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Gould, Lewis L.

Works: 156 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 27,519 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Illustrated works  Reviews  Pictorial works  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E756, 973.880924
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Grand Old Party : a history of the Republicans by Lewis L Gould( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,465 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 conservatism. 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 Theodore Roosevelt by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this brilliantly succinct narrative analysis, Lewis Gould shows how the events of that tumultuous year changed the way Americans felt about politics and their national 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 most of the years until the early twenty-first century." "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 his lucid account, Mr. Gould emphasizes the importance of race as the campaign's key issue and examines the now infamous "October surprises" of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon as he describes the extraordinary events of what Eugene McCarthy later called the "Hard Year."" ""Succinct yet remarkably thorough."Journal of Southern History"--Jacket
The modern American presidency by Lewis L Gould( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 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
The Presidency of William McKinley by Lewis L Gould( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American first ladies : their lives and their legacy by Lewis L Gould( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives, contributions, and accomplishments of American first ladies and discusses specific ways in which they influenced history
Theodore Roosevelt by Lewis L Gould( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,325 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
The Republicans : a history of the grand old party by Lewis L Gould( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis L. Gould's 2003 history of the Republican Party won praise for its even-handed, incisive analysis of Republican history, drawing on Gould's deep knowledge of the evolution of national political history and acute feel for the interplay of personalities and ideology. In this revised and updated edition, Gould extends this history, adding a new chapter on the George W. Bush presidency, the election of 2008, and the response of the Grand Old Party to Barack Obama. His narrative covers such contemporary figures as Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and John McCain, as well as forgotten Republican leaders including James G. Blaine, Mark Hanna, Wendell Willkie, and Robert A. Taft. Contending that the historic Republican skepticism about the legitimacy of the Democratic Party has shaped American politics since the Civil War, Gould argues that the persistent flaw in the relations between the two parties has led the nation to the current crisis of stalemate and partisan bitterness. No other account of Republican history is as up-to-date, crammed with fascinating information, and ready to serve as an informed guide to today's partisan warfare.--Résumé de l'éditeur description
The most exclusive club : a history of the modern United States Senate by Lewis L Gould( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,136 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 )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive era by Lewis L Gould( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 939 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. Alexander Watkins Terrell at last provides the first complete biographical portrait of this complex figure." "Born in Virginia in 1827, Terrell moved to Texas in 1852, rising to the rank of Confederate brigadier general when the Civil War erupted. Afterwards, he briefly served in Maximilian's army before returning to Texas, where he was elected to four terms in the state Senate and three terms in the House. President Grover Cleveland appointed him minister to the Ottoman Empire, dispatching him to Turkey and the Middle East for four years while the issues surrounding the existence of Christians in a Muslim empire stoked violent confrontations there. His other accomplishments included writing legislation that created the Texas Railroad Commission and what became the Permanent University Fund (the cornerstone of the University of Texas's multibillion-dollar endowment)." "In this balanced exploration of Terrell's life, Gould also examines Terrell's views on race, the impact of the charges of cowardice in the Civil War that dogged him, and his spiritual searching beyond the established religions of his time." "Lewis L. Gould taught American History at the University of Texas at Austin for more than thirty years and is now a Fellow at the University's Center for American History."--BOOK JACKET
Four hats in the ring : the 1912 election and the birth of modern American politics by Lewis L Gould( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 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 659 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 )

9 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 )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 560 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 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching television come of age : the New York Times reviews by Jack Gould( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Presidency of William McKinley
The presidency of Theodore Roosevelt1968 : the election that changed AmericaThe modern American presidencyThe Presidency of William McKinleyAmerican first ladies : their lives and their legacyTheodore RooseveltThe most exclusive club : a history of the modern United States SenateThe progressive era
Alternative Names
Gould, Lewis

Gould, Lewis 1939-

Gould, Lewis L. 1939-

Gould, Lewis Ludlow.

Gould, Lewis Ludlow 1939-

Ludlow Gould, Lewis 1939-

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