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Orlean, Susan

Overview
Works: 89 works in 344 publications in 10 languages and 15,154 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Anecdotes  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographies  Action and adventure films  Essays  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction
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Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend by Susan Orlean( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's book--about the dog and the legend--is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war.--From publisher description
The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary people by Susan Orlean( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than thirty-five profiles of people--and even a champion show dog named Biff--from the known to the unknown. All have been previously published in various magazines, such as: The New Yorker, Women Outside, and Rolling Stone
Blue crush by John Stockwell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann-Marie, a big-wave surfer on the North Shore of Oahu, drives to make a comeback after nearly drowning in a surfing competition. Her life becomes more complicated by her romance with a handsome football player. Ann-Marie and her surfer buddies work as maids at a posh resort and share a beach shack with Anne-Marie's wayward young sister. Ann-Marie struggles between her need to prove herself and her desire to take the easy way out
Saturday night by Susan Orlean( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author embarks on a journey across the country to find out what Saturday night means to different people in American culture
Lazy little loafers by Susan Orlean( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While walking to school, lugging a heavy backpack through New York City one morning, a disgruntled child questions why babies are so lazy, spending their days on useless activities such as napping and babbling rather than getting jobs
Rin Tin Tin : [the life and the legend] by Susan Orlean( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rin-Tin-Tin was discovered on a WWI battlefield in 1918. The adorable German shepherd went on to star in several movies throughout the 1920s and 30s. Eventually, his legacy was cemented in a popular 1950s television program
The orchid thief : a true story of beauty and obsession by Susan Orlean( Recording )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Laroche, an obsessed Florida plant dealer, willing to go to any lengths to steal rare and protected wild orchids and clone them and all for a tidy profit. But the morality of Laroche's actions do not drive the narrative of Orleans' strange, compelling, and hilarious book. She is much more interested in the spectacle this unusual man creates through his actions, including one of the oddest legal controversies in recent memory, which brought together environmentalists, Native American activists, and devoted orchid collectors. She follows Laroche deep into Florida's swamps, tapping into not only the psyche of the deeply opinionated Laroche but also the wider subculture of orchid collectors, including aristocrats, fanatics, and smugglers whose obsession with plants is all-consuming. Orlean portrays the weirdness of it all in wonderful detail, but, ultimately, the book is primarily about passion itself and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it
The best American essays 2005( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twenty-five essays originally published in various periodicals by a number of noted writers including Roger Angell, Andrea Barrett, Jonathan Franzen, and others
Love and ruin : tales of obsession, danger, and heartbreak from the Atavist magazine( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing. Since its founding in 2011, The Atavist has garnered an unprecedented eight National Magazine Award nominations and was the first all-digital publication to win in feature writing. This collection presents the finest examples of a new kind of nonfiction storytelling as practiced by a young generation of longform experts. The collection includes Leslie Jamison's landmark portrait of a lonely whale named "52 Blue," Matthew Shaer's harrowing account of a shipwreck during Hurricane Sandy, and James Verini's prize-winning tale of romance and courage in Afghanistan. The fascinating and original writing in Love and Ruin demonstrates why The Atavist has become the leader in publishing "remarkable . . . can't look away pieces of multimedia journalism" (New York Times)" --
Rin Tin Tin : the life and legend of the world's most famous dog by Susan Orlean( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's book--about the dog and the legend--is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
The orchid thief by Susan Orlean( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the state of Florida, this book traces the history and detail of the enigmatic orchid through the tale of John Laroche, an orchid thief
The best American travel writing 2007( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites
William Wegman paintings by William Wegman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wegman's postcard paintings reflect a lifetime of engagement with narrative, perspective, art history, architecture, popular culture, humour and philosophy in art. Starting with one or more vintage postcards, Wegman constructs scenes that range from intimate interiors to cosmic vistas, filling audaciously complex spaces with intriguing incident. Collected together, the paintings possess the universal, encyclopedic and mysterious qualities of their source materials and are accompanied by stories made up by a stellar roster of contributors. -- Provided by publisher
One : sons & daughters by Edward Mapplethorpe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come"--Foreword
Flowers in shadow : a photographer rediscovers a Victorian botanical journal by Zeva Oelbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Sox and bluefish and other things that make New England New England by Susan Orlean( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throw me a bone : 50 healthy, canine taste-tested recipes for snacks, meals, and treats by Susan Orlean( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the transcription services of his favorite human, Susan Orlean, has put together 50 delectable recipes for snacks, meals, and treats for your canine companion. Maybe you're cooking everything because your collie has colitis or your Akita has a wheat allergy or your older dog just isn't thriving on commercial kibble. Maybe you're mixing up the occasional biscuit or treat to help your best fur-bearing friend over that I-just-ate-a-tennis- ball-and-don't-feel-so-good episode. Whatever the reason, the recipes in this book (which have been approved by dog trainer and nutritional consultant Stacy Alldredge) will satisfy the most discerning doggie palate. Many of them, in fact, can be shared with a favorite human (though preferably not from the same dish). Illustrated with more than 50 endearing black-and-white photographs of Cooper and friends by Cami Johnson, and liberally seasoned with stories, quotes, and nutrition tips, Throw Me a Bone makes a dog's dinner something to look forward to
Adaptation by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Cage plays a screenwriter struggling to write the movie adaptation of an elegant but plotless best-seller, while butting heads with his twin brother (also Cage), who is writing a formula action film
Blue crush ; Honey ; Josie and the pussycats( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue crush: Ann-Marie, a big-wave surfer on the North Shore of Oahu, drives to make a comeback after nearly drowning in a surfing competition. Her life becomes more complicated by her romance with a handsome football player. Ann-Marie and her surfer buddies work as maids at a posh resort and share a beach shack with Anne-Marie's wayward young sister. Ann-Marie struggles between her need to prove herself and her desire to take the easy way out
 
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Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend
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The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary peopleSaturday nightLazy little loafersRin Tin Tin : [the life and the legend]The orchid thief : a true story of beauty and obsessionThe best American essays 2005The orchid thiefThe best American travel writing 2007
Alternative Names
Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean Amerikaans schrijfster

Susan Orlean amerikansk författare

Susan Orlean amerikansk skribent

Susan Orlean dziennikarka amerykańska

Susan Orlean journaliste américain

Susan Orlean periodista estadounidense

Susan Orlean periodista estatunidenca

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Сьюзэн Орлеан

سوزان اورلئان نویسنده آمریکایی

オーリアン, スーザン

スーザン・オーリアン

蘇珊·奧爾琳

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