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Marszalek, John F. 1939-

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Works: 50 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 18,923 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Dictionaries  Case studies  Manuscripts  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about John F Marszalek
 
Most widely held works by John F Marszalek
Sherman : a soldier's passion for order by John F Marszalek( )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the towering figures of the Civil War, none is more enigmatic than General William Tecumseh Sherman. Widely denounced as fiendishly destructive and even insane for his infamous March to the Sea across Georgia, Sherman was a brilliant commander and strategist who helped bring the bloody war to a swifter and surer end. Yet he left a legacy of "total war" against unarmed civilians and their property which has haunted military leaders and all Americans up to the present day... Delving into the complex personality of the gruff and charismatic general, Marszalek explores Sherman's life as a series of struggles for order... [and] captures not only the Civil War, but the entire extraordinary life of this man who attended West Point, fought in the Indian Wars, experienced the Gold Rush in San Francisco, was involved in the construction of the transcontinental railroad, worked as a banker, teacher, and public speaker, and turned away repeated calls that he run for President."--Dust jacket
Commander of all Lincoln's armies : a life of General Henry W. Halleck by John F Marszalek( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first comprehensive biography of Halleck, the prize-winning historian John F. Marszalek recreates the life of a man of enormous achievement who bungled his most important mission. When Lincoln summoned him to the nation's capital, Halleck boasted outstanding qualifications as a military theorist, a legal scholar, a brave soldier, and a California entrepreneur. Yet in the thick of battle, he couldn't make essential decisions. Unable to produce victory for the Union forces, he saw his power become subsumed by Grant's emergent leadership, a loss that paved the way for Halleck's path to obscurity."
Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the present( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides over 800 entries on people and events important to the civil rights struggle, and cites court cases which show a progression of civil rights
A Black congressman in the age of Jim Crow : South Carolina's George Washington Murray by John F Marszalek( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a slave in 1850s South Carolina and elected to Congress in the 1890s, George W. Murray appeared to be the antithesis of the African American male in the Jim Crow South and served as a beacon for African Americans who saw their hopes crushed in the aftermath of the Civil War. Early in the twentieth century, however, tragically defeated by corrupt Reconstruction politics and white supremacist attitudes he could not escape, Murray was driven from office and from the state. Drawing on extensive research to reconstruct Murray's life story, Marszalek defines an age and its people through the compelling battle of one man and shows how and why the nation's efforts to reconstruct the South into a biracial democracy failed. Murray's career, which spanned a quarter of a century, included two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and leadership of South Carolina's Republican Party. He was an investor as well as a landed property owner who sold tracts to poor blacks in order for them to qualify to vote. But by the beginning of the twentieth century, with his party in shambles, he found himself on trial for alleged forgery in a land deal with two of his black land purchasers. Murray was found guilty, and the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the verdict. Sentenced to hard labor on a chain gang, he escaped to Chicago where he spent the rest of his life in obscurity
The petticoat affair : manners, mutiny, and sex in Andrew Jackson's White House by John F Marszalek( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfortunately, Jackson's quixotic actions turned a social scandal into an extraordinary political catastrophe. Before it was over, Jackson forced the resignation of his entire Cabinet, duels were threatened, assassinations were alleged, and Vice President John Calhoun's hopes for the White House were dashed. Andrew Jackson's first term was nearly a failure
The papers of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and the military by John F Marszalek( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860, he came into office with practically no experience in military strategy and tactics. Consequently, at the start of the Civil War, he depended on leading military men to teach him how to manage warfare. As the war continued and Lincoln matured as a military leader, however, he no longer relied on the advice of others and became the major military mind of the war. In this brief overview of Lincoln's military actions and relationships during the war, John F. Marszalek traces the sixteenth president's evolution from a nonmi
Sherman's other war : the general and the Civil War press by John F Marszalek( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tecumseh Sherman saw a direct correlation between press censorship and military victory. He diligently tried to implement severe anti-press policies, and as a result was the target of intense newspaper counter fire. In Sherman's Other War (originally published in 1981), John Marszalek traces the roots of the general's hostility toward the press and details his attempts to muzzle reporters during the Civil War, culminating in Sherman's exclusion of all reporters from his famous March to the Sea. Despite the passage of over a century, the question of press rights in wartime situations is very much today what it was during the Civil War. Marszalek finds throughout American history a recurring movement toward repression of the press, with Sherman's attitudes and practices only on of the most obvious example. He also finds that press rights during wartime have often been governed by reactions to specific circumstances rather than treated as a constitutional issue. During Sherman's court-martial of reporter Thomas W. Knox after Vicksburg, the Constitution was never mentioned by either party; personal considerations were at issue. Marszalek analyzes the constitutional ramifications of Sherman's anti-press activities and demonstrates how such attitudes threaten American liberties
