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De Kay, James T.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 7,607 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Naval history  Caricatures and cartoons  Humor  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E353.1.D29, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James T De Kay
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr by James T De Kay( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man largely responsible for uniting American Negroes in the fight for civil rights
Monitor : the story of the legendary Civil War Ironclad and the man whose invention changed the course of history by James T De Kay( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Christopher Columbus by James T De Kay( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Persian and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-to-read biography of the sailor who never fully recognized the importance of his discovery which changed history
A rage for glory the life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN by James T De Kay( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kay recounts the life of Commodore Stephen Decatur in the first new biography of the great naval hero. He chronicles the exploits of one of 19th-century America's bravest and most celebrated heroes
A rage for glory : the life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN by James T De Kay( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Decatur was one of the most awe-inspiring officers of the entire Age of Fighting Sail. A real-life American naval hero in the early nineteenth century, he led an astonishing life, and his remarkable acts of courage in combat made him one of the most celebrated figures of his era." "Decatur's dazzling exploits in the Barbary Wars propelled him to national prominence at the age of twenty-five. His dramatic capture of HMS Macedonian in the War of 1812, and his subsequent naval and diplomatic triumphs in the Mediterranean, secured his permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Handsome, dashing, and fearless, his crews worshipped him, presidents lionized him, and an adoring public heaped fresh honors on him with each new achievement." "James Tertius de Kay is one of our foremost naval historians. In A Rage for Glory, the first new biography of Decatur in almost seventy years, he recounts Decatur's life in vivid colors. Drawing on material unavailable to previous biographers, he traces the origins of Decatur's fierce patriotism (My country ... right or wrong!"), chronicles Decatur's passionate love affair with Susan Wheeler, and provides new details of Decatur's tragic death in a senseless duel of honor, secretly instigated by the backroom machinations of jealous fellow officers determined to ruin him. His death left official Washington in such shock that his funeral became a state occasion, attended by friends who included former President James Madison, current President James Monroe, Chief Justice John Marshall, and ten thousand more." "Decatur's short but crowded life was an astonishing epic of hubris, romance, and high achievement. Only a handful of Americans since his time have ever come close to matching his extraordinary glamour and brilliance."--Jacket
The Rebel raiders : the astonishing history of the Confederacy's secret Navy by James T De Kay( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Confederates plans to build a navy with the covert aid of the British. The plan culminated in the building of the C.S.S. Alabama
The natural superiority of the left-hander by James T De Kay( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 400,000 copies in print!
Chronicles of the frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922 by James T De Kay( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His Majesty's Frigate Macedonian was launched at Woolwich in 1810, at the height of the wars against Napoleon; its remains, refashioned as a seaside hotel, burned in the Bronx in 1922. It is barely remembered now, but in its time the Macedonian was recognized as the most important prize ever taken by the American navy--a distinction it holds to this day. The history of this one ship, recommissioned USS Macedonian after its capture from the British in the War of 1812, is an engrossing tale filled with battles, chases, near mutiny, and an engaging cast of commanders. The Macedonian played a prominent role in such major events as the liberation of Latin America, the war against the slave trade, the great Irish famine, and the American Civil War. Not just an entertaining narrative, however, the biography of this extraordinary ship is also a detailed portrait of gunboat diplomacy in the nineteenth century
Roosevelt's navy : the education of a warrior president, 1882-1920 by James T De Kay( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kay explores Roosevelt's formative years as Woodrow Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. From his arrival in Washington as a somewhat shallow, inexperienced political neophyte, we watch him transform into a visionary politician, wise in the ways of power, and eager to take his place on the world stage
The Battle of Stonington : torpedoes, submarines, and rockets in the War of 1812 by James T De Kay( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying the town. Over the next four days the British barraged the nearly defenseless civilian population with some fifty tons of explosives, before mysteriously upping anchor and sailing away. Drawing on contemporary news accounts, secret Royal Navy correspondence, and other primary sources, de Kay investigates events leading up to the attack and recounts the exciting details of the battle
The left-hander's handbook by James T De Kay( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious look at the inside-out world of left-handers
The left-handed book by James T De Kay( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left-handed kids by James T De Kay( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's greatest left-handers : why left-handers are just plain better than everybody else by James T De Kay( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Buzz Aldren to Queen Victoria, the fascinating foibles of the sinister set
The rebel raiders : the warship Alabama, British treachery and the American Civil War by James T De Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A billion dollars by James T De Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stargazers by James T De Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rockets' red glare : the War of 1812 and Connecticut by New London County Historical Society (Conn.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Stonington by James T De Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles of the frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922 by James T De Kay( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
De Kay, James T.

de Kay, James Tertius

De Kay, James Tertius 1930-

DeKay, James T. 1930-

DeKay, James Tertius

Kay, James T. de.

Kay, James T. de 1930-

Languages
English (106)

Persian (1)

Covers
Monitor : the story of the legendary Civil War Ironclad and the man whose invention changed the course of historyMeet Christopher ColumbusA rage for glory : the life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USNThe Rebel raiders : the astonishing history of the Confederacy's secret NavyThe natural superiority of the left-handerChronicles of the frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922Roosevelt's navy : the education of a warrior president, 1882-1920The Battle of Stonington : torpedoes, submarines, and rockets in the War of 1812