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Kennedy, David M.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 402 publications in 3 languages and 14,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Textbooks  Case studies  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text, Compiler, Author of introduction, Commentator, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: E173, 973
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Most widely held works about David M Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by David M Kennedy
Freedom from Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 by David M Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 3,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. In a single volume the author tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities. He demonstrates that the economic crisis of the 1930s was more than a reaction to the excesses of the 1920s. For more than a century before the Crash, America's unbridled industrial revolution had gyrated through repeated boom and bust cycles, consuming capital and inflicting misery on city and countryside alike. Nor was the alleged prosperity of the 1920s as uniformly shared as legend portrays. Countless Americans eked out threadbare lives on the margins of national life. Roosevelt's New Deal wrenched opportunity from the trauma of the 1930s and created a lasting legacy of economic and social reform, but it was afflicted with shortcomings and contradictions as well. The author details the New Deal's problems and defeats, as well as its achievements. Yet, even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for the Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression eventually had to shoulder arms in another conflict that wreaked worldwide destruction, ushered in the nuclear age, and forever changed their way of life and their country's relationship to the rest of the world. In the second installment of the chronicle, the author explains how the nation agonized over its role in the conflict, how it fought the war, and why the U.S. emerged victorious, and why the consequences of victory were sometimes sweet, sometimes ironic. The author analyes the determinants of American stategy, the painful choices faced by commanders and statesmen, and the agonies inflicted on the milllions of ordinary Americans who were compelled to swallow their fears and face battle as best they could
Over here : the First World War and American society by David M Kennedy( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the years of World War I and discusses the impact of World War I on American society, including workers, women, and blacks
The American pageant : a history of the Republic by Thomas Andrew Bailey( Book )

