American Original

On one occasion, an old, white-haired man in a threadbare sailor suit
approached Will, and Junior tried to fend him off. However, the man turned out to
be the well-known Lincoln biographer, Carl Sandburg, and Will was delighted to
see him.

American Original

Author: Ray Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195358667

Page: 320

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Hailed by The New York Times as "America's Aristophanes," Will Rogers was one of this century's most astute and beloved humorists. If as he often remarked, he never met a man he didn't like, it is also true that Rogers never met a man he didn't like to make fun of. Everyone from congressmen and Presidents to Hollywood movie moguls and wealthy industrialists bore the brunt of his gently lacerating wit--and seemed, mostly, to be charmed in the process. So popular did Rogers become--through dozens of films, a daily column that ran for nine years in newspapers across the country, and countless lectures and stage performances--that he was often urged to run for Congress and even the Presidency. Upon receiving a mock appointment as Congressman-at-Large for the whole United States, Rogers protested, "I regret the disgrace that's been thrust upon me here tonight. I've tried to live my whole life so that I would never become a congressman." In American Original, Ray Robinson chronicles the trajectory of Will Rogers' remarkable life. Written with engaging immediacy and filled with a wealth of delightful anecdotes, this lively portrait follows Rogers from his childhood in the Indian Territory of what is now Oklahoma, to his first spellbinding lariat performances in the Wild West shows (where he would often lasso prominent audience members and drag them on stage), to his stardom in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies, to his early silent movies and the later "talkies," and finally to his astonishing influence as a "cowboy philosopher" columnist read by over 40 million Americans. Far more than other biographers, Robinson excels at conveying Rogers' impact as a political commentator ("I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat.") and his great success as an actor in Hollywood, where he was the leading star of Fox Films. And along the way, Robinson paints a vibrant portrait of one of America's most colorful eras. We follow the early evolution of modern entertainment, enjoy vivid snapshots of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Samuel Goldwyn, Shirley Temple, and John Ford, and, perhaps most important, witness the major political events of the era through Will Rogers' uniquely perceptive eyes. American Original succeeds most appealingly in bringing Will Rogers before us with all the spontaneity, intimacy, and honesty of a live performance. In it we are given front row seats to the life of a character unabashedly American and unforgettably original.

American Original

If you want to know where he's likely to take his colleagues—and when they'll
refuse to go along with him—pick up American Original. Don't wait for a court
order.” —Glenn C. Altschuler, Tulsa World “The book's real charm ... lies in [
Biskupic's] ...

American Original

Author: Joan Biskupic

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429990011

Page: 448

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The first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court's most provocative—and influential—justice If the U.S. Supreme Court teaches us anything, it is that almost everything is open to interpretation. Almost. But what's inarguable is that, while the Court has witnessed a succession of larger-than-life jurists in its two-hundred-year-plus history, it has never seen the likes of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Combative yet captivating, infuriating yet charming, the outspoken jurist remains a source of curiosity to observers across the political spectrum and on both sides of the ideological divide. And after nearly a quarter century on the bench, Scalia may be at the apex of his power. Agree with him or not, Scalia is "the justice who has had the most important impact over the years on how we think and talk about the law," as the Harvard law dean Elena Kagan, now U.S. Solicitor General, once put it. Scalia electrifies audiences: to hear him speak is to remember him; to read his writing is to find his phrases permanently affixed in one's mind. But for all his public grandstanding, Scalia has managed to elude biographers—until now. In American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the veteran Washington journalist Joan Biskupic presents for the first time a detailed portrait of this complicated figure and provides a comprehensive narrative that will engage Scalia's adherents and critics alike. Drawing on her long tenure covering the Court, and on unprecedented access to the justice, Biskupic delves into the circumstances of his rise and the formation of his rigorous approach to the bench. Beginning with the influence of Scalia's childhood in a first-generation Italian American home, American Original takes us through his formative years, his role in the Nixon-Ford administrations, and his trajectory through the Reagan revolution. Biskupic's careful reporting culminates with the tumult of the contemporary Supreme Court—where it was and where it's going, with Scalia helping to lead the charge. Even as Democrats control the current executive and legislative branches, the judicial branch remains rooted in conservatism. President Obama will likely appoint several new justices to the Court—but it could be years before those appointees change the tenor of the law. With his keen mind, authoritarian bent, and contentious rhetorical style, Scalia is a distinct and persuasive presence, and his tenure is far from over. This new book shows us the man in power: his world, his journey, and the far-reaching consequences of the transformed legal landscape.

Don DeLillo American Original

In the culture—particularly the American culture—in which DeLillo is writing and
to which he is reacting, this original duplicity is itself doubled by all sorts of
simulacra and simulations, holographs and holograms, rip-offs and knockoffs,
mirror ...

