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Stroud, Patricia Tyson

Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 2,345 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC216.5, B
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Most widely held works by Patricia Tyson Stroud
The man who had been King : the American exile of Napoleon's brother Joseph by Patricia Tyson Stroud( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples and Spain, claimed that he had never wanted the roles thrust upon him by his younger brother Napoleon. When Napoleon's downfall forced Joseph into exile, he was able to retire to the country at last, but in a surprising place--he spent his last seventeen years in the United States. Joseph arrived in America with a fortune in hand and built a magnificent New Jersey estate he called Point Breeze, filled with paintings and sculpture by such luminaries as David, Canova, Rubens, and Titian. Joseph became friend and host to many of the nation's wealthiest and most cultivated citizens, and his art collection played a crucial role in transmitting European taste to America. He never ceased longing for his homeland, however. Although he would repeatedly plead with his wife to join him, he fathered children by two other women in America. Yet he never stopped plotting to ensure the dynastic survival of the Bonapartes.--From publisher description
Thomas Say : New World naturalist by Patricia Tyson Stroud( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explorer, pioneering natural scientist, and a founder of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Thomas Say (1787-1834) devoted his life to establishing the authority of American scientists to name and describe their native flora and fauna (until then, specimens were sent to Europe for that purpose). He was the first to name and describe for science the coyote, plains grey wolf, and swift fox, in addition to several western birds and many amphibians. He ranks with William Bartram, Alexander Wilson, Thomas Nuttall, and John James Audubon as one of the great naturalists of early America."--BOOK JACKET. "In the early nineteenth century, Say was successful in founding the sciences of entomology and conchology in the United States. He wrote the first book published in America on insects, American Entomology (1824-1828), primarily illustrated by Titian Peale. In 1817 Say joined the wealthy Scottish geologist and social reformer, William Maclure, on an expedition to Spanish-controlled Florida and the sea islands off the coast of Georgia; two years later, he was the first trained scientist to accompany a government-sponsored expedition to the west, when he joined Stephen H. Long's expedition to the Rocky Mountains. At the instigation of Maclure, Say moved to Robert Owen's "utopian" community of New Harmony, Indiana, in 1825. It was there, under relatively primitive conditions, that he produced his great work on shells, American Conchology, with plates drawn and colored by his wife, Lucy Sistare Say."--BOOK JACKET. "This is the first full biography of Thomas Say in sixty years. Patricia Tyson Stroud, herself a member of the Say family, draws upon Say's correspondence and other biographical details to present an accurate, detailed picture of Say's personality and character."--BOOK JACKET. "Thomas Say, New World Naturalist will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of science, Philadelphia history, history of the early Republic, biography, entomology, and malacology."--BOOK JACKET
The emperor of nature : Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and his world by Patricia Tyson Stroud( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the Republic, America was a land filled with uncharted flora and fauna, a treasure-trove for every naturalist in the world. One such naturalist was Charles-Lucien Bonaparte." "Based extensively on archival sources, including many unpublished letters still in the possession of the Bonaparte family, The Emperor of Nature is the first biography ever written of Charles-Lucien Bonaparte. Forced by the circumstances of his birth to be a perpetual visitor, he nonetheless carved out a place for himself in the science of the natural world."--Jacket
A glorious enterprise : the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the making of American science by Robert McCracken Peck( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the Academy tells the story of the men and women who endeavored to acquire and disseminate knowledge about the natural world
Bitterroot : the life and death of Meriwether Lewis by Patricia Tyson Stroud( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meriwether Lewis was selected by Thomas Jefferson to lead the expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he was later rewarded by Jefferson with the governorship of the entire Louisiana Territory. Yet within three years, plagued by controversy over administrative expenses, Lewis found his reputation and career in tatters. En route to Washington to clear his name, he died mysteriously in a crude cabin on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. It was speculated that it was suicide, felled by his own alcoholism and mental instability. The author reads the evidence to posit another, even darker, ending for Lewis. She uses Lewis's find, the bitterroot flower, with its nauseously pungent root, as a symbol for his reputation as a purported suicide. It was this reputation that Thomas Jefferson promulgated in the memoir he wrote prefacing the short account of Lewis's historic expedition published five years after his death. Without investigation, Jefferson, Lewis's mentor from boyhood, reiterated undocumented assertions of Lewis's serious depression and alcoholism. Through a retelling of his life, from his resourceful youth to the brilliance of his leadership and accomplishments as a man, the author shows that Jefferson's mystifying assertion about the death of his protégé is the long-held bitter root of the Meriwether Lewis story
Napoléon et Joseph Bonaparte : le pouvoir et l'ambition by Vincent Haegele( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personnage contrasté, souvent incompris, malheureux dans sa carrière militaire, Joseph Bonaparte souffre d'une image particulièrement négative au regard de la légende qui auréole la statue de son cadet, Napoléon. "Roi dilettante" ou simple paresseux, le "meilleur des frères" apparaît comme un homme faible acceptant "deux couronnes arrachées à deux familles étrangères légitimes". Et pourtant, l'aîné de l'Empereur fut un pilier du nouveau régime instauré après le coup d'Etat du 18 brumaire. Devenu roi de Naples puis roi d'Espagne, Joseph tente, sans succès, de marier le principe de solidarité familiale et ses propres conceptions du pouvoir. Ne parvenant pas à éviter les tensions avec le maître de l'Europe, il se mue peu à peu en un opposant résolu. C'est la relation complexe, et parfois violente, du roi et de l'empereur que présente et explique cette étude. Vincent Haegele, à partir d'archives personnelles et d'une abondante correspondance, aborde leur éducation, leur parcours sous la Révolution, le "laboratoire" napolitain et l'échec espagnol ainsi que les jours sombres de la campagne de France. Voici enfin une lecture précise des liens qui unissaient Joseph et Napoléon Bonaparte ; l'histoire fascinante de deux frères dont les vies furent intimement mêlées à celle de la France de la fin du XVIIIe siècle et du début du XIXe siècle"--Page 4 of cover
Point Breeze : Joseph Bonapart's American retreat by Patricia Tyson Stroud( )

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

The Founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1812 and it Journal in 1817 by Patricia Tyson Stroud( Book )

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

"At what do you think the ladies will stop?" : Women at the Academy by Patricia Tyson Stroud( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forerunner of American conservation : naturalist Thomas Say by Patricia Tyson Stroud( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The man who had been King : the American exile of Napoleon's brother Joseph
The emperor of nature : Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and his world
Alternative Names
Stroud, Patricia T.

Tyson Stroud, Patricia

English (36)

French (2)