Ambrose, Stephen E.
Most widely held works about Stephen E Ambrose
Most widely held works by Stephen E Ambrose
Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
31 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 4,806 libraries worldwide
Though primarily a biography of Meriwether Lewis, this book also provides fascinating sketches of Thomas Jefferson, William Clark, Sacagawea, & other contemporaries. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis was the perfect choice. He endured incredible hardships and saw incredible sights, including vast herds of buffalo and Indian tribes that had had no previous contact with white men. He and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a colorful and realistic backdrop for the expedition. Lewis saw the North American continent before any other white man; Ambrose describes in detail native peoples, weather, landscape, science, everything the expedition encountered along the way, through Lewis's eyes. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson's. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. This is a book about a hero. This is a book about national unity. But it is also a tragedy. When Lewis returned to Washington in the fall of 1806, he was a national hero. But for Lewis, the expedition was a failure. Jefferson had hoped to find an all-water route to the Pacific with a short hop over the Rockies-Lewis discovered there was no such passage. Jefferson hoped the Louisiana Purchase would provide endless land to support farming-but Lewis discovered that the Great Plains were too dry. Jefferson hoped there was a river flowing from Canada into the Missouri-but Lewis reported there was no such river, and thus no U.S. claim to the Canadian prairie. Lewis discovered the Plains Indians were hostile and would block settlement and trade up the Missouri. Lewis took to drink, engaged in land speculation, piled up debts he could not pay, made jealous political enemies, and suffered severe depression. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,033 libraries worldwide
The account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad-the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads, against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the brave men, the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 3,927 libraries worldwide
On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944, had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired.
Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 3,861 libraries worldwide
A look at the exploits of the men of E Company during World War II describes how they parachuted into France early D-Day morning, parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign, and captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost.
Citizen soldiers : the U.S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945 by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,783 libraries worldwide
Includes maps indicating the Normandy Beachhead expansion, July 1-24, 1944; the pursuit to the Siegfried Line, Aug. 26-Sept. 14, 1944; the Ardennes Campaign, Dec. 16-25, 1944, Dec. 26, 1944-Jan. 16 1945, and Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 1945; the Battle of the Rhineland, Feb.8-Mar. 28, 1945; and the drive to the Elbe, Apr. 4-May 7, 1945.
The wild blue : the men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,364 libraries worldwide
Includes references to George McGovern, who became a United States senator and a presidential candidate. He flew thirty-five missions (all the Army would allow) and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Nixon by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,078 libraries worldwide
Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,954 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the general who became Commander in Chief.
The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,694 libraries worldwide
Through hundreds of interviews & the examination of countless documents, the author has created a rounded portrait of Eisenhower in World War II, his relationship with his "boys," & a chronicle of American participation in the European theater. From America's preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a brilliant telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers, about which the great Civil War historian James McPherson wrote, If there is a better book about the experience of GIs who fought in Europe during World War II, I have not read it. Citizen Soldiers captures the fear and exhilaration of combat, the hunger and cold and filth of the foxholes, the small intense world of the individual rifleman as well as the big picture of the European theater in a manner that grips the reader and will not let him go. No one who has not been there can understand what combat is like but Stephen Ambrose brings us closer to an understanding than any other historian has done. The Victors also includes stories of individual battles, raids, acts of courage and suffering from Pegasus Bridge, an account of the first engagement of D-Day, when a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion; and from Band of Brothers, an account of an American rifle company from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought, died, and conquered, from Utah Beach through the Bulge and on to Hitter's Eagle's Nest in Germany. Stephen Ambrose is also the author of Eisenhower, the greatest work on Dwight Eisenhower, and one of the editors of the Supreme Allied Commander's papers. He describes the momentous decisions about how and where the war was fought, and about the strategies and conduct of the generals and officers who led the invasion and the bloody drive across Europe to Berlin. But it is, as always with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, who command his attention and his awe. The Victors tells their stories, how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world. Ambrose draws on thousands of interviews and oral histories from government and private archives, from the high command Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton -- on down through officers and enlisted men, to re-create the last year of the Second World War when the Allied soldiers pushed the Germans out of France, chased them across Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime.
