WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, William Jay

Overview
Works: 60 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 9,138 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by William Jay Jacobs
Ellis Island : new hope in a new land by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Ellis Island and immigration to America and describes the experiences of immigrants arriving in 1907
Human rights by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical portraits of twenty-nine individuals who fought for human rights, from Roger Williams and Thomas Paine to Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of happiness and tears by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the First Lady who, despite her shyness, followed her conscience and devoted her life to helping others and working for peace
Mother Teresa : helping the poor by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Mother Teresa, a nun working in Calcutta, India, who has dedicated her life to doing what she could to help those who suffered from loneliness or poverty. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
Coronado : dreamer in golden armor by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Material on Coronado covers the Spaniard's unsuccessful search for the Seven Cities of Gold and his discovery of the Grand Canyon
War with Mexico by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the issues, including the concept of manifest destiny, that led to war between the United States and Mexico in 1846, the events of the war, and the impact of its outcome
World religions by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collective biography of thirty-two founders and proponents of religions of the Eastern and Western Worlds
World government by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of 26 men and women who have shaped world events. Political leaders of the 19th & 20th centuries are profiled in this book, giving students a historical perspective on the people who have shaped our world. Among those included are Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Victoria, Gandhi, Golda Meir, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, & Mikhail Gorbachev. Bibliography & index. Part of the Great Lives series
La Salle : a life of boundless adventure by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Salle explored the shores of the Great Lakes, may have been the first white man to see the Ohio River, and finally descended the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico
Pizarro, conqueror of Peru by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobs relates Pizarro's devastation of the Inca empire, telling a bloodthirsty tale of greed for gold in the name of Christianity. Lists important dates and further reading, and index. Part of the First Book series
Champlain : a life of courage by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the explorer who founded the city of Quebec, forged paths to the Canadian interior, and mapped the eastern coastline of North America from the Saint Lawrence River to Cape Cod
Edgar Allan Poe : genius in torment by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the troubled nineteenth-century author with a discussion of his prose and poetry which greatly influenced prominent artists and writers throughout the world
Mother, Aunt Susan and me : the first fight for women's rights by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Harriot Stanton highlights the activities of her mother and her mother's friend Susan B. Anthony in their effort to win equal rights for women
Lincoln by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the life and achievements of the Civil War president
William Bradford of Plymouth Colony by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the first governor of the Plymouth Colony who served in that office for thirty years and greatly influenced the development of the community
Washington by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the first president of the United States describing his youth in Virginia, his military career, his role in the formation of an independent nation, and his leadership of that nation
They shaped the game : Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three baseball players whose lives and careers influenced the game
Search for peace : the story of the United Nations by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the United Nations: its formation, its successes and failures as international peacekeeper, the prospects for the future
Magellan : voyager with a dream by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Portuguese explorer who was the first to circumnavigate the globe
Hannibal, an African hero by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Hannibal whose military tactics baffled the Roman Empire's finest generals and whose campaigns are still studied with interest by military strategists
 
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Ellis Island : new hope in a new land
Alternative Names
Jacobs, W. J.

Jacobs, W. J. (William Jay)

Jacobs, William J.

Languages
English (56)

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Human rightsMother Teresa : helping the poorWar with MexicoWorld religionsLa Salle : a life of boundless adventurePizarro, conqueror of PeruChamplain : a life of courageThey shaped the game : Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson