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Mackay, James A. (James Alexander) 1936-2007

Overview
Works: 221 works in 712 publications in 4 languages and 16,725 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HE6196, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James A Mackay
William Wallace : brave heart by James A Mackay( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Sir William Wallace and attempts to separate the myths and legends that surround him from the reality of his life
Michael Collins : a life by James A Mackay( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 libraries worldwide
The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable new biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts the dramatic rise of the country boy who became head of the Free State and commander-in-chief of the army. Born of peasant stock in the rural south-west of Ireland in 1890, Collins joined the Volunteers in 1916 and fought in the Easter Rising. On his release from detention, he was elected Sinn Fein member for County Cork in the General Election of 1918. The 73 Sinn Fein MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster, instead forming Dail Eireann and declaring for a republic. During the Troubles, when de Valera was in America and other leaders were in prison, Collins, in his dual role of Minister of Finance and Director of Intelligence, effectively ran the Republican government
The Guinness book of stamps : facts & feats by James A Mackay( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Dutch and held by 888 libraries worldwide
A record of facts and feats concerning postage stamps, postal services, postal stationery and labels, stamp design, and production technology
Allan Pinkerton : the first private eye by James A Mackay( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Born in Scotland, Allan Pinkerton arrived in America with a solitary silver dollar in his pocket and - as legend has it - the law hot on his heels. A cooper by trade, he might have spent his life making barrels but for a fateful trip in the summer of 1846. On an uninhabited island, where he had gone to cut saplings for barrel staves, Pinkerton happened upon a thicket where a blackened patch suggested a recent fire. To Pinkerton, it also suggested something was amiss. In what became his very first case, the young cooper employed his acute powers of deductive reasoning, patience, and perseverance that would become the hallmarks of his modus operandi. His dogged determination (and several damp, cold, lonely nocturnal vigils) paid off when a gang of counterfeiters was discovered. The modern detective was born
An encyclopedia of small antiques by James A Mackay( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 libraries worldwide
The dictionary of stamps in color by James A Mackay( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of philately, containing over 3000 stamps from every country that has ever issued stamps
The beginner's guide to coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Polish and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Contains all the information necessary for starting a coin collection, how to develop your collection and over 100 color photographs and diagrams of coins
The world encyclopedia of coins & coin collecting by James A Mackay( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 color images
Turn-of-the-century antiques : an encyclopedia by James A Mackay( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of world stamps, 1945-1975 by James A Mackay( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 437 libraries worldwide
The animaliers : a collector's guide to the animal sculptors of the 19th & 20th centuries by James A Mackay( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Small encyclopedia of philately and stamp collecting
The complete guide to stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Introduces philately or stamp collecting, including its history, illustrations of stamps from around the world, and the growth of "Cinderellas," stamps once overlooked but now considered collectibles
The dictionary of Western sculptors in bronze by James A Mackay( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
World encyclopedia of stamps & stamp collecting : the ultimate illustrated reference to over 3000 of the world's best stamps, and a professional guide to starting and perfecting a spectacular collection by James A Mackay( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
A thorough introduction to the evolution of the adhesive stamp and other philatelic meterial, which allows the beginner and experienced enthusiast to understand both the history and value of their collection
Childhood antiques by James A Mackay( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Antiques of the future; a guide for collectors and investors by James A Mackay( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Vagabond of verse : Robert Service : a biography by James A Mackay( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
RB : a biography of Robert Burns by James A Mackay( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The complete illustrated guide to stamp collecting by James A Mackay( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Presents instructions for such aspects of stamp collecting as detaching stamps, housing one's collection, and mounting stamps for display; provides guidance for collecting sea, railway, airmail, and wartime mail; discusses various types of issues, labels, and postmarks; and features more than five hundred stamps from around the world
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Angus, Ian, 1936-2007

controlled identity Finlay, William, 1936-2007

controlled identity Garden, Bruce, 1936-2007

controlled identity Whittington, Peter, 1936-2007

Angus, Ian 1936-
Angus Ian 1936-2007
Angus, Ian, pseud.
Finlay, William.
Finlay, William 1936-
Finlay William 1936-2007
Garden, Bruce.
Garden, Bruce 1936-
Garden Bruce 1936-2007
James A. Mackay britischer Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philatelist
James A. Mackay Brits historicus (1936-2007)
Mackay, J. 1936-
Mackay, J. A. 1936-
Mackay, J. A. (James Alexander), 1936-
Mackay, J. (James), 1936-
Mackay, James.
Mackay, James 1936-
Mackay, James 1936-2007
Mackay, James Alexander.
Mackay, James Alexander 1936-
Mackay, James Alexander 1936-2007
Mckay, James
Whittington, Peter.
Whittington, Peter 1936-
Whittington Peter 1936-2007
Маккей, Джеймс Александр
Languages
English (164)
Spanish (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
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