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Flexner, James Thomas 1908-2003

Overview
Works: 231 works in 799 publications in 3 languages and 43,891 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: E312.29, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Thomas Flexner
Washington : the indispensable man by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "distillation" of the author's fourvolume work on the life of the first president of the United States
The world of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and German and held by 3,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated account of the life and career of 19th century American artist Winslow Homer, with background information on other artists of that time
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Washington's life served as commander of an amateur army during the American Revolution
George Washington : the forge of experience, 1732-1775 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

23 editions published between 1765 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of America's first President from birth to the beginning of the Revolutionary War, portraying the personal qualities which contributed to his greatness
The traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John André by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript and galley proofs of Flexner's book on Benedict Arnold and Major André (1953). Typescript is marked up with edits and layout notes; dust jacket for the published book included. Published by Harcourt, Brace in 1953
George Washington and the new nation, 1783-1793 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Washington's part in the Constitutional Convention and his work in organizing the new government
George Washington : anguish and farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Washington from his second term as president to his death, focusing on his struggles to unite the new republic
The young Hamilton : a biography by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of America's founders, concentrating on the first twenty-six years of his life--up to the end of the American Revolution
That wilder image : the painting of America's native school from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers American painting from 1825 to 1910
Doctors on horseback; pioneers of American medicine by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the stories of several early American physicians: John Morgan, William Shippen, Jr., Benjamin Rush, Ephraim McDowell, Daniel Drake, John Lambert Richmond, William Beaumont, Crawford W. Long and William T.G. Morton
First flowers of our wilderness by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

33 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and Thai and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century American painting by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Welch and the heroic age of American medicine by Simon Flexner( Book )

21 editions published between 1941 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of distant skies, 1760-1835 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Stuart; a great life in brief by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Singleton Copley by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1993 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book for both the general reader of American history and the student of art, Flexner's study of Copley (1738-1815) brings into vivid detail the struggle the artist endured against an unfavorable environment in the New World, his rise to fame, the development of his unique style, and the personal growth of the man who became America's first great artist. Copley's life began in the humble surroundings of Boston's waterfront. As a poor boy growing up in a city where no formal art instruction was available, rigorous self-instruction was Copley's only means to his goal of becoming a painter. Through laborious work Copley mastered his craft; the portraits he produced between 1753 and 1774, at the height of his fame, were distinguished by the fully rounded modeling and realism which make the personalities of his subjects come alive. His paintings in these years were the best works a colonial American artist had ever produced. Yet his personal letters reveal that he found life in Boston limited; he cites the dearth of great art from which to learn and by which to be inspired, and complains of what he perceives to be the underappreciation of his patrons. The Boston Tea Party and other events led inexorably toward the Revolution. Copley was unwillingly drawn into the troubled political arena; his loyalist connections made his life in Boston increasingly turbulent and precarious. In 1774, at the suggestion of Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West, Copley became convinced he was wasting his talents in the colonies and moved to London to study the European masters. This decision marked the second period of his life, lasting forty years, and instigated a no less dramatic shift in the style and subject of his art. Copley's tour of European cities and galleries broadened the range and scope of his work. He produced large canvases of sweeping historical scenes of war, political subjects, and religious subjects considered taboo in the colonies
Steamboats come true; American inventors in action by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

21 editions published between 1944 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of liberty : founders of the United States( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States Dyckman, American loyalist by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an American loyalist-a Tory-and his adventures during the American Revolution
Random harvest by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Flexner's writings, including a commencement address from 1929, writings that first appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, two short stories, essays on American painting, some biographical pieces, essays on American history, and some pieces that offer glimpses of the author's personal life
 
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Washington : the indispensable man
Alternative Names
Flexner, J. T. 1908-

Flexner, J. T. (James Thomas), 1908-

Flexner, James Carey Thomas

Flexner, James T.

Flexner, James T. 1908-2003

James Thomas Flexner American biographer

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Languages
English (369)

German (4)

Thai (1)

Covers
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783George Washington : the forge of experience, 1732-1775The traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John AndréGeorge Washington and the new nation, 1783-1793George Washington : anguish and farewell (1793-1799)The young Hamilton : a biographyDoctors on horseback; pioneers of American medicineFirst flowers of our wilderness