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Cross, Wilbur

Overview
Works: 100 works in 303 publications in 2 languages and 17,447 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Naval history  Dictionaries  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Wilbur Cross
 
Most widely held works by Wilbur Cross
Gullah culture in America by Wilbur Cross( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, 1998, and 2005, fifteen Gullah speakers went to Sierra Leone and other parts of West Africa to trace their origins and ancestry. Their journey frames this exploration of the extraordinary history of the Gullah culture-characterized by strong African cultural retention and a direct influence on American culture, particularly in the South-described in this fascinating book. Since long before the Revolution, America has had hidden pockets of a bygone African culture with a language of its own, and long endowed with traditions, language, design, medicine, agriculture, fishing, hunting, weaving, and the arts. This book explores the Gullah culture's direct link to Africa, via the sea islands of the American southeast. The first published evidence of Gullah went almost unrecorded until the 1860s, when missionaries from Philadelphia made their way, even as the Civil War was at its height, to St. Helena Island, South Carolina, to establish a small institution called Penn School to help freed slaves learn how to read and write and make a living in a world of upheaval and distress. There they noticed that most of the islanders spoke a language that was only part English, tempered with expressions and idioms, often spoken in a melodious, euphonic manner, accompanied by distinctive practices in religion, work, dancing, greetings, and the arts. The homogeneity, richness, and consistency of this culture was possible because the sea-islanders were isolated. Even today, there are more than 300,000 Gullah people, many of whom speak little or no English, living in the remoter areas of the sea islands of St. Helena, Edisto, Coosay, Ossabaw, Sapelo, Daufuskie, and Cumberland. Gullah Culture in America explores not only the history of Gullah, but takes the reader behind the scenes of Gullah culture today to show what it's like to grow up, live, and celebrate in this remarkable and uniquely American community. - Publisher
The complete idiot's guide to grandparenting by Walter Hartt( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt by Wilbur Cross( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, physical characteristics, economy, and culture of the land which has been called the gift of the Nile
Naval battles and heroes by Wilbur Cross( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Navy from its inception to the smashing of the axis powers in WW II; a story of the ships, their Captains and battles, with contemporary drawings, paintings, prints and photographs
Spain by Esther Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of the varied southern European country
Brazil by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, natural resources, people, and culture of the vast and diverse South American country that is the fifth largest nation in the world
Portugal by Esther Cross( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of the country described as "an island in Europe."
Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than 150 years, the Penn Center, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, has been an epicenter of African American education, historic preservation, and social justice for tens of thousands of descendants of formerly enslaved West Africans living in the Sea Islands. Founded in 1862 in the midst of the Civil War after the island was secured by Union troops, the Penn School was established by two Northern missionaries, Laura M. Towne and Ellen Murray, to provide a formal education for former slaves who formed the nucleus of the coastal Gullah Geechee community. Burton and Cross examine the intricate history and evolution of the Penn Center over the past 150 years and place it in its modern context. In 1901, the Penn School expanded to become the Penn Normal, Agricultural and Industrial School after adopting the industrial arts curriculum taught at Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes. The educational training stood at the forefront of progressivism and reform as it helped to advance an entire generation and community into the Industrial Age after slavery. This project makes a tremendous contribution with its examination of Penn Center's role in the Civil Rights Movement: it was the only location in South Carolina where interracial groups, including Dr. King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peace Corps, could have safe sanctuary in an era of mandated segregation. During the Sea Island resort boom of the mid- to late-20th century, the Penn Center was instrumental in preserving land on St. Helena. Since 1974, the campus of seventeen historic structures and eight other sites has been designated a National Historic Landmark District, one of only four in the state of South Carolina, and the only African American historic district so named"--
The complete small-business sourcebook : information, services, and experts every small and home-based business needs by Carl Hausman( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by category and with a comprehensive listing of resources in the back, The Complete Small-Business Sourcebook provides a cornucopia of places and people to help answer almost every kind of business question
