Current Biography Yearbook-2014

Author: Hw Wilson

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 9781619254305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

View: 6850

'Current Biography Yearbook 2014' provides reference librarians, students and researchers with objective, accurate and well-documented biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment.
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Current Biography Yearbook

Author: Maxine Block,Anna Herthe Rothe,Marjorie Dent Candee,Charles Moritz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 6463

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Current Biography Yearbook 2006

Author: Clifford Thompson

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 9780824210748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 706

View: 3115

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
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Current Biography Yearbook 2000

With Index 1991-2000

Author: Clifford Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824210045

Category: History

Page: 701

View: 6185

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
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Current Biography Yearbook

1999

Author: Clifford Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824209889

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3349

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
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Current Biography Yearbook, 1997

Author: Elizabeth A. Schick

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 9780824209384

Category: Reference

Page: 700

View: 3907

Presents biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment throughout the world.
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Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891294X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 8569

An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.
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Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition

Author: William N. Thompson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699807

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 6812

This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study
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The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen

Author: Carolyn R. Russell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 3947

Filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen got their start in the independent film business in 1984 with their debut feature Blood Simple, which won the award of Best Dramatic Feature at Sundance in 1985 and was hailed as one of the best films of the year by the National Board of Review. Since their early success, the Coen Brothers have built a name for themselves and gone on to create other big-name movies such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski. This book is a comprehensive account of these four films and Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. Production information and in-depth analysis and critique are provided, as well as discussions on how each movie functions in the broader context of the Coens’ work, and the themes, strategies, and motifs often utilized by the Coens.
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Restless Ambition

Grace Hartigan, Painter

Author: Cathy Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 510

This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child. Attempting to channel her vague ambitions after an early marriage, Grace struggled to master the basics of drawing in night-school classes. She moved to New York in her early twenties and befriended Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and other artists who were pioneering Abstract Expressionism. Although praised for the coloristic brio of her abstract paintings, she began working figuratively, a move that was much criticized but ultimately vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art purchased her painting The Persian Jacket in 1953. By the mid-fifties, she freely combined abstract and representational elements. Grace-who signed her paintings "Hartigan"- was a full-fledged member of the "men's club" that was the 1950s art scene. Featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Look, she was the only woman in MoMA's groundbreaking 12 Americans exhibition in 1956, and the youngest artist-and again, only woman-in The New American Painting, which toured Europe in 1958-1959. Two years later she moved to Baltimore, where she became legendary for her signature tough-love counsel to her art school students. Grace continued to paint throughout her life, seeking-for better or worse-something truer and fiercer than beauty.
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Native Americans in Sports

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317464036

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 8017

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.
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Das neue Dschungelbuch

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736830122

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2240

"Das Dschungelbuch", englischer Originaltitel "The Jungle Book", ist eine Sammlung von Erzählungen und Gedichten des britischen Autors Rudyard Kipling. Der erste Band erschien 1894, der zweite 1895 unter dem Titel "The Second Jungle Book" ("Das zweite Dschungelbuch"); seither werden die Erzählungen der beiden Bände zumeist gemeinsam publiziert, oft als "The Jungle Books" ("Die Dschungelbücher"). Die bekanntesten Erzählungen darin handeln von Mowgli (in verschiedenen Übersetzungen auch Maugli oder Mogli geschrieben), einem Findelkind, das bei Tieren im indischen Dschungel aufwächst. Die Geschichten über Mowgli stehen dem Genre des Entwicklungsromans nahe, da sie Mowglis Erwachsenwerden und Bewusstwerdung vom verspielten Kind bis hin zum Herrn über die Tierwelt aufzeigen. Mowgli muss lernen, dass die Gesetze der Natur hart sind und ein hohes Maß von Verantwortung fordern. Im Kampf mit den Kräften der Natur, mit den Tieren und mit den Menschen reift das Kind zum selbstbewussten Jugendlichen. Trotz mancherlei kritischer Betrachtungen – man hat in der Darstellung der Charaktere und der Betonung des Gesetzes des Dschungels Kiplings positive Stellung zum Kolonialismus erblickt – ist die Bedeutung des Dschungelbuches auf die spätere literarische Entwicklung sowie seine Stellung als eines der bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten Jugendbücher der Welt kaum zu überschätzen.
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Marilyn Manson

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Author: Chuck Weiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896028266

Category:

Page: 133

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