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Oates, Stephen B.

Overview
Works: 75 works in 351 publications in 5 languages and 29,497 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E457, B
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Most widely held works about Stephen B Oates
 
Most widely held works by Stephen B Oates
Let the trumpet sound : the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen B Oates( Book )

52 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major biography of King, based on extensive research in manuscript collections, traces King's personal development as well as the development of his ideas on protest and nonviolent resistance, from the influence of Thoreau and Gandhi through the details of his participation in the Civil Rights Movement
With malice toward none : the life of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B Oates( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the sixteenth President of the United States, covering both his personal and public life
Abraham Lincoln, the man behind the myths by Stephen B Oates( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen B. Oates discerns the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president
To purge this land with blood : a biography of John Brown by Stephen B Oates( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the life and career of antislavery activist John Brown, leader of the infamous raid on Harpers Ferry
William Faulkner, the man and the artist : a biography by Stephen B Oates( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and German and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American novelist and short story writer
A woman of valor : Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B Oates( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographers, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War. By the summer of 1862, with no institutional affiliation or official government appointment, but impelled by a sense of duty and a need to heal, she made her way to the front lines and the heat of battle. Oates tells the dramatic story of this woman who gave the world a new definition of courage, supplying medical relief to the wounded at some of the most famous battles of the war - including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Battery Wagner, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Under fire with only her will as a shield, she worked while ankle deep in gore, in hellish makeshift battlefield hospitals - a bullet-riddled farmhouse, a crumbling mansion, a windblown tent. Committed to healing soldiers' spirits as well as their bodies, she served not only as nurse and relief worker, but as surrogate mother, sister, wife, or sweetheart to thousands of sick, wounded, and dying men. Her contribution to the Union was incalculable and unique. It also became the defining event in Barton's life, giving her the opportunity as a woman to reach out for a new role and to define a new profession. Nursing, regarded as a menial service before the war, became a trained, paid occupation after the conflict. Although Barton went on to become the founder and first president of the Red Cross, the accomplishment for which she is best known, A Woman of Valor convinces us that her experience on the killing fields of the Civil War was her most extraordinary achievement
The fires of jubilee : Nat Turner's fierce rebellion by Stephen B Oates( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays America's most famous slave rebel and the insurrection he led in southeastern Virginia's Southampton County in August, 1831
The approaching fury : voices of the storm, 1820-1861 by Stephen B Oates( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining meticulous historical research with innovative storytelling, the author narrates the approach of the Civil War through dramatic first-person monologues, which give the events a powerful emotional impact and sense of immediacy and freshness impossible to achieve in a detached third-person voice. In writing the dramatic monologues, Oates drew on the actual words of his speakers- their letters, speeches, interviews, recollections, and other recorded utterances- and then simulated how, if they were reminiscing aloud, they would describe the crucial events in which they were the principle actors or witnesses. All the events and themes in the monologues adhere to the actual historical record. The result is a book that brings the personalities and events of the coming Civil War vividly alive. -- from Book Jacket
The whirlwind of war : voices of the storm, 1861-1865 by Stephen B Oates( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whirlwind of War is the second book in prize-winning historian and biographer Stephen B. Oates' extraordinary Voices of the Storm trilogy, which began with The Approaching Fury, Oates' compelling narrative about the 40 tumultuous years that led to "America's Armageddon
Our fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War era by Stephen B Oates( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Portrait of America by Stephen B Oates( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate Cavalry west of the river by Stephen B Oates( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Activities and organization of the Confederate cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi West
Rip Ford's Texas by John Salmon Ford( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time
Biography as high adventure : life-writers speak on their art( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of glory, Texans on the southwestern frontier by Stephen B Oates( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic of Texas by Stephen B Oates( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book appears in May, 1968, in the year of the Southwest's first world fair - the HemisFair in San Antonio. San Antonio, situated as it is at a confluence of cultures, in many ways represents Texas as completely as any city in the state. It was a seat of government when Spain controlled Texas; it remained a seat of government when Mexico took over. Both Texas and Mexican armies fought over it; each won, and each lost the city. At the time of independence it was Texas's largest city, almost totally Mexican in population; and in San Antonio, or Bejar, the Alamo was besieged until it became a symbol for heroic resistance
With malice toward none the life of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B Oates( Recording )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is Lincoln as he really was--a gentle, determined man obsessed with death yet filled with life, troubled with bouts of melancholy yet blessed with a witty nature, and gifted with a talent for literary expression
Builders of the dream : Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen B Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography as history by Stephen B Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fires of jubilee [Nat Turner's fierce rebellion] by Stephen B Oates( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of the enigmatic visionary who led a bloody slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831
 
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A woman of valor : Clara Barton and the Civil War
Alternative Names
Stephen B. Oates American historian

Stephen B. Oates US-amerikanischer Historiker

Languages
English (260)

German (8)

French (5)

Polish (2)

Spanish (2)

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With malice toward none : the life of Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln, the man behind the mythsTo purge this land with blood : a biography of John BrownA woman of valor : Clara Barton and the Civil WarThe fires of jubilee : Nat Turner's fierce rebellionThe approaching fury : voices of the storm, 1820-1861The whirlwind of war : voices of the storm, 1861-1865Portrait of America