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

Overview
Works: 98 works in 388 publications in 3 languages and 14,940 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Essays  Almanacs  Personal correspondence  Speeches  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
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 )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and German and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston and London, 17221726--Philadelphia, 1726-1757--London, 1757-1775--Paris, 1776-1785-Philadelphia, 1785-1790--Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733-1758--The Autobiography
The life of Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,577 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
A bibliographical guide to the study of Southern literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 973 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 Oldest revolutionary : essays on Benjamin Franklin by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 871 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 )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 728 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 )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 623 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 American dream of Captain John Smith by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 520 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
Ebenezer Kinnersley, Franklin's friend by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Kinnersley was born on 30 November 1711, in Gloucester, England. Before he was three years old, his family moved to American and settled near Lower Dublin, Pennsylvania. Largely home-educated by his father, William Kinnersley, a Baptist minister, he first became widely known when, at the height of the Great Awakening in 1740, he delivered at the Philadelphia Baptist Church an address attacking the emotional excesses of the popular revivalistic ministers. Kinnersley is perhaps best know today, however, as Benjamin Franklin's collaborator in the experiments in electricity. Franklin wrote in his Autobiography that he suggested Kinnersley give lectures on the subject and that he drew up a syllabus for that purpose. Although Kinnersley was not the first who gave popular lectures on electricity, nor the only one who did so during the twenty-five years the he was most active, no other lecturer was as popular, successful, or original as he. He was, indeed, the greatest of the popular lecturers in colonial America--the forerunners of the nineteenth-century lyceum movement--and was the only person in the colonies beside Franklin who made significant contributions to the science of electricity. In addition to his contributions to early American religious and scientific thought, Kinnersley was the first Professor of English and Oratory at the University of Pennsylvania (then the Philadelphia College). As such he may have been the first person to hold the title Professor of English. This biography should be of importance to students of colonial culture, to Franklin students, and to those interested in the history of science or education in colonial America, as well as in the history of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : a genetic text by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined 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 )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 476 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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains twenty-four essays by distinguished Franklinists and is the most ambitious single collection of essays on Franklin ever assembled. The contributors include scholars from several foreign countries and from throughout the United States. The French literary scholar Daniel Royot examines Franklin's humor; the German historian of science Heinz Otto Sibum discusses methods of scientific analysis; the English biographer Esmond Wright investigates the personalities and politics involved in the peace treaties of 1782 and 1783; and the English literary scholar Stephen Fender evaluates Franklin's contributions to the literature of emigration. American historian Jack P. Greene examines Franklin's explanation of the American Revolution; J. L. Heilbron probes his contributions as a natural philosopher; and Michael Zuckerman surveys Franklin's ideas and his practice of benevolence and self-interest. Three editors of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin contribute essays: Ellen R. Cohn discusses his knowledge of music, the songs he particularly enjoyed, and the songs he wrote; Claude-Anne Lopez refutes John Adams's charge that Franklin was too French; and Barbara Oberg analyzes his final speech to the Constitutional Convention and its role in the passage of the Constitution. Two art historians examine his portraits: Wayne Craven discusses the American and English portraits of Franklin and Ellen G. Miles considers the French portraits. Three bookmen from the Library Company of Philadelphia contribute essays: James N. Green writes on Franklin as publisher and bookseller; John C. Van Horne appraises Franklin's various philanthropies and his ideas of collective benevolence; and Edwin Wolfe 2nd describes Franklin's personal history. A historian of journalism joins three literary scholars to assess Franklin's journalism: Jeffery A. Smith discusses risk-taking in Franklin's early journalism; Robert D. Arner evaluates Franklin's campaign against drinking and drunkenness; Ronald A. Bosco examines his crime reporting; and Norman S. Grabo analyzes Franklin's journalism as literature. A social scientist and historian, Ralph Lerner, surveys the personality that Franklin presents in his various writings. Several literary historians discuss Franklin's religious, social, and literary traits: A. Owen Aldridge rebuts Franklin's alleged Puritanism; J. A. Leo Lemay examines the theme of vanity in Franklin's Autobiography; Carla Mulford analyzes Franklin's extraordinarily rhetorical Narrative of the Late Massacres; and David Yerkes discusses the question of Americanisms and new coinages in Franklin's vocabulary
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 408 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

As Lemay notes, Adams's case against Smith (first published in 1867) hinged primarily on the fact that Smith's earliest accounts of his experiences in Virginia made no references to Pocahontas's intervention. It was not until 1624 that Smith published the well-known account of his rescue by Pocahontas. Following Adams and others who attacked Smith, a Hungarian scholar asserted in 1890 that Smith had also bragged and lied about his experiences in eastern Europe during the Hungarian wars against the Turks; this claim added fuel to the general skepticism about Smith's veracity as a historical reporter. Scholarly findings in the twentieth century rehabilitated Smith's reputation somewhat by showing that the descriptions of the places and battles he had witnessed during his European adventures were accurate; still, many felt that no convincing evidence existed to prove the Pocahontas story
Robert Bolling woos Anne Miller : love and courtship in Colonial Virginia, 1760 by Robert Bolling( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3 of the acclaimed biography narrates Franklin's growth from printer to public-spirited politician, soldier, and patriot
Essays in early Virginia literature honoring Richard Beale Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England's annoyances : America's first folk song by J. A. Leo Lemay( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 life of Benjamin FranklinThe 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?
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 (191)

Dutch (1)

German (1)