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Allen, Steve 1921-2000

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Meeting of minds by Steve Allen( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
How to make a speech by Steve Allen( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Entertainer Steve Allen demonstrates how anyone, in any circumstance, can master and use the fundamentals of effective public speaking
Dumbth, and 81 ways to make Americans smarter by Steve Allen( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
"Steve Allen addresses a social problem so pervasive that it apparently lies behind all others. The author's thesis started as a personal hunch when he began to observe, in the early 1960s, a sharp increase in instances of inefficiency. Assuming that shoddy workmanship, poor service, and growing incompetence were at least partly caused by a breakdown in the capacity to reason, Allen proceeded to the stage of formal research. What he discovered was incompetence on a scale more vast than anything envisioned by Laurence J. Peter, who has amusingly but persuasively argued that people tend to be elevated to the level of their personal incompetence--the "Peter Principle." Allen coined the word dumbth as a shorthand term for the sort of muddle-headedness that, he asserts, has become characteristic of our society. Allen approaches the problem of the collapse of intelligence in the United States on the same no-laughing-matter basis that made his earlier books ... so instructive. After sketching out the dimensions of the problem, the author, like all good social reformers, points to a solution. First, he recommends that we add a fourth "R"--Reasoning---to the traditional reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic of the process of formal education, beginning in kindergarten and first grade. Second, he offers the reader a full 81 "rules" for good thinking, arguing that since there are rules-of-the-game for piano-playing, marriage, science, nutrition, and thousands of other activities, it is absurd to suppose that thinking well is so natural a gift that its practitioners require no instruction whatever. Although Steve Allen is best known for his creative work in music and comedy, he has also written thirty-two books and several thousand songs. He has hosted numerous television shows and was the creator of the original "Tonight" show."--Jacket
Funny people by Steve Allen( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The Talk show murders by Steve Allen( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Private investigator, Roger Dale, finds himself sucked into finding the brazen killer who kills talk show guests from under everyone's nose. Dale finds himself more frustrated as the body count piles up, and the FBI gets more persistent in trying to get him to drop the case. Finally, Dale and the FBI decide to work together when he comes up with the idea to use himself as bait for the next primetime victim
Bigger than a breadbox by Steve Allen( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Collection of the author's quips and humor from his first days in radio through the "Tonight Show" to the present
The passionate nonsmoker's bill of rights : the first guide to enacting nonsmoking legislation by Steve Allen( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The Benny Goodman story ( visu )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
A musical biography of the clarinetist dubbed the "King of Swing". The soundtrack highlights Goodman himself in renditions of classics such as "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Moonglow" and Stompin' at the Savoy."
The funny men by Steve Allen( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Dialogues in Americanism ( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
"Series of three debates ... held at Pasadena, California on November 17, 1963, January 22,1964, and February 23, 1964 ... under the auspices of the Graduate Committee for Political Education Inc."
Steve Allen on the Bible, religion, & morality by Steve Allen( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
"Draws on the expertise of biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers to demonstrate that fundamentalist assumptions about the reliability and authenticity of the Bible ... have no rational or factual basis"--Inside dust jacket
Letter to a conservative by Steve Allen( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Dumbth : the lost art of thinking : with 101 ways to reason better & improve your mind by Steve Allen( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Steve Allen's humorous and provocative examination of the increasing American tendency toward muddle-headedness and ineptitude
Make 'em laugh by Steve Allen( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The success of Steve Allen's How To Be Funny led first to the republication of that book, and now occasioned a companion volume, Make 'Em Laugh. This new how-to book about the art of comedy includes an even richer assortment of examples of the author's unique humor. In Make 'Em Laugh, Allen laces his formal instruction with hilarious ad-libs, written jokes, TV comedy sketches, satires, song parodies, humorous essays, amusing autobiographical reminiscences, one-act plays, witty speeches, and stand-up monologues from his comedy concerts. Noel Coward called Steve Allen the most talented man in America, and he is probably the most borrowed-from comedian of all time. The perceptive reader will recognize many of the comic ideas that Allen originated during the "Golden Age" of television comedy - ideas that are still influential in the 1990's. If there were a college course in creating and performing comedy, Make 'Em Laugh would be the ideal textbook
The Jack Kerouac collection by Jack Kerouac( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Features the complete recorded works, many released for the first time, of "beat generation" writer and poet Jack Kerouac
The Steve Allen show ( visu )
263 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Virgil Partch, Dick Shaw, Martin Murphy and Phil Interlandi are all cartoonists
More funny people by Steve Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
The girls on the 10th floor, and other stories by Steve Allen( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Steve Allen's private joke file by Steve Allen( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Compiles jokes, anecdotes, one-liners, and quotes delivered by the comedian and original host of "The Tonight Show."
Fourteen for tonight by Steve Allen( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
 
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