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Audubon : the making of an American

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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"From the historian Richard Rhodes, the first major biography of John James Audubon in forty years, and the first to illuminate fully the private and family life of the master illustrator of the natural world." "Rhodes shows us young Audubon arriving in New York from France in 1803, his illegitimacy a painful secret, speaking no English but already drawing and observing birds. We see him falling in love, marrying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John James Audubon; John James Audubon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 0375414126 9780375414121
OCLC Number: 123217725
Description: x, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The making of an American --
America my country --
The birds of America.
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

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"From the historian Richard Rhodes, the first major biography of John James Audubon in forty years, and the first to illuminate fully the private and family life of the master illustrator of the natural world." "Rhodes shows us young Audubon arriving in New York from France in 1803, his illegitimacy a painful secret, speaking no English but already drawing and observing birds. We see him falling in love, marrying the wellborn English girl next door, crossing the Appalachians to frontier Kentucky to start a new life, fashioning himself into an American just as his adopted country was finding its identity." "Audubon's story is an artist's story but also a love story. In his day, communications by letter across the ocean were so slow and uncertain that John James and his wife, Lucy, almost lost each other in the three years when the Atlantic separated them - until he crossed the Atlantic and half the American continent to claim her. Their letters during this time are intimate, moving, and painful, and they attest to an enduring love."--Jacket.

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