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Rasmussen, R. Kent

Overview
Works: 81 works in 271 publications in 2 languages and 21,771 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Reference works  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS1331, 818.409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. Kent Rasmussen
Mark Twain A to Z : the essential reference to his life and writings by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning comprehensive study of Twain's life & times contains nearly 1,300 entries that cover all important aspects of his life & works. Annotation. The arrangement of entries in an alphabetic rather than topic- oriented format is clumsy, but this reference contains a great deal of information related to Twain's life and work in clearly written brief essays. The entries include written works--with synopses and summaries of publishing history; analytical discussions of characters; and identification of key people, places, and events in Twain's business, literary, and personal life. A chronology in tabular form displays year-by-year activities with regard to residence and travel, personal and business affairs, literary output, family & friends, and literary and historical events. Includes some b & w illustrations
Dictionary of African historical biography by Mark R Lipschutz( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Dictionary of African Historical Biography, the only single-volume biographical work on Sub-Saharan African history, has been expanded and updated to include entries on over eight hundred people important in Sub-Saharan African history up to 1980
The 50 states by Charles F Bahmueller( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents up-to-date information on the population, history, geography, economy, and government of the individual states
Censorship( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its 997 alphabetically arranged essays, this set presents "every dimension of censorship: its targets and victims; its perpetrators and defenders; its rationale; and its subject matter."--Page vi
Encyclopedia of family life( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 452 entries covering family-related topics under such categories as historical trends and events; health concerns; laws; court cases; people; and organizations
American Indian tribes( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volume set with brief entries for all known American Indian tribes
Black empire by George S Schuyler( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Samuel Schuyler, was a noted black satirist of the early 20th century. This book is an intricate tale of black nationalism, science fiction, and incredible feats of derring-do intended to bolster black pride and accomplishment in the uneasy years before World War II. The book originally ran as weekly serialized fiction in the Philadelphia Courier from 1936 to 1938. Principal character Dr. Henry Belsidus is obsessed with releasing blacks from the crushing tyranny of racism and poverty, and he plans to take over the world and enlists black intellectuals to help him. Underlying the story is an attempt to resolve the philosophical, economic, and cultural chasms between blacks and whites. The book reflects the hope and despair felt by blacks during this time--From Library Journal
The African American encyclopedia( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical companion to Mark Twain : a literary reference to his life and work by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creator of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain has long been regarded as the quintessential American writer. Critical Companion to Mark Twain, an updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Mark Twain A to Z, is the essential reference to Mark Twain's life and writings. All new to this two-volume edition are more than 30 extensive critical analyses on Mark Twain's most important works and a concise biography of Mark Twain. In addition, there are more than 350 completely new entries, several new appendixes and maps, and more than 100 new illustrations. Original entries have been updated and expanded to incorporate more details and to account for new developments in the field of Mark Twain studies. With more than 150,000 words of new material and a new, student-friendly structure, Critical Companion to Mark Twain is the essential reference for students, librarians, scholars, and fans of Mark Twain. Coverage includes: A concise but comprehensive biography of Mark Twain; Detailed synopses of, and critical commentaries on, all of Mark Twain's major works; Discussions of all the characters and places in Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and major characters and fictional places in other works; Entries on family, friends, contemporaries, places, publishers, topics, and more; Appendixes, including a glossary of terms used by Mark Twain, a chronology, a bibliography, and much more. - Publisher
The quotable Mark Twain : his essential aphorisms, witticisms & concise opinions by Mark Twain( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are more than 1,800 quotations, organized from A-to-Z, from America's consummate author--Mark Twain. A must-have for all Twain collectors, The Quotable Mark Twain is filled with his opinions about the people he knew, the places he's been, and the books he wrote, as well as more far-ranging topics, such as writers, billiards, smoking, his family, and more. The book also includes 150 illustrations taken from the original editions of Twain's publications, source citations for each quotation, an annotated bibliography, and a complete index."--Publisher's description
Pueblo by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, including the rectangular buildings of stone and clay called pueblos, underground community rooms known as kivas, and cliff dwellings. Includes directions for making a model pueblo
Cyclopedia of literary places( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this set focusing on the "use of place in individual literary works," "place" is defined as any physical location appearing in a work of literature, either real or imaginary. Types of places range from the broad to the particular: examples include countries (Spain), cities and towns (Grover's Corners), neighborhoods (Upper East Side), buildings (Wicker Bar), or individual rooms (Chairman's bedroom)
Mark Twain for kids : his life and times, 21 activities by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 21 activities that kids can do to learn about the diverse man known as Mark Twain
World War I for kids : a history with 21 activities by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the defining conflict that involved all the world's superpowers--including how it began, what a soldier's daily life was like, the role of zeppelins, key figures, and how it ended--and features hands-on activities that illuminate both the war and the times
Magill's legal guide( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1
Encyclopedia of American government( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two hundred alphabetically arranged articles discussing subjects important to American government
Dear Mark Twain : letters from his readers by R. Kent Rasmussen( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects two hundred letters from readers of Mark Twain to the author himself, offering a glimpse into the lives and sensibilites of nineteenth-century children, preachers, con artists, inmates, and other fans of the author's work
Agriculture in history( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first reference work built around individual events in agricultural history, Agriculture in History presents 150 essays on the rise and development of agriculture throughout the world. The coverage of Agriculture in History is both geographically and chronologically immense. The set opens with a series of articles on the rise of agriculture in northern Africa and Asia as far back as 9000 B.C.E As the articles move forward in time, they cover the emergence of agriculture in all the world's populated regions and account for major advances in technology and the spread of crops through different parts of the world. Agriculture in History takes a broad view of its subject to encompass all aspects of human cultivation of food and fiber crops and the raising of poultry and livestock for human use. Essay topics include the building of dams and canals for irrigation; the development of chemical pesticides to combat threats to plant life; horticultural research; the invention of tools used for planting, harvesting, and processing agricultural products; the evolution of farm-labor systems; government efforts to foster agricultural production, manage land use, and oversee marketing; and the devastating impact of natural disasters on agricultural systems. The categories included in this set are: Agricultural origins; Animal husbandry; Conflicts; Environmental issues; Famines, floods, and other disasters; Farm labor; Government actions; International issues; Marketing; Technological change; and Water and irrigation. - Publisher
Mark Twain by Liz Sonneborn( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume offer a cross section of provocative interpretations of Mark Twain's writings ..."--About this volume
 
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Mark Twain A to Z : the essential reference to his life and writings
Alternative Names
Kent-Rasmussen, R. 1943-

Kent-Rasmussen, Raymond 1943-

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Rasmussen, R. Kent (Raymond Kent), 1943-

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Languages
English (139)

Italian (1)

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Dictionary of African historical biographyThe 50 statesCensorshipEncyclopedia of family lifeAmerican Indian tribesBlack empireCritical companion to Mark Twain : a literary reference to his life and workThe quotable Mark Twain : his essential aphorisms, witticisms & concise opinions