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Stevens, Peter F. 1955-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 74 publications in 4 languages and 4,046 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Secret Service covers assassinations and assassination attempts, presidential demands on the agency, the impact of a Secret Service career on its agents, and issues surrounding agency failures and gender gaps
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 634 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 Lost Airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 486 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 450 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 )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 363 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 335 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
Fatal dive : solving the World War II mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F Stevens( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 141 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. Discovered in 2006 after a decades-long search by the Abele brothers, whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it, one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Now, for the first time ever, Fatal Dive reveals the answer: one of the Grunion's own missiles. The navy knowingly sent the Grunion out with faulty torpedoes, and Fatal Dive reveals damning and never-before-published government documents that provide irrefutable evidence of its shameful cover-up
Irish escape( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 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
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 63 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
De vermiste boordschutter : een waargebeurd en levensecht verhaal over moed en overlevingsdrang in oorlogstijd by Seth Meyerowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van een Amerikaanse luchtmachtmilitair, van wie het vliegtuig tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog boven bezet Frankrijk werd neergehaald, maar die overleefde en wist te ontkomen aan de Duitsers
The lost airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz( Recording )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 47 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
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

When it comes to Irish America, certain names spring to mind--Kennedy, O'Neill, and Curley testify to the proverbial "footsteps of the Gael" in Boston. However, few people know of Sister Mary Anthony O'Connell, whose medical prowess carried her from the convent to the Civil War battlefields, earning her the nickname "the Boston Irish Florence Nightingale," or of Barney McGinniskin, Boston's first Irish cop, who proudly roared at every roll call, "McGinniskin from the bogs of Ireland--present!" Along with acclaim or notoriety, many forgotten Irish Americans garnered numerous historical firsts. In Hidden History of the Boston Irish, Peter F. Stevens offers an entertaining and compelling portrait of the Irish immigrant saga and pays homage to the overlooked, yet significant, episodes of the Boston Irish experience
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

When the first Pilgrims arrived on the shores of Massachusetts, they set foot in a world full of promise and new beginnings. Colonists witnessed the births of new children, governments and traditions, but even the Puritans could not wholly escape the Old World's basest human instincts. In Plymouth, John Billington committed the nation's first murder, and in Boston, the "Mass Bay Madam" Alice Thomas opened the first brothel. A Charlestown midwife and healer was hanged for witchcraft. Yet Massachusetts also produced William Phips, America's first undersea treasure hunter; Peter Salem, the first black war hero; Ann Bradstreet, pioneer poetess; and William Ives, printer of the first board game. In these dramatic and vividly imaginative tales, Peter Stevens narrates fascinating episodes from Massachusetts history, piecing together forgotten yet essential aspects of American identity
The last airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second air mission over France when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil' Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Meyerowitz knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier. Meyerowitz and Taillandier formed an improbable bond as the resistance leader arranged for Meyerowitz's transfers among safe houses in southern France, shielding him from the Gestapo. Based on recently declassified material, exclusive personal interviews and extensive research into the French Resistance, The Lost Airman tells the tense and riveting story of Meyerowitz's trying months in Toulouse, masquerading as a deaf mute and working with downed British pilot Richard Frank Warren Cleaver to evade the Nazis, and of his hair-raising journey to freedom involving a perilous trek over the Pyrenees and a voyage aboard a fishing skiff with U-boats lurking below and Luftwaffe fighters looming above
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
L'aviateur perdu : l'histoire vraie d'une évasion sous l'occupation nazie en France by Seth Meyerowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange saga of John Champe : the Virginian who attempted to kidnap Benedict Arnold by Peter F Stevens( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ztracený letec by Seth Meyerowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Czech 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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Rebels 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 Massachusetts