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Davis, William C. 1946-

Overview
Works: 158 works in 486 publications in 1 language and 59,042 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Diaries  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Records and correspondence  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: E487, 973.713
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William C Davis
Brother against brother : the war begins by William C Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the events leading to the civil war, from the South Carolina secession convention to the fighting at Fort Sumter
Battle at Bull Run : a history of the first major campaign of the Civil War by William C Davis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the first major conflict between North and South, which also served as an early example of the strategic use of railroads. Includes some of the first war photographs ever taken
First blood : Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C Davis ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the U.S. Civil War in the Eastern Theater from the engagement at Fort Sumter in April, 1861 through Bull Run in July, 1861
The Fighting men of the Civil War by William C Davis ( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the experiences of the common soldier from enlistment to battle. Features artifacts, photographs, and artwork depicting major items of arms and equipment
Duel between the first ironclads by William C Davis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The famous Civil War battle between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia is revealed from contemporary journals and letters
Diary of a Confederate soldier John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade by John S Jackman ( )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Look away! : a history of the Confederate States of America by William C Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of the Confederacy moves beyond military events to examine legal structures, politics, social structures, and the economy of the South during the Civil War
The battle of New Market by William C Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a Civil War battle that took place in 1864 in the strategic Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, a battle in which 257 young cadets from the Virginia Military Institute turned the tide against the Union forces
Death in the trenches : Grant at Petersburg by William C Davis ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the valor of soldiers and commanders on both sides of the battlefield
Three roads to the Alamo : the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis by William C Davis ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis -- the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American history -- and about what really happened in that battle
Jefferson Davis : the man and his hour by William C Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Jefferson Davis-statesman, Mexican war hero, and President of the Confederate States of America
An honorable defeat : the last days of the Confederate government by William C Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of its army, and Grant's victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled to achieve their own differing visions: Jefferson Davis, autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost, and his secretary of war, General John C. Breckinridge, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he so loved." "William C. Davis traces the astounding journey of these men, and the entire Confederate cabinet, as they fled Richmond by train, then by mule, then on foot. Using original research, he narrates, with dramatic style and clear historical accuracy, the futile quarrels of the two men as they continued their flight from their eventual fate."--BOOK JACKET
The American frontier : pioneers, settlers & cowboys, 1800-1899 by William C Davis ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history and development of the Old West by looking at the individuals who played important roles
Virginia at war, 1862 ( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A History Book Club SelectionA Military History Book Club Selection Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. Virginians' expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen, for in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the Old Dominion became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East
Virginia at war, 1861 ( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More Civil War battles were fought on Virginian soil than on that of any other Confederate state. No state suffered more from invasion and occupation than the Old Dominion, and none witnessed as much of the war. Virginia's story of the Civil War stands unique among the Confederate States. Virginia at War, 1861 looks at Virginia on the eve of secession, detailing the activities of the convention that finally took the state out of the Union and explaining how Richmond became the capital of the new Confederate nation. Chapters in the book examine Virginia's private state army and its little-known
The pirates Laffite : the treacherous world of the corsairs of the Gulf by William C Davis ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean and Pierre Laffite's lives were intertwined with the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, the era from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812. Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy, the brothers ran a privateering cooperative that provided contraband goods to a hungry market and made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Later they became important members of a syndicate in New Orleans that included lawyers, bankers, merchants, and corrupt U.S. officials. But this allegiance didn't stop them from becoming paid Spanish spies, handing over information about the syndicate's plans and selling out their own associates. In 1820 the Laffites disappeared into the fog of history from which they had emerged, but not before becoming folk heroes in French Louisiana and making their names synonymous with piracy and intrigue on the Gulf.-Dust jacket
Virginia at war, 1864 ( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literature, politics and the press, higher education, patriotic celebrations, and early efforts at reconstruction in Union-occupied Virginia. The volume focuses on the effects of war on the civilian infrastructure as well as efforts to maintain the Confederacy. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary
A government of our own : the making of the Confederacy by William C Davis ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delegates from six states met in February 1861 to form a new government and choose its leaders
Lincoln's men : how President Lincoln became father to an army and a nation by William C Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on thousands of unpublished letters and diaries to tell the hidden story of how a new and untested president could become "Father Abraham" throughout both the army and the North as awhole
The embattled Confederacy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1861-1865, vol. 3
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Jack, 1946-
Davis, William Charles 1946-
Languages
English (177)
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