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Walsh, John Evangelist 1927-2015

Overview
Works: 45 works in 215 publications in 2 languages and 16,661 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS1541.Z5, B
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Most widely held works about John Evangelist Walsh
 
Most widely held works by John Evangelist Walsh
Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of three short tales in the 1840s, Poe invented the detective story. Then his own sudden and bizarre death created a real-life mystery, still unsolved after 150 years, as tantalizing as any of his famous stories. While traveling alone from Richmond, Virginia, to New York City, Poe disappeared for nearly a week. When seen again he was terribly drunk and nearly dead in Baltimore. In the hospital, he couldn't tell where he'd been all that time or who he'd been with. Four days later, after periods of raving delirium, he died. The immediate cause of death given was "congestion of the brain," or "inflammation of the brain," catch-all medical phrases of the day. Midnight Dreary examines the last days of one of America's most admired authors, definitively untangling more than a century of speculation. On its 150th anniversary the greatest Poe mystery of all is finally put to rest
Into my own : the English years of Robert Frost, 1912-1915 by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recreation of the years Robert Frost spend in England attempting to become a successful poet
The hidden life of Emily Dickinson by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unraveling Piltdown : the science fraud of the century and its solution by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1913 an amateur fossil hunter and antiquarian named Charles Dawson found in a gravel pit in England parts of the skull of an entirely new species of pre-human. The discovery, soon known as Piltdown Man, caused headlines worldwide trumpeting the claim that the evolutionary "missing link" between ape and man had been found. Controversy quickly arose, with many scientists charging that the jaw and cranium were not related and must have come from two different creatures, an ancient man and an ancient ape. But the believers prevailed and for forty years Piltdown Man held his place - though a troubled place - in the fast-developing evolutionary scheme. In 1953, using advanced techniques for dating fossils, a team of English scientist's dramatically exposed Piltdown Man as nothing more than an amazing fraud, an ingenious but undoubted forgery. In Unraveling Piltdown, John Evangelist Walsh tells the complete story of the astonishing hoax, and convincingly exposes the true culprit. A final chapter explains in detail exactly how the entire affair was managed, offering a precise description of the planting and discovery of each of the fraudulent specimens. Filled with vivid portraits of Edwardian personalities, based strictly on documentary evidence, Unraveling Piltdown is a thoroughly absorbing detective story in which one of history's greatest frauds is finally solved
Poe the detective : the curious circumstances behind The mystery of Marie Roget by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on "Edgar Allan Poe's bold claim that he had solved a real-life murder mystery without leaving the comfort of his armchair"--Preface
Strange harp, strange symphony; the life of Francis Thompson by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day at Kitty Hawk : the untold story of the Wright brothers and the airplane by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walsh has created a dramatic, movement-by-movement account of the airplane's invention, development and testing. He shows why the myths about the Wright brothers arose and flourished
Darkling I listen : the last days and death of John Keats by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Korean and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In November 1820, John Keats set foot in Rome for what he hoped would be a swift convalescence. Exactly 100 days later, he succumbed to consumption, dead at the age of 25. This elegiac book brings to light the last days of his life, his tragically unrealized future ambitions and the view he saw from his room overlooking the Spanish Steps. Keats' love affair with young Fanny Brawne has long fascinated biographers, but John Evangelist Walsh shows for the first time how complex their relationship was, and how the events at the end of Keats' life illuminate the whole of their affair. He also discusses Keats' views on religion and the exact nature and progress of the illness that killed him."--Jacket
The bones of St. Peter : the first full account of the search for the Apostle's body by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year A.D. 68, St. Peter was put to death in Rome as an enemy of the state. Roman law forbade him a proper burial and denied his friends even the right to recover his body, so few souls were able to learn his final resting place. For centuries, tradition held that to honor and preserve the mortal remains of this true Prince of the Apostles, St. Peter's Basilica had been built right over St. Peter's grave. Not, however, until 1939, did researchers, scholars, and scientists begin sustained, systematic efforts to discover the truth, an archaeological task that spanned 30 years. Carefully studying every known clue while literally unearthing others as they tunneled their way through a tangle of ancient structures beneath the magnificent high altar of St. Peter's, they slowly unraveled the secrets surrounding the burial of St. Peter. The Bones of Saint Peter is the engrossing true story of how these determined researchers finally solved the puzzle of St. Peter's burial and rescued his bodily remains from centuries of oblivion. -- Amazon
Moonlight : Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac trial by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new study of an 1857 murder trial sheds new light on the vaunted character of Abraham Lincoln. Walsh makes a strong case for viewing Honest Abe differently in this true tale of murder and moonlight. 16-page photo insert. On August 29, 1857, in the light of a three-quarter moon, James Metzger was savagely beaten by two assailants in a grove not far from his home. Two days later he died and his assailants, James Norris and William Armstrong, were arrested and charged with his murder. Norris was tried and convicted first. As William "Duff" Armstrong waited for his trial, his own father died. Jack Armstrong's deathbed wish was that Duff's mother, Hannah, engage the best lawyer possible to defend Duff. The best person Hannah could think of was a friend, a young lawyer from Springfield by the name of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln took the case and with that begins one of the oddest journeys Lincoln took on his trek towards immortality. What really happened? How much did the moon reveal? What did Lincoln really know? Walsh makes a strong case for viewing Honest Abe in a different light in this tale of murder and moonlight
This brief tragedy : unraveling the Todd-Dickinson affair by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shroud by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadows rise : Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge legend by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, the Ann Rutledge story has been treated as mythical rather than as an account of Abraham Lincoln's first but doomed love affair. Here the author restores Ann Rutledge to her rightful place in the historical record
The letters of Francis Thompson by Francis Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night on fire : the first complete account of John Paul Jones's greatest battle by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The execution of Major Andre by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Major John André was caught and executed in 1780 for his part in Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point
Plumes in the dust : the love affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses documented facts and Dickinson's own writing to prove that the poet's mysterious love was Otis Lord, a married friend of Dickinson's father
The first book of the Olympic Games by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the modern Olympic Games with a synopsis of the most famous competitions
The sinking of the USS Maine, February 15, 1898; the incident that triggered the Spanish-American War by John Evangelist Walsh( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the circumstances of the mysterious explosion that sent the battleship Maine to the bottom of a Cuban harbor in 1898. Examines the ensuing events provoked by this tragedy
 
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Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe
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Evangelist Walsh, John 1927-

John Evangelist Walsh American writer

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Walsh, John (John Evangelist), 1927-

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Unraveling Piltdown : the science fraud of the century and its solutionDarkling I listen : the last days and death of John KeatsMoonlight : Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac trialThe shadows rise : Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge legendThe execution of Major Andre