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Title This living hand [electronic resource] : and other essays / Edmund Morris.
Author Morris, Edmund.
Publication New York : Random House, [2012]
Copyright date ©2012
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 497 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents The Bumstitch : Lament for a Forgotten Fruit -- How I Escaped Death by Snakebite : And Lived to Write About Beethoven -- The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting 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 --
The Portraitist's Shadow : Biography as an Art -- The Anticapitalist Conspiracy : A Warning -- Every Sliver of Inlay Had to Fit : The Early Artistry of Evelyn Waugh -- All Men Kill the Thing They Love : Bartle Bull's Safari -- The Pain of Falling Leaves : Capitol Hill Loses a Tree -- The Old Man Ought to Be Sad : The Logical Life of Mr. Justice Holmes -- The Ivory and the Ebony : Pianists and the Romantic Imagination -- Women in White : The Memoirs of Laura Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes -- TR Reincarnate : Archibald B. Roosevelt, Jr., 1918-1990 -- Undistinguished Americans : Short and Simple Annals of the Poor -- Hunter of the Wild Guffaw : The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose -- Which Way Does Sir Dress? : A Semicentennial Visit to Savile Row -- The Rolling Tape Records, and Having Recorded, Rolls On : In Support of Janet Malcolm in Masson v. The New Yorker -- From This Session Interdict : On the Eve of Another Presidential Inauguration -- In Memoriam Christine Reagan : The President's Forgotten Daughter -- This Living Hand : Ronald Reagan's Farewell Note -- Rock. Turf. Water. Lava. Sky : Reykjavik in Retrospect -- A Darwinian for Fun : The Evolutionary Education of Henry Adams -- The Bill and Teddy Show : Mr. Clinton's Latest Presidential Performance -- Pooh to You, Mr. Mayor : And Here's Fuzz in Your Eye, Mr. Prime Minister -- A Certain Silliness : Ten Literati Choose the Century's Greatest English Novels -- Billy Liar : Proceedings of an extraordinary meeting of the Ananias Club, Aug. 19, 1998, Theodore Roosevelt, chairman; Agenda: Admission to membership of President William Jefferson Clinton -- Here Comes Old Rushing Starlight : The Writing Life -- Tomb with a View : A Visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library -- Inside Jefferson's Cerebellum : The Library of Congress -- Intellectual Integrity : The Novels of James Gould Cozzens --
Sensitive Signage : Washington's Equal-Opportunity Airport -- A Steady Hiss of Corn : The Letters of Ronald Reagan -- Colonizing Outside of Cultivation : The Logical Fantasy of John Wyndham -- The Ivo Pogorelich of Presidential Biography : Writing Dutch : A Memoir of Ronald Reagan -- Leaving of a Life : Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004 -- Dot's and Dash's : Lynne Truss's Punctuation Primer -- Lady of Letters : Living with Sylvia Jukes Morris -- A Musical Offering : Bach and Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment -- Behind the Glass Wall : "Mr. President, Feel My Pain!" -- Contrapuntal Combat : Beethoven's Great Fugue -- Wood and Wool : The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand -- A Nation Full of Will : Kent School Connecticut Centennial Address, 2006 -- Nuages Gris : Colors in Music, Literature and Art -- The Other Side of Silence : Beethoven's Deafness -- The African Obama : The Prepresidential Photographs of Pete Souza -- As Much of a Monologue as Possible : Theodore Roosevelt at 150 -- Voice, or Ventriloquism? : Language and the Presidency -- Buffs v. Blues : Replay of The Election of 1910 -- The Adventures of Sam Clemens : Or, the Autobiography of Mark Twain -- Manners Maketh Man : Ronald Reagan at 100 -- Edison Illluminated : The "Life & Phenomenon" of an Inventor.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject United States -- Biography.
Biography -- Authorship.
Presidents -- United States.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Morris, Edmund. This living hand. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2012 9780812993127 (DLC) 2012013612 (OCoLC)779264603
ISBN 9780679644668 (electronic bk.)
0679644660 (electronic bk.)

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