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Clavin, Thomas

Overview
Works: 54 works in 253 publications in 1 language and 17,124 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Military history  War fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Case studies  Juvenile works  Games 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: F689.D64, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Clavin
The heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend by Bob Drury( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud's powers, the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. Born in 1821 near the Platte River in modern-day Nebraska, Red Cloud lived an epic life of courage, wisdom, and fortitude in the face of a relentless enemy -- the soldiers and settlers who represented the "manifest destiny" of an expanding America. He grew up an orphan and had to overcome numerous social disadvantages to advance in Sioux culture. Red Cloud did that by being the best fighter, strategist, and leader of his fellow warriors. As the white man pushed farther and farther west, they stole the Indians' land, slaughtered the venerated buffalo, and murdered with impunity anyone who resisted their intrusions. The final straw for Red Cloud and his warriors was the U.S. government's frenzied spate of fort building throughout the pristine Powder River Country that abutted the Sioux's sacred Black Hills -- Paha Sapa to the Sioux, or "The Heart of Everything That Is." The result was a gathering of angry tribes under one powerful leader. What came to be known as Red Cloud's War (1866-1868) culminated in a massacre of American cavalry troops that presaged the Little Bighorn and served warning to Washington that the Plains Indians would fight, and die for their land and traditions. Despite his fame, the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. With this book, the story of our nation's most powerful and successful Indian warrior is finally told and it restores Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history. In a sweeping and dramatic narrative, based on years of primary research, the events leading to Red Cloud's War are traced as he fights for the very existence of the Indian way of life. It also provides intimate portraits of the many men and women whose lives Red Cloud touched, including mountain men, such as the larger-than-life Jim Bridger; U.S. generals, like William Tecumseh Sherman who was charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the warriors Red Cloud groomed, including the legendary Crazy Horse. This stirring chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch in American history and finally gives Red Cloud the modern-day recognition he deserves. -- Publisher description
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West by Thomas Clavin( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset. #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin's Dodge City tells the true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) that has gone largely untold-lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now
The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Korean War, 234 heroic marines from Fox Company, First Division, held off a force of 10,000 Chinese soldiers in subzero weather to secure the Toktong Pass. This is their story
That old black magic : Louis Prima, Keely Smith and the golden age of Las Vegas by Thomas Clavin( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1948, New Orleans. Veteran trumpeter and singer Louis Prima stumbled into a young girl named Keely Smith: barely a performer, almost half his age. They went on to invent "The Wildest," the most exciting and successful lounge act Las Vegas has ever seen, an act that became one of the hottest in the U.S. in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their professional success helped bring about the rise of Las Vegas as a mecca of American entertainment. Their love story ended in the 1960s, but their influence is still evident
Halsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue by Bob Drury( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1944, America's most popular and colorful naval hero, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, unwittingly sailed his undefeated Pacific Fleet into the teeth of a powerful typhoon. Three destroyers were capsized, sending hundreds of sailors and officers into the raging, shark-infested waters. Over the next sixty hours, small bands of survivors fought seventy-foot waves, exhaustion, and dehydration to await rescue at the hands of the courageous Lt. Com. Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sailed his tiny destroyer escort USS Tabberer through 150-mph winds to reach the lost men. Thanks to documents that have been declassified after sixty years and dozens of first-hand accounts from survivors--including former President Gerald Ford--one of the greatest World War II stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea, can finally be told.--From publisher description
Lucky 666 : the impossible mission by Bob Drury( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "untold story of friendship, heroism and survival in World War II"--Jacket
Last men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last Men Out" tells the riveting story of the last 11 United States soldiers to escape South Vietnam on April, 30, 1975, the day America ended its combat presence
