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Smith, Jean Edward

Works: 51 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 14,718 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E807, B
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Most widely held works about Jean Edward Smith
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Most widely held works by Jean Edward Smith
Grant by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he pursued that strategy relentlessly. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. He tried to carry out the policies of Abraham Lincoln, the man he admired above all others, and to a considerable degree he succeeded. Yet today, Grant is rememebered as a brilliant general but a failed president." "In this biography, Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments of Grant's life. He argues convincingly that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Following the turmoil of Andrew Johnson's administration, Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction of the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House."--Jacket
Eisenhower : in war and peace by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's thirty-fourth president
FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed biographer Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to narrate the epic life of the president who, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. We see how Roosevelt's energy, intellect, and personal magnetism permitted him to master countless challenges. Smith recounts FDR's battles with polio and physical disability, and how they helped forge the resolve to surmount the turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threats. FDR's private life is also depicted, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother; his wife, Eleanor; Lucy Mercer, the great love of his life; and Missy LeHand, his secretary, companion, and confidante. Smith also tackles the failures and miscues of Roosevelt's public career. Smith gives us a clear picture of how this Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man's president.--From publisher description
John Marshall : definer of a nation by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, in 1801, John Marshall became Chief Justice of the United States, the Supreme Court was little more than a clause in the Constitution and a gaggle of conflicting opinions. For the next thirty-five years, Marshall was to mold the Court into a major force. Under his leadership, it learned to speak with one voice, becoming a powerful and respected third branch of government. It enunciated the principle of judicial review, established itself as the arbiter of constitutional authority, and affirmed the Constitution as an instrument of the people, not of the states. As a result, the implied powers of the federal government took on definition, the workings of the national government gained authority, and the economic system was made viable through a sophisticated understanding of the commerce clause. In truth, if George Washington founded the nation, John Marshall defined it. But who was this son of yeoman Virginia stock, this soldier who endured the terrible suffering at Valley Forge, this lawyer who was a moving force behind Virginia's ratification of the Constitution, this diplomat who outwitted Talleyrand and thereby raised the profile of a raw young country in the capitals of Europe? Confidant of presidents, friend to the founding fathers, statesman, envoy, and legislator: who was this man who gave up a flourishing legal practice to take on the thankless task of shaping the Court and went on to make it into the institution we see today? Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith draws an elegant portrait of this remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholar; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from this book is as noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and perhaps most extraordinary for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus
Bush by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself--most in invading Iraq--and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith
George Bush's war by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the strengths and weaknesses of the president's control of foreign policy during the Persian Gulf War
Germany beyond the wall : people, politics ... and prosperity by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defense of Berlin by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of General Lucius D. Clay: Germany, 1945-1949 by Lucius D Clay( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et tobindsværk der består af dokumenterne fra 1945 til 1949 fra Clays arbejde for at skabe et tysk civilt styre. General Lucius DuBignon Clay var USAs militærguvernør i Tyskland i samme periode og kan tilegnes æren for Tysklands overgang til forbundsrepublik. Han var også ansvarlig for Berlin-luftbroen
Lucius D. Clay : an American life by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier, statesman, logitistical genius: Lucius D. Clay was one of that generation of giants who dedicated their lives to the service of this country, acting with ironclad integrity and selflessness to win a global war and secure a lasting peace. A member of the Army's elite Corps of Engineers, he was tapped by FDR in 1940 to head up a crash program of airport construction and then, in 1942, Roosevelt named him to run wartime military procurement. For three years, Clay oversaw the requirements of an eight-million-man army, setting priorities, negotiating contracts, monitoring production schedules and R & D, coordinating military Lend-Lease, disposing of surplus property-all without a breath of scandal. It was an unprecedented job performed to Clay's rigorous high standards. As Eliot Janeway wrote: "No appointment was more strategic or more fortunate."If, as head of military procurement, Caly was in effect the nation's economic czar, his job as Military Governor of a devastated Germany was, as John J. McCloy has phrased it, "the nearest thing to a Roman proconsulship the modern world afforded." In 1945, Germany was in ruins, its political and legal structures a shambles, its leadership suspect. Clay had to deal with everything from de-Nazification to quarrelsome allies, from feeding a starving people to processing vast numbers of homeless and displaced. Above all, he had to convince a doubting American public and a hostile State Department that German recovery was essential to the stability of Europe. In doing so, he was to clash repeatedly with Marshall, Kennan, Bohlen, and Dulles not only on how to treat the Germans but also on how to deal with the Russians. In 1949, Clay stepped down as Military Governor of Germany and Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe. He left behind a country well on the way to full recovery. And if Germany is today both a bulwark of stability and an economic and political success story, much of the crediti is due to Clay and his driving vision. Lucius Clay went on to play key roles in business and politics, advising and working with presidents of both parties and putting his enormous organizing skills and reputation to good use on behalf of his country, whether he was helping run Eisenhower's 1952 campaign, heading up the federal highway program, raising the ransom money for the Bay of Pigs prisoners, or boosting morale in Berlin in the face of the Wall. The Berliners in turn never forgot their debt to Clay. At the foot of his West Point grave, they placed a simple stone tablet: Wir Danken Dem Bewahrer Unserer Freiheit- We Thank the Defender of Our Freedom. 5
FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author combines fresh scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to chronicle the epic life of one of America's greatest presidents. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, and effortless grace permitted him to master countless personal and political challenges throughout his life; how his skill as a campaigner, particularly his mastery of the burgeoning mass media, revolutionized the fundamental bond between the American people and their government; and how his vital relationships with women - romantic and otherwise - helped to mold his personality and inform his worldview. - Back cover
The Conduct of American foreign policy debated by Herbert M Levine( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution and American foreign policy by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil liberties and civil rights debated by Herbert M Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower in war and peace by Jean Edward Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith delivers a rich account of Eisenhower's life using previously untapped primary sources. From the military service in WWII that launched his career to the shrewd political decisions that kept America out of wars with the Soviet Union and China, Smith reveals a man who never faltered in his dedication to serving America, whether in times of war or peace
The face of justice : portraits of John Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Marshall : citizen, statesman, jurist( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The size and shape of American government is due in no small part to Chief Justice John Marshall. This biography focuses on his contribution to the status of the Supreme Court, his implementation of judicial review, and his advocacy of strong central authority for the protection of the new nation and its ideals."
Der Weg ins Dilemma : Preisgabe und Verteidigung der Stadt Berlin by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jean Edward Smith Amerikaans historicus

Smith, Jean E. 1932-

Smith, Jean Edward

جین ادوارد اسمیت تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

سميث، جين ادوارد


English (154)

German (5)

Danish (1)

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