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This living hand : and other essays

Author: Edmund Morris
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A wide-ranging collection of essays by a contemporary critic and historian traces four decades of writing and considers such diverse topics as Beethoven, Kilimanjaro, and Britain's Imperial War Museum.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Morris
ISBN: 9780812993127 0812993128 9780679644668 0679644660
OCLC Number: 779264603
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Bumstitch : Lament for a Forgotten Fruit --
How I Escaped Death by Snakebite : And Lived to Write About Beethoven --
The Curfew Tolls the Knell of Parting Day : Remembering Mr. Atkinson --
The Last Snows of Kilimanjaro : A Lament --
A Ghostly Tour with TR : The Badlands of North Dakota --
Documenting the Intangible : The New York Public Library's Dance Collection --
Heard Melodies Are Sweet, but Those Unheard Are Sweeter : A Low-Calorie Diet for the Musically Obese --
Brutalities of Marriage : Otto Friedrich's Clover : The Tragic Love Story of Clover and Henry Adams --
Theodore Roosevelt the Diplomat : Frederick W. Marks's Velvet on Iron --
"Look, Mother, My Public!" : The Custody Trial of Gloria Vanderbilt --
Theodore Roosevelt the Polygon : Address at the National Portrait Gallery --
Wilson as Warmonger : Walter Karp's Politics of War --
The Line of Concern : an Interview with Nadine Gordimer --
A Strangeness in the Sight : The Shadow World of Tom Bostelle --
The Pen Is Mightier than the Smith-Corona : Typing and the Murder of Style --
Music v. Musicology : Donald Francis Tovey, Counsel for the Defense --
Land of Lost Content : South Africa Revisited in the Last Days of Apartheid --
Tiger in Sonic Cage : The Pianism of Vladimir Horowitz --
Theodore Roosevelt the Writer : Colloquium at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars --
Telling Lives : A Biographer's Quest for Temps Perdu --
The Idea of North : Glenn Gould's Search for Solitude --
A Hundred and Forty-Four Merlins : Britain's Imperial War Museum --
We Came to America : The Irrevocable Act of Emigration. The Portraitist's Shadow : Biography as an Art --
The Anticapitalist Conspiracy : A Warning --
Every Sliver of Inlay Had to Fit : The Early Artistry of Evelyn Waugh --
All Men Kill the Thing They Love : Bartle Bull's Safari --
The Pain of Falling Leaves : Capitol Hill Loses a Tree --
The Old Man Ought to Be Sad : The Logical Life of Mr. Justice Holmes --
The Ivory and the Ebony : Pianists and the Romantic Imagination --
Women in White : The Memoirs of Laura Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes --
TR Reincarnate : Archibald B. Roosevelt, Jr., 1918-1990 --
Undistinguished Americans : Short and Simple Annals of the Poor --
Hunter of the Wild Guffaw : The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose --
Which Way Does Sir Dress? : A Semicentennial Visit to Savile Row --
The Rolling Tape Records, and Having Recorded, Rolls On : In Support of Janet Malcolm in Masson v. The New Yorker --
From This Session Interdict : On the Eve of Another Presidential Inauguration --
In Memoriam Christine Reagan : The President's Forgotten Daughter --
This Living Hand : Ronald Reagan's Farewell Note --
Rock. Turf. Water. Lava. Sky : Reykjavik in Retrospect --
A Darwinian for Fun : The Evolutionary Education of Henry Adams --
The Bill and Teddy Show : Mr. Clinton's Latest Presidential Performance --
Pooh to You, Mr. Mayor : And Here's Fuzz in Your Eye, Mr. Prime Minister --
A Certain Silliness : Ten Literati Choose the Century's Greatest English Novels --
Billy Liar : Proceedings of an extraordinary meeting of the Ananias Club, Aug. 19, 1998, Theodore Roosevelt, chairman; Agenda: Admission to membership of President William Jefferson Clinton --
Here Comes Old Rushing Starlight : The Writing Life --
Tomb with a View : A Visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library --
Inside Jefferson's Cerebellum : The Library of Congress --
Intellectual Integrity : The Novels of James Gould Cozzens. Sensitive Signage : Washington's Equal-Opportunity Airport --
A Steady Hiss of Corn : The Letters of Ronald Reagan --
Colonizing Outside of Cultivation : The Logical Fantasy of John Wyndham --
The Ivo Pogorelich of Presidential Biography : Writing Dutch : A Memoir of Ronald Reagan --
Leaving of a Life : Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004 --
Dot's and Dash's : Lynne Truss's Punctuation Primer --
Lady of Letters : Living with Sylvia Jukes Morris --
A Musical Offering : Bach and Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment --
Behind the Glass Wall : "Mr. President, Feel My Pain!" --
Contrapuntal Combat : Beethoven's Great Fugue --
Wood and Wool : The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand --
A Nation Full of Will : Kent School Connecticut Centennial Address, 2006 --
Nuages Gris : Colors in Music, Literature and Art --
The Other Side of Silence : Beethoven's Deafness --
The African Obama : The Prepresidential Photographs of Pete Souza --
As Much of a Monologue as Possible : Theodore Roosevelt at 150 --
Voice, or Ventriloquism? : Language and the Presidency --
Buffs v. Blues : Replay of The Election of 1910 --
The Adventures of Sam Clemens : Or, the Autobiography of Mark Twain --
Manners Maketh Man : Ronald Reagan at 100 --
Edison Illluminated : The "Life & Phenomenon" of an Inventor.
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A wide-ranging collection of essays by a contemporary critic and historian traces four decades of writing and considers such diverse topics as Beethoven, Kilimanjaro, and Britain's Imperial War Museum.

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