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Golway, Terry 1955-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 10,388 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Chronologies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E184.I6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Terry Golway
The Irish in America( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's general : Nathanael Greene and the triumph of the American Revolution by Terry Golway( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the Revolutionary War hero as a self-educated military genius who renounced his Quaker upbringing to join the Rhode Island militia in 1774, describing the daring exploits that placed him at the head of the southern campaign, during which he triumphed over Lord Cornwallis
Let every nation know : John F. Kennedy in his own words by Robert Dallek( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty-four of John F. Kennedy's speeches, debates, and interviews offers insight into the ideals, politics, and life of the charismatic president
Words that ring through time : from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our world by Terry Golway( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty speeches that changed the world, including selections from Jesus, Mohammed, Cromwell, Washington, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Hitler, each illuminated by an essay that explains the oration's historical context, impact, and consequences
So others might live : a history of New York's bravest : the FDNY from 1700 to the present by Terry Golway( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting Fire in New York City has always been one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Yet from the city's earliest days, New Yorkers have wanted to be fire-fighters, and even today the list of men and women waiting to take the firefighters' exam numbers in the thousands. What makes the FDNY so special that people clamor for the chance to risk their lives on the job? In So Others Might Live, Terry Golway-son, godson, and in-law of the FDNY-chronicles the unique history of "New York's Bravest." From the volunteers of colonial times to the "fire laddies" who raced each other to put out blazes in the 1840s, from the professional corps that gave job security to so many immigrants, especially the Irish, after the 1860s, to the highly-trained force of today, the FDNY has always had a distinct culture born of the bonds that firefighters share with each other. Golway traces the amazing history of these unique civil servants who have worked so hard to protect the city. Fires may reflect the dangers of their time, whether it is lack of water supply or crowded tenement buildings, but it is the firefighters who save lives-while creating safety reforms such as water towers, fire escapes, and scaling ladders-who make the future possible. As only a great Irish storyteller could do, Golway interweaves the stories of real life characters, famous and unknown, with the dramatic history of a city on the rise. Through his gripping narrative we see how fire looms as a threat to commerce, public safety, and prosperity at every stage in New York's history, from the Great Fire of 1835 that destroyed Wall Street to the famous Triangle Shirt Waist Fire to the arson epidemic of the 1970s. We also learn about the great firefighters who have challenged politicians, tycoons, and the status quo: James Gulick, the popular ex-Chief who was voted to elective office over Tammany Hall competition; Hugh Bonner, the great reformer for fire prevention and safety who was the first Irish immigrant named Chief of Department; Smoky Joe Martin, the legendary firefighter who would enter burning buildings against his own captain's orders; Wesley Williams, the first African-American officer and founder of the Vulcan Society; Lorraine Cziko, one of the first women to make it through the tough trials of the seventies and join the force; Peter Ganci, the beloved Chief of Department who died on September 11, 2001. With narrative verve and an eye for dramatic detail, Golway has given us the first comprehensive history of the FDNY in over sixty years. A moving and original history of the city and the firefighting vocation as seen through the eyes of "New York's Bravest," his gripping chronicle also offers us a new understanding of American cities and the people who made them great. -- Publisher description
Fellow citizens : the Penguin book of U.S. presidential inaugural addresses( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete collection of American Presidential inaugural addresses, featuring commentary on the state of each President's union
For the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroes by Terry Golway( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Irish nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Ireland to drive out the Vikings, to the conflict in Northern Ireland. In a fast-paced narrative, Terry Golway tells a thousand years of Irish history, describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded. Among the stories--some famous, some little-known--are those of Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland; and several remarkable women who played pivotal roles. Golway also reveals that the struggle for Irish freedom was not a strictly religious dispute; in fact, many of the greatest heroes of the nationalist movement were Protestants.--From publisher description
Machine made : Tammany Hall and the creation of modern American politics by Terry Golway( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, history has considered Tammany Hall, New York's famous political machine, shorthand for the worst of urban politics: graft, crime, and patronage personified by notoriously corrupt characters. Infamous crooks like William "Boss" Tweed dominate traditional histories of Tammany, distorting our understanding of a critical chapter of American political history. In Machine Made, historian and New York City journalist Terry Golway convincingly dismantles these stereotypes; Tammany's corruption was real, but so was its heretofore forgotten role in protecting marginalized and maligned immigrants in desperate need of a political voice. Irish immigrants arriving in New York during the nineteenth century faced an unrelenting onslaught of hyperbolic, nativist propaganda. They were voiceless in a city that proved, time and again, that real power remained in the hands of the mercantile elite, not with a crush of ragged newcomers flooding its streets. Haunted by fresh memories of the horrific Irish potato famine in the old country, Irish immigrants had already learned an indelible lesson about the dire consequences of political helplessness. Tammany Hall emerged as a distinct force to support the city's Catholic newcomers, courting their votes while acting as a powerful intermediary between them and the Anglo-Saxon Protestant ruling class. In a city that had yet to develop the social services we now expect, Tammany often functioned as a rudimentary public welfare system and a champion of crucial social reforms benefiting its constituency, including workers' compensation, prohibitions against child labor, and public pensions for widows with