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Vandiver, Frank E. 1925-2005

Overview
Works: 109 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 17,868 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Dictionaries  Miscellanea  Guidebooks  Diaries  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Pictorial works  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Frank E Vandiver
 
Most widely held works by Frank E Vandiver
How America goes to war by Frank E Vandiver( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wars have played an integral role in America's transformation from a continental power into a world force. Over time, America's war-making has favored and continues to favor the expansion of the President's role at the expense of the Congress. America's future will be determined in large part by the way in which the nation chooses and engages in military pursuits. Questions about how and when we go to war have never been so vital or relevant. This thought-provoking overview serves as a quick introduction to these important issues."--Jacket
Mighty Stonewall by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank E. Vandiver's detailed research ... provide a vivid description of Stonewall's boyhood, West Point training, early career, years of teaching at the Virginia Military Institute, and Civil War campaigns. Here, too, are insights into Jackson's personal life and his deep religious feelings, which were so influential on his military thought and actions"--Jacket
Their tattered flags: the epic of the Confederacy by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-researched, objective, but sympathetic history of the Civil War years in the South, told in a graphic, fast-moving narrative that will attract casual readers as well as scholars and Civil War buffs
Biographical dictionary of the Confederacy by Jon L Wakelyn( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographical entries are supported by an extensive essay on the politics and economics of the South between 1850 and 1877
Black Jack : the life and times of John J. Pershing by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1001 things everyone should know about World War II by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 1,001 key facts about World War II, providing information about characters, events, and cultural phenomena
Rebel brass; the Confederate command system by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the years of its existence the Confederacy was caught up in a massive war effort that finally touched all elements of life in the South. In the way it was fought the Civil War was unlike any wars that had preceded it and thus presented special strategic challenges to military leaders. In Rebel Brass, Frank E. Vandiver discusses the nature and effectiveness of the Confederacy's high command - the men who composed it, the decisions they made, and the influences that shaped their policies." "Vandiver presents not only a concise description of the machinery of the Confederate high command but also sharp analyses of the figures who dominated the system. His portraits of Jefferson Davis, George W. Randolph, James A. Seddon, and Stephen R. Mallory are among the best sketches we have of these Confederate leaders. Vandiver contends that the South's strong adherence to the principle of states' rights had a profound impact on the war effort, affecting the strategic thinking of its leaders and impeding efforts to form an efficient, centralized command system. Nowhere was the lack of a strong central command more evident than in logistics, the complicated process of moving, provisioning, and quartering troops. Throughout the war the South's management of logistical operations was often confused and inept." "In the end, Vandiver finds, it was the nature of the southern character and southern culture that spelled doom for the Confederate cause."--BOOK JACKET
The idea of the South; pursuit of a central theme by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jubal's raid: General Early's famous attack on Washington in 1864 by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1864 General Grant was hammering at the gates of Richmond and the Confederacy seemed doomed. In a bold and desperate stroke, General Lee countered by sending Jubal A. Early and a force of only twelve thousand men toward Washington, D.C. After some victories along the way, they crossed the Potomac and caused plenty of confusion and consternation in the capital before retreating. Early reportedly said: "We haven't taken Washington, but we've scared Abe Lincoln like hell!" In fact, Lincoln kept cool, but a lot of others on the Union side did not. The story of that daring diversion, its losses and gains, is memorably told in Jubal's Raid
Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tried to do. This, then, is the Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes, with Vandiver providing perspective and the missing puzzle pieces not available to Johnson at the time. Vandiver offers a broad, sweeping synthesis of the scholarship on Johnson's war presidency, along with new insights culled from numerous and extensive interviews and a far-reaching immersion in the primary documents housed in archives around the country. He provides an unusual combination of
Blood brothers : a short history of the Civil War by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers by blood before the war; brothers in blood after. The blood mingled in the Civil War became the symbol and perverse source of indissoluble union between two sections, two ways of life, two visions of the future, and even two revolutions. In riveting detail yet with broad sweep, veteran Civil war historian Frank E. Vandiver recounts the campaigns and major battles of the first war of the Industrial Revolution, with its machinery, firepower, and engineering beyond imagination. With provocative insight, he traces a picture of the war as rooted in the character and vision of its two leaders and their two sectional revolutions. In the North, Abraham Lincoln built a massive war effort by expanding executive authority, sometimes in ways beyond the Constitution. Not only emancipation, but also new monetary policies, new forms of commercial organization and production, and new ways of raising and commanding armies made a different United States, shaped for world power. In the service of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, a states' righter, became a Confederate nationalist. Keeping up the fight forced him and many Southerners to accept both a centralization and an industrialization they hated. When the dream was lost and the country gone, vestiges of this revolution would make the Southern system compatible with the new economic, social, and political system that had emerged in the North. The South might look back fondly, but it was readier than it knew for what would come: a new union, one and finally indivisible
Ploughshares into swords; Josiah Gorgas and Confederate ordnance by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate States of America Army.-Ordnance and ordnqnce stores
1001 things everyone should know about the Civil War by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an essential, exhaustive resource, covering the vote for secession, General Robert E. Lee's surrender, and everything in between."--Inside cover
Essays on the American Civil War by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War battlefields and landmarks : a guide to the national park sites : with official National Park Service maps for each site by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Fort Sumter, Manassas, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Richmond, Gettysburg, Appomattox Court House, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and more
John J. Pershing by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate blockade running through Bermuda, 1861-1865: letters and cargo manifests by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic history of the Confederacy by Frank E Vandiver( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Anvil Original"Includes index. Bibliography: p. 177-179
Fields of glory, an illustrated narrative of American land warfare by William H Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-1878 by Josiah Gorgas( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Gorgas was best known as the highly regarded Chief of Confederate Ordnance. Born in 1818, he attended West Point, served in the U.S. Army, and later, after marrying Amelia Gayle, daughter of a former Alabama governor, joined the Confederacy. After the Civil War he served as president of The University of Alabama until ill health forced him to resign. His journals, maintained between 1857 and 1878, reflect the family's economic successes and failures, detail the course of the South through the Civil War, and describe the ordeal of Reconstruction. Few journals cover such a sweep of history. An added dimension is the view of Victorian family life as Gorgas explored his feelings about aspects of parental responsibility and transmission of values to children--a rarely documented account from the male perspective. His son, called Willie in the journals, was William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920), who was noted for his fight to control yellow fever and who became surgeon general of the United States. In his foreword to the volume, Frank E. Vandiver states: "Wiggins has done much more than present a well-edited version of Gorgas's diaries and journals; she has interpreted them in full Gorgas family context and in perspective of the times they cover. . . . Wiggins informs with the sort of editorial notes expected of a careful scholar, but she enlightens with wide knowledge of American and southern history. . . . Josiah Gorgas [was] an unusually observant, passionate man, a 'galvanized Rebel' who deserves rank among the true geniuses of American logistics."
 
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Black Jack : the life and times of John J. Pershing
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Mighty StonewallTheir tattered flags: the epic of the ConfederacyBlack Jack : the life and times of John J. Pershing1001 things everyone should know about World War IIRebel brass; the Confederate command systemThe idea of the South; pursuit of a central themeJubal's raid: General Early's famous attack on Washington in 1864Shadows of Vietnam : Lyndon Johnson's wars
Alternative Names
Everson Vandiver, Frank 1925-

Frank Vandiver American historian

Frank Vandiver Amerikaans historicus (-2005)

Frank Vandiver historiador estadounidense

Frank Vandiver historiador estatunidenc

Vandiver, Frank E.

Vandiver, Frank E. 1925-

Vandiver, Frank Everson, 1925-

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English (181)