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Axelrod, Alan 1952-

Works: 244 works in 895 publications in 7 languages and 65,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Military history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Music  Juvenile works  Sources  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E81, B
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Most widely held works by Alan Axelrod
Chronicle of the Indian wars : from colonial times to Wounded Knee by Alan Axelrod( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment that Europeans landed on America's shores, they engaged in bloody conflict with the natives they encountered. Tensions and hostilities bred in the colonial wars with the Spanish, English, French, and Dutch would lead inevitably to the later wars of the removal period, skirmishes on the western Plains, and, ultimately, the confrontation at Wounded Knee. Now, captured here in the words of those who lived it, is the epic, violent history of a landscape turned red - through fear, greed, and fatal misunderstanding. Each chapter in this sweeping narrative outlines and focuses on a particular war or period, re-creating its conflicts through hundreds of immediate sources - the diaries and letters of military commanders, captivity narratives and missionary journals, U.S. Army reports and treaties, and Native American speeches and oral accounts. Here are the authentic voices of Chief Joseph, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse; the accounts given by George Rogers Clark, Kit Carson, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Armstrong Custer; as well as the experiences of the common soldier who labored under brutal conditions along the frontier, and Native American warriors fighting to the death to preserve their threatened way of life. Additional features make this volume the perfect reference. Included in each chapter are brief biographies of individual native and white leaders; excerpts from hundreds of historical documents; feature boxes on such topics as the conduct of warfare along the frontier, Native American beliefs, the fate of a captive, and treaties that were made and abandoned; maps of tribal locations and battle campaigns; and historical drawings and photographs. A detailed chronology highlights all of the significant events in Native-white relations from the sixteenth-century Spanish exploration of North America through the aftermath of Wounded Knee. Like no other single volume, Chronicle of the Indian Wars brings to life the entire history of this centuries-old struggle for possession of a continent, tracing the sources of tragic conflict from their origin nearly 500 years ago up to the brink of the twentieth century
The international encyclopedia of secret societies and fraternal orders by Alan Axelrod( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debunking the spurious reputations of some, detailing the authenticity of others, The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders contains over 800 A-to-Z entries describing the names, natures, and purposes of secret societies throughout history and around the world. An extensive introduction gives readers a solid overview of the evolution of secret societies from their ancient roots, typologies of secret societies - how and why they specialized, why schisms and splinter groups are almost inevitable, how brotherhoods often formed around one charismatic personality, and why memberships are now declining. Further, The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders has a comprehensive bibliography, an index, and includes the addresses of secret societies in existence today
Patton : a biography by Alan Axelrod( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the iconic American general as a controversial tactician whose methods and legacy still evoke heated debates, in an account that evaluates his military innovations and contributions to preparing America's first generation of desert soldiers
Encyclopedia of the American West by Charles Phillips( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia focuses on the people and peoples of the West, approaching the region as a collection of multiethnic frontiers and as the spawning ground for an array of industries and enterprises that each gave rise to its own culture and carried with it important ecological consequences."--Page xi
The complete idiot's guide to American history by Alan Axelrod( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses American history from prehistory through 2006, including brief biographical sketches of historical figures and events from popular culture
Songs of the Wild West( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panoramic in scope, these 45 songs are paired with art from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. The songs reflect life during the development of the West
Encyclopedia of historical treaties and alliances by Charles Phillips( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under what terms did the Revolutionary War end? Who signed the Treaty of Westphalia, and when? How did the Geneva Accords of 1954 open the door for the Vietnam War? Treaties and alliances govern relations among states and have exerted tremendous influence on historical events through the ages. But it can be difficult to find concise and accurate summaries of the terms of specific treaties and their effect on signatories. Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances provides this information for more than 400 international agreements in an elegantly accessible format. Divided into chronological chapters ranging from ancient Greece to the present, each chapter begins with a summary of the important trends and events in international relations of the era. Entries on specific agreements follow, each containing the date of the document's signing, a list of its signatories, the leading negotiators, and more. A narrative discussion outlines the historical context, identifies the essential positions of the signatories, and summarizes the document's significance. In addition to treaties that concluded wars, the book includes treaties on the environment, armaments, human rights, scientific exploration, and a host of other concerns. Accessible to all audiences, the Encyclopedia gives students, researchers, and teachers a clear idea of the changing political conditions throughout history and is an invaluable resource for academic and public libraries
