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Rugoff, Milton 1913-

Works: 62 works in 251 publications in 5 languages and 8,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Dictionaries  Reference works  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Literature  Fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: G370, 915
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Most widely held works by Milton Rugoff
The Beechers : an American family in the nineteenth century by Milton Rugoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring[s] the characters, convictions, and styles of the Beechers to the fore in a lively and richly detailed narrative ... Exhaustively researched ... as a study of the family itself The Beechers stands as the definitive biography. Mary Kelley, Journal of American History
A harvest of world folk tales by Milton Rugoff( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All categories of folk tales are represented: Märchen, legends, myths, jests and drolls, fabliaux, fairy tales, fables, tall tales; dramatic, romantic, and fantastic tales; ghost stories and animal stories; moral tales and mystery stories. The prime requisite which Mr. Rugoff kept in mind was readability. Next was variety. During the years in which he has been working on this volume he has read about 20,000 stories. Another criterion was that the stories must be sufficiently interesting to the mature mind, for this is not, as many others have been, a collection intended principally for children. However, no bawdy tales are included, and this is a book for the whole family to enjoy. In its more than 750 pages are many hours of fascinating reading of the stories that have come to us down the ages and will doubtless prove immortal."--Publisher's description
Marco Polo's adventures in China by Milton Rugoff( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of Marco Polo who, with his father and uncle, journeyed to the court of Kublai Khan in China from 1271 to 1295
Donne's imagery; a study in creative sources by Milton Rugoff( Book )

35 editions published between 1939 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's Gilded Age : intimate portraits from an era of extravagance and change, 1850-1890 by Milton Rugoff( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the lives of thirty-six Americans from 1850 to 1890
The Great travelers : a collection of firsthand narratives of wayfarers, wanderers, and explorers in all parts of the world from 450 B.C. to the present by Milton Rugoff( Book )

13 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prudery and passion by Milton Rugoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of America's sexual code from its Puritan origins, focusing on the mores of the nineteenth century
Down on the farm : a picture treasury of country life in America in the good old days by Stewart H Holbrook( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in the American scene has changed so much in the last half-century as country life. The old-time farm as most of us knew it -- and all that went with it -- is fast becoming a matter of the past. Almost every American has fond memories and a soft spot in his heart for the horse and buggy days down on the farm. This book is a portrait of those times, of that vanishing way of life. The pictures (photographs, advertisements, contemporary prints), selected from thousands collected from all possible sources, cover every element of rural life in all parts of the country before motor power transformed the scene. And Steward Holbrook, a farmboy himself and still farm-hearted, comments about each element and enjoys more than a chuckle or two and sheds an occasional tear as he gives the facts
The wild places; a photographic celebration of unspoiled America by Milton Rugoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of the real America, specifically the wilder partrs of the continent. While most of its wilderness has been lost, the United States is by no means so badly damaged that its citizens cannot take great pleasure from the remaining -- and still vast -- wild spaces. These tell us something of what the original pristine land was like, and even though most people seldom see such wilderness areas, they are as much a part of our vision of America as anything that man has made. Through the photographer's lenses we are introduced to them intimately, poetically, and in unexpected ways
The private lives of animals by Roger A Caras( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Italian and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In photographs of unsurpassed intimacy and detail and in an expert commentary this book presents a rounded picture of almost every basic aspect of wild animal behavior. ... It penetrates the private world of all kinds of animals, from the largest mammals to minute invertebrates. And it ranges through their entire life cycle, revealing in extrordinarily candid views the miracles of birth and adaptation, the rituals of courtship and mating, and the family instinct revealed in nest-building and care of the young. It lays bare the endless struggle for survival, including the ferocity of the hunters and the terrors of the hunted, and it explores the social organization of animals, ranging from a troop of elephants to the occupants of a termitary. -- from book jacket flap
The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian by Marco Polo( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His pilgrimage through the East began in 1271 when, still a teenager, he found himself traversing the most exotic lands-from the dazzling Mongol empire to Tibet and Burma. This fascinating chronicle still serves as the most vivid depiction of the mysterious East in the Middle Ages. This brilliant volume vividly brings to life the mysterious East in the Middle Ages by chronicling the author's journey from Venice to Asia, during which he met people from a wide range of cultures, and encountered a vast array of landscapes, plants, and animals
Wild creatures : a pageant of the untamed by Franklin Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo by Milton Rugoff( )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo's thirteenth-century journey from Italy to Asia marked a turning point for Western civilization. He returned with stories of exotic people, tremendous riches, and the most powerful ruler in the world--Kublai Khan. The explorer told of inventions ranging from gunpowder to paper money. The intellectual ferment and cultural diversity he described helped move Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. In his lifetime, people scoffed at his stories. But as this book explains, he changed the world
The Penguin book of world folk tales = originally published as A harvest of world folk tales by Milton Rugoff( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurly Burly and the knights by Milton Rugoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorful pictures illustrate this story of a good magician named Hurly Burly who saves a beautiful princess from the Green Knights and a wicked Black magician
The gilded age by Milton Rugoff( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rugoff's spirited and immensely beguiling book takes a joyful bite out of the nineteenth century." -The New York Times"King of the Lobbyists" Sam Ward was best known for his talent for throwing parties--courtesy of the U.S. Treasury. And Alva Vanderbilt squandered tens of thousands on one evening to crack the closed social circle of the Mrs. Astor. And when Jay Gould, of Black Friday fame, sent his card to one of the Rothschilds, it was returned with the comment, "Europe is not for sale." It was this climate of mid- and late-nineteenth-century excess that fostered the most rapid period of growth in the history of the United States, replacing the unyielding Puritanism of Cotton Mather with the flexible creed of Henry Ward Beecher. National Book Award nominee Milton Rugoff gives his uniquely revealing view of the Gilded Age in this collective biography of Americans from 1850 to 1890.Writing on the political spoilsmen, money kings, parvenus, forty-niners, lords of the press, sexual transgressors, and women's rights leaders, Rugoff focuses on thirty-six men and women from almost every walk of life. His exponents include U.S. Grant, John Charles Frémont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jim Fisk, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Horatio Alger, free-love advocate Victoria Woodhull, first female surgeon Bethenia Owens-Adair, Brigham Young's rebellious nineteenth wife Anna Eliza Young, Boston Brahmin Charles Eliot Norton, Gold Rush pioneer Sarah Royce, black visionary Sojourner Truth, and to critique American society, Walt Whitman.In examining the Gilded Age, Milton Rugoff offers fresh glimpses into the lives of the celebrities of the era, as well as some lesser-known Americans, while at the same time revealing the roots of problems that still plague us today
The Britannica encyclopedia of American art by Milton Rugoff( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American art( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo y sus aventuras en China. Con el asesoramiento de L. Carrington Goodrich by Milton Rugoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife of the islands by William Hopkins Amos( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating text and many exquisite color photographs reveal the mystery of islands: Pacific islands - low coral atolls with azure lagoons, or green forested islands whose mountain pinnacles are lost in the low-flying clouds of trade winds. We are transported from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean; from the forbidding cliffs of Bonaventure Island, where hundreds of thousands of northern gannets nest on rocky ledges, to the ice-locked Antarctic, where emperor penguins nest in the dead of winter
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The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian
Alternative Names
Rugoff, Milton

Rugoff, Milton Allan.

Rugoff, Milton Allan 1913-

English (175)

Spanish (8)

French (4)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)