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Randall, Willard Sterne

Overview
Works: 52 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 10,845 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Juvenile works  Military history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Willard Sterne Randall
 
Most widely held works by Willard Sterne Randall
Thomas Jefferson : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the public and private life of Thomas Jefferson as well as the age in which he lived
Benedict Arnold : patriot and traitor by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of Benedict Arnold as patriot and soldier and his treasonous decision and betrayal during the Revolutionary War
A little revenge : Benjamin Franklin and his son by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few know that Benjamin Franklin had a bastard son named William, a brilliant young man who first served Benjamin as military adviser, legal counsel, and pamphleteer, eventually rising to Royal Governor of New Jersey, only to became his father's implacable enemy
George Washington : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington is the story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and frequent humiliations at the hands of the mother he feared into a career of rebellion and creation. He learned from the British commanders who rejected him during his days on the frontier how to fight a war of rebellion. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his soldiers and his allies, Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged and resigned to Congress, giving life to democratic government. George III once said that Washington would be the greatest man of the eighteenth century if he could give up power. And he did. Twice
Alexander Hamilton : a life by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first full, one-volume biography of Alexander Hamilton in more than two decades, award-winning historian Willard Sterne Randall takes a fresh look at one of the most brilliant, conflicted, and elusive of our nation's founders. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, the precocious Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him, as the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, to create the American banking system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, primarily as aide-de-camp to General Washington, acting as Washington's spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored The Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive to women, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and was at times a poor judge of character. In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall mines the latest scholarship to provide a new perspective on Alexander Hamilton, his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and sometimes scandalous private life. From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short and tragic life, left a huge legacy. - Jacket flap
Ethan Allen : his life and times by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring 1775 predawn attack on British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, biographer Willard Sterne Randall challenges our conventional understanding of this largely unexamined Founding Father, documenting that much of what we "know" of Allen is mere folklore. Widening the scope of his inquiry beyond the Revolutionary War, Randall traces Allen back to his modest origins in Connecticut, where he was born in 1738. Largely self-educated, Allen demonstrated his rebellious nature early on through his attraction to Deism, his dramatic defense of smallpox vaccinations, and his early support of separation of church and state. Chronicling Allen's progress to commander of the largest American paramilitary force on the eve of the Revolution, Randall unlocks a trove of new source material, particularly evident in his portrait of Allen as a British prisoner-of-war, and reveals not only a public-spirited leader but a self-interested individual, often no less rapacious than his archenemies, the New York land barons.--From publisher description
Forgotten Americans : footnote figures who changed American history by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Marbury Hutchinson -- Teedyuscung (Brother Gideon) -- Tom Quick -- William Franklin -- Tadeusz Kosciuszko -- Margaret Shippen Arnold -- Thomas Jefferson -- Tecumseh -- Charles Grandison Finney -- James Forten -- Annie Turner Wittenmyer -- Charlotte Forten -- Sitting Bull -- Myra Colby Bradwell -- Louis Sockalexis
Unshackling America : how the War of 1812 truly ended the American Revolution by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unshackling America challenges the persistent fallacy that Americans fought two separate wars of independence. Williard Sterne Randall documents an unremitting fifty-year-long struggle for economic independence from Britain overlapping two armed conflicts linked by an unacknowledged global struggle. Throughout this perilous period, the struggle was all about free trade. Neither Jefferson nor any other Founding Father could divine that the Revolutionary Period of 1763 to 1783 had concluded only one part, the first phase of their ordeal. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War halted overt combat but had achieved only partial political autonomy from Britain. By not guaranteeing American economic independence and agency, Britain continued to deny American sovereignty. Randall details the fifty years and persistent attempts by the British to control American trade waters, but he also shows how, despite the outrageous restrictions, the United States asserted the doctrine of neutral rights and developed the world's second largest merchant fleet as it absorbed the French Caribbean trade. American ships carrying trade increased five-fold between 1790 and 1800, its tonnage nearly doubling again between 1800 and 1812, ultimately making the United States the world's largest independent maritime power"--Provided by publisher
Building 6 : the tragedy at Bridesburg by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American lives by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Founding city : the Philadelphia inquirer's Bicentennial journals( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : with malice toward none by Willard Sterne Randall( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short-form book biography on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States
The intimate life of Alexander Hamilton, based chiefly upon original family letters and other documents, many of which have never been published by Allan McLane Hamilton( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Alexander Hamilton is certainly one of great complexity and controversy and, as a result, has been of great interest to the general public for centuries. In the past two hundred years, there have been many accounts of Hamilton's life. .... Drawn chiefly from collected original family letters and documents, Hamilton's grandson Allan McLane Hamilton presents a portrait of one of America's chief founding fathers unlike any other, recounting the life of his grandfather's with an unmatched insider's eye."--Back cover
Andrew Carnegie : from rags to richest by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like tens of thousands of his countrymen in the twentieth century, Andrew Carnegie fled the grinding poverty of Scotland for the entrepreneurial promise of America. Before the age of thirty, he was already an extraordinary success. In time, he became the wealthiest man in the world. Here, in this short-form book, is the inspiring story of the king of steel, with lessons for every leader
Robert E. Lee : the last cavalier by Willard Sterne Randall( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and military career of Robert E. Lee, great hero of the South during the Civil War
The Proprietary House in Amboy : official residence of William Franklin, New Jersey's last royal governor by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Chittenden's town : a story of Williston, Vermont by Willard Sterne Randall( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Patton leads the charge by Willard Sterne Randall( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of General George Patton
The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton by Allan McLane Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Alexander Hamilton is certainly one of great complexity and controversy and, as a result, has been of great interest to the general public for centuries. In the past two hundred years, there have been many accounts of Hamilton's life#x97;mostly commenting on his political personality rather than his character, but none have touched upon the private life of the man quite like The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawn chiefly from collected original family letters and documents, some never published before this book's initial publication in 1910, Hamilton's grandson Allan McLane Ham
Eleanor Roosevelt : the people's first lady by Willard Sterne Randall( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few personified the changing lives of American women in the twentieth century more than Eleanor Roosevelt. Brought up with all the privileges of wealth, she was raised under the watchful tutelage of her endlessly energetic and domineering uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt. After her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was himself bent on occupying the White House, Eleanor evolved from a Victorian debutante into one of the world's most respected advocates for human rights. Here, in this short-form book by historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra, is the unforgettable story of the "first lady of the world."
 
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George Washington : a life
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George Washington : a lifeAlexander Hamilton : a lifeEthan Allen : his life and timesForgotten Americans : footnote figures who changed American historyAmerican lives
Alternative Names
Randall, Willard S.

Randall, Willard S. (Willard Sterne)

Sterne Randall, Willard 1942-

Willard Sterne Randall American historian

Willard Sterne Randall Amerikaans historicus

Willard Sterne Randall historiador estadounidense

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English (116)