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Title This living hand : and other essays / Edmund Morris.
Author Morris, Edmund.
Publication New York : Random House, [2012]
Copyright date ©2012
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 814 M
Summary A wide-ranging collection of essays by a contemporary critic and historian traces four decades of writing and considers such diverse topics as Beethoven, Kilimanjaro, and Britain's Imperial War Museum.
Contents The Bumstitch : Lament for a Forgotten Fruit -- How I Escaped Death by Snakebite : And Lived to Write About Beethoven -- The CCurfew TTols the Knell of PPParting Day : Remembering Mr. Atkinson -- The Last Snows of Kilimanjaro : A Lament -- A Ghostly Tour With TR : The Badlands of North Dakota -- Documenting the Intangible : The New York Public Library's Dance Collection -- Heard Melodies Are Sweet, But Those Unheard Are Sweeter : A Low-Calorie Diet for the Musically Obese -- Brutalities of Marriage : Otto Friedrich's Clover : The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams -- Theodore Roosevelt the Diplomat : Frederick W. Marks's Velvet on Iron -- "Look, Mother, My Public!" : The Custody Trial of Gloria Vanderbilt -- Theodore Roosevelt the Polygon : Address at the National Portrait Gallery -- Wilson as Warmonger : Walter Karp's Politics of War -- The Line of Concern : An Interview with Nadine Gordimer -- A Strangeness in the Sight : The Shadow World of Tom Bostelle -- The Pen Is Mightier than the Smith-Corona : Typing and the Murder of Style -- Music v. Musicology : Donald Francis Tovey, Counsel for the Defense -- Land of Lost Content : South Africa Revisited in the Last Days of Apartheid -- Tiger in Sonic Cage : The Pianism of Vladimir Horowitz -- Theodore Roosevelt the Writer : Colloquium at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars -- Telling Lives : A Biographer's Quest for Temps Perdu -- The Idea of North : Glenn Gould's Search for Solitude -- A Hundred and Forty-Four Merlins : Britain's Imperial War Museum -- We Came to America : The Irrevocable Act of Emigration --
Subject Essays -- 21st century.
United States -- Biography.
Biography -- Authorship.
Presidents -- United States.
Literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0812993128

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