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Eicher, David J. 1961-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 7,829 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Guidebooks  Portraits  Biography  Biographies  Illustrated works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E470, 973.713
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David J Eicher
The longest night : a military history of the Civil War by David J Eicher( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military history of the Civil War from Fort Sumpter to Lee's surrender at Appomottax covers the Western theater, war strategies, major and obscure battles at land and sea, and the role of railroads and African Americans
Dixie betrayed : how the South really lost the Civil War by David J Eicher( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in how governments can self-destruct during wartime. For more than a century, the conventional wisdom has been that the South lost because of overwhelming Union strength and bad luck. The Confederates have been lionized as noble warriors who fought for an honorable cause with little chance of succeeding. But historian Eicher reveals a calamity of political conspiracy, discord, and dysfunction. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Eicher shows how President Jefferson Davis viciously fought with the Confederate House and Senate, governors, and his own cabinet. Confederate senators threatened each other with physical violence; some were brutal drunks, others, hopeless idealists. Military commanders were assigned not by skill but because of personal connections. Davis frequently interfered with his generals in the field, ignoring the chain of command. Also, some states wanted to set themselves up as separate nations, further undermining efforts to conduct a unified war effort.--From publisher description
The Civil War in books : an analytical bibliography by David J Eicher( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography contains comprehensive analytical annotations of 1,100 volumes about the Civil War. The books were chosen by a board of advisors as the most significant works on the great conflict. The bibliography is divided into the following sections: "Battles and Campaigns"; "Confederate Biographies, Memoirs, and Letters"; "Union Biographies, Memoirs, and Letters"; "General Works"; and "Unit Histories." Two appendixes are included: (1) "Prolific Civil War Publishers"; and (2) "a Short List of Civil War Bibliographies." (Contains an index of authors and editors and an index of titles.) (Bt)
Comets : visitors from deep space by David J Eicher( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by "broom stars" and "blazing scimitars" lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention - ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others - while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks of how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them."--Publisher description
Civil War battlefields : a touring guide by David J Eicher( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the historical background of twelve Civil War battlefields, including Chickamauga, Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Vicksburg
Robert E. Lee : a life portrait by David J Eicher( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a multitude of personal letters by Lee, his family members, and fellow army officers. Presents the most comprehensive collection of visuals relating to Lee's life ever assembled: some 375 in all
The universe from your backyard : a guide to deep-sky objects from Astronomy magazine by David J Eicher( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Guide to Deep-Sky Objects from ASTRONOMY Magazine
Civil War high commands by John H Eicher( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystic chords of memory : Civil War battlefields and historic sites recaptured by David J Eicher( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettysburg battlefield : the definitive illustrated history by David J Eicher( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day-by-day account through the decisive 1863 Civil War battle, illustrated with more than 480 photographs, and accompanied by essays from Civil War experts on various aspects of the conflict
The new cosmos : answering astronomy's big questions by David J Eicher( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, astronomers, planetary scientists, and cosmologists have answered - or are closing in on the answers to - some of the biggest questions about the universe. David J. Eicher presents a spectacular exploration of the cosmos that provides you with a balanced and precise view of the latest discoveries. Detailed and entertaining narratives on compelling topics such as how the Sun will die, the end of life on Earth, why Venus turned itself inside-out, the Big Bang Theory, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, and the meaning of life in the universe are supported by numerous color illustrations including photos, maps and explanatory diagrams. In each chapter the author sets out the scientific history of a specific question or problem, before tracing the modern observations and evidence in order to solve it. Join David J. Eicher on this fascinating journey through the cosmos!
Beginner's guide to amateur astronomy : an owner's manual for the night sky by David J Eicher( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sky observing with small telescopes : a guide and reference( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the solar system : 100 best deep sky objects for amateur astronomers by David J Eicher( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 Best deep-sky objects for amateur Astronomers
Stars and galaxies : Astronomy's guide to observing the cosmos( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxies and the universe : an observing guide from Deep sky magazine( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starmus : 50 years of man in space( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes entries by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Alexei Leonov, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, Viktor Gorbatko, Charlie Duke, Jack Szostak, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, George Smoot, Michel Mayor, Leslie Sage, Robert Williams, Claude Nicollier, Kip Thorne, Sami Solanki, Yuri Baturin, Sergei Zhukov, Adam Burrows, Joe Silk, Rich Goldman, Garik Israelian, Brian May
Gettysburg envisioned : the definitive illustrated history by David J Eicher( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln the liberal strategist ; (or, a good man is hard to find) by David J Eicher( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe from the backyard : a guide to deep-sky objects from Astronomy magazine by David J Eicher( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The longest night : a military history of the Civil War
Alternative Names
David J. Eicher American editor

David J. Eicher Amerikaans militair historicus

David J. Eicher US-amerikanischer Hobbyastronom

Eicher, D. J. 1961-

Eicher, David John, 1961-

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English (109)

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Dixie betrayed : how the South really lost the Civil WarThe Civil War in books : an analytical bibliographyCivil War battlefields : a touring guideRobert E. Lee : a life portraitThe universe from your backyard : a guide to deep-sky objects from Astronomy magazineCivil War high commandsMystic chords of memory : Civil War battlefields and historic sites recapturedGettysburg battlefield : the definitive illustrated history