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The Resource The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer, (sound recording)

The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer, (sound recording)

Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Title
The statesman and the storyteller
Title remainder
John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Mark Zwonitzer
Title variation
John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Hay, famous as Lincoln's private secretary and later as secretary of state under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous for being 'Mark Twain, ' grew up fifty miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the same rural antebellum stew of race and class and want. This shared history helped draw them together when they first met as up-and-coming young men in the late 1860s, and their mutual admiration never waned in spite of sharp differences in personality, in worldview, and in public conduct. In The Statesman and the Storyteller, the last decade of their lives plays out against the tumultuous events of the day, as the United States government begins to aggressively pursue a policy of imperialism, overthrowing the duly elected queen of Hawaii; violently wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines away from Spain, and then from the islands' inhabitants; and finally encouraging and supporting a revolution to clear a path for the building of the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal. Rich in detail, The Statesman and the Storyteller provides indelible portraits of public figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Stunning in its relevance, it explores the tactics of and attitudes behind America's earliest global policies and their influence on U.S. actions for all the years to follow. But ultimately it is the very human rendering of Clemens and Hay that distinguishes Zwonitzer's work, providing profound insights into the lives of two men who helped shape and define their era" --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zwonitzer, Mark
Dewey number
327.73009/034
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E664.H41
LC item number
Z96 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barrett, Joe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hay, John
  • Twain, Mark
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Bar code
  • 31223120806675
  • 31223120806683
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making a way in the world -- A bad luck habit -- With friends like these -- Right and kind towards the others -- Something more than nothingness -- Still at sea -- Accepting the inevitable, or not -- Easing burdens -- Bluff, brutal, blunt -- The town begins to grow abominable -- Theodore beats the drums -- I will do without the monument -- A panorama of power unequaled in history -- The warm afterglow of a diamond jubilee -- Repose and restfulness and superb scenery -- Smoke and fog -- Proportionately delightful -- The demands of his conscience -- No back down -- You may fire when you are ready -- What is our next duty? -- You hold the game in your own hands -- A larger orbe than my ambition doth stretch unto -- As becomes a great nation -- The United States is God's country -- Planned and designed by the master of men -- Back into the great happy river of life -- I have never felt so absolutely alone -- Winter and discontent -- Daaaaaam-nation! -- Et tu, Theodore? -- And just beyond the Philippines? -- How much truth to tell? -- I'm expecting diminution of my bread and butter -- The sorrow of one who knows -- No answers but in time -- The prophet Samuel...banished -- And look where we are now -- I could not resign now if I wanted to -- I pledge you my honor -- She said she wanted a home -- Without danger to the public health -- From the political point of view -- It takes so little to upset the regular action of the heart -- I didn't wish to be useful to the world on such expensive conditions
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
20 audio discs (25 hours.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681681603
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)934503274
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Bar code
  • 31223120806675
  • 31223120806683
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making a way in the world -- A bad luck habit -- With friends like these -- Right and kind towards the others -- Something more than nothingness -- Still at sea -- Accepting the inevitable, or not -- Easing burdens -- Bluff, brutal, blunt -- The town begins to grow abominable -- Theodore beats the drums -- I will do without the monument -- A panorama of power unequaled in history -- The warm afterglow of a diamond jubilee -- Repose and restfulness and superb scenery -- Smoke and fog -- Proportionately delightful -- The demands of his conscience -- No back down -- You may fire when you are ready -- What is our next duty? -- You hold the game in your own hands -- A larger orbe than my ambition doth stretch unto -- As becomes a great nation -- The United States is God's country -- Planned and designed by the master of men -- Back into the great happy river of life -- I have never felt so absolutely alone -- Winter and discontent -- Daaaaaam-nation! -- Et tu, Theodore? -- And just beyond the Philippines? -- How much truth to tell? -- I'm expecting diminution of my bread and butter -- The sorrow of one who knows -- No answers but in time -- The prophet Samuel...banished -- And look where we are now -- I could not resign now if I wanted to -- I pledge you my honor -- She said she wanted a home -- Without danger to the public health -- From the political point of view -- It takes so little to upset the regular action of the heart -- I didn't wish to be useful to the world on such expensive conditions
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
20 audio discs (25 hours.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681681603
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)934503274
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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