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Famous Women

Author:Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher:Harvard University Press

ISBN:9780674011304

Total Pages:282

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Giovanni Boccaccio devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is this text, the first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted to women.

Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists

Author:Julien Bogousslavsky,M. G. Hennerici,H. Baezner,C. Bassetti

Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN:3805593309

Total Pages:242

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The third part of Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists presents painters, musicians, and writers who had to fight against an acute or chronic neurological disease. Sometimes this fight was without success (e.g. Shostakovich, Schumann, Wolf, Pascal), but often a dynamic and paradoxical creativity of the clinical disorder was integrated into their artistic production (e.g. Klee, Ramuz). Occasionally, some even wrote the first report of a medical condition they observed in themselves, like Stendhal who made a detailed report of aphasic transient ischemic attacks before dying of stroke shortly thereafter. In rarer instances, a neurological disease was inaccurately attributed to an artist in order to explain certain features of his work (de Chirico, Schiele). Some chapters in this publication focus on neurological conditions reported in artistic work, including descriptions by Shakespeare and Dumas. Bringing new light to both artists and neurological conditions, this book serves as a valuable and entertaining read for neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and anybody interested in arts, literature and music.

Famous Wisconsin Authors

Author:James P. Roberts

Publisher:Badger Books Inc.

ISBN:9781878569851

Total Pages:218

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From Aldo Leopold to Zona Gale, here are the profiles of 35 Famous Wisconsin Authors. Meet Native American authors as well as poets, novelists, and contemporary authors.

Famous Last Words

Author:Alan Bisbort

Publisher:Pomegranate

ISBN:9780764917387

Total Pages:154

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Whether Inspiring, Incomprehensible, insightful, bleak, or absurd, last words can be spoken by the living as well as the dying. Among the dying, last words are truly final, as was the case with Dylan Thomas, who uttered "I've just had eighteen straight whiskeys. I think that's the record." Famous Last Words records the parting shots of dozens of folks no longer with us, from those dead for political reasons to those who themselves decided to end it all. And it records the words of those who went on with their lives after uttering a memorable farewell but whose reputation was made by their words, often to their lasting frustration, such as the infamous Richard Milhous Nixon: "You won't have me to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." Famous Last Words also preserves the last words of those inhabiting the world of fiction, whether in a book, on the stage, in a movie or on TV. Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" ranks right alongside Charles Foster Kane's "Rosebud" and Sidney Carton's "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done. . . ." The mutterings of the imagined are always floating around in our culture's consciousness, kicking lustily. Author Alan Bisbort consulted unimpeachable sources and original texts in compiling this compendium of 140 choice good-byes. But not only the farewells capture our attention: Bisbort's concise, witty, and informative text adds revealing context to the quoted words. Famous Last Words is fascinating, illuminating, and immensely rewarding. Reading through the pages may reveal some unifying impulse behind all those bye-byes; if so, you have truly stumbled uponthe meaning of life.

Famous & Fun Classics, Book 1

Author:Carol Matz

Publisher:Alfred Music

ISBN:9781457420900

Total Pages:24

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Famous & Fun: Classics, Book 1 offers a wonderful introduction to the timeless masterpieces of the great composers. Featuring arrangements of themes from symphonic, operatic and keyboard literature, these works have been carefully selected to appeal to beginners at the early elementary level. Optional duet parts for teacher or parent.

Famous Indians

Author:Kiva Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher:Kiva Publishing

ISBN:9781885772237

Total Pages:63

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Provides brief biographies of important Native American figures, including Pocahontas, Tecumseh, Sequoya, Sacagawea, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull.

Famous Problems and Their Mathematicians

Author:Art Johnson

Publisher:Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:9781563084461

Total Pages:179

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Presents brief stories about the life and work of famous mathematicians, including Euler, Fermat, Fibonacci, Fourier, Gauss, Moebius, and Pythagoras, and introduces their theories with puzzles and tasks for students to solve.

