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|January 1, 1995

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The world-weary cynicism, the acceptance of chaos, and the inevitability of the fading of romance that seem to characterize a post-holocaust generation make Keaton a favorite with today's audiences; they prefer his detached "cool" to Chaplin's often impassioned…

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Within the vast and varied body of chasidic literature, rarely does one find a chasidic rebbe writing about himself. Those rebbes who did choose to put pen to paper tended to write expositions on biblical or rabbinical texts, and in many cases it was their…
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|December 1, 1980

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The author shows why the border states, and especially Kentucky, were so important in Lincoln's strategy for fighting the war, and why he was always ready to ignore the abolitionists, his cabinet, his party majority in Congress or any other group in the North if…
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|November 1, 1994

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Although born Giuseppe Guttovergi to a poor, immigrant Italian family, it was as Paul Creston that Giuseppe rose to prominence, becoming one of the most widely performed American composers. Rhythm was a continued subject of research for this composer, and by 1945…

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This systematic approach to the study of literary works involves the search for mythological archetypes, parallels, paradigms, and motives in a literary text. In a new attempt at an integrated vision of literary works, Zubarev presents a comprehensive approach on…
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|December 1, 1993

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This reference summarizes and overviews the life and career of Katharine Cornell, one of the foremost actresses of the American stage from 1920 to 1960. The book begins with a biography that briefly discusses Cornell's life and achievements. A chronology then…
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|April 1, 1984

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This work chronicles Mohandas Gandhi's work as a free-lance journalist, editor, and sponsor. "The purpose of this book," in the author's own words, "is to bring his contributions in this sphere to the limelight so that those working in the line could be…
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|November 1, 1986

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A valuable new reference work for students of the Spanish Empire, this dictionary presents biographies of the 172 men who served on the Council of the Indies--the supreme judicial tribunal for Spain's colonial empire--from the time of Philip V's reforms in 1717…
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|February 1, 1987

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MacCann has shaped from 28 different memoirs and histories a cumulative story of the conflicts and achievements of the founders of the great movie studios. Carl Laemmle, Marcus Loew, William Fox, Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse Lasky, and Adolph Zukor are the stars of this…
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|March 31, 1974

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|June 1, 1987

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This is the first complete edition of the letters and notebooks of actress Mary Devlin, Edwin Booth's first wife, and is the first reference of its kind in nineteenth-century American theatre scholarship. These documents provide a fascinating perspective on…
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|October 1, 1998

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An influential twentieth-century Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla continues to generate interest as well as controversy. This biography and guide to the available literature on Falla presents the complexities of Falla while underscoring the importance of careful…