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Jablonski, Edward

Works: 117 works in 404 publications in 5 languages and 18,041 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Military history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Performer, Commentator, Other, Composer, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: ML410.G288, B
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Most widely held works about Edward Jablonski
Most widely held works by Edward Jablonski
Gershwin by Edward Jablonski( Book )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershwin is one of the few composers whose music has been appropriated by popular and 'serious' music lovers alike. Best known for his 'hit' musicals Lady, Be Good, Oh, Kay! and Girl Crazy, he could write with equal conviction for the concert hall and the opera house. Ed Jablonski, a Gershwin aficionado, compiles a revealing portrait of this legendary yet elusive composer, charting his progress from Tin Pan Alley to the starry heights of Hollywood, with contemporary critical reactions to such classics as Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess. Gershwin is remembered by, amongst others, Osbert Sitwell, Oscar Levant, Richard Rodgers, Serge Koussevitzky, Schoenberg, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, Kay Swift, Jerome Kern, his sister Frances, and his brother Ira Gershwin, his best-loved collaborator
America in the air war by Edward Jablonski( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Army Air Forces had only 1,100 combat-ready planes. No one could have imagined then that within the next four years the AAF would become the mighty weapon commemorated in the paintings reproduced on the following pages, or that it would have to scope to engage in what its commander, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, described as a "global mission." Nevertheless, by 1944 the AAF had grown into 16 separate air forces stationed around the world, and its 1,100 planes had grown to nearly 80,000
Airwar by Edward Jablonski( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying Fortress : the illustrated biography of the B-17s and the men who flew them by Edward Jablonski( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated with 400 photographs
A pictorial history of the World War II years by Edward Jablonski( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines a basic history of World War II with more than four hundred captioned photographs, and features charts, maps, and a wealth of specific facts
Irving Berlin : American troubadour by Edward Jablonski( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he could play piano in only one key and never learned to read music, or to transcribe it, Irving Berlin wrote some 1,500 songs, dozens of them part of the enduring body of Broadway lore. Irving Berlin was born in czarist Russia in 1888. His family immigrated to America in 1893 and settled in a tenement on New York's Lower East Side. Running away from home at age thirteen, he worked as a busker in the flamboyantly disreputable Bowery bars. He tried his hand on Broadway, was a singing waiter in Chinatown, and was also hired as a song plugger and lyricist for a Tin Pan Alley music publisher
Doolittle : a biography by Lowell Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of American music by Edward Jablonski( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference presents short introductory essays to major periods of American music. It also lists 1200 entries on the lives and works of musicians and composers from each period
The Gershwin years by Edward Jablonski( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gershwin Years is the chronicle of how it all happened, from George's early days as a song plugger and Ira's first attempts at lyric writing while he was a steam-bath attendant through their subsequent conquest of Broadway and Hollywood. There are pictures and anecdotes about such associates and friends as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Astaires, Gertrude Lawrence and Maurice Ravel, scenes from musicals and movies, snapshots from the family album, sketches and paintings by both George and Ira. Also included are a new critical bibliography, a revised comprehensive listing of all the Gershwins' compositions, complete with show sources and dates of first performances, and a new "informal discography" of what the authors consider to be the best available recordings of the Gershwin's fabulous legacy, written in collaboration with Kay Swift."--Inside flap
The Gershwin years by Edward Jablonski( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of George and Ira Gershwin is related from their boyhood in New York and their start in Tin Pan Alley through their great creative years. There are Numerous photographs of both brothers and of their relatives, close friends and other people associated with them through the years."
Double strike; the epic air raids on Regensburg-Schweinfurt, August 17, 1943 by Edward Jablonski( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Account of the strategies and significance of the two-pronged attack by American bombers on munitions factories deep inside Germany in August, 1943
Harold Arlen : rhythm, rainbows, and blues by Edward Jablonski( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arlen's career in music included being a band leader, a vaudeville songwriter, a Broadway composer, and a writer of film music. His songs include "Over the Rainbow" and "Stormy Weather."
A pictorial history of the World War 1 years by Edward Jablonski( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Jay Lerner : a biography by Edward Jablonski( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his lifetime, Alan Jay Lerner received every imaginable award in American musical theater, and rightly so: As the lyricist of such astonishing Broadway successes as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot, he was one of its architects. He was also one of its last greats, never quite able to regain his footing once the face of Broadway changed for good in the 1960s. Here, noted scholar of musical theater Edward Jablonski tells the story of Lerner's career and of his personal life, filling in the cracks purposely left open in Lerner's own autobiography. A well-off child of the Depression, Lerner was born in New York City, the son of the founder and president of Lerner Stores. Following an education in England and at Harvard, he ended up in New York, where he wrote advertising copy, radio scripts, and spring gambols for the Lambs Club. While lunching at the Lambs one day, he was approached by composer Frederick Loewe, who asked Lerner if he would like to work with him - and thus began a celebrated collaboration. Lerner also worked with a roll call of Broadway's and Hollywood's best, with varying degrees of success: Fred Astaire and Jane Powell (Royal Wedding), Kurt Weill (Love Life), Burton Lane (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Leonard Bernstein (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue), and, of course, Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews (My Fair Lady). He experienced the vertiginous highs of being at Broadway's pinnacle: My Fair Lady ran for 2,717 performances in New York, establishing Lerner's reputation as a master of urbane, highly literate songwriting. But when his money ran out - as did the Broadway for which he had been born - his life soured, and, by all accounts, it was something he himself failed to realize. Compelled to keep working by a nervous drive and a stubborn perfectionism, Lerner in later years wrote lyrics for some famously troubled productions. His personal life became just as tangled: All eight of his marriages ended in acrimonious and well-publicized dissolutions, and he was an anxiety-ridden spendthrift to the end
Man with wings : a pictorial history of aviation by Edward Jablonski( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Arlen : happy with the blues by Edward Jablonski( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tin pan alley; a chronicle of American popular music by Isaac Goldberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1961 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic fever by Edward Jablonski( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on Alcock and Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Charles Levine, and Douglas "Wrong-Way" Corrigan
A pictorial history of the Middle East : war and peace from antiquity to the present by Edward Jablonski( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative and photographic history of the Middle East from its beginnings as the cradle of civilization up to the current events and personalities that keep this volatile area in the news
The knighted skies; a pictorial history of World War I in the air by Edward Jablonski( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A pictorial history of the World War II years
A pictorial history of the World War II yearsIrving Berlin : American troubadourHarold Arlen : rhythm, rainbows, and blues
Alternative Names
Edward Jablonski Amerikaans schrijver (-2004)

Edward Jablonski biographer and aviation historian

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