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Niven, John

Overview
Works: 21 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 8,856 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Archives  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E387, B
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Most widely held works about John Niven
 
Most widely held works by John Niven
Martin Van Buren : the romantic age of American politics by John Niven( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the 8th president. Emphasis on political aspects of his life
John C. Calhoun and the price of union : a biography by John Niven( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon Welles; Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy by John Niven( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale life and times biography of an important Civil War figure
Salmon P. Chase : a biography by John Niven( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salmon P. Chase was one of the preeminent men of nineteenth-century America. A majestic figure, tall and stately, Chase was a leader in the fight to end slavery, a brilliant administrator who as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury provided crucial funding for a vastly expensive war. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during the turmoil of Reconstruction, he was the presiding officer of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. Yet he was also a complex figure. As John Niven reveals in this magisterial biography, Chase was a paradoxical blend of idealism and ambition. If he stood for the highest moral purposes--the freedom and equality of all mankind--these lofty motives failed to mask a thirst for power so deeply ingrained in his character that it drove away many who shared his principles, but invariably mistrusted his motives. What emerges is a portrait of a tragic figure, whose high qualities of heart and mind and whose many achievements were ultimately tarnished by an often unseemly quest for power. It is a striking look at an eminent statesman as well as a revealing glimpse into political life of nineteenth-century America, all set against a background of the antislavery movement, the Civil War, and the turmoil of Reconstruction
Connecticut for the Union : the role of the State in the Civil War by John Niven( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecticut in 1861 was more a land of contrast than of tradition. The author shows that beneath her placid exterior, the pressure of drastic social and economic change had been building up for thirty years. He argues that the explosion in 1861, as far as Connecticut was concerned, was atleast partially due to the sudden release of purely local forces. Focusing attention on the youth of the state- those who would and did bear arms- the author sees a conscious effort on their part to break out of a situation that had become intolerable. Their idealistic aspirations, their revolt against the status quo, their naive desire for adventure in the great Union crusade was as much a result of social chaos at home was a response to nationalistic and patriotic fervor. That theme is carried into the recruitment and training of the army and is mirrored in its leadership and battle record. The military chapters are organized to indicate the concentric rings of pressure that were tightened around the Confederacy, and to demonstrate the activity of Connecticut troops in all major theaters of operation. Other sections deal with the impact of war on the state's economy and social values and on the social and economic consequences of peace. -- from Book Jacket
The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861 by John Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the interrelated themes of modernization and slavery, issues that created reform movements in the North, defensive sectionalism in the South, social disruption, and a general failure of political leadership. During this period the Union underwent the increasing strains of uneven social and economic development. Modernization and slavery provide the backdrop for the action and reaction of northern and southern players who sought but ultimately failed to allow an accommodation that would let competing social
Years of turmoil : Civil War and Reconstruction : interpretive articles and documentary sources by John Niven( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American President Lines and its forebears, 1848-1984 : from paddlewheelers to containerships by John Niven( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kill your friends by John Niven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coldblooded British talent scout hunts for the last Megahit of London's Britpop music scene. Fueled by drugs, alcohol, and greed, he plans to eliminate the competition by any merciless (and murderous) means necessary
Connecticut hero, Israel Putnam by John Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the microfilm edition of The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase Papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P. Chase papers by Salmon P Chase( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward T. Foley : memoirs by Edward T Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salmon P Chase Papers, volume 1: journals, 1829-1872( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Gideon Welles; Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy
Alternative Names
John Niven (footballer) Brits doelman (1921-2011)

John Niven Scottish footballer

Languages
English (106)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
John C. Calhoun and the price of union : a biographyGideon Welles; Lincoln's Secretary of the NavySalmon P. Chase : a biographyThe Salmon P. Chase papersThe coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861The Salmon P. Chase papersThe Salmon P. Chase papersThe Salmon P. Chase papersThe Salmon P. Chase papers