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Gould, Lewis L.

Overview
Works: 139 works in 434 publications in 2 languages and 24,590 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reviews  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E756, B
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The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Old Party : a history of the Republicans by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book, the first comprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservativism. Gould brings to life the major figures of Republican history - Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush - and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James C. Blaine in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government."--Jacket
The Presidency of William McKinley by Lewis L Gould( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern American presidency by Lewis L Gould( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Modern American Presidency is a interpretive synthesis of our twentieth-century leaders, filled with intriguing insights into how the presidency has evolved as America rose to prominence on the world stage. Gould traces the decline of the party system and the increasing importance of the media, resulting in the rise of the role of the president as celebrity. He traces the growth of the White House staff and executive bureaucracy. And he shows us a succession of chief executives who increasingly have known less and less about the business of governing the country, observing that most would have had a better historical reputation if they had contented themselves with a single term."--Jacket
American first ladies : their lives and their legacy by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives, contributions, and accomplishments of American first ladies and discusses specific ways in which they influenced history
The most exclusive club : a history of the modern United States Senate by Lewis L Gould( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles over one hundred years of U.S. Senate history from the Progressive Era to the war in Iraq, and examines such issues as women's rights, communism, terrorism, civil rights, and much more
The Black experience in America; selected essays by James C Curtis( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive era by Lewis L Gould( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968 : the election that changed America by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American poitics. In this compact and evenhanded narrative analysis, Lewis Gould shows how the events of that tumultuous year changed the way Americans felt about politics and their leaders; how Republicans used the skills they brought to Richard Nixon's campaign to create a generation-long ascendancy in presidential politics; and how Democrats, divided and torn after 1968, emerged as only crippled challengers for the White House throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Bitterness over racial issues and the Vietnam War that marked the 1968 election continued to shape national affairs and to rile American society for years afterward. And the election accelerated an erosion of confidence in American institutions that has not yet reached a conclusion. In this lucid account Mr. Gould considers the surprising decision of Lyndon Johnson not to seek renomination for the presidency; the phenomena of Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy; the campaigns of Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and the third-party candidate George Wallace; the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy; the disastrous Democratic convention in Chicago; and the extraordinary events of what Eugene McCarthy later called the "Hard Year." it was, Mr. Gould observes, "a time of recurrent shocks, intense emotions, and passionate Judgments. During a troubled time, fallible men and women made decisions that changed the nation." Mr. Gould offers deft portraits of the major players' and a balanced analysis of the campaigns, their strategies, and their results. He describes how Nixon and the Republicans discovered the so-called wedge issues that would later serve Ronald Reagan and George Bush so well in their presidential campaigns. And, based on fresh research, he fills in the details of Nixon's efforts to prevent the October surprise of a major peace initiative in Vietnam by President Johnson. Mr. Gould has written a calm and judicious history of a crucial moment in the nation's political history
Four hats in the ring : the 1912 election and the birth of modern American politics by Lewis L Gould( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Imagine a presidential election with four well-qualified and distinguished candidates and a serious debate over the future of the nation! Sound impossible in this era of attack ads and strident partisanship? It happened nearly a century ago in 1912, when incumbent Republican William Howard Taft, former president Theodore Roosevelt running as the Progressive Party candidate, Democratic nominee Woodrow Wilson, and Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs all spoke to major concerns of the American people and changed the landscape of national politics in the bargain. The presidential election of 1912 saw a third-party candidate finish second in both popular and electoral votes. The Socialist candidate received the highest percentage of the popular vote his party ever attained. In addition to year-round campaigning in the modern style, the 1912 contest featured a broader role for women, two exciting national conventions, and an assassination attempt on Roosevelt's life. The election defined the major parties for generations to come as the Taft-Roosevelt split pushed the Republicans to the right and the Democrats' agenda of reform set them on the road to the New Deal. Lewis L. Gould, one of America's preeminent political historians, tells the story of this dramatic race and explains its enduring significance. Basing his narrative on the original letters and documents of the candidates themselves, he guides his readers down the campaign trail through the factional splits, exciting primaries, tumultuous conventions and the turbulent fall campaign to Wilson's landslide electoral vote victory in November. It's all here-Gene Debs's challenge to capitalism, the progressive rivalry of Roosevelt and Robert La Follette, the debate between the New Freedom of Wilson and the New Nationalism of Roosevelt, and the resolve of Taft to defeat his one-time friend TR and keep the Republican Party in conservative hands. Gould combines lively anecdotes, the poetry and prose of the campaign, and insights into the clash of ideology and personality to craft a narrative that moves as fast as did the 1912 election itself. Americans sensed in 1912 that they stood at a turning point in the nation's history. Four Hats in the Ring demonstrates why the people who lived and fought this significant election were more right than they could ever have known. This book is part of the American Presidential Elections series
