WorldCat Identities

Mackay, James A. (James Alexander) 1936-2007

Overview
Works: 224 works in 806 publications in 5 languages and 17,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Identification guides  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works about James A Mackay
 
Most widely held works by James A Mackay
William Wallace : brave heart by James A Mackay( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Sir William Wallace and attempts to separate the myths and legends that surround him from the reality of his life
Michael Collins : a life by James A Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable new biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and commander-in-chief of the army. Born of peasant stock in the rural south-west of Ireland in 1890, Collins joined the Volunteers in 1916 and fought in the Easter Rising. On his release from detention, he was elected Sinn Fein member for County Cork in the General Election of 1918. The 73 Sinn Fein MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster, instead forming Dail Eireann and declaring for a republic. During the Troubles, when de Valera was in America and other leaders were in prison, Collins, in his dual role of Minister of Finance and Director of Intelligence, effectively ran the Republican government
The Guinness book of stamps : facts & feats by James A Mackay( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: Stamps facts and feats. Answers questions on postage stamps, postmarks, postal services, postage stationary and labels, stamp design, and the technology of stamp production
Allan Pinkerton : the first private eye by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Scotland, Allan Pinkerton arrived in America with a solitary silver dollar in his pocket and - as legend has it - the law hot on his heels. A cooper by trade, he might have spent his life making barrels but for a fateful trip in the summer of 1846. On an uninhabited island, where he had gone to cut saplings for barrel staves, Pinkerton happened upon a thicket where a blackened patch suggested a recent fire. To Pinkerton, it also suggested something was amiss. In what became his very first case, the young cooper employed his acute powers of deductive reasoning, patience, and perseverance that would become the hallmarks of his modus operandi. His dogged determination (and several damp, cold, lonely nocturnal vigils) paid off when a gang of counterfeiters was discovered. The modern detective was born
The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of philately, containing over 3000 stamps from every country that has ever issued stamps
An encyclopedia of small antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glass paperweights by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and different styles of paperweights
Encyclopedia of world stamps, 1945-1975 by James A Mackay( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwertzeichen, Briefmarke, Frankomarke ; International ; Lexikon, Enzyklopädie Philatelie
The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 color images
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the information necessary for starting a coin collection, how to develop your collection and over 100 color photographs and diagrams of coins
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of Western sculptors in bronze by James A Mackay( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animaliers : a collector's guide to the animal sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces philately or stamp collecting, including its history, illustrations of stamps from around the world, and the growth of "Cinderellas," stamps once overlooked but now considered collectibles
Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small encyclopedia of philately and stamp collecting
World encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert guide to understanding and acquiring wonderful stamps, by one of the world's foremost collectors
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond of verse : Robert Service : a biography by James A Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques of the future; a guide for collectors and investors by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RB : a biography of Robert Burns by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Wallace : brave heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityAngus, Ian, 1936-2007

controlled identityFinlay, William, 1936-2007

controlled identityGarden, Bruce, 1936-2007

controlled identityWhittington, Peter, 1936-2007

Angus, Ian 1936-

Angus Ian 1936-2007

Angus, Ian, pseud.

Finlay, William.

Finlay, William 1936-

Finlay William 1936-2007

Garden, Bruce.

Garden, Bruce 1936-

Garden Bruce 1936-2007

James A. Mackay britischer Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philatelist

James A. Mackay Brits historicus (1936-2007)

Mackay, J. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. (James Alexander), 1936-

Mackay, J. (James), 1936-

Mackay, James.

Mackay, James 1936-

Mackay, James 1936-2007

Mackay, James Alexander.

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-2007

Mckay, James

Whittington, Peter.

Whittington, Peter 1936-

Whittington Peter 1936-2007

Маккей, Джеймс Александр

Languages
English (216)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)

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Michael Collins : a lifeAllan Pinkerton : the first private eyeThe world encyclopedia of coins & coin collectingThe dictionary of Western sculptors in bronzeThe complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collectionStamp collectingWorld encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection