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Post World War II America saw a return to prosperity and the rise of a significant youth-culture. Television began to replace movies as the chief source of entertainment for the general public, and adolescents and single young adults began to constitute the…
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If Edward Everett is remembered at all today, it is as the orator who gave the other speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. Ironically, Everett's oration, which was given wide coverage in contemporary newspapers, was recognized as both…
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Chronicling Shirley Temple Black's various careers, this work spans the years from her childhood at the studio and at home through her waning success during adolescence, to her diplomatic and political pursuits. An anomaly among child stars, Shirley Temple…
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Centuries after he ruled Russia from 1689 to 1725, Peter the Great remains one of the most revered and enigmatic leaders in world history. Now in a new edition, this penetrating study by noted Yale historian Paul Bushkovitch casts new light on Peter and his…

Macaulay and Son

by Catherine Hall

|September 14, 2012

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Thomas Babington Macaulay's History of England was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller which shaped much more than the literary culture of the times: it defined a nation's sense of self, charting the rise of the British Isles to its triumph as a homogenous nation,…
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The Dictionary of American Nursing Biography is the first work to provide a detailed account of the lives and contributions of those who have had the most significant impact on the development of nursing as a profession. The product of an intensive research…

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French text: With 158 victories to his record and his death in the sky of Egypt on 30 September 1942, at only 22 years old, Hans-Joachim Marseille is a legend of aviation of World War II. In addition to his exceptional qualities as a fighter pilot, he is known…
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Robert Mitchum's "bad boy" reputation that colors his public profile has been both earned and undeserved. Jerry Roberts discusses the actor's career, his cult status, his under-appreciated talent, his forgotten films, and his nonchalance.This book catalogues…
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Women have had a long and active role in Italian letters. This reference work contains biographical, critical, and bibliographical profiles of 51 writers from the 14th century to the present day. The entries are written by contributors knowledgeable of the…
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Chris Sheridan presents a major discographical study of an American jazz giant, "Cannonball" Adderley, whose career had a significant impact on jazz's development. At the same time, Sheridan stretches the boundaries of discography in two important ways: In scope…
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The end result of a forty-year avocation, this unique dictionary presents information about scenographic practitioners from ancient Greece through the nineteenth century in those countries with major theatre traditions. Although occasional volumes have dealt with…