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Robertson, James I.

Works: 178 works in 492 publications in 1 language and 30,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by James I Robertson
Virginia at war, 1862( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History Book Club SelectionA Military History Book Club Selection Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. Virginians' expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen, for in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the Old Dominion became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East
Virginia at war, 1861 by William C Davis( )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Civil War battles were fought on Virginian soil than on that of any other Confederate state. No state suffered more from invasion and occupation than the Old Dominion, and none witnessed as much of the war. Virginia's story of the Civil War stands unique among the Confederate States. Virginia at War, 1861 looks at Virginia on the eve of secession, detailing the activities of the convention that finally took the state out of the Union and explaining how Richmond became the capital of the new Confederate nation. Chapters in the book examine Virginia's private state army and its little-known
Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend by James I Robertson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography focusing on Jackson as an individual as well as a military strategist and general, by one of the country's leading Civil War historians. The passage of 130 years has only deepened the fascination and reverence for Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced. Military academies in both hemispheres still teach his tactics. Revered by his men, respected by his foes, Jackson became seemingly invincible. When he learned of the general's fatal wound, Robert E. Lee sent his "affectionate regards", saying, "He has lost his left arm but I my right arm". Jackson's early death in 1863 was the greatest personal loss suffered by the Confederacy and one that permanently crippled the wartime South. This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources. It offers for the first time a complete portrait - not only of Jackson the brilliant military strategist and beloved general but also of Jackson, the man of orphaned background, unyielding determination to conquer adversity, and deep religious convictions. Includes b & w photos
Tenting tonight : the soldier's life by James I Robertson( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the tedium between battles, rigid discipline, camp life, medical treatment, and prison experiences by Civil War soldiers on both sides
Virginia at war, 1864 by William C Davis( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literat
Virginia at war, 1863 by James I Robertson( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the epic battles of 1862 and the grueling and violent military campaigns that would follow, the year 1863 was oddly quiet for the Confederate state of Virginia. Only one major battle was fought on its soil, at Chancellorsville, and the conflict was one of the Army of Northern Virginia's greatest victories. Yet the pressures of the Civil War turned the daily lives of Virginians? young and old, men and women, civilians and soldiers? into battles of their own. Despite minimal combat, 1863 was an eventful year in Virginia history? Stonewall Jackson died within its borders and Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In Virginia at War, 1863, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. present these and other key events, as well as a discussion of the year's military land operations to reveal the political, social, and cultural ramifications of the ongoing national conflict. By this time, the war had profoundly transformed nearly every aspect of Virginia life and culture, from education to religion to commerce. Mounting casualties and depleted resources made the citizens of the Commonwealth feel the deprivations of war more deeply than ever. Virginia at War, 1863 surveys these often overlooked elements of the conflict. Contributors focus on the war's impact on Virginia's children and its newly freed slaves. They shed light on the origins of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, explore the popularity of scrapbooking as a form of personal recordkeeping, and consider the changing role of religion during wartime and the uncertain faith of Virginia's Christians. The book concludes with the 1863 entries of the Diary of a Southern Refugee by Richmond's Judith Brockenbrough McGuire. At the midpoint of the Civil War, the hostility of this great American struggle had become an ingrained part of Virginia life. Virginia at War, 1863 is the third volume of a five-book series that reexamines the Commonwealth's history as an integral part of the Confederacy. The series looks beyond military campaigns and tactics to consider how the war forever changed the people, culture, and society of Virginia
Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey by John Preston Sheffey( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Far more than a mere documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and often witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of his home state of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller of Wytheville, Virginia, as his wife. Edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey's letters are the first published correspondence by a member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. They reflect the ever-present dangers of war and a soldier's poignant attempts to assuage a woman's fears of committing to a man enmeshed far from home in the dire struggle for the Confederacy."--Jacket
General A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warrior by James I Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A.P. Hill, whose name was on the lips of both Lee and Jackson as they lay dying, but whose highly important military career has been neglected by biographers, has been brought brilliantly to life in this book. With much new material, Dr. Robertson has created an unforgettable portrait of one of the great Confederate generals."
Soldiers Blue and Gray by James I Robertson( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War sites in Virginia : a tour guide by James I Robertson( )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War books : a critical bibliography by Allan Nevins( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major objective of this work was to analyze those volumes familiar and unfamiliar, general or limited, indispensable or useless, for the benefit of anyone delving into the literature of the Civil War."--Pref
"Civil war!" : America becomes one nation by James I Robertson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the causes, major battles, military leaders, and effects of the American Civil War
Four years with General Lee by Walter Herron Taylor( Book )

