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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 450 works in 2,722 publications in 4 languages and 43,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biographies  Reference works  Dictionaries  Folklore  Folk literature  Handbooks and manuals  Myths 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: E175.5, 973.2
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The unseen world, and other essays by John Fiske( )

69 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How involved was the CIA with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John Kennedy? And why were significant documents from it removed afterward? Finally, we have answers to these questions, answers not from theories, but from the primary sources themselves. John Newman has interviewed dozens of high-placed officials who have never before spoken candidly on these sensitive issues. He has thoroughly examined the vast body of new material forced into release by the JFK Records Act of 1992. Oswald and the CIA is a devastating report based on indisputable evidence. Written by a historian who spent more than twenty years with the U.S. intelligence community, it is an insider's account of the secret record. Bit by bit, document by document, the reader watches Oswald's file build as it was observed through the eyes of the intelligence officers who actually handled those files. The Oswald paper trail inside the CIA is a gripping journey through the darkest corners of the Agency's Clandestine Services
The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

105 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the political history of the United States from the end of the Revolutionary War to the adoption of the Federal Constitution
The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )

77 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske( Book )

93 editions published between 1880 and 2008 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical note": pages [279]-287
The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )

52 editions published between 1889 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

61 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of America by John Fiske( )

109 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains report, plate and data files
Outlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy by John Fiske( Book )

124 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This final volume of the series on cosmic philosophy is based on the doctrine of evolution and includes criticisms on the positive philosophy. In the first part of this volume the author discusses the progress of the evolution of society, the genesis of man's intelligence, and the genesis of morality. The second part looks at the question of cosmic philosophy, anthropomorphic theism, cosmic theism, matter and spirit, and religion as adjustment. The author closes this volume with a discussion on the critical attitude of philosophy." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

93 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the present age, when the number of scientific inquirers has greatly increased and the interchange of thoughts has become rapid and constant, it takes much less time for a new generalisation to make its way into people's minds. It is now barely eighteen years since Mr. Darwin's views on the origin of species were announced in a book which purported to be only the rough preliminary sketch of a greater work in course of preparation. But, though greeted at the beginning with ridicule and opprobrium, the theory of natural selection has already won a complete and overwhelming victory. One could count on one's fingers the number of eminent naturalists who still decline to adopt it, and the hesitancy of these appears to be determined in the main by theological or metaphysical, and therefore not strictly relevant, objections. But it is not simply that the great body of naturalists have accepted the Darwinian theory: it has become part and parcel of their daily thoughts, an element in every investigation which cannot be got rid of. With a tacit consent that is almost unanimous, the classificatory relations among plants and animals have come to be recognised as representing degrees of genetic kinship. One needs but to read constantly such scientific journals as Nature, or to peer into the proceedings of scientific societies, to see how thoroughly all contemporary inquiry is permeated by the conception of natural selection. The record of research, whether in embryology, in palaeontology, or in the study of the classification and distribution of organised beings, has come to be the registration of testimony in support of Mr. Darwin's hypothesis. So deeply, indeed, has this mighty thinker impressed his thoughts on the mind of the age that in order fully to unfold the connotations of the word "Darwinism" one could hardly stop short of making an index to the entire recent literature of the organic sciences. The sway of natural selection in biology is hardly less complete than that of gravitation in astronomy; and thus it is probably true that no other scientific discoverer has within his own lifetime obtained so magnificent a triumph as Mr. Darwin. The comparison of the doctrine of natural selection with the Newtonian theory is made advisedly, as I wish to call attention to some differences in the aspect of the proofs by which two such different hypotheses are established"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske( Book )

53 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

93 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fair copy with very few revisions
New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )

55 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )

61 editions published between 1890 and 1904 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )

23 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and German and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske( Book )

28 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )

108 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note: The University of Adelaide Library eBooks @ Adelaide
Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

41 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: The mystery of evil, 36 p. (MA 145). Part 2: The Cosmic roots of love and self-sacrifice, 38 p. (MA 141); Part 3: The Everlasting reality of religion, 39 p. (MA 146)
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )

59 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1885 work examines the theory of evolution's impact on religion. The author believes there is no conflict between science and religion, and that social conditions trump natural selection. Influenced by the ideas of Herbert Spencer, Fiske's writings were praised by Darwin
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )

73 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and German and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
 
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The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin
Alternative Names
Fisk, John.

Fisk, John 1842-1901

Fisk, ohn 1842-1901

Fiske, John

Fiske, John pseud

Green, Edmund Fisk.

Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901

Green Edmund Fiske

John Fiske Amerikaans historicus (1842-1901)

John Fiske filozof i historyk amerykański

John Fiske US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Historiker

Джон Фиске

フイスク, ジヨン

Languages
English (1,509)

Dutch (2)

German (2)

French (1)

Covers
The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious libertyThe Dutch and Quaker colonies in AmericaOutlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophyThe destiny of man viewed in the light of his originNew France and New EnglandMyths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythologyThrough nature to GodThe idea of God as affected by modern knowledge