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Isserman, Maurice

Overview
Works: 59 works in 239 publications in 3 languages and 15,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, wpr
Classifications: E841, 973.923
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Most widely held works about Maurice Isserman
 
Most widely held works by Maurice Isserman
America divided : the civil war of the 1960s by Maurice Isserman( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the 1960s, discussing the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements that defined the decade, including the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Civil Rights Movement; and providing information about some of the people who spurred the era of change
If I had a hammer-- : the death of the old left and the birth of the new left by Maurice Isserman( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean War : America at war by Maurice Isserman( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the political climate and military situation that led to the Korean War and discusses the key figures and events involved in the conflict
World War II by Maurice Isserman( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of America's war in Europe and in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the Normandy invasion, and the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri
Which side were you on? : the American Communist Party during the Second World War by Maurice Isserman( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five transcripts and three summaries of interviews with the following prominent American Communists: Joe Clark, Sam Darcy, Peggy Dennis, John Gates, Gil Green, Al Richmond, David Goldway, and Carl Marzani
Cronkite's war : his World War II letters home by Walter Cronkite( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cronkite, an obscure United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940. When he became a credentialed war correspondent, Cronkite would console himself during their separation by writing her long, detailed letters-- sometimes five in a week-- describing his experiences, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her. More than a hundred of Cronkite's letters from 1943-45 survive, chronicling both a great love story and a great war story
The Vietnam War by Maurice Isserman( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the historical and political background, military strategies, and battles of the Vietnam War
The other American : the life of Michael Harrington by Maurice Isserman( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains why Michael Harrington fell into disfavor among young campus activists and how he lost the opportunity to make his democratic socialist perspective a relevant force in American politics
Fallen giants : a history of Himalayan Mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremes by Maurice Isserman( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated book, historians Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver present the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. They offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions." "The book recounts the adventures of such figures as Martin Conway, who led the first authentic Himalayan climbing expedition in 1892; Fanny Bullock Workman, the pioneer explorer of the Karakoram range; George Mallory, the romantic martyr of Mount Everest fame; Charlie Houston, who led American expeditions to K2 in the 1930s and 1950s; Ang Tharkay, the legendary Sherpa, and many others. Throughout, the authors discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and they offer a penetrating analysis of a culture that once emphasized teamwork and fellowship among climbers, but now has been eclipsed by a scramble for individual fame and glory."--Jacket
Homelessness : a sourcebook by Rick Fantasia( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering by Maurice Isserman( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists. Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural, and political roles mountains played in shaping the country. He describes how American mountaineers forged a "brotherhood of the rope," modeled on America's unique democratic self-image that characterized climbing in the years leading up to and immediately following World War II. And he underscores the impact of the postwar "rucksack revolution," including the advances in technique and style made by pioneering "dirtbag" rock climbers
Dorothy Healey remembers : a life in the American Communist Party by Dorothy Healey( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to freedom : the African-American great migration by Maurice Isserman( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the northward journey of Black southerners, the greatest internal mass migration of people in American history
Across America : the Lewis and Clark expedition by Maurice Isserman( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents narrative accounts of key events and discoveries that occurred in the course of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the early nineteenth century, and includes quotes from the journals of participants in the historic journey
Cronkite's war : his World War II letters home by Walter Cronkite( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure twenty-three-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he became a credentialed war correspondent, preparing to leave her behind to go overseas. The couple spent months apart in the summer and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa across the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a brief December leave in New York City spent with his young wife, Cronkite left again on assignment for England. This time, the two would not be reunited until the end of the war in Europe. Cronkite would console himself during their absence by writing her long, detailed letters-sometimes five in a week-describing his experiences as a war correspondent, his observations of life in wartime Europe, and his longing for her. Betsy Cronkite carefully saved the letters, copying many to circulate among family and friends. More than a hundred of Cronkite's letters from 1943-45 (plus a few earlier letters) survive. They reveal surprising and little known facts about this storied public figure in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation." They chronicle both a great love story and a great war story, as told by the reporter who would go on to become anchorman for the CBS Evening News with a reputation as "the most trusted man in America."
Exploration in the world of the Middle Ages, 500-1500 by Pamela White( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration in the World of the Middle Ages looks at exploration and discovery in the medieval world
Exploring North America, 1800-1900 by Maurice Isserman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information, images, and maps relating to the exploration of North America, including chapters on the exploration of the Grand Canyon, California, and Alaska, as well as chapters on famous explorers
Witness to war : Vietnam by Maurice Isserman( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration in the world of the ancients by John Stewart Bowman( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the voyages, navigation routes, and watercraft of explorers in the ancient world, from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Middle Ages
California Red : a life in the American Communist Party by Dorothy Healey( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America divided : the civil war of the 1960s
Alternative Names
Maurice Isserman Amerikaans historicus

Maurice Isserman professor, historian

이서먼, 모리스 1951-

Languages
English (171)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
If I had a hammer-- : the death of the old left and the birth of the new leftThe Korean War : America at warWorld War IIWhich side were you on? : the American Communist Party during the Second World WarThe Vietnam WarThe other American : the life of Michael HarringtonFallen giants : a history of Himalayan Mountaineering from the age of empire to the age of extremesHomelessness : a sourcebook