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McElroy, John 1846-1929

Works: 141 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 9,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Humor  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Black humor  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  War stories 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Adapter, Composer, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.R354, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John McElroy
Andersonville : a story of Rebel military prisons, fifteen months a guest of the so-called southern confederacy : a private soldier's experience in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Blackshear, and Florence by John McElroy( Book )

57 editions published between 1879 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of military prison life during the Civil War
Collateral damage by Stuart Woods( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan and pleased to receive an unexpected visit from his friend and sometime lover Holly Barker, now an assistant director at the CIA. For her part, Holly is glad to leave the staid, official environs of the capital for the dining and atmosphere of New York, but her sojourn isn't only for pleasure. An explosive incident requires her immediate attention -- and Stone's investigative expertise. But what initially appears to be a clear-cut case soon becomes increasingly complex -- and dangerous. For in the secretive world of government intelligence, national interests all too often conflict with power grabs and turf wars, and extreme wealth allows even the most pursued rivals to slip through the cracks. As Stone and Holly follow the trail from London's posh embassy district to Manhattan's Upper East Side, they learn just how well the most cunning plans can be disguised...and how far some people will go to wreak vengeance." -- Back of container
Earth (the audiobook) a visitor's guide to the human race by Jon Stewart( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show embark on a mission to write a book that sums up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture. Here is the definitive guide to our species--completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy
The struggle for Missouri by John McElroy( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text covers the entire history of Missouri in the Civil War, including events leading up to the war, famous battles, and chapters about famous decisions that were made over the course of the war
World War Z [an oral history of the zombie war] by Max Brooks( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the plague years
The cat who smelled a rat by Lilian Jackson Braun( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moose County is in the grip of a drought and threatened by wildfires, especially in the area of old minesites. But real trouble begins with a case of arson and the murder of a volunteer firefighter, and as the crime wave continues, it is up to reporter Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats KoKo and YumYum to trap the rat who is behind it all
This was Andersonville; the true story of Andersonville Military Prison as told in the personal recollections of John McElroy, sometime private, Co. L, 16th Illinois Cavalry by John McElroy( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McElroy, with a detachment of his regiment, was guarding a supply route to Cumberland Gap when his entire company was captured in a surprise attack one morning during the winter of 1862-63. He and his comrades were taken to Lippy Prison, and from there they were sent to Andersonville. McElroy spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. His story of attempts at escape, of comrades tracked through cypress swamps by packs of vicious dogs, and of the everyday struggle just to stay alive, is one of the great stories of the Civil War
The cat who sang for the birds by Lilian Jackson Braun( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Qwilleran and his cats investigate the death of an eccentric farm widow and the disappearance of an artist
How the Grinch stole Christmas and other gifts from Dr. Seuss by Seuss( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 11 Dr. Seuss favorites, featuring not only the Grinch, but also the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Lorax, and others
First, break all the rules by Marcus Buckingham( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience, how they set expectations for him or her, how they motivate people, and how great managers develop people
Washington a life by Ron Chernow( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Washington : a Life" biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
Triptych by Karin Slaughter( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread--and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy. But unbeknownst to both of them, another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways--and who may be the key to breaking the case wide open
Uncle Daniel's story of "Tom" Anderson and twenty great battles by John McElroy( Book )

8 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si Klegg; his transformation from a raw recruit to a veteran by John McElroy( Book )

12 editions published between 1897 and 1910 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red acorn a novel by John McElroy( Book )

14 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set during the American Civil War. As a sixteen year old in 1863, McElroy enlisted as a private in the Union Army. The following year he was captured by Confederate cavalrymen and was imprisoned for the remainder of the war. The story's name is made glorious by the valor and achievements of the splendid First Division of the Fourteenth Army Corps, the cognizance of which was a crimson acorn, worn on the breasts of its gallant soldiers, and borne upon their battle flags
A five-year plan by Philip Kerr( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shipboard romance develops between a gangster there to hijack a shipment of Mafia money, and a female FBI agent who is after a cargo of cocaine, neither of them knowing who the other really is
The burglar who painted like Mondrian by Lawrence Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernie Rhodenbarr, an intrepid bookseller-by-day and burglar-by-night, is asked by a Manhattan collector to appraise his impressive library. He pulls off a low-risk burglary, but is soon caught up in a scheme involving a stolen painting
Confessions of a street addict by Jim Cramer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of Wall Street also traces the life and career of the author, the co-founder of and "Smart Money" magazine, from his Philadelphia childhood through his exploits as a financial journalist
Larry's party by Carol Shields( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landscape architects life is seen in comparison to the garden mazes he creates and the focal points of turns in his existence
History of slavery in the U.S by John McElroy( Book )

5 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Earth (the audiobook) a visitor's guide to the human race
Alternative Names
John McElroy Amerikaans romanschrijver (1846-1929)

John McElroy Union Army soldier

MacElroy, John 1846-1929

English (173)

Earth (the audiobook) a visitor's guide to the human raceWorld War Z [an oral history of the zombie war]The cat who smelled a ratThe cat who sang for the birdsHow the Grinch stole Christmas and other gifts from Dr. SeussFirst, break all the rulesWashington a lifeTriptych