The William Howard Taft presidency by Lewis L Gould( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gould argues that Taft wanted to be president and had an ambitious agenda when he took power in March 1909. Approaching his duties more as a judge than as a charismatic executive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt, Taft soon found himself out of step with public opinion. Gould shows how the Payne-Aldrich Tariff and the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy squandered Taft's political capital and prepared the ground for Democratic victories in the elections of 1910 and 1912. His seamless narrative provides innovative treatments of these crucial episodes to make Taft's presidency more understandable than in any previous account. On Canadian reciprocity, dollar diplomacy, and international arbitration, Gould's work goes beyond earlier cliches about Taft's administration to link his tenure to the evolution of the modern presidency. The break with Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 doomed the Taft presidency, and Gould supplies an evenhanded analysis of the erosion of their once warm friendship. At bottom, the two men clashed about the nature of presidential power, and Gould traces with insight how this personal and ideological rupture influenced the future of the Republican party, and the course of American politics
The Spanish-American War and President McKinley by Lewis L Gould( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an earlier study, The presidency of William McKinley"--Preface
Reform and regulation : American politics, 1900-1916 by Lewis L Gould( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyoming; a political history, 1868-1896 by Lewis L Gould( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progressives and prohibitionists: Texas Democrats in the Wilson era by Lewis L Gould( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Bird Johnson and the environment by Lewis L Gould( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the progressive era, 1890-1914 by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the Progressive Era, 1890-1914 provides a readable, analytical narrative of the emergence, influence, and decline of the spirit of progressive reform that animated American politics and culture around the turn of the twentieth century. Covering the turbulent 1890s and the era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the book covers the main political and policy events of a period which set the agenda for American public life during the remainder of the twentieth century. Key features include:- A clear account of the continuing debate in the United States over the role
Theodore Roosevelt by Lewis L Gould( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Sportsman. Naturalist. Warrior. President. There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life: the use of fame to fuel his political career. In this concisely written, enlightening book, presidential historian Lewis L. Gould goes beyond the "bully pulpit" stereotypes to reveal how Roosevelt used his celebrity to change American politics. Based on research gleaned from the personal papers of Roosevelt and his contemporaries, Theodore Roosevelt recaptures its subject's bold activism and irrepressible, larger-than-life personality. Beginning with his privileged childhood in New York City, the narrative traces his election to the New York Assembly, where he quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party. It is here that he first applied his shrewd ability to keep himself in the spotlight--a skill that served him well as commander of a volunteer regiment (dubbed "Roosevelt's Rough Riders") in the Spanish-American War. Gould shows how Roosevelt rode a wave of popular acclaim at the war's end, assuming the governorship of New York and serving as president from 1901 to 1909. While covering his major accomplishments as chief executive, including his successes as a trust-buster, labor mediator, and conservationist, Gould explains how fame both sustained and limited Roosevelt when he ran for president in 1912 and opposed Woodrow Wilson's policies during World War I. Theodore Roosevelt delivers the most insightful look yet at a pioneer of political theater--a man whose vigorous idealism as a champion of democracy serves as a counterpoint to the cynicism of today's political landscape. The book will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt's third party run for the Progressive or Bull Moose Party
Watching television come of age : the New York Times reviews by Jack Gould( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat by Lewis L Gould( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Terrell's career placed him at the center of some of the most pivotal events in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history, ranging from the Civil War to Emperor Maximilian's reign over Mexico and an Armenian genocide under the Ottoman Empire. This book provides the first complete biographical portrait of this complex figure
 
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The Presidency of William McKinley
Alternative Names
Gould, Lewis

Gould, Lewis 1939-

Gould, Lewis L. 1939-

Gould, Lewis Ludlow.

Gould, Lewis Ludlow 1939-

Ludlow Gould, Lewis 1939-

Languages
English (206)

German (2)

Covers
Grand Old Party : a history of the RepublicansThe Presidency of William McKinleyThe modern American presidencyAmerican first ladies : their lives and their legacyThe most exclusive club : a history of the modern United States SenateThe progressive era1968 : the election that changed AmericaFour hats in the ring : the 1912 election and the birth of modern American politics