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Stevenson, Elizabeth 1919-1999

Overview
Works: 51 works in 266 publications in 2 languages and 7,018 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Juvenile works  Biographies  Exercises, recitations, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: E175.5, 928.1
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Henry Adams, a biography by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 Feb. 1838 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was the son of Charles Francis Adams & Abigail Brooks Adams & the grandson of former President John Quincy Adams. Adams married Marian Hooper on 27 June 1872. They apparently had no children. He was a Harvard professor of history, noted writer & world traveler. After a period of melancholy, Marian Adams committed suicide on 6 Dec. 1885 in Washington, D.C. Henry died 27 Mar. 1918
Babbitts and bohemians; the American 1920's by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social history of U.S. life and culture during the decade, a period marked by mass conformity as well as rebellion, and exceptional development
The crooked corridor; a study of Henry James by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park maker : a life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 28, 1858, municipal officials announced the winner of the design contest for a great new park for the people of New York City - Plan no. 33, "Greensward" by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Though the appropriated ground for what was to become Central Park was nothing more than a barren expanse occupied by squatters, in a matter of a few years, Olmsted turned the wasteland into a landscape of coherence, elegance, and beauty." "Olmsted was an American visionary. He foresaw the day when New York and many other growing cities of the mid-nineteenth century would be plagued by what we presently term "urban sprawl." And he was convinced of the critical importance of adapting land for the recreational and contemplative needs of city dwellers before the last remnants of natural terrain were engulfed by "monotonous, straight streets and piles of erect, angular buildings."" "This account of his prodigious life features many of his outstanding landscape projects, including the Biltmore Estate, Prospect Park (Brooklyn), the capitol grounds in Washington, DC, the Boston Park System, the Chicago parks and the Chicago World Fair, as well as measures to preserve the natural settings at Niagara Falls, Yosemite, and the Adirondacks. It traces his early years and describes events that were to form his artistic, intellectual, and deeply humanistic sensibilities. And it restores this lost American hero to his prominent place in history. In addition to being the acknowledged father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted helped shape the political and philosophical climate of America in his own time and today."--BOOK JACKET
Figures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern Rockies by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a concluding chapter, Stevenson draws on previously unpublished material to reveal new information about Martha Jane Cannary Burke, better known as Calamity Jane, the woman who could ride, shoot, and drive a mule team as well as any man (but who once failed to "pass" because she didn't cuss her mules like one) and who lies buried in Deadwood, South Dakota, next to the man some said was her husband, Wild Bill Hickok
Days and deeds; a book of verse for children's reading and speaking by Burton Egbert Stevenson( Book )

31 editions published between 1906 and 1944 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry relating to American holidays and to great Americans, especially such as is suited for recitation. To this has been added a short anthology of the seasons."--Introduction
A Henry Adams reader by Henry Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home and family life education in elementary schools by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1949 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbitts and bohemians : from the Great War to the Great Depression by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Babbitts and Bohemians is a fresh and informed account of the 1920s, a decade that seems almost mythical to some. Elizabeth Stevenson finds that the true twenties was a society of contrast. On the one hand, it was an era of sameness and political conformity, but on the other hand, it was also a time of cultural revolt. In places labelled Main Street and Middletown the citizenry followed a conventional pattern. At the same time, while most of America enjoyed the good life of this period, bohemians in Greenwich Village and expatriates in Paris were fervently scornful of it." "The author explores the new sense and the world during this period, especially evident in the writings of Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Robert Frost, H. L. Mencken, Glenway Wescott, William Faulkner, and others. Stevenson writes about numerous facets of the 1920s: the brilliant entertainers, Harlem's brief period of glory, the worsening conditions in the South, the hero worship of Babe Ruth and Charles Lindbergh, and the stockmarket crash in 1929 that brought an abrupt end to the golden years. In the new introduction, the author reflects on her personal experience and discusses how the 1920s affected her family."--BOOK JACKET
Henry James : the crooked corridor by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction to the Transaction Edition -- PART One The Man -- PART Two Scope -- PART Three Theme: The Collision of the Individual and Society -- PART Four Variations upon the Theme -- PART Five Attitudes -- PART Six Means -- PART Seven The House of Life and the Palace of Art -- Bibliographical Note -- Index
The grass lark : a study of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PARK MAKER : life of frederick law olmsted by Elizabeth Stevenson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 28, 1858, municipal officials announced the winner of the design contest for a great new park for the people of New York City--Plan no. 33, "Greensward" by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Though the appropriated ground for what was to become Central Park was nothing more than a barren expanse occupied by squatters, in a matter of a few years, Olmsted turned the wasteland into a landscape of coherence, elegance, and beauty. It not only surpassed the design ingenuity of its existing European counterparts but gained the designer national acclaim in a profession that still lacked a name. Olmsted was an American visionary. He foresaw the day when New York and many other growing cities of the mid-nineteenth century would be plagued by what we presently term "urban sprawl." And he was convinced of the critical importance of adapting land for the recreational and contemplative needs of city dwellers before the last remnants of natural terrain were engulfed by "monotonous, straight streets and piles of erect, angular buildings." As a result of his early efforts to revolutionize the design of public parks, many cities today are able to preserve the recreational space and greenery within their urban limits. In addition, his thoughts and words on wilderness areas still echo across a century of preservation in the wild. This lively and insightful account of his prodigious life features many of his outstanding landscape projects, including the Biltmore Estate, Prospect Park (Brooklyn), the capitol grounds in Washington, DC, the Boston Park System, the Chicago parks and the Chicago World Fair, as well as measures to preserve the natural settings at Niagara Falls, Yosemite, and the Adirondacks. It traces his early years and describes events that were to form his artistic, intellectual, and deeply humanistic sensibilities. And it restores this lost American hero to his prominent place in history. In addition to being the acknowledged father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted helped shape the political and philosophical climate of America in his own time and today. Elizabeth Stevenson is the author of the Bancroft Award-winning Henry Adams: A Biography; The Glass Lark, a biography of Lafcadio Hearn; and Babbitts and Bohemians: From the Great War to the Great Depression, all available from Transaction."--Provided by publisher
Understanding your heart by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quaker ways by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wichita artists in their studios by Sondra Langel( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book displays intimate photographs of fifty artists at work, or at least in the places where they work. There are emerging artists and artists who have careers that stretch back forty and even fifty years. Landscape painters and fiber artists, sculptors and photographers, ceramicists and installation artists -- all of them have found a place in Wichita to make art. The studios range from purpose-built free-standing structures to tiny spaces carved out in basements This book is an invitation to step into the world of the artist, because - admit it- you've always been curious -- Dust Jacket
Quakers for over 350 years( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The disk is a general overview (from an Australian perspective) of Quaker attitudes, beliefs, history, social commitment, service work and peace work ..."--Container
Hospitals and everything like that( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how young children can be prepared for the experience of going into a hospital. Follows six year old Emily through a twenty-four hour admission for assessment of asthma, to her discharge home
Dissociation studies of charge and structure effects on electrosprayed proteins by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crooked Corridor, etc by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Figures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern Rockies
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Stevenson Autora americana

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English (232)

Japanese (3)

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Park maker : a life of Frederick Law OlmstedFigures in a western landscape : men and women of the northern RockiesBabbitts and bohemians : from the Great War to the Great DepressionHenry James : the crooked corridorThe grass lark : a study of Lafcadio Hearn