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Desjardin, Thomas A. 1964-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 3,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Biography  Maps  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E475.53, 973.7349072
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas A Desjardin
These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory by Thomas A Desjardin( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member 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
Stand firm ye boys from Maine the 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign by Thomas A Desjardin( )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member 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 in that regiment, telling the complete story of the unit in the Gettysburg Campaign, from June 21 through July 10, 1863. Desjardin uses more than seventy first-hand accounts to tell the story of this campaign in critical detail. He brings the personal experiences of the soldiers to life, relating the story from both sides and revealing the actions and feelings of the men from Alabama who tried, in vain, to seize Little Round Top. Indeed, ranging from the lowest ranking private to the highest officers, this book explores the terrible experiences of war and their tragic effect. Following the regiment through the campaign enables readers to understand fully the soldiers' feelings towards the enemy, towards citizens of both North and South, and towards the commanders of the two armies. In addition, this book traces the development of the legend of Gettysburg, as veterans of the fight struggle to remember, grasp, and memorialize their part in the largest battle ever fought on the continent. With a new preface and updated maps and illustrations, Stand Firm Ye Boys of Maine offers a compelling account of one of the most crucial small engagements of the Civil War
Through a howling wilderness : Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775 by Thomas A Desjardin( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member 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
These honored dead [how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory] by Thomas A Desjardin( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
Joshua L. Chamberlain : a life in letters : the previously unpublished letters of a great leader of the Civil War by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain has been a central character in two feature films (Gettysburg and Gods & Generals), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (The Killer Angels), and an inspiration for Ken Burns's production of the highly acclaimed PBS series The Civil War
Joshua L. Chamberlain a concise biography of the iconic hero by Thomas A Desjardin( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joshua Chamberlain is arguably the most well-known figure in Maine history and this highly accessible biography provides a brief look at his life. Filled with photos, maps, and illustrations, this concise history of a Maine icon is ideal for anyone with even just a passing interest in Maine or the Civil War
Joshua L. Chamberlain : the life in letters of a great leader of the American Civil War by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain has been a central character in two feature films (Gettysburg and Gods & Generals), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (The Killer Angels), and an inspiration for Ken Burns's production of the highly acclaimed PBS series The Civil War
The 20th Maine at Fredericksburg : and other titles by Abbott Spear( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Blessed boyhood!" : the "early memoir" of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joshua Chamberlain Scholar, soldier, statesman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life and legacy of Joshua Chamberlain: the early years that shaped him, his distinguished service in the Civil War, and his role as stateman upon his return home --Container
Legends of Gettysburg : separating fact from fiction by Thomas A Desjardin( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The monuments at Gettysburg by Thomas A Desjardin( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through a howling wilderness Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, 1775 by Thomas A Desjardin( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[In this book, the author] narrates a powerful tale of endurance, and courage along the wild rivers and through the dense forests of Maine and Quebec. He combines thorough research with a visceral sense of place and season to render powerful images of suffering and triumph in a land of haunting beauty and cruel indifference to human efforts. -Dust jacket
The honored dead : by Thomas A Desjardin( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Desjardin A., Thomas
Desjardin, Tom 1964-
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