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Wallace, Willard Mosher 1911-2000

Overview
Works: 14 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 5,179 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E230, 923.573
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Most widely held works by Willard Mosher Wallace
Appeal to arms; a military history of the American Revolution by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traitorous hero; the life and fortunes of Benedict Arnold by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 1970 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Raleigh by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Raleigh was truly the Renaissance man of Elizabethan England: soldier and diplomat serving in the wars between Spain and England, courtier and Captain of the Queen's Guard in Elizabeth's flamboyant court, explorer of a New World and colonizer of Virginia, member of Parliament and devotee of science, musician and literary patron, historian and poet. A dashing and complex figure, often in advance of his times and rebellious against them, Raleigh had the misfortune not simply to combine brilliance and versatility with arrogance and intolerance, but to live beyond the expansiveness of Elizabeth's reign into the sober times of her successor, James Stewart. Knighted by the Queen, Raleigh enjoyed her favor until he was eclipsed by Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. Thereafter his fortunes fell, and he was finally imprisoned and tried by James I on grounds of treason. This book, conveying the excitement and flavor of Raleigh and his times, offers a new judgment of the man, and particularly of the famous trial that led to his imprisonment in the Tower and to his subsequent execution for treason. Mr. Wallace points out that, though the charges against Raleigh were questionable, the trial was legally just. On the other hand, the law itself, the court procedure, and the behavior of the prosecutor, Sir Edward Coke, were essentially unjust. After Raleigh's death, jurists rallied to his defense, and changes in law and procedure were finally instituted. The trial thus has a historic importance not only in Raleigh's life but also in English legal history. Originally published in 1959. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of
Soul of the lion : a biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul of the Lion fills the last big gap in Civil War biography. It is extraordinary that no previous life of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, has preciously appeared, for Chamberlain was a truly great fighting general. There are many who hold that Chamberlains' defence of Little Round Top turned the tide at Gettysburg and thus saved the Union. Chamberlain was born a soldier but he planned originally to be a missionary. A graduate of Bangor Theological Seminary, he was an instructor in religion at Bowdoin College when the Civil War broke out and he discovered his true vocation. His career was one of exceptional gallantry. He was an officer always in the thick of battle. Fourteen horses were shot under him, and finally he was terribly wounded, yet recovered to fight in the closing campaigns of the War. He was designated to receive the surrender of the Confederate infantry after the Appomatox meeting of Grant and Lee, and he played the role with magnanimity. Chamberlain's peacetime career was no less notable. Four times he was elected Governor of the State of Maine, and ha made a good governor. Then he became president of Bowdoin College and instituted there a progressive educational policy, declaring that "we must also take hold of which we call science, and which makes knowledge power." In 1880, Chamberlain, unarmed and alone faced down at Augusta, the capital of Maine, a mob that threatened to kill him. With magnificent courage, he said: "I am here to see that the laws of this state are put into effect... I am here for that and I shall do it. If anybody wants to kill me for it, here I am." Chamberlain was a State of Maine man to the marrow of his bones. He was born on a farm at Brewer, Maine, where today a big bridge is named after him; he was Maine-educated; he served with Maine regiments; he was active in Maine politics and president of Bowdoin, Maine's great college; he closed his life of service by acting as Port Surveyor at Portland -- Book jacket
Jonathan Dearborn; a novel of the War of 1812 by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The raiders; a novel of the Civil War at sea by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East to Bagaduce by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Edwin Sandys and the first parliament of James I by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

10 editions published between 1194 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecticut's dark star of the Revolution, General Benedict Arnold by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friend William by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical sketch of Berlin, Connecticut by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middletown tercentenary, 1650-1950 by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of Congregationalism by Willard Mosher Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Soul of the lion : a biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain
Alternative Names
Wallace, Willard M.

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English (101)

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