Valley Forge by Bob Drury( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and some 12,000 members of America's beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia. The starving and half-naked force is reeling from a string of demoralizing defeats at the hands of King George III's army, and are barely equipped to survive the coming winter. Their commander in chief, the focused and forceful George Washington, is at the lowest ebb of his military career. The Continental Congress is in exile and the American Revolution appears to be lost. Yet a spark remains. Determined to keep the rebel cause alive through sheer force of will, Washington transforms the farmland plateau hard by the Schuylkill River into a virtual cabin city. Together with a dedicated coterie of advisers both foreign and domestic--Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, the impossibly young Alexander Hamilton, and John Laurens--he sets out to breathe new life into his military force. Against all odds, as the frigid and miserable months pass, they manage to turn a bobtail army of citizen soldiers into a professional fighting force that will change the world forever. [This book] is the story of how that metamorphosis occurred, despite thousands of American soldiers succumbing to disease, starvation, and the elements. Here is Steuben, throwing himself into the dedicated drilling sessions he imported from Prussian battlefields. Here is Hamilton, proffering the shrewd advice that wards off his beloved commander in chief's scheming political rivals. Here is Laurens, determined to integrate the Continental Army with freed black men and slaves. Here is Lafayette, thirsting for battlefield accolades while tenaciously lobbying his own king for crucial French aid. At the center of it all is George Washington, in the prime of his life yet confronting crushing failure as he fends off political conspiracies every bit as pernicious as his incessant military challenges. The Virginia planter-turned-general is viewed by many as unqualified to lead the Continental Army after the humiliating loss of Philadelphia, and his detractors in and out of Congress plot to replace him. The Valley Forge winter is his--and the revolution's--last chance at redemption. And, indeed, after six months in the camp, Washington fulfills his destiny, leading the Continental Army to a stunning victory in the Battle of Monmouth Court House. The momentum is never again with the Redcoats. Valley Forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents--and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation--Drury and Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence."--Dust jacket
The DiMaggios : three brothers, their passion for baseball, their pursuit of the American dream by Thomas Clavin( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 350 sets of brothers have played in the major leagues since the 1870s, but few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. Joe, "The Yankee Clipper," is an American icon, but two of his brothers were dynamic players in their own right. Dominic, known as "The Little Professor," was a seven-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox 1940-1953. He hit better than .300 five times in his career, and like his big brother, rarely struck out. Vince DiMaggio, the eldest, made two All-Star teams and in 1941 smacked 21 homers and drove in 200 RBIs for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Journalist Tom Clavin draws on a wealth of source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to reveal how three kids from an immigrant family found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. This vivid portrait of a family is also an exploration of an era and a culture--From publisher description
Roger Maris : baseball's reluctant hero by Thomas Clavin( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first definitive biography of the Yankee slugger, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary show that Maris was much more than a flash in the pan. In addition to documenting Maris's amazing home run record, which he achieved in the face of great adversity from adherents of Babe Ruth, Clavin and Peary remind readers that Maris was also a Gold Glove outfielder who actually saved the 1962 World Series for the Yankees with his stellar defensive play
One for the Ages : Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 Masters by Thomas Clavin( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters tournament has provided some of golf's most memorable finishes--none more so than the improbable triumph by Jack Nicklaus in 1986. Twenty-five years later, many regard it as the most exciting Masters ever. Nicklaus, 46, was 160th on the PGA Tour money list. His last win in a major championship had been six years earlier. Many of his rivals on the tour thought he was well on his way to being washed up. But for Nicklaus, the Masters was an opportunity for redemption. The somewhat tarnished Golden Bear, with his eldest son, Jackie, as his caddy, hung on for the first three rounds. Then it was Sunday. Ballesteros, Norman, Kite, Watson, and others were ahead of him. During the afternoon, he charged. One for the Ages is the pulse-pounding story of the most glorious moment in Jack Nicklaus's career. It is also a celebration of the Masters, arguably the most prestigious tournament in golf, and its world-class players, who clashed during a golden weekend in Augusta until only one man, with his son at his side, was left standing. --Publisher description
Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West by Thomas Clavin( Recording )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge Citys streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West
Fatal analysis : a true story of professional privilege and murder by Martin Obler( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, but written in the tone of a psychological thriller, psychologist Martin Obler relates his therapy with Devon Cardou, whom he suspects of being the "Soda Pop Slasher."
