WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, William Jay

Overview
Works: 60 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 9,577 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT215, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Jay Jacobs
Human rights by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 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
Ellis Island : new hope in a new land by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Ellis Island and immigration to America and describes the experiences of immigrants arriving in 1907
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of happiness and tears by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 548 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 522 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 441 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
World government by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 404 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
World religions by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 398 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
La Salle : a life of boundless adventure by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 358 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
Champlain : a life of courage by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 336 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
Pizarro, conqueror of Peru by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 336 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
Edgar Allan Poe : genius in torment by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 311 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
Lincoln by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the life and achievements of the Civil War president
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 299 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
Washington by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 290 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
William Bradford of Plymouth Colony by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 283 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
Search for peace : the story of the United Nations by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the United Nations: its formation, its successes and failures as international peacekeeper, the prospects for the future
They shaped the game : Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three baseball players whose lives and careers influenced the game
Magellan : voyager with a dream by William Jay Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 257 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 249 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 (43)

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Ellis Island : new hope in a new landMother Teresa : helping the poorWorld religionsWar with MexicoLa Salle : a life of boundless adventureChamplain : a life of couragePizarro, conqueror of PeruSearch for peace : the story of the United Nations