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Charlie Brown s America

Author : Blake Scott Ball
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"Charles Schulz's Peanuts was an unexpectedly political comic strip. While many people have come to identify Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy with childhood and innocence, Peanuts regularly commented on the politics and social turmoil of Cold War America. From nuclear testing to the Civil Rights Movement, from the Vietnam War to the feminist revolution, Peanuts was an unlikely medium for Americans of all stripes to debate the hopes and fears of the era. Charlie Brown's America is the story of how the creation of one midwestern man became one of the most influential pop culture properties of the twentieth century and what its popularity reveals about the character of the United States"--

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Author : Charles M. Schulz
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No holiday season would be complete without watching Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang give a forgotten tree a little love, recite the Christmas story, and sing "Silent Night." For nearly fifty years, since first airing in December 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been one of America's most beloved television shows and is a holiday television staple. Every year millions of fans tune in to the Emmy-winning Christmas special featuring Vince Guaraldi's iconic jazz score and Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters as they remind Charlie Brown, and all of us, of the true meaning of Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is a lushly illustrated tribute to the beloved television classic that takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Peanuts holiday special. It includes the script of A Charlie Brown Christmas, more than two hundred full-color pieces of original animation art, Vince Guaraldi's original score and publication notes for the songs "Christmas Time is Here" and "Linus and Lucy," and a look at the making of the feature from producer Lee Mendelson and original animator, the late Bill Melendez. The two share their personal memories and charming reminiscences on the Christmas special and reflect on their three decades of working with Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz. A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is a delightful and fitting salute to the holiday special that never fails to deepen your love of Christmas, touch your heart, and give you hope.

A Charlie Brown Religion

Author : Stephen J. Lind
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Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century, the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers across the globe to laugh, sigh, gasp, and ponder. A Charlie Brown Religion explores one of the most provocative topics Schulz broached in his heartwarming work--religion. Based on new archival research and original interviews with Schulz's family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades. Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist's own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith. "There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people," Linus says, "Religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." Yet with the support of religious communities, Schulz bravely defied convention and dared to express spiritual thought in the "funny pages," a secular, mainstream entertainment medium. This insightful, thorough study of the 17,897 Peanuts newspaper strips, seventy-five animated titles, and global merchandising empire will delight and intrigue as Schulz considers what it means to believe, what it means to doubt, and what it means to share faith with the world.

Merry Christmas Celebrating America s Greatest Holiday

Author : Karal Ann Marling
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It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become.

Peanuts and American Culture

Author : Peter W.Y. Lee
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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz insisted good ol' Charlie Brown and his friends were neither "great art" nor "significant." Yet Schulz's acclaimed daily comic strip--syndicated in thousands of newspapers over five decades--brilliantly mirrored tensions in American society during the second half of the 20th century. Focusing on the strip's Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the development of Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, Shermy, Snoopy and the other characters that became American icons.

Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Author : Thomas A. Greenfield
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This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes

The Peanuts Papers Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown Snoopy the Gang and the Meaning of Life

Author : Andrew Blauner
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A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artists Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the indisputable glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. Some twenty years after the last strip appeared, the characters Schulz brought to life in Peanuts continue to resonate with millions of fans, their beguiling four-panel adventures and television escapades offering lessons about happiness, friendship, disappointment, childhood, and life itself. In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These enchanting, affecting, and often quite personal essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers—and the ways it invites us to ponder, in the words of Sarah Boxer, “how to survive and still be a decent human being” in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips, here is the ultimate reader’s companion for every Peanuts fan. Featuring: Jill Bialosky Lisa Birnbach Sarah Boxer Jennifer Finney Boylan Ivan Brunetti Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Rich Cohen Gerald Early Umberto Eco Jonathan Franzen Ira Glass Adam Gopnik David Hajdu Bruce Handy David Kamp Maxine Hong Kingston Chuck Klosterman Peter D. Kramer Jonathan Lethem Rick Moody Ann Patchett Kevin Powell Joe Queenan Nicole Rudick George Saunders Elissa Schappell Seth Janice Shapiro Mona Simpson Leslie Stein Clifford Thompson David L. Ulin Chris Ware

