American Original

American Original

On one occasion, an old, white-haired man in a threadbare sailor suit
approached Will, and Junior tried to fend him off. ... he topped Hoover by 472 to
59; in the popular balloting, FDR ran ahead by over 7 million 232 & AMERICAN
ORIGINAL.

Author: Ray Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535866X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Hailed by The New York Times as "America's Aristophanes," Will Rogers was one of this century's most astute and beloved humorists. If as he often remarked, he never met a man he didn't like, it is also true that Rogers never met a man he didn't like to make fun of. Everyone from congressmen and Presidents to Hollywood movie moguls and wealthy industrialists bore the brunt of his gently lacerating wit--and seemed, mostly, to be charmed in the process. So popular did Rogers become--through dozens of films, a daily column that ran for nine years in newspapers across the country, and countless lectures and stage performances--that he was often urged to run for Congress and even the Presidency. Upon receiving a mock appointment as Congressman-at-Large for the whole United States, Rogers protested, "I regret the disgrace that's been thrust upon me here tonight. I've tried to live my whole life so that I would never become a congressman." In American Original, Ray Robinson chronicles the trajectory of Will Rogers' remarkable life. Written with engaging immediacy and filled with a wealth of delightful anecdotes, this lively portrait follows Rogers from his childhood in the Indian Territory of what is now Oklahoma, to his first spellbinding lariat performances in the Wild West shows (where he would often lasso prominent audience members and drag them on stage), to his stardom in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies, to his early silent movies and the later "talkies," and finally to his astonishing influence as a "cowboy philosopher" columnist read by over 40 million Americans. Far more than other biographers, Robinson excels at conveying Rogers' impact as a political commentator ("I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat.") and his great success as an actor in Hollywood, where he was the leading star of Fox Films. And along the way, Robinson paints a vibrant portrait of one of America's most colorful eras. We follow the early evolution of modern entertainment, enjoy vivid snapshots of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Samuel Goldwyn, Shirley Temple, and John Ford, and, perhaps most important, witness the major political events of the era through Will Rogers' uniquely perceptive eyes. American Original succeeds most appealingly in bringing Will Rogers before us with all the spontaneity, intimacy, and honesty of a live performance. In it we are given front row seats to the life of a character unabashedly American and unforgettably original.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Original

American Original

Scalia later added that he preferred to think of his approach as “original meaning,
” rather than “original intent,” and that he believed the Constitution should be
interpreted in terms of the original understanding of its framers. “The starting point
 ...

Author: Joan Biskupic

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 1429990015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court's most provocative—and influential—justice If the U.S. Supreme Court teaches us anything, it is that almost everything is open to interpretation. Almost. But what's inarguable is that, while the Court has witnessed a succession of larger-than-life jurists in its two-hundred-year-plus history, it has never seen the likes of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Combative yet captivating, infuriating yet charming, the outspoken jurist remains a source of curiosity to observers across the political spectrum and on both sides of the ideological divide. And after nearly a quarter century on the bench, Scalia may be at the apex of his power. Agree with him or not, Scalia is "the justice who has had the most important impact over the years on how we think and talk about the law," as the Harvard law dean Elena Kagan, now U.S. Solicitor General, once put it. Scalia electrifies audiences: to hear him speak is to remember him; to read his writing is to find his phrases permanently affixed in one's mind. But for all his public grandstanding, Scalia has managed to elude biographers—until now. In American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the veteran Washington journalist Joan Biskupic presents for the first time a detailed portrait of this complicated figure and provides a comprehensive narrative that will engage Scalia's adherents and critics alike. Drawing on her long tenure covering the Court, and on unprecedented access to the justice, Biskupic delves into the circumstances of his rise and the formation of his rigorous approach to the bench. Beginning with the influence of Scalia's childhood in a first-generation Italian American home, American Original takes us through his formative years, his role in the Nixon-Ford administrations, and his trajectory through the Reagan revolution. Biskupic's careful reporting culminates with the tumult of the contemporary Supreme Court—where it was and where it's going, with Scalia helping to lead the charge. Even as Democrats control the current executive and legislative branches, the judicial branch remains rooted in conservatism. President Obama will likely appoint several new justices to the Court—but it could be years before those appointees change the tenor of the law. With his keen mind, authoritarian bent, and contentious rhetorical style, Scalia is a distinct and persuasive presence, and his tenure is far from over. This new book shows us the man in power: his world, his journey, and the far-reaching consequences of the transformed legal landscape.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Literary Gazette and Publishers Circular

American Literary Gazette and Publishers  Circular

Also , by the same Author : A MOYOGRAPII OF THE PITTIDÆ , OR FAMILY OF
THRUSHES . One volume imperial folio , containing thirty - one plates . Price $
60 . AUDUBON'S QUADRUPEDS OF AMERICA . Original edition , illustrated by
two ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172142578736

Category: Bibliography, National

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Edward R Murrow

Edward R  Murrow

A biography of the prominent radio and television journalist details his London wartime broadcasts, battle against McCarthyism, pivotal role in in the growth of CBS, and personal and professional relationships

Author: Joseph E. Persico

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015014626017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 562

View: 429

A biography of the prominent radio and television journalist details his London wartime broadcasts, battle against McCarthyism, pivotal role in in the growth of CBS, and personal and professional relationships
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The American Commonwealth The national government The state governments

The American Commonwealth  The national government  The state governments

To an English or American lawyer the Swiss copy seems neither so consistent
with sound theory nor so safe in practice as the American original . But the
statesmen of Switzerland felt that a method fit for America might be illfitted for
their own ...

Author: James Bryce Bryce (Viscount)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWHTV5

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Western American Literature

Western American Literature

The tension of his homecoming is maintained wonderfully , then dissolved as the
old woman looks up , but we know that it will ... WAYNE UDE , Colorado State
University An American Original : The Life of J. Frank Dobie . By Lon Tinkle .

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ISBN: MINN:319510013685193

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Bon App tit

Bon App  tit

The Cranberry Snifter An American Original Boggs Cranberry Liqueur An
American Original COOKING FOR TWO BY JINX AND JEFFERSON MORGAN
cooks away. The original Cranberry Snifter , designed by Rudolph William Klück
 ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924054958065

Category: Cookery

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Categories: Cookery

Bonfort s Wine and Spirit Circular

Bonfort s Wine and Spirit Circular

... the United States are of the vintage of ment of insecticides , submersion , and
American original yield . 1878 , which connoisseurs will find by comparivines .
Very much the same results were observed on son equal in quality to any of the
first ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2644494

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First Steps in English Literature

First Steps in English Literature

Alfric, Archbishop, (35.) Allegory, the first English, 65. Allen, Horatio, builds a
locomotive, 166. America, literature in, 130. America, original style in, I47.
American authors, 172. American period in America, I3O, I47. American
settlements, I4.

Author: Arthur Gilman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:aea4624:0001.001

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American Maritime Cases

American Maritime Cases

1991 AMC AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO . , ET AL . , Plaintiffs MN
CAPE FEAR AND MN LITTLE GULL , THEIR ENGINES , ETC . , IN REM , AND
AMERICAN ORIGINAL , INC . , ET AL . , Defendants IN THE MATTER OF THE ...

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ISBN: UVA:35007006665347

Category: Maritime law

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Categories: Maritime law

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

3 ' 092 B The life of Benjamin Franklin : an American original / by Yona Zeldis
McDonough ; paintings by Malcah Zeldis . New York : Henry Holt , c2006 . p . cm .
( E302 . 6 . F8M13 2006 ) 22 2005 - 012130 ISBN 0 - 80507856 - 8 Cloth over ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180392

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

An Introduction to the History of Psychology

An Introduction to the History of Psychology

( Original work published 1873 ) Bain , A . ( 1977 ) . The emotions and the will .
Washington , DC : University Publications of America . ( Original work published
1859 ) Bakan , D . ( 1966 ) . The influence of phrenology on American psychology
.

Author: B. R. Hergenhahn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0534168124

Category: Psychology

Page: 594

View: 408

This best seller is a comprehensive yet readable treatment of psychology in all its dimensions. Beginning with the philosophical endeavors of the early Greeks, this text traces those early themes into the development of the philosophies of empiricism, materialism, rationalism, romanticism, and existentialism. Hergenhahn shows how these themes combine with developments in natural science and experimental physiology to form the major schools of psychology. This account presents in a simplified, direct fashion that makes these complex issues comprehensible to undergraduate students.
Categories: Psychology

House Garden

House   Garden

Now , 1000 nation of an old design with a modern invention . Eggshell ... Exact
reproduction of American original of 1680 . ... Finished in mellow tones of old
maple or English walnut , and covered with beautifully embroidered hair $ 19 .
cloth .

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ISBN: UOM:39015082311047

Category: Architecture, Domestic

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Categories: Architecture, Domestic

Musical America

Musical America

... do E . Lawrence ( 212 ) 799 - 3245 New York , NY 10024 Fax : ( 212 ) 799 -
3251 ( call first ) Musicorda Summer String ... AT DAWN ” - ( The Last Day of
Ernest Hemingway ) An original play about a truly American original starring
STEVE ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015040456603

Category: Music

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Includes "Directory: Foreign."
Categories: Music

Hobbies

Hobbies

Vase itself a rare old piece . Overall height , 24 " , 17 ° flare . $ 50 . 18.
AMERICAN CUT GLASS DISH , 10 " size , fine , $ 22 . 19. AMERICAN CUT
GLASS RELISH DISH , 8 " size , $ 14 . 20. SHERATON FANCY CHAIRS . Maple ,
American ...

Author: Otto C. Lightner

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093649212

Category: Collectors and collecting

Page:

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Categories: Collectors and collecting

American National Biography

American National Biography

He died there of maligality were significant original psychoanalytic contribu nant
lymphoma . The Lifwynn Foundation existed ... of La Rochefoucauld camp . She
was one of the first American exponents of and Nietzsche , Burrow targeted in ...

Author: John Arthur Garraty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195127838

Category: United States

Page: 24

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"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Categories: United States

African American Review

African American Review

of the marvelous and the terrible " as " a source of moral strength to America "
basic condition of human life " and ... The strategy was hypocrisy or duplicity of
the American first used by the writers of antebellum cultural nationalism that was
first ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00620979M

Category: African American arts

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Categories: African American arts

Rediscovering American Values

Rediscovering American Values

D475 1997 306.0973 — dc21 97-15190 CIP Printed in the United States of
America Original hardcover design by Jesse Cohen Without limiting the rights
under copyright reserved above , no part of this publication may be reproduced ,
stored ...

Author: Dick DeVos

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452277582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 227

A compassionate celebration of such traditional ideals as fairness, honesty, humility, service, and leadership shows them to be alive and well and explains how they can be incorporated into one's personal and professional life. Reprint.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Aviation

American Aviation

And the Allison Convair - Turboliner , America's original turboprop transport , is
still another " first " for the Convair - Liner design . No air transport has ever
equalled the Convair - Liner in safety , dependability and operational economy !
IN THE ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015019913790

Category: Aeronautics

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Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.
Categories: Aeronautics