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Davis, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sydney) 1912-1999

Overview
Works: 307 works in 626 publications in 13 languages and 24,479 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Compiler
Classifications: E807, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth S Davis
FDR: the beckoning of destiny, 1882-1928; a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Water by Luna B Leopold( Book )

82 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in 9 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature and uses of water, the effect of water in absorbing energy and moderating the climate, erosion, the importance of the water supply, water treatment and pollution
FDR, the New Deal years, 1933-1937 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)
FDR, into the storm, 1937-1940 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Into the Storm opens, Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been reelected for a second term, a victory unprecedented in its magnitude. Soon after, because he felt that the Supreme Court was obstructing programs he favored, he launched a frontal assault on the Court as a "separate" but equal branch of government and proposed to "pack" it with liberal justices of his own choosing - the result of which was a split among the liberal supporters Roosevelt already had and a strengthening of his conservative opposition. In addition, he attempted to purge Democratic senators and representatives who had joined with Republicans to frustrate his New Deal agenda. FDR's political maneuverings occurred at a particularly dangerous time: The world was about to enter its most destructive war. Japan marched toward conquest in the Far East. Fascist General Franco destroyed the Spanish republic in a cruel and bloody civil war. Hitler absorbed Austria and triumphed over Chamberlain in Munich, after which he occupied Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland. Roosevelt's courage, patience, intelligence, and capacity to endure - plus his role-playing ability - were tested to the utmost as he was forced to make a highly difficult shift from New Deal nationalism toward a policy of collective security. The detailed story of this testing - his dealings with the Panay incident in China, with the grave economic recession at home, with internecine quarrels in the Tennessee Valley Authority and the War Department, with desperately needed reorganization of the executive branch, coupled with his abortive attempts to educate the American public in the realities of the world crisis - makes up the highly dramatic middle portion of this book. Ultimately, FDR: Into the Storm deals with the coming of World War II and the great debate between adherents of national defense and isolationism. Out of this we see the gradual emergence of Roosevelt as a great leader, not only of his countrymen but, indeed, of the free world. The culmination of this volume of great narrative history is the hard-fought and distorted presidential election campaign of 1940. By the time of Roosevelt's victory, the first slow steps had been taken toward preparing the United States for the great trials ahead
Experience of war; the United States in World War II by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of America's participation in WW II. The significant events and personalities of the campaign
FDR, the war president, 1940-1943 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe - while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the country - and protecting the gains of the New Deal, upon which he has spent so much of his prestige and power." "Kenneth S. Davis draws vivid depictions of the lives, characters, and temperaments of the military and political personalities so paramount to the history of the time: Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle, and Hitler; Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and MacArthur; Admiral Darlan, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Lindbergh, William Allen White, Joseph Kennedy, Averell Harriman, Harry Truman, Robert Murphy, Sidney Hillman, William Knudsen, Cordell Hull, Henry Morgenthau, Henry Stimson, A. Philip Randolph, Wendell Willkie, and Henry Wallace." "The portrait of Henry Hopkins, who interacted with many of these personalities on behalf of Roosevelt, is woven into this history as the complex, interconnected relationship it was. Hopkins burnished the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt and eased the way for their interactions with Stalin." "Another set of characters central to Roosevelt's life and finely drawn by the author includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Sara Roosevelt, Missy LeHand, Grace Tully, Princess Martha of Norway, and Daisy Suckley."--Jacket
FDR, the New York years, 1928-1933 by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Kansas : a bicentennial history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms, industry, and America by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier of democracy, a biography of Dwight Eisenhower by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

32 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The paradox of poverty in America by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of honor: a biography of Adlai E. Stevenson by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the American statesman from Illinois from his rise as governor to running for president and United States ambassador to the United Nations
Water, the mirror of science by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

36 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in 8 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American dream by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Charles A. Lindbergh, with some family background
Eisenhower, American hero; the historical record of his life by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes to the former President Dwight D. Eisenhower by friends, relatives and those associated with him in military service
A prophet in his own country : the triumphs and defeats of Adlai E. Stevenson by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cautionary scientists: Priestley, Lavoisier, and the founding of modern chemistry by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invincible summer : an intimate portrait of the Roosevelts, based on the recollections of Marion Dickerman by Kenneth S Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eisenhower College collection; the paintings of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Dwight D Eisenhower( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower, an American hero : the historical record of his life( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Daiweisi 1912-1999

Davis, K. S.

Davis, K. S. 1912-1999

Davis, K. S. (Kenneth Sydney), 1912-1999

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Davis, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sydney), 1912-

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Dēbisu, Kenesu S. 1912-1999

Dēvisu, K. S. 1912-1999

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