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Alexander, Charles C.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 11,843 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Charles C Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Charles C Alexander
The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest by Charles C Alexander( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1920s the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc., rose to power in every part of the United States. Several million members nationwide subscribed to its creed: an animosity toward African Americans, Roman Catholics, foreign immigrants, and ideological radicals combined with a militant, frequently violent, determination to preserve traditional moral values and enforce the new national ban on alcoholic beverages." "Charles Alexander argues that in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas the primary stimulus for this prodigious growth was the emphasis on the moral status quo. In this focused, regional study, which includes a new preface by the author, Alexander chronicles how the Klan's night-riding vigilantism, political activism, fraternal fellowship, substantial charitable work, and vocal support for what it defined as Protestant Americanism appealed to a disillusioned, post-World War middle-class society."--BOOK JACKET
Ty Cobb by Charles C Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ty Cobb was one of the most famous baseball players who every lived. The author puts Cobb into the context of his times, describing the very different game on the field then, and successfully probes Cobb's complex personality
This new ocean : a history of Project Mercury by Loyd S Swenson( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the full text of "This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury," by Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., James M. Grimwood, and Charles C. Alexander and published by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Discusses the history of Project Mercury, the first American manned spaceflight program
Holding the line : the Eisenhower era, 1952-1961 by Charles C Alexander( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes and interprets the administration of foreign and domestic affairs giving equal attention to positive and negative aspects of the period
Breaking the slump : baseball in the Depression era by Charles C Alexander( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, professional baseball remained the king of American sports, in terms of both spectators and participants. In an era that saw the likes of players such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Satchel Paige, and other legends of the game such as Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and John McGraw, baseball easily maintained its place as the nation's foremost athletic pastime. In this history, baseball historian Charles C. Alexander conveys a sense of what baseball was like in the Depression years and what it meant to millions of Americans who could no longer afford to attend games on a regular basis. These first years after the dead-ball era saw on-the-field changes like the first night game, the first use of players' names on uniforms, and the sacrifice-fly rule. Alexander also recounts how individual players were affected by the Depression off the field--deep salary cuts, their finances wiped out by the stock market crash, almost every player working more than one job in the off-season--and takes a deeper look at how the Depression affected minor leaguers and Negro leaguers. A chapter entitled "Baseball Lives" is packed with stories of how players managed and lost their money; how their vices were made public; and how immigrants, the poverty-stricken, and college men all made their way to the big leagues. From the Yankees dynasty of the late 1930s that won four consecutive World Series to stoic Franklin D. Roosevelt tossing the first pitch at the Washington Senators home openers, Alexander captures the mood and texture of the sport seventy years ago
Nationalism in American thought, 1930-1945 by Charles C Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here the country lies : nationalism and the arts in twentieth-century America by Charles C Alexander( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining stories from ebook story collections 'Short Shockers One' and 'Short Shockers Two', and with never-before-seen new material, this is a story collection you won't forget. From a woman intent on revenge, to a restaurant critic with a fear of the number thirteen, and from a story of ghostly terror to the first ever case of his best-loved Detective, Roy Grace, James exposes the Achilles heels of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and each other
Our game : an American baseball history by Charles C Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces baseball from the development of the "New York Game" one hundred and fifty years ago, and charts the rise of the pastime that quickly eclipsed other sporting activities
Rogers Hornsby : a biography by Charles C Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the 1920s baseball star, covering his career as a baseball player, manager, and instructor
John McGraw by Charles C Alexander( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He ate gunpowder every morning," complained one umpire, "and washed it down with warm blood." That described John McGraw, who in the 1890s was the rowdiest member of the ferocious Baltimore Orioles, the club that pioneered the hit-and-run, the cutoff, the squeeze play, and the "Baltimore chop." In 1902 he began his thirty-season reign as manager of the Giants, winning ten pennants--a record matched only by Casey Stengel. His career in baseball spanned forty years and two eras--from the game's raucous early days to its emergence as big business. Charles C. Alexander, a professor of history at Ohio University, Athens, and the author of Ty Cobb, calls John McGraw "perhaps the single most significant figure in baseball's history before Babe Ruth transformed the game with his mammoth home runs and unparalleled showmanship."
Spoke : a biography of Tris Speaker by Charles C Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogers Hornsby : a biography by Charles C Alexander( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920's Rogers Hornsby was the National League's foremost star, its biggest since Honus Wagner and its principal answer to the American League's Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. He was a seven-time National League batting champion, and his 1924 average remains the major-league high for this century. From his Texas childhood until his death in 1962, Hornsby lived his entire life in the world of baseball, building a legend through his remarkable involvement in every phase of the sport. His career as a player, manager, and instructor was spectacular in its unpredictability, and the story of his life chronicles the golden age of baseball
Turbulent seasons : baseball in 1890-1891 by Charles C Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusade for conformity: the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, 1920-1930 by Charles C Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracle Braves, 1914-1916 by Charles C Alexander( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the 1914 "Miracle" Boston Braves is one of the most memorable in baseball history, but less well known is what the club did after that spectacular season. In 1915, they were strong contenders for the National League pennant, and almost won it again in 1916"--
The half-game pennant of 1908 : four teams chase victory in the American League by Charles C Alexander( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With five games left in the season, each of the league's four westernmost teams still had a shot at the championship. It was the height of the "deal-ball era" of spectacular pitching and mostly low-scoring, quickly played games, with an abundance of colorful characters and controversial, often bizarre episodes"--
Our game : an American baseball history by Charles C Alexander( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entertaining history blends anecdote, incident, and analysis as it chronicles the story of our national pastime. Alexander covers the advent of the first professional baseball leagues, the game's surge in the early twentieth century, the Golden Twenties and the Gray Thirties, the breaking of the color line in the late forties, and the game's expansion to its current status as a premier team sport. He describes changing playing styles and outstanding teams and personalities but also demonstrates the many connections between baseball--as game, sport, and business--and the evolution of tastes, values, and institutions in the United States
Invisible Empire in the Southwest : the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, 1920-1930 by Charles C Alexander( )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ty Cobb by Charles C Alexander( Recording )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of controversial baseball player Ty Cobb, who played in the major leagues from 1904 to 1928
 
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Breaking the slump : baseball in the Depression era
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Ty CobbThis new ocean : a history of Project MercuryHolding the line : the Eisenhower era, 1952-1961Breaking the slump : baseball in the Depression eraOur game : an American baseball historyRogers Hornsby : a biographyJohn McGrawSpoke : a biography of Tris Speaker
Alternative Names
Alexander, Charles C.

Languages
English (171)