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Morris, Roy Jr

Overview
Works: 33 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 11,461 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Short stories, New Zealand  Short stories  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gazetteers  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer
Classifications: E680, B
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Most widely held works about Roy Morris
 
Most widely held works by Roy Morris
Fraud of the century : Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the stolen election of 1876 by Roy Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South." "The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic governor Samuel J. Tilden is the most sensational, ethically sordid, and legally questionable presidential election in American history. The first since Lincoln's in 1860 in which the Democrats had a real chance of recapturing the White House, the election was in some ways the last battle of the Civil War, as the two parties fought to preserve or overturn what had been decided by armies just eleven years earlier." "Riding a wave of popular revulsion at the numerous scandals of the Grant administration and a sluggish economy, Tilden received some 260,000 more votes than his opponent. But contested returns in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina ultimately led to Hayes's being declared the winner by a specially created, Republican-dominated Electoral Commission after four tense months of political intrigue and threats of violence. President Grant took the threats seriously: he ordered armed federal troops into the streets of Washington to keep the peace."--Jacket
The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War by Roy Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the Civil War's many stories of heroism, few are so unlikely, or so moving, as that of Walt Whitman. For nearly three years, Whitman tended to legions of sick and wounded soldiers, immersing himself in the devastation of the war and recording his experience with an immediacy and compassion unequaled in wartime literature anywhere in the world." "In The Better Angel, acclaimed biographer Roy Morris, Jr. gives us the fullest account yet published of Whitman's Civil War years, which transformed him both as a poet and as a person. As the war began, Whitman was mired in depression, subsisting on journalistic hackwork and wasting his nights in New York's seedy bohemian underground. But when the news came that his brother George had been wounded at Fredricksburg, Whitman rushed south to find him. Though his brother's injury was slight, the poet was deeply affected by his first view of the war's casualties. He began visiting the camp's wounded and, almost by accident, found his calling for the duration of the war." "The wounded, he wrote, 'opened a new world for me ... bursting the petty bonds of art.' He visited them daily, bringing gifts of ice cream, tobacco, or books; wrote letters for them; and offered to all the healing influence of his sympathy and affection. Indeed, several soldiers later said that Whitman had saved their lives. But if Whitman gave much to the soldiers, they in turn gave much to him. In witnessing their stoic suffering, in listening to their understated speech, and in being always in the presence of death, Whitman evolved the new and more direct poetic style that culminated in his masterpiece, 'When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.'"--Jacket
Sheridan : the life and wars of General Phil Sheridan by Roy Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the U.S. Army General describes Sheridan's role in such Civil War battles as Perryville, Yellow Tavern, and Five Forks, and his experiences in the post-war period
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company by Roy Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and German and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 71-year-old Ambrose Bierce disappeared into revolution-torn Mexico in 1913, he probably had more enemies than any man alive. This was only fair; he had labored long and hard to make himself hateful, and in the end he succeeded all too well. The targets of his printed abuse ranged from the mightiest and most rapacious robber baron to the meekest and least offensive would-be poet, although Bierce reserved his sharpest barbs for "that immortal ass, the average man." Bierce himself was anything but average. As the only American writer of any stature to fight in and survive the Civil War, his groundbreaking short stories of that war, including his most famous work, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," have had a lasting influence on every subsequent American author dealing with war, from Stephen Crane and John Dos Passos to Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer
Lighting out for the territory : how Samuel Clemens headed West and became Mark Twain by Roy Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed literary biographer Roy Morris carefully sorts fact from fiction to tell the story of a young genius finding his voice in the ramshackle mining camps, boomtowns, and newspaper offices of the wild and woolly West, while the Civil War rages half a continent away
Declaring his genius : Oscar Wilde in North America by Roy Morris( Book )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had 'nothing to declare but my genius.' But as Roy Morris, Jr., reveals in this sparkling narrative, Wilde was, for the first time in his life, underselling himself. A chronicle of the sensation that was Wilde's eleven-month speaking tour of America, Declaring His Genius offers an indelible portrait of both Oscar Wilde and the Gilded Age. Wilde covered 15,000 miles, delivered 140 lectures, and met everyone who was anyone. Dressed in satin knee britches and black silk stockings, the long-haired apostle of the British Aesthetic Movement alternately shocked, entertained, and enlightened a spellbound nation. Harvard students attending one of his lectures sported Wildean costume, clutching sunflowers and affecting world-weary poses. Denver prostitutes enticed customers by crying: 'We know what makes a cat wild, but what makes Oscar Wilde?' Whitman hoisted a glass to his health, while Ambrose Bierce denounced him as a fraud. Wilde helped alter the way post-Civil War Americans--still reeling from the most destructive conflict in their history--understood themselves. In an era that saw rapid technological changes, social upheaval, and an ever-widening gap between rich and poor, he delivered a powerful anti-materialistic message about art and the need for beauty. Yet Wilde too was changed by his tour. Having conquered America, a savvier, more mature writer was ready to take on the rest of the world. Neither Wilde nor America would ever be the same"--Publisher description
