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Horan, James D. (James David) 1914-1981

Overview
Works: 80 works in 423 publications in 2 languages and 22,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F594, B
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Most widely held works about James D Horan
 
Most widely held works by James D Horan
Mathew Brady : historian with a camera by James D Horan( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade or so after photography was first demonstrated, Mathew Brady was an eminent photographer in America, establishing a gallery/studio in New York City and being much sought-after by the celebrated and unknowns alike for his fine work. The first half of this book is a brief biography, detailing Brady's work on Civil War battlefields, the appalling shortsightedness demonstrated by the government in its non-management of that collection, and how the project left Brady bankrupt, finally dying in poverty. The second half is a Brady gallery. Many of the photographs have rarely been seen, and present a veritable Who's Who of the times. Some of the subjects include John Quincy Adams, the walking dead from Andersonville Prison, Susan B. Anthony, P.T. Barnum and his "freak show", Clara Barton, John Wilkes Booth, Brady himself, John Brown, George Custer, Jefferson Davis, Stephen Douglas, Thomas A. Edison, Andrew Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mark Twain, along with early pictures of New York City, Washington D.C., the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and Niagara Falls
The authentic wild West by James D Horan( Book )

in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounts by eyewitnesses and the outlaws themselves
Pictorial history of the wild West; a true account of the bad men, desperadoes, rustlers, and outlaws of the old West--and the men who fought them to establish law and order by James D Horan( Book )

31 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McKenney-Hall portrait gallery of American Indians by James D Horan( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desperate years, a pictorial history of the thirties by James D Horan( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial history of the 1930's in the United States
The Pinkertons; the detective dynasty that made history by James D Horan( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with "100 photographs and documents ... index, maps, bibliography." Includes material on Jesse James
Confederate agent : a discovery in history by James D Horan( Book )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With never-before published contemporary photographs, facsimile documents and other illustrations, this book presents the true story of The Northwest Conspiracy. It was a daring plan that came close to destroying the Union from within, by getting Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio to join the Confederacy while New York City was in flames. Chicago was ready for rebellion, 100,000 Northern Confederates stood ready to strike. Based on official papers hitherto suppressed by the U.S. War Dept.--the secret and unpublished diaries of Capt. Thomas H. Hines, C.S.A., official agent of the Confederate government and mastermind of its underground. The story of a grim and deadly phase of the Civil War not fought on battlefields, but with spies, counter-spies, mysterious women, and shadowy conspiracies--finally brought to light
The great American West: a pictorial history from Coronado to the last frontier by James D Horan( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full western story, from the days of the conquistadores to the twentieth century
The Gunfighters: the authentic wild West by James D Horan( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on newspaper, eyewitness, and government accounts and the words of the gunfighters themselves, the author presents myth-shattering profiles of Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Ben Thompson, John Wesley Hardin, Kid Curry, Tom Horn, and Harry Tracy
Desperate men : revelations from the sealed Pinkerton files by James D Horan( Book )

20 editions published between 1949 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exciting, true story behind the rise, reign and fall of the West's most notorious outlaws--the James-Younger gang, and Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch"--Jacket subtitle
The life and art of Charles Schreyvogel : painter-historian of the Indian-fighting army of the American West by James D Horan( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate women by James D Horan( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1981 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographical accounts of eighteen women in American history from the Civil War to WWI, including some famous gamblers, spies, and outlaws
The outlaws : the authentic wild West by James D Horan( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accounts by eyewitnesses and the outlaws themselves. With 250 authentic documents and illustrations"--Cover
Across the Cimarron by George Bolds( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of George Bolds is related to writer James D. Horan in a sequence of amusing anecdotes dealing with Bolds’ life and adventures as a young man—first in Indiana—which he soon fled for the excitements offered by Dodge City, Kansas. The close of the nineteenth century is full of characters, and Mr. Bolds was lucky enough to encounter of them personally, including the Masterson brothers, Wyatt Earp, and Bill Tilghman. For a ‘green kid’ there was plenty to do and see around Dodge City, Ingalls, Abilene, Mobeetie, and Cimarron when those cow towns were booming. With descriptions of gun fights between drunken cowboys in saloons, battles between Kansas towns over the location of the county seat, and accounts of hardships and the grubby existence of people on the frontier, George Bolds acquits himself well--primarily with his sense of humor, and by not exaggerating his own importance in these adventurous tales
The seat of power by James D Horan( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of big city government and politics, and the far-reaching results when a reporter digs deep and finds more corruption than he had a right to expect. Set in New York
C.S.S. Shenandoah : the memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell by James I Waddell( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S. Shenandoah, a beautiful but dangerous vessel which scattered and burned the New Bedford whaling fleet in Arctic waters. This is the account of the Shenandoah by her skipper, Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell, published complete for the first time
The Pinkerton story by James D Horan( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1980 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, written for the general reader, is a history of the century-old Pinkerton Detective Agency. It is based largely upon the records of the Agency. The stories touched on include accounts of the Mafia Society, the Molly Maguire’s, the Reno Boys, and the Homestead Strike. The most unusual part of the book is that concerning Allan Pinkerton's Civil War record as an intelligence officer. The value of this book rests in its insight into the operation of a great detective agency, the infiltration into the ranks of the criminal, the espionage activity, the development of criminal files, and the wide range of the agency's interests
The right image; a novel of the men who make candidates for the presidency by James D Horan( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawmen by James D Horan( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on William H. Wallace, the district attorney who proscecuted Frank James for murder
 
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Alternative Names
Horan, James D.

Horan, James D. 1914-

Horan, James D. 1914-1981

Horan, James D. (James David), 1914-

Horan, James D. (James David), 1914-1981

Horan, James David

Horan, James David 1914-

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