WorldCat Identities

Morton, John Fass 1947-

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 1,171 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML410.E44, 781.650797457
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Fass Morton
Next-generation homeland security : network federalism and the course to national preparedness by John Fass Morton( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positing that the 20th century system of federal-centric governance no longer provides for American security, the author makes the case for a next-generation homeland security transformation. He provides an inside view of the political dynamics behind the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the development of the National Preparedness System and focuses on the emerging belief that the nation must advance beyond the interagency model dominated by Washington, D.C. and the federal agencies' security relationships with state and local governments and the private sector. Introducing a 21st century governance paradigm called Network Federalism, the author charts the course to next-generation homeland security via statutorily empowered and decentralized intergovernmental staffs in the ten federal regions
Backstory in blue : Ellington at Newport '56 by John Fass Morton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It may be that the song most baby boomers identify from July 1956 is a simple twelve-bar blues, hyped on national television by a twenty-one-year-old Elvis Presley and his handlers. But it is a very different song, with its elongated fourteen-bar choruses of rhythm and dissonance, played on the night of July 7, 1956, by a fifty-seven-year-old Duke Ellington and his big band that got everybody up out of their seats and moving as one. More than fifty years later, "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue," recorded at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, still makes a profound statement about postwar America - how we got there and where it all went." "Backstory in Blue is a behind-the-scenes look at this epic moment in American cultural history. It is the story of who and what made Ellington's performance so compelling and how one piece of music reflected the feelings and shaped the sensibilities of the postwar generation." "Written from the point of view of the audience, this unique account draws on interviews with fans and music professionals of all kinds who were there and whose lives were touched, and in some cases changed, by the experience. Included are profiles of George Avakian, who recorded and produced Ellington at Newport 1956: Paul Gonsalves, the tenor sax player responsible for the legendary twenty-seven choruses that enabled the rebirth of Ellington's career; and the "Bedford Blonde." Elaine Anderson, whose dance ignited both the band and the crowd."--Jacket
Mustin : a Naval family of the twentieth century by John Fass Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Værket indeholder levnedsberetninger om tre generationer af søofficerer begyndende med marineflyveren Henry Mustin. Derefter omtales både sønnen og sønnesønnens karriere i U.S: Navy, der således fra denne vinkel får beskrevet sin udvikling fra 1915 og indtil 1990èrne
The political thought of Georg Lukacs: an examination by John Fass Morton( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.07 for Next-gener ... to 0.55 for Mustin : a ...)

Backstory in blue : Ellington at Newport '56
Mustin : a Naval family of the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Fass Morton, John 1947-

English (12)