WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 211 works in 644 publications in 4 languages and 17,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HE6196, B
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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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,062 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 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 This remarkable new biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and commander-in-chief of the army.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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of facts and feats concerning postage stamps, postal services, postal stationery and labels, stamp design, and production technology
Allan Pinkerton : the first private eye by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through four decades of tumultuous history, Allan Pinkerton left an indelible mark. From the Underground Railroad to the Chicago underworld to Pennsylvania and the civil unrest of the notorious Molly Maguires, he took on bandits, bank robbers, kidnappers, spies, and even Jesse James himself. His role in the Civil War was critical: as Lincoln's spymaster, he managed a network of spies who worked behind Confederate lines and tackled espionage at the highest levels in Washington itself. In particular, James Mackay's scrupulously balanced account challenges the conventional view of the controversy surrounding Pinkerton's role in the Peninsular campaign of 1862. Was poor intelligence responsible for prolonging the war?
The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 759 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 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world stamps, 1945-1975 by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwertzeichen, Briefmarke, Frankomarke ; International ; Lexikon, Enzyklopädie Philatelie
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 511 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
The animaliers : a collector's guide to the animal sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries by James A Mackay( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glass paperweights by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and different styles of paperweights
The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 464 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
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small encyclopedia of philately and stamp collecting
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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 350 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
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough introduction to the evolution of the adhesive stamp and other philatelic meterial, which allows the beginner and experienced enthusiast to understand both the history and value of their collection
Vagabond of verse : Robert Service : a biography by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents instructions for such aspects of stamp collecting as detaching stamps, housing one's collection, and mounting stamps for display; provides guidance for collecting sea, railway, airmail, and wartime mail; discusses various types of issues, labels, and postmarks; and features more than five hundred stamps from around the world
 
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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, pseud.

Finlay, William.

Finlay, William 1936-

Finlay, William, 1936-2007

Garden, Bruce.

Garden, Bruce 1936-

Garden, Bruce, 1936-2007

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-

Маккей, Джеймс Александр

Languages
English (157)

Polish (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Michael Collins : a lifeAllan Pinkerton : the first private eyeThe world encyclopedia of coins & coin collectingStamp collectingThe 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 collectionWorld 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 collectionThe complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting