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Curiosity's Cats : Writers on Research

Author: Bruce Joshua Miller
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Each morning I would strike out for this temple of learning in the crisp autumn air with a sense of purpose and the conviction that this was where I belonged'--Marilyn Stasio from 'My Research Project.' Inspired partly by Richard Altick's The Scholar Adventurers, the thirteen writers in Curiosity's Cats offer powerful arguments for the value of hands-on research, be it chasing documents, cracking mysteries,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curiosity's cats.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014005369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Joshua Miller
ISBN: 9780873519335 0873519337
OCLC Number: 875446979
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: edited by Bruce Joshua Miller.

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"'Each morning I would strike out for this temple of learning in the crisp autumn air with a sense of purpose and the conviction that this was where I belonged'--Marilyn Stasio from 'My Research Project.' Inspired partly by Richard Altick's The Scholar Adventurers, the thirteen writers in Curiosity's Cats offer powerful arguments for the value of hands-on research, be it chasing documents, cracking mysteries, interviewing long-lost subjects, or visiting exotic and not-so-exotic locales. Alberto Martinez explains how diligence with dates can provide clues to unlock the most difficult historical puzzles. Jan Reid explores the difference between research for an epic novel and research to write the epic biography of a friend. Margot Livesey suspects that she continues to write novels simply to do the research. But every essay testifies to the fact that research is valuable not only because of the product that may result from it, but because the process itself fulfills a basic human need. Contributors include: Philip J. Anderson, Annette Kolodny, Theodore Kornweibel Jr., Margot Livesey, Alberto A. Martinez, Bruce Joshua Miller, Katherine Hall Page, Jan Reid, Ali Selim, Marilyn Stasio, Ned Stuckey-French, Bruce White, and Steve Yates. Bruce Joshua Miller has edited two books and written for public radio, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. He has worked in the book industry for thirty-five years"--

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