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Stein, Mark 1951-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 65 publications in 3 languages and 4,123 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  History  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Educational television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: E180, 917.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Stein
How the states got their shapes by Mark Stein( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. But every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand. This is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Packed with oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfectly.--From publisher description
How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines by Mark Stein( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "How the States Got Their Shapes" returns to tell the story of the people behind the boundary lines
American panic : a history of who scares us and why by Mark Stein( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch hunt to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration, gay marriage, and the construction of mosques, Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans, Native Americans, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Chinese and Japanese peoples, communists, capitalists, women, and a highly turbulent but largely forgotten panic over Freemasons. Striking similarities in these diverse episodes are revealed in primary documents Stein has unearthed, in which statements from the past could easily be mistaken for statements today. As these similarities come to light, Stein reveals why some people become panicked over particular issues when others do not"--
Housesitter by Melissa Levin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton Davis built a dream house for his dream girl and hoped to live happily ever after. Then she said no! Enter Gwen, a charming and disarming waitress whose penchant for fabricating reality sets the wheels of fantasy in motion and takes Newton on the emotional ride of his life
Direct from death row, the Scottsboro boys : an evening of vaudeville and sorrow by Harley White( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about the states( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... to reveal how each state's territory was determined and explores their individual natural environments, populations, politics, traditions, legends, and quirks ... highlighting what makes each one unique as well [as] an integral part of the whole. Learn new factoids about each state's history, natural resources, geography and monuments as well as the truth behind the legends ... There's a story behind every one of those crooked lines, odd extensions, and panhandles ... explores how struggles for independence, internal conflicts of states' rights and slavery, westward expansion, and the control of natural resources played a role in determining borders"--Container
The Groves of academe ; and, the plumber's apprentice : two short plays by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American panic : a history of who scares us and why by Mark Stein( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What political panics from the Salem witch trials to the Tea Party can tell us about our modern societyIn American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompany political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch hunt to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration, gay marriage, and the construction of mosques, Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans, Native Americans, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Chinese and Japanese peoples, communists, capitalists, women, and a highly turbulent but largely forgotten panic over freemasons. Striking similarities in these diverse episodes are revealed in primary documents Stein has unearthed, in which statements from the past could easily be mistaken for statements today. As these similarities come to light, Stein reveals why some people become panicked over particular issues when others do not
At long last Leo by Mark Stein( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Beagle has spent two years writing a 638 page manifesto on human harmony that just might change the world. The problem is only that no one wants to read it, especially not Leo's unharmonious family. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance
At long last Leo by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All about the states( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour America, state by state. This remarkable collection takes you on an unforgettable tour of our magnificent 50 states, highlighting what makes each one unique as well an integral part of the whole. Learn new factoids about each state's history, natural resources, geography and monuments as well as the truth behind the legends, including many facts that may surprise you
All about the states( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the boundaries between states came to be
Looking for America by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people behind the border-lines : how the states got their shapes--too-- by Mark Stein( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the people who helped determine the state lines, including Roger Williams, Daniel Webster, and Ethan Allen and explains the history that can be found in these boundaries
Ghost dance : a drama by Mark Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vice capades : sex, drugs, and bowling from the pilgrims to the present by Mark Stein( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From outlawing bowling in colonial America to regulating violent video games and synthetic drugs today, Mark Stein's Vice Capades examines thenation's relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have defined morality. This humorous and quirky history revealsthat our views of vice are formed not merely by morals but by power. While laws against nude dancing have become less restrictive, laws restricting sexual harassment have been enacted. While marijuana is no longer illegal everywhere, restrictive laws have been enacted against cigarettes. Stein examines this nation's inconsistent moral compass and how the powers-that-be in each era determine what is or is not deemed a vice. From the Puritans who founded Massachusetts with unyielding, biblically based lawsto those modern purveyors of morality who currently campaign against video game violence, Vice Capadeslooks at the American history we all know from a fresh and exciting perspective and shows how vice has shaped our nation, sometimes without us even knowing it"--
Bird on a wire ; Housesitter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parenthood by Ron Howard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parenthood": Gil Buckman a funny and loving husband who's also trying too hard to be the 'perfect' parent to his uniquely different kids. As Gil and the rest of the Buckmans discover, being the 'perfect' parent often means just letting children be themselves. Bonus features include commentary, a cast reunion, and more
Bird on a wire by John Badham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housesitter: a con artists moves into an empty house without permission and poses as the home owners wife
Housesitter : [press kit]( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with aproposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help them reconcile.--John Vogel
 
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How the states got their shapes
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Mark Stein author

Mark Stein (author) Amerikaans schrijver

Марк Стейн

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How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlinesHousesitterDirect from death row, the Scottsboro boys : an evening of vaudeville and sorrowThe people behind the border-lines : how the states got their shapes--too--