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Lemay, J. A. Leo (Joseph A. Leo) 1935-2008

Overview
Works: 79 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 14,709 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E302, B
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Most widely held works about J. A. Leo Lemay
 
Most widely held works by J. A. Leo Lemay
Writings by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and German and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Benjamin Franklin anthology includes Poor Richard's Almanack, The Autobiography, speeches in the Constitutional Convention, writings on slavery, essays, news reporting, political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, and letters
A bibliographical guide to the study of Southern literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this selective bibliography is to provide the student of Southern literature with a list of the principal scholarship on a number of the South's writers and on some of the more prominent themes and areas of investigation in Southern literature. The first part of the book presents bibliographies on 23 general topics ranging from "General Works on the South" to "Manuscript Collections and Holdings" and "Bibliographical Works." The second part provides individual bibliographies of writings about 135 Southern writers ranging from James Agree to Stark Young. An appendix supplies entries for 68 additional writers of the Colonial South. (Lh)
The life of Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Described as "a harmonious human multitude," Ben Franklin's life and careers were so varied and successful that he remains, even today, the epitome of the self-made man. Born into a humble tradesman's family, this adaptable genius rose to become an architect of the world's first democracy, a leading light in Enlightenment science, and a major creator of what has come to be known as the American character. Journalist, musician, politician, scientist, humorist, inventor, civic leader, printer, writer, publisher, businessman, founding father, philosopher - a genius in all fields and a bit of a magician in some
The Oldest revolutionary : essays on Benjamin Franklin( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later writings : letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, the autobiography by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Franklin's works begins with letters sent from London (1757--1775) describing the events and diplomacy preceding the Revolutionary War. The volume also contains political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, and letters written in Paris (1776--1785), where he represented the revolutionary United States at the court of Louis XVI, as well as his speeches given in the Constitutional Convention and other works written in Philadelphia (1785--1790), including his last published article, a searing satire against slavery. Also included are the prefaces to Poor Richard's Almanack (1733--1758) and their worldly, pungent maxims that have entered our American culture. Finally, the Autobiography, Franklin's last word on his greatest literary creation -- his own invented personality -- is presented here in a new edition
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written as a guide for his son, Benjamin Franklin discusses his life, accomplishments, and ideas. The most popular autobiography ever written is here presented for the first time directly from the manuscripts, rather than perpatuating the errors of previous editions. Background materials include opinions ranging from Keats and Poe to Twain and D.H. Lawrence
Men of letters in colonial Maryland by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American dream of Captain John Smith by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the character, writings, and ideals of Captain John Smith. Before sailing for Jamestown in 1607, Smith fought in two major European theatres of war, finally serving as captain of a Christian cavalry company in the Balkans fighting against the Turks. In America, he became early Virginia's most famous and feared Indian fighter. Powhatan himself testified that "if a twig but breake every one cryeth there commeth Captaine Smith". According to the author, Smith was also one of the 17th century's greatest political and social egalitarians and visionaries. His American Dream prefigured and contributed to the ideals that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Joel Barlow, James Madison, and other founders of the American republic built into their aspirations for a new nation and new society. The author describes Smith as an explorer whose skill was unmatched in his time as well as a skilled diplomat and trader who treated the Indians fairly and with respect
Franklin on Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1981 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin, Benjamin / Autobiographie
Silence Dogood, the Busy-Body, and early writings : Boston and London, 1722-1726, Philadelphia, 1726-1757, London, 1757-1775 by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of writings from the philosopher, statesman, scientist, and civic leader includes articles, satires, essays, personal correspondence, letters to the press, and pamphlets
Reappraising Benjamin Franklin : a bicentennial perspective( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deism, Masonry, and the Enlightenment : essays honoring Alfred Owen Aldridge by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Pocahontas save Captain John Smith? by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A valuable rebuttal to Adams had been published by William Wirt Henry in 1875, but it was largely ignored and forgotten. As he reevaluates the evidence, Lemay deduces that many old Virginia hands could have learned the story only from the Powhatan Indians. Moreover, even Smith's enemies - who were in a position to refute his story - never expressed doubt that Pocahontas had saved the Captain. The Reverend Samuel Purchas, who interviewed the Virginia colonists and the Indians who visited England, believed and repeated Smith's description of the Incident. Finally, according to Lemay, Henry Adams's original attack on Smith was actually written during the Civil War as a South-baiting polemic and suppresses pertinent evidence. A tightly argued study, Did Pocahontas Save Captain John Smith? refutes the outright skeptics and effectively reverses the prevailing judgment that the truth will never be known
Robert Bolling woos Anne Miller : love and courtship in Colonial Virginia, 1760 by Robert Bolling( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in early Virginia literature honoring Richard Beale Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The canon of Benjamin Franklin, 1722-1776 : new attributions and reconsiderations by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a lifetime of research by the dean of Franklin scholars, this seven-volume biography will give enthusiasts and scholars an important resource for understanding Benjamin Franklin's character and place in American history. This first volume chronicles the early years of Franklin, from his birth to his marriage in 1730
The life of Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3 of the acclaimed biography narrates Franklin's growth from printer to public-spirited politician, soldier, and patriot
The life of Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a lifetime of research, this seven-volume biography will give readers an unmatched resource for understanding Benjamin Franklin's character and place in American history. This second volume chronicles the years of Franklin's success in printing and publishing, including his interest in technology and science
 
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Alternative Names
J. A. Leo Lemay amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Lemay, J. A.

Lemay, J. A. Leo.

Lemay, J.A. Leo 1935-

Lemay, J. A. Leo 1935-2008

Lemay, J. A. Leo (Joseph A. Leo)

Lemay, J. A. Leo (Joseph A. Leo), 1935-

Lemay, Joseph A. 1935-2008

Lemay, Joseph A. Leo

Lemay, Joseph A. Leo 1935-

Lemay, Joseph A. Leo 1935-2008

Lemay, Joseph Alberic Leo 1935-2008

Lemay, Leo, 1935-2008

Leo Lemay Amerikaans specialist in literatuur (1935-2008)

Leo Lemay filòsof estatunidenc

Leo Lemay filósofo estadounidense

Leo Lemay philosophe américain

Languages
English (183)

German (1)

Covers
The life of Benjamin FranklinAutobiography, Poor Richard, and Later writings : letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, the autobiographyBenjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismThe American dream of Captain John SmithSilence Dogood, the Busy-Body, and early writings : Boston and London, 1722-1726, Philadelphia, 1726-1757, London, 1757-1775Reappraising Benjamin Franklin : a bicentennial perspectiveDid Pocahontas save Captain John Smith?Robert Bolling woos Anne Miller : love and courtship in Colonial Virginia, 1760