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Thomas Moran
Nancy K. Anderson
0300073259
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Thomas Moran hiked through the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone in 1871, when most folks back East thought that stories of hundred-foot-high geysers, thousand-foot-deep canyons, and such were probably hogwash. After he submitted his glorious paintings of cliffs, rapids, and sun-struck vistas, Americans were finally persuaded that the West was as real as it was wild. It is largely because of Moran's glowing, oil-painted testimony that a formerly skeptical U.S. Congress soon preserved those spectacular lands. This book is the catalog of the 1998 retrospective of Moran's work, which opened on the 125th anniversary of the dedication of Yellowstone National Park. Anderson's essays cover every phase of Moran's life and career, from his work as an illustrator and printmaker to his success as one of the gentleman painters of New York...


Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents
Richard P. Moran
0312249195
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Scopes trial shocked America. Tennessee schoolteacher John Scopes brought the question of teaching evolution in schools to every dinner table, and it remains an essential topic in any course on American History, the History of Education, and Religious History. This volume’s lively interpretative introduction provides an analysis of the trial and its impact on the moral fiber of the country and the educational system, and examines the race and gender issues that shook out of the debate. The editor has excerpted the crucial exchanges from the trial transcript itself, and includes these along with reactions to the trial, taken from newspaper reports, letters, and magazine articles. Telling political cartoons and evocative photographs add a colorful dimension to this collection, while a chronology of events,...


Seeing Yellowstone in 1871
Marlene Deahl Merrill
0803287879
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Thomas Moran: The Field Sketches, 1856-1923, Vol. 4
Thomas Moran
080612704X
October 1996
Hardcover
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Design Rationale CL
Thomas P. Moran
080581566X
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape
Barbara J. Bloemink
0821257862
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
During the years following the Civil War, many artists, including Homer, Church, and Moran, created images of America's scenic wonders and great landscape icons. These works, as well as decorative art objects, popular literature, photographs, and other ephemera helped to make the country's landscape a source of national pride and promoted landscape tourism. FREDERIC CHURCH, WINSLOW HOMER, AND THOMAS MORAN: Tourism and the American Landscape is a major exhibition mounted by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum which will showcase, for the first time in more than two decades, the museum's extraordinary collection of more than 2000 paintings and drawings, which encompasses the largest grouping of Homer and Church objects in the world. Five original essays will accompany the 200 illustrations.

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Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains
Thurman Wilkins
0806130407
April 1998
Hardcover
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Thomas Morans West: Chromolithography, High Art, and Popular Taste
Joni Louise Kinsey
0700614133
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Watercolor images of Yellowstone Park painted in the early 1870s by artist Thomas Moran shifted America's gaze westward. Published as a portfolio of chromolithographs by Boston lithographer Louis Prang, these brilliant reproductions--with a companion text on Yellowstone geology by explorer Ferdinand Hayden--were the first color images of our first national park widely available to the general public. As such, they helped shape America's growing fascination with the West. The Yellowstone National Park portfolio, comprising nine images of Yellowstone and six of other sites, is also now regarded as the finest example of chromolithography ever produced. Yet today these images are less well known than Moran's dramatic oil paintings and are usually admired merely as curiosities of an obsolete technology. Joni Kinsey, a...


Thomas Moran and the Surveying of the American West
Joni Louise Kinsey
1560981709
June 1992
Paperback
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Water, Carry Me
Thomas Moran
1587882795
Mar 2001
Audio Cassette - Abridged
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Book Review
Entrapment is a recurring theme in the art of Thomas Moran. His first novel, The Man in the Box, concerns a Jew hiding from Nazis in a secret, boxlike room in an Austrian farmer's barn. His next, The World I Made for Her, features a protagonist imprisoned within his own disease-ravaged body. In Water, Carry Me, Moran expands beyond physical constraints to explore the greatest trap of all: love. When we first meet Una Moss, she is in her final year of medical school in Ireland. Orphaned at the age of 8, she has grown up uneasily straddling two worlds: that of her working-class grandfather, Rawney, with whom she lives in a village outside of Cork, and the upper-class milieu of private school and moneyed friends. Early in the novel Moran hints at the political themes that will soon enmesh her: Rawney, a railroad engineer,...


Dancing for Victoria: The Poems of Daniel Thomas Moran
Daniel Thomas Moran
0962922102
July 1992
Hardcover
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Anja the Liar
Thomas Moran
1594480370
Nov 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Memory is the terrible burden shouldered by the protagonists of Moran's novel, survivors of WWII who became executioners in order to live. Polish-born Anja has left her former existence behind, fleeing Krak¢w, where she betrayed Resistance fighters to the Germans. In a displaced persons camp, she meets, across a barbed wire fence, former Wehrmacht officer Walter Fass, himself forever plagued with guilt for the massacre of partisan fighters in Yugoslavia. The two make the practical decision to marry-Walter offers Anja the shelter of his uncle's Tyrolean farm, and Anja helps one-armed Walter with the farmwork-and they gradually come to feel affection for each other. The birth of their daughter brings them closer together, but just as love and honesty come to seem possible, one of Walter's wartime comrades...


Anja the Liar
Thomas Moran
1573222607
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Memory is the terrible burden shouldered by the protagonists of Moran's novel, survivors of WWII who became executioners in order to live. Polish-born Anja has left her former existence behind, fleeing Krak¢w, where she betrayed Resistance fighters to the Germans. In a displaced persons camp, she meets, across a barbed wire fence, former Wehrmacht officer Walter Fass, himself forever plagued with guilt for the massacre of partisan fighters in Yugoslavia. The two make the practical decision to marry-Walter offers Anja the shelter of his uncle's Tyrolean farm, and Anja helps one-armed Walter with the farmwork-and they gradually come to feel affection for each other. The birth of their daughter brings them closer together, but just as love and honesty come to seem possible, one of Walter's wartime comrades...


Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Richard Moran
037572446X
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This account opens at New York's Auburn Penitentiary, in 1890, with a bloody, scorched body strapped in the electric chair. The first electrocution concluded a courtroom drama involving a humanitarian dentist, an ambitious attorney, an illiterate murderer and the great American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison. Edison joined the debate over electrocution in an effort to discredit his rival, George Westinghouse, whose system of alternating current, or AC, was rapidly outpacing Edison's direct current, or DC, in the race to electrify America. Playing upon concerns about public safety and eager to brand Westinghouse electricity the "executioner's current," Edison advised legislators that a shock of AC killed most efficiently and, disregarding his own professed opposition to capital punishment, suggested a...

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