Don DeLillo  American Original

Author: Michael Naas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501361848

Page: 240

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Don DeLillo, American Original is a startlingly original and provocative reinterpretation of one of the most important novelists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Adopting a direct approach that steers clear of debates with secondary literature and covering the full arc of Don DeLillo's career from A to Z – Americana (1971) to Zero K (2016) – Michael Naas shows that the extraordinary power, authority, insight, and inventiveness of DeLillo's fiction are the result of the way it traffics everywhere in contraband goods and narratives, in doubleness or duplicity of every kind, in multiple voices, story lines, times, places, and media that at once interrupt and complement one another. This is a book that invites skimming and dipping, structured into easily digestible sections on everything from weapons and drugs to erotica, nuclear waste, and secret societies, each preceded by humorous and incisive epigraphs from DeLillo's novels. Michael Naas reads DeLillo's fiction as a way of life or as equipment for living, rather than as a critical puzzle to be solved – and thereby opens up new horizons for thinking about why literature matters in the 21st century.

Ruthemisms an American Original

Ruth A. Cod. RUTHEMISMS An American Original By Ruth A. Cod RUTHEMISMs
An American Original Copyright July 31, 2006 By Ruth.

Ruthemisms an American Original

Author: Ruth A. Cod


ISBN: 1430316217

Page: 120

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Humorous and insightful observations, about life, love, and trying to live the good life. A portion of proceeds from this book will go to a Shelter providing protection and assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

America s Original GI Town

The cornerstone of the plan is the needs of the American Family . — Introduction ,
" American Community Builders , " 1947 W HAT is the direction of new town
planning today ? A wish for the good old days when everyone knew and helped
one ...

America s Original GI Town

Author: Gregory C. Randall

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801877520

Page: 264

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At the close of World War II, Americans became increasingly concerned about the problem of housing for returning veterans, relocated defense workers, and their families. Designs such as the garden city that dated from the turn of the twentieth century or earlier were prominent once again, as planners saw a renewed need for ready-made communities. One such community—among the first and, perhaps, most representative—was Park Forest, Illinois, a privately built and publicly managed town twenty-six miles south of Chicago. In this book, Gregory Randall presents the history of the planning, design, construction, and growth of Park Forest. He shows how planners—who dubbed the new community a "GI town"—drew on lessons learned from English garden cities and New Deal greenbelt towns to cope with America's emerging peacetime housing crisis. He also shows how this new town changed community planning throughout the United States, including its effects on community development up to the present.

American Originals

PREFACE North America provided special opportunities for religious innovation .
In the English colonies and ... To write a book on American originals is to confront
all manner of definitional and boundary problems . Every new Christian sect in ...

American Originals

Author: Paul Keith Conkin

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846490

Page: 336

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In a work of striking breadth and clarity, Paul Conkin offers an even-handed and in-depth look at the major American-made forms of Christianity_a diverse group of religious traditions, each of which reflects a significant break from western Christian orth

America s Original Sin

war where Americans fought, the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, the
Korean War and the war in Vietnam, expanded the world view of black
servicemen that would be useful in the years ahead. Returning to America after
each war, ...

America   s Original Sin

Author: Arthur I. Montoya

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462844367


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Canons of the North American Old Catholic Church

North American Old Catholic Church. Catholic theologians acknowledge, and we
acknowledge with them, that Baptism and the Eucharist are principalia, praecipus
, eximia salutis nostrae sacramenta.9 I.04.(i) Apostolic Tradition The Holy ...

Canons of the North American Old Catholic Church

Author: North American Old Catholic Church


ISBN: 0557219728

Page: 66

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The Canons of a church are the laws that govern the behavior of its clergy. These Canons apply to the North American Old Catholic Church, the national Latin Rite church in the United States. The Canons were adopted and went into effect on Advent Sunday (the start of the liturgical year) in 2009.

The Challenge of American History

He does so, however, in a way that has seldom been taken into full account, for
Hines's obsession with the “bitchery” of original sin, raised to an extreme pitch by
the specter of miscegenation, brings into view a very peculiar strain of Southern ...

The Challenge of American History

Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862229

Page: 331

View: 560

In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.

Theodore Roosevelt American Politician

Theodore Roosevelt was an American original. Consider this: Born of a
distinguished family, he rode with cowboys as well as kings. A Harvard Phi Beta
Kappa graduate, he once told an audience at Colorado Springs (the year was
1901) that ...

