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Cable, Mary

Overview
Works: 51 works in 157 publications in 5 languages and 9,138 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Mary Cable
 
Most widely held works by Mary Cable
El Escorial by Mary Cable( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Supplementing the ... narrative are some one hundred illustrations, one half in full color. Modern photographs ... are juxtaposed with royal portraits, manuscript illuminations, old engravings, sketches, and sculpture. Among the artists represented are Sánchez, Coello, El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya"--Cover
American manners & morals : a picture history of how we behaved and misbehaved by Mary Cable( Book )

9 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The behavior of Americans from the Jamestown Colony in 1620 to the Americans of today is presented in text and illustrated with paintings, photographs, and drawings
Black odyssey : the case of the slave ship Amistad by Mary Cable( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1839, thirty black slaves being transported from Havana to Puerto Príncipe aboard the Amistad took control of the ship and attempted to return to Africa. Instead, the whites sailed north, until the ship was spotted and taken to Connecticut. When President Van Buren attempted to return the slaves to Cuba, the abolitionists, led by John Quincy Adams, took the slaves' case to the U.S. Supreme Court
The blizzard of '88 by Mary Cable( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On March 12, 1888, one of the worst blizzards in the nation's history struck the East Coast from Washington to Maine and wreaked havoc on both land and sea. Particularly hard hit by the three-day storm was New York City, which more than any other urban center of the time relied on modern technology, and Cable concentrates on that city. Although the actual snowfall was less than two feet, furious winds drove it into drifts as high as 20 or 30 feet; ice was a further problem, paralyzing the extensive elevated railway system and, together with the wind, bringing down electric and phone wires."--Publisher's Weekly
The little darlings : a history of child rearing in America by Mary Cable( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top drawer : American high society from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties by Mary Cable( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays American high society in prose and pictures
The African kings by Mary Cable( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and lavish photographs present the art and treasures of the African kingdoms which existed prior to European colonization
Lost New Orleans by Mary Cable( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Avenue of the Presidents by Mary Cable( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream castles by Mary Cable( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avery's knot by Mary Cable( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1832, in Newport, Rhode Island, a Methodist minister named Ephraim K. Avery was tried for the murder of a twenty-nine-year-old mill worker, Sarah Marie Cornell. It was the first time a clergyman had ever been tried for murder in the United States and the first time an American murder trial became headline news. From this factual base, Mary Cable weaves a chilling novel of gothic desires and conflicting classes. She creates a rich atmosphere to show New England as it was then - simple, puritanical, superstitious, and unsentimental - on the brink of emerging from the eighteenth century into an industrial and far-more-complicated age. This dramatic, compelling story is as much about a time and place as it is about a notorious murder trial. A work of poetic intensity, Avery's Knot is finally a classic, tragic tale of a woman caught between passion and puritanism."--
Tell me the truth about love by Mary Cable( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Smithson, forty-two-years-old and living in Santa Fe, leads an under-demanding life made prickly only by her oppressive, aristocratic in-laws to whom Alex will never be entirely acceptable. The Smithsons have always treated Alex as an outsider, despite the fact that she has been married to the older of their two sons, Oz, for nearly twenty years. Putting up with their behavior, however, is a small price to pay in exchange for her comfortable world. But Alex's life is about to change, for her in-laws have threatened to disinherit both of their sons. Feeling vulnerable and unsure of her future, Alex is suddenly swamped with memories of earlier years of uncertainty and loss. The daughter of Foreign Service parents, Alex spent her childhood moving from one exotic location to another, learning new languages and customs but never quite feeling that she belonged. Then, following a searing love affair with disastrous consequences, Alex thought she had at last found security when she met reliable Oz Smithson. Now, Alex finds herself at a crossroads. She wants to hold on to what is safe and familiar but faces the unknown. And before she can take risks, she must ask herself penetrating questions and make difficult choices
Newport's mansions by Mary Cable( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the slave ship Amistad by Mary Cable( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1839, what appeared to be a listless pirate ship, unidentified by any flag, was spotted off the North Atlantic coast of the United States. On board were thirty barely clad black men, armed with cutlasses, and two white men - Spanish slave owners with an incredible story to tell.A month earlier, the Amistad had set sail from Havana with a valuable cargo of slaves and $40,000 worth of gold doubloons. She was headed for the Cuban coastal town of Puerto Principe - but in a matter of days, the captain and the cook were dead, and the ship was in the control of the slaves.Thus began "the Amistad affair," which, writes Mary Cable, "was to bedevil the diplomatic relations of the United States, Spain, and England for a generation; intensify bitterness over the question of slavery; and lead an ex-president (John Quincy Adams) to go before the Supreme Court and castigate the administration in an eloquent plea for the slaves' freedom. In her fascinating and carefully researched account, Cable takes us right to the heart of these complex matters, dramatically replaying an incredible series of events that converged to form a uniquely exciting and challenging chapter in American history
Intellectual freedom and children, 1876-1976( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte en bronce y madera : los reyes africanos by Mary Cable( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los reyes africanos by Mary Cable( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Escorial ; monastery-palace by Mary Cable( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To cure, to help, to comfort : the life of Dr. James J. Waring by Mary Cable( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who built Zimbabwe? by Mary Cable( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black odyssey : the case of the slave ship Amistad
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German (12)

Spanish (7)

Italian (5)

French (3)