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Benchley Lost And Found

Author : Robert Benchley
ISBN : 9780486224107
Genre : Humor
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39 pieces show Benchley at the height of his writing.
Category: Humor

Gehring Lost Found Selected Essays

Author : Wes D. Gehring
Genre : Performing Arts
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“Gehring remains supreme in film comedy scholarship” – Choice In a 1979 Frank Capra letter to the author, the director wrote, in part, “ I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘McCarey vs Capra’ article [included in the anthology]. I must also tell you that we were intimate friends. “ WES D. GEHRING is the Distinguished Professor of Film at Ball State University and associate media editor of USA Today Magazine, for which he also writes the column “Reel World.” Author of 40 film books, their reception has resulted in speaking engagements from the Paris-Sorbonne University, to New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Since 2017 he has also been one of Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) on-screen scholars for their summer online classes.
Category: Performing Arts

Robert Benchley

Author : Gordon E. Ernst
ISBN : 9780313293214
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first full-length annotated bibliography brings together citations to most of Benchley's collected and uncollected works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Fiction

Author : George Woodcock
ISBN : 9781349170661
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia Of American Humorists

Author : Steven H. Gale
ISBN : 9781317362272
Genre : Humor
File Size : 81.51 MB
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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.
Category: Humor

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Science

Author : Rudolf Carnap
ISBN : 9780486140865
Genre : Science
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Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.
Category: Science

Charles S Peirce Selected Writings

Author : Charles S. Peirce
ISBN : 9780486122946
Genre : Philosophy
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Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization."
Category: Philosophy

Medieval Number Symbolism

Author : Vincent Foster Hopper
ISBN : 0486414302
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this classic study, a noted scholar reveals "how deeply rooted in medieval thought was the consciousness of numbers, not as mathematical tools, nor yet as the counters in a game, but as fundamental realities, alive with memories and eloquent with meaning."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Living My Life

Author : Emma Goldman
ISBN : 9780486157948
Genre : Social Science
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Volume 2 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by foremost American anarchist Goldman continues with the fascinating story of her life, the anarchist movement, her famous contemporaries, and their influential ideas.
Category: Social Science

The Medieval Village

Author : G. G. Coulton
ISBN : 9780486158600
Genre : History
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Exceptionally well-documented vivid study of serfdom, manorial customs, abbeys, village discipline, peasant revolts, justice, religious education, tithing, much more. Illustrated. "...a remarkable book..."—Times (London) Literary Supplement.
Category: History


Author : Grace Raymond Hebard
ISBN : 9780486146362
Genre : History
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DIVRemarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would forever alter American history. /div
Category: History

Slave Insurrections In The United States 1800 1865

Author : Joseph Cephas Carroll
ISBN : 9780486168173
Genre : Social Science
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Fully documented work describes early insurrectionary movements, rebellions at sea, and the Negro's role in the American Revolution. Discussed in detail are Denmark Vesey's 1822 insurrection, Nat Turner's 1831 rebellion, and other uprisings.
Category: Social Science

Introduction To French Poetry

Author : Stanley Appelbaum
ISBN : 0486267113
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 83.92 MB
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Collection includes works by Villou, Rousard, Voltaire, Lamartine, Hugo, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Claudel, Valéry, Apollinaire, Saint-John Perse, and more. --Dover Publications.
Category: Poetry

Egyptian Tales And Legends

Author : E.A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486148601
Genre : History
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Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of Muslims who succeeded Copts.
Category: History

Zion In America

Author : Henry L. Feingold
ISBN : 9780486148335
Genre : History
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Scholarly survey covers Old World origins; profiles of New World cultures of German and Eastern European Jews; the effects of changing political and economic climates; and immigrant settlement on the Lower East Side settlement.
Category: History

Mathematical Snapshots

Author : Hugo Steinhaus
ISBN : 0486409147
Genre : Mathematics
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Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, more. Fascinating glimpse into the world of numbers. 1969 edition. 391 black-and-white illustrations.
Category: Mathematics

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 0486252116
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life And Work In Medieval Europe

Author : P. Boissonade
ISBN : 9780486149776
Genre : History
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Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries, and more.
Category: History