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Wiley, Bell Irvin 1906-1980

Overview
Works: 167 works in 569 publications in 2 languages and 24,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Biography  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Consultant, Other
Classifications: E607, 973.784
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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 Undetermined and held by 2,870 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 )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 2,684 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 )

37 editions published between 1938 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate women by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 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
Civil War books : a critical bibliography by Allan Nevins( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,105 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 )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2000 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They who fought here by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in English and held by 966 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 )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Appomattox by Bell Irvin Wiley( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves no more : letters from Liberia, 1833-1869( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Confederate service, 1861-1865 by Francis Warrington Dawson( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 640 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 582 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 )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and held by 553 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 490 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 386 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
The Civil War times illustrated photographic history of the Civil War by William C Davis( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and compiled by the nation's leading authorities, with nearly 2,000 photographs in each volume (many published only in these collections)
A politician goes to war : the Civil War letters of John White Geary by John White Geary( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This last known work of noted historian Bell Irvin Wiley reveals the private mind of John White Geary, a Union general from Pennsylvania, through his Civil War letters to his wife, Mary. Wiley had selected these roughly 200 letters for publication, but the unfinished manuscript lay undiscovered for twelve years after the historian's death. The letters provide a rare glimpse of the two main theaters of war through the eyes of a general officer. Geary saw action at Cedar Mountain and Gettysburg in the Virginia theater and in the major campaigns in the west - from lifting the siege at Chattanooga to marching with William T. Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas. The fascination Geary's letters held for Wiley, the quintessential scholar of the common person, is clear: the letters of an uncommon man reveal ordinary concerns about children, money, home, and religion that linked Geary to many on both sides of the war. These letters reveal contrasts between attitudes of soldiers of the eastern and western armies and how early intense battle was waged in northern Virginia. Readers can also glimpse pieces of life on the northern homefront and the ways that relationships between men and women changed during the course of the war. Geary's letters also show another side of the officer, that of the consummate politician who knew that military service provided capital for future political campaigns. Through intense self-promotion, he had fashioned a reputation that served him well in gaining respected political posts both before and after the war: he fought in the Mexican War and served as the first mayor of San Francisco and as territorial governor of Kansas during the period known as "Bloody Kansas," in addition to winning two terms as governor of Pennsylvania after the war. Ultimately, the letters of John White Geary show how a political general plied his trade. They reveal the complexities of any historical figure, for Geary had both the admirable qualities of loyalty to the Union and the less attractive need to exaggerate his abilities to enhance his career. - Jacket flap
 
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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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ベル・I・ウィレー

ワイリー, B.I

ワイリー, ベル・アーヴィン

Languages
English (329)

Japanese (2)

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The life of Billy Yank : the common soldier of the UnionConfederate womenThe plain people of the ConfederacyThe road to AppomattoxThe procurement and training of ground combat troopsThe Civil War times illustrated photographic history of the Civil WarA politician goes to war : the Civil War letters of John White Geary