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Davis, William C. 1946-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 897 publications in 2 languages and 63,722 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Diaries  Personal narratives  Personal correspondence  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Composer, Other
Classifications: E459, 973.713
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Most widely held works by William C Davis
Brother against brother : the war begins by William C Davis( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 2,490 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( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,471 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 )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,315 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 by Virginia Center for Civil War Studies( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,189 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
Virginia at war, 1861 by William C Davis( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,111 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
Duel between the first ironclads by William C Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 2,099 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 2,041 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
Look away! : a history of the Confederate States of America by William C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,823 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 1,639 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 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jefferson Davis: statesman, Mexican war hero, and President of the Confederate States of America
Virginia at war, 1863 by James I Robertson( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict's impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South's view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The 1863 installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's valuable Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War rounds out the collection
The battle of New Market by William C Davis( Book )

11 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
Death in the trenches : Grant at Petersburg by William C Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the valor of soldiers and commanders on both sides of the battlefield
Virginia at war, 1864 by James I Robertson( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land operations in Virginia in 1864 : the tightening noose / Richard J. Sommers -- Politics in Civil War Virginia : a democracy on trial / Aaron Sheehan-Dean -- A "patriotic press" : Virginia's Confederate newspapers, 1861-1865 / Ted Tunnell -- Clinging to patriotism : the Fourth of July in Civil War Virginia / Jared Bond -- Trains, canals, and turnpikes : transportation in Civil War Virginia, 1861-1865 / Bradford A. Wineman -- "We are all good scavengers now" : the crisis in Virginia agriculture during the Civil War / Ginette Aley -- The struggle to learn : higher education in Civil War Virginia / Peter Wallenstein -- Words in war : the literature of Confederate Virginia / William C. Davis -- Rehearsing reconstruction in occupied Virginia : life and emancipation at Fort Monroe / J. Michael Cobb -- Diary of a southern refugee during the war, June 1863-July 1864 / Judith Brockenbrough McGuire ; edited by James I. Robertson Jr
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 1,497 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
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 1,389 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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,270 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
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 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delegates from six states met in February 1861 to form a new government and choose its leaders
Lincoln's men : how President Lincoln became father to an army and a nation by William C Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on thousands of unpublished letters and diaries to tell the hidden story of how a new and untested president could become "Father Abraham" throughout both the army and the North as awhole
 
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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, 1862Virginia at war, 1861Duel between the first ironcladsFirst blood : Fort Sumter to Bull RunLook 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 estadounidense

William C. Davis historiador estatunidenc

William C. Davis historian amerikan

William C. Davis historien américain

William C. Davis staraí Meiriceánach

William C. Davis storico statunitense

William C. Davis US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Languages
English (279)

German (1)