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Chaffin, Tom

Overview
Works: 21 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 6,477 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: E415.9.F8, B
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Most widely held works by Tom Chaffin
Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire by Tom Chaffin( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of John Charles Fremont (1813-90) celebrates and ties together the full breadth of American expansionism from its eighteenth-century origins through its culmination in the Gilded Age. Tom Chaffin's new biography demonstrates Fremont's vital importance to the history of American empire, and his role in shattering long-held myths about the ecology and habitability of the American West. As the most celebrated American explorer and mapper of his time, Fremont stood at the center of the vast federal project of Western exploration and conquest. His expeditions between 1838 and 1854 captured the public's imagination, inspired Americans to accept their nation's destiny as a vast continental empire, and earned him his enduring sobriquet, the Pathfinder. But Fremont was more than an explorer. Chaffin's narrative includes Fremont's varied experiences as an entrepreneur, abolitionist, Civil War general, husband to the remarkable Jessie Benton Fremont, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and Gilded Age aristocrat. Chaffin brings to life the personal and political experiences of a remarkable American whose saga offers compelling insight into the conflicts, tensions, and contradictions at the core of America's lust for empire and its conquest of the trans-Missouri West
Met his every goal? : James K. Polk and the legends of Manifest Destiny by Tom Chaffin( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Soon after winning the presidency in 1845, according to the oft-repeated anecdote, James K. Polk slapped his thigh and predicted what would be the ""four great measures"" of his administration: the acquisition of some or all of the Oregon Country, the acquisition of California, a reduction in tariffs, and the establishment of a permanent independent treasury. Over the next four years, the Tennessee Democrat achieved all four goals. And those milestones-along with his purported enunciation of them-have come to define his presidency. Indeed, repeated <i>ad infinitum</i> in U.S. history text
Correspondence of James K. Polk by James K Polk( Book )

in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. <13> Michael David Cohen, editor ; Bradley J. Nichols, editorial assistant
Sea of gray : the around-the-world odyssey of the Confederate raider Shenandoah by Tom Chaffin( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the Confederacy's last ship afloat. Launched secretly from England in October, 1864, the CSS Shenandoah became the Confederacy's second most successful merchant raider, but--after rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope, stopping long enough in Australia to cause a diplomatic crisis, and navigating the ice floes of Siberia's Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic Ocean--Captain Waddell learned that he had been fighting without cause or state, since the Civil War had ended four months earlier. In the eyes of the Union, he had gone from being an enemy combatant to a pirate, a hangable offense. Hunted by Union and British men-of-war, his polyglot crew rife with hints of mutiny, and with dwindling supplies, Waddell elected to camouflage the ship, circumnavigate the globe, and attempt to surrender on English soil.--From publisher description
The H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the legendary submarine and its legacy reconstructs the events of its successful 1864 attack on the USS Housatonic and subsequent sinking, the sub's recovery in 1995 after numerous attempts, and the myths attributed to its final hours
Giant's Causeway : Frederick Douglass's Irish odyssey and the making of an American visionary by Tom Chaffin( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first major narrative account of a transformational episode in the life of this extraordinary American, Tom Chaffin Chronicles Douglass's 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. It was, however, the Emerald Isle, above all, that affected Douglass--from its wild landscape ("I have travelled almost from the hill of 'Howth' to the Giant's Causeway") to the plight of its people, with which he found parallels to that of African Americans ... Giant's Causeway--which includes an account of Douglass's final, bittersweet, visit to Ireland in 1887--shows how experiences under foreign skies helped him hone habits of independence, discretion, compromise, self-reliance, and political dexterity. Along the way, it chronicles Douglass's transformation from activist foot soldier to moral visionary. (Publisher)
Fatal glory : Narciso López and the first clandestine U.S. War against Cuba by Tom Chaffin( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses primarily on López's place in US domestic politics. Challenging traditional view of López, author maintains that he was a creature of both southern and northern interests. Well written and extensively researched"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the legendary submarine and its legacy reconstructs the events of its successful 1864 attack on the USS Housatonic and subsequent sinking, the sub's recovery in 1995 after numerous attempts, and the myths attributed to its final hours
Fatal glory : Narciso López and the the first clandestine U.S. War against Cuba by Tom Chaffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of James K. Polk by James K Polk( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the Confederacy and the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship by Tom Chaffin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the legendary submarine and its legacy reconstructs the events of its successful 1864 attack on the USS Housatonic and subsequent sinking, the sub's recovery in 1995 after numerous attempts, and the myths attributed to its final hours
Revolutionary brothers : Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the friendship that helped forge two nations by Tom Chaffin( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The H.L. Hunley : [the secret hope of the Confederacy] by Tom Chaffin( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the legendary submarine and its legacy reconstructs the events of its successful 1864 attack on the USS Housatonic and subsequent sinking, the sub's recovery in 1995 after numerous attempts, and the myths attributed to its final hours
Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire by Tom Chaffin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of John Charles Freḿont (1813-90) celebrates and ties together the full breadth of American expansionism, from its eighteenth-century origins through its culmination in the Gilded Age ... Freḿont was the most celebrated American explorer and mapper of his time ... But [he] was more than an explorer. [He was] an entrepreneur, abolitionist, Civil War general, two-time Republican presidential candidate, husband to ... Jessie Benton Freḿont, and Gilded Age aristocrat.-Dust jacket
George T. Smith oral history interview by George T Smith( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection consists of an oral history interview with George T. Smith on August 19, 1992 in which he discusses reapportionment; political ties; committee appointments; constituency; school desegregation issue; Sibley Commission; Charlayne Hunter; political reaction to 1954 Brown decision; political survival; why Smith got into politics; 1958 campaign strategy; 1961 appropriation fight; Jack Ray; reapportionment; mixed drink bill; Denmark Groover; 1966 Julian Bond case; campaign against Peter Zack Geer; Mrs. Smith appearance on TV to campaign for husband; liquor bill; Sloppy Floyd; Mills Lane; campaign financing; Maddox/Callaway vote; position on Arnall as governor; Smith urged to run for governor in 1966; relationship with Lester Maddox; Governor Sanders' appointments; handling Maddox; 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention seating controversy; and industry and Trade Department promise
The H.L. Hunley : secret hope of the Confederacy and the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship by Tom Chaffin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1864, the Confederacy's "H.L. Hunley" battled the USS "Housatonic" and became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship. But also perishing under the waves that moonlit night was the "Hunley" and her entire crew of eight
'How Manhattan drum-taps led' by Tom Chaffin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The H.L. Hunley : secret hope of the Confederacy and the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship by Tom Chaffin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H.L. Hunley sank the Union's formidable sloop-of-war, the USS Housatonic - to her own demise. For generations, searchers prowled Charleston's harbor for the sunken boat, while legends surrounding the Hunley and its fate continued to grow. Even after the submarine was located in 1995 and recovered five years later, those legends have continued to grow
of The American Poetry Review by Tom Chaffin( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises 1 item, 1 leaf correspondence
Alabama Review : a Quarterly Journal of Alabama History( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire
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Correspondence of James K. PolkSea of gray : the around-the-world odyssey of the Confederate raider ShenandoahThe H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the ConfederacyFatal glory : Narciso López and the first clandestine U.S. War against CubaThe H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the ConfederacyFatal glory : Narciso López and the the first clandestine U.S. War against CubaThe H.L. Hunley : the secret hope of the Confederacy and the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy shipThe H.L. Hunley : [the secret hope of the Confederacy]
Alternative Names
Chaffin, Tom 1952-

Chafin, Tom 1952-

Languages
English (88)