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By John Patrick. 1957
Captain Fisby is presented with two geishas in return for a favour, and persuades the Colonel that the American way…is not the only way. A comedy in three acts, adapted from the novel about U.S. troop occupation of Okinawa during World War II. 1957.
By Eugene O'Neill. 1955
An autobiographical play set in 1912 in the summer home of a theatrical family isolated from the community by a…kind of ingrown misery and a sense of doom. Realistic and moving, this work was found in manuscript among the papers left after the playwright's death in 1953. 1956, c1955.
By Arthur Miller. 1949
A modern drama which indicts the optimism and materialism of American society. Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, experiences a profound…sense of failure as he recognizes signs of aging in himself and decides to take stock of his accomplishments. Pulitzer Prize winner. Originally written in 1949. Textbook format. 1949.
By Cornelia Meigs. 1968
By Rhoda Blumberg. 1985
By Harold Pinter. 1965
By David K Shipler. 1986
The author, a 'New York Times' Jerusalem correspondent, looks at the Israeli people who lead lives complicated by long histories,…bitter feuds and complex identities. He also discusses the stereotypes the Arabs and Jews have of each other, and the fears those images evoke. 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. c1986.
"Desire under the elms" exposes sexual attitudes in New England during the 1850s. "Strange interlude" introduces the technique of presenting…the characters' innermost thoughts as asides. "Mourning becomes Electra" is adapted from Greek tragic form to modern brooding over malignant fate. 'Strange interlude' won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1928. 1965.
By Walter Jackson Bate. 1963
By James M McPherson. 1988
Looks at the events and issues that divided the American public and led to the Civil War, opposition to the…war in both the North and South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner. c1988.
By Marshall McLuhan. 1962
Controversial when first published, this classic book theorizes that the invention of printing has shaped our lives. McLuhan looks at…politics, economics, philosophy, literature and post-Newtonian physics. Winner of the 1962 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
By Neil Sheehan. 1988
The author describes America's involvement in Vietnam and his friendship with the controversial Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann, who criticized…the way the war was waged and leaked his pessimistic assessments to the press. Bestseller 1988. 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner.
By Samuel Eliot Morison. 1942
By Taylor Branch. 1988
This chronicle of the civil rights movement in the United States focuses on the period that begins with Martin Luther…King's 1954 arrival as pastor of Montgomery's Dexter Baptist Church. It ends with the assassination of President John Kennedy. 1989 Pulitzer Prize. 1988.
By Tobias Wolff. 1989
By Thomas L Friedman. 1989
An account of the political situation in the Middle East as witnessed by the author during his years as a…journalist in Beirut and Jerusalem. He reports on the killing of Palestinian civilians at refugee camps in Lebanon and Palestinian uprisings in the Israeli-occupied territories. 1989 winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. 1989.
By Bruce Catton. 1953
A description of the last year of the Civil War when General Grant rebuilt the Union Army into a fighting…force and turned defeat into victory. 1954 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history. Sequel to "Glory road". 1953.
By David Mamet. 1982
Pulitzer-Prize winning play is set in a real estate office and the Chinese restaurant the salesmen frequent. With the exception…of Roma, the men are having frustrating bad streaks and have been reprimanded for their output. Their excuse is that they are given the same sorry leads over and over, and these people are never going to buy. Now if only they could get their hands on that prime batch of Glengarry leads. Strong language. 1982.
By Jim Murphy. 1995
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid…spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.
By Frank McCourt. 1996
Frank McCourt recollects his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" in the squalor of Limerick. Absent any support from his glib, but…shiftless, alcoholic father, the family suffered hunger, cruelty, disease, and the death of children. McCourt recounts his story without rancour. Strong language. Winner of the 1998 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. Pulitzer Prize Winner. 1996.