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Davis, Burke 1913-2006

Overview
Works: 94 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 32,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E477.67, B
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The Civil War, strange & fascinating facts by Burke Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderfully entertaining look at some intriguing oddities, unusual incidents, and colorful personalities connected with the Civil War. Includes 25 names the war was known by, personal quirks of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and more
To Appomattox : nine April days, 1865 by Burke Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last tragic days of the Confederacy as experienced by soldiers and civilians on both sides is shown in this account of the 9 days preceding Lee's surrender at Appomattox
Sherman's march by Burke Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the destructive march of Sherman and his men through Georgia and the Carolinas. Sherman's March is the vivid narrative of General William T. Sherman's devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas in the closing days of the Civil War. Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness stories, Burke Davis graphically brings to life the dramatic experiences of the 65,000 Federal troops who plundered their way through the South and those of the anguished -- and often defiant -- Confederate women and men who sought to protect themselves and their family treasures, usually in vain. Dominating these events is the general himself -- "Uncle Billy" to his troops, the devil incarnate to the Southerners he encountered. "What gives this narrative its unusual richness is the author's collation of hundreds of eyewitness accounts ... The actions are described in the words, often picturesque and often eloquent, of those who were there, either as participants -- Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers -- in the fighting and destruction or as victims of Sherman's frank vow to 'make Georgia howl.' Mr. Davis inter-cuts these scenes with close-ups of the chief actors in this nightmarish drama, and he also manages to give us a coherent historical account of the whole episode. A powerful illustration of the proposition put forth in Sherman's most famous remark
Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Burke Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on eyewitness accounts, Lee's letters, and his recorded conversations
They called him Stonewall; a life of Lt. General T.J. Jackson, C.S.A by Burke Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the Civil War general "opens with Jackson presiding over the execution of John Brown after Harper's Ferry. It skips ahead to the Valley campaign where Jackson first showed his abilities, then retreats to his early life--and finally transcribes the events between his transfer to Richmond until his death at Chancellorville." Kirkus
Jeb Stuart, the last cavalier by Burke Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and achievements of the Civil War general
The long surrender by Burke Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the last days of the Civil War focuses on the capture and imprisonment of President Jefferson Davis
Black heroes of the American Revolution by Burke Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the black soldiers, sailors, spies, scouts, guides, and wagoners who participated and sacrificed in the struggle for American independence
The Billy Mitchell affair by Burke Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitchell, now known as the "Father of the U.S. Air Force," fought against the short-sightedness of top military leaders regarding air power after World War I. He went on to embarrass the Navy by proving that aircraft could indeed sink destroyers, which had been thought impossible. He was ultimately court-martialed for insubordination, and his contributions were grudgingly acknowledged after his death
The campaign that won America; the story of Yorktown by Burke Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington and the American Revolution by Burke Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Washington's tenure as commander-in-chief of the Colonial Army, highlighting important decisions, actions, and events and profiling the noteworthy figures with whom the general came into contact
Old Hickory : a life of Andrew Jackson by Burke Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal life and turbulent military and political career of Andrew Jackson are considered in light of major twentieth-century reappraisals of America's seventh president and his time
The Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse campaign by Burke Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How a few thousand American guerrilla fighters under Nathanael Greene harried Cornwallis in the Carolina wilderness in 1781
Get Yamamoto by Burke Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om det amerikanske luftvåbens attentat mod den japanske flådechef Yamamoto under krigen i Stillehavet, over ø-gruppen Bouganvilleøerne, i 2. Verdenskrig
The world of Currier & Ives by Roy King( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60 prints reproduced were selected from the Roy King Collection as representative of the work of Currier & Ives
Marine! : the life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMA (ret.) by Burke Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and military career of Lt. General Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMC (Ret.), based primarily on a series of interviews with Puller and a review of his official record, with recollections of friends, family members, associates, and others
Appomattox: closing struggle of the Civil War by Burke Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary photographs and drawings accompany a description of the final fighting of the Civil War and of Lee's surrender to Grant
Heroes of the American Revolution by Burke Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of eleven Americans who struggled to make the Revolution succeed
A Williamsburg galaxy by Burke Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern Railway : road of the innovators by Burke Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Walter Burke 1913-2006

ディヴィス, バーク

Languages
English (234)

Finnish (4)

Italian (3)

Covers
To Appomattox : nine April days, 1865Sherman's marchGray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil WarThey called him Stonewall; a life of Lt. General T.J. Jackson, C.S.AJeb Stuart, the last cavalierThe long surrenderBlack heroes of the American RevolutionThe Cowpens-Guilford Courthouse campaignMarine! : the life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMA (ret.)