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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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Orange Coast Magazine

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

Meredith Willson

Author : John C. Skipper
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Meredith Willson marched into the hearts of American music lovers with productions such as the "The Music Man" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and unforgettable show tunes like "76 Trombones." It is the amazing story of how a youngster with talent and tenacity, possessed with what he would later call a streak of "Iowa stubborn", rose to become one of America's most famous musicians. It is the story of a remarkable career in which Willson: helped scientist Lee deForest in experiments that developed sound for motion pictures, wrote the music for Charlie Chaplin's first "talkie," wrote a song recorded by the Beatles, and won the first Grammy award ever presented. John C. Skipper is a newspaper journalist whose 35-year career has produced thousands of newspaper columns and five books. John and his wife, Sandi, live in Mason City, Iowa, just a stone's throw from Willson's famous footbridge. They have three grown daughters and one grandchild.

Near the Greats

Author : Agnes Wright Spring
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This newest book by the West's beloved historian, Agnes Wright Spring, is a collection of reminiscences about distinguished people known to the author during her half-century of work as an historian. Near the Greats presents little-known vignettes of well-known people: William Henry Jackson, Black Kettle's widow, Lowell Thomas, Mamie Eisenhower, Kit Carson III, Calamity Jane and many more. Near the Greats is, in essence, a autobiography of a great historian. Mrs. Spring introduces us to some of the people who most profoundly influenced her career: Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, William C. Deming, Dr. James Grafton Rogers and others. Agnes Wright Spring shares with us some moments of pride and honor, such as the night Walter Brennan presented her with the coveted award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. We follow along her road to success as a published author, beginning at Columbia University's School of Journalism in the early 1900's. We experience her frustrations and accomplishments as editor of the "Wyoming Guide", Writers' Project of the WPA. If you know or would like to know Anges Wright Spring, Near the Greats will of course be a part of your library. But for anyone seeking a first-person exposure to the last hundred years of Old West history, Near the Greats should top the list of recommended reading.

More Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas

Author : Ace Collins
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Ace Collins has dug deep to uncover the true stories behind your favorite Christmas songs. Explore how these songs came into being, and discover a deeper appreciation for these melodic messages of peace, hope, and joy that celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Meredith Willson America s Music Man

Author : Bill Oates
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Meredith Willson – America’s Music Man is a loving, thorough and accurate examination of one of Broadway’s great composers. It tells the story before, during and after The Music Man opened in 1957. The story of Willson’s family, his life in Mason City, Iowa, and his eventual rise to the top of the music world forms the platform that led to four musicals and dozens of awards. Also included are Willson’s activities scoring movies, directing orchestras on Old Time Radio, and even becoming a character on radio and television shows. This is the first in-depth look at the career of a real music man from north central Iowa.

Consumer Behavior

Author : James F. Engel
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American Song Lyricists 1920 1960

Author : Philip Furia
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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.

The Great Song Thesaurus

Author : Roger Lax
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Lists more than ten thousand popular songs from 1558 to the present, including award winning songs, commercial jingles, and scores from Broadway, radio, television, and the movies

Films and Filming

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Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection

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Library of Congress Catalog

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Open a New Window

Author : Ethan Mordden
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In the 1960s, the Broadway musical was revolutionized from an entertainment characterized by sentimental standards, such as Camelot and Hello, Dolly!, to one of brilliant and bittersweet masterpieces, such as Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. In Open a New Window, Ethan Mordden continues his history of the Broadway musical with the decade that bridged the gap between the romantic, fanciful entertainments of the fifties, such as Call Me, Madam, to the seventies when sophisticated fare, such as A Little Night Music and Follies, was commonplace. Here in brilliant detail is the decade and the people that forever transformed the Broadway muscial.


Author : Marjorie P. K. Weiser
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A reference book that lists celebrated women and their discoveries and achievements including the true inventor of the cotton gin, General Grant's most brilliant spy, and history's ten most romantic women

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
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Music Books on Music and Sound Recordings

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Women in World History

Author : Anne Commire
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