Presidential courage by John B Moses( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the health problems of Presidents including Grover Cleveland, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, James Garfield, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George Washington, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Knox Polk, William McKinley, Warren Harding, and Dwight Eisenhower
You are never too old to learn by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prentice Hall encyclopedia of model business plans by Wilbur Cross( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This practical business plan kit gives you over 60 readily-adaptable model business plans drawn from real life, covering a wide variety of operations, from retail, service, and franchise to manufacturing, research organizations, and nonprofits. The CD-ROM included helps you quickly and easily adapt any of the materials to your own use." "You'll find tips and techniques for making winning presentations. Numerous forms and checklists help you quickly determine important factors such as short-term and long-term goals, financial needs, physical structure, personnel requirements, marketing procedures, management policies, and location." "In addition, you get invaluable source lists of small business associations such as the National Federation of Independent Business and National Association for the Self-Employed, as well as business schools, and government agencies."--Jacket
Prentice Hall encyclopedic dictionary of business terms by Wilbur Cross( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of over 500 subject areas related to business and commerce. Plus, an encyclopedia for guidance in management, communications, resources, money, and industrial procedures
Investor alert! : how to protect your money from schemes, scams, and frauds by Wilbur Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kids & booze : what you must know to help them by Wilbur Cross( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide for parents and teachers who are concerned about drinking problems among young people
Disaster at the Pole : the tragedy of the airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North Pole by Wilbur Cross( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1926, against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, General Umberto Nobile, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, gained acclaim by crossing the Pole in a dirigible, accompanied by the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. It was an unprecedented achievement for a lighter-than-air craft, and it would have gone down in history as the first flight over the Pole had Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett not accomplished that feat in an airplane only three days before. Encouraged by his success, Nobile decided in 1928 to take a newly designed dirigible to the North Pole, land men who could conduct scientific explorations, and then fly safely back to base. But on the Italia's return flight, disaster struck. The ship crashed down on the ice pack hundreds of miles from help. The survivors, including the injured Nobile, were stranded on an unstable ice floe, desperately trying to make radio contact with the outside world. Their disappearance inspired one of the most far-reaching rescue missions ever undertaken. Drawing on interviews he conducted with Umberto Nobile and other survivors in the 1950s, Wilbur Cross resurrects a stunning tale that has been long overlooked by history. He brings to life the struggles of the survivors throughout nearly two months on the ice, including the fate of three men who set off on a doomed trek to reach help. - Jacket flap
The complete book of paper antiques by Adelaide Hechtlinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeppelins of World War I by Wilbur Cross( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zeppelins of World War I details the German Naval Airship Division's (Luftschiffe) history, the psychological horrors of its bombing attacks on London, and the zeppelin's ultimate failure to remain a wartime vehicle or peacetime transport. With riveting first-person accounts and archival photographs, Wilbur Cross depicts the aerial battles between brave German airmen and British fighter pilots. Action from both sides of the war is presented including the determined efforts of Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson of the Royal Flying Corps, the first pilot to shoot down a zeppelin; the launching and aftermath of the greatest airship raid in history; and the spectacular death of Zeppelin L-48 (including the miraculous survival of the young German officer) that foreshadowed the ultimate demise of the Luftschiffe and Strasser's own violent death."--Jacket
Space shuttle by Wilbur Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and development of the space shuttle, and how, by its "opening up" space, every area of our lives will be affected
White House weddings by Wilbur Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete small-business sourcebook : information, services, and experts every small and home-based business needs
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The complete idiot's guide to grandparentingThe complete small-business sourcebook : information, services, and experts every small and home-based business needsPresidential courageThe Prentice Hall encyclopedia of model business plansPrentice Hall encyclopedic dictionary of business termsDisaster at the Pole : the tragedy of the airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North PoleZeppelins of World War IWhite House weddings
Alternative Names
Cross, W. 1918-

Cross, W. L. 1918-

Cross, Wilbur

Cross, Wilbur L.

Cross, Wilbur L. 1918-

Cross, Wilbur Lucius III 1918-

Cross, Will

Cross, Will 1918-

Wilbur Cross American author

Wilbur Cross Amerikaans schrijver

Languages
English (124)

Spanish (9)