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Allen, Thomas B.

Overview
Works: 87 works in 351 publications in 1 language and 36,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Case studies  Chronology  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: DS79.72, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas B Allen
 
Most widely held works by Thomas B Allen
War in the Gulf by Thomas B Allen( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Gulf War with color photographs, maps, illustrations, and graphics
Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb by Thomas B Allen( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
George Washington, spymaster : how America outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war
Vanishing wildlife of North America by Thomas B Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanishing wildlife of North America, where you can find help in locating them
Remember Pearl Harbor : American and Japanese survivors tell their stories by Thomas B Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives accounts by American and Japanese survivors of The Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941
The marvels of animal behavior( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rickover by Norman Polmar( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life, career, controversies, accomplishments, and blunders of the man in charge of the Navy's nuclear power program for over 30 years
Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War by Thomas B Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare
The Bonus Army : an American epic by Paul Dickson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Depression summer of 1932, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their wartime service. They lived in shantytowns, white and black together, protested and rallied for their cause. Roy Wilkins saw the model for racial integration here; J. Edgar Hoover built his reputation against the radicals. President Hoover, Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur, and others feared the protesters would turn violent after the Senate defeated the "bonus bill" that the House had passed. On July 28, tanks rolled as troops evicted the marchers. Newspapers and newsreels showed graphic images of American soldiers driving out their former comrades in arms. Democratic candidate Franklin Roosevelt said to an adviser, "This will elect me," though bonus armies would plague him as well. The march inspired Congress to pass the G.I. Bill of Rights in 1944.--From publisher description
Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War by Thomas B Allen( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he did in his highly acclaimed George Washington, Spymaster, author Thomas B. Allen digs back through historical records to present a famous historical figure in a new light. Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad. She also recruited former slaves for Colonel James Montgomery, a Union officer who was raising an all-black brigade for a raid up the Combahee River to attack plantations in South Carolina. Thanks to information obtained by Tubman and her black recruits Montgomery's men along with Tubman managed to elude Rebel torpedoes and swarm ashore. They destroyed a Confederate supply depot, torched homes and warehouses, and freed more than 750 plantation slaves. The report on the raid to Lincoln's Secretary of War stated: "This is the only military command in American history wherein a woman, black or white, led the raid and under whose inspiration it was originated and conducted." This action is set within the context of Tubman's background as a slave in Maryland, her daring escape, her work with the Underground Railroad, and her association with John Brown and other abolitionists, all of which helps make her the invaluable scout (spy) known to the Union Army as Moses. The author also presents readers with a well-researched and balanced look at slavery in America and its role in the Civil War. Readers will learn. Only illness kept Tubman from being part of John Brown's ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. How the Underground Railroad worked. Tubman had a $40,000 price tag on her head for leading so many slaves to freedom. The Union Army realized Tubman's knowledge of Underground Railroad routes and southern terrain would make her invaluable as a secret agent. Tubman and the slaves she freed formed a spy ring that added to the wealth of information contained in a special category of Union intelligence called Black Dispatches. Tubman became Union officer Col. James Montgomery's second in command and the only woman in American history to conceive, plan, and lead a military raid. Although she was praised for her war efforts, it took 30 years for her to get the military pension earned by Union soldiers. Queen Victoria awarded her a medal for her bravery; no such tribute comes from the United States. How Nat Turner's slave revolt fueled southern fears and the debate between abolitionists and anti-abolitionists. How the Union Army established special intelligence category called Black Dispatches for all the valuable information reported by slaves and runaways. About a slave in the house of Confederate President Jefferson Davis who passed along information taken from reading his private papers
The Blue and the Gray by Thomas B Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the Civil War chronologically and gives biographical sketches of key persons, with an accompanying map supplement
The shark almanac by Thomas B Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the behavior, appearance, size, and distribution of over one hundred ancient and fascinating shark species. Offersup-to-date information and the ongoing conservation efforts to ensure their survival
Tories : fighting for the king in America's first civil war by Thomas B Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Americans who chose to side with the British in the American Revolution that sheds important new light on the little-known figures whose lives were forever changed because they remained faithful to their mother country
Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... from the earliest use of the word "spy" to the latest revelations of the Aldrich Ames case and the post-Cold War reorganization of Russian intelligence apparatus, Spy Book provides the most comprehensive single volume ever published, covering intelligence, espionage, and cryptography. More than 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, tradecraft, and tools uncover the secrets of this underground world. The entries include 27 starred (*) "master entries" that cover major spy rings, articles about major countries outlining national intelligence services and activities, and all categories of tradecraft. For example, the entry *Cambridge Spy Ring is cross referenced with entries on the five members of the ring, their principal Soviet handler, and the principal British mole hunter. There are also over 60 illustrations, many published for the first time
Possessed : the true story of an exorcism by Thomas B Allen( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the exorcism of a Mt. Rainier boy in 1949 that prompted Peter Blatty to write The Exorcist
World War II : America at war, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 2,400 encyclopedic entries on battles, weapons, intelligence operations, people, politics, places, and culture
Goodbye, Charles Lindbergh : based on a true story by Louise Borden( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farm boy meets his hero, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, when he lands his bi-plane in a field near Canton, Mississippi, in 1929. Based on a true story
War games : the secret world of the creators, players, and policy makers rehearsing World War III today by Thomas B Allen( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merchants of treason : America's secrets for sale by Thomas B Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how and why the United States is losing the war of counterespionage
Rickover : father of the nuclear Navy by Thomas B Allen( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
Alternative Names
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English (150)

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George Washington, spymaster : how America outspied the British and won the Revolutionary WarRemember Pearl Harbor : American and Japanese survivors tell their storiesMr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil WarThe Bonus Army : an American epicHarriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil WarThe Blue and the GrayThe shark almanacTories : fighting for the king in America's first civil war