Pop Goes the Decade The Fifties

Author : Ralph G. Giordano
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Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. • Presents a balanced perspective on the decade that debunks the popular myth that the 1950s was uniformly a happy, carefree time of wholesome fun and "the good old days" • Documents the suburban transformation that drastically changed American society • Provides data that shows television viewing statistics and viewer ratings that helps readers see the influence of television media in the 1950s • Includes a section that explores how the changes within the 1950s have a legacy that continue to affect our current cultural climate

Make em Laugh American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Author : Zeke Jarvis
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This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy

Who Cares Charlie Brown

Author : Charles M. Schulz
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Pathways of Learning

Author : David B. Kier
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With the intent to present history as it really was, author David B. Kier offers a diverse collection of nineteen essays that address major and minor issues in both American and European history. Delivered from a traditionalas opposed to post-modernistpoint of view, Pathways of Learning explores a wide array of topics. Continuity and change is a familiar theme in Kiers work, as exemplified by the essay TJ and TR: A Tale of Two Revolutionaries, which compares and contrasts Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Politics and ideology are the subjects of the essay The Nasty Nineties, which focuses on America at the end of the twentieth century. Intellectual currents are highlighted in essays about farmers in Populism as Parable and writers in The Impact of the Lost Generation. The influence of popular culture is featured in Another Side of War: the Home Front in World War II. Informative, entertaining, and frequently provocative, Pathways of Learning communicates the important role history plays in the world through varied and descriptive essays.

The American Home

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The Complete Peanuts Vol 7

Author : Charles Schulz
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"My name is 555 95472 but everyone calls me 5 for short... I have two sisters named 3 and 4." With those words, Charles Schulz introduced one (in fact, three) of the quirkiest characters to the Peanutsuniverse, the numerically-monikered 95472 siblings. They didn't stay around very long but offered some choice bits of satirical nonsense while they did. As it happens, this volume is particularly rich in never-before-reprinted strips: Over 150 (more than one fifth of the book!) have never seen the light of day since their original appearance over 40 years ago, so this will be a trove of undiscovered treasures even for avid Peanuts collectors. These "lost" strips include Linus making a near-successful run for class president that is ultimately derailed by his religious beliefs (two words: "great" and "pumpkin"), and Snoopy getting involved with a group of politically fanatical birds. Also in this volume: Lucy's attempts at improving her friends branches out from her increasingly well-visited nickel psychiatry booth to an educational slideshow of Charlie Brown's faults (it's so long there's an intermission!). Also, Snoopy's doghouse begins its conceptual expansion, as Schulz reveals that the dog owns a Van Gogh, and that the ceiling is so huge that Linus can paint a vast (and as it turns out unappreciated) "history of civilization" mural on it.

LIFE Peanuts

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No one nailed happiness like Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz. Or anger or loneliness or wonder or fear, for that matter. He was a student of the human condition and spent 50 years exploring it through the hyper-articulate Peanuts gang. It's been more than 20 years since Charles Schulz's last original strip was published, but Peanuts continues as a cultural touchstone. It regularly makes the lists of best comics ever. Snoopy and his doghouse, Charlie Brown and his zigzag shirt, Linus and his blanket are all iconic. This special edition takes a look at the characters that make Peanuts a classic and peels back the curtain to reveal the man who made them.

We the People

Author : Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution
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Charlie Brown s cyclopedia

Author : Charles Monroe Schulz
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V. 1 Your amazing body -- v. 2 Animals through the ages.

Charlie Brown s War

Author : Melissa Amateis Marsh
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Superstars of the 21st Century Pop Favorites of America s Teens

Author : Kathleen A. Tracy
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This book offers a series of biographical portraits of the young performers who have reached superstardom in today's popular culture. • Chapters on the young superstars who are today's teen icons • Photographs of the young superstars of this generation • An extensive bibliography of additional sources in print and online • A comprehensive index

The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation

Author : Charles Solomon
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Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the forty-five animated Peanuts specials, including concept art and interviews.

Charlie Brown s Fourth Super Book of Questions and Answers

Author : Charles M. Schulz
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Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang help present a host of facts about how people live in various environments around the world.