12 editions published between 1878 and 1996 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Taylor was from "first to last the closest" of all staff officers to General Robert E. Lee, and his intimate relationship with his commander gives Taylor's writings signal importance in any study of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. More than anyone in the Confederate Armies, Taylor knew the effective strength of Lee's forces in all engagements. He wrote dispatches for Lee and often carried messages in person to corps and division commanders. He greeted all persons who came to see Lee, and usually decided whether they would be announced to the General. When the Confederate army was disbanded, all staff officers bade farewell to Lee except Taylor, who rode back with him to Richmond, and Taylor devoted a considerable portion of his postwar years to settling controversies relative to the Army of Northern Virginia. Rarely are his conclusions disputed, because he possessed a memory known to be coherent and accurate. He became in effect "an unofficial court of last resort" in the arguments that abounded in the half-century after Appomattox." "A recognized classic, Four Years with General Lee first appeared in 1877 and was a collector's item by the turn of the century. For many years a standard authority on confederate history, it is the source for dozens of incidents that have now become a part of every biography of Lee. This annotated edition, first published in 1962, was prepared by noted Civil War historian James I. Robertson, Jr., who has provided a new introduction for this paperback reissue."--BOOK JACKET
The untold Civil War : exploring the human side of war by James I Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, illustrations, and text describe lesser-known aspects of the American Civil War, discussing the significance of access to fresh water during the battle at Gettysburg, how the need to spread news about the dead and wounded gave rise to the US Postal Service, the introduction of "standard time," pre-sized clothing, canned goods, and more
The Stonewall Brigade by James I Robertson( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history paints a colorful portrait of the men who served their beloved commander Stonewall Jackson
Robert E. Lee : Virginian soldier, American citizen by James I Robertson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides young adult readers with a comprehensive look at the life and accomplishments of this famous Confederate General of the Civil War, enhanced with period photos, illustrations, and source notes
Virginia at war, 1865( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By January 1865, most of Virginia's schools were closed, many newspapers had ceased publication, businesses suffered, and food was scarce. Having endured major defeats on their home soil and the loss of much of the state's territory to the Union army, Virginia's Confederate soldiers began to desert at higher rates than at any other time in the war, returning home to provide their families with whatever assistance they could muster. It was a dark year for Virginia. Virginia at War, 1865 closely examines the end of the Civil War in the Old Dominion, delivering a striking depiction of a state ravaged by violence and destruction. In the final volume of the Virginia at War series, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. have once again assembled an impressive collection of essays covering topics that include land operations, women and families, wartime economy, music and entertainment, the demobilization of Lee's army, and the war's aftermath. The volume ends with the final installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's popular and important Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War. Like the previous four volumes in the series, Virginia at War, 1865 provides valuable insights into the devastating effects of the war on citizens across the state
Hearts touched by fire : the best of Battles and leaders of the Civil War by Craig L Symonds( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of excerpts from the four-volume classic "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" features first-hand recollections by the Civil War's commanders and subordinates on both sides, with commentary by such leading scholars as James McPherson and Joan Waugh
Standing like a stone wall : the life of General Thomas J. Jackson by James I Robertson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous Civil War Confederate general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Describes his childhood and the conditions that shaped his life. Emphasis is on his life and work during the Civil War
The concise illustrated history of the Civil War by James I Robertson( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year-by-year and region-by-region account of the battles and campaigns of the Civil War
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Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legend
Virginia at war, 1861Stonewall Jackson : the man, the soldier, the legendTenting tonight : the soldier's lifeVirginia at war, 1864Virginia at war, 1863Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston SheffeyGeneral A.P. Hill : the story of a Confederate warriorSoldiers Blue and Gray
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James I. Robertson historien américain

James I. Robertson, Jr. Amerikaans historicus

James I. Robertson mlajši

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