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Bowers, John 1928-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 2,799 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction 
Classifications: E467.1.J15, B
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Most widely held works by John Bowers
Stonewall Jackson : portrait of a soldier by John Bowers ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters, diaries, memoirs, and eyewitness accounts describe Jackson's character and his life
Chickamauga and Chattanooga : the battles that doomed the Confederacy by John Bowers ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, only two months and a few miles apart in the fall of 1863, were not only brutal and dramatic, but also pivotal to the outcome of the Civil War. If the South had won both battles decisively, the war might have dragged on, Lincoln might have been forced out of the presidency in 1864, and the Union might have had to settle for a negotiated peace. What did happen is that in late September Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg took a stand against invading Yankees near Chickamauga Creek in northwest Georgia, and in a fierce and bloody two-day battle stopped Major General William S. Rosecrans's Union Army of the Cumberland and drove it back to Chattanooga. There on the Tennessee River, under the towering heights of Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain, dominated by Confederate artillery and seemingly impenetrable Rebel defensive lines, the Yankees were trapped. Or were they? Bragg, in typical fashion, refused to press his advantage, Rosecrans was replaced by Major General Ulysses S. Grant, who brought Major General William T. Sherman with him. Desperately needed supplies and reinforcements arrived in the city and suddenly, in late November, without Grant's or, it seems, anyone else's order, Union soldiers stormed up the almost-sheer sides of Lookout Mountain and routed the startled Rebels. Bragg fell back, and the Union drive led by Sherman to Atlanta and, ultimately, Savannah and the sea - the drive that tore the Confederacy in half and doomed it - had broken through. John Bowers, whose Tennessee ancestors fought on the Confederate side at Chickamauga, tells this dramatic and powerful story with great narrative skill and insight, and he enriches it with his in-depth profiles of the marvelous cast of personalities on both sides: Rosecrans; George H. Thomas, the loyal Union man from Virginia, disowned by his family, who earned the nickname "the Rock of Chickamauga" for his steadfastness; Grant; Sherman; Bragg, the general only Jefferson Davis could admire; James Longstreet, who almost turned Chickamauga into a rout; the fiery Nathan Bedford Forrest; the much-wounded John Bell Hood; and many more
No more reunions by John Bowers ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in Tennessee by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The colony by John Bowers ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden bowers by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hélène by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the land of Nyx : night and its inhabitants by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stonewall Jackson portrait of a soldier by John Bowers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yoru no megami no kuni by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The un-loneliness of the long-haul trucker by John Bowers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ボワーズ, ジョン
Languages
English (34)
Japanese (2)
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