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Arnold, James R. 1952-

Overview
Works: 162 works in 471 publications in 1 language and 21,062 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Case studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works about James R Arnold
 
Most widely held works by James R Arnold
Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg by James R Arnold( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instead, in the riskiest and greatest decision of his military career, Grant resolved to act alone against Vicksburg. James R. Arnold proposes that Grant's victory at Vicksburg is worthy of comparison to those of Napoleon in its planning and execution. Always prepared for multiple contingencies, the general kept his field army well concentrated within a few hours' march of each other, while keeping Confederate General Pemberton - trying to counter Grant's shrewd troop movements - continually off balance. The decisive meeting came on May 16, at Champion Hill
The encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military history by Roberta Wiener( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers all major wars and conflicts in North America from the late-15th to mid-18th centuries, with discussions of key battles, diplomatic efforts, military technologies, and strategies and tactics ... [E]xplores the context for conflict, with essays on competing colonial powers, every major Native American tribe, all important political and military leaders, and a range of social and cultural issues."--Publisher's Web site
The encyclopedia of North American Indian wars, 1607-1890 : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history
American Civil War : the essential reference guide by James R Arnold( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents, this guide promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and issues related to the war and its aftermath. In addition to an A-Z encyclopedia of major leaders, events, and issues, this work includes a comprehensive overview essay on the war, plus separate essays by a prominent Civil War historian on its causes and consequences."--Page 2 Cover
Cold War : the essential reference guide by Roberta Wiener( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the Cold War is still being felt around the world today. This single-volume reference captures the events and personalities of the era, while also inspiring critical thinking about this still-controversial period. --from publisher description
The first domino : Eisenhower, the military, and America's intervention in Vietnam by James R Arnold( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of how the United States became involved in Vietnam and that the first intervention came during the Eisenhower administration
The encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a political, social, and military history( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution--written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world--covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation
Presidents under fire : commanders in chief in victory and defeat by James R Arnold( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on key battles from Trenton to Ia Drang, the author combines political analysis with gripping narratives of combat. Presents a history of how presidents weigh political pressures against military realities--and how their decisions play out for the men and women in the line of fire
Jeff Davis's own : cavalry, comanches, and the battle for the Texas frontier by James R Arnold( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the Second Cavalry, a division of the U.S. Army formed to quell the Native American warriors attacking frontier settlements in Texas and Mexico
The Moro War : how America battled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippine jungle, 1902-1913 by James R Arnold( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the early twentieth-century battle against Muslim insurgents in the southern Philippines, discussing the fierce debates between military supporters and peace advocates while offering insight into the challenges faced by U.S. forces and the contributions of future general John Pershing
The encyclopedia of the War of 1812 : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis. --from publisher description
Jungle of snakes : a century of counterinsurgency warfare from the Philippines to Iraq by James R Arnold( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of modern warfare that evaluates how the post-Cold War era has been fraught by such challenges as terrorism and insurgency, and discusses America's failure to learn from past mistakes throughout the occupation of Iraq
Tet Offensive 1968 : turning point in Vietnam by James R Arnold( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. It was masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, and was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities instead resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. This book reveals why despite this, the Tet Offensive came to be perceived as a defeat by the American people, convincing the public that the war in Vietnam was lost"--Page 4 of cover
The encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War : a political, social, and military history by Paul G Pierpaoli( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War
American Civil War : the definitive encyclopedia and document collection by Spencer Tucker( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features comprehensive coverage of the American Civil War, including significant battles and skirmishes, important civilian and military figures, weaponry, and government relations with Native Americans. The entries also address the events that led to the conflict, the international diplomacy of the war, the rise of the Republican Party, the impact of slavery, the secession crisis, the complex challenges of the war's aftermath, and more
Divided in two : the road to Civil War, 1861 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the political, economic, and social reasons that led to the Civil War, including the struggle over slavery and individual states' rights
The American West : living the frontier dream by James R Arnold( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among humankind's great adventures was the settlement of the American west. James Arnold and Roberta Wiener look beyond legendary exploits and the romanticized image of the west to describe the daily life and practical concerns of pioneer settlers. They draw upon diaries and letters to show us ordinary people of modest means living lives of astonishing courage and resourcefulness." "Open this book and open a window on long-vanished times and places. Endure the hardship and danger of Kentucky in the 1780s, where pioneers labored under the new nation's most primitive frontier conditions to carve out productive farms. Rejoice at the lush and abundant fields of Oregon in the 1840s, the reward for six months of gruelling travel. Experience New Mexico in the 1850s, an exotic territory won in war, where Americans settled among the unfamiliar adobe towns and irrigated fields of Mexicans and the pueblos of southwestern Indians. Take a last gamble on windswept South Dakota in the 1880s and try to survive on an arid and treeless homestead." "Through meticulous research and an eye for the telling detail, the authors have captured the experience of making a fresh start in a new land. Discover exactly what it took to create a home, and a new nation, out on the frontier."--BOOK JACKET
On to Richmond : the Civil War in the East, 1861-1862 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the early battles of the Civil War, including the First Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam, and discusses the affects of the war on both Confederate and Union soldiers
River to victory : the Civil War in the West, 1861-1863 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the early battles fought in the West during the Civil War, including the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Stones River
Lost cause : the end of the Civil War, 1864-1865 by James R Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the last year of the Civil War, including Linclon's reelection, and the final battles west of Richmond which ended the Confederate Army's hopes of victory and the surrender at Appomattox
 
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Grant wins the war : decision at Vicksburg
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Arnold, J. (James), 1952-

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The encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military historyThe encyclopedia of North American Indian wars, 1607-1890 : a political, social, and military historyAmerican Civil War : the essential reference guideCold War : the essential reference guideThe encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a political, social, and military historyJeff Davis's own : cavalry, comanches, and the battle for the Texas frontierThe Moro War : how America battled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippine jungle, 1902-1913Jungle of snakes : a century of counterinsurgency warfare from the Philippines to Iraq