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Shostakovich

Author : Elizabeth Wilson
ISBN : 0571220509
Genre : Composers
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This edition draws on many new writings about Shostakovich, providing both a more detailed and focused image of his life, and a wider view of his cultural background. A particular aspect of Shostakovich which is revealed is his sardonic and witty sense of humour, displayed in many of his letters to close friends.

Shostakovich A Life Remembered

Author : Elizabeth Wilson
ISBN : 9780571261154
Genre : Music
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Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer, drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Elizabeth Wilson sheds light on the composer's creative process and his working life in music, and examines the enormous and enduring influence that Shostakovich has had on Soviet musical life. 'The one indispensable book about the composer.' New York Times

A Life Remembered

Author : Jane Ashby
ISBN : 1527202968
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Sinatra

Author : Lew Irwin
ISBN : 0762403977
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tracks Frank Sinatra from the early days in Hoboken, his turbulent marriages, his relationships with the "Rat Pack," and his award-winning career

Arthur C Clarke

Author : Fred Clarke
ISBN : 1926837266
Genre : Authors, English
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This book begins with Sir Arthur C. Clarke's early years on the family farm in Somerset, as recounted by his brother Fred. Clarke's talent for playful mischief -- especially in challenging his school masters - and his enquiring mind -- already looking out to the stars even at a young age - are clearly in evidence, as is the creative day-dreaming that would later lead to so many timeless world famous stories. The book includes special guest contributions from Stephen Baxter, Michael Moorcock, Ben Bova, Greg Benford, Fred Ordway, Robert Sawyer, Paul McAuley, Sir Patrick Moore, British astronaut Helen Sharman and many others; all of whom describe the enduring influence of this celebrated writer. The book also includes a unique collection of photographs from the Clarke family, some of which have never been published before. This is a rare insight into Arthur's early life and into the people he met and influenced during his own personal Odyssey.

A Life Remembered

Author : Gloria M. Madden
ISBN : 9781403328663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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While fire-eaters, both North & South, fanned controversial flames into open, armed hostilities, the political situation south of the 1860 US-Mexico border also quickly deteriorated. Prior to opening shots at Fort Sumter, Liberal Republican President Benito Juárez wrested power away from the clerical Conservatives who had held the country in a oppressive grip since before Spain's embarrassing evacuation. Juárez's election, and subsequent persecution, prompted affluent expatriate Conservatives to flee to Europe, where, as political refugees, they gained the sympathies of France's Napoleón III. Seeing the turmoil brewing in the US, Napoleón, backed by some of Europe's most influential bankers, gambled and embarked on a mission of regaining a foot-hold on the western continent that had been lost since the publication of the US's Monroe Doctrine. This Napoleón accomplished by convincing Austria's Archduke Maximilian in accepting the "Throne of Mexico," which would be propped-up by French expeditionary forces. However, when the devastating US turmoil concluded with the subjugation of the South, US Secretary of State, William Seward, issued a threatening ultimatum demanding Napoleón to withdraw French troops from Mexico, or face the consequences of war with the United States. With the final French Foreign Legion embarking from the coastal port of Vera Cruz, it was only a matter of time before Maximilian realized his puppet government could not survive without exterior military support. Convinced that forging peaceful, political alliances with the victorious North was his only formula for successful existence, Maximilian spurned the overtures of displaced, unrepentant southern generals offering their services. Seward, however, rejected Maximilian's proposals. With his stunningly beautiful bride having returned to Europe to seek the reestablishment of withdrawn monetary and military support from governments and the Vatican, Maximilian made his last stand against converging loyal Juaristas at an old Spanish town north of the nation's capital.

A Life Remembered

Author : Stephen Wheeler Royce
ISBN : 0918329027
Genre : Hotelkeepers
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Sarny

Author : Gary Paulsen
ISBN : 9780307804235
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Her search takes her to New Orleans and the home of the mysterious and remarkable Miss Laura. Like Nightjohn, Miss Laura changes Sarny's life, and she helps Sarny pass Nightjohn's gift on to new generations. This riveting saga follows Sarny until her last days in the 1930s and gives readers a panoramic view of America in a time of trial, tragedy, and hoped-for change.

Dresden Life Remembered

Author : Dick Wright
ISBN : 9781462844029
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A day in the life of a small town, Dresden, 100 years ago sets the stage for nostalgic reflections of the 1940s and 50s by native son author Dick Wright. In Dresden Life Remembered, Dick calls on his keen memory and homespun writing style to to paint a picture of what he terms his "growing up years." A fascinating collection of stories and photographs, the pages overflow with names from the past. A must read for anyone interested in hometowns, particularly those from Dresden and Kent County in Southwestern Ontario.

Blessings And Curses

Author : Shoshana Loven
ISBN : 1876733969
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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