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Wukovits, John F. 1944-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 270 publications in 2 languages and 18,755 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Military history  History  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John F Wukovits
Eisenhower by John F Wukovits( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the leadership strategies of Dwight D. Eisenhower during the World War II Allied invasion of Europe and explains the lasting impact his actions had on American and world history
The 1920s( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfills the standards: "Culture," "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions," "Power, Authority, and Governance," and "Science, Technology, and Society" from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for High School. Fulfills the standards: "Chronological Thinking," "Historical Comprehension," "Historical Analysis and Interpretation," and "Historical Research Capabilities" from the National History Education Standards for American History, Grades 5-12
Black sheep : the life of Pappy Boyington by John F Wukovits( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the controversial life of the U.S. Marine includes coverage of his contributions as a pilot in the South Pacific, experiences in a Japanese prison camp, and achievements at the head of the Black Sheep Squadron
The 1910s by John F Wukovits( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on the 1910s in the United States covers reform movements and the reactions to them, entertainment and technology, America's entry into the world arena, World War I, and the changes to American society by the end of the decade
Pacific Alamo : the battle for Wake Island by John F Wukovits( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading military historian sheds new light on the battle for Wake Island and the U.S. Marines and civilian construction workers who courageously defended the island
For crew and country : the inspirational true story of bravery and sacrifice aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts by John F Wukovits( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Battle of Samar and the sacrifice of the USS Samuel B. Roberts documents how the destroyer and its small unit confronted formidable Japanese forces to secure the region for MacArthur's transports inside Leyte Gulf, in an account that also describes the harrowing three days endured in the sea by the ship's survivors
Anne Frank by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of Anne Frank, focusing on the years she and her family spent in hiding and the impact of her story upon the world
Admiral "Bull" Halsey : the life and wars of the Navy's most controversial commander by John F Wukovits( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To list the major campaigns Admiral Halsey helped lead is to glimpse the entirety of the struggle against Japan during the Pacific War. He led or participated significantly in the Navy's first offensive strikes of the war against the Marshall Islands and Wake Island, the Guadalcanal campaign, and the occupation of Japan. As a commander, he never shied away from enemy engagement, but always boldly entered into battle, ready for a fight. Here, historian John Wukovits illuminates the life of a man whose daring tactics and quotable wit made him the Navyþs most attractive public relations phenomenon during WWII. The Associated Press wrote at the time that Halsey "was all the United States Navy needed." Europe had Patton; the Pacific had William "the Bull" Halsey"--Provided by publisher
The encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics by John F Wukovits( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, events, and personalities of the Winter Olympics
Stephen King by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, career, and influence of the popular horror writer Stephen King
George W. Bush by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of the Texas governor, including his childhood, education, involvement in the military, personal life, business and outside interests, and campaign for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination
One square mile of hell : the battle for Tarawa by John F Wukovits( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division were instructed to clear out any token Japanese resistance on the Pacific island of Betio and return to their waiting ships. But when the Marines landed, the surviving Japanese poured out of their protective subterranean bunkers and began one of the most brutal and bloody battles of World War II. For three straight days, attackers and defenders fought over every square inch of sand in a battle with no defined front lines, and where there was no possibility of retreat---because there was nowhere to retreat to. It was a clash that would leave both side stunned and exhausted, and prove both the fighting mettle of the Americans and the fanatical devotion of the Japanese
Jesse James by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of Jesse James, from his beginnings as a teenage guerrilla soldier for the Confederates, through his career as a robber with the James-Younger gang, to his murder at the hands of a former gang member
Life as a POW by John F Wukovits( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what it was like to be an American prisoner of war held by the Germans or Japanese during World War II, discussing the physical conditions, emotional turmoil, and difficult transition to freedom after harsh imprisonment
Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack by John F Wukovits( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destroyer USS Laffey (DD-724), second in World War Two to bear that name, was attacked by twenty-two kamikaze pilots and survived severe damage in April 1945 during the invasion of Okinawa
Martin Luther King, Jr. by John F Wukovits( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the childhood, education, social activism, and assassination of the noted civil rights leader
Life of an American soldier in Europe by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of American infantrymen in Europe during World War II, describing their fears, combat experiences, leisure activities, homecomings, and more
Colin Powell by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life and military accomplishments of Colin Powell, as well as his struggles with racial prejudice
The Spanish-American War by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the causes, events, and results of the Spanish-American War, including the explosion of the USS Maine, American and Spanish military preparations, the battles of Minila, Las Guasimas, El Caney, San Juan Hill, and Kettle Hill, Spain's surrender, and America's increased role in world affairs
American commando : Evans Carlson, his WWII Marine raiders, and America's first Special Forces mission by John F Wukovits( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of how Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson helped lay the foundation for Special Forces in the modern military through his leadership of the 2nd Raider Battalion in the jungles of Guadalcanal during World War II where he and his troops employed guerilla tactics against an entrenched Japanese force to disrupt their supply chain, inflict combat defeats, and gather valuable intelligence
 
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Eisenhower
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The 1920sBlack sheep : the life of Pappy BoyingtonPacific Alamo : the battle for Wake IslandAnne FrankAdmiral "Bull" Halsey : the life and wars of the Navy's most controversial commanderThe encyclopedia of the Winter OlympicsStephen KingGeorge W. Bush
Alternative Names
Wukovits, John 1944-

Wukovits, John F.

Languages
English (114)

Spanish (4)