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Smith, Jean Edward

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Works: 52 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 14,851 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Sources  Educational films  Internet videos  Trials, litigation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Jean Edward Smith
  • by Lucius D Clay( )
 
Most widely held works by Jean Edward Smith
Grant by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he pursued that strategy relentlessly. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. He tried to carry out the policies of Abraham Lincoln, the man he admired above all others, and to a considerable degree he succeeded. Yet today, Grant is rememebered as a brilliant general but a failed president." "In this biography, Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments of Grant's life. He argues convincingly that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Following the turmoil of Andrew Johnson's administration, Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction of the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House."--Jacket
Eisenhower : in war and peace by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's thirty-fourth president
FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed biographer Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to narrate the epic life of the president who, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. We see how Roosevelt's energy, intellect, and personal magnetism permitted him to master countless challenges. Smith recounts FDR's battles with polio and physical disability, and how they helped forge the resolve to surmount the turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threats. FDR's private life is also depicted, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother; his wife, Eleanor; Lucy Mercer, the great love of his life; and Missy LeHand, his secretary, companion, and confidante. Smith also tackles the failures and miscues of Roosevelt's public career. Smith gives us a clear picture of how this Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man's president.--From publisher description
John Marshall : definer of a nation by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, in 1801, John Marshall became Chief Justice of the United States, the Supreme Court was little more than a clause in the Constitution and a gaggle of conflicting opinions. For the next thirty-five years, Marshall was to mold the Court into a major force. Under his leadership, it learned to speak with one voice, becoming a powerful and respected third branch of government. It enunciated the principle of judicial review, established itself as the arbiter of constitutional authority, and affirmed the Constitution as an instrument of the people, not of the states. As a result, the implied powers of the federal government took on definition, the workings of the national government gained authority, and the economic system was made viable through a sophisticated understanding of the commerce clause. In truth, if George Washington founded the nation, John Marshall defined it. But who was this son of yeoman Virginia stock, this soldier who endured the terrible suffering at Valley Forge, this lawyer who was a moving force behind Virginia's ratification of the Constitution, this diplomat who outwitted Talleyrand and thereby raised the profile of a raw young country in the capitals of Europe? Confidant of presidents, friend to the founding fathers, statesman, envoy, and legislator: who was this man who gave up a flourishing legal practice to take on the thankless task of shaping the Court and went on to make it into the institution we see today? Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith draws an elegant portrait of this remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, scholar; soldier, comrade, friend; and, most especially, lover of fine Madeira, good food, and animated table talk: the Marshall who emerges from this book is as noteworthy for his very human qualities as for his piercing intellect, and perhaps most extraordinary for his talents as a leader of men and a molder of consensus
Bush by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself--most in invading Iraq--and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith
George Bush's war by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the strengths and weaknesses of the president's control of foreign policy during the Persian Gulf War
The defense of Berlin by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany beyond the wall : people, politics ... and prosperity by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of General Lucius D. Clay: Germany, 1945-1949 by Lucius D Clay( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"General Lucius Dubignon Clay (April 23, 1897 ? April 16, 1978) was an American officer and military governor of the United States Army known for his administration of occupied Germany after World War II. Clay was deputy to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1945; deputy military governor, Germany (U.S.) 1946; commander in chief, U.S. Forces in Europe and military governor of the U.S. Zone, Germany, 1947?49. He retired in 1949. Clay orchestrated the Berlin Airlift (1948?1949) when the USSR blockaded West Berlin."--Wikipedia
Lucius D. Clay : an American life by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier, statesman, logistical genius: Lucius D. Clay was one of that generation of giants who dedicated their lives to the service of this country, acting with ironclad integrity and selflessness to win a global war and secure a lasting peace. A member of the Army's elite Corps of Engineers, he was tapped by FDR in 1940 to head up a crash program of airport construction and then, in 1942, Roosevelt named him to run wartime military procurement. For three years, Clay oversaw the requirements of an eight-million-man army, setting priorities, negotiating contracts, monitoring production schedules and R&D, coordinating military Lend-Lease, disposing of surplus property-all without a breath of scandal. It was an unprecedented job performed to Clay's rigorous high standards. As Eliot Janeway wrote: "No appointment was more strategic or more fortunate."
FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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FDR by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author combines fresh scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to chronicle the epic life of one of America's greatest presidents. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, and effortless grace permitted him to master countless personal and political challenges throughout his life; how his skill as a campaigner, particularly his mastery of the burgeoning mass media, revolutionized the fundamental bond between the American people and their government; and how his vital relationships with women - romantic and otherwise - helped to mold his personality and inform his worldview. - Back cover
The Conduct of American foreign policy debated by Herbert M Levine( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bush by Jean Edward Smith( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself, most disastrously in invading Iraq, and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith
The Constitution and American foreign policy by Jean Edward Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil liberties and civil rights debated by Herbert M Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenhower in war and peace by Jean Edward Smith( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith delivers a rich account of Eisenhower's life using previously untapped primary sources. From the military service in WWII that launched his career to the shrewd political decisions that kept America out of wars with the Soviet Union and China, Smith reveals a man who never faltered in his dedication to serving America, whether in times of war or peace
The face of justice : portraits of John Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Marshall : citizen, statesman, jurist( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The size and shape of American government is due in no small part to Chief Justice John Marshall. This biography focuses on his contribution to the status of the Supreme Court, his implementation of judicial review, and his advocacy of strong central authority for the protection of the new nation and its ideals."
The papers of General Lucius D. Clay by Lucius D Clay( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et tobindsværk der består af dokumenterne fra 1945 til 1949 fra Clays arbejde for at skabe et tysk civilt styre. General Lucius DuBignon Clay var USAs militærguvernør i Tyskland i samme periode og kan tilegnes æren for Tysklands overgang til forbundsrepublik. Han var også ansvarlig for Berlin-luftbroen
 
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Alternative Names
Jean Edward Smith Amerikaans historicus

Smith, Jean E. 1932-

Smith, Jean Edward

جيان سميث

جین ادوارد اسمیت تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

سميث، جين ادوارد

ジーン・エドワード・スミス

讓·愛德華·史密斯

Languages
English (163)

German (5)

Danish (1)

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Eisenhower : in war and peaceFDRJohn Marshall : definer of a nationFDRFDR