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Schumacher, Michael 1950-

Works: 29 works in 156 publications in 3 languages and 9,539 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Essays  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3513.I74, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Schumacher
Dharma lion : a critical biography of Allen Ginsberg by Michael Schumacher( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no poet in the history of America, with the exception of Walt Whitman, has so dominated the popular imagination as has Allen Ginsberg. From the close of World War II to the end of the Cold War, Ginsberg has been in the vanguard of every popular movement; from the emergence of the Beat Generation in the Fifties to the hippie and antiwar movements of the sixties, to the ecology movement and the Buddhist revival of the seventies, Allen Ginsberg has given voice to his generation's spirit in poetry of astonishing power. Michael Schumacher has spent eight years researching and writing this dramatic biography, with Ginsberg's full cooperation and with access to all his journals and papers, as well as spending thousands of hours interviewing Ginsberg's friends and enemies alike. With the sweep of an epic novel Schumacher tells the story of this quintessentially American poet and his times, with fascinating portraits of such contemporaries as Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, among many others, along with many rarely seen photographs. This is undoubtedly the most complete portrait we are ever likely to see of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century
Francis Ford Coppola : a filmmaker's life by Michael Schumacher( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on numerous interviews with friends, enemies, colleagues, and others, a fascinating portrait of the acclaimed filmmaker follows the turbulent career of a man known both for his film masterpieces and his remarkable flops, follies, and failures
Mighty Fitz : the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the events surrounding the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior in the early hours of November 10, 1975
Crossroads : the life and music of Eric Clapton by Michael Schumacher( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of blues guitarist Eric Clapton, discussing his birth and early life in London, the influences that have contributed to his long-lived career, and his personal struggles with addiction and tragedy
Family business : selected letters between a father and son by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicling the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and his father, Louis, Family Business offers a look into the heart and family of one of America's greatest poets." "As a literary portrait of a father and son, little can match the eloquence and honesty of this collection of letters, written between the years 1944 and 1976. Beginning when Allen is a precocious, rebellious college student, the book charts his ascension as a revolutionary icon in poetry. The letters are filled with affection, respect, and a healthy dose of argumentative zeal as Allen and Louis debate every major political and artistic issue that faced America in over three decades of extraordinary change." "Their correspondence also illuminates the defining moments that shaped Allen's art - his experimentation with LSD, his various love affairs and obsessions, his travels around the globe. We see, from this unique perspective, the crucial process of a poet's widening experience of the world, and how these experiences are translated into his work. These letters reveal Louis, a published poet himself, to be a major influence on Allen and to have played a crucial part in Allen's poetic and intellectual accomplishments."--Jacket
Will Eisner : a dreamer's life in comics by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner's public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Eisner's career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher's extensive research and interviews with Eisner's family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist. -- Product Description
The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the Beat Generation's most renowned poets and writers, Allen Ginsberg became internationally famous not only for his published works but also for his actions as a human rights activist who championed the sexual revolution, gay liberation, Buddhism and Eastern religion, and the confrontation of societal norms--al before it became fashionable to do so. He was also the dynamic leader of war protesters, artists, Flower Power hippies, musicians, punks, and political radicals. The Essential Ginsberg collects a mosaic of material that displays the full range of Ginsberg's mental landscape. His most important poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews are displayed in chronological order. His poetic masterpieces, "Howl" and "Kaddish," are presented here along with lesser-known and difficult-to-find songs and prose. Personal correspondence with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is included, as well as photographs--shot and captioned by Ginsberg himself--of his friends and fellow rogues William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and others. Through his essays, journals, interviews, and letters, this definitive volume will inspire readers to delve deeper into a body of work that remains one of the most impressive literary canons in American history."--Back cover