The complete idiot's guide to astronomy by Christopher Gordon De Pree( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginner's guide to astronomy features information about the solar system as well as star maps and a monthly guide on locating the planets in the sky
Elizabeth I, CEO : strategic lessons from the leader who built an empire by Alan Axelrod( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She inherited a business in trouble. Burdened by runaway inflation and a debased currency, bereft of strategic alliances, torn by internal dissent, and eyed greedily by competitors bent on takeover, her business--England--was on the brink of ruin. Forty-five years later, England was the richest and most powerful nation in Europe and well on its way to becoming a great empire. How did she do it? This book condenses Elizabeth's leadership wizardry into management lessons today's leaders can employ in their own quests for excellence and supremacy. Anyone in a leadership role will find much to emulate in Elizabeth's long, challenging, and highly successful reign, including strategies for developing and communicating a vision of excellence, nurturing creativity, turning crisis into triumph, and creating common cause without tyranny. Be inspired by the beloved monarch who built an empire and shaped the enduring destiny of a people.--From publisher description
Cops, crooks, and criminologists : an international biographical dictionary of law enforcement by Alan Axelrod( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles more than 600 criminals and crime-stoppers, living and dead, from around the world, who have played a significant role in the development of the techniques, practicies, principles, and philosophy of law enforcement
Ace your midterms & finals by Alan Axelrod( Book )

53 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "real college tests."
The environmentalists : a biographical dictionary from the 17th century to the present by Alan Axelrod( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies conservationists and summarizes their work
America's wars by Alan Axelrod( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book provides] information on every significant recorded conflict in American history, from Bunker Hill to the Bataan Peninsula, from Antietam to Afghanistan. [The book] sheds light on the underlying causes of each conflict and offers ... insight and perspective on the conduct and historical impact of more than 100 armed struggles.-Dust jacket
The complete idiot's guide to the Civil War by Alan Axelrod( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get the entire picture of the Civil War in clear, compelling prose. Discover the causes, the course, and the conclusion of this titanic conflict
The complete idiot's guide to the American Revolution by Alan Axelrod( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the causes of the American War for Independence
Recent advances and issues in astronomy by Christopher Gordon De Pree( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential book presents the most significant astronomical developments of the past decade, including the results of recent investigations on extrasolar planetary systems, black holes, and the existence of water in space
Edison on innovation : 102 lessons in creativity for business and beyond by Alan Axelrod( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fascinating exploration of one of the most celebrated and innovative minds, best-selling author Alan Axelrod cuts through the myths and reverence surrounding Edison's "genius" to show how the inventor was, in fact, an ordinary man who created extraordinary work. While many of us believe that creativity, like genius, is something that just happens by chance or destiny, Edison's life demonstrates that creativity of the very highest order can indeed be summoned up at will, and even reduced to a reliable working method and set of principles." "In contrast to many creative prodigies, Edison worked by "open" methods, making his processes relatively easy to study and emulate. Using Edison's own diaries, papers, and modern studies of his work, Axelrod draws out time-tested principles that can be applied by even the least creative among us. Edison on Innovation presents 102 key lessons, including: Experiment with everything; Embrace problems; Start small, scale up; Innovate without inventing; Learn the market; Create new uses for whatever you have; Plan for spontaneity; and Make the problem the solution." "Edison on Innovation serves as a revelation to anyone who needs or wants to be creative on demand and for anyone whose business requires the continual creation of new ideas and the practical realization of the best of them."--Jacket
The complete idiot's guide to 20th-century history by Alan Axelrod( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You know that over the last 100 years, we've seen it all--world war, depression, assassinations, moon landings, an impeachment, and more. But when it comes to really understanding the significance of these events, you feel like you're scaling Mount Rushmore itself. Don't jump off Roosevelt's nose! With The Complete Idiot, s Guide to 20th-Century History, you'll discover the most significant people, ideas, and events that shaped this century--in terms anyone can understand
Getting your way every day : mastering the lost art of pure persuasion by Alan Axelrod( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete idiot's guide to jazz by Alan Axelrod( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chronicle of the Indian wars : from colonial times to Wounded Knee
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The international encyclopedia of secret societies and fraternal ordersPatton : a biographyEncyclopedia of the American WestThe complete idiot's guide to American historySongs of the Wild WestEncyclopedia of historical treaties and alliancesThe complete idiot's guide to astronomyElizabeth I, CEO : strategic lessons from the leader who built an empire