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Donald, David Herbert 1920-2009

Overview
Works: 127 works in 444 publications in 4 languages and 34,804 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries  Case studies  Pictorial works  Sources  Personal narratives  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Commentator, Honoree
Classifications: E468, B
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posthumous Publications by David Herbert Donald, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Herbert Donald
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
34 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This fully rounded biography of America's sixteenth President is the product of Donald's half-century of study of Lincoln and his times. In preparing it, Donald has drawn more extensively than any previous writer on Lincoln's personal papers and those of his contemporaries, and he has taken full advantage of the voluminous newly discovered records of Lincoln's legal practice. He presents his findings with the same literary skill and psychological understanding exhibited in his previous biographies, which have received two Pulitzer Prizes... Much more than a political biography, Donald's Lincoln reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how his private life helped to shape his public career. In Donald's skillful hands, Lincoln emerges as a youthful, vigorous President. One of the youngest men ever to occupy the White House, he was also the husband of an even younger wife and the father of boisterous children. We witness how Lincoln's absorption with politics disrupted his family life, and how his often tumultuous marriage affected his political career. And we see a man renowned for his storytelling and his often sidesplitting humor lapse into the periods of deep melancholy to which he was prone, not only during the dark days of the Civil War but throughout his life... Donald's strikingly original portrait of Lincoln depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, who confessed that he did not control events but events had controlled him. Yet coupled with that fatalism was an unbounded ambition that drove him to take enormous political risks and enabled him to overcome repeated defeats. Donald shows that Lincoln was a master of ambiguity and expediency--but he also stresses that Lincoln was a great moral leader, inflexibly opposed to slavery and absolutely committed to preserving the Union."--book jacket
Look homeward : a life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 2,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of an American novelist examining the forces of his life that were intertwined with his writing and the academic and literary worlds of which he was a part
Lincoln reconsidered; essays on the Civil War era by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses some of the basic issues concerning the Civil War
The Civil War and Reconstruction by J. G Randall ( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of the Civil War and its aftermath
Charles Sumner and the coming of the Civil War by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traces Sumner's life as the nation careens toward civil war. In a period when senators often exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government and remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict"--Publisher's description
Why the North won the Civil War by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains six essays in which the authors examine the reasons why the North won the Civil War, providing an overview of the defeat of the Confederacy, and discussing issues of military leadership, politics, diplomacy, economics, and society
"We are Lincoln men" : Abraham Lincoln and his friends by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a new perspective on the private life of the Civil War president through an examination of his few friendships and close associations, which were marked by estrangements in the face of political differences
Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of Reconstruction, 1863-1867 by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
22 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the political forces, especially within the Republican Party, which shaped the South following the Civil War
Charles Sumner and the rights of man by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
9 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divided we fought; a pictorial history of the war, 1861-1865 by D. R Donald ( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 1961 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty and Union by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a book about history of the American people during a period when their country was distracted by sectional strife, devastated by a civil war, and finally reunited only after decades of bitterness
Gone for a soldier : the Civil War memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard : from the Alec Thomas Archives by Alfred Bellard ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside Lincoln's Cabinet : the Civil War diaries of Salmon P. Chase by Salmon P Chase ( Book )
6 editions published between 1954 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diary by Charles Francis Adams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil War ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays on the Civil War explores every aspect of the conflict from Lee's role in the Confederacy to the tactics that won and lost the war, with contributions from James M. McPherson, David Herbert Donald, and other notable historians
Lincoln at home : two glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's family life by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With a brief account of their first years in the White House and the complete collection of all the known letters exchanged by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, this portrait defines the sixteenth president as a dedicated - though often a desperately busy and distracted - family man." "Lincoln at Home is an intimate and rare glimpse of the president as husband and father, a cheerful man pinned to the floor while playing with his children, and a desolate man struck down with grief at the death of his son. Beyond this, we are shown a personal side of the man who managed one of the most difficult periods in American history."--BOOK JACKET
Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the radicals : essays on Civil War leadership by Grady McWhiney ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nation in crisis, 1861-1877 by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The divided Union by J. G Randall ( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using only the portions relating to the Civil War years and omitting those about the Reconstruction era, the author has revised the original work in the light of contemporary scholarship
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (275)
Burmese (1)
German (1)
Polish (1)
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