WorldCat Identities

Mackay, James A. (James Alexander) 1936-2007

Overview
Works: 229 works in 765 publications in 4 languages and 17,863 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Identification guides  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: HE6196, B
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Most widely held works about James A Mackay
 
Most widely held works by James A Mackay
William Wallace : brave heart by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Sir William Wallace and attempts to separate the myths and legends that surround him from the reality of his life
Michael Collins : a life by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No man since Parnell has so captured the imagination of Ireland, and his death was deeply mourned on both sides of the Irish Sea. Had Collins lived, the subsequent course of Anglo-Irish relations would have been very different. Though this is one of the great might-have-beens of history, there are vital lessons to be learned from the life and times of this strong, enigmatic, controversial but above all charismatic figure that have an important bearing on the solution of the present Irish dilemma
The Guinness book of stamps : facts & feats by James A Mackay( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of facts and feats concerning postage stamps, postal services, postal stationery and labels, stamp design, and production technology
Allan Pinkerton : the first private eye by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through four decades of tumultuous history, Allan Pinkerton left an indelible mark. From the Underground Railroad to the Chicago underworld to Pennsylvania and the civil unrest of the notorious Molly Maguires, he took on bandits, bank robbers, kidnappers, spies, and even Jesse James himself. His role in the Civil War was critical: as Lincoln's spymaster, he managed a network of spies who worked behind Confederate lines and tackled espionage at the highest levels in Washington itself. In particular, James Mackay's scrupulously balanced account challenges the conventional view of the controversy surrounding Pinkerton's role in the Peninsular campaign of 1862. Was poor intelligence responsible for prolonging the war?
An encyclopedia of small antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of philately, containing over 3000 stamps from every country that has ever issued stamps
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the information necessary for starting a coin collection, how to develop your collection and over 100 color photographs and diagrams of coins
The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 color images
Glass paperweights by James A Mackay( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and different styles of paperweights
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world stamps, 1945-1975 by James A Mackay( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animaliers : a collector's guide to the animal sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small encyclopedia of philately and stamp collecting
The complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces philately or stamp collecting, including its history, illustrations of stamps from around the world, and the growth of "Cinderellas," stamps once overlooked but now considered collectibles
The dictionary of Western sculptors in bronze by James A Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert guide to understanding and acquiring wonderful stamps, by one of the world's foremost collectors.--From publisher's description
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques of the future; a guide for collectors and investors by James A Mackay( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond of verse : Robert Service : a biography by James A Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RB : a biography of Robert Burns by James A Mackay( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Wallace : brave heart
Alternative Names

controlled identityAngus, Ian, 1936-2007

controlled identityFinlay, William, 1936-2007

controlled identityGarden, Bruce, 1936-2007

controlled identityWhittington, Peter, 1936-2007

Angus, Ian 1936-

Angus Ian 1936-2007

Angus, Ian, pseud.

Finlay, William.

Finlay, William 1936-

Finlay William 1936-2007

Garden, Bruce.

Garden, Bruce 1936-

Garden Bruce 1936-2007

James A. Mackay britischer Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philatelist

James A. Mackay Brits historicus (1936-2007)

Mackay, J. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. 1936-

Mackay, J. A. (James Alexander), 1936-

Mackay, J. (James), 1936-

Mackay, James.

Mackay, James 1936-

Mackay, James 1936-2007

Mackay, James Alexander.

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-

Mackay, James Alexander 1936-2007

Mckay, James

Whittington, Peter.

Whittington, Peter 1936-

Whittington Peter 1936-2007

Маккей, Джеймс Александр

Languages
English (176)

Spanish (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Michael Collins : a lifeAllan Pinkerton : the first private eyeThe world encyclopedia of coins & coin collectingStamp collectingThe complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collectionThe dictionary of Western sculptors in bronzeWorld encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection