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Author: James Thomas Flexner
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of Flexner's writings, including a commencement address from 1929, writings that first appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, two short stories, essays on American painting, some biographical pieces, essays on American history, and some pieces that offer glimpses of the author's personal life.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Flexner
ISBN: 0823217302 9780823217304 0823217310 9780823217311
OCLC Number: 38206871
Description: vii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Harvard address : poetry in a machine age --
(New York Herald Tribue) Leopold Auer --
Broun "crashes" city flophouse to study jobless --
Harvard's muse for writing --
Dreiser brings pessimism back from U.S. tour --
Last Manhattan farm soon will give up struggle --
Where sheep and cattle meet --
Skipper defies rescue from sinking home --
Hotel sleepers aid science by counting sheep --
Dean of American medicine --
(Short stories) I felt the beacons --
Return --
(American painting) Directions in the study of American painting --
Spiritual values reflected in early American art --
A speech given on the occasion of the exhibition of colonial and federal portraits at Bowdoin College --
Introduction to William Dunlap's History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States --
Pinting and sculpture, 1820-1865 --
The Yankee inventor painters --
Asher B. Durand: An engraver's and a farmer's art. (Cont. 2) Thoomas Cole's The Oxbow: The romance and harmony of the American landscape --
Art in your attic --
Which comes first: The head or the body? --
Inhabited landscapes --
John Frederick Kensett --
Monochromatic drawing: a forgotten branch of American art --
The Peacable kingdom --
William Rimmer --
The room on the wall --
Thomas Sully --
James Abbott McNeil Whistler --
From the Society of American artists to the Ash Can School --
The Homer show: "Few painters have so powerfully expressed the vastness of the world" --
William Sawitzky, 1879-1947 --
Masterpieces --
lost forever? --
(Biography) Biography as a juggler's art --
Allan Nevins --
Carl Van Doren --
George Washington in print and on television --
Martha Washington --
(History) How a madman helped save the colonies --
The most unforgettable letter I have ever read --
The American world was not made for me --
American historical myths: Jefferson, Hamilton, and Washington. (Cont. 3) Washington and slavery --
Why American won the revolution --
Pictures for historical publications --
Dramatic presentations of history --
The Hudson River: Its history, usages, and resulting peculiarities --
The city in the American land --
The presidency: Where more is less --
(Personal) My father, Simon Flexner --
In defense of the maligned city dog --
A new science: How to fall --
My friendship with Edward Hopper --
Will Barnet --
Invaluable public libraries --
Mother's important cousins.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: by James Thomas Flexner.
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James Thomas Flexner has been a professional writer for most of his adult life. After several years spent at the City desk at the New York Herald Tribune after graduating from Harvard University,  Read more...

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As a historian, James T. Flexner posseses modern insights into human motives and behavior... * -New York Times Book Review * This omnibus collection of Flexner's lucid and informative writing is an Read more...

 
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