To America : personal reflections of an historian by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,690 libraries worldwide
The popular historian shares his views of his own life and on the history of America, in a series of reflections on the Founding Fathers, Native Americans, Theodore Roosevelt, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, and the writing of history.
Americans at war by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,347 libraries worldwide
Ambrose's vivid & compelling essays take you to the heart of America's wars, from Grant's stunning Fourth of July victory at Vicksburg, to Nixon's surprise Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Annotation. Collected here for the first time are fifteen essays that span over 100 years of American history--and the remarkable thirty-year career of America's foremost historian.Ambrose's vivid and compelling essays take you to the heart of America's wars, from Grant's stunning Fourth of July victory at Vicksburg, to Nixon's surprise Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Ambrose brings to life the ambition and charisma that led to Custer's great success in the Civil War and fateful disaster at Little Big Horn. With vivid imagery and precise commentary, he puts you on the beaches of Normandy with the common footsoldier and in the headquarters of America's great commanders, Eisenhower, Patton and MacArthur. He takes you to the trenches of the homefront, ground zero of the Atomic Bomb, and into the arsenals of the twenty-first century. Collected here for the first time are 15 essays that span over 100 years of American history--and the remarkable 30-year career of America's foremost historian. From Grant's stunning Fourth of July victory at Vicksburg to Nixon's surprise Christmas bombing of Hanoi, Ambrose takes readers into the trenches of the homefront, ground zero of the Atomic Bomb, and into the arsenals of the 21st century.
Crazy Horse and Custer : the parallel lives of two American warriors by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 2,320 libraries worldwide
This exciting dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of these two men: parallel lives that paved the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations -- one red, one white -- fighting for possession of the open prairie.
Rise to globalism : American foreign policy since 1938 by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
92 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,306 libraries worldwide
Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this eighth revised edition of "Rise to Globalism" now in paperback offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present. Ambrose also wrote bestsellers "Undaunted Courage" and "D-Day."
The Supreme Commander; the war years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 1,978 libraries worldwide
Genereal Dwight D Eisenhower, the story of Ike in his finest hours as the Allies top strategist in WWII.
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean.
Comrades : brothers, fathers, heroes, sons, pals by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
The author explores male friendships, including those between brothers, fathers and sons, soldiers and more.
Lewis & Clark : voyage of discovery by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,938 libraries worldwide
"Interweaves choice entries from the explorers' journals with the author's own latter-day chronicle of how he and his family continue to discover the Trail today."--Jacket.
Ike's spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
An account of the transformation of the wartime Office of Strategic Services into the Central Intelligence Agency and the growth of America's intelligence community.
Pegasus Bridge : June 6, 1944 by Stephen E Ambrose ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
Gives an account of the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II.
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose,David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently.
Aeronautics, American military Ambrose, Stephen E Audiobooks Audiobooks B-24 bomber Biography Bomber pilots Bombing, Aerial Central Pacific Railroad Company Clark, William,--1770-1838 Crazy Horse,--ca. 1842-1877 Custer, George A.--1839-1876 Dakota Queen (B-24 bomber) Discoveries in geography Eisenhower, Dwight D.--1890-1969 Explorers Flight crews France--Normandy Generals Germany Historians Historiography History Indians of North America--Wars International relations Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Juvenile works Lewis, Meriwether,--1774-1809 Lewis and Clark Expedition Male friendship McGovern, George S.--1922- Military campaigns Military history Nixon, Richard M.--1913-1994 Pictorial works Political science Presidents Railroad construction workers Railroads Regimental histories Soldiers Travel Union Pacific Railroad Company United States United States.--Army United States.--Army.--Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th.--Company E United States.--Army Air Forces United States.--Army Air Forces.--Squadron, 741st West (U.S.) World War (1939-1945)
Ambrose, Stephen 1936-2002
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Ambrose, Stephen Edward, 1936-
Ambrose, Stephen Edward, 1936-2002
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安布罗斯, 斯蒂芬 E
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