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Zall, Paul M.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 14,793 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Quotations  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Church history  Sources  Archives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: E302.6.F7, B
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Lincoln on Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though Abraham Lincoln has been the subject of numerous biographies, his personality remains an enigma. During his lifetime, Lincoln prepared two sketches of his life for the 1860 presidential race. These brief campaign portraits serve as the core around which Paul Zall weaves extracts from correspondence, speeches, and interviews to produce an in-depth biography. Lincoln's writing about himself offers a window into the soul and mind of one of America's greatest president. His words reveal an emotional evolution typically submerged in political biographies
Benjamin Franklin's humor by Paul M Zall ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ourselves as Americans-humor, irony, energy, and fresh insight. Recreating Franklin's words in the way that his contemporaries would have read and understood them, Paul M. Zall chronicles Franklin's use (and abuse) of humor for commercial, diplomatic, and political purposes. Dedicated to the uniquely appealing and endurin
Mark Twain laughing : humorous anecdotes by and about Samuel L. Clemens by Mark Twain ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares humorous stories Twain told publicly and privately with those wrongly attributed to him, and discusses his development as a speaker
Literary criticism of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of his anecdotes with notes and sources
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1928 and 2005 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text." "Franklin on Franklin stands as the first autobiographical account of a great American life. By returning to a newly recovered early draft of the Autobiography, author Paul M. Zall strips away later layers of moralizing and revision to reveal the story as Franklin first wrote it: how a poor boy from Boston used hard work and his wits to become America's first world-class citizen. To cover Franklin's career as a diplomat and as the only signatory of all threes key documnents of the American Revolution, Zall interweaves autobiographical comments from Franklin's personal letters and private journals."--Jacket
A hundred merry tales : and other English jestbooks of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by Paul M Zall ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This jolly volume, intended to show milestones in the development of English jestbooks from William Caxtons̉ day to the day of William Shakespeare, brings together for the first time the texts of Caxtons̉ "Fables of Alfonce and Poge" (1484), "A hundred merry tales" (1526), " "Howleglas (?1528), "Tales and quick answers" (?1535), "Merry tales ... made by Master Skelton (1567), and selections from Thomas Deloneys̉ translation of DesPeriers ̉Mirrour of Mirth (1583). A witty and knowledgeable introduction, "The natural history of Jestbooks", relates these collections of "merry" prose tales to Elizabethan prose fiction and comedy and to their classical and medieval forebears. Although their literary techniques reflect trends in more serious literature, the jestbooks habe been little studied by practicing scholars and are generally unknown to the modern reader -in part because they are scattered all over the English-speaking world in the major research libraries. In the present volume spelling, punctuation, and typography have been modernized, and the editor has provided brief introductory notes and glosses of archaic terms
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally written as a guide for his son, Benjamin Franklin discusses his life, accomplishments, and ideas. The most popular autobiography ever written is here presented for the first time directly from the manuscripts, rather than perpatuating the errors of previous editions. Background materials include opinions ranging from Keats and Poe to Twain and D.H. Lawrence
The simple cobler of Aggawam in America by Nathaniel Ward ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sketches by William Wordsworth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : a genetic text by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franklin, Benjamin / Autobiographie
A nest of ninnies, and other English jestbooks of the seventeenth century by Paul M Zall ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franklin's Autobiography : a model life by Paul M Zall ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Franklin laughing : anecdotes from original sources by and about Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wit & wisdom of the founding fathers : Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Washington laughing? That the venerable Father of Our Country, the austere and unfailingly honest leader of historical record and legend, had a penchant for tall tales and crafty quips seems unthinkable to most Americans, even today. In The Wit & Wisdom of the Founding Fathers, historian and scholar Paul Zall shatters the sober image of American icons George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin to reveal - and celebrate - their natural
Peter Pindar's poems by Peter Pindar ( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comical spirit of seventy-six : the humor of Francis Hopkinson by Francis Hopkinson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jefferson on Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not trusting biographers with his story and frustrated by his friends' failure to justify his role in the American Revolution, Jefferson wrote his autobiography on his own terms at the age of seventy-seven. Yet he revealed little about himself and his family, choosing instead to address the various political concerns of the day. The resulting book ends, well before his death, with his return from France at the age of forty-six."
Washington on Washington by George Washington ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For most Americans, George Washington is more of a legend than a man - a face on our currency or an austere figure standing in a rowboat crossing the icy Delaware River. He was equally revered in his own time. At the helm of a country born of idealism and revolution, Washington reluctantly played the role of demigod that the new nation required - a role reconciling the rhetoric of democracy with the ritual of monarchy."--BOOK JACKET
Adams on Adams by John Adams ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawing from Adams's own letters, diaries, notes, and autobiographies, editor Paul M. Zall creates a fresh portrait of the nation's second president. Adams's words reveal how a man lacking the advantages of money, connections, class, or patronage promoted American independence at home, and abroad. Zall focuses on how the presidents inner strengths, although at times conflicting with his sense of inferiority and his obsession with fame, helped with self-rule for America and national respect abroad."
 
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Alternative Names
Zall, P. M.
Zall, P. M. 1922-
Zall, P. M. 1922-2009
Zall, P. M. (Paul M.)
Zall, P. M. (Paul M.), 1922-2009
Zall, Paul M.
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English (114)
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