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Davis, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sydney) 1912-1999

Overview
Works: 165 works in 404 publications in 2 languages and 24,209 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Compiler
Classifications: E807, B
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Publications about Kenneth S Davis
Publications by Kenneth S Davis
Publications by Kenneth S Davis, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Kenneth S Davis
FDR: the beckoning of destiny, 1882-1928; a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,032 libraries worldwide
Water by Luna B Leopold( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
Discusses the nature and uses of water, the effect of water in absorbing energy and moderating the climate, erosion, the importance of the water supply, water treatment and pollution
FDR, the New Deal years, 1933-1937 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
FDR, into the storm, 1937-1940 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,633 libraries worldwide
As Into the Storm opens, Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been reelected for a second term, a victory unprecedented in its magnitude. Soon after, because he felt that the Supreme Court was obstructing programs he favored, he launched a frontal assault on the Court as a "separate" but equal branch of government and proposed to "pack" it with liberal justices of his own choosing - the result of which was a split among the liberal supporters Roosevelt already had and a strengthening of his conservative opposition. In addition, he attempted to purge Democratic senators and representatives who had joined with Republicans to frustrate his New Deal agenda. FDR's political maneuverings occurred at a particularly dangerous time: The world was about to enter its most destructive war. Japan marched toward conquest in the Far East. Fascist General Franco destroyed the Spanish republic in a cruel and bloody civil war. Hitler absorbed Austria and triumphed over Chamberlain in Munich, after which he occupied Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland. Roosevelt's courage, patience, intelligence, and capacity to endure - plus his role-playing ability - were tested to the utmost as he was forced to make a highly difficult shift from New Deal nationalism toward a policy of collective security. The detailed story of this testing - his dealings with the Panay incident in China, with the grave economic recession at home, with internecine quarrels in the Tennessee Valley Authority and the War Department, with desperately needed reorganization of the executive branch, coupled with his abortive attempts to educate the American public in the realities of the world crisis - makes up the highly dramatic middle portion of this book. Ultimately, FDR: Into the Storm deals with the coming of World War II and the great debate between adherents of national defense and isolationism. Out of this we see the gradual emergence of Roosevelt as a great leader, not only of his countrymen but, indeed, of the free world. The culmination of this volume of great narrative history is the hard-fought and distorted presidential election campaign of 1940. By the time of Roosevelt's victory, the first slow steps had been taken toward preparing the United States for the great trials ahead
Experience of war; the United States in World War II by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
An account of America's participation in WW II. The significant events and personalities of the campaign
FDR, the war president, 1940-1943 : a history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
"FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe - while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the country - and protecting the gains of the New Deal, upon which he has spent so much of his prestige and power." "Kenneth S. Davis draws vivid depictions of the lives, characters, and temperaments of the military and political personalities so paramount to the history of the time: Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle, and Hitler; Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and MacArthur; Admiral Darlan, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Lindbergh, William Allen White, Joseph Kennedy, Averell Harriman, Harry Truman, Robert Murphy, Sidney Hillman, William Knudsen, Cordell Hull, Henry Morgenthau, Henry Stimson, A. Philip Randolph, Wendell Willkie, and Henry Wallace." "The portrait of Henry Hopkins, who interacted with many of these personalities on behalf of Roosevelt, is woven into this history as the complex, interconnected relationship it was. Hopkins burnished the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt and eased the way for their interactions with Stalin." "Another set of characters central to Roosevelt's life and finely drawn by the author includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Sara Roosevelt, Missy LeHand, Grace Tully, Princess Martha of Norway, and Daisy Suckley."--Jacket
FDR, the New York years, 1928-1933 by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
Arms, industry, and America by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
The paradox of poverty in America by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Soldier of democracy, a biography of Dwight Eisenhower by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
28 editions published between 1945 and 1952 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
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Kansas : a bicentennial history by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
The politics of honor: a biography of Adlai E. Stevenson by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of the American statesman from Illinois from his rise as governor to running for president and United States ambassador to the United Nations
The hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and the American dream by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
The life of Charles A. Lindbergh, with some family background
Eisenhower, American hero; the historical record of his life by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Tributes to the former President Dwight D. Eisenhower by friends, relatives and those associated with him in military service
Water, the mirror of science by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
A prophet in his own country : the triumphs and defeats of Adlai E. Stevenson by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
The cautionary scientists: Priestley, Lavoisier, and the founding of modern chemistry by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Invincible summer : an intimate portrait of the Roosevelts, based on the recollections of Marion Dickerman by Kenneth S Davis( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
The Eisenhower College collection; the paintings of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Dwight D Eisenhower( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Eisenhower, an American hero : the historical record of his life ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Daiweisi 1912-1999
Davis, K. S.
Davis, K. S. 1912-1999
Davis, K. S. (Kenneth Sydney), 1912-1999
Davis, Kenneth S.
Davis, Kenneth S. 1912-
Davis, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sydney), 1912-
Davis, Kenneth Sydney.
Davis, Kenneth Sydney 1912-
Davis, Kenneth Sydney 1912-1999
Dēbisu, Kenesu S. 1912-1999
Dēvisu, K. S. 1912-1999
デイヴィス, K. S
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English (169)
Dutch (1)
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