WorldCat Identities

Giblin, James

Overview
Works: 61 works in 166 publications in 4 languages and 38,146 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Braille books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.G33925345, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Giblin
The boy who saved Cleveland : based on a true story by James Giblin( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a malaria epidemic in late eighteenth-century Cleveland, Ohio, ten-year-old Seth Doan surprises his family, his neighbors, and himself by having the strength to carry and grind enough corn to feed everyone
Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth by James Giblin( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history
Secrets of the Sphinx by James Giblin( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 2,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses some of Egypt's most famous artifacts and monuments, including the pyramids, the Rosetta Stone, and, especially, the Great Sphinx, presenting research and speculation about their origins and their future
The life and death of Adolf Hitler by James Giblin( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life of the dangerous and destructive dictator Adolf Hitler whose aggressive foreign policies set off World War II and caused the deaths of over 6 million Jews. He committed heinous crimes against humanity worldwide
The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin by James Giblin( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States
Fireworks, picnics, and flags by James Giblin( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the social history behind America's celebration of Independence Day and explains the background of such national symbols as the flag, the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, and Uncle Sam
When plague strikes : the Black Death, smallpox, AIDS by James Giblin( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compassionate and arresting, this exploration of three major diseases that have changed the course of history the bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDS chronicles their fearsome death toll, their lasting social, economic, and political implications, and how medical knowledge and treatments have advanced as a result of the crises they have occasioned. "A book that would serve well for reports, but it is also a fascinating read." School Library Journal
The truth about unicorns by James Giblin( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins of the unicorn, including the real-life animals that inspired it, and the various myths told about unicorns throughout the world
The riddle of the Rosetta Stone : key to ancient Egypt : illustrated with photographs, prints, and drawings by James Giblin( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphics
Charles A. Lindbergh : a human hero by James Giblin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the pilot whose life was full of controversy and tragedy, but also fulfilling achievements
The many rides of Paul Revere by James Giblin( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Revere is commonly remembered as a Revolutionary War hero for his legendary Midnight Ride before the 1775 battes of Lexington and Concord. But Revere was also a famed silversmith, a practicing dentist, a resourceful entrepreneur, and an engraver of cartoons and paper money. This biography traces Revere's life from his humble beginnings as a French immigrant's son to his determined support of the rebel cause in the stormy years leading up to the American Revolution
From hand to mouth, or, How we invented knives, forks, spoons, and chopsticks, & the table manners to go with them by James Giblin( Book )

11 editions published between 1937 and 1987 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the eating utensils and table manners of various cultures from the Stone Age to the present day
The rise and fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Giblin( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the real Joe McCarthy? Was he an American hero who alerted the country to the threat of Communist subversion or a demagogue who played cynically on the nation's fears?
The truth about Santa Claus by James Giblin( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how historical facts, religious mythology, folklore, tradition, and commercial promotion have combined to give us the modern figure of Santa Claus
Thomas Jefferson : a picture book biography by James Giblin( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple, well rounded portrait of Thomas Jefferson's life which should appeal to junior readers; the text is accompanied by beautiful oil paintings which heighten the reality of the narrative
George Washington : a picture book biography by James Giblin( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the family life and career of the first American president, also discussing myths and legends, monuments to Washington, and Mount Vernon
Let there be light : a book about windows by James Giblin( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the development of windows from prehistory to the modern era
Walls : defenses throughout history by James Giblin( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why and how walls have been constructed throughout history, around cities, castles, even countries
The mystery of the mammoth bones : and how it was solved by James Giblin( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the efforts of the artist, museum curator, and self-taught paleontologist, Charles Willson Peale, to excavate, study, and display the bones of a prehistoric creature that is later named "mastodon."
Be seated : a book about chairs by James Giblin( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history, technological development, and social significance of chairs, in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, from prehistory to the present
 
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The boy who saved Cleveland : based on a true story
Alternative Names
Cross Giblin, James

Cross Giblin, James 1933-

Giblin James 1933-....

Giblin, James C.

Giblin, James Cross.

جيمس كروس جيبلين

Languages
English (99)

Chinese (3)

Arabic (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes BoothSecrets of the SphinxThe life and death of Adolf HitlerThe amazing life of Benjamin FranklinFireworks, picnics, and flagsWhen plague strikes : the Black Death, smallpox, AIDSThe truth about unicornsThe riddle of the Rosetta Stone : key to ancient Egypt : illustrated with photographs, prints, and drawings