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Pryor, Elizabeth Brown

Overview
Works: 25 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 3,790 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV569.B3, B
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Clara Barton : professional angel by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely known today as the "Angel of the Battlefield," Clara Barton's personal life has always been shrouded in mystery. In Clara Barton, Professional Angel, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presents a biography of Barton that strips away the heroic exterior and reveals a complex and often trying woman.Based on the papers Clara Barton carefully saved over her lifetime, this biography is the first one to draw on these recorded thoughts. Besides her own voluminous correspondence, it reflects the letters and reminiscences of lovers, a grandniece who probed her aunt's venerable facade, and doctors who treated her nervous disorders. She emerges as a vividly human figure. Continually struggling to cope with her insecure family background and a society that offered much less than she had to give, she chose achievement as the vehicle for gaining the love and recognition that frequently eluded her during her long life.Not always altruistic, her accomplishments were nonetheless extraordinary. On the battlefields of the Civil War, in securing American participation in the International Red Cross, in promoting peacetime disaster relief, and in fighting for women's rights, Clara Barton made an unparalleled contribution to American social progress. Yet the true measure of her life must be made from this perspective: she dared to offend a society whose acceptance she treasured, and she put all of her energy into patching up the lives of those around her when her own was rent and frayed
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the 200th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's birth, a new portrait drawing on previously unpublished correspondence. Lee's war correspondence is well known, but the great majority of his most intimate letters have never been made public. They reveal a far more complex and contradictory man than the one who comes most readily to the imagination
Six encounters with Lincoln : a president confronts democracy and its demons by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the psychology, character, and leadership of the sixteenth president as evidenced by six encounters with his constituents, from an awkward meeting with Army officers on the eve of the Civil War to a White House conversation with a fierce abolitionist
Walney : two centuries of a Northern Virginia plantation by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six encounters with Lincoln : a president confronts democracy and its demons by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the Civil War. A conversation on the White House portico with a young cavalry sergeant who was a fiercely dedicated abolitionist. A tense exchange on a navy ship with a Confederate editor and businessman. In this eye-opening book, Elizabeth Brown Pryor examines six intriguing, mostly unknown encounters that Abraham Lincoln had with his constituents. Taken together, they reveal his character and opinions in unexpected ways, illustrating his difficulties in managing a republic and creating a presidency. Pryor probes both the political demons that Lincoln battled in his ambitious exercise of power and the demons that arose from the very nature of democracy itself: the clamorous diversity of the populace, with its outspoken demands. She explores the trouble Lincoln sometimes had in communicating and in juggling the multiple concerns that make up being a political leader; how conflicted he was over the problem of emancipation; and the misperceptions Lincoln and the South held about each other. Pryor also provides a fascinating discussion of Lincoln's fondness for storytelling and how he used his skills as a raconteur to enhance both his personal and political power. Based on scrupulous research that draws on hundreds of eyewitness letters, diaries, and newspaper excerpts, Six Encounters with Lincoln offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln as the beleaguered politician who was not especially popular with the people he needed to govern with, and who had to deal with the many critics, naysayers, and dilemmas he faced without always knowing the right answer. What it shows most clearly is that greatness was not simply laid on Lincoln's shoulders like a mantle, but was won in fits and starts.With a Foreword read by the Author's sister, Beverly Brown
Frying Pan Farm by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural implements used by middle-class farmers in the colonial Chesapeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial poultry husbandry around the Chesapeake Bay by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers and flowering bushes in the colonial Chesapeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honey, maple sugar and other farm produced sweetners in the colonial Chesapeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heaven's favourite gift" : viticulture in colonial Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forage crops in the colonial Chespeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic vegetables in the colonial Chesapeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultivation and use of the onion family in the colonial Chesapeake region by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchard fruits in the colonial Chesapeake by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert E. Lee and slavery : the general's own words plainly state his view of the peculiar institution by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frying Pan Farm Park research interview with Emma Ellmore, Elizabeth Ellmore and Rebecca Middleton by Emma Ellmore( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flexibility and profit in the slave hiring system in Fairfax County, Virginia, 1830-1860 by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Mr. Joseph Beard by Joseph Beard( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brief Encounter: A New York Cavalryman's Striking Conversation with Abraham Lincoln by Elizabeth Brown Pryor( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Clara Barton : professional angel
Alternative Names
Brown, Mary Elizabeth 1951-2015

Brown Pryor, Elizabeth 1951-2015

Elizabeth Brown Pryor American diplomat

Elizabeth Brown Pryor Amerikaans diplomate (1951-2015)

Elizabeth Brown Pryor diplomàtica estatunidenca

Languages
English (58)

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Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters