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Golay, Michael 1951-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 9,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Biography  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.A86, B
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Most widely held works by Michael Golay
William Faulkner A to Z : the essential reference to his life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of author William Faulkner, and includes chronologies, a bibliography, family trees for Faulkner and his major characters, and photographs
A ruined land : the end of the Civil War by Michael Golay( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War drew to a close, its final battles and unsolved issues left a complex legacy of pain. Southern plantation owners stripped of their land struggled to find a way to survive amid shortages, and watched the growing changes around them with resentment and fear. Newly freed slaves searched for a way to make a home in a land that had viewed them as chattel. Northern reformers struggled to educate an enormous population of former slaves to prepare them for a new life. The author shows the impact of victory and defeat on the ordinary Americans who both influenced events and were caught up in them. Among the events of this bitter conflict, the author illuminates the impact of Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas, and the brutal conditions of the infamous Confederate prison at Andersonville--the struggle of its inmates to survive and the shock it created throughout the land once its crimes were made public. He goes on to describe the despair caused by the assassination of Lincoln, the first bitter weeks of armistice, the immediate postwar life in a devastated, chaotic South, and the promise of freedom for African American slaves. Some of the chief characters whose stories unfold include Oliver Otis Howard, one of Sherman's generals and commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau; Lew Wallace, an amateur soldier, author, and member of the courts martial for the Lincoln conspirators and the Andersonville commandant; Laura Towne, a northern volunteer teacher in the reformist community on the Sea Islands; George Julian, a Radical Republican congressman from Indiana and bitter opponent of President Andrew Johnson; and Emily LeConte, the teenage daughter of a slaveholding southern family
America 1933 : the Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the shaping of the New Deal by Michael Golay( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first account of the remarkable 18-month journey of Lorena Hickok, intimate friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, throughout the country during the worst of the Great Depression, bearing witness to the unprecedented ravages; an indelible portrait of an unprecedented crisis
The Spanish-American war by Michael Golay( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Spanish-American war, describing the major objectives and strategies of the combatants, the key battles and prominent commanders, and the political and social context of the conflict
The Civil War by Michael Golay( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Civil War, discussing political background, military strategy, and battles
The tide of empire : America's march to the Pacific by Michael Golay( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses letters, diaries, and published and unpublished memoirs to chronicle the contributions of the trappers, traders, explorers, missionaries, and pioneers who opened the Pacific Coast to mass settlement
To Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander by Michael Golay( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and journalist Michael Golay has written a full-scale joint biography of two remarkable men of Gettysburg: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the scholarly amateur who saved the day at Little Round Top, and Edward Porter Alexander, the outstanding confederate artillery expert whose enigmatic message launched Pickett's charge. From Manassas to Appomatox, Chamberlain and Alexander fought in nearly every major eastern battle of the Civil War. Tested by the savagery of combat, Chamberlain mastered the soldier's art and rose to become one of the best of the Union's frontline infantry commanders. Alexander, artillerist and engineer, indispensable aide to Lee and Longstreet, built a reputation as one of the most brilliant officers of the Confederacy. - Jacket flap
North American exploration by Michael Golay( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North American Exploration distills a centuries-long saga of discovery into a single, authoritative, highly readable reference. Its lively accounts are arranged in seven sections, each covering a major area of exploration: North America before Columbus: the Spanish open up the New World; the Atlantic seaboard; west of the Mississippi; across the North American continent; and the Arctic and northern-most regions." "Narratives entries recreate the major expeditions and discoveries of each era, provide character sketches of major explorers, and present contemporary descriptions of Native nations, geographical features, and settlements that played a role in exploration. You'll meet such major figures as Lewis and Clark, Hernan Cortes, Henry Hudson, and Columbus himself. You'll also encounter scores of fascinating lesser-known explorers, including Alvar Cabeza de Vaca, who trekked 2,500 miles across Texas and Mexico without a map or even a plan, and Marguerite de la Roque, who survived being stranded on a remote Canadian island for two years." "Supplemented with historical maps, photos, and illustrations, along with powerful first-person accounts from contemporary diaries, letters, reports, and newspapers, North American Exploration is completely up to date in both content and historical approach. This comprehensive, one-stop resource offers rich and rewarding reading for anyone who is fascinated by the relentless human urge to explore the unknown."--Jacket
Critical companion to William Faulkner : a literary reference to his life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and one of the greatest American writers, William Faulkner is remembered for novels and short stories that explore the complex culture and tragic legacy of the American South. Faulkner's influential works, including As I Lay Dying; Light in August; The Sound and the Fury; Absalom, Absalom!: "The Bear"; and many others are studied across the world."--Jacket
Where America stands 1996 by Michael Golay( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction and reaction : the emancipation of slaves, 1861-1913 by Michael Golay( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers African-American advancements during the period of the federal government's management of the defeated Southern states
Where America stands 1997 by Michael Golay( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generals of the Civil War : biographical sketches of the principal leaders by Michael Golay( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad stations, depots & roundhouses by Michael Golay( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War battlefields and landmarks : a guide to the national park sites : with official National Park Service maps for each site by Frank Everson Vandiver( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Fort Sumter, Manassas, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Richmond, Gettysburg, Appomattox Court House, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and more
The old railway station book by Michael Golay( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros intime : l'art de l'ex-libris érotique : [exposition du 1er novembre 2002 au 12 janvier 2003] by Musée historique (Lausanne)( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civil War by Michael Golay( Recording )

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

In [this book], all the human conflicts of that war, both political and military, on land and at sea, are described in sharp and sometimes harrowing detail.-Back cover
Ruined land by Michael Golay( Book )

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

William Faulkner : a Literary Reference to His Life and Work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest and most influential American writers, William Faulkner is remembered for novels and short stories thatexplore the complex culture and tragic legacy of the American South. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Faulkner and his influentialworksAs I Lay Dying; Light in August; The Sound and the Fury; Absalom, Absalom!; "The Bear"; and many othersare studied all over the world. Critical Companion to William Faulknera
 
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William Faulkner A to Z : the essential reference to his life and work
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A ruined land : the end of the Civil WarThe Spanish-American warThe Civil WarThe tide of empire : America's march to the PacificTo Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter AlexanderNorth American explorationCritical companion to William Faulkner : a literary reference to his life and workWhere America stands 1996