The Multi Talented Mr Erskine

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ISBN: 9781137010780
Release Date: 2012-04-14
Number of pages: 255
Author: K. Chaddock
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Multi Talented Mr Erskine in PDF and EPUB This first biography of John Erskine views him in the larger contexts of the mass culture and expanded commercialism that helped propel his fame. It also relates a life narrative that demonstrates perils of academic celebrity along a conceptual path from public intellectual to pop icon.

Catalog of Copyright Entries New Series

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063357318
Release Date: 1932
Number of pages:
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

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ISBN: 0810863456
Release Date: 2009-08-13
Number of pages: 568
Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online The A to Z of Fantasy Literature in PDF and EPUB Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

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ISBN: 9780941028769
Release Date: 2010-09
Number of pages: 800
Author: R. Reginald
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Download and read online Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature in PDF and EPUB Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Iconic Leaders in Higher Education

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ISBN: 9781351513944
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Number of pages: 269
Author: Roger L. Geiger
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Iconic Leaders in Higher Education in PDF and EPUB Iconic leaders are those who have become symbols of their institutions. This volume of historical studies portrays a collection of college and university presidents who acquired iconic qualities that transcend mere identification with their institution.The volume begins with Roger L. Geiger's observation that creating and controlling one's image requires managing publicity. Andrea Turpin describes how Mount Holyoke Seminar's evolution into a modern women's college required reshaping the image of Mary Lyon, its founder. Roger L. Geiger and Nathan M. Sorber show how College of Philadelphia provost William Smith's partisan politics and patronage tainted the college he symbolized. Joby Topper reveals how presidents Seth Low of Columbia and Francis Patton of Princeton mastered the modern art of publicity.Katherine Chaddock explains how John Erskine?the Columbia University English professor responsible for the first Great Books program?and his unusual career inverted the normal route to iconic status. In contrast, Christian Anderson's analysis of John G. Bowman, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, shows how he substituted architectural vision for academic leadership. James Capshew explores the background that made Herman Wells a revered leader of Indiana University. Nancy Diamond details how building Brandeis University involved a challenging series of decisions successfully navigated by founding president Abram Sachar. Finally, Ethan Schrum depicts how Clark Kerr's controversial understanding of the role of contemporary universities was formed by his earlier career in industrial relations. This study of iconic leaders probes new dimensions of leadership and the construction of institutional images.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281096
Release Date: 1959
Number of pages: 890
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

Download and read online Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series in PDF and EPUB Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)

Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

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ISBN: UCAL:B3037686
Release Date: 1918
Number of pages:
Author: Library Company of Philadelphia

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Chinese Cinderella

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ISBN: 0307482804
Release Date: 2009-05-06
Number of pages: 224
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Chinese Cinderella in PDF and EPUB A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice. Includes 6-page photo insert. From the Hardcover edition.

Cinderella s Dress

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ISBN: 9781622663415
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Number of pages: 340
Author: Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Download and read online Cinderella s Dress in PDF and EPUB Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton Being a teen-ager during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher. Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated. Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it's too late. After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

Into the Woods

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ISBN: 9780743232906
Release Date: 2002-02-26
Number of pages: 96
Author: Stephen Sondheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Into the Woods in PDF and EPUB Well-known stories by the Grimm brothers, as well as other childhood tales, are woven together into a colorful parable about the human search for "happily ever after" and the price of that quest, in a volume based on the Broadway musical.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

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ISBN: 0062041630
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Number of pages: 272
Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Cinderella Ate My Daughter in PDF and EPUB The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults.

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

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ISBN: 9780141970349
Release Date: 2010-12-02
Number of pages: 432
Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Memory Keeper s Daughter in PDF and EPUB The multi-million copy bestseller, Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a moving and poignant novel about grief, family and betrayal. Families have secrets they hide even from themselves... It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. 'Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . this is simply a beautiful book' Jodi Picoult 'I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language' Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling, The Secret Life of Bees Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. Her second novel, The Lake of Dreams, is available from Penguin. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

The Tyrant s Daughter

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ISBN: 9780449810002
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Number of pages: 304
Author: J.C. Carleson
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Tyrant s Daughter in PDF and EPUB THERE: In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, fifteen-year-old Laila has always lived like royalty. Her father is a dictator of sorts, though she knows him as King—just as his father was, and just as her little brother Bastien will be one day. Then everything changes: Laila's father is killed in a coup. HERE: As war surges, Laila flees to a life of exile in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Overnight she becomes a nobody. Even as she adjusts to a new school and new friends, she is haunted by the past. Was her father really a dictator like the American newspapers say? What was the cost of her family's privilege? Far from feeling guilty, her mother is determined to regain their position of power. So she's engineering a power play—conspiring with CIA operatives and rebel factions to gain a foothold to the throne. Laila can't bear to stand still as yet another international crisis takes shape around her. But how can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations?

Wild Swans

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ISBN: 9781439106495
Release Date: 2008-06-20
Number of pages: 544
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Wild Swans in PDF and EPUB The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.