Theodore Roosevelt  American Politician

Author: David Henry Burton

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637272

Page: 171

View: 378

The author draws on Roosevelt's life and the political history of the times, resulting in an analysis that is familiar to scholars as well as to the larger audience, that of historical readership. What is different here, however, is the application of the principles of decision-making theory both to decisions taken and mistakes made. Perhaps sterile in itself, the theory comes to life when used to objectify much of what is too often looked upon as the result of impulse in TR's conduct of affairs, in both his triumphs and his failures.

An American Icon

His gradual adaptation to that role in the cartoons of the 1840s and 1850s trace,
in fact, his decline as an American original. The populace may have come to
realize that while Jonathan's country wisdom contributed useful criticisms of
foreign ...

An American Icon

Author: Winifred Morgan

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133073

Page: 225

View: 887

The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.

The American West

When the old man saw strangers approaching, one of his sons later recalled, he
would "take his cane and walk off to avoid ... editions it created a minor sensation
among European intellectuals, who celebrated Boone as an American original, ...

The American West

Author: Robert V. Hine

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300078350

Page: 616

View: 121

Two eminent historians, Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher, present the American West as both frontier and region, real and imagined, old and new, and they show how men and women of all ethnic groups were affected when different cultures met and clashed. Their concise and engaging survey of frontier history traces the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to the multicultural encounters of the modern Southwest. The book attunes us to the voices of the frontier's many diverse peoples: Indians, struggling to defend their homelands and searching for a way to live with colonialism; the men and women who became immigrants and colonists from all over the world; African Americans, both slave and free; and borderland migrants from Mexico, Canada, and Asian lands. Profusely illustrated with contemporary drawings, posters, and photographs and written in lively and accessible prose, the book not only presents a panoramic view of historical events and characters but also provides fascinating details about such topics as western landscapes, environmental movements, literature, visual arts, and film. Following in the tradition of Hine's earlier acclaimed work, The American West: An Interpretive History, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars, students, and general readers.

Thelonious Monk

The Life and Times of an American Original Robin Kelley. “As complete a picture
of this complex, original and enigmatic artist as possible ... this very welcome
book is certain to be a go-to reference.” —Down Beat “A seminal examination of
the ...

Thelonious Monk

Author: Robin Kelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190496

Page: 608

View: 477

The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest com­posers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.

Nineteenth Century American Fiction on Screen

But it also speaks to the subject of my essay: the translation of nineteenth-century
American originals into the contemporary medium of film. Ludlow would no doubt
prefer a two-hour film version of Isabel to the six hundred pages of often dense ...

Nineteenth Century American Fiction on Screen

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461869


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The process of translating works of literature to the silver screen is a rich field of study for both students and scholars of literature and cinema. The fourteen essays collected in this 2007 volume provide a survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister's The Virginian. Many of the major works of the American canon are included, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick and Sister Carrie. The starting point of each essay is the literary text itself, moving on to describe specific aspects of the adaptation process, including details of production and reception. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on twentieth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

Constitutional History of the American Revolution

The natural right of migration was neither an American original nor a radical
doctrine but one that long had been a staple in the legal literature of Europe .
Burlamaqui stated the principle just as absolutely as Jefferson , even adding that
“ the ...

Constitutional History of the American Revolution

Author: John Phillip Reid

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299108748

Page: 374

View: 739

This work addresses the central constitutional issues that divided the American colonists from their English legislators: the authority to tax, the authority to legislate, the security of rights, the nature of law, and the foundation of constitutional government in custom and contractarian theory.

Edward R Murrow

A biography of the prominent radio and television journalist details his London wartime broadcasts, battle against McCarthyism, pivotal role in in the growth of CBS, and personal and professional relationships

Edward R  Murrow

Author: Joseph E. Persico

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Page: 562

View: 326

A biography of the prominent radio and television journalist details his London wartime broadcasts, battle against McCarthyism, pivotal role in in the growth of CBS, and personal and professional relationships

Fear and Loathing in America

America. “Thompson's wicked humor, mixed with characteristic hubris, offers
leaps of insight that it seems only he could unleash. He writes what others ...
These ... letters are welcome, showing us as they do a great American original in
his lair.

Fear and Loathing in America

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126364

Page: 784

View: 913

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

Novotmy, Ann. Alice's World, The Life and Photography of an American Original:
Alice Austen, 1866– 1952. Old Greenwich, CT: Chatham Press, 1976. Austin,
Amanda Petronella (1859–1917) Amanda Petronella Austin, a California artist,
was ...

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

Author: Jules Heller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135638896

Page: 732

View: 780

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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The amount of literary productions in America has more than doubled during the
last ten years . The sale of five bookselling ... During the last five the number of
American original works in proportion to reprints , has nearly doubled . — Literary

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