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Randall, Willard Sterne

Overview
Works: 49 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 10,019 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E332, B
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Most widely held works about Willard Sterne Randall
 
Most widely held works by Willard Sterne Randall
Thomas Jefferson : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the public and private life of Thomas Jefferson as well as the age in which he lived
Benedict Arnold : patriot and traitor by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of Benedict Arnold as patriot and soldier and his treasonous decision and betrayal during the Revolutionary War
A little revenge : Benjamin Franklin and his son by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few know that Benjamin Franklin had a bastard son named William, a brilliant young man who first served Benjamin as military adviser, legal counsel, and pamphleteer, eventually rising to Royal Governor of New Jersey, only to became his father's implacable enemy
George Washington : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backwoods fighter before and during the French and Indian War, he employed a largely ragtag army of volunteers and the tactics of guerrilla warfare to defeat the world's most feared military power. His maneuvers to escape direct confrontation would be studied years later and serve as a model for Ho Chi Minh's field commanders in Vietnam. And, most important, as this fresh and authoritative narrative reveals, he exhibited the temperament for leadership in war and in peace, while suffering scoundrels, hardships, and a rogue press bent on his destruction
Alexander Hamilton : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first full, one-volume biography of Alexander Hamilton in more than two decades, award-winning historian Willard Sterne Randall takes a fresh look at one of the most brilliant, conflicted, and elusive of our nation's founders. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, the precocious Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him, as the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, to create the American banking system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, primarily as aide-de-camp to General Washington, acting as Washington's spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored The Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive to women, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and was at times a poor judge of character. In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall mines the latest scholarship to provide a new perspective on Alexander Hamilton, his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and sometimes scandalous private life. From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short and tragic life, left a huge legacy. - Jacket flap
Ethan Allen : his life and times by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring 1775 predawn attack on British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, biographer Willard Sterne Randall challenges our conventional understanding of this largely unexamined Founding Father, documenting that much of what we "know" of Allen is mere folklore. Widening the scope of his inquiry beyond the Revolutionary War, Randall traces Allen back to his modest origins in Connecticut, where he was born in 1738. Largely self-educated, Allen demonstrated his rebellious nature early on through his attraction to Deism, his dramatic defense of smallpox vaccinations, and his early support of separation of church and state. Chronicling Allen's progress to commander of the largest American paramilitary force on the eve of the Revolution, Randall unlocks a trove of new source material, particularly evident in his portrait of Allen as a British prisoner-of-war, and reveals not only a public-spirited leader but a self-interested individual, often no less rapacious than his archenemies, the New York land barons.--From publisher description
Forgotten Americans : footnote figures who changed American history by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Marbury Hutchinson -- Teedyuscung (Brother Gideon) -- Tom Quick -- William Franklin -- Tadeusz Kosciuszko -- Margaret Shippen Arnold -- Thomas Jefferson -- Tecumseh -- Charles Grandison Finney -- James Forten -- Annie Turner Wittenmyer -- Charlotte Forten -- Sitting Bull -- Myra Colby Bradwell -- Louis Sockalexis
Building 6 : the tragedy at Bridesburg by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American lives by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Founding city : the Philadelphia inquirer's Bicentennial journals( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Proprietary House in Amboy : official residence of William Franklin, New Jersey's last royal governor by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Chittenden's town : a story of Williston, Vermont by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jefferson revealed here fights to maintain a balance between two warring personalities: the carefully controlled Age of Reason philosopher and the spontaneous romantic
George Washington by Willard Sterne Randall( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1814 : america forged by fire by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : with malice toward none by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln ranks as one of America's greatest presidents. Here, in this short-form book, is his inspiring story, along with lessons for every leader
George Patton leads the charge by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of General George Patton
Eleanor Roosevelt : the people's first lady by Willard Sterne Randall( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few personified the changing lives of American women in the twentieth century more than Eleanor Roosevelt. Brought up with all the privileges of wealth, she was raised under the watchful tutelage of her endlessly energetic and domineering uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt. After her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was himself bent on occupying the White House, Eleanor evolved from a Victorian debutante into one of the world's most respected advocates for human rights. Here, in this short-form book by historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra, is the unforgettable story of the "first lady of the world."
Robert E. Lee by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book give insight into Lee's character and strategies that helped determine the outcome of the Civil War
Andrew Carnegie : from rags to richest by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like tens of thousands of his countrymen in the twentieth century, Andrew Carnegie fled the grinding poverty of Scotland for the entrepreneurial promise of America. Before the age of thirty, he was already an extraordinary success. In time, he became the wealthiest man in the world. Here, in this short-form book, is the inspiring story of the king of steel, with lessons for every leader
 
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George Washington : a life
Alternative Names
Randall, Willard S.

Randall, Willard S. (Willard Sterne)

Sterne Randall, Willard 1942-

Willard Sterne Randall American historian

Willard Sterne Randall Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (93)

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George Washington : a lifeAlexander Hamilton : a lifeEthan Allen : his life and timesForgotten Americans : footnote figures who changed American historyAmerican lives