Memoirs of an Obscure Professor
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: TCU Press
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...write this manuscript for the TCU Press; he also read the first ...
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...rity? It's a helluva lot better than celebrity! You don't have to vantages of obscurity, and I still recall the Tribune's choice of that took place at the nation's top ten universities during the [ think are still of interest. In keeping with the semi-autobio ...
1 McCarthy Days in Texas
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...seau, but he made it clear that the deity he adored had to take attempt so fine an enterprise until they have passed the age of it is tim e to say something, that is, ifT have something to say, just cited are men of fa me; they are what the present era calls already being referred to as a "j unior personality" by John O. ...
2 Some Brushes with History: Handling the Japanese Language During World War II
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...day in classes of fi ve or six (two hours of reading, an hour of selves," as my tall, genial Texas friend Carl Bartz liked to put drills su pervised by petty officers who could scarcely conceal the base. "Salute me the first time you see me in the mornin g, sent a solemn memo around for posting in all sections: " It has ...
3 Movie Music: The Sound of Silents
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Griffith's Isn't Life Wondeiful? (1924), an anti-war movie deal ano and drums); and the Victoria (piano). I heard a lot of junk in those theaters, of course, but also a great deal of classical onciled, doubtless, to the departure of their loved one. But as sic for the chase scenes. For the fun of it, I decided to emulate ...
4 The Bright Side of Calvinism: Those Coolidge Stories
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...in some detail and writing a chapter about him for Presidential Anecdotes (1981). But ifI had (Q do it over again, I would still scene. It is surprising, when you come to think of it, that the acteristics and traits that I didn't altogether know I had, " he declared. "But I have done the best I could to be perfectly fair ...
5 Purlings and Platitudes: H. L. Mencken's Americana
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Still, I enjoyed his witty answers to questions and recall chor bill (which attracted little support) making it a felony for any endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm (I was about to write of his own stuff and he was one of the last presidents to do so. ...
6 The Quotatious Lyndon B. Johnson
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...egregiously imperceptive or hilariously fatuous in the light of dents used quotations in their speeches, official proclamations, tations handy because JFK liked to lace his speeches with lively ous chief executives did very little with the art of quotation. " the father of Texas education," and, in a nice touch, invoked ...
7 History and War: Beard and Batault
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Rise oj American Civilization (1927, and later editions), which ing Britain in its struggle with the Nazi barbarians, even if it protest the administration's firing of two of his colleagues on ning of his political life he was a devout anti-imperialist, as "War," he wrote, " is necessarily the first need and concern of ...
8 Hiroshima and the American Left: August 1945
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...old, who reject the opinion of mainline historians that the use for a stable peace, and the crucial point of this effort was the for the future look a litde terrifying. I hope no more use of it were the groups friendliest to Stalinist Russia, and the bitter straightforward and retrodictable, but it rarely is. More often ...
9 Academic Anecdotes
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...essays. The result was Presidential Anecdotes (198 1), a book of falls into his anecdotage," wrote Disraeli in 1870, "it is a sign a lecture and read some of his poetry, and I'll never forget the describcd his brief experiencc as an En glish teacher at Yale. A edies. Benet di scussed the assignmen t, he said, but it didn't ...
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...to realize that greed isn 't the highest good, and our liberals mental institutions arc the really sane ones and i('s those out • In some fields of inquiry so little is known that just about ...
A Note on Sources
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Operations in the Pacific during World War JJ (Annapolis, 1979); panimellt oj Moving Pictures: A Practical Manual jor Pia nists and ist's Complete Instruction and Reference Work on the Art of Photo ti01l ojClassic and Modern Compositionsjor the Organ Especially Adapted jor M oving Pictures, with Practical Suggestions jor the ...
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Page Count: 258
Illustrations: 14 b&w illus.
Publication Year: 2013