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Flexner, James Thomas 1908-2003

Overview
Works: 217 works in 953 publications in 3 languages and 43,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Thomas Flexner
Washington : the indispensable man by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

55 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and German and held by 3,363 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
The young Hamilton : a biography by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 2,294 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
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 2,238 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 )

33 editions published between 1765 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,177 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
Doctors on horseback; pioneers of American medicine by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

42 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and held by 1,950 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
The traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John André by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 1,949 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 )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 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 )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Washington from his second term as president to his death, focusing on his struggles to unite the new republic
That wilder image : the painting of America's native school from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers American painting from 1825 to 1910
John Singleton Copley by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1993 in English and held by 1,529 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
Steamboats come true; American inventors in action by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First flowers of our wilderness by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

29 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random harvest by James Thomas Flexner( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,233 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
States Dyckman, American loyalist by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Flexner's portrait of Gilbert Stuart, painter of George Washington and other founding fathers, who once shied away from a self-portrait he had begun to please his bride. Flexner presents us with a portrait such as the artist himself would have constructed it: frank, without flattery, profound, and soul-stirring. Born in poverty in Rhode Island, Stuart became through his art the intimate of the great of two continents. Yet he never abandoned his disdain for worldly rank, or his fascination with character. He made huge sums in England, but spent even more in dissipation. Prison yawned for him, and he fled his creditors. During the thirty-five American years he painted with brilliance, creating a unique portrait manner. His rank as an artist was never questioned, but his nerves would not quiet. He drank, fought with his wife, and tormented his children. He died as he had lived: famous and bankrupt
The light of distant skies, 1760-1835 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the work of Benjamin West, Charles Willson Peale, Samuel Morse, Audubon, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, and John Trumbull
William Henry Welch and the heroic age of American medicine by Simon Flexner( Book )

26 editions published between 1941 and 1993 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of liberty : founders of the United States by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By James Thomas Flexner ; biographies of sitters and painters by Linda Bantel Samter ; in cooperation with the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas
 
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Washington : the indispensable man
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The young Hamilton : a biographyGeorge Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783George Washington : the forge of experience, 1732-1775Doctors on horseback; pioneers of American medicineThe traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John AndréGeorge Washington and the new nation, 1783-1793George Washington : anguish and farewell (1793-1799)Steamboats come true; American inventors in action
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

James Thomas Flexner Amerikaans historicus (1908-2003)

프렉스너, 제임스 타머스 1908-2003

플렉스너, 제임스 T. 1908-2003

플렉스너, 제임스 토마스 1908-2003

플렉스너, 제임스 토머스 1908-2003

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Languages
English (476)

Chinese (7)

German (2)