The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on people and events important to the civil rights struggle, including organizations, books, concepts, court cases, and concepts
Of times and race : essays inspired by John F. Marszalek by Michael B Ballard( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Of Times and Race' contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era to the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens
The diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866 by Emma Holmes( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two months before the Civil War broke out, Emma Holmes made the first entry in a diary that would eventually hold vivid firsthand accounts of several major historical events. Born into an elite South Carolina family, Holmes was in her twenties during the war years. She lived in Charleston during the April, 1861, bombardment of Fort Sumter and was visiting there during the 1863 Union shelling of the city. Her description of the Charleston fire of December, 1861, which destroyed her family home and leveled much of the city, is one of the most powerful passages in the diary. Holmes also spent extended periods of time on plantations and visited army camps, which she described in detail. Because of the Charleston fire, her family was uprooted to Camden, South Carolina, where she came face-to-face with Union forces: first Sherman's army, then black troops, and finally the small Reconstruction garrison. In presenting her picture of the wartime South, Holmes discussed numerous northern and southern military figures, the role of women in the war effort, the religious and social life of the day, and the heavy toll that fighting and disease took on the military and civilian population. John F. Marszalek has eliminated extraneous details in order to highlight Holmes's individual insight, the vital heart of the volume. His new Foreword considers this valuable contribution to social history in the context of the current growing popularity of the Civil War and the relatively recent interest in that conflict among women's studies scholars
Court-martial : a black man in America by John F Marszalek( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best writings of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S Grant( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant : the complete annotated edition by Ulysses S Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature, and presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both credit Grant with influencing their own writing. Yet a judiciously annotated clarifying edition of these memoirs has never been produced until now. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant's memoirs, fully representing the great military leader's thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant's life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows the president's voice and narrative to shine through. Compiled by the editors in the Ulysses S. Grant Association's Presidential Library, these selections enrich our understanding of the antebellum era, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Grant provides insight into how rigorously these events tested America's democratic institutions and the cohesion of its social order. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant preserves and extends a work of profound political, historical, and literary significance and serves as the gateway for modern readers of all backgrounds to an American classic.--
American political history : essays on the state of the discipline( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grover Cleveland : a bibliography by John F Marszalek( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black physician's story : bringing hope in Mississippi by Douglas L Conner( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black businessman in white Mississippi, 1886-1974 by Sadye H Wier( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple story of a soldier by Samuel W Hankins( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fast-paced memoir was written in 1905 by 61-year-old Samuel W. Hankins while he was living in the Soldiers Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. It vividly details his years as a Confederate rifleman from the spring of 1861, when at a mere sixteen years of age he volunteered for the 2d Mississippi Infantry, through the end of the war in 1865, when he was just twenty years old and maimed for life. The 2d Mississippi was part of the Army of Northern Virginia and as such saw action at Bull Run/Manassas, Seven Pines and the Peninsular Campaign, and Gettysburg. Besides being hospitalized with measl
Sherman's march to the sea by John F Marszalek( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In studying a main element of the Lost Cause view of the Civil War, award-winning author John F. Marszalek recounts the march's destructive details, analyzes William T. Sherman's strategy, and describes white and black southern reaction. The result is a tale which demonstrates both how the march affected the Confederacy's last days and how it continues to influence Americans at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
 
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Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the present
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Commander of all Lincoln's armies : a life of General Henry W. HalleckEncyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the presentA Black congressman in the age of Jim Crow : South Carolina's George Washington MurrayThe petticoat affair : manners, mutiny, and sex in Andrew Jackson's White HouseThe papers of Ulysses S. GrantSherman's other war : the general and the Civil War pressThe Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first centuryThe diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866
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John F. Marszalek American historian

John F. Marszalek Amerikaans historicus

John F. Marszalek historiador estadounidense

Marszalek, J. F., 1939-....

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