Homicide by the Rich and Famous

Author:Gini Graham Scott

Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:9780275983468

Total Pages:266

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Profiles the crimes of the rich and famous, from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present, and argues that the "rules" are different for the rich and famous.

The Case for Shakespeare's Authorship of The Famous Victories, with the Complete Text of the Anonymous Play

Author:Seymour Maitland Pitcher,William Shakespeare

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:9780873950022

Total Pages:256

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In the opinion of the author, the anonymous sixteenth-century playscript entitled "The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth" is actually one of the first efforts by the young but spirited dramatist, William Shakespeare. Produced about 1586--when the still unknown playwright-actor was 22 years old--the play in question is neither poetic nor highly distinguished. But Professor Pitcher, an ardent Shakespearean scholar, here presents an interesting and ingenious argument for his belief that the unknown playwright was the Bard himself. The object of much critical disparagement and scholarly dispute, "The Famous Victories" covers approximately the same span of events as that in the playwright's famous trilogy immortalizing Henry of Monmouth. In its own time, it was considered exciting. "What a glorious thing it is," wrote Thomas Nash in 1592, "to have Henry the Fifth represented on the stage leading the French king prisoner and forcing him and the dolphin to swear fealty." Dr. Pitcher believes that Heming and Condell omitted "The Famous Victories" from their First Folio in 1623 because they felt it was not worthy of a place with the later, highly professional plays of Shakespeare, none of which contains such inexperienced writing. If Dr. Pitcher's line of reasoning is correct, his conclusion is of great value in dissipating some of the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's early years. For despite the play's slapstick and buffoonery, it shows that its 22-year-old author was no mere holder of horses at theatre doors, but was already well read enough among "rusty brass and wormeaten books" to piece together his story of "The Famous Victories" from the chronicles of Edward Hall, Raphael Holinshed, and John Stow. Certain to arouse violent discussion among Shakespearean scholars, Dr. Pitcher's book is the considered product of many years of thought and study. The text of the Elizabethan play concerned will in itself be of interest to students of the drama, and the possibility that Shakespeare himself penned its lines will lend an excitement to the reading of the scenes. The famous "Grafton portrait" of a youth believed to be the young Shakespeare appears as frontispiece.

Famous Firsts

Author:Natalie Rompella

Publisher:Lobster Press

ISBN:9781897073551

Total Pages:48

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Describes sports and activities originating in the United States and their history, including surfing, snowboarding, in-line skating, and cheerleading.

Biographical Plays about Famous Artists

Author:Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN:1904303471

Total Pages:126

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Since the late 1970s, more than 200 biographical plays about famous artists (composers, fine artists, poets, actors etc.) were written and staged in the United Kingdom. The book analyses the range of these plays, arguing that the dramatists often place the main artist character(s) in an adverse situation, inward (e.g., mental illness) or outward (a personal enemy, or an anonymous power, such as war). Against the background of such adverse forces, the artist characters tend come across as flawed human beings. At the same time, most plays take care to provide good insights into the artists genius and their artistic integrity in the face of the adversity. The book also addresses the question why there have been so many biographical plays about famous artists over the past twenty-five years, providing answers in the context of theatre history and developments across academic disciplines and society as a whole.

Famous Last Words

Author:Alison Booth,Professor of English Alison Booth

Publisher:University of Virginia Press

ISBN:9780813914374

Total Pages:393

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Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and fallen women die, to the more open alternatives of twentieth-century fiction, which sometimes permit the independent female protagonist to survive and occasionally allow alternative constructions of gender as well as plot. Each essay treats a narrative- novel, novella, or novel poem- by a single author in light of conventions of closure and of gender in historical context. The contributors recover forgotten texts, revise our understanding of women writers once successful, but now somewhat marginalized, and give voice to cultural "others." Works by the already canonized George Eliot are reassessed, and the representation of women in the canonical novels of male writers William Thackeray and Henry James is explored.

Famous Movie Detectives III

Author:Michael R. Pitts

Publisher:Scarecrow Press

ISBN:9780810836907

Total Pages:399

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This book not only includes chapters on more than twenty new screen sleuths but also updates information on several detectives included in the first two volumes of Famous Movie Detectives. Author Michael Pitts also provides new material on sleuths in silent films and serials, as well as a listing of radio and television detective programs.

Outhouses by Famous Architects

Author:Steve Schaecher

Publisher:Pomegranate

ISBN:9780764912603

Total Pages:63

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Outhouses have been much ridiculed and maligned structures, thought worthy of only the lowliest of humor and virtually ignored by architectural critics as inconsequential blips in the development of building design. And yet--as architect Steve Schaecher so poignantly reveals in this collection of renderings--architects of genius from time immemorial have used their considerable talents to enhance the beauty and function of the outhouse. His extensive research has uncovered a wealth of stunning outdoor bathroom designs that say much about the history of architecture. Although Schaecher's friends and family have worried about his obsession with bathroom drawings, it is clear that with the publication of this tome, his seat in the annals of architectural history will never be put down.Here are reproductions of stylish (dare we say perfectionist?) renderings of Thronehenge, Wright's Flushing Water, the Odor Dame Cathedral, the Taj Ma-stall, Jefferson's Johnicello, Sullivan's Merchants First National Outhouse, Le Corbusier's Bidet Savoye, Fuller's Geodesic Throne, the Hancock's John Building, the Centre Pompidoodoo-the unmistakable outhouse for that weird-looking French museum-and many others. Each is accompanied by insightful historical and analytical text, depending on your definitions of insightful and analytical. The preface, by architectural critic I.P. Daley, will leave you in no doubt of the importance of this completely nonsensical book.

Famous Women of the American Revolution

Author:Jeremy Thornton

Publisher:The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN:9780823962761

Total Pages:24

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Briefly describes the parts played by a few women in the American Revolution, including Deborah Samson, Nancy Morgan Hart, Sybil Ludington, Phillis Wheatley, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Mary Katherine Goddard.

Famous Problems of Elementary Geometry

Author:Felix Klein,Wooster Woodruff Beman,David Eugene Smith

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:9780486495514

Total Pages:92

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Widely regarded as a classic of modern mathematics, this expanded version of Felix Klein's celebrated 1894 lectures uses contemporary techniques to examine three famous problems of antiquity: doubling the volume of a cube, trisecting an angle, and squaring a circle. Today's students will find this volume of particular interest in its answers to such questions as: Under what circumstances is a geometric construction possible? By what means can a geometric construction be effected? What are transcendental numbers, and how can you prove that e and pi are transcendental? The straightforward treatment requires no higher knowledge of mathematics. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1930 second edition.

World Famous in New Zealand

Author:Colin Campbell-Hunt

Publisher:Auckland University Press

ISBN:9781869402495

Total Pages:237

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A study of world-class New Zealand businesses based on ten case studies of internationally competitive companies which have been successful overseas. It aims to reveal the secrets of their competitive advantage and explores the question of what makes a successful business.

Famous Mozart Operas

Author:Spike Hughes

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:9780486228587

Total Pages:245

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Music excerpts are presented to show Mozart's use of tonal quality, voice interaction, and mood and melody changes in his five greatest operas

Famous Italian Opera Arias

Author:Ellen H. Bleiler

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:9780486291581

Total Pages:99

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Enjoy the passion and power of 145 arias from 50 operas by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini, 12 other composers. Selections from Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, Il Trovatore, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Bohème, many more. Original Italian librettos with excellent line-for-line literal English translations in facing columns. Introduction.

