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Marszalek, John F. 1939-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 19,477 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Dictionaries  Case studies  Manuscripts  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Diaries  Trials, litigation, etc 
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( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,804 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
Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the present( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,588 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
The petticoat affair : manners, mutiny, and sex in Andrew Jackson's White House by John F Marszalek( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,321 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 )

in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 889 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
Commander of all Lincoln's armies : a life of General Henry W. Halleck by John F Marszalek( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harnessing previously unused research, as well as the insights of modern medicine and psychology, Marszalek unearths the seeds of Halleck's fatal wartime indecisiveness in personality traits and health problems. In this brilliant dissection of a rich and disappointed life, we gain new understanding of how the key decisions of the Civil War were made, as well as insight into the making of effective military leadership."--Jacket
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
Sherman's other war : the general and the Civil War press by John F Marszalek( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 600 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
Court-martial : a black man in America by John F Marszalek( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American political history : essays on the state of the discipline( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 361 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 277 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.--
Grover Cleveland : a bibliography by John F Marszalek( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 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 247 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 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherman's march to the sea by John F Marszalek( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 1864 after his triumphant capture of Atlanta, Union Gen. William T. Sherman mobilized 62,000 of his veteran troops and waged destructive war across Georgia, from Atlanta to Savannah. Unhappy with the killing and maiming of Union and Confederate soldiers in combat blood baths, Sherman decided on purposeful destruction, hoping to insure fewer casualties while helping bring the war to an end as quickly as possible. He repeatedly promised Southerners that he would wage a hard war but would tender a soft peace once the South stopped fighting. The general was true to his word on both counts."
Lincoln and the military by John F Marszalek( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 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
Simple story of a soldier by Samuel W Hankins( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 102 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
The best writings of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the present
Alternative Names
John F. Marszalek American historian

John F. Marszalek Amerikaans historicus

John F. Marszalek historiador estadounidense

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Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the presentThe petticoat affair : manners, mutiny, and sex in Andrew Jackson's White HouseThe papers of Ulysses S. GrantThe Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first centuryCommander of all Lincoln's armies : a life of General Henry W. HalleckThe diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866Sherman's other war : the general and the Civil War pressGrover Cleveland : a bibliography