlistment to battle. Features artifacts, photographs, and artwork depicting major items of arms and equipment
The pirates Laffite : the treacherous world of the corsairs of the Gulf by William C Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean and Pierre Laffite's lives were intertwined with the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, the era from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812. Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy, the brothers ran a privateering cooperative that provided contraband goods to a hungry market and made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Later they became important members of a syndicate in New Orleans that included lawyers, bankers, merchants, and corrupt U.S. officials. But this allegiance didn't stop them from becoming paid Spanish spies, handing over information about the syndicate's plans and selling out their own associates. In 1820 the Laffites disappeared into the fog of history from which they had emerged, but not before becoming folk heroes in French Louisiana and making their names synonymous with piracy and intrigue on the Gulf
Touched by fire : a photographic portrait of the Civil War by William Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large, two-volume collection of Civil War-era photographs, giving a distinctly visual chronicle of the war
A government of our own : the making of the Confederacy by William C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delegates from six states met in February 1861 to form a new government and choose its leaders
 
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Brother against brother : the war begins
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Diary of a Confederate soldier : John S. Jackman of the Orphan BrigadeBattle at Bull Run : a history of the first major campaign of the Civil WarVirginia at war, 1862Duel between the first ironcladsFirst blood : Fort Sumter to Bull RunVirginia at war, 1861Look away! : a history of the Confederate States of AmericaThree roads to the Alamo : the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
Alternative Names
Davis, Jack 1946-

Davis, William C. 1946-

Davis, William Charles 1946-

William C. Davis Amerikaans militair historicus

William C. Davis historiador estatunidenc

William C. Davis historien américain

William C. Davis US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Languages
English (274)

German (1)