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Lankford, Nelson D.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 6,249 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Art  Quotations  Pictorial works  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E601, 973.73
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Most widely held works by Nelson D Lankford
Eye of the storm : a Civil War odyssey by Robert Knox Sneden( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eye of the Storm is one of the most important Civil War documents to be published since Ulysses S. Grant's Personal Memoirs. Four tattered scrapbooks found in a Connecticut bank vault in 1994 yielded a treasure trove of more than five hundred watercolors that vividly depict America's great national drama. These scrapbooks--plus a five-thousand-page illustrated memoir that came to light later--are the life's achievement of a long-forgotten Union private and mapmaker named Robert Knox Sneden."--Jacket
Richmond burning : the last days of the Confederate capital by Nelson D Lankford( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the final days of the Confederacy in a portrait of the burning of Richmond, with scenes depicting the destruction of this proud Southern city and profiles of the individuals who played a key role
Images from the storm : 300 Civil War images by the author of Eye of the storm by Robert Knox Sneden( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective study of the work of Robert Knox Sneden continues with this publication of hundreds more images from the Union cartographer's collection of Civil War sketches, engravings, and maps
Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861 by Nelson D Lankford( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Abraham Lincoln became president on March 4, 1861, crisis had already gripped the nation. Perhaps by then it was too late to avert civil war, but the conflict that broke out a few weeks later was by no means preordained. The particular way it unfolded rested in the hands of individuals, not irresistible historical forces. Cry Havoc! recounts in detail the small quirks of timing, character, and place - especially in Virginia and Maryland - that influenced the huge trajectory of events during eight critical weeks from Lincoln's inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and Lincoln's response to it. A chain of decisions and miscalculations, influenced by swollen vanity and wishful thinking, gave shape to the dreadful conflict to come."--Jacket
The last American aristocrat : the biography of David K.E. Bruce, 1898-1977 by Nelson D Lankford( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce then married the talented and elusive beauty Evangeline Bell, who had worked for him in the OSS. When JFK sent him to Britain as ambassador to cement the "special relationship" between the English-speaking peoples, he and Evangeline were among London's most sought-after couples. After the London post, Bruce retired until Nixon and Kissinger asked him to lead the "peace" negotiations with the North Vietnamese. Later, in declining health, he became America's first diplomatic representative to China. Behind the glittering facade of diplomacy and international high society, however, the ambassador stoically endured great personal tragedies: the violent deaths of his two daughters
An Irishman in Dixie : Thomas Conolly's diary of the fall of the Confederacy by Thomas Conolly( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OSS against the Reich : the World War II diaries of Colonel David K.E. Bruce by David K. E Bruce( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military Memoirs Reading List 2014
Guide to the manuscript collections of the Virginia Historical Society by Virginia Historical Society( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cry havoc! : [the crooked road to Civil War, 1861] by Nelson D Lankford( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early March 1861, civil war loomed. By late April, Americans had begun to kill their fellow citizens. Cry Havoc! recounts in riveting detail the events that divided the states and reveals how quirks of timing, character, and place all conspired to transform the nation into a battlefield. Nelson Lankford, author of Richmond Burning, chronicles the eight critical weeks that began with Lincoln's inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and the president's fateful response to it. Before Fort Sumpter, the balance could have tipped in favor of a peaceful resolution. But the groundswell of patriotic fervor that followed convulsed the political and military landscape in ways unimaginable just weeks before. This book addresses the many might-have-beens, both familiar and lesser known. What if Lincoln had shown restraint over Fort Sumter? What if he had delayed the proclaimation calling for troops? Could wavering unionists in the upper South have held the line? A must-read for all who wish to understand the birth of the modern United States of America, Cry Havoc! probes the fateful series of events and analyzes each of the failed possibilities that hindsight affords
Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War by Nelson D Lankford( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-creation of the eight weeks preceding the American Civil War vividly describes such events as Lincoln's inauguration, the attack at Fort Sumter, and Lincoln's call-to-arms proclamation, in an account that also considers if the conflict could have been avoided
Status, professionalism, and bureaucracy: the surgeon in the British Army, 1860-1914 by Nelson D Lankford( )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the modest garb of pure Republicanism": Thomas Jefferson as reformer and architect( Book )

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

Richmond burning : the last days of the Confederate capital by Nelson D Lankford( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As the war progressed it was increasingly clear that the fall of its capital meant the end of the Confederacy and by spring 1865 it was equally clear that fall was inevitable. [In this book, the author] demonstrate[s] the increasing confusion that gripped the city as the government fled and the Union troops approached. He present[s] the tentative triumphalism with which the Northerners, many of them serving in segregated black regiments, entered the city. The fire that began with Confederate efforts to destroy military stores laid a large part of the city in ashes by the time of Abraham Lincoln's visit on April 4, an event that brought home to Richmond's citizens their new reality as an occupied city. The particular strength of [the] book is its demonstration of the rage with which most of the white population accepted that situation. [He also] challenge[s] myths of reconciliation between North and South, such as Lincoln's alleged visit to Confederate General George Pickett. Instead he offers comprehensive evidence that Richmond's citizens clung unrepentantly to their bitterness and sense of victimization, and denied the role of slavery in precipitating the war. The result for decades was their own enslavement to a past whose realities, as shown here, were a long way from the popular mythology of "gunpowder and magnolias."--Publishers weekly. [In the book, the author] evokes in full measure one of the most powerful dramatic moments of the Civil war. Against a backdrop of physical destruction and social dislocation, he uses testimony from Confederate and Union witnesses - both civilian and military - to portray in ... perceptive fashion Richmond's last days as capital of the Confederacy.-Dust jacket
Alexander W. Weddell, diplomat (1876-1948) : A happenstance career by Nelson D Lankford( )

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

Intellectual ancestors : text of talk given at awards banquet of Phi Alpha Theta, history honorary society, University of Richmond, 21 March 1985 by Nelson D Lankford( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An Irish M.P. in Dixie : Thomas Conolly's diary of the fall of the Confederacy by Thomas Conolly( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The History of journalism and printing at New Harmony( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hunter Holmes ("Mac") McGuire, Jr., M.D. : teaching the lessons of Hollywood by Nelson D Lankford( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The home front and beyond : Virginians in the World War II era( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A raft which will never sink" : Virginians and the defense of republicanism( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Eye of the storm : a Civil War odyssey
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Lankford, Nelson

Lankford, Nelson D.

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Richmond burning : the last days of the Confederate capitalImages from the storm : 300 Civil War images by the author of Eye of the stormCry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War, 1861The last American aristocrat : the biography of David K.E. Bruce, 1898-1977OSS against the Reich : the World War II diaries of Colonel David K.E. BruceCry havoc! : [the crooked road to Civil War, 1861]Cry havoc! : the crooked road to Civil War