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Reef, Catherine

Overview
Works: 62 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 26,113 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.U334, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Catherine Reef
E.E. Cummings by Catherine Reef( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look into the life and poetry of E.E. Cummings."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Alone in the world : orphans and orphanages in America by Catherine Reef( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Reef uncovers the true history of orphanages, revealing what it was like to eat, sleep, study, and play in such institutions, why children were sent to live there in the first place (not always because their parents were dead), what happened to them after they left, and more. Carefully researched and brought to life through accessible writing, first-hand accounts, and more than 70 archival photographs and prints.--From publisher description
Ernest Hemingway : a writer's life by Catherine Reef( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most significant and notorious American writers of the 20th century
The Brontë sisters : the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne by Catherine Reef( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the turbulent lives of the three literary siblings and the oppressive times in which they lived, and offers insight into their classic nineteenth-century novels
Walt Whitman by Catherine Reef( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman lived in 19th century America; his poems and life reflect the changes which occured in that era
John Steinbeck by Catherine Reef( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and most significant works of American author John Steinbeck
Sigmund Freud : pioneer of the mind by Catherine Reef( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Sigmund Freud explains the methods he used to treat the mentally ill which led to the birth of psychoanalysis, and explores his controversial theories connecting dreams, desires, and behavior
Working in America : an eyewitness history by Catherine Reef( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of labor in the United States, discussing how the work force was affected by slavery, Western expansion, war, the civil rights movement, and other key events in American history
Jane Austen : a life revealed by Catherine Reef( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jane Austen for students that provides an overview of her personal life, writings, and influence on world literature
Buffalo soldiers by Catherine Reef( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the deeds of the 9th and 10th Cavalry, comprised of African American soldiers who kept peace between Indians and settlers on the western frontier, fought in the Spanish-American War, and pursued the outlaw Pancho Villa through Mexico
This our dark country : the American settlers of Liberia by Catherine Reef( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the colony, later the independent nation of Liberia, which was established on the west coast of Africa in 1822 as a haven for free African Americans
Colin Powell by Catherine Reef( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and career of the Army general who was appointed National Security Advisor by Ronald Reagan and became the country's first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1989
Civil War soldiers by Catherine Reef( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the crucial role played by African-American soldiers in securing victory for the Union in the Civil War
Florence Nightingale : the courageous life of the legendary nurse by Catherine Reef( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography for young adult readers on Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse best known for her work during the Crimean War, where she rectified horrifying conditions and made nightly rounds to check on patients, saving hundreds of lives and sparking worldwide healthcare reform"--
Noah Webster : man of many words by Catherine Reef( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noah Webster may be best remembered the enormous and ambitious task of writing his famous dictionary, but for him, this accomplishment was a means to an end. His true goal was to streamline the language spoken in our newly formed country so that it could be used as a force to bring people together and be a source of national pride. Though people laughed at his ideas, Webster never doubted himself. In the end, his so-called foolish notions achieved just what he had hoped. Here, in the only account of Noah Webster for teens, the seasoned biographer Catherine Reef guides us through Webster's remarkable life, from boyhood on a Connecticut farm through the fight for American independence to his days as a writer and political activist who greatly influenced our Founding Fathers and the direction of the young United States"--
Henry David Thoreau : a neighbor to nature by Catherine Reef( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the author who came to value the natural world and whose writings have influenced and inspired others concerning nature
Childhood in America by Catherine Reef( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another volume in the series of quotations and essays on particular aspects of US history. Chronological chapters ranging from 1790 to 2001 explore such themes as the youth of a new nation, schooling the children, the Civil War, an age of contrasts, the era of the adolescent, children on the American home front during World War II, the baby-boom generation, and an America inhostpitable to children during the last three decades of the 20th century. Texts of several documents and profiles of major figures are appended. Presents a history of childhood in the United States from the point of view of children, and includes such firsthand accounts as diary entries, letters, speeches and newspaper articles
African Americans in the military by Catherine Reef( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction, bibliography, subject indexes, general index, and 50 photographs round out the resource."--Jacket
African-American writers by Philip Bader( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles popular and prominent African-American writers across many genres of literature. Provides a biographical profile of each author as well as an outline of his or her contributions to American literature
 
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E.E. Cummings
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Alone in the world : orphans and orphanages in AmericaErnest Hemingway : a writer's lifeWalt WhitmanJohn SteinbeckSigmund Freud : pioneer of the mindWorking in America : an eyewitness historyJane Austen : a life revealedBuffalo soldiers