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Haley, James L.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 11,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Naval history  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  War fiction  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James L Haley
Apaches : a history and culture portrait by James L Haley( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth portrait of the Apaches as a people, including their culture and religious beliefs, courtship and friendship customs, and attitudes towards birth and death, pleasure and pain, war and peace
Wolf : the lives of Jack London by James L Haley( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the pursuits of author Jack London, exploring the lesser-known man, a hard-living globetrotter and a man alive with ideas who had an undying passion for social justice
The buffalo war : the history of the Red River Indian uprising of 1874 by James L Haley( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Oklahoma Collection
Sam Houston by James L Haley( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. The author explores Houston's momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley's fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most complete, most personal, and most readable Sam Houston biography ever writen
Captive paradise : a history of Hawaiʻi by James L Haley( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii's royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels, who outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; and of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands
One ranger returns by H. Joaquin Jackson( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson reopens his case files to tell more unforgettable stories, while also giving readers a deeply personal view of what being a Texas Ranger has meant to him and his family
The shores of Tripoli by James L Haley( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first novel in a brilliant new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna--discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity"--
Passionate nation : the epic history of Texas by James L Haley( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Lone Star state's history from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the conflict at the Alamo, to the state's contradictory role in America today, in an account that explores its diverse cultural heritage
Texas, an album of history by James L Haley( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains rare photographs, maps, and text which provide a broad view of the history of the state
The Texas Supreme Court : a narrative history, 1836-1986 by James L Haley( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people realize that in the area of law, Texas began its American journey far ahead of most of the rest of the country, far more enlightened on such subjects as women's rights and the protection of debtors." Thus James Haley begins this highly readable account of the Texas Supreme Court. The first book-length history of the Court published since 1917, it tells the story of the Texas Supreme Court from its origins in the Republic of Texas to the political and philosophical upheavals of the mid-1980s. Using a lively narrative style rather than a legalistic approach, Haley describes the twists and turns of an evolving judiciary both empowered and constrained by its dual ties to Spanish civil law and English common law. He focuses on the personalities and judicial philosophies of those who served on the Supreme Court, as well as on the interplay between the Court's rulings and the state's unique history in such areas as slavery, women's rights, land and water rights, the rise of the railroad and oil and gas industries, Prohibition, civil rights, and consumer protection. The book is illustrated with more than fifty historical photos, many from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It concludes with a detailed chronology of milestones in the Supreme Court's history and a list, with appointment and election dates, of the more than 150 justices who have served on the Court since 1836.--Amazon.com
The kings of San Carlos by James L Haley( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the corrupt dealings of an Indian agent who sold the supplies meant for the Apaches, newly-appointed agent John Clum is sent to straighten matters out and to bring in the last of the warring Apache bands, that were led by the notorious chief, Geronimo
A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel by James L Haley( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the period leading up to the War of 1812 from the perspective of brig commander Bliven Putnam, who disrupts British merchant shipping before an encounter with an old nemesis leads to a reunion
Texas : from Spindletop through World War II by James L Haley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book depicts Texans adjusting to life without a frontier; riding to economic power on a sea of oil; enduring the Great Depression; modernizing, but never surrendering their unique character
Stephen F. Austin : and the founding of Texas by James L Haley( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life of Stephen Austin, an American pioneer, who later became one of the founders of Texas
Wolf : [the lives of Jack London] by James L Haley( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876 and in his youth was a boundlessly energetic adventurer. His adventures in the American wilderness and underworld informed his fiction, and his writing came to captivate the nation as it defined his era. Within his own short lifetime, London became the most popular and best-selling author of his generation. After a short, breathless life, he passed away at age forty, but he left behind a glorious literary legacy
Texas : from the frontier to Spindletop by James L Haley( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final refuge : a novel of eco-terrorism by James L Haley( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Texas, a new kind of zoo opens, the life work of Eric Jackson who has recreated the animals' natural habitat. The zoo is full of rare and valuable species and not surprisingly it attracts the attention of a criminal organization. By the author of The Lions of Tsavo
Captive paradise : a history of Hawaii by James L Haley( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its discovery by Captain Cook in the late eighteenth century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism, and rites of human sacrifice and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii's royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate, and in 1893 the American Marines overthrew Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawaii
The shores of Tripoli : Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates by James L Haley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first novel in a brilliant new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna--discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity"--
A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 by James L Haley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution--the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, The Tempest illuminates an unforgettable period in American history
 
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