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Chadwick, Bruce

Overview
Works: 44 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 11,027 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Diaries  Personal narratives  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Bruce Chadwick
The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from the letters and journals of those who served under George Washington in the Continental Army to provide a narrative of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the ordinary men who fought the battles
The reel Civil War : mythmaking in American film by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chadwick examines how films about the Civil War from the first half of the twentieth century both presented a distorted version of the war and helped justify the racism in American society around them
When the game was black and white : the illustrated history of the Negro leagues by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Negro baseball leagues, offers profiles of top players and their accomplishments, and shares the memories of players and fans
1858 : Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the war they failed to see by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1858 explores the events and personalities of the year that would send the America's North and South on a collision course culminating in the slaughter of 630,000 of the nation's young men, a greater number than died in any other American conflict
George Washington's war : the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidency by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on decisions made by George Washington during his army's winter encampments at Morristown and Valley Forge, the author argues that the future president developed a model of leadership for dealing with national emergencies when he campaigned to secure emergency supplies for his troops
James & Dolley Madison : America's first power couple by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America's first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons' personal and political lives. Based on this archive, the author argues that our fourth president--the architect of the Constitution--owed much of his success to the political savvy of his wife. And Dolley, through her many social skills, created the dynamic role of First Lady that we know today. Within the new historical papers are remarkable stories of Dolley's parties and her backdoor politicking. Chadwick argues that Madison was not a boring, average president--as other historians have characterized him--but a vibrant, tough leader--and a very successful commander in chief in the War of 1812. These documents also help to paint a searing portrait of the Madisons' struggles with their irresponsible son and outline how their lifelong funding of his whims brought about their own demise. Blending the personal and the political, this is a fascinating portrait of a couple whose life together contributed so much to the future course of our nation"--
I am murdered : George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the killing that shocked a new nation by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wythe lived long enough to accuse his grandnephew of poisoning him and two other members of his household. Why did three prominent doctors insist that he hadn't been poisoned at all? Learn the grisly, fascinating, and often astounding tale of Wythe's murder and America's very first "trial of the century."
Triumvirate : the story of the unlikely alliance that saved the Constitution and united the nation by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story of three Founding Fathers--Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay--who battled their own independence-loving people and created a united America
The general and Mrs. Washington : the untold story of a marriage and a revolution by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now the story of the American Revolution has been incomplete. Many have told the stories of blood and battle, of heroes and traitors, but no one has told the tale of the union that helped form the Union. The history of America's First Family is inexorably tied to the workings of the revolution. Martha's son Jackie (she had four children and George had none) was 28 when he died at Yorktown. George's own life would have been lost on multiple occasions if not for Martha. Only she could bring comfort and grace to the winter camps and it was in this manner that the revolutionaries came to see Martha not only as a kindred spirit, but as a beloved heroine
The two American Presidents : a dual biography of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive study to compare the two leaders, and to reach firm conclusions about the war that transformed the United States from a slave empire into a model of democracy for the world. Many books have been written about both Lincoln and Davis. However, by contrasting the lives and presidencies of both men, the author provides a fascinating new perspective of the two leaders during the most volatile period in American history
Infamous trials by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines legal cases drawn from three centuries of American courtroom history, beginning with the Salem witch trials, to explore the gap between law and justice; noting instances in which errors were made and questioning the fairness of legal verdicts
Brother against brother : the lost Civil War diary of Lt. Edmund Halsey by Edmund Drake Halsey( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Edmund Halsey served with the Army of the Potomac's Fifteenth New Jersey Volunteers, while his older brother Joe, who had moved to Virginia and married a planter's daughter, served as a captain in a Virginia cavalry regiment. Ed's diary and Joe's letters and papers evoke both sides of the Civil War
Law & disorder : the chaotic birth of the NYPD by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times as high. The staggering amount of crime threatened to topple a city that was experiencing meteoric growth and striving to become one of the most spectacular in America. For the first time, award-winning historian Bruce Chadwick examines how rampant violence led to the founding of the first professional police force in New York City. Chadwick brings readers into the bloody and violent city, where race relations and an influx of immigrants boiled over into riots, street gangs roved through town with abandon, and thousands of bars, prostitutes, and gambling emporiums clogged the streets. The drive to establish law and order and protect the city involved some of New York's biggest personalities, including mayor Fernando Wood, police chief Fred Tallmadge, and journalist Walt Whitman. Law and Disorder is a must read for fans of New York history and those interested in how the first police force, untrained and untested, battled to maintain law and order"--
Baseball's hometown teams : the story of the minor leagues by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a complete history of minor league baseball from its beginnings in 1877 to the present
Deion Sanders by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As fast as he is controversial, "Prime Time" is the only athlete ever to play in both the Super Bowl & the World Series. Examines the life of the colorful and hard-working Florida football player who became known as "Neion Deion."
Lincoln for president : an unlikely candidate, an audacious strategy, and the victory no one saw coming by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the election of 1860 and the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, using a variety of source materials
Traveling the underground railroad : a visitor's guide to more than 300 sites by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dramatic account of the Underground Railroad, used by as many as 100,000 runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, this book also serves as a guide to more than 300 Underground Railroad sites, most of them open to the public"--Back cover
Joe Namath by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago Cubs : memories and memorabilia of the Wrigley wonders by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bronx Bombers : memories and momentoes of the New York Yankees by Bruce Chadwick( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating scrapbook celebrates the glorious tradition of the New York Yankees as it introduces us to the stories and the souvenirs of America's most legendary baseball team
 
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The reel Civil War : mythmaking in American film
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The reel Civil War : mythmaking in American filmWhen the game was black and white : the illustrated history of the Negro leagues1858 : Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and the war they failed to seeGeorge Washington's war : the forging of a Revolutionary leader and the American presidencyI am murdered : George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the killing that shocked a new nationTriumvirate : the story of the unlikely alliance that saved the Constitution and united the nationThe general and Mrs. Washington : the untold story of a marriage and a revolutionThe two American Presidents : a dual biography of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Alternative Names
Bruce Chadwick American historian

Bruce Chadwick Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (101)