Famous Past Lives

Author:Steve Burgess

Publisher:John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:1846944945

Total Pages:176

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Steve Burgess is one of the UK's leading Hypnotherapists who has completed many thousands of past life regressions. This intriguing book is the story of some of his clients who in regression sessions appear to have been very famous historical characters in their previous lives. These famous past lives include Queen Elizabeth I, her elder sister Queen Mary, one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute victims, Titus Oates from the Scott of the Antartic Expedition and William Shakespeare. Whilst in trance, Steve's clients give fascinating accounts of their past life alter egos, often experiencing things known only to historians. As they re-live their famous past lives they even provide unknown information, which gives us a fuller insight into the lives of the famous characters, including Elizabeth's passionate affair with Robert Dudley and the fate of their love child, and Shakespeare's travels abroad. This book may be the book that proves the reality of reincarnation, and will be of interest to both sceptics and spiritually minded people.

Just-Right Plays: 15 Plays About Famous Americans For Emergent Readers

Author:Carol Pugliano-Martin

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:9780439323338

Total Pages:48

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Connect reading and social studies with 15 engaging and easy-to-read plays about famous Americans such as George Washington, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, and more! Kids will enjoy learning about these fascinating figures while building reading and oral-language skills. Designed for emergent readers, the plays feature simple, predictable language, as well as rhyme and repetition. Includes background information and extension activities. For use with Grades K-2.

Famous Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright

Author:Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:9780486293622

Total Pages:47

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For coloring book enthusiasts and architecture students — 44 finely detailed renderings of Wright home and studio, Unity Temple, Guggenheim Museum, Robie House, Imperial Hotel, more.

Famous Immigrants

Author:Debra J. Housel

Publisher:Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:9781433390678

Total Pages:32

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Many talented and skilled immigrants came to America from various places in the world and brought with them their own cultures and traditions to enrich the American culture and way of life. Among the famous immigrants whose lives have impacted the twentieth century are Elijah McCoy, Irving Berlin, Father Edward Flanagan, and I. M. Pei.

Famous Americans

Author:Liza Schafer

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:9780590494748

Total Pages:200

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Plays about Ben Franklin, Harriet Tubman, and other historical figures are accompanied by suggestions for teachers on how to incorporate them into their classes

Famous Conversions

Author:Hugh Thomson Kerr,John M. Mulder

Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN:9780802840653

Total Pages:265

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A collection of fifty first-person conversion accounts spanning Christian history from the Apostle Paul to St. Augustine to Malcolm Muggeridge and Charles Colson. The selections, intended to be representative rather than exhaustive, are each prefaced with brief comment by the editors.

Kentucky's Famous Racehorses

Author:Patricia L. Thompson

Publisher:Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:9780738566887

Total Pages:127

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Central Kentucky is home to many magnificent horses and their farms, and a photographic guide goes beyond the numbers and provides insight into the character of these beloved creatures by featuring stories straight from those closest to the horses--the grooms. Original.

Famous NASCAR Tracks

Author:Jim Gigliotti

Publisher:Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN:9780778731887

Total Pages:32

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Looks at some of the most famous race tracks in NASCAR racing and their unique features that drivers must adjust to in order to have a winning career.

66 Festive and Famous Chorales for Band for Flute

Author:Frank Erickson

Publisher:Alfred Music

ISBN:9781457441196

Total Pages:24

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A diverse and timeless collection of 66 famous chorales arranged for concert band by Frank Erickson. The chorales are all arranged in four parts (SATB) and, in addition to full band, are playable by a wide variety of smaller groups, from quartet on up. Besides being an excellent warm-up tool, 66 Festive and Famous Chorales for Band provides a perfect opportunity to work on musicianship, phrasing, balance and intonation.

Dinners with Famous Women

Author:Eugenia R. Van Vliet

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9780595297290

Total Pages:456

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"[This is] a culinary history cookbook with a different twist -- women from different centuries recount the meals of their time . . . Each chapter provides a menu and recipes for a succulent dinner inspired by these women of antiquity. Learn about a mealAnne Boleyn relished at Hampton Court with Henry VIII, eat a meal with Emily Dickenson, and celebrate Passover with Emma Goldman" -- Cover.