WorldCat Identities

Marvel, William

Overview
Works: 39 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 11,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Registers (Lists)  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E470, 973.771
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about William Marvel
 
Most widely held works by William Marvel
Andersonville : the last depot by William Marvel( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between February 1864 and April 1865, 41,000 Union prisoners of war were taken to the stockade at Anderson Station, Georgia, where nearly 13,000 - one-third of them - died. Most contemporary accounts placed the blame for the tragedy squarely on the shoulders of the Confederates who administered the prison or on a conspiracy of higher-ranking officials
Mr. Lincoln goes to war by William Marvel( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Sears has called William Marvel "the Civil War's master historical detective," and in this book Marvel investigates the mystery of how the war began, reconsidering the big question: Was it inevitable? He depicts President Lincoln's first year in office, from his inauguration through the rising crisis of secession and the first several months of the war. Drawing on original sources and examining the previously overlooked factors, Marvel leads the reader inexorably to the conclusion that Lincoln not only missed opportunities to avoid war but actually fanned the flames - and often acted unconstitutionally in prosecuting the war once it had begun. The story unfolds with Marvel's keen eye for telling detail, on the battlefield as well as in the White House. Marvel recreates the true story of our nation's greatest crisis - not sparing anyone, even Abraham Lincoln."--Jacket
Burnside by William Marvel( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Burnside, the Union general, was a major player on the Civil War stage from the first clash at Bull Run until the final summer of the war. He led a corps or army during most of this time and played important roles in various theaters of the war. But until recently, he has been remembered mostly for his distinctive side-whiskers that gave us the term "sideburns" and as an incompetent leader who threw away thousands of lives in the bloody battle of Fredericksburg. This biography focusing on the Civil War years reveals a more capable Burnside who managed to acquit himself credibility as a man and a soldier
The Monitor chronicles : one sailor's account : today's campaign to recover the Civil War wreck( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical text largely based on and including Civil War letters written by George Geer
Lee's last retreat : the flight to Appomattox by William Marvel( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to William Marvel, this tale is a tissue of untruths that sprang from the imaginations of Lost Cause historians and some participating generals well practiced in the art of fabricating popular legends. In Lee's Last Retreat, Marvel offers the first history of the Appomattox campaign written primarily from contemporary source material, with a skeptical eye toward memoirs published well after the events they purport to describe."--Jacket
A place called Appomattox by William Marvel( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvel traces the history of the small Virginia town that witnessed a turning point in American history
The great task remaining : the third year of Lincoln's war by William Marvel( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes major battles of the third year of the Civil War--including Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg--as recounted by first-hand witnesses, surveying their views on whether the war's goals justified its costs
The Alabama & the Kearsarge : the sailor's Civil War by William Marvel( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvel traces the history of the two ships up to their climactic battle on June 19, 1864
Lincoln's darkest year : the war in 1862 by William Marvel( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Lincoln's presidency from the perspective of the second year of the Civil War, examining the actions of Lincoln and other military and political leaders as well as the hardships faced by ordinary citizens and public opposition to the war
Tarnished victory : finishing Lincoln's war by William Marvel( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of 1865 the war grows ever more deadly, the home front is stripped to fill the armies, and the economy is crippled by debt and inflation, while the stubborn survival of the Confederacy seriously undermines support for Lincoln's war. In the end, it seems that Lincoln's early critics, who played such a pivotal role in the beginning of the series, are proven correct. Victory did require massive bloodshed and complete conquest of the South. It also required decades of occupation to cement the achievements of 1865, and the ultimate failure of Lincoln's political heirs to carry through with that occupation squandered the most commendable of those achievements, making it ultimately a tarnished victory
Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton by William Marvel( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his character was hardly benign. Climbing from a difficult youth to the pinnacle of power, Stanton used his authority--and the public coffers--to pursue political vendettas, and he exercised sweeping wartime powers with a cavalier disregard for civil liberties. Though Lincoln's ability to harness a cabinet with sharp divisions and strong personalities is widely celebrated, Marvel suggests that Stanton's tenure raises important questions about Lincoln's actual control over the executive branch. This insightful biography also reveals why men like Ulysses S. Grant considered Stanton a coward and a bully, who was unashamed to use political power for partisan enforcement and personal preservation
The Petersburg Campaign : the Battle of the Crater "The Horrid Pit," June 25-August 6, 1864 by Michael Arthur Cavanaugh( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race of the soil : the Ninth New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War by William Marvel( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War's common soldier by James I Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the young men from both the North and the South that was the largest conflict in the history of the Western hemisphere
The Battle of Fredericksburg by William Marvel( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battles for Saltville : Southwest Virginia in the Civil War by William Marvel( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Concise History of the Civil War by William C Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton by William Marvel( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's secretary of war during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy
Five flags over Fort Sumter by William Marvel( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First New Hampshire Battery, 1861-1865 by William Marvel( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.06 for A place ca ... to 0.77 for The Willia ...)

Andersonville : the last depot
Languages
English (102)

Covers
Mr. Lincoln goes to warBurnsideThe Monitor chronicles : one sailor's account : today's campaign to recover the Civil War wreckLee's last retreat : the flight to AppomattoxA place called AppomattoxThe great task remaining : the third year of Lincoln's warThe Alabama & the Kearsarge : the sailor's Civil WarLincoln's darkest year : the war in 1862Tarnished victory : finishing Lincoln's war