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Nichols, Ashton

Summary: A series of 24 lectures on the New England Transcendalist Movement delivered by Ashton Nichols, Professor of English at Dickinson College.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 141.3 NIC
Call number: CD 141.3 NIC PART 1
Call number: CD 141.3 NIC PART 2

Geldard, Richard G.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: No one who has felt the life-changing pull of Emerson's enormous planetary mind has ever doubted his power or his greatness, though we are often puzzled to know whether he is primarily a poet, an essayist or a philosopher. Richard Geldard is not puzzled at all by this; he has written a book which plainly shows the essential Emerson to be a teacher, the Socrates of Concord, a man with a message...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lindisfarne Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.3 GEL

Kerley, Barbara

Summary: A portrait of the American writer imagines his early years as a city youth whose dreams about the fields and woods of the country inspired him to pursue a literary life based around the things he loved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 EME

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 2
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 3
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 4

Pearl, Matthew.

Summary: Set in Boston in the year 1865, the Dante Club, a small group of literary genuises, prepares the final work on America's first translation of the Divine Comedy. Their plans come to an abrupt halt, however, when a series of murders occur in a form adopted from Dante's Inferno and its unique account of punishment in Hell. With lives endangered and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Summary: With Selected journals 1820-1842 and its companion volume Selected journals 1841-1877, the Library of America presents the most ample and comprehensive nonspecialist edition of Emerson's work ever published--one that retains the original order in which he composed his thoughts and preserves the range of his style in long, uninterrupted passages, but without the daunting critical apparatus of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 EME

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 EME

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Goldstein, Bill

Summary: "A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2017

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Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

McCarter, Jeremy

Summary: "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MCC

Summary: A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV AME

Oliver, Mary

Summary: A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 OLI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 OLI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Art Institute of Chicago 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9492 VAN

Bennett, Paula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BEN

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI

Martin, Justin.

Summary: "In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan--rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.3 Martin 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton, Mifflin and company 1883

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EME

Weinstein, Arnold L.

Summary: "Great art discovers for us who we are," writes literature professor and critic Weinstein in this book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers who "reinvent the novel by exploding our sense of what we are." He invites us to discover our perceptions, our dreams, our own elusive, deepest stories in these masterpieces of modernist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823 WEI

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling historian H.W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy. In the early days of the nineteenth century, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Walsh, Barbara (Barbara Ann)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TwoDot 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.807 WALSH, BARBARA WAL

Lithgow, John

Summary: Actor John Lithgow performs two short stories, and explains the special significance each story holds in his life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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