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Stewart, George R. 1895-1980

Works: 207 works in 1,073 publications in 23 languages and 30,241 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Local history  Dictionaries  Science fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Dystopian fiction  Biographies  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Names on the land : a historical account of place-naming in the United States by George R Stewart( Book )
61 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in English and held by 2,700 libraries worldwide
George R. Stewart's classic study of place-naming in the United States was written during World War II as a tribute to the varied heritage of the nation's peoples. More than half a century later, Names on the Land remains the authoritative source on its subject, while Stewart's intimate knowledge of America and love of anecdote make his book a unique and delightful window on American history and social life. Names on the Land is a fascinating and fantastically detailed panorama of language in action. Stewart opens with the first European names in what would later be the United States--Ponce de León's flowery Florída, Cortés's semi-mythical isle of California, and the red Rio Colorado--before going on to explore New England, New Amsterdam, and New Sweden, the French and the Russian legacies, and the unlikely contributions of everybody from border ruffians to Boston Brahmins. These lively pages examine where and why Indian names were likely to be retained; nineteenth-century fads that gave rise to dozens of Troys and Athens and to suburban Parksides, Brookmonts, and Woodcrest Manors; and deep and enduring mysteries such as why "Arkansas" is Arkansaw, except of course when it isn't. Names on the Land will engage anyone who has ever wondered at the curious names scattered across the American map. Stewart's answer is always a story--one of the countless stories that lie behind the rich and strange diversity of the USA
Ordeal by hunger : the story of the Donner Party by George R Stewart( Book )
60 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in English and held by 2,577 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of the Donner party is one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846, eighty-seven people set out for California via a new route. They endured deserts, bitter snowstorms and finally resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Diaries and historical documents helped the author write the story of this ill-fated band of pioneers
American place-names : a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America by George R Stewart( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 2,153 libraries worldwide
This work includes three categories of place-name information: well-known places; repeated names which appear in many localities; and unusual names. Following each of the 12,000 entries is the name derivation, the state where pertinent and explication with historical, geographical and/or folk interpretations
Earth abides by George R Stewart( Book )
114 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,993 libraries worldwide
A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for
American given names : their origin and history in the context of the English language by George R Stewart( Book )
23 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 1,926 libraries worldwide
Places all the more common names in their historical and linguistic context, discussing each name's etymology and usage through history
Storm by George R Stewart( Book )
91 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 14 languages and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
A violent storm, affectionately known as Maria, sweeps through California. Making her way from the Pacific coast, she gains momentum as she approaches the Sierra and transforms into a blizzard of great strength, covering the range with twenty feet of snow
The California Trail : an epic with many heroes by George R Stewart( Book )
32 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
Describes the trail's year-by-year changes as weather conditions, new exploration, and the changing character of emigrants affected it from 1841-42 on
Pickett's charge : a microhistory of the final attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 by George R Stewart( Book )
21 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the decisive battle at Gettysburg based on military and personal accounts
Fire : a novel by George R Stewart( Book )
47 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in 12 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake. Firefighters and lookouts, forest rangers and smokejumpers--as well as animals in the forest, many of them the bewildered victims of the blaze, and all the varied trees and bushes there--are characters of this realistic story
Not so rich as you think by George R Stewart( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Bret Harte, argonaut and exile, being an account of the life of the celebrated American humorist by George R Stewart( Book )
28 editions published between 1931 and 1979 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
To California by covered wagon by George R Stewart( Book )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Relates the hardships encountered by a group of pioneers travelling by covered wagon from Iowa to California in 1844
Names on the globe by George R Stewart( Book )
11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
"Topographers, geographers, and physiographers have written much about the Earth's surface, but that is not, as such, our present theme. Here we consider not the places themselves, but the names by which they are distinguished, what are commonly known in English as place-names." - from chapter 1, "The Place and the Name."
U.S. 40 : cross section of the United States of America by George R Stewart( Book )
16 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 libraries worldwide
American ways of life by George R Stewart( Book )
24 editions published between 1954 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 790 libraries worldwide
The year of the oath : the fight for academic freedom at the University of California by George R Stewart( Book )
9 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Man : an autobiography by George R Stewart( Book )
16 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in English and Japanese and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The technique of English verse by George R Stewart( Book )
17 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Donner Pass and those who crossed it; the story of the country made notable by the Stevens Party, the Donner Party, the gold-hunters, and the railroad builders by George R Stewart( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
George R. Stewart Amerikaans historicus (1895-1980)
George R. Stewart US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Sprachforscher und Professor für Englisch an der University of California, Berkeley
Rippey Stewart, George 1895-1980
Stewart George
Stewart George 1895-1980
Stewart, George R.
Stewart, George R., 1895-
Stewart, George R. 1895-1980
Stewart, George R. 1895-1980 Jr
Stewart, George R. (George Rippey), 1895-1980
Stewart, George R., Jr., 1895-1980
Stewart George Rippey
Stewart, George Rippey 1895-1980
جورج آر. استوارت
جورج ستيوارت
ジョージ・スチュワート (小説家)
スチュアート, G. R.
スチュアート, ジョージ・R.
English (552)
German (19)
Japanese (18)
French (16)
Spanish (13)
Dutch (5)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
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