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Clary, David A.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 5,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E404, B
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Most widely held works by David A Clary
Eagles and empire : the United States, Mexico, and the struggle for a continent by David A Clary( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war that started under questionable pretexts. A president who is convinced of his country's might and right. A military and political stalemate with United States troops occupying a foreign land against a stubborn and deadly insurgency. The time is the 1840s. The enemy is Mexico. And the war is one of the least known and most important in both Mexican and United States history'a war that really began much earlier and whose consequences still echo today. Acclaimed historian David A. Clary presents this epic struggle for a continent for the first time from both sides, using original Mexican and North American sources. To Mexico, the yanqui illegals pouring into her territories of Texas and California threatened Mexican sovereignty and security. To North Americans, they manifested their destiny to rule the continent. Two nations, each raising an eagle as her standard, blustered and blundered into a war because no one on either side was brave enough to resist the march into it. In Eagles and Empire, Clary draws vivid portraits of the period's most fascinating characters, from the cold-eyed, stubborn United States president James K. Polk to Mexico's flamboyant and corrupt general-president-dictator Antonio LOpez de Santa Anna; from the legendary and ruthless explorer John Charles FrEmont and his guide Kit Carson to the "Angel of Monterey" and the "Boy Heroes" of Chapultepec; from future presidents such as Benito JuArez and Zachary Taylor to soldiers who became famous in both the Mexican and North American civil wars that soon followed. Here also are the Irish Soldiers of Mexico and the Yankee sailors of two squadrons, hero-bandits and fighting Indians of both nations, guerrilleros and Texas Rangers, and some amazing women soldiers. From the fall of the Alamo and harrowing marches of thousands of miles in the wilderness to the bloody, dramatic conquest of Mexico City and the insurgency that continued to resist, this is a riveting narrative history that weaves together events on the front lines'where Indian raids, guerrilla attacks, and atrocities were matched by stunning acts of heroism and sacrifice'with battles on two home fronts'political backstabbing, civil uprisings, and battle lines between Union and Confederacy and Mexican Federalists and Centralists already being drawn. The definitive account of a defining war, Eagles and Empire is page-turning history'a book not to be missed. From the Hardcover edition
Adopted son : Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the Revolution by David A Clary( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond as strong as any between father and son, a trust that saw them through betrayals, shifting political alliances, and the trials of war. Their friendship continued throughout their lives. Lafayette inspired widespread French support for a struggling young America and personally influenced Washington's antislavery views. Washington's enduring example as general and statesman guided Lafayette during France's own revolution years later. Using personal letters and other key documents, author Clary offers a rare glimpse of the American Revolution, including intimate portraits of such major figures as Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. The result is a remarkable, little-known epic of friendship, revolution, and the birth of a nation.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Rocket man : Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space age by David A Clary( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goddard (1882-1945) was the most famous scientist in America between the world wars, and his fame continued to grow after his death until 1960, when the biography This High Man proved too holographic, and scientists and historians began to object. He became a historical footnote, but Clary (history, Eastern New Mexico U., Roswell) wants to shed light on the man, not the legend he and his heirs made of him
The inspectors general of the United States Army, 1777-1903 by David A Clary( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the establishment of inspection practices in the United States Army told chronologically, in large part through the experiences of officers assigned to the inspection service. The record of the inspectorate illustrates those daily concerns that influenced the institutional development of the Inspector General Corps as a whole
George Washington's first war : his early military adventures by David A Clary( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the military experiences of the future American president during the French and Indian War, offering insight into the realities of wilderness warfare and the trials and tragedies that informed Washington's leadership
Timber and the Forest Service by David A Clary( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The place where Hell bubbled up" : a history of the first national park by David A Clary( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortress America : the Corps of Engineers, Hampton Roads, and United States coastal defense by David A Clary( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These relics of barbarism : a history of furniture in barracks and guardhouses of the United States Army, 1800-1880 by David A Clary( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report offers a history of the furniture used by enlisted men in barracks and guardhouses of the United States Army before 1880. It approaches the subjects along three avenues-- administrative history, the history of regulations, and the observations of people who were there-- and then reconciles the three bodies of information in a summary chapter
Rocket man : the life and legends of Robert H. Goddard, American pioneer of space flight by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard, describing his contributions to the science and technology of the twentieth century, his sometimes turbulent life, and his pivotal role in launching the Space Age
Preserving the environment : participating in the process by David A Clary( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a century in forest conservation : a biography and oral history of Edward P. Cliff by Ronald B Hartzer( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before and after Roswell : the flying saucer in America, 1947-1999 by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River Raisin Battlefield and Massacre Site, Monroe County, Michigan : a feasibility study of alternatives for acquisition, development, management, and interpretation by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life which is gregarious in the extreme : a history of furniture in barracks, hospitals and guardhouses of the United States Army, 1800-1945 by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspectors general of the United States army 1773-1903 by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Clary, author, "Rocket man"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Clary talks about his book, Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age, which describes the life and work of rocket scientist Goddard. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier, and was responsible for some of the technology that carried astronauts to the moon. But during World War II, the U.S. government suppressed Goddard's work, citing national security concerns, and appropriated his 214 patents
"The place where Hell bubbled up;" a history of the first national park by David A Clary( Book )

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

Robert Goddard : Mr. Rocket Science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A biography of Robert Goddard, U.S. professor of physics and the scientist who pioneered controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. Despite ridicule and opposition, he perfected a liquid fuel formula and launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926, opening a new era in human history and ultimately the exploration of space. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, historians and a current day austronaut
The inspectors general of the United States Army, 1775-1903 by David A Clary( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Eagles and empire : the United States, Mexico, and the struggle for a continent
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Adopted son : Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the RevolutionRocket man : Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space ageGeorge Washington's first war : his early military adventures"The place where Hell bubbled up" : a history of the first national parkRocket man : the life and legends of Robert H. Goddard, American pioneer of space flightBefore and after Roswell : the flying saucer in America, 1947-1999