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Wilkinson, James 1757-1825

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Works: 376 works in 729 publications in 1 language and 13,655 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Biography  Military history  Trials, litigation, etc  Rules  Sources  Maps 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E353.1.W6, B
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Reprints of Littell's Political transactions in and concerning Kentucky and Letter of George Nicholas to his friend in Virginia, also General Wilkinson's memorial by William Littell( Book )
8 editions published between 1926 and 1971 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of my own times by James Wilkinson( Book )
15 editions published between 1816 and 1971 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Major General William Heath by William Heath( Book )
2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Diagrams and plans, illustrative of the principal battles and military affairs, treated of in Memoirs of my own times by James Wilkinson( Book )
10 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
[Correspondence between Wilkinson & Randolph] by James Wilkinson( Book )
4 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
General orders : as the scientific pursuit of the Corps of Engineers do not allow time by United States( Book )
3 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
History of the battle of Breed's Hill by Charles Coffin( Book )
10 editions published between 1831 and 1979 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This compilation by Charles Coffin is comprised of accounts from American officers who either participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill or were well-educated on the conflict. These accounts were originally published in the first quarter of the 19th century
An estimate of the average prices of the different articles of cloathing allowed the soldiery, by the act of Congress, September 6, 1777 by United States( Book )
9 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Burr's conspiracy exposed ; and General Wilkinson vindicated against the slanders of his enemies on that important occasion by James Wilkinson( Book )
7 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of General Wilkinson by James Wilkinson( Book )
3 editions published between 1810 and 1811 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Tarnished warrior : Major-General James Wilkinson by James Ripley Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 1938 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
From the early days of the Revolution, James Wilkinson was an important figure in American history. As a general in the Army of the United States, he was a friend of Presidents, a companion of conspirators, a master of intrigue, and a confederate of alien and domestic plotters. Few men had more intimate knowledge of the inhabited stretches of the American continent. He knew the slating streets of Montreal and was familiar with the tangled wilderness that covered the Champlain valley. In the old Northwest he traveled on the waters of the Great Lakes, wrangled with the British in Detroit, and ate boiled puppy with the savages along the Ohio. In Kentucky, he peddled merchandise and delivered pioneer women of their children. Again and again he voyaged up and down the Mississippi River and the Atlantic seacoast with soldiers, traders, and hardy adventures; in New Orleans and Philadelphia tavern underlings came to know his thick-set, uniformed figure, always busy, always alert, and often sinister. He visited Havana on mysterious missions, ran the gauntlet of grasping customhouse officials at Vera Cruz, and dined with Mexican patriots in the "Halls of Montezumas." Whether enjoying the proceeds of government pay-checks honestly earned or silver pesos wheedled from gullible Spanish officials, he set the pattern for lavish spending and engaging hospitality. Affable and gregarious, he craved the applause of his fellow-men; for their women he had an ample store of hard-handed compliments. He altered his political creed to suit the exigencies of the moment, but was always the partisan, writing profusely and talking without end. As a brilliant Revolutionary staff officer, a peace-time frontier commander, and an aging general in the War of 1812, he was an opportunist. He sought immediate reward, preferably in hard cash. Initiative he had, extreme audacity, and a relentless purpose. His zeal for new enterprises never flagged until a Mexican churchyard received his bones in 1825. Widely scattered archives have furnished the data for this interesting book on a remarkable soldier. It has a freshness that will make strong appeal to lovers of biography. In it they will find, at last, a key to the jigsaw puzzle of Wilkinson's paradoxical career -- Book jacket
Exploratory travels through the western territories of North America: comprising a voyage from St. Louis, on the Mississippi, to the source of that river, and a journey through the interior of Louisiana, and the north-eastern provinces of New Spain. Performed in the years 1805, 1806, 1807, by order of the government of the United States by Zebulon Montgomery Pike( Book )
4 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A reissue of the London, 1811 edition (in new type) of the first government exploration of the Southwest and one of the most important of all American travel narratives. Includes a new introduction by William M. Maguire. The American edition, Baltimore, 1810, was issued under title: An account of expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi, and through the western parts of Louisiana
 
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Alternative Names
James Wilkinson American general
James Wilkinson Amerikaans politicus (1757-1825)
James Wilkinson amerikanischer General
James Wilkinson amerikansk politikar
James Wilkinson amerikansk politiker
James Wilkinson politico e generale statunitense
Wilkinson 1757-1825 General
Wilkinson, General (James), 1757-1825
Уилкинсон, Джеймс
제임스 윌킨슨
ジェームズ・ウィルキンソン (軍人)
詹姆斯威金斯
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English (298)
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