Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Toby Edward Rosenthal (15 March 1848 in New Haven, Connecticut 23 December 1917 in Munich) was an American artist. Moving to San Francisco with his parents in 1855, he there studied painting under Fortunato Arriola. In 1865 he went to Munich, where he was a pupil of the Royal Academy under Strachuber, Karl Raupp and Karl Theodor von Piloty. Among his more important works are: "J.S. Bach and his family at morning prayers" (Leipzig Museum), "The beautiful Elaine" (after a ballad of Alfred Tennyson), "Who laughs last, laughs best" (a humorous genre diptych), "Trial of the escaped nun Constance de Beverly" (after Walter Scott''s Marmion and now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), "Dancing Lesson During the Empire" and "Departure from the Family".
James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an educator and administrator who wrote on subjects like biography, legends, mythology, and literature. Fifty Famous People introduces children to a variety of figures who played their part in world history. They include great American statesmen like Lincoln and Franklin, as well as ancient rulers like Cyrus the Great, King Alfred, and Robert Bruce. The stories portray poets, painters, orators, scholars, inventors, slaves, and soldiers. The stories are not considered to be strictly biographical but each of them conveys some important truth or lesson. All the characters depicted show qualities that make them worthy of being remembered as models of behavior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001378/bk_yurt_001378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poor boy falls in love with a privileged young woman and learns a bitter lesson about the haves and the have-nots in this dramatic tale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Late George Apley. As a young boy, Tom Michael walked with his father, Alfred, along the streets of Michael's Harbor, Massachusetts, and gazed across the water at the stately mansions on Warning Hill. Imagining the lives of the families inside those majestic homes was an enjoyable distraction, a cherished bond between father and son. Years later, after the shocking tragedy of his father's suicide, Tom holds the memory of those walks dear. When he meets and falls in love with Marianne Jellett, daughter of the self-made millionaire Grafton Jellett, he is thrilled to know one of Warning Hill's most prominent families. He is wholly unprepared for the pain that Marianne will cause him and for the discovery of a connection between the ruthless Grafton and his father's death. A mesmerizing tale of passion, power, and vengeance, Warning Hill was the first of John P. Marquand's novels to be set in the stratified New England landscape that defined his legendary career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023245/bk_adbl_023245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Clay Sherman: His ideas can put you over the top! Everyone wants to be number one these days, and with good reason. America is a competitive society that is facing unrelenting challenges from foreign competitors. Today's managements are looking for new ideas and new leaders. Innovation is sought and prized. The climate is right for becoming an uncommon leader. And nobody makes the process easier than Clay Sherman. He is the founder of Management House, a consulting firm with a client list that includes hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, as well as powerful, emerging organizations. In The Uncommon Leader you'll learn: Defining Uncommon Leaders: Playing it safe is playing to lose. The five major characteristics common to uncommon leaders. Glimpses of Admiral Halsey Alfred North Whitehead. Developing Managerial Effectiveness: Management defined. The seven functions of management as a bare-bones skeleton. The seven resource Ms. Lessons from Andrew Carnegie and Akio Morita, Sony's founder. Getting Results: Gating. Three key questions. Good delegation skills. Why management isn't perfection... it's improvement. Using People's Strengths: Future focused task orientation and how it pays off. Abe Lincoln's lesson - the one he learned from generals who lost. What to do about weaknesses. Effective Decision Making: What effective decision making is not. Insisting on multiple alternatives. What effective decision makers do and how they do it. Gaining Support: Smart words from Lyndon Johnson. Key strategies for gaining and using power. Attaining visibility. Selling Ideas: Power based on perception. Changing votes, not minds. Group opinions and norms. Building a Winning Team: Clay Sherman's Game, with its six major factors that must be managed well to create a winning team. PLEASE NOTE: Wh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Clay Sherman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000350/bk_ntgl_000350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Morrell is best known for his acclaimed thrillers, including The Brotherhood of the Rose, Creepers, Murder as a Fine Art, and his debut novel, First Blood, in which Rambo first appeared. But Morrell is also a master of nonfiction. Twenty of his essays about iconic writers, actors, and singers are collected in Stars in My Eyes: My Love Affair with Books, Movies, and Music. Morrell describes how at the age of 17 he was fired from working on a construction project and walked home in despair, only to turn on the television and see Rod Serling’s Patterns, which gave him a life-long lesson about story construction. He tells how Stirling Silliphant’s scripts for the classic TV series Route 66 prompted him to write to Silliphant for advice about becoming a writer. Silliphant replied with a two-page single-spaced letter that Morrell looks at every day. (Silliphant and Morrell eventually became friends and worked together on the NBC miniseries of Morrell’s, The Brotherhood of the Rose.) The essays in this captivating book range from Henry James’s ghost stories to Steve McQueen’s abusive personality to Bobby Darin’s tragic last days. Did you know that John Wayne was a master chess player or that Frank Sinatra had permanent facial scars or that when Marilyn Monroe was married to Joe DiMaggio, there was a reason apart from baseball for him to be called “the slugger”? Ever heard of Richard Harding Davis? In his day he was the most famous author in America. His adventures provided a model upon which Stephen Crane, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway built their personas. Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Matheson, Wilkie Collins, John D. Macdonald’s Travis McGee: these are some of the other fascinating figures that Morrell profiles in this mesmerizing collection that’s as compelling as it is revealing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053624/bk_adbl_053624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux's great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. J.S. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference. An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, 'Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux's Gradus had not set up a standard.' Originally written in Latin, Steps to Parnassus was translated into the principal European languages, but the only English version was a free paraphrase published in 1886. The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the essence of Fux's teachings. For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library.
When Rosemary Clooney appeared on David Frankham's BBC radio program in 1955, she encouraged her host to pursue his unfulfilled dream of acting. Without knowing anyone else in America, Frankham left England for Hollywood, where a same day chance encounter with Elizabeth Taylor and Alec Guinness soon launched him onto live television without a single acting lesson or credit to his name.Frankham appeared on many of TV's enduring classics, from playing Larry Marvick, one of the engineers who designed the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, to other popular shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, and Maverick. Movie success followed, including leading roles in Return of the Fly, Master of the World, and Tales of Terror, all three starring his boyhood idol, Vincent Price. Other notable film roles included voicing Sgt. Tibs the cat in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.With a foreword by film and Disney historian Brian Sibley, here is the inspiring story of a working actor whose passion for his craft only enhanced his appreciation of working with such greats as Walt Disney, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Boris Karloff, Shirley Temple, Rock Hudson, Roger Corman, and many more. David Frankham shares his stories and the positive worldview that enabled him to make boyhood dreams come true.