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Schumacher, Michael 1950-

Works: 36 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 10,620 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Essays  Poetry  History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3513.I74, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Schumacher
Mighty Fitz : the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 899 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
Dharma lion : a critical biography of Allen Ginsberg by Michael Schumacher( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 894 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
Crossroads : the life and music of Eric Clapton by Michael Schumacher( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 773 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
November's fury : the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913 by Michael Schumacher( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 762 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
Family business : selected letters between a father and son by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 712 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
The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essential poems, essays, letters, songs, and photographs which aims to introduce new readers to the scope of Allen Ginsberg's work in its prolific and profound diversity"--
Francis Ford Coppola : a filmmaker's life by Michael Schumacher( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 657 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
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 640 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
Al Capp : a life to the contrary by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 558 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 422 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
The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history, 1968--rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik--was one of the most tumultuous years in the twentieth century, culminating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. The Contest tells the story of that contentious election and that remarkable year. Bringing a fresh perspective to events that still resonate half a century later, this book is especially timely, giving us the long view of a turning point in American culture and politics. Author Michael Schumacher sets the stage with a deep look at the people with important roles in the unfolding drama: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and especially Hubert H. Humphrey, whose papers and journals afford surprising new insights. Following these politicians in the lead-up to the primaries, through the chaotic conventions, and down the home stretch to the general election, The Contest combines biographical and historical details to create a narrative as intimate in human detail as it is momentous in scope and significance. An election year when the competing forces of law and order and social justice were on the ballot, the Vietnam War divided the country, and the liberal regime begun with Franklin D. Roosevelt was on the defensive, 1968 marked a profound shift in the nation's culture and sense of itself. Thorough in its research and spellbinding in the telling, Schumacher's book brings sharp focus to that year and its lessons for our current critical moment in American politics
There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs by Michael Schumacher( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 402 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 movements. With the full cooperation of the Ochs family, and with unprecedented access to Phil Ochs' diaries and notebooks, noted biographer Michael Schumacher tells the full story of this gifted artist - from his early years as a musical prodigy and aspiring journalist in Ohio, where he earned his first guitar after betting on a Presidential election, to his initial performances in Greenwich Village's coffeehouses and folk clubs; from his headline-making appearances atCarnegie Hall to his ambitious consciousness-raising political rallies. Rich in its anecdotal detail, this biography recounts Ochs' travels around the globe, including his involuntary prison tour of South America, as well as his associations with some of the most notable figures of his generation, including Bob Dylan, Robert F. Kennedy, and John Lennon. The story of Phil Ochs is ultimately the chronicle not only of a man but of the singular times in which he lived
First thought : conversations with Allen Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here through previously uncollected interviews, we encounter Allen Ginsberg elaborating on how speech, as much as writing and reading, and even poetry, is an act of art. Revealing, enlightening, and often just plain entertaining, Allen Ginsberg in conversation is the quintessential twentieth-century American poet as we have never before encountered him: fully present, in pitch-perfect detail
Creative conversations by Michael Schumacher( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dharma lion : a biography of Allen Ginsberg by Michael Schumacher( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the sweep of an epic novel, Michael Schumacher tells the story of Allen Ginsberg and his times, with fascinating depictions of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, among others, along with many rarely seen photographs
Mr. Basketball : George Mikan, the Minneapolis Lakers, and the birth of the NBA by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive interviews with former teammates, opponents, coaches, friends, and rivals, Schumacher reveals a nuanced portrait of George Mikan, the first dominant big man in professional basketball, and a fascinating look at the birth of the National Basketball Association
Torn in two : the sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and one man's survival on the open sea by Michael Schumacher( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesotas Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boatwhich meant scrambling to rejoin the Morrell at its next stop or forfeiting a good chunk of his pay package. Seventy-two hours later, Hale would find himself clinging to a life raft alongside the frozen bodies of his crewmates in the violent waves of Lake Huron. The boat would not be reported missing for another twenty-seven hours and by the time the life raft was found, Dennis Hale would remain as the sole survivor of the wreck of the Daniel J. Morrell
Reasons to believe : new voices in American fiction by Michael Schumacher( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The writer's complete guide to conducting interviews by Michael Schumacher( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores questions relating to the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Underwater footage of the wreck as it is today, rare photographs, artwork, computer animation, and expert testimonials, provide the story of the Fitzgerald's colorful past and tragic demise
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Mighty Fitz : the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Dharma lion : a critical biography of Allen GinsbergCrossroads : the life and music of Eric ClaptonFamily business : selected letters between a father and sonFrancis Ford Coppola : a filmmaker's lifeWill 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 NBA
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