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Maynard, W. Barksdale (William Barksdale)

Overview
Works: 24 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 6,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by W. Barksdale Maynard
Walden Pond : a history by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Perhaps no other natural setting has as much literary, spiritual, and environmental significance for Americans as Walden Pond. Some 700,000 people visit the pond annually, and countless others journey to Walden in their mind, to contemplate the man who lived there and what the place means to us today. Here is the first history of the Massachusetts pond Thoreau made famous 150 years ago. W. Barksdale Maynard offers a lively and comprehensive account of Walden Pond from the early nineteenth century to the present. From Thoreau's first visit at age 4 in 1821-"That woodland vision for a long time made the drapery of my dreams"--To today's efforts both to conserve the pond and allow public access, Maynard captures Walden Pond's history and the role it has played in social, cultural, literary, and environmental movements in America. Along the way Maynard details the geography of the pond; Thoreau's and Emerson's experiences of Walden over their lifetimes; the development of the cult of Thoreau and the growth of the pond as a site of literary and spiritual pilgrimages; rock star Don Henley's Walden Woods Project and the much publicized battle to protect the pond from developers in the 1980s; and the vitally important ecological symbol Walden Pond has become today. Exhaustively researched, vividly written, and illustrated with historical photographs and the most detailed maps of Thoreau country yet created, Walden Pond: A History reveals how an ordinary pond has come to be such an extraordinarily inspiring symbol
Woodrow Wilson : Princeton to the presidency by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Woodrow Wilson became president of the United States, he spent twenty-five years at Princeton University, first as an undergraduate, then as professor, and finally as president. His experiences at the helm of Princeton - where he enjoyed four productive years followed by four years of wrangling and intense acrimony - reveal much about the kind of man he was and how he earned a reputation as a fearless crusader. This engrossing book focuses on how Wilson's Princeton years influenced the ideas and worldview he later applied in politics. His career in the White House, W. Barksdale Maynard shows, repeated with uncanny precision his Princeton experiences."--Jacket
Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850 by W. Barksdale Maynard( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the development of American architecture from the age of Jefferson to the antebellum era, providing the first survey of this important period to appear in a generation. W. Barksdale Maynard overturns the long-accepted notions that the chief theme of early-nineteenth-century American architecture was a patriotic desire to escape from European influence and that competing styles chiefly reflected the American struggle for cultural uniqueness. Instead, deep and consistent aesthetic ties, especially with England, shaped American architecture and house designs. Maynard shows that the Greek Revival in particular was an international phenomenon, with American achievements inspired by British example and with taste taking precedence over patriotism." "Emphasizing the history of ideas, the book addresses such major themes as the role of the Picturesque, the spread of the rural residence, and the complex uses and meanings of porches. The author draws on wide-ranging primary sources, including English and American "villa books" and contemporary travel narratives. Generously illustrated, the volume reproduces rare historic prints and daguerreotypes of important buildings that in nearly all cases have been demolished or altered."--Jacket
The Brandywine : an intimate portrait by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled among picturesque rolling hills, the Brandywine River winds from southeastern Pennsylvania into Delaware. The Brandywine : An Intimate Portrait is the first book to trace the rich vein of history in the region, from original European settlement to the Battle of the Brandywine--the largest land battle of the Revolutionary War--to the establishment of First State National Monument on its banks in 2013"--Jacket
The talent mandate : why smart companies put people first by Andrew Benett( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Benett explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow’s talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company—including the CEO."--Publisher description
Buildings of Delaware by W. Barksdale Maynard( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princeton : America's campus by W. Barksdale Maynard( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the architectural and cultural history of Princeton University from 1750 to the present. Includes 150 historical illustrations"--Provided by publisher
The picturesque and American architecture : a reappraisal by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's house at Walden by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Emmet, Alan: So fine a prospect : historic New England gardens. - Hanover <N.H.> : Univ. Press of new England: 1996 by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best, lowliest style!" : the early-nineteenth-century rediscovery of American colonial architecture by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Major, Judith K.: To live in the New World : A.J. Downing and American landscape gardening. - Cambridge <Mass.> : The MIT Press: 1997 by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ideal life in the woods for boys" : architecture and culture in the earliest summer camps by W. Barksdale Maynard( Book )

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

Chocorua, Asquam, Pasquaney : where summer camps began by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When plague and pestilence held carnival by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture in the United States, 1800-1850 by W. Barksdale Maynard( Recording )

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

This groundbreaking book traces the development of American architecture from the age of Jefferson to the antebellum era, providing the first survey of this important period to appear in a generation. [In the book, the author] overturns the long-accepted notions that the chief theme of early-nineteenth-century America architecture was a patriotic desire to escape from European influence and that competing styles chiefly reflected the American struggle for cultural uniqueness. Instead, deep and consistent aesthetic ties, especially with England, shaped American architecture and house designs. [The author] shows that the Greek Revival in particular was an international phenomenon, with American achievements inspired by British example and with taste taking precedence over patriotism. Emphasizing the history of ideas, the book addresses such major themes as the role of the Picturesque, the spread of the rural residence, and the complex uses and meanings of porches. The author draws on wide-ranging primary sources, including English and American "villa books" and contemporary travel narratives.-Dust jacket
Nineteenth-century Pasquaney : the origin and early years of a boys camp in New Hampshire by W. Barksdale Maynard( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

If walls could talk : Williamsburg's historic brickwork by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How the founders sowed the seeds of civil war by W. Barksdale Maynard( )

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

 
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Walden Pond : a history
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Woodrow Wilson : Princeton to the presidencyArchitecture in the United States, 1800-1850Buildings of Delaware
Alternative Names
Barksdale Maynard, William 1966-

Maynard W. Barksdale

Maynard, W. Barksdale 1966-

Maynard, William Barksdale.

Languages
English (82)