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Flexner, James Thomas 1908-2003

Overview
Works: 252 works in 1,045 publications in 3 languages and 42,898 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Festschriften  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E312.29, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Thomas Flexner
Washington : the indispensable man by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

56 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 3,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "distillation" of the author's fourvolume 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 3,260 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 )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 2,283 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 )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,196 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 )

29 editions published between 1765 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 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
The traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John André by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

33 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctors on horseback : pioneers of American medicine by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

43 editions published between 1930 and 1992 in English and held by 1,920 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
George Washington and the new nation, 1783-1793 by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,904 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 )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 1,864 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 )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1939 and 1993 in English and held by 1,546 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. The Boston Tea Party and other events led inexorably toward the Revolution. Copley was unwillingly drawn into the troubled political arena; his loyalist connections made his life in Boston increasingly turbulent and precarious. In 1774, at the suggestion of Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West, Copley became convinced he was wasting his talents in the colonies and moved to London to study the European masters. This decision marked the second period of his life, lasting forty years, and instigated a no less dramatic shift in the style and subject of his art. Copley's tour of European cities and galleries broadened the range and scope of his work. He produced large canvases of sweeping historical scenes of war, political subjects, and religious subjects considered taboo in the colonies
Steamboats come true; American inventors in action by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

24 editions published between 1944 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random harvest by James Thomas Flexner( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,213 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 )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 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 )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Welch and the heroic age of American medicine by Simon Flexner( Book )

27 editions published between 1941 and 1993 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 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
America's old masters by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

21 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charls Willson Peale, and Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart : a great life in brief by James Thomas Flexner( Book )

8 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of the painter of the now famous portrait of George Washington
An American saga : the story of Helen Thomas and Simon Flexner by James T Flexner( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Washington : the indispensable man
Covers
The young Hamilton : a biographyGeorge Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783George Washington : the forge of experience, 1732-1775The traitor and the spy : Benedict Arnold and John AndréDoctors on horseback : pioneers of American medicineGeorge 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)

James Thomas Flexner beathaisnéisí Meiriceánach

James Thomas Flexner biografo statunitense

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 (473)

Chinese (6)

German (2)