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Stevens, Peter F. 1955-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 65 publications in 3 languages and 4,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: HV8144.S43, 363.2830973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter F Stevens
The Secret Service : the hidden history of an enigmatic agency by Philip H Melanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War came to its end, the U.S. faced an immense counterfeiting crisis: Between on-third to one-half of the printed money in circulation in 1865 was fake. Part of the problem was that until 1862, each state designed and printed its own money. So, on July 5, 1865, the Secret Service Division of the Treasury Department was formally established and given the mission of restoring"public confidence in the money of the country" by finding and arresting counterfeiters. The spring of 1894 was the first time agents were assigned to the White House to protect the president. But this was actually illegal, and outraged Congress when they discovered it. It was not until 1906, five years after President McKinley's assassination, that Congress authorized the use of public funds to protect "the person of the President of the United States." And it wasn't until 1951, after two would-be assassins burst into Blair House (where President Harry Truman was temporarily living while the White House was being renovated) and fought a blazing gun battle with agents, that Congress permanently authorized--and funded--the Secret Service to protect the president. Since then, the Service's dual function of protecting the country's money and its president has continued to complicate the work of the agency and the lives of its agents. Today, in America after 9/11, the complications have become more severe. And that's why this book is so important now. -- Inside jacket flaps
The Mayflower murderer and other forgotten firsts in American history by Peter F Stevens( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes twenty-five stories about firsts in American history with characters ranging from senators and inventors to forgers and poets
The voyage of the Catalpa : a perilous journey and six Irish rebels' escape to freedom by Peter F Stevens( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1876 rescue of six Irish political prisoners from a British prison in Fremantle, Australia, and their escape aboard the American whaling ship Catalpa, under the leadership of Captain George Anthony
The Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of a World War II American Air Force turret-gunner who was one of two escapees when his team's plane was shot down near Cognac in 1943, tracing his harrowing six-month flight to safety across the Pyrenees under constant pursuit by the Gestapo
Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F Stevens( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines one of the enigmas of WWII, the fate of the submarine USS Grunion that vanished without a trace in 1942 carrying a crew of 70 men and the Navy's new top-secret MK 14 torpedoes
Rebels in blue : the story of Keith and Malinda Blalock by Peter F Stevens( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith and Malinda Blalock take up the side that means the most to them in the Civil War ... their own! This stunning biography covers the lives of the daring couple, who had Unionist views yet helped Confederate causes when it meant that the Blue Ridge communities would be better served. Malinda dressed as Keith's brother for a short time, and both "men" served in a Confederate regiment, before returning to the mountains to become vital scouts and brutal enforcers in the North Carolina campaigns
The rogue's march : John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion, 1846-48 by Peter F Stevens( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial true story of the US Army deserters – the majority of them Irish immigrants – who fought valiantly as a Mexican Army unit during the Mexican War of 1846. It takes a close look at the organized prejudice against Irish Catholic and German immigrants
Irish escape( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876, after eight years of incarceration at Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, six Irish political prisoners escaped to America on board the American whaler Catalpa. Under the pretext of a whaling voyage, the Catalpa and its courageous and unassuming captain, George Smith Anthony, were part of an ambitious plan to liberate the prisoners. Their story is one of swashbuckling adventure and heroism
Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F Stevens( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No radio distress call ever crackled from the submarine USS Grunion. In 1942, under the fog of World War II, the vessel simply vanished without a trace. For nearly sixty-five years, only a dead silence lingered regarding the fate of the sub and its seventy-man crew--until now. Here author Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the Grunion--as well as the navy's shocking and willful cover-up of the submarine's baffling disappearance
The twilight riders : the last charge of the 26th Cavalry by Peter F Stevens( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twilight riders is the first book to chronicle the full drama of the 26th Cavalry's magnificent but doomed mounted campaign against some of the finest troops, air power, and tanks of the Japanese Army -- a long-neglected episode of World War II that marked the end of the grand tradition of the U.S. horseback cavalry ... Through extensive research based in part on in-depth interviews with 26th Cavalry veterans, author Peter F. Stevens brings this band of brothers and their beloved horses to life as they rode, fought, and bled together in the desperate, doomed struggle to stem the Imperial Japanese Army"--Jacket
Hidden history of the Boston Irish : little-known stories from Ireland's "next parish over" by Peter F Stevens( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable untold story of a World War II U.S. Air Force turret gunner who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and, through incredible acts of friendship, heroism, and valor, evades Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom
Notorious & notable New Englanders by Peter F Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten tales of Massachusetts by Peter F Stevens( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Secret service : l'histoire cachée d'une agence secrète by Philip H Melanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace l'histoire du service le plus secret des Etats-Unis : né pendant la Guerre de Sécession, il était destiné à lutter contre la fausse monnaie. Il a en 1961 la charge de la garde rapprochée des présidents. Cet ouvrage donne aussi un éclairage nouveau sur l'histoire politique des cinquante dernières années, en s'appuyant sur des interviews et des documents jusque-là classés secret défense
The voyage of the Catalpa by Peter F Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We remember them : a biographical supplement for fatal dive by Mary Bentz( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Secret Service : the hidden history of an enigmatic agency
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The voyage of the Catalpa : a perilous journey and six Irish rebels' escape to freedomRebels in blue : the story of Keith and Malinda BlalockThe rogue's march : John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion, 1846-48The twilight riders : the last charge of the 26th CavalryHidden history of the Boston Irish : little-known stories from Ireland's "next parish over"Notorious & notable New EnglandersForgotten tales of MassachusettsThe voyage of the Catalpa