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Quinn, Arthur

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Works: 23 works in 80 publications in 3 languages and 4,847 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Diaries  Conversation and phrase books 
Classifications: E188, 973.2
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Most widely held works by Arthur Quinn
A new world : an epic of colonial America from the founding of Jamestown to the fall of Quebec by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I write of peoples and of a struggle." So begins A New World, an ambitious and extraordinary book that challenges conventional historical narrative by presenting episodes in North America's history through the eyes and voices of the Europeans who established the first colonial outposts here. Beginning with the swaggering John Smith at Jamestown and ending with the beleaguered Montcalm at Quebec, Arthur Quinn allows towering historical figures to emerge from an often beautiful, sometimes forbidding early American landscape and speak. An elderly William Bradford looks back with growing despair at the early promise of the Pilgrim colony at Plymouth. Governor John Winthrop tries to administer a dose of practicality to the Puritans of Massachusetts. Jesuit missionaries bring Christianity and disaster to the Huron Confederacy. A blustering Peter Stuyvesant watches Manhattan slip from Dutch grasp. William Penn's Holy Experiment in Pennsylvania goes increasingly awry. And, finally, the British and the French fight history's first world war for supremacy in the New World. Telling each story using the literary conventions of the day, Quinn casts North America's colonial beginnings as a multicultural epic, gripping the reader throughout with his uncanny eye and storytelling skill. The result is a history not just for scholars, but for all citizens of a nation whose birth came only through long struggle, and at a terrible cost to Europeans and Native Americans alike
Figures of speech : 60 ways to turn a phrase by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The ""figurings"" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plasticity of language itself. We are inescapably confronted with the intoxicating possibility that we can make language do for us almost anything we want. Or at least a Shakespeare can. The figures of speech help to see how he does it, and how we might
Hell with the fire out : a history of the Modoc War by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Modoc War, pivotal in American history, pitted the peace policies of President Ulysses S. Grant and Quaker activist Lucretia Mott against William Tecumseh Sherman - the destroyer of Georgia - and his outspoken desire for the Modocs' "utter extermination." When it ended in 1873, with the execution of the tribal leaders and the relocation of the Modoc tribe to Oklahoma, the federal government's Peace Commission was in tatters. The way was paved toward the more famous, but no bloodier, battle at Little Bighorn and the battle at Wounded Knee, the last battle of the western Indian wars and the final closing of the frontier
Before Abraham was : the unity of Genesis 1-11 by Isaac M Kikawada ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poet's work : an introduction to Czeslaw Milosz by Leonard Nathan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rivals : William Gwin, David Broderick, and the birth of California by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a decade, William Gwin and David Broderick were rivals, struggling for a seat in the U.S. Senate with the anticipated admission of California to the Union, for control of California's Democratic party, and in the national debate over slavery
The confidence of British philosophers : an essay in historical narrative by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audiences and intentions : a book of arguments by Nancy M Bradbury ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken shore : the Marin Peninsula : a perspective on history by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of Marin Peninsula, Ca., from the arrival of the first Europeans
The diary of Captain Luis Antonio Argüello : October 17-November 17, 1821 : the last Spanish expedition in California by Luis Antonio Argüello ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken shore : the Marin Peninsula in California history by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lu you ying yu zhe yang xue jiu xing la by Ken en ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaporation and repulsion : a study of English corpuscular philosophy from Newton to Franklin by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lü you Ying yu zhe yang xue jiu xing la : ao you shi jie huan le wu xian, lü you Ying yu qing song gou tong = It's easy to speak good American by this book by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The republic of letters : the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776-1826 by Arthur Quinn ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ying wen ju xing zhe yang xue jiu xing la by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Samuel Brannan's dealings with William Gwin] by Arthur Quinn ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Before Abraham was : the unity of Genesis by Isaac M Kikawada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The confidence of British philosophers by Arthur Quinn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Chinese (3)
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