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Donald, David Herbert 1920-2009

Works: 156 works in 695 publications in 4 languages and 32,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Case studies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Diaries  Sermons  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
Classifications: E468, B
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Most widely held works by David Herbert Donald
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald( Book )

47 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully rounded biography of America's sixteenth President is the product of Donald's half-century of study of Lincoln and his times. In preparing it, Donald has drawn more extensively than any previous writer on Lincoln's personal papers and those of his contemporaries, and he has taken full advantage of the voluminous newly discovered records of Lincoln's legal practice. He presents his findings with the same literary skill and psychological understanding exhibited in his previous biographies, which have received two Pulitzer Prizes ... Much more than a political biography, Donald's Lincoln reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how his private life helped to shape his public career. In Donald's skillful hands, Lincoln emerges as a youthful, vigorous President. One of the youngest men ever to occupy the White House, he was also the husband of an even younger wife and the father of boisterous children. We witness how Lincoln's absorption with politics disrupted his family life, and how his often tumultuous marriage affected his political career. And we see a man renowned for his storytelling and his often sidesplitting humor lapse into the periods of deep melancholy to which he was prone, not only during the dark days of the Civil War but throughout his life ... Donald's strikingly original portrait of Lincoln depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, who confessed that he did not control events but events had controlled him. Yet coupled with that fatalism was an unbounded ambition that drove him to take enormous political risks and enabled him to overcome repeated defeats. Donald shows that Lincoln was a master of ambiguity and expediency--but he also stresses that Lincoln was a great moral leader, inflexibly opposed to slavery and absolutely committed to preserving the Union."--Jacket
The Civil War and Reconstruction by J. G Randall( Book )

58 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the Civil War and its aftermath
Lincoln reconsidered : essays on the Civil War era by David Herbert Donald( Book )

73 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses some of the basic issues concerning the Civil War
Look homeward : a life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of an American novelist examining the forces of his life that were intertwined with his writing and the academic and literary worlds of which he was a part
Charles Sumner and the coming of the Civil War by David Herbert Donald( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces Sumner's life as the nation careens toward civil war. In a period when senators often exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government and remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict" -- description from publisher Knopf
Why the North won the Civil War by David Herbert Donald( Book )

49 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic exploration of the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald and author of Lincoln assembles insightful and probing essays from six of America's most distinguished historians. Focusing on the political, military, economic, social, and diplomatic reasons behind the Union victory, this collection presents the most complete picture of this key aspect of Civil War studies. In an essay new to this edition, Henry Steele Commager offers a historiographical overview of the collapse of the Confederacy. Richard N. Current describes the economic superiority of the North and shows how the civilian resources of the South were dissipated during the war. T. Harry Williams examines the deficiencies of the Southern military strategy and leadership. Norman A. Graebner discusses the reluctance of France and England to aid the South. David Herbert Donald, in his own essay, reports that excessive Southern emphasis on individual freedom fatally undermined military discipline. And David M. Potter suggests that a lack of political leadership in the South resulted in gross incompetence. And exclusively for this edition, the editor has written a new foreword and completely updated the bibliography to create the most comprehensive and enlightening guide to understanding why the North won the Civil War. - Publisher
"We are Lincoln men" : Abraham Lincoln and his friends by David Herbert Donald( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new perspective on the private life of the Civil War president through an examination of his few friendships and close associations, which were marked by estrangements in the face of political differences
Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herndon was Lincoln's friend, law partner, and biographer during the "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" days; this book reveals how a country lawyer became a national figure and what happened to the friend he left behind when he became President.--From the publisher
Charles Sumner and the rights of man by David Herbert Donald( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of David Herbert Donald's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the most compelling senator of the Civil War era In the enthralling sequel to Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the life of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his death in 1874. As a leader of the Radical Republicans, Sumner made the abolition of slavery his primary legislative focus--yet opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution for not going far enough to guarantee full equality. His struggle to balance power and principle defined his career during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Donald masterfully charts the senator's wavering path from fiery sectarian leader to responsible party member. In a richly detailed portrait of Sumner's role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Donald analyzes how the legislator brought his influence and political acumen to bear on an issue as dear to his heart as equal rights: international peace. Authoritative and engrossing, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man captures a fascinating political figure at the height of his powers and brings a tumultuous period in American history to vivid life
The politics of Reconstruction, 1863-1867 by David Herbert Donald( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty and Union by David Herbert Donald( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about history of the American people during a period when their country was distracted by sectional strife, devastated by a civil war, and finally reunited only after decades of bitterness
Divided we fought : a pictorial history of the war, 1861-1865. by David Donald( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone for a soldier : the Civil War memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard : from the Alec Thomas Archives by Alfred Bellard( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memoir of Alfred Bellard, of the Fifth New Jersey Infantry, gives a firsthand account of what life was like as a private soldier in the Union army during the Civil War
Diary by Charles Francis Adams( Book )

in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil War( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the Civil War explores various aspects of the conflict, from Lee's role in the Confederacy to the tactics that won and lost the war, with contributions from James M. McPherson, David Herbert Donald, and other notable historians
Lincoln at home : two glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's family life by David Herbert Donald( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a brief account of their first years in the White House and the complete collection of all the known letters exchanged by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, this portrait defines the sixteenth president as a dedicated - though often a desperately busy and distracted - family man." "Lincoln at Home is an intimate and rare glimpse of the president as husband and father, a cheerful man pinned to the floor while playing with his children, and a desolate man struck down with grief at the death of his son. Beyond this, we are shown a personal side of the man who managed one of the most difficult periods in American history."--Jacket
The divided Union by J. G Randall( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using only the portions relating to the Civil War years and omitting those about the Reconstruction era, the author has revised the original work in the light of contemporary scholarship
The Nation in crisis, 1861-1877 by David Herbert Donald( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln in The times : the life of Abraham Lincoln, as originally reported in the New York times( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the sixteenth president's political rise, administration, and death includes coverage of such major events as his campaign, the Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination
A Master's due : essays in honor of David Herbert Donald( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Civil War and ReconstructionLincoln reconsidered : essays on the Civil War eraLook homeward : a life of Thomas WolfeCharles Sumner and the coming of the Civil WarWhy the North won the Civil War"We are Lincoln men" : Abraham Lincoln and his friendsLincoln's HerndonThe politics of Reconstruction, 1863-1867
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