101 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the United States from the arrival of the first Indian people to the present day
Birth control in America : the career of Margaret Sanger by David M Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relation between Margaret Sanger's character and the nature of the birth control movement she led in the U.S. is explored from 1912, when her pioneering work began, until 1945, when, simultaneously, the U.S. government accepted the idea of birth control and Mrs. Sanger retired from leadership of the movement. The book tries to illuminate, through Mrs. Sanger's life, an aspect of American society of that period, the context in which Mrs. Sanger worked, and the attitudinal and institutional responses she evoked. The focus is on the public career of Margaret Sanger, not her private life. A thorough bibliographical essay and selected bibliography are included at the end
The Library of Congress World War II companion by Margaret E Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian John Keegan called World War II "the largest single event in human history." More than sixty years after it ended, that war continues to shape our world. Going far beyond accounts of the major battles, The Library of Congress World War II Companion examines this devastating conflict, its causes, conduct, and aftermath. It considers the politics that shaped the involvement of the major combatants; military leadership and the characteristics of major Allied and Axis armed services; the weaponry that resulted in the war's unprecedented destruction, as well as debates over the use of these weapons; the roles of resistance groups and underground fighters; war crimes; daily life during wartime; the uses of propaganda; and much more." "Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the institution that has been called "America's Memory," The Library of Congress World War II Companion includes excerpts from contemporary letters, journals, pamphlets, and other documents, as well as first-person accounts recorded by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The text is complemented by more than 150 illustrations. Organized into topical chapters (such as "The Media War," "War Crimes and the Holocaust," and two chapters on "Military Operations" that cover the important battles), the book also includes an index, making it easy for readers to navigate through the rich store of information in these pages. Filled with facts and figures, information about unusual aspects of the war, and moving personal accounts, this remarkable volume will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to understand the World War II era and its continuing reverberations."--Jacket
The American spirit; United States history as seen by contemporaries by Thomas Andrew Bailey( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the social and political history of the United States through contemporary source materials from the era of Reconstruction to the present day
The modern American military( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advent of the all-volunteer force and the evolving nature of modern warfare have transformed our military, changing it in serious if subtle ways that few Americans are aware of. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy, this stimulating volume brings together insights from a remarkable group of scholars, who shed important new light on the changes effecting today's armed forces. Beginning with a Foreword by former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, the contributors take an historical approach as they explore the ever-changing strategic, political, and fiscal contexts
The brief American pageant : a history of the republic by David M Kennedy( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook presents the leading aspects of American history from discovery through contemporary times. Attention is given to political issues, institutions, political parties, leadership, and diplomatic and constitutional questions, as well as economic, social and intellectual trends. This course also focuses on what is unique in the American historical experience, and relates American history to the broader global setting
American umpire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary that chronicles how the United States became "the world's policeman" and questions how long it must continue to play this role. Explores the history of American military intervention and the future of America's military commitment abroad. Also examines America's contemporary role on the international stage, and asks whether it is time to rethink its current policies, scale down military spending, and bring our allies back into the game as fellow "umpires." Includes archival footage with interviews from former secretaries of state, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, and scholars from around the world
Freedom from fear : the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945 by David M Kennedy( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities
The American pageant : a history of the American people by David M Kennedy( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inside story of American history. One of the most popular American history texts ever written, The American Pageant combines colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the authors' trademark wit to engage students like no other text. This revised edition includes in-depth explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. New in-text features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures, and offer context for the major periods in American history -- giving you the tools you need to analyze key events and eras like a historian!"--Back cover
The American pageant : a history of the American people by David M Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition, offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format for those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life
Power and responsibility : case studies in American leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming apart : Nothing to fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930's mass unemployment, widespread hunger, and a mood of fearful pessimism and simmering unrest were Herbert Hoover's legacy to American's new chief executive. This program spotlights the early days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, where he scrambled to transform the New Deal from a campaign slogan to nothing short of a social revolution--while staving off attacks by those who viewed him as a dictator and his reforms as a threatening turn to the left
The American people in the Great depression by David M Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 24, 1929, America met the greatest economic devastation it had ever known. In this first installment of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear, David M. Kennedy tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of that unprecedented calamity. Kennedy vividly demonstates that the economic crisis of the 1930s was more than a reaction to the excesses of the 1920s. For more than a century before the Crash, America's unbridled industrial revolution had gyrated through repeated boom and bust cycles, consuming capital and inflicting misery on city and countryside alike. Nor was the alleged prosperity of the 1920s asuniformly shared as legend portrays. Countless Americans eked out threadbare lives on the margins of national life. Roosevelt's New Deal wrenched opportunity from the trauma of the 1930s and created a lasting legacy of economic and social reform, but it was afflected with shortcomings and contradictions as well, With an even hand Kennedy details the New Deals' problems and defeats, as well as its achievements. He also sheds fresh light on its incandescent but enigmatic authors, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Marshalling unforgettable narratives that feature prominent leaders as well as lesser-known citizens. The American People in the Great Depression tells the story of a resilient nation finding courage in an unrelenting storm
Restless giant : the United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore by James T Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise assessment of the 27 years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush, weaving together social, cultural, political, economic, and international developments. We meet the era's many memorable figures--most notably, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton--and explore the "culture wars" where liberals and conservatives appeared to cut the country in two. Patterson describes how, when the Cold War finally ended, Americans faced bewildering new developments around the world. In exploring a wide range of cultural, social, and economic concerns, he shows how the persistence of racial tensions, high divorce rates, alarm over crime, and urban decay all led many writers to portray this era as one of decline. But he argues that our often unmet expectations caused many of us to view the era negatively, when in fact we were in many ways better off than we thought.--From publisher description
The brief American pageant : a history of the republic( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The book is] suitable for one-semester courses in American history as well as for courses that rely on supplementary readings in secondary historical works or primary sources. It maintains a commitment to telling the story of the American past [including] essays; enriched discussion at many points of the contributions of women; expanded treatment of working classlife; extensive analysis of the concept of republicanism ... account of reconstruction; substantial attention to African-American and Native American history; and careful integration of social, political, and cultural themes in the post-World War II period -Pref
A tale of three cities : how the United States won World War II by David M Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the events leading up to the Revolution and discusses the major leaders, campaigns, and battles of the war
Freedom from fear by Norman Rockwell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. David Kennedy, author and Professor of History at Stanford University, gives a talk on World War II. Kennedy poses the question: how would the world be different if the United States had lost in World War II? He answers using the basic premise that World War II was a powerfully transformative event in world history that deeply reshaped the nature of society
 
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Freedom from Fear : the American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Alternative Names
David M. Kennedy Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd

David M. Kennedy historiador estadounidense

David M. Kennedy historien américain

David M. Kennedy US-amerikanischer Historiker

Kennedy, David

Kennedy, David 1941-

Kennedy, David (David M.)

Kennedy, David M.

Kennedy, David M. povjesničar

Kennedy, David Michael 1941-

دايفيد كينيدي مؤرخ أمريكي

دیوید ام. کندی

大衛·甘迺迪

Languages
English (324)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Over here : the First World War and American societyThe American pageant : a history of the RepublicBirth control in America : the career of Margaret SangerThe Library of Congress World War II companionThe American spirit; United States history as seen by contemporariesThe brief American pageant : a history of the republicFreedom from fear : the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945The American pageant : a history of the American people