The Best American Sports Writing of the Century

Spotlights some of the century's great moments in sports, in works by Red Smith, Damon Runyon, Frank Deford, John Updike, Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Considine, and A. J. Liebling

Author: David Halberstam

Publisher:

ISBN: 0395945135

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 776

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Spotlights some of the century's great moments in sports, in works by Red Smith, Damon Runyon, Frank Deford, John Updike, Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Considine, and A. J. Liebling

Twentieth Century America

The volume stresses social and well as political history, emphasizing the roles played by all Americans--including immigrants, minorities, women, and working people--and pays special attention to such topics as religion, crime, public ...

Author: Thomas C. Reeves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190281427

Category: History

Page: 320

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As this most tumultuous century draws to a close, the need for a concise and trustworthy history is clear. Recent decades have seen the publication of American histories that are either bloated with unnecessary detail or infused with a polemical purpose that undermines their authority. InTwentieth-Century America, Thomas C. Reeves provides a fluidly written narrative history that combines the rare virtues of compression, inclusiveness, and balance. From Progressivism and the New Deal right up to the present, Reeves covers all aspects of American history, providing solid coverage of each era without burying readers in needless detail or trivia. This approach allows readers to grasp the major developments and continuities of American history and to come away with a cohesive picture of the whole of the twentieth century. The volume stresses social and well as political history, emphasizing the roles played by all Americans--including immigrants, minorities, women, and working people--and pays special attention to such topics as religion, crime, public health, national prosperity, and the media. Reeves is careful throughout to present both sides of controversial subjects and yet does not leave readers bewildered about which interpretations are most strongly supported or where to explore these issues more thoroughly. At the conclusion of each chapter, the author cites ten authoritative volumes for further study. The bibliographies, as well as the text, are refreshing in their lack of ideological bent. "Objectivity," Reeves suggests, "is an illusive but worthy goal for the historian." For anyone wishing to achieve a lucid historical overview of the past 100 years, Twentieth-Century America is the best place to start.

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century

A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, ...

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618012710

Category: Fiction

Page: 813

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A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, Mickey Spillane, and many, many others. Reprint.

A Companion to Twentieth Century American Drama

The volume balances studies of leading dramatists, such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and Gertrude Stein, with discussion of previously marginalized playwrights.

Author: David Krasner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405137348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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This Companion provides an original and authoritative surveyof twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of thebest scholars and critics in the field. Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion ofworks by previously marginalized playwrights Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as TennesseeWilliams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein Allows readers to make new links between particular plays andplaywrights Examines the movements that framed the century, such as theHarlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the soloperformances of the 1980s and 1990s Situates American drama within larger discussions aboutAmerican ideas and culture

Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry

"Large anthology includes work by 58 poets.

Author: Stephen Tapscott

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292781407

Category: Poetry

Page: 418

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"Large anthology includes work by 58 poets. Extensive, but general, introduction. Poets arranged chronologically from Josâe Martâi to Marjorie Agosâin. Volume includes few surprises and relatively few women. Bilingual format. Many translators; great fluctuation in quality. For detailed discussion of translations, see Charles Tomlinson in Times Literary Supplement, May 9, 1997; and Eliot Weinberger in Sulfur, 40, Spring 1997"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395843677

Category: Fiction

Page: 835

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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century.

Author: Eric L. Haralson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317763222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 866

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

Hollywood s America

Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events.

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405190039

Category: History

Page: 398

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Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth century American Poetry

This collection of modern American poetry features the most significant and compelling work by the most influential voices of the twentieth century.

Author: Rita Dove

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780143106432

Category: Poetry

Page: 599

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This collection of modern American poetry features the most significant and compelling work by the most influential voices of the twentieth century.

The Best American History Book in the World

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Like Me Now? In the twentieth century, people didn't worry about surviving, but ...

Author: Eric Burnett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595284795

Category: History

Page: 388

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If you only have enough money to buy one book about American history, this better be that book. Whether you're a confused student, a stressed teacher or just a regular yahoo wanting to finally understand the history of the United States, your search for knowledge needs go no further. Want to know who was the true first president of the United States? Curious about what those early Jamestowners dug their teeth into when the food ran out? Wonder why Israel and the Palestinians just can't seem to get along? It's all in here. Written and edited by top students at one of the most respected high schools, The Best American History Book in the World is packed full of valuable charts, original illustrations, and clear summaries that will help you become a U.S. history expert.All royalties from the sale of this book will be given to a student chosen charity dedicated to improving the health and welfare of children.

