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Fireworks : a history and celebration

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1989, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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Fireworks mean celebration in any language. They herald coronations, inaugurations, jubiliees, and glorious beginnings. Be they cherry bombs, skyrockets, girandoles, Roman candles, maroons, or sparklers, fireworks have long transfixed Americans with their explosions of color and sound against a night sky. Rarely, however, are enthusiasts granted a glimpse behind the extravaganza. With an eloquence and urbane wit  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plimpton, George.
Fireworks.
New York : Anchor Books, 1989, ©1984
(OCoLC)891964361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Plimpton
ISBN: 0385263252 9780385263252
OCLC Number: 19556105
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday ... in 1984"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: George Plimpton ; photo editor, Margaret Mathews.

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Fireworks mean celebration in any language. They herald coronations, inaugurations, jubiliees, and glorious beginnings. Be they cherry bombs, skyrockets, girandoles, Roman candles, maroons, or sparklers, fireworks have long transfixed Americans with their explosions of color and sound against a night sky. Rarely, however, are enthusiasts granted a glimpse behind the extravaganza. With an eloquence and urbane wit surpassed only by his enthusiasm, author George Plimpton gives a lively account of pyrotechnic display, its legendary enthusiasts, and the people and families who domniate the field today. --From cover.

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