children. Tammany figures also fought against attempts to limit immigration and to strip the poor of the only power they had--the vote. While rescuing Tammany from its maligned legacy, Golway hardly ignores Tammany's ugly underbelly, from its constituents' participation in the bloody Draft Riots of 1863 to its rampant cronyism. However, even under occasionally notorious leadership, Tammany played a profound and long-ignored role in laying the groundwork for social reform, and nurtured the careers of two of New York's greatest political figures, Al Smith and Robert Wagner. Despite devastating electoral defeats and countless scandals, Tammany nonetheless created a formidable political coalition, one that eventually made its way into the echelons of FDR's Democratic Party and progressive New Deal agenda. Tracing the events of a tumultuous century, Golway shows how mainstream American government began to embrace both Tammany's constituents and its ideals. Machine Made is a revelatory work of revisionist history, and a rich, multifaceted portrait of roiling New York City politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. -- Publisher description
Irish rebel : John Devoy and America's fight for Ireland's freedom by Terry Golway( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1871, John Devoy, a young Irishman fighting for Irish independence, came to the United States in exile. Yet even while across the ocean, this Fenian greatly influenced Irish affairs. Terry Golway's suspenseful and assiduously researched biography of Devoy chronicles a lifetime of activism, in which he garnered tremendous financial and moral support within the United States for the cause in Ireland. Devoy was instrumental in both the Easter Rising of 1916 and the creation of the Irish Free State
Together we cannot fail : how FDR led the nation from darkness to victory through hope, courage, and an unwavering trust in the American people by Terry Golway( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an uncommon portrait of Roosevelt's presidency, in words, photographs, and his own voice. For 12 tumultuous presidential years, Roosevelt regularly spoke to the American people, this man of wealth and privilege giving voice to the downtrodden's American Dream. The first in a long line of media presidencies, Roosevelt's innate ability to connect with the people remains the standard by which even the best of them -- Kennedy, Reagan, and Obama alike -- are judged. Roosevelt's words would define a remarkable presidency that faced and overcame the country's worst economic crisis and a war to end all wars. Together We Cannot Fail brings the president and his era to life like no other biography, combining the insight of noted historian Terry Golway with Roosevelt's own voice in audio excerpts from his most memorable speeches and chats. Hear FDR speak to the nation in 30 famous speeches on an exclusive audio CD. - Back cover
JFK day by day : a chronicle of the 1,036 days of John F. Kennedy's presidency by Terry Golway( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a day-by-day chronology of the Kennedy administration, addressing both political and family affairs through dated headings, researched accounts, eyewitness testimony, and archival photographs
Give 'em hell : the tumultuous years of Harry Truman's presidency, in his own words and voice by Terry Golway( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD contains recordings of Truman's speeches
Full of grace : an oral biography of John Cardinal O'Connor by Terry Golway( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdotal portrait of the late Archbishop of New York shares the memories of those who knew John Cardinal O'Connor the best and discusses his fierce devotion to the church, civil liberties, social justice, and spiritual well-being
Ronald Reagan's America : his voice, his dreams, and his vision of tomorrow by Terry Golway( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhanced with an audio CD, a collection of excerpts from thirty of Reagan's speeches, including his remarks at the Brandenburg Gate
Catholics in New York : society, culture, and politics, 1808-1946( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American political speeches( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and'above all'essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens. American Political Speeches includes the best American rhetoric from inside and outside the White House. Some of the greatest words spoken in American history have come from men and women who lacked the biggest bully pulpit in the country, but who nevertheless were able to move the nation with words. Frederick Douglass explained the irony of Independence Day from the perspective of a slave. Martin Luther King, Jr. described his dream of an interracial America. William Jennings Bryan gave voice to social discontent with a single phrase, "a cross of gold." Barbara Jordan summoned the nation"s outrage during the impeachment hearings against Richard Nixon. And the best presidents, not by coincidence, have tended to be those with an appreciation for the use of language: Lincoln explaining a new birth of freedom at Gettysburg; John Kennedy voicing moral outrage at the Berlin Wall; Franklin D. Roosevelt chatting to a nation gathered in front of radios; Ronald Reagan addressing Congress freshly healed from an assassination attempt
The Irish in America by Michael Coffey( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through essays and contributions from noted Irish American personalities, the audiobook paints a vivid picture of the Irish experience in the United States
Irish American chronicle by Thomas J Fleming( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together we cannot fail : FDR and the American presidency in years of crisis by Terry Golway( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Devoy's Catalpa expedition by John Devoy( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Devoy's 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. The daily log on board the whaling ship Catalpa begins with the typical recount of a crew intact and a spirit unfettered, but such quiet words deceive the truth of the audacious enterprise that came to be known as one of the most important rescues in Irish American history. John Devoy's men rescued six Irish political prisoners from the Australian coast, allowing millions of fellow Irishmen and American-Fenians, many of whom secretly financed the dangerou
 
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Washington's general : Nathanael Greene and the triumph of the American RevolutionLet every nation know : John F. Kennedy in his own wordsWords that ring through time : from Moses and Pericles to Obama : fifty-one of the most important speeches in history and how they changed our worldSo others might live : a history of New York's bravest : the FDNY from 1700 to the presentFellow citizens : the Penguin book of U.S. presidential inaugural addressesFor the cause of liberty : a thousand years of Ireland's heroesIrish rebel : John Devoy and America's fight for Ireland's freedomTogether we cannot fail : how FDR led the nation from darkness to victory through hope, courage, and an unwavering trust in the American people