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Ross, John F. 1958-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 4,431 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Military history  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Guidebooks  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television program excerpts  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: TL540.R54, 940.44973092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John F Ross
Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed by John F Ross( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace, who above all the rest showed a nation the way forward in its quest for speed, endurance and courage
The promise of the Grand Canyon : John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West by John F Ross( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Wesley Powell became the first person to navigate the entire Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, he completed what Lewis and Clark had begun nearly 70 years earlier--the final exploration of continental America. The son of an abolitionist preacher, a Civil War hero (who lost an arm at Shiloh), and a passionate naturalist and geologist, in 1869 Powell tackled the vast and dangerous gorge carved by the Colorado River and known today (thanks to Powell) as the Grand Canyon. Powell was a scientist, bureaucrat, and land-management pioneer. He began a national conversation about sustainable development when most everyone else still looked upon land as an inexhaustible resource. Though he supported irrigation and dams, his prescient warnings forecast the 1930s Dust Bowl and the growing water scarcities of today. Practical, yet visionary, Powell didn't have all the answers, but was first to ask the right questions
War on the run : the epic story of Robert Rogers and the conquest of America's first frontier by John F Ross( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as the father of today's elite special forces, Robert Rogers was North America's first authentic celebrity. Biographer John F. Ross reconstructs the extraordinary achievements of this fearless and inspiring leader whose exploits in the New England wilderness read like those of an action hero and whose innovative principles of unconventional warfare are still used today. As a child, Rogers learned to survive in New England's dark and deadly forests, grasping that a new world required new forms of warfare. Rogers's Rangers earned a deadly fame among their most formidable French and Indian enemies for their ability to appear anywhere at any time, burst out of the forest with overwhelming force, and vanish just as quickly. The Rangers laid the groundwork for the colonial strategy later used in the War of Independence. Rogers later wrote two seminal books whose vision of a unified continent would influence Thomas Jefferson and inspire Lewis and Clark.--From publisher description
The polar bear strategy : reflections on risk in modern life by John F Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a primer for living safely in the 21st century, because it gives us concrete steps for effectively managing risk, fighting fear and confusion, and regaining control over our lives
The Smithsonian guides to natural America by John F Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores and celebrates the preserved and protected natural areas of this country that are open for the public to use and enjoy
Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the Age of Speed by John F Ross( Recording )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Rickenbacker was an American archetype: our greatest World War I hero, and the quintessential flying ace. As a boy from the wrong side of the tracks in Columbus, Ohio, Eddie was smitten at the sight of his first automobile. He became a superb mechanic and a leading racecar driver; in wartime, he applied his mechanical skills to airplanes, and broke the class barrier to become a pilot. Eventually, he would become America's best
Living dangerously : navigating the risks of everyday life by John F Ross( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Germany reunites( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the changes in East Germany following the revolution in the Fall of 1989 as it begins to face the cultural, environmental, economic, and political challenges of freedom and reunification. Includes documentaries on life under dictatorship, the East German secret police, and the pollution problems found in an industrial town
Cereal crops in the Panhandle of Texas by John F Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceausescu, Eastern Europe's last dictator?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the last Stalinist leader in Eastern Europe, the events leading to his violent overthrow by the Romanian people in December 1989. Includes documentaries on Romania and an animated short from Eastern Europe on man's capacity for cruelty to his fellow man
The Polish experience( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes documentaries on Polish history, The Solidarity Movement, and the impact of Soviet domination for over four decades
Vaclav Havel : leadership in Eastern Europe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Havel's life-long struggle against totalitarianism and his rise to national leadership in Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe, and the world. Includes excerpts from one of Havel's plays and an animated short exploring the balance of power and the nature of greed
Theatre and the revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the use of theatre in Eastern Europe for political purposes. Includes documentaries on the "Stalinist Show Trials" in the 1950's, the underground activities of actors and theatre troupes in the 1989 revolutions, and the avant garde plays of Eastern Europe today
An animated journey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insight into the politics, culture and personality of the East Europeans. Features a unique mixture of animation styles and techniques from Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, and Czechoslovakia
War on the run : the epic story of Robert Rogers and the conquest of America's first frontier by John F Ross( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often hailed as the godfather of today's elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on "impossible" missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers' legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England's dark and deadly forests, grasping, as did few others, that a new world required new forms of warfare. John F. Ross not only re-creates Rogers's life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy, but brings a new and provocative perspective on Rogers's unique vision of a unified continent, one that would influence Thomas Jefferson and inspire the Lewis and Clark expedition. Rogers's principles of unconventional war-making would lay the groundwork for the colonial strategy later used in the War of Independence-and prove so compelling that army rangers still study them today. Robert Rogers, a backwoods founding father, was heroic, admirable, brutal, canny, ambitious, duplicitous, visionary, and much more-like America itself
Estonia, a story of survival( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estonia's experiences during WWII are included in segments on "Hitler and Stalin 1939", archival footage impounded by the Soviets for over 40 years. Also includes "Cogito Ergo Sum", the reflections of an Estonian intellectual who refused to be co-opted by communism
America's relations with Eastern Europe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impressionistic overview of America's historical relationship with Eastern Europe: from a Hungarian film depicting the life of early immigrants to the U.S., to a "Cold War" documentary, to a satirical animation from Hungary on the Gorbachev-Reagan Summit
Memories of childhood and war( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the tragedy of two world wars as recalled in the imagination and lives of East Europeans. Includes segments of Hungarian children orphaned in WWII
A generation of artists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a personal chronicle of the immigration experience of two young Czech artists in Washington, D.C., an American filmmaker travels to Prague to see the 1989 Revolution through the eyes of his friends' parents. Portrays how creative life was stifled under communism. Includes footage of the 1989 student demonstrations
The Atlantic Coast and Blue Ridge : Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina by John F Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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War on the run : the epic story of Robert Rogers and the conquest of America's first frontier
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The polar bear strategy : reflections on risk in modern lifeThe Smithsonian guides to natural AmericaLiving dangerously : navigating the risks of everyday lifeThe Atlantic Coast and Blue Ridge : Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina
Alternative Names
John F. Ross storico statunitense

John F. Ross wetenschapper

Ross, John 1958-

Ross, John F.

جون إف. روس

ロス, ジョン・F

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English (113)