Al Capp : a life to the contrary by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major portrait of the legendary comics figure and creator of Li'l Abner offers insight into his deeply complicated character, providing coverage of such topics as the childhood accident that cost him his leg, his turbulent apprenticeship with Joe Palooka creator Ham Fisher and his extremely conservative political views
Wreck of the Carl D. : a true story of loss, survival, and rescue at sea by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: By the author of Mighty Fitz, the dramatic account of the sinking of the Carl D Bradley on Lake Michigan, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the wreck. At approximately 5:30 PM on November 18, 1958, the Carl D Bradley, a 623-foot limestone carrier caught in one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history, snapped in two and sank within minutes. Four of the thirty-five man crew escaped to a small raft, where they hung on in total darkness, braving massive waves and frigid temperatures. As the storm raged on, a search-and-rescue mission hunted for survivors, while the frantic citizens of nearby Rogers City, the tiny Michigan hometown to twenty-six members of the Bradley crew, anxiously awaited word of their loved ones' fates. In Wreck of the Carl D, Michael Schumacher reconstructs, in dramatic detail, the tragic accident, the perilous search-and-rescue mission, and the chilling aftermath for the small town so intimately affected by the tragedy. A fitting tribute to a powerful ship, the men who died aboard it, and the town that still mourns its loss, Schumacher's compelling follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history
Creative conversations by Michael Schumacher( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years ago, after a long battle with writer's block and manic depression, internationally acclaimed folksinger-activist Phil Ochs took his own life. His music had been a spark firing 1960s political idealism, and his death signaled the end of an era. There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs is both an in-depth biography and a significant musical history, focusing on the importance of Ochs' topical songs addressing the civil rights, anti-war, and labor
Mr. Basketball : George Mikan, the Minneapolis Lakers, and the birth of the NBA by Michael Schumacher( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session
Reasons to believe : new voices in American fiction by Michael Schumacher( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling portrætter af og interviews med 14 unge amerikanske forfattere og 4 forlæggere
The writer's complete guide to conducting interviews by Michael Schumacher( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913 by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted "moderate to brisk" winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a "moderately severe" storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. The ultimate story of man versus nature, November's Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager-or at times forced-to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors. This is an account of incredible seamanship under impossible conditions, of inexplicable blunders, heroic rescue efforts, and the sad aftermath of recovering bodies washed ashore and paying tribute to those lost at sea. It is a tragedy made all the more real by the voices of men-now long deceased-who sailed through and survived the storm, and by a remarkable array of photographs documenting the phenomenal damage this not-so-perfect storm wreaked. The consummate storyteller of Great Lakes lore, Michael Schumacher at long last brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury to its profound aftereffects, many still felt to this day
The Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores questions relating to the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Great Lakes shipwreck disasters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several Great Lakes historians discuss the reasons why severe weather on the Great Lakes makes ships more vulnerable than on the ocean. Included are details of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975, the Daniel T. Morrell in 1966, the Carl D. Bradley in 1958, the Noronic in 1949, G.P. Griffith in 1850, and the storm of 1913, which caused the loss of 40 ships and 235 people
Edmund Fitzgerald past and present( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the three theories that explain the mystery of the November 10, 1975, sinking of the laker 'Edmund Fitzgerald' in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. Features underwater footage from three separate dives
Eric Clapton by Michael Schumacher( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wreck of the Carl D. Bradley( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Launched April 1926, the Carl D. Bradley sinks November 18, 1958, S.W. of Gull Island on northern Lake Michigan during a severe storm. Features the ordeal of the two survivors, and their rescue by the Coast Guard ship Sundew
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Francis Ford Coppola : a filmmaker's life
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Francis Ford Coppola : a filmmaker's lifeMighty Fitz : the sinking of the Edmund FitzgeraldCrossroads : the life and music of Eric ClaptonFamily business : selected letters between a father and sonWill Eisner : a dreamer's life in comicsWreck of the Carl D. : a true story of loss, survival, and rescue at seaThere but for fortune : the life of Phil OchsMr. Basketball : George Mikan, the Minneapolis Lakers, and the birth of the NBAEric Clapton