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Lewis, Jon E. 1961-

Works: 165 works in 497 publications in 3 languages and 13,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Encyclopedias  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PN2287.L2897, 909
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Publications about Jon E Lewis
Publications by Jon E Lewis
Most widely held works by Jon E Lewis
The Mammoth book of true war stories ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 486 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of the West by Jon E Lewis( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The story of the American West is one of the epics of mankind. This exhilarating account is at once a complete, anecdotal history and a compendium of western lore. It shows what life on the frontier was really like, and portrays the brave, unpredictable and sometimes violent men and women who explored, fought over and finally tamed a continent. Jon E. Lewis vividly depicts the pioneers, the onrush of the cattle barons, the coming of the lawmen and the tragic demise of the Plains Indians. Heroes and villains - including Sitting Bull, Doc Holliday, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Crazy Horse and Custer - are often revealed in a startling new light, and a host of minor characters are rescued from obscurity. The book pays full homage to the part played by women and African-Americans and includes a mass of intriguing and fascinating detail - from how Montana cowboys warmed their horses' bits to the words of the Navajo medicine chants
Bruce Lee by Jon E Lewis( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the career and early death of the kung fu instructor who became a world-wide legend as the star of the some of the greatest martial arts movies ever made
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
A poignant collection of the private thoughts, secret fears, & eyewitness accounts of soldiers under enemy fire. Vivid, moving, truthful, the letters & diaries selected for this volume by this historian afford intimate glimpses into the souls of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Written from the battlefield, often from the front lines, the firsthand descriptions of military combat by common soldiers & junior officers lend to these never-before-published accounts a rawness of emotion & an immediacy that never make their way into history books. In its uniquely personal perspectives on military engagements ranging in time from the American Revolution & Napoleonic Wars through two world wars & the Vietnam conflict, this engrossing collection of testimony illuminates, too, the evolution of modern warfare. Whether written by an infantryman in the trenches of World War I or in camp by a relative Rommell or Napoleon, the personal eyewitness accounts in this remarkable book make poignantly intimate the military experience & the hell that is war
Eye-witness D-day : the story of the battle by those who were there ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of modern battles ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
From the start of the 20th century to the most recent major offensives, here are fifty accounts of the battles that made the modern world, described in superb detail by historians and writers including John Keegan, Alan Clark, John Strawson, Charles Mey, John Pimlott, and John Laffin. All the major conflicts are covered, from two world wars, through Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Chechnya, to Iraq and Afghanistan
The Mammoth book of how it happened by Jon E Lewis( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A collection of firsthand accounts documents key events in human history, from the painting of the Sistine Chapel and the 1955 World Series to the Gulf War and September 11, as recorded in journals, letters, journalist reports, and other venues
Jim Morrison by Jon E Lewis( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A brief biography of the legendary "Doors" singer known for his fast-paced and excessive lifestyle
The mammoth book of Native Americans by Jon E Lewis( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Native Americans make up less than one per cent of the total US population but represent half the nation's languages and cultures. Here, in one grand sweep, is the full story of Native American society, culture and religion. Here is everything from the land-based spirituality of their early creation myths and the late rise of Indian Pride, to the 88 uses to which the Sioux put the flesh and bones of the buffalo and the practice of berdache (men adopted as women). The book offers a chronological history of America's indigenous peoples. It covers their dramatic early entry into North America, o
A documentary history of human rights : a record of the events, documents, and speeches that shaped our world ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The godfather by Jon E Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis's study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfather's place within the crime and gangster film genre. Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film."--
The mammoth book of cover-ups : an encyclopedia of conspiracy theories by Jon E Lewis( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
The inside stories of 29 top-secret missions carried out by elite "shadow war" units
The permanent book of the 20th century : eye-witness accounts of the moments that shaped our century by Jon E Lewis( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
First-hand accounts of events from Queen Victoria's furneral to Nelson Mandella's election
The mammoth book of eye-witness history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Records the outstanding events of human history in the words of those who saw them. Compiled from memoirs, diaries, letters, journalistic reports and other first-hand evidence
The Mammoth book of the western : an anthology of classic stories of the American Frontier ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat", Bret Harte/"The Way West", Mark Twain/"The Caballero's Way", O. Henry/"The Blue Hotel", Stephen Crane/"On the Divide", Willa Cather/"Bad Penny", B.M. Bower/"All Gold Canyon", Jack London/"The Last Thunder Song", John G. Neihardt/"The Bird in the Bush", Eugene Manlove Rhodes/"The Honk-Honk Breed", Stewart Edward White/'The Ranger", Zane Grey/"Wine on the Desert", Max Brand/"At the Sign of the Last Chance", Owen Wister/"Early Americana", Conrad Richter/"When You Carry the Star", Ernest Haycox/"The Young Warrior", Oliver La Farge/"Command", James Warner Bellah/"Burn Him Out", Frank Bonham/"A Man Called Horse", Dorothy M. Johnson/"Great Medicine", Steve Frazee/"The Tall T", Elmore Leonard/"Emmet Dutrow", Jack Schaefer/"Blood on the Sun", Thomas Thompson/"Soldier Blue", T.V Olsen/"Beecher Island", Wayne D. Overholser/"Desert Command", Elmer Kelton/"The Bandit", Loren D. Estleman
The mammoth book of endurance & adventure ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of pirates by Jon E Lewis( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A rollicking tour of the history of the high seas with Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Anne Bonney and other figures of maritime legend. Includes Francis 'The Scourge of Spain' Drake's audacious night-time treasure raid on Nombre de Dios; Alexander Exquemelin's fly-on-the-wall account of the 'wicked order of pirates, or robbers of the sea'; the journal of William Dampier, found stashed in a hollow bamboo tube, and much more. Witness skulduggery and malice, terror and excitement -- a colourful and always entertaining collection
The mammoth book of journalism by Jon E Lewis( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
"101 masterpieces from the finest writers and reporters, including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Martha Gellhorn, Winston Churchill Relman Morin, John Simpson and many more."
Voices from the Holocaust by Jon E Lewis( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"First-hand accounts of the Holocaust from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials The testament to a tragedy. Voices from The Holocaust follows the whole history of the 'Shoah' from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremburg trials, but of course the exterminations and death camps of 'The Final Solution' take centre stage
London : the autobiography : 2,000 years of the capital's history by those who saw it happen ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Lewis-Stempel, John

Lewis, Jon E.
Lewis-Stempel, John
ルイス, ジョン・E
English (141)
Danish (1)
Czech (1)
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