The long pursuit : Abraham Lincoln's thirty-year struggle with Stephen Douglas for the heart and soul of America by Roy Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the long-term political rivalry between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas from a human standpoint, offering insight into how their personal animosity toward one another impacted such historical events as the Civil War
American vandal : Mark Twain abroad by Roy Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a man who liked being called the American, Mark Twain spent a surprising amount of time outside the continental United States. Biographer Roy Morris, Jr., focuses on the dozen years Twain spent overseas and on the popular travel books The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, and Following the Equator he wrote about his adventures. Unintimidated by Old World sophistication and unafraid to travel to less developed parts of the globe, Twain encouraged American readers to follow him around the world at the dawn of mass tourism, when advances in transportation made leisure travel possible for an emerging middle class. In so doing, he helped lead Americans into the twentieth century and guided them toward more cosmopolitan views. In his first book, The Innocents Abroad (1869), Twain introduced readers to the American Vandal, a brash, unapologetic visitor to foreign lands, unimpressed with the local ambiance but eager to appropriate any souvenir that could be carried off. He adopted this persona throughout his career, even after he grew into an international celebrity who dined with the German Kaiser, traded quips with the king of England, gossiped with the Austrian emperor, and negotiated with the president of Transvaal for the release of war prisoners. American Vandal presents an unfamiliar Twain: not the bred-in-the-bone Midwesterner we associate with Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer but a global citizen whose exposure to other peoples and places influenced his evolving positions on race, war, and imperialism, as both he and America emerged on the world stage
Seeking a voice : images of race and gender in the 19th century press( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume chronicles the media's role in reshaping American life during the tumultuous 19th century by focusing specifically on the presentation of race and gender in the newspapers and magazines of the time. The work is divided into four parts: Part I, "Race Reporting," details the various ways in which America's racial minorities were portrayed; Part II, "The Fires of Discontent," looks at the moral and religious opposition to slavery by the abolitionist movement and demonstrates how that opposition was echoed by African Americans themselves; Part III, "The Cult of True Womanhood," examines the often disparate ways in which American women were portrayed in the national media as they assumed a greater role in public and private life; and Part IV, "Transcending the Boundaries," traces the lives of pioneering women journalists who sought to alter and expand their gender's participation in American life, showing how the changing role of women led to various journalistic attempts to depict and define women through sensationalistic news coverage of female crime stories
Memory and myth : the Civil War in fiction and film from Uncle Tom's cabin to Cold mountain( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ain't nobody clean" : Glory! and the politics of black agency / W. Scott Poole -- Alex Haley's Roots : the fiction of fact / William E. Huntzicker -- A voice of the south : the transformation of Shelby Foote / David W. Bulla
Words at war : the Civil War and American journalism by Rich Geib( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Words at War: The Civil War and American Journalism analyzes the various ways in which the nation's newspaper editors, reporters, and war correspondents covered the biggest story of their lives - the Civil War - and in doing so both reflected and shaped the responses of their readers. The four sections of the book, Fighting Words, Confederates and Copperheads, "The Union Forever," and Continuing Conflict, trace the evolving role of the press in the antebellum, wartime, and postwar periods."--Jacket
Waiting lists and waiting times : their nature and management by Graham Fraser( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company by Roy Morris( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark and mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Bierce, one of America's great satirists, continues to haunt his admirers. Multi-talented, a newspaperman, poet, grimly realistic writer of short stories, cynical compiler of the Devil's Dictionary, Bierce left a legacy never duplicated in American Letters
The Stephen Crane reader by Stephen Crane( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan : the life and wars of General Phil Sheridan by Roy Morris( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood dyscrasias due to certain therapeutic drugs with special consideration of agranulocytosis by Roy Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Esperanto and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Her characters are passionate men and women swaddled in English reserve -- and sometimes briefly breaking through. And her genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and almost imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships -- with one another and themselves -- change forever
Joseph Wright, A. R. A. (1734 - 1797), Wright of Derby by Roy Morris( )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraud of the century by Roy Morris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Morris, Jr. discussed his book Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, published by Simon and Schuster. In 1876, New York Democrat Samuel Tilden almost certainly won the popular vote over Ohio Republican Rutherford B. Hayes. But contested returns in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina, as well as a legal issue in Oregon, eventually led to a 15-member congressional commission awarding Hayes all 20 contested electoral votes, giving him a one-vote victory in the Electoral College. Mr. Morris responded to questions from members of the audience
The Dominican annexation question by Roy Morris( )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War
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The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil WarSheridan : the life and wars of General Phil SheridanAmbrose Bierce : alone in bad companyLighting out for the territory : how Samuel Clemens headed West and became Mark TwainThe long pursuit : Abraham Lincoln's thirty-year struggle with Stephen Douglas for the heart and soul of AmericaSeeking a voice : images of race and gender in the 19th century pressMemory and myth : the Civil War in fiction and film from Uncle Tom's cabin to Cold mountainWords at war : the Civil War and American journalism