Desjardin, Thomas A. 1964-
Most widely held works by Thomas A Desjardin
These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
"How did the story of Gettysburg evolve? Why did the battle become a legend? And how much truth is behind the myth? For seven score years, Americans have shaped and altered the national memory of the battle, fashioning the story of Gettysburg to reflect our changing culture and national character. Now Thomas A. Desjardin, a prominent Civil War historian and keen cultural observer, demonstrates how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event has become and why that has happened. This is, in effect, a biography of a story - the story of Gettysburg."--Jacket.
Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775 by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
"In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Newburyport, bound for the Maine wilderness. They were American colonists who had volunteered for a secret mission to paddle and march nearly two hundred miles through some of the wildest country in the colonies and seize the fortress city of Quebec, the last British stronghold in Canada." "The march, under the command of Colonel Benedict Arnold, proved to be a tragic journey. Before they reached the outskirts of Quebec, hundreds died from hypothermia, drowning, smallpox, lightning strikes, exposure, and starvation. The survivors ate dogs, shoes, clothing, leather, cartridge boxes, shaving soap, and lip salve. Their trek toward Quebec was nearly twice the length shown on their maps. In the midst of the journey, the most unlikely of events befell them: a hurricane. The rains fell in such torrents that their boats floated off or sunk, taking their meager provisions along, and then it began to snow. The men woke up frozen in their tattered clothing. One third of the force deserted, returning to Massachusetts. Of those remaining, more than four hundred were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner." "Finally, in the midst of a raging blizzard, those remaining attacked Quebec. In the assault, their wet muskets failed to fire. Undaunted, they overtook the first of two barricades and pressed on toward the other, nearly taking Canada from the British. Demonstrating Benedict Arnold's prowess as a military strategist, the attack on Quebec accomplished another goal for the colonial army: It forced the British to commit thousands of troops to Canada, subsequently weakening the British hand against George Washington." "A military history about the early days of the American Revolution, Through a Howling Wilderness is also a timeless adventure narrative that tells of heroic acts, men pitted against nature's fury, and a fledgling nation's fight against a tyrannical oppressor."--BOOK JACKET.
Stand firm ye boys from Maine : the 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Fought amid rocks and trees, in thick blinding smoke, and under exceedingly stressful conditions, the battle for the southern slope of Little Round Top on July 2, 1863 stands among the most famous and crucial military actions in American history, one of the key engagements that led to the North's victory at Gettysburg. In this powerfully narrated history, Maine historian Tom Desjardin tells the story of the 20th Maine Regiment, the soldiers who fought and won the battle of Little Round Top. This engaging work is the culmination of years of detailed research on the experiences of the soldiers i.
These honored dead [how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory by Thomas A Desjardin ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Ever since the guns fell silent in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg has emerged as the defining conflict in our nation's history. American memory has established Gettysburg as the most important, most heroic, most savage battle this nation has ever fought. It has become our Waterloo, our battle of Marathon, our siege of Troy. In this riveting historical reappraisal, esteemed Civil War historian, Thomas A. Desjardin, sets out to examine the truth behind the myth by probing how this battle became legend in American hearts and minds. What emerges from Desjardin's research is a fascinating biography of a story, the story of Gettysburg, as he highlights how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event is, and how Americans have fashioned the Battle as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.
The 20th Maine at Fredericksburg : and other titles by Abbott Spear ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Joshua L. Chamberlain by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Field maps, Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 2, 3, 1863 by Thomas A Desjardin ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Stand firm ye boys from Maine : the 20th Maine and Gettysburg campaign by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The monuments at Gettysburg by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Legends of Gettysburg : separating fact from fiction by Thomas A Desjardin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
American Civil War (1861-1865) Arnold, Benedict,--1741-1801 Audiobooks Authors, American Canadian Invasion (1775-1776) Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence,--1828-1914 Fredericksburg, Battle of (Virginia : 1862) Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863) Gettysburg Campaign (1863) Historiography History Imprints (Publishers' and printers' statements) Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Landowners Maine Maine--Union Maps Memory--Social aspects Miscellanea Monuments National characteristics, American Pennsylvania--Gettysburg Pennsylvania--Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania--Gettysburg Region Personal narratives Québec--Québec Real property Regimental histories Siege of Québec (Québec : 1775-1776) Sound recordings Topographic maps United States United States.--Army.--Maine Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865) Virginia--Fredericksburg
Desjardin, Tom, 1964-