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Cook, Bruce 1932-2003

Works: 33 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 5,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Comedy films  History 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bruce Cook
  • Trumbo by John McNamara( Visual )
Most widely held works by Bruce Cook
The beat generation by Bruce Cook( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsburg, William S. Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and Kenneth Rexroth, among others
Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mais appears, was a tape recorder, travel money, and admiration; he blithely presents as the results of his researches what is already on the public record (in Trumbo's own Additional Dialogue, for one) and, save for filling in details and soliciting more opinions, lets it stand unexamined. For him as for Trumbo (who knew better), communism is--in Dwight Macdonald's memorable phrase--no more consequential than the common cold; and Stalinism is nonexistent. The two areas he pokes around in are Trumbo's early life in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his father failed ignominiously, and his wild pursuit of his knockout wife Cleo. The first elicits what may be the book's only insight, credited to Karen Horney, that Trumbo's obsession with material success represented an urge for ""vindictive triumph."" An idealistic firebrand from high school days, Trumbo was radicalized, according to Cook, by eight years work at the Davis Perfection Bakery and exposure to the surrounding ""crummy"" environment. Not that ""social determinism"" defines him precisely; no, what is most ""remarkable"" about Trumbo, Cook concludes, is the way he himself shaped his time. A psychologically and politically gauche contribution to blacklist hagiography
Listen to the blues by Bruce Cook( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to the Blues is an engrossing account into the making of America's fundamental music and the men and women who created it on riverboats, in whorehouses, at country dances, and in medicine shows. With guitars and the melancholic power of their voices these musicians developed a unique form of music that contributes to jazz and served as the roots of rock. Bruce Cook writes vividly about the music, explaining its origins and evolution, the conflicts among blues scholars, the hardship and danger that marked the lives of professional bluesman. Based on original interviews, Listen to the Blues is filled with profiles of people like Leadbelly, Mance Lipscomb, Skip James, Bessie Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Muddle Waters, and B.B. King. With new photos and a new discography, this book is an astute, outstanding introduction to the impact and spirit of the blues. --From cover
Young Will : the confessions of William Shakespeare : a novel by Bruce Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging William Shakespeare recalls his youth in London as a young playwright and recounts his early meetings with actors and teachers and his attempts at playwriting with the help of his friend, Kit Marlowe
Mexican standoff by Bruce Cook( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderpants by Peter Hewitt( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him to fame as he fulfills his ambition of becoming an astronaut
The sidewalk Hilton by Bruce Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chico Cervantes, the Latino detective, investigates the murder of a wealthy Chicago businessman who disappeared to live with the homeless of Los Angeles, apparently wanting to experience their lives at first hand so he would know how to help them. One thing for sure, it wasn't the homeless who did him in
Rough cut by Bruce Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death as a career move by Bruce Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trumbo : a biography of the Oscar-winning screenwriter who broke the Hollywood blacklist by Bruce Cook( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, two of Trumbo's screenplays earned Oscars (Roman Holiday and The Brave Ones) while he was blacklisted and unable to receive public credit for his work. Trumbo was also the author of JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, winner of the National Book Award and one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever published. He epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the communist party. As a result of his relentless fight for political freedom and the right to work for those blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee beginning in 1947, he ended the blacklist era in 1960 by earning proper screen credit for his work on the blockbuster films Exodus and Spartacus. An extraordinary complex character, he was, as author Bruce Cook states, 'an exemplar of a certain set of American virtues: toughness, independence and persistence.' Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the 'Hollywood Ten,' the black-listed and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred writers, directors, producers and actors who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see his name on the screen again., when that happened, it was Exodus, one of the year's biggest movies
Sex life : a novel by Bruce Cook( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town that country built : welcome to Branson, Missouri by Bruce Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippine fever : a Sam Haine mystery by Bruce Cook( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American arms trafficker named Harvey Tucker is murdered in Manila, AFT agent Sam Haine is sent to investigate. Working with the Manila police, Haine finds that Tucker was involved in far more than selling AK-47s
Dalton Trumbo by Jay Roach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood, la Guerre froide bat son plein. Alors qu'il est au sommet de son art, le scénariste Dalton Trumbo est accusé d'être communiste. Placé sur la Liste Noire d'Hollywood, il lui est désormais impossible de travailler. Grâce à son talent, il va contourner cette interdiction et mener dans l'ombre un long combat. (Source : jaquette)
Trumbo by John McNamara( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1947, Dalton Trumbo fait partie des scénaristes respectés à Hollywood : son talent et sa rapidité en font un collaborateur recherché. Mais, c'est à cette époque que le sénateur Joseph McCarthy et le Comité des activités antiaméricaines se lancent à la poursuite des artistes hollywoodiens liés de près ou de loin au parti communiste. Dalton Trumbo et certains de ses amis font ou ont fait partie de ses sympathisants. Si certains se demandent s'il faut collaborer avec McCarthy, Trumbo, fervent supporteur de la liberté d'expression, s'y refuse catégoriquement. Ce qui pourrait mettre sa carrière en péril
Der Zorn des Gerechten Roman by Bruce Cook( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei einem schwerem Sturm geht der betrunkene Kapitän der M.S. Adventure über Bord. Erst 2 Jahre später bezichtigt der 1. Offizier Lieutenant Landon des vorsätzlichen Mordes. Der blinde Richter Fielding wird mit dem mysteriösen Fall betraut
Von unbekannter Hand : Roman by Bruce Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ermordung mehrerer Prostituierter rund um Covent Garden lässt Richter Fieldung und seinen jungen Assistenten Jeremy Proctor nicht zur Ruhe kommen
The Wishbone Express by Bruce Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wishbone Express is a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future, when faster-than-light space travel is common and millions of inhabited worlds are part of a galactic society. The story focuses on two men -- Randy Henson and Bill Jenkins -- who operate an interstellar courier service using their highly advanced starship, the Wishbone. They accept a contract to transport a key government witness whose testimony will decide the fate of a corrupt planetary government. Their VIP passenger is accompanied by an attorney and an alien body guard. But during the journey they are pursued across thousands of light years by three well-armed ships which repeatedly attempt to destroy the Wishbone. The story employs a wealth of cosmological data to present a scientifically accurate description of the celestial features which play a key role in this fast-past story. The Wishbone's crew uses intelligence and imagination to out-maneuver their pursuers as they fly through a dense nebula, soar through the deadly radiation of a pulsar, and dive into the chromosphere of a star!The two crewmen do not know, however, that their passengers are concealing dark secrets from both the crewmen and each other. After a dangerous and action-packed voyage, the crewmen attempt to land their badly damaged spacecraft on the destination planet while dealing with life-threatening complications concerning the true identities of their passengers and the deadly secrets they've been hiding
Science, fiction, and film : a study of the interaction of science, science fiction literature, and the growth of cinema by Bruce Cook( )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Young Will : the confessions of William Shakespeare : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityAlexander, Bruce, 1932-2003

Alexander, Bruce.

Bruce Alexander Cook Amerikaans journalist (1932-2003)

Bruce Alexander Cook escritor estadounidense

Bruce Alexander Cook giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Bruce Alexander Cook US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Bruce Alexander écrivain américain

Cook, Bruce 1932-2003

Cook, Bruce Alexander 1932-2003

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