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The Resource Immersed in great affairs : Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history, Gerald L. Fetner

Immersed in great affairs : Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history, Gerald L. Fetner

Label
Immersed in great affairs : Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history
Title
Immersed in great affairs
Title remainder
Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history
Statement of responsibility
Gerald L. Fetner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Immersed in Great Affairs is the first book-length biography of noted historian and journalist Allan Nevins. In a career that spanned nearly three-quarters of the twentieth century, Nevins won two Pulitzer Prizes, helped draft John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, composed the monumental eight-volume history of the American Civil War, Ordeal of the Union, and associated with, among others, Adlai Stevenson, Walter Lippmann, Arthur Schlesinger Sr., Charles Scribner, Abraham Flexner, and John D. Rockefeller Jr. This book traces his beginnings as a journalist in the early 1900s with the New York Evening Post and the New York World through his years as a contributor to the New York Times Magazine. Nevins not only influenced thoughtful, general readers through his articles, editorials, and reviews, but also made a lasting impression on the writing of American history and nurtured a whole generation of young scholars as DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. A narrative historian in an age of growing reliance on social science concepts and theories, Nevins remains committed to telling a story and to using history to teach moral lessons."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fetner, Gerald L
Dewey number
  • 973/.07/202
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.N48
LC item number
F47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Historians
  • Nevins, Allan
  • United States
Label
Immersed in great affairs : Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history, Gerald L. Fetner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Color and light -- Progressive-era values and influences (1890-1917) -- Journalism in its "higher walks" (1913-31) -- Crossroads of American history (1913-27) -- Biography in the "Victorian manner" (1927-45) -- The temper of modern times (1929-39) -- Capitalism, power, and the historian (1934-40) -- America, "projected into world leadership" (1940-68) -- History, "broader, deeper, and more mature" (1946-71) -- A "public enthusiasm for history."
Control code
52047504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780791459737
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003045655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Immersed in great affairs : Allan Nevins and the heroic age of American history, Gerald L. Fetner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Color and light -- Progressive-era values and influences (1890-1917) -- Journalism in its "higher walks" (1913-31) -- Crossroads of American history (1913-27) -- Biography in the "Victorian manner" (1927-45) -- The temper of modern times (1929-39) -- Capitalism, power, and the historian (1934-40) -- America, "projected into world leadership" (1940-68) -- History, "broader, deeper, and more mature" (1946-71) -- A "public enthusiasm for history."
Control code
52047504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780791459737
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003045655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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