WorldCat Identities

Still, William N.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 4,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Autobiographies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E596, 973.757
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about William N Still
 
Most widely held works by William N Still
Crisis at sea : the United States Navy in European waters in World War I by William N Still( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis at Sea is the first comprehensive history of the United States Navy in European waters during World War I. Drawing on vast American, British, German, French, and Italian sources, the author presents the U.S. Naval experience as America moved into the modern age of naval warfare. Not limited to an operations account of naval battles and strategies, this volume - the second in a series - examines diplomatic policies, cabinet decisions, logistics, the home front, support systems, and shipbuilding to illustrate the complexity and enormity of America's naval participation in World War I." "This is a thorough treatment of not only the events but also the personalities of the war, with particular attention paid to the difficulties they faced. The book reveals insights into the United States' relations in the world, the nation's unpreparedness for such a war, the limits imposed on the Navy by the cabinet, and the unexpected conclusion to the war. Much of the author's exhaustive research is new, such as the use of French official documents and British recollections of the American ships and sailors. This book will be the standard reference volume for libraries and serious scholars with a special interest in World War I and in the history of warfare
Iron afloat : the story of the Confederate armorclads by William N Still( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queenstown patrol, 1917 : the diary of commander Joseph Knefler Taussig, U.S. Navy by Joseph K Taussig( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Foreword-- "Published here is the diary that Taussig kept during his time in command of the first U.S. destroyers to arrive in the war zone in 1917. The entries, letters, and reports reveal U.S. and Allied naval personnel grappling with the issues of technological, tactical, and doctrinal innovation; the difficulties of the Navy's early experiences in combined command, control, communication, and coordination; the sometimes awkward matching of operational means with strategic ends; the troubles in mastering both shallow-water and open-ocean antisubmarine warfare; and even the distressing consequences of friendly fire. Most importantly, we find the earliest glimpses of American naval participation in modern coalition warfare."
Confederate shipbuilding by William N Still( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American sea power in the old world : the United States Navy in European and Near Eastern waters, 1865-1917 by William N Still( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitor builders : a historical study of the principal firms and individuals involved in the construction of USS Monitor by William N Still( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confederate Navy : the ships, men, and organization, 1861-65 by William N Still( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raiders & blockaders : the American Civil War afloat by William N Still( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are such stories as the famous battle between the Alabama and the Kearsarge off the coast of France (the last single-ship duel of the wooden-ship era); the night the war came all the way north to Portland, Maine; and, of course, the historic encounter between the Monitor and the Merrimack. Also included are accounts of Adm. Franklin Buchanan's defense of Mobile and of James Bulloch's secret negotiations to purchase Confederate warships in Britain, an examination of emergent naval technology, and an introduction to colorful personalities whose leadership affected the outcome of the conflict. Through these nineteen vividly written articles (some of which have appeared in such respected publications as Civil War Times Illustrated and Naval History), even the most knowledgeable Civil War aficionado will be surprised to learn that the naval war was so broad, varied, and intriguing."--Jacket
North Carolina's Revolutionary War navy by William N Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina's navy was composed of five small vessels whose objective was to defend seaports, coasts and trade. The original three ships were voted to be purchased just prior to Christmas 1775. The pamphlet traces the history of these ships
Two years on the Alabama by Arthur Sinclair( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironclad captains : the commanding officers of the USS Monitor by William N Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory without peace : the United States Navy in European waters, 1919-1924 by William N Still( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victory Without Peace concentrates on the U.S. Navy in European and Near Eastern waters during the post-World War I era. The Navy was charged with executing the naval terms of the Armistice as well as preserving stability and peace. U.S. warships were deploying into the Near East, Baltic, Adriatic, and Northern Europe. Conversely, Congressional appropriations handicapped this deployment by demobilization, general naval policy and postwar personnel and operating funds reductions"--
Archival sources by William N Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of unpublished sources found in the Washington, D.C. area and New York City concerning the engineering and technical aspects of the U.S.S. Monitor
The history of maritime North Carolina : an annotated bibliography by William N Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years on the Alabama by Arthur Sinclair( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction and fitting out of ironclad vessels-of-war within the Confederacy by William N Still( )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savannah Squadron by William N Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confederate States Navy at Mobile, 1861 to August 1864 by William N Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate naval strategy : the ironclad by William N Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea of misadventures : Shipwreck and survival in early America by Amy Mitchell-Cook( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sea of Misadventures examines more than 100 documented shipwreck narratives from the 17th to the 19th century as a means to understanding gender, status and religion in the history of early America. Though it includes all the drama and intrigue afforded by maritime disasters, the book's significance lies in its investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behavior. Through stories of death and devastation, Amy Mitchell-Cook examines issues of hierarchy, race and gender when the sphere of social action is shrunken to the dimensions of a lifeboat or deserted shore. Rather than debate the veracity of shipwreck tales, Mitchell-Cook provides a cultural and social analysis that places maritime disasters within the broader context of North American society. She answers questions that include who survived and why, how gender or status affect survival rates and how survivors relate their stories to interested but unaffected audiences. Mitchell-Cook observes that in creating a sense of order out of chaotic events, the narratives reassured audiences that anarchy did not rule the waves, even when desperate survivors resorted to cannibalism. Some of the accounts she studies are legal documents required by insurance companies, while others have been a form of prescriptive literature — guides that taught survivors how to act and be remembered with honor. In essence, shipwreck revealed some of the traits that defined what it meant to be Anglo-American. In an elaboration of some of the themes, Mitchell-Cook compares American narratives with Portuguese narratives to reveal the power of divergent cultural norms to shape so basic an event as a shipwreck
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.01 for Crisis at ... to 0.80 for By-Laws of ...)

American sea power in the old world : the United States Navy in European and Near Eastern waters, 1865-1917
Covers
Iron afloat : the story of the Confederate armorcladsConfederate shipbuildingAmerican sea power in the old world : the United States Navy in European and Near Eastern waters, 1865-1917The Confederate Navy : the ships, men, and organization, 1861-65Raiders & blockaders : the American Civil War afloatTwo years on the AlabamaTwo years on the Alabama
Alternative Names
Still, William N.

Still, William N. 1932-

Still, William N. Jr

Still, William Norwood.

Still, William Norwood 1932-

Languages
English (87)