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

Note: "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury and "I'm Scared" by Jack Finney are not included in this edition.

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345481909

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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LEAP INTO THE FUTURE, AND SHOOT BACK TO THE PAST H. G. Wells’s seminal short story “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, provided the springboard for modern science fiction’s time travel explosion. Responding to their own fascination with the subject, the greatest visionary writers of the twentieth century penned some of their finest stories. Here are eighteen of the most exciting tales ever told, including “Time’s Arrow” In Arthur C. Clarke’s classic, two brilliant physicists finally crack the mystery of time travel—with appalling consequences. “Death Ship” Richard Matheson, author of Somewhere in Time, unveils a chilling scenario concerning three astronauts who stumble upon the conundrum of past and future. “Yesterday was Monday” If all the world’s a stage, Theodore Sturgeon’s compelling tale follows the odyssey of an ordinary joe who winds up backstage. “Rainbird” R.A. Lafferty reflects on what might have been in this brainteaser about an inventor so brilliant that he invents himself right out of existence. “Timetipping” What if everyone time-traveled except you? Jack Dann provides some surprising answers in this literary gem. . . . as well as stories by Poul Anderson • L. Sprague de Camp • Joe Haldeman • John Kessel • Nancy Kress • Henry Kuttner • Ursula K. Le Guin • Larry Niven • Charles Sheffield • Robert Silverberg • Connie Willis By turns frightening, puzzling, and fantastic, these stories engage us in situations that may one day break free of the bonds of fantasy . . . to enter the realm of the future: our future. Note: "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury and "I'm Scared" by Jack Finney are not included in this edition.

Main Street Oklahoma

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author: Linda Williams Reese

Publisher:

ISBN: 0806144017

Category: History

Page: 276

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Best American Noir of the Century

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Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... has cataloged the print edition as
follows: The best American noir of the century / edited by James Ellroy and Otto
Penzler; with an introduction by James Ellroy. p. cm. ... American fiction—20th
century.

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547719306

Category: Fiction

Page: 755

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James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.

The Humor Prism in 20th century America

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Jacqueline A. 1978 The Myth of the Jewish Mother in Three Jewish , American ...

Author: Joseph Boskin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814325971

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The Humor Prism in Twentieth-Century America explores to what extent and in what ways American humor in the twentieth century reflects history.

The American Century Cookbook

The American Century Cookbook may well be the most important new cookbook of the decade; it is certainly the book America will love.

Author: Jean Anderson

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 0517225980

Category: Cooking

Page: 547

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For the past ten years, Jean Anderson has been on a quest: to search out the most popular recipes of the 20th century and to chronicle 100 years of culinary change in America. The result is a rich and fascinating look at where we've been, at the recipes our mothers and grandmothers loved, and at how our own tastes have evolved. The more than 500 cherished recipes in these pages are mainstays of American home cooking, the recipes that have remained favorites year after year. For the smallest sampling: California dip . . . Buffalo chicken wings . . . vichyssoise . . . tuna-noodle casserole . . . Swiss steak . . . frosted meat loaf . . . tamale pie . . . corn dogs . . . lobster rolls . . . classic green bean bake . . . perfection salad . . . green goddess salad . . . frozen fruit salad . . . chiffon cake . . . brownies . . . chocolate chip cookies . . . chocolate decadence Beyond this collection is Jean's exploration of the diversity of our nation's cuisine and our adoption of such "foreign" dishes as pizza, gazpacho, lasagne, moussaka, and tarte tatin. Her painstakingly researched text includes extensive headnotes, thumbnail profiles of important people and products (from Fannie Farmer to James Beard and from electric refrigerators to the microwave), and a timeline of major 20th-century food firsts. In recording popular recipes that might have been lost, in setting them in richly detailed historical context, Jean Anderson has written her masterwork. The American Century Cookbook may well be the most important new cookbook of the decade; it is certainly the book America will love.

Twentieth Century

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that timate of Carlyle is a downright ... have won its way to recognition and then
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ISBN: WISC:89059451914

Category: Social problems

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Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

These titles began to be published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as
teaching the text of the Bible in Hebrew was falling out of practice. American-
Jewish leaders realized that the children of immigrants, whose first language was
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Author: Silver

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827611214

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

This work, printed by George C. Miller & Son, led directly to her book, Pedro, Nina
and Perrito (1939), illustrated by a series ... Other children's books followed,
including Maggie, selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts among the
best ...

Author: Jules Heller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135638894

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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