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Wiley, Bell Irvin 1906-1980

Works: 182 works in 630 publications in 2 languages and 25,118 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Biography  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Consultant, Other
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Most widely held works by Bell Irvin Wiley
The life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

55 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is regarded as one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. The Life of Johnny Reb is not about the battles and skirmishes fought by the Confederate foot soldier. Rather, it is an intimate history of the soldier's daily life--the songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he fought. The author has examined countless letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records in constructing this frequently poignant, sometimes humorous account
The life of Billy Yank : the common soldier of the Union by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

51 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the daily lives of the men in blue who fought to save the Union. With the help of many soldiers' letters and diaries, the author explains who these men were and why they fought, how they reacted to combat and the strain of prolonged conflict, and what they thought about the land and the people of Dixie. This social history reveals that while the Yanks and the Rebs fought for very different causes, the men on both sides were very much the same
Southern Negroes, 1861-1865 by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

39 editions published between 1938 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate women by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern women of the 1860's, as here revealed with the help of their own letters and diaries, were decidedly not the clinging vines described in romantic writings of later years. In a very real sense, the tragic Civil War was, for the Confederates, a women's war. Women were ardent in advocating secession. Women were indefatigable in running farms and families and infirmaries while their men fought. Throughout the hopeless war, the women conducted themselves in ways that earned the solid respect of their men, and in ways that won for women the first measured gains toward equality
Embattled Confederates : an illustrated history of Southerners at war by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait in depth of the South during its greatest trial, told in terms of the men and women who lived and perished during four long years of turmoil and strife
The guns of '62( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic account of the military campaigns and ordinary camp life of both Northern and Southern soldiers during the first part of the Civil War. Includes portfolios of two noted photographers, Samuel Cooley and Henry P. Moore
Civil War books : a critical bibliography by Allan Nevins( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major objective of this work was to analyze those volumes familiar and unfamiliar, general or limited, indispensable or useless, for the benefit of anyone delving into the literature of the Civil War."--Pref
The plain people of the Confederacy by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

26 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They who fought here by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common soldier of the Civil War by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

27 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This whole month's magazine is dedicated to information about the common, everyday soldiers of the Civil War
Fighting for time : Volume Four of The Image of War 1861-1865 by William C Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1861-1865, vol. 4
The end of an era( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Appomattox by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

22 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wiley sketches the course of the Confederacy's decline and reappraises the influences leading to its defeat." -- book jacket
Slaves no more : letters from Liberia, 1833-1869( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1820 and 1861 more than 12,000 American blacks made the long voyage to Liberia. Many were members of families that had been brought to America in the 1600s. In the jungles of West Africa these new settlers battled virulent tropical diseases, marauding wild beasts, and fierce native tribesmen; with only basic hand tools (draft animals could hardly survive the climate) they faced the challenge of carving out fields from one of the world's densest forests. To former masters and to their own people the new Liberians wrote letters about physical deprivations, often asking for help; they also reported proudly on the political progress of their adopted country, which became a republic in 1847. Despite the discouragement and disappointment reflected in many of the letters, the settlers demonstrated a remarkable capacity to overcome the hostility of nature and to endure with courage and dignity. Bell I. Wiley has collected and annotated 273 letters written from Liberia by former slaves... To read the letters is to reach a new understanding of the meaning of slavery and of freedom; one senses the strength of the black family that distance did not splinter; one wonders at the religious faith that endured through the unimagined hardships and disasters"--
Reminiscences of Confederate service, 1861-1865 by Francis Warrington Dawson( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author was an Englishman who entered the Confederate States service
The procurement and training of ground combat troops by R. R Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of studies on training, the principal mission of the Army Ground Forces, including procurement of soldiers and officers and the policies and problems involved in training individuals and units for their special functions in ground combat
The organization of ground combat troops by Kent Roberts Greenfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six studies dealing with basic organizational problems. They examine the antecedents of the Army Ground Forces; problems and decisions regarding their size, internal organization, and armament; and the part played by the Army Ground Forces in the redeployment and reorganizations for the final assault on Japan
Rank and file : Civil War essays in honor of Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Big I by William Nathaniel Wood( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pickett's charge at Gettysburg probably has been the theme of more writing than any other action of the Civil War. Common soldiers, nurses, surgeons, journalists, foreign observers, local residents, and generals have all recounted their experiences and impressions. But relatively few company commanders who participated in that grand but futile assault have left a record of what they saw and did. Indeed, and especially on the Confederate side, the role of junior officers as told by themselves, constitutes a major gap in Civil War literature. Because of this fact, William Nathaniel Wood's reminiscences of Gettysburg and the dozen other major battles in which he participated is of considerably greater value than the usual memoir. Wood entered the Monticello Guard of Charlottesville, Co. A, Nineteenth Virginia Regiment, on July 20th, 1861, the evening before the first battle of Manassas, and had his 'baptism of fire' the next day. He was soon promoted to a Lieutenancy, and for much of the latter part of the war, was in command of the Company. At the battle of Gettysburg, after Captain Culin was wounded, he commanded the company, and led it to the stone wall, and what is more wonderful, he went back under the most terrific fire from the stone wall and on each flank. His clothing was riddled with shot, but he escaped with a slight scratch under one arm. Wood was in every encounter in which his company was engaged during the whole war, and he, with what was left of it, was captured at Tailor's Creek, April 6th, 1865, just three days before Lee's surrender
Fourteen hundred and 91 days in the Confederate Army : a journal kept by W.W. Heartsill for four years, one month, and one day, Or, Camp life, day by day, of the W.P. Lane Rangers from April 19, 1861, to May 20, 1865 by W. W Heartsill( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Journal has long been recognized in Confederate history as probably the most unique book in the entire field of soldier narratives. It is a day-by-day record of a Texas private who served both in the Trans-Mississippi Department and the Army of Tennessee. The book has two distinctive features that cause it to stand apart from other soldier narratives. In the first place, it was printed by the author himself, one page at a time, on a ten dollar "Octavo Novelty Press." In the second place, the entire edition of 100 copies that he printed in 1876 was illustrated by sixty-one original photographs sent to Heartsill by members of his company, the W. P. Lane Rangers, and pasted by the author into each of the books. All of these photographs-and pictures of plain people for this period are rarely to be had-are reproduced in this edition. The text, including the complete contents of two manuscript soldier newspapers (" "The Camp Hudson Times" and "The Western Pioneer") .is reproduced photographically to preserve the original flavor -- Dust jacket
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Confederate women
The life of Billy Yank : the common soldier of the UnionConfederate womenThe guns of '62The plain people of the ConfederacyThe road to AppomattoxThe procurement and training of ground combat troops
Alternative Names
Bell Irvin Wiley

Bell Irvin Wiley Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd (1906-1980)

Bell Irvin Wiley historiador estadounidense

Bell Irvin Wiley historien américain

Bell Irvin Wiley US-amerikanischer Historiker

Irvin Wiley, Bell

Irvin Wiley, Bell 1906-1980

Wiley, Bell I.

Wiley, Bell I. 1906-1980

Wiley, Bell I. (Bell Irvin), 1906-1980

Wiley, Bell Irvin.

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ワイリー, B.I

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