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Trotter, William R. 1943-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 122 publications in 4 languages and 5,294 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  War stories, American  Musical fiction  Science fiction  Case studies  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3570.R596, 948.97032
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Most widely held works about William R Trotter
 
Most widely held works by William R Trotter
A frozen hell : the Russo-Finnish winter war of 1939-1940 by William R Trotter( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book of battles -- savagely fought, often with great heroism on both sides, under brutal, subarctic conditions. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses -- these were the elements of Finland's short-lived victory. For all the epic resistance of the Finns, the outcome was foreordained. Belatedly the Russians realized that an expected easy triumph over a vastly outnumbered foe had become a slaughterhouse. Incompetent commanders were replaced, more and better troops were moved into position, and orders were given to overwhelm and crush the Finns by the sheer weight of massed numbers. But even though they lost on the battlefield, the Finns' pointed resistance kept the Iron Curtain from drawing closed around their land and allowed Finland to remain free, even as other countries fell one by one. - Back cover
The sands of pride by William R Trotter( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the Civil War
The fires of pride : a novel of the Civil War by William R Trotter( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for The Sands of Pride"A magnificent Civil War novel, epic in proportion and sweeping in its treatment ... Enchanting and hard to put down."BookPage"A page-turner, jam-packed with an abundance of adventure, romance, tragedy, and historically accurate information about an often-overlooked arena of the Civil War."Booklist"Readers will be entertained and come away with an increased knowledge of the Civil War in North Carolina."Civil War Book Review"Vividly rendered and swiftly paced. Trotter's evocation of the Carolina land- and seascapes are often brilliant, and the book is packed with memorable scenes."Providence Journal"A compelling and spellbinding work of historical fiction ... Quite simply a great book."Barry Johnson, Books at Stonehenge, Book Sense 76
Priest of music : the life of Dimitri Mitropoulos by William R Trotter( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter fire by William R Trotter( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German symphonic conductor is drafted into the army during World War II and sent to Finland where he meets his idol, the composer Sibelius
Bushwhackers! : the mountains by William R Trotter( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bushwhackers tells the ... story of America's bloodiest war as it was fought in the mountains of North Carolina. Much of the story of the war remains alive in the generational memories and oral traditions of the mountain people. Mountain families whose roots go back that far still speak of the dark night on a backwoods road when great-great-grandfather was cut down by bushwhackers, or of that raw morning when great-great-grandmother stood on her front porch and watched a patrol of Thomas's Highland Legion -- full-blooded Cherokee warriors -- ride by with fresh Unionist scalps dangling from their saddle horns. From the courageous exploits of soldiers and citizens to the atrocities committed by pro-Union and pro-Confederate factions, the mountain war in North Carolina represented both the best and the worst of the South. In the mountains, where sentiments on both sides were strongly held, internecine warfare broke out. Bloody skirmishes were fought between Unionist and Confederate guerrillas. Family feuds erupted into ever-widening circles of violence and revenge. And countless numbers of men, women, and children were caught in the crossfire of conflicting loyalties"--Page 4 of cover
Word processing by Thomas Johnston Anderson( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk flags and cold steel : the Piedmont by William R Trotter( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk Flags and Cold Steel recalls the events that took place in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between late 1860 and mid-1865. Though the skirmishes in the Piedmont were more strategic than tactical, they were important to the health of the Southern cause. As long as the railways of North Carolina were operating freely and the state's farms were producing to capacity, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia could move, eat, fight, and replenish itself. North Carolina's relations with the Confederate government of Jefferson Davis were complex, touchy, and often antagonistic, for the state had been reluctant to secede and there was strong Unionist sentiment throughout the state. President Davis never particularly trusted North Carolina, a fact that blinded him to the state's strategic value. Paradoxically, no state contributed more to the Confederate cause in terms of manpower and resources than did North Carolina. Along with discussion of the political climate, the book presents accounts of the Salisbury prison, Sherman's march through the Carolinas, confrontations at Bentonville, Raleigh, and Greensboro, and Joe Johnston's surrender at Bennett's Farm
Ironclads and columbiads : the coast by William R Trotter( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironclads and Columbiads recounts the exciting battles and events that shook the coast of North Carolina during America's bloodiest war. Throughout the Civil War, North Carolina's coast was of great strategic importance to the Confederacy. Its well-protected coastline offered a perfect refuge for privateers who sallied forth and captured so many Union merchant vessels in the early days of the war that maritime insurance companies in the North went into a panic, forcing the government to mount an expedition against Cape Hatteras. North Carolina's coastal counties and the state's coastal railroad system were vital to the feeding and resupply of Robert E. Lee's army. And even after the tightening blockade and powerful Federal assaults closed off the ports of Charleston, New Orleans, and Mobile, Wilmington continued to provide a haven for blockade runners. That city eventually became the most strategically important location in the entire Confederacy. To subdue Fort Fisher, which stoutly defended Wilmington, the Union was forced to assemble what was then the largest naval and amphibious landing force in American history
Warrener's Beastie by William R Trotter( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now middle-aged, Allen decides that to revitalize his wearisome existence he must return to Vardinoy, the island that has haunted and inspired him for most of his life and so wanders unwittingly into circumstances far more sinister, and potentially far more dangerous, than he ever could have supposed
The Winter War : the Russo-Finnish war of 1939-40 by William R Trotter( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War in North Carolina by William R Trotter( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly kin : a true story of mass family murder by Robert W Newsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microsoft close combat - a bridge too far : inside moves by William R Trotter( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close combat : inside moves by William R Trotter( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascendancy : the official strategy guide by William R Trotter( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den finske Vinterkrig : 1939-1940 by William R Trotter( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frozen hell : the Russo-Finnish winter war of 1939-40 by William R Trotter( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk flags & cold steel : the Civil War in North Carolina: the Piedmont by William R Trotter( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk Flags and Cold Steel recalls the events that took place in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between late 1860 and mid-1865. Though the skirmishes in the Piedmont were more strategic than tactical, they were important to the health of the Southern cause. As long as the railways of North Carolina were operating freely and the state's farms were producing to capacity, Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia could move, eat, fight, and replenish itself. North Carolina's relations with the Confederate government of Jefferson Davis were complex, touchy, and often antagonistic, for the state had been reluctant to secede and there was strong Unionist sentiment throughout the state. President Davis never particularly trusted North Carolina, a fact that blinded him to the state's strategic value. Paradoxically, no state contributed more to the Confederate cause in terms of manpower and resources than did North Carolina. Along with discussion of the political climate, the book presents accounts of the Salisbury prison, Sherman's march through the Carolinas, confrontations at Bentonville, Raleigh, and Greensboro, and Joe Johnston's surrender at Bennett's Farm
Bushwhackers! : the Civil War in North Carolina: The Mountains by William R Trotter( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushwhackers! recounts hundreds of incidents that brought the Civil War home to the mountains of the Old North State. Some are violent, some humorous; some are heroic, some shameful. From the opening shots of the war to the vicious acts of vengeance that continued for months and even years after the war ended, Bushwhackers! relates the tragic and rarely told tale of how the Civil War was fought among the proud mountain people of North Carolina
 
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The sands of pride
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Troters, Viljams R. 1943-

Trotter, William

William R. Trotter American author

William R. Trotter Amerikaans schrijver

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The sands of prideThe fires of pride : a novel of the Civil WarPriest of music : the life of Dimitri MitropoulosWinter fireBushwhackers! : the mountainsSilk flags and cold steel : the PiedmontIronclads and columbiads : the coastWarrener's Beastie