Reckless : the racehorse who became a Marine Corps hero by Thomas Clavin( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the story of a Korean race horse who was sold to an American Marine and trained to carry heavy loads of artillery up steep hills while under fire and whose perseverance and spirit inspired the entire corps during the Korean War
Juba this and Juba that : 100 African-American games for children by Darlene Powell Hopson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of " ... rhymes and songs to sing and play, stories to tell and riddles to guess."
The last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drury offers the story of the courageous mission of the Marines of Fox Company who found themselves surrounded and greatly outnumbered by Chinese forces at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea
Sir Walter : Walter Hagen and the invention of professional golf by Thomas Clavin( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of one of the first golfers to make a living playing the game, describing his successes, including four consecutive PGA wins; his contributions to the creation of the Ryder Cup; and his world exhibition tours
Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend by Thomas Clavin( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions--the 1969 Miracle Mets. Acclaimed authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary tell Gil Hodges's incredible life story as never before, vividly tracing his baseball career with rare insight from family and friends, and also delving into his unsung tour of duty as a U.S. Marine. Never one to boast, he spoke little about his brave service in World War II, even with those close to him later in life. Along with Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges is one of baseball's great role models. As a player who revolutionized the first-base position and drove in 1,274 runs, he may also be the greatest player not inducted into the Hall of Fame"--
Raising the rainbow generation : teaching your children to be successful in a multicultural society by Darlene Powell Hopson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that the United States is fast becoming the most culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse nation in the world, this book is designed to help parents, teachers, and other child caregivers teach children and teens respect and appreciation for all cultural, ethnic, and racial groups. Using age-appropriate examples, the book shows how to combat bias and negative attitudes from friends, relatives, and the media. It also provides problem solving techniques for specific situations; a resource guide to multicultural books, audiotapes, videos, dolls, and games; 11 stories from different cultures to share with children; and creative activities that celebrate a variety of cultures. Part 1 discusses the role of parents and family in the development of children's attitudes and the importance of early cultural education. Part 2 looks at influences outside the home and family, such as school and the media. Part 3 explains how to counteract negative influences on children's attitudes and to support positive ones. Part 4 contains a variety of folktales that offer views of other peoples and cultures. The titles are: (1) "The Earth on Turtle's Back" (Onondaga Indians, Northeast United States); (2) "Banh Giay and Banh Chung" (Vietnam); (3) "The Flight of the Animals" (India); (4) "Cinder Jack" (Hungary); (5) "How the Porcupine Outwitted the Fox" (Honduras); (6) "Simon and the Big Joke" (Trinidad); (7) "The Man Whose Luck Was Sleeping" (Persia); (8) "The Origin of Lamps" and "The Education of Goat" (Haiti); (9) "Treasure Mountain" (Yao People, Southern China); (10) "The Baby Leopard" (West Africa); and (11) "Lon Po Po" (China). (Tjq)
Halsey's typhoon : [the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescue] by Bob Drury( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1944, America's most popular and colorful naval hero, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, unwittingly sailed his undefeated Pacific Fleet into the teeth of a powerful typhoon. Three destroyers were capsized, sending hundreds of sailors and officers into the raging, shark-infested waters. Over the next sixty hours, small bands of survivors fought seventy-foot waves, exhaustion, and dehydration to await rescue at the hands of the courageous Lt. Com. Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sailed his tiny destroyer escort USS Tabberer through 150-mph winds to reach the lost men. Thanks to documents that have been declassified after sixty years and dozens of first-hand accounts from survivors--including former President Gerald Ford--one of the greatest World War II stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea, can finally be told.--From publisher description
 
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That old black magic : Louis Prima, Keely Smith and the golden age of Las Vegas
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That old black magic : Louis Prima, Keely Smith and the golden age of Las VegasHalsey's typhoon : the true story of a fighting admiral, an epic storm, and an untold rescueLast men out : the true story of America's heroic final hours in VietnamRoger Maris : baseball's reluctant heroOne for the Ages : Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 MastersFatal analysis : a true story of professional privilege and murderJuba this and Juba that : 100 African-American games for childrenThe last stand of Fox Company : a true story of U.S. Marines in combat
Alternative Names
Clavin, Thomas

Clavin, Thomas 1954-

Clavin, Thomas J. 1954-

Clavin, Thomas Joseph

Clavin, Thomas Joseph 1954-

Clavin, Tom.

Clavin, Tom 1954-

크라빈, 토마스

크라빈, 톰

클라빈, 톰

クラヴィン, トマス

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English (157)