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A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Broadway Books, 2004

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to ...


The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop | Summary & Study guide, 2011

The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 Study Guide consists of approx. 36 pages of summaries and analysis on The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop. This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.


American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949 (Library of America)

Library of America, 2014

The Broadway musical is one of America’s great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged “out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving” (as Leonard Bernstein put it). Now, in this first volume of a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical’s narrative tradition from the groundbreaking Show Boat (1927) through the start ...


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America
John M. Barry

Simon & Schuster, 1998

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American ...


1927: A Brilliant Year in Aviation
Richard A. DuRose

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Aviation exploded in 1927. First, there was Charles Lindbergh. Immediately after his solo flight to Paris in May, pilots from around the world attempted record breaking flights. In this book, the reader will become acquainted with a myriad of brave and ambitious adventurers. They include: Charles Nungesser, the WWI flying ace who painted a coffin on his plane and called himself the “Knight of Death;” Dick Grace, the “broken neck” ...


One Summer: America, 1927 by Bryson, Bill (2013) Hardcover

Doubleday, 1200

Like new! No dog-eared pages or highlights at all.


One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson

Anchor, 2014

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer , was filmed, ...


Winsor McCay, The Complete Little Nemo 1905-1927
Alexander Braun

Taschen America, 2014

Adventures in pajamas: The complete Little Nemo compilation   Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century . The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades. Nemo’s creator ...


Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976
E. B. White

Harper Perennial, 2006

A delightful, witty, spirited collection of short pieces and essays by the inimitable E. B. White.


1927 and the Rise of Modern America (Cultureamerica)
Charles Shindo

University Press of Kansas, 2010

When Charles Lindbergh landed at LeBourget Airfield on May 21, 1927, his transatlantic flight symbolized the new era-not only in aviation but also in American culture. The 1920s proved to be a transitional decade for the United States, shifting the nation from a production-driven economy to a consumption-based one, with adventurous citizens breaking new ground even as many others continued clinging to an outmoded status quo. In his new book, ...


Style and Satire: Fashion in Print 1777-1927
Catherine Flood, Sarah Grant

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2014

From the sky-high coiffures of Marie Antoinette to Victorian hoop skirts, from the sheer gowns of Pride and Prejudice era to the flat-chested 1920s flapper, Style and Satire tells the story of European fashion and its most extreme trends through lavish fashion plates and the glorious satirical prints they inspired. Beautifully printed, hand-colored fashion plates first appeared in magazines and for sale individually in the late 18th century. ...


1927: High Tide of the 1920s
Gerald Leinwand

Basic Books, 2001

A tumultuous stock market, a media obsessed with celebrity and scandal, a time new technologies were rocking society: the 1920s bear more than a little semblance to today, and 1927 is a snapshot of the period. Photographs and illustrations bring to life a year with astonishing parallels to the present. "[An] encyclopedic study with all the verve and excitement of a finely tuned novel.... An outstanding book." — Library Journal


Stan Without Ollie: The Stan Laurel Solo Films, 1917-1927
Ted Okuda, James L. Neibaur

McFarland, 2012

Long before his momentous teaming with Oliver Hardy, comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965) was a motion picture star in his own right. From his film debut in Nuts in May (1917) through his final solo starring effort Should Tall Men Marry? (1928), Laurel headlined dozens of short comedies for a variety of producers and production companies, often playing characters far removed from the meek, dimwitted "Stanley" persona that we know and love. This is a ...


At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson

Anchor, 2011

With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of ...


How Did They Die?: Murders in Northern Texas 1892-1927
Julie Williams Coley

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009

... "Someone had to kill him. Since I only have a few more years to live, I thought it better for me to do it, than anyone else," said Mary Whitaker of the murder of her husband on January 28, 1922. ... She had put up with all that she could put up with.Just 22 years old, she had dealt with years of being mistreated and it all came to an end on December 24, 1917. She got the gun that she had taken from her husband and hidden earlier in the day ...


Murderers' Row: The 1927 New York Yankees
G. H. Fleming

Morrow, 1985


New York 1927
Alexander Alekhine

Russell Enterprises, Inc., 2011

Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda. And since he wrote it after defeating Capablanca in ...


All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis 1922-1927
C. S. Lewis

Harcourt, 1991

"Lewis’s diary . . . furnishes a vivid picture of post-World War I Oxford and helps explain the easy erudition he brought to such work as The Allegory of Love."— Library Journal Before he was the beloved writer of The Chronicles of Narnia or the Christian apologist of The Screwtape Letters , twenty-three-year-old C.S. Lewis was a soldier, student, and atheist. Newly returned from the front lines of World War I, Lewis took up ...


British Light Tanks 1927-45: Marks I-VI (New Vanguard)
David Fletcher

Osprey Publishing, 2014

This is a definitive study of key British tanks from the early part of the Second World War. These types saw active service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, with British Forces in the Western Desert and in India. They also took part in the campaigns in Norway, Persia and Sumatra as well as serving with the Garrison of Malta. The German Army modified a lot of these tanks for their own use, tanks that they had captured in France ...


Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco: An Adventure In Scouting Excellence Since 1927
Marc Jenkins

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Located in the hills of the Kittatinny Mountains, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco has served as a Scouting home to campers since 1927. When NoBe opened, the goal was to create the perfect Scout camp for the boys of Bergen County: a place with room for indefinite expansion, and endless opportunity. Since that time NoBe has grown to become the largest Scout camp in the state of New Jersey. From the group of trustees who banded together to acquire the land, to ...



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