WorldCat Identities

Furgurson, Ernest B. 1929-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 6,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E475.35, 973.733
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Most widely held works about Ernest B Furgurson
 
Most widely held works by Ernest B Furgurson
Chancellorsville, 1863 : the souls of the brave by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 combining military analysis and eyewitness narratives
Ashes of glory : Richmond at war by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunned and battered, once-glamorous society virtually inside out
Not war but murder : Cold Harbor, 1864 by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the morning of Friday, June 3, 1864, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and George G. Meade brought their overland campaign against Richmond to its climax in an all-out assault on Robert E. Lee's entrenched rebels at Cold Harbor, less than ten miles outside the Confederate capital. The result was out-right slaughter -- Grant's worst defeat, and Lee's last great victory. Though Grant tried afterward to forget the battle, and historians have often misunderstood its importance, Cold Harbor remains what Bruce Catton called 'one of the hard and terrible names of the Civil War, perhaps the most terrible of all'". --from fly leaf
Hard right : the rise of Jesse Helms by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and political career of Senator Jesse Helms, examines his role in the conservative political movement, and discusses his influence on the development of American foreign policy
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom Rising is a fresh, intensely human account of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from the debating forum for a loose union of states into the seat of a forceful central government. Before 1861, Washington was a dusty, muddy city of 60,000, joked about by urban sophisticates from New York and Boston. But at the onset of war, thousands of soldiers, job seekers, nurses, good-time girls, gamblers, newly freed slaves-all kinds of Americans-poured in. For days, Washington was cut off from the North, and no one was sure whether it would become the capital of the Union or the Confederacy. Ernest Furgurson tells the story through the men and women who brought the city to rambunctious life. He re-creates historic figures such as William Seward, who fancied himself Abraham Lincoln's prime minister; poet Walt Whitman, who nursed the wounded; detective Allan Pinkerton, who tracked down Southern sympathizers. He introduces intriguing others, such as Mayor James Berret, arrested for disloyalty; architect Thomas Walter, striving to finish the Capitol dome in the middle of war; accused Confederate spy Antonia Ford, romancing her captor; and Union Major Joseph Willard, operator of the capital's premier hotel. Here is Mary Lincoln, mourning the death of her son Willie, seeking solace from fakers who conducted séances in the White House. And here is the president-in all his compassion, determination, and complexity-inspiring the nation, wrangling with generals, pardoning deserters, and barely escaping death on the ramparts of Fort Stevens as Jubal Early's Southern army invades the outskirts of Washington and fights the Union Army within five miles of the White House. For four years, the city was awash in drama and sometimes comedy, until the assassination of Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth became the tragedy of the century. By the time the grand two-day victory parade of 150,000 troops surged along Pennsylvania Avenue, the men and women who had arrived in such great numbers at the start of the war had made Washington a capital to be reckoned with throughout the world. Freedom Rising is an invaluable aid to understanding the making of America
Westmoreland; the inevitable general by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the South. National Symposium on the Media and the Civil Rights Movement, April 3-5, 1987( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of six panel discussions by print and television journalists who do an in-depth examination of how coverage by the news media influenced the Civil Rights Movement and the historical revolution it spawned. Many personal anecdotes are related by Caucasian and Afro-American journalists of their experiences covering the movement including becoming targets of threats and violence. This panel examines the current issues of civil rights, what has changed and what has not changed; issues which have become much more complex in the ensuing 25 years
The man who shot the man who shot Lincoln by Ernest B Furgurson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashes of Glory Richmond at War by Ernest B Furgurson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a mob in Richmond clambered on top of the Capitol to raise the Confederate flag. Four years later, another flag was raised in its place while the city burned below. A thirteen-year-old girl compared the stars and stripes to "so many bloody gashes." This ... book brings to life the years in which Richmond was the symbol of Southern independence and the theater for a drama as splendid, sordid, and tragic as the war itself. Drawing on an array of archival sources, [the book] portrays Richmond's passion through the voices of soldiers and statesmen, preachers and prostitutes, slaves and slavers.-Back cover
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War by Ernest B Furgurson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This] is [an] account of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from the debating forum for a loose union of states into the seat of a forceful central government. [The author] tells the story through the men and women who brought the city to rambunctious life.-Dust jacket
Ambassador Helms : at home and abroad, right-wing leader Sen. Jesse Helms is a force to be reckoned with by Ernest B Furgurson( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lake Tahoe - playing for high stakes by Ernest B Furgurson( Book )

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

Catching up with "old slow trot" : stubborn and deliberate, General George Henry Thomas was one of the Union's most brilliant strategists by Ernest B Furgurson( )

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

End of illusions by Ernest B Furgurson( )

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

 
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Chancellorsville, 1863 : the souls of the brave
Alternative Names
Furgurson, Pat 1929-...

Languages
English (58)

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Ashes of glory : Richmond at warNot war but murder : Cold Harbor, 1864Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War