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William C. Davis (1) (1946–)

Autor/a de Brother against Brother

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William C. Davis is a retired history professor who taught at Virginia Tech. An acclaimed expert on the Civil War, he has served on a number of advisory boards, including the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; the American Battlefield Trust; the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in mostra'n més Petersburg, Virginia; the National Park Service; and the Lincoln Prize and Pulitzer Prize nominating juries. mostra'n menys
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Obres de William C. Davis

Brother against Brother (1983) 520 exemplars
The Blockade: Runners and Raiders (1983) 281 exemplars
Battlefields of the Civil War (1991) 258 exemplars
The Fighting Men of the Civil War (1989) 251 exemplars
The Battle of New Market (1975) 167 exemplars
Duel Between the First Ironclads (1975) 140 exemplars
Don Troiani's Civil War (1995) — Pròleg — 127 exemplars
Virginia at War, 1862 (2007) — Editor — 111 exemplars
The Civil War (1999) 94 exemplars
Lone Star Rising (2003) 94 exemplars
Fighting for Time: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 4 (1983) — Editor — 66 exemplars
The Civil War Cookbook (1993) 61 exemplars
End of an Era: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 6 (1984) — Editor — 61 exemplars
Virginia at War, 1861 (2005) — Editor — 49 exemplars
The Civil War in Photographs (2002) 38 exemplars
The First Battle of Manassas (1995) 38 exemplars
Virginia at War, 1863 (2008) — Editor — 35 exemplars
Virginia at War, 1864 (2009) — Editor — 35 exemplars
The Civil War Chronicle (2004) 32 exemplars
Virginia at War, 1865 (2011) — Editor — 31 exemplars
Battles of the Civil War (1991) 25 exemplars
Wild West Trilogy (2000) 24 exemplars
The Generals of the Civil War (1992) 23 exemplars
The Soldiers of the Civil War (1992) 21 exemplars
Portraits of the Riverboats (2001) 19 exemplars
Portraits of the Civil War (1999) 17 exemplars
Memorabilia of the Civil War (1991) 16 exemplars
The Campaign to Appomattox (1975) 14 exemplars
Weapons of the Civil War (1992) 10 exemplars
Trivia of the Civil War (1992) 9 exemplars
Civil War Times 8 exemplars
Civil War Times Illustrated Volume XVII (1978-1979) (1979) — Editor — 5 exemplars
Civil War Recipes (2003) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Guns of '62: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 2 (1982) — Editor — 80 exemplars
The Monitor Chronicles (2000) — Pròleg — 76 exemplars
From Cedar Mountain to Antietam (Stackpole) (1777) — Pròleg, algunes edicions65 exemplars
The Papers of Jefferson Davis: Volume 14, 1880-1889 (2015) — Introducció — 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Davis, William Charles
Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Sonoma State University, B.A. History 1968
Sonoma State University, M.A. History 1969
Doc. Hum. Let. Lincoln Memorial University, 1976
Civil War Times Illustrated (editor)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Premis i honors
Jefferson Davis Award (3)
T. Harry Williams Memorial Award
Bell I. Wiley Prize
Fletcher Pratt Award
Phi Alpha Theta Award
Harry S. Truman Award
Biografia breu
William C. Davis is the recipient of three Jefferson Davis Awards as well as the T. Harry Williams Award, Bell I. Wiley Award, Fletcher Pratt Award, Phi Alpha Theta Award, and Harry S Truman Award. He lives in Pennsylvania, barely fifty miles form the battlefields of Gettysburg. [from The Cause Lost (1996)]



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JRHFA | Nov 3, 2021 |
"Crucible of Command" isn't intended to be a complete history of the Civil War, and doesn't provide a detailed review of various battles, but instead is a comparative biography of Generals Lee and Grant. The book made me rethink what I knew, or thought I knew, about the two generals. Previously, I would have described General Grant as being somewhat of a minor military man, lucky to even be named a General much less overall commander of military forces; a heavy drinker if not a drunk; and someone whose military style was to send wave after wave of soldiers headlong into battle regardless of the numbers sacrificed. In contrast, I would have described General Lee as a brilliant leader and military strategist. I also had the belief that the Confederacy was fully committed to their cause, and that the men of the South were fully dedicated with nary a straggler or deserter among them.
William Davis' book changed a lot of my preconceptions about my earlier preconceptions, and about the conduct of the war itself. Because the book isn't really about the battles and chronology of the war, it made me realize that there was a lot I'd forgotten or just didn't know about the Civil War, and motivated me to read more. As a result, I just picked up one of Bruce Catton's books on the History of the Civil War, and am looking forward to refreshing my memory and learning more about this important part of our U.S. history.
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rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
An interesting presentation of the last days of the confederacy. After Lee's surrender, what did happen? Davis's cabinet was not the agreeable group to work together, and this book shows how personality can influence public opinion.
busterrll | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 12, 2020 |



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